I was playing around the other day creating cards for Crafty Creations & come up with my card I’m sharing with you today.  It was originally intended to be a Valentine’s Day, but looking at it, you could use it for any occasion even an Engagement, 0022mblogWedding or Anniversary!

I’ve used a couple of pieces of DSP from the “Have A Cuppa” Pack which is from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue.  I wanted to use it in a different way.

I layered a piece of DSP to a piece of Melon Mambo Card prior to running through the Big Shot with Bold Butterfly Thinlits.  A small border of Melon Mambo is showing all around the DSP.

I cut the word “Love” from the Expressions Thinlit (Retired) in Melon Mambo by running it through the Big Shot.  I placed the Love Thinlit (retired) over the top of the Butterfly Shape & again run it through the Big Shot.  When cutting it, be very careful to keep any small pieces that you may need to place back onto the card.

I then layered a piece of Window Sheet behind the cut out Butterfly & with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen, adhered the Love back into place including any cut pieces of the DSP.  The whole piece was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals, layered onto another piece of DSP from the same Pack & layered to the Base Card – Basic Grey.

I cut XOXO from Crushed Curry Card using the Circle Card Thinlits which was adhered to a Heart Shape cut from the same set before adhering to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I do hope you like my card using Dies & Thinlits a little bit of a different way.

This card could easily be turned into a Shaper Card too.  All you have to do is place Stampin’ Dimensionals around the outline of the Butterfly.

I’ve just realised we’ve done no stamping on our card!

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



Products used to create my card –

Happy Valentine’s

With Valentine’s Day just round the corner, thought it would be an idea to create a couple of cards, especially since I have a market coming up.  It is a very simple easy card.  In fact, it has been created with my left overs sitting on my desk waiting to be put back where it all belongs.  Sometimes these make the best cards & do seem to come together quickly.  If only this was always the case.

005ee-blogI embossed a piece of Very Vanilla Card with the lovely new Embossing Folder  Happy Heart prior to adhering to Base Card  Very Vanilla.  I cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss Card with the Embosslit – Scalloped Heart of Hearts (Retired), punched a heart from Very Vanilla Card with the Full Heart Punch (Retired), embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder & adhered to the top of the Blackberry Bliss Heart.

I wrapped a piece of Linen Thread into figure 8’s a couple of times, attached to the back with a Glue Dot & adhered to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A piece of Gold Glimmer Paper was punched with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch before a small Blackberry Bliss flower, punched from the Itty BItty Accents Punch Pack was adhered to the centre.

Happy Valentine’s Day” from the Good Greetings Stamp Set, was stamped onto scrap Very Vanilla with Blackberry Bliss, cut into a “Banner” shape & adhere to a piece of Blackberry Bliss Card, which has been cut into a “Banner” shape too.  This was adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish the card, I adhered a small Pearl to the centre of the flower.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



Tuesday Morning Sketch 285

I’m in a bit of shock as I’ve managed to create for yet another challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  They  have great TMS _267sketches, but as usual it is finding the time to create for them.

This year I am hoping to do more challenges, but time will tell.  It is a great way of getting your stock of cards up & it also gets you thinking outside the box, like today’s card.  Red is not a colour I play with, although when I do, I am always happy with it.

I decided to go with a Valentine’s Card which will be handy for an upcoming market I am doing.  Although looking at it, it could easily be a celebration card, eg Wedding, Engagement, Anniversary.

Don’t forget to head on over to Tuesday Morning Sketches & check out what the Design Team have created for you to get your thinking cap going.  Lovely cards have also been created by others who have used the challenge to create their card.

Thank you for a great challenge!

Please click on the link below so that you can download your tutorial to create your own card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


2 Love U


Stampin’ Up! Valentine…..

My card today has been created for a swap that I was asked to join last month at Soul Scrappers.  I’ve been a member of this group for a few years now & are a lovely bunch of ladies.  Great place to see so many wonderful photos, ideas, challenges & scrapbook pages.

I don’t really have any “Valentine” stamps, so I sort of used a couple of stamps from different sets to achieve my look.  I did know that I wanted to keep it very simple without going over the top.  I certainly hope the ladies liked it.

Be sure to check back in a couple of days, as I will be posting the swaps I received.

Click on the link below to print your own Instructions

Artistic Etchings – Amour 

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Our challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations this week is to create a card, scrapbook page, 3-D Item, etc with a “Love” or “Valentine” Theme.  Be sure to head over to see what both Kris & Shirley  – who is our Guest Designer fo rthe next couple of weeks, while Gwen takes a little time off.

It seems like forever since I created a card as I have been enjoying my scrapbooking.  I hope you have too!

This proved more difficult than I thought it would for me, but I think I got there in the end.  I elected to go with non-traditional colours, although in the end I did throw a bit of red (Riding Hood Red) into the card.  I wanted to create a card which would maybe suit a male without being too “pretty”!

