Hi – Gift set

Wow…2012 is about to come to an end! Hard to believe really.

Today I am sharing a mini card set that I created for my sister-in-law as a Christmas gift. I love making sets of cards as I think they make the perfect handmade gift. I should have photographed them in pairs to reduce the number of photos, but I didn’t think about that in the rush just before I had to wrap them and send them!

I coloured in the daisy die and also the background pattern with Copic markers.

I love using Hero Arts note cards as the base…I love all of the colours!


Stamps: Hero Arts/Studio Calico Lattice background stamp

Ink: Memento inks – Bahama Blue, Tangelo, Sweet Plum, Lady Bug, Bamboo Leaves, Hero Arts – Soft Pool Shadow Ink

Card: Hero Arts Note cards – Cerulean, Poppy, Pool, Iris, Punch and Grass

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Simon Says Stamp Fresh Daisies die, PTI Block Alphabet die collection, Cuttlebug, WRMK Corner Chomper, Tombow Mono Multi glue

I appreciate you stopping by. I’ll be back soon with another mini set that I made – slightly different to the one above.


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Birds gift set

Good evening,

Today I have another card set to share with you – this one I am entering into the Card Sets Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

It uses the Hero Arts ‘Kiss from the Sun” set (I know I am using it AGAIN!).

There are 6 small cards – each say ‘Just a note’, but three have the bird houses and the other three have two birds on a branch. I just had to do matching envelopes as well. I made another folder to house them in – I am becoming a pro at making these and my cards wouldn’t be complete without Glossy Accents!!

Phew…lots of photos there!


Stamps: Hero Arts “Kiss from the Sun” (CL439), Hero Arts “Magic of Christmas” (CL 462) (branches), Anita’s docrafts – ‘Just a note’ sentiment
Ink: Versafine Ink – Onyx Black
Card: Regal Craft Card (white horizontal single fold), Purple Bazzill card (for folder), Purple spotty card (don’t know brand)
Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils, Glossy Accents, Purple and pink gingham papers (from my scraps), hole punch, black felt pen, WRMK Corner Chomper, white ribbon

Thanks for coming by my little neck of the woods,


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Ladybird thank you set

Good evening fellow crafties,

Today I have a ladybird set to share with you. They are small cards – A6 size…and there are 8 in total with matching envelopes in their own little folder…all thank you cards.
I have been going through my stamp sets and am trying to use some of the stamps that I always overlook and have never or hardly used…and this little ladybird is one of them! It is from the Hero Arts “Antique Engravings” set.
They were so simple to make…stamp, colour with one Copic colour and then Glossy Accents! Simple as! I could easily churn out tons of these if need be.
The folder I made to house them in however, was a little more time consuming and fiddly…but after a few attempts I got there in the end. Thanks to Debby and her great folder tutorial from her blog Lime Doodle and Christina MacLaren’s folder idea from her blog Sea Grass and Sentiments… I am happy with how mine turned out! I adore both of these lady’s creations!!


Stamps: Hero Arts “Antique Engravings” (CL383), Hero Arts “Classic Messages” (CL414)
Ink: Versafine Ink – Onyx Black, Memento Ink – Tuxedo Black
Card: Regal Craft Card (white horizontal single fold), white Bazzill card, plain red card
Other Supplies: Copic Marker – R14, Glossy Accents, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug embossing folder – Polka dots, black grosgrain ribbon

Thanks for stopping by,


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Inspired by….Jill (Flower gift set)

Hi everyone,

It is such a beautiful autumn day here today…and I have another gift set to share with you.
It is my very good friend’s birthday today and she just loves my gift sets, so I made an extra special one for her….it has taken me hours, but I am happy with the result! It uses the Hero Arts Stencils Flower cling stamp and the HA Envelope Pattern Woodblock stamp.
I am entering it into Joy Taylor’s inspired by challenge over at her blog, Less is More, where we have to create a project inspired by someone in the crafting world. Well I took my inspiration from the very talented Jill Foster. She is THE master at taking plain white card and turning it into a colourful masterpiece! This is her lovely card where my inspiration came from.

And here are my versions….yes there are quite a few photos!!

And one of them all together (sorry about the photo)

And to top it off I found a snazzy little box from my local Newsagent that they fit into perfectly!!

Phew….that’s it! As you can see I even tried Jill’s water splattering technique that she uses so often on her cards.


Stamps: Hero Arts Stencil Flower cling stamp (CG194), Hero Arts Envelope Pattern Woodblock stamp (S5507)
Ink: Versafine Ink – Vintage Sepia, Tim Holtz Distress inks – Barn Door, Fired Brick, Dried Marigold, Borken China, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Worn Lipstick and Old Paper
Card: Regal Craft Card (white square textured single fold), X-Press-It Blending Card, White card
Other Supplies: Uniball white gel pen, foam dimensionals, Kaisercraft and TLC Quick Words rubons, Kaisercraft pearls – pearl, TH foam blending tool

Thanks for taking the time to look and ploughing through my mammoth post!


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