Crazy Amigos Ink and water Challenge

Just had to come up and make this card because I’ve been thinking about it all day.  I know it’s very simple, but I really like it.  I used Ecoline inks.  Don’t you just love these words?  Thank you Mary 🙂

feeling blue


Grunge Day

Last minute Queen again – just finished my Grunge ATCs for KCUK and made a card while I was at it, lol 🙂  Enjoyed this – used my scratch paper from Saturday night – just added gesso, more inks, stamping and embossing.

grunge atc 1
grunge atc 2
grunge atc 3
grunge atc 4
grunge 1

While I remember…

As a total aside (Grunge ATCs tomorrow!)I took a photo of a few of the girls who’d escaped from the NEC for a breather, then some kind soul offered to take another one, with me in it, so here are both.


For those of you who know her blog, that’s Neet, second from the right hand side at the back – dwarfing the rest of us.  I hope I’m not in trouble now because Carmel hates people to see her photo.


NEC Stash

At the last minute, I was offered a ticket and a place on the coach to the NEC, with some of the girls from Stamp Club and I got more stash!!!!  Here are a few of the results of my Saturday evening playtime at the kitchen table, using some new Distress inks, Alcohol inks, Paperartsy, Inkadinkado and Penny Black stamps and a Cuttlebug embossing folder.



secret garden




embossing close up

On another note, I heard my first chiff chaff yesterday, at Moore Park, so Spring is officially here – even if it doesn’t feel that way!

Birthday toys…

Couldn’t resist having a VERY quick play with my Birthday toys in between friend and family visits, so grabbing whatever was nearest (stamped at the kitchen table with whatever I could find from my ‘stash’ hidden underneath) – anyway, here are a few of my new toys – including Crushed Olive Distress ink (I like this colour) from the lovely Lottie and some fab new stamps from Dot, Mary (second Mum) and Aunty Mary.

birthday play 2       birthday play 1

Thank you VERY much, peeps!  I’m overwhelmed by the fab cards and bits I opened today – will get photos and upload (both here and to KCUK) ASAP.

Simple birthday wishes

celebrate flowers 
The background is stamped in Versamagic inks – scrummy, spring like pastel colours – using Hero Arts Shadow stamps and Text stamps.  The other two stamps are from Stampin Up and make really good, quick cards. The Flowers are embossed.


dream flower

I love this background – watercolours on watercolour paper, gessoed then sprayed with Gold webbing – so I decided to keep it pretty simple.