Saturday, 22 April 2017


Gorjuss girls are just the sweetest little darlings and my wonderful husband bought me a little compendium full of Santoro papers and decoupage sheets for Christmas.  Now I'll be the first to admit, I'm not a decoupage fan and I do find the papers a little on the Gothic side.  However, I was determined to make use of my present and challenged myself in the coming months to use bright and cheery papers mixed with the dark colours associated with Santoro and the Gorjuss girls.

I started with a ready made card base in purple, added a lighter mat and matted that with purple, all were distressed and sewn together.  I decoupaged the little girl up, added a few flowers to the top corner with some tiny buttons and leaves, yes I know in black but I think it works, don't you?  A birthday sentiment with a tiny bow at the bottom and voila, my first Gorjuss card.

Supplies:  Santoro card base, purple paper, ready made bow, buttons and decoupage, Basic Grey patterned paper, Bazzill cardstock, Prima hydrangea flowers, Sizzix dies and Stampin Up birthday sentiment rubber stamp.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Washing Up Inspiration!

What's not to love about Easter, it falls in the lively season of Spring, loved ones are on holiday and its full to max of chocolate (fingers crossed), chicks and fluffy bunnies which leads me onto this years cards.

The first one is for my eldest son whose away at University (miss him terribly but that's another story, one Moms will understand completely).  Anyway I tried to keep it pretty simple so he's not too embarrassed to hopefully display it on his windowsill.

Supplies: Kraft & white cardstock, string, KaiserCraft gems, Hero Arts sentiment, Memory Box & Poppystamp dies.

The next one is identical using the same dies but I've added a little more colour using Inktense pencils to watercolour the sky and grass, incorporated a little green polka dot ribbon instead of string, the little butterflies are from a Martha Stewart punch.

The last one is for my parents and I went for something completely different.  Spring is such a pretty time of year with gardens and flowers bursting into life and I was reminded of that earlier this week while was washing up. I'm lucky that my sink overlooks the garden making the chore of washing up slightly more bearable, when I noticed a tiny blue tit grabbing a few treats from the bird feeder which got me thinking and this was the result of that 'washing up inspiration'.  Its not traditional but I'm really pleased with the results.

Supplies:  Bazzill cardstock, BoBunny pattered papers, Spellbinders & Sizzix dies, Hero Arts sentiment and flower punches.