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Friday, 19 September 2014

Sending Hugs

Hello there, today I have a card to share that I made for a friend who I felt needed to be sent some hugs and smiles. I used Laura Bassen's technique of the die cut popped up window. I first stamped the Mama Elephant panda from the Pandamonium stamp set on to a panel of white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I took the die and cut it leaving the foot intact. I then cut a window out around it using my craft knife.

I coloured the little panda lightly using Copic Markers - a little C1 and blender for the tummy and face, along with a little R000 for the cheeks. I stamped the sentiment from the SSS Handwritten Sentiments set below. I then took a white card base (3.5x5") and inked where the window would show through, using TH Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Broken China. The panel was then popped on top using foam tape.
As the card was smaller than usual I made a little envelope using my WRMK Envelope Punch Board and some Papertrey Ink paper.

A little, simple card but I hope it made my friend smile a little. Thanks so much for visiting me today. Hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

STAMPtember | Zig Zag Dots

Hello there, today I have a card to share that uses the new Zig Zag Dot stencil from Simon Says Stamp. This stencil was kindly sent to me by SSS and I love it! It has so many uses but for my card today I decided to use it with embossing paste.

I simply took a card base that I made from SSS Fog CS and placed the stencil on to it and applied a thin layer of embossing paste. I added a little of the Fog ink to it to give it more of the same tone. I then took the SSS Small Hello die and cut this three times from SSS Cotton Candy CS. I layered these up adding clear WOS to the top layer. This was added to the card once dry and then I added a few DB Cupcake Sprinkles to finish.


I apologise that I haven't been around for almost a week. There are two reasons for this: firstly, my mojo seems to have completely disappeared so if anyone finds it can you send it back to me please! Secondly, I started back at university on Monday after my summer break. My first essay is due in this Sunday so obviously that has to take priority. I really do appreciate you visiting me though and I will be back soon.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

VIDEO | Doodlebug Design Haul #5

Hello there, so if you have been following me for a while you will know I love me some Doodlebug! It is one of the companies that I have consistently loved and bought items from almost the whole time I have been card making. I just love the bright, fun colours and their products are consistently high quality too. So when Craft Mojo got the latest release in I couldn't stop myself and had to order some of the yumminess, here is what I got:


Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great one :)

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Clearly Besotted Challenge | Halloween or Autumn

Hello there and welcome to another Clearly Besotted Challenge. The theme this month is Halloween or Autumn. For my project this month I went with the Halloween theme and made a little treat bag. I tend to make these most years and I think it is a cute little way to give sweets.
My treat bag was cut using the Cricut Explore using one of the designs from the bags, tags, boxes & more collection. I cut it on some lovely Bazzill cardstock which has spider webs glazed on it (but is now sadly retired). I then went to work decorating it.

I used the new Halloween Spirit stamp set and stamped the sentiment using VersaMark ink and then heat embossed in white. I then took one of the dies from the Lovely labels die collection and cut it out and added some TH Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade and Dusty Concord to it. The label has been added to the bag with black foam tape.

I then took the little bat image from the set, stamped it three times and fussy cut out. These have had a little coating of clear WOS before being adhered to the bag with more foam tape. To finish it off I added a little twine through the handles.

+ Bazzill Basics Blackbired with Spiders Web Glazed cardstock - retired

The challenge win run for 2 weeks and a randomly selected entry will win a £30 Clearly Besotted e-gift card. For the full details on the challenge, including how to enter please visit Stephanie's blog. There you will also see the amazing creations by the rest of the DT too. Thanks so much for visiting me today!