Monday, December 28, 2015

One Last Christmas Card

One last card I forgot to blog!

Can't believe I don't want any more chocolate.  Usually takes me till New Year's Day to feel like that! Back to work tomorrow for 3 days so today is my last chance to make New Year's cards for the folks I forgot to send Christmas cards to.  You know those cards .... they arrive last minute Christmas Eve and you look at them and say, it'll have to be a New Year's card in return!

I'd like to enter this into:

Ger x

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Last Minute Tags

Now that all the Christmas shopping is done, tags are in high demand in this house and there isn't much time for making things!

I cut these with a Docrafts die from Neenah Classic Cream card. I die cut the Britannia poinsettias from various cardstocks, inked edges with distress inks and added sequins and some ribbon from Aldi.

Even faster last minute tags tomorrow ....

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Mid-Month Inspiration at Craft for the Craic

Can you believe it's Christmas week?

Somehow I found a little time to make a Christmas cover for my Personal Planner.  I've used Trimcraft papers and a Waltzingmouse Stamps set, with some dies and sequins.

If you've been creating for Christmas don't forget to share it with us over at Craft for the Craic where it's time for some mid-month inspiration.

I'll be back tomorrow with some last minute tags.

Ger x

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Christmas Cheer at Craft for the Craic

Over at Craft for the Craic this month, the theme is Christmas Cheer!

As my hubby makes his own wine, (which is a great way to spread Christmas Cheer), I decided to make bottle tags for the bottles he hands out at Christmas.  I began by inking some tumbled Glass onto cardstock before stamping snowflakes with the same ink.  I made the tag, then stamped Waltzingmouse Stamps Seasonal Remedies in Versamark before embossing with Black Twinke embossing powder.  I then used Festive Berries and water to colour in, before adding a little Antique Linen with a sponge.  A sprinkle of sequins and I was finished.

We'd love to see what you're crafting this December at Craft for the Craic.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Something Glittery at Craft for the Craic

Time for a new challenge at Craft for the Craic and this month we want to see Something Glittery - all types of craft are welcome at Craft for the Craic.

I started by sponging some Tumbled Glass distress ink onto a piece of card before using Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars stencil and some Wendy Vecchi embossing paste, sprinkled with fine glitter while still wet.  When the paste was dry I die cut with Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments.  I had to use two layers of fun foam to get enough depth for the shaker stuff to be able to shake, before adding acetate and sticking the whole lot to the card base.  I used the Spellbinders dies to cut a frame for the shaker window and a Tim Holtz die cut word from silver mirri card.  Feeling quite festive now!

Let's see the Something Glittery projects you've created - share it with us over at Craft for the Craic.

I'd like to enter this into:

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

So Glossy at Simon Says Stamp

Over at Simon Says Stamp Monday the challenge is So Glossy and as my We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool arrived from Create With Kate I decided to use it to make a card.

I don't do Project Life but I do like the look of the pages with everything in its own pocket, so I wanted to make a project life style card.  I cut down an A4 plastic pocket and started fusing patterned paper (Trimcraft Deck the Halls) into sections, then added some sequins into their own section for shaking! A die cut Tim Holtz word also got its own pocket.  The card base was cut off at the front just leaving a centimetre or two to attach the plastic to.  I knew the plastic wasn't strong enough on its own to stand the front of the card up, so I backed it with a piece of acetate to keep the front of the card clear.  The pretty green ribbon is also from Create with Kate.

I'd like to enter this into:

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Brithday Flowers

It's a beautiful Sunday morning here, lovely autumn sunshine!  

I used a stencil and Pumice Stone ink in the corner of this card but decided the grey was not what I wanted so went over it with Bundled Sage.  The flowers (Tim Holtz) were scribbled with a Papermania marker before spritzing with Perfect Pearls and water, then stamping.  The lovely shimmer is not captured by the camera.  The sentiment is Hero Arts and the sequins are from Simon Says Stamp.

Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for visiting.

