Happy Mail- Card Swaps

Hello and welcome to my blog this week I have been so lucky to receive 4 beautiful cards from far and wide. I do love receiving handmade cards through the post.

The first card to arrive was this beautiful card all the way from Australia from a card swap group that I am in Thank You so much Jenny Osmond. I just love the design of this card and am hoping to make a card using Jenny’s design in the not too distant future. It is so pretty xx

This beautiful card came all the way from Canada from a lovely lady called Vicki Brooks- Thank You Vicki the photo does not do your card justice it’s so beautiful with the delicate sparkle.

A big thank you to a fellow Scrimpy who also lives in Yorkshire Thank You Victoria for your beautiful birthday card I can see you have used the Painted Glass stamp set, I’ve not seen this one before it must have taken ages doing all of the beautiful colouring x

And finally this beautiful card of encouragement from my lovely friend Tricia. I love the colours that you have used.

It truly is lovely to receive Happy Mail and even more so what the cards are handmade x Thank You ladies your card are much appreciated x

If you would like to become part of a card swap group please join my group on Facebook Cherry Crafting Club – we are a new group as soon as we have enough members who are interested we are going to start swapping to please come on over and say hello.

Hand Made card of Hope Using the Sailing Home Stamp Set –

I really enjoyed doing the background of this card. I wanted it to look stormy – I used a water colour technique with cling film and I’m happy with the results.

For instructions on how to make this card please watch the video. The card base I used was 18 cm x 25.5 cm, score fold and burnish in half (12.8 cm). Coloured card 12 x 17 cm and watercolor paper 16.5 x 11.5 cm. If you want to buy any of the products please click on the images below or go directly to my shop from the index on the home page.

If you would like to purchase any of the products used please come visit my online shop or just click on the picture links below.

Whisper White 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Cardstock
Whisper White 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Cardstock
Sailing Home Bundle
Sailing Home Cling Stamp Set
Aqua Painters
Aqua Painters
Many Marvelous Markers
You can buy these markers in smaller packs of Subtles, Regals, Neutrals and Brights
Night Of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Jet Black Stāzon Ink Pad
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad
Night Of Navy A4 Cardstock
Clearance Rack

Card Sketch Challenge #2 – Using Floral Essence Stamp Set

I loved making this card for our second cards sketch challenge – it was very simple but very effective. If you would like to see more of my creations please subscribe to my blog and YouTube channel.

For these cards I used Whisper White card, Night of Navy card and ink and Blackberry Bliss card and ink. The stamp set was Floral Essence x

If you would like to make this card I used a Whisper White card base which measured 30 cm x 15 cm scored, folded and burnished at 15 cm, coloured card ( I used Night of Navy & Blackberry Bliss) 14.5 cm x 14.5 cm & Whisper White card 13.5 cm x 13.5 cm for stamping on . Glue your coloured card onto your card base. Stamp your flower from the Floral Essence stamp set randomly onto your white card square (13.5 x 13.5 cm) and stick onto your card. Stamp your sentiment using to coordinating ink on the off cut of Whisper White card 12.5 cm x 1.5 cm and glue onto coloured card 14.5 cm x 3 cm then attach to the bottom of your card.

If you would like to purchase any of the items I used please visit my online shop you can find this on my home page on the drop down menu, or click on the pictures below and the link will take you straight there. I would love your custom. Happy Crafting.

Night Of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad
Clear Block D
Clear Block D
Night Of Navy A4 Cardstock
Night Of Navy A4 Cardstock
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad
Blackberry Bliss A4 Cardstock
Blackberry Bliss A4 Cardstock
Whisper White 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Cardstock
Whisper White 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Cardstock

Card Sketch Challenge #1 – Using Butterfly Wishes Stamp Set

This was the first Sketch Challenge from Tricia’s card craft group- At first glance I thought the sketch was very challenging, but I really enjoyed making this card and was very happy with the result.

