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.




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.


Avery Elle Winter Release Blog Hop!!


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
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)

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