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Have a Magical Day (Lawn Fawn)

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year! To kick off the year, I thought I would share one of the cards I made last year but never uploaded it onto my blog. For this card, I used the super cute Fairy Friends stamps from Lawn Fawn. I really cannot wait to make some more cards using this set. It’s darling! This card is something a little different for me as I didn’t colour in the sky. I had seen another card online (and regrettably I cannot recall where) where the sky had been kept white and I thought it was really pretty. So I just had to give it a try – always good to try something new.

Here’s the card…

Have a Magical Day

Have you tried making a scene card where you too have left the sky plain? Will you try it again?

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

 

 

Supplies Used:

DISCLAIMER: Although a member of the Simon Says Stamp Affiliate program, all items used to create my projects were purchased by myself. I only link to items I have used, like to use and actually recommend. I have included both sizes of distress ink pads as you may prefer the mini over the regular size.


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One more Christmas Card

Hi Everyone,

Although we are just hours away from a new year, I do still have one last Christmas card to share. This is the card which *almost* became the chosen design for my Christmas card but having finalised the design at the last minuted I didn’t have the time to order in enough patterned paper. I like the card although there are things I would tweak if I decided to make it again.

Here’s the card…

Merry Christmas
Supplies used: Stamps – Color Layering Christmas Tree CL887 (Hero Arts), Winter Wonderland (Mama Elephant); Dies – Color Layering Christmas Tree (Hero Arts), Stitched Hillside Boards (Lawn Fawn), Die-Namics Blueprints 7 (My Favorite Things); Kindyglitz – (Derivan); Designer Paper – Holly Berry Bokeh (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock – American Crafts; Distress Ink – Candied Apple, Tumbled Glass, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz/Ranger), Green Fields Mini Cube Set (Altenew), Hot Fudge (My Favorite Things); White Embossing Powder (Wow); and Wink of Stella.

Thanks for stopping by today. Thank you too for you support again this year…even though I posted so infrequently. I really appreciated your kind comments on my posts and the emails you’ve sent me. I look forward to sharing more card designs with you in 2017.

Happy Stampin’!

 

 

 

Supplies Used:

DISCLAIMER: Although a member of the Simon Says Stamp Affiliate program, all items used to create my projects were purchased by myself. I only link to items I have used, like to use and actually recommend. I have included both sizes of distress ink pads as you may prefer the mini over the regular size.


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Merry Christmas!

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all enjoying a special Christmas with those you love the most.  For those of you who work today, or who are feeling a little blue, the biggest of hugs to you.

I’m just popping in quickly to share the card I made for my workplace this year. I’ve obscured the name on the card for privacy reasons.

Here’s the card…

Merry Christmas
Supplies used: Minc, Stamps – Iconic Christmas (WPlus9); Dies – Iconic Christmas (WPlus9); Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot, Mustard Seed (Rim Holtz/Ranger); Inkpad – Black Licorice (Lawn Fawn); Copic Markers, Wink of Stella, and Stickles (Ranger).

Merry Christmas and I hope Santa brings you some lovely crafting goodies. 🙂

Happy Stamping!

 

 

Supplies Used:

DISCLAIMER: Although a member of the Simon Says Stamp Affiliate program, all items used to create my projects were purchased by myself. I only link to items I have used, like to use and actually recommend. I have included both sizes of distress ink pads as you may prefer the mini over the regular size.

 


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Merry Christmas!

Hi Everyone,

It is hard to believe today is Christmas Eve! I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support and friendship over the years, even when I’ve been so sporadic in my posting. Thank you! I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas!

Here’s the Christmas card I made for a few friends and family members this year.

Merry Christmas
Materials used: Stamps – Cheery Christmas (Lawn Fawn); Die Cuts – Cheery Christmas, Leafy Tree Backdrop – Landscape, Simple Stitched Hillside Borders (Lawn Fawn); Foil – Minc (Hydi Swapp); Copic Markers, Distress Inkpads – Tumbled Glass, Broken China (Tim Holtz/Ranger), Black Licorice Hybrid Inkpad (MFT), Glossy Accents (Ranger); and Wink of Stella.

Merry Christmas to you all!

Happy Stamping!

 

 

Supplies Used:

DISCLAIMER: Although a member of the Simon Says Stamp Affiliate program, all items used to create my projects were purchased by myself. I only link to items I have used, like to use and actually recommend. I have included both sizes of distress ink pads as you may prefer the mini over the regular size. I have also included the re-inkers as I had to use mine whilst making this card.


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Have an unbelievable day (Lawn Fawn)

Hi Everyone,

Despite the silence on my blog in recent times, I have actually been creating! I hope to have a few more regular posts coming up as I share some of my creations. The card I am sharing today is the birthday card for my youngest nephew, Max. He turns 13 tomorrow (and I feel pretty confident in posting the card as I know he doesn’t read my blog. lol). I decided to make a scene card for him – lots of die-cutting and inking…and it was so much fun. I haven’t made a scene card in the longest time!

