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This Little Piggy | #WWYS

Welcome back to another week with What Will You Stamp? This week the set we are showcasing the adorably cute "This Little Piggy" stamp set

I love colouring, in fact I find it very therapeutic;  I was so tired when I started this card (my daughter had friends visit and a sleepover, needless to say I think I am running on about 3.5 hrs sleep) yet when I finished the colouring I had already decided on the colour scheme and a plan for the background - I was revitalised!

Water colour pencils are a great companion for this set, I used Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate to colour my piggy.  I tip for colouring is to decide the direction of your light source and apply more colour for the shadows, I colour with a light pressure, adding a little colour and building it slowly, less is more, and it is easier to add colour than remove, when I was happy with my colour I blended with an aqua painter

Have you tried any of the 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders - They are AMAZING! I…

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop | Special Guest Debbie Henderson

Welcome to another Crazy Crafters Special Guest Blog Hops. Today Debbie Henderson from the US is joining us and we've all selected a project to CASE (Copy & Selectively Edit). You can see all Debbie's amazing work at her blog Debbie's Designs

I'm so excited about the new Occasions Catalogue, when I saw Debbie's card below I was inspired by the snowflakes - I love the idea of a white Christmas, I just love snowflakes!

I used the emboss resist technique for the snowflakes on my card, then I used sponge brayers to apply Soft Sky, Powder Pink,  Berry Burst and Fresh Fig, then I used a sponge dauber to blend the colours a little around the shape of the snowflakes. I've used the Metallic Edge Ribbon on each side of the layer before adhering to the card base, leaving just a hint of plain card on each side.

I also stamped and some snowflakes and applied Dazzling Diamonds for some shimmer, and metallic sequins for added bling. I die cut a single snowflake and threaded …

Ink it! Stamp it! fun with 3D projects

Welcome to the Ink it! Stamp it! Blog Hop. This month we will be sharing 3D projects with you. The full line up below will guide through all the projects.

It's no secret that I love shimmer and bling, I also have a fascination with a white Christmas, what do you get when you put these together.....Snowflakes! I couldn't help myself when I saw the Swirly Snowflake thinlets in the Occasions catalogue (one of the first items on my must have list!), available to order on 1st September, or as a demonstrator you can get your hands on it straight away!

I used the edge thinlet and then snipped the snowflakes into singles, then sponged colour and added dazzling diamonds, next I folded a glue dot and placed on the edge of the inner whole on the snowflake, then threaded the sequin with silver thread on each side.  Lastly I bent the edges snowflakes just a little bringing them forward on each side - there you have your 3D snowflake to decorate your Christmas tree!

Thank you so much for joini…

Mixed Drinks | #WWYS130

Welcome to this weeks challenge at What Will You Stamp? This week the set we are showcasing the Mixed Drinks stamp set.
Being Australian, and having worked for one of Australia's brewing companies some years ago, it would be remiss of me if I didn't create a card showcasing "Beer"

One of the things that my hubby liked when I worked for the brewer was that I would say can you get some stuff out the back of the car please..... and he would see an ice cold carton that I had collected for him!

Masculine cards are not something that comes naturally for me, but this set is perfect and my card came together quickly.  Repeat stamping a sentiment is a fantastic way to create a background, combining the speech bubble and cheers worked a treat.  The frames are made using the Stitched Shapes & Layering Squares Framelits - they coordinate perfectly.
Can you see to the top of the glass.... I used embossing paste to create the "head" on the beer! This stuff is so versatil…

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop | Special Guest Martha Inchely

Welcome to another Crazy Crafters Special Guest Blog Hop. Today we have Martha Inchley from Ontario Canada joining us, she is  a 2017 Artisan Team member - pinch myself that I am on a blog hop with her! We've all selected a project to CASE (Copy & Selectively Edit) and are excited to share our projects with you. You can see all Martha's wonderful creations on her blog Inch of Creativity.I drew inspiration from this card Martha made way back in 2014! 

What I liked about this card was the feature element of the cake, the "scripty" words (as described by Martha on her blog) and of course the touch of bling - I do love my bling!  Here is what I've created:

I love the quirkiness of the Happiest of Days stamp set, the font, the images, everything about it! It's a great set for making quick and easy cards.  
To carry my design from corner to corner I mask of all but one corner of the largesy stamp and inked up the rose and foliage with Stampin' Write markers. I…