25 Apr 2015

Happy Saturday to you! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Here's my card for the Stampnation Virtual Retreat challenge 3 - we had to choose at least four of the following items to use on a card:

Background Stamps
Something New

For my card, I chose to use a background stamp by Hero Arts, I embossed & used sequins on the flower on my card - then I used 'Something New' (new to me) Ranger's Liquid Platinum embossing powder! (I had a hard job finding this to purchase but thankfully I found a UK supplier) Oh, this powder when embossed is yummy beyond card is SUPER shiny!!

The picture doesn't do it justice at all!

Hope you like?

I will be back again tomorrow with another

Until then,

Take care,

Mandy :)

24 Apr 2015

To be Square!

Good Morning! I hope today is a good one for you.  The weather here, in the South East, is on the turn! we've had some beautiful weather of late but now it's all change for the weekend...dull & dreary by the looks of it!  Oh well, I may just have to shut myself away crafting...such a chore...LOL

So, onto today's card, well two cards.  I created these two simple masculine cards and I loved how they turned out.  Like most of us crafters' we have lots of scraps left over - and I DISLIKE throwing any paper/card away if there is still a use for it, so I decided to cut little 4 x 4 squares and arrange them as you can see.  I loved the blues with hint of yellow and was chuffed at how the cards turned out.  The first one is a 8 x 8 card and the second was in an A2 card.  Both so simple to create!

I hope you like?  Tomorrow (as I am on a roll with this blogging lark), I will be posting another Stampnation challenge card.

Until then...

See you soon,

Mandy :)

23 Apr 2015

Destination unknown....

Good Afternoon, Crafty Peeps!

I am sure having fun over at Stampnation with their Virtual Retreat Challenges - it's really 'pushed' me into creating more and more! This place is full of inspiration from crafty creators! A great virtual community to be amongst.

This card below is for the 2nd challenge - Transportation/travel related.  I only had one travel-y type stamp and it's from Kanban.  I do love this stamp so it was a pleasure to create with.

I enjoyed watercolouring the image with Tim Holtz's Distress Inks.

So, I hope you like it? I plan on being back soon with another creation for the challenge!

See you soon....

Mandy :)

21 Apr 2015

Poppy delight!

Afternoon Crafters!

Hope all is well with you?

Today I have a card to show you that is my first challenge card for Stampnation - I'm sure many of you have heard of it? If not, pop on over to find out what's to offer - I am loving it - I joined recently and have been spending time viewing fab creators creations!  There is help on hand if you need it, from basic to's a really lovely online community and it's created by a lovely lady called Catherine's so worth a visit!

Anyhoo...there is a Stampnation Virual Retreat going on, and I am joining in!  This card below is my first card EVER to post on there and I have since made another two for the challenge!

I so love this poppy stamp set by Sheena Douglass.

I certainly had fun creating this!

I hope you like?

I will hopefully be back again soon with another card,

Until then....

Mandy :)