Monday, 30 March 2009


Jo mentioned that she had spiced marmalade (distress) ink and wild plum (adirondak) ink and I got to wondering what that combination would look like. I expected something firey but instead I got a kind of dull dark red where the colours merged and when I over stamped in black I got an aged sophisticated look that I really like. I hope you like it too.

The stamps are Elusive images and the ink was applied directly to the paper.

I wonder what other unusual colour combinations work well together? Any ideas?

Anne E x

Sunday, 29 March 2009

With some birthday money I treated myself to the lovely Elusive Images Butterfly Poppy Collage plate from Graphicus

I've been playing around with the butterfly and flower stamps from the sheet and I think I'm in love!

The background butterflies are embossed in white and with various die inks dtp over the top. The sentiment taken from a large stamp by Paper Bag Studios.

As you might have guessed I have a thing about hot pink and yellow! The background pink does blend more in 'real life'. I hope you like these cards.
I have updated my photo with one taken on my birthday. It kind of makes me look odd in the small version, so please be assured I am not quite that scary in real life....well if you saw the 'before' pictures I took when messing about you might not agree...Not sure I'm brave/foolish enough to upload them.
Anne x

You know how sometimes you buy a stamp and wonder if you will ever use it....well that is what I thought when I bought this stamp. It was a bit pricy too!...but I couldn't resist as it made me smile. Turns out I've used it loads to make quick and easy get well cards.

These are destined for Afganistan - via Kirsty Wiseman.

When I was tiny my Great Grandad used to call me his little princess, so it might come as a bit of a surprise to hear that I have never had a crown! Well until now.

I had a fab weekend at a paperartsy/LB Crafts event, made lots of friends and even made a lovely metal crown.

The crown is metal backed with plastic, decorated with ten second studio tools and paperartsy letter stamps. I love the scrunched up balls at the top - these are made from 1/2 polystyrene ball and crumpled up metal. I used alcohol inks and black acrylic paint to decorate.

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Never work with animals....

My cat Heidi was looking gorgeous sat in a flower tub surrounded by daffodils.

But when I tried to take a photo she got up and all I got was a photo of her eye.

Kind of cool photo but not quite what I was aiming for....

When I offered to make wedding invitations for my son I had no idea how difficult it would be to get burgundy light weight card! This is my final mock up. Please keep your fingers crossed that they like it as they asked for a redder burgundy - but it doesn't seem to exist!.

Inside will be the words on vellum that is attached with a burgundy satin ribbon bow.

Hopefully one down 39 to go! Good job I stocked up on stamps before the postage price increase next week!

Edited 8 April - Oh no! Now I have to make 50 of the booming things! I even have to cut and fold the card before trimming and have discovered I can't do this at night as the light from the new energy saving bulbs is rubbish - guess what I will be doing all over Easter!