Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Thank you Patsy for my award it really does mean a lot to me,as it is my first one.
Now here are my nominees for their fabulous blog and creativity
and who are also my good friends:


Sunday, July 27, 2008

Shaving Foam background technique

For this you will need the following supplies; Shaving foam, Pot, Paint brush or similar, Card stock cut to size (can use glossy if you prefer), Scarper (i used an old member club card) and any inks of your choice.
I also used a piece of kitchen towel (sorry not in the picture).

Take the dish/pot you have chosen and half fill the dish with foam.
Take you paint brush handle and flatten it out the best you can.

Now add a few small drops of your chosen ink and colours. Here I have used Alcohol inks (stream & wild plum). But you can try any inks you wish. (I have used Pergamano inks aswell in the past).

Take your paintbrush handle and gentle mix the ink into a swirl,
but don't over do it mix.

Next take you card stock and place into the foam and lift up and out at the same time.
Turn you card around until all of the surface it covered in foam.

This is what it should look like (a bit of a mess but don't worry!)
Take your scraper and scrape of the excess foam and put it back into the dish/pot.
Rub over the surface of the card stock to make sure all the foam has gone.

This is what it should look like, a pretty bright swirls.

You can do more than one in a batch of shaving foam,
the more you do, the lighter they become.
This was the 2nd one from this batch.

You can add more colour if you would like (here I added butterscotch)
but eventually they will all mix into one colour.
If you are going to try this please can you let me know how you find my instructions!
Thank you.
Have fun!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Circle of friend gift for july

For the background on all 3 I used marvy metallics gold and bronze. I used black stazon with some Paris themed stamps and used holographic embossing powder to cover the front of the domino and the moo card. Hope you like it Kaz!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Silver wedding candle

Silver wedding candle to go with the card below. I used the same swirl stamps I used for the card and added the champagne bottle & glasses along with the greeting. The back has got who the candle is from so when they come to look at the candle in a few years time they will remember who gave them it!!!!

Silver wedding pop out card

For the parcel I decided to use my quickkutz die cut machine which I havent used in a long time! A swirl stamp and silver embossing powder used with versamark. Greeting stamp again used embossing powder and versamark ink. The champagne bottle is vellum which I attached using silver mat brads. To finish I added some white/clear little gems and added the number 25 to the parcel. The inside I cut out a heart and edged with a silver pen and placed the same vellum i used for the front and put behind the aperture and used a different swirl stamp with versamark ink and silver embossing.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Alcohol inked domino

This is the first time I have used alcohol inks, I used wild plum, stream ink and silver mixative with blending solution. For the swirl I used a swirl stamp and veramark ink with silver embossing powder.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


I have created these backgrounds using shaving foam and ink, this is my first attempt at this.
Click on the image to enlarge for a better view!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Altered clear cd

This is from the top of blank cds/dvds, I thought I would have ago an alter one and see what it looks like. I used marvy metallics pen copper and gold and black stazon, and a set of trees and leaves stamps.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

21st birthday

This card is using gold mirri board and pink card with gold embossing powder and gold decoration.

Wedding card

For this card I used papermania stamps and silver and black embossing powder, whisper pens watercoloured in and a horseshoe cake decoration.

Friday, July 4, 2008

18th Birthday

A card for a young lady who will be 18 soon, who I believe likes black.

10th Birthday

Here is a quick an easy card for grace who was 10.