Three Little Elves Card

How adorable are these cute little Elves, can you just imagine all the mischief they might get up to when we’re not watching. I wanted to go for a non traditional colour scheme so chose Seasside Spray, Mint Macaron and Flirty Flamingo to add to the cute factor.

Three Little Elves Card close up

Stampin’ Blends, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and a little fussy cutting have really brought the little eleves to life.  I didn’t think the card needed much else so added a simple stamped snowflake background and a strip of the Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon highlights the sparkle in the glitter.

Three Little Elves Card flat

I can’t wait to make more card with this gorgeous #Elfie stamp set in many more colur combinations, so keep an eye out for more Elfie cards coming soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card Base: Half A4 sheet cut to 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

Seaside Spray Layer: 14.4cm x 10cm

Flirty Flamingo Layr: 13.9cm x 9.5cm




A Little Lace Card Duo

Taking a break from the Christmas projects today I’m sharing a pair of cards made from the A Little Lace stamp set. I chose to keep these cards fairly simple with just Rococo Rose or Pretty Peacock with a tiny hint of Crumb Cake on the ribbon.

Rococo Rose A Little Lace Card

I used the Basket Weave 3D embossing folder to give the background some subtle texture and used the Stitched Rentangle and stitched Shape die sets for matts for the main floral image and for my sentiment. A little length of the Scalloped Linen Ribbon adds some more texture and a pop of colour from the Crumb Cake.

Pretty Peacock A Little Lace Card

As a final touch to each card I added some of the 2019-2021 In Colour Facet Dots to the centres of each flower.

Hope you like todays project and pop back soon

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card Base: Half A4 sheet measuring 14.9 x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

Rococo Rose/Pretty Peacock Layer: 14.4 cm x 10cm

Embossed Layer: 13.9cm x 9.5cm



Rainbow Butterflies Thank You Card

For today’s card I’ve used a different sized card base so I could fit five butterflies on and show more of the rainbow effect I created. This card base is from a piece of card measuring 21cm x 14cm, scored at 7cm on the narrow side, giving a tall narrow card similar to the Narrow Notecards that we used to carry.

To create the rainbow effect I used the Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends and coloured a rainbow across some Whisper White cardstock.

Butterfly Rainbow Close up

I then stamped five butterflies from Butterfly Gala across the rainbow, positioning them so each butterfly had more than one colour on its wings. I then punched them out using the Butterfly Duet Punch and added a black body to each butterfly.

Butterfly Raibow Card flat

To finish off the card I stamped a greeting at the bottom of the card and then attached each butterfly with a Stampin’ Dimensional. A final florish was to add antenna to each of the butterflies.

Hope you enjoyed this project and if you’ve got your own collection of Stampin’ Blends you can create rainbow butterflies in any colour combination.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x



Penguins at the Northern Lights

For today’s card I’ve taken inspiration from the Autumn/Winter catalogue and cased the sample for Playful Penguins on page 22. The background of this card reminded my of the Northern Lights and I’ve seen numerous cards featuring this effect so I decided to have ago myself.

I used Shimmery White cardstock for my base as it has more of  coating on it making blending easier. I chose a colour palette of Mint Macaron and Lovely Lipstick as the “lights” colours and Night of Navy for the sky.

Firstly blend a layer of Lovely Lipstick ink across the middle of the card, followed underneath by a layer of Mint Macaron. I used a Stamping Sponge cut into quarters for my blending. I covered the rest of the card with layers of Night of Navy ink, lighlty going over the Mint Macaron and Lovely Lipstick and going darker towards the edges.

To add a star effect I used some of the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and flicked it across the blended cardstock using an old paintbrush.

Penguins NL Flat

I fussy cut out two of the Playful Penguins and coloured their feet at beaks with some dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the greeting on an oval from the Layering Ovals dies and then tucked this under the penguins wings.

I love how this background turned out and can’t wait to make more cards with the same technique soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card Base: Half sheet A4 cardstock cut at 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

Silver Foil Layer: 14.4cm x 10cm

Ink Blended Layer: 13.9cm x 9.5cm



Simple Snowman Card

Today I’m featuring the products in the Let It Snow Suite again, focusing on the Snowman Builder Punch and the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit. I love this embellishment kit as it contains everything you need to turn a simple punched shape into a cute snowman with his own little felt hat.

Simple Snowman Card Close Up

For the background I simply stamped some of the snowflakes from the Snowman Season stamp set in Real Red ink on the Real Red cardstock to give a tone on tone look.

A strip of the Let It Snow Speciality DSP and a greeting stamped on the frame from the Wild Rose dies finishes the outside of the card.

Simple Snowman Card - Inside

A few snowflakes in Pool Party and a greeting in Real Red finish off the inside of the card.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this cute little project, the Let It Snow Embellishment kit is proving very popular so  if you want to have a play with it then I’d been ordering one soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurement:

Card Base: Half A4 sheet cut to 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm



Yuletide Cheer with Holly Christmas Card

This Christmas card is fairly simple to put togther as long as you don’t mind at little fussy cutting for the holly leaves.

The background paper comes from the Come to Gather DSP, I love the linen effect of this paper and think it could work  for a variety of projects.

Yuletide Holly Close Up

Here’s a close up of the holly leaves coloured with Stampin’ Blends and the fussy cut out. I love a bit of fussy cutting, especially at this time of year when I’m spending cosy nights in front of the fire. If you’re not a fan of fussy cutting then you could use the holly berry stamp and dies from the Free Skate Bundle.

Yuletide Holly Card flat

The greeting and frame come from the Frosted Foliage Bundle which contains some lovely sentiments.Basic Measurements:

A simple card which is easy to replicate if you want to make a sttart on those Christmas cards.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card Base: Half A4 sheet, cut to 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

Real Red Layer: 14.4cm x 10cm

DSP Layer: 13.9cm x 9.5cm



Leave A Little Silver Sparkle Card

For today’s project I’ve pulled out the Leave A Little Sparkle stamp set to make a birthday card for a special little girl who loves unicorns and all things sparkly. For the background of this card I stamped the small star trio stamp in the new Silvery Shimmer Delicata Ink which gives the whole card a subtle shimmer which the photograpgh really doesn’t do justice to.

I coloured the main focal image with Stampin’ Blends in Lovely Lipstick, Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry and added some Wink of Stella to the unicorn horn for a bit more sparkle.

Leave A Little Sparkle Card one

A little silver foil adds a final bit of sparkle to this gorgeous girly card. I can see variations of this card made throughout the coming school year for all those upcoming little girl birthdays.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x