Random Act of Kindness Cards


If you follow my blog you know that I am a member of the RAK FB Group where each month we elect to participate in a RAK for the month.  20170607_110446blog-inside
As I was a bit short on time this month, I only sent out 4 cards but that still gives me such delight knowing that someone around the world will be getting “happy mail” & maybe bring a smile to their day.
For the month of June, I wanted to create my cards with colours & a set that I hadn’t used in some time, so I went with Elegant Eggplant & Rose Red.  I teamed the colours with Very Vanilla & “Touches of Texture” Stamp Set.  As was the case last month, the cards were posted early on in the month & before I could write up a tutorial.
For the Elegant Eggplant Card I embossed a piece of Very Vanilla Card with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder before layering onto a Elegant Eggplant Base Card.
I stamped the Flower image onto a piece of Very Vanilla Card using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, coloured & blended with my Blender Pen & Elegant Eggplant Ink.  The 20170607_110512insidepiece was die cut using the Layering Oval Framelits & run through the Big Shot.  It was layered onto an Elegant Eggplant scallop oval which had been cut using the same Framelits & running through the Big Shot.
The scallop oval was adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pearl Basic Jewels added to the centre of the flowers & randomly scattered around the oval.  A small bow was tied from Linen Thread & adhered to the bottom of the stem with a Mini Glue Dot.
The sentiment is from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” Stamp Set.  It was stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla in Elegant Eggplant Ink, punched with the Classic Label Punch, adhered to a piece of Elegant Eggplant Card which had been punched with the same Punch, cut in half so that a small amount of colour was showing each end & adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I created the Rose Red Card the same way.
I was very happy with the final product, but would love to know what you think.  Which is your favourite?
Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Happy Birthday

With it being a little cooler this morning (only after a torrential downpour) I can sit at my desk & craft a little.  This being the case, I thought I would do the challenge over at Freshlyfms270 Made Sketches & as usual I am just scraping it in.

I also challenged myself to create with a stamp set sitting on my self & not one from the new 2017 Occasions or SAB Catalogues – very hard to do, but I’ve done it.  Anyhow, this sketch was perfect for the “Touches of Texture” Stamp Set.

For the small piece down the RHS of the sketch, I thought I would try something a little different, so I stamped the floral bouquet image a couple of times & coloured with the lovely new Watercolour Pencils.

I also blended the colours with the Clear Wink of Stella, which 20170115_082218_resizedinsiadded a lovely shine to the card & popped the flowers a little.  A shame you can’t really see it in the photo.

So that the card popped a little more, I’ve used Stampin’ Dimensionals to the Panel.  This instantly lifted the card as it highlights the DSP (Serene Scenery) & the greeting, which is then highlighted a little more by added a couple of Enamel Shapes to the side.

For the inside, I cut a piece of leftover DSP, added a strip of Bermuda Bay & adhered to the side of a piece of Whisper White before adding to the inside of the card.

Thank you once again FMS for a great challenge.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed creating my card although I didn’t really know where I was going when I started.

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

Until next time, Happy Stampin’







Happy Birthday Naomi

Don’t you love creating for special people?  I know I do, although sometimes I think I tend to overthink things & make it so hard for myself as I want the card to be just “perfect”!

My card today is just that – for a special friend & one that I saw very similar on Pinterest but put my own spin on it.  I also wanted to used some of her favourite colours – Blues which I teamed up with Yellows & Browns.

I don’t have a Tutorial for you today as it “took off” in the mail before I remembered to do one, but hopefully I will be able to go by the photo.

With images from the gorgeous “Touches of Texture” Stamp Set I randomly stamped onto a piece of Very Vanilla Card in Soft Sky Ink. The Dragonfly was stamped randomly in Crumb Cake Ink.  I did think about colouring them too but at the last moment left them as is.

I punched a piece of Very Vanilla Card with the 2″ Circle Punch before temp adhering it to the stamped Very Vanilla Card.  I then stamped the Sprig of Flowers twice over the Card in Crumb Cake before colouring the flowers with Soft Saffron Ink & the leaves with Pear Pizzazz Ink with my Blender Pen.

I wrapped a piece of Metallic Gold Thread around my finger 3 times, adhered it to the back of the punched Circle with a Mini Glue Dot before adhering the circle to the card ensuring that all my images were lined up correctly.  This was then layered onto a piece of Soft Sky Card & then to the Base Card – Very Vanilla.

I stamped the “Banner” onto a piece of Very Vanilla Card in Crumb Cake Ink, stamped “Happy Birthday” from the “Birthday Banners” Stamp Set inside the Banner, again in Crumb Cake Ink & cut it out matching “Bunch of Banners” Framelits Dies.  Don’t you just love it when SU! have everything “matchy matchy?”

This was adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To complete my card, I then added small Pearl Basic Jewels to the centre of the flowers & scattered a couple around the card.

I hope you had a lovely day Naomi & you liked your card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’