And now for something completely different!

No, this isn’t an episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus (she says showing her age)! I am sharing a project I’ve been working on and it’s a bit different to my usual creations! Lately I’ve been enjoying using my supplies and tools to try to stretch them and get the most from them. I LOVE scrolling through Pinterest, ETSY, Instagram and even TikTok looking at gorgeous home decor and crafts. I am in love with shadow boxes right now and have a whole bunch of different ones sitting in a cupboard that I bought with full intentions to create magical works of art.

Well, instead of leaving them there to collect dust I am turning them into something beautiful. And here’s my first one!

Isn’t this fun? I am very happy with this considering it’s my first real go at it. And I’m particularly pleased because I used all materials that I already owned!

The rainbow was created using the Pinkfresh Rainbow Colour Block Die. I cut it multiple times from white cardstock then stacked them for dimension. The top layers were each inked using Catherine Pooler Inks then heat embossed three times with clear embossing powder and a 4th time with holographic embossing powder. I adhered it onto some heavyweight white card cut to fit the back panel of the frame and used liquid glue to add Essentials By Ellen rainbow Droplets.

The clouds at the front were cut using a die from Avery Elle (shh, this is a sneak peek!!) and layered up twice to give more dimension.

Once everything was secured and dried I put the frame back together. To personalise it I used my Cricut Explore to cut my daughter’s name from white vinyl. Isn’t it pretty?!


Get Cracking On Christmas April Edition

Hey – it’s time to #getcrackingonchristmas

Look at me go, two months in a row creating holiday cards and joining in with Jenn Shurkus and her Get Cracking On Christmas monthly “challenge”. It’s not a contest type challenge, but a personal one! A way to avoid the last minute rush of needing to create a gazillion cards on 1st December!

On the third Thursday of every month, a bunch of us (and we encourage you to join us) share a holiday card created using whatever stamps, dies, products you desire. The aim is to just get cracking (clue is in the name) on getting those cards ticked off your list.

The card I’m sharing today brings together some fabulous products from some of my FAVOURITE companies. You can get it all at Ellen Hutson.com HERE!

I started with a white card base using Neenah Solar White and inked Concord and 9th Seaglass ink around the edge. For the main panel of my card I used some Tithe Gina K Snowflake Stencil and softly inked some Concord and 9th Seaglass ink throughit. I just wanted a faint image for the background. I then added some white embossing paste sprinkled with iridescent glitter. I would have used the Gina K white glitter paste but I’m waiting to get my hands on it!

For the sentiment I used Avery Elle Bright die and stamp set and layered it with vellum. To finish I added a few rhinestones because there’s never enough sparkle, right?

Check out my cards from March 2021 below …


Avery Elle … Peek-a-Boo Flight

Hello, it’s Caryn here today sharing a fun card featuring the cute-as-all-get-out Peek-a-Boo Flight stamps and dies.  I adore the Peek-a-Boo line of stamps – they are so creative and unique – love all the new ideas Heather keeps coming up with!

I created a textured card base for my design by using the Cloud Mat die to create a stencil.  I just cut it from card stock – a great way to get even more bang for your buck when it comes to your supplies!I took some embossing paste and tinted it with an ink refill to create a blue paste then slathered it over the stencil. onto a panel I sprinkled some fine clear glitter over it whilst it was still wet – glitter never shows up well in photos but I promise you, it’s super-sparkly!I also die cut some clouds from vellum to add even more dimension!

Whilst the card panel was drying I stamped and coloured the aeroplane from the Peek-a-Boo flight set and chose the elephant from the Sending Hugs stamp set.  For the sentiment I pulled out one of the older (and incredibly useful) sets, the Speech Bubbles stamps and dies.  
Because I had a wee bit of the paste left I thought I’d create another card to use it up!  I used the same stencil and made a small panel which fitted nicely onto a 4-bar card.  I thought it would be a great back drop for the Some Bunny Loves You stamp set.
I have a reel on my instagram page (@glittermesilly) showing a quick demo of how I created the stencil and cards if you’d like to see it in action!!!

Card 1

Peek-a-Boo  Flight Clear Stamps

Peek-a-Boo  Flight Elle-ments

Cloud Mat Elle-ments

Speech Bubbles Clear Stamps

Speech Bubbles Elle-ments

Card 2

Cloud Mat Elle-ments

Some Bunny Loves You Clear Stamps

Some Bunny Loves You Elle-ments