One Layer Kraft

Hi Everybody,

just a quick post featuring the card I made for my hubby’s birthday in two week’s time.

He is very muck a CAS-Man and he loves trees …

This is what I came up with:

Trees on Kraft 1


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Less is More – more than one stamp, I used a total of 5 stamps

One Layer Simplicity – I’ve been framed, went for stitched border/frame

Allsorts – For the Guys

Cardz4Guyz – Father’s Day/Men in your Life,  went with the Man in my Life

For more information, please watch my Craft-Along-Tutorial Stamping on Kraft Card.

The above card evolved out of this one, which was my original idea to try and do something with running paint as Nick’s been decorating, but I thought it would be a little busy for his liking. See what you think …

Trees on Kraft 2

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments. They are all very much appreciated.

Bye for now and Happy Crafting!!! 🙂



VIGNETTE Tree Silhouettes and PATCHWORK FRENZY Graphic Squares stamp sets by STAMPlorations

white craft ink, smokey slate and sahara sand dye inks by Stampin’Up!

black memento and black versacolour inks from stash


ATSM Challenge 98

Hi Everybody, Thanks so much for your lovely comments. They were all very much appreciated.

It is Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More …  Challenge #98 – Holiday!!! Please take the time to check out the full details of the challenges and their rules, which can be found here.

Kathryne from StampArt Design is back with us again this week as our sponsor. 

and the winner will receive 5 digis from her store.

Here it is my DT piece for our Holiday Challenge …



I used one of Kathryne’s images called ‘Alannah and Snowman’ and went for a girly pink & green Christmas theme.

I simply sized, printed and coloured Alannah using my promarkers. layered it onto a piece of green card, some pink DSP and my white base card before adding a frost border die cut (Memory Box) and finishing off by adding some sequins and glitter glue.

Hope that you feel inspired to enter this week’s ‘Holiday’ challenge at ATSM, please pop over and see all the other creations of the fabulous ATSM DT Team.
Please join the fun … look forward to seeing your creations … and
Happy Crafting!!!!

Sketch 13 Challenge at STAMPlorations

Hello Everybody,

It is time again for another Sketch Challenge at STAMPlorations. Thanks to everybody who entered our last sketch challenge. We had some great entries.

We’re also welcoming Monika from the sunny land of Oz as our guest designer for this challenge!!!

… and here is the sketch to take your inspiration from:


This challenge will run until 13th June and the winner will be announced on the 15st June!

Again there is a lot of scope in this sketch as you can see from the fabulous creations of my teamies on the STAMPlorations Challenge Blog. I personally came up with the following interpretation using SENTIMENT BUILDER Happy, VIGNETTE Retro Mod Shapes and Chevron & Arrows.  😀 …

retro happy

As you can see I went all dotty on you with some bright cheery colours.

First I covered my strips using masking tape, then I sponged my background using crisp cantaloupe ink and a dotty stencil, removed my tape and added the lines and faux stitching with a fine liner pen. I then stamped my sentiment in strawberry slush and black, did some more masking and stamped the pink circles (strawberry slush). I punched three 3/4″ circles and stamped the green circles (pistachio pudding and coastal cabana) before layering them onto my card and finishing off with some sequins.

Well I just managed to sneak in a second card …

Grungy Birthday

For this grungy birthday card I worked with the VIGNETTE Grunge Floral Strips which I stamped in smoky grey on my blue base card and the SENTIMENT BUILDER Happy which is stamped in black and hot pink. I then simply die cut some swirls punched a couple of white flowers and a heart shape from scrap.

TIP: The beauty about solid shapes is that you can easily alter them as I’ve done with the heart by including the swirly bit from my scrap (leftover from die cutting). I dabbed my shapes directly onto the ink pad to add texture and shading (hot pink for the heart and rose red for the flowers).

Sorry I haven’t done any tutorials of late, but I am still re-organising the craft space. The good news is it should be finished in a couple of weeks … at least that’s the plan.

For now I hope you like my cards and feel inspired by my little tips and tricks …

Please pop over to the Challenge Blog to see the amazing projects that my DT Teamies have created … and of course … to join in the fun. The winner will receive 3 digital products from our sponsor All About Scrapping and will be invited to be our Guest Designer for one of our Sketch Challenges.

As always there is a twist … If you enter all three challenges in June you’ll be entered in a prize draw to win 3 fab stencils. More details are on the STAMPloratios Blog. Will update you with a picture tonight when I get in from work.
Happy Stamping!!! 😀

What else I used

dotty stencil by Stamposaurus

swirl cutting die – freebie from Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine past issue

hot pink pigment ink by Dovecraft

black memento from stash

heart and flower punch plus other inks by Stampin’Up!