Simple Stamping with In Bloom

This is the first time I’ve pulled out the In Bloom stamp set, its a really great set for creating your own designer paper which is what I’ve done here.

I’ve used a colour combination of Merry Merlot, Shaded Spruce and Gorgeous Grape and used the Rectangle Stitched dies for the layers on the card.

I’ve finished the card off with a little Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Merry Merlot Moose Christmas Card

I have to confess when I first saw the Merry Moose stamp set and punch in the catalogue I was like “What am I going to use that for” as being in the UK Moose are not typically an animal associated with Christmas. But you know what I’m completly converted, the gorgoeus sentiments and that super cute little racoon have won me over.

For this card  I used a piece of patterned paper from the Night Before Christmas 6″ x 6″  Designer Paper which features Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler, I’ve paired it with a Merry Merlot card base as the Cherry is more Merlot on this pattern, at least for me it is.

Merry Merlot Moose Card close up

The Moose is stamped in Soft Suede ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock and I couldn’t resist adding a little Merry Merlot scarf. I attached him onto a Stitched Circle cut from Very Vanilla cardstock which had been stamped with Mossy Meadow trees to create a background.

Merry Merlot Moose Card flat

I stamped my greeting onto the narrowest of the Stiched Rectangle dies and positioned on my card so it looks as if the Moose is walking across it.

I love this card and am so pleased I’ve added the Merry Moose Bundle to my collection. I’d love to know which stamp set you’ve changed your mind over thuis catalogue.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x



Simple Stamping: So Many Stars

I love the versatility of the So Many Sras stamp set it perfect for Chrsitmas of course but pair it with birthday sentiment and you have so many more options. Today I’m keeping it really simple with two inks and two stamp set, well technically I’m only using one stamp from Perennial Birthday.

Simple stamping_ So Many Stars 1

I chose a colour combination of Merry Merlot and Copper, mostly so I could use the Celestial Copper Delicata Ink.

Simple Stamping_ So Many stars 2

I’ve added one of the Star Designer Elements to each card as these are the perfect embellishments for these cards.

Simple Stamping_ So Many Stars 3

I think this last card is my favourite, which is yours? You can’t beat a bit of simple stamping, especially on a Sunday.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x



All Adorned Card

Today I’m sharing with you a quick card I made with the free Sale-A-Bration stamp set All Adorned. I love the simplicity of this stamp set, its perfect to work with when you just want to stamp and make pretty patterns, if like me you need this one in your collection then place a £45.00 order before the end of the month and its yours for free.

I picked a colour scheme of Soft Seafoam and Merry Merlot to work with today as these are my favourite colours from this catalogue’s colour refresh and I love how good they look together, this is the perfect combination for a male or female card and its one all definitely be using again soon.

All Adorned Card - Flat

I stamped the Soft Seafoam images first randomly all over my cardstock and then overstamped with the smaller medallion type stamp. These two stamps match up perfectly to create a lovely two-toned pattern. Simply line up the four outer dots on the smaller stamp with the circles on the larger stamp and hey presto, gorgeous background.

To help my sentiment stand out I used the Everyday Label punch and the starburst punch to create a couple of layers.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s quick and simple project.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x