Friday, 23 March 2018

Another new stamp

I combined this new stamp with a favourite from Lavinia.

Tried a sponged background and watercolour pencils.

Enjoy your weekend.  I am looking forward to lunch and crafting with Maxine and Cindy on Sunday.


Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Monday, 19 March 2018

New stamps

We didn't go to the NEC after all.  My grand-daughter and I thought that driving into an amber snow warning area was not a sensible idea.  At least I  saved some money.     I had already bought some new stamps last week and the snow has given me a chance to try them out!!

 The flower and leaves were coloured using watercolour pencils.

Hope it warms up soon and you have a great week.   Mx

Friday, 16 March 2018


Can't do without the lovely Stampin'Up butterfly die, it always looks so effective, whatever the background.

Have a smashing weekend and enjoy the NEC...if you are going.  Mx

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Carabelle again.

These stamps are from a different designer, but still produced by the French Carabelle

Thanks for stopping by.  Mx

Monday, 12 March 2018


Back to Carabelle stamps......they are really different. This is the same stamp that I used on the 2nd March!!

The Black embossing powder makes a big difference.  Coloured dress with Starlight Metallic Paint.

Have a super week. Mx

Friday, 9 March 2018

More letters

Used Pixie Powders to colour a sheet of card and then used it to make the flowers, the butterfly and back the cutout letters.  I do like the effect.

 NEC next week, said I would not go again as it is so crowded, but was persuaded by my grand-daughters who are keen to go!  Guess I will spend lots of money on crafty bits I REALLY NEED!

Have a super weekend.  Mx

Wednesday, 7 March 2018


Been experimenting with letters this week

 These are just stuck onto an embossed background.

This time I backed the white card with a bright DSP and used the negative.

Took the dog out this morning, it is so mild and sunny you
would think Spring has arrived!!


Monday, 5 March 2018

Bashful Blue

Well, what a week that was.  trust you are all warming up and getting back to normal. At least it meant I could get a lot of prep done for our Charity Weekend at Hothorpe!

Not the best week to get a dog!!! My grandaughters and I collected "Flo" from a rescue centre last weekend. She is an 8-year-old black labrador who is fixated on food, so little exercise last week didn't help the fitness regime.  Still, new week and spring to look forward to, I'm sure we will both benefit from less food and more exercise.

Wish I had more of this "Bashful Blue" card.  The contrasting colour is "Island Indigo" and the stamp set is "Wild about Flowers".

Have a super week.  Mandy

Friday, 2 March 2018


Oh dear, a lot of hard work spoiled by the wrong embossing powder!!

The beautiful Carabelle stamp, Une Danseuse, ruined.  Must have another go!

Have a super weekend.  Mx 

Wednesday, 28 February 2018


Stampin'Up have a promotion each year when they give a free gift when you spend £45.  This is one of my free gifts.

This easel card is fashioned from the free stamp set, Heartfelt Blooms and Pear Pizzazz card and DSP

Have a great day.   Mx

Monday, 26 February 2018


Two very similar cards using two completely different colours, both to great effect.

The dies are inset into the background and the colours are 
Soft Suede and Rose Pink.