11 December 2019

MFT Sketch Challenge | Bear Hugs

Hello there, it's Wednesday so that means it is time for another MFT Sketch Challenge! As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to use the pandas from the new Panda Pals set.
 

I started off my card by stamping the panda in the tree, as well as the sun and cloud image from the MFT Panda Pals Stamp Set on to white cardstock using MFT Extreme Black Ink. I then coloured them using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies section). They were then cut using the MFT Panda Pals Die-namics and set aside while I worked on the background.
 
 
I took a 4.25" x 4.25" panel of white cardstock and drew faint lines on to it, to divide the piece into four. I then placed a circle die from the MFT Stitched Circle Stax Die-namics set against the centre lines that I drew. I did that four times to get the four circles. I then cut a piece of white cardstock the same size and using the MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil, blended Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink on top to create the sky. This piece was then added to an A2 card base made from MFT Limelight Cardstock with tape runner.
 
 
I then adhered the circle piece on top with foam tape. I took the panda image and added him to the card with a combination of tape runner and foam tape. The sun and cloud piece was added with foam tape. I then took the sentiment from the MFT Bear Hug Bunch Stamp Set and stamped it on to MFT Black Licorice Cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied detail white embossing powder and heat set. This was then cut in a strip using the MFT Skinny Strips Die-namcs and added this to the card with tape runner. To finish off, I added a few Clear Round Drops with MFT On-Point Precision 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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
 
 
COPIC MARKERS: Tree - E59, E57, E55, YG67, YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01. Panda - W5, W3, W1, W0. Sun - Y18, Y15, Y13, Y11. Cloud - BG11, BG000.
 
SKETCH CHALLENGE:
 
We are on sketch 467 this week. Create and share a card using the sketch and you could win a $50 gift certificate to the MFT Boutique. For more information please visit the MFT Blog.
 
These pandas are so cute and I am looking forward to using the others in the set soon! Thank you so much for popping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day!

10 December 2019

MFT & Friends | December 2019 Release

Hello there, I am delighted to be joining MFT for their MFT & Friends feature today to celebrate the release of the December products. I will be sharing cards throughout the month using the new release, but today I have two cards to share with you using a few new products.
 
 
My first card uses the new MFT Bear Hug Bunch Stamp Set. I took the tree, moose and stars from the set and stamped them on to white cardstock using MFT Extreme Black Ink. I coloured them using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area) and cut them out using the MFT Bear Hug Bunch Die-namics.
 

I took a panel of Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock and blended Distress Inks on to the top half using blending brushes. I used Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire and Mermaid Lagoon fading to white towards the bottom. I then splattered on some water droplets and set aside to dry. Once dry, the panel was adhered flat to an A2 white card base with tape runner.
 
 
I then took the sentiment from the set and stamped it on to MFT Black Licorice Cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. It was then cut in to a strip and added to the card with foam tape. The moose and tree were added on top with foam tape. I then added the stars with MFT On-Point Precision Glue. To finish off, I added Black Glaze pen to the moose's eyes.
 

For my next card, I started off by stamping the new MFT Crosshatch Polka Dot Background stamp on to white cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied clear embossing powder and heat set. I then cut this using the MFT Big Smile Die-namics (which is the free with $60 purchase this month).  Taking a blending brush, I blended MFT inks on to the letters, adding more ink towards the bottom of the letter. I used Razzle Berry, Pineapple, Sour Apple, Blu Raspberry and Grape Jelly. I die cut the letters another three times from white cardstock and stacked these up, one on top of another, adhering with MFT On-Point Precision Glue.
 
 
The ink blended letters were then added on top. I took a white A2 card base and added a panel of paper from the MFT Black & White Dots Paper Pack to the bottom. I then added a thin strip of MFT Black Licorice Cardstock at the top. I took the sentiment from the MFT Essential Sentiments set and stamped this on to the card using MFT Extreme Black Ink. I added the smile letters on top (using the negative of the die cut to help with placement).
 
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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
 
 
Copic Markers: Moose - E59, E57, E55, E53, E50. Tree - E37, E35, E31, YG17, YG03, YG01. Stars - Y11.
 
I hope you will go and check out the rest of the release over in the MFT Shop. It is a fabulous release and as I mentioned above, I will have more inspiration using it throughout the month. Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great day!

