Saturday, 4 July 2015

Another layered stamping card

I really love all these stamps that companies are releasing that allow multi-layered stamping.  I made this one using Hero Arts "Color Layering Butterflies" and "Stamp and Cut Happy", with a few pink Hero Arts shadow inks.

 I'll be submitting this card to Virginia's View challenge - 100% stamped!
I'm also joining in with the CAS challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking.  

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Friday, 3 July 2015

Another one layer birthday card

I wanted to make another card for Virginia's View "100% stamped" challenge, but a bit more colourful this time. So I did!

I started with some Papertrey Ink white cardstock.  I used My Favorite Things "Written in Watercolor" for the sentiment, which is stamped in Smokey Grey Versafine ink. I then used Wplus9's  "Fresh Cut Florals" with a heap of different Hero Arts shadow inks.  The finishing touch was some Star Dust Stickles in the middle of all the flowers.
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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Layered flowers for Virginia's View

The latest challenge at Virginia's View is right up my alley!  It is 100% stamping!
I used the Flower Patch clear set from Stampin' Up, with Color Box Frost White pigment ink, then three different Hero Arts shadow inks stamped over the top (Soft Cantaloupe, Butter Bar, and Bubblegum).  The sentiment is stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia. (I was planning on adding some green ink over the leaves, but I decided I liked them white!)
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Friday, 26 June 2015

Lawnscaping Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Lawnscaping blog hop!   I hope you've just come from Anni's blog - I love her cardmaking style!

The theme is Lawnscaping+caffeine=happiness! Here's what I came up with:

For the main coloured panel, I used the "Stitched Hillside Borders" dies from Lawn Fawn, and the "Stitched Mats: Squares" die from Lil' Inkers, along with the "Morning Cup" stamp set from Stampin' Up.  I used a couple of Copic markers to colour the mug, and then covered it in Glossy Accents. The coloured cardstock is all from my stash of offcuts, and I added some enamel dots as a finishing touch.

A  big HUGE thank you to our amazing sponsors,  Lawn FawnEllen HutsonThe Ink Road, Crafters CompanionSpectrum NoirThe Alley Way StampsNewtons Nook, Faber Castell and Right at Home!  And a big thanks also go to Laurel Beard, who has organised this blog hop - awesome job! 

We'd love it if you left a comment at each of the stops on the hop - because there are prizes to be won! YAY!  

Now, make sure you continue along on the hop - your next stop is Lydia's blog - I can't wait to see what she has created!  If you get lost at any stage, here's a list of the hoppers!

Michelle L.YOU ARE HERE!
If you encounter any errors along the hop, please email Laurel directly at laurelbeard at me dot com. Please do not leave them in the comments.  
Thanks for visiting :)

A rainbow birthday for Avery Elle

I managed to sneak a few minutes today to make a last minute entry to the Avery Elle Rainbow Challenge.

 I used Avery Elle sets "So Happy" and "Fanfare", and  I used 10 different Hero Arts shadow inks, plus Memento Tuxedo Black for the sentiment.  The tag die is from Reverse Confetti, and the "happy" die is from Clearly Besotted. The twine is from Darice, and the sequins from Simon Says Stamp.

Simon Says Stamp also has an "Anything Goes" theme this week, so I'll be sharing this card there, too!
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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

When you miss a challenge cut off date

What do you do when you miss a challenge cut off date? Well, I make a card anyway! 

The sketch for this card was posted at CASe this sketch, and I was marking exams at the time, so I missed the cut off date.  Oh, well!
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Sunday, 21 June 2015

A new challenge at A Blog Named Hero

Hi, Hero Arts fans!  We have a new challenge over at A Blog Named Hero today, and it's a little unusual for us - it's a sketch!

Here's my take:

This sketch was made by the oh-so-talented and lovely Chari Moss. Thanks for the sketch, Chari!  - you can visit her blog HERE
Make sure you go and visit A Blog Named Hero to see all the rest of the design team creations, and to link up your own version of the sketch!
As always, our generous sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, has a $25 gift voucher for one of our entrants!

Thanks for visiting :)

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Happy birthday, Bethany!

I made two cards today, both of them for a friend about to turn 18.  I have made cards with both of these designs before - I just modified the colour scheme a bit.
This card used a stencil from Hero Arts, Distress Inks and a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.  

This card has a sentiment from Hero Arts and flowers from a Wplus9 set. 

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Posting at A Blog Named Hero

I have a card up at A Blog Named Hero today - I'd love it if you dropped in there to take a look!

Here's a sneak peek:

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Thursday, 18 June 2015

Fusion Bright Butterfly

I fell in love with this latest FUSION challenge photo - I didn't even glance at the sketch!

I knew as soon as I saw it that I would be channeling the cardmaking style of my friend, Kelly Latevola - the photo reminds me so much of some of her cards.  I hope I've done her style justice!

 There is SO MUCH colourful inspiration to be had over at the Fusion blog - make sure you go straight there to check out the gorgeousness!
Thanks for visiting!