Love and Friendship

This category includes: Valentines Day, engagement, wedding, anniversary, friends

Sending love to Australia

My heart is broken by the suffering and devastation in Australia.

I have been fortunate to visit downunder quite a few times and have some of my fondest travel memories from my time there… spotting wild koala, worrying about crazy kangaroos and just being struck by the majesty of nature there.

On my first trip, my friends and I stumbled upon the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital and we loved learning about the work they were doing to nurse some very poorly koalas back to health.

Their recent work with poor burnt koalas is absolutely amazing and I’m so pleased to see that the donations they have received will enable them to set up the world’s first wild koala breeding programme.

This card is for the team there and all the heroes working so tirelessly downunder.

I used the sketch from the current Case This Sketch challenge and the koala die is from Simon Says Stamp.

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Hello Friend card

Hi Everyone!

I’m playing along this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge

I spent a long time tidying my craft room over the festive break and enjoyed seeing some supplies that haven’t been used for a while. One of the background dies I know I wanted to use again very soon was the Simon Says Stamp Outline Floral Frame die. I thought it would be perfect for the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

As you can see, I actually strayed away from my usual Twinkling H2O/pastel go-to combos and used some Nuvo alcohol markers and Prismacolor pencils to colour the flowers and leaves.

The sentiment is by Mama Elephant and I also used one of the butterflies from the Memory Box Pinpoint Butterfly Trio die set.

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Bright Little Tree

Hello friends!

Today, I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown Challenge which has a fun final combo for 2019 – lime green, hot pink and white.

Here’s what I came up with using the fabulous Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Tree and a few fluffy pompoms a la Laura Fadora!

The sentiment is by Mama Elephant

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CAS Stencil – Monoprint heart

Hi there!

I am so delighted to be a Guest Designer for this month’s CAS Stencil Challenge.  The host this month is Linda and the technique that she is introducing is stencil monoprinting. You can see the first card I made for this month’s challenge here and I also shared this card using the same technique.

For today’s card, I used the lovely Simon Says Stamp Mosaic Heart stencil with one of my favourite distress ink combos (abandoned coral, spiced marmalade and seedless preserves) and I’m happy to say that I got an impression that I liked at only my second attempt this time! I trimmed down my panel and added a Simon Says Stamp die cut sentiment before adhering the panel to a card base.

This is the second time I’ve used this stencil for the CAS Stencil challenge. The first time I used it, I was really concerned that the stencil was too big for a CAS card so I came up with what I thought was a creative use of the stencil for a CAS challenge!

The CAS Stencil DT has come up with some amazing inspiration over on the challenge blog. I hope you can play along!

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