Punch art monster …

Hi and welcome to my blog.

The best thing about crafting with a friend is the opportunity you have to be inspired by their creativity and, if you are lucky, to see something new so you can grow and learn. I had the most wonderful day crafting with a friend at the weekend. We had such fun together, we laughed until our cheeks ached … crafting can do that for you, especially when we get together, we have the same sense of humour – she just cracks me up!

I hadn’t been able to craft for a while, too long really, crafting is my therapy, my go to place when I need to feel good, and I’ve missed it. So when I visited my friend and she mentioned in conversation that she needed to make a card for her nephew, I was only too happy to offer to be her assistant. I sat by her side while she cut and scored card, and helped her look through her collection of dsp and coloured card to find just the right ones to make a monster card like this …


I made these cards a while back, for some little monsters in my life. Inspired myself by a card I’d seen on Lesley Oman’s blog, I used different dies for these colourful, fun cards. By changing the direction of the edge die, the monster can look grumpy or happy – which do you prefer?


I can’t wait until my friend posts photos of her card too. She changed hers up even further, and had an ingenious way of using punches that I would never have thought of in a million years! But I’ll let her have the pleasure of sharing that tip with you (when her post is published, I’ll add a link here.)


My friend had very graciously given up a day out of her very busy week to spend time with me. I had been feeling pretty low as I’ve not been well recently – feeling sorry for myself if truth be told – but she was there for me, to lend an ear, to offer her friendship and advice, and to cheer me up.

I love her lots. She is the nicest person you could wish to meet, and I feel lucky to have her as my friend. 

 Want to make this blog colours

cardstock: whisper white, basic black, old olive, tempting turquoise, pumpkin pie;

punches & dies:  1 3/4” circle, 1” circle, 1/2”, edge die;

accessories: dsp from retired brights and subtles paper stacks, stampin’ dimensionals;

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

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Thanks for dropping by today



7 Comments to “Punch art monster …”

  1. These are adorable, Gilly! So glad to see you back to your blog! Creating is the best therapy!

  2. Great cards Gill… Fab monsters!

  3. Hope you are feeling better xxx

  4. Cute, cute, cute!!

  5. Oh Gil, your cards are darling! I hope you are feeling better. I had not crafted for a good long while but I got back to it yesterday and it was wonderful! Take care, & we hope to see some crafting from you soon!

  6. Just love these cute monsters, I have 4 of them aged 2 to 12 but love them a bunch. Hope you’re crafting soon xxx

  7. OMG, these monster cards are adorable and so fun!! Just love them!
    Thanks for your nice comment, Gill.
    Rosi x

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