26.06.2017

Avery Elle … Aloha and Modern Alpha

Hey there!  It’s Monday so I’m over on the Avery Elle Blog today with a couple of cards using some fun Summer release designs to get you in the mood for the impending holiday season!  On both cards today I used different elements from various sets just highlighting how well they all work together!!  Both cards use the same bright, tropical colour palette and similar combination of images but both look completely different in the end result.  The images are coloured with Copics with touches of Glossy Accents and Nuvo Drops for extra dimension.

Don’t know about you but I could really go a nice cocktail right now (it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?)

Aloha

Supplies:

Tropics Clear Stamps

Tropics Elle-ments

Aloha Clear Stamps

Aloha Elle-ments

Star Frame Elle-ments

New Moon Dye Ink

Modern Alpha

Supplies:
Thanks for stopping by.
14.06.2017

Simon Says … Embossing with WOW!

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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

Embossing

This week we are showcasing products from WOW!  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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For my card today I used the gorgeous Hero Arts Glorious Petal stencil and combined it with Distress Oxide Inks and clear embossing over the top.  I started by brushing Cracked Pistachio over the centre area and brought in some Worn Lipstick just around the outside edge.  With the stencil still in place I pressed some Versamark ink over the top.  I removed the stencil and sprinkled the card with Wow Clear Gloss embossing powder and heated it.  For the panel across the top I die cut a strip of white card with the largest of the scallop edge dies from Simon Says Stamp.  I then used Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink again  to stamp the Happy and Everything from Sentimental Too from Avery Elle.  To finish I added a few drops of Nuvo Jewel Drops.

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Emboss WOW


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
11.05.2017

Avery Elle Summer Release Blog Hop

It’s that exciting time again – a brand new Summer Release from Avery Elle Stamps!  I am so happy when the new goodies are finally available and we can start sharing all the fun projects we’ve been working on.  I have designed 2 new stamp sets and coordinating Elle-ments in this release and am thrilled to be showcasing them today in this amazing blog hop.  You should have jumped here from my fabulous friend Karolyn Loncon’s blog but if you want to start at the beginning (and you really should) then go HERE to the Avery Elle Blog.
Right, so onto my creations!  The first of the two sets I’ve designed this time is called Floral Bouquet.  It has a bunch of flowers as a large single stamp and then other elements such as leaves and buds so you can create your own display!  I’ve made 2 cards each time pairing the flowers with one of the amazing new frame dies from the release (going to the very top of my “must-have” die list by the way).  On the first card the images are stamped in New Moon Dye ink and then coloured with Copics  and finished with a coating of Spectrum Noir shimmer.
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The flowers on this second card were stamped in Versamark then heat embossed in white.  I used Kuretake Tambi Gansai water colours this time and used a blue card base to complement the images.
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Avery Elle / Jamie
Karolyn Loncon
Caryn Davies
Heather Campbell
Yainea
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu
Maska Vanacker 

To celebrate our Summer 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, May 14th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, May 15th .  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)
10.05.2017

Simon Says … Going Dotty with Stamping Bella

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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

Going Dotty

This week we are showcasing products from Stamping Bella.  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 love Stamping Bella stamps for colouring – they’re so fun!  I particularly like this image because poppies are one of my favourite flowers and I love her dress!!  I used my MISTI to stamp her a few times to get a really good coverage on her hair – in the past without the MISTI her hair would NOT be that solid, lol!!  I coloured her in with Copics and finished with a sentiment from the Avery Elle die set, Sentimental and a few little drops of Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard to the flower centres.

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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
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.

 

Carousel

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

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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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.