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Happy Fall

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along the Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

So many different products/brand on this little card! I embossed some Basic Grey paper with a Darice folder and then adhered a stamped Penny Black image. I added some ink blended leaves (Lawn Fawn) and a squiggle die cut by Simply Graphic before adhering the Hero Arts sentiment.

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Dreaming of Cherry Blossom Season – Part Two

Hello again!

Apologies for the two posts in one day, but I was so inspired by this week’s colour palette over at the Colour Throwdown challenge that I HAD to make another card. And I really wanted to use my ‘new’ cherry blossom embossing folder. Well new-ish! I actually got it when I was in Washington DC for Cherry Blossom season last March!

Anyway, for my card, I created a background using Tattered Rose distress oxide ink which I then embossed it with the sakura folder. I added  Memory Box die cuts and a sentiment from My Sentiments Exactly to finish off the card.

I’m also entering this into the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

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Bold happy birthday

Hi everyone!

The snow is almost completely gone here after a horrible evening yesterday. Such a relief! We just don’t ‘do’ snow – and I certainly don’t!

Anyway, onto my card. I find ‘cutesie’ really difficult. I see all these gorgeous cutesie cards on Instagram, I buy the stamps and I just can’t seem to use them! Like the Mama Elephant little cat agenda… I got them as soon as they came out and they have sat untouched ever since! I’ve been really inspired by Ellenor’s beautiful creations – I can’t get over how many creative ways she has used the little kitty images! So today was the day I actually inked them up and started to use them.

I’ve also used a Simon Says Stamp die (with another background created with the glazed distress oxide technique) and so I’m entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge. I’m also counting this as my Work Your Stash Wednesday creation on Instagram as I used an unused stamp and die set and an unused embossing folder!

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Yes – a lyre on one of my cards!

Happy Friyay everyone!

Well, I can honestly say that I never thought that I would make a card with a lyre on it, but here it is! I was using the Waffle Flower ‘Currently Listening’ stamp set and spotted the lyre and just had to include it on this card, even thought I don’t know anyone who plays it!! Such an unusual instrument to include in the set!

I embossed the images and a sentiment stamp by Hero Arts and then stuck them in the frame that I cut from glitter paper using a Memory Box die. I added black glitter paper where the sections were too small for an image.

I adhered the die cut to a panel that I embossed with a Darice folder.

I’m entering this into the current Less is More challenge – music.

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Tulip Vase

Hi there! The theme for the current Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge is ‘tulips’ and it gave me the chance to use one of my very first stamps from Hero Arts! Using this brought back lots of memories!

I coloured the image using my Twinkling H2Os and used an embossing folder from Darice Crafts to create a the base panel.

I’m also entering this into the ‘anything goes’ challenge hosted by A Blog Named Hero.

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