Saturday, 23 September 2017

MCV85 - Peace


Here's my card for the current Muse: ChristmasVisions challenge, where our Guest Muse, Stephanie has given us this gorgeous inspiration:



I focused on 
-peace theme
-green and blue colour scheme
-layout (sentiment under focal image)
-stars (I created mine as water drops)

If you'll notice, my dove is in the sky and my peace is literally 'on earth'. LOL!

Here's a quick video showing how I made this very simple card:




Friday, 22 September 2017

Tag You're It #73 - Reminder


Good morning! I'm back with another tag for the current Tag You're It Challenge. I was inspired by this tag by Tracey:




I focused on Tracey's:
-colours - white pink purple and black
-partial image at the top left
-black hello
-fun bottom edge

I created a wreath of little flowers with Tilly's Magic Garden stamps and used a die cut sentiment. The tag, reinforcer and scalloped edge die are all from Tags, etc., which was part of the Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval collection. This collection is sold out but the individual products will be made available in the futre.

I used:


SugarPea Designs - Sweet2Repeat




Good morning! Here's my card for SugarPea's Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop, using products from the latest release! This is a chance for the designers to give you a little more inspiration, now that you've had a chance to get these products yourself!

I used some of the smaller images (isn't that turkey adorable!!) and a wonderful Thanksgiving sentiment from Indian Summer (as well as matching dies) along with the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles. I stamped the leaves close together at the top and further apart as I moved down the card, to create a feeling of the leaves gently falling.


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Thursday, 21 September 2017

AJVD - Beautiful Birthday


I'm on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with this 'wraparound' card and tips for getting clean blending with a fiddly die-cut.


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Muse 234 - Celebrate


Here's my card for this week's Muse Card Club, where Kim has given us this beautiful sympathy card as inspiration:


I focused on Kim's:
-floral theme
-blue and purple
-popped up die cut white sentiment

I used:


Saturday, 16 September 2017

FS554 - Joy


Congratulations to this week's Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper: Beth (aka) scrapbook4ever


I chose this card as my inspiration:


I focused on:
-ornament theme
-Joy theme
-red, yellow, blue

I changed
-stamping to blending
-no 'triple the fun' framing technique 
-added green and black
-layout

I used daubers (more control in a small space) to blend distress ink through the masks I created. I put more ink on the left and bottom, to create dimension for my ornaments. 

Here's a quick video:


I used:

Muse 233 - Merry Christmas


Here's my card for this week's Muse Challenge, where Tracey has given us a modern, CAS Christmas inspiration:


I focused on Tracey's:
-green wreath with white embossing and red bow
-red mat
-layout

My card has a more 'classic' feel, but is otherwise very similar. I masked and blended the wreath and blended and spritzed my red mat - I love the bokeh effect the spritzing gives! Here's a quick video:



I used:

Friday, 15 September 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


I'm playing along with the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop today, using some of my favourite coffee-themed products from SugarPea Designs.

I started by cutting the cup, lid and sleeve and then blended distress ink on the sleeve. I stamped the circular sentiment and found a little pumpkin to fit inside. I coloured that with Copics and then cut the circle and popped it up on my lid.

I created a kraft panel and stamped the sentiment and pile of leaves using my MISTI. I then removed the kraft panel from my MISTI and stamped them again onto a post it note. Leaving the post it note in place, I positioned my cup so that I could stamp the leaves again with a portion of them on the cup.

I used:
-Coffee To Go Cup dies
-Caffeine Addict
-Fall Fox




Tag You're It #73 - Birthday Wishes


Good morning! I'm so excited that today, my good friend Tracey has invited me to be a Guest Designer at Tag You're It



Here's her beautiful inspiration, using one of my favourite SugarPea Designs Stamps (Mandala).



Well, of course, I just wanted to remake Tracey's gorgeous design, but that's not what this is all about, is it? 

I focused on Tracey's:
-colours
-layout

I used:


Thursday, 14 September 2017

Catherine Pooler Designs - Hello, Tilly's Magic Garden!

So excited by this new mini-release at Catherine Pooler Designs! There's a fantastic floral-layering set called Tilly's Magic Garden and a new Hello die.


Tilly's Magic Garden is full of different flowers and leaves and layering bits - you will have so much fun filling your garden.




And check out that magic sentiment! So true! I created two simple cards, each letting the sentiment take centre stage. I think if magic has a colour, it's acid green (made up of Lime Rickey and Melon Ice, of course!).


How do you like my Scalloped Square? I made it myself using the Scalloped Rectangle die from the recent Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval kit! It's so easy to line up and re-cut the one end. You could make smaller squares and rectangles, too, by lining it up at different levels - so versatile! Here's a quick video:




The Hello die is scripty and beautiful and the perfect size to be your focal point, or to be part of a bigger sentiment.




I'm linking this card up to The Card Concept:





I used:




AJVD - Sunflower


I'm on the A Jillian Vance Design Blog today with a video showing how I used a leaf and the back of the stamp to make this quick-colour sunflower!


Monday, 11 September 2017

MCV84 - Peace Love Joy



Here's my card for the current Muse: ChristmasVisions challenge where Kimberly brought us this glimmery, golden inspiration:


I focused on Kimberly's:
-gold central panel
-sentiment

I stamped the star panel twice - once at the top of the white panel and once at the bottom, to create a starry-at-both-ends block of gold. I cut my sentiments and popped them up before adding a light coating of glitter glue.

I used:


Saturday, 9 September 2017

FS553 - Awesome!


Congratulations to this week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper Rachel (aka stampinrachel). I chose this card as my inspiration:


I focused on Rachel's:
-kraft cardbase
-black sentiment
-blue 'windows' with white borders
-3 images

I changed:
-one strip instead of 3 windows (but still with the white border - loved that detail!)
-flowers instead of balloons
-colours
-layout

I made a quick video!

I used:


MM255, Muse 232 - Joy


I'm playing along with two challenges today:



and Muse


I focused on Anita's:
-blended panel
-black die cut sentiment
-lots of white space

I used:

Friday, 8 September 2017

SugarPea Designs Light Bulb Moment


I'm on the SugarPea Designs Blog with a video/photo-tutorial of how I made this card using masking, blending and stamping for the September Mix-It-Up Challenge.


Thursday, 7 September 2017

AJVD - Christmas Candles


I'm on the A Jillian Vance Design blog  today with a Church Christmas card (30 of them, actually) made with these gorgeous watercoloured stained-glass panels. Pop over to see the finished card!


Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Simon Says Stamp - Stamptember with SugarPea Designs - Koalaty Time



Very exciting news today! SugarPea Designs has an exclusive stamp set in Simon Says Stamp's Stamptember 2017!



It's absolutely full of the sweetest koalas with adorable sentiments for lots of different occasions!

Here are 3 cards I made with it: