Tuesday, 3 January 2023

A Forgotten Christmas Card


Good afternoon and Happy New Year!  I found some photos of another Christmas card I haven't shared with you.  The cute Edwin and reindeer is from the December Pop Up Box and the bauble, stars and tinsel dies are from Doohickey Volume 36.

As always I have painted Edwin with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.  I have added some Stardust Stickles to the tassle on his hat but it is not showing up very well in the photo.

The backing papers and the paper for the patterned bauble are from Maja Design.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking!  I'll be back soon with a birthday card I am in the middle of creating.

Tuesday, 27 December 2022

Sardines Birthday Card


Good morning!  I hope you had a wondeful Christmas with family and friends.  Today I am back to show you a birthday card I made recently.  I found the photos when I was editing my Christmas card photos and realised I had forgotten to blog it!  I love this sardines set.  The dies and stamps are available separately from Magnolia Ink Market.

I stamped the tin and sardines with black Archival ink.  I have then rubbed silver and black shimmer waxes onto the sardines to give them a realistic silver look.  The key was also covered with silver wax.  The tiles background was stamped with Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Ink.  So far it is the only Distress Oxide colour I have but I am definitely getting some more.  I love the chalky look it has!

Here's a close look at the sardines.  I used different thicknesses of 3D pads to layer them in the tin.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking!

Friday, 23 December 2022

Hot Cocoa Christmas Card

Good morning!  Another Christmas Card to share today, featuring the gorgeous Tilda from the Hot Cocoa with Marshmallows Pop Up Box.  I just love her cardigan, it is so cute!  I have used the Chestnuts Roasting background sentiment from Magnolia Ink Market behind Tilda.  I masked Tilda after painting her and then stamped the background.

As always, I. have painted Tilda using the no lines technique and Distress Inks.  The paper is from Maja Design and I have used some white acrylic paint on the edges.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking!

Thursday, 22 December 2022

Wonderful Time Christmas Card


Good afternoon!  Here is another Christmas card along the same theme as this morning's card.  This time I've used the 'It's the most wonderful time of the year' sentiment background from Magnolia Ink Market.  Again I tried to use gold and copper leaf which hasn't all taken.  I really do need more practise at this technique!

Tilda is painted using the no lines technique and I have added Stardust Stickles to the wrapping paper and hat tassle.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking!


Chestnuts Roasting Christmas Card

Good morning!  Here's another one of my Christmas cards this morning.  How cute is this Tilda holding 2022?  I've painted her using the no lines technique and added Stardust Stickles to. her wings, halo and the 2022.

The background stamp is from Magnolia Ink Market.  I love this line of stamps and dies from Magnolia.  Check them out here if you are not familiar with them.  I have attempted to use gold and copper leaf for the background stamp.  I never seem to be able to get the whole sentiment to be covered but quite liked the vintage effect of having some bits missing so here it is on a card.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking!  I'll be back this afternoon with another Christmas card.

Wednesday, 21 December 2022

Believe Christmas Card


Good afternoon!  Another quick Christmas card from me this afternoon using lettering and stars from Doohickey Volume 32.  The blue paper is from Maja Design and I have teamed it with rose gold glitter card.  I only made one of these but it was incredibly quick to make so is ideal for batch making cards.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking!


Balloon Christmas Card

Good morning!  Another Christmas card to show you today, this time featuring the gorgeous Hot Air Balloon Doohickey.  The beautiful background has been cut with the Tim Holtz Falling Stars die.  I love it for gorgeous but speedy backgrounds!  I cut the hot air balloon twice from co-ordinating Maja Design Christmas papers and then cut them to make a striped balloon.

I have used copper glitter card behind the Falling Stars die cut for extra sparkle.  The sentiment has been cut from some Maja Design Papers.  The seam binding was white and I stained it with a mixture of Fired Brick and Festive Berries Distress Inks.  The bells are from my stash.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking!