Wednesday, March 25, 2015


So, I joined a moo swap. Yep, I know I know... what's a moo? Well it's very little swap card- teeny tiny really- 2.9x6,9cm. Sounds a bit too small, but actually I loved working in miniature. MInd you, I am an ATC girl at heart! 

The theme was the sky's the limit, so obviously I went for dragons. Well, you do, don't you?

These are probably larger on the screen than they are in real life!

The background is splodged Distress Inks and the images are miniature ones from Lavinia. The edges are heat embossed with gold, although it's not showing up, grrrr. Oh, and I sparkled the moon.

I'll enter this in to the Simon Says Wednesday challenge, which is anything goes 
and into the Sprinkle of Imagination monthly anything goes challenge- I hope I'm allowed to enter more than once.

Friday, March 20, 2015

I'm a fantasy fan. Love me a spot of fantastic fiction or an epic fantasy film. When I'm feeling particularly inspired by castles and kings and fairy domains, my Lavinia stamps tend to get inked up.

I've said it often (and this isn't something I say lightly- those who've seen the size of my stamp collection will confirm that I know what I'm talking about), Lavinia stamps are some of the most precise stamping stamps out there. They stain and look like they'll be squidgy and wobbly edged, just like most other clear stamp you've tried, but trust me, they stamp perfectly. I use a versafine onyx black ink pad and the cobination is superb.

I should be on commission!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Bz bzz bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. I read a superb book recently called The Bees by Laline Paull, click on the picture for an Amazon link. It was fascinating and strange and compelling and unnerving all at once. 

Made me want to get my big bee stamp out! So I did.

Background created with the help of my daughter, from Distress Inks, punchinella, stamps and splodges.

Bee courtesy of Stampotique.

I'm entering this into the Simon Says Wednesday challenge- things that fly.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Pink and yellow and blue and green

I do adore colour. Bright as you like.

The background for this card makes me smile- the colours are all Distress Inks, and picked raspberry is my absolute favourite. 

The central image and top foliage are Lavinia stamps, with a faithful Stampin' up set (Pocket Silhouettes) at the bottom. 

I made this for the Sprinkle of Imagination challenge- it's anything goes, and they sell the Distress Inks I've used- click here