Items Used

  • Whisper White Card base 25.5cm x 18cm, score and fold at 13cm.
  • Melon Mambo, Pacific Point and Silver card (Silver card no longer available)
  • Butterfly Wishes stamp set
  • Circle Punches – 1/2 “, 1-1/2” – I also used 1-3/4 which is no longer available.
  • Ink – Highland Heather, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point and Versamark.
  • Silver embossing powder
  • Heat tool
  • Snips
  • Stamparatus

If you would like to purchase any of the items used please visit my online shop this can be found on my main page – the item catalogue numbers are listed below.


  1. Using the Stamparatus stamp & colour 8 butterflies using the sponge daubers. I coloured the whole of the butterfly using the lightest colour first Highland Heather, then used Melon Mambo for the centre and Pacific Point for the outside of the wings.
  2. Punch out the butterflies
  3. Mask the base card to leaving a thin boarder to the left and bottom of the card. Using the flower stamp, stamp off then stamp on Melon Mambo flowers.
  4. Punch out the circles using various size punches.
  5. Create sentiment banner.
  6. Stamp your sentiment using versamark ink and cover with embossing powder. Then set the sentiment using a heat tool.
  7. Position and adhere everything to your card.
Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder
109131 – Silver embossing powder
148187 Stamparatus
Sponge Daubers
133773 – ink daubers
148523 – Duo Butterfly punch
149346 – Butterfly Wishes Stamp Set
119869 – circle punch
Versamark Pad
102283 Versamark ink
138299 – 1-1/2″ circle punch
129054 Heat tool
147098 – Pacific Point ink pad
147051 – Melon Mamba ink pad
Melon Mambo A4 Cardstock
119980 – Melon Mamba card
106549 – Whisper White card
Foil Sheets – silver card no longer available

Everything Is Rosy – Product Medley


Everything is Rosy is a product medley, which is only available for a limited period, It is only available between 1st May until 31st May 2019.

If you are looking for a gift for a casual or avid crafter then this could be the perfect gift. Or maybe you deserve a special treat for yourself. This product medley is an exclusive collection of petal packed coordinating products that you need to let your creativity bloom.

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:

Watch this video to see what is included
  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″ (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

If you would like to purchase this product medley please visit my online shop. Click on the image below.

Everything Is Rosy Product Medley

Birthday Card Using the Country Floral Embossing Folder

I was inspired to make this card by an Australian Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Donna Gray. I ordered the country floral embossing folder from the Sale a Bration promotion. I loved what Donna had done to create a bright and beautiful summer card.

I made the base card using whisper white 10″ x 6 3/8, score in the centre, fold and burnish. Cut and glue a piece of coastal cabana card 6 1/2 x 4 3/4 on top. Cut whisper white to 4 1/4 x 6 to use the embossing folder and put through your die cutting machine. Glue the embossed card onto the coastal cabana card.

I coloured the card using sponge dauber’s dabbed into the ink and sponged onto the raised part of the card. I used flirty flamingo and lovely lipstick for the flowers and coastal cabana and soft sea foam for the leaves.

Using coordinating ribbon I adhered a strip to the card using tear tape. I stamped a sentiment using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set ( I eventually found my happy birthday stamp which had stuck itself to a catalogue!), and punched out using the story label punch.

I die cut a couple of stamped leaves(using mossy meadow ink) from the four season framelit dies and painted season dies. I covered them with matching velum leaves and glued behind the sentiment. Using dimensionals I stuck the sentiment to the card.

This was a fun card to make and I was very happy with the result. Thank you Donna for the inspiration xx

If you would like to purchase any of the products I used from my shop please visit my online shop or click on the images below.

Happy Crafting xx

Whisper White A4 Cardstock
Coastal Cabana A4 Cardstock
Story Label Punch
Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp Set
Four Seasons Framelits Dies
Sponge Daubers
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad
Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad
Lovely Lipstick Classic Stampin' Pad

Soft Sea Foam Classic Stampin' Pad
Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad
Tear & Tape Adhesive
All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack
Clear Block D
Vellum A4 Cardstock

Which Type of Stamp to Choose?

Stampin’ Up! manufacture 2 different types of stamps – Classic rubber or Photopolymer.

