Rose garden II

Today, I’m playing along with a challenge from Can you CASE it? They are celebrating their 3rd birthday with a Black & White colour challenge. [CYCI#103]


While playing with my Rose Garden thinlit dies, I whipped up this little number to play along.


I’m just loving this rose in black, I have used it a couple of times this week!! I think it’s so stunning. A simple thread and tie of a ribbon to finish this off today.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

What I used to make this:


Rose garden

Finally had a chance to play with some new products from the recently launched Occasions catalogue.

I love so many of the new products, I found it hard to choose where to start. One of the things I like most about new products is the challenge of thinking about how to use them. Sometimes it can take one or two goes to get into the swing of it.

Over at Just Add Ink, it’s all about “something new”, so here is my something new.


It is the ever amazing Rose Garden thinlit dies. I love roses, my name is Rose, I have roses in my garden and I even have a rose tattoo on my back. So when I saw these coordinating stamps and die set in the catalogue it was love at first sight.

Today I have just focussed on the thinlit dies, they are amazing on their own before you even pull out the coordinating Rose Wonder stamp set. (Yes… lead in for more posts to come, Lol!)

It’s easy to keep things simple when you have such stunningly designed products. With a simple punch out from black card stock, layered over the beautiful Perfectly Artistic Sale-a-bration Paper [which you can earn for FREE right now (read more about that here)] you can create some dramatic and lovely projects.


Here I’ve used the same die and paper, but created a different look altogether. Punching out two roses (one from each paper) and some leaves, I’ve used the black full die cut image as a frame and inlaid the pieces of the Artistic paper inside. It was kind of therapeutic really, bit like doing a jigsaw puzzle. I added a sentiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set and some of striped twine to finish of the card.


Until next time…. Stamp creatively

What I used to make these: