52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Friday, 22 October 2021

Penny Black "Spinning" Halloween Card

This morning I have made this halloween card, using two Penny Black cling stamps:  "Spinning" and "Spooky Wishes".

I have stamped in Versafine Clair inks and coloured with Posca Pens and Distress Oxide inks. 

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Lavinia Stamps "Fir Cone and Holly Wreath" Card

I recently saw part of a tutorial by Jo Rice and decided to make a card loosely based on her design using Lavinia Stamps. 

I used the following Lavinia Stamps:  Fir Cone Branch, Mini Holly, Fairy Charms, Pipin and the "Spirit of Christmas" sentiment all stamped in an assortment of Versafine Clair Inks.

Funky Fossil "Graffiti Wall" stencil


I've been playing today with Funky Fossil products, creating this grungey style card.

I've used a sheet of the Funky Fossil "Texture" patterned paper as the base and then laid the Funky Fossil "Graffiti Wall" stencil over the top, applying three shades of Distress Oxide Ink through the stencil (Rusty Hinge, Candied Apple and Rustic Wilderness).

I used the Funky Fossil A7 "Inky Grid" stamp for the corner details and their "Artsy" stamp set for the main sentiment, both stamped in Versafine Clair "Twilight" ink.  Finally, I inked the edges and added some splatters of Posca Pen.

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Julie Hickey "Happy Profile Die Set" Anniverysary Card #2

Here are two more makes, where I have used up some of the off-cuts of patterned papers from previous projects.  I've used the same layout for both cards, just in different papers and inks.

Again, I've used the Julie Hickey "Happy Profile Die Set" for the main sentiment.  The stamped "Anniversary" sentiment is from a Hobby Art set called "General Greetings" stamped in Memento "Rhubarb Stalk" red ink and Versafine Clair "Rain Forest" green ink.


Julie Hickey "Happy Profile Die Set" Anniversary Card

Today, I've been making cards using up scraps of patterned papers I had in my stash. This is the first of three cards.

For this card, I used papers from a 6x6" Trimcraft paper pack, which I think was called "Floral Fusion".

I've used assorted dies from various manufacturers including Spellbinder's, the Memory Box "Pippi" and "Isabella" butterflies and the Julie Hickey "Happy Profile Die Set" which I have coated in Wow! Clear embossing ink and Wow! Rich Gold embossing powder and heat set.

Saturday, 9 October 2021

Funky Fossil Designs "Snow Crystal" stencilled Christmas Card

I've made another style of Christmas card this morning, using products by Funky Fossil Designs.

For the background, I used three Distress Oxide Inks (Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon.  Applied as a wash with a paint brush, graduating the colour from dark to light.

Once dry, I placed the Funky Fossil "Snow is Falling" stencil over the top and used "Speckled Egg" Distress Oxide Ink through the stencil.

I rubbed the surface with an anti-static bag and then lay the Funky Fossil "Snow Crystal" stencil over the top and applied Wow! Clear embossing ink through the stencil.  After lifting the stencil, I then coated the area with Wow! Rich Gold Embossing Powder and heat set.

I used the same process for the "Noel" sentiment, which is part of the Funky Fossil "Elegant Ornaments" stamp set.

Finally, I used a metallic gold pen to draw a line around the edge of the card.  I used a white pen to add highlights to the snowflake.

Thursday, 7 October 2021

Funky Fossil "Winter Wonderland" snow globe card

Today, I've been playing with my Funky Fossil Designs stash, deciding to use three of their stencils:  Snow Globe, Petal Burst and Snow is Falling, with Distress Oxide inks, taking inspirations from a recent Eileen Godwin tutorial.

I paired these with two Funky Fossil stamp sets:  Winter Wonderland and Festive Phrases for the sentiment. I stamped in two shades of Versafine Clair inks:  Nocturne and Morning Mist.  I added some white dots for snow using a Posca Pen.


Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Lavinia Stamps Fern Branch Fairy Charm Christmas Card

This morning I had a play, creating this Christmas card using a selection of Lavinia Stamps: Fern Branch, Wild Berry, Spirit of Christmas sentiment set, Fairy Charms and Twisted Vine set.  I stamped in Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" ink and also Memento "Rhubarb Stallk" ink.

Tuesday, 5 October 2021

World Card Making Day 2021 - card 2

This is another card I have made following a tutorial by Eileen Godwin, which was part of The World Card Making Day 2021 Facebook Group run by Sharon Everett of The Kraft Kabin.

