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


Avery Elle… Wood You?

Popping with a quick post to share my Avery Elle card for today.  I hope you’ve all enjoyed the BEST CHRISTMAS EVER and are not feeling to over-indulged!!  I’ve used the super cute Wood You stamp set and created a thank you card using some wood effect paper and one of the sentiments from the Tag For All die set.


Well, as I said, this is super quick – I’m going to Andorra in a few hours and haven’t even packed, lol!!!



Simon Says … Thanks/Thanksgiving






Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Thinking Of You 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


This week we are showcasing Tim Holtz Products.  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


Hey there!  It’s a fabulous new challenge and this week we’re featuring Tim Holtz products.  As I’ve said before, I sometimes get a bit intimidated by TH stuff – I’m not an inky type really.  However, I LOVE his stencils and this Autumn Leaves one is gorgeous!  I used a few different Distress Inks to give a variety of shades on the leaves and the Thank You sentiment is cut using the Thank You die from Avery Elle.  I added a border strip to add a touch more detail to the design and finished off with a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.



So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting
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