Friday 27 February 2009

A Watercoloured stamped Card

Todays card has been made with the Art Impressions Stamps and my Marvy Le Plume Pens.

I have created my card with just a few stamps and several different colour pens, the Birdhouses were stamped with the Sepia Pen and then with a damp brush its bled out to fill the white background. I have used quite a few colours to paint the little houses. The background was done by laying some dots of masking fluid and left to dry, then over the top I have used a Pine green pen, by scribbling a little onto a glass dish and mixing with water to create a wash then its brushed onto the background. I also did the same with a blue pen to create the sky.

Once dry Ive used a vine stamp with the same colour green and stamped all over the place, its been left to dry and afterwards Ive rubbed of the masking fluid and filled in the spaces with a bright yellow pen to give the impression of flowers.

The two birds were then stamped with the Sepia pen and again with the damp brush filled in and on the breasts Ive used a red pen, which again I scribbled onto a glass dish and diluted with water then painted onto the birds.

Ive mounted the painted piece into a aperture card that Ive created myself and stamped a few extra leaves around the edge, then stamped a greeting onto the front at the bottom right hand corner, and stuck three flowers to the top left.

As Im on holiday for a week, this card will be the last one that will posted till I get back.

Thursday 26 February 2009

A Card Just for You

Todays card again is created using one of the Gorguss Girls from Spring Stamp Set, and also one of the Whiff of Joy Accessories Stamps.

I stamped the Gorguss Sitting Girl on to a piece of white card, then I stamped the girl again onto a piece of paper, cut her out then used it as a mask to allow me to stamp the chair behind her. This is a bit tricky but with a bit of luck and several attempts, I eventually managed to get it right.

I then coloured her with my Derwent Watercolouring Pencils and again used a damp brush to take away the pencils lines and to make it look more like it had been painted. This was then cut out with one of my Nestabilitie Label dies, I also cut another one in the dark red card to mount her onto.

The base card is a piece of white A4 card folded in half, I have mounted on top of this a piece of the Red card, the second mount was a paler pink patterned paper and over this I have stuck a piece of patterned paper, before which I have punched both edges with one of my Martha Stewart Border Punches.

Across the centre I have stuck a piece of Pink Pearlescent card that I had put through my Cuttlebug Machine with a embossing folder, this particular one is the heart design. Around this card I have fixed a piece of Red Organza ribbon, then this card was stuck across the centre of the base card.

I then positioned the stamped image in the centre of this and printed a greeting onto semi-gloss photo paper, and cut this out also with one of the Nestabilitie Tag Dies. I punched a hole in the top and fed a smaller piece of the same colour organza ribbon through it and attached this to the right side of the stamped image.

On the other side I have stuck three of my Mulberry Flowers and on the bottom to the right I have stuck two heart shaped buttons.

Wednesday 25 February 2009

Thinking of You

Todays card was created from one of the new Gorguss Stamp Collection, at the moment this stamp set doesnt seem to have individual titles, but this one is quite lovely.

Ive again stamped the image onto white card and then coloured it with my Derwent Watercolour Pencils and then using a damp brush I have painted the colours together. This image was then mounted onto a piece of pink Pearlescent Card, but before I did that I gently inked around the edge with a chalk pad.

The base card was one Ive created with a A3 white card by folding in half and then cut it down to the size 7.50"x 7.50", on top of this I have mounted a piece of the pink Pearlescent Card then I cut a piece of pink patterned paper and punched the bottom of it with a Martha Stewart border punch and this was then attached to the pink card.

I then used one of my cuttlebug folders and embossed a piece of white Pearlescent Card and wrapped a piece of pink ribbon across the centre. I then put the mounted image over the pink ribbon to the right of the card.

The Orchids were created with my Leone Em Moth Orchid punch, I also used her book to make the two flowers. These were then mounted onto two different sizes of ovals in pink and white which were made by using my Nestabilitie dies.

To finish the card I then printed a greeting onto semi-gloss card and this was mounted in the same way as the others were.

Tuesday 24 February 2009

A Card for Annie

Todays card was created for a dear friend of mine, unfortunately she isnt in the best of health and I hope that this might be of some comfort to her on her birthday.

It was created from the New Spring Kit by Whiff of Joy, this one is called Willow sitting with a Floral Wreath. I have again stamped it onto white card and then masked it to stamp the tree stump behind her, this is also part of the Spring Kit. I have coloured them with a mixture of Derwent Intense watercolouring pencils and my Artquest paints, I had one hell of a job taking a photo without it causing flash-back, Im not the best at taking photos they always seem to come out on the squiff, so please forgive my attempts.

