Tuesday, 21 March 2023

Rainbow floral shaker for Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero

Today, I'm sharing a card I made for the "Somewhere over the Rainbow" Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero challenge.

I made a shaker card using the Bee Florals Window Fancy Die from Hero Arts, with the matching layering stencils, and a sentiment from the Friendly Messages bundle.

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Monday, 20 March 2023

Craft Roulette #155

Craft Roulette Episode 155 - I missed the actual show, so I'm playing catch up this week. 

Project: 5" x 7" card
Colors: Spring
Element: Starts with "G" (gold embossing)
Random: Outside the line (ink smooshing outside the image lines, and part of the image outside the line of the gold embossing. 

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Sunday, 19 March 2023

Rainbow alcohol pearls

Last month, I had a couple of crafty friends, Deb and Donna, over for a day of fun and friendship. Honestly, we just talked and talked and talked, but got a little bit of crafty stuff done as well. It was fabulous!

Both of my friends brought products with them that I could play with, so I put some of them together on this card.


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Saturday, 18 March 2023

Colorado Craft Company - free shipping days

Colorado Craft has free shipping today and tomorrow! SO if you were thinking of buying anything from the latest release, now would be a great time for you!


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Online Card Classes: Stenciled 2 Day 4

Day 4 of the current Online Card Class was about layering stencils. Jennifer McGuire used layering stencils on coloured cardstock, and Dawn Woleslagle used foiling on one of her stencil layers. 

I don't have a very large selection of layering stencils, so I used what I had!

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Friday, 17 March 2023

Online Card Class Stenciled 2: Day 3

Day three of the current Online Card Class was about layering stencils, and was taught by Kristina Werner and Mindy Eggen. 

I discovered that every tub of coloured glitter paste in my collection has dried up (and I mean totally), so I coloured my clear glitter paste with alcohol inks for this card.

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Thursday, 16 March 2023

Colorado Craft Company - Summer Garden release and blog hop

Colorado Craft Company has a fun release today! It's called Summer Garden and it's by Anita Jeram. 


I decided to stamp this background stamp in black ink and clear emboss the image, before colouring with pastel colours.

There are two giveaways happening from this release.
#1 CCC is giving away one complete bundle or equal value gift card to one winner. The winner will be randomly drawn from orders placed that use a designer's affiliate link (my links are listed below).

#2  CCC is giving away one stamp set per designer in the hop. We will randomly select the winners from the comments left at our blogs or Instagram posts.

 Here's the list of stops on the hop:

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Wednesday, 15 March 2023

Online Card Classes: Stenciled 2 Day 2

Day 2 was all about using pastes through stencils. I decided to try aaaaalll the pastes - Hero glitter paste, white pearl Hero paste that I coloured with alcohol inks, and Decofoil Transfer Gel Duo. 

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Offset coverplate for Paper Rose

 Today, I'm sharing a card I made for Paper Rose.

I cut the Heart Circle Coverplate die from white cardstock and blended Distress Oxide inks over it. I then sprayed it with Perfect Pearls in water and dried it with my heat tool. I decided to adhere the coloured diecut in an unusual way, offset on the card front - this put the contrasting colours closer to each other, and gave me some white space in my design. I cut the Happy Birthday Layered die from black glitter cardstock an from white cardstock that I ink blended with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink, before adhering them together and then adhering to the centre of the card. I finished with some black enamel dots.


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Tuesday, 14 March 2023

Online Card Class: Stenciled 2 Day 1

I am a hard core Online Card Class fan. I think I've taken all of their classes, so I was very excited to see a new stencil class! 


Day 1 was about making good use of single stencils. I flipped this Floral Heart stencil from Funky Fossil Designs into the four corners of my card and stenciled them in 4 different colours. I then added some extra detail with the Hero Arts Script stencil as well. I finished with the frames die from Altenew, the Handwritten Hello die from Simon Says Stamp, and the Tiny Words stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. 


On this card, I used the Sunrise Radiating Rays stencil from My Favorite Things, and sentiment dies from Hello Bluebird (both are, sadly, discontinued)

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