Spring has sprung

It’s cloudy and grey here (again) after a week of bright sunshine and glorious clear skies but at least we still have more light, which is the best part of Spring! I love Spring.

Two more cards made using Versamark Resist, using different colours and slightly different designs.  I’d forgotten how much I love glossy card, but I must reink my Stazon – again!  I used Memories Black on yesterday’s but it doesn’t dry quite as crisply as Stazon.

I love this colour combination but haven’t used it for a while.  It’s Watermelon and Terracotta, with some rust and a bit of Sunshine Yellow (Adirondack).  The only problem with Adirondacks is that they do fade over time.  Back to two of my favourite themes – flowers and birds. I really love this Unity flower plate and use it often, in so many different ways.  I’ve also used my favourite flutterby and postmark stamps on this, with a great background mesh stamp I’ve had since I started stamping a LONG time ago – I think it was from Stamporium.

each flower is a soul

I have no idea where ‘the rite of spring’ comes from but I love this stamp.  Love these birds from Artistic Outpost and I sneaked a leaf or two in.  [Just realised the ‘rite of spring’ stamp is also from Artistic Outpost!]


Rainbow Lady Challenge – Butterflies

Three Muses – Spring

Have a great weekend!



How Can I Resist?

Versamark resist on glossy card has always been my favourite technique so I’m being self indulgent today’.  I’m also revisiting a design I use often.


Think Spring

More beautiful weather here, and my last day to play before I go back to work after being off sick for a couple of weeks, so I’m Spring and flower focused today.

spring flowers

I’m also a bit mica powder happy, having forgotten how much I used to love them.

spring flowers 2

I went upstairs to do some resist, having a sudden strong yearning for my favourite technique, but didn’t get very far, although I did stamp some of my favourite Unity flowers in readiness.  I did a bit of journalling in very pretty paler colours but I’m not going to upload some of it and the rest isn’t quite finished because it’s for my April Calendar pages.

It was my birthday on Saturday and I’m feeling very blessed with all the cards and gifts I received, not to mention being treated to a brilliant afternoon and evening out, seeing one of my favourite bands and having a wonderful meal in a Pan Asian restaurant with my three favourite people!  So, I’ve been getting some Blog Candy ready – in fact, most of it was ready before my birthday and I had intended uploading on the day, but time ran away with me and I didn’t quite get it ready.  

Watch this space…

Have a great week, everyone!


Using stash

I’ve been playing around with some of the remnants of my Glimmer Mists, using up the ones with very little ink left in them and this is one of the results.

green flutterby

The bigger white circles are white embossed Hero Arts Dot stamps and I scattered a bit of gold embossing powder over it, heating from the bottom, then edged with Krylon pen, which was also gold embossed.

The photo is a little closer to the colours and shows the glimmer a little.

green flutterby glimmer

I’m definitely enjoying rediscovering my Paperartsy stamps at the moment.

I’m linking this to the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge, which is ‘Show your handmade backgrounds.’


Happy Mother’s Day!

It’s Mothering Sunday in the UK, so I hope you’ve all been spoiled!

It’s been beautiful here, today – a little chilly but the sky’s been blue, the sun’s been shining and the birds have been serenading most of the day.  I’d love to have gone out for some fresh air and a bit of exercise, but unfortunately had to wait in for a visitor who didn’t actually arrive and only let me know late.  Hey ho – I could’ve gone compost hunting if I’d known and done some planting, even if I didn’t get to go walking, but at least I  managed to do a bit of stamping.

Firstly I did another Wings ATC, although I messed up my little birdie by adding a bit too much white pen, so might just redo this.

wings 4 

Redone version – he actually looks better with more lighter feathers but not when it was so badly done.

wings 4b

Then I used one of my favourite stamps (Paperartsy numbers) to finish a background in greens and stamped with one of my favourite collage images (Stamp Out Cute) which is HUMONGOUS but I only used part of it.

tulip tag

And this one is all Netty’s fault  (he, he) for showing us a Tatty Button image – I fell in love with her and it’s so not my style, but I think they’re really cute. Anyway, I knew I had the perfect words for this one, so I made this and even used Twinklers to colour it – haven’t used those for about 6 years!

under weather

Finally, I finished off an ATC I started about a year ago.


Hope you’ve all had a great weekend!


Wings ATCS

I seem to have gone off ATCs…. although I enjoyed playing with more Paperartsy images and three from the Artistic Outpost plate I haven’t yet used.   BUT I decided to try some Wings ATCs for a swap over on Paperplay and here they are, despite the fact that I’m not a bit happy with them. and at this point in time, want to do another couple.  I’m in a bright and pastel mood, I think and because I’m still using old backgrounds (with loads more to go yet – uggh!) they seem so dark, although I did try to lighten the angel one a bit.  Might try a bit of bleach next time 🙂