Pastel Love

Sometimes I really struggle for inspiration and sometimes inspiration comes at the craziest of times. My daughter Mia is currently studying Art as part of the option set she chose for GCSE and their current material of choice is watercolour. It was one of her recent pieces of work that inspired this card and the colour choices.

Copyright: Mia Pickard

Whilst I didn’t do watercolour myself, I went with three similar colours to blend a background going for the more subtle pastel type shades. These were applied using the blending brushes from the Mini Catalogue, which allow you to blend onto card much more evenly that daubers or sponges do.

Mia decided to use a black outline for each focal point – the eye. However, I felt I didn’t need that due to the muted shades that I chose for my background. So simply punched out a Basic White heart and popped it up on dimensionals with a die cut sentiment.

My final touch was a few of the pearls from the Hydrangea Suite – gorgeous!

Where do you go when you need inspiration?

Best Wishes,

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Rainbow Stars


The Rainbow Glimmer paper is gorgeous, so gorgeous I didn’t know how to use it initially as I didn’t want to cut into it. Technically, I didn’t cut into this as whilst it isn’t a full piece of 12 x 12, it is a full piece underneath the top layer of Whisper White. I wanted to show the rainbow glimmer off in a way that was subtle but pretty at the same time.

Using the Happy dies, I die cut a number of randomly placed stars across the top layer of white. Whilst randomly placing them, I was also making sure I was capturing the full ombre of the Rainbow Glimmer to really show it off – but leaving space for a sentiment to be added.

I kept it quite simple by layering the white onto more white and stamping my sentiment in Magenta Madness for a pop of colour alongside the rainbow. Which I absolutely love! Do you love the Rainbow Glimmer too?

Best wishes,

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Beautiful Leaves


Sometimes a simple card says its all. You don’t need to throw every craft supply at a card for it to get the message across, simplicity is beautiful too. This card demonstrates exactly that! I am in LOVE with the Gathered Leaves dies, the detail they have on them for a small die is absolutely gorgeous especially when teamed with the Brushed Metallic card stock.

I wanted the gorgeous leaves to take centre stage, so with two sets of leaves I created a border for my sentiment. Layering up with some Early Espresso and onto Thick Whisper White – no ribbons, no embellishments – just the sentiment and the metallic leaves. Beautiful.

The inside of the card has been left blank so when the time comes to gift it to someone, a personalised message can be added. I love it!

Best Wishes,

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Never Ending Birthday

Birthday Party Live – Project #4

Yesterday was my birthday, so I had to make sure the project done on my birthday was a special one. Neverending cards have been around for some time – they’re certainly nothing new BUT I have never tried to make one myself, so what better occasion?

I went for one of my favourite colours for the first one – Cherry Cobbler and teamed it up with the Regals 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper stack. This alone gave some nice texture / difference on the differing sections of the card. To decorate it, I used a multitude of dies available in my collection, stamping any sentiments or images with matching Cherry Cobbler ink.

The second one in the video below was made in exactly the same way, except this time I used Bermuda Bay card stock and Designer Series Paper. Now, I just have to overcome my addiction to making them then sitting there flipping them round and round and round again!

Keeps the children entertained too! Bonus…

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Good Luck!

Best Wishes,

Colours Used:


  • Coloured cardstock (4 pieces) = 6 x 3 inches
  • Whisper White (8 pieces) = 27/8 x 27/8 inches
  • Designer Series Paper (8 pieces) = 23/4 x 23/4
  • Whisper White (10 pieces) = 13/8 x 27/8 inches
  • Designer Series Paper (10 pieces) = 11/4 x 23/4 inches
  • Whisper White (8 pieces) = 11/4 x 11/4 inches

Scoring (cardstock only):

  • Long side (6) = 11/2 inches on both sides

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The below supply list only contains the items to make the card without decoration – you can of course use any sets you wish to decorate: