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Bold Floating Butterflies

Happy Friyay Everyone!

The theme of the Memory Box / Outside the Box challenge is ‘pretty purples’ and I decided to focus on purple butterflies. I created a inky background panel using some Ken Oliver Metallic Colour Bursts and some Cosmic Shimmer powder. Once dry, I cut it with the Floating Butterflies background die and adhered the Floating Butterflies frame die on top. I then stuck the Beautiful Jasper Leave die to my card base and used sticky fixers for the butterfly panel. I then added a silver Impress Card & Crafts die cut sentiment. I felt the card still needed a little bit more, so I cut out two of the smallest Memory Box Pinpoint Butterfly Trio dies to finish it off.

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Christmas in July – Day 24

Hi Everyone

Day 24 of Christmas in July and I inked up another wood-mounted stamp today – the gorgeous Sparkle Snowflake by Impress Cards and Crafts. I stamped the snowflakes in Distress Oxide inks and then added some Nuvo Glitter drops. The stamped sentiment is by Penny Black.

I’m entering this into the current CAS Christmas challenge where the theme is snowflake.

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Happy Love Day 2019

Sorry for the post overload friends – I have just been inspired to create Valentine’s cards this year!

Anyway, what would you do if you had a layover in Seattle? Head downtown or go to Impress Cards and Crafts? Yep, you’ve guessed it! When I had a layover at SeaTac last year, I hopped on a bus and took the short trip to Tukwila and spent a lovely couple of hours in Impress’s fabulous store there! So many craft goodies there! I bought this sweet heart die and Savvy Stamps sentiment stamp there! Making this CAS card today bought back a lot of happy memories from my little trip there!

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Octopus army

Happy Friyay friends!

I loved a card that Impress Cards shared in a recent email – and as I had the stamp, I knew that would have to be my wood stamp for Day 8 of the Daily Marker 30 Day challenge! I coloured the cute images using my Twinkling H2O paints but quite honestly I’m not that happy with how they turned out. Still, I decided to press on with my card anyway and masked off the images to create the background using a Create-a-Smile background stamp and some blended distress ink. To finish off the card, I added a sentiment by Simon Says Stamp.

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All you need is love

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is ‘love’ and Uniko is our sponsor.

For my card I embossed and coloured a cute stamp from Impress Cards & Crafts. I bought it years ago – I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to use it! I added a simple sentiment from My Favorite Things to complete my CAS card.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by two Guest Designers Bev from Uniko and Sue from Sue’s Card Craft.

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


Day 24 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi there!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year.

The sponsor for Day 24 was Right at Home. There was more great inspiration in the gallery and I particularly loved the tag that Tracey created for this day! As I don’t have many Right at Home products, I used a die from Impress Cards and stamp from Simon Says Stamp for my take.

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