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Jan 25, 2014


Hi there, seems a while that I have posted, being school holidays here in Australia there has been lots to do that take me away from my craft room...
Today's card is a pretty CAS - one layer card to restock my card supply for those emergencies that you need a card quickly for. I can also use this card as a card to give to a loved one..
 I  used the fabulous NEW stamps that arrived on my doorstep recently from STAMPlorations called- 

I stamped the images in London Fog Memento Ink and then gave some depth and contrast by colouring with my Cool Grey Copic Markers over the stamped images, The sentiment was stamped in Tuxedo Black. 
I found a few Challenges to enter- 
CAS on Sunday- Lovey Dovey
One Layer Simplicity Challenge- Re-Stocking the Shelves.
Addicted to CAS- Challenge #30-NEW
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Jan 21, 2014

Stamplorations- Sketch #4

Hi there, over at the Stamplorations Blog we have another fun sketch for you to follow.
 I used the gorgeous Vignette Artful Flutters.. I just love the text on these butterflies and the sentiments that come with the set.
I only slightly changed the way I interpreted the sketch to suit my design of my card. I used a stencil with a soft pink ink for my squares and  stamped the leaf under the butterflies. The sentiment is stamped on vellum.
Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see the other girls take on the sketch and we hope you get inspired to play along...
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Jan 19, 2014

Yumi and Fumi- Challenge- Sketch #5

Hi there, today over at the 
Yumi and Fumi Handmade Challenge Blog we have a sketch for you to follow.
I used the sweet Summer Yumi
The background was made using an oval template that I placed my stencil over and sponged with distress inks. A few flowers , die cut leaves and some Washi tape was all that I needed to finish it off.
Stop on over to the challenge blog to see my teamies gorgeous creations.
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Jan 15, 2014

be thankful....

 Hi there, todays card features VIGNETTE RETRO MOD SHAPES from STAMPlorations.
I have been wanting to try my hand at a geometrical inspired card and when I saw the shapes on this fab set of stamps just new I had found the stamps to play with.. I used 2 different shades of  grey Memento Ink to stamp with and then added 3 die cut  hearts, kindy coloured with Copic Markers 100 and R89 along with a sentiment. 
( for some reason  it looks like the black frame is way out of shape but that's not the case at all in  RL-  dont know why it is showing like this..i will blame the camera, lol...)

Would you like the chance to win these goodies... 
STAMPlorations host 3 challenges every month: 1 monthly challenge that starts on the 1st Friday, and 2 bi-weekly sketch challenges that start on the 1st and 3rd Monday. Anyone who participates in all 3 challenges for the month gets a chance to win a prize package from our sister shop, All About Scrapping. We'll randomly pick one winner and announce who that is on the first week of the following month.
POP on over to the STAMPlorations blog HERE for more details....
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Jan 7, 2014

be in LOVE.....

 Hi There, just sharing another card using Darkroom Door Stamps- Full Bloom Vol 1.
I used Distress Markers- Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose and a touch of Fired Brick on an Acrylic Block- lightly spritzed with water and then placed it down onto my card.
The Rose stamp from the set was then stamped over with  brown ink and a sentiment added... These stamps are so gorgeous, love them.
 For a FULL range of Darkroom Door Stamps, head on over to Bizzy Becs Online Store HERE...
For a chance to win one of these gorgeous stamp sets, enter the Bizzy Becs Challenge- Anything Goes for January....
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Stamplorations - Sketch Challenge 3

Hi There, today is our first bi-weekly challenge for 2014 at STAMPlorations .
 Each fortnight on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month there will be a sketch provided for you to work with.
This is free and open to interpretation, you can change the orientation, add other elements etc...
For today's card I have used....
I embossed the Butterfly with white EB powder onto vellum and and coloured it with copics and attached my strips with machine stitching

For more  info and details on how to enter and join in with the fun.......please head on over to the 
STAMPlorations Challenge Blog.

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Jan 5, 2014

Yumi and Fumi Handmade- Anything Goes

Hi there everyone... The  theme over at Yumi and Fumi Handmade Challenge Blog is....
ANYTHING goes....
I have kept my card pretty clean and simple  and used  the gorgeous - isn't she sweet- image of Yumi with Birdie and added in a couple of balloons for her to hold and added a little washi tape.

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Bizzy Becs- Anything Goes

is the 1st  challenge theme over at Bizzy Becs Challenge Blog.  

I have used Darkroom Door Stamps- Crackle Background Stamp and Full Bloom Vol 1 to create my card. 
The background was created by sponging Distress Inks Rusty Hinge and Spiced Marmalade onto white card and then spritzing the Crackle stamp with water and then stamping over the inked background.. love how it takes some of the colour away.
 I added  a script stamp down the side. 
The  flower was stamped  used the same Distress Inks as above but with some Crushed Olive for the leaves and  fussy cutting it out.

Bizzy Becs Online store HERE has a Huge, and I mean Huge range of Darkroom Door Stamps for pre- order that you wont want to miss out on...

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Jan 4, 2014

Stamplorations - Monthly Challenge #3

Hi there, today is an exciting day as it's my first post as a Design Team member for STAMPlorations!  
 This months challenge over at the Stamplorations Blog is all about..
 I used the Holiday Artsy Clear Stamp Set.
This is such a great stamp set- you can create so many fabulous backgrounds for your cards.

The larger solid dots on my card  was made by reversing / flipping over the circle stamps and stamping the back of the acrylic stamp  with ink first. I then turned the stamp over to the right / correct side of the stamp and stamped again over the larger inked circles..   I drew in stitching lines with a black pen around some and used the end of a pencil with a rubber to stamp in a few little extra dots. The sentiment on vellum and embossed with White is also part of the stamp set..
The feathers are MFT dies.
Pop on over to the blog to see my new DT teamies wonderful creative makes. Hope to see you playing along with the challenge as you could get the chance to win to fabulous stamps sets.

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