Thursday, 21 September 2017

AJVD - Beautiful Birthday


I'm on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with this 'wraparound' card and tips for getting clean blending with a fiddly die-cut.


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Muse 234 - Celebrate


Here's my card for this week's Muse Card Club, where Kim has given us this beautiful sympathy card as inspiration:


I focused on Kim's:
-floral theme
-blue and purple
-popped up die cut white sentiment

I used:


Saturday, 16 September 2017

FS554 - Joy


Congratulations to this week's Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper: Beth (aka) scrapbook4ever


I chose this card as my inspiration:


I focused on:
-ornament theme
-Joy theme
-red, yellow, blue

I changed
-stamping to blending
-no 'triple the fun' framing technique 
-added green and black
-layout

I used daubers (more control in a small space) to blend distress ink through the masks I created. I put more ink on the left and bottom, to create dimension for my ornaments. 

Here's a quick video:


I used:

Muse 233 - Merry Christmas


Here's my card for this week's Muse Challenge, where Tracey has given us a modern, CAS Christmas inspiration:


I focused on Tracey's:
-green wreath with white embossing and red bow
-red mat
-layout

My card has a more 'classic' feel, but is otherwise very similar. I masked and blended the wreath and blended and spritzed my red mat - I love the bokeh effect the spritzing gives! Here's a quick video:



I used:

Friday, 15 September 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


I'm playing along with the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop today, using some of my favourite coffee-themed products from SugarPea Designs.

I started by cutting the cup, lid and sleeve and then blended distress ink on the sleeve. I stamped the circular sentiment and found a little pumpkin to fit inside. I coloured that with Copics and then cut the circle and popped it up on my lid.

I created a kraft panel and stamped the sentiment and pile of leaves using my MISTI. I then removed the kraft panel from my MISTI and stamped them again onto a post it note. Leaving the post it note in place, I positioned my cup so that I could stamp the leaves again with a portion of them on the cup.

I used:
-Coffee To Go Cup dies
-Caffeine Addict
-Fall Fox




Tag You're It #73 - Birthday Wishes


Good morning! I'm so excited that today, my good friend Tracey has invited me to be a Guest Designer at Tag You're It



Here's her beautiful inspiration, using one of my favourite SugarPea Designs Stamps (Mandala).



Well, of course, I just wanted to remake Tracey's gorgeous design, but that's not what this is all about, is it? 

I focused on Tracey's:
-colours
-layout

I used:


Thursday, 14 September 2017

Catherine Pooler Designs - Hello, Tilly's Magic Garden!

So excited by this new mini-release at Catherine Pooler Designs! There's a fantastic floral-layering set called Tilly's Magic Garden and a new Hello die.


Tilly's Magic Garden is full of different flowers and leaves and layering bits - you will have so much fun filling your garden.




And check out that magic sentiment! So true! I created two simple cards, each letting the sentiment take centre stage. I think if magic has a colour, it's acid green (made up of Lime Rickey and Melon Ice, of course!).


How do you like my Scalloped Square? I made it myself using the Scalloped Rectangle die from the recent Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval kit! It's so easy to line up and re-cut the one end. You could make smaller squares and rectangles, too, by lining it up at different levels - so versatile! Here's a quick video:




The Hello die is scripty and beautiful and the perfect size to be your focal point, or to be part of a bigger sentiment.




I'm linking this card up to The Card Concept:





I used: