Bright Baubles Simple Inlay Card

I love the inlay technique so as soon as I recieved the Bright Baubles set I knew that exactly what the first card would entail. Using the mulitpurpose adhesive sheets makes this an easy card to make as you simply run the die through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss one time for every colur you want to use.

I cut the main outline of the Bauble out of Shimmery White cardstock and then ran it through again with Mossy Meadow, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight for the star at the top.

I matted some of this Pear Pizzazz pattern from the Heartwarming Hugs DSP onto a layer of Mossy Meadow and on a Poppy Parade cardstock. I added a sentiment from the Bright Baubles onto some Shimmery White cardstock at the bottom of the card. As a final touch I added some of the Red Rhinestones as babules on the tree.

I love how this card turned out and hope to use the other baubles in the set soon and the same techinique soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Shark Frenzy Father’s Day Card

Who remembers the Baby Shark song from a few years ago? My daughter still loves it so when Shark Frenzy was in the Mini Catalogue I knew I had to buy it for her. She’s loved making little sharks and having a good sing song with herself….I can’t stand the song myself!

I’ve made her this card to give to her dad on Sunday as he still indulges her singing.

I used a Basic White Card Base and added some colour with Pool Party Ink using a Blending Brush.

On seperate cardstock I stamped the baby shark and the bigger shark. The baby shark is filled with second generation Misty Moonlight ink and the bigger shark is filled with second generation Grey Granite. As this card is from my daughter I added a pink bow to the baby Shark.

I then stamped the “daddy” at the top left of the card and the “I Love You! ” in the bottom right corner both in Coastal Cabana.

I then diecut some reeds in Shaded Spruce and some bubbles in Coastal Cabana, the multi purpose adhesive sheets are a must for me when working with these small detailed dies as they make adhering to the card so easy.

The Shark Frenzy stamp set and matching dies are on the LastChance list for the January to June Mini Catalogue, so if you want them there is only a few days left to purchase.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Hey Chick, Miss You Card

Today I’m sharing a card I’ve made for a special friend who I miss very much, I haven’t seen her since July last year and fingers crossed we can see each other soon!!

I’ve gone chick mad and used products from both Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick stamp sets and their matching dies and why not they all work great togther. I’ve used my favourite two chicken stamps, one from each set for my main focus.

A little blending of Balmy Blue and So Saffron created the background for my little scene. The fence die cuts come from the Birthday Chick die set.

For the grass and the little speech bubbles I pulled out the Special Day dies, which also work great for scene building.

The greeting comes from Hey, Chick and also Blossoms in Bloom where I used “Miss You” from the stamp “Sure Do Miss You” I just covered up Sure do while I inked as the whole lot wouldn’t fit in my speech bubble.

I loved making this little scene card and hope my friend does when I get it mailed out to her.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Pretty Peacock Leaf Bouquet Card

I love the Come to Gather Suite of products as soon as I saw them its definitely my favourite Autumn themed suite for many years, mainly because the papers include Pretty Peacock. I think this is a bold choice for an autumnal themed collection but it really works with the Cajun Crze, Crumb Cake and Mint Macaron.

I knew as soon as I got these product home I’d create a card which featured Pretty Peacock Foil die cut leaves and these turned out even more gorgeous than I expected. To create some more interest I cut some more leaves in Pretty Peacock cardstock. A little tip I’ve picked up from other demonstrators if you spray the card before you die cut the leaves you will get a two-tone effect, no idea why this work but Ilove them.

Pretty Peacock Leaf Bouquet close up

For some additional texture to my leafy arrangement I added some of the foiliage from the Frosted Frames dies in Mint Macaron and Crumb Cake. These are all secrured using glue dots as I didn’t want to move my leaves after I’d got the arrangement how I like.

Pretty Peacock Leaf Bouquet flat

The “Wishing You Well” greeting makes this card suitable for many occasions or to simply just send to someone to say “Hi” which is exactly what I’m going to do as this week is World Card Sending week. Why don’t you join in and send some random cards yourself.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x



Seasonal Shapes Birthday Card

If you’ve followed my blog for a while you will know that I love Stampin’ Up! dies and use them on pretty much every card I make. So today I decided to challenge myself to make a card which was made purely from dies, no stamping at all. I’ve focused on the Stitched Seasons dies again as I just  love the frames you can make from them.

As a back ground to my card a did a bit of matting and layering which a piece of paper from the Garden Impressions 6×6 DSP stack, despite my love of florals I’m not a huge fan of these papers as they are a bit busy for my taste but I think they work okay here as a background.

The three patterned paper pieces measured 9.5cm x 4cm ( 3 11/16″ x 1 7/16″) and the matt in Melon Mambo measure 10cm x 4.5m ( 3 7/8 x 1 6/8″).

seasonal shapes dies card flat

For my greeting I used the Happy Birthday Thinlit die which I adhered to my project using multipurpose adhesive sheets as this die is quite delicate and the adhesive turns it into a sticker, making it much easy to position. The flowers were made from two diecuts in Shaded Spruce and two in Petal Pink. With the pink ones I just chopped off the leaves and stuck them onto the Shaded spruce leaves. To finish the card I added some Petal Pink pearls from the Artisan Pearls to the centres of the flowers to cover over the small hole in their centres.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project, I now think I need to challenge myself to make a card not using any dies, which I think will be much harder.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x