Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Thank You Wings!


My card today follows Sketch 13 of

Back to my die cut butterflies again but
I do love the way this card turned out!

I free embossed the Just Jade card,
added some gingham ribbon and die cut
circles, finishing with a stamped and cut
sentiment in just jade ink.
The stamp set used is called

 I would like to enter this into

There is still time to join in Kendra's Challenge
if you fancy having a go!


 

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Double Tag it!

 


Our challenge theme over at
has been chosen by the lovely Wendy and she wants to see a
tag on tag!

For my tag I have used the gorgeous new papers called
Using the matching bundle called
I have stamped the flowers in bumblebee ink,
cut them out and arranged along the bottom of the large tag.
I punched the top using the scallop tag top punch and
added a ribbon.
I then punched out the smaller tag using the new punch
from the bundle.
I lightly stamped the flower image in bumblebee,
then stamped the sentiment in memento.
I added a bumblebee gem
and added the tag to the larger one.
I finished of by inking up a small piece of scrap card
I then stamped the same wording on top
and then punched out a small dragonfly
using the Dragonfly Punch.

I would like to enter this into
(hope a tag is ok)

I have a few card orders to get done
so will be busy in my craft room today!
Have a good one!!





Monday, 14 June 2021

We all scream for ice-cream!


Happy Monday!

My card today follows sketch 12 in
There is still time to join in and lovely prizes
up for grabs!

This time I have used
soft suede, grapefruit grove and petal pink inks.
I added lots of glitter glue
and the background was stamped using
the little sprinkles stamp from the same set.

I would like to enter this into

Have a great week everyone!


 

Friday, 11 June 2021

Sketch 12 - Birthday butterflies


This is sketch 11 from

This time I have gone with night of navy
and polished pink card to tie in with the
butterfly bijou papers.
I used a tiny little die that embosses a brick finish
from the Brilliant Wings dies on the pink card.
The two butterflies were also created
using the same die set.
I stamped a large Happy Birthday
So quick and easy!!

I would like to enter this into

Have a lovely weekend everyone!


 

Thursday, 10 June 2021

ATC 7 - this is knot good!


I decided to do my ATC using it.

I ink brushed the background grass and clouds,
stamped and coloured the giraffe
and then stamped some leaves from the
I then stamped my sentiment (crooked)😂
but hey, what's new with me lol.
I then added a black edge to it.

I do love this stamp set so much and was glad
it didn't retire!!

I would like to enter this into

That was one hot night here.
I had bedroom door open, window open
and a fan running. Poor hubby was foundered 😂
but at least I slept!!


 

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Vintage Butterfly Photo Box Tutorial



I had made one of these photo boxes for a friend
recently and she had a friend who saw it
and of course requested one.
The first one was filled with photos of someone
they had lost but you could make them themed
for any occasion....
anniversary, new baby, new house, graduation etc.

So I thought I would made a video while doing the second one.

You can watch it here.



Measurements needed to follow along
Black card - 2 pieces - 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Score 1 1/4" all sides
Slide out slightly for lid scores (see video)
Paper - 2 by 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
4 by 1" x 2 3/4"

I have used Basic black card,

I would like to enter these into
1. mini album 2. encouragement 3. 3D embellishment

My diary is filling up fast with baby sitting duties
with the school holidays nearing!
Think I should put my fees up 😂
but it will be fun to get to spend some times
with my Grandsons.


 

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Animals have faces too!


This is the second week of Michele's theme of
FACES
over at Tag Tuesday.
I decided to go with animal faces this time.

and punched two holes to peep their faces through.
The sentiment is from a retired set
and I have added die cut leaves in
granny apple green using Forever Flourishing dies.
I inked up the background using seaside spray ink,
adding the faces underneath
then matting onto some bumblebee card.
It has been finished with some bumblebee ribbon.

I would like to enter this into

Hope you can join us.


 

Monday, 7 June 2021

Sketch 10 - A Grand Kid


Happy Monday!

