Gesso Dots

Hi out there! Hope you’re all well.

Here’s this weeks card.



I got the idea for this one from Creative Cardmaking magazine (Issue 61). I’e stamped the image with gesso using a stamp from the Inkadinkadoo set “Dot Flourishes”. The gesso works beautifully – just use a very light hand and remember to clean off the stamp straight away. The flower comes from American Crafts’ Amy Tangerine Delights paper flowers pack.

I like the texture you get using gesso and the contrast of the white on black. The flower adds just a touch of colour. Hope you like it!

Cheers for now

Kathy 1


Happy Mother’s Day!

Hi all, hope all the Mums out there are having a wonderful day. I certainly am! Bubbles and chocolate always make me happy ūüôā

Here’s today’s card:


I’m not very happy with this one… somehow it feels a bit unfinished but I can’t put my finger on it. ¬†Anyway, the leaves are from the Peachy Keen set by Kaisercraft (stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia) and the sentiment is from Papercraft’s Family set. I’ve stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder (but I had to draw the apostrophe in with white gel pen! – one of my pet peeves) ¬†Sorry… back on track now… the paper flowers come from a pack I’ve had forever as did the pearl brad.

Cheers for now

Kathy 1

Birthday Note

Hi¬†everyone. We’ve had our first dose of winter this weekend – two jumpers and ugg boots weather – I’ve even put the electric blanket on my bed! Goodbye summer!

Anyway, here’s this weeks card:



The paper is from DCWV’s Citrus Stack and the yellow strip was punched with Fiskar’s Notebook Border punch. The flower was punched using EK Success’ medium Retro Flower punch. The sentiment is from TPC Studio’s Celebration set and it’s stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. I’ve used crochet thread and a button to finish it off.

Hope you like it!

Cheers for now

Kathy 1

Fun with PearlEx

Hi everyone! I’ve had a busy weekend so I’m running late again :/

This week’s card is a very simple one.



I used a sheet of grey cardstock and stamped it with Hero Art’s Zig Zag background stamp using VersaMark ink. Then I covered it with PearlEx #650 Micropearl. ¬†You can’t really see it in the pic but it’s lovely and shiny! I stamped the greeting using a stamp from the Hero Arts set “It”s Your Day” in Memento “London Fog” ink. The flower was made with the Die-Namics Prima Donna Petals die. I ¬†coloured it lightly with Tim Holtz Spun Sugar distress ink and put some sticky pearls in the centre.

I didn’t need to set the PearlEx on this project but if you want to you can¬†just spray some water in the air and then quickly wave the cardstock through the mist. ¬†Works every time!

Cheers for now!

Kathy 1


Pretty Pinks

I’m running a bit late this week! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend!

It seems like ages since I used vellum on one of my cards and as it¬†seems to have made a bit of a comeback, I thought I’d dig out my old stuff and see what I could do with it:


I embossed the vellum with my Cuttlebug “Textile” embossing folder and stuck it to a piece of pink cardstock – as the glue would show through the vellum I’ve hidden¬†it behind the flower. The stamp I used on the paper flowers is Hero Arts’¬†Antique Writing background stamp using Ranger Archival Ink “Sepia” and the adhesive pearls are from Sullivans. ¬†The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink’s “Birthday Basics” set.

I hope you like it!


Kathy 1

Lovely Stencils

Hi there! It’s a bit overcast and drizzly here today… a perfect¬†day for papercrafting ūüôā

This one is a ¬†quick a easy one layer birthday card. I’ve used¬†Kaisercraft’s Doily stencil and some Tim Holtz Distress Inks.



I’ve sponged the colour on using a makeup sponge and stuck an enamel dot in the middle of the doily. ¬†The greeting is from a Papercraft set called Celebration. ¬†I love using stencils on my cards!

Hope you like it!

Cheers for now

Kathy 1

Our lovely South Coast… and a card!

A few days on the road this week.  Hubby and I spent some time exploring our beautiful south coast and generally having fun!

We don’t get down that way very often so it was lovely to visit all the little bays and beaches. ¬†The weather was a bit wet but it’s not cold yet so it was very enjoyable!



Beautiful Broulee Bay from Melville Point


The amazing rock formations at Mystery Bay


The aptly named Pretty Beach

And now down to business. ¬†Here’s this weeks card:



A simple design using scraps of paper. I think most papercrafters have loads of scraps and we like to kid ourselves that we really need them… just in case! I do try, occasionally, to use some of my scraps. I can’t tell you where these papers came from but this would work with lots of different papers and for any occasion.

I hope you like it!

Cheers for now

Kathy 1