I'd like to enter this into:

Ger x

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Wrap it Up at Simon Says Stamp

Morning! I've had this Waltzingmouse Stamps set for a couple of years now and I still love it. I wanted to make a card and matching gift tag.  Stamped with Festive Berries and Chipped Sapphire distress inks.  The dies are Spellbinders Labels 18.

I'd like to enter this into:

Thanks for visiting!

Ger x

Monday, October 26, 2015

Throwback Challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge are having a Throwback Challenge - you can choose a theme from any of their past challenges.  I went with their recent Ombre challenge.

I used Spellbinders dies and Masking Paper to cut a rectangular mask before inking with Festive Berries and Mustard seed distress inks, then I white embossed a Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp before removing the masking paper.  I white embossed the flower on another piece of card and coloured with Papermania markers and water, before fussy cutting.  The 'Smile' is a Simon Says Stamp die, and the sentiment is also from SSS, as are the sequins.

I'd like to enter this into:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Throwback Challenge (Ombre)

Friday, October 23, 2015

Happy Friday

Yay it's Friday and a Bank Holiday weekend!

Still playing with Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamps.  This card was coloured with Papermania markers and water.  I added a few sequins and the sentiment was a freebie with a magazine as far as I remember.

Thanks for visiting, and enjoy your weekend.

Ger x

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Blue Flowers

Loving the Flower Garden stamps from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous!

I coloured them with Papermania markers and water, adding some Cosmic Shimmer Mist Gold splatters and a Hero Arts sentiment, gold embossed, although it looks as though I stamped it in black.  Think I might need some photography lessons!

I'd like to enter this into:

Edit: I was honoured to be featured in the Designer Spotlight for this challenge!

Thanks for visiting! 
Ger x

Watercolour Challenge at Simon Says Stamp

I re-discovered my Papermania brush tip water based markers and brought out a Hero Arts butterfly stamp to have a play.  I scribbled some blue and purple markers over the butterflies, spritzed with water and stamped.

Next, I sprinkled some blue and purple Brusho powders onto the craft mat and spritzed with water, picking up the colour with a flat brush to paint a background.

A Hero Arts sentiment and some clear sequins, done!

I'd like to enter this card into:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Wonderful Watercolour

Friday, October 16, 2015

Mid-Month Inspiration at Craft for the Craic

It's time for some mid-month inspiration at Craft for the Craic.  I just loved Kath's snowy scenes on this amazing card, and I decided to do something similar but using some of my favourite Evergreen Bough distress ink in place of the brown she used.

I used a Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil, inking through with Pumice Stone.  I then cut a stencil with the tree die and inked through with Pumice Stone and Evergreen Bough.  The whole thing was inked softly with more Pumice Stone and then sprinkled with Frantage before heating with the heat gun to melt the Frantage.

Some Tim Holtz and Whiff of Joy dies to finish off.

I hope you're going to show us what you were inspired by music to make this month at Craft for the Craic!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Crazy Birds

Couldn't resist Tim Holtz's Crazy Birds!

I coloured this one as a robin and cut out a wee Santa hat for him, using White Enamel Accents for the 'fur' on the hat.

Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil and Distress Ink made the background, the die cut tree was coloured with Inktense watercolour pencils and water.  I cut a snowdrift, and then used a Wink of Stella glitter pen to add glittery dots to the whole thing but they don't really show in the photo.

The die cut sentiment is Tim Holtz.

Thanks for visiting!

Ger x

Friday, October 2, 2015

Inspired by Music at Craft for the Craic

Good Friday morning!  We have an 'Inspired by Music' theme this month over at Craft for the Craic and my card is inspired by Dylan's 'Blowing in the Wind'

I tipped out some Brusho powder paint onto a craft mat and spritzed with water then picked up the paint with a flat brush and painted the background on some Ranger watercolour paper.  The 'dandelion clock' (is that what you call them?) is gold embossed onto a tag, and some of the seeds are gold embossed onto the watercolour background.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp, and I added some sequins and mounted everything onto some grey card.

Let's see how music has inspired you this month at Craft for the Craic.

