Male birthday cards x 3



I have had a few male birthdays this month, so I thought I would share my cards with you.

I started them at a workshop then finished them off at home.

For the first one I have used a Sweet Poppy Stencil, the Dolphin

I used distress oxides for the background and stenciled the dolphin in black archival ink, but used grey for the rays, then I cleaned it off and flipped it over and did the same image in grey for a reflection.

I added a sentiment to finish


This 2nd one I have used Visible image Jazz it up stamps and visible image stencil, strobes.


I coloured the background in distress oxides and inked up the Jazz it up stamp in versa fine black onyx ink, then with the strobes stencil I inked my darker colour then drew around the strobes with a white pen and stamped some random shapes, which I outlined in both black and white pen.

I had a cello made from greyboard which I painted black and added the music stamp to it, which I heat embossed in gold embossing powder.

I added  the music sheet paper for the main image to be mat and layered onto,

and finished off with a pre cut sentiment and letters.


My final card for the month was made using the same method as above and the visible image Jazz it up stamp, and strobes, I finished this one off by stamping some circles using bottle tops and added my sentiments.

Happy Crafting



London here we come


Hi visitors

I am a little late in posting this card as the event is now over lol, but I made this card for my friend Allison to keep us motivated and focused as we were taking part in the London Winter run 2019 for Cancer research.

It was our 1st 10k run and we both had a great time running with our club B2R (Beginners2runners)

I stamped the Stampendous London image in black versa fine ink and heat embossed it then coloured it with inktense water pencils.

I masked up the main image and covered the top area in distress inks, sapphire blue and broken china, then using a stampscapes stamp for the clouds I randomly stamped over the sky area.

Then finished off with the sentiment

Thanks for looking today

Happy Crafting


Medal Holder


Hello Visitors

I was asked to make a medal holder, well two actually a meter long,

so this is three times the size that I have been making.

Hubby cut me some MDF to size and routed the edges, then I rubbed it down lightly.


Then painted it with gesso

I rubbed it down lightly again between all coats, I used art Americana Decor chalk paint in Remembrance (a lilac colour)

then using a sponge and some white paint I dabbed it over the whole area.

I added the runner and wording from my printer and stamped flowers onto it, I did these one at a time as they were then heat embossed in clear embossing powder.

The flowers are mainly from Lavinia stamps, I added a few butterflies and Inkylicious grasses, and put 24 hooks in place

I hope Lyne and Martin are happy with their medal holders and I’m sure they have plenty of medals to display

thanks for looking today

crafty hugs



Visible Image Peace Love and Hope


Hi crafty friends

Here are some more samples that I made on Saturday at Eileen’s workshop.

Christmas cards using visible image stencils.

I have used the fibres stencil and the strobes stencil.

I taped off both ends of the card and secured the stencil, then used distress inks, I stamp the words and images in black versafine ink and finished of with some glitter. (larger reindeer is from Lavinia stamps)

Quick and easy cards but very effective.

Love this set of stamps.

Using the strobes stencil

Using the fibre stencil

Reindeer by Lavinia stamps

Visible Image stamps and stencils

Crafty hugs


Sweet Poppy Peacock Stencil



This is a canvas that I made yesterday at Eileen’s workshop.

It was a great day, very messy but all good fun.

I blended distress oxides to colour the background, then mixed some paste with some green mica powder and spread this randomly through a stencil.

Once this was dry I used the Plum archival ink through a spotty stencil, then using a splodge stamp I inked it up with black archival ink and stamped this around the canvas then did the same using white paint. Then taking a white and a black gel pen I drew around each one.

The main image is a peacock from Sweet Poppy Stencil, which I used with black archival ink.

I stamp the words straight onto the canvas and added some green beads and gold glitter, I used a bit of gilding wax to highlight the areas with paste.

Building up the layers

Thanks for looking


Medal Holders


Wedding Day


Hello all,

I was asked to make the table plan for my step son Rik and his future wife Abi, they had a beautiful wedding last week, and the theme was a rustic vibe and the venue looked amazing, so congratulations to the happy couple who are now on their honeymoon.

