Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Christmas for just a little bit longer

Well, I'm still going with Christmas cards for a little while longer - there's no harm in getting ahead for next year while your still in the spirit, eh?
I stamped directly on to the stampin up woodland embossing folder with a woodware tree stamp and a card-io deer stamp. I then brayered the folder with clear embossing ink and ran the folder through my bigshot. I then embossed the whole thing with clear sparkle embossing powder. The flourish in the corner is made using Sizzix  holiday greens dies and finished with a pearl dot.

I'd like to enter this in to the challenge at Craft Stamper and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Happy Christmas!

Well, I've worked my last day before Christmas and I don't start again until... wait for it.. Boxing day! I've arrived home to find I don't have a key so I thought it a good opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas while I sit in my car and wait for my husband to get home!

I made this project a little earlier this month but didn't get chance to post it. If you would like a step by step you'll find it over on the craft barn blog. The central stamp is made by woodware and the flowers are Tim Holtz tattered floral. 

I'd like to enter this in to the challenge at stamping sensations.

All that remains is to say I hope you all have a very
Happy Christmas! 
See you in the new year x

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Dachsund through the snow!

I bought this gorgeous stamp set in September as a SSS exclusive. I'm so pleased I did- it has came in handy for lots of different cards this year. I made a whole set of small simple ones for my work colleagues but wanted to pull out the stops a bit more for this one, destined for my parents.

The background is don't with distress inks and colour bloom, plus versa colour metallic ink for the snowflakes. The stamps are mostly lawn fawns happy howlidays although I also borrowed some stamps from their toboggan together set.
Wink of stella was added to the snow and the whole thing is assembled with 3d foam mount pads athe different thicknesses.

Happy Howlidays!

(I've only just found this challenge and am gutted to find it is running for a final time- all the best guys)
Allsorts blue bingo (middle line, left to right... Alright the yellow is a bit gold but I added dimension with the 3d foam pads and there is definitely no designer paper!)

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Almost Advent

Last year I stitched an advent calendar... this year I went for something paper based. By the time I'm fifty there'll be no room in the house for Christmas decorations because it'll be full of advent calendars instead!!

Close ups of the stamped background and the Christmas greeting in the centre. 

I'm not going to tell you how to make it on here, for that you'll need to head over to the Craft Barn website where there is a full tutorial, as well as some lovely other ideas for advent calendars from my teamies. 

I'd like to link this project in to the following challenges;
Allsorts - After all, an advent calender counts time and has numbers :)
Crafty Ribbons (Each little cracker is tied with either twine or silver thread)

Monday, 31 October 2016

Quick... before it's winter!

Just a quick share tonight as I made this autumanl feeling card last week and realised it'll soon be too wintery to share it! We have had an absolutely stunning Autumn here in Devon though. A true display of Autumns finest; in the trees, the skies and the temperatures!

The main image stamp is from Penny Black and the sentiment is Lawn Fawn. I mounted on some gold vellum I had and inked with distress inks. Hope you like it!

I'm linking in to the following places;
Penny Black at Allsorts
Penny Black Saturday
Stamping Sensations
Simon Says Stamp

Friday, 21 October 2016

Autumn glow

Yesterday my first ever craft barn dt post went live:) I thought I would share the project here too although you can see the full tutorial on their website here.

 This scene was stamped using card-io pleasant pastures on to tissue paper with a distress ink background.
I affixed it to a jam jar using watered down PVA.
And added a few finishing touches to create an autumnal lantern.

I'd like to enter this project in to the autumn challenges at Stamping sensations and Penny black and more.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

It's beginning to look a bit like Autumn...

Well hello there!

I'm conscious that the blog has been rather quiet recently, but I have been preparing a whole host of projects with my newly appointed craft barn design team member hat on, so watch this space!!

For now, I wanted to share a little autumnal make with you. This is the first autumn that I have owned a dog and I am so grateful that it gets me out in the woods every day so I can truly see the season changing. This year seems to be a particularly good one for mushrooms so if you're out and about, keep your eyes peeled!

This card is made with some paper from my stash, a bit of gold sheen vellum and of course a lovely penny black hedgie stamp coloured with promarkers. I used sizzix autumn gatherings die to cut the leaves out of gold paper and vellum and stuck them down with quickie glue. I have found it's a really good glue on vellum as it doesn't show through.

