Thursday, 3 December 2015

Laura's Loft Shop and Hop- Ringing in the Holidays

If you missed it please do check out the previous stop and the gorgeous work of Jasmine here

Jasmine is also our lovely guest designer this month, so be sure to check out her work!

My card for this month's hop features the gorgeous Altenew's Pine and Poinsetta set again.

The background is a piece of white cardstock cut to 4" x 5.25". I then sponged on Distress Inks in
 Evergreen Bough, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Crushed Olive using my Ranger Round Mini Ink Blending Foam. Leave some of the central area white. Then spritz with some water and blot it.  Stamp on the top left with Penny Black's Pine Silhouettes stamp using Memento Inks on Bamboo Leaves, then Cottage Ivy then Cottage Ivy and Black together. Stamp the trees from Penny Black's Nature's Friends in the bottom right using the first two colours only. Add some highlights to the trees and branches using a white gelly roll pen. Stamp the pine cones from the Altenew set on a separate piece of cardstock using Memento Black. Colour using Prismacolour pencils in browns and purples, blending as you go. Cut them out and adhere them to your base image. Stick panel to a base kraft card. Highlight the edges of the cones using a Marvy Snow Marker or Liquid Applique. Let dry and puff up using a hairdryer or embossing gun. Add some sparkle with Stardust Stickle glue. Let dry. Stamp and emboss your sentiment (I used Merry Christmas from a Christmas wording sent by Momenta) in  Wow Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter (also available from Laura's Loft) on some vellum. Adhere to card. 

This months BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY is fantastic!

On to the important do you win those lovely prizes?

1. Follow Laura's Loft on IG @InLaurasLoft, like the IG Hop/Giveaway post and tag a friend. as many as you like but one tag per comment please (this part is for extra entries).  If you do not have IG, just let Laura know.
2.Visit & Like Laura's Loft store page on facebook
3. Leave a comment at each stop on the blog hop including Laura's.
After doing these 3 things, fill out the rafflecopter to be entered!!  Yay!

What is more she has some fabulous deals for you too (so no-one has to miss out on the fun!)
All Christmas Stamps and Dies are 30% off (discounted price shown) until stock runs out.
 WRMK products on sale 20% off with code WRMK20% from Dec. 3rd through Jan. 3

See Cindy's lovely cards here:

In case you are lost here is the complete hop:

4. LeeAnn McKinney
9. Heart of Craft   ← you are here!
10. So Stinkin' Crafty 

Small print! For competition T&C's please see Laura's website. Some products in this post have been provided for use by Laura's Loft but all views are my own

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Winter Wonderland with Laura's Shop and Hop

If you missed it please do check out the previous stop and the lovely creations of Cindy here

This month I am using the gorgeous Altenew's Poinsetta and Pine stamp collection from Laura's fantastic shop to create my card. 

I started by cutting some Recollections white cardstock a fraction smaller than my blue background card, at 4" by 5.25". I then used my Ranger Round Mini Ink Blending Foam and started to blend on some Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire. I over stamped this with a tiny snowflake from Stampendous's Christmas Charms set using Summer Sky Memento Ink. I tried first with Distress Ink but the stamp was so tiny the image bled alot. I also used Penny Black's All Is Bright set for more snowflakes in varying sizes using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. This was all over stamped on one side using Heidi Swapp's music stamp and Memento Bahama Blue. I then sprayed water on top and blotted immediately. 

The edges of the card were pressed into an embossing ink pad and then sprinkled with Wow Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter. I love this powder so much, it melts really nicely and gives such a lovely ice/snow/ seasonal effect! The glitter stays put too. 

Then I printed the poinsetta from Altenew's set using Black Memento Ink and coloured with Prismacolours in tones of blue, white and purple, blending as I went. Then cut a second smaller layer of the front leaves and repeat. Leave the centre uncoloured. Use some clear Aleene's glue to glue some tiny sequins and beads from Baby It's Cold sequin mix. These are exclusive to Laura's Loft and are really pretty so do have a look!. Let dry and use a small foam pad to adhere to the base layer.
Attach some larger foam pads to the back of the poinsetta. Wrap some silver thread from a spool around your hand to form a circle. Arrange on card, making sure the ends are where one of the foam pads will be. (You could stick down one pad on top first and the leave a gap on the back of the poinsetta). Adhere the poinsetta and voila...Winter Wonderland!

