Wednesday, 26 April 2017


Hi, thanks for stopping by...
Today is my brother's birthday and as he is an avid walker I could not resist using these set of stamps by Woodware!
The white base card measures 9.5" x 8.5" and I added a layer of black then white foundation card.  To the bottom right I stamped a sentiment from one of the corner sets, designed by Phill Martin for Creative Expressions using a Stazon Jet Black Ink Pad.
I cut a smaller piece of brilliant white foundation card and using another set of stamps by Woodware I stamped the soles of the boots again with the same Jet Black Ink Pad by Stazon and stamped 'off the page'.  I adhered this onto a thin black mat.
I cut another piece of the brilliant white foundation card and using two of the sentiments that are part of the set, stamped onto the card, again using the same ink pad.  To add a little texture I then embossed this piece of white card with the 'Falling Snow' Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.  I adhered this to a thin black mat and added that to the centre of the card.
On taupe foundation card I stamped the back pack with Clear Perfect Medium Ink Pad then applied Metallic Copper Embossing Powder by WOW and heat set it.  I inked a 'smoothie' with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and coloured  the back pack.  I coloured the zipper  and studs using a silver paint pen then recoloured the studs with a black marker, but will change that and add the smallest black flat back pearls as I think it will be more affective!
The sleeping bag was coloured using the new Chameleon Pens, as were the boots.  I fussy cut around the images, added mounting foam to the top and bottom and adhered to the card. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I read all your comments and appreciate you leaving me a message and hope my designs have given a little inspiration

June x
  • Walking Boots and Rucksack by Woodware available at Creative Expressions
  • Brilliant white, taupe and black foundation card by Creative Expressions
  • Stazon Jet Black Ink Pad
  • Falling Snow Embossing Folder - Creative Expressions
  • Clear Perfect Medium Ink Pad by Ranger
  • Metallic Copper Embossing Powder - WOW!
  • 'Smoothie' - Creative Expressions
  • Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink by Ranger
  • Silver Paint Pen - from my stash
I am entering this card in the following blog challenge(s):
  • Allsorts Challenge 412 - I Spy With My......with 'B'

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Hi again!

My blog appears to have a mind of its own, so if do want to comment on today's post you will need to scroll, what seems like forever and a day, right to the bottom on the page!!

I hope by tomorrow this annoying hiccup has gone

All for now

June x


Hi, thanks for stopping by...
Due to the lack of internet over the past few weeks I am unable to do the
'Tuesday Tutorial', and I apologise for this.
So today I am showing you 2 Working Candy Machines that I made for two gorgeous
young girls who also happen to be sisters ...

The working candy machine is designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions and, with a little imagination, there are so many designs you can make.   Be prepared to see the odd one or two pop up on my blog over the coming months! LOL.
I used the girls' favourite colours to cover the base card, and in Tilley's machine the candy is actually purple to match the purple base, although it does appear to have more of a chocolate brown look whilst Daisy's is filled with pink candy to match the pink base.  As the girls were getting these at Easter I die cut a little bunny and gave the feet, ears and eyes a little colour and adhered them to the base as if they are looking up at the candy.
These machines are also refillable too and it's quite fun turning the handle and seeing candy drop out of your greetings card!
The main items, to make the candy machine, are shown below