Saturday, 25 May 2019



I've seen a lot of shadow box cards recently, 
so I thought I would try one of these pop-up ones.

The good things about these is that they fold flat, 
to fit into an envelope.

I followed the instructions by the amazing Jennifer McGuire.

How cute are those little, baby clothes?
I got them to hang across the middle like that,
by attaching them to a strip of acetate,
which is almost invisible.


mft - in and out stitched squares, cloud stencil, scallop border die,
bundle of baby clothes, hello little one set.
distress ink - tumbled glass, twisted citron

Saturday, 11 May 2019



Today was a good stamping day.
I think I'm finally getting to grips with these painted petals.

Here's my entry for this week's 

It took me a while to think how to re-create the large, white, bloom,
from the inspiration picture.
In the end, I went with the palest inks I have, 
and I missed out a stamping layer,
so that more of the white base would show through.

I love those green leaves.
They were a budget find from The Works 
 6 different leaf dies for £4
We do love a bargain   :o)

mft - painted petals
mama elephant - labeled messages
avery elle - postage stamp die
versacolor - narcissus, bisque    memento - rose bud
distress oxide - walnut stain

Friday, 10 May 2019



"Keep your eyes on the stars
and your feet on the ground."
              Theodore Roosevelt.

That's this fortnight's inspirational quote over at

It had me reaching for this star, stamp set - an oldie, but a goodie!

Just for a bit of interest and added bling, some of the stars are
heat embossed with gold powder.

clearly besotted - superstar
altenew inks - sea breeze, starlight, tide blue
wow gold embossing powder
mama elephant - labeled messages
avery elle - postage stamp die

Wednesday, 1 May 2019



It's the dreaded one layer card challenge at 
Less Is More this week.
So, I put away the embellies, and the layering dies
and concentrated on some stamping.

I was really happy with how these roses turned out,
cos I've always had problems with them.
I think success this time was down to investing in a set of six inks
(3 pink, 3 green) that match perfectly
and, using my stamping platform to line the stamps up.

I love the little rose bud at the bottom of the card.
This was made by simply stamping a leaf design in the rose colours.
A little trick I picked up from the picture on the back of the stamp set.


altenew - vintage roses, spring bouquet ink set
mft - handwritten happiness