Summer Card Camp: Week 1

Hi everyone.

I thought that the Online Summer Card Camp with Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner sounded like a fun idea, so I signed up. I am always keen to see and learn new techniques and tricks. Week 1 has the following colour combination.

I find colour challenges the hardest as I don’t like to be limited to a set amount of colours, but alas I have produced something! And what is even more exciting is that I am using my new Jane’s Doodles Garden Friends stamp set which arrived at my door this week. I have always been a fan of Jane’s cute little digital images…and now I have heaps of cute stamps to play with…oh, and I am the biggest fan of her buttons too!

Anyway onto my card.

A close up of the flowers which I raised up to give the card some dimension.


Stamps: Jane’s Doodles ‘Garden Friends’ stamp set, Kaisercraft ‘Butterflies’ mini clear stamp set (bee trail), Hero Arts ‘Playful lowercase’ letters (LL764) , Hero Arts Envelope Pattern Woodblock stamp (S5507)
Ink: Versafine Ink – Onyx Black, Memento – Tuxedo Black, Distress inks – Broken China, Dried Marigold, Verscolor cubes – Opera Pink, Peony, Orange
Card: Regal Craft Card (white textured DL single fold), White card
Other Supplies: Foam dimensionals, Basic Grey Button – orange, Copic Marker- orange, black felt pen, WRMK Corner chomper, kitchen twine, Fiskars scallop border punch, blending tool, Uniball Signo white gel pen

Thanks for stopping by and why not click on over to Jill Foster’s blog as I am the featured artist this week!


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Inspired by…ME!!

Just popping in with some VERY exciting news that I have been sitting on for a little while.

I am this week’s featured artist on Jill Foster’s blog “Inspired by…”! I still can’t believe that Jill asked me!! I don’t think you have been able to wipe the smile off my face for the last week.
So pop on over to her blog and check out what card of mine has inspired Jill….and see her FABULOUS work! She is definitely one talented stamper who is not afraid to use colours boldly! Love her work!!

Until next time,


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Little Submarine


I had a little chance to get creative tonight. This cute little submarine is from the WaltzingMouse stamp set called ‘Half Pint Heroes’. Super cute or what?

My inspiration for this came from Kathy Racoosin’s card which she created for her colour palette challenge over at Lily Pad Cards. I was immediately drawn to the background and so have interpreted it in my own way.

I am entering this into the Lily Pad Card’s Inspirational Challenge #3 and also JayGee’s Nook Challenge #9 where the inspirational photo is this. Obviously I went with the nautical theme!

I did some masking to create the sea bed (using distress inks) and of course good old Glossy Accents for the port hole. The background was super fiddly but I set myself a challenge and I wasn’t going to let it beat me! I coloured in the submarine with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.


Stamps: Waltzing Mouse Stamps – Half Pint Heroes
Ink: Versafine Ink – Onyx Black, Memento – Tuxedo Black, Distress inks – Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peeled Paint, Verscolor cubes – Bamboo
Card: Regal Craft Card (white square single fold), X-Press It Blending card
Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, blending stubs, foam dimensionals, Basic Grey Buttons, Glossy accents, Copic Marker- green, black felt pen, Creative Memories circle cutters, kitchen twine

Thanks for stopping by.


Update July 11:
This card received a Fantastic Froggin’ Four award at the Inspirational #3 challenge at Lily Pad Cards.

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Another day, another dino!

Hello fellow crafties,

Yet another dino card from me….but don’t you think he is cute? I just love how versatile this little guy from The Digistamp Boutique is.
My cousin has just had a little boy and so I have made this card for baby Riley. I really had lots of fun stamping the text on the background….really subtle, but effective. And yes…it was stamped with distress inks!

I thought the kitchen twine bow finished him off nicely.

I am entering this into The Digistamp Boutique June monthly competition.


Stamps: Eric Dino – Digi stamp from the DigiStamp Boutique, ‘Baby’ sentiment (not sure of the brand – was from a really cheap stamp set from a really cheap variety shop)
Ink: Printer, VersaColor Cubes – Atlantic, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw
Card: Regal Craft Card (white square single fold), white card, green card
Other Supplies: Spellbinders Nestabilities – Labels 2, kitchen twine, foam dimensionals, blending tool, Glossy Accents, Copic marker – brown

Thanks for looking,


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As CAS as it gets!

Good afternoon,

I have a whole heaps of little cards to share with you today…from my playings from the weekend. These are Clean and Simple to the max!!…but so great for my stash when I need a quick card.

All of the cards use the current Play Date Cafe Challenge #86 colours…but I got a little distracted and added green to most of them.

So let’s begin…and I am entering this first one into the PDCC#86… hope it is not too simple! Can you see the subtle Envelope Pattern stamped on the flower? I also hand drew the border.

Aren’t these little birdies cute? They are from the Waltzing Mouse “Teeny Trees” set.

Bear in mind they are all small cards and will be so simple to reproduce if need be. I plan on making a few sets of some of these, maybe with their own little folder.


[3 flowers Thank you]

Stamps: Waltzing Mouse “Teeny Trees” stamp set – ‘Thank you’ sentiment, Hero Arts Envelope Pattern Woodblock stamp(S5507)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress inks – Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass, Dried Marigold
Card: Regal Craft Card (white textured single fold), X-Press It Blending card
Other Supplies: Small Retro flower punch, Kaisercraft pearls – snow, glossy accents (to adhere flowers), black felt pen

[All the Other cards]

Stamps: Waltzing Mouse “Teeny Trees” stamp set
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress inks – Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass, Dried Marigold, Peeled Paint
Card: Regal Craft Card (white textured single fold), X-Press It Blending card
Other Supplies: black felt pen

Thanks for all your lovely comments lately. I really appreciate them,


Update June – 11

The first card got a “Cream in our Coffee” badge at PDCC#86!

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