Wednesday, 7 April 2021

* AALL & Create: Love & Friendship



Today I am sharing my project for AALL & Create

I made a bright and cheerful card:

The card features two stamp sets from Tracy Evans as focal points, Through the Meadow and Quirky Friends. The background uses the Lotza Dotz stencil along with Scripted Diamonds and Reverse Diamonds. Bipasha's gorgeous washi tape grounds the mouse.

My little mouse stands on #13 Fasteners washi tape with its rich brown and tan colours and secret text, and he is offering a glossy heart.

The circles from the Through the Meadow butterfly stamp were stamped three times. Two of the stamps were cut up to give circles to add as dimensional pieces. These were coloured with Inktense watercolour pencils.

The background was stamped in parts with Oxides smooshed onto the Lotza Dotz stencil. The same Oxides were used to stamp the Scripted Diamonds. I stamped Reverse Diamonds in black around the edges.

Work in Progress 

1. Colouring circles and Butterfly with Inktense pencils. The butterfly was clear embossed to make it a little sturdier as it will be shaped and adhered just at he centre.

2. Adding the stencilled background using Fired Brick and Fossilised Amber Distress Oxides.

3. I used the small circle and splatter stamp from Heart Grunge to add a little extra design around the main butterfly stamp. Next I added tone on tone background stamping with Scripted Diamonds and black Reverse Diamonds around the edges.

4. Colouring the mouse with Copic markers.

5. Everything was adhered in place with some of the circles being raised on foam tape. Black thread was added beneath the butterfly. The mouse was popped on washi tape for grounding and a tiny heart from the Heart Grunge stamp was coloured and added with Glossy Accents for shine and dimension.
The edge of he background was inked with Fired Brick and then Black ink. The words Love and Friendship were stamped and matted onto black card.

Stamps used:
#449 Through the Meadow
# 453 Heart Grunge
# 466 Quirky Friends
# 470 Scripted Diamonds 
#484 Reverse Diamonds
Stencil used: #39 Lotza Dotz
Washi used: #13 Fasteners

To see the stamps, stencils, dies and washi tapes used, please visit
A list of stockists can be found here.

You'll find lots of inspiration on the 

That's all for now.
Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Layer It 12/04 Designer Spotlight
Incy Wincy Borders/Bright Colours 18/04
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #155 AG 18/04
Butterfly & butterfly colours were my inspiration
Aud Sentiments #272 AG 20/04
We Love 2 Create #4 AG Mixed media 22/04
Unicorn Challenge #64 Animal 30/04
Dragonfly Dreams April: Feature A Creature 30/04 WINNER


  1. C'est superbe encore une fois, j'ADORE ♥♥

  2. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
    DT Anneke

  3. This is lovely - I really need to get myself some of these stamps - thanks for the inspiration and for sharing at HSS this week. Fiona, DT

  4. wow! I really love this! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge.  Please join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

  5. A lovely colourful card and such a wild and wacky mouse. Thanks for sharing with us at Incy Wincy Designs, CarolG

  6. Wonderful card Carole. Love the bright colours you used. Thank you for entering the Borders and/or Bright Colours Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

  7. Wow Fantastic card and design. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
    Best Wishes Lisa xx

  8. Wonderful card! It is so deserving of the spotlight at SSS! Love the little mouse!

  9. This is fantastic Carole! What a work of art!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! I hope you will play along with us for our newest Anything Goes challenge!

  10. That's great - amazing detail and it was good to see it all coming together too.

    Thanks for joining us at the Aud Sentiments Challenge.

    Helen x

  11. The minute I saw these fabulous colors I loved it! Great work. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams challenge, Elizabeth.


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