09.02.2017

Avery Elle Spring 2017 Release Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Avery Elle Spring 2017 Release Blog Hop.  You should’ve hopped here from Karolyn’s blog but if you’re lost and want to start at the beginning then you need to pop on over to the Avery Elle blog.
I am thrilled to be sharing a couple of cards today made using Shine Bright from the release.  This is another of my own designs and I’m so pleased with how it turned out – I love anything to do with the ocean.
I kept the first card very simple as I wanted to keep the lighthouse as a standalone focal point.  The Rocky Shores dies from the last release are a perfect partner for this set and together they create a great shoreline landscape.
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For the second card I created a Distress Ink blended background for my lighthouse to sit in front of.  This set is also ideal for using with the Chibi-tronics kits too!

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The next stop on the hop is Heather – enjoy!!!

Avery Elle / Jamie
Karolyn Loncon
Caryn Davies (c’est moi)
Heather Campbell
Yainea
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu
Maska Vanacker 

To celebrate our Spring 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, February 12th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, February 13th .  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)
10.11.2016

Avery Elle Winter 2016 Release BLOG HOP

 

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Yay – it’s here!  The brand new release from Avery Elle for Winter 2016.  There’s so much cuteness and love spread amongst there’s new sets I think there’ll be something to suit everyone’s style.  And if there was ever a time we needed to spread some love, now is it!

Here’s the link up to the full release:

I created a simple card using the Hedgehugs and Favorite Person sets – love that amazing font combination.   I love how theses cute little hedgehogs look like they need a wee cuddle themselves  – awww!

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Please see all the details below on how to play along for loads of chance to win along with the full DT line up – happy hopping everyone!

Avery Elle / Jamie
Karolyn Loncon
Caryn Davies (I’ve heard of her ;)!
Heather Campbell
Yainea
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu
Maska Vanacker 

To celebrate our Winter 2016 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, November 13th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, November 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)
03.09.2015

Avery Elle Fall Release Blog Hop

 

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Hello and welcome to the Avery Elle August Release Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from my chum Karolyn Loncon’s awesome blog but if you’re lost and want to go back to the start then head over to the Avery Elle Blog and start from there!

So ……. YAY!  The day is finally here when I get to share, not just an AMAZING new release from Avery Elle (my favourite yet) but also I get to premier my very first stamp set called Pick ‘n’ Mix that I actually designed MYSELF!!  Wait, WHAAAAAT!  I know – unbelievable!!

I can’t express how grateful I am to Jamie and Avery Elle for giving me this opportunity!  What started as a desperate need to find a gummy bear stamp (which I just couldn’t find anywhere) and a poke in the right direction from my sweet friend Heather Campbell I ended up taking the plunge into stamp designing!  Fast forward a few weeks and a few late nights learning the technicalities of Adobe Illustrator and I created my first set which grew from the first image of a little gummy bear to a whole candy shop!  I only had time to create a couple of cards before I left for our trip to Australia but this first card is pretty much what I had in my head from the very beginning.  Each of the bears is coloured with Copics and then coated in Glossy Accents (but you can’t really tell from the photo!).  I had so much fun designing this set and I really hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!

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Your next stop on this amazing hop is my gorgeous, sweet friend Heather Campbell.  She has some fantastic new stamps in this release too!  Happy hopping!

Avery Elle / Jamie
Karolyn Loncon
Caryn Davies (that’s me!)
Heather Campbell
JJ Bolton
Yainea
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling
Maska Vanacker 
To celebrate our Fall 2015 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 30th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, August 31st .  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)
20.04.2015

Avery Elle / Chameleon Pens Blog Hop

 

Hello – we have a fabulous blog hop celebration going on all week at Avery Elle.  We have teamed up with Chameleon Pens and every day both design teams are bringing you loads of inspiration with a chance to win some amazing prizes.

I have been playing with the Pastels set of pens and used the Cupcake stamp set.  I started with a Kraft card base from the Natural notecards pack and used one of the flowers from the Cupcake set to stamp a subtle background in Versamark ink.  I coloured the cupcake using the Bubblegum Pink and Bisque pens and chose a red Copic for the cherry!  Although it’s difficult to see I gave the frosting a coating of glossy accents and then stamped the greeting to finish.  I die cut the panel using the smaller frame from Finished Frames and mounted it on the base card.

