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Embossed branch hearts

Hello everyone!

I’ve been playing with the Simon Says Stamp Brushed Branches background stamp today. For these cards, I embossed the image and then blended some distress oxide inks over them. I just LOVE those inks. They blend so nicely.

As Valentine’s is less than a week away, I decided to turn my backgrounds into CAS Valentine cards using a die from Memory Box and a couple of sentiments from Simon Says Stamp.

Which is your favourite??

I’m entering these into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (It must be love) and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (Love/hearts).

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Belated birthday wishes to you

Happy Saturday everyone!

My new distress oxide inks arrived this morning and I have spent the day happily playing with them.

Here’s the first card I made using a die by Memory Box, a stencil by Studio Light and a sentiment from Winnie & Walter.

I’m entering this into the current Casology challenge where the theme is ‘late’.

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You are loved – a lot

Hi everyone!

There’s such a cute sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week. My card was really quick to make – in fact it took me much longer to find a heart die that was broadly similar in shape to the Simply Graphic leafy heart die that I wanted to use.

I ended up using a Memory Box heart die to cut some red cardstock and then adhered the leafy heart cut from gold glitter paper. The sentiment is by My Favorite Things.

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Seeing purple

Hi there!

The theme for this fortnight’s Less is More challenge is ‘purples’ – my favourite colour! How could I not participate?!

I used lots of different supplies/brands for my card. I started with a warm dark purple base which I embossed with a Next Level folder from We R Memory Keepers. I added some stardust Stickles for a bit of sparkle.

The butterfly is part of the new Memory Box release and the word die is by Mama Elephant.

I’m also entering this into the current Casology challenge (glimmer).

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Sparkling Snowflake

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is Sparkle (perfect for this time of year) and our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers. This challenge will run for four weeks over the busy festive period so it’s open until 6 January 2018. (2018! What happened to 2017?)

I had so many ideas for my card – mainly involving glitter paper/glitter paste/sparkle embossing powder! But none of them turned out how I wanted! So I kept it super simple and chose one of my favourite Memory Box dies from a few years ago. I cut my card base with the die and simply added some holographic paper behind it rather than attempt inlaid die cutting!

I ummed and ahhed about adding a sentiment and in the end I decided against it. At the moment, it can be used as a card for a friend who doesn’t celebrate Christmas, or a thank you card, or anything really. Besides, I can always add a sentiment when I use it! In reality I think I will simply leave it as is when I send it!

It’s been really grey here recently, but I was so pleased that the sun emerged very briefly when I finished making the card. Perfect for showing off the holographic sparkle! Isn’t it pretty?

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Guest Designer Bharati from Handmade Happiness. She has some amazing creations on her blog, so please drop by her site!

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


Merry Christmas Tidings!

Hi everyone!

This week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge inspired me to look through my oval dies – and I found an older Memory Box die which I thought would be perfect for the challenge! It’s a really substantial die, so I rotated the sketch to create a landscape card.

I cut some regular white card stock using the die and then used some distress inks to colour the snowflake and the bird. I then coated the remaining white card in Stickles.

While the die cut was drying, I softly blended more distress ink onto the base card so that the whole die cut would stand out a little more.

After adhering the image, I added another snowflake to reflect the sketch challenge.

I’m also entering this into the current Memory Box Challenge – ‘holiday greetings’.

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