A Bouquet of Tulips

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I want to share another fan card, but this time I have added the gorgeous Ornate Pocket & Accents die from Heartfelt Creations instead of an embossed layer.  I have  also  been  practising  my watercolour  techniques  using  Zig  Clean  Colour  Brush  Markers  on  Bockingford  watercolour  card and had some fun colouring this tulip bouquet from the Tulip Bouquet stamp and die set.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu


A Clean and Simple Easel Card

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I am sharing a very clean and simple easel card featuring the very beautiful Anja’s Oval Die – LR0376 from Marianne Designs.

This die set is so versatile and so easy to create stunning cards.  I love the beautiful embossing that you get with the dies and how these dies can be layered in so many ways.  I have also kept this card very simple with the use of some pearls for the easel to sit against rather than adding an extra raised layer on the base of the card.  And of course I have to finish the card with Heartfelt Creations flowers and leaves.  I have used the following products:

Marianne Designs – LR0376 Anja’s Oval Die

Heartfelt Creations – Oakberry Lane Blossoms stamp, die and mold, Leafy Accents stamp, die and mold

Ranger Archival inks – Buttercup, Vibrant Fuchsia, Magenta Hue, Leaf Green, Fern Green, Library Green

Heart of Gold Prills

Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

Art Glitter Dries Clear glue


Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu


Clean and Simple Lush Lilac Card

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

This is my second post featuring the stunning Lush Lilac Collection from Heartfelt Creations.  I love doing a wide range of cards and today I am featuring a clean and simple card that also has some foiling for a touch of elegance.

Materials Used:

HCD1-7170 Lush Lilac Die

HCPC-3816 Lush Lilac Cling Stamp

HCDP1-Lush Lilac Paper Collection

HCFB1-466 Lush Lilac Mold

HCPC-3768 Woodsy Critters Stamp set

HCD1-7124 Woodsy Critters Die

HCPP3-452 White cardstock

HCDA2-45 Stack and Store Daubers

TSMP900 Tuxedo Black ink

TSMP707 Memento Bamboo Leaves

TSMP802 Peanut Brittle

TSMP600 Danube Blue ink

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear

PGM15015 Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

HCST1-401 Deluxe Shaping Kit

Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles, Go Press and Foil, Brilliance Pearlescent Purple, Itty Bitty Clear Sparkles, Foam dots


Cut a piece of white cardstock 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score along the long side at 4 ¼” and fold to create a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” base card.  Using the Largest edge die, hemstitch die and the second largest edge die from the Hemstitch Rectangles die set foil with gold using the Go Press and Foil machine.  Using a sharp knife and ruler trim the edges before adhering to the front of the card.  Using the second largest edge die cut a piece of white cardstock and adhere to the base card with foam tape.  Die cut the house image using the third largest edge die from the Hemstitch Rectangles die set and adhere to the front of the card as shown.

Cut the sentiment out from the paper collection, shape and adhere to the front of the image as shown.

Stamp the small lilac spray image from the HCPC-3816 Lush Lilac Cling Stamp set in Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock.  Sponge the leaves with Bamboo Leaves ink and the lilacs with Purple ink.  Shape and adhere on the top left of the patterned image over the sentiment.

Stamp the lilacs from the HCPC-3816 Lush Lilac Cling Stamp in Pearlescent Purple ink, sponge with the Purple ink and die cut with the corresponding die.  Shape the lilacs with the HCFB1-466 Lush Lilac Mold, allow to dry and adhere the lilacs to small lilac spray. Add Crystal Clear glitter to the lilacs with Glue Gloss and little bitty sparkles to the centres.

Stamp the small bird images from the HCPC-3768 Woodsy Critters Stamp set in Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock and die cut with the corresponding dies.  Colour the birds with Peanut Brittle and Danube Blue inks, shape and adhere around the lilacs and sentiment as shown with foam dots.

To finish, add Ultrafine Glitter to the house image with Dries Clear Glue.

For more inspiration and to find out who has made the semi-finals of the Design Team for 2018-1029 please visit the Heartfelt Creations blog here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/672/springtime-inspiration-and-announcing-the-semifinalists

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.

Ka Kite Anu



Flowering Dogwood Elegance

Welcome back

Today I am featuring another card using the Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood flowers.  I love white on white simplicity with just a touch of colour and I was very pleased how it turned out.





Materials Used:

Cardstock – Bazzill white smooth, Timbrels green cardstock.

Stamps – Flowering Dogwood, Classic Message

Dies – Flowering Dogwood, Fleur Border Basics, Arianna Lace

Inks – Memento Lilac Posies, New Sprout

Embossing folder – Couture Creations A4 Tied Together

Prills – Lettuce Entertain You

Deluxe Shaping Kit

Art Glitter Ultrafine Glitter – Crystal

Krystallos Vintage Glass Glitter

Art Glitter Dries Clear


Cut a piece of white cardstock 10” x 7”.  Fold in half to make the base card.  For the front of the card cut a piece of white cardstock 7” x 5” and then using the lacy border from the Fleur Border Basics set with the cutting die cut the end of the cardstock as shown.  Emboss the upper card using the Tied Together embossing folder.

To make the fan die cut the smaller flower die from the Arianna Lace set and cut in half.  Die cut 4 of the small matching single pieces and adhere to the base lace die cut to create a fan.

To make the flowers stamp the flowers using Lilac Posies ink.  Sponge the centre of the flowers with the New Sprout ink and then die cut the flowers.  Softly sponge the edge of the flowers with the Lilac Posies ink.  Spritz a little water on the back of the flowers and then shape using the Deluxe Shaping Kit.  Die cut the small and large stamens in green cardstock and roll them up using the quilling tool from the Deluxe Shaping Kit.  Adhere them to the centre of the flowers.  Add glitter using the Art Glitter Dries Clear adhesive along the veins of the flowers.  Add the prills to the centre of the flowers.  Finally add the Krystallos Vintage Glass Glitter to the flowers on the outside.

For further information about making these flowers check out Emma Lou’s video here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/146/how-to-create-flowering-dogwoods-and-stamens

To make the leaves stamp using the Pistachio ink.  Sponge the leaves with New Sprout and then die cut the leaves.  Sponge the edges lightly with Pistachio ink before shaping them with the Deluxe Shaping kit.

To assemble the card adhere the embossed piece to the base card and then adhere the lace edge up against the embossed piece.  Adhere the fan on the curved edge and then add the flowers and leaves as shown.  Add the pearls to the centres of the crossed lines.  Stamp the sentiment on the bottom right hand corner.

There is still time to vote for the semi-finalists for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team.  Please take the time to vote for me here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/538/21-joyful-springtime-paper-crafting-ideas-sneak-peek-2017-design-team-semifinalists-announced

Happy Crafting