You just gotta believe…

Long time no blog…I believe it’s time to publish another post.

I am starting to get into the swing of Xmas cards now and this one turned out great for me. I used the Mama Elephant ‘Me and My Yeti’ and ‘Yeti Sentiments’ stamp sets as well as Hero Arts ‘Winter Scene’ for the background trees and Impression Obsession Christmas Tree dies for the foreground.  Those trees were diecut out of Resene Paints paint chips.

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The background is simply ink blended with Ranger Distress Oxide inks in Cracked Pistachio and Broken China and then stamped trees with three green oxide inks (Lucky Clover, Twisted Ciron and Peeled Paint).

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A new product I tried today was Liquitex Glass Beads Texture Gel.  Its a transparent gel that you can also colour with paint, mixed with other mediums or paint directly over the top to achieve different looks.  I just used it straight out of the tub and think it gives an icy look rather than an opaque white for snow.  The hills were diecut with My Favorite Things ‘Surf and Turf’ die set.  All the images were simply copic coloured.

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Hope you enjoyed it and have a great day.

Handmade by Pip


Stamps: Mama Elephant, Hero Arts

Dies: Impression Obsession, My Favorite Things

Colouring: Copics

Inks:  Ranger Distress Oxides

Other Multi Media: Liquitex Glass Beads Texture Gel

Cardstock:  Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, Strathmore Bristol Smooth


New Cards for sale – 1 August 2017

Hi All

A new series of Handmade cards available for sale or for custom order.

100% of proceeds will be donated to The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research.

If you wish to purchase any of these cards go to My Cards for Sale page on this blog.


Icecream chicks-1Icecream Chicks – TWC206

Biker Leo-1-3Biker Leo – TWC210

Do it good-1Do it good – TWC213

Small Moments-1Small Moments – TWC212

Happy Trails 9Happy Trails – TWC211

Hi Bunny-1Hi Bunny – TWC209


New Cards for Sale – 3 July 2017

Hi All

A new series of cards available for sale or for custom order.

If you wish to purchase any of these cards go to My Cards for Sale page on this blog.


Beautiful Day-1Good Day-1Dreams Bloom-1Especially You-1Beautiful Day-1-3


Yay…First Blog Post and a card for Graduation Season

I thought it would be fitting to have my first blog post about graduation as it seems to be graduation season around the world.  Congratulations to everyone graduating.

My daughter graduated last week with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Human Genetics) from Victoria University, Wellington and is currently studying for her Masters of Biomedical Science.  She is working on a research project shared between Victoria University and the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research.  If you look on my “Cards for Sale” page you will see that all proceeds from the sale of cards from this blog will be donated to the Malaghan Institute.

There is also a link on that page that will take you directly to the Institute’s website if you wish to learn more about research they are undertaking.

Now, onto the card…or should I say ‘Card in a Box‘.   Continue reading