Category Archives: Papermania stamps

Advent cardmaking: Santa

Hello all… well I figured it was about time the main man made an appearance!

I ended up with a mixed media card this time… just because I fancied playing with paint and I LOVE this star die so much!

Want to see how I made this? Check out my video here.

Happy crafting!


Christmas in August… the final one

Ok I might not have taken photos of all the cards I made for my parents but over the last two weeks I’ve been sharing some designs of the cards I made all over the course of one weekend… And they must have all been pretty simple as I managed to make 50 cards in total (plus a few birthday cards as well).  Here is the last one. 

I kept it simple with the sentiment and snowflakes and robin stamped in Black soot distress oxide onto the card blank and then a simple addition of some glitter for the robins scarf. Cute! 

And that is me finished with Christmas in August.  Will probably now not touch the Christmas stash for a few weeks before I start my Christmas cards in earnest so enjoy the break. Will be back to some art journaling tomorrow which will make a nice change.

Happy crafting!


Christmas in August… keeping it easy

Today I have a simple solution to making multiple cards… 

In my stash were some patterned cards which I imagine came with a magazine or something to add as card toppers originally.  I of course have no idea what they were meant to be like so I kept life really simple and heat embossed a large sentiment in gold across them. 

On the red one I also added some white snowflakes and to the trees one I added some glitter glue to feel like they have the unfinished touch! 

Neither of these are exactly what I would normally do but it used up some of the stash and was a simple solution that added to the pile of cards I was making for the parents.  I actually had a few of these but did them all the same so no need to photograph them all! 

Happy crafting!


Christmas in August… pretty pink! (310 & 311)

Another lovely pair of ATC card toppers and then some more scraps cards using resist technique and pink and purple colours…

All of the backgrounds were created using an old Papermania background stamp and stamping in versamark and then heat embossing with white powder.  I didn’t do a clean job of stamping it but it didn’t matter for the purpose of these backgrounds. 

Once I had heat set the embossing I started added ink in bright pinks and purples using a mini round gelli plate.  I love the effect this gave of overlapping the colours but keeping some defined edges a bit like patchwork. 

I then cut them into panels… two ATCs and two squares. 

The ATCs I made little embellishments from the Festival of Trees stamp set and matching punch. 

For the squares I chose die cuts to add features. I also die cut a little bit of the inked paper left over using the swirly scribbles thinlits to provide the contrast swirls against the white card blanks. 

I mounted the card toppers onto some pre embossed card blanks and added touches of glitter to finish. 

Love love love these modern and fresh cards. 

Happy crafting! 


Happy Fathers day… ahem… ok maybe I am a little late with this

I do have an excuse for being late with my father’s day card… my parents live in Spain and although I could have popped it in the post to him, I decided to save the cash and give it to him when he was back in the uk. So today he got to open his father’s day card. 

It was quite a simple card to make. I used the painty background I created in a session with friends last month and then added the Dad stamped letters  (DoCrafts/papermania) which I heat embossed and cut out. 

A fun and easy card. So happy fathers day dad! 

Happy crafting!


For ATC’S sake … 100!

I used a scrap of textured cardstock that I had got some pattern and colour on already. Not entirely sure how I did this to be honest… it might have been gelatos? 

Anyway… I added the stamping using White acrylic.  Then added the shading using Inktense pencils and blended with water. I also added the little scrap of fabric and the stamped bird. 

Finished off with doodles and a stamped quote. 

Happy crafting! 


For ATC’S sake … 86

Just a single ATC to share today. 

I used some Gelli printed dsp for this one… it was a spotty paper and then has some fun patterns printed on the top. of course I forgot to take a picture of that! So to start this one I added some stamping using White acrylic.  Next I added added lovely circle die cut I got in added swap. Next the script bird stamp which I stamped on another piece of scrap which had some ink on it. I added shading and depth using the Inktense pencils and then the sentiment I inked using the alphabet stamps. 

Really love how all the colours work together and the white paint pops on the background. 
Happy crafting!