Iain’s birthday card


Our very dear friend Iain has had a pretty hard time over the past 7 months recovering from a stroke and adjusting to his new way of life. He is doing so extremely well – no surprise there given his inner strength, his faith, his wife Ruth and all his family and friends, not to mention his sense of humour. Happy birthday Iain.

Inks: Memento black and copic pens to colour
Card: tartan paper, stampin up old olive card and summer picnic paper
Stamps: Stampin up Golden oldies

Lizzie’s cards

Happy Birthday Lizzie

I knew Lizzie had been wanting to try Willie’s delectable chocolate so I bought a little gift bag to present Willie’s chocolate and made the card and label using the same colours as the bag.

Inks: Versamark clear ink with silver embossing powder and copics to colour
Card: white card, black card, silver patterned vellum
Stamps: Stampin up Curvy verses and Yummy, Elusive images Oriental theme plate-A better place (flower), Inkadinkado Morphic bugs, Anna Griffin flourish
Other: Ribbon, dragonfly charm, gems


After seeing a card in the Simply cards and papercraft magazine by Su Pennick, I just had to do one similar for Lizzie from Chiquo. Lizzie used to be a punk (years ago…) so the anarchy card was a must. I used some of Su’s design ideas but changed a few things just to be different.

Inks: Distress ink Black soot, Brilliance Rocket red
Card: Black card, white crumpled paper, tartan paper
Other: chain, square brads, safety pins, black plastic (from bin linner as punks used to wear bin liners!), lolipop sticks and bottom of a bottle to stamp the symbol, computer generated greeting


Here is my entry to Carolyn’s challenge – cafe culture. The photo was a strange colour in the first place as it was a very bright sunny day and we are all sitting outside a Belgian cafe. The Grand Prix circuit at Spa-Francorchamps is situated in beautiful surroundings and the riders have to contend with steep hills and forests (creating dark and bright areas) and it uses part of the main road too. We had wonderful weather, race day was especially glorious, and we had a fabulous holiday but this is the only photo I have to remember it by.

Inks: Adirondack woodlands, Versafine onyx black, Brilliance pearlescent ivy
Card: white, Bo-Bunny Beau jardin bleu, dark green
Stamps: Dimensional Forth Ltd. Motorcycle racers, stampin up Loads of love (tree) and background sanded
Other: images: Stella Artois and circuit map from web, ribbon and brads

Drastic Fantastic


It was October 2007 when Harry and I saw KT Tunstall live at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh and yes she was FANTASTIC! I wanted to make a scrapbook page using my concert ticket , the CD cover (inside) and a few photos. I am hopeless at taking photos at these kind of events so I had to go on the scrounge. Many thanks to Martyn who very kindly gave me permission to use a few of his fabulous KT photos.
As I am setting this week CBC challenge – the theme is ‘just the ticket’ so pop in and join in with the challenge.

Inks: Distress inks fired brick and peeled paint
Card: Bo-Bunny’s back to backs My darling blooms and Ella precocious, scan of CD cover, white
Stamps: Elusive images Funky doodles fresh
Other: Tim Holtz hinged clip and grunge board flourish, stickles, domed embellishment, concert ticket and photos



I also made this card as another idea for using a ticket. This card is for Stuart who will be 12 years old in a couple of weeks. The ticket is one from Carolyn’s downloads (I tweaked it a little but kept the overall design) .

Inks: Distress ink fired brick, Versafine onyx black
Card: Bo-Bunny Ella precocious, white, black
Stamps: Stampin up backgound canvas, Stampers anonymous Urban tapestry
Other: ticket, black brads

Out and about card


Happy Birthday Callum
17 today – Callum can now get out and about in his car and take some driving lessons.

Inks: black document ink, copics to colour
Card: white, blue, DCWV Pocket full of posies matstack
Stamps: Stampin up loads of love and accessories, Basic grey flourish corners, The artistic stamper the open road, Papertreyink out on a limb (original set) birthday wishes
Other: stampin up tag and scallop punch, stripy ribbon


Seaside wedding card


Our wedding card for Angharad and Hugh who were married today at Polhawn Fort.
I wanted to make it a sea side theme so used stamped images of shells and a few small real shells as embellishments.

Inks: Stazon Timber brown, Archival coffee, Versafine onyx black, marvy pens to colour and bleach to lift off colour, tiny bit of sparkle to parts of the plants
Card: White aperture card, white watercolour paper
Stamps: Stampin up curvy verse and pocket silhouettes, The Artistic stamper seaside No1
Other: thick string, shells, glossy accents, sand




The ukstamper’s ATC swap this month has the theme of friendship so here are my 3 to swap.

Inks: black versafine, various Prisma pencils and sansador, silver highlight pen
Stamps: Stampin up Loads of love (and accessories)
Inks: black versafine, various Prisma pencils and sansador, black gelly glaze pen, silver highlight pen, black stazon
Stamps: Stampin up sanded background, part of Hero Arts friends forever, Woodware (Francoise Read) a dog’s life
Other: silver metal foil
Inks: black versafine, red Marvy pen, green Marvy pen, Distress ink peeled paint
Stamps: Magenta small border stamp, quote is from a stamp sheet of quotes (unknown origin)
Other: silver wire butterfly embellishment

Pocket full of posies challenge


It is my friend Pat’s birthday on Friday so I made her card to fit this CBCC080 challenge. The pocket is made from bright yellow vellum and you pull the flower up to reveal the message.

Inks: Versafine onyx black, Colorbox fluid chalk sunflower yellow
Stamps: Stampin up birthday wishes, Sugar Nellie flowers and kitty, The Artistic stamper Stitchels Daisy dot and Dashy dot
Colouring: Prisma pencils and whispers pens

Water colour dragonfly


I made this card a few days ago for a friend’s birthday using the water colour technique on Tim Holtz blog September 2008 technique challenge

Inks: Adirondack; red pepper, bottle, lettuce, oregano, stream, stonewashed, terra cotta and wild plum, and Archival coffee for the quote
Stamps: Lavinia stamps dandelion, Stampin up Pocket silhouettes and a free dragonfly stamp from craft stamper (I think)
Cards stock: old olive, plain white and scraps of brown paper
The scrap of paper and a beige brad have been coated in embossing ink and distress powder to give a nice texture to the embellishment..