This months blog hop prize (see Laura's website for entry requirements) is this lovely parcel of goodies, just in time for your holiday card making!

CF "Sleigh Bells" Stamp, CF "Bell Tag Fri-dies", VT "Holly Jolly" enamel dots & LLDCB "O' Tannenbaum" sequins

This month there is also generous 20% off Avery Elle stamps (ending 11/28/2015). Just use code AE20% at the checkout. 

Before hopping back to the beginning if you missed it to see what Laura has in store for you.

Here is the complete list in case you missed it:
This months guest bloggers:

3. Robbie Rubala

8. Linda Gorman  

10. Cindy Dooley  

11. Heart of Craft ← you are here!

Small print! For competition T&C's please see Laura's website. Some products in this post have been provided for use by Laura's Loft but all views are my own.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Autumn Beauty with Laura's Loft

Welcome to my very first blog entry for Laura's Loft's blog hop! The theme this month is Halloween or Fall (Autumn for my English readers!). There are some wonderful prizes to be won, and don't forget to check out Laura's fabulous shop too! We are very lucky to have a great Design Team and several Guest bloggers for you to check out.

I am featuring some wonderful stamps this month, Heidi Swapp's Woodgrain and Altenew's Hennah Elements sets, both available from Laura's shop.

Start with a plain white card in the dimensions of your choice. On the middle section of the front of the card use a Ranger blending tool to apply shades of blue Distress Inks (I used Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean- use more of the paler shade). Spritz with water and blot. Use some of the Salty Ocean on an acrylic block and then spritz with water then dab gently on the card to get the darker spots. Repeat around the edges with brown shades, I used Vintage Photo. Cut a branch from the front of it, you could cut by hand or use a Silhouette Cameo or Cricut. Cut a piece of brown card the same size as the front of your card. Stamp Heidi Swapp's woodgrain stamp on it using a white pad, the stamp again, slightly off set using a chocolate brown Memento ink pad. Mount behind the cut out using your favourite adhesive.
Cut some leaves out of pale yellow card stock. You could use dies, or a Silhouette or Cricut machine. Blend the edges of all the leaves with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Then randomly over blend using Wild Honey, Festive Berries, Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint. You don't have to put every ink on every leaf. Spritz with water to get a little blending and some white spots. Let dry. Spritz again then stamp the leaves with stamps from the Hennah Elements set to get designs on them. Crumple and let dry, then flatten out.  I liked the effect of the ink bleeding, but if you prefer, stamp dry to get a crisper look, then just bend the leaves. Work out a pleasing arrangement before adhering to your card. (I used Aleene's clear glue).

1. Follow Laura's Loft on IG @InLaurasLoft, like the IG Hop/Giveaway post and tag a friend. Tag as many as you like, but one tag per comment please. 
2. Follow Laura's Loft store page on facebook .
3. Leave a comment at each stop on the blog hop.
 The giveaway runs from Oct. 14th- Oct. 20th at 12 noon EST, winners will be posted October 21st.
And here are the goodies you could win! I am jealous!
And as if that isn't generous enough, there is a coupon you can use too! You can get $10 off a $75 purchase with the code $10TREAT. (valid till Nov 8th)

For full T&C's please see Laura's website.

Missed the previous blogger? See Cindy's lovely creations here....

Anxious to see more delightful cards with products from Laura's shop? Hop on over to Joy's blog..... 

Just in case you got lost here is the complete list of blog stops.....
Guest Designers this month:
Design Team: 
6. Heart of Craft ....← you are here!

Lastly but definitely not least October is Breast Cancer Awareness month!
Do get a free screening and look for early detection signs.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

More birthdays

Another male birthday I need to make a card for...what do you do for someone who doesn't like football, camping, beer, computers.... well with the stamps I had, I went for neutral ferns! I was inspired by this card:
Let it Snow card
It's part of the Create Along With Us challenge by Papertrey Ink.

