Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Mother's Day Cards

Mother's Day is coming up, so I made a bunch of Mother's Day cards. I used some background stamps, white embossed onto watercolour paper, then coloured with Zig markers and water. The background stamps I used are from Hero Arts, My Favorite Things (that stamp is discontinued) and Impression Obsession. The sentiments are from Paper Rose studio, Clearly Besotted, Avery Elle, and a stamp from a company that no longer exists, Artee Stamps. 


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Sunday, 18 April 2021

Using die cuts as masks for Paper Rose Studio

I decided I wanted to use a set of dies to make masks with - so, in the process, I got two cards for the price of one!

For my first card, I cut some flowers using the Spring Bloom metal die set and temporarily adhered them to my white card base. I then blended a rainbow of Distress Oxide inks over the top, before removing the home-made masks. I finished with a die cut "happy" sentiment cut from glitter cardstock and a printed sentiment. 

For my second card, I took the masks that I had used on the first card and adhered them to a white card base, before adding a black die-cut "happy birthday" sentiment.


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Thursday, 15 April 2021

Fusion: Poppies

 Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!

 I used a stamp from Paper Rose Studio to make this fusion of the sketch and the photo.

Make sure you check out all the rest of the inspiration at the Fusion challenge blog, and play along with your own creation!

Thanks for visiting :)

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Release day at Picket Fence Studios

 Today is release day at Picket Fence Studios!  I have three cards to share with you today, the first two using the new Beautiful Girls Flower Wreath.

 For this card, I used the 3.5 inch circle blending stencil to create the coloured circle, using inks from Catherine Pooler. I then stamped the wreath over the top in Picket Fence black ink, and added the die cut words from the Slimline Big Happy Hugs die set


For this second card, I stamped and white embossed the wreath stamp onto watercolour paper. I watercoloured it using Zig markers, and added a sentiment from the new Fancy Daily Sentiments set and the coordinating dies.

My third card today uses the new Slimline Details of a wing stencil, which I paired up with Paper Glaze and Paper Glaze enhancer. I also made a video of this card, which is up on the Picket Fence Studios YouTube channel. 

 And here's the video I made!



All the products used, and the rest of the amazing products in today's release, are linked below. 

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Saturday, 10 April 2021

Beyond the Blue challenge guest designer

Today, I am happy to be a guest designer for the Beyond the Blue challenge blog! The challenge this week is embossing and ombre, so this is what I came up with:


I used stamps and dies from Hero Arts,  along with Distress Oxide inks - all the products are listed below.

Make sure do visit the Beyond the Blue challenge blog and check out what the design team has created, and join in with the challenge!

Thanks for visiting :)

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Everything will be OK for Paper Rose

I have a card to share today using a stencil and a printed sentiment from Paper Rose. THese printed sentiments are awesome, because you can foil over them if you have a laminator or a Minc (or a mini Minc, like I do). 

I lightly inked the background with Distress Oxide inks in wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Fossilised Amber and Scattered Straw. I then added the Ornate Lattice Stencil and added more ink over the top. 

I cut out the "everything will be OK" sentiment with a stitched circle die, and then ran it through my Mini Minc machine with hot pink foil, before adhering the circle in the middle of my stenciled card front.

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Saturday, 3 April 2021

Happy Anniversary for A Blog Named Hero

A Blog Named Hero is celebrating their 9th birthday this month! Hooray! To help us to celebrate, we've invited some of our design team alumni and some special guests to join us in an Instagram hop, so please visit @ablognamedhero on Instagram for all the details! 

Here's a sneak peek of one of the cards I'm sharing there (Acrylic paint pour background courtesy of Michelle Liimatainen of @wild.willow.art - thanks so much, Michelle!)


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Friday, 2 April 2021

Ink smooshing Lilies for Picket Fence Studios

Today, I'm sharing two cards on the Picket Fence blog using a beautiful floral image from Picket Fence Studios.

I also have a video on the Picket Fence Studio YouTube channel!

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Thursday, 1 April 2021

Fusion: Bee kid

 Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!


I used a bee stamp from Picket Fence Studios, along with a sentiment from Clearly Besotted. 


Make sure you check out all the rest of the inspiration at the Fusion challenge blog, and play along with your own creation!

Thanks for visiting :) 


Wednesday, 31 March 2021

10K subscribers celebration video hop for Jessica Frost Ballas

Hello! Today, I am SO SO SO excited to be taking part in a video hop to celebrate Jess Frost Ballas reaching 10,000 subscribers on You Tube! I have a video on my You Tube channel, showing how I made the cards below, and there are lots of amazing card makers taking part in this hop, so make sure you visit YouTube to check them all out! 




Sadly, this Happy Birthday die from Hello Bluebird is no longer available - sorry!




Here's my video - please go and watch it on YouTube, so you can hop along - the next stop on the hop is listed in my YouTube description. There's $800 worth of prizes to be won, but you have to comment on YouTube to be eligible to win!


 Thanks for visiting :)