Friday 31 March 2017

Ombre happy birthday

I love doing watercolour resist techniques over background stamps that have lots of enclosed spaces - I end up getting lots of different shades of the same colour depending on how much water and ink ended up in that space. Add in a ombre colour scheme, and there are so many different colours!

 I'm joining in with the Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp - the theme is Anything Goes.

Thanks for visiting :)

Thursday 30 March 2017

Fusion: Easter

Welcome to a new Fusion challenge!
I tried to make a fusion of the photo and the sketch, but the sketch just wouldn't cooperate with my card! So I went just with the photo :)

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Tuesday 28 March 2017

Ranunculus Birthday

I made this card back in early February, and forgot to post it here. Silly me.
I used the Beautiful Bouquet Ranunculus stamp set from Wplus9, with a sentiment from Clearly Besotted. The little gems are from Studio Katia.
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Sunday 26 March 2017

Baby girl blog hop for Lesley

If you're looking for the A Blog Named Hero blog hop, please click HERE!

Today, I have a special card that I have popped in the mail for Lesley Croghan.  Lesley and her husband Corey are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a little baby girl! So Lori Turner has organised a blog hop in their honour :)

If you would like to see all of the rest of the cards for Lesley, you can check out the Inlinkz on Lori Turner's blog.

Thanks for visiting :)

A Blog Named Hero Anniversary Blog Hop!

Hello! Welcome to my stop on the A Blog Named Hero Anniversary Blog Hop!

You should have come from the blog of one of my current team mates at A Blog Named Hero, Donna Idlet, but if you haven't, make sure you check out the post at A Blog Named Hero, where you will find the complete list of hop participants for today.

We're all making cards with out favourite Hero Arts product - for me, that would have to be my favourite Hero Arts background stamp. Tragically, it is no longer available *sob!*
I used Flower Dot Pattern, which I white embossed and then coloured with my Zig markers and lots of water.  I have a lot of favourites among my Hero Arts stash, but I keep on coming back to this stamp over and over again.

I chose this sentiment for this card because that is the way I feel about A Blog Named Hero. I feel so very lucky to be a part of this family of crazy talented papercrafters. I have some very special friends who are either A Blog Named Hero designers, alumni, or special guests. They're my people. (I'll stop now - I'm getting all teary!)

But I couldn't stop there - I have a card using the same background stamp, with a Hero Arts sentiment that fits my feelings for this background stamp perfectly:

I've had people ask on previous blog posts and on Instagram how I do this technique, so I decided to make a video!

What's a blog hop without prizes!

GIVEAWAY INFO: A Blog Named Hero is so thankful for our wonderful sponsors and collaborating companies!  Several companies decided to help us celebrate our fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were so generous that we decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day!  Giveaway prizes total more than $500!  To win, leave a comment on each hop stop.  We will select winners randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning!  And be sure to visit A Blog Named Hero on Sunday for the list of Sunday hoppers and prizes!  Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th.

Today's prizes include the following: 
Good luck and happy hopping!!
Your next stop on this celebratory hop is Tracy Freeman!  Make sure you come back to hop again tomorrow - there will be more guests and more prizes to be won!

Thanks for visiting :)

Thursday 23 March 2017

Pinks and browns

Here's another card I forgot to blog - made it back in February! It didn't come out the way I had expected, but I still like it!
The flowers are from Wplus9, sentiment from Avery Elle, colour from Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, glitter paper from Stampin' Up and American Crafts.
 Thanks for visiting :)

Tuesday 21 March 2017

What does this fox say at A Blog Named Hero?

I have a card over at A Blog Named Hero - the challenge this month is to Bling It Up, so I have added some awesome sequins from Studio Katia, and paired up some of her stamps and a die with a fox from Hero Arts.

Make sure you visit A Blog Named Hero to check out the rest of the design team's creations, and to enter your own card - with plenty of bling!
Thanks for visiting :)