Monthly Archives: August 2013

Butterfly & Poppies in Peach

Hello again

I would like to share another crochet border in today’s card, together with a very lovely stamp from Chocolate Baroque.

For the main focal point, I have simply stamped the image onto a patterned paper for added interest. I love this stamp and think that it needs very little doing to it.


Along with the crochet border, I have embossed a co-ordinating colour for the background, cut some parchment with a spellbinder die and overlayed over a further piece of backing paper.


A very simple card but quite elegant.

See you again soon with another card!


Thinking of Autumn

Hello again

I hope you are enjoying the Bank Holiday!

However, it is nearly September and Autumn will soon be here. Autumn is a season I love.  I love a warm fire and a nice comfy jumper with big fluffy slippers.

So bearing that in mind, I would like to share this card, which is very different.


I have collage stamped a background using various stamps, including a harlequin, a flourish, a text, a floral background and a border stamp.

I then added a Cut, Fold & Tuck Die from Spellbinders, the large Floral Burst together with some Sizzix flourishes in black foam.


Simple addition of co-ordinating backing paper together with black matts and some highlight inking and the card is finished.

All for now.



Classically Brown

It is sometimes necessary to produce a card in a hurry and today’s card is perfect.

It uses the wonderful Spellbinders Butterfly Magic die cut in cream and layered on brown.


The butterfly section was again cut in brown and trimmed to add an additional layer. By slightly offsetting the image creates the elusion of a shadow.


A simple border using the Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Accents frames the butterfly nicely.

A very quick card!

Green Floral Flourish

Thanks for joining me again today.

I very rarely use green but have added touches of turquoise in this card which I think makes it much more feminine.

The floral stamp is from the wonderful Hobby Art collection, which I have coloured here with chalks for the background of the image and then watercolour pencils.


A few random sized layers of co-ordinating cardstock were then positioned behind, which I had embossed using various embossing folders from the lovely Crafters Companion.


A few corner punches and the addition of some Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms together with some Flourishes just adds a little dimension to the card to finish.

Hope to see you again here soon!


An Octagon of Butterflies

It’s another butterfly I am afraid today.  However, I am not sorry to get the most out of the craft materials I have and will endeavour to find new ways of using things.

In this card, I have stamped a butterfly stamp from Chocolate Baroque in the north, south, east and west positions and coloured in using pencils.

A different butterfly from the same set was then stamped onto purple card, cut out and attached giving dimension to the wings.


The corners were chopped away for an octagonal shape and matted onto co-ordinating cardstock.


Simple edging detail to all layers finishes the card off.

Thanks for stopping by today.


A Round of Daisies

I would like to share another card featuring the very beautiful Hobby Art Daisy stamp.


I firstly stamped in the north, south, east and west positions then masked each image and stamped in between.

Each image has been coloured using pencils which gives a very soft finish, particularly the addition of a touch of pale blue to highlight the white of the daisy.


A little flourish and parchment daisies in the centre, together with a corner punch and a simple matt of patterned card finishes the card off.




Burgundy Stamping

Just a quick card today!


I have used 6 stamps and masked images using a burgundy inkpad.  The stamping was put through an embossing folder which adds texture to the stamping.


A simple layer of co-ordinating cardstock and a little pen detail around the edge and the card is finished.

All for now.