4 December 2019

MFT Sketch Challenge | Birthday Blooms

Hello there, I am delighted to be Guest Designing with My Favorite Things this month for their Sketch Challenge. We are on Sketch 466 and I think this sketch is fabulous! It works with so many different images but I thought it would be fun to use the Fresh-Cut Flowers Background on my card today.


I started off by stamping the MFT Fresh-Cut Flowers Background stamp on to a panel of MFT Smooth White Cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white detail embossing powder and heat set. I then blended on Distress Inks in Broken China, Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry. The panel was spritzed with Sparkle Shimmer Spritz and set aside to dry.
 
 
Once dry, the panel was cut down to represent the sketch. So that the image would not be distorted when added to the card base, I cut thin strips out of the image for the gaps. The gaps are not as big as in the sketch but hopefully it still works! The panels were adhered to a white A2 card base with foam tape.


I took the sentiment from the MFT Bitty Bears Stamp Set and stamped it on to MFT Black Licorice Prestige Cardstock with Versamrk Ink. I applied more white detail embossing powder and heat set. It was then cut in to a strip using the MFT Skinny Strips Dies and added to the card with thin foam squares. To finish off, I added Sparkling Crystals using MFT On-Point Precision Glue.
 
SKETCH CHALLENGE:
 
 
This is the sketch we are using this week. Create and share a card using the sketch and you could win a $50 gift card to the MFT boutique. For more details on the challenge, please head over to the MFT Blog.
 
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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
 
 
Although I love colouring, it was really nice to use the floral image for ink blending instead. I love those colours together too! Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great rest of the day!

2 December 2019

Hero Arts December 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today we are celebrating the release of the Hero Arts December 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit. The kit has a fantastic earth, nature and wonders of the world theme. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the amazing Lydia but if you get lost along the way, I have the full list of participants below.
 

For my hop card, I wanted to use the beautiful woman image in the main stamp set. I love that she represents the animals, flowers, water and sky of the earth. I stamped her on to white cardstock using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. She was then coloured using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies section) and then cut out using the coordinating die that also comes in the kit. I also stamped, coloured and die cut the induvial butterfly.
 
 
I took a Dove White Top Folding Card and blended Hero Arts Grape Slush Reactive Ink towards the top, blending into white half way down the card base. The woman and butterfly were then added on top with foam tape.
 
 
I took the sentiment from the Hero Arts Nature's Beauty Stamp Set (which is an add-on product this month) and stamped this onto Hero Hues Pitch Black Cardstock with Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. This was cut into a strip and added to the card with a combination of foam tape and tape runner (where it overlaps the image).
 
 
My next card is the card that I shared for the countdown over on the Hero Arts Blog. I used the koi fish from the main stamp set and stamped these again on to white cardstock and coloured with Copic Markers. They were fussy cut out and added to a white card cut using the Hero Arts Tag Fancy Die. The sentiment is from the main kit but I masked the sentiment to fit on one line (it stamps stacked up). The tag was added to a Hero Hues Papaya Cardstock card base, that has been scored using a score board, with 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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
 
 
COPIC MARKERS: Woman's skin - E13, E11, E00, E000, E50. Hair - E27, E25, E23, E21. Dress - V17, V15, V12, V01, V000. Water - BG15, BG11, BG10. Clouds - BG10, BG000, BG0000. Deer - E57, E55, E53, E50. Leaves - YG17, YG03, YG01. Flowers and butterflies - R85, R83, R81. Flowers - YR21, YR20, YR30. Bird - B66, B63, B61. Fish - B18, B16, B12, B00, B000. YR18, YR16, YR12, YR00.
 
THE KIT:
 
The Hero Arts December 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit contains a 6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set, 18 Coordinating Frame Cut Dies, Earth Palette Reactive Ink Pad, Green Eco-Glitter and 5 Mini Brushes. All of this values at $74.00 but you can get it for $34.00 (approximately £28 depending on exchange rate). The kit is limited edition and they often sell out quickly. You can subscribe here so that you never miss a kit. International subscribers also get a discount off shipping. Kits begin shipping on 6th December 2019.
 
ADD-ONS:

There are also some amazing add-on products releasing this month. These have the same theme as the kit but are not limited edition and can be purchased when you order your kit, or from your favourite Hero Arts retailer. Here is a look at them:
 
 
BLOG HOP:

Here are all the participants in the hop today:
 
 
GIVEAWAY:

Hero arts are giving away a $50 gift card to one lucky blog hop winner. the winner will be drawn from all of the comments left across all of the stops on the hop. The giveaway closes 8th December 2019 and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week. Good luck!
 
