14 June 2024

Spellbinders | Floral Spray

Hello there, today I have a card and tag to share with you using the Spellbinders Bayfair Collection from Rosie's Studios. The collection includes lots of papers, stickers, embellishments and also three die sets - two of which I am using today. I am combining them with the Timeless Sentiments and also some new tools. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.



I started off my card by die cutting the Spellbinders Floral Spray Etched Dies from various shades of cardstock. I used Spellbinders Purple Mist and Lilac Blossom for the purple flowers, Spellbinders Waterfall and Teal Topaz for the aqua flowers, Spellbinders Glacier and Raindrop for the blue flower and Spellbinders Fruit Punch, Hero Arts Ultra Pink and Hero Arts Plum for the pink flowers. The flower centres were cut from Spellbinders Beeswax Cardstock. The leaves were cut from Spellbinders Peridot and Rainforest Cardstock. 


I love that you can mix and match these flowers however you wish! You can layer them or leave them one layer - the possibilities are (almost!) endless! I adhered them together using Bearly Art Glue. I die cut one of the Spellbinders Nested Postage labels & Tags Etched Dies from white cardstock and then arranged my flowers on top to get an idea of where I wanted the sentiment to be before adhering down. 


I placed a piece of Spellbinders Black Glimmer Hot Foil on top of the panel (shiny side up) and then placed the sentiment from the Spellbinders Always You Timeless Sentiments Press Plates on top (face down). I held it in place with Spellbinders Best Ever Craft Tape and then placed it on my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System to heat up. Once ready, it was run through my Spellbinders Platinum Six Machine


I carefully removed the plate and foil and then adhered the flowers and leaves to the panel using Bearly Art Glue and thin foam tape. The panel was then adhered to a a US A2 sized white card base with thin foam tape. I adhered Altenew Pocketful of Sunshine Enamel Dots to some of the flower centres and then embellished the card with Spellbinders Silver Mix Color Essentials Gems


Since I had some leftover flowers (I made extra as I wasn't sure initially how many I needed for my arrangement), I made a tag too. I started off by cutting a panel of white cardstock using the new Spellbinders Guillotine Paper Trimmer to 4.25" x 2.5" and placed it inside the Spellbinders 3-in-1 Tag Punch. This punch can cut tags with a 1.5" width, a 2" width or 2.5" width. It just cuts to top of the cardstock into the tag shape, so it can be any length you want, which is great! I used the 2.5" for my tag today. 


I then hot foiled the sentiment from the Spellbinders New Beginnings Timeless Sentiments Press Plates at the bottom using Spellbinders Black Foil and the same method as I did for the card. I adhered the flowers and leaves to the tag using Bearly Art Glue and thin foam tape. 


I added an Altenew Pocketful of Sunshine Enamel Dot to the centre of the purple flower and then embellished with Spellbinders Silver Mix Color Essentials Gems. To finish, I tied Spellbinders Black Journey Twine through the top of the tag and tied in a bow. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the projects. 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.


These flowers are so pretty and I can see myself using them a lot. I also love the font on the sentiments and the postage shape dies are great too! Thank you so much for popping by today, I really appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day! 

13 June 2024

Spellbinders | Sealed 3D Botanical

Hello there, I am delighted to be over on the Spellbinders Blog today sharing a few projects using the new Sealed 3D Botanical collection. This pretty collections features two new 3D Cut & Emboss Folders (you can cut and emboss at the same time!), as well as two new wax seal stamps and lots of Labels & Tags Dies, which I am sure I will be using on lots of upcoming projects. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.


One of the cards I am sharing is a card that I made for a very dear friend of mine. It uses the Spellbinders Floral For You 3D Cut & Emboss Folder, which is such a pretty design! 


I added ink blending onto the Cut & Emboss panel with Altenew Inks and then added Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink on top to highlight the raised areas. This is one of my favourite techniques to do with embossing folders. 