I'd like to enter this card into:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Ger x

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ombre at Simon Says Stamp

I blended some distress inks - Festive Berries, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Evergreen Bough and Wild Honey - through a stencil.  I wanted colours to suit an Autumn birthday.  I decided I didn't want the stencil pattern to be straight so I tilted the stencil a bit before taping it down.

The cute hedgehog is from a Penny Black set 'Paint the Town', coloured with Copics and Inktense Watercolour Pencils.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp 'Happy and Smile' and the sequins are also from Simon Says Stamp.

We are enjoying fabulous Autumn sunshine all this week. Hope it's sunny where you are!

I'd like to enter this card into:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Ombre

Ger x

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Trio of Colours at Simon Says Stamp

Sorry about the dark-ish photo.  I used some Cosmic Shimmer gold spray, and filled a spray bottle with water and added some Brusho paint powder to make a red spray.  Some Tumbled Glass distress ink was then added through a Tim Holtz stencil.  The sentiments are Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts.

I'd like to enter this into:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Trio of Colours

Ger x

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Personal Planners

Warning: Long post, lots of pictures, and no cards!  If you haven't been infected by Planner Mania yet it might be best to run away. Quite fast. Come back tomorrow when I'll be back to cardmaking :)

Having choked on my morning cuppa at the price of Erin Condren planners, but loving the vertical layout, I discovered Personal Planners.  So many choices! You can choose your front and back cover design (a collage of personal photos, for example), the colour of the elastic strap, the layout, lots of things, but best of all - which month you want your planner to start! You don't have to wait till January.

The customer service from this company is outstanding.  An absolute pleasure to deal with.

There are different sizes of planner from €23.90 to €28.90 (A5, the one I chose)  INCLUDING SHIPPING. Compare that to Erin Condren if you've a strong stomach.

I was told two weeks delivery time and my planner arrived well within that time frame.

I ordered in August, so chose September as the start month and they added a week or so of August so I could start using it as soon as it arrived.

The quality is lovely.  The plastic cover (front and back) is strong and durable and the actual cover is a decent heavyweight glossy card.

I just love the vertical layout, so much easier for me to see what's going on this week, but you can have the more conventional horizontal layout too.

There are tons of choices here - the design at the top of the page (I chose to match the covers), the layout, you can have times running down the page, weather, ruled or not, the colour of the lines, so much choice!

Oh and at this point you can choose the colour of your ruler, I chose clear.  Some people are annoyed the ruler doesn't run the whole length of the page and stick out the top to mark your place.  Doesn't bother me, I just place it so it sticks out the top.  You can 'unzip' it and place it back anywhere.

more choices - what you want at the bottom of the pages.  On the left side I chose To Do lists but there are lots of options.  

On the right I have This Week's Dinners (if I don't plan this dinner becomes a nightly craziness)

I bought some bits to pimp my planner.  Tesco have some cheap n cheerful stuff and the Stickie flag tags repositionable tabs are fantastic for adding pages to your planner - this video explains this much better than I can .  I found mine's in a local office supplies shop

You can also add pages and photographs using the method Roxy shows in this video at 4:00 mins in

Still here?  Then you might as well hear about Pilot Frixion erasable pens.  I bought a set of 3 in Easons reduced to €6.99.  Love these pens, they are so easy to erase.  And they have a clip which means I can store it tidily in the coils of the planner:

Another thing that's included with the planner is a plastic pocket which you can also unzip and place wherever you like in your planner.  Holds whatever bits you want:

there's a load of pages at the back of the planner, you can have maps and I forget what other options, I chose some blank, some squared (pic above) and some ruled.

I forgot to mention the inside cover page which you can also personalise with your name, an inspirational quote, your contact details if the planner is lost, etc.

Oh almost forgot, you can have dates personalised, e.g., all your family and friends birthdays printed into the planner.

While we're on the subject of planners, I'm thinking about getting these gorgeous stamps from Waltzingmouse Stamps

Do you use a planner and enjoy pimping it?  Let me know, I want to visit your blog for a peek!

