Welcome to my creative space! My name is Amy Burke and I am inspired. Card making is one of my current passions and I am honoured that you've taken the time to share it with me. Enjoy!

06 December 2011

Satin peacock

Inspired by some amazingly talented peeps on Pintrest.

Foxy stoat!

Below: Envelope detail

Tell me if you got the Young Ones reference!

Angus turns 4

I recently made a version of this for someone else, but they couldn't see their name (sorry Scott)!  So, lessons learnt, the colour on this contrasts much more, the outer border is wider and the line of text (Angus) is narrower to leave space above and below.

PS, Happy Birthday Angus!

Strip tease

Q: Strip tease, huh?
A: Well, I felt 'teased' by all the options in a new paper pad I received, so I created 'strips' to showcase my favorites.

Mauve smiles

Oval flutter

Button rainbow

Button rainbow

Beech grove

06 November 2011

Persian tiles

This photograph is not great, but the colour on these is very rich and the detail profound! The motif's started out monotone, so Copics really brought this pair to life!  Not so happy with the layering on these, but you can't achieve perfection all the time (so I'm told).

25 October 2011

Lacey vintage circle

I learnt a lot doing this one - it challenged my usual style of clean and bright.


Like the girl in my previous post, this tree is hand drawn, coloured with copics and embossed.

Girlish charm

I hand drew this little girl and coloured her with Copic markers (my very first attempt using Copics - I'll never turn back, thanks Sissy!!)

Autumn breeze

Above: Interior

09 October 2011

Over in the meadow

Again, hard to tell in this photo, but the sun is actually a flower stamp and the sheep wool is made using liquid pearl.  The card folds out into an accordion with three panels.

Summery thanks


It's difficult to tell in a photo, but this card has a very 'quilted' texture.  This was achieved by backing the patterned card with felt, then stitching and dry hand-embossing each diamond.  I applied liquid crystal to the fabric leaf and flower petal and allowed it to soak in, resulting in that moist look.

Nautical flotsam

Another challenge - masculine cards!  Here's one I'm finally happy with.

Garden shower

These stitched pearl raindrop cards seem to be popular with the locals, so here's a variation on the original theme.

Pretty in pink

I love pink and am surrounded by it at home constantly, but I find it hard to work with - particularly matching different shades of pink together.  In the end I kept it simple and used walnut, white and gold colours to harmonise the different pinks.

OZ poppies

Neutral thanks

Ladybugs all tied up

Black and white damask

21 September 2011

Dewy vintage rose

I've been crafting on and off for 15 years and I can't believe it's taken me this long to really get into stamping and inks. So when this beautiful rose cardstock arrived unexpectedly in the post (thanks Ally!) I used blending inks and markers to create a vintage feel.  The photo doesn't show it well, but I also added some liquid crystal to the petals, giving a dewy impression.

Ladybug clippie

With a little girl in mind as the recipient of this card, I designed the features around a hair clip I made using ribbon and a ladybug.

Paisley whale

With early intentions for these materials to become an elegant wedding card, I couldn't help but follow my design instinct and bring this cute little whale to life!

Wobbly window card

Suspended on acetate fingers, the 'happy birthday' lettering wobbles behind the window when the card is lightly shaken.

21 August 2011


This C5 sized card was created using coordinating cardstock from the 'Love Nest' glitter paper stack by 'My Minds Eye'.  Textured or matt features (such as feathers, cotton stitched border and stamped lettering) have been added to soften the dazzle of the glitter papers.

Monster tyres

The shell of this C5 sized card is frosted acetate with the blue insert showing through.  The mosters were hand drawn inside a stamped ring (or 'tyre'), then coloured with markers and embelished with crystal gloss and glitters.  Two moster tyres have been mounted higher than the others to add dimension.  Blue satin ribbon and foiled raffia have been fixed to the left hand side for balance, and an additional monster tyre is hiding on the insert.