When I was making this card, I was just having fun with dies and punches really. I have used a Martha Stewart puncher to make the bottom purple flowery shape, a couple of QuicKutz dies and a doily from Papermania to layer it up. The other smaller dies are also by Martha Stewart. The friendship recipe stamp is from Lili of the Valley and the image is by Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet which I have coloured in with copics. I purchased the pearls at a local shop and the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.


It has been ages since I entered anything in challenges, so it’s about time, I reckon! This card has been entered into the following challenge:

Crafty Little Fairies – Cute and Cuddly

You and I

I have an essay due tomorrow, so rather than write it I figured I would make a card! Inspiration generally comes flowing when you have other far more important stuff that needs to be done. It worked like a dream! This card took no time at all to make and I am quite pleased how it turned out.

The papers are from Papermania. When I was on holiday I was set on not purchasing anymore paper as I really do not need anymore of it. That plan lasted until I spotted this gorgeous paper pad! The adorable pre-coloured image is from The Hobby House. All the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts along with the lilac ribbon and bow. The lace is from a local, the sentiment stamp from Lili of the Valley. I reckon the doily might also be Papermania, while the cute little buttons on the side are card candy from Craftwork Cards. The leaves are made using a Martha Stewart puncher.


This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Wild Orchid Challenge – Purple and Green
Papertake weekly – Bingo (bloom, free and lace as well as punches, free and ribbon)
Crafty Ribbon – Anything goes with ribbon

Eiffel in love in Paris

This week at Paper Playtime, we’d like you to use a pun. I had quite a few puns I was considering, but in the end I settled for ‘Eiffel in love in Paris’. I decided to use this super cute pre-coloured Sylvia Zet image which is available at the Hobby House. As it is a predominately purple and orange image I made the sentiment in these colours. The papers are plain card stock in white and purple, a purple star patterned paper I’ve had since who-knows-when and an orange plaid patterned paper from a First Edition Paper pad.

I have also used spellbinder dies as well as two Martha Stewart punchers to make the leaves and the butterfly. The butterfly punch was purchased only a few days beforehand and I have already made tons of random butterflies just because they are so pretty, heh. The purple ribbon, bow and all the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the white ribbon might be a papermania one. I will look and update the post when I’m back home from my holiday. It turns out it is not by papermania; it only has the word ‘Celebrate’ on the front. I do, however, recall that I bought it in Range in the UK.


This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons – Anything goes with a ribbon (2nd entry)
Partytime Tuesdays – Anything goes (2nd entry)
Simon Says Stamp – Anything goes