As some of you may know, I’ve been asked by a local shop for some of my cards. Connie wanted some special birthdays, so I looked around Pinterest and adapted a couple of designs I saw there and this is what I came up with. I made a few the same, just in different colours. I’ve used Whisper White as the base of all the cards and added a colour as another layer. This one is Blackberry Bliss. I inked… Read more »

Yesterday I shared the Vivid Vases stamp set with some sewing and today I’ve decided to take a totally different direction and use some dry embossed vellum. I used an Aqua Painter again to colour the image and added tiny pearl to the foliage of the flower. The bow is made from the Painted Blooms Cotton Twine. I do like it’s thickness and the way it seems to tie lovely bows. I’ve used an image from Mum’s Love Photopolymer Stamp… Read more »

It’s the beginning of a new week, so that means Leonie and I have another instalment of Monday Makes for you. This week we’re using the Bright and Beautiful stamp set and the Star Framelits. Don’t forget to pop over to Leonie’s site to see what she has to share. I know it will be stunning and a little birdie may have told me there’s a box involved. My first share is a double time stamping Christmas card using the… Read more »

Monday Makes this week features the Hardwood Stamp. Now I have the wood mounted stamp, as my personal preference for large background stamps such as these, is to use wood mount. Now the trick to using these large stamps, I find it to ensure you press the ink well onto all areas of the stamp. Line your card and the stamp up with your grid paper and stamp. I make sure I press all areas of the stamp onto the card,… Read more »

Here’s a new technique that is quite easy but very effective. You simply stamp with Versamark Ink, add White embossing powder, heat set and colour. It’s that simple. I also stamped the indie of the cards and the envelopes. Products used: Stamp Set – Flower Shop Embossing – Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool & White Stampin’ Emboss Powder Ink – Coastal Cabana and Versamark Pad Card – Basic Black and Whisper White Blendabilities – Rich Razzleberry and Coastal Cabana Sponge Daubers… Read more »