I used Papertreys' Meadow Greens set to stamp and emboss the leaves, using a white embossing powder. ( See this post on how to emboss). I then patted some distress inks on my Teflon craft sheet, spritzed them with water and dabbed my card on them. Following that I sponged on some more colours directly to the card to give a different look and spritzed again. 
I used the same colour Distress Inks to stamp on the kraft coloured background card. 
Happy Birthday was cut using my Silhouette Cameo machine, and the front card was matted on blue then tied with white twine. 
Distress Inks used: Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Stamp-a-Faire 2015 Last challenge ,make it work.

As mentioned I wasn't very happy with the last I decided to revisit it with the Make it Work challenge.
Here is what I came up with:
This time I put a die cut spiders web over my ombre stripe and used a bigger bolder sentiment, accented with glitter glue. And a spider just for fun! Stamps by Inkadinkado.
Here is the old card for reference:
Still needs some work in my opinion but I will get there!

Stamp-a-Faire 2015 - Mix and Match challenge

More tough challenges from the Stamp-a-Faire day! This time the mixing colours challenge from Dawn McVey. I definitely don't use enough yellow so that was my challenge....I picked out a pinky toned purple...the two colours had alot of punch being complimentary, so I picked a moss green (another colour I don't use too much) to tone it down.
I then used a die from Memory Box called Sunburst Cutworks on the purple card. It reminded me a little of a waterlily so I added some colour with Prismacolour pencils. The edges were sponged with Distress Inks and Finnabair pines stamp with the ink splodge from Stampin Up's French Foliage set. I then stamped the dragonfly from Prima Marketing Butterfly Wings Stamp-N-Add Stamp & Embellishment Set on the moss green cardstock using Memento ink pads, let them dry and coloured them in with Prismacolours again. Finally I used some glitter glue to add some sparkle to the wings and assembled the whole with tape.

Stamp-a-Fair 2015 Challenge- Using Twine

Having been using lots of bright colours as an antidote to the all white bridal card that kicked off the day, I decided to go back to more muted colours for the Stamp-a-Fair using twine challenge.
I went back to one of my favourite sets, the topiary trees from Papertrey Ink. I made two tags and stamped them in muted colours using Memento ink pads. I accented the flowers with a little Recollections purple glitter glue for a little sparkle! Then I tied the tops with two colours of twine. The background was sponged with a sea sponge, then over stamped with the specks from Tim Holtz Cracks and Specks ste. Et voila....quick and simple (well it would have been had I not spend an hour working out the design...).

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Stamp-a-Faire 2015 challenge- Threads

Stamp-a-Faire threads challenge....
Build a thread nest....Problem one...I bought thread...but it was NOT on a it didn't want to curl as the instructions wanted...not even when I wrapped it round I went hunting and found a tiny spool of wouldn't fall nicely like in the video ...but at least it was a start! I wanted to do something different from a sentiment, so I picked a butterfly as my focal point.
Here is what I came up with:
I cut my butterfly out (matching die and stamps by Sizzix) and coloured him in with Prismacolour pencils. I added a touch of sparkle with a clear Wink of Stella pen.
On green cardstock I sponged the flower stencil using cosmetic sponges and Distress Inkpads. I then further sponged the edges with more distress inks and sprayed it with a mister. After I stamped it with Finnabair bubbles stamp and Inkadinkado dot flourishes. The "nest" was made of gold thread and tucked under the butterfly which was adhered with a sticky foam pad.

Stamp-a-Faire 2015 Challenge- Unconventional Materials

I really enjoyed this one...given license to go round a hardware (DIY for those in England!) store and spend up to $10 on anything that took your eyes...I didn't know if we'd be given any ideas or we were on our I picked some washers, some aluminium plumbers tape and some funky shaped tiles. In the end the tile was too heavy for a card, and the tape turned out to have "3M cold weather" written all the way through (I thought it was just the packing outer!! time...)...but the washers were fun.
 I coloured them with alcohol inks applied with a felt applicator and let them dry. Then I coloured some pearlised textured paper with dye inks (it didn't take alot of colour and remained very subtle). I cut this paper and white vellum with a butterfly die cut from Sizzix.  Several layers were adhered together and I drew on the butterfly details with my favourite white jelly roll. The background is layers of blue and pearlised blue card stamped with a checkerboard background from Close to my Heart in a blue memento ink.  The edges were distressed with a Tim Holtz distressing tool. Lastly they were all adhered together and some glossy accents by Ranger used to decorate the washers.

