Afternoon Everyone! As my title says, it has been one heck of a day, or should I say night and day…LOL. I spent most of last night adjusting my blog, this took me into the wee hours of this morning, along with most of today. I got so frustrated at one point because I lost my watermarking tool for my photos and had to search the net for a new version and as I am not a pro at computers it has taken me longer then most people, but YAY! I found one and now am back into the swing of things again. Although, a complete day wasted and not much work done around my house, but it will still be there for me tomorrow.

I hope that you have all had a good Friday and are looking forward to your weekend.

Now to today’s card. I made this card a little while ago for my dear friend Ev (Scrapbook Boutique), I just wanted her to know how kind, sweet and what a great friend she was to have in my life, so hence wanted to send a little card of appreciation to her.

I was inspired to make this card when I saw Jennifer McGuire’s cards she made for Stamp Camp over at Two Peas in a Bucket, she used a tone on tone affect and well I instantly fell in love with the technique (Jennifer is a truly gifted, lovely and talented lady).

I inked the edges of my cardstock with Distress Ink, then stamped the image of Hero Arts Antique Flower Background with Versamark Ink over the cardstock, embossed it with clear embossing powder, then reinked the image, this time going over the complete cardstock, giving it the tone on tone affect. I also stamped the image of a flower out of the Hero Arts Artistic Border clear designs 2 times onto white cardstock, then blended with Distress Inks to get the desired colour, I cut the flowers at 2 different sizes glued them all together and added some twine behind the flower to add to the dimension, all that was needed was the sentiment that was mounted onto the image along with flower, added some pearl and slightly Distress Inked the card.

A very fun technique which I thank Jennifer McGuire in showing this tutorial. I recommend anyone having a go at this. It is always great to get those fingers all inked up don’t you think?

Time for me to sign this post off now, I do hope that you all have a great Friday night.

Thanks for stopping by!



Hi! Everyone and welcome to my first blog post. I have succumbed to the world of blogging, after much persuasion from my dear friend Evelyn the owner of Scrapbook Boutique, I have now joined the many lists of bloggers. I do hope that you enjoy the journey with me and that you find inspiration in what I create.

Now just a short note about me. I have been stamping for approximately 16 years although at times have taken breaks from the crafting world. Currently I guest design for a company mentioned above called Scrapbook Boutique, you can find the information on my sidebar. I have only recently been designing, but in this short time it has made me grow and has encouraged me to expand on my work. I truly love doing what I am doing, although only in my spare time as I work part time, so in that time I love to be in my favourite room, the craft room.

My craft room is currently undergoing construction and is almost in completion, my partner Darryl has been designing and building all of my craft furniture, he has done a truly fabulous job and I cannot be more proud of what he has done for me. So enough babble from me, now to my first cards for the new blog:

These set of cards I drew inspiration from Michelle Wooderson and Heather Nichols. All are kraft cardstock, stamped with Darkroom Door Dots background stamp, stamped in white with hearts punched out of various patterned papers, buttons were added to the middle card to add another layer of dimension, sentiments stamped and all mounted onto the cards with corners rounded. Quite cute I thought for Valentines Day, something quick and easy to give. I hope you enjoy.

Have a great evening everyone!