Monday 26 August 2019

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta

I'm over at Magenta with my Pan Pastels and Gouache paint again, I just can't put them down 😏

Stamps and Stencils used

Bird on Branch - By Marie-Ève Trudeau
Bird on Branch -[37.285.P]
TM296 Bamboos
TM296 Bamboos [TM296]
MC01 - Blossoms
MC01 - Blossoms [MC01]
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday [07.997.F]

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb white Mixed Media
Ink: Ranger Archival Black,Ranger Distress
Accessories: Pan Pastels, stencils, Gouache watercolours
Techniques: Pan Paste

Monday 19 August 2019

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta

I'm over at Magenta playing with some Gouache (pronounced GWOSH) watercolour paints.
What's that you ask?  Come on over and find out.
I love them so much you are probably going to see a few more posts using them.

I used the following stamps and stencils

Galaxy Cluster

 Galaxy Cluster


Old Script
Old Script

Daffodil Trio in Vase

  Daffodil Trio in Vase

TM297 Shell Texture
 TM297 Shell Texture

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Watercolour, 110lb White, Black
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Stencils, Gouache watercolours, pencils, MISTI
Techniques: Watercolouring, gelli plate, stencilling

Saturday 17 August 2019

Paper Towel Ink Transfer

Hi everyone I thought I would play along with a few challenge and CAS Mix up gave me the inspiration to use a Paper towel, check out the challenge for a few ways to use paper towel on your cards.
 For my card, I pulled a paper towel out of  my spray box, the ones that catch the drips. I sprayed the paper towel with water and pressed it on to some mixed media card stock. I then stamped this magenta flower heart on the card stock and used Gouache watercoours on the flower and then re-stamped it after painting. I touched it up a with some Lyra pencils.

this is a close up of the texture from the paper towel and my Gouache watercolour paints.

I'm entering this for the following challenges

CAS Mix up Paper towel 

Water cooler Wedensday all about occasions

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The flower Challenge (favourite flower Gerbera Daisy)

 We would love you to display our badge ;)

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta (flower heart) Sentiment (Happy Birthday)
Paper: Mixed Media, 110lb White
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Gouache watercolours, Lyra pencils
Techniques: Paper towel ink transfer, watercolouring, pencil colouring

CAS Christmas Mid Month Reminder

Hi everyone,  it's time for  CAS Christmas Card Challenge mid month reminder and our host Loll is asking us to make a Glittery Christmas card.

Our Guest Designer this month is Michelle (Seashell Creations), drop by and check out her beautiful card along with all the cards from the Design team for some Christmas inspiration.

I seem to be on a black and white roll with a touch of sparkle for this months challenge. My card is a stencilled wreath by Magenta and I've used some Prima Art Extravagance Unicorn paste. The paste has mica flakes, wow they really have a glittery shine to them. FYI some of the mica flakes are large so may not go through  small stencil holes.

Don't you love that holographic glittery effect😀

Card Recipe
Stamps: Sentiment (Crafter's Companion Sarah Davies)
Paper: 110lb White, Black
Ink: Ranger archival black
Accessories: Magenta wreath stencil, Prima Unicorn Paste,
Techniques: Stencilling

Monday 12 August 2019

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta

Hi everyone, I'm over at Magenta with a few more mono print backgrounds and this great dandelion stamp. Come on over and check them out. 
I created the two backgrounds during my session at our Craft Retreat 2019 in May. In one of my sessions I showed everyone how to use Distress and Distress Oxide inks, stamps and stencils on a gelli plate.

Here are the stamps and stencils used

Old Script
Old Script[24.012.J]

MC49 Crazy Texture
MC49 Crazy Texture[MC49]
 Daisy - Small
Daisy - Small[48.017.K]

 Dandelion Trio
Dandelion Trio[0762.P]

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb White, Black, Coated card
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxide, Versamark, Ranger Archival
Accessories: MISTI, Stencil, White embossing powder
Techniques: Gelli print, Heat embossing, Stencilling

Monday 5 August 2019

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta playing with some alcohol inks and Alcohol lifting ink.

Petal Flourish - Flowers and Leaves

 Old Script
Old Script [24.012.J]

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Yupo, Black, Kraft, 110lb white
Ink: Alcohol lifting ink
Accessories: MISTI
Techniques: Alcohol ink lifting

Saturday 3 August 2019

CAS Christmas Augusts Sparkle

Hi Everyone it's time for CAS Christmas monthly Christmas Card Challenge and this month Loll is our host and she wants us to put some Glitter on our cards.

Come join the Design Team and our Guest Designer is Michelle of Seashells Creations in having some glittery fun.

For my card I used a Stampendous Decor extra large stamp snowflake background stamp and Ranger Black sparkle embossing powder and stamped this great Kaye Foley sentiment and die cut it with a tag die.

You can just about see the wonderful mix of glitter in the embossing powder in this image, it's so pretty IRL

I hope you join us this month in creating some fun glittery Christmas cards.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Stampendous Snowflake Background, Kaye Foley Sentiment
Paper: 110lb white, Black,
Ink:Versamark, Ranger Archival Black
Accessories: Tag Die (MFT)  Ranger Black sparkle Embossing powder, pop up dots, Silver thread.
Techniques: Heat embossing

Friday 2 August 2019

September Craft Stampers Magazing

Hi Everyone, I'm so excited to tell you I have a card featured in Craft Stampers Magazine. It was one I created at out retreat in May which will be in Septembers Edition (in the stores on the 1st of August)

Nancy showed us a cut up technique for our card fronts, as I was working on it I noticed the theme for Craft Stampers readers submissions for the September magazine was the sea. I had used some Impression Obsession sea shell stamps and found the perfect mix of colours for the Submission so I emailed a picture of the card to Trish at Craft Stampers, she immediately emailed me back to say it had been accepted. Whoo hooo 👍

This is the image from Craft stampers

And this is the full image of my card using the Cut up Technique.

Craft Stampers Magazine is available by subscription (overseas subscriptions are also available) at, single print copies are available from .
 For those who prefer digital copies they can be ordered from

Card Recipe
Stamps: Impression Obsession
Paper: Watercolouring,
Ink: Distress ink, Ranger archival ink
Accessories: MISTI stamp repositioner
Techniques: Watercolouring, Cut technique