Celebrating Twins

Made for the ModSquad challenge to use patterned paper and also for a friend whose daughter has had twins. I cut out a large heart for the background and then using a Spellbinder die called Layered Happy Birthday, I cut out some balloons from other PP and added them to the heart. Using an unbranded double stitch rectangular die I cut the main panel and added a small scrap of marbled paper on top. I fussy cut two matching little bears from another small piece of PP, after stamping them and colouring in certain parts. I popped them up onto this and added a small fussy cut fairy above. Stamped the sentiment which I also fussy cut out. Added a few small gems here and there. Stamps and card stock all from Gina K. Designs my main go to place for ideas and purchases.

Heart Bloom – My sentiments Exactly challenge.

Used another of my gifted stencils to create this one. First brushed colour in circles using distress oxides. Sprinkled a bit of water and let dry. Using Mowed lawn I sponged through stencil to get design. When dry I added nuvo glimmer paste through stencil. I used a versamark pen and ruler to draw a line around edge of card stock and then added an old glitter embossing powder on top. heat embossed to give the shine at edge. Added sentiment to a piece of vellum and heat embossed in black. Two black gems added to each end. added entire piece to turquoise sea card stock.

A new beginning

I’ve been thinking about creating a blog for over a year now and am finally getting around to actually doing it. In order to showcase some of my cards I needed a place to upload them and display them for others to see so here is my first card for the year.

This card has been created for the monthly challenge at Gina K. Designs. We have to showcase a sentiment and cannot use others stamps on the card.

I stenciled Distress Oxides in several pinks using a lovely hand made heart stencil given to me by a great on line friend. I first masked off the area where the sentiment heart is. I stenciled the butterflies using another stencil from the same friend. I stamped the sentiment onto the die cut heart and traced over it with a gelly roll pen to add a bit of sparkle. I popped it up slightly offset over a black heart which I then glued in the masked off space. Added a few tiny bling gems in places. I added main panel to a black piece of card stock and then adhered it to the card front.

Purple Hearts

Theme Challenge

Basically this came about because I wanted to use the scraps on my desk. I had the letters and the tiny glitter heart along with the mirri circle and I wondered how I should use them. Going through my stash of embellishments I found the swirly heart and hey presto. I remembered I had the no brand heart die for the background piece and using another scrap cs left over from yesterday I cut the frame and adhered it to white card front. I popped up the circle on top and resisted the temptation to add anything more. Again I can use this for an anniversary or a wedding occasion.

Love Birds

Theme Challenge

In general, I’m not one for doing Valentine cards, but think this one can be used for a wedding or anniversary so it will go into my stash until needed. PP and sentiment stamp is from Divinity Designs. The two hearts are from projects last year that didn’t get used and the birds are a new Impression Obsession die that I won in a challenge late last year. I had some scrap glitter silver cs that I used to cut them. Added a strip of silver washi tape to ground them. This was a very quick card to put together and I love the sentiment.

Flower die cut

Hearts and Flowers With Hero Arts

Started with the die cut which is a Flower frame from Gemini. I mounted it on top of the mirri card using tiny pop dots and then added that to the contrasting card front. Added a few pearls for accent and to hide the foam dots behind. Using another gemini die I cut the disc for the bottom corner backing this piece with some almost red scrap cs. Added the flower with florish in the center but made it completely flat except the pearl center.

It is funny how a photograph will change the colour of a mirri card stock where it hits the light.

Diamond Fold


I have wanted to make one of these fun fold cards for a while but only with the incentive of this challenge have I actually done it. I followed, for the most part, instructions on a video found here: http://www.stampinmagic.com/2019/08/diamond-easel-card-using-free-as-bird.html. I made a few small changes to mine because I only used PP and the card base so eliminated one layer basically. Still have to make a small box for it, but can do that just prior to mailing.

The demonstrator wasn’t kidding when she said this card took a long time. Getting the various elements stamped, die and/or fussy cut takes time but it sure is worth it. I used pp from a GKD pack along with a card base from same company. Also used the SSS Be Kind stamp set, a butterfly/shell set – no idea who made it, dab on rose gold shimmer, lemon drop & Verdigris embossing powder, 2 small dies from a Gemini set, perfect pearl powder and inktense pencils. There is lots of shimmer on this card. Inside sentiment is from GKD Massive message and Divinity Design stamps. I made it with a particular friend in mind and she will get it for her birthday. I enjoy making fun fold cards.

side view

Be Kind

Krafty Chicks Challenge #492 Week 5 

I’ve been cleaning up my desk and putting away supplies and in process came across this piece of marbled cs that I made a while ago using a Concord & 9th turnabout stamp . Decided to use it today with no specific plan or challenge in mind. First I cut the piece into two and adhered them both to some black paper. Cut it top and bottom so it would fit a card front and adhered it. I also added a small side strip same colours but different stamp from same company. Using my new SSS Be Kind set I stamped the leaf image in versamark and heat set in white. I then die cut it after which I added some shimmer with a dauber. Using foam dots I popped it on top. Using the sentiment from same stamp set I stamped them out and heat set in black. Cut the longer word strip very thin and added at the top. I fussy cut out the Be Kind words and added them just underneath. Was keeping the die cut and sentiments simple, as the marbled effect is so bold.

Out of this World

Using an old wood block heart stamp I stamped the background hearts very lightly. After adding the scrap of PP I popped up the world die cut. The sentiment is from an Altenew set called To the Moon and the little bunnies are from Divinity Designs called Somebunny. I added colour to them with inktense pencils, die cut and then popped them on top. A very simple and quick card.

Hello My Friend


A few days ago I messed up some stamping with a SSS set I’ve just purchased called Be Kind . I put it to one side in case I could redeem it in some way and today managed to do just that. As I had accidentally doubled up the original stamped image I decided to stamp a second one and deliberately double it up by moving the cs fractionally, on purpose. Then I added a hint of colour with my inktense pencils and die cut both pieces. Using the heron stamp (don’t know the make) I coloured in the heron and fussy cut it out. I popped that up on top of the leaves. For the background I chose a pp (very old stash) and dry embossed with a Darice Cattails folder. I backed that with a red border and added it to the pink card front. Stamped Hello with a new Divinity Design set called Fur-ever Friends. I had a challenging time getting the colours for this, as with no names to go by, it was that much harder to pick the right ones.