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Birthday Florets

I needed a birthday card last week for my good friend Julie Price and I know she likes the Fabulous Florets stamp set so I decided to use that for her card.

I used the sketch from last weeks Mojo Monday.

Here’s the Sketch.

I chose to go square and here’s what I ended up with.

I’ve watercoloured the Flowers & Leaves using an Aqua Painter and inkpads onto Watercolour Paper.

Stamp sets: Fabulous Florets, Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess)
Card: Poppy Parade, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Watercolour Paper, So Saffron DSP.
Ink: Stazon Black, Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Till next time….

Friendship Tulips

I have 3 challenges lined up to complete today. I was hoping to get most of them done yesterday but it didn’t happen. So all going well and I get them completed you’ll have 3 posts to see today.

First up is this weeks ColorLab Color Challenge #27.

Here’s the colour we were given.


Deciding on a stamp set and layout for this challenge wasn’t easy for me. As I’ve mentioned in past posts, I’m trying to use stamp sets that haven’t been inked or haven’t seen much ink and not just grab for those ‘favourites’ or ‘easy to use’ sets. Mind you I still found it hard even if I had of chosen a ‘favourite’……lol

I’ve ended up going with a set that I’ve had for a little while but always forget about it. That set is “A Flower For All Seasons”.

The layout I’ve used is from Clean & Simple and is sketch #79.

I’ve kept the card fairly simple so this would also make a great Stamp-A-Stack card.

I’ve coloured the image using inkpads and a blender pen. I normally prefer to watercolour with an aqua painter but seeing how there is a bit of fine detail I thought the blender pen would give me more control over where the colour goes. I’ve coloured the basket with a very light shading of Peach Parfait, the bird has a deeper colouring of Peach Parfait, the tulips are Melon Mambo with Pear Pizzazz for the stems.

Stamp sets: A Flower For All Seasons, Upsy Daisy
Card: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Basic Black, Watercolour Paper
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait
Accessories: 1 1/4” Square Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Till next time….

Sweet Summer Mojo

Over on Stampin’ Up in Oz we have weekly challenges. Last week we had a colour challenge using Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive & Pumpkin Pie. I didn’t get around to creating something for it during that week but when I saw this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch I decided to complete 2 challenges in one and also use one of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets called ‘Sweet Summer’.


Here’s the Mojo Monday Sketch 175.


And this is what I cam up with.


I’ve left a sentiment off this card for 2 reasons. One is, I’m not sure it needs it. Two is, I’m not sure where I’d position it.

Any ideas?? Or are you like me and not sure it needs one??


Stamp sets: Sweet Summer
Card: Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Watercolour Paper, Old Olive Patterns DSP (Brights Pattern Stack)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie 3/8” Taffeta ribbon, Circle Scissor Plus, Blender Pen, Big Shot, Lattice Embossing Folder.


Till next time…..