Thursday 31 March 2022

Using up leftovers

 I made a card back in early March, and I had some flowers left over, so this is what I made:


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Wednesday 30 March 2022

Gemini Girl for Picket Fence Studios

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

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Winged Victory of Samothrace

This card is definitely outside of my comfort zone - I mean, how often do I make a card that is almost all brown? But I decided I wanted to make this sculpture look accurate - the Winged Victory of Samothrace is a beautiful statue that now lives in the Musée du Louvre in Paris. She was carved from marble, and lives at the top of a stairway with a sandstone wall behind her. She doesn't have a gold frame around her, but I'm sure you'll allow me some artistic license! (Also, this die is inspired by her, she's not an exact depiction).

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Monday 28 March 2022

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie for Paper Rose

 Today I'm sharing a card that is not my usual style!

 I stamped the Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Branch Frame stamp in black ink onto white cardstock, and cut it so that the main panel was rectangular, but the branches extended out from the edge. I coloured the image using Derwent pencils. I used the small drops stencil with dark brown ink on a sand coloured card base, and then matted the coloured panel onto some dark brown cardstock before adhering it with foam adhesive.

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Sunday 27 March 2022

Monet in a silver frame

Today, I'm sharing a card I made using the March My Monthly Hero Kit along with some of the add-ons for March.

I decided I wanted some detail on the picture frame - I used silver mirror cardstock to cut the frame, and then ran it through my die cutting machine with a stencil to emboss it with some texture.

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Friday 25 March 2022

Rainbow hugs

 This card was totally inspired by THIS CARD by Tiffany Solorio.

 I took a panel of yupo and covered it a rainbow of alcohol pearls. I then ran it through my diecutting machine with an embossing folder from Simon Says Stamp, and then sanded off the top with a sanding block. The sentiment is from CZ Design.

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Wednesday 23 March 2022

Frida Kahlo for Hero Arts

 The March My Monthly Hero kit add-ons included this amazing die set so that you can make your very own paper doll of Frida Kahlo! It includes her top, skirt and shawl, a monkey and even her signature monobrow!

 I googled Frida's artwork, and found one self potrait where she is sitting in front of a floral painting with pink flowers and a green background, so I tried to create something similar.

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Sending hugs and kisses for Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero

The March Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero challenge is still going, and the theme is hugs/encouragement. Hugs cards are not always cheerful - sometimes they are for more sombre occasions. I think this card would suit such an occasion.

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Monday 21 March 2022

Birthday floral border

 I'm still trying to build up my birthday card stash! I pulled out this gorgeous border die from Studio Katia and got colouring.


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Saturday 19 March 2022

Chonky bees for Hero Arts creative team crafty hour

 I made the first card in this post during a live video on the Hero Arts page on Facebook yesterday.

I also made this card last weekend using the same stamps and colour scheme:

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Friday 18 March 2022

Layered blossoms for Paper Rose Studio

I made this card for my Mum's birthday! 

For this card, I was inspired by a card made by Tina Smith

 I die cut the blossom metal die from white cardstock mulitple times. I ink blended with Distress Oxide ink in the middle of the shadow layer, then adhered the outline layer over the top. 

I ink blended with grey ink on a white card base, then arranged the layered flowers over the top. I adhered them with foam adhesive, and cut off the excess. I finished with a layered happy birthday sentiment.

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Wednesday 16 March 2022

Healing hugs

 I discovered today that I have absolutely no Get Well cards in my stash (and my stash of cards is pretty big!). So I'd better fix that.

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Tuesday 15 March 2022

Rose card for Picket Fence Studios

 When I first saw this beautiful stamp, I knew I wanted to colour it like my favourite rose, the Just Joey.

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Monday 14 March 2022

Release day at Picket Fence Studios

It's release day at Picket Fence Studios! There is a very wide variety of products in the March release, and I've used stamps, stencils and a die from the release in the cards I'm sharing today.

And I made a video of this card! 



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Sunday 13 March 2022

Giving Sunflowers - Hero Arts fundraising for Ukraine

Hero Arts has curated a collection of products to support the Red Cross in Ukraine (scroll down to see the products). 100% of the profits from these products will support immediate, on the ground help for the people of Ukraine. Hero Arts' fundraising effort will continue in order to help rebuild vital infrastructure, health and community buildings. 

You can see the collection HERE.

I have used the new digital stamp called "Giving Sunflower" on these two cards. 

I am not sharing a list of products in this post - I will be sharing my affiliate income for March with fundraising efforts, both for the devastating floods in Australia, and the horrifying war in Ukraine.