I finished off with a sentiment die cut from Spellbinders Yana's Layered Script Sentiments Etched Dies and an accompanying sentiment heat embossed from Spellbinders Typewriter Adventure Sentiments Clear Stamp Set

Please head over to the Spellbinders Blog to see the rest of the projects. I created two cards, a tag and also decorated two envelopes with the new wax seals. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to the products in the collection as well as additional products I used on the card shown. 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.


Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day! 

11 June 2024

Spellbinders | Summertime Vacay

Hello there, I apologise that my posts are a bit sporadic at the moment, I am working behind the scenes but I can't share everything just yet. I am here today though to share a card made using the Spellbinders June 2024 Large Die of the Month Club Kit. It is called Summertime Vacay and you can see why, it is perfect for summer! 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.



I started off by die cutting the elements from the Spellbinders June 2024 Large Die of the Month Club Kit (I used all the dies in the kit). I die cut the chairs and parasol from Spellbinders Snowdrift and Lilac Blossom Cardstock. The chairs were assembled using Bearly Art Glue and set aside. For the parasol, I added ink blending to the back piece with Villainous Potion Distress Ink and then adhered the top pieces using thin foam tape. 


I die cut the parasol pole from Spellbinders Brushed Silver Cardstock and popped it inside the parasol, adhering with Bearly Art Glue. I die cut the sand from Spellbinders Dune Cardstock and added ink blending using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The seafoam was cut from Spellbinders Snowdrift Cardstock. I die cut a panel of Spellbinders Waterfall Cardstock using the die included for the sea/ocean. I then added ink blending on top with Altenew Sweet Dreams Fresh Dye Inks.


I die cut the sun die and added ink blending to that with Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. The background piece is a panel of white cardstock that I added ink blending on top with Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Festive Berries Distress Inks. I adhered the sea/ocean piece to the background piece, followed by the sand (with the sun piece popped behind) and then the seafoam. 


I cut off the excess from the edges with Pro Shears and then adhered the panel to a US A2 sized white card base with tape runner adhesive. The chairs and parasol were adhered on top using thin foam tape. I stamped a sentiment from the Spellbinders Typewriter Adventure Sentiments Clear Stamp Set onto black cardstock using Spellbinders Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied Spellbinders White Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut into a strip and adhered to the card with thin foam tape. To finish off, I embellished with Spellbinders Dimensional Clear Enamel Dots

SPELLBINDERS CLUB KITS

I hope that you will check out the Spellbinders Club Kits. It is a wonderful monthly subscription where you receive the kit each month. Designers like myself share inspiration using the kit at the beginning of the month to show you lots of different ways that you can use it. 

There are also lots of other club kits too, like the Small Die of the Month, Clear Stamp & Die of the Month, Embossing Folder of the Month (plus lots more!), so there is something for everyone! If you do subscribe, you will get other benefits from Spellbinders too. Please see here for more information. You can also buy older kits here too. 

To buy the kit - if you are a current subscriber to the Large Die of the Month Club Kit (or any kit), you do not need to do anything. You will be charged as normal on the 5th of the month and your kit will be shipped to you. If you are a new subscriber, you can purchase the kit from the 6th - 27th June 2024. Members can cancel their membership at any time.


SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. 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.


Personally, I am not a summer person. Whilst I like seeing the sun and seeing all the beautiful flowers, I am not a fan of the heat! I am hoping it is not TOO hot in London this year! Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. Wishing you a wonderful day! 

6 June 2024

Altenew | June 2024 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, I am delighted to be joining Altenew today to celebrate the June 2024 release. There are lots of new stamps, dies, embossing folders, stencils, inks and embellishments in the release and I am using a few of them on my cards today. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.



My first card uses the new Altenew Build-A-Garden: Branching Roses & Add-On Die Set (can be purchased with or without the die). I started off by stamping the image from the set onto white cardstock using Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink. I then took the stencils and one by one placed them on top of the image to colour it in using ink blending. 


