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Hi, I'm Pam and thank you for visiting my blog. I have been making cards for over 10 years and am an independent demonstrator for Creative Expressions. I am lucky enough to teach on cruise ships and also get the chance to demo at The Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show at Alexander Palace. I run workshops for a local craft shop and if anyone would like details of the them please e-mail me at stephen.smith870@ntlworld.com I love to scrapbook but my all time favourite thing is to get messy with ink!

Tuesday 19 May 2015


Good Morning All and a very Happy Tuesday!

I've been playing this week with another set of stamps designed by Phill Martin.  This time it's the Decadent Alphabet and Numbers, always useful to have in your stash!

Anyway, here we go......

Die cut 5 Spellbinder Classic Diamonds from the Vintage Rose Garden 12x12 paper pad.
Fold in half and stamp the letters from the Alphabet stamp set to spell out the word "Hello" using Black Archival Ink.

Cut 2 squares of coordinating paper from the same pad, matta nd layer them onto Black Foundations Card.

Emboss a square of Coconut White Card using the A4 Leafy Montage Folder.  Matt and layer onto Black card.  stick on the previous matting and layering.

Draw faux stitching around the triangles before folding them over a length of Bakers Twine.  Glue the tips of the triangles so that you can still move them on the twine.

Drape over the card and tape at the back to fix into position.  Glue onto a blank 8x8 card.

Use 3d foam pads to stick the triangles into position.

Fancy cut some Butterflies and Flowers from the same paper pad as before.  Cut out the word "Smile" from the same pad, matt and layer onto Black card.

Glue the flowers into position.  Shape the butterflies and glue on.
Add the wording with 3d foam pads.

And there's the finished card!

Not my usual style at all!  But sometimes it's good to do something totally different and get out of your comfort zone!  
A bit like this coming weekend when I'll be at the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival in Huddersfield having workshops with some of the best players in the world....I just hope I can keep up!

As always, everything used in this card is from Creative Expressions.  So that just leaves me with a big thank you for visiting and leaving comments.  I'll be back next Tuesday with another design using Phill's fab stamps.  Until then, have a happy, crafty week.


Christine B. said...

Good morning Pam those card is gorgeous. I have some an old cuttlebug die that as a Diamond on, never thought of using it like you have. Thanks for the lovely inspiration. Love and hugs xx ChrisB

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Pam, you are not wrong in this being unlike your usual card, but I like everything except the colour, that said it's probably my iPad as the first time I logged on to your page I coudnt see anything in the first two boxes. Enjoy yourself, don't be worried, just enjoy the fact you are playing with the cream of the crop. X Ros

Jackie T said...

Hi Pam this is a gorgeous card. I love visiting your blog for lots of inspiration. Hugs Jackie

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Pam,
just had a scroll down your blog and just wanted to say that your cards are lovely. The "butterfly dreams" is a stunner. I love the Nappa Valley die.
Mind you, today's post is also beautiful, love the colours in that, too.