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 C&9th

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Birthday C&9th



Thanks so much for stopping by xxx

22.03.2017

Simon says … Use More Than One Die cut/punch with Memory Box

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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

More Than One Die Cut/Punch 

This week we are showcasing Memory Box.  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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So this week I’ve been playing with WOW! heat reactive foil!  I wanted a subtle yet striking background for my Memory Box Stitched Heart Trio die cuts so pulled out an older set from Avery Elle called Brushed – and stamped one of the brush strokes three times in Versamark Ink.  I then used the WOW! Bonding powder and sprinkled it over the stamped images much as you would embossing powder.  When you then heat it it goes tacky and whilst it’s still hot, you add over the foil.  I burnished it a little with a bone folder and then peeled back the foil to reveal the silver design!  For the rest of the card I simply die cut the hearts from cream and Doll Pink card stock and layered them up alternatively.  I added them to my card and finished off with a few spots of Silver Moondust Nuovo drops.  The sentiment, which is also foiled is from one of my favourite go-to die sets from Avery Elle, Sentimental.

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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
20.03.2017

Avery Elle … Sip Sip Hooray

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Hello – I’m up on the Avery Elle Blog today with a wine bottle tag I created using some gorgeous products from the current Avery Elle release.  I started by cutting a wine bottle tag from white card stock and stamped the Thank You sentiment from  the Sip Sip Hooray stamp set in Avery Elle Aquamarine pigment ink.  Next I stamped and white heat embossed the flower stamp from the Mimosas stamp set and coloured it with a water colour technique using Zig Clean Colour markers.  I glued this onto the tag and it was done!!  This is such a handy die to have and turns a gift of wine into something much more personal!

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Please make sure to stop by the Avery Elle Blog every day for lots of inspiration.

14.03.2017

Avery Elle … Mimosas

My card over on the Avery Elle Blog this week features the gorgeous Mimosas Clear stamp set and dies.  I used the floral image in the background and stamped the sentiment along the top using two inks for a gradient effect.  The glasses were coloured and die cut then coated with Glossy Accents to add that little summink!!!

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07.03.2017

Avery Elle … Mother’s Day

Today’s card over on the Avery Elle Blog has been created using the gorgeous Mother’s Day stamp set from Avery Elle.  There is a simple flower cluster than can be coloured in so many different ways – I water coloured it here using Kuretake Gansai paints, haven’t played with them in a while.  I framed the sentiment by stamping the cluster above and below it and went for a purple colour scheme (my Mother-in-Law’s favourite).

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Thanks for stopping by.

13.02.2017

Avery Elle … Fruit Stand

Hello and Happy Monday!  It’s my turn over on the Avery Elle blog and today I’m sharing a wee 4 bar sized card featuring the new Fruit Stand stamp set and coordinating elle-ments from the latest Spring 2017 release.  I stamped the little girl and stand with New Moon dye ink and coloured everything with Copics.  The grass border was done using the new die collection Picket Fence.    I love all the little extra elements that come with this set – there’s LOADS of uses I can think of!

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Thanks for stopping by.

 

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)
08.02.2017

Simon Says … Cute

New @simonsaysstamp Wednesday Challenge starts today – and it’s all about CUTE!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

Cute

This week we are showcasing Wild Rose StudioProducts this week. 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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So I thought I’d pair this ADORABLY cute bear image from My Favourite Things with the sweet little sentiment from Wild Rose Studio – this is a great little set with a few extra flower images which I also used.  I created a cream card base for a change and stamped the Gingham Background from Simon Says Stamp in Kraft pigment ink from Avery Elle.  I stamped the bear in Barely Beige Dye ink and gave the “no-line colouring” technique another go (I seriously need so tips on that – #fail)!  To distract from the shoddy colouring I added some sparkle to the icing on the cake using a Spica pen and then a dollop of glossy accents on top for good measure!!  All products used are listed below!

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Cute WRS


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
30.01.2017

Avery Elle … Letter Balloons

Hey there.  I’m up on the Avery Elle Blog today with a card I created using the Letter Balloons from the Winter Release.  I made this sparkly Happy New Year card by die-cutting the letters and numbers (using the Number Balloon dies) from glitter card.  The confetti is made using the Finished Frames set.  I love these dies for making personalised cards too – so useful!

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Hope you enjoy the rest of the week.  All products used can be found at Avery Elle.

23.01.2017

Avery Elle … Tree Dies

Hey – just sharing this scheduled post as when this goes live I’ll still be largin’ it up in Phoenix with the Avery Elle crew at CHA!  This week I’m showcasing the awesome Tree Dies over on the Avery Elle Blog.  They can create any width of tree trunk you desire – they’re so fun!!  I cut them from some wood veneer paper and paired it with the Miss You sentiment from A Tag For All.

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Thanks for stopping by x