• My Favorite Things

    You make my heart happy

    Hi my friends, Thanks for visiting today. The current MFT colour challenge has gorgeous colours: I was inspired by one of the designers Vika Salima’s card and the blooms she used, so I dug through my MFT stash and some patterned paper to create my entry: It’s very bold but I really quite like the graphic look – I would love to know what you think. I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

  • Watercoloured altenew golden garden
    Altenew,  My Favorite Things,  watercolour

    Watercolour altenew flowers

    Hey peeps! Todays card was super simple to make but I just loved the fresh spring colours.  I am using up some of my stash of coloured Simon Says Stamp card (which I love!) and I am really enjoying making car without a white base.  Simple designs really pop against the bright base. I used one if my favourite Altenew Stamp sets, Golden Garden and coloured the images with loose watercolour using distress inks.  The sentiment and die are both by MFT called Because You.  It’s great value because you get the Because die in with the stamp set!  I die cut it a few times, layered it with multi…

  • Just because,  Masculine Cards,  My Favorite Things

    Distress effect gold embossing

    I wanted to try something a little more edgy with this card. I had a beautiful piece if Aztec/geometric black card and my MFT Pretty Posies stamp set was also on my craft table so I decided to see if I could combine both. Starting with a light green card base I stamped an outline flower with hero arts black India ink all over. Then I stamped the centres with versamark, a sticky ink, poured over gold embossing powder and heat embossed. Because the outline flowers were still slightly tacky in places the embossing powder stuck only in some places, which was the plan, honest, and so you get a…