Ger x

Friday, September 4, 2015

No Squares or Rectangles at Craft for the Craic

It's time for the September challenge at Craft for the Craic and this month we want to see what you've crafted but No Squares or Rectangles, and remember we like to see ANY craft - not just cards or papercrafting so let's see what you've made/baked/crocheted/painted/beaded/knitted - anything crafty.

I die cut two circles, scoring a line on the back piece of card so that the card could 'hinge' open.  I then cut another circle from some brown card.  I cut some 'icing' from some white card and added Wink of Stella glitter pen although it just looks grey in the picture in real life there's a lovely shimmer.

I die cut the holly with a poinsettia die and added 3 red gems for berries, finishing off with some Tim Holtz die cut words coloured red with Festive Berries Distress Ink.

Looking forward to seeing your craftiness this month at Craft for the Craic.

I'd like to enter this into:

Simon Says Stamp Make It Colourful

Ger x

Friday, August 14, 2015

Mid-Month Inspiration at Craft for the Craic

It's time for some mid-month inspiration at Craft for the Craic, and this month we're using a photo as the theme:

I folded some Neenah Desert Storm to make a tent-fold card and added a light purple frame cut with Spellbinders rectangles.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Happy and Smile stamps set.

I recently ordered some Brusho powder watercolours after watching Jennifer McGuire using them (that Jennifer one has a lot to answer for!) and they are great fun.  I sprinkled some Brusho turquoise and purple on cardstock then sprayed with water.  When the piece was dry, I die cut the butterfly and leaves, and added some sequins.

Check out the rest of the mid month inspiration and Craft for the Craic

I'd like to enter this into:

Ger x

Friday, July 24, 2015

Mid-Month Inspiration at Craft for the Craic

Summer is the theme at Craft for the Craic, and I made a Birthday card.

I used Simon Says Stamp die Clustered Leaves to cut the leaves from Masking Paper which was stuck to the card, before inking with Hero Arts Bubble Gum. Very satisfying pulling the masking paper off to reveal the result!  Simon Says Stamp set Happy and Smile was used to stamp Happy, and I used the Birthday word from yet another Simon Says Stamp die.  I coloured it with a blue ink pad and then couldn't resist going over it with a Wink of Stella pen.  Some docrafts punched butterflies with more Wink of Stella and sequins, then mounted onto pink card.

Have a look at the rest of the design team's fabulous inspiration Craft for the Craic

I'd like to enter this into:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Sparkle and Shine

Ger x

Monday, July 6, 2015

Summer at Craft for the Craic

It's a Summer theme at Craft for the Craic, and I'm sorry I'm a day late with my post.

I have used Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars stencil with embossing paste which I coloured blue with some distress ink, SSS stamps and Smile die.

Looking forward to seeing your Summer themed creations over at Craft for the Craic

Ger x

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Big Occasion at Craft for the Craic

This month at Craft for the Craic we want to see what you've made for The Big Occasion - and don't shoot me, but I made a Christmas card.

I had just received an order from Simon Says Stamp and couldn't resist using embossing paste with the Falling Snow stencil, on top of a background inked with Tumbled Glass.  I used the same ink to edge the die cut trees and cut some Tim Holtz festive words from black card.  I added some sequins and just had to use my new Wink of Stella glitter pen on the words.  It's a shame the camera doesn't pick up the lovely shimmer.

There's still time to enter The Big Occasion at Craft for the Craic - Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Graduations, Exams Good Luck - anything craft, from cards to crochet to cakes!  Show us what you've made at Craft for the Craic

I'd like to enter this into:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Jingle Bells - 12 days of Cardstock - no patterned paper

Ger x

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Masking at Online Card Classes

I've really enjoyed Maskerade at Online Card classes but haven't had a minute for homework!  However I did take a little time to play last night.

I die cut Simon Says Stamp clouds from a piece of acetate and laid the negative on some card, inking through with Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Bubblegum before using the same ink on a Hero Arts swirly background stamp and stamping onto the acetate mask.

