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Showing posts from July, 2017

21st birthday blooms ...

AUGUST .... where has half the year travelled to - blink a week goes by, blink twice and a month seems to disappear. I simply can't cope with this sudden disappearance of time and just not fair as my 'to do' list grows. At this rate to get tasks completed, I might have to resort to planning my time hourly ... although if I'm honest that does seem a little extreme .... Today I thought I'd share a card made using the numbers from the Block Capitals stamp from Tonic Studios which was recently released on Hochanda. I began by creating the background using the numbers plus white embossing powder - on to water colour card - and then washing the background with a mixture of  Indigo Dawn ,Lilac Blossom & Soft Rose Aqua Flow pens. Once dry, I used Indigo Dawn directly on to the '2' and '1', stamping on to the background. I die cut a heart from white card and also stamped '21' with the same colour. Next using the flower die from Whi

Joy to the World ... Polkadoodles styleeeeeee ...

It's inspiration week over at Polkadoodles Challenge and the theme is, as always, "Anything Goes". Nikky and the DT have been talking about Christmas and although I struggle to make Christmas cards before November (lol), I thought I'd try and get in to the early Christmas spirit being inspired by the wonderful projects I've seen using the Regal Peacock stamp soup set. I became so inspired, I ended up making three snowflake cards ... All my cards have also been inspired by the Elegant Nest dies (from Polkadoodles) and I have used said dies in each make. Here's a close up of my first card ... I stamped out my design with clear ink and embossed with Nuvo silver detail embossing powder (not yet released). Next with Picked Raspberry distress ink, I coloured the snowflake and cut out using the Elegant Nest dies. Before removing from the die, I added some shading to the edges. The matt was created by joining 2 die cuts together cut from mirri card,

Let's colour like we're crazzzeeeee ...!

Another new challenge over at Colour Crazy Craft Challenges and this week we are sponsored by Polkadoodles. The theme is, as always, "Anything Goes". Here's the project I made for this weeks challenge ... I made this card for the launch of the Regal Peacock Stamp Soup collection on Hochanda a while back and all the images have been stamped, embossed with white and coloured with my Aqua Flow pens. I began by creating my background to look as if there was sky and land. Next using 'Nikky's stab & stitch pokey tool', I randomly added holes around the edge, stopping to stamp the sentiment 'Happy' inbetween and joined up the holes with a white gel pen (faux stitching). Next using the bubble effect stamps, I randomly stamped and embossed - in white - the design over the background. Next I stamped out my floral arrangement and embossed in white. I coloured the images with Aqua Flow pens. On a seperate piece of card, I stamped and embossed t

A little dose of happy ...

I recently shared several cards I made using up 'leftovers' after creating two birthday cards (see HERE ), using a selection of Spellbinders dies & stamps , so thought I better share one of the birthday cards I made ... I created a panel by using the butterfly dies repeatedly, stamped the sentiment, mounting on to some backing papers with 3D foam. Before sticking the panel down, I added some ribbon finishing with a knot. Next I placed some smaller butterflies in the negative space, lifting up their wings and a smaller butterfly near the sentiment. A quick easy card but I think it's also quite effective too and so not my normal style. Isn't it fab how you can be inspired to try something new with something new ... lol! Lou x x x Products & links: Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Heart & Home Marisa′s Bouquet Spellbinders Stamps - Tiny Sentiments (Happy Grams) Nuvo Hybr