Sunday, 22 April 2018

Glittery happy 21st

I was asked today by a friend to make a 21st birthday card, so I decided to go glittery.
 The glittery goodness isn't totally obvious from the first photo, so here's a shinier one!
I'll be sharing this at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, where the theme is Sparkle and Shine.
Thanks for visiting :)


I received an order from Butterfly Reflections the other day, with this stamp from Catherine Pooler, and this die set from Pink & Main. (If you didn't already know, Pink and Main dies are ACTUALLY PINK!!! Fabulous!!!)
I decided to go with my favourite technique (embossing on watercolour card, then Zigs and heaps of water) with my favourite colour palette (i.e. rainbow).
 I hope this card put a smile on your face!

Thanks for visiting :)

Friday, 20 April 2018

Michele's 50th Birthday Blog Hop!

I'm part of a special blog hop today, to celebrate Michele Gross' 50th birthday! Hooray! Michele is so kind and generous, and I'm so glad to be a part of this celebration of her special birthday!
You should have arrived from Lori Kobular's blog - here's my card:
 I made this card with a rainbow of Distress Oxide inks (worn lipstick, spiced marmalade, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron and broken china) using the ink smooshing technique. I then splattered some
perfect pearls mixed with water to add some shine, and then stamped the sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays "Whole Shebang" in Versafine Onyx Black ink - that sentiment makes me both laugh and nod in agreement ;) 

Next on the blog hop is the amazingly talented Laurel Beard - I can't wait to see what she has made!

Make sure you visit the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog for all the details - there are five $50 vouchers to be won to people who comment on the blog hop stops! You can find all of the details HERE.

Thanks for visiting :)

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Welcome Home

Playing with some Hero Arts stamps and inks today.
I used the Layered Topiary set, with Cup o Joe, Field Greens, Lime Green and Soft Leaf inks. The background is the Dot Moire Bold Prints stamp.
 Thanks for visiting :)

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

One layer floral for A Blog Named Hero

I have a relatively simple, one layer card to share with you today for A Blog Named Hero Facebook page.
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I used the Large Flower Stencil from Hero Arts, coloured with a rainbow of Distress Oxide inks. I had masked half of the front of a white card base, and stamped the sentiment from "Hello Stamp & Cut" so it was partially over the stenciled area but mostly over the white. I added some of the little hearts from the same set instead of adding any gems or sequins so I could keep it as a true one-layer card.

The new challenge at A Blog Named Hero is "Put a flower on it" - I hope you can join in!

Thanks for visiting :)

Monday, 16 April 2018

Blue irises

I don't own this background stamp from My Favorite things - it's called Etched Flowers. I borrowed it from a crafty friend. Maybe I should buy it - I like it a lot!
I think it looks like irises - I don't know if it is meant to look like irises, but that's what I was going for when I coloured them with blue and yellow Zig markers. The sentiment is from Uniquely Creative. 
Thanks for visiting :)

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Kimberly Wiener CASE

I am a huge, HUGE fan of Kimberly Wiener. Seriously. Her use of colour is just amazing. This card is a direct CASE of one by Kimberly that I saw and fell in love with on Instagram.
I used the Blooming Bunch stamp set from Studio Katia, white embossed onto watercolour cardstock, then coloured with Zig markers.

Thanks for visiting, and thanks to Kimberly for all the inspiration :) 

Friday, 13 April 2018

CAS-ual Fridays: CFC 197

Welcome to a new challenge at CAS-ual Fridays!

I used the CAS-ual Fridays set "Forget your Trebles" - I white embossed the treble clef, and clear embossed the black stamped sentiment. I then used Zig markers to watercolour the image, and added some Wink of Stella. I cut the panel to mount it over some black striped paper for a little bit more detail.
 Make sure you check out the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog for more inspiration from the Girl Fridays, and join in on our challenge!
 Thanks for visiting :)

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Fusion: Baby's Room

Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!
I used an elephant stamp from My Favorite Things, coloured with Copic markers, and a sentiment from Mama Elephant. I curved the sentiment to match the circle mat, cut with a die from Lil' Inkers.  To mimic the polka dots in the photo, I layered a polka dotted piece of vellum over a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock from Stampin' Up.

