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.
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  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)
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.

23.10.2015

MFT Guest Designer day 2 (and guess what? More Christmas!!)

Hi there – back again with a few more creations using the MFT October release goodies.  First up I have a couple of cards I created using the Pure Innocence set, Dashing By.  I love theses designs, they are so easy to colour!  I used Zig Clean Colour markers for the little girl and created a water coloured panel for the background.  The sentiment is from Gift Tag Greetings.

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The second card features the Radial Stitched Circle Die-namics again with a watercoloured backdrop.

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My final prpoject features the AMAZING Tag Builder 4 Blueprints Die-namics.  What a fantastic set!  I paired them up with the Winter Wonderland set and the fabulous Gift Tag Greetings stamp set.

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GIVEAWAY TIME

Thank you stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my projects.  In the spirit of giving and all that is Christmas, I thought I’d have a little giveaway here on the blog.  Just leave a comment below (or on yesterday’s post) telling me what your favourite thing about Christmas is and I’ll select someone at random to win an AWESOME Snow Flurry stamp set.  You can also find me on Instagram (@glittermesilly) and follow me there!

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22.10.2015

MFT Guest Designer – getting my Christmas on! (plus a giveaway)

What’s that you say??  64 days till Christmas??  Just as well I’ve had some yummy new products from the MFT October release to play with to help me along with my Christmas card projects!  Yay, I’m super excited to guest designing this month over on the My Favourite Things blog and today I have the first of 6 projects to share with you.

I adore the new Winter Wonderland stamp set and thought the Snow Drifts cover plate would make the perfect backdrop for my mountain village scene!  I used the cover plate to cut some glitter card and adhered it in place on my card front (minus the frame).  The houses, deer and trees were stamped, die cut then coloured with Zig Clean Colour Markers and arranged with over top with plenty of foam tape.  To finish I cut two banners using the Die-namics Tag Builder Blueprints 4 and white heat embossed the sentiment – also from Winter Wonderland.

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My second card just makes me happy – I give you, Buddy the Elf (in paper form)!  My absolute favourite Christmas movie of ALL TIME is Elf and so instead of using the Santa Suit Die-namics for Santa, I’ve made Buddy’s suit.  I started with a green card base and cut the suit elements from gold, black and green card.  His suit has some gold detail so I used some of the smaller elements from some of the new stamp sets from this release and gold embossed them. The collars are cut from felt too – fun!!!

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The last of my projects for today features another AMAZING set called Snow Flurry (psst, scroll down for details about you can win this stamp set ;).  I went a bit crazy with watercolour paints and white embossing powder and LOVE the end result!

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GIVEAWAY TIME

Thank you stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my projects.  In the spirit of giving and all that is Christmas, I thought I’d have a little giveaway here on the blog.  Just leave a comment below telling me what your favourite thing about Christmas is and I’ll select someone at random to win an AWESOME Snow Flurry stamp set.

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15.10.2015

Simon Says … Create Joy!!

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YAY!  It’s here!  The new Simon Says Stamp Create Joy Release is live and ready to order!  There are so many fabulous products in this release – I just don’t know where to start!  This big Ornament Wreath is amazing!  At first I had no idea what I would do with it – it’s not a small die!  But then I decided to keep it simple, have a nice, frosty, water coloured background and just add a few sequins for some bling.  The sentiment is from another gorgeous set, So Very Merry.  In hind sight I think I’d have chosen a bolder sentiment but I was dying to stamp this one, lol!!  I embossed it in white, isn’t it gorgeous!?

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There’s a fab blog hop tomorrow which I can’t wait to see – I know I’m going to be broke by the end of it though, lol!

Thanks for dropping by.

Caryn xxx

12.08.2015

Simon Says … Food and/or Drink

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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 Tie It Up Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher

This week the challenge is

FOOD AND/OR DRINK

We are showcasing our very own SIMON SAYS STAMP PRODUCTS this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some 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 is a scheduled post as I’m currently sunning myself in Australia and hopefully enjoying a long drink with a twist of ice and lemon!  I guess that was what I was dreaming about when I designed this card – hehe!  I used water colour paint to create the background then heat embossed the citrus sliced in white before painting them too!
Food and Drink

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
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

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22.04.2015

Simon Says … Clean and Simple

 

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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 Make Your Own Background Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher

This week the challenge is

CLEAN AND SIMPLE

We are showcasing HERO ARTS PRODUCTS  this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some 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

I recently picked up the Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Cactus stamp set and couldn’t wait to play!  I love the images and little cacti arrangements seem to be everywhere right now!  At the moment I’m pretty obsessed with Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers.  I have just added to my collection with a third set, the Florals one.  To colour my image on today’s card I used pens from the Primaries and Essentials sets.

I started by stamping the first cactus (the larger one) in India black Versafine ink (a great ink for using with watercolour techniques) onto water colour card and then masked it and stamped the round cactus as well as the pots.  I coloured the images in using the pens as water colours (scribbling on a mat then adding water and painting with a brush).  I added a very diluted wash of the aqua colour around the image and a grey wash for the shadow.  Although you can’t see it, there is a little Wink of Stella on the cacti too – well why not?!

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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 !

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out

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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

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04.02.2015

Simon Says … All Things Bright and Beautiful

 

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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

ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL

We would like to see nice cheerful bright colors after the long gray days of winter.

We are showcasing HERO ARTS PRODUCTS  this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some 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 used one of my all-time favourite Hero Arts stamp sets, Delicate Blossoms.  Poppies are one of my favourite flowers but I’ve never been able to get them to grow in my garden.  When I see them in other people’s gardens I get so jealous!  I used my Kuretake water colours – I love them so much! – the pigment is SO intense!  So I hope you can join us this week at the Wednesday Challenge – hoping to see lots of bright and cheery cards to chase away those grey skies!

 
You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

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08.10.2014

Simon Says….Use Watercolours.

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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  Transport It Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is ,,,,,,,,

 USE WATERCOLORS 

there are so many options for this challenge, you can use watercolor paints, pencils, crayons, gelatos, distress inks, whatever you can think of. You can create backgrounds, color stamped images or die cuts, or color a stamp, spritz with water and use the direct to paper technique. The possibilities are endless and we are looking forward to seeing what you all create !

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 recently picked up a stunning set of watercolours from Simon Says Stamp – the Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 colour set.  WOW – they are SO pretty to look at, I just fell in love with them.  What I really liked about this set is the addition of the metallics and pearl palettes – so lovely.  A new addition to my stamp collection is the Altenew Persian Motifs set – they are screaming to be water coloured so that’s what I did!!

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Aren’t those stamps just divine?!!  So, so pretty.

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out 

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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

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