Design Team, Designer Series Paper, Emma Godfrey

DT: Creative Knockouts – outside fun

Hello everyone!

Today it is time for another design team challenge. This time the challenge at Creative Knockouts is Outside Fun and we’ve been sponsored by Dr Digis and I was gifted the golf clubs image to play with.

I chose to print it on both the card and the patterned paper to do some paper piecing.

So the base image on the white I coloured with my Stampin Blends and then I also added some shading to the golf bag to help the image stand out and look more dimensional. Then I edged the white with the same grey pen and then added some doodle lines around.

I used the same patterned paper for the background along with a strip of the reverse.

I decided to use some letter stickers for some of the sentiment and raised the main focal image on some foam for dimension. And that was pretty much it. Simple!

Happy crafting!


Design Team, Designer Series Paper, Old Paper, Promarkers, Letraset, Ribbons, Stampin Blends alcohol pens

DT: Happy Little Stampers Anything goes birthday challenge


Today I have the card I made for this months Design team contribution for Happy Little Stampers anything goes birthday challenge. I actually made this ages ago as a card for my Aunties birthday back in the spring! But I saved it to share on the blog.

I used some patterned paper that is quite grungy as the background and ran it through the Old Paper embossing folder.

I added a ribbon to give some more texture, choosing a wide grey grosgrain ribbon from the stash. Next I chose lots of panels of the dsp left in my stash from the patterned paper play I did a few months ago.

Next I chose to use some gorgeous stamped and coloured flowers and leaves to intersperse with the panels and tags.

I added some brads and the little metal key charm too to add some different types of bling from my usual kind of gems … nice to mix things up occasionally!

I then stamped and fussy cut the sentiment and added that on the top!

Love how it ended up … a bit different from the usual cards I have previously made for my auntie but I am sure she liked it even if not the usual pinks or yellows.

Happy crafting!


Artistically Inked, Lovely Inside and Out, Paper Blooms

Patterned paper playtime

Hello! 1st of June which means another of my patterned paper playtime sessions. As with the other ones this year I took a piece of patterned paper and went to town with my scissors to cut elements out that I could use on the card.

This one was a pale blue background but still looks lovely fussy cut… and created a lot of pieces for me to play with and very little waste.

I left a few pieces of the paper intact so I could have elements of a the reverse pattern too and I used that in my card too.

I ended up making a 5×7 card as the floral images are quite large. I used Petal Pink for the base as I know that was one of the flower colours. Also night of Navy for the sentiment and the mat for the sentiment.

I raised the main panel up onto foam but the elements off the sides are flat onto the card base.

For the sentiment I embossed some vellum with the word hugs and then sewed it onto the patterned panel. Love how this looks and love the Pale blue sewing to pick out the blue in the paper pieces.

Finished off with some gems for some sparkle.

Inside the card I added a few more cut out pieces to decorate too.

Loved this very girly but quite modern feeling card.

Happy crafting!


Design Team, Designer Series Paper

DT: Creative Knockouts – anything goes

Today there is a nice and easy challenge starting at Creative Knockouts … it’s an anything goes challenge!

We are being sponsored by Patties Creations and I was gifted this Lattee Love image for my playtime. I mean who doesn’t love a coffee??? So perfect as a little Hello card!

I chose to do some paper piecing to create my cups … and layered them so that they are also a little like decoupage.

I chose to use a patterned paper for the red cup and then coloured in the cardboard sleeve on white and layered that. And the same for the lid. Then I did the tiny heart too out of the same patterned paper although I then added wink of Stella and some glossy accents too.

I used the same patterned paper in the background along with white and black cardstock for layers and fun doodled type patterned paper I recently received in a swap. I also added some vellum and stapled that in place and then the little sentiment.

Now as I wasn’t sure exactly what my design would be when I started I did make a few other little cups so I used these and the scraps of leftover paper to decorate the envelope…

… and the inside of the card…

A fun project for sure and used up some older supplies and the gifted paper perfectly!

Happy crafting!


Artistically Inked, Berry Delightful, Design Team, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawn stamps, Pinewood planks

Patterned paper playtime

Well hello… as its the first of the month it is time for my patterned paper playtime and this time I am sharing the card I actually made for my auntie for her birthday in March.

It uses the Berry Delightful dsp that I cut apart to get all those lovely strawberries and the flowers and leaves. The reverse is the picnic blanket style red paper. As with the other cards I’ve been making for this challenge this year I’ve been taking a dsp and fussy cutting out elements to make good use of the dsp. Well this particular one has given me lots and lots of fruit, leaves and flowers to play with!