Photopolymer stamps are clear, so you can see exactly where you’re placing them. Photopolymer stamps can also be manipulated on a block so you can change the shape (instead of a straight line, stamp a sentiment in an arc, for example). Photopolymer are my choice of stamp at the moment.

I do love the red rubber stamps as they give a wonderfully detailed image . The classic rubber stamps can be used on the clear mounts using cling stamps.
Stampin’ Up! have recently launched their cling stamps. These are classic rubber and are mounted on on the clear mount blocks, but first you have to attach the very sticky image.

Attaching Cling Stickers to the Cling Stamps.

Attaching the stickers to the cling stamps need full concentration because once they are stuck it is near on impossible to take them off and preposition.

Please watch my you tube demonstration this tutorial shows how to attach the stickers.

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Spring/Summer Catalogue
Sale-A-Bration Coordination
Clearance Rack

Classic Garage Suite- cards for men

I just fell in love with this suite when I first saw it. It can be tricky making cards for men buy with this suite there are so many different ways you can use the coordinating products.

If you would like to make these cards the products I used were:

  • Classic Garage designer series paper (DSP)
  • Classic Garage cardstock pack
  • Geared up Garage stamp set
  • Basic black cardstock
  • Trimmer
  • snips scissors
  • glue – Tombo
  • dimensionals
  • Gray granit ink
  • Black ink
  • white card
  • 6”x 6” cards and envelope

I do apologise for the cards been upside down – I have changed it for the next video.

I didn’t measure I just went by eye, I cut a black square slightly smaller than my white card and glued to my base card.

I then cut a smaller square using the DSP 4.5” x 4.5”. From the DSP with the cars I fussy cut a car and 2 parts of a car and glued them onto the yellow DSP.

In the centre of the card I stamped ‘Happy Birthday’ then on white card I stamped ‘You’re a Classic’ sentiment using black ink and mounted it onto a slightly larger black rectangle. This was placed onto the card using dimensionals.

Again I didn’t measure I just went by eye. I cut a square slightly smaller than my white card using yellow DSP and glued to my base card. Slightly smaller than the yellow one I cut another square using the tyre tracks DSP and glued to the card.

On a piece of Basic Gray card stock I stamped the Oil splodge repeatedly using basic Gray ink, I then glued it to the card.

Using a thin strip of the reverse side of the DSP I glued it above the gray card.

I stamped the Car image and Happy Birthday onto Crushed Curry Cardstock using Basic Gray ink. I cut them down into rectangles & mounted them onto the card using dimentionals.

I stamped ‘You’re a Classic’ on the coordinating DSP and glued onto the card.

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Classic Garage 6
Geared Up Garage Cling Stamp Set
Classic Garage A4 Cardstock Pack
Whisper White A4 Cardstock
Basic Black A4 Cardstock
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Paper Snips
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin' Dimensionals
Stampin' Trimmer

Easy Handmade Gift Box

I made this very simple box using the Forever Lovely stamp set with the coordinating All My Love designer series paper (DSP) and lovely lipstick card stock.

You will need a piece of A4 card – trim off 5 cm along the long side and 3.5 cm along the short side, so that your card now measures 26 cm x 16 cm.

Along the long edge make a fold line at 6 cm and 12 cm and burnish along both folds.

Turn the card around and make a fold line at 6 cm, 12 cm, 18 cm and 24 cm, then fold and burnish along each fold line.

Along the bottom edge cut 6 cm up to the fold line on each 6 cm square. This will be the base of the box.

At the top of the card mark the centre point of each rectangle, this should be 3cm. Using a circular object score a semi circle from the edge of the rectangle to the centre point. Repeat this on each rectangle.

Decorate the outside of the box using 5.5 cm squares. This would also be a good time to add other decorations such as the fussy cut hearts and sentiments stamped onto punched circles, I used the 1 3/4″ & 2″ punch.

Glue the tab and create the shape of the box. Glue each layer of the base of the box.

Cut 2 squares 3.5 cm by 3.5 cm and then cut across the middle to make 2 triangles. Glue these to the top of the box ensuring that the point of the triangle sits on the fold line.

Fill your box with treats and gently close the top into place adding a heart on the top.

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