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Stamping Bella Unicorns


Hi again bloggies!

I am a tad tickled about today’s card. Sometimes things just “work”. This card was one of those times. And … the stamp set is soooo super cute! I can’t wait to play with it again.


I very carefully measured and cut the square windows separately with a Simon Says Stamp stitched square Die. Yes … it took awhile … especially as I always make 2 of every card design! But … it was definitely worth it. The adorable background paper is from a pad of 6X6” Doodlebug papers called “Fairy Tales”. It matched perfectly with tiny unicorns all over. The sweet little gemstones are also new … from “Little Things by Lucy’s Cards” and called Blackberry Mix Jewels. I got the papers & jewels from my friend, Melissa who runs a monthly craft retreat day and has her own local online stamp shop. I find it so hard to resist … I dare you to try! 😉 Create By Me Studio 

  • Stamping Bella – Set of Unicorns stamps + dies
  • Stamping Bella – Unicorn Sentiment set (+Die)
  • Doodlebug Papers – Fairytales
  • Little Things by Lucy – Blackberry Mix Jewels

Hope you have time to craft today! 🙂

Hugs xxx






Galaxy Background


Hi bloggies!


A few days ago I shared a card that was meant to be a “galaxy” background but didn’t quite make it … (you can see it HERE) … well – this is the card (above) I was planning to do originally!


This is my first attempt at a “galaxy” technique and I have to admit that I think there is room for improvement! 😉 I actually think this may be one technique that has a better result using the Tim Holtz Distress Inks (which I don’t own) rather than the DistressOxide inks that I used for this card. I am happy with the result but the DO inks create a softer more” chalky” look rather than a deep, dark night sky that can be achieved using the original Distress Inks or other similar dye inks. I think I might try it again sometime using some dye links with a nice intense black.

Anyway, I think this image is perfect for the card and helped to make the galaxy background work even though it wasn’t the best result. I did end up flicking some Finetec iridescent watercolour paints onto the card background. This is a really pretty metallic look paint that really adds some gorgeous sparkle and pearly colour. I think it actually lifted the look of the galaxy … what do you think?


  • Forever Friends Classic Decadence Stamp set
  • Honey Bee Partly Cloudy die

Until next time – have fun creating!
Hugs xxx



Pizza My Heart


Hello bloggies!

I get a lot of inspiration for my cards from YouTube and have several favourite card makers that I follow. Amy R (Prairie Paper & Ink) often creates her own backgrounds with repeat image stamping and often watercolours the images. I thought I would give this idea a try!


Sometimes Amy heat embosses the image which is a good way to “contain” the watercolour within part of the image but she has discovered that stamping with some inks (eg. Simon says Stamp “Barely Beige”) also “traps” the paint in parts of the image. This gives a “no line” kind of look to the water colouring!!

  • Taylored Expressions – Pizza my Heart w matching dies
  • Zig Clean color Real Brush markers
  • Copic markers – for featured image
  • Inspiration – Amy Rysavy 

Today’s card makes me smile! Hope it did for you too!:)

Hugs xxx



Mermaid Kit


Hello friends!

I managed to get my hands on the May card kit from Hero Arts. It was a fabulous kit that included a sweet mermaid stamp set plus matching dies, a great wave stencil, some gorgeous papers, 3 mini ink cubes, some irridescent silk “liquid ink” and some gorgeous sequins. It was great value. I also bought an “add-on” stamp set called “Mermazing Messages”. I had fun using a lot of the kit elements for this card!

Click on photos to see better detail. 

  • Hero Arts – may 2017 monthly kit
  • Copic markers

Hope your day is special.
Hugs xxx



Happy Bee Day


Hi bloggies!

Today’s card was a sweet project for my gorgeous little Peyton (grand-daughter) who turned 2 in June. She brings so much joy and sunshine to our lives!


I had some fun with some sponged ink stencilling with this one. I created my own stencil with some circle dies … to look like bubbles. And … of course … more COPIC colouring! I love my copics! I also added a sweet little shaker element … using a heart die for the shape. Sweetness plus! 😉😀

  • Tiddly Inks – Happy Bee Day
  • Copic markers.

Hope your day is full of joy.
Hugs xxx



One in a million


Hello friends!

A sweet “Forever Friends” image today!


I had fun playing with a pretty flower stencil, my new Distress Oxide Inks — such pretty colours and some glitter paste. I am completely SOLD on these new Inks! Love love love them!

  • Forever Friends – Classic Decadence
  • Clearscraps – Floral #1 border stencil
  • Distress oxide ink blending + Copic colouring

I have no idea where I bought either of these two items!!??

Hope your day is special.

Hugs xxx



Magical Dragons + Distress Oxides

Seth turns 4 c

Hi bloggies!

IMG_1205Seth turns 4 f

I have had some fun with some new goodies …

 Seth turns 4 dSeth turns 4 e

I finally caved and got some of the new Distress Oxide inks. The colours in the 2nd release were more to my taste … plus i got 4  from the 1st release! I am TOTALLY SOLD on these new inks! Yes! …. they blend “like butter” and are very forgiving. They react beautifully with water … they are great for stamping on dark card … and work well for heat embossing. I won’t be getting rid of my dye inks … but am LOVING using these new ones!

Seth turns 4 bSeth turns 4 a

I had a lovely, lovely day at Camp Papercraft … and am eager to go again. I just hope it warms up a little … the weather in Robertson at this time of the year is a little chilly!

Simon Says Stamp – Flowing Vine Collage die

My Favorite Stamps – Magical Dragons

Distress Oxide Inks

COPIC markers

Seth turns 4 g

These last two photos were taken before I had decided on sentiments. I decided to use the green one for my Seth’s 4th birthday coming up in August! (Grandson)

Hugs Andrea xxx


Stacking Animals put a smile on your face!

SSS - Stacking Animals Jul16 (5)

Hello friends!

I guess you have been thinking I had dropped off the face of the planet! But … even though it has been awhile … I haven’t forgotten all my blog buddies. I am sorry it has been so long! Life has been busy! But … I am not going to bore you with the details except to say that mostly it has been happy busy! 😀

SSS - Stacking Animals Jul16 (3)

I wanted to share a few cards with you and decided to start with one using a stamp set that always puts a smile on my face! It is super fun and perfect for those tricky male cards.

Click on any picture to enlarge!

I had fun doing an embossed, sponged ink background and some copic colouring on the animals. The sentiment is adorable. I have another card to share using this set … hopefully that won’t be too long! 😉

  • Simon Says Stamp – Stacking Animals – with matching dies
  • Stampin’ Up! – Off the Grid background