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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Let’s go fly a kite…or two

Good evening!

I am on Easter holidays for 3 weeks…so I hope to have some more time to create and post…but with 2 little kids it can be difficult. I did manage to have a crafty day yesterday and made a few cards. This is one of them… a bright and happy birthday card using Practicing Creativity’s “You’re Dandy” set. It will be great to put into my birthday card stash.

The background started out as a white textured piece of card. I rubbed Broken China distress ink all over it then used the Hero Arts Envelope pattern and stamped that in Broken China over the top. I paper pieced the 2 kites then covered them in Glossy Accents as can be seen below.

Overall a really simple card to make.


Stamps: Practicing Creativity – You’re Dandy, Hero Arts Envelope pattern (S5507)
Ink: Versafine Ink – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Broken China, Tumbled Glass
Card: Regal Craft Card (textured white single fold), white card
Other Supplies: Pink and purple patterned paper (no idea of brand – just some scraps I had), foam dimensionals, Glossy Accents, Cotton cooking twine, thin white ribbon, Kaisercraft pearls – snow

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Merry Christmas…in April?

…well why not I say!

I bought the Hero Arts “Magic of Christmas” stamp set last year, but it didn’t arrive until after Christmas and I haven’t had a chance to use it much….so I am getting in nice and early for this year! My inspiration for this card came from the very talented Joy Taylor and this was her card. I loved her layout!

I am entering this card into the new Challenge Blog, Lily Pad Cards, where Kathy Racoosin has laid down the following colour challenge.

Quite challenging considering the amount of colours! But alas, here is my Christmas creation.

And here is a close up of the stamp layering…I used a small width foam as I like the subtlety of this. You can’t see it in the photo, but I used perfect pearls on the card. I swiped the distress inks on my acrylic block and then spritzed with perfect pearls water before painting it on the bauble and the leaves with a paint brush. It is nice and shimmery in real life!


Stamps: Hero Arts ‘Magic of Christmas’ (CL462), Hero Arts ‘Holiday Messages’ (CL244)
Ink: VersaMark Watermark Ink, Versafine Ink – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress ink – Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord, Bundled Sage
Card: Regal Craft Card (textured white single fold), white card
Other Supplies: American Crafts black embossing powder, white ribbon – thin width, Kaisercraft pearls – snow, foam dimensionals, Gloss Accents, Perfect pearls, paint brush, mini mister, acrylic block, blending tool

Thanks for looking! (oh and Merry Christmas!)


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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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