Tuesday 28 February 2023

Embossing folder for a special someone

 I'm still having a love affair with this embossing folder from Spellbinders. For this card, I decided to go monochromatic. I paired it with a white embossed sentiment from Poppy Stamps.


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Sunday 26 February 2023

Craft Roulette #152

I couldn't watch Craft Roulette at the right time this week, so I'm playing catch up!
Project: Hinged (folded card)
Colors: Kraft background
Element: Outside Your Window (roses in our garden)
Random: Faux leather (red panel to represent embossed red leather with gold over the raised design)  
The guest for this week's Craft Roulette was Gina K, so I used one of her stamp sets :) 

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Saturday 25 February 2023

Mosaic Rose for Paper Rose

 Today, I'm sharing a card I made for Paper Rose Studio.

 I cut the Mosaic Rose die from Whisper White cardstock and from black cardstock. I adhered the black die cut to a panel of black cardstock of the same size, and painted it with iuile mica watercolour paints. I then adhered the whisper white die cut over the top of the black layer. I adhered a piece of blue cardstock to a top folding white card base on an angle, adhered the die cut and watercoloured panel on top, and adhered a printed sentiment to the bottom right of the panel.

Thursday 23 February 2023

Rainbow birthday for the Hero Arts blog

 I had a card on the Hero Arts blog on Tuesday - I thought I'd share it here, too!


 And I made a video!

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Tuesday 21 February 2023

Hero Arts Global Team blog hop

The Hero Arts Global Team is hopping today to celebrate the launch of the new Hero Arts Spring Catalogue!


We'll be giving away a $50 gift card. drawn from the comments left along the hop. Comment on all the blogs for more chances to win! You have until Sunday, February 26 at 11:59pm to enter. The winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog. Scroll down for the list of blogs on the hop!

For this card, I started with a panel of yupo, and I added a rainbow of Alcohol Pearls. I then placed the Leaf and Floral Stencil over the top, and used a foam ink blending tool to remove some of the rainbow with Alcohol Lift Ink. I used the centre part of the Secret Garden Fancy Die for my focal image (and kept it white to contrast with the bright rainbow) and finished with a sentiment from Wonderful Day.

For this card, I used the border part of the Secret Garden Fancy Die over a soft  background ink-blended with teals and pinks. I added a sentiment and some butterflies and a hummingbird from the Wisteria Heroscape set.

 Here's the list of stops on the hop:

Hero Arts
Hero Arts Creative Team:  

Anna Mahtani
Arjita Singh
Erica A-B
Jen Kray
Karen Boyce
Lisa Tilson
Michelle Lupton  (you are here!)

 I just have to add that I will be teaching at the next Hero Arts Stamp-along! I'm so excited!

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Butterflies and Ladybirds for Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero

 The challenge theme for this month's Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero challenge is "Animal Crackers" - we want to see critters on your cards! I chose insects!


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Sunday 19 February 2023

Craft Roulette #151

Craft Roulette episode 151. Parameters were:

Card for a friend 

Something beginning with F (flowers)

Blue jeans plus 2 (my blue jeans have yellow stitching, plus magenta and green)

Stack(s) - I stacked my die cut sentiment 4 layers thick!


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Saturday 18 February 2023

Blue hello

 This month's Simon Says Challenge on Instagram is "Winter Blues" (as if I needed an excuse to pair up a background from Simon Says Stamp with blue!)

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Thursday 16 February 2023

Sunflower birthday for Paper Rose

 Today, I'm sharing a card I made for Paper Rose Studio.

I cut out the Sunflower Border metal die twice from black cardstock. I adhered the die cuts to a panel of wwatercolour paper, before watercolouring the images with Distress watercolor pencils. I added some Paper Rose liquid sparkle to the yellow sunflower petals, and then stamped the sentiment from JHappy Birthday Lovely in between the two die cuts. 

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Tuesday 14 February 2023

Vellum flowers over foil background

I've been playing with ways to use up foil using my solid foil plate from PinkFresh Studio. I quite like the look of vellum over the super-shiny foil.

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Sunday 12 February 2023

Spellbinders Four Petal Release

The recent release from Spellbinders included all three products I have used on the card I am sharing today.

Spellbinders has a special offer on right now - too good to miss!

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Friday 10 February 2023

February Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero

The February Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero challenge is "Animal Crackers". We want you to make a project with some kind of animal on it! 

(In a former life, I was a biology teacher, so there are a LOT of animals to choose from, and not all of them have backbones! Some invertebrate animals are sponges, jellyfish, nudibranchs, earthworms, insects, crustaceans, seastars, the list goes on! Of course, vertebrate animals are a bit more familiar to us - fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. My card today has what I affectionately refer to as a chonky bee!)



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Spellbinders Four Petal collection

Today is release day for the new Spellbinders Four Petal collection! Spellbinders generously send me some of the products I have used today - I have three cards to share with you, all using the four petal floral 3D embossing folder.


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