Take care and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts!

Lou x

Linking in to the following challenges;

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Crafty individuals clean and simple style

I've had the idea for this card in my head ever since the crafty individuals less is more theme was announced . Today I finally got to put it on to paper!

I cut a wave shaped mask and stuck it down with repositionable glue. Next I stamped the dragonflies in clear embossing ink before lifting part of the mask to stamp the greeting in black. I embossed all of the stamping in clear embossing powder and repositioned the mask ready to blend a selection of distress inks over the top. To give it a finishing touch, I added a few dabs of alchemy wax.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

O is for...

Good evening!

Tonight I am sharing the next installment of my dictionary for the craft barn alpha/dictionary challenge. The chosen letter is O and although I've spotted a few other people who've picked this word, I couldn't resist...
 O is for Owl :)

I have a lovely set of hobby art owls which were out to good use in the making of this page!

I never like to fully hide the dictionary page, but I did feel that text all over the owls would be too much so I used a bit of chalk paint to roughly cover the background.
Next I added in the bark stamps and smooshes of ground espresso distress ink applied with a paint brush.
The owls are coloured with inktense pencils and I finished off with some spots of glitter and started to light up the sky.

That's all for now, thanks for calling by.
Lou x

Thursday, 15 September 2016


Hi There!

Today I'm sharing the card I made for my husband on our 8th anniversary which was on Tuesday. Having had a beautiful set of inktense pencils for my birthday, as well as stitched circle dies, it seemed only fair that I have a play at using them to make this card.

 The stamps are from Lawn Fawn's fintastic friends set which are proving to be very versatile indeed!

I'd like to put this card forward for the following challenges;

Allsorts - Anniversaries
Penny black and more - add a sentiment
Stamping Sensations - one for the boys
Simon Wednesday - Clean and simple
Simon Monday - At the movies (I feel it has a bit of a Finding Nemo/Finding Dory feel to it)

Sunday, 4 September 2016

H is for...

Oops! I've had such a strange work shift pattern recently I hadn't actually clocked that it was Sunday! Nearly missed the craft barn dictionary deadline and only just remembered in time.

I picked a nice simple word, Haw, fruit of the hawthorn. My hubby and I once went foraging for them and turned them in to Haw ketchup, it tasted awful!!!

This page was simply made with watercolour paints and liquid pearls. I moved the dictionary when the liquid pearls were still wet and the page flicked over and printed some spots on the opposite page. I think it's my favourite part of the design!

Thanks for stopping by. I know things have been a bit quiet on here lately but hopefully I'll have a bit more time again now work has settled down!

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Z is for...

Well this is probably the latest I've ever submitted a dictionary challenge entry, but still just about in time!! I didn't really have the energy for crafting this evening but once I got going I found it hard to stop!
The challenge set by the craft barn was Z, including a pearl. In keeping with my natural theme I chose Z for zinnia.

I wasn't totally sure what they looked like, so having run a quick Google search I rummaged for some paper artsy stamps that I thought looked suitably similar and then coloured them with my brightest promarkers! (If you do happen to search for zinnias ever, make sure to wear your sunglasses, the results are blindingly bright!!!)

Anyway, enough chat, here's my page

As mentioned it was necessary to include a pearl so I used liquid pearls in bisque and garnet for the centre of the flowers. I also added a fair amount of doodling to finish off.
Thanks for stopping by.
 Lou x
I'd like to enter this in to the following challenges (as well as the craft barn)
Simon Wednesday - make for the border
Penny black and more- anything goes
Stamping sensations- anything goes
Allsorts- fabulous florals

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Containing myself!

This week I've combined the altenew inspiration challenge (see pic below) and the Simon Says Stamp challenge 'Try to contain yourself' challenge to share this little make with you. I purchased a set of mini mdf drawers from 'the mdf man' at a show a while back and have only just got around to having a play with them.

I painted them in Annie Sloan Chalk paints (old white and paloma) and then stamped the layered altenew rose stamp set on three of the drawers using versa colour ink pads. Quite a straight forward make but perfect for holding all the bits and bobs on my dressing table!

As well as the previously mentioned challenges, I'd also like to enter this in to the following;

Inspiration for the Altenew challenge 

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Out of this cosmos!

