Papersmooches We Adore You…


I purchased this a little while ago during a promotion Kim was having over at Papersmooches.  

I coloured these little guys with alcohol markers and popped them up on the card front.

I thought I would try and use some pattern paper. Well a little bit anyway!


I am going to link this up to the current challenges at Bizzy Becs (anything goes) here and NBUS here.

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Short post today.  I need to go cut out some soft toy dinosaurs!

Stay well

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Playing with Garden Gate…



My Flourishes Garden Gate and water colour paints were well overdue for some love.  I got them out and made the following card which I will link up to the challenges below.

Double D Challenge – Rose Garden here


Bizzy Becs – Anything Goes here

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Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes Birthday here

I stamped my image from Flourishes Garden Gate using my repositioning stamping tool.  Once I coloured my image with my water colours I then restamped the images. I think this gives a nicer result.  The sentiment is from Mudra Purely Sentiments brushed. Card front mounted onto watermelon cs before adding to my card base.

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Time for a challenge or two…


I have had a crafty week! I spent yesterday at the very first Altenew Workshop in Australia with the lovely Tasnim (and her family) and Therese from lostinpaper. I got to meet the lovely warm and extremely friendly Therese in person after years of talking through forums and blogs.  I also meet in person the lovely Aileen from colourandsparkle for the first time and loads of other crafty people.  I’ll share more in a later post as the sets we used have not been released yet. Yes I have decided my cards are blog worthy after all.

Anyway on with what else I have been creating.  I received some new sets last week and inked them up straight away – a rare thing indeed!

I have also made a conscience decision to make the NBUS pile on my desk extinct! The first cards are from my NBUS stash.  I do shop at times faster than I can create – I know I am not alone here!

My first card is using Concord and 9th Happy Day set which I have had for a while I teamed this with sentiments from Your next Stamp What not sentiments 4.  I made two cards using this set.  The first I coloured with watercolour pencils and added highlights with markers and the second I coloured with alcohol markers.

The first one I am entering into the challenge at Double D here and Bizzy Bec’s anything goes here.


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and the second card using alcohol markers.  I fussy cut the main image and popped up with foam tabs.

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My parcel was from Jane’s Doodles.  Jane had generously offered a free mini cupcake stamp set with orders on the recent International Women’s day.  Here it is coloured with alcohol markers and a sentiment from Jane’s Birthday Wishes set.

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I also inked up Jane’s Doodles Magnolia and Mother’s Day sets.

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and my last card for today is a request.  For sometime now I have been making cards for mum I know who gives her daughter chick themed cards.  This one is for easter and uses SU Honeycomb Happiness and ABS Easter Chickadee coloured with watercolour pencils and markers.

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I commend you for getting to the end of this post! Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time