Saturday 21 March 2015

Scribble Rose frenzy

This card uses some of my favourites from John Lockwood's new stamp range, the Scribble Rose Elements Clear Stamp set plus the co-ordinating Scribble Rose Striplet rubber stamp.

The green background panels were coloured using Distress Ink. The main roses were coloured using Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks. 

The "ribbon" band was made using a strip of Coconut White card and then randomly stamping two of the scribble rose flower heads plus an assortment of leaves. 

The decorative dies used to cut out the red and white mats were Spellbinders Labels Forty Two and Labels Forty Two Decorative Elements.

Happy crafting!

Tuesday 17 March 2015


Today's card uses a stamped image and a sentiment from John Lockwood's new Clear Stamp designs for Creative Expressions. The set used here is Lotus Frame Elements Clear Stamp set.

I decided to use the Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks to colour in the main stamped image. I then used the same colours to make a background, by flicking the drawing inks onto a piece of Coconut White card and for the bigger dots by dabbing a cotton bud into the drawing ink bottle, tipping the bottle over and back again, and then dabbing onto the card. The bottles have a non-spill valve in them so the cotton bud only absorbs a small amount of ink when used in this way.

I blended Distress Ink around the edges and trimmed the card with some ribbon and embellishments available from Creative Expressions.

The new Self-adhesive Pearl Corners were a perfect addition.

Happy crafting!

Saturday 14 March 2015

Dogwood blossom bouquet

A bouquet of Dogwood blossoms to wish someone well on today's card!

The stamps used are from the new John Lockwood designs for Creative Expressions. There are some Clear Stamp sets (this design uses the Dogwood Flower Frame Elements Clear Stamp set) and also some matching Striplet Rubber Stamps (Skeleton Leaves Striplet rubber stamp in this project).

The main stamp image was coloured using Distress Inks and then layered up with separate stamped images which were cut out and shaped. 

Happy crafting!

Wednesday 11 March 2015

A lazy daisy Birthday wish

I am delighted that John Lockwood's new stamp designs have been so well received. Here is a card made using the Daisy Corner Elements Clear Stamp set from Creative Expressions.

The stamped images were stamped using Black Archival Ink onto Coconut White Card. These layers were then stacked onto mats of Dark Roast Coffee and Black Card. The main Daisy image was coloured using Distress Markers.

One of the small daisy stamps was randomly stamped to create a backing design. The Coconut White Card layers were die cut using Spellbinders Labels Forty Two and 6 x 6 Matting Basics. Scattered Straw Distress Ink was blended around the edges of the card before the dies were removed.

Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Twinkles were used to fill some of the bubbles and also around the larger Coconut White Card mat.

Happy crafting!

Wednesday 4 March 2015

Exciting news!

Creative Expressions have started a new Challenge Blog this month. The challenge topic for March is Easter. For full details and how to enter, click on the badge on the top, right-hand side of this blog. 

Here is some inspiration from one of my previous posts:

Good luck to all those that enter!