Flowerhead Aperture Card created for Chocolate Baroque

WOW! I just love the new Flowerhead stamps. They are fabulous when mixed & matched together, but just one single stamp is enough to make a stunning project on its own. I hope that you like my first project with these stamps.

AW Flower Apeture Card


  • Circle Centre Flowerhead stamp and Mackintosh Sentiments set
  • White card blank 14.5cm square, purple card and smooth white stamping card
  • Inkpads: Memento Dew Drop (Bahama Blue, Grape Jelly, Pear Tart) and Versamark
  • Alcohol pens (turquoise, blue, purple, pink and black)
  • White acrylic pen
  • Clear glitter glue
  • Embossing powder (white with silver glitter)
  • Dies or circle cutter

How to make it:

  1. Cut a circular aperture approx. 9cm diameter into the card front. Cut a 10cm circle from the stamping card. Cut the purple card to approx. 13.5cm square and cut a circle aperture approx. 10cm diameter.
  2. Stamp the flower onto the circular mat using graduated ink colours; green in the centre, then turquoise and then purple for the outer edge of the stamp. Colour with alcohol pens and mount inside the card aligning with the aperture on the card front. I have coloured the background surrounding the stamp with purple alcohol ink, but you could colour and cut out your flower and mount onto a purple background.
  3. Stamp the sentiment onto the purple front mat with Versamark and heat emboss. Draw a wiggly line with white pen to create the frame. Stick to the card front.
  4. Finally, finish with a bit of glitter glue in the flower centre for added sparkle.

Happy crafting, Anne x.

Here is my Project for the Chocolate Baroque Challenge 16

Here is my project for Chocolate Baroque Challenge 16 using ‘A Little Bird Told Me’ stamp set. I love this colour combo.


AW Challenge 16 Bird2



  • A Little Bird Told Me stamp set
  • Pre-cut white fancy card blank (approx. A5 overall size)
  • White stamping card
  • Inkpads: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Versamark, Distress Ink (Peeled Paint)
  • Fine detail embossing powder (Gold)
  • Ink Spritzers (pale blue, and gold with mica)
  • Alcohol ink pens (pale green and blue, pink/purple and golden yellow)
  • Clear crystal glitter glue
  • Small piece of pink ribbon
  • Floral embellishments created with coloured paper clay
  • Fancy oval die approx. 12.5 X 8cm size
  • Adhesive, sticky foam pads and 3D glue gel


How it was made:

  1. Spritzed the card blank with pale blue and gold ink. Inked the edges with Distress Ink. Picked up some of the ink spray from the craft mat with the small motif and randomly stamped the background.
  2. Stamped the bird with Memento ink. Aligned the die and marked the points that will extend off the die cut. Cut around the tail then re-aligned the die and cut omitting the tail section (by pulling it through and over the top of the die cutting edge).
  3. Stamped the bird cage with Versamark and gold embossed. Also embossed the edges of the topper and dropped some random sprinkles over the background. The image was then coloured with alcohol ink pens.
  4. Stamped the sentiments with Memento ink and glued to the topper. Mounted the topper on foam pads and added the floral embellishments and ribbon. Finished with some glitter glue highlights.

I hope that you like my project. I have just got this stamp set and I love it.

Good luck with the Challenge, Anne x.

Week Four of the Chocolate Baroque Challenge Free Digital Paper

It’s week four of the Chocolate Baroque Challenge and there is a new freebie digital paper available for you to download. I used mine to create a birthday card for a friend. I hope that you like it.

AW Digital Newsprint Floral


  • Diamante Delights and Mackintosh Sentiments stamp sets
  • 8” X 8” Kraft card blank
  • Cream lightweight stamping card and the digital paper printed twice onto A4
  • Alcohol ink pens (pale blue and green, purple/pink and golden yellow)
  • Inkpads: Versamark and Distress Ink (Seedless Preserves)
  • Fine gold embossing powder, purple/pink PVA pearls and crystal glitter glue
  • Adhesive and 3D glue gel
  • Dies to cut out the sentiments

Brief instructions on how to make it:

  1. Ink the card edges and mount one of the digital printed papers.
  2. Stamp stems, leaves, flowers and sentiments on both cream card and the printed paper. Heat emboss with gold powder. Note: You need to work quickly when embossing on coated inkjet card as the Versamark sinks into the card – making the embossing patchy and uneven.
  3. Cut out various elements and add colour with alcohol pens and Distress Ink. Layer up the flowers and shape with a ball tool.
  4. Glue elements to the card front, embellish with PVA pearls, and finish with glitter sparkle on the flowers.