I've had another little play with the lovely uniko cosmos stamps. I backed them with vellum and added a papermania sentiment for an anniversary card. They're coloured with inktense pencils.
I'd like to enter this in to the following challenges;
Uniko - flowers
Allsorts spots and stripes (I used spotty vellum)
Stamping sensations -anything goes
Penny black-anything goes

Saturday, 6 August 2016

C is for...

Well this is a very speedy make this week as I am currently working seven day weeks and we also have guests staying- not so many crafty opportunities! 
Anyway, as it turns out I was quite pleased with this easy make. I used a bit of parchment I've had for yonks and never quite found the right use for it. 

So here we have c for... caterpillar!

I cut circles with a Woodware punch and used my craft knife to cut a window over the definition for caterpillar. For whatever reason I decided this particular caterpillar needed weekly boys so they were drawn in with a gelly roll pen. Et voilĂ !

Linking in at the craft barn and simons work it Wednesday challenge.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Uniko beginnings...

Uniko is a name I've heard quite a bit in blogland, but until this week (and curiously coinciding with me finding their blog site!!!) I didn't own any of their products. So now, armed with the beautiful cosmos stamp (one of my fave flowers) I was ready to join in the challenge this month - flowers. 

The stamps print super clearly,- I'll definitely be buying more of their products in future! This is quite a simple card coloured with inktense pencils. The background square was cut with lawn fawn stitched square die and it was finished with a little twine. The cosmos stamp set does come with sentiments but this card is for my sister and brother-in-law on their anniversary so I used a papermania stamp which was more suitable on this occasion.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

N is for...

I rather liked the idea of doing 'nocturnal' for the N entry in my dictionary however the definition was spread over the bottom of one page and the top of another. I was saved by the word 'nocturne' which I hadn't heard before. The definition is 'a night time scene, or soft dreamy music. Perfect for what I wanted to create.
So this fortnight N is for Nocturne and this is the scene I have created.
I've used a mixture of distress inks blended over a masked circle for the moon. The stamps are from cardio and crafty individuals. I've added wink of Stella and icicle stickles for finishing touches. The bats are drawn in with fine liner as I didn't have amy suitable bat stamps!
I'd like to link this in to the craft barn dictionary challenge and Simon says stamp 'things with wings' challenge.
Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Photo inspiration

A second quick share for this evening. I made this card for my father in law. I loved the serene feel in the SSS Wednesday photo inspiration and this is my interpretation.
Deck chair die – Joanna sheen
Stitched square die – Lawn fawn
Inks – Versa colour and DI 
Stamp - Penny Black

Is also like to enter this card in to allsorts 'masculine' challenge and Casology's 'art' challenge (think it looks like a framed picture) 
Thanks for stopping by!

The silence of growing

I’d been itching to get going with my new crafty individuals stamps (CI- 423 build a spring flower garden) and have a go at the ‘mini masterpieces’ challenge and yet it has taken me quite a while to get to the point where I have something I like. I think I just got a bit over excited and tried to use everything at once! When I had calmed down my colour palette, and accepted that I didn’t need to use all the stamps in the set at once, things seemed to go a little better!
I loved the mini book created by Helen for the challenge, and wanted to have a go at one myself.

 I inked a rainbow effect with distress inks on blank card first, and then used some of the butterflies pressed in to wet sponge and stamped to create the fake bleach effect. I also spritzed some areas with water. I stamped and over-stamped in various shades of ink.
I selected my favourite areas of inking and stamping and cut them out using a 1”square punch, securing them with washi tape to create a concertina book.
A bit of doodling, some wink of stella, a little sentiment (I saw it in an RHS gift shop on a plaque and have borrowed it, it says ‘how lovely is the silence of growing things’) all finished off with a little ribbon and the book was created!

 Just to show you how very 'mini' this book really is, here is a photo of it in the palm of my hand!

I would like to enter this in to the following challenges;

Friday, 8 July 2016

Double CAS

Well a quick share this evening of a couple of very different Cas makes. The first is for the uniko challenge. I've only recently stumbled across their blog but it's full of lovely things, so do have a look.

This card is based on their photo inspiration.

 I used versa colour inks for the background, stamped over the top in clear ink and embossed with white powder. The stamps are an unknown brand bought online but I thought they seemed just right for this challenge. The sentiment, stamped on to parchment, is from craft work cards.

