Good afternoon. Thanks for visiting today, and welcome to some new followers. I'll list their names & links at the end of this post, and hope you'll surf over to see the lovely projects they have posted. Here's my card for today:
- image is an old PSX stamp, colored with copics (some time ago). I used some Glossy Accents on the flowers and a few of the leaves. IRL it is quite shiny.

- Green textured Bazzill was diecut with a S/Binder classic oval. The image shape didn't lend itself to a good die, so I mounted it under the diecut. Worked fine.

- top overlay yellow checked mat is S/B Enchanted labels 8. Usually this cuts very nicely. I was using just regular pattern paper so did no shimming. Had to do some poke-ies and some cuts with the scissors to get some bits out. Lesson learned, and definitely Operator Error.

- Viva D├ęcor glitter pearls around on the yellow mat, to hide a few raggedy looking trimouts. Not sure for what occasion the card will be used, but I'll do the sentiment on the insert.

Each of the elements on this card was from snippets, so you know I'm off across the pond to join those Playground girls. Com'on along!

  I've used another of the old flower frogs to display the card. I need to get a backdrop that will show this little gadget off to better advantage. Hope you like this one. I think I do.

I had a couple questions about the Joanna Sheen Britannia dies. Here's the link: Apologies for not providing it before.

Here's the links to my newest followers' blogs:
Pat N. of
Carla Prediger

When you have some blog surfing time available, check out these blogs. Some fantastic cards & projects to see at each blog.

Have a wonderful afternoon, and remember, we are halfway through the week now! Come again soon, and Hugs.


  1. Brilliant card Mary!Supuer image and great use of your snippets too.

    Shaz in Oz gave me a little tip about those intricate Spellbinders dies - turn the thing by 90 degrees and run it through again - something to do with pressure not being the same all over with some really fussy dies which can cause cutting problems. Not tried it yet I hasten to add!

    Hugs, Di

  2. A beautiful card and such a gorgeous stamp! I love tulips, and these look just like some that were out in my garden recently

  3. I have been looking for one of those old flower frogs, never can find them. LOVE your card, that color combination is very pretty...I have first call on the swings! Thanks for visiting my WOYWW desk, well...organization space, lol Waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  4. Wow what a glorious card! Your yellow tulips just GLOW!!!! Beautiful!!
    The paper piecing tutorial by Beate is here:
    Enjoy! Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment ;)

  5. Tis a beauty!!! Love those bright and beautiful flowers and it's framed out perfect!

  6. What pretty tulips and another wonderful, lacy frame!

  7. Hi Mary. Beautiful pot of tulips and love the intricate cut frame. Loll xx

  8. beautiful florals. I need to learn how to use my inks half as well as you do! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week! Vickie #26

  9. Your tulips look real...perfect shading!

    Love this spring card...tulips always make me feel happy...they look so gorgeous IRL when they start to lean out over a vase!!!

  10. ah lovely card again and yes shimming is important with fiddly dies the bigger they are the harder it is too, Mary, I think running it through several times helps, plus moving it around on plate too, that is my theory! Shaz in oz.x

  11. Oh Mary, I am loving this card! The green paper and the beautiful tulips are amazing! I love the way you have colored this image too!! I love that you put the image in an oval and then that beautiful frame around it! Just beautiful Mary, just beautiful!! Hugs!!

  12. Beautiful tulips Mary, I also love the die cut frame, sets them off very well. Have a fabulous day, Shirleyx

  13. Your snippets make is really stunning, Mary. I have that old stamp, too, and you remind me of what a beauty it is! Good job on the snippets use!! I'll go have a look at your new followers you've listed.

  14. Beautiful image. I used to have this stamp but found it difficult to colour in the days before alcohol ink pens! That shows how long ago I had it!

    Sarn xxx

  15. Beautiful card Mary, the frame is just gorgeous. Cathy x