03.10.2017

AVERY ELLE… FROSTY FRIENDS (WITH VIDEO)

Hey there Avery Elle Fans, I’m here with a card using the Frosty Friends stamp set (designed by me!).

My usual take on a snowy themed card would be to reach for the pale blues and aqua shades to give a classic icy feel to the image.  This time however, given the vintage style of the set I thought I’d try to recreate a more old-fashioned look, like an old sepia photo.

I’ve also made a little video showing how this card card came together using a partial die-cutting technique which is lots of fun!

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28.09.2017

Avery Elle STAMPtember Exclusive MERRY MISTLETOE

Hey there!  Popping in with a quick post to share this one layer card using the gorgeous Simon Says Stamp/Avery Elle STAMPtember exclusive set, Merry Mistletoe.  I love the style of this set with it’s large main image (great for this kind of card) and fabulous sentiments.  I have recently been experimenting with Prismacolour pencils (thanks to my sweet friend Debby Hughes) so thought I’d opt for those today.  I’m still a novice but I do find them so addictive!  I coloured the image on Tonal Gray cardstock and then as a final “hurrah” coated the whole lot in shimmer spray!!  The final card is gorgeous and sparkly but I don’t think that comes over all that well!!

 

This set is only available while stocks last so if you want it for those quick yet striking holiday cards I’d grab it while you can!!

Thanks for stopping by!

18.09.2017

Avery Elle … Winder Woodland Wonders

Hi, it’s Caryn here kicking off a week of Winter Woodland Wonders inspiration!  This set is packed full of cute festive critters and makes scene-building a breeze!

I started with a cream card base and cut a panel using the larges of the Double Pierced Rectangles Elle-ments.  I blended my background using Distress Oxide inks and then splattered a little shimmer spray on it for some subtle texture.

I stamped the robin, polar bear and trees in New Moon Dye Ink and coloured with Copics and added a few details here and there with Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard.  Finally I stamped the sentiment in black and popped my die cut pieces onto the card using foam tape.

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Winter Woodland Wonders Stamp Set

Winter Woodland Wonders Elle-ments

Double Pierced Rectangles

New Moon Dye Ink

Thanks so much for stopping by, make sure you pop in to the Avery Elle Blog every day to check out the rest of the design teams amazing creations.

04.09.2017

Avery Elle … Holiday Bouquet

Hello Avery Elle fans!  This week on the blog we’re sharing our creations featuring a stamp set designed by lil ‘ol me – Holiday Bouquet.  Who doesn’t love a festive, floral stamp set?  This set isn’t JUST for those who celebrate Christmas either.  Poinsettia became a tradition originally in Mexico when a young boy couldn’t afford to buy a gift so gathered wild plants from the road side.  It is also the birth flower for the month of December (which happens to be when my birthday is, yay!).

Anyhoo, on to my card.  I started with a white card base and die cut the Horizontal Stripes Elle-Ments from white and adhered it to the base.  I stamped some of the images from the set in Versamark onto Bristol smooth white card then heat embossed them in white.  To colour the images I used Zig Clean Colour markers and water to give a pretty water-coloured effect.  Finally once all the elements were adhered where I wanted them I stamped the sentiment in Fog dye ink in the centre.

 

 

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Holiday Bouquet Clear Stamps

Holiday Bouquet Elle-ments

Horizontal Stripes Elle-ments

Fog Dye Ink

21.08.2017

Avery Elle … Warm Wishes

Hey there Avery Elle fans.  I’m over on the Avery Elle Blog today sharing a card using this week’s featured stamp set from the latest release.  All this week the design team will be sharing what we’ve created using the Warm Wishes stamp set and dies along with many other fabulous products from the Avery Elle arsenal!

The Warm Wishes stamp set contains 2 jar images which would make great gift tags but for my creation I went with a card.  I decided the North Pole image from Frosty Friends would fit perfectly inside the larger jar so with the addition of the snowbank and little tree my winter scene came together in no time.

I used to really struggle with trying to colour something that’s white or clear (snow, glass, polar bears, etc).  I would overcomplicate things trying to shade with different colours and depths but then I decided to chill out (pardon the pun) and discovered that it’s actually really easy to get the feeling of snow or ice very simply.  For the glass jar and snow in my card I chose a pale, aqua Copic marker (in this case BG11) and just added highlights here and there around the edges of the images.  This gives the hint of light that is reflected from something bright white like ice.  To make it even frostier I used a Quickie glue pen on the snowy parts and sprinkled over them with some very fine crystal glitter.  In this case the background patterned paper panel (from the Sorbet Collection paper pad) acts brilliantly to draw the eye in to the focal image and add even further to the winter colour scheme.

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Warm Wishes Stamp Set

Warm Wishes Elle-ments

Frosty Friends Stamp Set

Frosty Friends Elle-ments

Wonky Stitches Elle-ments

Sorbet Collection Paper Pad

New Moon Dye Ink

 

15.08.2017

Avery Elle … Bewitching

Hey there!  I’m over on the Avery Elle Design Blog  and today I’m sharing a fun and spooky little number I created using some of the AHHHH-mazing new products from the brand new Fall 2017 release.  I won’t lie, after Christmas, Halloween is my favourite of all the holidays.  As much as Summer is great, I can’t wait for the shops to start displaying their Autumn/Fall wares.  In fact I was in Costco a couple of weeks and they were already starting to bring out their new Halloween goodies – woohoo!!

