Saturday, 20 June 2020

Social Stamping - Thinking of You

Hello and welcome to the weekly Social Stamping Blog Hop with so many talented crafters around the world joining in.

My friend Kelly Kent is the mastermind behind this and she put the group together to share our creations in a time where we are all social distancing and many are in isolation. It is a very unnerving time for a lot of people as some have medical issues and loved ones who are compromised and can not afford to get ill. Creating is my sanity at the moment as I am a pretty social person and these past few months have been a little bit of a struggle.

This week has been a bit of a quiet week for us as a family. It has actually been nice not having lots of after school activities to run around to, but that will change next week.... Kyla starts netball training.
Our children had school photos this week but no class or family photos which was a little disappointing considering they are in the class with all their peers anyway and they live with siblings.... oh well these things happen... it's the year of silly anyway......

So here is the next theme that Kelly has set for us and it is "Thinking of You"

You have come Narelle's page this week

My Big Brown Box of goodness arrived 15 days after ordering on Wednesday. I was over the moon and had to go and play with my goodies....

I had some pretty sad news this week with an old workmate and friend's mother passing away. 
She had an amazing life and made it to the ripe old age of 104 years and 8 months!!
I had the perfect card in my head and it is definitely with the theme of "Thinking of You"

I made this card with the no line water colouring effect in mind but I actually cheated with this card. I stamped the images on shimmery white in the colours I actually coloured with.
I just went back in with my aquabrush and some of the colour to add a bit of depth to the flowers and leaves. The image itself has the lighter and darker parts highlighted in the stamp so it was quite easy to do.

The little edge scalloped die that comes with the Peony Dies is super beautiful so I featured it along the bottom of the card with a gap. In the gap I stamped images of the leaves for something a little extra..
Don't forget those gorgeous Laser-cut gold foil elements they are stunning!

  • Stamps: Prized Peony
  • Ink: Gray Granite, Petal Pink and Old Olive
  • Card: Whisper White, Petal Pink, Gray Granite, Basic Gray, Shimmery White, Gold Laser- Cut Foil and Peony Garden DSP
  • Tools: Peony and Tasteful Touches Dies with a Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals & Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon

Next up is Lisa this week


  1. Wow! 104 is an amazing effort and your card is so beautiful. I love the look of the no line watercolouring.

  2. Beautiful colouring. 104 is definitely a good inning! Love the scallops you have added to your card too. My kids have got their school photos in just over a week and I find it strange that they can only have individual photos too seeing as they are sitting in class right next to all of their classmates too.

  3. So many lovely elements on your gorgeous card! Beautiful colouring of your flower - I don’t think you cheated at all.

    Shame about class photos - you’re right though, another thing to add to the list of things lost to Covid-19.

  4. What a beautiful card to celebrate 104 years of living. X

  5. Always the hardest cards to make but this is beauitful and absolutely strikes the right tone. I love the muted colours and all that texture. The double wrap of ribon is a particularly lovely detail. Just beautiful.

  6. A very pretty card Nicole. I love your colours and your no line water-colouring is amazing. A lovely card to acknowledge and celebrate 104 years of life. Beautiful.