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My 4 x 4 page for Charm Book Submission


  • Green Scrapbook Sally cardstock
  • Hero Arts Sparkle Clear “Yoo Hoo Owl” set
  • Fluid chalk inks in Moss Green, Dark Moss and Blush Rose
  • SU Close to Cocoa Ink Pad
  • Palette Noir Ink Pad
  • COPIC Markers
  • Flower gems from the Hero Arts Sparkle Clear set
  • Bronze Perlidoodles

I used my new toy, the Making Memories 12×12 Paper Trimmer, which is so lovely.  Is it me, or is there just an unrelenting search for a decent trimmer when you papercraft?

I’ve finished the charm as well, and will upload it tomorrow.

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  • 97% Complete “Celebration” tag (7g’s)
  • Black Prism Cardstock
  • White Prism Cardstock
  • Dark Green Prism Cardstock
  • Red Bazzill Cardstock
  • Chloe’s Closet Xmas paper
  • Stamp: “Fa la la” (Hero Arts)
  • Crazy Daisy “Alyssa”
  • Rudolph’s Nose Zoomz (SG-me!)
  • Chiaro Zoomz (SG-me!)
  • Green Metallic Marker (Marvy)
  • Square silver frame brad

Using black cardstock, make the usual Z-card with the Score-it board, then stamp “fa-la-la” onto small piece of white cardstock. Edge with metallic marker, then matt onto red, and then green cardstock.

Cover the lefthand side with the Chloe’s Closet Xmas paper, and run the green metallic marker aroundt the edge.

Add Zoomz to the fold back section of the righthand side, also add a green daisy with a Zoomz in the middle.

On the farleft portion, matt the Celebration tag onto red cardstock and stick slightly towards the top. Add three Chiaro Zoomz to the bottom. Add a silver frame square brad over the 25.

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Filed under 7gs, Chloe's Closet, Hero Arts, Markers and Colouring, Zoomz

Flower Frame – Daring Cardmakers Challenge

although I have to say that I am not all happy with this, and it will be a do-over. The frame wasn’t that bad, but I’ve made a complete hash of the rest of it (definitely under par). Probably has something to do with having had a rotten day, and then rushing it.
Still the idea is there now, and I will take off the central frame bit next week. I know that, most certainly the 3 needs to be in chipboard, and the Sophie is should be smaller, as it just swamps the whole thing.

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Filed under Aud's Stamps, Card, COPIC, Daring Cardmakers;, English Paper Co, Hero Arts, Magnolia

Caardvark – Chipboard entry

Basic Grey “Mellow” 6×6 paper pad
Jo Sonja’s Amethyst Paint
Jo Sonja’s Rich Gold Paint
Chiaro Flo Clear Embossing Power
Hero Arts Original Definitions set
Small Flower Stamp (PSX)
Embroidery Stich Stamp (Scrap Goods Kit)
Whispers Rich Plum Dye Ink
Timber Brown StazOn
Pixie Dust Versmagic Dewdrop
Green Bazzill cardstock
Dark Plum Bazzill cardstock
Dovecraft Large Corner Rounder Punch (with wings taken off)
Star Corner Punch (with star cut off)
Brown Satin Ribbon
Off White lace
Interferance Seed Beads (pressie from Angel)
Scor-it Board


Filed under Basic Grey, Caardvarks, Heat Embossing, Hero Arts, Jo Sonja's Paint, Whispers Dye Ink

Caardvarks Micro Challenge

was to make a small card the size on an ATC.

This is my entry. It’s made from a scap piece of Wild Asparagus paper, trimmed to front lefthand side with the Purple Cow flutted blade, and the bit that was cut off I added the other way round as a border, with a Zoomz (Chiaro).

The scallop was sitting on my desk, and I used one of Aud’s Circle Sentiments and coloured with my COPICS. Then I punched holes all around the scallop.

Inside has “Celebrate” stamped from my Hero Arts definition set.


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Thanks a bunch – Caardvarks & Sketch This Card


How to:

  1. Take one of the PM pink cardblanks, and edge with the Gingerbread Versamagic ink pad.
  2. Take a piece of the brown BG “Mellow” paper, and cut to 3 1/4 x 4 3/4″, then use the star punch on the corners. To turn it into a ticker corner style, cut off the stars as per the image.
  3. Stamp the swirls from the Flower & Swirls sheet at top left and right hand corners in the Gingerbread Versamagic. Run the same ink around the edges of the whole piece before adhering as per the picture.
  4. Take 4 Rudolph’s Nose Zoomz and place one into each corner.
  5. Take a piece of the green BG “Mellow” paper, and cut to approx. 2″ x 3 1/2″. Stamp with the Hero Arts stamps using Gingerbread Versamgic ink. Edge around the edges before you adhere it to the righthand side of the brown layer, just overlapping slightly.
  6. Take the swirl sticker from the Stickeroos sheet, and matt onto some green and then red BG paper from the “Mellow” stack. Place this matted sticker over both the brown and green layers.
  7. Using the Cricut cut out a circle at 2 1/2″ in the Lilac Rain (Lily Kate) and a 2″ scallop in White Prims cardstock.
  8. Stamp “Thanks a bunch” circle sentiment from the Circle & Sentiments Aud Sheet. Colour in the small flower in the centre with the Rose Copic, and the Lime Green for the flower centre. After I took the picture I added a tiny self-adhesvie pearl to the centre.
  9. Stamp “celebrate” from the Hero Arts set in the card, and also on the envie in Gingerbread Versamagic.

