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Bubble Chicks


Hi bloggies!

Here is the 3rd of 3 background experiments that I tried recently using my distress oxide inks. This was supposed to be a galaxy background… BUT … I made a mistake of wetting the sponged ink background with shimmer spray instead of just water!! The colours merged beautifully with this gorgeous sparkly shimmer on top and I just couldn’t bring myself to sponge black ink over the top! The galaxy background will have to wait until another day!

How super cute is this stamp set?! I had a quick look around online for a COPIC tutorial for colouring bubbles and was pretty happy with the result. A bit of Wink of Stella helps them to sparkle and look really pretty.

It is a little hard to see the background under the acetate window … but … trust me … it is super gorgeous! 😉


  • Stamping Bella- Cool chicks: Bubble Chicks

Sending bubbles and smiles your way.

Hugs xxx




Tiny Townies Mermaid


I have enjoyed a couple of Saturdays up at Robertson recently at Mel’s Camp Papercraft. Last month my sis came with me and we played with my Distress oxide Inks. She loved them so much she bought some of her own! My last post was the 1st of 3 Distress oxide backgrounds that we tried…..


Today’s is the second ……

I have sponged some inks onto white card then used some shimmer spray to spritz all over a wave stencil and then pressed the wet side of the stencil down onto the card. The Distress Oxide ink reacts with the water and a shimmer impression of the stencil is left. (You can use ordinary water if you don’t want the shimmer look.) I loved this effect and will be trying it again for sure!

Once I had created this background I knew I had to use my new mermaid stamp set to finish off the card. I had lots of fun colouring these images and was really happy with the finished card.


  • Stamping Bella – Tiny Townies Mermaid with matching dies
  • Hero Arts – Mermazing Messages

Hope you’re having a great day.
Hugs xxx



Happy Birthday Shaker


Hello friends!

I mentioned in my last post that I get a lot of inspiration from YouTube. Another of my favourite card makers is Laura Bassen (laurafadora.com) and today’s card is inspired by THIS ONE that Laura shared recently.


So… for this card I started by blending several of my new Distress Oxide Inks all over the background. I love how the overlap of inks blend into a combo colour – which is especially gorgeous with these rainbow colours. Then the image is stamped with the same colour inks. Amazingly, the stamped image stamps quite a bit darker than the sponged colour. what a great effect!!

  • My Favorite Things – Happy Birthday Circle Frame
  • Stampin’ Up! – Flowering Flourishes
  • Inspiration – Laura Bassen 


Enjoy your day!

Hugs xxx



Pizza My Heart


Hello bloggies!

I get a lot of inspiration for my cards from YouTube and have several favourite card makers that I follow. Amy R (Prairie Paper & Ink) often creates her own backgrounds with repeat image stamping and often watercolours the images. I thought I would give this idea a try!


Sometimes Amy heat embosses the image which is a good way to “contain” the watercolour within part of the image but she has discovered that stamping with some inks (eg. Simon says Stamp “Barely Beige”) also “traps” the paint in parts of the image. This gives a “no line” kind of look to the water colouring!!

  • Taylored Expressions – Pizza my Heart w matching dies
  • Zig Clean color Real Brush markers
  • Copic markers – for featured image
  • Inspiration – Amy Rysavy 

Today’s card makes me smile! Hope it did for you too!:)

Hugs xxx



Mermaid Kit


Hello friends!

I managed to get my hands on the May card kit from Hero Arts. It was a fabulous kit that included a sweet mermaid stamp set plus matching dies, a great wave stencil, some gorgeous papers, 3 mini ink cubes, some irridescent silk “liquid ink” and some gorgeous sequins. It was great value. I also bought an “add-on” stamp set called “Mermazing Messages”. I had fun using a lot of the kit elements for this card!

Click on photos to see better detail. 

  • Hero Arts – may 2017 monthly kit
  • Copic markers

Hope your day is special.
Hugs xxx



Happy Bee Day


Hi bloggies!

Today’s card was a sweet project for my gorgeous little Peyton (grand-daughter) who turned 2 in June. She brings so much joy and sunshine to our lives!


I had some fun with some sponged ink stencilling with this one. I created my own stencil with some circle dies … to look like bubbles. And … of course … more COPIC colouring! I love my copics! I also added a sweet little shaker element … using a heart die for the shape. Sweetness plus! 😉😀

  • Tiddly Inks – Happy Bee Day
  • Copic markers.

Hope your day is full of joy.
Hugs xxx



Take time to smell the coffee!


Hi bloggies!


I am a sucker for anything boho and when I saw this stamp set, I couldn’t resist! Yes … love my coffee too!

Simple blended hybrid inks (SSS) plus copic colouring for this one.


  • Impression Obsession (SSS)* – Smell the coffeee
  • Copic markers

* SSS = bought from Simon Says Stamp

Hope you have time to smell the coffee today! 😉 Hugs xxx


Instagram post … 3


Hello my friends!

I had so much fun with this one …



The background Stamp is gold embossed and I have used some gorgeous irridescent watercolour paints.

The adorable image is … once again … Stamping Bella and is coloured with Copic markers. I am enjoying a new “fad” of creating different backgrounds using different techniques. I have more to share … so come bac soon!


  • Stamping Bella – Uptown Girl – Monique loves macarons 
  • Simon Says Stamp –  Emma Background
  • Finetec irridescent watercolour paints
  • Copic markers

Hope your weekend was a good one! Hugs xxx