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Let it Ride

Don’t you just love the out doors,  a lovely set of stamps especially for the man in your life  I know that I for one will get lots and lots of use from this set.

The ladies in my class always enjoy making cards for men they tell me these are the cards that they struggle with.

Thanks for dropping by xx      Rene

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Lovely As A Tree Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Lovely As A Tree Clear-Mount Stamp Set
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All The Good Things

I Love this set All the good things I have seen this done in loads of different colors I will be really sad to see it go 😦

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Piece of cake

I love this stamp and punch set It is very versatile on this card I have stamped in versamark and stampin up gold emboss powder I love the end result, but you can just stamp in your favorite colour and Punch.

To make this card …….


  • Trim whisper white card to 6 x 6 I used the stampin up score board to score a couple of grooves down each side.
  • Trim a piece of gold card down to 6 inch high by 4.5 inch wide
  • Trim a piece of whisper white card 6 high by just under 4.5 so that the gold card is just say seen at the edges  this white panel need embossing using the country floral embossing folder.
  • Next using the stitched rectangle framelit dies cut a whisper white and gold panel in large and a size smaller for the sentiment and the cake.
  • Next using a piece of whisper white card stamp the cake and the stand  from the piece of cake stamp set using versamark ink and stampin up gold emboss powder heat emboss then punch out with the matching punch then stick these down on to the white panel and put a thin white ribbon around the bottom.
  • Next these all need matting together I stuck the layers down flat until I came to the sentiment and the panel with the cake these I raised with Dimensionals



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Happy Tails

Hello everyone,  We all love fury animals this is so true this is a lovely doggy card could be for male or female.

I do hope you have fun replicating  this card xx

  • Score and fold whisper white card in to an A 5 card
  • Trim a piece of smokey slate card  to mat on top leaving a small area of the whisper white showing.
  • Trim another piece of whisper white for the top this is what we will work on.
  • Take the top piece of whisper white and stamp randomly with smokey slate ink and the paw print stamps and the bone stamp.
  • Using the stitched framelit dies cut a square from Smokey slate and a smaller one from whisper white make sure that the sentiment stamp fits on to the white card I did mine at an angle.
  • Take a piece of whisper white and stamp the dog if you want to use the additional stamp ie the dots for a Datamation  or the  patch stamp and stamp your dog using smokey slate then stamp a collar then stamp the plain stamp shaped like the kennel in crumb cake. then use the other stamp shaped like a kennel with the wood grain  pattern on over the top  then I stamped a small sentiment JUST FOR YOU in crumb cake ink  trimmed this down and stuck onto the front of the kennel.
  • I stuck the smokey panel down flat onto the main card then I then mounted the top card on with mount tape
  • Then I put the sentiment with mount tape and  I put a bow on made using the silver/ white  twine.

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Half full

Now here Is a set of stamps that would great for Him or Her wine everyone loves a glass ! well I do lol .

we really enjoyed making this in class I do hope you will give this a go.

  1.  using whisper white card score and fold an A 4 piece of card into a tent fold if you are not sure what that is it is  when the card resembles a tent with the fold at the top.
  2. We need to make the two panels for the front ,now take a piece of cherry cobbler card and trim to  5 wide x 5 .5 high inch   in cherry cobbler and a second long piece 2.5 wide x 5.5 high next trim some whisper white card 4 .75 wide x 5.25 high  and a second piece 2. 25 high x 5.25
  3. use the cherry cobbler ink  and you will need a piece of scrap whisper white card  to stamp the tag onto this will require cutting out by hand.
  4. on the square top layer of the whisper white stamp the wine bottle and the two glasses you could paint using the cherry cobbler ink and a water brush pen or you may use the blender pens to colour. stamp the sentiment at the top using the cherry cobbler ink.
  5. mat all your layers together and using a dimension pad raise the tag.
  6. use a small hole punch on the tag at the round shape Put a piece of cherry cobbler ribbon through the top.

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Hello everyone, I am so sorry for my short absence I have been Poorly it is not often I get whisked into hospital but it does sometimes happen 😦

So this was a card for valentines but could be done for an anniversary or to a wedding this was so easy to make see what you think. i just really wanted to show the technique of the ribbon weaving.

