Tuesday evenings are craft n cuppa at my house. I have a lovely group of ladies that come…. I’m like a feeder… I’ve got them all addicted to stampin up and card making and we eat cake and buns and have a good ole natter. The craic as we say in Northern Ireland is mighty!

This week we used an old favourite, the swallowtail stamp from stampin up and the everything Eleanor set.


We made a beautiful vintage inspired journal, design credit to the wonderful Monica Gale!


The background paper is from the typeset pack and the colours used are crumb cake and sky blue, but it works just as well with pool party!

The butterfly is stamped in Versa mark and then embossed with the black embossing powder before being fussy cut!

My ladies hate fussy cutting…. Almost as much as they hate having to tie bows, so I love to torment them by including one or other in the projects! I am determined to get them all tying perfect bows!

Here’s a close up…..


We also made a card using the swallowtail stamp, I love the simplicity of this card. The image was stamped in staz on and then water coloured using pool party, island indigo and tempting turquoise. Mine is nice and subtle but you add as much depth of colour as takes your fancy.



I added one of the images from he new stamp sets timeless textures. It’s stamped in pool party but after inking I stamped on scrap before I stamped onto the card to make it very subtle. I then mounted it in island indigo before adhering it to the card base.


Anyway enough from me!

Night night Gillian x

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