Thursday, 24 April 2014

"Stamp & Ink"

Hello there Blog friends, I have not fallen off the planet or taken to the hills..........!!!
Welcome to every one who pops in, all my regulars or just the casual passer by.  I love to have you here, if you have a moment to spare please leave a comment so that I know you visited..  If you have an active Blog I can then click on and have a look at what you do.
Time has run away from me this week at a rather rapid rate.  I know most of you are the same, where is the year going???  I did go to Perth this morning and had a good "face to face" chat with Hazel.  With the schools being off she has had the girls at home so I have not seen her for 2 weeks.  We chat on the phone every day but it is not the same. We set world to rights, spoke about our up coming holiday end of next month, all exciting stuff.
I did the "Card in a Box" with my Craft Class this week even the "rebels" did it and seemed to enjoy it.......a break though at last.
I have been making a few cards with my Sue Wilson Dies but they are all for occasions to come so will keep them till they have passed then show you some of them.
I decided to have a wee go at using Inks, Stamps and Stencils.   I am very new to this kind of thing so I am taking "baby steps"  Here is a card I made:-

Base card 6x6 white card
I used a piece of Sequin waste I found in a box and inked through it with TH Distress Inks
Stamp is a Clarity Stamp I have had for more years than I care to mention.  It still had the blue ink on it....never been used.  I added a little bit of glitter here and there on the flower
Mounted it, wrote Just for you then squiggled round ... done!!!   I am quite pleased and will have a go at something more adventurous soon.........I think!!!

That`s it for today
Thank you for your visit I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia   xxx



  1. Hi Patricia! Love that inky background. Looks like you have been having some fun playing. Have a great day.

  2. Did I understand right? The Just for You is your writing? I love it!The squiggle round is great, too. Lovely card.

  3. Great card and love your background using the sequin your border around your image


  4. Greetings Patricia, wow what a lovely image and love the stencil background.

    Hugs Diane

  5. I absolutely love this Patricia. The way you've blended the colours through that sequin waste is gorgeous and works perfectly with your delicately inked central panel.
    You are already a fabulous designer. Now you are getting to grips with inks (and maybe paints soon?) the sky is the limit. Way to go Patricia!
    Well done on persevering with the class. They only have fear of the unknown and you'll get them through that.
    Huge hugs to you and Hazel. Jenny xx

  6. Just lovely Patricia, the flower image is beautiful as is your background and love your freehand. Great design, hugs Kate x

  7. another beautiful creation!!! have a great week!

  8. This is gorgeous Patricia. I love the way you have coloured the background and the image is gorgeous.
    hugs Sue xx

  9. This is gorgeous Patricia. I love the stamped flower, so pretty
    Lorraine x

  10. Well Done Patricia for trying something different. Its really stunning and the colours are fabulous. Trying hard to get my motivation back. Hugs Rita xxxx

  11. hi Patricia, this is a fantastic card, love the coloured background, beautiful image and sentiment.

  12. a fabulous make patricia - i bet you'll be totally hooked with the inky side of things before long! lol!!!! Big Hugs rachel x

  13. Fab card using fab techniques - luvin the doodling and sentiment - I would not dare do that cos my writing is pretty atrocious and well I will say no more xx you should be really proud of this, particularly as it is your first attempt xx GailT xx

  14. Evening patricia what a lovely card i realy like the stamp. I like how you have doodled around it. Deb xx

  15. Lovely card-the border looks great.


  16. Hi Patricia, this is gorgeous - I can see you are really getting into stamping! Hugs Carole Z X

  17. Hi Patricia what a fabulous card love how you made the background with the sequine waste. Congratulations on winning over the rebels lets hope it lasts! Susan xx

  18. Stunning card Patricia love the gorgeous flower and your wonderful inked background.

    Donna x

  19. This is beautiful Patricia, love the stamp and you have beautiful writing, it looks like a stamp in itself, my squiggles never look like that lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  20. HI Patricia,
    Love your card, simple and elegant. Pleased your class went well.

  21. Wow this is gorgeous. I would love to be in the class with you...:). If you like the candy don't pass on it lol...will change the side bar bit and take it off, don't normally request that...xx

  22. A beautiful card Patricia, love the inking and bit of bling. Just perfect.
    Fancy having a break through with your classes could they not like your card in a's fab....still yet to make one here!
    Have a super weekend, hugs and happy crafting, Erika. x

  23. Well! How exciting that you are getting the rebels to come around to trying some new things. I like that card in a box thing. Now that I've seen one and made one I know they aren't too hard and are rather fun. I love your card with its sparkly flower. How trendy of you to ink through a stencil! It's a nice look and no pricey stencils required since you used sequin waste. And glad to hear that you and Hazel have sorted all the world's issues out!!

  24. Hi Patricia
    Cor. Love your spotty background but the topper is fab. I can see the twinkle of the glitter and I thought the writing was a stamp!
    A triumph my friend!
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

  25. Hi Patricia, So glad your class had a good time with the card in a box, especially the 'rebels' haha.
    I'm really liking your card, the background is gorgeous and the focal image is fabulous. I thought the sentiment was a stamp too.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  26. Gorgeous card Patricia, Love the background & colours... beautiful stamp too your writing of the sentiment is fabulous...So glad everyone enjoyed the class...Hugs May x x

  27. Fab inking Patricia, love the simplicity of the foreground also. xx Flora

  28. This is so beautiful, I absolutely love the colours of your background and the glitter on the flower. I've never tried the stencils and inks before but would definitely like to! Looking forward to seeing what else you create in this style!

  29. For someone who has not done this kind of thing before it's the doodling and the stamp is

  30. So sorry for being MIA again Patricia, but we were out visiting customers again for a couple of days. Glad to be able to catch up though! Love your delicately stamped flower card, it's just so pretty and stylish! Hugs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  31. Such a pretty card Patricia, love central image and your pretty background, :D x