My card isn't a direct copy of Eileen's card as I have used stamps and stencils I had in my existing stash.

I used three Funky Fossil Designs Stencils:  Snow Globe, Petal Burst and Snow is Falling.

I used the following Lavinia Stamps:  Quinn, Wild Hare Set, Silhouette Grass and Silhouette Foliage Set.

The sentiment is by Lawn Fawn and is calle "Simply Sentiments"

Monday, 4 October 2021

World Card Making Day 2021

Last Saturday was "World Card Making Day 2021".  I had planned to have a day of crafting, but you know how things go, life kind of happens so my card making didn't happen.

Sharon Everett of "The Kraft Kabin" had arranged lots of tutorials by different names from the British card making world to provide free live or video tutorials, which she hosted on a Facebook group.

Today, I found time to make a card, loosely following a tutorial by Martine Smith.  I didn't use the products she used, but used some similar from my existing stash.

For the base, I used a Provocraft Cuttlebug embossing folder of holly.  I used the flat side to coat the area in two shades of Distress Oxide Inks:  Antique Linen and Tea Dye.

I then used a Crafters Companion "Script stamp" with Memento "Rhubarb Stalk" red ink.  Next I die cut some holly and fir branches using a Sizzix/Tim Holtz thinlet set (658759).  I found some paper poinsetta flowers and layered them up.

I used a Simon Says Stamp for the "Yuletide Greetings" sentiment and then die cut it into a banner, I then assembled the foliage, flower and greetings together.

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Funky Fossil Designs "Guitar Hero" Card

I'm still struggling with my mojo, but have made a quick card this afternoon.

I've used the new Funky Fossil Designs "A7 Brick Wall Stamp" with Distress Oxide Inks for the background.

I've used the Funky Fossil "Guitar Hero Stamp Set" for the guitar and Sentiment, stamped in Versafine Clair Ink and coloured with "Candied Apple" Distress Oxide Ink .

Monday, 27 September 2021

Funky Fossil & Uniko Insta Hop (27th September 2021)

Funky Fossil and Uniko are having a combinded "Instahop" from midday 27th September 2021.  I have made these samples as part of the "Instahop".  Here's the link to my instagram account if you would like to take part and be in with a chance of winning vouchers.

Uniko provided a stencil and a "Christmas Tree Builder" stamp set.

Funky Fossil provided the "Scandi Sweater Stencil" and the "Nordic Noel" Stamp Set

Here are the individual samples I have made using these stencils and stamp sets

Sunday, 26 September 2021

Funky Fossil "Hello Sentiment Die" Card

A quick little card this afternoon, using four shades of Distress Oxide Inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral), spritzed with water so that the colours ran into each other.

I added a Funky Fossil "Hello" die cut sentiment and some dots of white and black Posca Pens. 

Saturday, 25 September 2021

Funky Fossil "Pine Cone Stencil" tag

My crafting mojo has been AWOL of late, but I have been reading quite a lot, which has been lovely as this year I've hardly read at all, which is very unusual for me.

I made this Christmas gift tag, using thee coloured of Distress Oxide Inks for the background colour (Wild Honey, Tea Dye and Peeled Paint).

I used the Funky Fossil Designs "Pine Cone Stencil" with various shades of Distress Oxide Inks.

I heat embossed the sentiment, (Part of the Funky Fossil Christmas Small Print Stamp Set) using a Wow! Clear Embossing Pad and Wow! Rich Gold Embossing Powder, heat set and then die cut into a banner.

Finally, I inked the edges in black ink and then added touches of gold, using a metallic gold Gelly Roll Pen.

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Funky Fossil Designs "Hedgehugs" Squirrel Card

Funky Fossil Designs have recently released some fab new products including a stamp set called "Hedgehugs" which include hedgehogs, squirrels autumn leaves.

I've made this card using the squirrel from the new "hedgehugs" stamp set and the trees from the Funky Fossil "Woodland Wishes" stamp set paired with the new Funky Fossil "Hello" die.

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Funky Fossil Designs "Hedghugs" stamp set

Today, I have had a play with the new Funky Fossil Designs stamp set called "Hedgehugs" designed by Donna Gray, which I have paired with a Funky Fossil stencil called "Fall Flurry". I've used various shades of Distress Oxide Inks and Versafine Clair inks, along with a pencil for additional detail.

Funky Fossil "Paisley Prints" Tag

This morning I played with one of my lesser used Funky Fossil Designs stamp sets, it the one called "Paisley Prints". 

