Super Fathers Day Card

This week has seen my confidence in my cards improve immensely. Last weekend a friend asked me to create 2 custom cards, one of which was for Fathers Day.  With a love of super heros in the house and a request for a Superman style image, the obvious choice was My Super Boy by Tiddly Inks.

I had a ball making this card. I have found the more and more I apply some of my colouring teaching of Alyce from Kit and Clowder, the more I love the results.

I have not really used many stencils despite the latest trends, so I had a ball using a stencil I received in a Simon Says Stamp card kit.  I have been looking for the perfect reason to try it out and this was it. I really like the way the snow chalk ink worked for the stars and dots on the backgrounds.

I also received my Studio Calico project life kit for August just at the right time. 2 Days before stating this I opened it and fell in love with the large card with the sunrays, it worked perfectly with a paper from the August Card Kit, and a label die cut.

I hope you like the card and I will share the other card later in the week.


You are amazing


You are amazing Superboy





The Love of a New Puppy

About a week ago I was asked to make a card for a friend at work. She has a friend who is getting a new puppy and is VERY excited. I understand this excitement well as we have recently added a puppy into our house and the excitement lasted for 3 months before we brought her home, 2 months later it has not worn off. This meant I knew how special I had to make this card.

I thought I already had the perfect image but put it out there to the Kit and Clowder community to see if they knew of any others.  I quickly found the image “Wendy” by Saturated Canary.  I fell in love and remember sitting just like this with our new puppy, this was the image I was looking for.

It took a while to colour as I really wanted to apply some of the things I had learnt from the Live Colouring Event, so over about 2 hours the coloured image came together.  When then putting the card together I wanted the image to really stand out so I went so to my basics, a clean and simple design, and used Deconstructing Jen Sketch 164.


So Happy For You



I hope you like it and let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment 🙂


Birthday Batty Hero

This weekend has seen a day that has been completely focused on my son.  We have had Auskick (Aussie Rules Footy), a birthday party and finally a school disco.  We have seen this day coming for a couple of weeks and he has been getting more and more excited the closer the day got.  For him the most exciting part seemed to be his friends birthday party at the local ice arena.

When I started to plan for this I asked him what his friend would like as a gift, the answer…..anything superhero or Marvel.  Given the current trends that was an easy task to get a present that was suitable and within the budget.  I then asked if he wanted me to buy a card for him to give his friend and the response surprised me.  The answer was ‘NO!!!! You have to make it Mum!” This then posed the challenge, if he wanted Marvel characters I knew this was never going to happen within the styles of my work as I didn’t just want to print a picture and stick in on the front and with all the copyright issues that worried me.

So what did I do? I went straight to my two go to digital stamp companies and started scouring.  I found two images I thought he may like, Pirate LoveJoy from Saturated Canary and My Batty Hero from Tiddly Inks.  I showed him both images and gave him the choice.  It took him about 5 minutes to decide on My Batty Hero.  I really enjoyed colouring this image and I used a number of different Studio Calico papers and some stars from the July Card kit to top it off.  As it turns out the most difficult part was trying to fit a suitable “punch” word to fit in that part of the card.

Overall this card is one that I am really happy with, and even better my son loved it as well.

Birthday Batty Hero


Hope you like it, let me know what you think in the comments below.


You are on my mind

Today is just a really quick post to show you the card I have made for one of my many coloured images.

This is “You are on my Mind” from Tiddly Inks, and I think she is just the cutest.  I can see many different types of cards you could use this image on including  valentines, birthdays, anniversaries even sympathy cards would word with this image.

I covered the 3 hearts in the image with glossy accents (doesn’t show well in this pic) to make them stand out a little more but other than that it is a pretty basic card as I think the girl is all that is needed.  Hope you like it.


You are on my mind



New Techniques

This week has seen me spending my time trying out some new techniques (by new I mean new to me!).  I have been watching a lot of Kristina Werner and Jennifer Mcguire, and I must say I find both of these ladies a true inspiration.  They are living my dream and their creativity is simply amazing.  I really loved the Q & A videos (first / second) they posted during this week.  It was lovely to see their beautiful faces but also to hear a bit more about what goes on in the background.

So I decided this week to try making my own embossing mask.  I was quite happy with it for my first try, but I will be working on my embossing sandwich a bit for next time as it was a bit tight and warped the paper a little. What is hard to tell from this photo is that the red center oval is actually inlaid into the debossed section created by the mask.

It was also the first time I have used two separate sentiment stamps and masked off parts to create my own unique sentiment. I was not brave enough to cut apart my stamps yet but I will get there. I know it doesn’t hurt them, I am just not sure I would ever be able to get them back to the way they were originally designed.

Embossing Mask


This second card was using some resist embossing with a combination of distress inks to creating a random water colour effect.  I had a lot of fun with this one, and my daughter has asked me several times if I made it for her because she loves rainbows. I think when I do this again I will only partially cover the section and also use only two or three bright colours. I need to get some thicker water colour paper for next time as well.  The paper I used warped quite a lot even with very little water so required extra adhesive to keep it flat on the card.

Resist Watercolour Distress Ink


I have also done some more copic colouring, I will post some of these over the weekend as I make cards with them.



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