Monday, 30 January 2012


I have some paper smooches to share today.

This one uses the cute party posse set from Paper smooches.

This card uses the helping hands set.
You can check out all of the paper smooches stamps here.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Holy City

I've used another Smeared Ink stamp from the Holy City sheet available in the shop here to make a card to share with you today.

I tried to keep the colours subdued but not too dark:

Materials used:
Papermania card, MAMBI paper, Papermania paper
Smeared Ink stamp (as above), black Archival ink, Prismacolor pencils
Prima flowers, flower centre and lace
vintage buttons.

Thanks for visiting!
Jo xx

Friday, 27 January 2012

Get well soon

Morning all! Emily has stocked up on some new stamps, including in the very cute Paper Smooches range:

For this card, I've used the new 'Healthy Vibes' set which I just love!

Check out the stock!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Smeared Ink tag

After sharing a Smeared Ink card last week, this week I've made a tag using a stamp each from the "Holy City" and "As Death" sets available in the shop here.

I stamped the church image on to watercolour paper using Archival ink and then used Derwent Inktense pencils to add colour before using a water brush over them. I then stamped the quote from the As Death set on to another piece of watercolour paper before adding a colour pencil wash over the top.

Materials used:
watercolour paper, Papermania papers
Smeared Ink stamps (as above), black Archival ink, Derwent Inktense pencils
Prima lace
crinkled silk ribbon, ribbon charm, brooch back, beads, black fineliner pen.

As always, thanks for visiting!
Jo xx

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Sponsoring The One Stop Craft Challenge

Just to let you know that we, along with Fred She Said digital designs are sponsoring this week's challenge over at One Stop Craft Challenge which you will find here: Challenge #166.

You'll need to make a card for the theme to be in with a chance of winning a £10 voucher to spend in our shop where we have stamps to suit every taste.

2 of our DT have made cards for this challenge:

Jo's card uses the Itty Bitty stamp "relax.renew.restore"

Kate's card uses
Sally's ABC  and Bon voyage from Lawn fawn.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Born to fly

Morning All! I've got a 'mash up' of Unity stamps for you today:

 Stamps: Itty Bitty Adventurous
Store Kit Life Becoming
Bella Blvd Mr Boy

Throw is some copic markers.....and voila!

Have a happy Friday,

Thursday, 19 January 2012

April Showers!!

Hi there...
I have a couple of small cards to show you today made with the FAB 'April Showers' set by Flourishes and available from the lovely Emily here
These were made with one sheet of A4 card...folded in half and then cut in half the other way....
I used my ProMarkers to colour this image...

and water colour pens for this one....
I have been lucky enough to receive some Smeared Ink Rubba today from Emily, so will be playing with those for next weeks post.....
Thanks for looking and I'll see you soon......
She xx

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

New paper smooches

All new paper smooches are now in stock. 
So of course i have had to get some inked up.

This card uses Helping hands

This card uses Party posse.
Don't forget that Smeared ink are also back in stock and you can find them here.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

As Death

Have you seen the fab Smeared ink stamps in the shop? I used a stamp from the "As Death" set for my card today:

I stamped the image on to a piece of lightly patterned Prima papers and then layered various papers and then sewed them leaving the loose threads showing. To embellish I sewed on some green lace and then added a glass vialed bottle with into which I poured some green glitter:

Materials used:
Papermill cardstock, Prima Printery papers
Smeared Ink stamp (as above), black Archival ink
lace, metal clip, Lakeland glitter, glass bottle.

Thanks for visiting!
Jo xx

Friday, 13 January 2012

Put on Your Party Hats!

Hi Everyone! Today's share is a cute little birthday card:

Stamps: Unity Itty Bitty Happy Chick Birthday
and Ippity Party Hat Wishes 

I used the chick stamp to repeat the image motive and added a different sentiment. I paper pieced the hats, coloured the chicks with promarkers and added some stithcing and glossy accents. Here's the sentiment that comes with the stamp:

Did you know that Emily is selling ALL of her ippity stock off at HALF price?! When it's gone, it's gone, so do head over to the ippity inspiration blog for details.

Have a great Friday!

Thursday, 12 January 2012


Hi there...
Sorry this is so late.....busy working....
I have a couple of really quick and easy cards to show you using the Sunflower stamps by Flourishes...normally available from the lovely Emily here  Really sorry Em, I was torn between them and the Gerbera one...
The first one is a single layer card with just a bit of gold embossing round the edge...

I just added some ribbon to this one... Both are coloured with my Momento pens...

I will be getting a bit more inky and messy for next week...
Thanks for looking and I'll catch up with you soon..
She xx

Tuesday, 10 January 2012


A simple idea using Sally's ABC's from Lawn fawn.
I coloured each stamp separately using a mixture of pens including Zig pens.
And stamped randomly. 
Thanks for looking.
Zig pens can be found here
Sallys ABC's can be found here.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Tea time

I have a tag to share with you today using the gorgeous Unity/ Webster's Pages Itty Bitty stamp "It's the Little Things" available in the shop here.

I covered a tag with Prima papers and then stamped the image on to another paper before shading with pencils.

Materials used:
Prima papers, Unity stamp (as above), black Archival ink, Prismacolor pencils
CraftWork clock embellishment, Doodlebug glitter brad, My Mind's Eye button
lace, ribbon, beaded string

Thanks for visiting!
Jo xx

Friday, 6 January 2012

Time for Thanks

Happy New Year Everyone!

I had a little rest over the Christmas break and have come back just in time for the thank you cards! I'm still obsessed with the 'Alphadots' stamp set from Paper Smooches, as you can see:

 I combined the letters with coloured strips of card and matching buttons. 

Hoping you all had lots to be thankful for over Christmas, 

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Dear sweet kind

A quick and simple card today,
 Using the fabulous quirky alphabet set from..... 

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Thanks for being sweet.

Now that Christmas and all the festivity's are over for another year its time to get cracking on those much needed "Thank you" cards.

I used papers from Echo park and made lolly pops to match those on the stamp using bakers twine.
I have used This set.....

From Lawn fawn and is available to buy here.
Thanks for looking.