Thursday, 16 March 2017

Stepping Up

Hi Crafty Friends

I picked up these bargain papers at a local discount store and had to have a play. There was plenty of each design so I could relax, knowing I could try different ideas and still have enough paper for everyone. What luxury!
I designed the size of the stepper to fit my not-quite-5-by-7 envelopes, and to take the pretty frame (another cheap as chips, you will be unsurprised to know). Luckily I like the proportions so I guess I'll be making a few more. I think it might make a good Christmas card in due course.

The lily is (I think) a Britannia die and the stamen is from a Heartfelt Creations set. The smaller flowers are an old Woodware punch, and the leaves are a 'cha cha cha' maple leaf, cut up.
The border is an old Tonic punch. The long pointy leaves are just randomly cut out by hand.
We used old Whisper Inks because they're archival and work on pearlescent cardstock.

it was my birthday a couple of weeks ago, but it got rather lost in the trips to Wales, the horrific breakdown and the on-going flood repairs, etc. Here, a bit belatedly, are some of the lovely cards I received, all beautifully crafted. Thanks to all for making my birthday fun despite the atrocities
happy crafting


  1. Beautiful card Jan, love the papers and flowers.
    Pam x

  2. Glad you had a lovely break and birthday, hope the atrocities will sort themselves out and become new and improved too!

    Your card is beautiful, see you later


  3. So sorry your run of bad luck has continued, lovely to see so many gorgeous cards, not so lovely to see your poor empty sitting room in the background, hoping you are all sorted soon, sending love xxx

  4. What a stunning card this is. Love it x

  5. Great stepper card Jan... and what a great collection of cards... too. Nice to be spoilt. 😊
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}