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

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Blue heart birthday

Using up leftovers from a blue birthday card I posted earlier this month.
I used the flora background stamp from Simon Says Stamp, coloured with Zigs and Perfect Pearls in water. The sentiment is from Altenew.
I will be sharing this card at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - it is their 9th birthday, so they're celebrating with birthday cards! Congrats on 9 years!!
Thanks for visiting :)

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Spring bouquet card

I'm playing along with the new challenge at Where Creativity Meets C9 today - the theme is "Spring".
I used my favourite Concord & 9th set, Hello Lovely, along with Zig Markers. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.
I will also be sharing this card at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - it is their 9th birthday, so they're celebrating with birthday cards! Congrats on 9 years!!

Thanks for visiting :)

Monday, 9 April 2018

Birthday blues

I could honestly just stare at this background for hours. Seriously.
I made an alcohol ink background on Yupo, then added some gold foil to the little bits that hadn't fully dried. The sentiment is from Clearly Gina K.
I will be sharing this card at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - it is their 9th birthday, so they're celebrating with birthday cards! Congrats on 9 years!!
 Thanks for visiting :)

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Happy Mother's Day

I'm playing along with a challenge at CAS on Friday today:
I used the Fresh Flowers set from Clearly Besotted. Well, actually, the set I own is similar to the current Fresh Flowers set, but not exactly the same - I wonder if they did an earlier version? (before you ask, no I didn't get it from Ali Express - it came directly from Clearly Besotted, but a few years ago now.
I stamped the frangipanis (I hope they're frangipanis?) then white embossed them. I cut around the right edge of the flowers, before watercolouring them with a water brush and Zig markers. I stamped the sentiment in Versafine onyx black, then cut down the panel to fit on a peachy-colour card base with a little border.  I finished with some little clear drops from Studio Katia.
 Thanks for visiting :)

Friday, 6 April 2018

Green glitter hexagon

I made this glittery panel AGES ago, but only got around to making it into a card recently!
I used the Flora background stamp from Simon Says Stamp, stamped in Versamark, then added Emerald City glitter embossing powder by WOW! and heat set.  I added some colour with Zig markers and water (normal embossing powder resists water, but I've found that this glitter embossing powder doesn't!) I cut the panel with a hexagon die from Lifestyle Crafts, and added a sentiment from Altenew.
I will be sharing this card at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - it is their 9th birthday, so they're celebrating with birthday cards! Congrats on 9 years!!

Thanks for visiting :)

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Thank you

This background has been sitting on my desk for months. MONTHS, I tell you! I've been making lots of backgrounds and then cutting them down, for two main reasons: 1. So that I have more white space on the card. and 2. So that I can make two (or sometimes three!) cards from one background. But with this background, because it is ombre, I didn't want to cut a shape from the middle because then I'd be left with yellow and purple, and eww. I didn't want to cut it length-ways because - I actually don't know why. I just didn't. So this is what happened.

The background is a stamp from Simon Says Stamp, coloured with Zig markers, then cut with a stitched rectangle die from Lil' Inkers Designs. The sentiment is a die from Wplus9, cut from black cardstock, then covered with Wink of Stella. I added some sequins as a finishing touch.
Thanks for visiting :)

Monday, 2 April 2018

Happy birthday heart

Continuing with my theme of not using the whole panel when I made a background, I cut a heart from this panel to make space for the sentiment.

I used the Flora background from Simon Says Stamp, white embossed onto watercolour paper, then coloured with Zig makers, water and Perfect Pearls. The sentiment is from Avery Elle - the die is stacked about 5 or 6 deep to match the depth of the foam tape holding up the background panel.
 Thanks for visiting :)

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Hello blue stars

Hello! I have another blue card (might just be my favourite colour) to share for the A Blog Named Hero Facebook page. The challenge theme at A Blog Named Hero at the moment is to use your favourite Hero Arts product - my favourite is background stamps.
I used the Floral Tile bold print stamp from Hero Arts, white embossed and coloured with Zig markers, and perfect pearls in water. I added a die cut "hello" from the "Hello Stamp & Cut" set from Hero Arts, covered with Wink of Stella and then clear embossed. The stamped and white embossed "Sending you hugs" is from the same Stamp & Cut set.
 Thanks for visiting :)