Love and Friendship

This category includes: Valentines Day, engagement, wedding, anniversary, friends

Super Day

Hi Everyone!

Next, I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!

I started by stamping the My Favorite Things Romantic Script background on a kraft background which I then cut using a curved die.

I cut and coloured the Delightful Daisies image by Poppystamps before adhering it to the kraft background.

To complete my card, I added a sentiment from Right At Home stamps and a few Nuvo drops.

Thank for stopping by!


Scandinavian Inspiration

Hi Everyone!

Today, I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge where the combo this week is mustard, teal and navy.

For some reason, I decided I wanted to incorporate a Scandinavian design into my entry this week… I have a set of dies from Simply Graphic (dies trio scandinave) and knew I wanted to use them in some way. I googled for inspiration and really liked this image that I found (Source: MoonStckers).

I used the top section of one of the Simply Graphic dies and repeatedly cut it from a couple of panels that I’d covered in Distress Oxide Spray. I then adhered the die cuts together for sticking them to the navy card base.

To complete my take, I added a sentiment by Right At Home stamps and a few Nuvo drops.

Thank for stopping by!


AAA Cards One Layer challenge with polar twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a one-layer CAS card; our optional twist is ‘polar animals! Our sponsor is Ink Road.

A few years ago, when I saw how all my sweet, cute stamps were piling up, untouched, I finally realised I’m not a ‘cutesy’ cardmaker…. I LOVE looking at what others come up with but in reality I wasn’t using all those cute images. But you know what it’s like, the new release would come out, I’d buy them before they went out of stock but by the time the stamps arrived, influencers were working with the next cute release and the whole cycle would start again. Seriously, I have so many otters, lions, flamingos, farm animals, sea creature and other critters that I just never touch! I’m very careful nowadays and rarely get swept along with the monthly release FOMO!

But of course, I can’t resist the odd cutesy purchase here and there! For today’s card, I pulled out the sweet Seymore Seal stamp by Impression Obsession. He’s a November purchase and I’m so pleased that I was able to use him for this challenge! After stamping him, I masked the image and then stamped an ice block from a My Favorite Things set. I masked that block and sponged a light layer of Distress Ink across the background. After I removed the masks I coloured the ice and Seymore using my Twinkling H2Os. The sentiment is also by My Favorite Things.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Kylie, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sending love to Australia

My heart is broken by the suffering and devastation in Australia.

I have been fortunate to visit downunder quite a few times and have some of my fondest travel memories from my time there… spotting wild koala, worrying about crazy kangaroos and just being struck by the majesty of nature there.

On my first trip, my friends and I stumbled upon the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital and we loved learning about the work they were doing to nurse some very poorly koalas back to health.

Their recent work with poor burnt koalas is absolutely amazing and I’m so pleased to see that the donations they have received will enable them to set up the world’s first wild koala breeding programme.

This card is for the team there and all the heroes working so tirelessly downunder.

I used the sketch from the current Case This Sketch challenge and the koala die is from Simon Says Stamp.

Thank for stopping by!