22 July 2018

Hey Friend + Giveaway

Hello there, today I have another card to share using a wonderful stamp set from Tracey Hey and Alpaca Pals. This time I am using the adorable Hey Cutie set.
 

I started off by stamping the elephant on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I coloured her using Copic Markers (the colours I used are listed below the supplies section) and fussy cut her out with scissors. I stamped the sentiment on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink and applied white embossing powder and heat set. These were then cut in to strips.

 
When I made this card, I created a couple of extra backgrounds so I thought it would be good to use for this card. The background was made by embossing the SSS Stained Glass 1 Stencil and adding Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Watercolours on top. The background piece was then die cut using a SSS Stitched Rectangle Die and then adhered to a white 4.5" x 4.5" card base with foam sheet and DST. I added the elephant and sentiments on top with thin foam squares. To finish off, I added Aqua Shimmer Pen and Crystal Glaze to the heart on her top.
 
SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
 
 
COPIC MARKERS: Elephant - W7, W5, W3, W1. Top - V28, V25, V15, V12, V01, B04, B02, B000.
 
GIVEAWAY:
 
I had so much fun using these stamps from Alpaca Pals that Tracey has kindly provided me with three stamps sets for me to giveaway, so that you can enjoy them too. The sets I am giving away are the three that I used this week - Koality, Hey Cutie and Make A Splash.


All you have to do to enter the giveaway is to leave me a comment on this post telling me what your favourite animal is. The giveaway closes on 26th July 2018 at 23.59hrs BST. The winner will be announced here on my blog on the 27th July 2018. Good luck!
 
For more inspiration using the Alpaca Pals stamps, please head over to Tracey's website and Facebook page. Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today. I hope you have a great rest of the weekend!

19 July 2018

Just Keep Swimming!

Hello there, today I am back with another card using the fabulous new range of stamps from Tracey Hey and Alpaca Pals. Today I am using the super cute Make A Splash Stamp Set., It is filled with lots of fabulous sentiments and four wonderful sea creatures. I decided to use the seahorse for my card today.
 

I started off by stamping the seahorse using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on white cardstock. I coloured it in using Copic Markers (the colours used are listed below the supplies section) and fussy cut out with scissors. I took a panel of watercolour paper and added drops of Tonic Nuvo Shimmer Powder in Atlantis Burst and Blue Blitz and sprayed this liberally with water. I left it to dry and then die cut it out using a SSS Stitched Circle Die. I took an A2 white card base and embossed a Hero Arts Circle Infinity Die on to the front panel. The shimmer piece was added inside with tape runner.
 
 
I added the seahorse to the card with foam squares and then stamped the sentiment on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. This was then cut in to two strips and added to the card with more foam squares. To finish off, I added a few Raindrops for bubbles and Aqua Shimmer to the purple areas of the seahorse.
 
SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
 
 
COPIC MARKERS: BG13, BG23, BG11, BG10. BV11, BV01, BV000, BV0000.
 
I suspect that seahorses are not usually aqua and purple in real-life but they are in my world! ;) For more inspiration using the Alpaca Pals stamps, please head over to Tracey's website and Facebook page. Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great day!

18 July 2018

We Have A Winner ...

Hello there, I am popping in today to announce the winner of the Altenew Colour Therapy Blog Hop for my stop of the hop. I have a $20 gift certificate to give away to the winner.


The winner is …
 

Dawn, please could you email me using the link in my sidebar ---->
 
Thank you so much to everyone who left me such lovely comments! :) I am really glad that you enjoyed the hop. Have a great day!

Sending Hugs Your Way

Hello there, I am back to share another card using Purple Onion Designs stamps, which are currently all 25% off at the moment. Today I am using the beautiful Floral Spray stamp.
 
 
I started off with a panel of white cardstock cut using the largest of the SSS Stitched Rectangle dies. I stamped the Floral Spray image on to this, stamping only half of the image (it is a long image covering most of a horizontal card) towards the top. I then took the sentiment from the Kindness Sentiments set and stamped this below.
 
