Thursday, 5 March 2015

Butterfly Tree

Good evening everyone!

Hope you are all well.

I have had a busy few weeks including a wonderful holiday in Madeira at the beginning of February.  It was lovely to get away to that beautiful island and we really enjoyed the fact that it was so much warmer than here!  Lots of sun too. 

This card was one that Barbara Gray created on her blog a while ago and I liked it so much I thought I would have a go!  Needless to remark it is nowhere near as professional as Barbara's but I still am reasonably happy with the result.

For the background I used Distress ink pads - several different colours of yellow and orange. I then spritzed it with water before adding the mountains which were created using Pebble (I think) Adirondak.  The stamp is Clarity Stamps  from the "Butterfly Tree Set".

Hope you like it.

Hugs  Di xx

Sunday, 18 January 2015


Hello There

Hope you are having a good weekend.  We had some snow yesterday but it didn't hang around long.  I am sure that many of you reading this have had a great deal more than us!

This week I am showing you a couple of cards I have made using Brushos for the background.  As I said in my last post some of my results have been a lot better than others and these two are some I was quite pleased with.  They are both very simple cards.

On this card the stamps are Clarity.  I have also put a lot of glitter on but unfortunately you can't see it on the photo.

I have used Ryn's stamps here except for the Happy Birthday which is by Funstamps.  This was the very first stamp I bought many years ago!! 

Hope you have a really good week and I will be back soon.

Hugs   -   Di   xxx

Friday, 9 January 2015

Bare Trees

Hello Everyone
Hope you are all well, enjoying 2015 so far and doing lots of crafting. I have not done as much as I would have liked but am visiting a friend on Tuesday to share a "crafty day" so trying to prepare some cards for her to do while I am there.

The background on this card was created using my Brushos.  It is fairly random but I think it's quite atmospheric.  All stamps used are the lovely Lavinia Stamps and I used Black Archival. I have done quite a few cards with my Brushos now and some of them I am quite pleased with!  They say practice makes perfect!!!

Enjoy your weekend and I will see you soon.

Love Di xx

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year!

Hello there!

Happy New Year to my blog visitors. It's a new year and I am hoping that I can start posting on my blog on a regular basis.   I know I have said that before but this time my aim is to post something at least once a week.  The main reason for this is that I really want to get back into card making again as ( due to a fairly challenging year) I have not been able to do much crafting. If I aim to post at least once a week I HAVE to make some cards!

This card is one I made using Ryn's stamps


The background was created using Dylusions inks. I have used the Leafy Branch stamp round the edge and the butterfly is Selini. The leaves and butterfly have been coloured with Promarkers and Selini has black glitter on her wings and is raised up on sticky fixers.  The sentiment stamp is Clarity Stamps.

I'll be back soon.

Di  xxx