 The second make is my first Christmas make of the year! The theme at less is more is 'colours of your kitchen' I've built up quite a collection of red, white and blue crockery and such like to match some very kitsch Cath kidston strawberry print fabric I made in to kitchen curtains. Of course since moving to Devon we have inherited harlequin coloured tiles so now everything clashes terribly and is quite a mish-mash! Rather than make a mish-mash card, I thought I'd stick with the red, white and blue which incidentally is the theme at Simon says stamp!  The atcas challenge is fly and there is an anything goes challenge at ABC Christmas. The fifth and final challenge is like to enter with this is the crafty individuals mini masterpieces.
Stamp- crafty individuals
Ink- distress ink, sketched blueprint
Embossing powder- wow
Ribbon- crafty ribbons
Sentiment- magazine freebie

Monday, 4 July 2016

W is for...

Earlier than normal I am sharing my Craft Barn dictionary entry with you for this fortnight. The letter is W and there are no twists. There were loads of words that appealed to me but having just been given this Joanna Sheen wisteria die by my lovely Mum, it had to be that (well, it would be rude not to, right?!)
So this week, W is for... Wisteria

I wanted to create a scene for it to frame as that seems to be what wisteria does best, so I used the hobby art Tuscany stamp set (also a gift from my lovely Mum) to make this little scene. Since 'create a scene' is the title of Little Claire's challenge this month, I'd like to enter in there too.

I'm posting earlier than normal as I wanted to be in time for a second entry in to Simon Says Stamps Tic Tac Toe challenge. I picked the diagonal line 'stamp, stencil, spray.'
I started by stencilling an imagination crafts leaf stencil around to top and edges of the page to give a background to the  the wisteria.
I inked with a variety of distress inks and stamped over the top, masking the sunflowers in the corner. 
Once I had cut the wisteria, I spritzed it with smooch spritz in green to give more variety to the leaves.
You can see this a little clearer here. 

Finally I coloured the stamped scene with promarkers and spritzed with a little ground espresso distress ink along the bottom.
As well as the previously mentioned challenges, I would like to enter this in to SSS Wednesday - Anything goes, craft stamper- anything goes and Penny Black at allsorts anything with stamping challenges.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Tic, Tac, Dog!

The winner for the most random challenge has to go to the craft barn this week who presented us with the challenge of 'a dog under the sea !' Apparently we're all to blame ionabunny ;)

Well, not one to be deterred, after all it's not a challenge if it isn't challenging eh? I sat down and had a go. I have a couple of dog stamps, one wearing Christmas hats and another with a graduation hat. Not wanting to make it any more random than it already is I concluded I would have to draw my own. Eek!

I was also lured in by the fabulous tic tac toe grid at Simon Monday and thought I would combine the two.

Enough talk, here's the card;

I picked the left vertical tic tac toe line of sequins, blue, spray but realised I had inadvertantly done the top line too - sequins, gold, stamps. Unfortunately I don't think this doubles the chances of winning!!!

Since it's anything goes week at Simon Wednesday I thought I'd throw my hat in to the ring there too. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 1 July 2016

Stencil - Less is More

I have to admit, I'm not often a fan of stencils for LIM cards . I prefer to use them when I'm going for an all out ink - fest with sprays and splatters and the rest.(That said I've just taken a proper look through the gallery at less is more and visited a few of you and I might need to eat my words!!!) I had to think carefully about how I was going to do this one but while I was using the wisteria die for something else, this idea popped in to my head.

I used the stitched square die negative as the first stencil to give the lilacy-blue background and then used a crafty individuals trellis stencil over the top. I used the positive from the stitched square die to create a window style frame attaching that and the wisteria die cuts with 3D foam mount pads for a bit of depth.

Wisteria die - Joanna Sheen
Stitched square die - Lawn Fawn
Stencil - Crafty individuals
Inks - Distress inks in faded lilac and sketched blueprint
Stickles - Icicle

I'd also like to link this up to SSS Work it Wednesday challenge - use a wafer thin die or stencil as mine has used both!

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Special Delivery for Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

Well, over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge they've been having a birthday bonanza in celebration of eight years of challenges! Wow!
I wanted to make a card especially for this occasion and picked one of my classic pb stamps, Hedgie Delivery. I stamped a few extra envelopes, cut them out and added to the trail left behind. I hope my postie isn't as careless with my birthday mail!!!

