WOW I’m back again!

I finished these recently.  I had a request for a few baby cards plus some general cards.  Nothing to specific so I decided to play with some of my older sets along with some new to me things.

First up is a card using PB Best friends with a sentiment from Papersmooches Blossoming Buds.  This one was coloured with alcohol markers then I used make up brushes to sponge my background.  The whites of the toad stools were finished with a little wink of stella.


Next up I used the PTI Good times set.  I totally CASed this card – so if it’s yours thank you!  I used my stamping tool to line up the sentiment in different colours.  Pretty easy with the right tool.


Now onto those baby cards I mentioned.

First one uses ME Carnival of Cupcakes again coloured with alcohol markers.  This time I used the co ordinating dies to cut out the image and pop it up with foam.  This card is a little 7.5 x 7.5cm square.


I often stamp and colour more than one image at a time, especially if its small like this one.  So here is a bigger version of the card above.  The sentiment is from ME Just Hatched.

So a little more ME… this time the sentiment is from YNS. I used some little pieces of pattern paper and other die cuts I found needing to be used.


And yet again more ME! This time Just hatched.  And once again coloured with alcohol markers and die cut.

I had a lot of fun colouring and making these cards.  I need to find some more colouring in time!  I do have a few floral images I also started to colour so hope to be back soon to share those. 

Funny my “new” pile isn’t getting any smaller 😉

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August Mood Board…


Today I am sharing my card for the current challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here

I’ve used Mama Elephant Just Hatched coloured with alcohol markers and popped up with foam onto my pattern paper.

Before I go I’ll share some cards someone asked me to make for them for

Kept these pretty simple. Sentiments from PTI and wood pieces are Kaisercraft (I think). Kraft and black cardstock.

Until next time



Oh baby…


 I’m popping in today to share a few baby cards.

I am linking up to the current challenge at ScrapbookBoutique here

Last week was a busy week with 2 friends from knitting group becoming grandmothers, my cousin became a grandma for the second time and one of my book club buddies welcomed another into her extended family.

One of my friends asked me to make a card.  So I made several. Sorry this is going to be a bit of a pic overload. Cause when I have everything out and I can’t decide I just get on a roll.  Especially with the Noah’s Ark.  Decided to make a few colour ways as I coloured up a few images at once.

Using ABS digital paper (the stripes match the shorts on the mood board), SU Made with Love, Su Baby’s first framelits and Simon Says Stamp baby.

Using Papersmooches Fascinators to create a shelf, ME Carnival Cupcakes & dies with digital pattern paper and ME just hatched.  Do you think the little creatures are to straight? I wanted them to look like they are sitting on a shelf maybe the little rabbit should be leaning to one side. What do you think?

This one uses PTI Sweet baby, SSS baby, stitched dies and circle dies.

SU Baby’s first framelits and SSS baby.

This is the one she chose. SU Two by Two coloured with alcohol markers die cut with circle die and layed onto doily die.

I stamped and coloured a few images while I had the markers out and made a few for my stash.

I recently resigned from my part time job so today is my first day I would normally be at work.  I have applied for a few jobs. So what am I going to do in the meantime? After a little bit of tiding up I plan to turn on the sewing machine and maybe make another card or two.  I finished a quilt last week which I will share another day. I started another one some time ago and would like to make some progress on it.

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Just hatched and more English Country Garden…


I’m back as planned.

Ms E’s manager is leaving the store to go to another store. She asked me to make her a Good bye/Good luck card.  As it has “wings” I am linking up to the current challenge at Uniko Studios here.

Grab button for Uniko Studio Challenge

Here is my card.

Good luck

I used Uniko English Country Garden stamped onto vellum and coloured with Tim Holtz and SU markers. The die cut strip is from Kaisercraft film strip. The sentiment is from PTI Mega Mixed Messages stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

The second card I have to share is also for Ms E’s manager. She is also expecting her first baby later in the year and as Ms E is unlikely to see her she wanted to gift her a little something. This also has “wings”.

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I made the card base using Lifestyle Crafts Peppermint Page die (8cm x 8.5cm). The image from ME Just hatched is stamped onto x press it blending cardstock and coloured with alcohol markers. The sentiment if from the same set stamped in versafine onyx black ink. The co ordinating dies were used to cut the egg.

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To go with this I knitted up a little pair of shoes using Patons Big Baby 4ply yarn and the garter stitch bootees pattern which came with the pack.  Sorry  I couldn’t find a link anywhere on the web!

bootees and card

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