Saturday, 31 March 2018

So this month at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies we have some wonderful images from Linda Simpson Designs
I printed the  birds  then chose this from the four images and selected some colours to complement it.
The card is 7" square white card which I edged with terracotta chalk cloud ink
Cut a slightly smaller piece of kraft card and a vintage blue paper a little smaller to layer ontop - I ragged both around the edges and added a little more ink to make it look aged.
I cut a piece of patterned paper approx. 5" square and added this to the card at an angle, then added a strip of crochet lace along the bottom before I attached to the card base using foam pads.
Cut a second piece of kraft card approx. 5" square and another smaller piece of blue paper, I aged the edges to this and added a little crochet lace to the top and added this also with foam pads.
The image was inked around the edges then torn and curled, I did the same with the cream card, which was slightly bigger, and added to the card with foam pads.
I used the Royal Fern tonic die to add the greenery.
Then stamped the sentiment - words of wisdom FTLOS  - and used the circle punch. Hot glue was used to add this to the crochet lace.
bunch of flowers 2 die - Elizabeth craft designs - was used to create the flowers and I popped little yellow stamens in the centre
Then I added a little wink of stella to the flowers on the image.

I hope you like.

Thursday, 29 March 2018


HCPC-3776 Dogwood Chapel stamp set - Heartfelt Creations
HCPC-3774 Flowering Dogwood Branches stamp set - Heartfelt Creations
HCD1-7130 Flowering Dogwood Branches die set - Heartfelt Creations
HCPC-3773 Flowering Dogwood stamp set - Heartfelt Creations
HCD1 -7129 Flowering Dogwood die set - Heartfelt Creations
Heartfelt Creations flower shaping kit
Daffodil Delight card and ink pad - Stampin Up!
Soft Suede card and ink pad -Stampin Up!
Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso inks - Stampin Up!
Clear embossing powder
Cream card
New gold cosmic twinkles - Cosmic Shimmer
sponge daubers
Foam pads
Double sided tape

Take an A4 sheet of Daffodil Delight card stock, score and fold in the centre and square off to make a tent fold card base just slightly smaller than 6" square.

Cut a 5.5" square piece of cream card and stamp the crosses in soft suede ink. Clear heat emboss then lightly colour the grass and sky using pear pizzazz and soft sky inks. Adhere to the base card.

Cut a 5" square piece of soft suede card and die cut the frame, off centre, to expose the crosses. Retain the frame.

Stamp 2 frames onto cream card and colour, using the coordinating inks, with sponge daubers. Die cut the frames and layer them directly on top of the retained soft suede frame, and tape them (at the back) into the aperture on the soft suede card. Adhere the soft suede card and frames onto the cream card using foam pads.

Stamp and clear emboss the sentiment in early espresso ink, cut to size and position onto the card using foam pads.

Stamp, colour and die cut 2 dogwood branches, shape using the flower shaping kit and position onto the card. Snip into the branches to suit your design.

Make some vellum flowers:- Stamp the small dogwood flowers in early espresso ink onto vellum and clear emboss. Colour the reverse of the flower with daffodil delight ink, using sponge daubers, and die cut. Shape using the flower shaping kit and position, using wet glue, amongst the dogwood branches. When the glue has dried add some new gold cosmic twinkles.

Just a little extra bit! I used copic Y18 and Y08 in the centre of my flowers to give a slightly darker centre.

Enjoy your Easter chocolate!

Sunday, 18 March 2018

I am loving my Sweet Peony stamps and dies

And I'm having a purple phase!
This inky background is made using Chic Viola and Lilac whisper colour cloud ink with the blossoms stamped in Perfect Plum ink and clear embossed, I also inked the edges in Perfect Plum.

Flowers were made using the Sweet Peony collection. Stamped onto white smooth card and coloured with the same inks that I used for the background.

The fern dies are from tonic (royal fern) and the darker purple fern is from the silver moon unicorn (tattered lace).

I layered the sentiment onto some decorative ovals and added them to the card base using foam pads.

Loving my leaky glue gun at the moment too - but It does need replacing.
Thank you for looking.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Sweet Peonies

My card for Mum this Mother's Day
Made using the Sweet Peony Collection from

These flowers have been made using super smooth paper
Love the colours in the paper pad too.
What a great collection
Thank you for looking

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

This is a 5" x 5" white card base.
I cut a piece of white card 4 1/4" square and coloured it using
old olive, pear pizzazz, lemon lime twist and pool party inks,
then spritzed the card with water and allowed to dry.
I used the hair of an indigoblue stamp set to stamp the swirls of "grass" in emerald envy ink and clear heat embossed the image. I did the same for the lovely sentiment which I found in my stash.
Then adhered to the card base using foam pads

I am entering this in the Crafty Cardmakers Green challenge
and the CAS watercolour Garden challenge

Sunday, 11 March 2018

So much to inspire in the Fusion Challenges
I used the flowers as my inspiration for this card.
And made a Get Well Soon Card.

As the hospitals no longer allow real flowers,
this is my version of an allowable little bouquet!

The flowers are made using the Flowering Dogwood stamp and die sets
from Heartfelt Creations.
I made some flowers using white paper and So Saffrom ink - Stampin Up!
and some in vellum, using the same colour ink and clear embossing powder.
The sentiment is The Essential Inserts Collection from Hunkydory FTLOS
I used the Tonic Royal Fern die set for my fern and added a shade of Tranquil Tide ink,
and extra fern stamped underneath it all, using Butterfly Basics stamp set
and Old Olive ink from Stampin Up!
The centre of the flowers is a drop of Pink Champagne glitter drops from Tonic Nuvo.

Thank you for visiting by blog.

Tropical Christmas is
The theme at The Merry Christmas Challenge this week

I've gone for traditional meets tropical!
lime green back ground with bright orange baubles
and a bit of bakers twine to hang them on.

I used tonic dies:-Teardrop Bauble, Round Bauble and Essentials Happy Holiday sentiment
Thank you for visiting my blog.

Friday, 9 March 2018

Love Paisley.
For some reason it reminds me of my youth -
I had a paisley shirt and I thought I was the bees knees in it!
So I couldn't resist Stampin Up! Paisleys & Posies stamp set.

This is stamped on an inky background and the black die cuts were added ontop.
The oval die is a stitched framelit from Stampin Up! and the
sentiment is from Hunkydory FTLOS.

Gold embossing on my cereal packet - love a spot of recycling!
Another of Hunkydory FTLOS sentiments,
more stitched framelits and some ink around the edge

Change the colours for a completely different look - this one really reminds me
of my shirt from yester year!

Thank you for looking.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

This months  2 crafty critter crazies challenge Sponsor is

This card is made using Mushroom with butterfly
I decided to print it as a 7 x 7 image and
loved colouring it with my kuretake pens.
Pens used :-blue gray, dark gray, dark brown, light gray, oatmeal and dark oatmeal for the fungi.
Then lemon yellow, light carmine and dark pink for the butterfly.
The blue background is shaded lilac distress ink.

The image was trimmed to leave a very thin border on a 7 x 7 card base and adhered to the card.
I then made a second smaller image approx. 4" square and coloured this.
I gave the image an inked border and added it to
a sheet of 7 x 7 vellum with foam pads.

I glued the back of vellum where the foam pads were (so that my adhesive couldn't be seen) and added this on top of the larger image.

I used bakers twine to wrap around the card /vellum to hold the top of the vellum.
Then stamped a sentiment on white, edged it in shaded lilac and used wet glue to hold it in place.

Just couldn't resist adding some wink of stella to the butterfly.