Saturday, January 28, 2017


Hi there,

A quick extra post in here today, as I had a couple of hours just "doodling" in my stamp room. Felt like creating, but didn't have a deadline or required project - such a great feeling. I did want to open and use a new embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle - Robin's Egg

There was a little chipboard bird from Want to Scrap, left-over from another upcoming project, sitting alone on my desk and so I started with those two things. First I covered the bird in Versamark (I use an old pad, specifically set aside for chipboard pieces), then I applied a couple of layers of Belgian Cream, before applying the Robin's Egg. I did this because the Robin's Egg is a light color and it is better to have it go down on white rather than the brown chipboard.

Next I pulled out a virgin embossing folder - Cuttlebug: Bit of Paisley. I ran a piece of cardstock, that had already been die cut with the Memory Box Cross Stitched Framed Border, through my machine and then inked the raised pattern with Memento Summer Sky.

Another newbie was used for the "branch". So I die cut Spellbinders: Foliage Flourish out of a piece of black and white dotted designer paper. I applied a coat of Brushable Glue to the underside and then glued it down to the embossed card front.

The sentiment is a favorite of mine from the Sparkle N Sprinkle Bird Song Set 496. This was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Black Detail. Before removing the Memory Box Cross Stitched Framed Borders, I sponged with Memento Summer Sky.

I tied two sheer blue bows together and wrapped them around the back of the card front and layered to the black and white dotted paper before layering to white card base. The bird and sentiment were attached with mounting foam.

The final touch was the Nuvo Jewel Drops Sea Breeze, which were added sporadically over the project and one Nuvo Crystal Drop of Ebony Black was added for the bird's eye! I have to say it was kind of fun, just getting to play!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Moving Along with the Times: Challenge 37: Swirls and/or curls
Craft Rocket Challenges: #31 Add a Bow
Craft-Dee Bowz: January Challenge: Use a hand-made Bow
Perfectly Created Chaos: #9 Black, White + 1 Color

I'll be back in a couple more days, with my card for the new February 1st Sparkle N Sprinkle Reveal. Till then enjoy the weekend!

Big hugs,



  1. So beautiful and I love that embossing folder you used

  2. Totally gorgeous Shona, such pretty colors and beautiful design!!

  3. Your playtime, has produced a really beautifully card, LOVE all the details and thank you for another simple to follow tutorial.

  4. Your card is so beautiful, thanks for joining us at MAWTT xxxx
    And at Craft Rocket too.

  5. WOW this card is gorgeous. Great embossed details and love the dies you used. Love the bow, its a beauty.

  6. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Perfectly Created Chaos, good luck!!! Amy DT

  7. Oh my goodness, my friend - I could just stare at your cards all day. I love how you walk us through the details and how vibrant and how many elements they have! This bird is just a vision - and with all the embossing and beautiful ribbon to adorn it, it's perfection!


Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share in part of your day. I would love to hear what you think about my latest creation!