I wanted to make a bigger card for my auntie so this is a 7×7 and I created a curve across the page with ink blending and the lovely Parakeet Party ink to ground the strawberries. I then stuck them on and embossed the panel using the pinewood planks embossing folder. I love the effect this gives. It pushes the images into the paper as it if was one panel not pieces stuck together.

Next I die cut the stitched circle three times and stacked it up for dimension before adding the stamping, the strip for the sentiment and the strip of the dsp. I then stamped and die cut the Hugs from Lawn Fawn again die cutting it a couple of times for dimension.

After adhering it to the main panel I also added the three leaves and flowers as additional embellishments.

I added a mat of the Parakeet Party underneath to frame it and tie in the sentiment. I also coloured the gems and added them to the flowers to finish.

Love this special card for my auntie. She is passionate about growing things and gardening so I know she would have appreciated this fruity card!

Happy crafting!


Artistically Inked, Designer Series Paper, For My Family, True Love, Washi tape

Rainbow perfectly penned

I’m back with more floral elements from the perfectly penned and this time rainbow themed.

I coloured each of the clusters a different colour of the rainbow using stampin blends and promarkers. I added them to a dotty background (leftovers from the True Love dsp) raising some up on foam for dimension.

I then created my sentiment layering it on some rainbow washi covered cardstock.

Finished off inside the black cardblank a white insert with an added floral element and washi strip.

Lovely and colourful!

Happy crafting!


Biggest Wish, Designer Series Paper, Ribbons

More perfectly penned playing

At the beginning of the month I used some perfectly penned dsp to create a black and white card… this time I made it colourful with added yellow.

Firstly a yellow card blank and secondly I coloured all the images using my Stampin Blends in daffodil delight. And how cute does this look?

I kept the card fairly similar in design (this time larger flower clusters not single flowers) with the products used but with the pop of yellow it looks so different. I also added yellow gems (I coloured them using the stampin blends) to embellish.

Happy crafting!


Artistically Inked, Design Team, Designer Series Paper, Emma Godfrey, Pierced Blooms, Prismacolour pencils, Wreath Builder

DT: Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge

Hello! Welcome (back) to my blog!

Today I have a card I made for the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge design team using lots of the little flowers from Wreath Builder Dies and the leaves from Pierced Blooms dies with a cute digital image that has been printed and coloured in my stash for ages!

I chose some papers from the stash that worked with the colours in the image and then used Daffodil Delight as the base for the card and the mat layers.

As long time readers of my blog will know I occasionally have a big die cutting session using all my scraps of cardstock and as a result I end up with pouches of the die cuts sitting there ready to use and this was the case with the flowers and the leaves.

I just picked out the ones that went with the colour scheme and it was easy to create these little flower clusters. I added in the white die cuts that I think are Memory Box dies but I’ve had them so long I have no idea and certainly don’t own the die to check. This helped soften the slightly more graphic shapes of the leaves.

I decided to fill the centre of the flowers with rose gold shimmer paint to finish them off.

I remembered to also finish the inside with some of the paper, another leaf and flower cluster and a sentiment.


Love this bright and cheery card.

Happy crafting!


Biggest Wish, Designer Series Paper, Ribbons

Patterned paper play

White rabbit white rabbit white rabbit… is that still a thing for first of the month? Also April Fools… nah not for me!

Anyway first of the month means to me play with patterned paper. So like the last few months I got prepped ages ago, picked out some 12×12 dsp and did some fussy cutting. This time I think the dsp was saleabration and perfectly penned or something similar … but its a black and white floral on one side and loose watercolour stripes on the other.

Perfect for fussy cutting the floral images and mounting them onto foam and adding into a background below the focal image. I chose to stamp the Happy three times and mount that on black then fussy cut the birthday.

I added the gingham ribbon and some sparkly gems to finish … jobs a good’un!

I have loads of these floral images left to play with and look forward to doing more cards with it… maybe with a bit of colour?

Happy crafting!


Designer Series Paper, For My Family, Ribbons

Mashing up the dsp

Todays card is one I made with the bits and pieces that were left over from other projects. Firstly some fussy cut dsp from projects I made in January (the flowers) and then the dsp I made this months patterned paper playtime project with and the UK stampers forum tag swap with.

From these bits and pieces a cute card came together with the gorgeous lace trim, some sewing and some scraps of black. All mounted on a Cherry Cobbler base card blank.

I love how easily this came together just using bits and pieces left over from other projects.

Finished off the card with the black gems and a sentiment stamped on one of those labels leftover.

Happy crafting!