Next I stamped the little dog from Simon Says Stamp set Pillow Talk, stamping again on some scrap paper to create a mask for the dog before stamping his little pillow.  It was late and I wasn't in the mood for colouring! So I just outlined the little pooch and his pillow with a pink Copic marker.

I stamped a sentiment from the same SSS Pillow Talk set and added some enamel dots before mounting the card onto some pink card.

I'm hoping to use the die cut acetate clouds as masks on another project, and get some more class homework done, there were so many inspiring ideas!

Ger x

Friday, May 1, 2015

Wings at Craft for the Craic

It's Fridaaaaaaaayyy!!  And it's time for another challenge at Craft for the Craic.  This month the theme is Wings so head on over to Craft for the Craic with your crafty projects with a Wings theme.

My daughter is doing her Leaving Cert in June and the class needed a thankyou card for their French teacher.  I made the sentiment on the computer and the Paris image is a digital freebie.  The papers were bought in Easons and I used one of the wood effect papers to cut a Spellbinders Labels 18 to make a frame for the sentiment, and a Hero Arts butterfly die cut from the same paper.

Ger x

Friday, April 3, 2015

Die-ing for Spring at Craft for the Craic

It's been a busy month with little time for crafting but now it's time for another challenge at Craft for the Craic.  

The challenge this month is Die-ing for Spring - use a die cut, or an Easter theme.  I went with the die cut, using a Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles die set to cut the image which was stuck down flat, and the frame which was popped up with sticky foam.

The cute hedgehog and sentiment are from a Penny Black set, coloured with Copics and Spectrum Noirs.  The edge was coloured with Scattered Sage DI as were the sentiment and papers which I think are Basic Grey.  I roughly cut spirals from Papermania red and grey card which I wound into flowers, adding pearls and some stickles.

Looking forward to seeing your projects this month at Craft for the Craic and remember, we like to see all types of craft - crochet, sewing, baking, jewellery, knitting, scrapbooking, painting, pottery - any craft really, let's see what you've made for the craic!

Ger x

Friday, February 6, 2015

February Challenge at Craft for the Craic

Craft for the Craic Challenge is one year old this month so to celebrate the theme is Anniversary or Birthday.

Our challenges are open to ANYTHING crafty or arty - cardmaking, scrapbooking, altered art, crochet, knitting, sewing, cake decorating, painting, drawing, candle making, jewellery making, whatever makes you craft or be creative we would like to see it!

Our challenge is live open until midnight Saturday February 28th.

I hope you'll join us this month at Craft for the Craic!

Thanks for visiting

Ger x

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Beautiful Words and Music to my Ears
Dies: Butterfly - Hero Arts 657773 and Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes
Papers: Dovecraft - Curiosity Corner 8 x 8
Clear Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Bubblegum
Lace from The Ribbon Girl

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Inktense with die cuts

I scribbled Inktense watercolour pencils on some card before intensifying the colours with a wet paintbrush, then die cut the sentiment and mounted on a base card.  Then I totally mangled one side of the card pulling it back up so I could stamp some black stripes underneath. Sound familiar LOL? In real life it doesn't look so bad but the camera is unforgiving!

I then wanted some brightly coloured enamel dots but I don't have any so I scribbled colours on some card, wet paintbrushed them, dried, then hole punched some dots.  After fixing them to the card I covered them in Glossy Accents for some shine.

I used the die cut piece on another card, this time mounting on some black cardstock to bring up the bright colours.

I'd like to enter these into:

Thanks for visiting.

Ger x

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Watercolour Resist

I do love watercolour resist and when I saw Kristina Werner's cards I had to have a play.  I used my watercolours and some Hero Arts white embossing powder.  After embossing the stamps, I wet the areas of the card I wanted to colour with a paintbrush, then added colour.

I mounted the cards onto a card base stamped with some stripes, turned diagonally

Might be nice to make a set of these cards with different sentiments, as a gift.

Thanks for visiting.

