Birthday Blossoms · Birthdays · Botanical Blooms · Botanical Builder Framelits · Falling Flowers · May Flowers Framelits · Secret Garden · Secret Garden Framelits

Some Birthday Inspiration

Just a quick post today to show a few of the beautiful handmade cards I received for my recent birthday.

Anything but cards · Backyard Basics · Challenges · Creative Crew Challenge · Secret Garden · Secret Garden Framelits · Splitcoaststampers Challenge · Square Lattice TIEF

Creative Crew Challenge 4 – June 2014

The fourth and final challenge for the month is Scrapbook and More Focus: "Celebrate your best friend on a scrapbook page or by making a gift for them."  Flowers are the perfect gift, so I have made a floral basket using retiring products. The flowers and leaves are from the Secret Garden stamps and Framelits.… Continue reading Creative Crew Challenge 4 – June 2014

Argyle TIEF · Chalk Talk Framelits · Dry Embossing · Faux Letterpress · Secret Garden

Secret Garden Black Mambo Argyle

As part of the recent 'brayer' afternoon with my sisters, I showed them how to use the brayer to create a faux letterpress look. It really is quite simple, and yet produces the most amazing results. One of my sisters challenged me to use Melon Mambo for my sample as I seldom use such bright… Continue reading Secret Garden Black Mambo Argyle

Fancy Fold · Hardwood · Large Oval Punch · Scallop Oval Punch · Secret Garden · Secret Garden Framelits · Sincere Salutations

Secret Garden Bendi Fold

I wanted a special thank you card for a friend. Splitcoaststampers provides many wonderful tutorials, so I used their 'Bendi Fold' technique. My sister had previously made one and it looked like fun. I used Baked Brown Sugar for the base card and stamped it with the new Hardwood background stamp. The images from Secret… Continue reading Secret Garden Bendi Fold

Birthdays · Deco Labels Framelits · Secret Garden · Secret Garden Framelits · Splitcoaststampers Challenge · Stencilled Background · Wetlands

Secret Garden Olive Leaves

A beautiful way to create a background is to use the negative image from a die cut image. Here I have used the Little Leaves Sizzlit to create a negative image, then sponged it using Old Olive, Wild Wasabi and Pistachio Pudding on Whisper White. I wrapped a piece of Black ribbon [not SU] around… Continue reading Secret Garden Olive Leaves

Frosted Watercolour · Pinking Hearts Border Punch · Secret Garden · Splitcoaststampers Challenge · Teeny Tiny Sentiments · Watercolouring

Secret Garden Rose Frosted Watercolour

Sorry if I appear to have been MIA for the past few days. In fact, I have been ultra busy with the annual Dare to Get Dirty Challenge Week on Splitcoaststampers. This set of challenges is for Fan Club members only and offers challenges each day over the week by the SCS design team members.… Continue reading Secret Garden Rose Frosted Watercolour