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Showing posts from January, 2020

It's a crazy thing called LOVE with Stampers Showcase

With Valentines Day fast approaching our Stampers Showcase theme this month is ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE. My project is a look at the city of Love..... Paris - I'm going to be there later this year, and on my wedding anniversary!  We didn't get to have a honeymoon, so the next best thing is to be there on that special day a number of years later, I'm so looking forward to it. I started by stamping the Eiffel Tower, and using the stamparatus positioned the line of  fleur-de-lis. Next I stamped the sentiment on Real Red, then layered on a piece of Basic Black that I'd cut with the Delicate Lace dies. I wrapped Silver thread around the bottom of the Real Red 3 times and created a bow, then adhered to the card base. I cut 2 Amour sentiments and adhered together before attaching to the card front and lastly added some Rhinestone Jewels. Next on the hop is  Stephanie Nash  from Canada, click on the icon below to be taken to her blog, Inkspire

Beauty Abounds with rainbow watercolour

It's seems ages since I have played along with any of my favourite challenge blogs - they are a great way to get inspiration if you feel you are lacking ideas, sometimes a glance at a sketch or colour theme just "hits the spot" and your mind kick started with creativity. I've combined 2 challenges in my project today, rainbows always put a smile on my face, and the offset panel in the sketch caught my eye too!                          I started with my rainbow of colour and created a watercolour background using watercolour paper, I was quite liberal with the amount of water I had on the paper, and once my colours had blended I blotted the excess with a paper towel. I heat embossed the sentiment, then die cut the butterfly on the top of the large dies, trimming the bottom, then added Frost White Shimmer Paint to the Heather Highland die cut, then slightly offset the Basic Black die cut, you can see how much shimmer I added in the

One for the Boy

I really surprised myself with this card, masculine themed cards don't normally come easy to me. I don't really know what made this masculine card "easy" for me, maybe it was the fact that I used the DSP to determine the colours? Anyway, I'll take whatever it was, because I love this card. For added texture on the heart background I ran it through the Subtle Embossing folder twice, turning 90 degrees for the second pass, creating a crisscross effect. I also raised the outer heart by cutting 2 additional layers for extra height....and partly because I changed my mind from Balmy Blue to Night of Navy, hahaha! I used Stampin' Blends for my colouring, and lastly added some Linen Thread for embellisment. Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project. Stay tuned for more inspiration and tips this month. I’ve listed the products I used below.  Hovering over the product name and clicking on the underlined text wil

Ink it! Stamp it! Sale-a-bration & Mini Catalogue favourites

Here we are for the first Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team hop for 2020, and we have lots to show you, all from the new catalogues - The new Mini Catalogue as well as the Sale-a-bration catalogue, agony of choice as to what to choose to show you will so many gorgeous suites as well as the FREE items available with your qualifying purchase from the Sale-a-bration catalogue. I've had my first play with the "FREE" Sale-a-bration set "Happy Birthday to you", a lovely feminine set, and matched it with a design from the Best Dressed Designer Series paper. This card came together super quick, and I think looks gorgeous to boot! The ombre tones of the DSP set off the stamp beautifully,  card perfect for birthday, anniversary, wedding or even Mothers day.  I coloured the cake and flowers using Stampin' Blends, you could also use either watercolour pencils or ink with an Aqua Painter. Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed see