Loving Thoughts

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Butterfly Dreams

I’m back again with another challenge card.

I hope you are enjoying my more regular posting and I hope’  that I keep it up.

Today’s card is for 2 challenges.

I’ve combined a Colour Challenge from Come and Get It

Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight

with  Sketch Challenge #93 from Sketchbook Saturday Challenge

This is what I came up with…..

I love how the butterfly turned out. Of course a slightly larger one with a matching punch would be even better…..lol

I used the Thumping technique to colour the butterfly using Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight markers. I love the mottled effect it gave.

Here’s another angle.

Supplies: (All SU unless specified otherwise)
Stamp sets: Papillon Potpourri, Loving Thoughts
Card: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, In Colour 2011-2103 Pattern Stack (Pool Party DSP)
Ink: Pool Party Inkpad, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight & Pool Party Stampin’ Write Markers
Accessories: White Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pearls (Non-SU)

I hope you like my card I’ve shared with you today. Hopefully I’ll be back tomorrow with another.

Color Inkspiration

Next up is the Color Inkspiration.

Here’s the challenge.



I found these colours a little hard to work with at first. I tried a few stamp sets and few different combinations with amounts of each colour and nothing was really working. I pulled out an older set and things just fell into place. Here’s what I ended up with.



It’s a clean and simple style card but I’m really happy with how it turned out. I hope you like it too.


Stamp sets: Thoughts & Prayers, Loving Thoughts
Card: Old Olive, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Neutrals Patterns Stack (Soft Suede)
Ink: Old Olive & Baja Breeze Markers, Soft Suede Inkpad
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig


Back in a few with the next one…..


Secret Sister – August items

I hadn’t participated in a Secret Sister swap for a while so when our ESAD group decided to run one I thought, why not.  The person I had to send to for the 3 months was a fellow sideline, Juliette Chapman. Juliette doesn’t live too far from me so I knew she’d realise straight away if she saw my postcode on packages, so I had my mum ship them from her place for me. At least for August she was still unsure who was sending to her.

August was the last month for the previous catalogue so we filled our questionnaires out knowing we’d be updating them. Juliette mentioned on her first copy that her favourite stamp set was Bright Blossoms from the Autumn/Winter mini. Well lucky for me I had that stamp set and thanks to attending Convention and the generosity of Stampin’ Up I had a pack of the upcoming Summer Smooches DSP and Designer Fabric. So what to create??

I can’t remember which card I sent first but these are the 2 Juliette received for August.

I hadn’t made a telescopic card before but I was happy with my end result. I love the colours in both these cards and Bright Blossoms is a great set to create with.

Now for the gift. August had a theme of Stationery. What could I make and send to Juliette that I hope she would like and find useful.

I decided a notebook never goes astray. So I covered and personalised one. Then decided to use some fabric to create a pouch for it. And while I was using the sewing machine why not make a pouch for some pens too.

Here’s the items as she received them.

And here’s what was inside.

Pop back tomorrow and see what I sent Juliette for September.

Stamp sets: Bright Blossoms, Loving Thoughts, Just Believe, Broadsheet Alphabet
Card: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Summer Smooches DSP
Ink: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Decorative Label, 1 3/8” Circle and Word Window Punches, Labels Collection Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Designer Frames Folders, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Circles – Scallop # 2 (retired), Circle – Clear (retired), Circle Scissor Plus (retired), Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, Mini Brads – Silver, Basic Jewels – Rhinestones, Summer Smooches Designer Fabric.