Wednesday, 20 June 2018


Congratulations cards are such fun to make and today's card was also messy so for me that's a win win 😁😁. I used the the lovely new pearlized doilies as a mask to create a background .The doillies are pearlized on one side and plain white on the other allowing them to be coloured.  I daubered coastal cabana ink through the doilie onto costal cabana card stock  to give a tone on tone pattern. I then placed a piece of vellum over to soften it further. The other lovely thing about the doilies is that they can be cut apart to create different beautiful shapes.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018


Today's card is a gift card for someone who is graduating. The colours are bold and bright and include one called Mango Melody!!! What a fab name for a colour 😁 this bright yet warm shade of orange really brightens any project it's made with in my opinion!
The gift element comes on the inside. A 3"×3" envelope is used as a money holder...Just what every graduate needs at the end of their studies!!! Lol

Monday, 18 June 2018

One of the great things about hosting a Stampin Up workshop/party is that you can get FREE yes FREE stuff!!! Some off the free product are exclusive stamps which can only be obtained this way! This week I will be featuring one of these exclusive set called Hand Delivered . The set is a 2 step stamping set that has a whole host of uses from birthday to graduation to get well!! 
I've also show cased some of the beautiful new colours that Stampin Up have introduced in the new colour revamp.  To add mord detail to the card ive put them thorough a new textured embossing folder called Subtle. It give a fabulous gentle texture to the card that  gives the card a sdifferent and look that enhances it beautifully  in my opinion. To see all the new colours have a look at page 4 of the new annual catalogue .☺

Friday, 15 June 2018

DSP - Day 5

My last project this week is special for me.
Last year I had the immense pleasure of watching a very 
dear friend Julie and her fiance' Russell getting married for the 1st time.
They had a beautiful blessing in Spain the following week and this is from there.

I placed the photo onto a sheet of DSP from the Tranquil Textures papers. 
Then just fussy cut several flowers and leaves from another sheet.

 I've had the picture in the frame for a while now but wasn't happy enough with it.

Now I am.
Julie and Russell 9th September 2017
I love you both. xxx

Thursday, 14 June 2018

DSP -  Day 4

Today, I made some thing completely different!
I made boxes!

This one is called a Pinwheel Box   
 The one I saw was made by Julie DiMatteo or the Paper Pixie.

This starts as a square of paper and is folded using the Envelope Score Board.

This next one again I found on Pinterest and just love it. 
It was also made by Julie DiMatteo or the Paper Pixie.
Beautiful effect and lovely box.
This is made using a piece of paper 5 and 3/4 inches by 11 inches.


Top View

This is a diamond shaped box made from a 2" by 12" strip of paper.

It is folded into triangles and can be suspended by punching a hole through the top of the last point. 

This box was amazing. It just folds into itself!

It is made using a piece of paper that measures 10 and 7/8 inches by 7 and 5/8 inches.
 Isn't that just gorgeous? NO GLUE!!

The one I made is a from a design by Linda Parker.
I hope you like all of today's boxes?
I am not usually one for making boxex...I think I've changed my mind!

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

DSP - day 3

today's card is a carry on from yesterday's one.
I die-cut a daisy into the front aperture of the card yesterday and today I have used 
that same one on this one.
No waste.

I made and easel card with the daisy as you see.
I used Whisper White for the messages, leaves and the original daisy and some 
DSP from the Nature's Poem range of papers.

I love the simplicity of the skeleton leaves in Mint Macaron and Grapefruit Grove.
I coordinated the card stock in the same colours.
The addition of the lovely Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain ribbon and the 
Clear Facetted Gems to finish the card off. 

Once again I have used the Pretty Label Punch for the message 'cloud'.

The leaves on the bar at the bottom, are actually all one stamp. 
I love it! Simple but lovely.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Designer Series Paper - Day 2 

Today's project again is a very simple style of card.
A stamp set, 2 punches, a piece of DSP and a piece of card.
Sounds simple? Yes. Have a look and see.

I used the gorgeous Daisy Punch to cut the lovely aperture through which, shows 
a piece of the lovely DSP from the Nature's Poem set of papers.

I used another NEW stamp set called Botanical Bliss along with the much awaited
return of Blackberry Bliss cardstock and Ink.
Blackberry Bliss was an In Color several years ago and was as popular then as it is today. 
I coordinated it with the Old Olive Marker Pen which was used to 
highlight around the Pretty punched message.

I repeated the simple flower inside and added a small strip of the DSP that I had trimmed off.

Happy Birthday message to finish the card off.