Lisa Horton Butterfly Background stamp

Today’s card is the second one from this weeks class using one of the new Lisa Horton background stamps. These stamps are grey rubber. I stamped them with ink and embossed with clear embossing powder and heated. I then used Distress Oxides to blend over the image . Very quick and easy and I added a sentiment from another stamp set of hers that I am posting about tomorrow. Some simple matting with black card to finish. Card size is 7″x 5″

Products used:

Lisa Horton Butterfly background stamp

Lisa Horton Layered Summer Wreath stamp

Wow clear embossing powder

Versafine Black ink

Distress Oxide inks Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron.

Back tomorrow with my third and favourite card from this class. Don’t forget there are still some spaces on the Wow canvas class this Saturday morning if you are free. Details on the website.


Lisa Horton Mosaic Die

Morning , back today with a card I made for yesterday’s class using a new die set from Lisa Horton. Lots of possibility with this one but in this card I die cut it once on white and once in black . From the black one I took just the middles of the flowers and kept the rest to make another card later. I attached a piece of double sided adhesive the the back of the white panel and then stuck the black middle pieces back in. I then took Wow Sparkles and covered the rest of the panel. I have been dying to use this sentiment stamp from Wow and it’s been finished off with some gems . Love the piercing effect around the petals!

This die is on order and will be in shop next week.

Products used;

Lisa Horton Mosaic flower die

Wow Born to sparkle stamp set

Wow Sparkles Pinkini

Stix 2 double sided adhesive


Archival Black ink

If you are interested in coming along to a class the list is now available upto end of April. Paper copies are available in store or look online or check your emails from last night if you are on our list.

Have a great day


Distress Oxides and resist technique

Happy Sunday to you all, today’s post is the last card from my class last week. It uses the Phil Martin stamp again and this time I stamped and embossed with White embossing powder. I then blended Distress Oxides in three colours over it and wiped away any excess sitting on the embossed areas.

The butterfly was stamped and then using a paper trimmer not guillotine I cut up to either side of the butterfly and created a banner to go across the card . It’s completely flat so great for posting .

Products used:

Phil Martin Botanica stamp

Creative Expressions White detail embossing powder

Distress Oxides Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio, Wilted violet

Wow Mr Wow Wonderful Word stamp set

For the love of stamps Spread your wings

Back tomorrow with a card from Kerrys new Woodware class


Phil Martin Botanica stamp card no.2

Todays card is the second from my class last week. We were using one of the new Phil Martin stamps from his DL sized new released stamp range. I wanted to show different effects that could be created from one stamp. This card uses the a partial stamping technique and a new product from Creative Expressions called Shimmer Shakers. It’s like Pixie Powders but more pearly and the colour in the pot is what you get. Lots of different ways you can use them. In this card I stamped with it and coloured some card for die cutting the flowers .

Products used:

Phil Martin Botanica stamp

Lisa Horton Thoughtful sentiments

Creative Expressions Shimmer Shaker Teal Ocean

Leane Creatief flower die no.2

Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Sophia die

Archival Black ink

Mark Richards Black Pearl

Hope you like it, there are more stamps in this range coming soon. The shimmer shaker colour I used in class is available to buy and the rest of the collection is on order .


Phil Martin new DL stamps

Morning, today’s card is from my class this week using a new size stamp from Phil Martin. He has brought out a range of DL sized rubber stamps . The idea of the class was to use the same stamp three times in different ways. In this card I have used Wow embossing powder and heat embossed the image. I then cut out using a circle die 3 apertures and popped in a butterfly die cut in each. The sentiments are embossed in white and are from a new stamp set from Wow.

Products used:

Phil Martin Botanical stamp

Jeanine Art Butterfly die

Wow Silver Sparkle Embossing powder

Creative Expressions Detail white embossing powder

Wow Mr Wows Wonderful Words stamp set

Foundations cardstock


Versamark Ink

Circle dies

Back tomorrow with another use of this stamp


Flower Foam Product of the month card

Yesterday I held my flower foam class. The ladies made a variety of flowers using the foam, dies and inks.

Today’s card is one I made using one of the dies sets and some off white foam. I coloured the foam using Distress Inks. I added some stamens in the middle . The leaves were stamped using one of the stamps from the Hydrangea set. The foam is super soft and very easy to die cut and takes ink very well.

Products used:

Leane Creatief flower foam Off White

Leane Creatief dies set no.1

Leane Creatief Hydrangea stamp set

John Next Door Sandwich Box die set

Sweet Dixie Big Sentiments

Creative Expressions Pearl Spray

Distress Ink Dried Marigold, Shaded Lilac

Versamagic ink Spainish Olive

Archival Black ink

Have a great day


Kerrys March Christmas club part 3

Last card today from Kerrys class last week. Great use of making a background using one of the sentiment stamps.

Products used:

Creative Expressions Paper Cuts Jinglebells die

Creative Expressions Santa Sentiments stamp set

I’m back tomorrow with one of the cards using the flower foam from POTM.

Have a great day


Kerry’s March Christmas club part 2

Today’s card is the second from Kerry class last week. She used the same stamp set and die collection on all her cards this month to show the versatility in each. Love the colours she has chosen.

Products used:

Creative Expressions Paper Cuts Jinglebells

Creative Expressions Santa Sentiments

Distress Oxides

Have a great day


Happy Mother’s Day

Good morning and happy Mother’s Day to all you mummy’s out there. I hope you have a lovely day and get spoilt rotten.

Today’s card is the one I have made for my mum and it’s a introduction to March’s product of the month, flower foam.

You may have seen something similar already on the market. The only way I can describe it is like a very thin and soft funky foam. It die cuts beautifully and it comes in a range of colours as well as white and off white for you to colour with inks . There are dies and stamps to use as well as different colour stamens to use in the centres.

I have combined it with John Next Door Sandwich box die and I have altered the depth of the box to fit the card better.

The flowers on this card are one of the ones I will be showing you how to make in the POTM class this Wednesday.

Products used:

Leane Creatief flower foam set no.3

Leane Creatief flower foam die no.1

Leane Creatief Hydrangea 3D flower stamp set ( for leaves)

Leane Creatief Stamens Cream

Creative Expressions Ivy Garden die set

John Next Door Mini Tag die

John Next Door Sandwich Box die

Gold embossing powder

VersaMagic Dew drop ink Spanish Olive.

Sentiment stamps /ribbon from my stash

Cream and Gold Pearl cardstock

I will be back with more samples using this wonderful new product over the next week . Places still available for this Wednesdays class 10.30am with a repeat on Saturday 24th at 2.00pm


Kerrys Christmas card March club part 1

Good morning, as promised here is one of Kerrys cards from this weeks club.

Products used

Creative Expressions Paper Cuts Jinglebells

Creative Expressions Santa sayings stamp set

Mark Richards Red gems

Versamark Ink

Archival Black ink

Back tomorrow with some more ideas