Stampin Up Papillon, Gorgeous Grunge, CAS cards


Using SundayStamps weekly sketch and DynamicDuos colour way. MyTimeToCraft has the theme "up, up & away" and SweetStampin want to see layers (6 layers must be a record for me!)

CASualFridays want thirds - 3 colours, 3 sequins, just1/3 card used and the focal point butterfly is placed following the "Rule of Thirds". See this post for more information on the "Rule of Thirds".



SU ink: Rich Razzleberry, Encore Gold
SU card: Whisper White, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry
SU stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Everything Eleanor, Hello Doily
SU punch: Papillon
SU emboss: Chevron


Stampin Up Stippled Blossoms, Punch Art Flowers


Allsorts wants Spring Blossoms and SweetStampin want flowers.

The Petite Petals punch with Itty Bitty inner looks rather like a daffodil shape don't you think?!


I woke up to a beautiful sunny Good Friday and the sun now appears to have gone away on its own holiday - it's no longer shining down on my garden:(


SU card: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
SU ink: Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade
SU stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Itty Bitties
SU emboss: Needlepoint
SU punch: Petite Petals, Itty Bitties
SU other: Washi


Stampin Up Papillon Potpourri, Beautiful Wings Embosslits


Using UnscriptedSketch #252. SeizeTheBirthday want "white on white". Let'sCraftAndCreate want to see punches/dies.


Hope your day's going well!

SU card: whisper white
SU ink: Pink Pirouette
SU stamps: Papillon Potpourri
SU emboss: Woodgrain
SU other: Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Simply Scored


Mixed Media, Art Journal

The challenge over at Stampotique is "April Showers".


I don't know about April Showers today though - it's absolutely glorious and blazing sunshine at the moment - FABULOUS !


Mixed Media, Sunday Stamper 303


TheCraftBarn's prompts are TRUTH and/or CHANGE.

SundayStamper wants to see flame colours.

Stampotique SDC142 wants paint or pen.

Lovely happy, warm colours :)


Stampotique SDC142 wants paint or pen.

I love the freedom of mixed media - this journal page started out TOTALLY different! I just added layer after layer until I found a finished page that I felt was "complete'.



Stampin Up postage Collection, One layer card, masking
Using SketchSaturday. LessIsMore want one layer cards with shadow stamping.


I "inked off" my image to get the shadow effect - you just stamp again without reinking to get a paler shadow image. There's a lovely shimmer from the pastels I used for the masked circle - it's just about visible in the photos!

SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake
SU punch: 2 1/2" circle
SU other: Simply Scored


CAS cards, masculine cards


DaringCardmakers want a card inspired by a national flag.

Gorgeous sunny day :)



SU card: Whisper White, Real Red, Pacific Point
SU ink: Real Red, Pacific Point
SU other: Simply Scored




Craft Stamper's April challenge is "bottles". Click here for full details. There's a fabulous prize to be won, as well as magazine publication and guest DT slot for the winner of the challenge!

I have a guest DT slot this month following my February win with this card. I just have to nip down the shops now to buy the current edition of their magazine to see my winning entry in print!

Thanks for popping by

SU card: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Gold
SU ink: Encore Gold, Encore Silver, Versamark
SU stamp: Gorgeous Grunge
SU punch: Star, 1 1/2" Circle
SU die: Two Tags


MakemyMonday, InkSpireMe and SweetStampin want Easter creations and AddictedToStamps have a photo of Easter eggs.


I made these with the children at the weekend - very easy to do with the Envelope Punch Board.

If you'd like to know how to make a basket there's a tutorial on an earlier post - click here for instructions.


SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Pink Pirouette
SU stamp: Spring Sampler
SU other: Envelope Board, Dazzling Details


Stampin Up Banner Blast
Using SketchFrenzyFriday. SeizeTheBirthday want buttons/rhinestones.


Happy Monday!

SU card: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
SU ink: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, pumpkin Pie
SU stamps: Banner Blast, Happiest of Birthday
SU punch: Itty Bitty


Stampin Up Flower Shop, Scalloped Tag Punch


SirStampalot's April challenge is to use punches and/or dies. FridayMashUp wants Spring colours. PaperPlayers want 3 of something (I used 3 different stamps)



The new Scalloped Tag Punch makes gift tag and bookmark projects a cinch!

Happy Sunday

SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
SU stamp: Flower Shop, Sweetly Framed, Petal Parade
SU punch: Scalloped Tag, Pansy
SU other: Washi tape, Brads


Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge, Happiest of Birthdays


Using this week's CASeThisSketch. LessIsMore want turquoise. Allsorts don't want to see any flowers.


Thanks for popping by!

SU card: whisper white, Coastal Cabana
SU ink: Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Encore Silver
SU stamps: Happiest of Birthdays, Gorgeous Grunge


Stampin Up Zoo Babies

LessIsMore want turquoise. MyTimeToCraft wants wildlife. KeepItSimple wants stencilling. Allsorts don't want to see any flowers.



Can a rhino be cute? I reckon so!


SU card: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
SU ink: Coastal Cabana
SU stamp: Zoo Babies
SU punch: circles, Owl Builder


Stampin Up Petite Petals, Everything Eleanor


Using this week's UnscriptedSketch. StampinForTheWeekend want Spring colours.


Ok, it's not exactly a garland but I couldn't think how else to describe it! I do love the Everything Eleanor stamp set - the lavish swirl in particular!

SU card: whisper white, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush
SU ink: lucky Limeade, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush
SU stamps: Petite Petals, Everything Eleanor
SU punch: Petite Petals, Itty Bitties


CAS cards! butterfly cards

TimeOut has a photo' inspiration of crisp white bedding with butterflies. TheCardConcept has a butterfly theme. CASonSunday want to see stitching (real/faux) and AddictedToStamps want CAS.



SU card: Whisper White


Stampin Up Thinlits Circle Card


MyTimeToCraft want to see bears. PaperPlayers has tic-tac-toe (yellow-patterned paper-shaped card). Allsorts want us to use dies.


If you would like to know the dimensions/instructions etc for using the Thinlits Circle Card die, click here.


SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Pink Pirouette
SU stamp: Happiest of Birthdays
SU punch: 2 1/2" circle
SU die: Thinlits Circle Card