The base card is a white A4 card which I have folded in half and cut to 6.50"x5.50" and then on top of his I have put a dark pink pearlescent card and then a pink patterned paper which I have taken from the Creative Cardmaking Magazine, in fact all three of the patterned papers came from this.

Then I have cut another mount from the dark pink card and put a second paper onto it. The third mount is again started in the same was as the other mounts but this time I have used the flower pattern as a contrast. I then used both of these and arranged them on the base card at different angles, around these two I have attached the ribbon across the whole card.

The stamped image was also mounted onto a pale pink card and then onto the dark pink card, I then used a pink gel pen to go around the edge to give the effect of stitching, this was then mounted on top of the other two mounts and over the ribbon.

I also stamped a greeting onto another piece of white card and mounted this in the same way as the other mounts and this was then stuck to the card at the bottom right hand corner, I also used the pink gel pen to create the stitching effect. To finish of the card I have attached two flowers which I made from the Petals from

Monday 23 February 2009

Happy MiceDay

I have created todays card with one of the Whiff of Joy stamps, I believe this one is called Henry Celebrating Mouse.

I have stamped the image onto white card and coloured it in with my Derwent Intense watercolouring pencils, then used my damp brush to work out the colours, this I left to dry and then cut it out ready to mount onto my card.

The base card is a A3 light brown card folded in half and cut to 7"x6.50"size, and Ive then mounted on top of this a smaller square of light brown card. I then cut two pieces of patterned backing paper into triangles and pasted them onto a piece of darker coloured brown shinny card and finally onto the base card.

Again on top of this I have cut a further two pieces of the same card and mounted these on top of one another and finally I have cut one of the Joanna Sheen Messy Rabbit design papers and stuck this on top. I then positioned my mouse which I have mounted with foam tape onto this.

I printed a greeting onto semi-gloss photo paper and mounted this below the mouse and finished of the card with two of the Papermania Petals and two tiny button mice and one of the cat.

Sunday 22 February 2009

A Bit of Fun

Todays card was created for a neighbour whos absolutely dotty on horses and riding, so I thought the new La Pashe decoupage sheet from Flippin Women was quite appropriate.

The base card was created with My Craft Studio program, I used an A3 piece of card which I have folded in half and printed a scene onto, I then used the same scene for the insert as well but have put a white middle for the verse.

I did also print on oneside of the insert the whole design to put behind the acetate window that I have cut in the front. I also used the oval that I cut out from the front and put it directly behind the figure as it seemed to make it look right. To be honest I did take down the opacity of the insert so it looked a bit pale behind the figure if I had not put the oval over the area directly behind it.

When I had assembled the card I realised that I had the horse rather highly suspended in the air, so I found another picture that I have then manipulated to look like a fence and this gives the appearance of the horse jumping over it.

I did re-print the greeting onto semi-gloss photo paper and then mounted this onto gold mirri-card and then mounted this at the top of the card.

Saturday 21 February 2009

Coming Home

Todays post is something a bit different Ive decided to post a couple of photos of my eldest grandson whos been in the Falklands since last November and is due home in about 3 weeks time.

This has been his first long term posting abroad and its not been a particularly easy time for him, as a 28 year old man theres not a lot for them to do there, he sayes he's either been in the Pub or the Gym so heavens knows what he will look like when he gets home. But Ive been grateful that at least its been in a safe area unlike a lot of other poor service people.

Hes been in the RAF for 10 years this coming November, and has really achieved a lot, hes now a Corporal and even achieved Apprentice of the Year a few years ago. So you can understand why I am so very proud of him, I raised him more of less from a baby but definately for the last 10 years before he enlisted. And he did me the honour of giving me away when I remarried in 2000, as you can see from the second photo.

Unfortunately I wont be disclosing his name as I know that they really dont like you do that, and I dont want to put his life in danger.

Friday 20 February 2009

Another Anniversary Card

This is the second of my Anniversary Cards that I created with My Craft Studio computer program. This one is for a young couple that are very precious to me, so I hope they will like the personnal card that Ive made for them.

Again I have used a photo and cropped it to fit the design frame that I chose, the background design is different to my last one as I have a number of different ones within the program, but Ive done exactly the same as I did before with the last card.

