Colourful Silhouettes


Popping in today to share a couple of cards made with Papersmooches Botanicals 1 & 2

Pretty sure I saw colourful silhouettes over on Therese’s blog Lostinpaper some time back. Thanks for the inspiration Therese – I would normally stamp silhouettes in black.

I paired the Papersmooches stamps with Papertrey Ink Penned Elegance – love the font. I stamped these with Altenew inks Northern Lights collection.

Purple wine, Puffy Heart and Rose Quartz

Lagoon, Volcano Lake and Mountain Mist

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A butterfly card for Gran…


Today I am sharing a card I have made for my Gran’s Birthday which is in a couple of weeks.

I am linking up to the May challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here.

This is the perfect inspiration for a card for Gran. She loves butterflies and I think they are pretty great too.


Challenge #45 at Scribble and Scrap here

Anything goes

Help Yourself to a Badge


Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 311 – Bugs and Butterflies here

Here is my card

Butterfly basics 1 (512x640)

I started by inking my Tim Holtz embossing folder with SU brown sugar ink and embossing SU Kraft cardstock. Next I stamped a couple of images from Papersmooches Botanicals 1 & 2 with SU Old Olive ink using second generation stamping to get variations in colour onto SU Very Vanilla cardstock. I die cut this with Lifestyle crafts nesting circles and a base in green from my scraps using the same set of dies. I die cut butterflies from glimmer gold paper (not sure where I got this from and it lighter than normal cardstock) using SU Butterflies thinlits and SU embosslits Beautiful wings. I layered all this onto my card front along with a scrap of twill ribbon and a die cut Mpress Birdcage cut from off white glimmery paper. To finish off I added a few sequins I picked up from Trimmings and Remnants.

Here is a closer pic. I used my phone for the pics today.

butterfly basics 4 (527x640)

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ATC + Scrapbook boutique + Papersmooches

Hi there

School holidays have started so that means lots of days at the zoo, park, museums and hopefully a day trip or too out of the city – maybe a little crafting if I can.

Today I have a set of 3 cards to share.

They started as ATC (Artist Trading Cards) which I made and linking to the current challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies.

I then transformed these into a set of notecards which I am linking up to the current challenges and Scrapbook boutique and Papersmooches. Click on the pics to take you to their sites.

Enter Our Challenge - starts 10th each month


Now for the ATC’s

ATC 1 (640x328)

Now the set of cards.

set of 3 (640x310)

I used the following products SU Whisper white cardstock, Papersmooches Mini Monograms, Birthday Sampler, Botanicals 1 & 2, Sizzlits Beautiful Wings, SU Baja Breeze cs, Floral District pattern paper, SU Baja breeze ink and Encore silver ink.

a few more pics

set of 3 4 (429x640)

set of 3 3 (468x640)

set of 3 2 (515x640)

I received a new Darice embossing folder from Hilde at Crafting with Dragonflies and had to have a play.  I made this card for my niece who had a birthday this week.  I used Papersmooches Birthday Sampler, Fascinators and Paws for a Cause stamp sets with PTI Plum Pudding ink. The ribbon is white seam binding ribbon from SBB coloured with Tim Holtz dusty concord marker.

Kate's card (640x429)

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They bring a smile and brighten my day.



I won at Crafting with Dragonflies

My prize

Time Out & Scrapbook Boutique…




Hope you had a fab weekend. We spent a far amount of time in the garden.

A little something to start the week.

This is this months challenge at Scrapbook Boutique

and the current challenge at

Time Out Challenges

My twist is a slight change in layout and the colours I chose.

This is my card


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I used MFT Contemporary Roses stamped in SU Pretty in Pink and PTI Lavender Moon. The leaves are stamped in SU Certainly Celery and hand cut.

The flower is popped up with foam tape onto the card front. The tag is stamped with images from Papersmooches Botanicals 2 and created by using the SU Angled tag Topper Punch with a small piece of brown cs along one edge.

The lavender cs is embossed with Sizzix  Floral Flourishes embossing folder. The remaining embellisments are ABS twine, sequins from a local dance shop and a touch of clear wink of stella.

Here is another pic

MFT Contmeporary  Roses 2

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