Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Lets Party

Yes I am still using using the record stamp. I just can't help it. My only bugbear is that the Happy Birthday is printed on the record. I would have preferred it blank so that I could add my own titles but there are ways round that.
Keeping the background stamping in black and white makes the centre of the layout pop and draws your eyes to the photo.
The border stamps work really well too.
And those electric guitars will definately be used again. 
I've got some pictures of Guns n Roses which will go really well.xx

Monday, 1 August 2016

Our House

This is a gorgeous background paper so it needed very little decorating. 
I wanted to use the design on the paper as part of the layout so I added some tiny flowers at the top.
I carried the flower detail down the trellis and made a little cottage ladder to complete the design.
It was nice to get the border punches out again. I had forgotten how versatile they are.xx

Saturday, 30 July 2016

A Picnic with Ants

Here is another example of a card using this months Creative Stamping stamps. Even the tablecloth is stamped and i love the little cork screw.
But my favourite is the little ant stamp which makes the border around the card.
They are so cute and I'm sure, with the millions of ants I've got in the garden this year, that I will use this stamp again and again. xx

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Happy Birthday in Silhouette

These silhouette stamps were also free in a magazine a few months ago. I have become quite a collector of these stamps as they are so useful to make a quick but dramatic card.

The background is made using Distress Inks.
Three colours were used to give the fiery effect but soft blues and greens would also work. Give it a go xx

Tuesday, 26 July 2016


As usual Creative Stamping have excelled themselves and this months new A4 sheet of stamps free with the magazine, are all usable. This was a technique card so that everyone could practise their masking.
The little gems used as raindrops finished it off nicely. 

If you want to try some masking then you can watch my tutorial HERE .xx