 

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I hope you can join us throughout the week for more amazing inspiration.  Leave a comment here for a chance to win.

Thanks for stopping by.


04.12.2014

Avery Elle Winter Release Blog Hop!!

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Hello – here I am joining in with my third blog hop in 3 days!!  I LOVE it!!  You should have hopped here from Chunyan’s blog  but if not head back to the start at the Avery Elle Blog

Today is very exciting – it sees the launch of the brand new Winter release from Avery Elle – woo hoo!  This release is amazing and has so many fresh and funky sets to suit all tastes.  Today I’m showcasing the new “You’re Invited” stamp set.  This is an invaluable stamp set to have in your collection, the font is fantastic!

DEC Blog HopI’ve made a Christmas party invitation ( I only see in “Christmas” at this time of year!!) but this set is universal!  If you need to run up a few party invites then this is the set you NEED.  I Cut the aperture for my shaker card using a brand new die which compliments the You’re Invited Stamp Set.  I love this die because it embosses stitching on both the negative AND the positive side of the cut – awesome!!  I used the gorgeous woodgrain card for my panel and some Cherry card stock for the backing onto which I stamped and embossed the sentiment.  The snowflakes are cut using the smallest of the Noel dies – LOVE these dies!

Thanks for dropping by – your next stop on the hop is my lovely friend Heather Campbell.

Avery Elle / Jamie
Karolyn Loncon 
Chunyuan Wu
Caryn Davies (you’re here)
Heather Campbell
JJ Bolton
Yainea
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Maska Vanacker 

To celebrate our December 2014 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, December 7th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, December 8th .  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)
29.09.2014

Avery Elle and Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop!

 

It’s Add A Little Dazzle and Avery Elle week!  This week the Avery Elle design team is playing with some amazing metal sheets from Add A Little Dazzle.  These sheets work great with our Elle-ments dies!  After visiting here, be sure to check out the Add A Little Dazzle blog for even more inspiration!  Be sure to comment on our company and designer blogs throughout to week to be entered to win one of two prizes – a $30 Avery Elle Gift Certificate or a prize from Add A Little Dazzle!  Winners will be announced on Monday, October 6th.

The Add a Little Dazzle metal sheets are such a fun material to use – they add a totally different different dimension to your cards and the Avery Elle dies cut like a dream!  I used the black sheet to cut the spider’s web from the Boo Elle-ments collection and the letters from Avery’s Alphas.  The background panel was created using Avery Elle pigment inks in Sapphire and Sugar Plum – I used a direct to paper technique of dragging the ink pad across the panel several times to get the intensity I wanted.

I hope you can join us for the rest of the week – the rest of the design team have some amazing designs to share with you!

Thanks for stopping by.

Caryn xxx


04.09.2014

Avery Elle – Fall Release Blog Hop

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Hello again!  Wow – what a busy week I’m having here on my wee blog.  I’m back today with another exciting post as part of the Avery Elle Fall Release Blog Hop!!  This new release from Avery Elle is HUGE and it’s AWESOME!  There is at least one stamp set or die to suit just about EVERYONE!  Not to mention 6 stunning new ink colours and a fantastic 6×6 paper pad which I just love.

My card today features an amazing set call Fabulous Florals designed by my lovely and talented friend Heather Campbell.  She has 3 stamp sets and co-ordinating dies in this release and you’re going to love every one.

Fabulous FloralsI first masked of a strip across my card panel with Post- It tape and then stamped one of the open leaves in Hero Arts Field Greens shadow ink randomly above and below the masked section.  I created a couple of masks of the leaves and then stamped another of the open leaves in Orange Soda and Butter bar Shadow inks to fill up the areas above and blow the tape.  I then coloured the leaves using various Copics to add shadows and definition to the leaves.  I outlined the leaf clusters with a pale gray Copic (not sure if I like that bit though!!).

I removed the Post-It tape from across the panel and the added some spatters of gold using Heidi Swapp Shimmer Spray.  Once that had dried I then heat embossed the Thank You sentiment in gold and finished with some jute twine tied around the panel.  Finally I mounted the panel on a kraft A2 card base.

