Do you ever have those times when the card you have pictured in your head, totally changes while you create? Well this is such a card. It changed from a tree trunk with branches to a house front with a window. Anyway my card is for this week’s Global Design Project #045 Colour Challenge. It’s a colour challenge this week which I really enjoyed ‘playing with. Make sure you check out the inspiration of the Design Team as well as the… Read more »

I had a bit of inky fun making this card using yet another new set from the 2016 – 2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. You can buy the Best Birds Bundle and save 10%. Using a Post It Note I and the 1 1/2″Circle Punch, I punched a circle and used just the circle to place on the card and the sponged with Dapper Denim, then added a bit more ink to the circle to ‘dull’ down the white from… Read more »

Something a little bit different from me today. Still trying to use new stamp sets from the 2016 – 2017 Annual Catalogue. I saw a similar card design on Pinterest and decided I quite liked the idea. There are 2 fairies in the Celebration Fairy Photopolymer Stamp Set sand this card features the smaller of the two. I’ve used Stampin’ Up! Shimmery White card for the background and the tag so I could use my Aqua Painters and do some… Read more »

I just love the Swirly Bird Photopolymer bundle. Here I’ve used it to come up with a sailing card for a birthday. You could make this card for any occasion using the Greatest Greetings stamp set in combination with this bundle. You could make it in ‘girly’ colours too if you wanted to. It’s a simple tent card which I have stamped down the outside with one of the stamps. Then I’ve added a panel of Whisper White. I stamped… Read more »

Don’t you just love these blog hops where you get to see a variety of inspiration around a theme? I know I love seeing what the Latte Girls Team come up with each week. Make sure you check out the other blogs by clicking on the links below. So this week we look at Leaves and Foliage. Mow I love this Garden In Bloom set and have used the 2 different sized leaves but what about foliage? Sp I looked… Read more »

Welcome to another Freshly Brewed Blog Hop. Today we have some wonderful inspiration using Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper. Here’s what it looks like: Now I’m sure Leonie had some wonderful inspiration to share with you. Here is my card using just 2 sides of the DSP. My card uses 2 pieces of the Specialty DSP and the new Layering Circles Framelit Dies combined with Swirly Scribbles Thinlit Dies. This DSP is just wonderful and has so many possibilities. It… Read more »

During May I had a birthday and received some beautiful handmade cards supporting the #imbringingbirthdaysback campaign. From Jennifer Hudson, Purcell, OK, USA The campaign seeks to bring card sending back for birthdays instead of a text message or a Facebook message. It’s lovely to receive cards in the mail no matter the occasion, but particularly lovely when it’s your birthday. From Sharon Ballard, Noble, OK, USA So why not join the movement to bring card sending back. It’s very easy… Read more »

On Saturday I’m running a class for #imbringingbirthdaysback where you can choose 8 cards with their envelopes to make to help with your Birthday Card needs for the remainder of the year and perhaps into early next year. I will have a number of cards for you to choose from with complete instructions and supplies. All you need to do is bring your usual tool kit and adhesives. This is a sample of just one of the cards you may… Read more »