Thursday 31 December 2020

Favourites of 2020

I can't say that there's much about 2020 that I can describe as a favourite, but I want to thank each and every one of you in the crafting community who have helped me keep my sanity this year. 

Here are some of my favourite cards from 2020.

Wishing you a safe, happy and healthy 2021 - may it be a year that we look back on fondly :) 

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Wednesday 30 December 2020

Caseing a card at A Blog Named Hero

The new challenge at A Blog Named Hero is to Case a favourite card of the year. I chose to Case a card by one of the design team at Hero Arts, Michelle Short. You can find the card I Cased HERE.

I only used three colours of Distress Oxide inks to create this rainbow, and I added some sprays of Perfect Pearls to give some texture and shine.

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Monday 28 December 2020

Lovely blooms for Paper Rose Studio

 I have a thank you card to share today using a beautiful stamp sent from Paper Rose Studio.

I stamped the main floral image in vanilla ink from Hero Arts, and then coloured it with Derwent pencils.  I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of vellum in black pigment ink and clear embossed it, before wrapping it around the coloured panel. I then adhered the panel to a pale red/pink note card from Hero Arts. 

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Saturday 26 December 2020

One layer card for Picket Fence Studios

 I have a quick, one-layer card to share today, using a new slimline stencil from Picket Fence Studios.


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Thursday 24 December 2020

Case me a Christmas Card with Jennifer McGuire

Welcome to my last post for Case me a Christmas Card for 2020 - a slight variation on my annual Challenge me a Christmas Card blog series!

From October to December, I will link to a series of guest cardmakers on my blog. I will CASE one of their cards, and they will CASE one of mine! CASE stands for Copy And Share Everything - but it's not about just copying a card. It's about getting inspiration from cardmaking friends, but making a new card that is our own. And, of course, the card we each make has to be a Christmas card!

Today, my guest is Jennifer McGuire. I have CASEd one of her cards that you can check out HERE

 All of the products I used are linked below :)  

This is the card I Cased: 

Ardyth came up with a genius acronym to help you make a Case of a card without making a direct copy of it - LIMES. I am going to be using this acronym for all my Cases from now on: 
List: Navy, clear embossing, snowflakes, Perfect Pearls, Slimline, Holographic cardstock, silver beads

Include: Navy card, clear embossing, Perfect Pearls

Modify: Perfect Pearls painted into image rather than random

Exclude: Slimline card, snowflakes, holographic cardsstock

Spin: Glitter sentiment


 Jennifer (and Lila!) also made a Case of one of my cards - you can find them HERE

Thanks for visiting :)