Using Altenew Mini Blending Brushes, I blended the new Altenew Sun-Kissed Delights Fresh Dye Inks onto the flower petals and Altenew Green Valley Fresh Dye Inks on the leaves. The image was then die cut out using the coordinating die. It was adhered to an A2 sized white card base with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape and the excess was cut off the sides using scissors. 


I stamped the 'hugs' sentiment from the set onto white cardstock using Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink. Once dry, it was die cut out using the coordinating die. I also cut the die another two times from white cardstock and adhered them one on top of another before adhering onto the card. The card is missing some embellishment, sadly the Sun-Kissed Delights Enamel Dots haven't reached me in time but I will add some to the card when they arrive! 


My second card uses the beautiful Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Japanese Anemone Layering Die Set. It was cut from white cardstock and then I added ink blending on top using Altenew Mini Blending Brushes. I used the new Altenew Blushberry Bliss Fresh Dye Inks for the petals, Altenew Golden Sunset Fresh Dye Inks for the flower centres and the new Altenew Jade Dreams Fresh Dye Inks for the leaves. 


The flowers were adhered together using the keyhole system. I took a white A2 sized card base and splattered Altenew Carbon Black Artists' Gouache on top. Once dry, the leaves were adhered on top with liquid glue, followed by the flowers. 


I stamped the sentiment from the Altenew Build-A-Garden: Branching Roses Stamp Set onto black cardstock using Altenew Embossing Ink. I applied Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut into a strip and adhered to the card using  Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape


My last card today uses the new Altenew Playful Flowers set. I stamped the image from the stamp set onto white cardstock using Altenew Permanent Black Ink. I then coloured it using Altenew Artist Alcohol Markers. I used the teals for the leaves from Water Garden Set H, the coral tones for the flowers from Island Garden Set Hand the orange tones for the other flowers from Beach Garden Set K


I die cut the image using the Altenew Playful Flowers Dies and then adhered it to a US A2 sized white card base with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape, cutting off the excess from the sides using scissors. I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the set onto black cardstock, cut it into a strip and adhered it to the card. To finish off, I added a few new Altenew Black Onyx Gem Sparkles

BLOG HOP:


This blog post is part of a fun, inspirational blog hop with prizes. Please click on the pictures below to visit the other participants in the hop. 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

GIVEAWAY:

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $100 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $50 gift certificate to 4 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 12th June 2024 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 5 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 14th June 2024.*The winner of the $100 gift certificate will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the projects. 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.


Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day! 

3 June 2024

Hero Arts | Hero Studio June 2024 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there and welcome as we celebrate the new Hero Studio subscription program (formerly called My Monthly Hero). There are now six new options for kits and I will share more details on them below. 

This month,  we are bringing the boldness of urban textures in the signature Hero Arts style and quality. Explore the beauty of painted decorative tiles, the intricacy of garden gates, and the dynamic silhouette of power lines.

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.


For my first card today, I am using Hero Arts June 2024 Hero Studio Card Kit of the Month. This kit is the equivalent of the old My Monthly Hero Premium Kit. I started off by taking a panel of Hero Arts Deluxe Smooth White Cardstock and stamped the neighbourhood image from the Neighborhood Message Clear Stamp Set on top using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink

I made a mask for the image by stamping it onto masking paper and then fussy cutting it out using scissors. I placed it on top of the panel and then using Hero Arts Large Ink Blending Brushes, I blended ink on top for the sky. I used Hero Arts Core Inks in Dandelion, Papaya and Pale Tomato. I removed the mask and then coloured the image using Copic Markers. 

I stamped the sentiment and birds in the sky using black ink and then I felt like it needed something extra, so I stamped the little car onto white cardstock, coloured it with Copic Markers, fussy cut it out using scissors and then adhered it to the panel using thin foam tape. The panel was then in turn adhered to a US A2 sized white card base with thin foam tape. 

