Happy Birthday

I thought I would share with you a card I created when I first received my pre-order goodies.  I wasn’t that keen on it, but it has grown on me & I am quiet liking it now.

I started casing a card from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue but then it sort of took a life of its own.  Do you find that happening when creating cards?

For my Rose, I cut it out twice – once in Very Vanilla & the 2nd time in Rose Red – keeping all the little pieces.  I then adhered the Very Vanilla Outline to a 2nd piece of Very Vanilla & fussy cut around it.  The Fine-Tip Glue Pen is just perfect for this.

Patience is now required as I then placed all the Rose Red pieces back into their spots, again using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. I then added “Wink of Stella – Clear” to the Rose Red but you can’t see it in the photo.

It’s a very CAS (Clean & Simple) which took me a little more time than I expected.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


109. Happy Birthday – Timeless Textures




.. with “By the Tide” for another challenge over at Can You Case ItCYCI100-232x300

I thought this a perfect way to create a card for my one of my brother’s birthdays coming up in January and decided to have a play with one of the punches that was sitting on my desk & not yet put away or am I being lazy?  I often like to stretch my supplies & use them in other ways – gets me out of my comfort zone.

After deciding to go with Marina Mist & Night of Navy – let’s face it, you don’t have a choice when you are playing with this set – I opted to add a little bit of Soft Suede to break it up a little, so I used it as a layer & also for my greeting.

Thank you to the Design Team for a great challenge.

To grab your free tutorial, click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


107 – Celebrate – By the Tide


Products used to create my card –

Best Dad Ever

I saw a card on Pinterest some time ago and decided to have ago at a little bit of masking & sponging.  I’ve sponged onto Whisper White Textured Cardstock as I am trying to use up my stock.  It also gives a little bit of a wow factor to my card.

I created a mask from scrap paper by cutting a circle with the Circles Collections Framelits & running it through the Big Shot.  I applied 2-Way Glue to the back of it & waited until it dried which gives me a temporary mask & one that can easily be removed.

After adhering my mask to my piece of Textured Whisper White Card, I started sponging with Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral & finally Soft Sky Inks with a couple of Sponges.  Once I was happy with the depth of colour, I removed the mask & stamped the image from “Sail Away” (retired) direct over the sponging with Memento Black Ink.

With my Scoring Tool, I scored 2 lines down the Left Hand Side, 5 down the Right Hand Side & 1 along the Top & Bottom of007dad-wm-blog score the Card.  I then decided that that I would weave the score lines for a little bit of a different look.  Love to know what you think?

This piece was layered onto a piece of Soft Sky Card prior to adhering to the Base Card – Basic Black.

I stamped the sentiment “Best Dad Ever” onto a scrap of Whisper White Card in Memento Black Ink, cut a Banner Shape into the Left Hand End prior to adhering to Right Hand Side of Card.

I’m really happy with the final look of the card.  A little different to the one I took the inspiration from.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



Supplies used –

Supply List

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Any Many More…

… was the only Stamp Set we used on our 2nd card in our Technique Class last Sunday.

I think this is a very simple, easy card but one with a bit of a “WOW”.  I especially loved how all the cards in our class were all so very different – some bright, some very, very bright while others were a little toned down like mine.

We’ve been playing with Dies the last few months & I am really enjoying it.  There are just so many ways to use your Dies that my hands can’t keep up with my head.


If you would like to come along to one of my classes, please check out the “Classes/Workshops” Page.  The classes have now been updated for August & September.  If the days & times do not suit, please feel free to contact me to arrange a time to suit you.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’