Saturday 30 April 2022

Best birthday with Hero Arts

This month's My Monthly Hero kit is one of my favourites of all time (I think it is tied for first with the chonky bees). Sadly, it is now sold out, but I thought I'd share this, anyway.


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Friday 29 April 2022

Inky background for Hero Arts

 I've been playing with the April My Monthly Hero kit! I applied a VERY heavy coat of Distress Oxide inks, embossed the background stamp over the top (when the ink was dry, and then added lots of water to remove some of the colour.


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Wednesday 27 April 2022

Gina K roses

 As soon as I saw this Rarest Rose stamp set from Gina K, I knew I needed it!


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Monday 25 April 2022

Outline roses for Paper Rose

 Today, I'm sharing a card that was simple to make, but looks quite dramatic.


I cut the rose cluster die twice from black cardstock. I also stamped and white embossed the happy birthday sentiment onto a strip of black cardstock. I ink blended in Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink onto a white card front, and then adhered the floral dies with liquid glue and the sentiment with foam adhesive. I finished with some bubble bath drops from Trinity Stamps.


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Saturday 23 April 2022

Hero Arts Global Team April blog hop

Today, the Hero Arts Global Team is having a blog hop! We're all using products from the April release - I made two cards using some of the MMH add-ons. 

You should have come from Lisa Tilson's blog - the next stop on the hop is Sandi MacIver.

Hero Arts is giving away a $25 voucher to someone who comments on one of the 8 stops on the hop, so the more blogs you visit to leave comments, the greater your chance of winning!





If you've missed any of the stops on the hop, here's the complete list: 

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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Friday 22 April 2022

Ink blended background for Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero

The April challenge at Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero is "Blend It Up" - I love doing ink blending with Hero Arts reactive inks!


 And I made a video! 


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Wednesday 20 April 2022

One layer sympathy cards

I recently went through my stash of cards, and decided that I needed sympathy cards, get well cards, and birthday cards, so you'll be seeing a few of these on this blog.

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Tuesday 19 April 2022

Hero Arts April My Monthly Hero kit

Today, I'm sharing a couple of cards I made using the April My Monthly Hero kit. 

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Monday 18 April 2022

Black swans for Hero Arts

Did you know that black swans are native to Australia? Black swans are a different species to white swans (there are multiple species of white swan). Black swans are now found in lots of different countries, but they're originally from Down Under, so I had to show off my Aussie-ness by making the swans black! (Well, the cygnet is grey, but, you know.) (Can you tell I used to be a biologist in a former life?)


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Saturday 16 April 2022

Lovely blooms for Paper Rose

 Today, I'm sharing this soft, watercoloured card for Paper Rose Studio.

I stamped the Spring bloom clear stamp twice onto a panel of Bristol cardstock in Versamark ink, and embossed them with white embossing powder. I coloured the flowers with Zig clean color real brush markers and a waterbrush, before stamping the sentiment from the Big Bloom stamp set.  I adhered the panel to a black mat, and then onto a white card base.

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Friday 15 April 2022

April My Monthly Hero Kit

 This months My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts has my name written all over it!


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Thursday 14 April 2022

Floral thank you

 It's so easy to make a beautiful card with embossing folders like this one from Altenew!



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Tuesday 12 April 2022

Sympathy/hugs cards

I always try to make sympathy cards when I don't need them, so that when I do need one, there's always one waiting for me. I ink blended in the top left corner, then stamped the inky bouquet stamp set from Altenew, and coloured the images with bleach. 


 I made the first card, and then decided to use a different colour, but make a get well soon card.


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Sunday 10 April 2022

Happy day elephant

 Today, I'm sharing a cute little card that could be used as a baby card, or a child's birthday card - or lots of other things, really!


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