My next card uses one of the new Extraordinary Extras products (formerly called add-ons) - Hero Arts Color Layering Tile Stencils. This set consists of 4 stencils that you can layer up to create a tile pattern. You can use all 4 layers or use as many as you wish to create the pattern of your choosing. I used all four for my card today. I placed them onto a 6" x 6" panel of white cardstock one at a time to add ink blending. 

For the first layer I used Hero Arts Passion Flower Core Ink, the second layer uses Hero Arts Orchid Core Ink. The third layer uses Hero Arts Amethyst Core Ink and the forth uses Hero Arts Grape Juice Core Ink. I think it looks great having the layers be monochrome, but you can definitely mix and match colours and add in glitter paste etc. The skies the limit with patterns like these! I then cut the panel down to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and then adhered it to a US A2 sized white card base with tape runner adhesive. 

I die cut the friend word from Hero Arts Friend Smile Stamp & Cut four times and adhered them up one on top of another for dimension, before adhering onto the card. I stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts Everyday Sentiments Strips Stamp Set onto white cardstock using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. I cut it onto a strip and adhered it to the card using thin foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Hero Arts Translucent Purples Enamel Dots



Introducing the reimagined Hero Arts monthly subscription program, now with six original options each month. Subscribe by the 1st of the month to guarantee you get the product. Free (US) shipping on all Hero Studio subscriptions. You can add extra product to your order by Thursday of launch week and they will ship with no extra shipping charges.

Hero Studio products are also available for purchase without a subscription at full price, while supplies last. Once they sell out, they are gone for good!

CARD KIT OF THE MONTH


KIT INCLUDES:

Urban Sky HeroScape Clear Stamp Set, 6” x 8”
Neighborhood Message Clear Stamp Set, 4" x 6"
Coordinating Dies
City Stencil, 6x6 (with 3 Fall-Out City Skylines)
5 Ink Cubes (Peony, Pitch Black, Dusty Blue, Stonewash, Amethyst)
2 Sheets each of Silver Foil, Silver Glitter, Silver Cube & Pitch Black Cardstock, 5.5" x 8.5"
2 Sheets City Textures Hero Transfers

The Card Kit of the Month costs $46.00 with the subscription program or $49.99 without a subscription. 

Next up are the Monthly Minis: 

CLEAR SET & DIES OF THE MONTH

This month's Clear Set & Dies of the Month is called Flappy Mail and costs $27.50 with subscription or $29.99 without a subscription.

CLING STAMP OF THE MONTH

This month's Cling Stamp of the Month is called Circling Texture and costs $15.00 with subscription or $15.99 without a subscription. 

FANCY DIES OF THE MONTH

This month's Fancy Dies of the Month is called Urban Window and costs $25.00 with subscription or $26.99 without a subscription. 

LAYERING STENCIL OF THE MONTH

This month's Layering Stencil of the Month is called Stacked Houses and costs $15.00 with a subscription or $15.99 without a subscription. 

THE WHOLE STUDIO

Want it all? The Whole Studio includes ALL 5 of the monthly subscriptions in one glorious and discounted buy. Includes: Cling of the Month, Clear + Dies of the Month, Layering Stencil of the Month, Fancy Dies of the Month, and the Card Kit of the Month. Its costs $120.00 with a subscription or $138.95 without a subscription.

For more information on subscribing to the kits, please see here.

EXTRAORDINARY EXTRAS

There are also extra products releasing this month that coordinate with the kits. These are not limited edition and can be purchased from Hero Arts or your favourite Hero Arts stockist.

BLOG HOP:

This post is part of a fun, inspirational blog hop with prizes. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Lydia. Next on the hop is the wonderful Natasha. If you get lost along the way or want to start the hop from the beginning, please head over to the Hero Arts Blog

GIVEAWAY:

Hero Arts are giving away a $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across all the stops in the hop. Enter by Sunday 9th June 2024 at 11.59pm PT. The winner will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog the following week.

SUPPLIES:


Here are the links to what I have used on the projects. 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 hope you are excited about Hero Studio as we are! I love that there are now more options for creativity. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day!

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