Saturday 27 August 2022



I found a Brusho background done some time ago so used it up and made a few cards from it.

All quick, simple and easy as Mr Mojo is on walkabout currently and I'm finding it very difficult to put together any ideas.
In fact am finding it difficult to even HAVE ideas!

I think the foliage stem circle die is by Memory Box but am not sure.

I added a die cut circle frame over the top and the sentiment from Inkylicious was stamped in grey ink for a 'softer' look.

One for my stash box!

Am sharing this at~
TIOT - Keep it Simple
A2S+M - Make Your Mark

I hope you are also having sunshine and warm days like we've been having - and if you see my Mr Mojo lazing about on a deck chair somewhere will you please send him home? x


Had a little play with emboss resist again.

I gold embossed the grungy stamps onto the panel then blended pinks and browns Distress inks over.

I mounted the panel onto some matt gold card.

Stamped and gold embossed the dragonfly onto a scrap of vellum and fussy cut.
The sentiment is a really old one and a definite fave - gold embossed too!

Saturday 20 August 2022

August CAS Christmas

This months challenge at CAS Christmas has the theme of 'Pine'.

Dipping into the Christmas boxes I came across a Uniko stamp set which fitted the theme.

The pine branches stamped with Memento Cottage Ivy ink then a bit of shadow stamping added to puff it out a bit.

I don't have a lot of brown inks (which shall no doubt be rectified very soon 😉) but I had Memento Rich Cocoa which actually looked OK for the pine cones!

Again some shadow stamping before I fussy cut the pine cones.

A liberal spattering with a white Posca pen and a sentiment from Penny Black.

Thanks for looking and I hope the sun is shining where you are! x

Sharing over at -
HLS Christmas- A/Goes
SSS - Christmas
Krafty Chicks - CAS

Monday 15 August 2022

CAS Mix Up Mid Month Reminder

We're halfway through our challenge at CAS Mix Up, which has the challenge of 'Emboss Resist', set by Nancy.

My stamp is an old one from Kaiserkraft.
It was one of those that I bought because I liked it - then hardly used!

The heat embossed stamp was inked with Distress Oxide.
I stamped again on a scrap of card and black heat embossed the centre butterfly before colouring and fussy cutting.

Popped up with a small foam pad for dimension.
Finished with a sentiment from SU.

I went a bit mad with the splatters - they were supposed to be a little less intense - but the Posca pen decided to spit out a few larger blobs!

Thanks for looking and I really hope you have found time to join us this month - there's a little time left if you haven't! x

Tuesday 9 August 2022

An old favourite

Here's another card which is going into our gallery at CAS Mix Up where the theme for the month is Emboss Resist.

I have had this stamp set for ever - It is by Chocolate Baroque but back then the company was called Elusive Images!

The wild meadow we can see from the back of our house is full of wild flowers and native grasses at the mo and this stamp could have been done to imitate the scene.

The meadow framed stamp was stamped and heat embossed in black.

Used a small coin to make a moon mask and simply ink blended the background in some of my fave shades.

I then used a rectangle mask to cover it up and did some secondary stamping in grey ink either side.

A card that I was pleased with for a change and the theme at TIOT is Summer Blooms so am linking this.

We are having some fabulous weather -even though it is a little too hot for me to actually sit outside in it - it doesn't stop me feeling happy when I see the lovely blue skies and sunshine!

Hope the sun is shining where you are and thanks for stopping by! x

Monday 1 August 2022

CAS Mix Up August Challenge

 August already!
And it's time for a brand new challenge at CAS Mix Up, this time set by Nancy with the theme of 'Emboss Resist'.

I stamped and heat embossed in white then fussy cut the leaves and flowers.

I have a feeling that the flower stamp came free with a mag - but who knows?!

I used Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserve to watercolour the flowers and Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn for the leaves.

I used a diamond stencil for the background and lightly inked in Bundled Sage and Stormy Sky.

I liked the subtle effect of the background as it made the flowers stand out a bit more.

There's some wonderful examples of this technique over on the challenge blog, so please go visit!

We have BRENDA as our Guest Designer this month - please go visit and see her lovely card!
I really hope you'll be able to join us this month and look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery! x