I promised I would show you some cards I have made with the new Flamingo Lingo stamp set I got from Stampin' Up.  I have to say I have had enormous fun with them, to be frank I think everyone will be getting a flamingo on their card this year!

Here are a selection of cards I have made recently, some with the Docrafts 'Feeling Fruity' free papers from their website.  So, if you have a birthdays soon, you will have to guess which card could be for you.

On the middle card I used the 'Mustache Framelit' die with the Stampin' Up 'Well Worded' (retired) stamp set.  Again, another love of mine and very easy to make contemporary cards for men with.  Watch out Hubby, with your birthday and Father's day coming up this could be for you!

 Last Saturday I went to the Stampin' Up catalogue launch and these were the 'make and takes', a card, a tag and a chocolate bar wrapper, all with the new colours and products.

The last two cards were made for my Dad's partner's 70th Birthday.  Both cards were made with free stamp sets.  The flower stamp set for the blue card came from issue 117 of Papercraft Essentials. I think this is a very pretty set, and easy to use.  I used three ink colours to get the layering effect.

 The oriental stamp set came from issue 144 of Cardmaking and Papercraft.  Colouring isn't my strong point, but I find using watercolour pens helpful (in this case docrafts artiste watercolour pens - set of 12).

That's all from me at the moment, still have quite a few summer cards to complete, but currently busy with the end of term paperwork for work, so they may need to wait a little bit.  Can you believe it -  all the Christmas goodies will be released soon for the Christmas 2015 cards.  I will have to sit on my hands.