Saturday, 3 May 2014

Quicker this time LOL

Yay I'm back already.

Been a busy couple of weeks as have been through a Voluntary Exit exercise recently at work and that means a lot of leaving cards for those who have taken the plunge and jumped ship.

Here is a selection of the cards I have made:

The white sunflowers are created using versamark pad and clear embossing powder,
 I then brayed background colour before stamping the terracotta sunflower in the middle. 
Wiped off ink from top of embossed area. 
Butterfly cut from Spellbinders dies with a parchment base layer. Flat backed pearls used for body.

The background was made from 3 stamps.
One came with a magazine (IndigoBlu) and the other ones a set by Inkadinkadoo.
Stamped using Stampin Up ink which is in same colour as white card was layered onto.
Spellbinders dies for the central labels and a Stampin Up Butterfly stamped onto Shrink Plastic
and coloured using Promarkers.
Water coloured various Stampin Up inks onto the background to make the sky and ground.
Then stamped using a WOW stamp and one from Sheena Douglas to add the detail of tree and flowers.  The Frame and label (Sissix die) were made from Stampin Up papers which have embossed pattern which I then distressed with ink.
This was made using a map of UK I downloaded from the web which was distressed.
Then stamped out goose onto white and coloured to look like a Brent goose.
That was from Stampin Up's Wetland set as are the stamps used on the label.
The Tern in top left corner was taken off the web.
This person was going to live on the Skerries (off Anglesey) as a bird warden for the summer.

This is another one made with Stampin Up stamps and inks.
Used Martha Stewart punch for edge and added ribbon behind it.
Hope you have liked what you have seen.
Thanks for visiting.
Mandi xxx


  1. More lovely cards Mandi - my favourite has to be the last one!

    1. Thanks Pamela. Really liked making that one.