Chrysanthemum skull, fuchsia and backgrounds.

Hi there, and thank you for stopping by. Today sees Stamp Addicts back on tv and these are some of my samples I’ve made for the show. You’ll also find these on Instagram @d_e_crafts so I hope you’ll follow my creativity and leave a message!

Chrysanthemum skull

The chrysanthemum skull rubber stamp is a deeply etched and as you’ll see it’s very detailed. I’ve used distress inks here to watercolour this image and have added a second layer which is raised as you’ll see below.

In the background you’ll also see the background which is “porcelain”, stamped in black onto grey water-coloured ink.

Another sample with the porcelain background is this one:

Porcelain background

More of the skulls and also some of the sentiments from Stamp Addicts

Chrysanthemum skull with lace border

The other stamp for this show is a fuchsia and this one also features another background “papyrus”. For this image I’ve cut several layers of the flower and decoupaged it up to give it some depth.

The last card below also uses the papyrus background as well as some keys which are also Stamp Addicts rubber stamps. Instead of stamping the papyrus as one whole background this time I’ve inked a section and used that section to fill the card from. This gives a more random pattern.

I hope you liked the stamps and the samples. Let me know if you have any questions and I’m happy to let you know what I’ve used and answer any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!


Skully lovers and gothic border

Hi there, I wanted to write a blog post to show you some of the latest stamps I was working with from Stamp Addicts. These were featured in their latest tv show on 29th March 2022 on Create and Craft.

This first card is using “gothic border” which I’ve placed back to back as a focal point down the card. It’s stamped with 3 distress oxide inks to give some interest and variation in colour so that it wasn’t so ‘flat’.

Again using the gothic border we have a simply edged card that would work for a wedding or an anniversary. simple but classy.

Another way of using the border allows you to create a square and looks like it could be corners rather than a border.

Moving on to the Skully lovers I’ve also used the gothic border in the background building up a stamped backdrop with distress oxide inks. I’ve then fussy cut the skulls and flowers as the facial image and raised and shaped this on silicone glue.

And on the inner panel I’ve stamped the border randomly to coordinate.

The image below is a little more dark and looks like it’s got a lace touch to the edges by using the top of the gothic border.

Last but not least, a card using the skully lovers coloured with pencils, mounted onto a black and white rose background put though a heart embossing folder and tinted with red ink.

Let me know what you think and hopefully this has given you some inspiration.


Stamp Addicts DT


So now that we’ve been back to work for a couple of weeks it’s like the Christmas break never happened. Do you ever feel like that? 😞

The sponsor for the CRAFT challenge #624 is Trimgym, who is the coordinator for our CRAFT challenge group and the theme is Anything Goes (ATG). Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Cream 6×6” scallop edged 300gsm base card
  • Digital image
  • Chameleon pens (BV2, GR1, BL4, VO2)
  • Bead curtain cling rubber stamp from Stamp Addicts by JudiKins USA
  • Happy birthday you old bird stamp from Stamp Addicts
  • Distress Oxide “Stormy Sky”

For this card I stamped the bead curtain onto a spare piece of card to create a topper which I’ve also edged with the ink to give more of a focus to that panel.

Onto another piece of card I printed the digital image of the seahorse, fussy cut it and coloured it with the listed Chameleon pens. I wanted subtle colours and I think that these work well.

To finish off I also added the sentiment “Happy Birthday”, but this was taken from a stamp that actually has a second line which I’ve masked so that this didn’t get inked just leaving the section I wanted to use.

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Christmas the last stretch!

The sponsor for the CRAFT challenge #622 is Colour of Love and the theme is Christmas. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

The image has been coloured with Chameleon pens. With the tree I wanted some variation in colour so I’ve added glitter to every other layer. In each of the 2 corners I added a snowflake corner stamp and some word stamps to help frame the image. Then I inked with the Iced Spruce and stamped with the snowflake stamp on the base card.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • White 5.5×6.5” 300gsm base card
  • Digital image
  • “Iced Spruce” distress oxide ink
  • Chameleon pens (NU2, NU00, GR1, NU3, PK3, BR1, BG3, WG3, NG4, BG4, BL3)
  • Nuvo Glitter drops (Silver Moondust, Spring Frost)
  • Silver Star Gelly Roll pen
  • Crafty Roo snowflake corner stamp and word stamps
  • Stamp Addicts snowflake stamp

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Dream Valley Challenge #229 – Christmas in July

Come over to the Dream Valley challenge and join us for our latest challenge. Our sponsor this time is Crafty Ribbons.

For this card I’ve used stamps from Stamp Addicts – the bird and one of their wavy sentiments. I stamped the bird onto some tan coloured card, then watercolored and added some red and brown distress inks to colour him like a robin since this is a Christmas challenge. The background paper is one from Dovecraft.

TTCRD anything goes challenge – 30th June 2020

Come and join us for the latest challenge from Through the craft room door (TTCRD). Our sponsor this time is Knitty Kitty.

I chose to use some 3D decoupage this week from docrafts Papermania “On Safari” range. I layered up the image with Pinflair glue gel, stamped a sentiment from the Stamp Addicts new clear wavy Sentiments stamps. Behind the image I’ve also added a branch which I had lying around. I split this in two to come out from both sides of the image. I felt in proportion with was more like a tree than a branch.