Today I am sharing card number 10 in

For this one I have used
The papers are the same as with all the other cards,
butterfly bijou and  have used the 2 1/4" and 2" circle punches
for the centre.
The background paper has been die cut with
the stitched whimsy dies, as well as the two
smaller squares.
The happy birthday sentiment has been stamped

I am like sneezy McDuck today with hay fever!
The price of having this weather lol.
Have a great week!


 

Sunday, 6 June 2021

Do what you love!


Our June challenge over at
is I LOVE......

Just use what you love (stamping of course)
and come and join us.

We are sponsored by


I love a lot of things but I do love tree stamping
so that's what I went with this time.
which is packed with lovely different styles of tree tops
and 5 sentiment stamps.
The tree tops are double stamp which allows you to add
some depth to the leaves.

For my card I have used the new in colour papers,
and the basic border dies to add interest.
I stamped the tree base in early expresso,
I used the die cut squares for the centre image
and added grass to the bases using
The sentiment has been stamped in soft succulent
and punched using the basic label punch.

I would like to enter this into

Hope you get time to join us this month!


 

Friday, 4 June 2021

Sketch 9 - butterfly trio


Friday already!
The days are just flying in.

My card today is another one for Kendra's challenge.
This is sketch number 9.
I have gone all polished pink for this one
using the card and matching ink.
The background is the bijou papers
and a piece of polished pink card embossing using
I stamped the sentiment using A Grand Kid
stamp set and added some jewels.
The little butterflies were punched using the
butterfly duet punch.

I would like to enter this into

Heading out for a nice long walk around the Lakes.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
I will be back on Sunday with our
Stamping Sensations challenge!


 

Thursday, 3 June 2021

ATC 6 - a good man


I created this ATC for inspiration using
A Good Man stamp set.

It's great for practising creating beach scenes
or country scenes.

This one would be perfect for a
Father's Day card.

I have used A Good Man stamp set.
The background was created using homemade
stencils. Ragged edge for the sand
and water and clouds for the sky.
I punched a 1" circle to do the sun
sinking in the sky.
Just noticed a bit of a gap there lol.
The lighthouse was cut from some retired papers.
The image has been coloured using
Mint Macaron and Old Olive blends.
I stamped the sentiment from
Geared up Garage stamp set in seaside spray ink.

I would like to enter this into

My hubby get's his second jab today
and my daughter got her first one on Tuesday.
Things are looking up!!
(aren't they??)
Have a great day.


 

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Fluttering by to say Thank You


This is sketch 8 from Kendra's Challenge.
It was quick and simple to make.
The background is in daffodil delight card
which I embossed using the pinewood planks
embossing folder.
As I had more of the paper left I cut out some
more butterflies and added them so the wings would
sit up.
I finished it off with a stamped sentiment in daffodil delight ink 
and punched out using the everyday label punch.
The jewels are from the new in-colour pack.

I would like to enter this into

It's my lovely daughter-in-law Rachel's birthday
so we are popping next door at 11 for coffee
in the garde.
It is a beautiful day out there again!
Have a lovely day x


 

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Faces at Tag Tuesday


Our challenge this fortnight over at
has the theme of FACES
chosen by the lovely Michele!

I had a hunt through some older stamps
and found this one in a pack I got free with a magazine
a few years back. It is from Indigo Blu.
I stamped her up in memento then added some
colour with my markers.
The background was inked up using
daffodil delight ink and finished with
a black edge.
I stamped the wording in memento
and coloured with my markers then added
to my tag.
I finished with some black ribbon.

I would like to enter this into

Hope you can join us this time.


 

Monday, 31 May 2021

Sketch 7 - thank you card


Happy Monday!

I am sharing the card I made using sketch 7 from
Kendra's Card Challenge.

I have gone with the same colours - Just Jade card and ink.
The sentiment is from Flowers of Friendship stamp set
and the large butterfly was diecut from the
Butterfly bijou papers.
I punched the sentiment using the

I would like to enter this into
Butterfly was die cut sentiment was punched

Beautiful day outside and there is some decking
needing a bit of nourishment!!
Have a great week everyone!


 

Friday, 28 May 2021

Sketch 6 - flowers of friendship



Today I have followed sketch 6 in

I have added some calypso coral card.
The sentiment block has been cut using the
Ribbon is a retired one and the flowers
and leaves where stamped using
I then coloured using calypso coral and
I have finished them off with a yellow jewel.