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Caardvarks – Sticker Challenge


How to:

  1. Take a piece of 12×12 Prism cardstock, and cut in half to measure 6×12″. Use the Scor-it board to make a fold in the centre so that it’s a 6×6″ card.
  2. Take a piece of the green paper from the BG Mellow stack, and cut to 5 1/2 x 5 1/2″. Use the star corner punch, and then cut off the stars to make turn them into Ticket Corners. Run the Perfect Pulmeria Versamagic all around the edges.
  3. Take a piece of the red paper from the BG Mellow stack and cut to 5 1/4 x 5 1/4″, and do the make the same ticket corners. Stamp all over with the Hero Arts Friends, Family, Celebrate stamps using Perfect Pulmeria Versamagic. Run the Perfect Pulmeria Versamagic all around the edges. Layer this on top of the green paper.
  4. Take the long stripped sticker from the Flower Field Stickeroos sheet, and place about 2/3rds of the way down across the whole card, and trim the edges.
  5. Take the flower image from the Stickeroos sheet, and matt onto the BG Brown paper. Trim to 1/4″ on top, bottom and righthand sides, leave a 1/2″ border down the lefthand side.
  6. With glossy accents, stick three Ginko Zoomz down this larger border at equal distance.
  7. Stamp “best wishes” onto some of the small leftover bit of BG Green paper, and matt onto BG Brown paper. Run the Perfect Pulmeria around the edges. Place this on the righthand side over the stripped border.
  8. Take one of the Prima Daisy Crazy Jasmine flowers and place on the corner of the main image. Add a Rudolph’s Nose Zoomz in the centre with glossy accents.


Filed under Basic Grey, Glossy Accents, Hero Arts, Penny Black, Prima, Stamping, Stamping Bella, Zoomz



How to:-

  1. Take a piece of 12×12 Wizard Medium cardstock, and cut in half. Using the Scor-it board score this 6×12 piece of cardstock in half, and fold to make a card blank.
  2. Stamp the daisy from the Paper Salon Tin over the top half of the card. Colour them in with the dark green sugarloaf marker and the Stardust Pen.
  3. Cut a piece of the pattern paper from the Mellow pack and add across the bottom half of the card.
  4. Place a strip of ribbon across the join. I used a glue line for stability.
  5. With the white cardstock (I used the triangle from another card), stamp the Cruisabella with the Black Memories ink. Colour in with the COPIC markers.
  6. Matt this triangle onto the Intense Kiwi cardstock, and stick over the card centrally using the Scrapbook Adhesive. Cut off the excess from the edges of the card.
  7. Add a Prima Daisy to the apex of the triangle with with Scrapbook Adhesive. Add three Hero Arts gems to the centre.
  8. Also stick a gem to the centre of the largest wheel, and also three as if they are coming from the exhaust.
  9. Stamp the “wishing you a birthday that is jsut your style” on the inside of the card.
  10. I also added glossy accents to the windscreen portion of the stamp, but after I’d taken the picture.
  11. Stamp a pearl 6×6 envelope with the Build a Bloom stamps for a finishing touch.

This card is for my friend Karen, who has a birthday on Saturday, so I also added a bit of Chinese Orange to the Bella’s hair (as Karen has the most beautiful auburn hair). She also, like me, adores purple.

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Filed under Basic Grey, COPIC, Gems, Glossy Accents, Hero Arts, Memories Ink, Paper Salon, Stamping, Stamping Bella

Caardvarks Micro Challenge – Beads


How to:-

  1. Cut a 12×12 piece of Light Blue Bazzill Cardstock in half and with the Scor-it board, score at 6″ and 8″. Fold the 6″ score in half, then the 8″ score back on itself.
  2. Line the inside of the card with a piece of paper from the BG Mellow Pack. Stamp the two righthand corners with one of the Quatro Corner Stamps in Barn Brown Whispers Dye Ink
  3. Cut out a silhouette monogram shape in white cardstock.
  4. Stamp this shape the Anemone flower with Art Print Brown and colour in with COPICs’. Stamp the Silken Knots around the edges using the Antqiue Linen Distress Ink.
  5. Mount this onto pale blue cardstock from the PM River Deep pack, and then matt again on a larger piece of brighter blue from the pack. Make sure that you flute the edges with the A5 Cutter. Make a hole on either side and secure the pale blue brads. On the other side, add a piece of pale blue cardstock to cover the brad ends (as this will show).
  6. On the piece of the card blank that you folded back, using the Silent Setter set a metallic blue brad either end. Thread the beads onto the Pink DMC wire, and secure towards the bottom of the card. Tie on a couple of pieces of KI Sashes along side this knot.
  7. Using the Paper Salon Build a Bloom Tin, stamp flowers, swirls and leaves in Whisper Dye Inks as appropriate.


Filed under Caardvarks, Card, COPIC, Hero Arts, Memories Ink, Paper Salon, Papermania, Penny Black, Purple Cow, Stamping, Whispers Dye Ink

Not a COPIC insight (Bitten by the Bug Challenge)

I probably need to photograph this card, as a flat scan isn’t doing it justice. Still for now, it will have to do.


Using Scor-it I created a 6×6 card blank, and cut the front at a diagonal.

Next cut the “kiss kiss hug hug” image using Base Camp Cartridge with Dave (my Cricut), and added to the card.

Placed Angel Kisses down the side and stamped one of the corner images on bottom left hand side.

Cut down the blue floral paper with the Purple Cow cutter, stamped the same corner stamp on each corner, then added an Angel Kisses to the top right hand side. Also flutted the side and top of the card.

Pink Pearlidoodles were added to all of the flower centres.

For the inside I fluted a piece of the blue floral paper

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