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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

items I used to make this card …



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Jute Twine


Lovely As A Tree Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Lovely As A Tree Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Perfect pair or two by two

All the animals came two by two really cute  this is for card class I am sure the ladies will enjoy making this


  1. Score and fold a piece of whisper white card  to  6×6
  2. using pacific point trim to 5 .75 x 5 .75
  3. whisper white trim to 5.5 x 5.5
  4. using pacific point and two frames approximately 4 inch wide from the new stitched  framelits   cut one in in white also the smaller for the top.
  5. Stamp the perfect pair stamp with memento ink  and colour in using the blending pens.
  6. cut a small rectangle  in the stitched framelits and choose a sentiment to stamp
  7. tie a pacific ribbon around the edge of the card with a bow to complete.

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Pacific Point 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Pacific Point 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
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fable friends

I love the little ducks so cute and the rabbit well I think this is great for new baby, Easter and birthdays what lovely set. I think I will have a lot of use for these stamps

  1. Take a whisper white A 4 sheet of card and score and fold in half and cut down to 5 x 7 inch tent fold
  2. Using pineapple punch trim down a 1/4 of an inch smaller to layer on top of the white
  3. next with whisper white trim to layer on top of the pineapple crush
  4. stamp the grass all along the bottom edge in pear pizzaz.
  5. Using Memento ink stamp mummy duck at the beginning but leave enough room to put a ribbon around the card in front of her
  6. stamp the baby ducks behind mummy, now choose your colour blenders and colour all the duck in.
  7. I used a balloon punch with pineapple punch card and used this for the sentiment.
  8. Draw a line from the bottom of mummies tail up to the top to stick the balloon to.
  9. Wrap a pineapple punch ribbon around the whisper white card in front of mummy duck and put a bow on it
  10. stick all layers down flat.


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Anniversary · Birthday card womens · Birthday Mens


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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Very Vintage Triple Stamping

I love this lovely technique it’s so different every time I attempt it and it is sooooo easy just follow my step by step, I also have a video tutorial on my blog somewhere regarding triple stamping.



  1. Step one score and fold a sheet of A4 whisper white card this is now the base card  C5 size
  2. Mat and layer in 1 Highland  Heather  then 1 whisper white then 1 more Highland heather then finally another whisper white. the gap the you want is up to you small or wide it is down  to personal preference, I prefer a small aperture.
  3. Remove the coloured card put onto one side for now
  4. Layer all the white card on top of each other largest is the  base then the next smaller and finally the smallest white on top.
  5. Now ink up stamp and make sure it is well inked while holding white layers down ink and stamp around the outside randomly all around and make sure the stamp is inked up for every attempt at stamping.
  6. stamp sentiment in the middle
  7. Now it is time to mat all the  white and highland heather layers can put tape on or mounting foam the choice is yours start with the base  and work up to the smallest layer.

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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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Birthday card womens · Birthday Mens

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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Sale A Bration ………So hoppy together

I am really loving the free stamps from sale-a-bration this set is really cute nothing like the real thing lol.

To make this card :-

  1. Score and fold a piece of A4 whisper white card
  2. Mat a piece of pear pizzazz card on top leaving a small gap all around
  3. Trim a piece of whisper white this is the layer we will work with.
  4. Using the corrugated emboss folder emboss the top layer the emboss folder fits most of the cards the area that does not fit in the folder leave plain wrap a ribbon over the plain area and tie a bow on.
  5. Using the stitched framelits cut a small circle in white and a larger one in pear Pizzazz this is for the sentiment stamp in pear pizzazz ink.
  6. Using the 2nd size of stitched framelits cut two circles in whisper white stamp the frog on to one.
  7. Then on second white circle I have designed a crear rubber mat to do mirror image stamping using the stamping platform place the rubber mat in here and stamp the frog ,you can re-ink and stamp a couple of times as the mat won’t move its kept in place with magnets, then remove turn over so the inked side is over the white circle and and very gently run a brayer over the image is now reversed and transferred.
  8. You may stamp first then cut out with dies some people find this way much easier.

I really love doing mirror imaging if anyone would like to purchase a mat the cost including postage is £7.60 then just email me 🙂

I have a video demonstrating this mat on facebook I see if I can upload to my blog.

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Beauty Abounds Gold

Two cards from the same bundle everyone loves butterflies they come in all colours and they flutter everywhere.

I will be publishing two post one for each of the butterfly cards.

Card 2 in Black and Gold  to make this card :-

  1. Take a piece of A4 card score and fold in half.
  2. Take a piece Basic black and mat on top of the whisper white.
  3. Cut a piece of whisper white to mat on top of the Basic black the white is what we are going to work on.
  4. I used versamark and gold embossing powder Dont forget to use your stamp Buddy ( antistatic bag ) I stamped in random areas with the splatter stamp and the stamped a couple of butterflies.
  5. I then used the butterfly beauty thinlits there are two dies which you can cut out separately I cut one out in Basic black  and the other in glitter gold   and one fits over the other glue these together put in place and glue down.
  6. next I took a sentiment from birthday banners  stamped in memento directly onto the card with the banner and then stamped inside the banner with the happy birthday sentiment.


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Best catch ( new spring summer catalogue )

I really love the new 2019 spring summer catalogue there are so many gorgeous stamps I think I need to rob a bank lol

Best catch

mans cards  to make this card :-

    • 6×6 Crumb cake for main card (  Base )
    • 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in smokey slate  2nd layer
    • 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in whisper white  3rd layer
    • using stitched shapes framelits cut a hole out of the 3rd layer in the centre of the card.
    • on this final layer put the circle back in place and stamp the sea and some seagulls from High Tide in smokey slate then the fishermans, a sentiment and the hat.
    • to make the fish I used finger dabbers and inks in shades of green yellow and red I rubbed the inks onto whisper white card in streaky lines then when the card looked murky with no white areas showing I used the  coordinating  dies to cut the fish out.

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