A Nice Cuppa….

A friend asked me to create a special card for her mum’s 80th birthday. Here’s what I came up with.


A Nice Cuppa is retiring at the end of May so there are only a few weeks left to buy this lovely set.  I started by stamping my teacup onto crumb cake cardstock and cut this out using my big shot & the matching Cups & Kettles Framelits Dies.  I wanted to go for soft colours so stamped the flowers from Everything Eleanor directly onto my whisper white cardstock in mint macaron, wisteria wonder, pink pirouette & Bermuda bay. I also added a few flowers in rich razzleberry for contrast.  I stamped a couple of tea stain rings for interest in the background from Timeless Textures and added a strip of pink pirouette ribbon and silver ribbon across the card. Finally I adhered the cut out teacup over the ribbon so that the teacup looks like it is holding the flowers and added a couple of cut out flowers in wisteria wonder around the sides of the teacup on dimensionals.  My sentiment is a sneak peek from the brand new Thoughful Banners stamp set which will be in the new catalogue and I cut the banner out by hand. The 80 was cut from silver foil cardstock using the brilliant Large Numbers Framelits Dies (can’t tell you how handy these are!) and finally I embellished with some pearls on the card and the teacup.  I finished by mounting my card front (5″ x 5″) to crumb cake (5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″) and a wisteria wonder card base (11″ x 11″, scored in half).  The colours and design of card are quite unusual for me as they are beautifully soft, but I think they’re well suited to the occasion – just hope the recipient loves it – 80 is quite the milestone!! 8️⃣0️⃣ 🎂🍾


A Blessing in my Life

Everything Eleanor is such a classic stamp set. I do love it but I wanted to do something a bit different. So I decided to stamp Hardwood for my background in smoky slate for a soft, clean contemporary look. I stamped the flowers from Everything Eleanor in memento black ink, then water coloured them in, in delightful dijon and elegant eggplant, real red and elegant eggplant and wisteria wonder, cucumber crush & real red. The label was stamped in smoky slate and I chose the sentiment from Blessed by God.

That’s when I knew the card would be for my mum – she really is a blessing in my life, always there to bring some sunshine to an otherwise dull day and she always knows how to make me laugh! I used some white organza ribbon around the centre of the card, assembled my label and flowers and finished it off with a couple of iced rhinestones. I love the way this card turned out and so did mum 😘

To see how I made this card, watch my video below.