Thursday, December 30, 2021

I wish my life had background music .... ► Majo


 Good morning, my friends

 Today I show you another addition to my canvas quartet, which I started as a triple.


 I started it last year and three are already hanging on the wall of my studio.


I started with distress ink in warm red and yellow and left out a part in the middle. I stamped the lady on tissue paper and used Mod Podge Matte to adhere it to my canvas.

 I used the same colors distress ink to color her dress and hair.  

After stamping the sentiment, I cut it apart to fit the space on the canvas.

  For more interest I spritzed some ink on top, added the wooden charms, the metal ring and string and ready is my little canvas to join the other three.


I used the following stamps:

 Hands on Face

Sentiment from plate 827

 The stamps I used on the older wall hangers:

Lower right:
Fed-up Vintage Lady

She was a dreamer

 Both from plate 1459

 Lower left:

Gibson Girl Hands up

 Upper left:

Lady in Curlers

Sentiment “Say NEW NORMAL …..”

(From plate 1524)

 Have a wonderful start into the new year 2022.

Luv ya all






Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Simple tag - paper planes

Hi everyone,

It's me again with a new tag for you.

I recently cleaned my stencil with some Distress Stain spray in prize ribbon on it on a piece of watercolor paper. When I was thinking about what to creat for today's post, this paper caught my eye and I cut a tag as well as some smaller rectangles from it.
If you don't have a paper like this ready on your desk, you can always start with doing some reverse stenciling or use a patterned paper instead.

With a dark blue ink I stamped the row of numbers onto some spots of the tag and parts of the typeset scallop onto the rectangles. Then I distressed the edges of the rectangles a bit and inked them as well as the tag's edges themselves with some black ink.

I stamped the paper plane as well as a matching text onto watercolor paper and cut it out. I inked the edges of the plane with a black marker and the quote with a blending tool.
Then I assembled the tag by gluing down the rectangles, the plane and the quote and added everything to a base cut from black cardtock. As a finishing touch I added a ribbon.

Stamps used:
Row of Numbers (20170)
Typeset Scallop (20163)
Paper Airplane (20409)
Fold your worries (20407)

Other material:
- Canson watercolor paper
- Distress Spray Stain (prize ribbon)
- Archival ink (jet black, seafarer)
- stencil (Studio Light: Art by Marlene, out of this world #46)
- ribbon

This is (at least for now) my last post on the blog. After two years in the VLVS inspiration team, it's time for some new adventures. But I'm sure we will meet each other from time to time in their Facebook group.

All the best for 2022! :)

Monday, December 27, 2021


Hello eveyone! 

Today  I have made a card for all you party animals out there, what with New Year on the horizon! 

First of all I made a couple of masks out of the Twilight Zone Swirl stamp.

I then stamped the swirl in different colours, using the masks so I could overlap the stamps.

I stamped the dog on thick paper and coloured him in with pencils.

 I had a wooden word "Party" in my stash, which I coloured with Posca Pen.

Using Idea-ology Label Letters, I made the word "Animal" on a piece of thick paper and then cut the whole thing out.

I added the "Sometimes I Like to Drink" thought stamp too

I put some chevron washi tape under the dog and stuck everything onto the card.  I then mounted it onto black card.

Stamps Used:

Other items used:
Versafine Clair Inks in Summertime, Verdant, Golden Meadow, Nocturn
Washi tape
Wooden words
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Label Letters
Polychromos pencils
Black card 

And that's it! Hope you like the card.
 Have a very Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 23, 2021


Hello All!! So Sorry for the delay- seems I have come down with an illness. So much for holiday plans....

Any way, here is my blog for today. A quick and festive card.

I used a tag and sprinkled some brushos on around three sides. I used black and Cobalt Blue. Then I sprayed the same area with two colors of disstress spray stain.

Then I Dabbed away the excess ink with a paper towel, and stamped the image in black using a lot of the white area. I also stamped sky of stars using a multi colored pad and stamped the top and bottom of the card. I found some  sparkle sticky acetate in my stash and glued it onto a window frame chip board.  I used foam tape to stand it off  the card.

I used stunning snowflake thinlits and Snowflake 3D Impresslits To give the card a festive seasonal look and glued them on behind and on the corner of the card.

I hope you enjoyed the fun quick card. Good for when you need an extra card for that party you have to get to, Happy What ever you celebrate and peace and love to all!!

Stamps used:

Sky of stars    19819

Horseless carriage     18158

Other supplies:

Brushos: Black and cobalt blue

Disstress spray stains: Shaded Lilac, speckled egg

TH window frame chipboards

TH Stunning snowflake Thinlit

TH 3D snowflake Impresslit

Sparkle sticky acetate

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Tis the season

 Hello everyone, 

For today's project I have made a postcard. It is Christmas themed, well sort of.....

Here's how I made it:

I stamped the stars with VersaMark ink and heat embossed them with white powder. I then dunked the card into Distress Ink and water; I used Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot. I 

Next I stamped randomly over the top using and inked the edges with Black Soot. 

Next I stamped, coloured and cut out the images I was going to use. I used Distress Inks again for painting. Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo for the skin, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire for her dress. The top of the hat was stamped with red Distress Oxide (Fired Brick) and I added some shading to it with Copics. I then glued the red top over the black stamped one. 

Next thing was assembling. I put some washi tape at the bottom for her the lean on. I then glued all the elements on the card. 

I have used the following stamps:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Monday, December 20, 2021

Lady Grey's new dress - by Arwen

 Hi Lovelies ❤💜

Today I'm here on the Blog with a new postcard.

For this card, I created a new dress for Lady Grey with some Designpaper.


The single steps, to create this card:

All stamps, I used:

- Whimsical Lady Grey 

- Don't let anyone 

- Bulls eye target solid

- Bulls eye target open


other stuff:

- Watercolor paper (Canson)

- black cardstock

- Staz on

- Basic Grey Designpaper

- Distress Reinker

- Distress Oxides

- Eyelets

- Shimmer spray by Dylusions

- Martha Stewart Spiderweb punch

I wish you a lovely holiday and a happy new year!

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Christmas Bags ► Majo

 Hi, my friends, my last round for Christmas presents and cards.


Today I made bags for my friends and family, lots of bags. The bigger ones are plain paper bags, the smaller ones the Tim Holtz idea-ology Kraft Glassine pockets.

 I decided to go for a bit more elegance this year, so I chose to heat emboss in gold on black card stock. I used white ink to make sure my image was stamped correctly on the black background.

 I made a whole bunch of bags, I show you some in detail now.

With the flap open ...... 

Just to give you an impression when using different colors:


And here is a little something for the ones who forgot to makes cards at all and run out of time. This stamp is so easy, I have known the plate for quite some time, I never knew it was an image, that covered a whole card. So quick and easy and still beautiful!


I have used the following stamps:

Cheer Tree from plate 1370

Sentiment from plate 1363



267 Stick Tree

 It's A Merry Christmas from plate 1370

  A Merry Christmas to you all, have a great time, we will see each other in 2 weeks. 

Luv ya ♥