Here’s the card…

Have an unbelievable birthday

Have an unbelievable birthday

It’s not a traditional looking birthday card and is rather “dark” but I was trying to avoid going too cutesy and girly. I’m definitely going to have to build up my masculine card stash!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

 

 

Supplies Used:

DISCLAIMER: Although a member of the Simon Says Stamp Affiliate program, all items used to create my projects were purchased by myself. I only link to items I have used, like to use and actually recommend. I have included both sizes of distress ink pads as you may prefer the mini over the regular size. I have also linked to the dies which match the stamp set although in this case I decided to fussy cut out the images.


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Jungle Friends Card Kit (MFT)

Hi Everyone,

It has been such a long time since I last posted. I apologise for my absence from the blogging world – partly imposed by computer issues and partly by life in general. I have been creating a little but more in the scrapbooking realm than the cardmaking one. Recently I was blessed to be chosen as a winner by My Favorite Things in one of their competitions. The prize was their May card kit “Jungle Friends”. Unfortunately, the kit is no longer available although my understanding is the individual components are released a few months later.

One of the exciting aspects of this kit is that it has a die which makes it so easy to create slider cards. I have made more than a few with the sliders as they are just so fun.

Here are six of the cards I’ve made using the card kit so far (and the kit still has many more patterned papers and cardstock leftover!)…

Thanks A Ton

Thanks A Ton

Thanks A Ton

Thanks A Ton

Sorry I Snapped At You

Sorry I Snapped At You

Happy Birthday Party Animal

Happy Birthday Party Animal

Happy Birthday Party Animal

Happy Birthday Party Animal

What's Up?

What’s Up?

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of my latest creations!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

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Five Favourites: Must Visit Cardmaking Blogs

Hi Everyone,

Thought I would do something a little different today and share with you some of the people (and their blogs) who inspire me in the cardmaking realm, not only with their creativity, but also with their generosity in terms of encouragement and sharing of information and ideas. You may recognise some of the names but perhaps a couple of names are new to you. I thoroughly encourage you to visit their websites as I am sure you will come away just as inspired and uplifted as I do. Here are my Five Favourites: Must Visit Cardmaking Blogs:

1. Jennifer McGuire Ink – Jennifer McGuire – she’s the guru! What more can be said? Plenty actually! Jennifer regularly shares card making videos which are always informative and beautiful. Jennifer is a wizz at showcasing different techniques too. She comes up with ideas that are sometimes amazing in their simplicity and have us all wondering why we hadn’t thought of that too. The other thing I love about watching her videos is that she always seems to squeeze more than one card/example into each one. Jennifer is also very generous with her encouragement of others within in the industry and promotes kindness (and the world needs a whole lot more of that!)!

2. Nichol Spohr Magouirk – You all know I love creating little scenes with my stamps and it was so fun for me to come across another card maker who creates intricate scenes like I do. Nichol creates the most gorgeous cards and her videos are just lovely!

3. Lawn Fawn – it is no secret that Lawn Fawn is one of my favourite stamp companies! I love their products (in fact, look for a haul video coming soon). I love that their blog features cards by their customers as well as their design team. They really seem involved and aware of what is happening within the industry. I love their Release Weeks where they show the products they are releasing in depth – they actually stamp out each of the stamps and you get a feel for what they were trying to achieve with each stamps. This is great because I’ve been known to look at stamps by other companies and I have no idea what the stamp is at all. lol

4. Creative Cardsea – Elle is an amazingly talented cardmaker and her cards always leave me inspired. She colours so beautifully and her card designs are always so fantastic. I also love how Elle gives us an insight into her thinking with her posts about goals and struggles. Oh, and she gives herself the most fabulous challenges! I’ve been known to play along and they are super fun!

5. Gotta do the Happy Dance – Bev was the first person to comment on my blog and she has commented on the majority of my posts ever since. Bev is incredibly generous in terms of encouragement and support. She ALWAYS uplifts with her posts AND her cards! One of the things I love most about visiting Bev’s blog is that she has a wide range of styles and every post inspires.

So these are Five Favourites: Must Visit Cardmaking Blogs. I hope you visit their blogs and come away as inspired as I do when I visit them. I would love to hear some of your “must visit” blogs so please feel free to share in the comments below. There are so many wonderful cardmakers out there and I would love to spotlight more (perhaps a post for another day) but for this post my criteria was to include the blogs I always visit first when I sit down to read.

I hope you enjoy this type of blog post too – it is a little different for me. I have some ideas for similar posts and will be sharing them over the coming months. If you would like to suggest any more areas you’d like for me to cover, please do so.

Happy Stamping!

(Disclaimer: This is my personal opinion. I am not affiliated with the first three artists/companies. The last two artists I feel privileged to call my friends after having come to know them through cardmaking.)