I used "Milled Lavendar" Distress Oxide Ink for the background, using the same ink through the Funky Fossil "Daisy Paisley Trio Stencil".

I used Versafine Clair "Purple Delight" ink to stamps the paisley patterns (part of the "Paisley Prints" stamp set).  I added extra colour with a metallic silver pen and a white Posca Pen.

Saturday, 11 September 2021

Lavinia Stamps "Jiminy" Challenge yourself card

I set myself a challenge to use two stamps in my Lavinia Stamps stash that I had not yet used,  I opted for "Jiminy" and the "Story" sentiment, with an off-cut of a background I had created some time ago using the Lavinia "Flurry" stencil.

I used Distress Oxide Inks, Versafine Clair Inks and Memento Inks for the stamping along with a couple of other Lavinia stamps ("Words of spring" verse and two "pound stamps").

Penny Black "Butterfly Charmer" card

I've treated myself with a tin of Derwent Inktense water colour pencils.  I got the 72 set from Cult Pens for a bargain price of £81.47  I've seen them in other on-line shops for almost double that amount, so I was thrilled with my bargain.

I was keen to have a play, so decided to use a Penny Black cling stamp called "Butterfly Charmer", stamped in Versafine Clair "Twilight" dark blue ink and then coloured the butterflies with the Inktense pencils.  They're really great to use and blend beautifully.

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Lavinia Stamps Harietta Silhouette Card

I appear to be on a roll creating with my Lavinia Stamps.  Here's a card I made earlier today. 

I've used the Lavinia "Splendour" stencil with Scattered Straw and Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink.

I've used Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink to stamp the following Lavinia Stamp images:Harietta Silhouette, Silhouette Grass, Silhouette Foliage, Fairy Wishes Sentiment and Fairy Charms.

I used colouring pencils and a gold gelly roll pen for the lantern area.

Friday, 3 September 2021

Lavinia Stamps Leaf Mask with Garden Poppy

Here's the card I've made this evening, again using Lavinia Stamps. 

I've used the Lavinia "Leaf Mask" for the background with the Lavinia "Charming Stencil" with several shades of Distress Oxide Inks (Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Wild Honey, Bundled Sage, Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo).

I've stamped the "Woodland Hares", "Garden Poppy" and "Heartfelt Verse" in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink.

I've used some colouring pencils to add extra depth to areas of the leaf.  I've also used a selection of metallic pens in gold and bronze to add highlight areas.

Thursday, 2 September 2021

Lavinia Stamps "Time To Reflect"

I've had another play with my Lavinia Stamps.  This one didn't turn out at all what I had in mind when I created the background.  

For the background, I have used four shades of Elements Inks:  Sundance, Sahara, Della Blue and Graphite.  I have also used "Dusty Concord" Distress Oxide Ink.  

All stamping was done using Versafine Clair inks:  Nocturne and Morning Mist.

I used the following Lavinia Stamps for this card: Tree of courage, Forest Hares, Woodland Hares, Silhouette grass and foliage.  The "Magic Surroundings" verse and finally the "Time to reflect" sentiment.

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Lavinia Stamps "Quinn" on the "Willow Arch Bridge"

I've continued my play with Lavinia Stamps, this time with the new stamp called "Quinn" the seated fairy.

I've used a gel plate background I had in my stash from months ago for the background.  I've stamped in various shades of Versafine Clair inks.

Other Lavinia stamps used on this card are the "Willow Arch", "Berry Leaves" and one of the "Bubbles"

Lavinia Stamps "Bayleaf Cottage" Card

This morning I had a play with another recent release from Lavinia Stamps, which is the main feature of this card "Bayleaf Cottage". 

Along with "Bayleaf Cottage", I have also used the "Tree of Courage", Pipin and lots of other Lavinia Stamps, too many to name.

I have stamped in Versafine Clair Inks and coloured with Distress Oxide Inks, with highlights using a white gelly roll pen.

Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Lavinia Stamps Snail Swing Bed Card

I've played with a couple more new release Lavinia Stamps, to create this card. This card has a lot of sparkle, but sadly the photograph doesn't do it justice.  If the light is right tomorrow, I will take a little video and add it to this post.

For this card, I used the new Lavinia "Swing Bed (Large)" stamped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink. I then stamped the snails which are part of the Lavinia "Snail Set" in two shades of Versafine Clair Inka:  Fallen Leaves and Pinecone.

