Friday, 27 March 2015

Flower Fairy

Good evening!

Yes fairies again...

But they are super cool aren't they, I've been using them for very quick cards that I can batch make fast, this is one...


The floral stamp is a New Design Club Claritystamp from a few months ago, I love this one so much. I just stamped the flowers twice in Sky Blue archival ink, stamped the cheeky fairy then stamped part of a sentiment stamp, job done!

I spotted a couple of challenges to enter...

Craftycatz Fantasy

Timeout challenges CAS & black,white plus 1

Sisterhood of crafters come fly with me

Hope you like it, thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, 25 March 2015


Afternoon to you!

I've been having a couple of quiet days after the NEC marathon last week, it's good to be with the team but it's great to be back home too.

Here is one of the cards I made while playing around with stencil brushes one of the days at the show...

Now it doesn't come anymore clean and simple than that does it!

I had to fight the urge to do more to it, but my cautious side won.

I used one of the Clarity Wordchain stamps and the Wee Folk fairies together with one of the large aperture Clarity stencils.

So tell me, would you have left it alone or added more to it?


Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Medieval town?

Good morning, I'm in my manic state of packing etc for the NEC, and in among that I realised it's been a week since I blogged, soooo, I had a quick look at what posts I had drafted for such a time...

I thought this would be ideal because the Happily ever after stamp set is one of the clarity goodies I shall be playing with at the NEC.

I wanted this one to look like a medieval town, I did quite a bit of masking on this one, but that was the hardest part, the shading etc was easy.

That's all for now. Back to work for me.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, 8 March 2015

Happily ever after

Good evening, I was going to blog tomorrow but I have a very full Monday, so I'll do it now while I'm in the queue for the shower-yes MY wetroom is quite popular round these parts....

So, what to show you...I nearly showed you a Christmas card, but I thought you might throw heavy objects at me, so how about a happy card instead.

You need to get quite close to see how I've done this one....


Maybe a bit closer...

Nice glow around the edges of the image? That's metallic paint, I love it on embossed projects.

The little plaque is from the fairytale castle set

The stencil is called Deer Heart, there's a dove version too.

Ok that's all, thanks for stopping by.

I'm going to stand outside the bathroom door now and drop some heavy hints that I'm waaaaaaaiting!


Wednesday, 4 March 2015


Good Morning, yes it's not noon yet...

The sun is shining again, which makes me happy, and using up painty scraps off my table with my pretty new fairiy wee folk stamps also makes me happy.

I have enough bits on my desk from playing with distress paint to do a batch of these quickly, I have a couple of charities that are due some cards but it's tricky when time is short, so I'm happy to use this sketch.

And I'm especially happy when my card fits the following challenges

Clean and Simple sketch


Less is More makes you happy


Tuesday, 3 March 2015



Well it certainly feels like Spring today, tiny bit chilly but the Sun is well and truly out, so I think a Spring card is in order...

I'm loving all the new Claritystamps this month, not sure I can choose a fave but the Tulips are lovely.

I did a bit of stamping with paint for this one, combined with painty backgrounds, I dulled the big background with a bit of white, I like that better. The little fairy was supposed to be sat on the toadstool but my eyes deceived me when I was stamping her, soooo, she's actually levitating instead....

There are lots of lovely samples over on the Claritystamp gallery.

Thanks for stopping by.