Gift for a Friend!

My Lovely Friend – Rosie – is recovering from a major operation. She is currently at a rehab centre doing physio, exercises & generally recovering from the operation.

I remember when I was in hospital last year & at times, you can go “bonkers” from not doing the “normal” things in our life. To make the time go fast, or seem to, I decided to make Rosie her own Gift Bag with cards inside – ready for when she needs to send out “Thank You” cards or whatever.

So below is my creation & matching cards:

Cardstock: Rose Red & Very Vanilla

Stamp Sets: Pocket Silhouettes, Garden Whimsy, Inspired by Nature, Organic Grace (Level 1 Hostess), Always & Hello Again (Summer Mini).

Ink: Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss & Rose Red

Other: Raspberry Tart DSP, Rose Red 1″ Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Jumbo Eyelets, Scallop Square Punch, 1 1/4″ Square Punch, Photo Corners Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Slit Punch & Hemp Twine


More Cards to show

Have you fainted from all the photos I’ve uploaded? Well you just need to get yourself, back off the floor – so you can check out the remaining cards. Are you ready?

Cardstock: Whisper White & Pumpkin Pie

Stamp Sets: Eastern Blooms & Think Happy Thoughts

Ink: Pumpkin Pie & Not Quite Navy

Other: Washington Apple DSP, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Earth Element Markers, Earth Element Brads


This pretty card, would have to be one of my favourites. Love the colours.

Cardstock: Whisper White

Stamp Set: Hello Again (Summer Mini)

Other: Earth Element Markers & Parisian Breeze Speciality DSP (retired Spring Mini)

Just like the card above, but have used the Bold Bright Markers & added Baja Breeze 1″ Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon.

Cardstock: Whisper White

Stamp Set: Garden Whimsy

Other: Soft Subtle Markers, retired Soft Subtle Eyelets, retired Parisian Breeze Speciality DSP

A couple more cards to show!

Margaret  xxoo

Water Spritzing with Crayons

Hi Everybody

I’ve been experimenting with Water Spritzing again & showed it recently at a Hostess Workshop.

I sprayed the solid stamp first with a light mist of water, then used the crayons on the stamp & then sprayed it lightly again – then stamped.


Cardstock: Almost Amethyst, Pretty In Pink & Very Vanilla

Stamp set: Garden Whimsy

Other: Versamark, Soft Subtles Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Tea Party DSP, Scallop Edge Punch



Margaret xo