Friday 24 June 2022


There seem to be quite a few ladybird cards going the rounds at the moment which reminded me that I had a lovely ladybird stamp which I've had for a few years and which hadn't been out of its box for a while. There are three fairly large ladybirds in the set so I've stamped, coloured and fussy cut them (they were produced before matching dies became the norm for practically everything). Only two here but the other  largest one has been used on another card which I will share at some point.The white die cut circle has been splattered with some green and I had a couple of suitable leaves already cut,  Put everything together onto a matching floral background and that's it - my ladybird card to join with the trend without needing to buy anything new 😉

Ladybirds - stamp set from Docrafts (Papermania) no longer available
White circle - die from Daisy Mae 

Tuesday 21 June 2022


 The theme at Shopping Our Stash this time is **There's Gnome One Like You** where of course they are looking for cards with a gnome or gnomes.  My card is a Christmas one even though we aren't into July yet but a start has to be made at some point if we are to stay ahead of the game.  The background scene was made up using patterned papers and an embossed piece of white card.  The house was fussy cut from a piece of patterned paper as well and the trees were some odd die cuts which I'd saved.  The two gnomes and the signpost were stamped and die cut using a stamp set which came free with a magazine a number of years ago and comes out every year.

Background - stitched hills dies from MFT
House and Tree covered Hill - DSP from Stampin' Up (retired a couple of years ago)
Gnomes and Sign - stamp and die set given free with magazine several years back

Sunday 19 June 2022

Summer Flowers

 The theme for the latest Allsorts Challenge #681 is ***Summer Flowers*** and for my card I've die cut some wisteria flowers but have used yellow shades and turned them into laburnum.  The tree in my garden has been spectacular this year with loads of flowers whereas some years it is quite sparse.  As always there is lots of inspiration from the design team and a great prize to be won.