Archive | January 2013

Fairy nice

Hello lovely people,

Unbelievably this is my second card of the day so if you are looking for my Totally Gorjuss GDT card then scroll on down…

When I saw the theme for the Tiddly Inks challenge this week it was the perfect excuse to get another one of their gorgeous digistamps and I have picked Wryn – Fairy Friends; isn’t she just the cutest?  I have coloured her with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers and just added a tiny bit of TH Frayed Burlap ink round the edges of the DP panels.

fairy mushroom 2

fairy mushroom 2cu

Card recipe;

DP: Maja Design – Crea Diem

Baker’s twine – Hemptique in Cappuccino, available from Craft Obsessions

Pearls: Kaisercraft

Wooden heart button: from stash

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;

1) Tiddly Inks (wings)

2) The Ribbon Girl (pink & ivory colour challenge)

3) Stamptacular (fairy fever)

4) Anything goes (buttons and bows)

5) Passion for ProMarkers (favourite colour combo – mine is pink with anything!)

Thanks for stopping by,





Hello lovely people,

The theme at Totally Gorjuss this week is flowers and we have two lovely sponsors; The Ribbon Girl and Bugaboo.   I have used this sweet image called Fancy SB Flowers from Bugaboo and as usual, it is coloured with Promarkers, the edges of the DP are inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap, and the stitching was done by hand.  I intended to add a sentiment but it just didn’t look right wherever I put it so I gave up and left it off!

sun bonnet 1a

sun bonnet cu

Card recipe;

DP: Bo Bunny – Little Miss (available from Dies to Die For)

Edge punch: Martha Stewart Doily Lace

Seam binding: from Wild Orchid Crafts

Pearls: Kaisercraft

Butterfly: random un-branded punch!

I would also like to enter this card in the following challenges;

1) Papertake Weekly (use a bow)

2) I love ProMarkers (anything goes)

3) Die-ing for a challenge (anything goes)

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out all the beautiful cards from the other Gorjussettes 🙂  I hope you all have a lovely weekend!



I’m a guest Gorjussette!

Hello lovely people,

I am super excited to have been picked for a guest DT spot at Totally Gorjuss Challenge and especially to work with the lovely talented DT ladies who have been so welcoming 🙂

Our challenge for this week is KISS, which prompted some debate as to what exactly this stood for; I’m going with Keep it Sweet and Simple and have made 2 new baby cards.

The baby clothes were cut using my Cricut and raised up on sticky foam pads.  I drew the washing line and the line around the clothes with a fineliner then added stitching round the panel and layered it onto the base card.    I nearly added some cute mini pegs but the scale would have been all wrong (yes, I am that picky – lol) and I quite like to keep my cards fairly flat for easier posting!

baby washing line both 2 (pink bg)

baby washing line blue (pink bg)

baby washing line cu

Card recipe;

DP: Maja Designs Vintage Summer Basics

Sentiment: created on computer

Don’t forget to stop by the Totally Gorjuss Challenge and see what the other Gorjussettes have created!

Thanks for stopping by,



More drinkies!

Hello lovely people,

It seems that having inked this stamp up once I can’t put it down!  So, here is another card I made but this time I paper pieced the dresses; it was a little bit fiddly to cut them out but worth it for the end result.  Not much colouring needed with my ProMarkers after that and the rest of the card just fell into place 🙂

drinkies paper pieced full

drinkies paper pieced

(very short) Card recipe;

DP/banner/sentiment: Simple Stories Documented collection

Image: Stamping Bella Uptown Girls – Victoria and Juliette’s night out

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;

1) Totally Gorjuss (spotty)

2) Inky Chicks (anything goes)

3) Anything Goes (just good friends)

4) Tiddly Inks (anything goes)

5 Stamping Sensations (friendship)

Thanks so much for popping by,



A new stamp!

Hello lovely people,

Woohoo, I have a brand new Kraftin’ Kimmie stamp and isn’t it just fabulous?!

I don’t know what made me choose the colour combination as it is not one I go for much; some very belated Halloween influence perhaps!  I have coloured the image with ProMarkers and inked the panels lightly with black ink.

I am also loving the trend for fishtails at the moment as you may have spotted from my recent posts 😉 so I have managed to get a couple in here!

Here is a close up;

Card recipe;

Image: Kraftin’ Kimmie stamp ‘Judy’ (available at Dies to Die For)

DP: freebie with magazine (spotty) and scrap of MME (fishtail)

Sentiment: Personal Impressions Big Sentiments stamp set

Gems: from stash

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;

1) Totally Gorjuss (New)

2) Simon Says Stamp (New something)

3) Die-ing for a Challenge (Celebration)

4) By the Cute and Girly (cute and girly)

Thanks so much for stopping by,



Butterfly trio

Hello lovely people,

After all the wonderful and generous presents I had for Christmas I needed to make some thank you cards and I thought I would give myself a little challenge to use up some scraps of old DP…to make space for some new DP of course 😉

butterfly thank you

I made 3 cards all using the same elements such as the fishtails, crimped butterfly, rounded corner and the same stamped sentiment and they just came together so quickly.  I love when that happens!

butterfly thank you 1

butterfly thank you 3

butterfly thank you 2

Card recipe;

DP: MME Stella and Rose

Butterfly: cut with Cricut

Pearls: from Wild Orchid Crafts

Sentiment: Personal Impressions Big Sentiments stamp set

I would like to enter the cards in the following challenges;

1) Papertake Weekly (anything goes)

2) Cute Card Thursday (anything goes)

3) Wild Orchid Crafts (anything goes)

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you all a fabulous 2013!