Next on the hop is the amazing Nichol. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day!

1 December 2019

VIDEO | Clearly Besotted December 2019 Release Preview

*This is my second post of the day, please see below for my Simon Says Stamp blog post*

Hello there, today is THE day! The December 2019 release from Clearly Besotted is out today and I am here to share a look at them all. The release is definitely love themed this month but you can definitely use these sets for different occasions too.
 
 
They will be available to purchase tonight at 8pm GMT at Clearly Besotted (UK based) and available now over at Simon Says Stamp (US based). Here is a look at the new sets plus a recap of my projects (plus a new one that you haven't seen yet!):
 


If you are viewing this blog post via email subscription, you can watch the video HERE on YouTube.
 
SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I shared in the video. 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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
 
 
What do you think of the release? I would love to hear your thoughts on it. I think the sets are really cute and I love the flourish sentiments. I am hoping to use them soon! For more inspiration, please head over tot he Clearly Besotted Blog, Keren and Lisa. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a great day!

Simon Says Stamp DieCember | Christmas Blessings

Hello there, today we are celebrating the start of DieCember! DieCember is a fun, month long event over at Simon Says Stamp and today is the day for the Simon exclusive DieCember release. I was kindly sent the Blessings Die to use on my cards, which is a beautiful die that can be used in different ways - with the border, without the border, inlay etc. Today I am sharing two ways to use it.
 

For my cards, I started off by stamping snowflakes from the Simon Says Stamp Lots Of Snowflakes Stamp Set on to Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper with Versamark Ink. I applied Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.
 
 
I then used Distress Inks to apply colour towards the top half of the panel, having the colour fade to white at the bottom. I used Aged Mahogany, Barn Door, Abandoned Coral and Worn Lipstick for the red card and Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Mermaid Lagoon for the blue card. I removed any excess ink from the embossing powder with a cloth and then splattered on a solution of Perfect Pearls and water. The panels were then set aside to dry.
 
 
Once dry, the panels were adhered flat to A2 white card bases with tape runner. I then took the Simon Says Stamp Blessings Die and die cut this six times from white cardstock. I added Stick It adhesive to the back of the white cardstock before die cutting. For the red card, I took the individual letters and stacked these up so that they were three high. They were then adhered to the card. I took the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Hellos Stamp Set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder.
 
 
The sentiment was heat set until melted and then cut out using the smallest of the Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Labels Dies. It was added below the 'blessings' with foam tape. For the blue card, I stacked both the individual letters and the frame piece from the die and placed these on to a piece of vellum. I used the negative piece of the die cut to help with placement. The edges of the vellum were cut down around the frame and then I ran this through the Xyron X machine to cover the entire back with adhesive. This was added to the card and another sentiment from the Holiday Hellos set white heat embossed and added below it.
 

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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
 
 
The new release is fabulous so I hope that you will take a look at it. I will be back later with my Clearly Besotted release video, so until then, thanks so much for stopping by. See you soon!

30 November 2019

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Wonderful Couple

Hello there and welcome to day four of the Clearly Besotted December 2019 Teasers. Not long to wait now, the new products release tomorrow at 8pm GMT. For my last teaser, I am using the adorable Love Notes set. We are continuing the love theme with this fabulous set but I think you can use it for different occasions too. There are different critters writing messages in this set, I went with the hippos for my card.
 

I started off by stamping the hippo on the right from the Clearly Besotted Love Notes Stamp Set on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then mirror stamped this to get the hippo on the left. For this, I stamped the image on to the Waffle Flower Water Media Mat and then placed the cardstock on top. The ink then transfers to the cardstock to give a mirror image. The lines are not perfect but I went over them with a black Copic Multi-liner. I coloured them with Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area) and fussy cut them out with scissors.
 
 
I then stamped the heart image that the hippos are painting and fussy cut that out too. I took the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set and stamped this on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied detail white embossing powder and heat set. This was cut in to a strip and set aside while I worked on the background.
 
 
I took a panel of white cardstock and masked off the bottom portion. I took Distress Inks in Aged Mahogany, Candied Apple and Festive Berries and blended these on to the top of the panel. I then spritzed it heavily with Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz and set it aside to dry. Once dry, I added the sentiment strip below the inking, cut the edges and added it to a white A2 card base with tape runner. The hippos and heart were then added on top with foam tape. To finish off, I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the paint on the brushes and the heart.
 
