Baby card – Penny Black Frame


My final post for the night is a favourite card I have sent to celebrate a friend’s new baby girl.

I just love this Penny Black Ivy Frame wood block stamp. It was one of my first stamps and has been used over and over. The little rabbit, picked up on a throw out table somewhere years ago, is also so cute and much loved.

I am entering it in the Less is More #325 Stripe Challenge.

The images are water coloured using Tombow pens.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend.




My next post uses a new stamp I saw and just fell in love with.  This beautiful ballerina comes from the Gabi’s Haute Couture Stamp Set from 49 and Market.  I thought she was so delicate and captured the essence of dancers.

I loved playing with the set and decided to enter this card in the following Challenges – Clean and Simple, Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations – For the Girls, and  Seize the Birthday.

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She is coloured with Copics and with lots of Wink of Stella over her tutu. It’s a shame it doesn’t show up better in the photo.  I coloured the bottom panel and ribbon with the same Copic colour.


Have a great weekend.





Framed Flowers Die

I’m back tonight with a couple of different cards I have made recently.

The first is a card I made for the Paper Players #341 Challenge. I’m also entering it in the Seize the Day, Anything Goes Birthday Challenge.  It features the Penny Black Framed Flowers Die, coloured with Tombow markers and mounted on a water coloured Distress Ink background strip which I then put through an embossing folder.  The sentiment came from the Altnew Beautiful Lady stamp set.

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P1060327 (2)I hope you liked this bright cheerful card.

Thanks for popping in





I’m here to post a card I made a few weeks ago featuring the Memory Box Row of Poppies Die.  I water coloured the flowers and added some Wink of Stella to add a bit of glitz.  I decided to enter it in the April CAS Mix Up  Challenge.




I thought it was a very appropriate flower choice with today being ANZAC Day here in Australia.



Make a wish…

I’m back to share this card in the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 284.


I had previously used my copics to colour this gorgeous little girl, and decided this was a perfect layout to feature her.  She is a Suzanne Woolcott stamp called Poppy Field. The balloon is from My Favourite Things Sweet BD Wishes.


I hope you like her too.  I just love these character stamps.

Thanks for visiting.  Have a great week.



I’m back tonight with my entry in the Altnew Inspiration Challenge for April.  I just love their stamps and dies.


This card features water coloured flowers from Peony Scrolls and a sentiment from the Label Love set.


Thanks for dropping in.  Have a great weekend.




Happy Easter.

Tonight I’m sharing a card that came from another of my good ideas.

I had a small piece of  water coloured paper left over and thought it would look lovely on the  Memory Box Butterfly Die. It took a bit more work that I had planned to glue on the matching butterflies.

After finding it in my box of scraps, I decided to make this card.  I finished it off with a few individual butterflies cut with the co-ordinating Butterfly Delights Die, a touch of Gold Wink of Stella and a sentiment from Stampin’ Up.

I decided to enter it in the challenges over at Stamplorations.  First in the Things with Wings Blog Hop & Linky Party as well as the CAS Card Challenge – Anything CAS Goes with an Optional Pastel Colour Twist.


I hope you like it. The colours are so soft and muted in real life, but they seem to bleach little in the photo.

Thanks for dropping in.