I would like to enter this into

I had a lovely day for my Birthday yesterday
and got to see all my Grandsons!!
We went for a drive to Omeath at tea time,
unfortunately it did rain but we enjoyed our picnic
in the car with the best views ever!!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!!


Thursday, 27 May 2021

ATC 5


As I had the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set on my desk
I decided to use it for my ATC this week.
I stamped the lolly pops using
Blackberry Bliss and Lemon Lime Twist ink pads.
I wouldn't mind a lolly with those flavours!!
The sticks were stamped using crumb cake.
I inked up the background using pale Papaya ink
then stamped rows of dots using
blackberry bliss, pale papaya and lemon lime twist inks.
I inked off the edges in black and stamped
the sentiment in memento.
I added a touch of wink of stella for some sparkle.

I would like to enter this into

It's my birthday today, the sun is shining and
later today myself and Hubby are heading to
Carlingford to have our tea (we'll bring a picnic and flask)
by the sea!
Hope you all have a lovely day!


 

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Ice Cream Corner Gift Box






No tutorial today but I did make this box for an up coming birthday.
I have used petal pink card for the main box,
decorating it with papers from the Ice Cream Corner pack.
The sentiment is from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set
and has been stamped in Terracotta Tile.
The lolly pops where cut from the same
designer paper.
I punched a small star from the paper too.
Would be perfect to fill with those little ice cream cone
jelly sweets 😋

I would like to enter this into

Have a lovely day!



 

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Berry Blessings at Tag Tuesday




Our challenge theme over at
is fruit and/or veg.

I have used Berry Blessings stamp set again
for this one. I went with a sideways tag for a change.
I had it all stamped, sentiment and all,
when I decided to watercolour the background!
Somebody stop me lol!!
It was then mounted onto some Berry Delight papers.
I used garden green, granny apple green and
pacific point inks.

Hope you get time to join us!

I am entering this into



 

Monday, 24 May 2021

Sketch 5 Healing Hugs


Happy Monday!
I am here with Sketch 5 from Kendra's Card Challenge.

Using the butterfly bijou papers for my layout
I have added a stamped panel using Healing Hugs
stamp set and Just Jade ink.
The ribbon is also Just Jade.
I have finished with  punched circles and sentiment
and a die cut butterfly from Brilliant Wings dies.

I would like to enter this into

So we headed off to the beach this morning
as our travel restrictions were lifted.
This was our first time down to Omeath in
over a year and we sorely missed it.
A brisk walk along the sea front for an hour
and home again!
So refreshing and uplifting!!

Welcome to my newest follower
Sarah Wills!

 

Friday, 21 May 2021

Be as bold as your lipstick


My card today has used sketch 4 from

For this one I have gone with
Country Florals embossing folder for the background
Dressed to Impress stamp set for everything else.
The flowers have been coloured with daffodil delight
and the lipsticks have been coloured with

The designer papers are the same as all these sketches,
taken from Butterfly Bijou paper pack.

I would like to enter this into

Still raining cats and dogs here today!
It's my lovely daughter-in-laws birthday
but we can't get together until Monday over here!
So roll on next week as I'm dying to get my Grandsons here.
Have a great weekend everyone.



 

Thursday, 20 May 2021

Berry Blessings ATC


As I had my Berry Blessings stamp set out
I decided to make an ATC for my collection.


I would like to enter this into

My husband and myself spent the afternoon
clearing out a water drain after the last deluge of rain at the weekend,
which washed a load of  mud and debris down the drain.
It took us hours and today the rain and wind
is undoing all our hard work!
The air will be blue tomorrow 😐😈😂
 


 

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Free as a Bird


No YouTube video today.
Decided to cut them back to once a fortnight for a while.

I do have another card using

This time I followed sketch number 3
and I have used free as a bird for this one.

It has been coloured using
The back card mat is Just Jade which I embossed
using my score board,
and the sentiment is stamped using Just Jade ink.

I would like to enter this into

Welcome to my newest follower VEE!


 

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