MultiColoured Dragonfly’s

 This was for a niece’s birthday. I was playing with some Glossy white card stock and embossing.

I have a couple of different techniques on this card. Firstly I stamped and embossed the dragonfly (from Bugs and Kisses). Then I used the versamark and stamped some other insects on the background ( you will have to look very closely in the photo to see them). Then it was time to use the brayer over the top in Pink pirouette. The background insect creates a type of watermark in the background.

I like using Markers to colour, so I have used several to add a multicoloured effect within the wings of the dragonfly.

As you can see I liked the result so much I made one in male oriented colours, with a different Happy Birthday stamp layered on Designer Label and Curly Label punches.

Sponging with an alternate colour gives the impression of another layer. Comes in handy at times.

If you like it let me know.

Three Worms

This is my creation for my Nephews 3rd Birthday.

What little boy doesn’t like worms?

I have used three colours in the Polished Stone technique and highlighted these by making each of the worms a different colour.

The worms are from the set “Bugs and Kisses”

Crimped Crickets








This is a card I made for my nephew who turned 12. I must admit, I had a hard time making it feel age appropriate. (Or is that just me because I have a hard time making male cards?)

Anyway, the In Colours certainly helped overcome that. This is the first time I have used my Crimper. Using it for a male card almost gives it a “corrugated iron” feel. Just remember to stamp your image before you put the card stock thru the crimper. I also cut out and layered parts of the cricket.








Stamps- Bugs and Kisses

Card stock- Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa

Beautiful Sticker








In my last post I mentioned that it was my daughters birthday. Most of my family live interstate, so when my sister (Louise) phoned me the night before and said that she had forgotten to send a birthday card, Louise asked me to make her one. But it wasn’t to be pink! First she asked for purple. I explained that I didn’t have any card stock, so she asked for it to be yellow. “OK” I said.

Digging through my box of leftover bits and pieces, I came across a bunch of non SU stickers. They were purple and yellow and green. So with a little bit of combination from the So Swirly wheel and Wonderful Favourites words, this is what I put together.










Then it came time to design a card from my son to his sister. There was another bunch of non SU stickers in that box of goodies, so they became the accessories to this card. I have used the dragonfly image from Bugs and Kisses and layered it onto Bella Rose DSP.

Eleven chocolate sparkles









As I have said before, May is quite a month. it is also my son’s birthday as well. So I have been very creative, and needed to come up with three cards for his birthday. One from his sister, one from his Aunt, and one from us(mum and dad). The one above, is from his sister. Now, who would have thought that boys cards could have glitter? But the new Fine Supernova Glitter is available in five colours. The chocolate adds some pizazz to his card. I stamped non SU eleven in close to cocoa, the 2-way glue pen was fine enough to allow me to trace over the numbers and then I just sprinkled on the chocolate glitter and what a transformation!

The DSP is from the 6×6 pad that is a level 1 hostess gift. There is over 60 sheets in five colours and I am so glad that Stampin’ Up! is trialing alternative hostess gifts this year. The cute caterpillar is from the stamp set Bugs and Kisses.

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His Aunt forgot to send a card from interstate in time to reach Nathan for his birthday, so I agreed to make one for her. It gave me a chance to use one of the new “In Colours” Riding Hood Red. I am certainly liking this colour. I also got to play with a new stamp set called Starring You. It co-ordinates with the Simply Sent Card Elements.








Sometimes you have to experiment with colours that wouldn’t be your first choice. Brocade Blue, Kiwi Kiss and Sahara Sand is the combination that I feel turned out fine. Sometimes it goes against everything that we ever learn in fashion. “Blue and green should never be seen…”

The hedgehog is embossed in black. It stands out better against the silver brads. The brad in the middle is a Star Designer Brad.