Ger x


Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Music to my Ears and Best Mom Ever
Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card - Thin Stripes
Easons Wedding Card White 300 lb

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dreaming of You

I took out this Simon Says Stamp and die set called Pillow Talk and decided to make a card.  I began by cutting 3 scallop circles and Washi-taping them together, before inking over them with Tumbled Glass, moving the circles down the page after each inking, to create some clouds.  I then stamped the cloud in Hero Arts Bubblegum Shadow Ink before die cutting with the matching dies.  I stamped the cat and coloured lightly with a pink Copic marker, adding some grey Promarker to 'ground' the cat, then stamped the hearts with Bubblegum also.  I added a few sequins before mounting the panel onto some pink card, then onto a white card base.

I'd like to enter this card into:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart

Thanks for looking!

Ger x

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Rainbow background

I made this background by scribbling Inktense Watercolour Pencils heavily across some Easons White Wedding 300 lb card.  I then used a flat brush and water across the card - this intensifies the colour.  After stamping Hero Arts grasses in black, I put some Perfect Pearls on the craft mat and sprayed with a little water, picking up the mix with a paintbrush and splattering onto the background for some shine.

I embossed the Hero Arts sentiment onto heat resistant acetate and added it to the card together with some die cut hearts.  After adding some sequins I mounted the whole thing onto a tent fold card.

I'd like to enter this into:

Thanks for visiting!

Ger x

Monday, January 19, 2015

Male Birthday

I used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on some Neenah White card and stamped on some stars from Simon Says Stamp 'Shoot for the Stars' stamp set.  I die cut some stars and added a Hero Arts sentiment.  The base card was partly stamped with an Impression Obsessions stripe stamp.

Thanks for visiting!

Ger x

Sunday, January 18, 2015

It's a Guy Thing at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

This is the first of two cards for the It's a Guy Thing challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

I used a chevron stamp from a Simon Says Stamp monthly card kit, stamped with Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass distress inks.  The card base edges were also inked with Stormy Sky.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts and I added some buttons and string.

Thanks for visiting!

Ger x

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Inky Backgrounds at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

I started by applying Mustard Seed and Barn Door distress  inks with a mini applicator to some Easons Wedding Card (I'm finding this card excellent for inking techniques where you are going to really wet the cardstock). I then spritzed the card heavily with water, dried with a heat gun, and dipped the card back into the ink beads on my craft mat. After drying the card again I trimmed it down and stamped the Hero Arts stamp and sentiment and mounted onto black card.  I used splatters of the same ink on the base card.

I cut 3 butterflies from black card, and added 3 butterflies cut from the trimmed piece of inked background.

I'd like to enter this card into:

Thanks for visiting.

Ger x

Friday, January 16, 2015

Clean Slate at Virginia's View Challenge

This is my second card for Virginia's View Challenge No. 11 - Clean Slate.  I had these punched butterflies from an inked piece of leftovers from another card (tomorrow).  I added some Distress Ink splatters and a Hero Arts sentiment.

Snowing again here - perfect crafting weather!

Thanks for visiting.

Ger x


Distress Inks - Barn Door and Mustard Seed
Punch: docrafts
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Black Cardstock and white Wedding Card from Easons Irl 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Favourite Word for 2015 at Craft for the Craic

Over at Craft for the Craic the challenge this month is to use your favourite word for 2015 in a project.

Coming up to Christmas a lot of attention was given to the plight of homeless people and that made me grateful for what I have so I decided to do a Thankyou card.

Inspired by Jennifer McGuire's Watercolour Inlay Technique, I sponged Broken China and Evergreen Bough distress inks onto some card before spraying heavily with water. After drying the card I cut out the Marianne Designs sprig from white card which was then sponged with Worn Lipstick and peeled paint and also sprayed with water for watercolour effect. I then used the die to cut the sprig from the first piece of card, and inlaid the watercoured die cut.  Am I making sense?  Just have a look at Jennifer's video here.

I then made another card from the piece die cut out of the watercoloured card, splattering some Broken China and Evergreen Bough ink on the rectangle of card first, and adding some sequins and sparkly Stickles

Looking forward to seeing what you create this month over at Craft for the Craic

I'd like to enter these into 

Ger x