I then set to work on the background.  I used the Lavinia "Lime Punch Element Ink" around and inside the stamped Swing Bed.  I then added the "Pine Element Ink around the edges to give more focus on the central area.

I used the Lavinia "Flurry Stencil" with two shades of "Elements Inks (Della Blue and Violet Chalk) through the stencil to create a leafy border to the swing bed.

I used one of the Lavinia "Fairy Charms", again stamped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.

I then used the long dangly stamp from the Lavinia "Floral Wreath", stamped in Versfine Clair "Shady Lane" to create the impression of trailing foliage.

I then started to highlight areas with a white and gold shimmer gelly roll pen.  I also added a few touched of red using a Posca Pen.

Lavinia Stamps Moonlight Garden

When you can't sleep, craft...!  That kind of sums me up for the past few nights.  I fall asleep fine, but then ping, my head starts thinking of all sorts and my mind won't let the thoughts go, so I make a coffee and craft for a while.  This morning I decided to play with a couple of my new Lavinia Stamps, which were released recently.

I started by using the Lavinia Moon Mask to mask of a circle area.  I used two of the Lavinia "Elements" inks "Sunset and Russet Orange" to fill in the moon colour.

Next, I placed a circle moon mask over the inked area and coloured the area around the moon in Distress Oxide Inks (Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire and Wilted Violet).

Over the top of that, I placed the Lavinia "Posy" stencil/mask and used "Faded Jeans" Distress Oxide Ink through the stencil.  I then blended "Chipped Sapphire" Distress Oxide over the top of that.

Using a wet fan paint brush, I tapped it over the surface of the sky area and then blotted with a piece of kitchen paper.

I then turned my attention to the stamping, using Verasfine Clair "Nocturne" black ink, I stamped the new Lavinia "Silhouette Grass" and then the "Silhouette Foliage" in both first and second generation stamping. I then stamped the fairy, which is part of the "Fairy Foragers" stamp set. I used a heat gun to speed up the drying of the ink.

Finally, I added a touch of yellow Posca Pen the lantern area.  I used a Sakura Gelly Roll Pen in a soft gold glitter colour to add high lights to the edge of the moon, the fairy wings and the tops of the flowers and grass areas. I added some white dots to the sky to add dimension as if some stars are brighter than others.

Monday, 30 August 2021

Funky Fossil Bokeh Tag

This evening, I had an urge to make a tag, deciding to use Funky Fossil Designs products throughout. 

I used the Funky Fossil "Bokeh Builder" stencil to create the coloured discs in the background, using Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Inks through the stencil.

I then used the Funky Fossil "Burlap Texture" stencil with "Pumice Stone Distress Oxide ink at the top and the bottom of the tag.

Next, using Versfine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink, I multi stamped the text which is from the Funky Fossil "Musings" stamp set.

I stuck some of the Funky Fossil "Quirky Tree die" cut shapes on to the tag.

Next I used a sentiment from the Funky Fossil "Lotus Reflections" stamp set, stamping on a plain piece of card using Versafine Clair "Twilight" dark blue ink, cutting to size and adhering into postion.

I then used "Faded Jeans" Distress Oxide Ink to colour the edges of the tag, finally adding some of the Funky Fossil "enamel dots" to embellish the tag.

Day 30 of #thedailymarker30day challenge (August 2021)

Yey! I did it.  Finished #thedailymarker30day challenge on the finishing day! Pat on the back for me and maybe a glass of something nice to celebrate.

For my final piece, I've used a stamp from a Stampin' Up set called "Cozy Cottage", stamped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink and coloured with water colour pencils.

Day 29 of #thedailymarker30day challenge (August 2021)

Still playing catch up, but here is my Day 29.

I've used a Stampin' Up set called "Moon Lake" stamped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.  I've coloured the image using an assortment of Distress Oxide colours and some Posca Pens.

Day 28 0f #thedailymarker30day challenge (August 2021)

I'm playing catch up again!  Here's Day 28

I've used a Stampin' Up set called "Lovely as a tree" for the main image, stamped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.

I've used a selection of Distress Oxide Inks to create the sunset sky.

Friday, 27 August 2021

Lavinia Stamps Fuschia Card

I've had a play with my Lavinia Stamps this afternoon, creating this card. 

I used the Lavinia Moon Mask and three of their "Element" ink colours (Pine, Lime Punch and Della Blue) to create the background.

