Thinking of you

Hello friends!

I have a thinking of you card up on the papermilldirect blog today.

I love using my copic markers but unless its a copic friendly card it will run and bleed and completely ruin your colouring. I thought I would try colouring on the Sirio Colour Card and I couldn’t believe that it didn’t run the colour from the markers! I’m so impressed!

To make this card you will need:

You will also need:

  • Floral Stamps (Uniquely Creative)
  • Sentiment (Uniquely Creative)
  • Copic Markers
  • Gems
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Heat Gun
  • Versamark Ink


To start with I made my card base using Perla Sirio Colour Card 290gsm which I trimmed at 4 1/4″ and scored at 5 7/8″. I then trimmed down a piece of Nude Sirio Colour Card 290gsm a little bit smaller than the card front.

Next I stamped some floral branches onto the Nude Sirio Colour Card 290gsm to make a background. Once this was completed I coloured in the branches with my copic markers. I honestly thought the colour would bleed a little bit and I was so happy when it didn’t. I will definitely be doing this technique again.

Once all the branches were coloured in I adhered this onto my card base using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then heat embossed the sentiment onto a piece of Navy Plain Card 240gsm and trimmed this down. I adhered to my card using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish the card off I adhered some gems onto the card using some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

I hope you give this a try and don’t be scared to experiment with different cards and your markers.

Thanks for stopping by today.



Thanks heaps

Hi there!

I have a sweet shaker card up on the Papermilldirect blog for you today.

I love making shaker cards they just seem to add even more fun to your cards.

You will need:

You will also need:


To make the card base I trimmed down a piece of Baby Pink Plain Card 240gsm to 4 1/4″ and scored at 5 7/8″. I then trimmed down another piece that was exactly the same size as the card front. Using this piece if card I run this through the die cutting machine using a circle die. I the die cut another small circle frame using some New Lilac Smooth Card 240gsm. I the turned this piece over and using some Stick it! Double Sided Tape 6mm I adhered the acetate over the circle back. I then added Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm all around the edge and filled the center up with sequins and gems. I adhered this to m y card front using some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. I then used some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml to adhere down the New Lilac Smooth Card 240gsm circle die.

Using a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm I stamped and carefully water coloured the images in. Once dry I trimmed them out and adhered down onto the shaker card.

I then heat embossed the sentiment onto a piece of Turquoise Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm and adhered this onto my card.

To finish the card off I added some more gems which I adhered down using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

I hope you have fun making some shaker cards!

Thanks for stopping by



Fairytale Wishes

Hello crafty friends.

It’s Uniquely creative stamp and colour kit new release fairytale wishes and I know I say it every release but this one is one of my favourites! If you love anything that is cute and whimsical then you are going to absolutely love this kit! I had so much fun with this kit that I couldn’t even pick a favourite stamp!

There are so many magical parts to this kit and there’s add on stamps and dies too. I love the clouds aren’t they gorgeous! You can look at the whole collection HERE .

I have so many more cards to share with you over the next few dats using this collection.

Happy stamping!!!



Take time to make your soul happy

Hello crafty friends. I have a very sweet card on the Papermilldirect blog today.

You will need:

 Black Plain Card 240gsm

 Ardesia Materica Card 250gsm

 White Card Super Smooth 250gsm

 Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm

 Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

You will also need:

White watercolour paint

Critter Stamps, sentiment, cloud die (Uniquely Creative) I have used the Hey Papa stamp set and the Inspirational sentiment stamp set

Circle Die

Copic Markers

Sequins and Gems


To make the card base I used a piece of Ardesia Materica Card 250gsm which I trimmed at 4 1/4 inches and scored at 5 7/8 inches. I then trimmed a piece of Black Plain Card 240gsm to the same size as the card front. I added splatters of white paint to this. Using this piece die cut a circle in the middle of your card. Turn over and adhere acetate to the back. You can use Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml you will just need to wait for the glue to dry. Once this is dry go all around the circle edge with Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mmand add the sequins and gems into the circle, Place your card base over this and adhere them both together.

Next I stamped and coloured my images onto some White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and trimmed them out. I then adhered them onto the card base.

Next I die cut the cloud with some more White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and added some eyes and a mouth. I then adhered this to my card with Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

For the greeting I used some more Black Plain Card 240gsm and heat embossed the sentiment. I then trimmed this down and adhered to the card with Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish the card off I added some more gems and sparkles. I really like how this turned out. I hope you feel inspired to make something today.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Happy stamping!



Life is good

Good morning crafty friends.

I really would love to be on the beach right now but unfortunately I’m not however I’ve made a cute beach scene card using the gorgeous Aloha Mommy Lhey digital sticker set. It’s got so many cute images and this one features the gorgeous pinky!

I made a nightmare sky using blended inks and added a few stars too!

You can purchase the kit Here and you can also save 10% using the code: MLDVIC10 at checkout!

Thanks for stopping by today!



Mommy Lhey Show And Tell

Hello friends!

I hope your having a wonderful Saturday. It’s our Mommy Lhey Show And Tell day today be sure to check out the rest of the design teams creations they are gorgeous!!!!

I love making fun and colourful cards so I thought it would be great to add a shaker element too!

I have used the beautiful Mommy Lhey Tea Time Digital Sticker Kit for this sweet card. Who doesn’t love your favourite drink with something sweet!

If your wondering what colour card I used I simply ink blended the background with Mommy Lhey Bey ink set using the ink “milkshake” and it does remind me of strawberry milkshakes! I have said this before but the inks are so pigmented it’s crazy! I inked up my sponge and had enough to ink blend 3 other pieces! Wow!

I love how this turned out and the best part of using digitals is we don’t always have time to stamp and colour so this is perfect for that. Plus they never run out you just simply print more! Saving you money in the long run. Bonus!

Don’t forget you can save 10% off your order using the code: MLDVIC10 at checkout.

You can have a look at all the awesome products HERE.

Have a lovely day!!



A sweet swan card

Hello friends!

I have a copic coloured background card for you today.

I don’t usually colour a whole background in markers but I actually really found this fun! If you haven’t tried doing this then I urge you to give it a go. In fact I went on to make more cards like this.

Here’s how I created mine:

I firstly stamped the images onto a piece of card. I’ve used Uniquely creative hey mama stamps for the swans.

I then coloured the swan images in with my copic markers.

I then used a darker shade of copic markers to colour the whole background in. I saved this part for last incase I messed up the colour of the swans as I didn’t want to waste any ink.

I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.

Now I’m not going to lie this took a little while to colour but I found it really relaxing and it’s nice to experiment too!

I will be sharing my other cards I made soon.

Thanks for stopping by!



Summer shaker card

Hello friends!

I have made a fun summer shaker card using Mommy Lhey summer and tails digital kit and Mommy Lhey Under The Sea digital kit.

I love the images so much and thought it would be fun to make a bright card with them.

I crammed blue sequins into the shaker part so it looks like a pool because we all know mermaids love to swim in sequins.

I also used some bright colours of card from Papermilldirect turquoise Cumbria , Daffodil plain card and Raspberry pink plain card.

I thought the colours would really suit the images.

Thanks for popping by today