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Happy mail for my crafty friends

Hi everyone! I know I have been a bit quiet lately and I apologise for the long silence! There are two reasons for that:

1) I decided to take a “Whimsical Sketching” online class (related post and video coming up in a few days) and have been busy sketching away; and

2) I have been creating and sending some happy mail to a few of my crafty friends.

Today I am sharing with you a clean and simple (CAS) card design which is perfect for sending happy mail to our crafty friends. Because, let’s face it, crafty friends are the best!

To create this card design I used the awesome artsy-craftsy stamp set from Paper Smooches called I Heart Art and challenged myself to stick with a CAS design which would travel nicely in the mail.

This is also my entry to the Paper Smooches April 2017 challenge, the subject of which is Showers. 


And what is the best part of a good spring shower? The rainbow that ensues!!! I hope you all enjoy my personal take on this theme. Happy crafting!

Paper Smooches March 2017 Challenge

Hello and welcome back to my blog. Today’s blog post is very exciting to me, as it is my first ever challenge post and it consists on my entry for the “Paper Smooches March 2017 Challenge“.

The theme for the Paper Smooches challenge this months is “Green”. Very appropriate as we all look forward to the arrival of spring and warmer days (especially those of us with small children with runny noses!)

The challenge consists on creating a new project (card, tag, layout, altered item, etc.) using at least one Paper Smooches stamp or die. For today’s project, I chose to use the PS Boom Bots Stamp Set and coordinating Boom Bots Icons Dies.


There are multiple reasons why I love this set. First and foremost, it lends itself beautifully to more “masculine” cards, both for wee boys and lovely men in our lives. It also includes “bots” of cute sentiments (get it?! He he…) which coordinate beautifully with the different images in the set. Since I chose to make a shaker card using real metal nuts, I chose to use the “I’m nuts and bolts about you” sentiment for today’s card.

If you’d like to have a go at recreating this project, sit back, loosen up your “bolt” (I did it again! He he…Sigh…Sorry!) and hit the “play” button below.

(By the way, I forgot to mention on the video that – to add insult to injury – my whole Copic Course adventure took place on a Saturday!) If you liked today’s video, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog and YouTube channel and leave me a “beep” below. Happy crafting!

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