Saturday, 11 June 2016

Incoming Mail

Hello crafty friends, yay its the weekend, what are you up to?  I have just received some very exciting stamps and dies by Mama Elephant called Incoming Mail. They are as cute as a button!  I also got some new alcohol markers, I have loads but of course I needed to try these, they are called Finecolour, they are a whole lot cheaper than Promarkers but are very similar. Here is the finished card below but I have put the instructions of how I acheived it below... happy crafting.....

So I have prepared a 6.5" x 6.5" card base, and cut a blue mat 6 x 6. I then cut a piece of white linen card 5.75" x 5.75" and distressed it all over with squeezed lemonade, blueprint sketch and worn lipstick, I then spritzed this with water, left for 30 seconds and dabbed off the water drops with a clean cloth.

I stamped the panda, mail and mailbox onto stamping card, die cut with the matching dies and coloured in with my finecolour pens, then I stuck them to my card layer, with some gems to give some sparkle. I heat embossed the sentiment, using a woodware basic set, in blue pigment ink and clear embossing powder, mounted onto a red layer, and placed on my card like a stamp!  I liked that touch.

I hope you like it and have a go with this type of card yourself!  

Not a bow in sight, I must be ill  !!


  1. Fun card that makes you smile. Love stamps like this what match up with dies. Thank you for sharing on how to create the background. I have been watching you ladies on the craft channel to day and looking forward to making some cards to night. Wendy

  2. Thank you Wendy, we are hoping to do more like this xx

  3. love the background. you can get some great combinations just with inks.
    love the idea of die and stamp that go together. nice to have a card that makes you smile and would make any age smile too.

  4. Thank you Nicola, they are such cute designs, I hope to do some more xx

  5. Hi Lizzy and Rosella nice to see something a little different with these stamps and dies. A happy card. Best wishes Jackie x

  6. Thank you Jackie, its been great this week going back to the things I love, colouring in, making backgrounds etc...

  7. Well I thought where has everyone gone, then I thought oh it's the summer holidays they are on holiday,they must have to be taking over some duties of there work colleagues. All these new people starting at create and craft what have I missed and there is a few taking holiday at the same time and long holiday's at that why can't I work for a firm like that. No wasn't any of that well they would of had holidays they have gone and I had to find out where you all had gone to. Sorry don't like to say this one is better than that one but, everyone I liked and got my inspiration from had gone and I missed it all. I decided that the holidays were long enough I would check google and I managed to find all of you. So Good Luck to each and everyone of you and I hope you all do well.