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Pink Birthday Cards

Good Morning Everyone!

I have a couple of pink birthday cards to share with you today… 2 the same but slightly different ๐Ÿ˜‰

I have challenged myself to use the craft supplies that I have and not to buy any new things for a year… apart from the essential adhesives. ย  ย  I did it a few years back and I am sure I will be able to do it again ๐Ÿ™‚ wish me luck!

I used butterflies from my stash to feature as the focal point of the card.. one had a backer and the other didn’t hence the same but different cards ๐Ÿ™‚

I painted them using 2 different paints, the back being Paperartsy blush and the top filigree layer using silver starlight paint.

birthday 2

Supplies List:-

  • Heavyweight white cardstock from Ross Papercraft for the base
  • Recollections 12 x 12 patterned paper
  • Silver textured cardstock
  • Lil Inker Stitched Square Dies
  • Clearly Besotted happy + birthday dies
  • Zig Glue Pen
  • Sellotape double sided tape

The card below does not have the backing to the butterfly like the card above and it glued directly onto the card.

birthday card

I hope you enjoyed today’s card… it is amazing what you can make by using what you have in your current supplies… ย it is so tempting to spend money and buy all the latest releases isn’t it ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is the video of how I made the cards today ๐Ÿ™‚

One of these cards was made for a an order and the other card will be available in my etsy storeย (now sold) thank you Gina xx

As always thank you for popping round


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Kinda Eclectic

The thought occurred to me the other day that I have not made a card in a while or shared one here on the blog!

I had set myself a wee challenge to start using the Stampin Up Stamp Sets that I buy regularly and never get a chance to use.. so the first set I picked was the Kinda Eclectic Set, now I have a confession, I made these cards about 3 weeks ago-ish and didn’t blog them… so here they are…


supplies list :-

  • Stampin up Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set
  • Simon Says Stamp Cardstock from the Rainbow Pack for the Base
  • Pink Bazill Textured Cardstock
  • White Cardstock from the Ross Papercraft Show
  • Pink Gingham Patterned Paper
  • Tim Holtz Chit Chat Self Adhesive Stickers
  • Stampin Up Inks in : Crisp Cantaloupe, Gumball Green & Crumb Cake
  • Dimensional Adhesive
  • Papermania 2mm Rhinestones

If you are interested in stampin up products, I have a link in the sidebar to my crafty friend Helen Anderson who I buy my stampin up goodies from >>>>>

I hope you like the cards, and as always thanks so much for popping round


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Inspire Card


A wee card I made this afternoon… distress inks with Indigoblu stamps and megaflake, turned out not too bad in the end after pondering over it for hours lol


  • 6.75″ x 6.75″ White card base
  • Tonic Studios Square Die Set
  • Indigoblu Flitterglu kit
  • Indigoblu Morris Dance Megaflake
  • Indigoblu Nature 1 Stamp Set
  • Indigoblu Script Background Stamp
  • Indigoblu Sarah’s Choice Stamp Set
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Shabby Shutters and Peacock Feathers
  • Black Cardstock


As always, thanks for popping round

Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚

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Forty Butterflies

Happy Sunday everyone ย ๐Ÿ™‚

I spent most of today in my wee shed….. mostly tidying, cleaning and trying to find homes for the goodies I have bought recently.. and came to the conclusion that, I need to stop buying crafty goodies and use up the stuff I have bought lol… ย {{pig’s might as well fly}} cause we know that won’t happen ๐Ÿ˜‰

I did however manage to made a few bit’s n bob’s whilst I was up there, mainly trying out new embossing folders and dies… and here’s what I made



Supplies List :-

  • White heavyweight cardstock for the card base
  • Stampin Up Calypso Coral Ink
  • Stampin Up Summer Starfruit Ink
  • Cas-ual Friday’s Stamp Set called WTF?
  • Unibal Signo Broad White Pen
  • Stampin Up Calypso Coral Cardstock
  • Stampin Up Banner Die
  • Clearly Besotted Butterfly Die
  • Dots Embossing folder that I bought at the craft fair yesterday
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive



then I tried out another embossing folder and the larger of the 2 butterfly dies



  • Swirly leafy embossing folder
  • Clearly Besotted Butterfly stamp and die set
  • Baja Breeze Ink from Stampin Up

then I made a couple of tags…

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Supplies for the tag on the left

