Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Rainbow Wishes

I began today by cutting all the layers and elements, the white layer is
the largest of the Mama Elephants Sew Fancy dies, the rainbow is Paper
Smooches and the Sending die is by Simon Says Stamp.

I stamped my Paper Smooches sentiment and then simply adhered the
diecuts before finishing by giving the rainbow some sparkle with a
Wink of Stella brush pen.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Hello Bestie

Navy, white and pink are the colours for this card, I cut a 
scribble heart and a 'hello' word and stamped a sentiment before
wrapping silvery thread and adding a few sequins.

Party Time

I picked blues and silver along with white for my colour
palette today.  I began by creating a background using a
MFT background stamp called Happy Birthday Background.
I layered that on a piece of the darkest blue card. 
Next I cut a variety of balloons using Lawn Fawn Party Balloons dies.
I adhered them to the stamped layer at varying heights to create
dimension.  I added a sentiment by Paper Smooches before 
cutting and adhering stars from Mama Elephant Lots of  Stars die.
I finished by adding twine strings to the balloons.

This is the first card I have photographed with my new camera, I
have a steep learning curve ahead of me!

I also made a pink version in the same way.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Happy Birthday

I love the colour pink!  This time I used Tim Holtz distress
inks in Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry.  
I started with Mama Elephants Sentimental Borders stamping and
embossing in white.  I then applied the inks to create an ombre 
effect.  I wrapped a piece of white silky crush ribbon and
tied a bow then scattered a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins.  I kept
the sentiment simple just stamping on white card and attaching.
After much deliberation I finished the bow with a tissue paper flower.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Welcome Baby

I wish this card had photographed better as currently the
pinks look a little odd and the sentiment, in real life, is the same
colour as the strings below the cloud.

I created this card with Hello Baby stamps and dies from
Taylored Expressions.  I stamped and die cut the cloud
and butterflies and adhered them after stamping the strings. I
stamped the sentiment, wrapped the twine and adhered the sequins
and I was done, simple quick cards are featuring more and more in 
all my makes, not just the ones I add to my blog.

Sunday, 12 April 2015


I began this card by cutting some elements from MFT Blueprints 23.
I then watercoloured butterflies which I had stamped, heat embossed and
 cut using Lawn Fawn Flutter By.  I adhered all the elements then stamped
 and attached a Paper Smooches sentiment and finished with some sequins.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Get Well Watercolour

I started today with a selection of distress inks and a sheet of
watercolour card.  I created a wash with my inks and then
die cut my word die from it.  I also cut the word die from silver 
card and put the front panel back together with the watercolour
sentiment.  I added a white layer before adhering it to the card front
and finished off with a scattering of sequins.

This was my first attempt at watercolouring with distress inks and I 
definitely need to keep practising!

Monday, 6 April 2015

Happy Birthday

I really liked how my daughter's Easter card turned out so I used the
same idea to make a birthday card.

I created a rectangular window with a Blueprints 4 die, stamped and
coloured the Paper Smooches Zebra and used the Wishing word die. I also 
used foam tape to adhere the white layer to add dimension.

Easter Blessings

This is the Easter card I made for my daughter,  I used a variety of
stamps and dies to create it.  We both like the clean and simple look.

 I started with a card base and white layer.  I diecut a circle 
window in the card and added Avery Elle Paper behind it.  I stamped 
the Taylored Expression bunny and coloured it with Copics before sliding
 it beind the window cutout.  I diecut and adhered several of the Simon
 Says Stamp 'Sending' die and stamped a sentiment.

Let's Catch Up

I started this card by layering a diecut from MFT's Blueprints 13
then adding a Taylored Expressions tag.  I cut several flowers using 
Paper Smooches dies and used them to create the embellishment for the tag.
I stamped a sentiment also by Paper Smooches and added twine and a
 button to finish.  Finally I added a Taylored Expressions border to finish
the tag.

Thursday, 2 April 2015


I made the layers of this card with Mama Elephants Femme Frames and
 then added a Wplus9 diecut called Spring Wreath.  I added
 some paper flowersand a silver twine bow before stamping
 a Paper Smooches sentiment.  

A quick simple easy make as I had very little time.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Giggle More

The main layers of my card were created with Mama Elephants 
Sew Fancy dies.  I used Avery Elle paper and a Paper Smooches
sentiment.  The colour the Paper Smooches butterflies I watercoloured
cardstock with Tim Holtz distress inks and then added sparkle with
 Wink of Stella.