7 November 2019

VIDEO | Card Making Haul - October 2019

Hello there, today I have a haul to share with you for items that I purchased in October. I am a little late in sharing it as I have had a run of other blog posts to put up. I actually filmed this back in October before I had my second round of Botox.
 
 
I didn't purchase a huge amount in October but I did buy a few stamps and dies plus some paste and a stencil. I got a couple of Christmas sets. I have tried not to buy that many this year as I have a big collection from past years but there is usually something that I will want each year! Here is a look at everything I got:
 


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Here are the links to what I have used 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.
 
 
As mentioned above, this video and post were created before I had my second round of Botox. I am having Botox for chronic migraine. Sadly, the first round didn't help but I am hoping that the second will. Fingers crossed! Because of this, my posts this month have been scheduled in advance, so you may not see as many as usual. I am hoping to be back creating soon though! Thanks so much for popping by, see you soon and I hope you have a wonderful day!

6 November 2019

Welcome Baby

Hello there, today I have a card using the new release from Clearly Besotted that I shared in my release video last week. I had originally made the focal image to go with the background on this card but it didn't work so ended up creating two different cards.


I started off my card by stamping the balloons from the Clearly Besotted Balloon Bunch Stamp Set on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then stamped the elephant from the Clearly Besotted Balloon Bunch Buddies Stamp Set underneath so that it looked like he was hanging from the balloons. They were then coloured using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area) before fussy cutting out with scissors.
 
 
I took an A2 white card base and added a piece of Mylar over the top that I had cut using a Hero Arts Nesting Circle Infinity Die (to create a mask/stencil) and then placed the MFT Cloud Stencil on top. Using Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink, I blended clouds into the circle to create a sky. The masks were removed and the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Balloon Bunch Stamp set stamped on top with black ink.
 
 
The elephant and balloons image was adhered on top with foam tape. I then added a few Lucy's Raindrops using Multi Medium Matte glue. To finish off, I added white gel pen highlights to the balloons and black glaze pen to the elephant's eyes.
 
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: Elephant - W5, W3, W2, W1. Balloons - Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11/R85, R83, R81/B04, B02, B00, B000/YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01/YR18, YR16, YR15, YR12.
 
I thought this would make a nice gender neutral baby card, which are always helpful to have in your stash! Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day!

4 November 2019

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero | Holiday Treat Bag

Hello there, the Hero Arts November 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit releases today at 1pm EST/6pm GMT. Sadly, I am unable to take part in the hop this month due to taking some time off for a medical procedure. I did want to share the project that I made for the Hero Arts Blog though, as I love how it turned out!
 

I used the dies from the main kit, as well as the glassine bags that you get in the kit, to create a cute treat bag. This house die is fabulous as it cuts out the windows, creates texture for the bricks and it cuts out the door so that it opens! Using Dove White Cardstock, I cut the house with frame for the front of the treat bag and then just the frame for the back. They were adhered together at the bottom and the roof pieces added at the top for the handles.
 
 
The panels were coloured with Copic Markers and I also die cut the wreath and plants and coloured these with Copics too. They were added to the front of the bag with foam tape for some added dimension. The letters were die cut and popped through the letterbox. So cute!
 
 
I also created a little tag using the Tag Infinity Dies so that I could stamp the sentiment on to it from the main kit stamp set, using Intens-ified Black Ink. This was tied around the handles with twine to help close the treat bag. I added the glassine bag inside the back portion of the bag with tape runner so that the candy/chocolate could be added inside.
 
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: Bricks - C2, C00. Roof, door frame and step - C5, C3, C1, C0. Door, windows and lights - C8, C7, C6, C5. Plants and wreaths - YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01, R89, R37, R27, R24. Door mat - R89, R37, R27, R24.
 
This did take some time to assemble but I do think it was worth it. I really like how it turned out and I think you could also decorate the house for different occasions too. That would be fun! For more details on how I made it, please head over to the Hero Arts Blog. Thanks so much for stopping by today.

3 November 2019

Purple Onion Designs | Snow Much Fun

Hello there, I am back to day to share my final card with you using the new Pine Cone Trail release from Purple Onion Designs (but I will be making more cards using it in the future, they are too cute not to!). Today's card uses Blaze (Skiing Skunk) and isn't she just so cute!
 

I started off by stamping Purple Onion Designs Blaze (Skiing Skunk) on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then coloured her using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area) and fussy cut her out with scissors. She was then set aside while I worked on my background.
 
 
I took a panel of white cardstock and placed the MFT Drifts & Hills Stencil at the bottom for a snow bank. I then blended Distress Inks above it. I used Wilted Violet and Shaded Lilac. I then spritzed the panel with Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz and set it aside to dry.
 
 
Once dry, I took the sentiment from the Purple Onion Designs Warming Winter Thoughts Sentiment Set and stamped it in to the top right hand corner. The panel was adhered to an A2 white card base with foam tape. I then added the skunk on with more foam tape to finish.
 
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: Skunk - C9, C7, C6, C5, C3, C1, C00. Skis - E57, E55, E53. Scarf - V17, V25, V22, V20.
 
I think she looks so cute skiing down the hill! For more inspiration using the new release, please head over to the Purple Onion Design Blog. Thank you so much for stopping by today. I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great day!

1 November 2019

VIDEO | Clearly Besotted November 2019 Release Preview

Hello there and welcome to the Clearly Besotted November 2019 Release Day! The new sets will release tonight at 8pm GMT. There is definitely a celebration/balloon theme to this release but I think the sets can be used all year round which is great.

You can purchase the new sets directly from Clearly Besotted (UK based) or from Simon Says Stamp (US based). Here is a look at the new sets:


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

Here are the links to what I have 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.
I would love to hear your thoughts on the release. What is going on your shopping list? I especially love the Balloon Bunch Buddies set and see myself using that a lot! For more inspiration using the new sets, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, Keren and Lisa. Thank you so much for stopping by, I very much appreciate it. Have a great day!
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