Runway inspired Challenge #6


My second attempt at trying a challenge. This time it was based on a look from a designer on a catwalk (runway). So this was the look we had to make our card inspired by and the challenge blog can be found here.

So this what I came up with:

The main heart was made by cutting and sticking little squares (mosaic) based on colours from the top which I then die cut. I then used crackle accents on top to give it a shiny look like the top. I then wrapped some shiny red embroidery thread linked through a button which matches the colour of her jean shorts. The red heart has a pattern stamp with pearl perfect pearls on top to make it look like cuffs. The little shiny black heart matches her shoes (again with crackle accents on).

Valentines card made for my hubby

Loving the whole folded card thing I am trying out at the mo so much thy I made my Hubbies Valentines Day card using it. For those of you who don’t know, my nickname for my hubby is ‘Zombie’ or ‘Zomb’ for short.

It was made using the sugar skull stamps by Bombshell Stamps and Echo park paper

The heart has crackle accents on top and the sugar skull has screw type brad on the eyes.

The pictures be

low show the two parts of the card opened up. The right part has red shiny thread sewn on and the left side has a punk type dog
collar effect along the top left hand side.

He loved it! 🙂

Think I am going to send it in for a Bombshell stamps competition found here.

Fingers crossed it wins!


February sketch challenge with Bombshell stamps

So here’s what I came up with for the February sketch challenge on the Bombshell Stamps blog.


I used the stamp pack #2301 Man’s Ruin which I bought direct from the Bombshell shop in the US during a Christmas promotion last year. I decided to buy these stamps as I am a big fan of Burlesque and have a thing for skull and crossbones 😉 so these stamps were perfect for me!
I tried to make the main stamped picture look like a playing card with broken hearts instead of classic playing card heart. I then used a note punch, punched 3 from card and stuck them together to make it more like chip board. I then used glossy accents to make them look shiny.
You can’t really see it well in the photo but the text ‘Man’s Ruin’ is mounted on foam stickers on to black sparkly paper. The red heart (made from a heart punch) was punched 3 times and stuck together like the black notes notes but this time I used crackle accents which looks like the heart is breaking!
This is my first try at making a card from a sketch. It was quite a challenge I’ll ya’ that, but an enjoyable one!
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Christmas gift evening at a High School

Pippa and I are going to have a stall/table at a Christmas gift evening. We plan to make and sell handmade Christmas cards. Over lunch we decided that we would sell packs of 8 cards which has 4 design 2 of each.


This evening our job was to get started and to come up with at least one design that can be replicated easily…and here’s my first prototype! Another 3 to design and 30 of each card to make…it’s gonna take a while but we’ll do it 🙂

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Stamp fair @Ali Pali


Hey, this weekend my good friend Pip and I went to a Stamp fair at Alexandra Palace. The good news is I didn’t go too crazy…I got a couple a Christmasy stamps, star x-cut for my cuttlebug, some essential stamps and some patterned card. I have wanted a good sized polka dot stamp for a while and was eager to try it out.


So today I made a card for a friend and used the polk dot stamp and alphabet stamps and a new technique I have always wanted to try.

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Thank you card made for my mother-in-law


LouWeezCreates a Thank You card to say thanks to my mother-in-law for our stay in Jersey over the summer holiday and for looking after us so well.

The card was made using distress inks with a mask both by Tim Holtz (colour used was tea dye). I then used liquid pearls to make the body of the butterfly and dots on the flowers.


The butterfly was cut using a butterfly punch and the Thank You sentiment was a stamp by ‘Anita’s stamps’.

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Purple Nurple Birthday Card

A Birthday card made today.

This was made using an embossed a piece of Purple metallic card which I did using the Swiss Dots embossing folder in my Cuttlebug.
I then used peel offs for the Happy Birthday message.
The faux stitching was created using a Silver Signo Gel pen.
The flower was made using a variation of die’s:
– Sissix Buttons die
– Sissix Flower die
– Marianne Creatable (I just used the foliage part)
Full details of the die’s listed above are listed under a previous post.
I feel I am getting stuck in the same old design at the moment. Will have to get a new vibe going for my next creation.

Twas the night before Christmas

This weekend’s card design is a Christmas card based on the good old saying ‘Twas the night before Christmas’.

A few new purchases which I used on this card were:
– Marianne D Creatables Swirl, Circle
– Marianne D Creatables Poinsetta Miniature (LR0142)
I used a silicone mat to emboss the metal Marianne stencils but I am not that happy with it at all. It just about did the job but it got damaged in the process. Would not recommend getting this for that job! 😦
The faux stitching was created using a Silver sparkly gel pen and the candle stamp was coloured using water colours.

Todays Birthday Card

Whilst Brandon was having his lunch time nap today I started to design my next creation, again using the new items purchased this week (mentioned in my last blog).

The backing paper used was a freebie downloaded from ‘Card Making and Paper Craft‘ then printed at home. Design was Floral Fever from issue 82.
The ribbon used was purchased on a reel from Hobbycraft. The Faux stitching around the ‘Happy Birthday was marked in a pink Souffle pen. The Pink was embossed in Swiss Dots in the Cuttlebug.