Wonderful Vellum

Hi Everyone,

thanks for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments, they are very much appreciated especially after the crafting marathon I had last week making 40 cards as a gift for Nick’s nice who celebrated her 40th birthday with a big bash in London last Saturday. It was a sort of a last minute decision …. need I say more šŸ˜€

Back to the fun stuff again …

Today I want to share a couple of cards with you I made as my Spotlight Project for STAMPlorations working with their new Bloom Sketches stamp set.

wonderful vellum 1

wonderful vellum2

These are perfect if you want something easy and/or if you don’t like colouring in. Using stamped vellum over a coloured background is a great way of adding colour to stamped images without having to get your pens out. You can find the details on how I made the cards including a little video tutorial over on the STAMPlorations Blog here.

Back soon with more fun projects …

Until then

Happy Crafting!!! šŸ™‚

Bloom SketchesĀ stamp set from STAMPlorations


inks used for BG blending: daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, melon mambo and pacific point

white craft ink used for stamping on vellum in the first card and black memento for the second

all inks and vellum from Stampin’Up!

white card from stash


Sketch 18 Challenge at STAMPlorations

Hi Everyone,

it’s time again for another sketch challenge at STAMPlorations. We had some great entries last time, and I’m sure Shirley had a tough time picking the winner and top picks. Please do join us again, we love to see your creations.

This fortnight we are welcoming Carol from Just Me: C as our guest designer, and this is the sketch to take your inspiration from:

As you can see, lots of scope here to get creative with. This challenge will run until 29th August and the winner will be announced 31st August.

Here is my piece of inspiration for you …

Sketched Blooms Poppy

I got a few poppy loving friends which has inspired me to make this card. I have been working with the Bloom Sketches set, a set I’m super excited about because I just looove the stamps in it, 4 floral stamps and lots of fab sentiments too!

I simply stamped my sentiment for the BG, then stamped the poppy, coloured it with alcohol markers and blended in the edges. My textured panel is made from cotton parcel string which I untwisted into its original strands which I thenĀ adhered to a super sticky adhesive sheet before trimming off the edges and sticking it directly onto my card. This is quite a good alternative to canvas for adding texture and natural fiber. I simply layered all my elements as shown and added some sequins to finish.

Well there is another piece of news:

Shery is starting a bi-monthly STAMP CLUB!!!! Hooray!!! Joining the club you’ll be one of the first to receive new 5″x7″ stamps, for details please click here or on the graphic in my side bar.

For more inspiration, to see the fabulous projects my Teamies have made and to get all the information about our fabulous prizes pop over to the STAMPlorationsĀ challenge blog …. and of course to enter your creation.

See you there and

Happy Crafting!!! šŸ™‚


Bloom Sketches