I printed the whole design onto a piece of A3 white card, which was folded in half to allow it to go through my printer, and then again onto a sheet of semi-gloss photo paper, which when dried I have cut out the photo with the frame and the greeting also with its frame, then layered them onto the base card with foam tape.

Ive printed an insert in the same way as I did before, and then printed a verse onto the paper afterwards. Ive then put two different sizes of Organza ribbon around the fold and tied a bow, below this I have put a bouquet that I created from some of my silk and paper flowers that I have in my crafty stash.

Thursday 19 February 2009

Mums little Helper

Todays card is again made with the Whiff of Joy stamps, this one is called Melinda washing up, but Id like to think of her helping her mum, my own helper in the kitchen is my hubby he loves to load up the dishwasher and doesnt like me interferring as he calls it, and he also does the hand washing-up as well. Though I wont dream of giving him this card Im not sure he would approve.

I stamped the image onto white card and coloured it with my Derwent Intense watercolour pencils, after which I have cut it out with my Oval Nestabilitie die and mounted it onto a larger Dark Pink Card Scalloped diecut.

The base card is a dark pink A4 card folded in half and cut down to 6.50"x6"size, and then I have mounted a pale pearlescent card, on top of this I have laid a pattern paper. The two papers Ive used are from my Making Cards magazine, and the papers were created by Nancy Watts. I used the second patterned paper for the two down strips which were also matt and laid in the same way as the main one.

On top of the layers I have stuck my stamped image, and then stamped a greeting with my Just-Rite Stamps and again cut them out using my Circle and Scalloped Circle dies. I did use my cats eye inkpad around the edge of the stamped image and the greeting.

To finish of the card I have stuck two of the mulberry flowers that I bought from HobbyCrafts, I do like these flowers.

Wednesday 18 February 2009

Reading a Book

Todays card has been created from one of Whiff of Joy stamps, this one is called Melinda Reading Book.

I dont actually enter any of the challenges but I do like to have a attempt at using their sketches to see if I can create a card with them, this one is the Whiff of Joy Challenge.

Ive stamped Melinda onto a piece of white card and coloured her with my Derwent Intense Watercolour Pencils, and cut her out and inked around the edge with my cats eyes inkpads, then layered it onto a piece of the dark purple pearlescent card.

The base card is created from a A4 white card folded in half then cut to the size 8.50" x 6", onto top of this I have layered up a pale mauve pearlescent card and a dark piece of purple card which I have put through my cuttlebug and used the Paisley folder.

I then used a darker purple pearlescent card for the first matt, and this has been layered with piece of the DCWV Pocket full of Posies stack, I have also used this for the second matt across the other and have punched a edge with one of the Martha Stewart border punches on a piece of pearlescent paper which has been stuck to the bottom of this second layer.

Around the two has been stuck a piece of velvet ribbon. I then arranged the stamped image on to the base card, and used my Just-Rite stamp for the greeting, and cut this out with my Nestabilitie Classic Circle die I also used the same colour cats eye around the edge of this to, and cut a bigger one for this to be mounted onto. I then stuck this at an angle at the bottom.

To finish of the card I have stuck three mulberry flowers that I bought from HobbyCrafts.

Tuesday 17 February 2009

A Wedding Anniversary Card

Todays card was created as a special one off for my husbands eldest daughter and her husband. Its a special year for them as they are expecting their first baby in April and felt they deserved something a bit different and personal.

It was created with the My Craft Studio program and one of the photos of their wedding. I cromped the photo to fit inside the frame I chose. The background paper designs was one of the designs that I have within the program and I used the fading button to make it more transparent, though in the photo it doesnt look like that.

I also used this background paper with a white centre as an insert. The front page was printed as a whole with the greeting at the bottom also in a frame, onto an A3 piece of white card, to be able to put it through my printer I have folded it in half and stuck one corner with a bit of double sided tape so that it goes through evenly, I also did this with the insert. Then I printed the front page again onto semi-gloss photo paper, cut it out and used it as a decoupage over the printed base card.

To finish of the card I have wrapped a wide red organza ribbon around the fold and popped two rose sprays through the bow.

Monday 16 February 2009

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A Card for Freddie

Todays card is a very easy one for anyone to make who's in a hurry, I made it for a 16 year old boy hoping that it wouldnt be to feminine for him, you know what teenage boys are like these days everything has to be just right.