  1. Whisper white card score and cut to 6 x 6
  2. mat /trim real read card to 5 3/4 x 5 3/4
  3. Cut a piece of whisper white card down to 5 1/2 x 5 1/2  now cut a heart out of this on a slant , cut some strips of ribbon in whisper white that will cover the hole in both directions .
  4. Next turn this over and start on the wrong side and stick the ribbon across one way with tape then weave the ribbon through the other way till all gaps are closed I raised this layer.
  5. I then used two heart dies to create a frame one was the same that I cut the heart out and the second was a next size down and then I raised this.
  6. The next think I did I took some real red thin ribbon and platted this and glued down from the top.
  7. I then used red enamels and dotted around the card.
  8. you may stamp a sentiment of your choice using real red ink.


The heart dies I used are stampin up but are retired I do not know what they were called.


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Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon
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Enjoy Life

  • Most of my ladies state that they always struggle to make mens cards, I think this is because for most of us it is because we love making girly cards or we have more female friends and family than the men ( sorry guys ) the type of cards we love to make are usually easy because we know who we are making them for we can look at a stamp and the idea is born. I do hope you like this card it is so simple to make go on have a go !                       
  • Take a piece of whisper white card score and fold in have mine is 4×6 inches
  • take a basic black card matt onto the white card reduce size by 1/8th of an inch
  • take a piece of whisper white and matt this down by 1/8th of and inch to fit onto the black do not stick down yet this is the piece we are going to work on.
  • Using water brushes and brushos ( Orange and yellow ) I put some brushos onto two  large stamping block and dropped water on to these then as if I was painting I simply brushed the colour across the card in an arch shape first the orange then the red randomly once i was happy with the result I dried off with my heat gun thoroughly.
  • Using black memento /archival inked up the grass stamp  I used the stamparatus as this has a hinge which will allow the stamp to be moved along at exactly the same height  all along the bottom of the card.0
  • Using the same black ink i then stamped my cyclist and the sentiment and finally I stamped a little bush in the corner .
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Home to roost

Home to roost

 Sale A bration is really working for me the stamps are tremendous it really is great getting something for nothing.

From January 3rd  until the 31st March if you spend £45 then you get to choose a free stamp the more you spend the more freebies you can choose.

Now for the card.

  1. Take a sheet of A4 whisper white score and fold in half to make a C5 card
  2. Trim another sheet leaving a tiny gap all around 1/8th of an inch cut a round hole in this top piece nearer to the bottom.
  3. Stamp sentiment on the top in Spool party.
  4. place the top sheet  A 5 over the hole and mark around in pencil we can erase this later this needs to be exact as we will remove the top to work on the main card underneath.
  5. On the main card we need a template  with the same size hole you can make one in plastic or card place on the main card as a guide where we want to ink our aperture.
  6. Using the sponge brayer roll over the top from right to left in pool party ink.
  7. Then roll over from right to left with sponge brayer in mint Macaron ink.
  8. Then roll over from right to left in coastal cabana ink.
  9. Using memento ink stamp the roost on to the main card then stamp him onto Post note near the sticky top area then when we cut this out for masking purposes the top will stick over the original roost on the main card
  10. Place post it note on top of our previously stamped roost and ink up the wheat and stamp this over the top in random areas now remove post it you will see the roost was protected.
  11. Stamp sentiment near the top
  12. Place the ribbon along the bottom and tie a little length to create a false bow
  13. Using mount dimentials raise the top layer



I really had fun making this little fella I do hope you give it a go if you would like a notification for new blog posts  then click follow and twice a week you will receive a notification when I post a new blog.

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By The Bay ( Sale A Bration )

Welcome to the second blog hop for January 2019  , we have some amazing cards to show you so when you have seen my creations  don’t forget to click on to the link to take you to the next person.


Today’s card is from the sale a bration catalogue this is an amazing offer just spend the qualifying amount and choose a free stamp,it could not be easier the stamps I have used are  called By the Bay

This stamp was colored using the inks and a aqua painter I used the thick whisper white matted onto smokey slate

and the base card  was whisper white. below is a list of the items I have used.




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