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Starry Seventy

Hello Everyone and happy happy birthday to my dear dad who is celebrating a big birthday today!

My dad prefers super CAS cards so this card took a bit longer than other cards I’ve made him. OK, I must confess, it actually tested my patience a bit – it took a LONG time to arrange and glue down those stars… especially the smallest ones!

The stars are from the Hero Arts star confetti background die – I love background dies but they are pricey and I always like to find as many ways of using them as possible. I love how versatile the Hero Arts confetti dies are – the different sizes of the confetti means that I use them on all sorts of cards and I’ve even used the star die for a Happy 2018 card!

Anyway, I probably used about 70% of the stars from the die on this card. I stuck some to the back and saved the rest for another project.

The greeting is also by Hero Arts.

As I used one of my favourite Hero Arts products (background dies), I’m entering this into the current Blog Named Hero challenge.

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Seeing green… and aubergine

Happy Saturday everyone!

I made today’s card for a number of challenges – Freshly Made Sketches, Color Throwdown (green/eggplant/white) and the Memory Box challenge (green), although looking at it now, I think that green isn’t really prominent enough for the latter so I think I will have to try again for that challenge….

I was originally struggling a bit to find  a suitable aubergine colour for the Color Throwdown challenge and then I saw that a DT member had used Seedless Preserves distress ink. Problem solved! I masked off a square and did a bit of ombre ink blending. I cut the Memory Box vine die from a panel I’d created from Hero Arts liquid water colours mixed with perfect pearls – can you see the shimmer?

To finish of the card, I used one of my go-to sentiments from My Sentiments Exactly!

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Dreaming of Cherry Blossom Season – Part One

Hi everyone

After a snowy week, it’s starting to feel like spring is in the air and I’m ready to make some flowery cards! When I saw the colour palette for this week’s Color Throwdown challenge (pink, grey and kraft), I immediately thought of cherry blossoms.

My card came together very quickly – I stamped an coloured an older image from Hero Arts with my Twinkling H2Os and then embossed a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp. After adhering the pieces to my grey base card, I added some enamel dots and a bit of bling!

I’m also entering this into the current Case This sketch challenge.

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Glazed distress oxide

Happy Friyay from snowy London! Ugh! I hate this weather, but the snow day has given me the opportunity to play with the brilliant glazed distress oxide technique demonstrated by Jennifer McGuire.

It’s so much fun! I don’t use alcohol inks, so I was happy to hear this technique could be used for a similar effect! I used regular glossy paper that I’ve had for YEARS and Candied Apple and Seedless Preserves distress oxide inks and these backgrounds came together so quickly! After applying the glaze, I splattered some gold paint on the background but as some of it came off when I was assembling the card, I think I’ll try adding it before I apply the glaze next time!

I used one of my favourite Hero Arts background dies to cut up one background and yes, I did put foam on the back of all those butterflies – it didn’t take THAT long. I finished off the card with a die from Savvy Stamps. Now I just have to hope it survives the postal system next week!

Have a great weekend!


Window on Love

Happy Saturday people!

Today is a great day as I was finally able to play with the wonderful Hero Arts Window on Love confetti die! I have wanted this for soooooo long and snapped it up when Seven Hills Crafts got it in this week!

I decided to use it to play along with the current Twofer challenge (hearts).

For the first card, I channelled my inner Laura Fadora and used the wonderful ‘Press ‘n Seal’ technique that she demonstrated a few weeks ago. Thanks for the inspiration Laura, I LOVE this technique. It did take AGES to apply foam to the back of the confetti pieces, but it was totally worth it! Once I had stuck all the little die cut images to the base card, I embossed a sentiment (from an older Hero Arts set) on vellum and stuck it onto the card.

 For my second card, I used just a few of the die cut hearts to create a little strip on my CAS card. The sentiment is also from an older Hero Arts stamp set.

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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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