Ive chosen the Ringtailed lemur design from the Jayne Netley Meyhew Cd by Joanna Sheen. I printed the main images onto Semi-gloss Card. And on the base card I have printed one of the background papers and folded this A4 card in half. Ive also printed the second design onto the same weight of card to use as a mount for the lemurs.

I have used the second design and mounted this onto Gold Mirra card. The lemur images have then been cut out and mounted onto gold mirra card as well. I did use foam tape to raise these of the green card.

To finish of the card I have printed a greeting onto white card and mounted this also onto gold mirra card and stuck this below the lemurs.

I then used the first design paper again and printed this onto paper and used it as an insert.

Sunday 15 February 2009

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Max and Frog

Todays card was created for a lovely little lad Rufus, to celebrate his 3rd Birthday, like most little boys Im sure he would love to get in a pond and catch a frog.

The image was stamped onto white card with Stazon and coloured with my Distress Inks, I left it to dry and then cut it out with my large Nestabilitie Classic Die, then it was mounted onto a Large Scalloped Nestabilitie Diecut from a piece of Holographic Blue card.

The base card is a A4 piece of blue card folded in half and then cut to a 7"x7" size, and then I have stuck a piece of patterned paper on the top, and printed a water effect paper for the bottom section, on this I have used my Martha Stewart punch to give the effect of waves, Ive also used a piece of dark blue pearlescent paper and again used the same punch to give it more defination.

On top of this I have mounted the stamped image, I also created a greeting on my computer and mounted this in the same way as the stamped image. To finish of the card I have stuck some feature buttons, I firstly removed the loops on the back so they would lay flat.

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Friday 13 February 2009

Little Miss Watercolouring Card

Todays card was created with the Art Impressions Little Miss stamp, and several of the watercolouring stamps eg, flowers, grass, birds and clouds.

The main image was stamped out with a Marvy Sepia Inkpad onto watercolouring paper, and around this image I have used a Marvy Le Plume Sepia pen onto the stamps, to create the background. I did stamp another image of Little Miss to use as a mask so that I could cover the paper without marking her.

I used a damp watercolourbrush to bleed out the inks, and then used a Stamp Tapestry flower stamp to make the pattern on her dress. The image was cut to fit inside a aperture card that I made myself.

Once stuck inside the aperture I have used the flower stamps over the edge to bring it into the overall picture. I have stamped a greeting with the Sepia pen on the card.

Thursday 12 February 2009

A Valentine Thank You

Todays card was made to thank the two people who share the delivery of my many, many parcels, I am going to send it to my local sorting office to thank them also, as its only a very small office you can guess I know a lot of the staff personally and want to show my thanks for all their help, patience and hardwork.

The main stamped image is again one of the Elusive Images Harlequin Rose Set stamps as is the lace tassle edge. I made the background by using my Cats Eyes Inkpads onto Stampboard and then stamping the image with black Stazon on top, then I triple embossed it with UTEE clear embossing powder.

I made the backing paper with several different colours of Glimmer mists and left this to dry. The base card is a A4 Red Card folded in half, I then used a piece of the glimmer mists paper and mounted this onto black card, then used my versamark ink and stamped the lace tassel edge down the front and covered this with gold embossing powder, which I then heated up.

Around this mount I stuck a wide Red Organza Ribbon, and then mounted the whole thing onto the Red base card.

I mounted my stampboard topper onto black card and then stuck this to the base card. The greeting at the bottom was printed from my computer and then mounted onto a piece of the glimmer mist paper and then onto black card, this I mounted over the red ribbon at the bottom.

To finish of the card, I hung a heart bead onto a spiral paperclip and tied a red bow on the top, which I then clipped over the ribbon.

Wednesday 11 February 2009

Purple Rain

Todays card was again created with one of the Whiff of Joy Stamps, this one is called Willow with Umbrella.

I stamped the image again onto white card and coloured it with my Derwent Inktense pencils and then used my Artquest paints over the top. When dry I cut it out with my Nestabilitie Circle die, and again I used a larger Scalloped edged one with mauve pearlescent card for the mount.

The base card is a dark purple A4 card cut to 5"x5" size, on top of this I have laid a purple paper which I have punched the bottom edge with one of my Martha Stewart punches called Paper Doilly. For the second layer I have used a patterned paper and stuck two ribbons across the middle, under one I have stuck the stamped image and over the top one.

I then used one of my tag Nestabilitie dies to cut out the tag and put this on the bottom ribbon, I did put a piece of white card in the middle to put the peeloff greeting on, I finished this of with a piece of mauve velvet ribbon threaded through the hole.

