Friday, 15 February 2019


For the last card of the week I decided to add a little something to my #simplestamping card... a punched  out shape! Punches are ideal for those just starting their crafting journey.  They're not to expensive, take up little space and can be used in multiple ways. The stamps I used are the Florentine Filigree photopolymer set from the spring summer catalogue from Stamp Up. As they are photopolymer the enable the crafter to create repeat patterns with no effort or tools other than a block to hold the stamp.
Well that's it for this week's inspiration.  I do hope you've enjoyed seeing my ##simplestampin cards and have maybe inspired you to have a go.
Next week I'll be sharing more cards
 And I hope you'll pop on by and take a peek and maybe leave a comment or 2 😊
Have a great weekend
Have fun
Cary xx

Thursday, 14 February 2019

#simplestamping and #valentine

Happy valentine's to you all 💖
We should all be wishing ourselves a happy valentine's as we should all love ourselves.  So make today special for you as well as for others 💖
Today's #simplestamping card is a valentine's is for you all.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019


The essence of #simplestamping is ink, paper and stamps. Today's sample shows that a single ink colour can achieve a variety of effects when stamped on coloured card and pattern paper. I chose to  stamp on the coloured card base and the wood textures pattern paper. I like the way the ink gives a depth to the card base and almost seems to  highlight the wood effect.
I hope you give this #simplestamping a go it's good to go back to basics if you've been stamping a while. It also shows that complete beginners can achieve beautiful creations from their very first card 😊

Tuesday, 12 February 2019


#simplestamping meets #loveitchopit !!!!
Today's sample show cases the oh so pretty designer series paper called All my love. It's a a beautiful paper that is not just for lovie dovie cards. It's also great for other occasions like today's card for a girlie birthday 😊

Monday, 11 February 2019


Wow didn't you just love the beautiful colours Gill used in her fabulous creations last week?? I just loved the bold,  bright gorgeous Granny Apple Green 💚💚💚
I love it so much I used it for today's #simplestamping sample!!!
The check piece is made by stamping the buffalo check stamp in granny apple green on whisper white.
The punched circle piece is made using the happy birthday sentiment from the Amazing Life stamp set. To create different shades I used a technique called generational stamping.  This is very easy it's just ink the stamp, stamp then huff on the stamp and stamp again..tada a second colour!!! Do it again and you have a 3rd colour!!!! So much from one colour ink.
#simplestamping and #simpletechnique

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Colour - Day 4

Hello. Today's project is a little gift to give to away.
Maybe a gift to thank the host or hostess for holding a workshop or 
class maybe. I used Beauty Abounds stamp set for this project. 
For more information, please click HERE

 The box is one of the mini pizza boxes from Stampin' Up! A pack of 8 little boxes which are ideal for little notelets or thank you cards.
I added Gorgeous Grape and Lemon Lime Twist card stock over the top and sides of the box.
The little butterflies were diecut using a die from the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits which 
coordinate with the stamp set

I made 4 little cards, 8.5 cm square from Whisper White card stock and put them 
with the little 3" square envelopes. Each card had a square of DSP Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Papers which I got for FREE when I placed and order of £45.

The papers have a colourful pattern on one side and different black and white prints on the reverse. 
                  Using the stamp set, I added some backgrounds and fussy cut some butterflies                             from one of the sheets of DSP.

A little message stamped onto the front to complete this.

A simple tag with For You attached to the ribbon completes this little set.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Colour - Day 3

This is another card I made for a class this weekend, a double Z fold , I believe it's called.
I used the Beauty Abounds stamp set and for more information, please
click on HERE

I used Gorgeous Grape Whisper White and a small strip of Lemon Lime Twist 
cardstock and ink pads. 
Again some of the FREE designer series papers from the Saleabration brochure.
You get to choose 1 FREE item, stamps, dies, punches or papers of your choice..... 
for placing an order of only £45

I stamped the flourish from Beauty Abounds stamp set over the White mat in 
Lemon Lime Twist ink. I added the small strip of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and Rhinestones to complete.

 Then randomly stamped the different little butterflies over the piece too.
I stamped a few more and fussy cut them out then added them to the Lemon Lime Twist strip of card before adding the lovely messages. 
The messages were punched out using the 1 3/4" and 2" circle punches.