Patchwork Cottage

Hello Everybody,

just a quick post from me today.

I challenged myself to push beyond some stamping boundaries I had, admittedly they were only perceived ones, but here is what I came up with:

Patchwork Cottage

You can see how I stamped the cottage here on my TinkerCards tutorial blog, where you also find a list of tools and materials used.

Thanks for stopping by …

Have a lovely weekend and

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

The cottage is stamped using Graphic Pentagons and Graphic Squares stamp sets from STAMPlorations Patchwork Frenzy Range.

Scalloped heart die and border punch Xcut by docrafts

inks from Stampin’Up!

alphabet stamps were freebies from Papercraft Inspirations Magazine


Delicious Ice Cream

….. that’s all I could dream of for the best part of the last two weeks. I was sruck down with ‘Dehli Belly’, just that we didn’t get it from an Indian restaurant, I picked it up somewhere else. Sorry if you thought I’d disappeard or so. On the up side it was a wonderful detox and my skin is really peachy now. 🙂

To ease myself in I thought I’d show you another one of my creations with this wonderful ice cream punch, that Aintree bargain:

It makes me think of sun, summer, beaches, holiday ….

Maybe just as well that the weather has picked up!!

It is not my normal type of colour scheme, but I quite like it. I wanted it to be a bit candy coloured and, as I was rooting through my stash, I cam across these papers which were simply exactly what I needed.

I also made some clever use of punching offcuts: the scalloped edge is made up of crescent shapes stuck to the bak of the topper, the sprinkles on the ice cream are also punching ‘left overs’. If you want to know where I got them from you will have to wait until tomorrow.

In the meantime, enjoy the sunshine and ice cream!!!!

Happy Crafting!!!


supplies: Tonic Studio Border punch (for left overs), white card, white card blank, ribbon, glitter glue from your local craft shop; eyelet border punch from Stampin’UP!; ice cream punch from Every Craft’s a Pound; papers were free with ‘simply cards & papercraft’ and ‘papercraft inspirations’ magazines

Colourful Roots

Hello Again,

Just a quick and easy project for today. It is a bit like going back to my roots, to where I started when I first got into card making – cut stamped images to colour in. To be honest I was never very good at it, that’s why I decided that now is the time to re-visit the idea and try to improve my colouring in skills.

All of this was of course sparked by ‘just popping in’ at WHSmiths the other day. As usually I found it hard to resist buying some of these lovely magazines with the even lovelier freebies. I treated myself to ‘Papercraft Inspirations’ and got a pack of colouring pencils and some LOTV pre-stamped images. Pencils and I were always like two worlds on a collision course, but I think I did alright. Judge for yourself:

I like the soft almost chalk like finish of the image. Please let me know what you think. I will be sharing some hints and tips in my next class.

I also re-visited some stamps I haven’t used in a while to stamp the flower border and the sentiment, both pick out the dots and flower from the main image and help to soften the background. Just another way of using your stamps. 🙂

Off to cook dinner now.

Happy Crafting!

supplies: stamps, border punch, green card stock, inks, glitter – Stampin’UP!; Nellies Multiframes, X-Cut nesting frames, patterned paper, white card, card blanks, gems – local craft shop; LOTV image, colouring pencils – Papercraft Inspirations