  • 1 x White Tag
  • Clearly Besotted Butterfly, ย Leafy Accents Die and Stamp Set
  • Stampin Up White Ink
  • Uniball Signo White Pen
  • Distress Stain in Tea Dye and Scattered Straw
  • Stampin Up Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade Stampin Write Markers

Supplies for for the tag on the right

  • 1 x White Tag
  • Clearly Besotted Butterflystamp and die set
  • Basic Grey Mint Julep 6 x 6 patterned paper
  • Stampin Up Pool Party Ink around the edges

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thanks for popping round

Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚

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You are Simply Amazing

I came across a challenge blog today … and it’s just up my street! … Less isMore!

I had placed an order yesterday with Clearly Besotted Stamps, and decided to have a look at their blog today, that’s how I came across the Less is More Challenge Blogย  and decided to participate ๐Ÿ™‚

Week 114 Colour Challenge is Lime & Black,ย you can find the link to the challenge by clicking ——–> here

you are simply amazing 2


Products used :-

  • Black & White Glittered Gingham Cardstock for the card base .. I have had this in my stash for a looooong time
  • American Crafts Textured Cardstock in Black and Lime Green.
  • Memory Box Butterfly Die
  • W Plus 9 Stamp Set “Quite Like You”
  • Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
  • We r Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink

you are simply amazing

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Love is like a Butterfly…

It’s a blustery and rainy evening here, but my workshop is nice and warm and cosy, perfect for an evening crafting ๐Ÿ˜‰

I made this monochromatic card with the lovely papers that arrived the other day from Angel Crafts, I had a peek at their online shop at lunchtime today and they were loading all the new prima papers on, oh my goodness they are gorgeous, especially the botanical one!

There are a few different bits n bobs on this card, I especially love the sentiment ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies List :~

  • Bazzill textured Cardstock in Sugar Cream
  • Echo Park French Chronicle 12 x 12 Patterned Paper from the Be Mine Collection Item #BM9010
  • Echo Park Love Song 12 x 12 Patterned Paper from the Be Mine Collection Item #BM9012
  • White Seam binding tied in a double bow
  • Handmade Glittered Star using Martha Stewarts Sugar Cube Glitter
  • Black Lace from my supplies
  • Tonic Studio Butterfly Punch
  • Prima E.line Pearls
  • Kaisercraft Clear Gem
  • Scotch ATG Gun
  • Glossy Accents to fix the butterfly
  • Glut dots
  • Color Box Frost White Pigment Brush Pad

Finally a little close up of the embelishments ๐Ÿ™‚

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Operation Desk Tidy and a wee Scrap Challenge

I am pleased to report that my tip of a desk is now spic, span and sparkly clean ๐Ÿ™‚ ย  ย  ย  ย I have to thank you all for your lovely encouraging messages yesterday, advising that a messy desk is a happy creative place lol

I promised myself tonight that I will keep my desk clean, clear up after each crafting session & clean my stamps… (in theory) ๐Ÿ˜‰

Well here is the efforts of my cleaning and tidying tonight

The Left hand side

The Middle

The Right Hand Side

and finally a wee card I made tonight out of the scraps bag ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies List :~

  • Bazzill Pumpkin coloured textured Cardstock cut and scored to make a card 2.4″ x 4″
  • Bazzill Yellow hammer-effect textured cardstock
  • Basic Grey Hello Clear Stamp
  • Versamagic Pumpkin Spice Chalk Ink
  • Docrafts V & A Posy Background Stamp
  • Copic Spica Orange glittery pen
  • Prima E.Line Pearls oranges & yellows
  • Tonic Studio Butterfly Punch
  • Corner Chomper
  • Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive

Oh and for the finale tonight, my hubby decided to clean the inside of the washing machine, now he maintains all he did was put in some Ariel Stain Remover, and nothing else inside!!! ย The bubbles were oozing out everywhere lol