Other details;
Cloud and tiny flower dies - lawn fawn hello baby set
Celecbrate disk - Craftwork cards sentiment cut with sizzix scalloped circle die
Floral paper - basic grey
Stitched square die - lawn fawn
Dragonfly paper from the stash
Liquid pearls in blue and petal pink.
Stickles - Icicle

I'd like to enter this card in to
PBSC - Birthdays
Penny Black and More - Flower power
Stamping sensations - Feature a creature

Monday, 27 June 2016

Some Bunny

It is always hard making a card for a fellow card maker - especially when it's your Mum! I wanted to use the bunnies (although they are from the 'hello baby' set) as Mum has two bunnies of her own and I knew she would like them. I also think it looks like a mum and daughter bunny!!!

I mixed in a craftwork cards birthday greeting with those already available in the lawn fawn set. I also used a couple of different papers from my stash cutting the green one with a sizzix scalloped circle die placed partially over it.
The bunnies are painted with watercolours and the inks are versa colour.

I'd like to enter this in to the following challenges;

Simon Monday - Use patterned papers
Allsorts - Photo inspiration (it was the colour scheme and little flowers that I used)
Stamping sensations - feature a creature

Saturday, 25 June 2016

K is for...

Ok, if I'm honest I've cheated a bit with this one. See I went through my dictionary and wasn't sure what to choose and then my new set of lawn fawn stamps arrived. I so wanted to use them I've slightly shoehorned them in on the basis that K is for...
a large type of seaweed according to the definition in this dictionary. 

Of course all I need now is a dog and I could enter both of the current craft barn challenges!!!

Friday, 24 June 2016


Just dropping in to say a quick 'aloha!' to the good folk at atcas. Here's my make for this fortnight's challenge.

Aloha everyone!

The 'faux' bleach effect

Ok, I have to start this post by saying I hate British use of the word 'faux'. Faux is the French word for fake, right? So can we all just say fake and be done with??!! There, got that out my system.

Speaking of British, I think the weather on this card will be pretty topical for some right now. Of course the sun is always shining here in sunny Devon but not everyone is so lucky! ;)

Also speaking of British, I'd like to take a moment to apologise to all those lovely Europeans who take time to visit this blog. Sorry that apparently a smidgen over half of my country apparently can't see the benefit of working together. There, also got that one out of my system! (maybe!)

Right, now time to stop being so opinionated and talk cards!

This one was made using the aforementioned 'faux' bleach effect, partly as I spritzed the card with water for a rainy look and partly as I used water to try to lift some of the colour from the clouds. It wasn't that successful if I'm honest and I ended up wirking in to the clouds with a white gelly roll pen.
The stamps are from the lawn fawn hello baby set and the inks are distress inks and pro markers. I added wink of stella to the clouds and smooch spritz to all the blue for a bit of shimmer.

I'd like to enter this card in to;
Less is More - Faux bleach
Simon Wednesday - Add shimmer

Monday, 13 June 2016

An inky summer garden

This week's theme at Simon Monday is a summer garden. When I saw it I knew I absolutely had to take part but it's taken till now to find the time - eek!
Anyway after a good inky fingers session this morning here is what I've come up with.
There's a mix of stamps used here from Lavinia, hobby art, crafty individuals and penny black. I've used mainly distress inks, blended, spritzed and stamped, although there is some fineliner and gel ink highlights added in. I finished it all with a good dose of wink of Stella but this is the best photo I could get off that I'm afraid.

I'd like to enter this in to:
Penny black Saturday- birthdaysI decided against adding a birthday message after some deliberation but as this card is destined for a birthday girl I'm hoping it still counts!)

Saturday, 11 June 2016

T is for

There are so many interesting words starting with T! I decided it was high time a cat featured in my dictionary and so selected the word Tabby. I have a lovely set of tabby cat stamps, although for whatever reason they are no longer in their packaging, so if anyone can shed any light on who made them I would be pleased to know!
The stamps are quite finely detailed and having created a thoroughly inky background with a bit of blending, spritzing, stenciling and the rest, I realised the cats just wouldn't stamp as well as they could. Enter the tags. At this point I noticed that tag was on the opposite page so this week T is for Tabby and Tag!

