Flower Patch

It’s my Gran’s 90th birthday today and here’s the card I created for her.

I began by running my card front through the Big Shot using the seaside textured impressions embossing folder to create a pretty wavy background (difficult to see in the picture above).

My floral images were stamped using the Flower Patch stamp set and die cut with the matching Flower Fair framelits dies.

The ‘Gran’ was stamped from Brushwork Alphabet stamp set and silver heat embossed and then fussy cut out.  The sentiment was stamped from Sweet Cupcake, silver heat embossed and punched out using the Classic Label Punch.

The 90 was die cut from a silver foil sheet using the Large Numbers framelits dies and adhered with dimensionals.

I wrapped a piece of sweet sugarplum glitter ribbon around the card front, assembled my flowers with dimensionals and and attached the sentiment and the ‘Gran’ with dimensionals to add some depth.

Happy 90th Birthday Gran – wish I was celebrating with you today 😘😘😘

Coffee Cup Inspiration – Part 2


As promised, here is part 2 of my coffee cup inspiration blog and this was my favourite cup of the three designs (scroll down if you missed part 1!).  I began by taking a couple of sponge daubers and sponging the right hand side of my whisper white card stock in pink pirouette and blushing bride ink to create the soft pink background shown behind the flowers in the cup. Then I stamped my flowers and rose buds with stamps from the gorgeous Bloomin’ Love stamp set in rose red and sponged over the flowers in melon mambo.  I stamped the large leaves from Flower Patch in garden green ink ‘stamped off’ and then stamped the tiny leaf accents from Endless Thanks in full strength garden green ink to give some contrast. I then drew in the leaf veins by hand with a garden green Stampin’ write marker.


To replicate the bird in flight, I naturally reached for the beautiful hummingbird stamp from Picture Perfect stamp set and stamped him in so saffron and island indigo ink. I then cut him out and popped him up on dimensionals  on top of some linen thread loops. Finally I gold embossed my ‘happy birthday’ sentiment from Rose Wonder on a vellum banner and finished with a gold basic button. I mounted my card on garden green cardstock and attached that to a crumb cake card base.  Although the colours are more intense in my card verses the coffee cup, I love the vintagey look to this card – a style I rarely adopt in card craft but will definitely consider using again to achieve this pretty look  🌺🌺🌺