Saturday, 23 September 2017

MCV85 - Peace

Here's my card for the current Muse: ChristmasVisions challenge, where our Guest Muse, Stephanie has given us this gorgeous inspiration:

I focused on 
-peace theme
-green and blue colour scheme
-layout (sentiment under focal image)
-stars (I created mine as water drops)

If you'll notice, my dove is in the sky and my peace is literally 'on earth'. LOL!

Here's a quick video showing how I made this very simple card:

Friday, 22 September 2017

Tag You're It #73 - Reminder

Good morning! I'm back with another tag for the current Tag You're It Challenge. I was inspired by this tag by Tracey:

I focused on Tracey's:
-colours - white pink purple and black
-partial image at the top left
-black hello
-fun bottom edge

I created a wreath of little flowers with Tilly's Magic Garden stamps and used a die cut sentiment. The tag, reinforcer and scalloped edge die are all from Tags, etc., which was part of the Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval collection. This collection is sold out but the individual products will be made available in the futre.

I used:

SugarPea Designs - Sweet2Repeat

Good morning! Here's my card for SugarPea's Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop, using products from the latest release! This is a chance for the designers to give you a little more inspiration, now that you've had a chance to get these products yourself!

I used some of the smaller images (isn't that turkey adorable!!) and a wonderful Thanksgiving sentiment from Indian Summer (as well as matching dies) along with the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles. I stamped the leaves close together at the top and further apart as I moved down the card, to create a feeling of the leaves gently falling.

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Thursday, 21 September 2017

AJVD - Beautiful Birthday

I'm on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with this 'wraparound' card and tips for getting clean blending with a fiddly die-cut.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Muse 234 - Celebrate

Here's my card for this week's Muse Card Club, where Kim has given us this beautiful sympathy card as inspiration:

I focused on Kim's:
-floral theme
-blue and purple
-popped up die cut white sentiment

I used:

Saturday, 16 September 2017

FS554 - Joy

Congratulations to this week's Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper: Beth (aka) scrapbook4ever

I chose this card as my inspiration:

I focused on:
-ornament theme
-Joy theme
-red, yellow, blue

I changed
-stamping to blending
-no 'triple the fun' framing technique 
-added green and black

I used daubers (more control in a small space) to blend distress ink through the masks I created. I put more ink on the left and bottom, to create dimension for my ornaments. 

Here's a quick video:

I used:

Muse 233 - Merry Christmas

Here's my card for this week's Muse Challenge, where Tracey has given us a modern, CAS Christmas inspiration:

I focused on Tracey's:
-green wreath with white embossing and red bow
-red mat

My card has a more 'classic' feel, but is otherwise very similar. I masked and blended the wreath and blended and spritzed my red mat - I love the bokeh effect the spritzing gives! Here's a quick video:

I used: