Quite a few things inspired me to make this beautiful card using distress inks, a stencil and clear embossing paste. The first was Gayatri's gorgeous card she made as DT for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge. I loved the effect so much I had to try it myself. The second were the beautiful colours… Continue reading Easy Embossing Paste with Stencil technique + Video
Its time for another Encouragement challenge over at CAS-ual Friday Stamps Calling All Sistahs Encouragement challenge Blog. Were you the winner of our challenge last month? Check it out here! This month we have this serene water scene to help you cling on to the last days of Summer. All you have to do is:… Continue reading Water Shaker Card -Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge
Its the 17th of the month and my Sistahs over at Calling All Sistahs Encouragement blog, & I want to remind you to check yourselves as a prevention against breast cancer. This month I made a bookmark for my mother-in-law, hoping that she'll think of checking herself or scheduling that mammography every time she looks… Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness Bookmark!
Just a reminder that there's still time to play at our challenge over at Creative With Stamps where the theme is "Boys to Men". As the 1st post I did was for a boy, I thought I'd make one for the men this time! When I saw these stamps called Dark Coffee by Becca at… Continue reading Creative with Stamps – Boys to Men mid-month reminder post
My daughter and I have started an online beginner's water colouring course with Yao Cheng on Creativebug. I really love Yao Cheng's loose abstract way of painting botanicals, creating with emotions instead of trying to control every stroke, what I really needed to learn and now I'm helping my daughter adapt to that too! Today… Continue reading Easy watercolour flowers
Its time for another challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge blog. We had such a great response for last fortnight's challenge, and the winner has been announced here. For today's challenge, you can link up your cards with a Harvest Hoe-down theme, so anything with tractors, scarecrows, apples, cornstalks, sunflowers... until the 20th… Continue reading The Sisterhood of Crafters – August Harvest challenge
No this is not a post about seeing ghosts with distress oxides inks! LoL! If it was I wouldn't even try it! Its about how I created the background of my card by water stamping onto a card I previously coloured with Distress Oxide inks, the latest inks everyone is raving about. Tim Holtz Distress… Continue reading Ghosting with Distress Oxides – Video & Giveaway!