Category Archives: Hardwood

Wiping the Petite Petals

It’s time for a catch up post!

On Wednesday my lovely friend Helen (check out her blog) held a fab class on the baby wipe technique!

Now I use a lot of baby wipes… But usually to clean things, not to add ink to stamps! But the thing with the baby wipe technique is it is a lovely subtle way of adding multiple colours to a stamped image.

Helen chose the fabulous Petite Petals set to keep the five cards we were making similar, but with loads of other bits and pieces too!

I didn’t actually finish my cards at the class … I forgot adhesive … Plus concentrated on getting all the stamping done instead! But yesterday I put them together. I didn’t 100% follow the instructions… Only one genuine mistake … Otherwise known as “doing a Catherine” where I affixed the card topper to the card base upside down … But the other slight changes were just where I wanted to add some ink to edges which I sponged on. So sorry Helen, not exact replicas but still all your gorgeous designs are there!






Hope you like the set … I think they make lovely cards I must admit.

Happy crafting!


Happy Birthday Princess!

Today my little baby is 8!!! I can’t believe it! Doesn’t seem long since she was a babe in arms … But given she is a tall girl, and I am a shortie, it won’t be long before she is towering above me I know! Goodness help me then!

So of course, my princess got made a special card!


Packed full of Petite Petals with a cute bird (Language of Friendship) and butterfly (Papillion Pot Pourri). With some nice texture in the background using both Hardwood & Woodgrain.

Love how it came out! Almost as much as I love the girl herself!

Happy crafting!


Ps little update photo that shows all the dimension in the card!


Crafting with my friends!

I grabbed some time last week to do a little bit of crafting with my dear friends. Unfortunately I didn’t get the whole day with them, but did grab a few hours to chat, craft and eat cake! Can’t argue with that now can we?

One of the items I made was this card, made using the scraps of cardstock I had left, (and pieces kindly donated by Mara) and using the fabulous People Like You stamp Mara had just had delivered … So yes I was the first to ink it!


I used my SU Stampin Write markers to ink it up so that the flower and stem were not the same colour and to give some definition to the sentiment, and then stamped it on the cardstock. I then stamped the sentiment section again onto another piece of cardstock and used the Decorative label punch to cut it out and then add it over the top of the original so that it just out of the picture.

I stamped the background piece with the fabulous Hardwood stamp … My new favourite stamp! In the blue … Think it was Baja Breeze but could very easily have been Pool Party and then added the gems and the buttons with the bakers twine knots.

I inked the edge with my pen in the Rich Razzleberry of the flowers, and then layered it on another piece of white cardstock and edged that with the Old Olive pen that I used on the stem of the flower and the edge of the sentiment label to tie it all in!

Pleased with this … And have to say I am loving this type of image with the lines to show texture and depth of colour, very cool!

Happy crafting!