Gleeful gardens

A special someone turned 90 this week so I wanted to create a special card to celebrate. As a keen gardener, choosing Lawn Fawn’s Gleeful Garden set was an obvious choice! 90th card with EC

I decided to make a little garden scene so I die cut a mini hill and coloured it with Distress Inks. I used the grassy border die to create the strands of grass. As this die cuts the grass straight, I cut it into sections and adhered it to the back of the mini hill so they followed the curve.

I used one of the stitched rectangle dies to cut out the mini hill/grass section and the sky to make the background. As the UK card sizes are taller than the rectangles, I lengthened the two sections so it would match the size of my base card (A6).

90th card on wood EC

It was so much fun colouring the little bird in all those different colours using Copics. There is a layer of Wink of Stella on top too, it’s so sparkly in real life!

90th card close up EC

I used Mama Elephant’s Sketchy Letters to create the ‘happy’ and the ‘birthday’ was from Lawn Fawn’s Baked With Love. I used VersaMark ink to stamp them and sprinkled a silver embossing powder from Papermania over the top – I love watching it melt!

90th card with stamps EC

I also added a sparkly silver ’90’ inside the card but forgot to take a photo – whoops!

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I bought one thing

I didn’t really…I tried but failed badly! All I needed wanted was the Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag die and I ended up with a few extras in my shopping cart. Ooops.

It’s hard to find great stamping supplies in the UK but I’ve found a few brilliant stores online:

Make The Day SpecialOnce Upon A Stamp and Sprinkle Twinkle.

Here’s what I ordered:May haul - mixture

Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag die
Lawn Fawn Candy Box die
Lawn Fawn Hedgehugs stamp set
Lawn Fawn Hedgehugs matching die set

Mama Elephant Three Amigos
Mama Elephant Three Amigos matching die set

Hero Arts Congrats stamp and die set
Hero Arts Thanks stamp and die set

WPlus9 Design Studio Little Bits stamp set

Neat & Tangled All My Heart stamp set
Neat & Tangled Falling Hearts stamp

I can’t wait to use these new products and create some cute cards!

Fancy a cupcake?

I needed to rustle up a super quick card recently for a birthday but I still wanted it to feel special. I love baking (especially cupcakes!) so decided to use the ‘Baked with Love’ set but have a cupcake as the main feature – pretty difficult considering the image is tiny compared to the size of a card!

I cut a panel from kraft paper using a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle and created a background on top using a selection of the stamps and VersaMark ink. Next, I cut a stitched circle and used Distress Ink on the edge to soften the contrast between the kraft paper and white circle. I created the stand and cupcake with the stamps and dies to match and coloured them with just a few copics. Although I was going for ‘quick and simple’, I couldn’t leave it without any sequins so added a couple of pink and white ones to add some a small amount of glitz!

Cupcake card - ECCupcake card with stamps - EC

I really fancy whipping up a delicious vanilla cupcake to match! :o)

Shake, shake, shake!

I absolutely love shaker cards so couldn’t resist making another one (I mean two) using a couple of different sets. I wanted to use the same design for both but tried one as a 3D shaker and the other as a flat design so the shaker is inside the layers.

First up is my favourite of the two which uses Lawn Fawn’s ‘chit chat’ stamps and dies. The pink mini heart paper is so sweet and made a perfect frame for the little birdies! I filled the shaker with a ton of sequins and micro beads so it didn’t look too empty when standing up. The happy birthday sentiment has Wink of Stella on top but it’s hard to capture!

Birdie shaker card - EC v2Birdie shaker and stamps - ECBirdie shaker up close - EC
The second uses the set ‘Baked with Love’ plus their coordinating dies. I choose pink, mint and cream for the colour scheme and opted for polka dot paper. I wanted to include cupcakes with the sequins and they work really well when you give it a good shake!
Baked with love - ECBaked with love with stamps - EC
Hope you like my two shaker cards, thanks for stopping by!