Glitter Me Silly http://glittermesilly.com By Caryn Davies Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:00:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 Avery Elle … Warm Wishes http://glittermesilly.com/2017/08/avery-elle-warm-wishes/ http://glittermesilly.com/2017/08/avery-elle-warm-wishes/#comments Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:00:07 +0000 http://glittermesilly.com/?p=5145

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.

Supplies:

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

 

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Avery Elle … Bewitching http://glittermesilly.com/2017/08/avery-elle-bewitching/ http://glittermesilly.com/2017/08/avery-elle-bewitching/#respond Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:00:01 +0000 http://glittermesilly.com/?p=5132

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

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Avery Elle Fall 2017 Release Blog Hop http://glittermesilly.com/2017/08/avery-elle-fall-2017-release-blog-hop/ http://glittermesilly.com/2017/08/avery-elle-fall-2017-release-blog-hop/#comments Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:00:42 +0000 http://glittermesilly.com/?p=5136

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.

Supplies:

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)

 

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Avery Elle… Extraordinary and Cool Treats http://glittermesilly.com/2017/07/avery-elle-extraordinary-and-cool-treats/ http://glittermesilly.com/2017/07/avery-elle-extraordinary-and-cool-treats/#comments Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:00:03 +0000 http://glittermesilly.com/?p=5079

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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Avery Elle / Ellen Hutson – UNITED WE FLOURISH http://glittermesilly.com/2017/07/avery-elle-ellen-hutson-blog-hop-united-we-flourish/ http://glittermesilly.com/2017/07/avery-elle-ellen-hutson-blog-hop-united-we-flourish/#comments Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:00:33 +0000 http://glittermesilly.com/?p=5095

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!!

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Avery Elle … Birthday Bus http://glittermesilly.com/2017/07/avery-elle-birthday-bus/ http://glittermesilly.com/2017/07/avery-elle-birthday-bus/#comments Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:00:18 +0000 http://glittermesilly.com/?p=5076

 

Birthday Bus

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Simon Says … Use Plaid http://glittermesilly.com/2017/07/simon-says-use-plaid/ http://glittermesilly.com/2017/07/simon-says-use-plaid/#comments Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:00:46 +0000 http://glittermesilly.com/?p=5108

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Summer Sunshine Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Use Plaid

This week we are showcasing Lawn Fawn Products. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

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It’s feeling very Summery in my neck of the woods at the moment so today’s card seems quite fitting in all it’s bright and shiny colourful glory!  I’m loving the Summer Flowers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and the rainbow of colours in this Lawn fawn paper pad was all the inspiration I needed!!  I covered the card front with the paper and then stamped the sunflower onto Bristol cardstock.  I used Zig Clean Colour markers which blend amazingly well on this card!  The sentiment and heart motif in the centre are from the Circle Sayings stamp set from SSS.

So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.
You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
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Avery Elle … Bubbles http://glittermesilly.com/2017/07/avery-elle-bubbles/ http://glittermesilly.com/2017/07/avery-elle-bubbles/#comments Tue, 11 Jul 2017 13:15:10 +0000 http://glittermesilly.com/?p=5074

Oops – this should’ve been on my blog yesterday but here I am with a card using the gorgeous Bubbles set from Avery Elle.  I broke out my new Prismacolour pencils for this one – love them!  The watery background was made using Distress Oxide inks on the back of vellum – I don’t think it’ll dry but it’s on the back so it won’t matter anyway!!  Love the Horizontal Stripes die too – can’t get enough of it!!  Check out the Avery Elle Stamps Blog every day for lots of inspiration!

Bubbles

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Simon Says … Summer Sunshine http://glittermesilly.com/2017/07/simon-says-summer-sunshine/ http://glittermesilly.com/2017/07/simon-says-summer-sunshine/#comments Wed, 05 Jul 2017 13:00:39 +0000 http://glittermesilly.com/?p=5087

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Summer Sunshine 

This week we are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Products. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

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So, for this week’s challenge I have blatantly channeled my inner Debby Hughes.  I saw THIS amazing card a few weeks ago which prompted me to purchase a set of Prisma Coloured Pencils AND the stamp set, Summer Flowers from Simon Says Stamp.  They are a different type of colouring medium to what I usually use (watercolours, Copics etc) and I think it’s going to take some time before I can create anything anywhere near the standard of Debby’s – but a girl can dream!!

Supplies:

Summer Flowers Stamp Set (SSS)

Prismacolour Pencils

Stitched Rectangle Dies (SSS)

Wishing and Sending Stamps and Dies (SSS)

 

So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.
You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

 

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Avery Elle … Tropics http://glittermesilly.com/2017/07/avery-elle-tropics/ Mon, 03 Jul 2017 13:00:35 +0000 http://glittermesilly.com/?p=5072

Hello Monday!  It’s my turn over on the Avery Elle Blog today and I’m sharing a nifty one layer card using the amazing Tropics stamp set.  I combined three gorgeous Avery Elle pigment inks (Celery, Jungle and Lemon Grass) and off-set the outline image over the top using Truffle ink.  The sentiment is from the Floral Bouquet set which I made sure to stamp first so I could arrange the various tropical leaves around it.  An easy to recreate and mass-produce design which would be ideal for a masculine birthday!

Tropical

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