Wednesday, 9 April 2014


I had a lot of fun making these little mini pictures and bookmarks for a group of friends.  My friend, Julie, hosts a lovely ladies group every fortnight where we chat and share and have lunch.  Then we focus on something spiritual to make sure every part of us is fed and watered!  Knowing I'm a crafty kind of person, she asked me to do a card making session on our last week before the Easter break.  Julie also wanted to give everyone a little encouragement with the scripture below since it was our special Easter session.   

I did these last week so was unable to use this week's word art at Word Art Wednesday:
which is a shame because they would have been perfect for this project!

The butterfly stamp is a lovely Papermania Urban Stamps which I found at the big Hobbycraft Show in a sale bin for only £2.50!!!  What a bargain for such a beautiful stamp.  Its square, but I stamped it twice, turning it after the first stamp.  Then I sponged distress inks all over and dusted with Perfect Pearls for a little sheen.

It was fun doing different colour combinations:

I finished it off with a punched butterfly and gem:

For the bookmarks I used a beautiful Inkylicious stamp set, also bought at the Hobbycraft show - I really did enjoy the show this year and found some lovely things:  This one had different flower heads and stems and grasses.

 The backround is sponged distress inks and the flowers are stamped in black.  The edging is just the tops of a flower.

Most of the people there had never made a card before but they all took to it and made some beautiful cards.  I love it when someone discovers the joys of papercrafting!

I'm linking up at Word Art Wednesday


  1. All these are GORGEOUS Susan ! The different colours are beautiful. What great stamps you found at the show . Your friends must have been thrilled with their cards.

  2. LOVE your creative use of the flower stamps to create the edgings~!!