Stamp-a-faire 2015 Challenge 1 -Bridal Challenge

I am a little late posting these as my health did not do me any favours on the actual day of, so for now it will be pictures and I will come back and edit later to add materials, techniques etc.
The first challenge of the day was the Bridal Challenge, making a card all in white, with only the use of a neutral colour for a stamped sentiment if wished!
I love monochromatic cards but I do find white challenging (it never stays clean around me!), and this proved to be a challenge in more than one sense as the photography was a challenge too (note to self..purchase a neutral grey background!!)

Here is what I can up with. I decided to go for a card in a shape to make it more unusual. It was layered on the skirt with with die cuts, stamps from Altenews Henna set embossed in white, and white liquid pearls from Ranger. The bodice was cut from patterned vellum and embellished with more white liquid pearls, glitter glue and white ribbon. Finally a white flower (which looks more cream against the other whites) was used as an accent.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Gearing up for Stamp a Faire

Looking forward to joining in with Papertrey inks Stamp-A-Faire tomorrow, a whole day of projects and fun.
Tonight involved a quick run to Lowes (yes Lowes- the challenge involves random supplies) and Michaels to pick up last minute supplies.....Originally from England, this is my first go following something like this in the USA.
See you tomorrow!

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Thinking of You

I have been making some more cards with a gentle look and sentiment to them. For this one I used Stampin' Up's Painted Petals set (retired) stamped on some lettered scrapbooking paper (but you could recycle an old book too) using chalk inks (color box and versa magic). The butterflies came from Heidi Swapp's Clear Stamp Big Day set and 
Prima Marketing's Butterfly Wings Stamp-N-Add Stamp & Embellishment Set a favourite of mine! The thinking of you is from Stampin Up's Wetlands set. They were all coloured with Prismacolour pencils which I love because of their high wax content (extra blendable). The card was then matted with lilac and placed on the larger textured lilac card. The bottom had two small holes punched through which a ribbon was threaded and tied into a bow.
I am entering it in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge and Word Art Wednesdays Anything goes.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Coffee lovers

My second card for the Get in Shape Simon Says Stamp challenge naturally followed the first in theme as I went for coffee! I designed a round card inspired by a certain large corporations logo, using my Silhouette Cameo. This was over stamped using the small bean stamp from Fiskars Latte Love set and Memento ink in Cottage Ivy and the borders sponged with the same. I backed the card with vellum from Hobby Lobby which had been embossed with my Big Shot and a Paper Studio Embossing Folder- Rings w/Dots. The coffee cup was from a stamp and matching die set called Perk Up by AMuse Studio. I cut the holder from brown kraft paper and concertina folded it before sticking it on. The bottom was stamped in Rich Cocoa (Memento) using the border bean from the Fiskars set. The sides were shaded with grey prismacolour pencils.

Time for Tea

Time to enter the Simon Says Wednesday challenge again too! This time it was for cards that are not rectangular or square, and it certainly made me put my thinking cap on. I'd just bought a new set of tea stamps from JoAnn's on special so decided to put them straight to use. I cut the tea cup card on my Silhouette cameo. I then sponged on a background using cosmetic sponges and Distress Inks in Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry. I spritzed it with water then overstamped with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and Close to My Heart Geometric Backgrounds stamps. The other papers were also sponged, then torn and applied. The teacup was stamped in Memento black, then coloured with Prismacolour pencils, and accented with Wink of Stella clear and a silver gelly roll pen.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Feeling dotty!

Trying to go outside of my comfort zone again by using some bright colours! The background was created using Heidi Swapp's colour shine sprays in Sweet Cherry, Mustard and Patina through a dots stencil by Studio 490 onto Tim Holtz's watercolour paper and ripped. 
The edges were stamped using Finnabairs bubbles stamp with Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Wild Honey and Fired Brick. They were also used to stamp the feathers from Stampin' Ups Four Feathers set (discontinued), which I hand cut, including the feather line. The circle behind them is a Sizzix orignals circle #2 die (a single circle, discontinued, but you could use any circle die or a Cricut/Silhouette machine), crumpled, distress with Tim Holtz's distress tool and edged with Distress Ink in Antique Linen

