Sending happy thoughts

Products used

Marigold stamps set

Marigold Crafting Dies

Technique Tuesday

I just love these gorgeous marigolds from this months release at Technique Tuesday.

I created two cards with this set. One as a mini slimline and another as an A2 card.

Both I used brick stencils for the backgrounds with oxide inks. Mowed lawn for one, scattered straw for the other.

I used both Copic and spectrum noir to colour the flowers and used the coordinating Die to cut them out. Two flowers were added to cover the slimline.

I used Gina K obsidian black ink to stamp two of the sentiments from the set on the cards.

Otter-ly wonderful

How cute are these otters from the May release at Technique Tuesday? There is two different otters and some sea elements in this set.

I was excited to finally get the chance to colour up these cuties and give them a home to hang out on.

I created two cards using this fun set using one of the otters for both cards. I have the other one coloured up and ready for future cards in my stash.

Products used

Opal and otter Clear Stamp Set

Opal and Otter Crafting Dies

Technique Tuesday

I stayed with the same colour theme for both cards using mermaid lagoon for one and the other mermaid lagoon, tumbled glass and patina oxide inks.

I die cut a polka dot panel from a sheet I Ink blended using the 3 oxide inks on. I added foam tape to the back of the popped out Circles and placed them on my white card front.

I added a wave die cut tucked behind a white circle die cut and positioned and glued the otter in front.

My sentiment was stamped in black ink in the center of the circle.

The other card I layered some white circle die cuts to the center in front of a bubble stencilled background blended in mermaid lagoon oxide ink. My sentiment was stamped in black ink to the center.

Thanks for stopping by,

Crafty Hugs,



Products used

Jellyfish Stamp Set

Jellyfish dies

Technique Tuesday

I’m so in love with this months releases from Technique Tuesday. These jelly fish from the animal house release are so cute and the sentiments in this set are so much fun.

I created two cards with this set!

I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers for colouring of the jelly fish and added stencilled backgrounds to both cards using distress oxide in the colour patina for one and the other tumbled glass, lavender, wilted violet.

I used the coordinating stamps in the set to fill the white space on my cards.

Circle die cuts were added to created dimension.

Crafty Hugs,



Thanks for stopping by! Sharing two cards today using the super fun set from the May release at

Technique Tuesday.

Products used

Orca Clear Stamp Set

Orca matching Crafting dies

This set has so many fabulous sentiments and would be a easy set to make batch cards with and or masculine cards. (Which I definitely struggle with)

To make these cards.

Stencil a water patterned stencil on white card stock for both cards. One panel I slightly trimmed down, the other I used a stitched die to center on my other card.

Stamp your sentiments on both cards using black ink.

Colour and die cut the orcas and attach to card bases with foam tape.

Add a few of the additional images, sequins or embellishments to finish the cards.

Crafty Hugs,



Orcas – N8,6,4 white gel pen.

Happy Birthday

This month Technique Tuesday is celebrating with a big birthday themed celebration. Use code HBDAY21 to get 20% off your entire order. With so many fabulous sets to choose from included in this sale you are for sure to find some great sentiments and images.

Products used

Happy Everything Crafting Dies

Camellia Flower Stamp

To make this card

Start by die cutting a white panel using a stitched rectangle die. I used the second largest in my set.

Using your favourite stencil, ink blend in rainbow order on your panel. I used oxide inks in the colours Wilted Violet, Kitsch Flamingo, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Salvaged Patina.

Die cut from black card stock the HAPPY die.

Die cut again from white card stock the HAPPY die.

Use the white HAPPY outline and glue to the center of your card. Use the letters from the black and insert inside the outline.

Stamp on white card stock the sentiment happy birthday and trim to size. Attach to your card with foam tape.

Finish your card with a few sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs,


Bootiful Tulips

Thanks for stopping by! Today I’m sharing 2 cards using the bootiful tulips from Technique Tuesday.


Technique Tuesday

Bootiful Tulips

Bootiful Tulips Crafting Dies

For my first card I started with a white card base and added a stencilled panel on top that I inked with wild honey distress oxide ink as well as a sentiment heat embossed on it.

On top of this I added a scalloped frame die cut that I attached with foam tape.

I finished the card with the bootiful tulip stamp that I attached with liquid glue.

For my second card I started with a white card base. I die cut 3 smaller pierced rectangle panels. For two of the panels I used seedless preserves to ink the panels. One I inked the entire panel, the other I used a polka dot stencil.

The last panel I left white and stamped the sentiment that came with the bootiful tulips set.

I finished the card with bootiful tulip propped up on foam tape.

Crafty Hugs,


Technique Tuesday April Release

Thanks for stopping by! Today Im sharing some projects using some of the new release goodness from Technique Tuesday!

Products Used

Anemone Stamp Set

Anemone Crafting Dies


For both cards I used stencilled backgrounds.

For the hearts I masked off a strip of the card panel and stencilled inside that section. I added some white paint splatters and perfect pearls in a shimmery gold tone over top of the stencilled section. I pulled out a jar of prills in a yellow colour and added to the center of the flower.

The blue card I glued on heart embellishments following the stencil pattern, added a circle die cut to the center of the card for an area to place the sentiment.

Both cards I coloured the anemones and leaves with Copics and attached with foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by,

Crafty Hugs,


Technique Tuesday Crocus Greenhouse society stamp

Loving these beautiful Crocus flowers from Technique Tuesday. These beauties were from the January Greenhouse Release. Today Im sharing two cards I made from this release.

Crocus Flower Stamp Set

Crocus Flower Crafting Dies

Crocus Flower Stamp and Die Set

Technique Tuesday

The miss you card was created on a stencilled panel added on top of a white card base. A simple white strip was added down the side with the crocus placed on top with foam tape. The Miss you sentiment was cut from Kraft Card Stock.

The other card was made with a large scalloped rectangle with a smaller stencilled one placed on top and added to a white card base. Another scalloped rectangle was added on a diagonal with the crocus placed inside. I die cut the Thank you after blending some soft pink ink and glued off to the side.

Thanks for stopping by,

crafty hugs,


Technique Tuesday February Animal House Release

This month Technique Tuesdays animal house release is full of Koala cuteness. I have two cards I’m sharing today using these Australian cuties.

Products Used

Ken and Kiki Koala Stamps

Ken and Kiki Koala Crafting Dies

Ken and Kiki Stamp and Die Set

Technique Tuesday

Both cards were started with stencilled leafy patterns on white card stock. I kept the colour palette the same for both in soft organic greens using bundled sage oxide inks. One was placed on a green panel, a sentiment trimmed down to fit the card and mom and baby placed off to the side of a leafy wreath.

The other card was made very similar with a wreath centre. I used the new wrapped bouquet and trimmed off the bottom portion and kept the foliage. I tucked the single Koala behind and placed some falling leaves around the card. I added a fussy cut sentiment off to the side to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Crafty Hugs,