Happy Easter Card

Easter is not normally a time for sending cards in the UK but given the present circumstances it might be nice to make some and let those people we can’t see know we’re still thinking of them at a time when families are generally all together. For this Easter card I’ve pulled out the Welcome Easter set which I think has the some of the cutest little animals we’ve had in a stamp set. Although I love the lamb I chose to just use the Rabbit and Chick on todays card.

After stamping both the Rabbit and the Chick in Tuxedo Memento Ink I coloured them with Stampin’ Blends and then carefully fussy cut the out.

Happy Easter Card - flat

I cut a panel of Whisper white cardstock measuring 10.5cm x 6.5cm and on this I stamped my Happy Easter greeting, the tiny little bee and some grass and flowers for my Rabbit and Chick to sit among. I matted this on some Highland Heather cardstock measuring 11cm x 7cm.

The background layer of the card is made from a piece of the Subtles Designer Paper in Soft Sea Foam measuring 13.9cm x 9.5cm adhered to a layer of Highland Heather cardstock measuring 14.4cm x 10cm. This was then adhered to a Whiper white card base.

To finish off the card I added my Rabbit and Chick to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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#Simple Stamping – Male Themed Cards With Over the Moon

For today’s cards I’m going back to basics and just using paper, ink and stamps, okay and a few Stampin’ Blends to create these cute male themed birthday cards with the Over the Moon stamp set and the Country Club Designer Paper.

As these stamps are of cows I’ve often gone down a more female route for cards but today they are getting a male treatment as I need some birthday cards for my farmer friends.

Simple Stamping Over the Moon card 2

I’ve used the Country Club Designer Paper with the colours Garden Green and Night of Navy to create these simple matted and layered cards.

Simple Stamping - Over the Moon Card 1

The cows are coloured with the light versions of Stampin’ Blends in Petal Pink, Crumb Cake and Basic Black with a hint of Ivory for the noses.  The Happy Birthday sentiment comes from Itty Bitty Birthday, which has the perfect font for male cards.

Happy Crafting,

Joanne x

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Hey Lady! Thank You Card

The Little Ladybug stamp set has to be my favourite from both the Mini Catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration releases. This  stamp set features four of the cutest little ladybirds I think I’ve ever seen along with some lovely greetings. This is a special stamp set as its only available with orders over £275 and until the end of March, so if you like it nows the time to go shopping and pick up those wishlist items.

I started out by stamping and colouring some ladybirds and flowers. the ladybird is coloured with Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends and the flower a mix of Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight and Granny Appple Green.

Hey Lady Thank You Card Flat

I created the frame with the Stitched Rectangle Dies and the Poppy Parade Cardstock and Pleased AS Punch DSP. The card base is Balmy Blue and I stamped the large flower across the background in Balmy Blue to add more interest.

For my greetings I used the Special Day Dies to create speach bubbles so it looks as if the Ladybug is talking.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Under My Umbrella featuring the Pleased as Punch DSP

If you’re living in the UK like me then you are probably sick of all the rain we’ve being having, especially after the last few days. If you’ve been affected by the floods then my heart goes out to you, nothing could be worse than losing your home.

These two cards featuring the Under My Umbrella stamp set I hope will bring a little cheer to some of you. I think this is a great set mostly because I love all the sentiments, they’re perfect for sharing a little love which you can never have too much of. I also love that this set comes with a matching punch and now for a limited time some matching designer paper, meaning card making is quick and simple.

Uder My umbrella PaP DSp Card 1

This first card features the raindrop pattern from the new Pleased as Punch designer paer, this is my favourtie, how cute are those raindrops? Thats rain I can enjoy. I’ve paired this paper up with Gorgeous Grape, using some ink, a punched out umbrella top and some of the Mini Striped Ribbon. I’ve used three quarters of the second largest Stitched Nested Labels Dies to stamp my sentiment on and to act as a focal point.

Under My Umbrella Pap DSP card 2

For the second card I chose a colour scheme of Coastal Cabana and Petal Pink. This is a very similar design to the first card but instead of adding ribbon I’ve added some flowers stamped and coloured in Stampin’ Blends.

Two quick cards made with the Under My Umbrella bundle and Pleased as Punch DSP and there are many more combinations you could explore with these products.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Petal Pink Lasting Love Card

Today I’m sharing the love with this card made from the Last A Lifetime Bundle. This is a bundle themed around love and weddings and features some gorgeous dies. Today I’ve chosen to focus on the floral images in the stamp set and their matching dies.

For my card background I chose a sheet of petel pink designer paper which has Champagne foiling on from the Parisian Blossoms collection, I love this design for backgrounds.

Petal Pink Lasting Love Card - flat

I stamped my greeting onto the second largest die from the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. To add some more of the champagne colour to my project I used the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and stamped the edges of my nested Label with the large floral die from the stamp set, this adds a nice subtle shimmer to the greeting panal and ties it togther with the background.

To finish the card I added two of the large stamped floral springs which have been stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and coloured with Petal Pink and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends. As a finishing touch I added coloured the berries on the floral springs with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint using a Blender Pen to apply the paint to my project.

This card would make a lovely wedding or anniversary card or just to let someone know you love them whatever time of year.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Cherry Blossom Lady Card

Today I’m sharing a project made using the Power of Hope bundle from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. This bundle is only available free with a purchase of £90 or more but I think its worth it as the images in the stamp set are lovely and I love the Stone 3D Embossing folder, this is one product I’m hoping carries over to the new catalogue as I have plenty of ideas for it.

The background is quite simple with just a layer of Petal Pink cardstock run througth the 3D Stone Embossing folder, but this adds so much detail I don’t think the card needed anything else.

Cherry Blossom Lady Card - flat

I stamped the chinese lady in Tuxedo Black ink onto a Very Vanilla cardstock circle from the Layering Circles dies. I then coloured her in with Petal Pink and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends and mounted her onto a Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Circle before adding to my card.

I added a length of the Gold Metallic Edged Ribbon to the card to bring out the Vanilla colour of the card base. A simple card but perfect for any occassion.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Quick Card with The Gangs All Meer

Just a quick project today to highlight the cute little Meerkat family from The Gangs All Meer stamp set, I love their cheeky little faces.

I’ve gone with a colur scheme of Mango Melody, Pear Pizzazz and Granny Apple Green for my card base. I’ve used a piece of Pear Pizzazz as my background and stamped the little catus plants all over in Granny Apple Green just to give them more pop.

I added a strip of the Textured Weave Ribbon in Granny Apple Green across the top third of my card before adhering my Meerkat circle.

from all of us with gangs all meer flat

I coloured the Meerkat with Stampin’ Blends in Light Crumb Cake for their tummies and Light Soft Suede for the rest of their bodies. They are stood on a mix of Light Pumkin Pie and Light Mango Melody so it hopefully looks like sand.

This cute little stamp set is available until the end of March as a Sale-A-Bration freebie, so just place an order of £45 or more and you too could be stamping with these cuties.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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