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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
 
 
COPIC MARKERS: Hippos - W7, W5, W4, W3, W1. Paintbrushes - R89, R9, R27, R24, C5, C1, E55, E53, E50.
 
I ended up colouring the hippos a bit darker than I would have liked really, but I didn't want to waste them after colouring. I initially coloured the paintbrushes in blue and then decided that I wanted them red. I managed to colour over the top but that is why they look even darker! For more inspiration using the new release, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, Keren and Lisa. Thanks so much for visiting me in blogland today. I will be back tomorrow with my release preview video. Have a fabulous day!

29 November 2019

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Love Story

Hello there and welcome to day three of the Clearly Besotted December 2019 Teasers. The new products release on Sunday and today I have a card to share using the new Love Story set. It is such a cute set consisting of a film strip with different landscapes that can go inside, along with lots of adorable skunks. Although the set is geared towards sending cards to your significant other, I thought it would work well for an anniversary card too.
 

I started off my card by stamping the film strip from the Clearly Besotted Love Story Stamp Set on to a panel of white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then stamped the cityscape image inside each of the windows. The sunset sky was added with Copic Markers (the colours used are listed below the supplies area).
 
 
On a separate piece of cardstock, I stamped two of the skunks and coloured them with Copic Markers before fussy cutting out with scissors. I took the 'happy anniversary' sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Tiny Type Stamp Set and stamped this below the film strip. The panel was adhered flat to an A2 white card base and then the skunks added on top with 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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
 
 
COPIC MARKERS: Sunset - R24, YR18, YR15, Y17, Y15. Skunks - T7, T6, T5, T4, T3, T3, T1. Heart - R89, R39, R27, R24.
 
Although skunks are usually darker in colour than I have coloured them, I went with greys as there is already a lot of black on the card. I do think the greys work quite well for them though. They are adorable! For more inspiration using the new release, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, Keren and Lisa. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I very much appreciate it. See you tomorrow for day four. Have a wonderful day!

28 November 2019

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Hugs

Hello there and welcome to day two of the Clearly Besotted December 2019 Teasers. Today I am using a really fun new set called Picture Perfect. The little critters in the set are made to fit inside the polaroid photo frame stamp - so cute!
 

I started off my card by taking a panel of white cardstock and stamping the polaroid photo frame from the Clearly Besotted Picture Perfect Stamp Set, with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I stamped the one on the left first, made a mask for it and stamped the one in the middle to overlap slightly. I then stamped the one on the right. The critters were then stamped inside each of the frames. There are five sets of critters but I went with the foxes, rabbits and cats for my card today.
 
 
I took the sentiment from the new Clearly Besotted Festive Flourish Stamp Set and stamped this on to the middle photo. There are lots of sentiments in the Picture Perfect set but I thought the hugs would work nicely for my card. The photos were then coloured using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area). Because the critters were kept neutral in colour, I decided to add some spots in rainbow colours (using Copic Markers) behind the photos for some added interest. The panel was then simply adhered flat to an A2 white card base.
 
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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
 
 
COPIC MARKERS: Foxes - E18, E09, E13, E11, E30. Bunnies - W6, W5, W3, W2, W1, R12, R00, R0000. Cats - C10, C8, C7, C6, C5, C3, C1, R00. Shadow on photo frames - C5, C3, C1. Background - BG11, BG10, BG000, BG0000. Bubbles - R85, R83, R81. YR16, YR15, YR12. Y15, Y13, Y11. YG25, YG03, YG01. B02, B00, B000. V17, V15, V12.
 
There are lots of other images and accessories in the set. I just love all the critters though! For more inspiration using the new release, please had over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, Keren and Lisa. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. See you tomorrow for day three. Have a great day!

27 November 2019

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Piggy Mail

Hello there and welcome to day one of the Clearly Besotted Teasers for the December 2019 release. I cannot believe that we are on the December release already, this year has flown by! Anyway, the new products release on the 1st December 2019 at 8pm GMT. From now until then, we will be sharing teasers with you using the new sets. My card and tag today use the new Love Letters set.
 

I started off by creating my card. I took a panel of white cardstock and stamped the letter/envelope outline image from the Clearly Besotted Love Letters Stamp Set on to my panel using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I masked off the first one and then stamped it again on the right hand side. This set is geared towards love letters (as the name suggests), but I thought it would be fun to use the set to resemble a post card.

