Author Archives: Denise Fletcher

About Denise Fletcher

I have been creating cards for about ten years now, and still get a kick out of it. Ive learnt a lot of techniques along the way that are fun to try! I am a former member of Design Team (2014) which I did for a year and loved it. At the moment I'm just creating for my own pleasure! I create the odd mixed media piece but at the moment it's mainly Cards. I hope you enjoy my work.

Oxide Inks


Here is a card I made with a little help from the Tim Holtz Dostess Oxide Ink Pads.  These inks give a wonderfully aged, puddled look.  Just swipe and smooch the ink pad onto a clean surface, spritz with water, and pick up the colour onto your card or paper, and heat dry it. Ive used it on the papers and centre piece, and added some Brusho Ink colours to the centre piece.  Added a heat embossed Globe die and a message.  Cant wait to get some more colours in these inks pads! The map papers are Papermania, cant recall the name of the paper pack!

Country Life


Used Papermania’s Country Life range for this card. The words, paper for Cockerel and backing paper are from this range. The fence and cockerel from stash. Grass Impression Obsession, and the bee hives are Craft Consortium. The background was created using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks.  Im really pleased with how its turned out.

Birthday Card


I used Coredinations card stock on this card, which was distressed with an emery board on the top layer. I love the way you can rub off some colour from this type of card. I embossed both layers of card,  after using my brush dusters to ink them a tad.  Added butterflies that are die cut, stamped and embossed.  XCut butterflies and matching stamps.  XCut words.

Tea for two


I got these lovely dies from China on EBay where they sell the leftover amounts from big orders.  I used a lattice die from my stash and the Papermania Simply Floral papers.  The message die is XCut. Frustratingly, the spoon die pinged off of my plate as I cut it and despite looking high and low, its disappeared! Dont you hate it when that happens?! On the first use too!

Happy Birthday to me! 


Seeing as today is my birthday and I’m going to be in Rock, Cornwall on a short break, I thought I would post this Seaside card to celebrate my birthday spent by the beautiful Camel Estuary! I have been buying various metal craft dies from China, either on EBay or Ali Express.  Great dies at unbelievable prices! Anyway, I couldnt wait to use my latest set, and here is the end result.  Used upside down cloud dies for the waves, and a hill die for the land. Used Brusho Inks as my sky background, and Distress Oxide Inks on all the other elements! And to finish, a Tattered Lace Washing Line Happy Birthday die.