Thursday, 18 October 2018

Autumn leaves for A Blog Named Hero

The new challenge at A Blog Named Hero is a colour scheme - it is very autumnal, so I pulled out some leaf dies from Hero Arts.
I made a background using alcohol inks on Yupo, using inks that match the colour scheme (I probably could have added a bit more of the dark purple). I added some foil in copper, rose gold and yellow gold while the panel was still slightly tacky.  I cut the panel down on an angle, and also cut some leaves from the other piece using "textured leaves" dies. I mounted the leaves onto die-cut white card, slightly offset to show a bit of the white. I added a sentiment from "You're so Lovely" from Hero Arts.
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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Catherine Pooler "All the Trimmings" release Blog Hop!

Hello! I am so excited today to be participating in a blog hop to celebrate the "All the Trimmings" release from Catherine Pooler!
It is a fabulous release, with a great mix of traditional images and modern, whimsical style.

For each of these cards, I used a blender pen to pick up ink and colour the images.

There is a $25 gift certificate up for grabs to one luck commenter - comment on all the blogs in the hop for more chances to win! Winners will be announced on Catherine Pooler's blog on Monday, October 22nd.
Your next stop on the hop is Zinia Redo!

Here's the complete list of stops on the hop:
For these cards, I used these new products from Catherine Pooler - click for links to the shop!!
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Monday, 15 October 2018

Fun and Festive

The new "Fun and Festive" release at Simon Says Stamp went live last week, and I received mine today! I'm so happy to have the Tiny Words Christmas set - so totally versatile, it will be my go-to set this Christmas!
I used the Winter Flowers set from Simon Says Stamp to white emboss the poinsettia onto watercolour card. I cut a square using a stitched rectangle die from Lil Inkers, and then coloured the image with Zig markers. I stamped the sentiment onto black cardstock and white embossed it, before adhering it to a side folding white card base.
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Instagram hop for Catherine Pooler

There's a hop happening on Instagram to celebrate the new release at Catherine Pooler -here's a sneak peek of my card:

Check it out HERE

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Sunday, 14 October 2018

Alcohol ink, yupo, lift ink and a mistake

So, this weird background came about because of a mistake. I made an alcohol ink background, then used Lift Ink with some Altenew stamps on it. I cut it in half and made one card (I posted that one last month), but then I used a stamp cleaner to spray on the stamps, and some of the cleaner got on the yupo and removed some of the alcohol ink. I thought it was ruined, but I looked at it again and decided it was interesting.
The happy birthday die is from Simon Says Stamp.
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Friday, 12 October 2018

CAS-ual Fridays: CFC 210

Welcome to a new challenge at CAS-ual Fridays! 
I used stamps from Somebunny and the matching Fri-dies, and I coloured the bunny with Copic markers. I then hand-cut a mask in the shape of clouds for the background, and inked over it on a pink card base using Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink. I made another inked panel for the bottom of the card, and then added some faux stitching around the edges. I finished with some Star Dust Stickles on the stars.
 Make sure you check out the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog for more inspiration from the Girl Fridays, and join in on our challenge!
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Thursday, 11 October 2018

Fusion: Pastel Halloween

Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!
I used Distress Oxide inks over a stencil from Create a Smile Stamps, and a sentiment from PaperTrey Ink.

 Make sure you check out all the rest of the inspiration at the Fusion challenge blog, and play along with your own creation!

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Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Feel better

How beautiful is this Lovely Blooms flower from Studio Katia?
I white embossed the flower onto watercolour cardstock, then coloured it with Zig markers and water. I added some detail with Derwent pencils, and also some Wink of Stella. The sentiment is from Hero Arts, and the stitched rectangle die is from Lil' Inkers.
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Saturday, 6 October 2018

Pink hello

I've been making more and more Hello cards recently, to send to people just because.
I used the MFT Etched Flower Background stamp, white embossed onto watercolour cardstock, then coloured with Zig markers and Perfect Pearls and water. I cut the Hello die from Pink and Main from white cardstock and inlaid it into the panel, then adhered it all with strips of pinky-purple glitter cardstock from Simon Says Stamp, and added some sequins from Handmade by Brittney Lee.
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Thursday, 4 October 2018

CASEing Cecilia Hsieh

I have a bunch of cards sent to me by crafty friends sitting right above my desk. One of them is this birthday card sent to me by Cecilia Hsieh, and I love it so much I decided to CASE it.
I used stamps from Simon Says Stamp and Altenew.

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