Tuesday 27 June 2023

Summer Blooms

 The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is Summer Blooms and there is some lovely inspiration from the design team over on the challenge blog so hopefully you will pay them a visit. We welcome all kinds of crafts provided they follow the challenge theme so hope you will join in the challenge.  My card is quite simple as the stamp says it all, its a large stamp from Studio Light called Honey Bees, I'll probably add a sentiment when I know where its going. I deliberately kept the colours light as I do tend to be a bit heavy handed, I just used water colours and lots of water !.  

Friday 16 June 2023

Chase the sunset

 I usually seem to make masculine cards in darker shades, blues and browns but I loved the wording with this stamp set and went with the sunset colours, all the stamps are from Visible Image Ride the wind set. This card is for our son-in-law's birthday, he seems to have a hobby of collecting real motor bikes !

I'd like to enter these challenges

Shopping our stash - Lets hear it for the boys

Daring card makers - make it masculine

Simon says stamp - monday challenge -Masculine

Moving along with the times - man/boy

Tuesday 13 June 2023

Birds and/or feathers

 The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is Birds and/or feathers. My first dilemma was which stamps to use as I seem to have a rather large collection of bird stamps accumulated over the years, I finally settled on yet another old set of stamps, this time from Oxford Impressions, I have made a page for my little Kraft journal using inky background, some stencilling and layers of stamping. It looked a bit flat so I thought it would be a good idea to drag out the sewing machine and sew round it, big mistake ! had to unpick the first try and by the time I'd finally finished the sewing took longer than making the page .The design team have some fabulous inspiration over on the challenge blog so hope you will pay them a visit

Monday 5 June 2023


 I got the latest issue of Indigo Blu box set in the post yesterday and last night intended having a play with the lovely stamps and stencils so how did I end up with this instead !  The elegant lady has been hanging around in my box of unfinished stuff for ages and for some reason I decided to do something with her instead,also found the Just Rite background stanp which made for a good background for her, the other stamps are all from the same set as the lady, a very old unmounted red rubber set that came from The Stamp Man shop back in the mists of time  I really enjoyed making the inky background with several different stencils and stamps and wasn't too keen on covering it all up .  This page will go in my little Kraft journal when I get round to making another page in similar style for a double spread.

I'd like to enter this into Country View Crafts challenge of Vintage


Simonsaysstampmonday challenge - not a card