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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




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


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Sports Ball fun!


Hi bloggies!

This card took a little time … with lots of masking and careful placement of images.


The copic pen I used for the baseball was very dry … so the details are pretty rough! Oops!

All of our boys are sports fans … and this card was for a son-in-law (Muz) who has his birthday last week. I have had it stashed for awhile!


Hope you are enjoying my latest creations! Thanks for popping by! Hugs xxx

  • Simon Says Stamp – Like a Champion
  • Simon Says Stamp – Sports Balls dies
  • Winnie & Walter – Wishing You 
  • Simon Says Stamp – Wishing wafer die
  • Copic markers



Shock …. a male card!


Hi bloggies!

I know …. shock …. a male card! Yes! I do actually make them when I must! Actually I do have a few to share! So keep watching for more!


This was one of my first attempt at foiling using die cuts from  black toner sheets … the sentiment & balloons.

The back ground was stamped, white embossed & sponged with SU! ink.


Doesn’t that cat have a smug look on it’s face!! Love it!! 😃

Penny Black – Kool Kats




Hello … you make me smile!


Hi again!

When I collected my new Distress Oxide Inks at Mel’s Camp Papercraft in July … I couldn’t wait to try them out! This was my first attempt at blending! I think I overdid the colour a bit … but … boy … these babies blend like butter!! 😀


HINT: The Inks dry quickly and as they do … the overlap “softens” and seems to blend even more as it dries. So … you don’t actually have to work it too much. And … the blended section creates a new colour – a mix of the 2 that are blended giving a very satisfying result.

  • Simon Says Stamp – Stacking Animals
  • My Favorite Things – BG Whimsical Waves background
  • Word die & sentiment ??? — I think I may have borrowed one of Mel’s

Hope your day is special!

Hugs xxx



One in a million


Hello friends!

A sweet “Forever Friends” image today!


I had fun playing with a pretty flower stencil, my new Distress Oxide Inks — such pretty colours and some glitter paste. I am completely SOLD on these new Inks! Love love love them!

  • Forever Friends – Classic Decadence
  • Clearscraps – Floral #1 border stencil
  • Distress oxide ink blending + Copic colouring

I have no idea where I bought either of these two items!!??

Hope your day is special.

Hugs xxx



Magical Dragons + Distress Oxides

Seth turns 4 c

Hi bloggies!

IMG_1205Seth turns 4 f

I have had some fun with some new goodies …

 Seth turns 4 dSeth turns 4 e

I finally caved and got some of the new Distress Oxide inks. The colours in the 2nd release were more to my taste … plus i got 4  from the 1st release! I am TOTALLY SOLD on these new inks! Yes! …. they blend “like butter” and are very forgiving. They react beautifully with water … they are great for stamping on dark card … and work well for heat embossing. I won’t be getting rid of my dye inks … but am LOVING using these new ones!

Seth turns 4 bSeth turns 4 a

I had a lovely, lovely day at Camp Papercraft … and am eager to go again. I just hope it warms up a little … the weather in Robertson at this time of the year is a little chilly!

Simon Says Stamp – Flowing Vine Collage die

My Favorite Stamps – Magical Dragons

Distress Oxide Inks

COPIC markers

Seth turns 4 g

These last two photos were taken before I had decided on sentiments. I decided to use the green one for my Seth’s 4th birthday coming up in August! (Grandson)

Hugs Andrea xxx