02.05.2017

Avery Elle … Carousel

Hello there!  I’m popping in today with a card I made using the fabulous Carousel stamp set from Avery Elle Stamps.  I stamped the carousel horse image in Versamark and heat embossed him in silver I wanted a pastel colour scheme to go with the bling of the foiled background and silver embossing so I chose some Copic shades and carefully coloured him.  A sprinkling of sequins and it’s done.

 

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Make sure you check out the Avery Elle Blog everyday for lots of inspiration!

26.04.2017

Simon Says … Anything Goes with Newton’s Nook

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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 last week’s challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Anything Goes

This week we are showcasing products from Newton’s Nook.  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 $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

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Newtons Nook have so many fun stamp sets to choose from and I particularly love this popsicle set called Party Pops.  I lined 3 of them up in my MISTI and chose some juicy Avery Elle pigment ink colours for my lollies finishing off with some Glossy Accents on each one.  I used the MISTI again to perfectly place the sentiment inside the middle popsicle.

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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
24.04.2017

Avery Elle … Glamper Campers

I’m over on the Avery Elle Blog today and I have a card using the ULTRA-CUTE Glamper Camper stamp set.  As a proud caravan owner myself I love this stamp set and the great design of the two trailers. with all the little accessories!  And who doesn’t love a good old barbecue?!??!!  I created the scene using the Picket Fence die collection (also from Avery Elle Stamps) and coloured everything with Copics.

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Thanks for stopping by.

12.04.2017

Simon Says … Spring Colour Inspiration with Lawn fawn

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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 last week’s challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Spring Colour Inspiration

This week we are showcasing products from Lawn fawn.  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 $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

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This week Jenn Shurkus has provided us with a gorgeous Spring-like inspirational mood board with a fabulous colour palette to get our creative juices flowing!  Look at Mr Harley too – very handsome!  I actually just used the colour palette rather than the images as I was dying to use my newest Lawn Fawn purchase, The Year Seven stamp set – love that pinata!  I squished some Picked Raspberry Distress Ink onto a sheet and then spritzed it with some shimmer spray – I then placed my card front face down onto the ink and dabbed it around to give me the inky background – and it’s shimmery too!

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Spring colour inspiration LF


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
12.04.2017

Avery Elle … Punny Pantry

This week over the Avery Elle Blog I’m sharing a card created with the fabulous Punny Pantry Stamp set.  This set is so fun and allows you to whip up quick and funky cards in no time at all!  I created a wee 4 bar sized card from white cardstock and used the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Dots stencil to create a subtle pattern to the background using Avery Elle lemon Grass ink.  I then die cut a scalloped frame from the Scalloped Pierced Rectangles collection

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05.04.2017

Simon says … Happy Birthday Simon!

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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 last week’s challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Happy Birthday 

And guess what?  The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is celebrating it’s 8th birthday this week!

To celebrate this week we are showcasing products from Simon Says Stamp.  You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

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So this week, I thought I’d pull out one of my ALL TIME favourite Simon Says Stamp sets – Artful Flowers.  There’s something about the simplicity of the flowers that I just love!  I created a landscape A2 card and used the Tiny Dots stencil with some Avery Elle Lemon Grass pigment ink to give me a subtle texture to the background.  The I stamped several of the flowers in Versamark and heat embossed them in white before using Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers to colour them in.  I created a wee video if you’d like to watch the process!!

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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
04.04.2017

Avery Elle … Pegasus Duo

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Hello!  This week on the Avery Elle Blog I’m featuring the cuter-than-all-that Pegasus Duo stamp set.  These wee guys compliment Heather’s other little Be A Unicorn stamp set so well – can’t wait to pair them up together.  I thought I’d create a little night sky using the little star cluster stamp from the set and one of the sparkle stamps from Retro Ornaments.  I created a moon by just doodling some “craters” on a white Double Pierced Circle die cut using a grey Copic marker.  The Pegasuses (Pegasi??) were just coloured with Copics and then nestled into some clouds I created using the Cloud Border die set!
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29.03.2017

Simon Says … Anything Goes with Stampendous

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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 last week’s challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Anything Goes

This week we are showcasing products from Stampendous.  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 $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

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I’ve kept it nice and CAS this week with my card and added some simple Copic colouring.  I love this cute little Tiny Trailer stamp from Stampendous – I can imagine heading off to a wee music festival in this!!!  The gorgeous sentiment is from Altenew stamp set called Floral Frame and it’s just gorgeous!

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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
28.03.2017

Water Colouring with Distress Oxides and a video!

Hello – I’m popping in with a rare post that has nothing to do with a design team!!  I don’t often get time to make cards other than for the design teams I’m on (Avery Elle and Simon Says Stamp) but today this card is a “just for fun” card using a stamp set called Hello Lovely by Concord & 9th that I’ve been coveting for AGES!!

At the same time as getting this set I also got other happy mail in the form of my latest order from Simon Says Stamp and in it there were some DISTRESS OXIDE INKS!  Yes, been dying to get hold of these since I saw them at CHA in January.  So anyway, here’s a couple of cards I’ve made with this stamp set.  The first uses the Distress Oxides as a water colouring medium (LOVE) and on the second I kept it simple and coloured just part of the design using a couple of Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers.  I even created a video too!!

 

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Thanks so much for stopping by xxx

27.03.2017

Avery Elle … City Celebrations

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Hey!  Today I’m on the Avery Elle Blog with this card using the City Celebrations die.  This has so many uses and offers a ton of different ways to use it – check what the other DT members have made over on the blog.  I kept this card simple but BRIGHT by adding some shading to the buildings but made the balloons pop by colouring them with Zig Clan Colour Markers.  The panel is mounted onto a Magenta card base with foam tape – and that’s it!

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