Sunday, 9 March 2014

New Blog Site!

Hello, I have been working on a new site which is now mostly up and running...

I would love to see you over there anytime you are passing.

My new address is at Please call by and say hello anytime soon...

Bye for now,


Friday, 21 February 2014

Another Challenge..

I was watching Therese's latest video, (she does fabulous videos, to the point and generously full of techniques!),  at at her blog Lost In Paper (link here), where she mentions a couple of challenges that I haven't interacted with before.

One is Wanna Sketch at Lisa Arana's Blog, Dahlhouse Designs.


I had been playing with some stamps and realised that the card I had made "sort of" fits, it's a bit simple but here goes!

Thanks for looking!

SSS Wednesday Challenge #2

Here is a second card, made for the PTI MIM challenge this week, using an interesting background technique (see earlier post and link here). You can see the shimmer of the pigment ink faintly on the card, also on the darker leaves, which allow the ink to show through.

I took another photograph for this entry as the previous ones didn't do justice to the colours. It is very pretty and soft in reality. (My daughter has taken back her lovely camera for another project, so I am reduced to using far inferior equipment...that's my story anyway ;)

I include this card as I think it would be good to use for either a wedding or anniversary.

Thanks for looking!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 2014-19-02

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Here is my entry for the SSS WC which I haven't entered before, but it's weddings or anniversaries this week and I sometimes have difficulty with wedding cards...

This is a card I have made for older friends who are planning to wed soon. They are keen bushwalkers, nature lovers and lead simple enviable lives, this colouring seemed appropriate for them.

I don't have any Prima flowers, but enter this anyway as this card has I made a MFT daisy flower to use a focal point.

Also, I tried generational stamping for the first time with this card, and love the effect of depth it produces.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

PTI MIM #152 Post Number Three

This final sample I made used white pigment ink on white cardstock.
The outcome is far more subtle than the others I tried, but it does give an interesting effect while leaving the card clean and straightforward.

For this card I used:
Neenah Solar White
PTI Ripe Avocado

Meadow Greens
Signature Greetings 2
Natural Beauties

SU Whisper White Pigment Ink
PTI Raspberry Fizz
PTI Pure Poppy
PTI Simply Chartreuse
PTI Spring Moss
Memento Tuxedo Black

That's it for today. An interesting technique and one I will definitely use again.

Hopefully, I'll see you soon! Thanks for looking.

PTI MIM Post Number Two

Here is my second sample...

The background vine pattern was a little sparse on this little card sample I made, so I used the Spring Rain ink to stamp over it to provide more texture...and found that it added interesting depth to the layer.

For this card I used:
Light & dark blue cardstock from my stash (Indeterminate aetiology)

Ruby Rose
Turning a New Leaf

Brilliance Pearlescent Ice Blue Pigment Ink
PTI Enchanted Evening
PTI Spring Rain

3 medium jewels

Thanks for more post to go...

PTI MIM #152

well I have been away for so long due to a period of illness which struck me down on Christmas Eve, what great timing I have!
However, I'm starting to feel more like joining the human race again and when I viewed the PTI MIM technique, (View here), I thought I might just have a try at it. It is a technique I haven't seen used before...and I quite like the results.

My samples gave a varying degree of background texture and interest and although I don't have many pigment inks, I found enough in my long neglected stash to have some fun this morning.

The Platinum Planet ink used with the large fern stamp from the Meadow greens stamp set leaves a beautiful soft shimmery texture on the card which shows through the dye inks, particularly on the solid leaf stamp, giving a subtle interesting effect.

For this card I used:
Soft Stone

Meadow Greens
Signature Greetings 2
Natural Beauties

Brilliance Platinum Planet Pigment Ink
PTI Smokey Shadow
PTI Ocean Tides
PTI Classic Kraft
PTI Dark Chocolate

3 small clear jewels
An interesting technique and one I will definitely use again. I will do a couple more posts so I can add the links to the PTI site.

Hopefully, I'll see you again soon! Thanks for looking.