Saturday, December 29, 2012

Using very small punched out squares for this card and using a Journaling card's lines for my template.

The background paper is from Prima, called Romance Novel. These have to be some of my favorite colors!
Have a lovely day!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Using rectangles

Using rectangles but still having a grid effect.

Made this as an Autumn card.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Rounds instead of squares

Today I wanted to revisit a Christmas Arch that I did a couple of years ago. Not squares this time but circles, one big and one small to decorate a canvas.

I just might be introducing some arch cards to this blog.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Autumal Vineyard colors

Hi Henny and Penny,
It was so nice to hear from you both on the same day. Thanks for contacting me. Penny, so happy you found your love for inchie cards again and Henny welcome as a new follower.
You have encouraged me to keep posting.

This is a grid showing the Autumn colors of the vineyards of the South of France.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Christmas grids

So, these are my favorite cards to make, grids with alcohol inks and the fact that stamps get used in a different way.

 This one uses the big Snowflake stamp from Hero Arts:

This one uses an acrylic Christmas set called Poinsettia and berries.

I have embossed with gold and white embossing powder.

Have a lovely weekend.

This one uses the big Snowflake stamp from Hero Arts

Friday, September 28, 2012

Butterfly card grids

I have a thing with punching out butterflies at the moment - every time I have a project finished or cut out something I see how many butterflies I can punch out from the remaining paper.. I hardly throw anything away any more. And they all go into my glass pot which has an every growing amount of butterflies waiting in it! So, I needed to empty the pot a little bit.

This one is mainly inspired by different color greens

This one has gingham butterflies which were punched out from a Magazine and some of the ivory color ones were different Hero Arts stamp projects that never made it to a card.

And this card was entered into a Repetition Challenge on the Moxie Fab Blog, using mainly blues and pastel colors.

This is pure enjoyment to craft!

Friday, August 31, 2012

BabyTags for boy and girl

There are so many little projects that can be done with punch outs. Here I created a tag for a newborn girl and boy - very quick to make and you can use your scraps too - just do blue for the boy and pink for the girl!

These are done on a Tag size 16x8cm.

Then I made another framed Butterfly project, this time with a dark background:

So enjoyable to make! Quite addictive too!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Ocean colors for Summer

I didn't think of them as Ocean colors until somebody said it, then I realised that it would go for a Summer card.

I found a grid pattern from somewhere which I printed on green pp to give me some outlines.


Monday, August 13, 2012

Different size framed inchies

In the past I have done lots of A4 sized paper inchie projects for home decor. That means it needs an even bigger frame to put it in. Now I have some A4 frames, so the inchie project is much smaller and is even quicker to make.

This is one of my latest. I will share the butterfly one I made next time. The frames can be found here in all colors. This one is terra cotta, which I love and they are nicely priced too!
I hope this will give you some ideas to probably decorate your own home with your own creations!
Thanks for your visits!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

New item in my Etsy shop

My son David is away on holiday for three weeks which gives me so much more time to craft. And as it is holiday time, I didn't go into work either, so I made another home decor item for my Etsy shop.

I love making these when they turn out right. I have used PP, stamped projects and postcards to make it.

Have a lovely day!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Another Home decor project

This is on a, in our language A4 size of paper, but for other countries its different..

Friday, June 22, 2012

Post card grid

Stamped on the grid after I had finished it with stamps from the Carte Postal acrylic set from Hero Arts.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Grid guide

To make a quick and simple grid card, all you need is a postcard layout and some pp (free downloads from Internet) and a square punch.

Here is a blank postcard from the Graphic's Fairy.

The lines on the postcard guide you with straight lines.
I just stamped a postmark, top and bottom, and assembled it.
Have a lovely day!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Different design with inchies

Today I have a different design with inchies, but just as effective on a card.

 I got sent to me an envelope full of scraps, beautiful papers and this is what I made with some of them. Thanks to Suzz, who so generously sent them to me!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A grid with butterflies

Very; very easy to do if you have a Butterfly punch. I used the scraps of the scraps to punch out some coordinating colors and patterns for this card.

Quick, simple and effective.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Vintage Postcard Inchie grid

We live near a beautiful little village where there is a very old book shop. In front of it is a big container full of old books and postcards which one can take for free and with those I made this grid.

This is an assortment of some of the postcards which have been used on both sides, as the old writing in French is just as nice to compliment the grid as well as the front side which has a picture. Very old fashioned, but oh so nice to play around with!
Have a lovely sunday.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Etsy Shop

I opened my Etsy shop about ten days ago to sell A4 size Grid designs (11 1/2 by 8 inchies big) for Home Decor framing. I have sold four already and have three more for sale. Please take a look.

This is my latest and I have one which I will be finishing today.

This is how they can look like in a frame.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Old paper

I have never used Old paper distress ink before but I love it.

 Wanted to keep to three colors on this card.

Sunday, March 18, 2012


I love these colors. I don't use yellow enough, but with Spring coming I will.

Another little puzzle finished.

Monday, March 12, 2012


Puzzling the Spring inchies together for this card.

The stamps are mostly Hero Arts.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

A different inchie design

My design is inspired by a lovely inchie card I saw on Pinterest. It was so inspirational.

I love making these little puzzles.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Inchies - in different sizes

Here I have an inchie and a grid project. I like the grid projects because they are not so rigid and give a little expansion to the creative process.

I used wine labels which didn't end up on a card for both of these cards.

These have been scanned, so I didn't use any bulky embellishments.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Wine label grid

I have been playing with wine labels that my son found in a bin where he was working in the 'Cave' near where we live in the South of France. I have been having so much fun with them and it is as if the stamps and colors give such a new dimension on these little canvasses.

This card is a result of the labels that didn't work out, I just put the punch into them.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Pastel colors

Spring is here.... well it isn't yet but it soon will be! The sun is shining today so it makes the cold a little bit more bearable especially if it shines through the windows.

I have one regret with this card and that is that the stamping of the sentiment at the top of the card should not have been upside down.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Inchies - Botanical theme

These was made for a botanical theme a while ago. I used alcohol inks for the background and embossed different stamp images from Butterfly Garden. I love using this technique.

It gives a different look to and use of your stamps.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Rusty hinge and Broken china

I used some new color distress inks on projects that didn't work out. So I make a grid in that case.

I love these colors at the moment.

Mix and match and added sewing

Another way to use up all the snippets and cut-outs which need to find a home. The added feature to this card is sewing, which I love to do ...