Welcome Baby Page

This page is a facing page for some of the “white space”  and adds some detail. I just tucked a bakers twine knot under the edge of the photo to make it look like I had strung the banners. The background and some of the big banner strips were created using a retired stamp set called Petal Potpourri but you could use a number of our current floral sets to do the same thing. Think Flowers Shop, Bountiful Border, Garden in Bloom or even Vintage Leaves!


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Cottage Greetings

I got another couple of new stamp sets including Cottage Greetings which I thought used a  really lovely font and sweet wee stamps so the next few projects will be made using that set.


P1050031Heres a quick and easy card. I stamped the Congrats and then used a post it to cover it and then stamped flower (inked using direct to rubber technique with markers) 4 times at different heights.

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Sprinkles of Life Day 4 – swapsies

Recently I took part in a team card sample swap and I used Sprinkles of Life and some of our new In Colours, Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush along with So Saffron. I also used the Boho Chic Embossing Folder.


The wispy thread behind the flower basket is a single strand from a piece of  Bakers Twine – a great cost saver as a little goes a long way. I had also used this design with the Crazy About You stamp set so take a look at this.


Simple and stepped up with a whole Rich Razzleberry flower, Bakers twine and sequins. The stepped up one uses slightly different colours with the yellow being Delightful Dijon and the green Mint Macaron. These again are sized notecard size so you can get 3 cards from one A4 – cut at 3 3/4″,  7 1/2″ and 11 1/4″ and score in half.

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Build a Birthday Flowerpot

One more day before the cake but today its a flower-pot! I do love to get the most out of a stamp set that I can and when I flipped this stamp upside down I also happened to be scanning through the buy –  sell pages on Facebook and saw some planters. **Lightbulb moment** I can do that! especially using the wee flowers from Sprinkles of Life and pairing them with the Happy Blooming Birthday sentiment from Flower Patch.


I also managed to use my new Boho Chic Embossing Folder and some paper from the Cherry on Top 6X6 DSP Stack


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Bannerifically Cute

Wow its been a exciting  busy and often unsettling few days since I last posted. My eldest daughter has moved away from home to study and was having trouble adjusting so we have had lots of upset but she is finally getting her groove  although she still would rather be at home. My eldest has passed his learners driver s licence so now I have to teach another of my children to drive (Im very proud of him though) And lastly my youngest and myself are back to work and school after the Christmas holidays! Boy will I be glad to see my first paycheck. And People, that’s just the big stuff!!

However I did make time for a little stamping yesterday and made some thank you note for my ladies orders. I used last weeks Try Stamping on Tuesday Sketch as it was so cute and I’d had an idea popping around my brain all week. I combined it with the colours from the Paper Pals Arts challenge just so I could use some Washi tape from the Epic Day This and That pack

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I didn’t have any rose Red so substituted Primrose Petals instead. To make the banners I laid down two rows of the striped washi tape on some Whisper White card, offsetting the stripes so the white was beside the grey then Centered the Sale A Bration Reward Banner Punch when the point over the join in the two strips of tape. The flowers are from the stamp set Petite Petals and punched out with the coordinating Petite Petals punch. I sponged the edges of the flowers to soften the starkness of the punched edge and add a little more colour.