So onto today’s card.  I’ve used the fabulous Bewitching stamp set (that little witch is a hoot) and thought it would pair great with the Horizontal Stripes frame die from the Summer release and a couple of the elements from the new Cityscape (swoon) die set..

I started with a black A2 card base and die cut the frame from grey cardstock.  I stamped and die cut the witch, tombstones and cute little cauldron from the Bewitching stamp set and coloured them with Copic markers.  The sentiments in the set were slightly too large for this card so I took the Happy Halloween from Bad Kitty and it fit just perfectly!  For some extra bling I added touches of Glossy Accents here and there which is a great way to lift the card and give more interest.  The circle (moon) and the cloud are from the Cityscape die set which I know has gone straight to the top of my favourites list!

Thanks so much for stopping by today xxx

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Horizontal Stripes Elle-ments

10.08.2017

Avery Elle Fall 2017 Release Blog Hop

It’s here – the brand new release from Avery Elle has landed and this one is my favourite every year.  The Fall release is always packed with amazing festive goodies and this year is no exception.  I may be biased (because I have 3 new designs in this release myself) but I think you’re going to LOVE it!!

Today I’m sharing a card using one of those new sets – Bad Kitty.  You may remember a set I designed last year called Dear Santa featuring a rather well behaved little cat?  Well this is her naughty little sister (or brother!!).  Bad Kitty is a spooked-up version with a cute little pumpkin that he can hide in.  With a bit of creative surgery you could also make him pop up out of it as the lid of the pumpkin is separate!

 

I created my scene using the brand new Cityscape die collection.  I may have let out a tiny squeal when I first saw this set of dies.  Heather has outdone herself with this and I know I’m going to get a TON of value out of it.  I started with a white card base and blended some Faded Jeans and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink to make a spooky sky backdrop.  I die cut the cityscape design from black card and a couple of clouds from grey.  The “moon” is also included which is just perfect!  One of my favourite dies in the collection though is the path – how clever is that?  I stamped Bad Kitty, the pumpkin and a tombstone (from the new Bewitching stamp set) using Avery Elle New Moon Dye ink and coloured and coloured them all with Copics.  Finally I stamped the sentiment and a wee bat and the card was done.

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Bad Kitty Clear Stamps

Bad Kitty Elle-ments

Cityscape Elle-ments

Bewitching Clear Stamps

Bewitching Elle-ments

New Moon Die Ink

 

So what do you think of the new release?  Do you have a favourite?  Your next stop is my gorgeous, talented friend Heather.  Make sure you visit all the blogs on the hop for HEAPS of inspiration!  Here’s a full list so you don’t miss any out!

Avery Elle / Jamie

Karolyn Loncon

Caryn Davies (that’s me!)

Heather Campbell

Yainea

Melania Deasy

Katie Gehring 

Amy Kolling 

Ashley Marcu

Elena Roussakis

To celebrate our Fall 2017 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, August 13th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, August 14th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.

To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:

  1. Comment on any of the design team’s posts and/or here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) and share us with your friends – make sure they tell us you sent them.
  4. Follow us on Pinterest
  5. Become a blog follower through email (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
  6. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)

 

31.07.2017

Avery Elle… Extraordinary and Cool Treats

I’m doing double-duty on the Avery Elle blog today sharing cards created with some amazing Avery Elle stamps and dies.  The first features the Extraordinary stamp set.  I created the background using Distress Oxide Inks and coloured the cute narwhal with Copics.

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The next card features the Cool Treats and Modern Alpha sets.  A coating of Glossy Accents really brings those popsicles to life!

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25.07.2017

Avery Elle / Ellen Hutson – UNITED WE FLOURISH

We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Ellen Hutson to bring you a very special exclusive stamp and coordinating die set!  G’day Mate features the cutest unique critters! This United We Flourish set is sold exclusively at Ellen Hutson and you can find it here.

Below is a little bit more about Ellen Hutson’s United We Flourish program:

Last November we began celebrating our 10th anniversary with the theme United We Flourish. And what does United We Flourish mean? It means that our company would not be here without the amazing companies we work with, the designers who create stunning projects showcasing the wonderful products being created AND you, our fabulous customers! YOU are such a vital part of our creative community – you inspire & encourage us! Your response to United We Flourish was overwhelming and heart-warming. We heard repeatedly from you that you appreciate how our little company works together with the other manufacturers we carry to bring you their products and education showing how to use those products. To thank you for your constant support and encouragement, we have partnered with some of our friends to offer exclusive limited edition stamp & die sets!!! These sets will be available for a limited time (most likely 3-6 months) after each release, depending on how quickly you snap them up. The theme of these stamps sets are uplifting and fun.

We are thrilled to present the second one to you… G’Day Mate Avery Elle exclusively for Ellen Hutson LLC.

 

I love this amazing set – Heather has really knocked it out of the park with this one!  One my favourites is the cockatoo – what fun you can have colouring this little guy in!!  I decided on a rainbow of birds and thought the sentiment went perfectly!!  I coloured them in using Copics with a little sparkle to cover that flashy dude on the end!!

17.07.2017

Avery Elle … Birthday Bus

 

Birthday Bus

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