8 January 2019

Hearts Are Not Just For Valentine's

*This is my second post for the day, please see below for the Reverse Confetti January Blog Hop*

Hello there, today I am over on the Hero Arts Blog sharing a card made using the new All My Love Decorative Hearts stamp set that was released as an add-on to the January MMH Kit. It is perfect for Valentine's but as you can see from my card, it can be used for other occasions too.



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.
 

I love how the Liquid Watercolors work with the heat embossing on the heart. For details on how I made the card, please pop over to the blog post here. Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Reverse Confetti January 2019 Blog Hop

Hello there, today we are celebrating the January 2019 release from Reverse Confetti. What a wonderful release, it is perfect for Valentine's but also all year round cards too. Today I am using two new sets, as well as a new paper pad. If you are following along in the hop, you should have arrived here from the amazing Kathy, but if you get lost along the way, I have the full list of participants below.
 

My first card uses the new adorable Big Bear stamp set and coordinating dies. I started off by stamping the big bear and heart images from the set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on to white cardstock. I coloured them with Copic Markers (the colours I used are listed below the supplies section) and then cut them out with the Big Bear Confetti Cuts. I love that the die cuts out the bear's hands so that you can have him holding different things. I added the heart.
 
 
I then took a panel of paper from the new Call Cupid Paper Pad and added this to the front of an A2 white card base. I took the sentiment from the set and stamped this on to a strip of black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. This was added at the bottom of the paper piece with foam tape. I then added the bear on top. I added foam tape at the top and tape runner at the bottom. To finish, I added Aqua Shimmer to the heart and black glaze pen to the bear's eyes.
 

My second card uses the super cute Heart Pals stamp set and coordinating dies. I first took the dog image from the set and stamped this using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on to white cardstock. I coloured the image with Copic Markers (the colours I used are listed below the supplies section) and then die cut out with the Heart Pals Confetti Cuts.
 
 
I took an A2 white card base and embossed a circle die on to it. I then die cut two smaller circles, one from the Call Cupid Paper Pad and one from white cardstock. I cut the white piece down further so create a ground. They were adhered together and then on to the card with tape runner. I added the dog image on top with foam tape. To finish off, I added black glaze pen to his eyes and then Crystal Glaze to the hugs and kisses sign.
 
SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the cards. 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: Bear - W9, W8, W7, W5, W3, W2, W1, W00. Heart - R85, R83, R81. Dog - E59, E57, E55, E53, E51, E50, R12, R02, R01. Sign - E33, E31, E30, R24, R22, R21.
 
BLOG HOP:
 
Isn't the release so cute? I loved making these cards! Next in the hop is the fantastic Audrey. Thank you so much for visiting me today, I hope you have a great day!

7 January 2019

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

Hello there, today we are celebrating the release of the January 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts. What a beautiful kit, it is filled with beautiful flowers, a flower stand, wonderful sentiments and lots of amazing dies. It is perfect for Valentine's, spring cards, birthday cards and just because cards.

If you are following along in the hop, you should have arrived here from the amazing Jessica, but if you get lost along the way, I have the full list of participants below.


As you can see, I kept my card very clean and simple. I started off by taking a panel of white cardstock and the balloon image from the main stamp set. I stamped the balloon on to the panel with Intense Black Ink. I masked off as I went, so that I could create a cluster of balloons flying up in to the sky.


When I got to the third set of balloons, I decided to stamp the sentiment. I masked off the 'I' from the sentiment and just stamped the 'love you' portion. I made a quick mask for this and then carried on stamping the balloons. I removed the masks and then coloured the balloons with Copic Markers. I used my favourite colour combination for red - R89, R37, R29, R27, R24. The panel was added flat to an A2 white card base and then I added a few raindrops to finish.

 
In case you didn't see it, this is the card that I shared over on the Hero Arts Blog. I used the flowers and containers from the main stamp set. Masked these off and then stamped the Hearts & Flowers Bold Prints at the top of the panel and added some ink blending. The sentiment is from the You Are Loved Flourish Messages set. Both this set and the Bold Prints are add-ons this month. You can find out more details about the card here.


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.
 


THE KIT:

The January 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit contains a 6" x 8" clear stamp set, 21 coordinating Frame Cuts, 1 easel die with inner board cut, 10 A2 vellum envelopes, 20 circle envelope seals, 10 8.5" x 5.5" sheets of cardstock (5 red, 5 pink) and 1 Pink Glimmer Lacquer. All of this is worth $79.00 but you can get it for $34.99 (approx. £28 depending on exchange rate). The kits are exclusive to Hero Arts and often sell out quickly, so you can subscribe here so that you never miss a kit.


ADD-ONS:

There are a number of amazing add-ons this month. You can add these to your cart when ordering the kit and they are also available at your favourite Hero Arts retailer.



BLOG HOP:

Here is the full list of participants in the hop today:

Michelle Short - you are here!
 
GIVEAWAY:

Hero Arts are giving away one kit to one lucky blog hop reader. The winner will be selected from all the comments left across all of the stops in the hop. The giveaway closes Sunday, January 13th at 11.59pm and the winner will be announced the flowing week on the Hero Arts Blog. Good luck!
 
Next on the hop is the amazing Nichol. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. Have a great time on the rest of the hop!

5 January 2019

Hello | MMH January 2019

Hello there, I am over on the Hero Arts Blog today sharing a card using the new My Monthly Hero Kit, as well as two add-on products - Heart & Flowers Bold Prints (for the pattern at the top) and the You Are Loved Flourish Messages set (for the sentiment). It is a great kit, perfect for so many different occasions.
 
 
For more information on how I made the card, please head over to the blog post here and remember to leave a comment over there for a chance to win a kit! Have a great rest of the weekend! See you on Monday for the release.

1 January 2019

VIDEO | Clearly Besotted January 2019 Release Preview

Hello there and happy New Year to you! Wishing you all a wonderful 2019 filled with lots of love, laughter, kindness and good health. Thank you for all your support in 2018, I really do appreciate it.
 
I am here today as it is Clearly Besotted release day. The January 2019 products release today at 8pm GMT 3pm EST. You can purchase them from the Clearly Besotted shop (UK based) and Simon Says Stamp (US based).


It is a wonderful release filled with cute critters, fabulous sentiments, beautiful images and fantastic stencils. Here is a look at all of the products, including the projects that I have made with them:
 


 
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. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
 
 
I absolutely love the release this month and had such a great time making my projects using the new sets. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to use the new stencils but I will soon :) I would love to hear your thoughts on the release. Thank you so much for visiting me today, I hope you have a great day!
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