Hello Butterflies

P1060493 (2)Hi there

My card is made from a piece of distress inked butterflies using an Echo Park stencil I had done ages ago.  I have been trying to decide how to use when I bought my new Hello die from Paper  Roses and here is the result.

Challenges: Freshly Made Sketches 298, Just for Girls Wild Card Week #404 – Something old and /or something new and Simon Says Stamps Wednesday  – Anything Goes.





Happy Birthday


Hello there

I’m here tonight to share three cards.

My first is this  birthday card that fits with the My Favourite Things Sketch 342.  The main section uses double colour stencilling using MFT Funky Florals Stencil and Abandoned Coral Distress Ink.  (Sadly it looks more orange in the photo but IRL it is a pretty coral shade.) The raised birthday greeting uses MFT Happy Greetings die. I added Wink of Stella to the raided letters and flower centres.

The top section was sponged in grey and then over stamped in the same colour using MFT Woodgrain Background Stamp.  I then stamped the woodgrain again and clear embossed it to give some shine and interest.

Challenges are: MFTWC342, MFT Color Challenge 73, Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations – Anything Goes and Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes.

Sketch Challenge 342 #mftstampsCREATIVE INSPIRATIONS  

Thanks for dropping in



Sending Love and Sympathy

P1060487Here I am again.

Unfortunately I needed another sympathy card.  I used this Lillies stamp set which was one of my early stamps but much loved and used.  I water coloured it using Tombow pens after gold embossing. (Sadly the background looks pink but it is really a pretty pale blue wash matching the oval sentiment and first layer of backing. ) The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up.

Challenges: CAS Colours & Sketches #232, The Flower Challenge #10 – Embossing Heat /Dry, Wednesday’s Creative Challenge – Anything Goes and Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes.


See you next time



Congratulations – Stars

P1060488Hello again

This card is a little different.  It uses Simon Says Stamps Stacked Stars and MFT Stars dies using a combination of black, white and silver glitter card.

The background is a new 3D We R Memory Keepers embossing folder.

Challenges: Always Playing with Paper – the challenge –  Black, White & Colour of your choice, Freshly Made Sketched #297, Simon Says Stamps – Wednesday Challenge- we’re Seeing Stars, Less is More #338 – Anything But Stamps,  Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge – Anything Goesand Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes.

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Have a good week

Hugs – Gold Butterflies

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Here we are again.

My second card uses Penny Black butterflies stamp which I gold embossed on black card.

It is a very simple card, but it is much prettier in real life.

The challenge links are: Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes, STAMPlorations Challenge – Stamps & Warm Colours and Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog – Anything Goes.


Have a good weekend




Merry Christmas

P1060486 (2)Hello Everyone

I’m back for two posts tonight.

My first is a Christmas card featuring Papertrey Inks Year Flowers – Pointsettitas stamped with Delicata Golden Glitz Ink on red card. set. I used the same ink to do a kind of water colouring on the image and to add some splatters in the background.

The challenges are: CAS-ual Fridays CFC178 – Christmas in July, AAA Cards CAS Game #94 One layer colour cardstock, Cardz 4 Galz – Christmas,  TCP Tuesday Challenge #337 – Christmas in July and STAMPlorations – Stamps & Warm Colours.

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See you next time