Month: August 2017

All together

Happy Saturday!

The theme for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is ‘add a sentiment’ with a focus on Impression Obsession products.

I love Impression Obsessions sentiment stamps – so many of them make me chuckle and this one seems very apt for me at time… hopefully you can relate!!!

Anyway, I added it to a background I had created ealier this week when trying out my new Tonic Studios Nuvo Glimmer Paste with a Dylusions stencil. Love these pastes! Although the pink is a quite bright for me in real life!

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It may sound odd, but I really like the word ‘jalopy’! It will always bring back memories of when my dad and I accidentally encountered the London to Brighton veteran car run one Sunday when we were running errands! Of course, most of those cars were in brilliant condition, but I love the word and so I will always use it to describe those wonderful vintage vehicles!

And of course this old Hero Arts stamp was the first thing I thought of when I saw that the theme for this week’s Less Is More challenge is ‘vehicle’. I created a very simple one layer card for the challenge, adding some subtle stencilled lines to anchor the gorgeous jalopy image which I had stamped in distress oxide ink.

I added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted to complete my card!

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Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary to my lovely Mum and Dad! Here’s the card I gave them today – I created the background with distress oxide inks and then used it as a base for some inlaid die cutting using a die from Nellie Snellen.

I lightly dusted some regular distress ink die onto the background using a stencil from Simon Says Stamp and then stamped a sentiment from Ellen Hutson. I then added a few die cut glitter hearts to finish it off!

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Rainbow Maker, Day 6 Cards

Day 6 of Online Card Classes’ Rainbow Maker class covered ‘additional rainbow ideas’. I tried out Kristina Werner’s rainbow dot art technique. I don’t have many colours of Nuvo drops, but I do have a lot of Ranger enamel accents as I snagged a bargain from Simon Says Stamp a little while ago, so used those.

Anyway, I wanted to stick with simple dots and thought my current favourite embossing folder from Studio Carabelle would provide the perfect template for this!

This was so much fun to do!! I finished off the card with a simple sentiment using a Mama Elephant die cut which I dipped into Rainbow embossing powder. Love the effect!

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Glittery Yay

Hi There!

The Freshly Made Sketches challenge is celebrating 300 sketches this week and here is my take on their fabulous sketch.

I used a die from Clearly Besotted, plus a Tim Holtz/Sizzix embossing folder and patterned paper from My Minds Eye.

After cutting out the ‘yay’, I coated it with sparkle embossing powder – this card really sparkles in real life – will add a close up later!

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