Friday, 18 January 2019

CAS Stencil Design


Just stopping by with a simple card using a couple of my stencils - geo circle and floral lace heart:

The heart has been coloured using alcohol inks and then some of the ink has been lifted using alcohol lift ink through the floral lace stencil.  The geo circle provides a frame for the heart.

I shall link up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Clean and Simple and at the fab new CAS Stencil Challenge where we are sponging through our stencils.  I have sponged through the geo circle and then moved it slightly before sponging again to create a slightly layered look.

I hope you like the card and are inspired to play with your stencils this weekend :)

Sarah x

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Folk Birds on Kraft


A couple of weeks ago I shared a card made using my new folk birds stencil in soft blue and red.  When I saw that the challenge at Inkspirational is to use kraft I decided to see what the stencil would look like against a different base colour.  

I ran over the stencil with white gloss paste on kraft card and really like the effect!  I added some muted, rustic elements with grey corrugated card and twine to complete the design.  

By way of contrast, here is the previous card that I shared with the folk birds:

I will also link up at Seize the Birthday although I haven't used the optional topping.

You can buy the folk birds stencil over at my shop:

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sarah x

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Quirky Lightbulb


I hope that your week is going well :)  I am just popping in with a fun card that I have made to play along with the current challenge at Less is More where the theme is water.

I have inked up my new Lightbulb Aperture stencil and combined it with my Messy Rainbows stencil to create this card:

I thought that the messy rainbows looked like waves so decided to create a ship in a lightbulb scene!  The lovely ship is from Waltzingmouse Stamps (discontinued) and it is combined with a sentiment from Stamplorations.  The bulb is inked with Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass distress oxides.

I shall also link up at Simon's Monday Challenge where we are using something new.  The lightbulb stencil is a new item in my store -


Thanks for stopping by :)

Sarah x

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Vintage Love


A very quick post with a one layer card that I made last night using a fab stamp set from Visible Image combined with my confetti hearts stencil:

I shall link up for a second time at Time Out where the theme for the current challenge is Loving and at Simon's Wednesday Challenge for Something New as this is a new stamp set for me :)

I really like the effect that the masked stencilling gives to the card.  As with all of my stencils you can get Confetti Hearts at my online shop -

Bye for now,

Sarah x

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Heart in Blue


I hope that 2019 has got off to a good start for you :)

I have inked up my new Floral Lace Heart stencil to create a card in blue:

I inked through the aperture in Salty Ocean Distress Oxide and then laid the lacy floral detail back in to the aperture and inked in Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire to add depth.  I added a sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays stamps.

I shall link up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Something New as both the sentiment and stencil are new.  I will also link up at Time Out where the theme is Loving and at The Male Room Challenge where the cue is Blue.

The stencil is available in my online store:

Everything in store is available with 25% off when you use the code FFSALE25 before 7 Jan :)

Sarah x

Sunday, 30 December 2018

Hearts and Flowers


I hope that you have had a wonderful christmas and are gearing up for the new year festivities :) 

In case you didn't know I have a sale on at my online shop - - where everything is 25% off when you use the code FFSALE25 before 7 Jan.  That includes a discount on new stencils that I have been working with over the last few days.  I am always adding new designs to the store!

Here is one of them - this new Floral Lace Heart stencil has lovely detail and can be used as a stand alone element or within the stencil frame that comes with it.  

I simply sprayed over the stencil with Abandoned Coral and Fossilised Amber Distress Sprays, mopped up the excess and, once dry, stamped the bold sentiment from Hobby Arts.  A simple and striking card which is easy to make!

On this next card I placed the floral heart in its stencil aperture so that I could use it with texture paste on wood veneer.

Once dry, I die cut the heart and die cut the sentiment from wood veneer too - the sentiment is from Stamplorations.

I will link up at Time Out where the theme is celebrate, family, life, and friends and at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where Anything Goes.

I hope you like them and stop by my shop to pick up some stencils in the sale :)

Sarah x

Friday, 14 December 2018

Teal Joy


I am just stopping by with a christmas card that I have made using my layered christmas tree and shooting stars stencils - yes, I am still making christmas cards!  I don't think that I am going to get enough made this year :(

I inked through the base tree with peacock feathers and then went over the striped layer with sparkle texture paste.  I then cut the tree out, attached to the snowy ground.  I silver heat embossed the shooting star stencil on the base card panel and combined it with an mdf star.  The sentiment is from Concord and 9th.

I shall link up at Time Out for a second time as this fits with their joyful theme and at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where the theme is christmas.

I hope you like this glittery christmas card!

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x