Foxy Friends

The Foxy Friends bundle is the perfect set to use for baby cards.  The Foxy Friends stamp set is so versatile, and you can create an endless number of animals when using it with the fox builder punch. Though I’ve barely scraped the surface of this set, here is the cute card I came up with.

I took a piece of A little foxy DSP and stamped the leaves from Kinda Eclectic in pool party ink, in two diagonal corners of the DSP.  I stamped my tree trunk in early espresso ink before building my fox using the stamp set and matching punch.

I fussy cut my tree trunk out and adhered it flat, and sat the fox on top using dimensionals for some depth.  I created my sentiment from the brilliant Labeler Alphabet stamp set and heat embossed each letter with silver embossing powder.

Finally, I adhered my letters with glue dots, scattered a few rhinestones, and tied a piece of Calypso Coral thick baker’s twine towards the bottom of my card front, before adhering this to a pool party mat and then to a smoky slate card base. Love love love this sweet stamp set, and looking forward to trying my hand at making many more adorable animals xx


Shooting Stars – Another spinner card

I created this adorable card using the Shooting Star Bundle (shooting star stamp set with Slider Star Framelits Dies).  To see how to create the spinning mechanism which makes the bee spin from one side to the other, you can click here to watch my video tutorial. This stamp set with matching framelits is such an investment as there is no end to the number of interactive designs you can come up with, and of course when you buy them in a bundle, you save 10% which is even better!  I’d seen a lot of bees flying towards their bee hive, so I decided to be different and have my bee flying towards the flowers!  I stamped my flowers using the versatile Touches of Texture stamp set, in the colours pink pirouette, rose red, wisteria wonder, bermuda bay, elegant eggplant and daffodil delight.  I am in love with the leaf image from Kinda Eclectic and use this stamp whenever I can.  I stamped my leaf image multiple times in wild wasabi, and without re-inking my stamp in between to achieve the different shades of colour.  I coloured my bee in using my daffodil delight and basic black stampin write markers and then brused some gold wink of stella over the the yellow parts of the bee to make him shimmer.  My sentiment came from the same stamp set, and I punched it out using the Classic Label Punch.  Once my bee was placed into position, I scattered a few basic rhinestones into the flower centres and attached my whisper white card front to a bermuda bay mat and then to a wild wasabi card base.  The perfect summer card xx

Nuts about you

So, this weekend my husband is away with friends. I thought it would be the perfect time to catch up on some well needed crafting relief!! The strange thing was when I started to craft I realised I was missing him and so decided to make my card for him. How soppy am I? He was only away for the weekend!!  Anyway this was what I came up with:

I used ‘Acorny thank you’ – I just adore this stamp set and matching acorn punch. I used a crumb cake card base layered with always artichoke and stamped my acorns with tip top taupe, rich razzleberry, rose red and the ‘nuts about you’ one was stamped in cajun craze. My leaves were stamped from ‘kinda eclectic’ in always artichoke and I stamped ‘off’ a few times to create the different shades of green. I then randomly stamped some images from ‘timeless textures’ in tip top taupe to create some background interest and stamped my hearts from ‘chalk lines’ in crumb cake. I gold heat embossed my ‘splats’ from perpetual birthday calendar for an added wow and embellished with a little gold foil doillie to offset my main acorn, and a gold basic button tied with linen thread in the opposite corner and voila! Just love this card, let’s hope hubby does too! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️