Category Archives: Heat Embossing

Gone Fishing …



mmmm, now this picture (taken by the Rubbah Elf I hasten to add) just does not do justice to how shiney the embossed circles are, or how beautifully irridescent the fish are in real life….. it’s all really 3-d, but again it most definitely has not come through – this is destined for a Birthday Boy tomorrow, so I am not sure if I can bet a better shot, but will give it a go.

Hippity hopping around is much better, but I am still in loads of pain – this bit of crafting has made me feel way better though.

EDITED TO ADD: Nope try as I might I can’t capture just how this shines in reality – soz about that.


E11 ~ Barely Beige

E27 ~ Africano

E31 ~ Brick Beige

E41 ~ Pearl White

E57 ~ Light Walnut

G21 ~ Lime Green

R02 ~ Flesh

YR 14 ~ Caramel

YR24 ~ Pale Sepia

Other supplies:-

Cutlebug: Standard Circles and Petite Scallop Circles

Cuttlebug: Circles Embossing Folder


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Filed under At the Galaxy, Brilliance, Chiaro Flo EP, COPIC, Cuttlebug, Heat Embossing, Irridescent Medium, Markers and Colouring, Momento Ink, Nestabilities, Prism, Stamping

More swooshing ink to cheer myself up – Copic Challenge #1


to cheer myself up – ‘cos I is very poorly, I’ve just dragged myself into a more upright position and swooshed a bit more Moon Glow Saxifrage Olive Copper around.


  • Stamp: In My Garden Love Grows (Toodles & Binks 09-01-RRP-009) and Mixed Boquet Set (SU – supplied by Caz)
  • Whispers White Cardstock (SU) and Kraft Cardstock (Prism)
  • Masque pen
  • Kiss pattern paper (7gs)
  • Versamark Ink and verious fluid chalk inks
  • Certainly Celery, Brocade Blue, Pretty in Pink Dye Inks (SU)
  • Chiaro Flo Embossing Powder
  • COPICS:  Cadmium Orange (YR07), Lavender (V06), Sky (B24) the nearest to the challenge colour B28 I had also Lime Green (G21), Pale Lilac (V12)
  • Moonglow Starburst Stain – Saxifrage Olive Copper
  • Sakura Pens
  • Lilac and pale lemon organza ribbon
  • Green Button (BG Obscure pack)
  • Crystal Pearles Perles (which I coloured with the B24)
  • Silicone glue
  • Scor-pal & trusty MM trimmer
  • Nestie:  odd shape labels (sorry not sure what it’s really called) and edge border nestie
  • Cuttlebug Machine 



  • embossed the tree In my Garden Love Grows using Versamark and Chiaro Flo EP, used masque pen on hearts, washed over with the Starburt Stains, dried with heat gun, and ironed off EP.
  • rubbed off masque pen and coloured with the Cadmium Yellow and Lavender to darken in places.
  • coloured the pearls with the Sky
  • stamped images from Mixed Bouqet set and coloured with Pale Lilac and Lime Green, added Sakura in places


Filed under Basic Grey, Chiaro Flo EP, COPIC, Cuttlebug, Fluid Chalk Ink, Heat Embossing, Love Grows (RRP-009), Markers and Colouring, Prism, Stampin' Up (SU), Stamping, Versamagic

My first Celeste Card and Ismaki Challenge #35


sorry, it’s had to be photographed flat, as the Pearlidoodles are still drying.

It’s the first time that I’ve had a chance to take part in Isa’s Ismaki Challenges.




Filed under At the Galaxy, Celeste The Fairy (RPP-001), Chiaro Flo EP, COPIC, Heat Embossing, Ismaki Challenges, Nestabilities, Palette Ink, Prism, Ribbon, Sakura, Scor it, SG-me, Stampin' Up (SU), Toodles & Binks, Wizard & Dies

Getting to know my brayer – 101

I salivate over the lovely things pieces of work that Zindorf produces, and have resolved to definitely get to know my brayer.

I’ve set myself the target of doing 101 pieces of artwork with it – not every day, but at least once a week is the plan – and then hopefully by the end of that the brayer and I will be best buds.

So, this is number 101 on the countdown.

I’m quite pleased with it, but do still need to work on keeping the middle section a defined colour.


  • Whispers White Cardstock (SU)
  • Seahorse stamp (Anita’s)
  • Fern & starfish stamps (Stampington Bolio set)
  • SU Dye Inks in Bareley Banana, Certain Celery, Old Olive & Chocolate Chip
  • Denim Adirondak Dye Ink
  • Palette Noir ink
  • Versamark Pen
  • Chiaro Flo Clear Embossing Powder
  • COPIC Markers in Flesh, Pink & Yellow




Filed under Adirondak, Anitas Stamps, Chiaro Flo EP, COPIC, Getting to know my brayer, Heat Embossing, Markers and Colouring, Palette Ink, Stampin' Up (SU), Stamping, Stampington, Uncategorized

Walk in My Garden Card


I don’t get to indulge in the use of my Cricut very often, but decided to have a play with the Walk in the Garden cartridge to make a 60th card for the Parental Control’s friend, Jayne.