 
The image was coloured using Copic Markers (the colours I used are listed below the supplies section), adding a halo of blue around it. I also added white gel pen accents to the flowers and leaves. The panel was then simple added to a white A2 card base with foam sheet and DST.
 
SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
 
 
COPIC MARKERS: Pink flowers - R85, R83, R81, R30. Purple flowers - V17, V15, V12. Yellow flowers - Y15, Y11, Y000. Blue flowers - B45, B41. Teal leaves - BG75, BG72. Green leaves - YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01. Blue halo - B00, B000, B0000, 0.
 
As mentioned, all stamps over at Purple Onion Designs are currently 25% off until Sunday 22nd July 2018, so if you have put off ordering, now is the time to do it! For more inspiration using the stamps, please head over to their blog. Thank you so much for visiting me today, I hope you have a great day!

16 July 2018

Hang In There

Hello there, today I have a card to share using stamps from a new company - Alpaca Pals. These stamps are designed by the amazing artist Tracey Hey who has an alpaca farm down in Dorset (hence the name!). Tracey kindly sent me some of her stamps to play with, so I will be sharing some cards with them this week and I'll have a giveaway at the end of the week too.
 

My first card uses the fabulous Koality Stamp Set. I took a panel of white cardstock and stamped the koala in the tree image with Memento Tuxedo Black. I then die cut the panel using a SSS Stitched Rectangle die. I took the sentiment from the set and stamped this below the koala.
 
 
The image was then coloured using Copic Markers (the colours I used are listed below the supplies section). The panel was simply added to a black A2 card base with foam sheet and DST.
 
SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
 
 
COPIC MARKERS: Koala - W7, W5, W3, W1, R000. Tree - E59, E57, E55, YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01.
 
Isn't that koala adorable?! There is another koala image in the set plus lots of sentiments too, so they can be used for lots of different occasions. For more inspiration using the Alpaca Pals stamps, please head over to Tracey's website and Facebook page. Thank you so much for visiting me today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful week!

15 July 2018

Waving Hello From My Treehouse

Hello there, today I have another card using stamps from Purple Onion Designs. The thing that I love most about the stamps from POD, is that you can create your own scenes using them easily. Today I have combined the Treehouse with Oscar (sitting fox), along with the snail from the Garden Bugs set.
 

I started off by stamping the treehouse on to a panel of white cardstock. This was then cut down using a SSS Stitched Square die before colouring with Copic Markers (the colours I used are listed below the supplies section). The treehouse is actually a winter stamp, there is snow on the mushrooms/toadstools and also along some of the bottom of the tree trunk. Since I wanted a summer feel for my card, I tried to cover them up!
 
 
I then stamped and coloured the snail and fox images. These were fussy cut out and added to the panel with thin foam tape. The whole panel was then added to a 4.5" x 4.5" white card base with foam sheet and DST. I took the sentiment from the Journey Sentiments Set and stamped this with Versamark Ink on to black cardstock. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. This was cut in to a strip and added to the card with more thin foam tape.
 
SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
 
 
COPIC MARKERS: Treehouse - E59, E57, E55, E53, B000, V15, V12. Grass - YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01. Stones - C5, C3, C1. Sky - B00, B000, B000. Mushroom/Toadstool - R89, R37, R27, R24. Snail - V17, V15, V12, BG72, BG70. Fox - E19, E09, E08, E13, E51, E50, V17, V15, V12.
 
I realised after I had taken the photo, that I forgot to add the white dots on to the mushroom/toadstool. I have done that now! All stamps over at Purple Onion Designs are now 25% off until the 22nd July 2018. Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today, I hope you have a great rest of the weekend!

13 July 2018

Peep + POD Sale News

Hello there, today I am using the super cute Peep stamp, along with the Blossoming Perch from Purple Onion Designs. They are so sweet together!