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Cheerful Thank-you

I set myself the challenge of using some colours I don't normally use and settled on this vibrant yellow scheme. First I embossed the back card using Paper Studio's A2 triangles embossing folder (discontinued).Then, cutting a separate piece of white card stock, matted on a deeper yellow, I proceeded to sponge the edges with a light yellow Memento ink (dandelion) pad. All the stamping was done using Altenew's Hennah Elements set. The background was further stamped using Cantaloupe and Tangelo Memento inks. The main flower was stamped in Memento black and coloured using Tria (alcohol markers). I know the current trend is for Copics and Spectrum Noir, but I've had Tria's since forever and am rather heavily invested to start again, but I'm sure whatever kind you use it will come out beautifully. The centre of the flower was finished with a gold gelly roll pen and some accent dots stippled around. 

Also entered in Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog Challenge- for the love of plants. It's great fun to do these challenges, give them a try and stretch your artistic boundaries!

Wednesday, 10 June 2015


Sending Prayers

Making a card for someone who has lost a dear relative is always hard. I chose soft, neutral colours to reflect the sombre mood. The background was created with Distress Inks in Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive and spritzed with water. Then the ferns from Paper Trey Inks Meadow Greens set were lightly stamped over the stop, accented with the Queen Anne's lace from Inkadinkadoo's Meadow set stamped in brown dye ink and splatters from Stampin Up's  French Foliage (discontinued but try ebay) in gold ink.
I then used Paper Treys Meadow Greens die set to punch out ferns and the Queen Anne's lace from kraft brown cardstock. Carefully lining them up I stamped on top with the corresponding stamps from the Meadow Green set again, using die inks from Memento and a white pigment ink. I then accented the Queen Anne's lace with a white gelly roll pen.  Before mounting to the main card I stamped the stalk and Sending Prayers (also from the set) with dark chocolate memento ink. I also distressed the edges using Tim Holtz's distress tool.

I decided to be brave and enter it in a couple of Monday challenges from my favourite companies. One is Simon Says Stamp's Monday challenge (click for link) the other is Make it Monday with Paper Trey Ink. Great ideas to keep your designs fresh!

Friday, 22 May 2015

Topiary Thank you

Couldn't wait to play some more with the topiary set from Paper Trey Ink. I see them every where in green, but was inspired to go a little more out there colour wise - influenced by spring time Sakura blossoms, and an online game I play full of beautiful trees and hedges in pink. I'm not much of a girl for pink so this was a radical departure for me.
I used the Topiary tree stamp set and the matching dies to create the trees first. The dies were cut from white Recollections card stock. Then they were stamped with pink and lilac pigment Stampabilities ink pads. The leaves were stamped with Grape  (darker purple) and accented with a pink Prismacolour pencil. The trunks and pots were done in Sable brown and again picked out in Prismacolours. Finally blobs of hydrangea liquid pearls by Ranger and accent dots using a purple gelly roll were applied. Leaves on the upper layer were pushed forward. The tree was assembled using foam dots to give depth.
I masked off a negative rectangle and stamped the thank you repeatedly to fill it. The edges of the card were stamped with dots from Stampin Up's Itty Bitty background. The pink patterned paper was from a mixed 12"x12" pack from JoAnns. I made the strip by stippling pigment inks onto white cardstock and spritzing with water. After it dried I cut it and stamped thank you again using a darker pad. One I wasn't so happy with so I went over it with a gelly roll.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Bridal Shower

Wedding Shower Card

Bridal showers are not a "thing" in England, so I was rather stumped for what to make exactly. However some new goodies from Papertrey Ink soon made up my mind.  I used the lovely Topiary Tree set of stamps and dies. They were so easy to use! I don't have a magnetic platform for my Sizzix, so was worried how well I could line up dies and stamps. I experimented by punching the dies first from plain white card stock. Then I lined up the stamps and using Stampabilities pigment ink in a light green stamped on top. A second layer was accented with a darker green, and it was all simple to line up by eye! The trunk and pot were stamped with brown, and the whole thing layered with sticky foam pads.  Finally it was accented with Recollections clear glitter glue (discontinued) and some white ribbon.
The wedding circle was done with Silhouette Sketch Pens in the Silhouette studio, using the text to path function, and cut the same way. The outside was then swiped through the dark green pad. The background is a gold/white pearlescent cardstock and a stripe of Tan and White Damask cardstock, both from Recollections by Michaels. The gold pearlescent was sponged light green with make up sponges then over stamped with gold pigment ink. I used the ferns from Paper Treys Meadow Greens set and blots from Stampin Up's French Foliage set (discontinued). All backed up on a cream card.

