Saturday, 12 June 2021

Too Nice to Use???

How many of us I wonder have some wonderful background papers which are 'just too nice to use'?  Well I've decided that if they are that nice then maybe they should be used to bring pleasure to the person who receives the card or whatever else we make, rather than remaining hidden in our craft rooms.  Today I received the Hand Penned DSP and have bravely cut into  a sheet  to make this card, teaming it up with some toning plain card and stamped floral motifs.

Hand Penned - from Stampin' Up
Oval - embossed using 3D bark embossing folder also SU

Wednesday, 9 June 2021


 As I look out at the lawn I can see plenty of daisies and a few dandelions and very pretty they look even if they aren't really supposed to be there.  In fact they don't worry me - my garden is far from pristine and must be good for small wildlife.  There are also dandelions on the card I'm sharing today (no daisies) but there is a tiny dragonfly.

Curved Card - cut using Stampin' Up Quite Curvy die set
Floral Paper - From Stampin' Up to match Garden Wishes stamp set
Flowers - dies from Dandy Wishes die set Stampin' Up
White Background Shape - Apothecary Accents die set (SU long retired)
Dragonfly - X-cut punch which I've had forever

Monday, 7 June 2021


I received another class in the post recently but decided to 'break free'  and do my own thing with some of the die cut flowers which came with it using up some scraps of card and paper from my oddments boxes.  As the flowers were all white my initial idea was to colour them but once I'd found the paper and card I wanted to use, decided that they would be fine left as they were although I did die cut some leaves using one of my dies and also cut some coloured centres for the flowers.

Background papers - scraps from some long retired DSP Stampin' Up
Flowers - Pierced Blooms dies Stampin' Up (class in the post)
Leaves - die from Curvy die set SU
Flower Centres - from retired SU floral die set