Month: January 2018

You are my favourite

Hi there!

The partner company for this month’s Ellen Hutson Mix It Up challenge is Concord and 9th – perfect for me as I have quite a few C9 products!

I bought the turnabout polka dots stamp just before Christmas but hadn’t had time to ink it up – I rectified that today! I decided to stamp it three times (rather than four) to leave a few gaps in the pattern. It’s so pretty – and super fast to use! I then cut it with a die from the Essentials by Ellen Folk Heart set.

I added a C9 sentiment from an Autumn stamp set – the full sentiment reads ‘You are my favourite season’, but I masked off the last word to turn it into a Valentine’s sentiment instead.

I used my tiny attacher to fix the sentiment to the heart and then stuck it to a kraft base card.

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Swirly Hi

Hello again!

There’s a fabulous colour combo over at the Color Throwdown this week – navy, aqua and pink! So good, in fact, it took me a while to decide how I could best use it in my entry. In the end, I decided to use a Lil Inker Designs background die that I have had for some time now but for some reason I still haven’t used it! I did some inlaid die-cutting and then added a Lil Inker Designs word which I cut from white glitter paper.

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Big Bear Hugs


Hi there!

The theme for this week’s Casology challenge is ‘hug’! Here is my take using a stamp from Winnie & Walter and a sentiment die from Mama Elephant.

I coloured the bears with my Prismacolor pencils – I’ve still got a lot to learn with these , but I really love them. May need to invest in a bigger set soon! I added a touch of Tonic Nuvo Aqua shimmer to the tails – well bears have glittery tails, don’t they!!

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Just sitting here…

Happy Friyay everyone!

I love the link chain oval dies from the January My Favorite Things release and I could not believe it when they landed on my door mat this morning as I only ordered them yesterday lunch time. Thank you for your great service, Dies to Die For!

Anyway, I wanted to play with them straight away and so I inked up a bear from the sweet Polar Bear Pals set. I coloured him using my beloved Twinkling H2O paints and added some soft ink blending to the background. I lifted some ink using water, but unfortunately, you can’t really see that from my photos – I guess the blending was a little too soft. I added some shimmer to the insides of the chain frame using my Tonic Nuvo Aqua shimmer pen – I love that shimmer!

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You can do hard things

Hello everyone!

So, if you read yesterday’s post, you may have already guessed that this card is another by-product from my first session playing with Perfect Pearls and Perfect Pearls medium!

I was practicing with some Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous stamps and the butterflies turned out so pretty, I just had to use them! I used the coordinating dies from Sizzix to cut them out so I had a pile of embellishments, all ready to go. I just love how the Sizzix dies always cut very closely to the stamped image, don’t you?

When I saw the theme for this week’s Casology challenge (encouragement), I thought a simply sentiment and butterfly would work well. I stamped a sentiment from a Dina Wakley using Lightning Black Brilliance ink and then adhered the butterfly using some foam pads.

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Playing with Perfect Pearls

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is based on a quote – ‘Let today be the start of something new’ and Happy Little Stampers is our sponsor. You don’t need to include this quote or any other quote on your CAS card, but we’d like you to use it to as your inspiration! Maybe you could use some new supplies? Or a new technique?

For my card, I chose to use a new-to-me technique – stamping/colouring with Perfect Pearls. A few years ago, I bought a couple of sets of Perfect Pearls, mainly for the neutral colours, but the sets were good value and included coloured powders, a couple of brushes and the Perfect Pearls medium, which remained untouched…. until last week!

I must confess, I did go a bit over the top and ended up creating quite a few cards, as it’s such an easy technique! They’ll be popping up on the blog/Instagram over the next few weeks!

Anyway, back to the technique….

I stamped a Carabelle Studio stamp on some black cardstock with the Perfect Pearls medium and the dusted over the image with different coloured powders using the smaller brush from the sets. I used the larger brush to dust away the excess powder but had to resort to the magical Swiffer cloth for a few stubborn bits!

I trimmed down the card to create a square card and added a Penny Black sentiment, again using Perfect Pearls.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog – please drop by and visit their fabulous creations!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!