Stamping Day!

Holiday Home (4)Hi bloggies!

Like my blog tagline says … “Happiness is stamping with friends!” A week or so ago I spent a whole day with my special friend (& m-i-law to my eldest daughter), Julie! We decided to make the day (grand)KID FREE … so that there were no distractions and we could sit and stamp to our hearts content. We had such a lovely time. Julie’s eldest daughter was our “maid” for the day … and cleaned up after lunch and cooked dinner! 🙂 We had fun playing with some of the new SU! goodies that Julie had ordered. Our first card was an attempt to conquer the blendabilities … and we were thrilled with the result!

Holiday Home (1)Holiday Home (3)Julie found this fab card (via Pinterest) created by Martha Inchley. I needed a “happy new home” card … and thought this design was just perfect! We adapted the original design so it looked less like a Halloween card by changing the orange theme to green. We still wanted to give the card a night time feel … so went with darker colours & shadows! The colouring took a little trial and error but I think we achieved a great effect in the end! Thanks, Martha for the inspiration! 🙂 This set is called “Holiday Home” and is in the latest SU! Holiday Catalogue! It has matching dies to make it super easy to put this card together!

Flower Patch (4)Our second card was another using a newbie photopolymer SU! stamp set called “Flower Patch” … also with a matching framelits set! Julie definitely has an eye for the goodies in the new cattys! I hadn’t considered either of these sets … and now am sure to rethink my next order!

Flower Patch (1)Flower Patch (3)This card is almost a direct CASE from the original card created by Leena Girsa. Julie had also pinned this one … and we loved the colour combo so much that we had to keep ours the same! Another super quick and easy card! Julie added pearl jewels rather than the rhinestones … and her’s had a lovely soft feminine classy look! I had to go for the bling (of course!) But … have now ordered some pearls to replenish my stash! The sentiment is from a SU! set called “Four You”.

Pansy Flourish (4)Our third card was another discovery by Julie on Pinterest. I have traced this one back to Splitcoaststampers’ “bfindlay” … but can’t find the original on a blog. Here is the Pinterest link! –> CLICK HERE!

Pansy Flourish (1)Pansy Flourish (3)I used Julie’s pretty SU! pansy punch & matching stamp set called “Flower Shop” along with the SU! “Petite Petals” stamp set & punch! Both set combos that I don’t have … but again … am adding to my wish list! 😉 Julie used a different set for the main flowers but funnily enough … we both chose similar colour schemes from completely different paper packs without even realising what the other had chosen! Such a pretty design … and another Q&E card!

Now … you would think with such Q&E cards … we would have smashed out more than 3 cards in a day of stamping … BUT … we did need time to TALK, too! Julie was showing me some of her recent creations and we took quite some time checking out the new cattys together! It was so lovely to chill out and just spend time sharing something we both love doing! I arrived home several hours later than I expected after being convinced to stay for dinner … but it was such a lovely day together! I do hope all my blog friends have someone in their lives who shares their love of stamping? Happiness is ……. Hugs xxx

Andrea Gold Black Heart
Flower Patch (2)
Pansy Flourish (2)



  1. Lynda S says:

    Oh snap… and I have the same Flower Shop card pinned…..I LOVE your version…as PINK as it is. Your New Home card is GORJUS….such a beautiful sentiment for a new space. ooxx


  2. What great cards. So fun to stamp with a friend – I don’t get to do it as often as I would like. There is always Ms 9 to stamp with though 🙂
    I have been sitting on the fence with holiday home and flower patch – you may have just pushed me over the other side.


    1. Andrea says:

      Nice to have a daughter to stamp with! Mine are all grown and busy and not particularly interested! Not sure if my $$$ will stretch to these 2 sets … but definitely am seeing them differently now, too! Hugs xxx


  3. All beautiful cards Andrea. Love them all. So different but love all the colours. What a special day you had. That’s lovely xx


  4. Monika/buzsy says:

    Such pretty cards Andrea. Love the scene on the first one. The hills are awesome. The flowers are so pretty and soft on the second… and the paper-pieced ones are just so colorful and cheerful.


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