 
For the front of the postcard, I took one of the pigs from the set (there are a few different ones) and stamped this in the left hand side outline. I made a mask for him and then stamped the beach scene image from the Clearly Besotted Scene It More Stamp Set on top. The mask was then removed to reveal the pig sitting on the beach. I then stamped the sentiment above. I took the postage stamp from the Love Letters set and stamped this on to what is the back of the postcard.
 
 
I stamped the pig face inside and then the lines to represent the franking of the postage stamp. The postcards were then coloured using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area). The panel was adhered to an A2 black card base with foam tape.

I couldn't resist creating a little tag with this set too. I took one of the other pig images from the Clearly Besotted Love Letters Stamp Set and stamped this on to white cardstock with black ink. He was coloured with Copic Markers and fussy cut out with scissors. I took the Reverse Confetti Dashed Line Tag Die and cut this from white cardstock twice (for the front and back). I took the front piece and cut an aperture from it using the Hero Arts Nesting Circle Infinity Dies.
 
 
I placed a piece of MFT Black & White Dots Paper Pad behind and then added the other tag on to the back to finish it off. The pig was added to the centre of the window with foam tape. I white heat embossed the sentiments from the Love Letters set on to black cardstock, cut in to strips and added to the tag with more foam tape. To finish off, I added a twine bow and a mini clothes pin.


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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
 
 
COPIC MARKERS: Pig - R21, R30, R00. Heart - V17, V15, V12. Sand - E44, E43, E42, E41. Rocks - E49, E47, E44, E43. Palm Trees - YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01. E57, E55, E53, E50. Sea - B18, B16, B14, B12. Sky - B01, B00, B000, B0000. Pig on tag - R12, R30, R01, R00.
 
I just love these baby piggies so much! They are absolutely adorable. Although this set is geared towards Valentine's, as you can see, you can use it in other ways too. For more inspiration using the new release, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog and my teamies Keren and Lisa. Thanks so much for stopping by today, see you tomorrow for day two!

26 November 2019

Pop Up Present

Hello there, I am over on the Hero Arts Blog today, sharing a card using the wonderful Paper Layering Present Gift Card Fancy Die. This die is wonderful! You can use it as a pop up on the inside of your cards and it is perfectly sized so that you can fit in a gift card inside.
 

I kept the front of the card very simple so that I could concentrate on the inside. I used the Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Prints for a subtle tone-on-tone look, and layered the Christmas Message Fancy Die on top.
 
 
For the inside, I embellished the present using blue cardstock, as well as some silver glitter paper for the bow. The sentiment is from the Snarky Christmas Messages set and I think the Snowflake Edge Fancy Die finishes it off perfectly.
 

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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
 
 
For more details on how I made the card, please head over to the Hero Arts Blog Post. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great day!

23 November 2019

Reindeer Fun!

Hello there, I finally have another card to share with you! Following on from my last post, I am still struggling with migraines but I am trying to do a bit of card making when I can at the moment. I still have tons of Christmas cards to make, so I thought that I would use the Clearly Besotted Christmas Line Up Stamp Set for my card today.
 

To start of with, I took a panel of white cardstock and stamped the reindeer and snowman image from the Clearly Besotted Christmas Line Up Stamp Set towards the top, with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then stamped the image again on to mask paper, cut out with scissors and place this over the stamped image.
 
 
I took the Clearly Besotted Picture It Christmas Stamp Set and stamped this towards the top of the panel. I removed the mask and touched up any areas that didn't line up correctly with a Copic Multiliner. I then took the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Tiny Type Stamp Set and stamped this below the image.
 
 
The panel was then coloured using Copic Markers. I coloured the background first and then the reindeer and snowmen. All of the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area. The panel was adhered to an A2 white card base with foam tape. To finish off, I added Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the reindeer's noses and to the star at the top of the tree.
 
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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
 
 
COPIC MARKERS: reindeer - E59, E57, E55. Noses - E49, E57/R89, R37, R27, R24. Snow/Snowmen - BG11, BG10, BG0000. Hat - C10, C7, C5. Scarf & ornaments on tree - R89, R37, R24. Trees - G29, G46, G43. Star - Y15. Houses - E49, E59, E57, E55. Mountains - B45, B41, B0000. Sky - B06, B04, B02, B00.
 
Although I did mask the whole line up image, I love that you do not need to mask the individual characters in the line up set. Makes it a bit quicker to create scenes! Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you are well and have a wonderful weekend! Ill be back next week and hopefully back to normal scheduling!
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