Simple Stamping with Hooray to You

Here’s a quick birthday card made with the Hooray to You stamp set and the best thing is it will work for any colour combination you want.

I’ve used a bright and cheery colour combination of Melon Mambo, Night of Navy and Pumpkin Pie to work with the Artistry Blooms DSP which a used as layer.

Which colour combination would you use?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


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Blended Hearts Valentine’s Card

Have you tried our new Blending Brushes yet? I love them, they are super soft and make making beautifully blended backgrounds much easier than using sponges as they leave no lines.

For this card I’ve used the Detailed Hearts Die as a stencil instead of a die. I first used the brushes to blend a layer of Flirty Flamingo all over the card. I then place over the die, held in palce with washi tape and used the brushes with Real Red, making the blending darker down the centre of the card. I love the effect this has created.

I stamped Happy Valentine’s Day from the Heart to Heart stamp set onto a label cut from the Tasteful Labels Dies. I added a little touch of the Real Red Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon to the edge of the label and finished the card off with some of the little Real Red Resin hearts from the Snail Mail Suite.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Flower and Field Designer Paper Card Set

The Flower & Field Designer Paper is one of the free paper packs available this Sale-A-Bration with an order over £45.00. It’s probably not a pack I would have purchased myself despite it being floral as it’s quite dark, however after making this set of cards I quite like it.

I’ve kept the cards simple and let the paper do the talking, with just a simple matt in a coordinating colour, which I think helps the patterns pop.

The sentiments come from the stamp set Heal the Heart which is also a free Sale-A-Bration set. To finish off the cards I added some of the Whisper white Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and some Basic Rhinestones.

These two are my favourites, probabley because they both feel very summery and I’m really missing the sun at the moment. Which one is your favourite?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Pootler’s Team New Catalogue Blog Hop

It’s time for another Pootlers Team Blog Hop and this time were sharing our favourite products from the new January to June Mini Catalogue. To follow on with the hop, just click the blue button at the bottom of this post.

My favourite stamp set is the Pretty Perennials which was inspired by ideas from Million Dollar Achiever Dena Rekow. I love the mix of flower elements and simple happy sentiments. There is also a fabulous die set that matches this set but for today’s post just sharing some cards with simple stamping.

Simple Pretty Prennials card 1

I’ve made three cards all using the colours Magenta Madness, Bermuda Bay, Pretty Peacock and Granny Apple Green with the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

Simple Pretty Prennials Card 2

This stamp set is perfect for beginner stampers as just a couple of inks and you have a gorgeous card and if you have more experience its simple to take it a step further.

Simple Pretty Prennials Card 3

I really wanted to add some of the Magenta Madness Enamel Dots to the centers of the small pink flowers but sadly they didn’t arrive in time, I think they would have just added that extra pop!

blog hop trio

Here’s all three together, which is your favourite? Mine’s the one with just flowers in Magenta Madness.

If you’d like some more inspiration then click the blue button below to see all the other blogs in the hop.

Happy Hoppping

Joanne x

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Birthday Pefection Card

The Approaching Perfection stamp set is another of our freebies for this Sale-A-Bration and it could be one you’ve overlooked as its on the same page as the gorgeous Oh So Ombre paper pack.

If you like quirky sentiments then this is the set for you. I tend to stick to the more traditional sentiments like I have with this card but I do like all of these.

I used Stampin’ Markers in Petal Pink, Real Red and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Markers to colour the stamp, to match this pattern from the Snail Mail DSP collection.

This birthday card is suitable for anyone so perfect to make when you need a super quick card.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x