Yep the muse is waking must be spring!

You would not believe it looking at this but i have inky fingers. Had a play this morning with my Gelli pad.   It was first inked with DI the pad tapped all over it and then a small hard red brayer used to spread the ink.   Floral, Swirl stamps laid over the ink gently pressed in then lifted, card placed over pad and brayer used to press card onto pad evenly.    Mat for this card cut from result.

Blank white card stamped with same floral swirls in pink.   Another price of white card trimmed to fit under the sentiment stamped topper and the edges lightly dusted in the same pink.   The sentiment stamped and embossed onto designer card but with a spellbinder die.   The matted sentiment is raised on pads and a couple of dried flower sprays make the filling of the card sandwich.

Before undertaking this little play I was out on my new bike, just cycling round the estate it has been more than 40 years since i used to get around on 2 wheels.    There is talk of a cycle ride from Deeside to Grimsby later in the year something I quite fancy being part of.   So a lot of practice is needed if that ambition is to be realised.   And yes I did fall off, twice something to do with my stopping technique hopefully that will improve sooner rather than later.    Anyway rain stopped play, now I'm watching the highlights of the Australian GP.

Inspiration for this card,
Rogue Redhead Designs - Focus on Sentiment
Fashionable Stamping - Swirls

Now what can I get up to?


  1. Lovely Zoe! Keep up the cycle practice, you'll get there! x

  2. smashing card Zoe and congrats on riding your bike. Am watching ice skating at the Olympics..........Hugs Annette x

  3. It is stunning, Zoe! Gorgeous colours. Good luck with the cycling. I did a little bit of cycling in Sherwood Forest on a hired bike with Meg, but found it very uncomfortable! Hope you achieve all you want to!

  4. Beautiful in my favourite shades of green
    Lisa x

  5. This is gorgeous Zoe, I love the colours you have used in this piece

    Jackie x

  6. Beautifully done! Love it! Thanks for playing the Sentimental Focus Rebel Challenge on RRD!

  7. Love the card Zoe and the quote is just right for the approach of Spring--well hopefully it will be here soon.

    Hope the bike ride went well and good luck--When-- you do the Deeside to Grimsby ride

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. I love your card Zoe - glad your mojo is returning. Keep going with the cycling - I've never been any good on a bike.
    xxx Hazel.

  9. Great sentiment and great card Zoe, love all the texture, looking forward to hearing more of your cycling tales :-) Thanks for playing the Sentimental Focus Rebel Challenge on RRD! Debi x

  10. Gorgeous card Zoe. Your gelli plate background is beautiful.
    Thanks for joining our FSC swirls challenge.
    Fliss x

  11. Oh this is just so beautiful! Thank you for joining us at FSC!


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