I started off by stamping the branch on to a panel of white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Using a Stamp-a-ma-jig to help with placement (since the stamps are red rubber), I stamped the bird (known as Peep) so that he is standing on the branch. I then stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Occasions Sentiments set below.


The images were coloured using Copic Markers (the colours I used are listed below the supplies section) and I added a few details and highlights with a white gel pen. The panel was then simply added to a white A2 card base with foam sheet and DST.


SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
 


COPIC MARKERS: Bird - B79, B69, B66, B63, B60, YR24. Branch - E57, E57, E53, YG17, YG23, YG01, Y17, V15, V12.

Good news! All stamps over at Purple Onion Designs are 25% off from now until Sunday, 22nd July 2018. So if you have been putting off making an order, now is the time to do it!


For more inspiration using Purple Onion Designs stamps, head over to the blog. Thank you so much for visiting me today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great day and a wonderful weekend!

12 July 2018

Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, I am delighted to be taking part in the Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop today. We are all focusing on colouring with Altenew Artist Markers. As you may know, I love colouring. I also suffer with some health conditions and I find that it really is a form of therapy for me.
 

My card uses the beautiful Fresh Freesia set. I started off by stamping the image on to a panel of white cardstock with Fog ink. I wanted a light ink for a no-line look. Using the Altenew Artist Markers Set A (I used just the blues and greens from the set), I coloured the image in, adding the darker colour first and blending out with the lighter. I only used two shades for each section (the exact colours are listed below the supplies section).
 
 
I took a bit of artistic licence with using blues for the petals, but I just love blue flowers, even if most of them only exist in my imagination! The sentiment from the set was stamped using black ink and then the panel was added to an A2 white card base with foam sheet and DST. To finish off, I added a few sequins around the image.
 
SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
 
 
ALTENEW ARTIST MARKERS: Petals - B313, B201. Leaves and stem - G715, G702.
 
BLOG HOP:
 
 
If you are following along in the hop, you should have arrived here from Lilith Eeckles. The next stop on the hop is the amazing Nina-Marie Trapani. If you get lost along the way, please head over to the Altenew Card Blog.
 
GIVEAWAY:

Altenew are giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or the Altenew Scrabook Blog by Wednesday, July 18th for a chance to win. The six winners will be announced on the Altenew Blogs on the 22nd July 2018.
 
I also have a $20 gift certificate to Altenew to give away too! All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post by 17th July 2018 at 23.59hrs BST. I will announce the winner on the 18th July 2018. Good luck!
 
Additionally, there is a promotion going on to save 15% off on all Artist Marker purchases with the code HAPPYCOLORS. The code is valid until the 15th July 2018 at 11.59pm EDT.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. Have a great day and happy colouring!

10 July 2018

Congrats

Hello there, today I have a card to share using the Pink Avenue stamp set and dies from Pink & Main. It is such a cute set filled with little images to create street/house scenes. I thought the little car/vehicle and trees would make a cute little card for someone who has just passed their driving test.
 

I started off by stamping the car and trees using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on to white cardstock. These were coloured with Copic Markers (the colours I used are listed below the supplies section) and die cut with the coordinating Pink Avenue dies. I took a panel of white cardstock and added a strip of post-it tape to mask off a section to create a sky. I took Broken China Distress Oxide ink and softly blended this above the tape.
 
 
The tape was removed and the sentiment (I had to do some masking to get the congrats word only) stamped towards the top. I then added the panel to a white A2 card base with foam sheet and DST. The car and trees were then added on top with a combination of foam tape and tape runner.
 
SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
 
 
Copic Markers: Car - V17, 15, V12, C8, C5, C3, C1, C0, B0000. Trees - YG17, YG23, YG03, YG01, E57, E55.
 
How cute is that little car? Absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day!

8 July 2018

Reverse Confetti July 2018 Release Blog Hop

Hello there, I am delighted to be hopping with Reverse Confetti for their July 2018 Release today. It is a fabulous release and I have three cards to share with you, using three of the new sets. If you are following along in the hop, you should have arrived here from the wonderful Kathy, but if you get lost along the way, I have the full list of participants below.
 

