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O Christmas Tree

Hello everyone!

I seriously cannot believe how fast 2018 has flown by, can you? All my favourite challenges are starting to take their festive breaks, including the Color Throwdown challenge. The palette for their last challenge of the year is a classic Christmas combo – green, red, white and kraft.

I used a fabulous tree die from Simply Graphic and cut it several times in kraft and once in green glitter card and adhered all the die cuts to the kraft card base.

I added a red glitter die cut sentiment from Savvy Stamps and a small dot of Nuvo glitter drops to finish off the card.

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Mod Tree

Happy Friyay people!

My mojo appears to have gone AWOL. I’ve tried to craft so many times this week, and have failed miserably. But look! I finally finished a card today! Hurrah!

I decided to use the colours from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge (lime green, green, aqua and eggplant) to create another Christmas card. The tree die is one of my very first Simon Says Stamp dies. I think it’s retired now, but I still love it!

I cut the tree and Savvy Stamps sentiment from eggplant cardstock although it looks quite brown on screen. It actually looks much closer in colour to the small bits of eggplant ink I added to my background panel, but they look quite different here.

Anyway, I’m also entering this into the current CAS Christmas challenge (tree).

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Happy Birthday, Lovely

Hi everyone!

For Day 2 of the Daily marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge, I coloured this beautiful Concord & 9th ‘Hello Lovely’ floral stamp. I just don’t use this beauty enough.

I used my new Prismacolor pencils again – I am loving the learning process! Colouring with them definitely takes me longer than when I use my Twinkling H2Os but I love the texture!

Once I had finished colouring, I decided to add some hidden die cutting. I always find this so nerve-wracking as I always worry I’ll mess up the beautiful image, but this one worked out! Phew!

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Cattail Triptych

Hi everyone!

Why is it that when you’re super busy, you have tons of ideas, but when you finally have time to craft, your mojo disappears? So annoying!

This took much longer to create than it should have done… hope my mojo returns soon!

I used dies by Simon Says Stamp, Savvy Stamps and Memory Box and adhered the die cut panel to a background I created using Distress Inks and Color Bursts.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – ‘animal kingdom’.

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Seeing dots


Happy Saturday everyone!

So, it should come as no surprise that I LOVE background dies. The Altenew Doodled Dots cover die is no exception and I was fortunate enough to get mine during Dies to Die For’s recent Easter discount weekend. It is such a beautiful die – I’m looking forward to using it with an ink blended background, but first of all I decided to play along with this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge (pink, red, mint) and used it with some coloured cardstock.

(That cardstock really is mint-like in real life, honest! Unfortunately it looks quite aqua in my photos…)

I’d love to say these were quick makes. That would be a lie! It took HOURS to inlay all those little dots….. I may have got a little frustrated… but now that it’s over, I like having the set of three cards to compare! Plus three more cards to add to my ‘stock’!

To finish off the cards, I used dies from Savvy Stamps and Penny Black.

So, which one is your favourite?

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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!