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Maria Illsley
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Stormy skies
Hi all I created the background first by inking up my acrylic block with TH distress inks weathered wood, tumbled glass and salty ocean then I spritz it with water and swept the block over a piece of water colour card. Once dry I decided to stamp an old Kan...

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Just because
Hi All I hope you all had a chance to enjoy today's glorious sunshine.  I made this card for my friend as one of just because cards.. I wanted to try out my new script stamp from Honey Doo. Firstly I swept CE Colour Cloud in diagonally across the card and b...

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Silhouette Christmas Card
Hi Crafters How is everyone this week? I saw a lovely Card-io Christmas card on Pinterest and tried to have a go at making a version of it myself  from the craft stash I have. After a few attempts, this is what I came up with. I used a mixture of stamps fro...

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Christmas Greetings
Hi All I have started to try and do some Christmas cards... but it has been proving difficult due to the new job. My brain is not what it used to be and the learning is making me very tired.. lol.. But I am getting there, I think, although some days I take ...

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Humming Bird
Hi all As promised here is the other card that was shown on Hochanda. I first made a Pixie Powder background ( I think it was the Emerald Green) and then die cut SW Hummingbird out of black card. I simple laid it on top of the background for a really quick ...

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Purple Glitter Flowers
Hi all I started this card with a white piece of card and using SP labels 46 die I cut an aperture in the centre of the card. Then I randomly stamped a flower  with TH Shaded Lilac and Milled Lavender on to this to create my patterned paper and inked round ...

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Another card using Pixie Powders
 Hi All I cannot seem to stop using Pixie Powders at the moment they are so versatile. I was only having a play with them (as you do) as I had some new colours and this is the card I  created from it. I started by die cutting an old SP Vintage Lace border d...

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Birthday Butterflies
Hi to everyone At Ally Pally in April I purchased this lovely stamp from Honeydoo, the first time I have used their stamp and I must say it stamped beautifully. I stamped with Versamark and embossed with CS detail black embossing powder. I painted the butte...

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Birthday using Altenew Stamps
Morning all I made this card at the request of my friend for her Auntie. I used the wonderful Altenew Beautiful Day stamp, using a variety of yellow inks, with the outline stamped in watering can archival. I cut the image out by hand and shaped it to add di...

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Owl be... Woodware stamp
Hi all Happy May Day..  This Owl stamp is from Woodware. It is so versatile you can colour it in any medium and in a variety of colours. I thought this card looke great for a man so I gave it to my brohter in law for his birthday this weekend. For this card...
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