I stamped the Lavinia Fuschia and the sentiment (part of Heartfelt Verses stamp set) in Versafine Clair "Twilight" ink.

Day 27 of #thedailymarker30day challenge (August 2021)

Here's my Day 27 of #thedailymarker30day challenge.  I've used a Stampin' Up Stamp set for the main image and the sentiment, it's called "Wonderful Moments".

I have stamped in Versafine Clair inks and coloured with Distress Oxide Inks.

Thursday, 26 August 2021

Day 26 of #thedailymarker30day challenge (August 2021)

August has flown past and I'm on the final few days of the challenge.  This is my Day 26.

I've used a Penny Black Inc cling stamp from thier "Doggone Sweet" set, coloured with Distress Oxide Inks and a pencil for extra detail.

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Day 25 of #thedailymarker30day challenge (August 2021)

Day 25 of #thedailymarker30day challenge and I've opted for another CAS card.

I've used a Hobby Art Stamp set called "Partridge in a pear tree" for the main image, coloured in Distress Oxide Inks and Signo Pens.

The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp set called "Tiny Words Christmas" and is stamped in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" ink.

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Day 24 of #thedailymarker30day challenge (August 2021)

Day 24 of #thedailymarker30day colouring challenge.

I've used a Stampin' Up set called "Lovely as a tree" for the leaf and acorn image, coloured with Distress Oxide Inks.  I've used a Funky Fossil Stencil called "Micro Dots" to create a bit of interest around the leaves.

The sentiment is by Waffle Flower Stamps and is part of their "Essential Sentiments" stamp set, also stamped in Distress Oxide Ink.

Monday, 23 August 2021

Day 23 of #thdailymarker30day challenge (August 2021)

Day 23 of the challenge:

I've used a Hero Arts stamp set called "Dolls CL389" for the main image, coloured with Posca Pens.

The sentiment is by Waffle Flower and is part of their "Essential Sentiments" stamp set.

Day 22 of #thedailymarker30day challenge (August 2021)

For my Day 22 of #thedailymarker30day challenge, I have used a Stampin' Up set called "Butterfly Basics" with a Funky Fossil stencil in the background called "Trellis Background".

I've stamped in Versafine Clair Inks, using Distress Oxide Inks and Arteza coloured pencils for the colour.

Sunday, 22 August 2021

Day 21 of #thedailymarker30day challenge (August 2021)

This is my Day 21 for #thedailymarker30day colouring challenge.  I've used a Stampin' Up set called "Wonderful Moments" for the bride image, stamped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink. I've coloured the image in various shades of Distress Oxide Inks.

The sentiment is part of a Simon Says Stamp set called "Tiny Words Birthday", stamped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.

Day 20 of #thedailymarker30day challenge (August 2021)

I've had a couple of days off the challenge, so am playing catch up once again.  

Here's my Day 20 card. I've used a Penny Black clear stamp from their set called "Animal Wisdom" stamped in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink and coloured with "Wild Honey" Distress Oxide Ink.

For the background, I have used the Funky Fossil "Honeycomb Background Stencil".  I first coloured the white card with "Wild Honey" Distress Oxide Ink, I then used the same ink through the stencil to create the pattern.

Saturday, 21 August 2021

Lavinia Stamps "Whimsical Hares" Second Birthday Card


Here's a birthday card I've made using a selection of goodies from Lavinia Stamps.

I created the circle background using a circle mask with Lavinia Stamps Elements "Bermuda" and "Mermaid" through their "Foliage Stencil".

I stamped the hares around the edge of the circle, using the Lavinia Stamps "Whimsical Hares" stamp set and Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink.

Around the edge of the circle and the hares, I multi stamped one of the Lavinia floral pound stamps in Versafine Clair "Warm Breeze" ink.  I added touches of orange to some of the larger flowers using a Posca Pen.

I die cut a number two and coloured it with an orange Posca Pen, I then added spots to the the die cut number using a white Gelly Roll pen.  While I had the pen in my hand, I also added highlights to the hares.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment , which is part of the Lavinia Stamps "Heartfelf Verst" stamp set in "Warm Breeze" Versafine Clair ink. 

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Day 19 of #thedailymarker30day colouring challenge (August 2021)


I made this card about 5:30 this morning, but forgot to upload it.  Here is my Day 19 card.

I have no idea who made the clear stamp set, as it is one I bought as part of a bundle from ebay a couple of years back.  I stamped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink and painted Distress Oxide Inks to colour the image.