Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Using up left overs

Remember a few weeks ago I challenged myself to use a stamp in a number of different ways?n (if not, check out the other card I made HERE).  Well, I had some of the stamped and coloured panels left over, so I made a Mother's Day card.

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Sunday, 1 May 2016

Happy new house!

My very good friends, Sharyne and Andrew, recently moved in to their absolutely stunning new home - I visited a couple of weeks ago.  I had to make a housewarming card, of course!
 Congrats on your totally beautiful home, Sharyne and Andy! 

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Fusion - Sweet Orange Blossoms

Welcome to another Fusion challenge!
 I hope you can play along - you can visit the Fusion challenge blog HERE.

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Dry embossing on vellum

I tried a technique today that I've never done before - dry embossing onto vellum using a stylus.  Dawn Woleslagle showed this technique in the current Online Card Class, and I just had to give it a go.
I coloured the back side of the vellum with a few Copic markers (a technique I have used before!). I then attached the vellum panel to a blue card base, but left it free on the right side - so it's like there's an extra flap on the front of the card.
The image and the sentiment are from Stampin' Up.
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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

OCC: Clear and Sheer Day 1

It's time for another Online Card Class! YAY!! I managed to steal half an hour from my day, because I was DETERMINED to make a card for class today!

I CASED the card made by Kristina Werner in today's class - I used some Gansai Tambi watercolours to colour a piece of watercolour cardstock, then cut it with two dies - a butterfly from My Favorite Things (flutter of butterflies lacy) and the Berry Sprig die from Poppy Stamps. I added the sentiment from Gina K "Lots of Lines", white heat embossed onto some vellum. I finished with a slick of Wink of Stella on the butterfly.

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Sunday, 24 April 2016

Blue sympathy card

I had the need to make another sympathy card this week. Having no mojo for cardmaking, I did what I often do - I took some inspiration from my amazingly talented friend on the other side of the world, Kelly Latevola. Check out the card that inspired me HERE.
The flowers are from Altenew's "Persian Motifs", and the sentiment is from "Lots to Say" by Reverse Confetti.
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Saturday, 16 April 2016

Favourite background stamp

I have just started going through my stamps to decide which ones need to go to a new home, which ones I probably need to hold on to for a little longer, and which ones will never, ever leave my stash. This Hero Arts background stamp, "Flower Dot Pattern" is very firmly in the third category!

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