Stamping anniversary cards

anniversary cards

A couple of anniversary cards.  I kept feeling that the card on the left ‘needed something’ so I have added some sequins since the I took the photo.

I made these using Clearly Besotted stamps and the March Simon Says Stamp monthly card kit. (I actually made these in April, but am only posting them here now. Yes I’m horribly behind in many aspects of life!)

Stamping is still very new to me. It’s not a craft I ever thought I would enjoy. However, with some practice I’ve found I like it more and more. I blame all the YouTube videos I have watched for making me want to try it! I actually do have a stack of cards that I’ve made and are waiting to be photographed. Hopefully I’ll get round to it before the summer is over!!


Clearly Besotted Mr & Mrs stamp set

Simon Says Stamp March monthly card kit

Versafine Black Onyx ink

Pearls from stash




Rosette card

rosettecardI’ve become a little obsessed with these paper rosettes lately. For some reason it took me absolutely ages to figure out how to make them. Once I had mastered it, I can’t seem to stop! You may see them pop up again and again, but I shall try to contain myself. They’re actually easy to make, once you know how! YouTube videos are great for teaching crafty skills. 🙂

This A5 card was made with the card stock from my Papermill Direct hoard. Yes, I shall refer to it as a hoard. I received a lovely free sample pack from them at the end of last year. I confess to just sitting and stroking it for a while. (Hopefully other people do this too and it’s not just me!) The selection was so lovely that I was inspired to invest in a BIG box of white card. Can you ever have too much white card?!

The patterned papers and foiled die cut are from Hunkydory Crafts. There is also some Diamond Sparkles on the rosettes. I think it’s Angel Whispers, but the label fell off the pot so I can’t be entirely sure!

And some buttons – I have a thing about buttons too!!

Oh, and this card was made without the use of my Silhouette. She needed new blades so was out of action for a while. I missed her, but I did enjoy getting the paper trimmer out again! (Don’t worry, she’s fully functioning once again!)

Thanks for visiting today!


Quick and simple card

flower cardI’ve been really busy behind the scenes lately, and have been quite productive. Not so much with the blog though!

I’m starting out again with a very quick card. And a quick post! The thing I like most about this card is (apart from being cheerful) that it could work for just about any occasion. Any reason at all, from a “thank you” to “get well soon”, to “hi, I was thinking of you”. Or any other reason you can think of!

The card file came from It’s another one of their quick and easy files, and it really was a pleasure to work with.

The base card was from (a post on their wonderful cardstock coming soon!) The floral paper I found in a box under my desk and is by Anna Griffin, but I’m afraid have no idea if it’s still available.

Wedding card

awaysforevercard Today’s card is relatively simple. I enjoy playing with lots of pieces of paper and fighting to get things structurally sound. But sometimes it’s nice to go back to basics and just make a card that isn’t very complicated!

The background paper came from Pink Petticoat. The twine and pink mirror card from my crafty hoard. I should probably stop referring to my supplies in such a way, I’m starting to sound rather Smaug-like!

I was able to use the Print & Cut feature of my Silhouette Cameo to make the sentiment. (Doing so makes me happy. Every. Single. Time!)

Very simple card, but I was pleased with the result!

Congratulations card

congratscardQuick post today with a congratulations card.

Unsurprisingly it’s purple! It looks a little blue in the first two photos, but the third shows it’s purple glory. I had purple card left over from something else. I don’t plan the purple-ness, it just happens!

Almost the entire card is made from American Crafts textured card (all from the ‘Brights’ range). The patterned/glittered paper is from Die Cuts With a View. The ribbon came from my ribbon hoard – I’m afraid I don’t know where it originated! The little seed pearls came from Hobbycraft. The envelope (which the card is sitting on in the photos) is made from a piece of K and Company paper.

The file for the card itself came from I think the set is called Quick and Easy.

Missing you card

A card sent on its way and now received. I even have a photo of it in its new home all the way across the pond. (Although I was glad to receive it I confess to being more interested in the person holding it!)

wishing wishing 2 pix in 1

Materials: White A5 card blank. Circles made using the Print and Cut feature of the Silhouette Cameo. Cloud designed by me and print and cut in the same way.


New home card

Ironically enough, the reason I’ve been away from my blog for so long is that we moved house not that long ago. So there would be reason for me to send this card to myself…


However, I haven’t entirely lost the plot, my sister and her husband also moved recently. So this card was for them.


I can’t begin to describe how lovely it was to actually make something again. My office/craft room (yes room… so excited by that!) is still a mess, but I decided I just *needed* to make some things.

So over the next few posts I plan to share the things I’ve been making. It’s good to be back!

Materials: Image stamp and digital papers by Pink Petticoat. (My new favourite place to buy supplies!) Buttons from Fantastic Ribbons. Twine.

Cute cards

It’s been chaos here lately as I try to keep up with everything. I must remember that there are only 24 hours in a day. Could anyone lend me a few?!

Here are a couple of cards made fairly recently. I think they’re quite cute! They (or some very similar) are available for sale via etsy, or folksy, or even Facebook. Whichever way you’d like to get in touch!!

sweethearts swing


Another card from the Movie-Love series. Although technically the quote is from a TV show, but that’s close enough, isn’t it?!

Many thanks to Barney from ‘How I met your mother’ for this one 🙂

Don’t forget you can buy these from my Folksy store. And I’d love to hear your favourite ‘lovey-dovey’ quotes!

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