Sunday, 10 May 2015


70th Anniversary Card

It's my Grandparents 70th Wedding Anniversary coming up...yes that's right, 70 amazing years together. They are an inspirational couple in their 90's and now looking forward to their telegram from the Queen in congratulations :)
This is the card I came up with, thanks to some online inspiration.
The background is cream and kraft cardstock. Use this die from Simon Says Stamp for the stitched hearts, along with stitched nesting hearts from the Silhouette store. For the background I used Tim Holtz's Cracks and Specks set, Heidi Swapp's Music set, I also used the script and splatters from Stampin Up's French Foliage set (discontinued). A brown pigment pad and purple chalk Versapad gave the look I wanted. The text was done using Silhouette's sketch pens.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Cards for Men

Mother's Day in the US may be fast approaching, but that doesn't mean there aren't men to be thought of. Sometimes it's hard to think of cards that aren't so, football (soccer)...but very few men don't use a computer!
The front was a Silhouette Cameo file I created myself of a computer mouse, coloured with Prismacolour. I also used Tim Holtz Cracks and Specks set for the background. The tape was a new discovery - Little B Foil tape. I love the way they come in their own dispenser with cutter and a hole to hang them somewhere, excellent design. I will certainly be using more of it!
The inside was a Silhouette Design store file by the lovely Lori Whitlock. Mini brads from JoAnns form the drawer handles. Coloured with gelly rolls and Prismacolours as always.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Mothers Day

My mother in law really loves telephone boxes, so I combined two sets of files from the Silhouette store. I was really pleased to find the English way of spelling "Mum". Cardstock is Michaels Recollections, and the stamps are Stampin Up's Itty Bitty Little Background and another set I have no name for. It makes a great unisex card and you could replace the window with any kind of image, greeting or make it a shaker card.

Birthdays in blue and pink

Birthday Blue
Birthday Pink
Close Up

More birthdays keep creeping up on me...however I was prepared! I made the file again for the base card, using my Silhouette Cameo to cut it. On one the bottom is circles, the other has an elegant leaf pattern. I tried to have very different feels, one with brights, which I decided to accent with candles, the other an ultra feminine pink, butterflies and flowers.
The candles were accented with Prismacolours. On the pink card I used the Inkadinkado dot flourishes set for the background and used my white and purple gelly roll pens on the flowers and butterfly. The flowers were finished with a purple self adhesive pearl. Plain cardstock is Recollections from Michaels.

Sunday, 3 May 2015


Easter time

I was rather proud of these. They were my second, from scratch Silhouette Cameo files. I designed them, spent ages in Photoshop getting them how I wanted, then adjusted multiple times after test cuts, certainly a labour of love! The backgrounds use Toyboxes' Stipple Brushes with pigment ink pads again. The bunny ears are Tria markers (but any alcohol based would do). Decorated with white pearl stick ons from MichaelsSakura gelly roll pens and stick on purple gems.

Springtime Flowers

I confess, I like my flowers! Well it IS spring time, so why not! This time a Stampin Up (Sizzix) die called Fun Flowers(sadly discontinued). Prismacolours again, plus white pearl stickers from Michaels (Stampin Up also have version) and clear square crystal stickers from Hobby Lobby

Baby Cards

Baby Bundle

Some very dear friends of mine were blessed with a little girl, so I made this card for them. I didn't want to go with any cliches, so used blue and pink pastel colouring.
The circles were cut using my Sizzix Originals Circles die #2, crumpled and scrunched, then inked along the edges and re flattened out. They were cut from scrap brown kraft paper. The stamp set is Close to My Heart and it was coloured with my Prismacolour pencils. I love the look they give on kraft paper. Details were done a second time and attached with pop dots. Finally the little pearl accents were added with Ranger's Liquid Pearls