I think I can say on behalf of everyone there it was a truly wonderful day.

I used a sheet of A1 mount board for the base, printed off the names on to some kraft card cut to correct size, then hot foiled it in red and mounted it onto some wine coloured card cut slightly larger leaving a 5mm border. I add some lace to each one and glues them into position.

I used some wider lace and contrasting ribbon and finished off with a wooden heart, I continued the lace to the back of the mountboard and the glued another sheet of mountboard to it so that it gave the whole table plan some extra strength.

For the Wedding card I typed up lots of loving and romantic meaningful words in different fonts and added their names and wedding date to the centre the printed it off on some silk card.

I then heat foiled it in silver and cut it out using a heart-shaped die, and then using a larger die cut another heart from silver mirror card. I mat and layered it using mirror cars and silk card and mount this onto my scalloped base card. I stamped the sentiment in black versafine ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, and added a few gems to finish.

I think the Bride & Groom were happy with my efforts lol

thanks for looking today


Place Names


Hi new visitors and friends

My friend Barbara went to a family wedding and the place names were cut from wood, they look so lovely, and she asked me if I could make her something with them.

So this is what I made for her….hope she likes it lol x

I used a sheet of blue card and cut it to size for this it was 8cm x 8cm, and the white card 7cm x 7cm

And framed it all in an 8 x 8 box frame

Using Heartfelt creations delicate aster flowers stamp and die.

I coloured them with chipped sapphire and broken china distress inks and used a ball tool to shape, for the leaves I used forest moss and peeled paint and shaped them also.

I then glued them together and when I was happy with the shape I coated them with a layer of varnish, for the centre of the flowers I used glossy accents and sprinkled some black flower soft in the centre, then adhered them to the card using silicone glue.

I arranged them on the card until I was happy with the layout and glued in place the wooden names and little pearls.

Thanks for popping in

Happy Crafting


Medal Plaque


Hi Everyone

It’s been a while!

I have recently taken up running!!

I joined a club called Beginners2runners in January and graduated about 10 weeks later. After being able to run a 5k.

I haven’t really done any running since leaving school, many moons ago!!

 I am actually amazed that I can do it, even more so that I love running.

Anyway I only  have one medal at the moment but hope to add to my collection.

I kept seeing medal holders pop up on face book so I decided to make one for myself.

As usual my friendly MDF and some distress inks, a flowery stamp and some water-colour pencils.

Firstly I printed out the words and running lady onto some card and then foiled it.

Then glued it onto the MDF and trimmed it.

I used picked raspberry, salty ocean and wilted violet distress inks for my background and blended them together. Then I stamped the flowers and heat embossed them with black embossing powder. I coloured the flowers using Inktense pencils and a white pen.

I added some splodges and little leaves then sprayed it all over with a clear sealer.

I cut out black circles to take the letters and behind these are the hooks for the medals. To finish off I added gems and some clear wink of stella.

I hope it’s not too long before it gets filled up lol, my one medal looks a bit lonely!

I’m not really fabulous but it’s encouraging lol

Thanks for looking today

crafty hugs


Summer Fun


Hello there

It’s a lovely sunny day here in Lordswood so I thought I would share my Sunny Scrapbook page with you all today.

Its coming up to Chloe’s 6th Birthday and usually I buy flowers for my daughter Shan, but I thought I would make her a gift this year instead.

I haven’t made many scrapbook pages as I am quite a beginner at this, the pages I have made and put in an album don’t get seen often, so I thought Shan could display it for as long as she wants then when she wants to change the picture it can go in an album and I can make a new one to display for a while.

I had some flowery paper to use as my main page but after taking the advice of my friend Sue Bage it turned out much better as she suggested a white background. So thanks Sue x.

I used Heartfelt creations Cut Mat Create dies 1A,1B,2A,2B to mat and layer my photos, inked the edges of the white embossed card with distress ink in ripe persimmon and used the flowery paper to cut out the leaves.

I added a few embellishments and put it in a white frame to which I added some silver gilding flakes and then varnished it.


Page layout

White box frame

Gilding sheet in silver

Thanks for looking enjoy your day