The inks used were ground espresso, lucky clover and carved pumpkin distress inks. The stencil is from crafty individuals and the tags are a sizzix die set.

I'd like to enter this in to the craft barn dictionary challenge (of course!) and also craft stampers 'get inky' challenge and stamping sensations 'feature a creature.'

Friday, 10 June 2016

A little evolution

I love it when a card evolves in to something you really didn't expect. When I started this one, in my minds eye it was going to have some silhouetted flowers against a hazey purple sky in the lower left corner of the card.
By the time I had finished blending the purples through a circular mask, the colour was just crying out for a bit of shimmer spritz. I lifted the mask and there was undeniably a planet staring back at me so I went with it. I turned the card a quarter turn to put the planet in the 'sky.' A quick addition of some silver star stamps (from Lavinia and craftwork cards) and a message (also craftwork cards) and finito!

I'd like to enter this in to
Less is More - Purple
Craft Barn - Stars
SSS Wednesday - Fathers Day / For a guy
Craft stamper - Get inky

Thursday, 2 June 2016

The big 100!

As the title suggests this is my 100th blog post since starting on a blogging venture almost a year ago! I make no apologies for the longer length of this post - it's a special one, hopefully with something of interest for everyone!

I start with the previously promised tour of my new craft space. It was high time I had a proper space - no more running up and down the stairs between the craft cupboard and the kitchen table every time I thought of something I needed!

There was a pretty tight budget involved here. We already owned the shelving unit although it wasn't previously in use. The table top and two drawer units came from Ikea along with the shiny new lamp which was the one extravagance. Also new from Ikea were the white magazine boxes giving a total spend of just under £100. The little brown tubs are ones I have been collecting for some while. Riverford send us our veg in them but I thought they would be perfect for all those little bits and pieces! 
The set of drawers immediately to my left contains all the things I need to have 'grab-able.' Top down this is; Ink pads, stationery and sticky things, colouring pens and pencils, glitters, embossing powders and liquid pearls, card blanks, paper pads.

A closer look in a couple of drawers. I'm really enjoying the ink pads laid out in a single layer - so easy to pick the one you want! Nothing is labelled yet to give me time to check it all works and make any changes I need to.

On the shelves the little boxes are filled with all sorts from punches to paints to smaller acrylic stamps. The magazine style white boxes house more stamps, dies, craft magazines and scraps of paper. Wooden stamps are in the mini chests of drawers below so that everything is in reach.

At some point I hope to have a little pin board on the wall in front of my work space and this handy chart will definitely be on it! I found it the other day on the hobby art website along with some others. It's so useful, you colour the squares that you have which not only gives you a quick reference guide to what you own, but also shows the pens true colours. 

Under the shelves are a few more key bits and pieces - scrap book papers, stickers, rub-ons and embellishments stored in the folders and a range of miscellaneous items stored in the giant shoe box. 

Now for the shameful bit. This is my ribbon box :0

I'd love to hear how you all organise your ribbons or if you have any top tips because I'm stumped! some ribbons are on rolls or card and they're fine but it's the really silly scraps that I just haven't got tamed! 

Ok, so that's the tour. Now on to a few cards eh?!

A super simple LIM. I fell out with the inlaid die technique in a big way after my last attempt but when I cut this new Sheena Douglas die it was just crying out for it. It's fair to say the technique and I have made peace again! This is based on the less is more sketch. I'd also like to throw it in the mix for casology's CAS 200 challenge.

I had been wondering how to address the Penny Black Saturday 'Masculine' challenge when I found this PB stickeroos yachting set. I teamed it with papers from Basic Grey and Kanban (fitting with the 2xpapers craft barn challenge) and added some green ribbon layered with the grosgrain ribbon. (For the crafty ribbons masculine challenge)

This one hasn't photographed well but it was another attempt at a shaker card. I mixed a magic potion (ingredients photographed below) masked part of the card and spritzed away. The flamingo is a magazine freebie die backed with some pink paper from the stash and filled with pink beadazzleds. The sentiment is from craftwork cards. I made this card with the allsorts pink challenge, SSS Mask it challenge and SSS monochrome challenge in mind. It was based on the Less is More sketch and suitable for the celebrations at AAA cards.

PHEW, what a long post! I'm glad you stayed with me to the end! TTFN Lou x