Technique – stencilling

Featuring stencilling

Bright Anniversary

Hi Everyone

It’s still so hot and sunny here in London – I’m sure it can’t last much longer. My craft room is like an oven, so I was only in there for a short amount of time today!

Here is my card – inspired by the Ellen Hudson June Pinsights challenge. The dies and sentiment stamp are by Essentials by Ellen and I also used a Tim Holtz flower stencil on the hearts and base card.

I’m entering this into the Ellen Hudson challenge and also the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

Thanks for looking!


You’re so wise

Hello everyone!

When I saw Barb’s guest post for Technique Tuesday a few weeks ago, I just HAD to have the sweet owl stamp. It landed on my doormat yesterday and I inked it up straight away!

I coloured it using my Twinkling H2Os and added a touch of Nuvo Aqua Glimmer Gloss for extra shimmer. I then masked off the image and used a stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop to anchor the little owl. Finally I added a cute sentiment from My Favorite Things.

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Makes my heart sing

Hi there!

I’ve been trying to use the Purr-fect Friends stamp set from My Favorite Things for quite a while – and finally did today. I used images from the set together with two stencils by My Favorite Things to create this card (The sky/cloud inking on the window background is soft and so didn’t really show up in my photos unfortunately!).

Anyway, I’m entering today’s card into two challenges – My Favourite Things Sketch challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (Furry Friends).

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Congrats, Grad

Happy Friday! I have to say I think I love today’s lesson in the Online Card Classes Sparkle and Shine workshop the best so far!

And I love my Nuvo glitter paste which I bought ages ago but only jut tried today! I used it with a stencil made from a Lawn Fawn die to create a special frame on this card.

All stamps are by Hero Arts.

I’m entering this card into the current Casology challenge (commencement) and also the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (Frame it).

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Hi Everyone!

I’m back in my craft room after being away and it feels so good!

The theme for this week’s Less is More challenge is ‘shadow’ so I used a shadow/stencilling technique that Shari Carroll shared at Simon Says Create in 2015.

I used SSS fog card as my base and applied SSS Smoke ink over a Tim Holtz stencil and then moved it slightly before applying Lawn Fawn yeti ink. I used SSS banner dies to cut the panel and cut a vellum banner using the same die set, cutting it twice to remove the fishtail portion of the banner.

I cut the MFT Cheers die and three times – once with DCWV glitzy paper (isn’t it fabulous?!) and twice with white cardstock and then stuck them together before adding it to my card. I’m also entering this into the current SSS Flickr challenge –‘anything goes’.

Thanks for stopping by!