Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Fall Thank You

This is a quick and easy fall thank you card using a stencil and stamps from Trinit Stamps.

The Layered Autumn Tree comes with 2 stencils so you can create this scene really quickly. One stencil has the trees and the ground and the other one has the leaves.

I added an extra branch and I went over the ground a few times, moving the stencil slightly to create some depth and 'layers' of leaves. Then to fill in my sky, I turned the leaf stencil 4 times and blended yellow, orange, red and green inks to create my falling leaves. I used sponge daubers since the areas were small.

I added some light blue blending between the leaves for my sky.

To add a bit of definition to my panel, I lightly rubbed my Icing on the Cake (dark brown) along the edges. This created a dark edge.

For the sentiment, I used a tiny thank you from Autumn Sentiments and I repeated it 3 times. I stamped it on Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and
trimmed them into strips. I popped them up with foam tape, and placed them to look like they are falling like the leaves.

Monday, 21 October 2019

AJVD / WOW! Blog Hop

Good morning! Today, the A Jillian Vance Design DT is hopping with the WOW! Design team! (hop details below).

For my first card, I started by blending Catherine Pooler Juniper Mist ink on a white panel, fading it out to white in the centre, to create a 'glow'.

When it was completely dry, I used WOW! Embossing ink to stamp the image from the Nativity Bookmark set and then I embossed it with WOW! Brass embossing powder.

To create a bit of a frame, I lightly inked the edges of the panel with the embossing ink and then used the same Brass powder.

For my second card, I found a piece of red vellum in my stash. I stamped the large Merry Christmas from Elegant Christmas on it and then embossed it with Metallic Platinum Sparkle powder. 

On a white cardbase, I stamped the poinsettias from the set with Catherine Pooler Twilight ink. Then I adhered the red vellum panel with liquid glue, which I placed just behind the letters of the embossed sentiment.


Please comment on each post (including WOW! Embossing Powder & A Jillian Vance Design blog posts) to be eligible to win 2 x $25, Gift Card to A Jillian Vance Design or WOW Stores. The winner will be announced on Monday, October 28th.

Sunday, 20 October 2019

FS663 - Joy Love Peace

Congratulations to this week's Featured Stamper, Claudette (lamoore).

I chose this card as my inspiration:

I focused on Claudette's:
-embossed flower
-background created with a 'technique'
-3 word sentiment

I changed:
-technique (stencil to Copic plaid).

This Mondo Poinsettia is retiring and I couldn't resist using it one more time, with my current favourite background technique - Copic plaid (see video here).

I stamped the large poinsettia on Neenah paper with pale grey ink, then coloured it with Copics. When I was finished, I restamped with Wow! Embossing ink and embossed it with gold embossing powder. I die cut it with the coordinating die and then coloured the edges and 'in between' bits with a black Copic. This helps it to staned out

I inlaid the poinsettia into the plaid background and then stamped the 3 outline sentiments from Mondo Amaryllis before colouring them with a black Copic.

Saturday, 19 October 2019


I have been feeling very grateful lately - so many of my friends joined me to make videos to celebrate my recent achievement of 3,000 YouTube subscribers (click here for the playlist). And so many of you watched the videos and commented and congratulated me! And a number of you won a prize! (see winners' post here).

So I just want to say a very big THANK YOU!

I have been dying to play with this Birch Press Layered Lotus die set for a while and finally got around to it.

To start I cut two of each layer from white cardstock. I carefully trimmed the circular frame off with my sharp scissors.

I blended ink onto the middle layers and then stacked the 3 layers to form two flowers, which I adhered to the card.

Then I used the Thanks dies for my sentiment and popped it up in the centre.

I added some Pretty Pink Posh jewels for sparkle.

3K Subscribers Video Hop WINNERS!

I just want to say one final thank you to everyone involved in this hop!

  • All the video-makers for taking the time to share their talent and inspire us.
  • All the sponsors for their generosity and support.
  • And YOU, for watching and commenting and encouraging! 

Without further ado, here are the winners:

Winners of Catherine Pooler Inks
(from each video): 

Ardyth Percy-Robb - Phyllis Wiggins
Jessica McAfee - Meghan Kennihan
Tracey McNeely - Debi Krampen
Ingrid Blackburn - Shelley C
Carly Tee - Brenda Burfiend
Pretty Pink Posh - Roberta S 
Ashlea Cornell - Denise Mlady
Michelle Lupton - C Ward
Jessica Frost-Ballas - Marja Mittwollen
Kelly Martin - Heike Carlson
Karen Boyce - nioki77
Justine Hovey - Phyllis Sinclair
Jen Carter - Paula Willard
Ishani - Caroline Bredeson
Laurel Beard - Dee Earnshaw
Chrissie Tobas - Nancy Young
A Jillian Vance Design - The Fancy Garden
Jenny Colaccico - Joanne Guarino
Erica A-B - MrsCreativeMessDK
Laura Bassen - Jessica Bavier
Catherine Pooler - Karen Kreider

Winners of Pretty Pink Posh $25 Gift Certificates
Joanne Herbert (Ingrid's video)
btarayao (PPP video)
Cindy Sturges (PPP video)
Margie Van Handel (Chrissie Tobas' video)

Winner of Ellen Hutson $25 Gift Certificate
Ann Bateman (Carly's video)

Winner of A Jillian Vance Design $25 Gift Certificate
Natalie Chilson (Michelle Lupton's video)

Winner of Hedgehog Hollow Stamps
Lisa Lahiff (Kelly Martin's video)

Winner of Tonic Studios Goodie Bag
Diane Loughrey (Jennifer Carter's video)

Winner of Altenew Forever in Love Stamp & Die Bundle
Kate Rothacker (Ardyth's Video)

Please contact me at ardythpr@gmail.com to claim your prizes. All prizes must be claimed by 11:59 October 31, 2019

Friday, 18 October 2019

Santa Wreath (Ellen Hutson / MFT Stamps Collaboration Party!)

Today, some of the Ellen Hutson Design Ambassadors and some of the MFT Design team are having a linky party and we hope you'll join us! See below for links.

We are pairing up some of the newest goodies from both companies!

I made a video to show you how I made this Santa wreath card:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Thursday, 17 October 2019

October Innovations with Ardyth

I'm on the Ellen Hutson blog and YouTube channel today with this month's Innovations with Ardyth and it's all about how to use the new Essentials by Ellen Sew Cute Stitching dies WITHOUT stitching!