Sunday, 30 September 2012


Hi folks.  Today I thought I'd share a card that I made earlier in the year using one of the cute mice stamp sets by Artemio.

The papers are from a First Edition pad called Daydream.

Dies used are-
Nestabilities - Grand Labels One
                      Labels Three
Memory Box -Floral Square

The mouse was of course coloured with Copics.  (Sorry can't remember the colours used as it was sooooooooooo long ago!!!)

All products used came from The Craft Barn.

Today marks the launch of this years Craft Barn Calendar Challenges. Click here to find out all about it.

Friday, 21 September 2012


Hi everyone.  Today I thought I'd share this card with you that I made back in July/August using StampAvie's Lila Libellule stamp.  Not colours that I would normally go for so am still undecided as to what I think of it!!

Materials used:
Artemio 10001037 Arabesque clear stamp set
First Edition 6x6 paper pad - Spring Feast
Bundled Sage Distress inkpad
Silver pigment inkpad and Crystal EP
Memory Box dies - Macarena Corner; Madera Corner
Martha Stewart PATP - Cherry Blossom
MS punches - Monarch Butterfly; Hydrangea
Ribbon and self-adhesive pearls
Glitter glue - Crystal; Tiara

All from The Craft Barn apart from the Cherry Blossom punch set.

Copics used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Eyes - B000, B02
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Toy - E50, E53, RV000, R83, R000, R32, G40, G43, W1, W3, W5
Clothes & Wings - YG0000, G40, G43, BG000, BG10, BG13, BG93
Shading & Background - W1, W3, W5, G40, G43, B000, E50, 0 Blender

Have a good weekend :)

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Gorjuss Girls Are Going Fast!!

Hi everyone.  Thought I ought to let you know that the Gorjuss Girl stamps over at The Craft Barn are fast selling out as they are currently offering them with a 50% discount if you use the code 'GORJUSS50' at the checkout. Once they are gone they are gone!!

So I thought today I would share this card with you using Pretend Friend. (As I'm writing this post they still have some stock of this one!!)

Products used:
Artemio - Arabesque clear stamp set (100001037)
Paper Editions 6x6 paper pad - Spring Feast
Nestabilities - Grand Labels One
Memory Box dies - Petal Party, Madera Corner, Twirling Vine Frame
Black Memento inkpad
Pumice Stone Distress inkpad
MS punch - Monarch Butterfly
Glitter glue - Tiara and Rhinestone

Coloured using Copics:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - C1, C3, C5
Fox - E50, E53, E08, E57, W3
Clothes - R000, R30, R32, R35, C1, C7, C9, BG90, BG93, W1, W3, W5
Background - W1, W3, W5, R000, R30, 0 blender
Shading - W1, W3, W5

All products available from The Craft Barn.

I'd like to enter this card into the Layers challenge over at Allsorts.

After being consistently asked at recent demos if I teach classes I have decided to take the plunge and offer one-to-one tuition or small group classes during October and November from my home at Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.  These will be Christmas Card based and will be priced according to which card/cards you want to make. Click here for more details!!