Freddie’s motorbike

A friend at work asked me to make a card for her son who is into motorbikes. This is what I came up with.

I’m really pleased with it. the motorbike is from a men’s set that was on a magazine a while ago along with the background stamp which I’ve used to create the card background. I stamped the background stamp in three colours, slightly offset from each previous colour to give the background effect.

The letters for Freddie’s name were die cut from black card and then randomly inked with blue and then some gold finger wax added. I think they’re great and look kind of rusty.

I stamped the sentiment onto the mat “time to celebrate” and die cut the “just for you”. Then finally I drew some lines around the mat and the card edge to frame.

Dream Valley Challenge #217 – Spots and Dots

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For this challenge I’ve chosen to use a combination of Spectrum Noir and Chameleon pens to colour this cute image. The Spectrum Noir pens I used were IG1, IG2, IG4, LV3, LV2, LV1, PL5, PL4, PL2 and the Chameleon pens I used were PK4, PK5, VO4, PR4. I’ve stamped a sentiment onto the corner of the image mat and then drawn some framing lines with a Zig pen. The image and the grey spotted mat are both matted onto black card and then the base card (which is also spotted).

TTCRD anything goes challenge – 14th January 2020

Come and join us for the latest challenge from Through the craft room door (TTCRD) This time our sponsor is JJ 29 again by Bugaboo Digi stamps.

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My mum is always saying she’s 29 so when I saw this image it made me smile! I’m sure she will love her card (but sssshhhhhhhh it’s not her birthday until the 18th so I’m hoping she doesn’t see it until then!).


The image was printed out and coloured with Chameleon pens. Glossy accents was then added on the glass and the glasses. I added some ink around the image on white can be quite stark on a darker background,  this I felt helped tone in with the pens and to soften the harness of the white on the background. The background is one I printed a long time ago from Trimgym’s digistamps, papers and images but after printing it out I felt it didn’t fit the project at that time. So I found this out and decided this was the project for it – thanks Jo for the background image.

I would like to enter this for the following challenge: Week 2 Anything Goes challenge.

Friends we choose…..

This is a card I made with some new stamps I ordered made by Clarity Stamp. I loved them when I saw Barbara Gray demonstrating them. My daughter’s friend is doing A level art and they have been friends since they were at nursery together so I wanted to make something special for her to give to her long term friend. They don’t see each other every day so it’s so nice that they still keep in touch.


I chose to go simple, but I think that it was a really effective card. It is all coloured with the pencil crayons you see in the picture. I hope that you like the card and the stamps too.

Dream Valley Challenge #216 – New…

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My card is for a new job this time. I coloured the digital image with my Chameleon pens (BL4, NU00, NU2, GC8, YO3, WG7, BV2, NG4, CG5). I had a die cut lying around with I topped onto an ombré piece of card to compliment the colours id chosen to colour the image. I again used complimentary distress inks (salty ocean and dusty concord) to edge the sentiment and the digital image. I like things to tone together! All of this was mounted up onto a black and white base card cut to size, just under 6″ x just under 7″.

Lavinia style card

For my daughters birthday I thought I would try and use these stamps you see here.

The background is inked with distress oxide inks (seedless preserves, evergreen bough, broken china, chipped sapphire, black soot) which I’ve bended and then on top of that I have stamped with the “black soot”. I then stamped the sentiment phrase with Stāz On in Jet Black as I wanted this to stand out a little more rather than blend in. I really like the look of this and hope to try some more like this.

CRAFT challenge #539 – Christmas

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This is the last challenge of 2019, and also the last challenge of the decade! I’ve used a combination of techniques for this card, and the plan didn’t start out that way it just evolved! So there’s the cute digital image, there’s stamping and inking, there’s die cutting, there’s even a peel off strip and some glitter on top of a 2-way glue pen.

Firstly I coloured the image with some alcohol markers. I think used a 2-way glue pen to cover the hat brim and the Pom Pom and covered these in glitter. I then die cut the image to make a topped and inked around the edge with some distress oxide ink. With the same ink I stamped snowflakes onto the card blank. I stuff an off cut of a First Edition paper onto the left hand side of the card and cut this to follow the scallops around the card base.

Where the edge of this met the snowflake stamping I added a black glitter peel off strip. Onto a spare piece of card I stamped 3 baubles which I coloured with the distress oxide ink, and glittered the pattern on them. Onto the base card I stamped the hanging strings and stuck the baubles at the bottom of each string. The topper image was stuck below these and the pink glittery die cut was stuck towards the left along with 3 gems. Finally in the bottom right hand corner I stamped a sentiment.

I hope that everyone has a happy festive break and that 2020 brings you all that you wish for.

CRAFT challenge #538 – Christmas

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I love this embossing folder and used glitter card for this Christmas challenge so that it was like snow and white Christmas flowers that the dear was peering through.

I added glitter glue around the edge of the embossed mat to frame the image mat. Some glittered holly leaves, a stamped Christmas post postmark and some berries which I made with a hot glue gun and a glitter glue stick.