Card Challenge

Daffodils for Easter

Sunday, March 24, 2019

When I saw this week's Global Design Project challenge I knew exactly what I wanted to make.  It calls for you to make a card with these gorgeous colours:

and instantly I thought: daffodils for Easter!


I wanted the flowers to speak for themselves with the sentiment on the interior for this card.  In Shimmery White cardstock I cut a shape with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits (and used a card base in the American size to match).  


Then I used the three inks in this week's challenge to colour in the image from the You're Inspiring stamp set using my Aqua painter.  Popped it up on dimensionals and stamped the interior of the card with Happy Easter.


Hey presto!  Gorgeous Easter card at the ready.  Thanks to GDP for the challenge!

Happy crafting,
Fiona x

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Blog hop

Ink it! Stamp it! Blog hop: Favourite Colour Combo

Friday, March 22, 2019


This month's blog hop with the Ink It! Stamp It! Design Team was a toughie. What's my favourite colour combination.  It's tough becuase it changes, all the time!  Usually it revolves around one colour though, and at the moment that one colour is Mango Medley, I just love it!  So, here's my current favourite combination.
And I've used it in force in this month's card with block pieces of it.  Each colour measures 1 1/4" x 3 3/4" and is stuck onto an American size base (5.5" x 4.25") which is slightly wider and shorter than the Australian card size.  This sizing just fits this design a lot better.


I stamped the image onto the strips of coloured cardstock to get the placement of the balloon (which I had fussy cut and then coloured in Daffodil Delight Blends because I don't have the Mango Medley ones...yet!).  The little dog is coloured in Crumb Cake Blends and the collar in Balmy Blue.


Now check out the fav colour combos of all my fellow design team members as you hop your way around their blogs:



Happy crafting,
Fiona x

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Celebration

Soaring Congratulations

Monday, March 18, 2019

I'm always on the look out for a design that suits making cards in bulk.  Whilst I wouldn't have any reason to make up dozens of congratulations cards, I will be keeping this in mind for Christmas when we get a bit closer to it.  It would also make a beautiful thank you card if you have to make up a stack of those for customer orders, or after a party.


The balloon DSP is from last year's SAB freebies, but that doesn't mean you can't create this card by picking your own DSP and matching a sentiment with it.  That's how versatile this design is!  I do think though that you need to stick with the Crumb Cake cardstock as your base so pick DSP that will go with that and work from there.


Cut your DSP 1" shorter than the width and hight of your base cardstock, and layer it on a coordinating colour which is 1/8" larger in both length and width (so, 1/16" larger on all four sides).  Stamp your sentiment and cut into a flag, pop on some twine, or an embelishment, and raise up with dimensionals.  EASY!

Happy crafting,
Fiona x

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