Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Birthday girl

I've been trying to build up my stash of birthday cards - I have heaps of thank you cards, but zero birthday cards! (and people just keep on having birthhdays!)
I used the little girl from My Favorite Things "Overflowing Joy", coloured with Copic markers. I added her over a background made with a Hero Arts background stamp, coloured with Zig markers and water. The sentiment is also from Hero Arts.

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Monday, 22 January 2018

Little baby, big love

I recently cleaned up a pile of leftovers on my desk, and I found this background piece from a baby card I made AGES ago. I decided to make another baby card with it.

The background is made with the "magical background" stamp from Hero Arts (now retired) and Gansai Tambi watercolours. The bunny and the balloons are from Mama Elephant "Up and away", coloured with Copic markers, and the sentiment is from Reverse Confetti "Lots to say". The white panel was cut with a border die from Lawn Fawn.
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Sunday, 21 January 2018

Using up a leftover blue background

I had some leftover alcohol ink background from yesterday's card, so I die-cut a sentiment from it to make a quick card.
First, I took the alcohol inked-card and stamped it with the flora background stamp from Simon Says Stamp. I added some glitter embossing powder from WOW and then I used the Mama Elephant birthday die, along with "Birthday Builder" from Altenew. A few sequins and I was done!

 I'll be sharing this card at CASology, where the theme is Glimmer.

I'll also be sharing this card at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - the theme is "Add a Sentiment"
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Saturday, 20 January 2018

Blue birthday wishes

I have a card using some new products (well, new to me!), with my favourite colours.
I used the new "Mum Flower Frame" die from Simon Says Stamp, placed over an alcohol ink background using Ranger Adirondack glossy paper and inks. The sentiment is from Studio Katia's "Blooming Bunch" stamp set. I added some Wink of Stella on top of the alcohol ink of the petals of the flower for some added shimmer.
I'll be sharing this card at the Just Add Ink challenge blog, where the theme is "something new". (both the die and the sentiment stamp are brand new, and the alcohol inks are comparatively new to me!)
 I'll also be sharing it at CASology, where the theme is Glimmer.

 I'll also be sharing this card at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - the theme is "Add a Sentiment"
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Friday, 19 January 2018

CAS-ual Fridays: CFC 191

Welcome to a new challenge at CAS-ual Fridays!
I used the "Peace Love & Coffee" set from CAS-ual Fridays to make this card. I coloured the stamps using Tombow markers, and stamped them multiple times in the same place using my MISTI. I created the background on a Kraft card base by stamping the coffee bean stamps in Versamark, then clear embossing them.

Make sure you check out the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog for more inspiration from the Girl Fridays, and join in on our challenge!

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Fusion: Coffee and a book

Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!
I went with the sketch today - the photo didn't influence my card at all! I used a Hero Arts butterfly, white embossed onto watercolour paper, then coloured with Zig markers and water. The sentiment is a discontinued stamp from Amuse Art Stamps.
Make sure you check out all the rest of the inspiration at the Fusion challenge blog, and play along with your own creation!
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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Oxide love

Ok, so the other day, my crafty friend, Debbie Pamment, posted a photo of the bottom of her coffee cup, where the leftover coffee puddles had formed little heart shapes which made her happy. When I saw this, I immediately thought of the way that Distress Oxide ink reacts with water and forms dark lines around puddles of water, so I thought of making a background with heart shaped puddles. So I made this.
I used Distress Oxide ink in Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick, smooshed onto Canson Watercolour card, then sprayed with water. I heat set it and then painted on heart shapes with water. 
I used the "Love" wafer die from Simon Says Stamp, cut from Stampin Up red Glimmer Paper and from vellum, and the "you" is from CAS-ual Fridays "Heartfelt Sayings". The teeny tiny heart stamp is from a very old Stampin' Up set. I finished by painting a couple of the hearts with Wink of Stella, and added a few Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
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Monday, 15 January 2018

Rose gold florals

Playing along again with the challenge at "Where Creativity meets C9", this time with rose gold embossing on vellum.
I coloured the flowers on the back of the vellum with Copic markers in some pale R and pale YR markers. The bouquet is from Concord and 9th Hello Lovely, and I added a sentiment from Many Mandalas.  Now that I look at it, I kind of wish I had added some olive green for the leaves.
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Baby love

I made a few baby cards recently, because I'd run out! Here's one:

I used a background stamp from Simon Says Stamp, white embossed and then coloured with Zigs and water. The sentiment is a die set also from Simon Says Stamp, cut from white cardstock and the mat cut from vellum.
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Saturday, 13 January 2018

Happy birthday

I've seen a few other cardmakers colour in this intricate Simon Says Stamp background stamp carefully (rather that my usual technique of scribble, spray with water and hope for the best). I thought I'd give it a go.
Although I like the outcome, I am much too impatient to use this technique too often!

Btw, the sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink.

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