Find joy every day


With today’s card I took a part in a challenge on Polish scrapbooking portal Scrapujace Polki. The challenge was to incorporate an image of an insect on a card. I chose a dragonfly as I thought butterfly would be to easy 🙂


It’s a collage type card which was an additional challenge for me.



  • blue cardstock as a card base
  • scraps of patterned paper
  • vellum
  • dragonfly stamp from Inkadinkado’s Mindscapes set
  • sentiment stamp from Hero Arts’ Find Joy set
  • Memento ink in Tuxedo Black and Teal Zeal
  • Tim Holtz Distress inks in Broken China, Peeled Paint and Peacock Feathers
  • washi tape from American Crafts & Love my tapes
  • Perfect Pearls from Ranger
  • recycled tag  (it came with my new t-shirt)
  • pearls
  • twine

Collage card

I like collage cards a lot but the truth is I suck at them. It always takes me ages to put this kind of card together, arranging and rearranging elements, colours and textures. Perhaps this is because for this type of card I usually use scraps of paper from my scrap box rather then fresh, nicely coordinating papers from paper pad. The card I’m showing you today took me 4 evenings to finish…

I used craft card base. The papers are mostly random and I don’t remember where they are from except background paper which is from 7 Gypsies Lille collection and birdie and tag shape which are from Cosmo Cricket Togetherness Elements page. The sentiment was stamped with stamp from Inkadinkado Kathy Davis Expressions set.

Card for 70th birthday

For starters, a card for special occasion – I was asked by my friend to make a card for her Dad’s 70th birthday.

I couldn’t decide whether this should be a clean and simple or rich and colourful kind of card. So in the end I made two! Today I want to share the second, rich one.

As you probably can see I used papers from different collections. For background and bird I used papers from K&Company from their old Que Sera Sera paper pad. For the number I used foam Thickers in rootbeet float covered with Glossy Accents. I wasn’t sure if Glossy Accents would work with foam numbers but it worked fine creating shiny coat. The mini paperclip is from Tim Holtz and the heart button is from Ebay.

I hope the recipient will like it!