Birthday card – Retrosketches #80


Todays card was created using Retrosketches sketch #80. I love this sketch but for some reason it took me ages to decide on color scheme, stamps and papers I wanted to use. I’m still not convinced if I made the right choice but hey – it’s just a card.

Anyways, the sketch looks like this:


And here’s my take:

handmade birthday cards, roses, happy birthday

handmade birthday cards, roses, happy birthday


  • kraft card base
  • patterned paper from Amy Tangerine Sketchbook paper pad
  • stamps from Simon Says Stamp: Best Mom Ever (flowers) and On Edge (sentiment)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • natural twine
  • button

Let’s party


We had a stretch of gorgeous, sunny days recently, very unusual thing for Ireland – hence card with happy colours. Enjoy!

handmade card, yellow, circles, sequins, let's party

handmade card, yellow, sequins, circles, let's party


  • yellow cardstock
  • patterned paper from GCD
  • circle punch in 2 sizes
  • stamps: Grid from Kaisercraft for background, sentiment from My Mind’s Eye’s Ginger Pictures set
  • inks: Hero Arts shadow midtone inks in Butter Bar and Wet Cement
  • sequins, natural twine

Simon Says Stamp Birthday Challenge


I always need birthday cards and this was a very good occasion to make one: Simon Says Stamp birthday challenge. SSS blog is 4 years old this week – happy birthday!

I couldn’t not use SSS stamp on this  card :). Enjoy!


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  • craft card  base
  • patterned paper from Ginger collection from My Mind’s Eye
  • natural twine
  • pearls
  • stamp from SSS Banner Sayings set
  • Memento ink in Tuxedo Black

Watercolour flowers


Hope you had a nice Easter. It was unusually cold here but my parents came over to visit so I had great time anyway.

Recently I finally got a chance to try my new set of Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils. I have to say they are awesome. Loaded with colour and so easy to work with – I just stamped the flowers with black ink and coloured them in, then used a wet paintbrush to mix the colours together and create watercolour effect. I put some Stickles in the centres of flowers for some added bling 🙂




  • light purple & dark purple cardstock
  • watercolour paper (I used Hero Arts)
  • Mini Fancy Flower stamp from Inkadinkado
  • sentiment stamp from Orchid Greetings from Stampendous
  • Memento ink in Tuxedo Black
  • Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils
  • Stickles in Star Dust
  • pearls

Simple birthday card


A very simple card today. Square, for a change. I made it kind of accidentally, while trying to come up with design for something completely different. Here it is:



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  • blue cardstock for a card base
  • white cardstock
  • patterned paper from Making Memories’ Whimsical set
  • stamp from Technique Tuesday’s Petite Posies set
  • stamp from Simon Says Stamp’s Banner Sayings set
  • Hero Arts shadow ink in Pool
  • ribbon from American Crafts
  • rhinestones, button, twine

Card for a 65th birthday

Hey! This time a card I made on my friend’s request. She asked me to make a card  for her mother’s birthday, and here it is. The sentiment says “on your birthday” in Polish.




  • cardstock in Ruby Red from Bazzill for a card base
  • Bubble wrap stamp from Kaiser Crafts
  • Hero Arts’ shadow ink in Bubble Gum
  • scallop and tag sticker from Fancy Pants’ It’s the little things set
  • small and large punched flowers (sorry don’t know the names of the punches)
  • paper with print pattern (again, no name)
  • vellum from Bazzill
  • Perfect Pearls Mist in forever red
  • letter stickers from Bo Bunny’s Smoochable Tiny Type set (sentiment) and Pink Paislee’s Enchanting sticker set (digits)
  • glitter glue
  • small and large clear gemstones