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Just Us Girls Guest Designer Week 1

Happy Saturday!

I’m so honoured and excited to be the June Guest Designer for the Just Us Girls challenge!

The theme of this week’s challenge is ‘paintbrush’ – and I wanted to share the story behind the card! Sorry this is rather on the long side!

I’ve been crafting for almost 15 years…. but do I own any paintbrush dies or stamps?? The short answer is no. The longer answer is I spent a ridiculous amount of time going through ALL my craft supplies as I was CONVINCED I had a paintbrush stamp from back in the day. I was SO SURE that I even recalled colouring the image…. but ‘it’ was nowhere to be found. I did come across an old Elzybells Art Stamps set which included some fun sentiments and a small image with some paintbrushes, but I wanted the brushes to be more of a focal point….

I have a rule that I don’t buy supplies just to make a challenge card and although I could think of ways of incorporating brush MARKS, I felt I had to stick to the theme of paintbrush…. so I broke my rule and ordered the My Favorite Things paintbrush die set from my go-to craft store that usually dispatches the same/next day… can you see where this story is going?

Well, yes, this time they did not dispatch my order for 3 days and as it’s the Platinum Jubilee super-long weekend in the UK, I knew that I wouldn’t get the die set before the challenge launch.

So what did I do? Well, I went through my dies and created my own paintbrushes using parts from die sets by My Favorite Things and Simon Says Stamp!

I stencilled some glitter paste on my card base before I added the ‘paintbrushes’ and a pot. And all that searching wasn’t wasted as I even used a Pablo Picasso quote from that old Elzybells set!

What do you think of the outcome?

Head over to the Just Us Girls challenge to see the amazing inspiration from the talented design team – we hope you can play along this week!

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Springtime Pussywillows

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the ‘Choose Two’ challenge at Just Add Ink.

The choices were stencilling, heat embossing and/or texture paste. Well I haven’t used texture paste for ages so I knew I definitely wanted to use that and chose stencilling as my second option.

I started off by lightly stencilling a My Favorite Things brick stencil onto my card base with Pumice Stone distress ink. Then I mixed a little Speckled Egg distress ink into some texture paste and applied it through the stencil.

I decided to add The Greetery’s Pussy Willow Botanicuts dies as my focal point – all coloured with distress oxide ink and Prismacolor pencil. The sentiment is by Memory Box.

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The Golden Egg

Happy Sunday!

Today I’m playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge which has a palette of lime green, aqua and gold.

Such an interesting combo! As I’m making Easter cards at the moment, I decided to create a little Easter scene using distress oxide inks and dies by My Favorite Things, Poppystamps and Memory Box! e and a few Spellbinders flowers coloured with distress inks! Plus a sentiment from Taylored Expressions! Lots of different brands here! It was so much fun to make!

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Embracing Green

Hello Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the ‘Can You Handle the Pressure‘ challenge where the twist is green. Have I mentioned how much I love this challenge! It’s fabulous to actually use my collection of embossing folders!

As Easter is fast approaching, I decided to incorporate that into my card. I chose the Pebble embossing folder by Carabelle Studio because I always think it looks like eggs! (On that note, why are there NO Easter embossing folders??? I tried to get one that Darice made a few years ago but apart from that I don’t think I have seen any others… quite odd really!).

I decided to incorporate green by adding foliage to a die cut egg. However, after I had die cut the My Favorite Things Fab Foliage dies, I decided to switch things up a bit! I die cut an egg which I then coloured green with my Distress Oxide inks and then adhered the white die cuts!

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March 2022 Get Cracking on Christmas

Hello everyone!

It’s the third Thursday of the month (how is that even possible?!) and so it’s time for me to play along with Jenn Shurkus’s ‘Get Cracking on Christmas’. Today I’m using the colour palette from this week’s Christmas Card Throwdown.

What a fun combo! I really love it and I’m definitely going to use it again! Today, I chose to use the fabulous Triangle Trees stamp set from Reverse Confetti and dug into my patterned paper mountain. I heat embossed three tree stamps… I don’t heat emboss much nowadays but it’s as special as it was the first time I watched that powder melt many moons ago! Anyway, I arranged the three trees on a My Favorite Things sentiment circle and added a few gems to complete my card.

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