Avery Elle, Concord & 9th, Gelatos, Faber Castell, Hot Picks, Masks/Stencils, Ribbons

Gelato background playtime

I made some backgrounds a while ago playing with gelatos and some Paperartsy stamps and then set a couple aside … today I’m sharing the final card I made with one of them.

This one took some work before I got to a point of being happy with it. I added some of the cute layered stencil butterflies using the Concord and 9th set and added the gorgeous sari ribbon too. I then added the big Hi stamp and die cut from Avery Elle and some big blue gems for the finishing touches.

Happy crafting!


Biggest Wish, Concord & 9th, Masks/Stencils

Another getting dotty card

I’m glad after the week I’ve had that I make more than one project when I sit down to craft so I can save projects up to blog at a later date. I’ve been poorly this week and had zero energy for crafting! Hoping to get some more energy to make some more stuff this weekend. Today all I’ve managed to do is die cut scraps sat on my bed … it’s something, but not exactly fun and creative! Ah well … onto todays project I can share …

I made a second background whilst I was playing the other day and added inks and created a card from it.

Once again embossed dots all over … but this time blues and yellows to make a lovely background.

I turned the background so it was landscape and then added into the background some of the stamps from the Concord and 9th butterfly set that goes with the stencil lens butterflies.

I then stenciled the butterflies and die cut them choosing one for the front. I used the Biggest Wish stamp for the main sentiment onto some cardstock I used the same inks to keep the colour scheme the same.

I added the turquoise gems and then mounted the background onto black before adding it to a white card blank.

I also added glossy accents to the centre of the butterfly.

Love how this was finished. Fun but also pretty.

Maybe I will regret it but I did make the decision to get rid of the circle stamps … but I think I’ve come to end of my thoughts on using them … so the hard decision was made to add them to the sale pile!

Entering it into the anything goes challenge at Through the purple haze

Happy crafting!


Concord & 9th, Dylusions spray inks, Lawn Fawn stamps, Masks/Stencils, YouTube video

New Concord & 9th goodies

Yes I know that 2023 is no spend on new craft stash but I bought these between Xmas and New year so they don’t really count as spends! Anyway … I bought the Boho Butterfly layered stencils, dies and stamp set and this was my first play with the stencils and the dies (I used a few of the stamps the other day).

Do I love those layered stencils? Yes, yes I absolutely do! They are amazingly easy to use and the results are gorgeous!

I teamed these three with one of those spray backgrounds and some scrap orange cardstock and a Lawn Fawn sentiment I cut apart and mounted onto black to go with the black card base.

Each of the butterflies is stacked a few times and I used one of the sentiments from the stamp set to add to the background to also add in the pink colour.

Love how it turned out… and if you fancy watching the process there is a long craft with me video which shows me making it, along with my usual rambling and also a little tidy up section and haul section!

Happy crafting!