Monday, 19 October 2015


Here is a project which I did to say thank you to Angie and Angela, two wonderful friends who really looked out for me recently.  I was ill with laryngitis while my husband was away for a week but they kept popping in to make sure I was ok and I was so blessed by them that I made the following as a thank you.

I started off doing a couple of masterboards, first up was paint brayered in several shades of pink:

and yellow on the other side of the card:

Then some stencilling:

My masterboards were now ready to cut up for final stamping and finishing.  I wanted to make bookmarks for Angie and a little book for Angela.  The theme for both was thanksgiving scriptures from the bible.  Its so good to have a grateful heart and there are so many wonderful verses in the bible.  Here are the finished bookmarks:

and the minibook:

Some of them have a little extra backround stamping, but I wanted the flowers to be the focal point:

For the minibook I alternated pink and yellow pages.  In the end I wished I hadn't done both sides so I could have mounted each page on black card, but they still look lovely I think:

I stamped a script backround on this page in white, yes white, but I hadn't cleaned the stamp properly so it came out grey!  But I liked it and I think I might get a grey inkpad now :)

I love dandelion stamps!

This was such a fun project to do and Angie and Angela loved them too.

I'm linking up at:
Craft Stamper Take It Make Challenge
Create With Joy Inspire Me Monday
Creative Every Day


  1. I am sure they will enjoy these.

  2. These are wonderful, Susan, and will be a wonderful blessing for your friends!!!

  3. I love them. Gorgeous combo of colours and lovely design, The bookmarks are so beauty! Thanks for joining us at CraftSTamper TIMI challenge :-)

  4. The stenciling is awesome, Susan! Fantastic projects!

  5. Hi Susan,

    I hope you are feeling better! I love your beautiful gifts of gratitude!
    Thank you for sharing your art at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy.
    I'm delighted to include you among our Featured Guests at this week's upcoming party - #199! :-)

  6. love your backgrounds

    Thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper challenge!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx