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40th Birthday Card


I have a card to share today which I have made as part of a stash busting exercise.  I cut lots of card using a set of stencils and then added stitching detail and co-ordinating paper.

For this stencil I folded co-ordinating papers to create a nice corner.

This card is obviously for a 40th birthday so I added some numbers from stock which I coloured with an alcohol marker to co-ordinate.

I hope you like it.






Daffodils and Ferns


I have another quick card today using a mask.

I started with a piece of card that I had painted with green and yellow acrylic paint.


I then used the same green paint mixed with some texture paste through the mask.

I added a strip of co-ordinating harlequin paper and 2 yellow diecuts and then the final addition of 3 paper daffodils I had made using a die and patterned paper.


A little different.

I hope you like it.



A Daisy Field in Turquoise


I have a card today which uses one of my favourite Daisy stamps from the wonderful Hobby Art.

I started by stamping in each of the corners. I masked the original images and stamped either side to fill the corner. I coloured using watercolour pencils which give a really subtle effect.


To complete the card, I added some co-ordinated layers of cardstock – one plain and one a colourful dotty pattern.

Finally, I added some embellishments picking out the turquoise colouring from the daisies – some daisies and corners.


I hope you like it.



Butterfly Flourish in pink


I have a simple but pretty card today.

I started with the topper. I used pastels to create the background by blending purple and blue pastels together until the card was sufficiently covered.

I then stamped in black ink and clear embossing powder the butterfly stamp from my stash.


I used various flourish stamps to accent the pink background layer and to add interest.

Finally, I added a purple layer with a co-ordinated paper ribbon (made using paper punches) and a corner punch on 2 corners.


A simple but pretty card I think.



Monochrome Stamped Star


I have another card to share today.


I love collage stamping and here I have utilised the waste from a die cut to create a mask.

I used a selection of stamps from my stash, including a flourish, text, harlequin and filigree and overstamped until the shape was sufficiently filled.


I added some ink with a sponge around the edge of the mask to add definition.


For the background, I used some large diecuts in grey and sparkly black.

I like the grey tones and think this would make a fantastic masculine card.

Thanks for visiting.



Cupcakes Bonanza


I have a quick share today and I love this card…mainly because I love cupcakes (or fairy cakes when I was a child) but at least this sort has fewer calories!


I love stamping in a circle and I think it looks interesting.


I always start stamping in North, South, East & West positions and then I mask the images (although in this case I didn’t need to because they wouldn’t be overlapping) and stamp in between.


I coloured the images using coloured pencils for a subtle look.

I layered an assortment of co-ordinating papers behind the main image and I added detail around the edge with a fine black pen.


Lastly I added a beautiful paper rose which I had created using a floral die from my collection.

A very happy cheery card to make you smile.

Thanks for visiting.



Birthday Card for Dad


June for me is birthday season, so I can now share my Dad’s Birthday Card.

I was at a loss what to do for him on his 82nd birthday so as he is ex RAF and likes planes, this is what I did…

I used my new die set from XCut.

I cut everything in white cardstock and coloured everything using watercolours…

I watercoloured the background…

I watercoloured the components…

and assembled…

Then put it all together…

The plane and ship are connected on a split pin, so they actually move around the world…

Absolutely appropriate for an 82nd birthday…I think!