Friday, 29 May 2020


I do enjoy a bit of colouring so I stamped these poppies onto white card and spent a quiet afternoon colouring them with pencils.  The background paper was printed from a CD and the lace border, rectangle and sentiment were all produced from pieces of card in my snippets collection.

Background - printed from Artylicious Essenced of Nature CD
Poppies - stamp from Chocolate Baroque
Lace border - Sizzix die
Rectangle dies - Tonic
Sentiment - computer generated cut with punches from Stampin' Up
Colouring done with Polychromos pencils

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

While They Were Out ...

While these stamps were out on my desk I decided to make another card using two of the smaller ones from the set and of course three more pieces of my huge supply of card candi.  Similar in colours to the previous one, I used a piece of dotty paper as a background, stamping the oak leaves and acorns on a cream rectangle and the oak tree onto a small circle.  The sentiment was also stamped onto the rectangle - made so much easier by using the Misti stamp positioning gizmo.

It seems to be wall to wall sunshine here at the moment and luckily the stiff breeze seems to have died down which is good.

Stamps - Lovely as a Tree from Stampin' Up

Sunday, 24 May 2020


The stamp used on this card is one of my all time favourites and I've had the set so long it is one of the original wood-mounted kind.  I'm not too sure if it is still available but I know it was fairly recently because I spotted it in a catalogue.  On this occasion I've used it for a 'Sympathy' card although it is very versatile. I feel this type of cards needs to be fairly simple so I just stamped onto some green card, die cut into an oval and backed it with some brown.  A simple banner with the stamped words and a couple of pieces of  'card-candi'.  Reminder to self - I must try to use this more often because I have probably thousands of these embellishments in many colours.

Stamp - Lovely as a Tree from Stampin' Up
Ovals - dies from Tonic
Banner - Sue Wilson dies