New Arrival

I have been working on a cute little bear card this afternoon and I am really happy with the results. The bear is Bentley Bear designed by Adam Pescott and it came as a freebie set of cling stamps with the Cardmaking and Papercrafts magazine a while back. I had used most of the stamps and posted them here but I didn’t get around to using this little cutie until today. I thought it would be great as a new baby card. Seeing how the colours I have used are pink, white and brown (Bentley is brown) I decided to enter it in as my second card to the Scrapbook Boutique October Colour Challenge as well.

I am really pleased with how the flowers and bow worked out – thanks to Jennifer McGuire’s simple video instruction over at The Hero Arts Blog (it is on the end of her video about inking ribbon). I have also never used lace before – but see it on so many other beautiful cards, I thought it was high time I tried!!


Stamps: Bentley Bear Stamp Set – designed by Adam Pescott
Ink: Versafine Ink (black onyx), Versacolor (petal pink)
Card: Regal Craft Card (white square single fold), White cardstock, Pink Bazzill
Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, stubbs, brown twine, white ribbon, Kaisercraft white flowers, S.E.I button, DMC pink thread, Wendy Irving “New Arrival” rub on, foam dimensionals, Zots adhesive dots, sponge daubers, white lace, pink gingham paper (not sure which brand), Glossy accents.

So what do you all think?


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In Sympathy


I have been churning out A LOT of cards lately. I am making a batch of 50 cards for a Christian Bookshop at the moment and thought that I needed to add a sympathy card. I used the Heart Tree stamp from Savvy stamps again (actually it was a scrap left over from a previous card) and created the sunset background by rubbing the inks over the Kraft card then blending them with the sponge daubers.  A very plain and simple card…but I think sympathy cards need to be just that.


Stamps: Heart Tree – Savvy Stamps
Ink: Versafine Ink (Black Onyx), Versacolor (yellow, orange and cardinal)
Card: Regal Craft Card (white horizontal single fold), Kraft card
Other Supplies: Kaisercraft pearls – pewter, twine, Kaisercraft “In Sympathy” rub on, Foam dimensionals, sponge daubers

So another card to add to the order….I only have about 10 to go!!

Thanks for taking an interest and have a great night.


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Scrapbook Boutique October Colour Challenge

Time for another challenge at The Scrapbook Boutique Blog. The colours to use on this challenge were pink, brown and white. Such a lovely combination of colours. My first instinct was to go quite pastel, but the I decided to go the opposite and do bold colours.

For this card I stamped the flower onto Kraft card, heat embossed and then coloured in with prismacolor pencils, blending the colours together with a blending pencil. I am loving the vivid colours of the prismas on Kraft at the moment.

My inspiration came from this beautiful card by Debby over at Lime Doodle….mine didn’t turn out quite as elegant but you can see where my inspiration came from.


Stamps: Hero Arts Blossoms stamp (4 images)
Ink: Versamark watermark ink, Versacolor Ink (Opera pink) – for scalloped pink card under ribbon
Card: Regal Craft Card (white square single fold), Kraft card, White cardstock
Other Supplies: American Crafts black embossing powder, Prismacolor pencils (2 shades of pink), Derwent blending pencil, Kaisercraft pearls, Brown ribbon, Fiskars scallop punch, Zots adhesive dots, Wendy Irving “Thanks” rub on,Foam dimensionals

I used over 30 small white pearls for this card….so I hope you like my pearly design.

Thanks for stopping by.


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Field of pink

This is a simple card that I made about 2 weeks ago that uses the Hero Arts Silhouette Flowers stamp. A simple design that can be used for lots of different occasions as I decided not to put a sentiment on it – something I rarely do.

A close up of the flowers – I rubbed Versacolor Petal pink ink onto white cardstock and then stamped the Silhouette flowers stamp over the top using Versacolor Cardinal red so that the petal pink ink showed through (this stamp is a reverse image). The light pink card behind is more petal pink rubbed onto white cardstock. Finished off with some pearls and ribbon.

Supplies: Regal Craft card (white square single fold), Hero Arts Silhouette Flowers stamp, Versacolor ink – petal pink and cardinal, white cardstock, Kaisercraft pearls, white ribbon.

Easy Peesy…


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Butterfly birthday gift set

Hi all,

It is my sister’s birthday tomorrow and I thought it would be nice to make her a little gift set of butterfly cards. I made 6 in total and then packaged them together in a clear box.

The butterflies are coloured in with prismacolor pencils then gamsol and then I added some white dots on each butterfly. The background is Kraft card run through the Cuttlebug with the Birds and Swirls embossing folder and then I used some Versamagic Cloud white archival chalk  ink and lightly rubbed it over the top so only the embossed areas picked up the colour – the result turned out a little shabby chic style ( I would use a brayer and put ink on the embossing folder as I have seen some people do it, but  don’t own a brayer!)

I just had to include all of the cards as the butterfly colours are so pretty and vibrant!

Supplies: Regal Craft Cards (textured white single fold), Kraft cardstock, Cuttlebug, Birds and Swirls embossing folder, Versamagic Cloud White archival chalk  ink, Bazzill cardstock (brown), white cardstock, Hero Arts butterfly Cling stamp (from Antique Engravings set), prismacolor pencils, gamsol, stubs, Hero Arts Classic messages stamps, VersaMark watermark ink, white embossing powder, white Pilot  pen, Kaisercraft pearls, Zots 3D clear adhesive dots.

I love making sets of things – I think they make a nice gift. Let’s hope my sister likes them!

Hope you are having a great day.


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