Rainbow bridge

We sadly lost our beloved cat recently and so I wanted to document the last photo I took of him.

When I saw the Cocoa Vanilla Studios Daydream collection I know this rainbow paper would be perfect as he’s now gone “over the rainbow bridge”.

I bought two identical sheets and fussy cut all the rainbows out of one of them so I could layer them up using foam tape onto the other sheet.

I added some sparkle using a shimmer pen over one stripe of each rainbow (not that it shows up in the photo) and added glossy accents to those rainbows that have hearts under them.

I used a few stickers from Daydream collection on my photo and in a little cluster at the bottom.

A fitting tribute to my little fur ball.

Piano Man…

I made this 6×6 easel card for a Billy Joel fan.

I used my foil quill freehand to make a silver polka dot background on some black cardstock and cut the name and numbers on my Cricut.

I made the easel stand as piano keys to represent Billy Joel’s song Piano Man. I simply cut these from black and white cardstock and mounted them on to my easel stand.

My favourite colour is autumn

I’ve been trying to make less cards and do a bit more scrapbooking recently so I thought I’d share some here!

Title cut file from Peartree Cut Files and cut from orange mirror card on my Cricut.

Background paper is from Photoplay Paper Heart and Home Collection which I bought from Hey Little Magpie.


I was asked to make a card for a retired engineer.

I used a cogs embossing folder that came with IndigoBlu box magazine issue 1 and ran it through with some Kraft cardstock.

I then rubbed some copper mica powder and some gold embossing paste over the embossed image using my finger.

I mounted the embossed image onto another kraft card mat and then added to a 5×7” card base.


Minecraft inspired birthday card

No dies required to make this 5×7 Minecraft inspired card. I downloaded a Minecraft style font for the sentiment and cut it from vinyl on my Cricut.

(If anyone else grew up in the 80s whenever I say Creepers I want to be singing “Keypers, Keypers, what’s inside those Keypers”.)


My attempt at a sorting hat card from a Pete Hughes tutorial.

I saw a fantastic sorting hat card made by Pete Hughes at Sizzix. He used some of their texture roll to make that hat but I didn’t have anything like that but I did have a piece of baking paper left over from lining the tin for my Christmas cake!

It’s not as good as Petes card but I hope still recognisable and shows that sometimes you can think outside the box with materials.

They call me mellow yellow

I created the background by adding strips of washi tape to my cardstock and then ink blending some Harmony Ink through it.

I then added some Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste and left it to dry.

When dry I cut it to 4.5” x 6.5” and mounted it on to a piece of 4.75” x 6.75” yellow cardstock using Collal glue.

I then stamped some flowers and leaves from Altenew and die cut them using the coordinating dies and added them to the card.

Puzzle card

My friend wanted a card for her Mums birthday and apparently she likes puzzles so I made this! (The red card behind is just so I could move the puzzle easily).

I started by stamping the hearts using Spectrum Noir Harmony inks.

I then added the sentiments by stamping with versafine and adding black embossing powder by Cosmic Shimmer.

I used my Cricut to cut the puzzle out using an svg file from Jennifer Maker. (And really annoyed myself by slightly cutting off my sentiment – grrrr).

I cut another identical size puzzle from coloured card and glued each piece together to give it some weight.

I thought she could write her message on the reverse and then break it up to post for her Mum to make up.

It was a bit left field but luckily my friend loves it – and I hope her Mum does too.