To finish of the card I have stuck two different sizes of mulberry flowers on the left hand side at the top, and two flower buttons on the bottom right side.

Tuesday 10 February 2009

Blowing a Kiss

Todays card was created from one of Whiff of Joy Stamps called Melinda blowing kisses, you can get these stamps from

I stamped the image onto white card and coloured it with firstly my Derwent Intense pencils then used my Artquest paints over the top to give it a sheen.

Ive made the base card from a piece of A4 white card and put it through my printer, and printed a spotted background, on top of this I have layered another of the same group of papers but this time with the added pattern of flowers and light stripes, on the edge I have used my Fiskars border punch.

The stamped image was cut with one of my long Rectangle Nestabilitie dies, and then I cut a Scalloped one for it to be mounted on. I have used a piece of white card and put it through my cuttlebug with the small dot folder, this was then cut out with my Scalloped Circle Nestabilitie die, and a larger one for the outer mount using the blue pearlescent paper for the back.

I then cut another piece of this pearlescent paper and on top of this I have stuck a spotted ribbon, this was then arranged on the card with the other pieces, and the greeting was created again with my computer and printer. I finished the card of with 3 flowers which I created from my craft stash and in the centre I have stuck a glittery staple. And in two of the corners I have put some corner peeloffs, this is my idea of the Whiff of Joy Challenge this week, not that Im going to enter it, just felt Id like to give it a go and see how I got on, hope you like the card.

Saturday 7 February 2009

A Card for Mum

My mum loves all shades of mauve, and when I had this topper left from one of my cards I made the other day, I thought I would use it to make her one. As she lives in a Nursing home I like to send her a card now and again to cheer her up and to tell her how much I love her.

The base card is a dark purple, and on top of this I have laid a pale mauve, but first I used my Martha Stewart border doily punch to give it a pretty edge, the top layer is a paper that I have printed from the Joanna Sheen Cottage Garden Cds, and again I have used the border punch to give it the same edge.

Down the centre of the card I have laid a piece of the dark card but first I have used a scalloped edge cutter and on top of this I had put a strip of the paler paper but having first used a black pen and a template to create a flourish pattern, I also used my Sakura clear glitter pen over the pattern to get it to stand out.

The stamped image was one where I have used the Art Nouveau stamps that came with My Craft Studio Cds, and then used my Marvy Le Plume pens to watercolour it. I have also mounted this on the same card and papers that Ive used for the card itself, and then positioned it on the strips in the centre of the base card.

Down the fold I have put a dark purple ribbon, it was a bit wide so I have doubled it and attached three mauve roses within the knot.

The greeting was printed on my computer and mounted the same way as the stamped image.

Friday 6 February 2009

A Girl with a Basket of Flowers

Ive created todays card as a birthday card for a special friend. The image and backing paper was printed from one of Joanna Sheen's Cd, the Cottage Garden double set.

I printed the Girl image onto semi-gloss photo paper (there are several images on the sheet) and the backing paper onto card, this I folded into half to use as the base card.

The little girl was then cut out and mounted onto Gold Mirri card, then I cut the second image out and used it as decoupage. I then used my multi flower corner punch and several different colours of paper to create small flowers that I have stuck to the basket. and I also stuck a large red one to her hat. In the centre of each of the flowers I have dropped a little Pearlidoodles.

Down the border I have used my clear Sakura glitter pen to bring out the flowers and leaves. The greeting was also printed from the same Cd and mounted onto another piece of gold mirri card.

Thursday 5 February 2009

A Lady with Gardenia's

Todays card started as one idea and developed into another. I firstly took a piece of white Pearlescent Vellum and used a Flourishes background stamp to create with white embossing powder the background design I wanted.

This I layered onto a dark purple card which I then stapled together, around this I attached a wide purple organza ribbon. This was then mounted onto a pale mauve card and stuck to my base card.

The stamped Lady image was one I received with My Craft Studio Nouveau set of Cds and Stamps. I used a mauve Stazon inkpad and then painted it with my Marvy Le Plume pen. When dry I cut it around the edge and mounted this onto dark purple card and then onto the pale mauve, I used my scallop scissors around the edge. The greeting was also stamped in the same way as the lady but cut out with several of my Nestabilitie Rectangle Dies.

