Monday 28 February 2022

Cards for Ukraine

The cardmaking community is rallying in support of Ukraine - there will be a card auction to raise money for charities helping on the ground in Ukraine. If you are on Instagram, please follow @ukrainecarddrive for more details on this. We're also using the hashtag #cardsforukraine to share our blue and yellow creations (the colours of the Ukraine flag). 

I will be donating to one of the charities listed HERE.


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One-layer birthday for Paper Rose

 Hello! Today, I'm sharing a one -layer card I made using stamps and a stencil from Paper Rose Studio.


I started by inking over the Ornate Lattice Stencil with some Catherine Pooler inks. I then stamped the sentiment from Happy Birthday Lovely and the leaves from Peonies stamp set in black ink. I added some subtle colour to the leaves with pale warm grey and pale YR Copic markers.  I finished with some gems from Picket Fence Studios.

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Sunday 27 February 2022

My Monthly Hero February Add-on

 I made this card using one of the add on die sets from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero release for February. 

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Saturday 26 February 2022

You are my sunshine

 Today, I'm sharing a sunny card for Picket Fence Studios.


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Friday 25 February 2022

Rainbow dreamcatcher card

 I made this card during a live video on the Hero Arts Facebook page - you can watch the replay HERE.

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Thursday 24 February 2022

Happy Easter shaker card

 I made this video in a live video for Picket Fence Studios earlier this week. (You can watch the replay HERE)

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Wednesday 23 February 2022

Hero Arts Global Team February blog hop!

Hello! Today, the Hero Arts Global Team is doing a blog hop with products from the February kit, and add-ons! You should have arrived here from Lisa Tilson's blog. Hero Arts has very generously offered up a $25.00 gift card to people who comment on the hop! Readers need to leave a comment on every stop on the hop to be in with a chance to win. Deadline is Feb 26th and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog on Feb 27th.

Today, I used a stamp from the kit, along with a background stamp and sentiment stamp set.


The second I saw this background stamp, I knew I would be using the emboss resist technique with Zig markers. And you know I had to use blues and greens! 

Your next stop on the hop is Sandi MacIver.  Remember to leave a comment on every stop on the hop to be in with a chance to win!

Here's a list of the entire hop:

Anna Celdran Mahtani

Daniel Diaz

Erica A B Andersson

Ilda Dias

Jen Kray

Lisa Tilson

Michelle Lupton <- you are here!

Sandi MacIver

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Tuesday 22 February 2022

Introducing the new Design Team at Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero

Hello! This week and next, we will be having a series of posts introducing the new Design Team at Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero. You will be able to see all of these posts on Instagram, and also on the A Blog Named Hero Facebook page

I blended over a panel of cardstock with some Distress Oxide inks, and splattered the panel with some water, before die cutting it with the cover die from Hero Arts. I keep all of the pieces, so that I could use the positive piece on one card, and the cut another panel that I left white, and use the negative pieces from the coloured panel to do the die cut inlay technique to fill in the flowers. I finished with some white embossed sentiments on black cardstock to add some contrast, as well as a large die cut sentiment cut from glitter paper on the 2nd card. 

Don't forget to join in with our February Challenge on the Hero Arts blog- there are gift vouchers from Hero Arts to be won!

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Monday 21 February 2022

Julie Hickey Create a card

 I'm playing with another panel from Julie Hickey's Create a Card foiled cards. I painted the flowers with Mica watercolour paints from Iuile, and then added some grey Zig marker to the leaves. 


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Saturday 19 February 2022

Trifold card for Picket Fence Studios

 Today, I'm sharing a card using an unusual fold!


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Friday 18 February 2022

A little bird told me for Paper Rose

 Today, I'm sharing a card I've made using a stencil and stamps from Paper Rose Studios.

First I cut the white panels, placed them onto my card base and marked with a pencil just above and below where they ended. I used those marks to give me a guide to how much of the card base I coloured using the "Small Drops" stencil and inks.  I stamped the "A little Bird Told Me" sentiment on the lower panel before adding the panels to the card base using foam adhesive. I stamped the "Little Bird 2" stamp, coloured it with Copic markers and fussy cut it, before adhering it over the stenciled pattern.

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Wednesday 16 February 2022

Rainbow border

I recently bought myself some stamp sets from PinkFresh Studio - this one seems to be very versatile. I went with a rainbow, and added a sentiment from Hero Arts.


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Monday 14 February 2022

Release day at Picket Fence Studios

 It's release day at Picket Fence Studios, and there are heaps of Easter products available this month!



 We also have giveaways! 

To be eligible for the Giveaway you must:
-Follow Picket Fence Studios Instagram and/or subscribe PFS YouTube channel.
-Leave a comment at the YouTube video release from Lisa.
-Leave a comment at the video release on IG.
Winners will be randomly chosen from comments left at Lisa's video release and video release from IG. (Vouchers will expire 3 months from receipt.)

Thanks for visiting :)