My first card uses the Greatest Adventure stamp set and coordinating dies. I started off by stamping the racoon and fox in the boat image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on to white cardstock. I coloured the image using Copic Markers (the colours I used are listed below the supplies section) and cut out with the coordinating Greatest Adventure Confetti Cuts.
 
 
I took the (already released) Stitched Rays Cover Panel Die and die cut this from white cardstock. Using a blending tool, I blended Squeezed Lemonade and Broken China Distress Oxide inks on to the panel. I then stamped the sentiment below. I adhered the panel to a white A2 card base with tape runner and then added the image on top with foam tape. To finish off, I added Raindrops with liquid glue around the image. Aren't these guys so cute? :)
 

My next card uses the Mod Floral Stack stamp set. It is such a pretty set with different sized petal/leaf shaped images. I just used one size and stamped these on to a panel of white cardstock. I used Altenew Dew Drops, Aqualicious and Teal Caves ink and overlapped the images so that it looks like a tulip head.
 
 
I took the 'happiest wishes to you' sentiment from the set and masked off the 'to you' part before stamping with black ink below the petal image. The panel was added to a white A2 card base with foam sheet and DST. To finish off, I added a couple of Shimmering Pool Jewels.
 

My final card uses The Most Beauty stamp set. This is a wonderful sentient set. I first took a panel of white cardstock and using an ink blending tool, blended Worn Lipstick and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Inks through the Leaf Lattice Stencil. The stencil was removed to leave a pretty leaf pattern on the cardstock.
 
 
I took one of the sentiments from the set and stamped this on to the panel with black ink. The panel was then added to a white A2 card base with foam sheet and DST. To finish off, I added a few raindrops.
 
SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
 
 
COPIC MARKERS: Racoon - W8, W5, W3, W2, W1, W0, Y17, Y13. Fox - E09, E08, E19, E13, E51, 0. Boat - E59, E57, E55, B28, B23, B21. Oar - E55, E53, E50. Fish - YG23, YG01.
 
BLOG HOP:
 
 
Here is the full list of participants in the hop today:
 
Michelle Short - you are here!
 
As you can see, the next person on the hop is the fabulous Audrey. Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, I hope you have a great time on the rest of the hop and a wonderful rest of the weekend!

6 July 2018

Peony Thanks

Hello there, today I have a card to share using the beautiful Japanese Peony stamp from Studio Katia. If you watched my June haul video, you would have seen a sneak peek of this card already!


I started off by stamping the peony in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured it using Copic Markers (the colours I used are listed below the supplies section). I die cut it out using the coordinating die and set it aside.
 
 
I took the Halftone Dots Cover Die and die cut this from black cardstock. I added it to a black A2 card base with liquid glue. I then took the Giving Thanks dies and die cut the shadow of the thanks word with Vellum and the outline with white cardstock. I added Stick It to the back of this before I die cut. I removed the backing of the Stick It and added this to the shadow.
 
 
I adhered the peony to the card base with thin foam pads. I then added the thanks word on top, half with liquid glue and half with the thin foam pads. To finish off, I added Sparkling Crystals around the flower with liquid glue.
 
SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
 
 
COPIC MARKERS: R89, R85, R83, R81, YR12, Y11. G46, G43, G40.
 
I love that large peony image and I think it would be perfect to colour with lots of different colouring mediums too! Thank you so much for popping in today to see me, I really do appreciate it. Have a great day and a wonderful weekend.

5 July 2018

Hay Party Pig

Hello there, today I am over on the Hero Arts blog sharing a card using the new Hay Party Animals set that was released as an add-on with this month's My Monthly Hero Kit. I love pigs, so of course I had to use the pig image on my card today!


SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
 
 
COPIC MARKERS: RV42, E01, R01, E000.

For more details on how I made the card, please head over to the blog post. Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great day!
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