The Gardenia was created with my paper punches by cutting out six of the large Begonia petals, six of the large Ovid petals and three of the small ones, I used a pen to paint the markings in the centre. These were moulded and stuck to a large and small Snowflake, layered up and then arranged onto the card. The leaves were also punched from the Birch punch and arranged around the flowers to finish them off.

Wednesday 4 February 2009

A Valentine's Day Card

I made this card out of some of the bits and pieces that I had left from my Love Card, as I didnt want to waste the beautiful paper that I had left.

The base card is a piece of white A4 card folded in half, and on top of this I have layered several pieces of different card and paper. The bottom layer is Red Gloss Card, and on top of this I have layed a piece of my own created Glimmer Mists paper and then used my Martha Stewart Valentine punch to create a border, and again over this layer I have layed a piece of dark vellum and again used the Valentine punch to make a similar border, and of set it from the bottom layer.

The topper was created with one of Stamps from the Harliquin Rose Stamp set from Elusive Images. I started by using my cats eyes and made a background for the stamp to be stamped on then triple embossed it with the UTEE clear embossing powder, around the oval edge I have used my gold pen to cover up the spills of the embossing to neaten it off. This was then stuck to the card. Along the top and bottom of the card I have stuck some white lace paper that I bought in HobbyCrafts at the weekend.

To finish of the card I have wrapped a length of two different pieces of wool and made a heart pendant from shrink plastic. This was a stamped image again from the Harliquin Rose Stamp set, firstly making a hole in the top before shrinking it down, then pushed a split ring through the hole and fed the wool through that. After this I stuck some Red heart jewels along the edge at the bottom between the layers and either side of the oval topper.

Tuesday 3 February 2009

Gloucestershire Weather

As everyone is posting pictures of the weather in their area, I thought you might like to see how we are fairing in Gloucestershire.

We did have a electricity cut last night at 9.15pm and it was off for over two hours, so we had no idea what the time was this morning (as all our clocks were flashing) till our boiler woke us up at 7am.

Anyway the sun is out at the moment and my poor husband has been out to clear both the back and the front paths to our house. Hes also used up a whole bag of salt to make sure it doesnt free later on.

A Card for Joe

Todays card was again created from the Robert Adams Card Pop-out Cd, and it was made for my 9 year old grandson. I find it quite difficult to decide what is right for them these days as they are really only interested in their computer games, but I just hope that this card will please him when the time comes.

This one is another of the Dinosaur designs, which I have printed straight onto card, it takes about 3 A4 sheets of card to print it out on, and another for the base card. I folded the base white card in half, and stuck to the inside the appropriate printed page, but I did print a verse onto this card first.

Once this was done, I cut out the two jaws for the pop-out mouth, I did use Glossy Accents to make the teeth stick out, and also on the eyes. There are lines to which the jaws are attached, its a bit tricky but can be done, I put the lower jaw piece on first then the upper jaw afterwards making sure that the top teeth were over the bottom ones.

For the front of the card, I layered up the image firstly onto dark blue card and then onto a pale blue, this was then stuck this to the front of the card. The greeting was printed onto a piece of a photo paper and cut and mounted again onto a piece of the darker blue card and stuck to the right top side of the card. I finished the card of with the glossy accents on teeth and nails.

Monday 2 February 2009

A Sneaky Peek

Todays card has been created from the new Sarah Hallam's Floral Jewels Cd, she will be previewing it on Create and Craft at 11am on the 21st February. If you would like to purchase it before then you can get it exclusively from her own website you will see and be able to purchase all her other beautiful Cds, these are all her own Artwork. This new Cd is in a Art Nouveau style and the images are absolutely stunning, you will find it difficult to decide which one to use.

I actually printed the papers straight onto card, the front side I am going to show but keep the pop-out inside for the receiver of the card, all I can say is I printed another paper on this and put in the circle pop out, a vellum which had also been printed with one of the papers and a topper.

On the front cover I have used the Poppy Lady design, and have printed a Scrapbook page onto card. Then printed onto semi-gloss photo paper a oval Topper of the Lady, then I punched it out with my oval Nestabilitie Die, and a further dark Red Scalloped Oval as the outer mount, I then put some foam strips on the back and mounted this onto the card.

I cut out a couple of tags with one of the tag dies, and stuck a peel off greeting on it, then punched a hole through the end and threaded a ribbon through this and attached a staple, this was mounted under the oval image on the front of the card.

To finish it off I have used two different sizes of Mullberry Poppies to mirror the two on the image and mounted these to the left of the top of the stamped image.