Tuesday 28 September 2021

Scandi blue for Paper Rose

 Today, I have a simple stenciled card using the Scandi Circle stencil from Paper Rose.


I used PinkFresh Studio Sapphire ink to add colour over the Scandi Circle die. I then took a white gel pen and added a heap of dots and swirls and lines over the stenciling. I finished with a sentiment from the Poppies 4x6 stamp set white embossed on royal blue cardstock, and a scattering of Gin and Tonic sequins from Picket Fence Studios.

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Sunday 26 September 2021

CAS for A Blog Named Hero

 This month's challenge at A Blog Named Hero is CAS - that is, Clean and Simple. One of the characteristics of CAS cards is white space, but did you know that white space does not have to be white?

 Our challenge has moved to Instagram, so to enter the challenge, post your project on Instagram, tag @ablognamedhero and use the hashtag #ABNHSeptemberChallenge .


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Saturday 25 September 2021

Winter has come to town for Picket Fence Studios

 Today, I'm sharing a one-layer card using the "Winter has come to town" stamp set from Picket Fence Studios.

I masked the houses and ink-blended the sky in dark blues and purple. I added some splatters of Paper Glitz Sparkle in water to the sky to add some shine and texture. I then coloured the buildings and the street with Copic markers.

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Friday 24 September 2021

Simon Says Stamp Picket Fence Studios Stamptember collaboration

 Happy Stamptember! Today's special collaboration at Simon Says Stamp is with Picket Fence Studios!

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Tuesday 21 September 2021

Simon Says Stamp Paper Rose Stamptember Collaboration

Happy Stamptember! Today's special collaboration at Simon Say Stamp is with Paper Rose Studio!

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Sunday 19 September 2021

Finishing off some cards for Picket Fence Studios

Hello! I did a live video over in the Picket Fence Studios Community group on Facebook today, where I made three backgrounds using a new stencil from the September release. Well, I finished those cards, so I thought I'd post them here - if you want to see the video, please go and join our group on Facebook! (the video includes ALLLL the mistakes I made along the way! LOL!) 

NB I've seen quite a few cards using layered trees in the past few weeks - some with this stencil, some with different stencils - please check out Jennifer McGuire, Erica AB for more ideas!

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Saturday 18 September 2021

Alcohol ink mandala for Paper Rose

 I have a birthday card to share today using products from Paper Rose Studio.


 I began with a panel of black synthetic paper that I had coloured with alcohol inks and gold foil. I cut the Mandala Flower metal die from white cardstock and adhered it to the alcohol ink panel, then fussy cut around the edges. I added a die cut Birthday and printed sentiment from Black and white Sentiments, and then adhered it to a card front that had a panel of paper from Dip Dye Basics.

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Friday 17 September 2021

Blog post at Picket Fence Studios

 I have a post up on the Picket Fence Studios blog today - here's a sneak peek:

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Thursday 16 September 2021

Instagram hop for Picket Fence Studios and Waffle Flower!

 There's a special hop going on today over at Instagram - make sure you go visit, hop along and leave a comment for your chance to win! 

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Tuesday 14 September 2021

Release day at Picket Fence Studios

It's release day at Picket Fence Studios! There are some fun Christmas stamps, dies and stencils in this release, but today, I'm sharing stamps and dies that are not Christmassy.

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Saturday 11 September 2021

Joy to the world with Picket Fence Studios

 I made a card with NO INK ON IT!! Did hell freeze over??

I created a panel of cardstock with a rainow of Paper Glitz, and then die cut the word die from it. 


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Thursday 9 September 2021

50th Anniversary card

 The other day, one of my lovely neighbours rang and asked if I could make her a couple of 50th anniversary cards for friends of hers. I made two the same (except for the names, of course!)



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Tuesday 7 September 2021

Quick birthday cards for Paper Rose

 Today, I have a set of 14 cards I made using 6 pieces of 6x6 patterned paper and a couple of sheets of printed sentiments from Paper Rose.

I cut each of the 6 patterns of paper in the Floral Bliss patterned paper pack into panels to put onto the front of at least 2 cards each. I varied the cuts to make a variety of layouts. I cut the sentiments from Big Sentiments 1.0 and layered them onto the card fronts, sometimes with a mat of black cardstock. On some cards, I cut thin strips of the patterned paper and used the reverse side to create a border on the edges of the floral panel. On the one card that is not floral, I used offcuts from the other cards to create a rainbow.

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