Special birthday

This is a birthday card for a special young friend on her 18th.

Having masked an area with post-it notes, I sponged on my favourite distress oxide inks Fossilised Amber, Wild Honey and added Cracked Pistachio and sprinkled on water. I stamped the Uniko script, and  a few butterflies and feathers from a mix of sets in the same colours, and added Nuvo drops. Then the big sentiment from Uniko and a set free from a magazine for the numbers.


I think this suits the challenge for a big bold sentiment from Just Add Ink #434


and Watercooler Wednesday’s WWC196 – Heidi’s “All About Occasions” Challenge


It’s a scary world
Don’t let them dictate to you
Always be yourself


Sleepy Bunny

I had to get this sweet Uniko stamp as it so reminded me of the cuddly toy my niece loved when she was younger. It was once even the subject of a Twitter hashtag when it was lost on a train… She’s 19 soon, but she’s getting this nostalgic card with SleepyBunny in her favourite colour, yellow. I hope she likes it!


This is entered into the Sketch Challenge at Just Add Ink   and Seize the Birthday’s Topping option of Two Patterned Papers.

The haiku:

Sleepybunny: now
Small and forgotten as you
Start new adventures.



Out of this world

Maybe a boy (or girl for that matter) would enjoy this one!

I don’t have a pink in my watercolour set so I experimented with colours, and when I looked at the result it reminded me of galaxies (or maybe that was just because it’s Star Trek’s 50th birthday and that was on my mind!) The stamp set was free with a magazine, and the planets I doodled myself.

I’m entering this one in the Stamplorations CAS Card challenge for September.

Stamplorations CAS card challenge - pink

I love their mixed media inspiration but CAS is more my style!

I’m also entering Craft Stamper’s Take it, make it “Take a stamp” challenge: Anything Goes

We too boldly go
Experimenting in art:
Aim out of this world…

Piano birthday card

A piano card for a piano-playing relative. Scanned sheet music and all other elements created from scratch.

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CASEd from FubsyRuth on Splitcoast Stampers – hers was already a CASE! I think a few people have come up with this design, or similar,  independently…

My phone rings: it’s you:
your voice like sweet piano
music to my ears