Supplies used:-

It was so super easy to do, just cout out the individual flowers, and the 3 flower border, then stamped them with versamark and embossed with the Galactic Gold EP, or stamped with the SU dye ink.

Then layers them over the ribbon.

Just placed some Zoomz in the centres of the border flowers, and tied a bow of ribbon through the button.

I’ve tied lace down the side, and will attach a 60 tag to this later on.

Note:  the swirls to the left hand side of the larger flower, were the centre bits left over from cutting out some leaves (they make a great alternative if you don’t have a swirl).  I must get a cartridge with a swirl, so anybody got any suggestions which one I should get?

Super easy, super quick (probably 20 minutes including cutting out), and I’m quite pleased with it.

* * *

I’ve been very busy at the Kingdom of Blah, and felt a bit tired and emotional when I got home, but soon cheered up after a piece of two of toast, and the cheerful news that it seems the adored (Funny & Gorgeous) Jon will be carrying on the Sunday show.  Russell Howard might even be staying (at least for a few weeks).  Yay, my Sunday remains intact!


Filed under Cricut, Flowers, Heat Embossing, Jon Richardson - Funny, gorgeous and extraordinary, SG-me, Stamp Oasis, Stampin' Up (SU), Tim Holtz Stamps, Walk in My Garden, Zoomz

A slight variation on yesterday’s card


made for a friend at work.

This time I used yellow Ecoline (321), with brown and cream hydrangeas’ instead of the metal flower from yesterday.  Actually, I think I like this version better.

I’ve had a few comments about the technique, so this week I’ll work on a little tutorial.  It’s very easy, and you get a big bang for your buck so to speak!


Filed under Card, Ecoline, Family and Friends, Flowers, Heat Embossing, Palette Ink, Stampin' Up (SU)

Non Cute card for a change


I actually broke out my embossing powders and Ecoline inks last night to make a birthday card or two for some friends next week.


How to:

Stamp the Savvy Dahlia both in Perfect Puleria & Aegean Blue, and tie around the purple ribbon.

Then prepare the background image by stamping the heart image from the Magenta Nov/Dec Stamp Club, and then emboss with Chiaro Flo embossing powder.

Paint over the whole thing with the Magenta Ecoline, allowing light and dark areas.  When dry, iron off the EP to leave the white image.  Stamp the vine from the Nov/Dec pack, and colour in with G16 marker, add Peralidoodles to the small dots on the image.

Over stamp the Magenta flower image in Palette Noir ink, and add the metal flowers/Prima.  Matt onto the Razzleberry Light cardstock, and ink with Pefect Pulmeria Versamagic.  Mount on the front of the card.

Place tiny dots of Perlidoodles in both Pink and Pearl in the centres of the stamped Dahlia images.  Also add three larger dots of Pearlidoodles in the top and bottom righthand edges.

As usual, you can click on the image to view larger.


Filed under COPIC, Ecoline, Heat Embossing, Magenta, Magnolia, Markers and Colouring, Palette Ink, Papermania, Pearlidoodles, Savvy Stamps, SG-me, Stampin' Up (SU), Uncategorized, Versamagic, Versamagic Dewdrop

Caardvark – Chipboard entry

Basic Grey “Mellow” 6×6 paper pad
Jo Sonja’s Amethyst Paint
Jo Sonja’s Rich Gold Paint
Chiaro Flo Clear Embossing Power
Hero Arts Original Definitions set
Small Flower Stamp (PSX)
Embroidery Stich Stamp (Scrap Goods Kit)
Whispers Rich Plum Dye Ink
Timber Brown StazOn
Pixie Dust Versmagic Dewdrop
Green Bazzill cardstock
Dark Plum Bazzill cardstock
Dovecraft Large Corner Rounder Punch (with wings taken off)
Star Corner Punch (with star cut off)
Brown Satin Ribbon
Off White lace
Interferance Seed Beads (pressie from Angel)
Scor-it Board


Filed under Basic Grey, Caardvarks, Heat Embossing, Hero Arts, Jo Sonja's Paint, Whispers Dye Ink

Tree Card

it’s been a bit difficult to get a good picture of this, as the main image is in fact curved, and very, very shiney, and the present underneath the EP is quite subtle.
Also, because the back light was so bright, the pattern paper looks a bit washed out – in reality it’s lovely (Chloe’s Closet Reindeer Games).
Lots of bling from the PM Xmas embellishment kit, including the cream/gold tag along the side. The Green jewel brad at the top of the present tag is also by PM.
Stamp used is Savvy Stamps present stack.

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Filed under Card, For Sale, Heat Embossing, Savvy Stamps

Heart Card

more makes from the Blush card kit, this time I used one of the chipboard pieces – the heart.

Finger-painted it with Jo Sonja’s Napthol Crimson, then stamped with the Anita’s Heart background stamp in Jet Black StazOn, added Versamark over the top and Chiaro Flo Clear Embossing Powder (SG-me!).

Also added some of the Hero Arts 3mm gems to the flower centres of the floral background paper.


Filed under Anitas Stamps, Basic Grey, Heat Embossing, Hero Arts, Jo Sonja's Paint, SG-me