Butterfly Thirds

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


Spring Blossoms

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


Embossed Butterflies

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 - Dance in the Rain

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 - Truth

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 :)


Mixed Media - When I'm Feeling Blue ...

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'.



One Layer Shadow Stamping

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


Patriotic Happy Birthday

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


CraftStamper Magazine



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


Easter Basket

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


Birthday Banners

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


Scalloped Tags

Stampin Up Flower Shop, Scalloped Tag Punch

Turquoise Happy Birthday

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


Petite Petals Garland

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


Glitter Butterfly

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


Bear Greetings

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



CAS cards
Using this week's RetroSketch. PapertakeWeekly have "anything goes". InThePink want pink cards for a child - I went for a fun bright look for my niece - oh yes & glitter; girls can never have too much glitter ;).


1 April - hope you've not been made a Fool of!


SU card: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
SU ink: Daffodil Delight
SU other: Simply Scored