3CC710D8-3351-4D7E-B574-9A857CBBD00DA lovely crafty morning at The Mallard, Westwood Lakes. The sun was shining, no coat needed and 3 lovely ladies for company.

For our first card we used ‘Flying Home’ stamp set from the Spring/Summer 2018 catalogue (only available til end of May).

We stamped in memento black onto  whisper white card stock and then used blender pens with ink pads to colour the card.  I used  some of the colours that are retiring this year….wild wasabi, rose red, perfect plum, pink pirouette and chocolate chip.  You can get lighter shades using this technique by picking up smaller amounts of ink and colouring on scrap paper until the ink has dispersed a little.

After colouring, we used some (very) old rose red ribbon across the front, and then mounted it onto some rose red cardstock.

The sentiment was done using the fabulous stamparatus….available from June, with another discontinued set Endless Birthday Wishes and this was stamped directly onto the card front, before mounting the rose red card on some dimensionals.



Our second card used Touches of Texture stamp set…a very versatile set in my opinion, with the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

A textured back ground was stamped in Crumb Cake ink onto the crumb cake card base.

The flower stem was stamped in Wild Wasabi, the 2 step flower in marina mist, the splattered background again in crumb cake and the bee in archival black, all onto a whisper white background.

After attaching this to the card, a strip of Burlap ribbon was added below the picture, a sentiment was stamped in marina mist and placed on top of the burlap with dimensionals.

For finishing touches a gold faceted gem was placed in the middle of the flower


To get any of the products used in either of these cards, visit my shop on the home page