Measurements –
Base Card – Early Expresso Cardstock – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 21cm x 10.5cm  Scored in middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Vanilla Vanilla Cardstock – 5 5/8″ x 4″ or 14cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Early Expresso Cardstock –  4″ x 3 1/2″ or 10cm x 9cm
Layer 3 – Very Vanilla Cardstock – 3 7/8″ x 3 3/8″

I layered my piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock onto my Base Card – Early Expresso, using Snail Adhesive.

I run the smaller piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock through the Bigshot using Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots & adhered to the piece of Early Expresso Cardstock.

I stamped 2 images onto a scrap piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock using Riding Hood Red, adhered one to the embossed piece with Multipurpose Glue, while the top heart was “popped” with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a piece of Ribbon across the bottom of the 2 pieces prior to adhering to the Base Card with Snail Adhesive.

I stamped my sentiment direct onto the Base Card with Riding Hood Ink.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – I {Heart} Hearts, Well Scripted
Ink – Riding Hood Red
Cardstock – Early Expresso, Very Vanilla
Ribbon – 3/8″ Taffeta – Riding Hood Red
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Bigshot, Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Until next time, Enjoy!


This is my very first Valentine’s card!  New stamp set arrived today!

I had told myself that I wasn’t going to purchase any valentine stamp sets, but when I saw this lovely set in the current Mini, that thought went out the window.  This set is just so cute, but the best thing I like about it is that it is a very fine set & not overbearing!

I’ve created this card for Mary Jo’s Monday Lunchtime Sketch  Great sketch Mary Jo. 

Cut base card using Poppy Parade Cardstock
Cut Sahara Sand Cardstock & run through Bigshot using Embossing Folder Perfect Polka Dots
Cut piece in Poppy Parade & using Pinking Hearts Border Punch, punch along bottom of cardstock
Cut smaller piece in Not Quiet Navy & adhere to Poppy Parade
Cut Very Vanilla Cardstock & using Poppy Parade Ink, stamp image down centre
Adhere Very Vanilla to Not Quiet Navy
Adhere Not Quite Navy Ribbon along top & tuck ends under
Adhere this piece to base card about 1/4 way from bottom
Stamp sentiment onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using Poppy Parade Ink

Using small Oval Punch, punch sentiment & then cut around the sides using scissors
Adhere to middle of ribbon using SU Dimensionals

I’ve just realised that I haven’t quiet finished my card according to the sketch, but hey I don’t really think that it matters.  The majority of the card is as per the sketch.  If I get time, I may attempt to have another go.  Sorry Mary Jo!

Supplies –
Stamp SetLove Defined
Inks – Poppy parade
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade, Not Quiet Navy
PunchesPinking Hearts, Oval Small
Ribbon – 3/8″ Taffeta
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, SU Dimensionals

* Summer Mini-Catalogue 2011

Until next time, Enjoy!

Valentine’s Card…

Happy Wet Week-end Stamper People…
I’ve been playing heaps of tennis this week & thought I could get away from it for awhile, butI do have the wiless tomy ear.
My Card for the Day…
Supplies –
Stamp Pad – Polka Dots & Punches, Warm Words
Ink – Real Red, Basic Black
Card Stock – Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories – SU Dimensions, Ribbon – Grosgrain Real Red
Non-SU – Cuttlebug
Well, have taken my meds & starting to take effect, so better so while I can still type…
Until Tmw, Enjoy

Short n Sweet…

I’ve come across a card which I did for Valentine’s Day some time ago, but I am sure that it has never been posted.
This Stamp Set is  very versatile & able to be used for such a variety of occasions.
As I always keep a sketch or photo of cards, projects, etc, I’ve been able to reuse an old layout for this card.  Always handy for when you are stuck for ideas… 
Supplies Used –
Stamp Set – Priceless, Wonderful Words – Retired
Ink – Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Card Stock – Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Punches – 1 3/4″ Circle, Scallop Circle
Accessories – Snail Adhesive
Non-SU – Ribbon
Crikey, I’ve managed to use another retired stamp set – Warm Words.  Again, it has missed being marked as “Retired“, but have now been amended & filed in the Retired Dump!  Think I will be going through my stamp sets tmw/today & checking if there are any more to be marked “Retired”.
Until tmw, have a great night & happy stampin’

Challenge – TSSC101

Hello Stampers,
I have finally manged to get home – for a couple of hours – chasing up stuff, etc & then on my way again!
I did this challenge late last night when it come through.  Not exacly what I had planed but still I am happy with it – maybe????
Card Sample
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Always
Cardstock – Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red
DSP – Walk in the Park – Retired
Ink – Pink Pirouette, Going Gray
Punches – 1 3/8″ Circle, 1 1/4″ Circle, 1/2″ Circle
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, Pretties Kit

All in all this turned out to be a very easy 5 minute card, ie once I knew what colours I was going to use.  I have just realised that the DSP is not current, although it can always be replaced with one of the lovely current Designer Papers. 

To lift the card a little, I added the small gray flower inside the “Always”.
  It looked a little dull prior to that & I didn’t want to used Dazzling Diamonds.  I seem to be overloading on that stuff at the moment!

I have tried to vere away from the traditional colours of Valentine – to a certain extent I have! 
Until next time, Happy Stampin’