Stamp Addicts – Sherry West Art and JudiKins – Hochanda

These are the samples I have being avidly making for the last few weeks for the Stamp Addicts tv show on Hochanda today featuring designs from Sherry West Art and JudiKins. Sadly with the postal service being a bit messed up they didn’t arrive at Stamp Addicts.

So here are my samples which I’ll be putting on Instagram account @d_e_crafts

Petunia Pig 1 (blue scarf)

Chameleon pens (BL4, BL2, BR1, NU3, WG3, NU1, NU2, NU0, GR1)

Petunia Pig 2 (green scarf)

Chameleon pens (GR1, GR2, YG3, NU4, NU3, BR1, BR2, WG3, NU2, NU0, BL4). I also die cut a green flourish with a Sarah Davies Crafters Companion die and used this on the base card.

Petunia Pig 3 (purple pig)

Chameleon pens (BL4, PK3, BL7, BV2) along with a Tim Holtz alterations die cut into the mat.

Petunia Pig 4 (red scarf)

Chameleon pens (BL4, WG3, NU3, RD2,NU00, NU0, PK3, RD4, NU2).

Frogs on a branch 1

Chameleon pens (NU00, NG4, WG3, NU0, BR1, OL3, GR2, GR4, YL2, YG3, GR1)

Frogs on a branch 2

Chameleon pens (BL4, BV2, BG1, NU00, YG3, GR1, BL2, BL3, GR2, VO2, PK3, NG4, NU2, NU4, BR2, BR1, WG3)

Frogs on a branch 3

I coloured this image with coloured pencils and used Distress Ink Shabby Shutters around the topper image and onto the background to make them tone in.

The Gin Bowl 1

I used pencil crayons to colour this image.

The Gin Bowl 2

Using Chameleon pens (NG4, NU00, OR3, OR4, NU2, BL2, BL3, GR1, YO2) plus a yellow pencil crayon. Along with a flower that I’d got made up in my stash.

The Gin Bowl 3

again this was coloured with pencil crayons.

The Gin Bowl 4 – tag

Coloured with pencil crayons, I applied water around the bowl and tore the bowl out so that there was a ragged edge. I added this to a tag I’d cut out which I’d stamped onto and the laid die cut leaves onto. I cut a hole, painted A sealing layer over the whole thing and threaded ribbon through the tag.

Owl be yours 1

Chameleon pens (YO2, YL2, BL4, BG1, WG3, WG7, CH5, NU00, NG4)

Owl be yours 2

Owl be yours 3

Chameleon pens (NG4, BL4, BL2, YO3, NU00, NU1, NU2, NU3, NU0, WG7, WG3, YO2) plus distress inks fossilised Amber, vintage photo, ground espresso.

Owl be yours 4

Chameleon pens (WG7, WG3, NG4, BL4, BR1, OR3, BR2, VO2, YO2, BU1, NU4). I also used the end of the branch to stamp onto the base card and create a background.

Breakfast 1

Owl be yours 5

Breakfast 2

Breakfast 3

Breakfast 4

Owl be yours 6

Owl be yours 7

Owl be yours 8

Owl be yours 9


I love these zebras. They are part of the African Safari stamps collection along with the Square Postage Frame stamp both from Judikins, and the stamps are produced by Stamp Addicts.

This subtle colouring is achieved with distress inks shabby shutters, dried marigold, picked raspberry and fossilized amber. I masked the outer postage frame and the zebras so the the white stripes remained but the beautiful sky could be made. A while back I did some marbling and I created the background on the card which I thought was perfect to fit with these stamps. To complete the card I added the sentiment “Just for you”.

I would like to enter this into the

Allsorts challenge 564 – Anything from the animal kingdom.

YNS challenge 135 – cute critters

Design Team cards for Stamp Addicts – using Harmony by Sherry West

These are 3 of the cards I made using Harmony for my first time as a DT member for Stamp Addicts. I was sent 4 stamps to create cards and this is one of the stamps, see my other posts to look at the other cards I created which were featured on Hochanda on Friday 7th February 2020 at 7pm.


This is the first card of three I made with Harmony. She was coloured with Chameleon pens (NU00, NU2, NU3, NU1, CG5, CG8, BL2, NG4, BR1, WG3, GR1, VO2, BL3). The image was cutting out on my scan n cut machine and mounted onto some vellum with a gold honeycomb pattern. The stamps for the phrase “Dream” are from a Papermaina set “Bellissima” alphabet and were used with versamark ink and gold embossing powder. The base card was covered with some paper from a paper mania set. Finishing touches were done using a Sakura jelly roll gold pen.


The second card was coloured with Chameleon pens (YO2, NU2, BR1, NU00, NG4, WG3, NU0) plus new touch markers (134 raw silk, 109 pearl white, 26 pastel peach, 132 milky white, 107 sand). The image was cut into a square topper, inked around the edge with Distress Oxide ink pumice stone, mounted onto black and a backing paper. Finally the sentiment “dare to dream” was added to the topper.


The third card was again coloured with Chameleon pens (WG3, WG7, CG5, BR1, NU2, BL2, PK2, VO2, NU00, NG4). The image was again cut into a square topper and inked around the edge with Distress ink seedless preserves. A background was also stamped in the same ink with Elizabeth craft designs planner essentials – patterns1.