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Saturday, 18 October 2014


Hello there, I made this card a little while ago for my niece's sixth birthday (I cannot believe she is six already!) but I was unable to share it before now. My niece is a very girly girl and likes sparkle so I thought I would make her a sequin shaker card. I thought it would be great to use the ME Carnival Cupcakes set with it too.

I first stamped and coloured the bunny, cupcake and balloon (the balloon is from the CBS It's Your Birthday Set, I outlined the image with black and then coloured it in) and coloured with Copics, adding a liberal amount of WOS on the cupcake and balloon.
I then took one of the MFT Rectangle Frames dies and cut this from white CS. I added acetate to the inside and then a double layer of foam tape to the back. I filled this with various sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and also Lawn Fawn. On the back I added a sheet of paper from the LF Hello Sunshine paper pad. The shaker was then added to a white card base and the bunny, cupcake and balloon on top with foam tape.

 Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great weekend! :)

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Simon's Snowflakes

Hello there, today I have a card to share with you using the SSS Lots of Snowflakes set, I was kindly sent this set from Simon Says Stamp during the STAMPtember release and it really is a favourite of mine. I first took a sheet of Neenah 110lb CS (if I had realised what I would be doing with it I actually would have used watercolour paper but never mind!) and stamped the snowflakes on it using Vermark ink. I then heat embossed these using WOW! Silver Pearl EP.

I went over the panel using TH Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Evergreen Bough and Salty Ocean. I love that the embossing powder resists the inks. For a little shine, I took some Perfect Pearls and mixed it with water in a Mini Mister and sprayed this over the panel. Once dry, I cut this in strips and added it to a Neenah card base with foam tape. The sentiment, from the SSS Happy Hellos set, was stamped below using black ink. I finished off with a few HA smooth gems.

Thanks you so much for visiting me today, hope you are having a lovely day!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Watercolour Flowers

Hello there, today I have a card to share that I made for my mum's birthday last week. My mum loves flowers so I went with some watercolour flowers for her card. I first took some TH Watercolor Cardstock and cut this using the ME rectangle Index Card die. I then took the ME Sweet Havana stamp set and stamped the individual stamps using TH Distress Markers. I just took the marker and went around the edge of the image and the stamped.

I then took an acrylic block, added some more colour to it with the markers and picked this up with a wet watercolour brush. I then painted in all the flowers as well as the pot, ground and shadow. For the flowers I added some clear Wink of Stella on top. I then stamped the sentiment from the CBS Nouveau Flowers set using TH Seedless Preserves ink. This panel has been added to a vellum piece cut using the larger scallop die form the ME Index Card set and then to a PTI Soft Stone card base.

DISTRESS MARKERS: Pumice Stone, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves.
I really like how the watercolouring came out on this one :) Thanks so much for visiting me today, have a lovely day!

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Winner, Winner ...

Hello there, I apologise for the delay in getting this up but I am here today to share the winner of the Clearly Besotted Stamps £20 gift card.
First of all thank you so much to everyone who left such lovely comments on my card and for taking part in the blog hop. A few people commented multiple times, the extra comments have been deleted and your first comment has been used as your number. Random.org selected ....
That is number 124 who is:
Congratulations Caroline, please can you email me using the link in my sidebar. Thanks again to everyone who played along. Have a lovey weekend! :)

Friday, 10 October 2014

Clearly Besotted Challenge | Christmas

Hello there and welcome to this month's Clearly Besotted Challenge. The theme this month is Christmas. For my card, I have started off by die cutting two of the snowflakes from the Snowflake Trio Die Collection from mask sheet. I have then used these as a stencil and added TH Distress Ink to them in a pouncing method (instead of the usual blending method) on to piece of white cardstock.

I have then taken one of the sentiments from the new Most Wonderful set and stamped this on top using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I have finished off the card by adding the panel to a white card base with foam tape and then adding few pearls.

The challenge win run for two weeks and a randomly selected entry will win a £30 Clearly Besotted e-Gift Card. For further details please visit Stephanie, there you will also see the rest of the samples from the Design Team. Thanks so much for visiting me today.