Baby cupcakes

Love this Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcakes stamp set, the images are A-DORable!  I have a friend with a baby on the way and this set makes it easy to create a perfect Congrats card.


I’ve coloured the animals with Distress inks on Langton watercolour paper and had a complete ball doing it – those inks are a joy to colour with.  My frame is the Mama Elephant Femme Frames scallop edge die using the stitched frame die to create the frame.  I’ll be posting the card so I made a co-ordinating envelope with a couple of little friends on the front too.


I’d like to enter this into a few challenges as i’m rather chuffed with it 🙂

Thanks for looking.

Lisa x



I spend lots and lots of time marvelling over how creative folk can be with just a couple of stamp images.  Every time a buy a new stamp I search to see what clever ideas and variations on use have been published and it never ceases to amaze me how many different results can be made.

Searching has also taught me a gazillion different techniques, I sponge up ideas and watch videos on ‘how to’ more than I have hot dinners (which is A LOT I can tell you). The Lawn Fawn mini stamp sets are such a good example of what I mean.  The Get Well Soon set has three stamps, a couple of additional elements and a sentiment but i’ve seen so many different variations on how to use it it’s unbelievable!  And also incredibly inspiring.  Here’s my take on them:


Thanks for looking.




MFT are one of my 3 most favourite stamp & die brands in the universe and when ‘Up In the Air’ was released I HAD to have it as soon as soon as humanly possible.  I mean, who is not bowled over by those cute critters peeking over the edge of the balloon – tooo sweet!

IMG_0057This week’s Simon Says Stamp challenge and a little extra time due to a Bank Holiday day here spurred me on to take the plunge and make a card with it.

I embossed a piece of blue card with a cloud folder and cut some spotty hills for the balloons to fly over.  I couldn’t afford to get the dies (oh my they’re expensive for this stamp set!) so fussy cut the elements out.  The stitched frame has been clear embossed to add a little gloss.  The images have been coloured with copics and I added some white accents to the big ballon, flags and ted and ellie.

IMG_0056.JPGI’ve been inspired to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp – Monday Challenge: The Great Outdoors
Creatalicious Challenge –  Anything Goes
Stamping Sensation – Anything Goes

It would have been cool to see some cute faces like these looking down at me when the balloons went over on the recent balloon race.  Although maybe that would have been a bit scary to have a bear and an elephant staring down at me…..yes, second thoughts…..

Thanks for looking