Hello Blooms

Today I have been inspired by the Altenew June 2017 Inspiration Challenge, White on White Focal Point.


I was feeling in a “simple elegant” mood today so I decided to add a white on white texture background using white pearl embossing paste together with the hello die. The shades of pink were created in the pale pink foil and painted Altenew Doodle Blooms flowers.


Stamps: Altenew Doodle Blooms
Dies: Altenew Doodle Blooms, Paper Rose Hello Peek-a-boo
Inks: Versamark
Other: White embossing powder, The Crafters Workshop stencil 326S, Dreamweaver Pearlescent embossing paste, watercolour paper, Windsor & Newton water colour pans, Nuvo Jewel drops Rosewater, Minc Rose Pink Reactive foil

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Puffy Heart Valentine

I was inspired to create a card for the Fusion Interlocking Hearts Valentine Challenge using the card sketch- mirror imaged, and ¬†also elements of the quilt image-pink and red colours, the intertwined hearts and the puffiness of the quilting. I instantly new that I had to use my Avery Elle Love Puffin stamp set-they are so intertwined. Here’s what I created.


I used a stencil to create the embossing paste puffy hearts background. I layered this with pink vellum and dry embossed a white heart vellum banner. The intertwined puffins were stamped, black areas coloured with a black memento marker, then clear embossed. The other areas of the Puffins were coloured with Copics.

Materials used:
Stamp: Avery Elle Love Puffin
Dies: nested heart, small heart
Other: White card, pale pink vellum, Elizabeth Crafts heart embossing folder, heart stencil Stampin Up, Viva Modellier Creme, Mother of Pearl mixed to pale pink using Tim Holtz Pickled Raspberry, clear embossing powder, Copics, Memento black marker, red pearlised card, pink bakers twine


Thank you so much for stopping by and I enjoyed creating this Valentines card.

Don’t let life RUFFLE your feathers.

The Simon Says: Spread Your Wings Monday Challenge inspired me to create a really special card for my mum. She is 84 years old, lives alone, 2000 kms away from me, and 2 weeks ago she had a fall and fractured several vertebrae in her lower spine. She needs to spend 8 weeks in hospital in a back brace and lying flat on her back. Over the last 2 weeks I have been wowed by her incredible courage and positivity. When thinking about her, the MFT lying down penguin image just flashed into my mind, and I just had to put her in an idyllic tropical setting-mum could well use a pina colada I suspect. The words are so true – You Go Girl! Don’t Let Life Ruffle Your Feathers-even at 84.


Supplies Used:

Stamps: You Go Girl, Waffle Flower Tiger Lilly, MFT Penguins in Paradise, Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Hello.
Dies: Stitched circle, stitched hills, Hero Arts Hello.
Inks: Altenew ocean wave, dusk, desert night, Tim Holtz mermaid lagoon. All 4 colours used in stencilled background.
Other: copic colours, yellow glitter card, wave like stencil, neenah white card, tattered angels glimmer mist dazzling diamonds sprayed on stencilled background, 3mm sequins, Ranger stickles turquoise, antique silver gel pen for sunglass lenses.

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