So now you off you pop to Heather’s blog and check out her STUNNING creation.  The full running order of the blog hop is below – in case you get lost!!!

Avery Elle / Jamie
Karolyn Loncon 
Chunyuan Wu
Caryn Davies (YOU’RE HERE)
Heather Campbell
JJ Bolton
Yainea
Kasia Curry
Katie Gehring 
Maska Vanacker 

To celebrate our Fall 2014 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, September 7th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, September 8th .  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)
28.07.2014

Avery Elle and Perfect paper Crafting Blog Hop.

It’s Perfect Paper Crafting and Avery Elle week!  This week the Avery Elle design team is playing with many of Perfect Paper Crafting’s most popular products such as their Perfect Layers tools and their Perfect AirBrush.  After visiting here, be sure to check out the Perfect Paper Crafting blog for even more inspiration!  Be sure to comment on our blogs throughout to week to be entered to win one of two prizes – a $50 Avery Elle Gift Certificate or a $50 Perfect Paper Crafting Gift Certificate!

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I had the great pleasure of playing with the Mini Perfect Layers rulers and I must say – I LOVE them!  They are a handy size for card makers to.  I used them to create my mats for may card below.

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Have you tried the new Avery Elle paper pads too?  I used them to paper piece my camera from #Smile – they are such a delight to use and co-ordinate with the ink and card colours too – RESULT!!!

 

05.06.2014

Avery Elle Summer Release Blog Hop!

THIS IS MY SECOND POST OF THE DAY

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Hi there, if you’re hip-hopping along on the Avery Elle Blog Hop then you should have arrived here from the awesome Chunyan’s blog.  If you’re just popping in but want to join in with the hop then go back to the start HERE! Right – down to business – today we’re sharing designs using some of the new products available in the AMAZING Summer 2014 release from Avery Elle.  My little heart skipped a beat when I saw all the fabulous designs we were being given to work with.  What’s on your wishlist?  Everything I bet!!

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Today I’m featuring the gorgeous Many Thanks stamp set:

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Don’t you LOVE all those different fonts and sentiments?!  I also absolutely adore the little diamond image too – I’m going to get a TON of use out that!  I’ve been big and brave and cut the diamond apart from the sentiment to give me even more options!!   I used the masking technique to make my diamond border and stamped them using Memento London Fog ink on a white panel.  I cut around the border and then filled in the facets of the diamond using a quickie glue pen and then added the Prisma glitter – happy sigh!!  I stamped the greeting in the bottom corner and then mounted the panel on the card base.  I was going to stop there but felt it was just a little TOO CAS so I took the little trio of stars from the Party Animal set and stamped them in a trail across the top half of the card – adding a few tiny gems for extra sparkle!! Right – you better get on your way to the next stop on the hippity hop!  HEATHER CAMPBELL has something FABULOUS in store for you over on her blog – ENJOY!!

Here’s all the details just as a reminder!!

Avery Elle / Jamie
Chunyuan Wu
Caryn Davies (that’s me!)
Heather Campbell
JJ Bolton
Yainea
Kasia Curry
Maska Vanacker 

To celebrate our Summer 2014 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, June 8th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, June 9th .  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)
12.05.2014

Avery Elle, May Arts and UmWowStudio week!

This week the Avery Elle design team is playing with some ribbon from May Arts and fun products from UmWowStudio.

When I saw the little packet of wooden stars from UmWowStudio I thought of making a shaker card but when my first attempt failed disastrously, I changed tack a wee bit and decided to just fill the whole space with stars!  I embossed one of the larger stars in gold just to add a little bit of extra bling!  The wired “ribbon” from May Arts was glued in place with little dots of glossy accents.

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To keep the “wood” theme going I stamped the woodgrain stamp from Woodgrain and More in Fog pigment ink and sponged a little extra around the edges.  I also die cut the Hello die from a sheet of 1mm double-sided foam adhesive and added a die-cut of the same in white on top. I love the way it gives dimension to the whole word as opposed to trying to place lots of tiny little squares of foam My fellow teamie, the gorgeous Yainea has another amazing creation on her blog today too so make sure you check it out.

Be sure to check out the Avery Elle Blog all this week for projects using May Arts ribbon and UmWowStudio products.