Regular Joe

Here is another card, again inspired from the same layout as the last card from, my friend, Sarah.


This one was tons of fun, using a Stampin up set from back in 2002.

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The back round of this card is made using Heidi Swapp colour shine in teal and white, also Lindy’s stamp Gang Down the rabbit hole, and Sandra Dee Sepia.

The image is from the Stampin up set, I think it is called Express Yourself, but that could be wrong. The behind the coffee cup is cheese cloth I sprayed with the Lindy’s sprays, the paper is reccollections paper from Michael’s and behind it is Recycled Sari Silk Ribbon. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp, and the tag is actually is a ticket die from Memory Box that I cut the one side flat on.

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Birthday card 3b

A close up of the coffee cup stamped with Archival Ink in Potting Soil, and coloured with Prisma Colour Pencils.

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The inside of the card I stamped the sentiment and some more of the bean’s both from that Stampin Up set, and added a little bit of the same colours of sprays in a water colour fashion inside.

Tomorrow I will have this weeks card Challenge up with a link up tool for you to add your cards!


Thanks for looking



Feeling a little shabby.

o, me being me, I suckered asked Sarah to stream for us this afternoon. She is an amazing card maker you can see her blog here. It never fails, I read her blog, watch her YouTube, or watch her on ustream she always makes me want to pull out my lace, trims, fabric, soft colours and do a little shabby chic. So, as I was saying, this afternoon she was streaming and that is exactly what I did. I actually lifted a card design I have been seeing her do lately to make this card.

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I really think it turned out lovely, I dug into my stash and pulled out some lace, sari silk and cheese cloth. Dyed the cheese clothe with Heidi Swapp Colour Shine, the back round paper is from Donna Salazar’s Antiquities paper stack, and the front panel is a watercolour look, again using Colour Shine. The cork and wood veneer butterflies are out of my Scraptastic kits.

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I really am completely satisfied with the way this card came out. the cheese cloth, lace and sari silk look fantastic all layered on eachother.

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Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock

Scraptastic cork and wood veneer

Tim Holtz Watercolour cardstock

Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in Rose, Peach and Seafoam

Sari silk


Cheese Cloth

Simon Says Stamp Birthday stamp

Sorry for no links but most of the items used on this card are either not available, or came from a fabric store.

Thanks for stopping in




Acrylic ink

Let me start by addressing the new blog…. I have things in the works for the future and those things will be easier for me to attain and make happen using WordPress as opposed to Blogger. That’s a long story short, lol without giving too much away.. Anyway on to today post.

I was on ustream earlier today and somehow the conversation ended up around acrylic inks.. .so I pulled out the few I have, I only own 3 and I used 2 on this card.


So these are the inks I used, they are Liquitex ink, ever so much fun, its funny how you can start just by playing with them a bit to show someone and ending up with this… Image

So I dropped the ink on the back round and sprayed it with water with some Pearl ex powder and gum arabic in it to give it a slight shine. drying in between layers. I made the sequin bag by folding a piece of vellum, filling it with sequins then taping it shut with washi, I layered it on a grey paper bag, that I believe is from websters pages. as well as some silvery gold thread I had in my stash. I then stamped the Happy birthday sentiment with Simon Says Stamp Audrey blue ink and added it to the front. Studio calico stars inked with Hero Arts Silver ink finshed it off,.


Thanks for stopping in hope you enjoy my little card. Happy Crafting!