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Monday, January 15, 2018

Jump For Joy

Good afternoon! 
Well I think all the sickness has finally left us, I still have a little cough but I can live with that!

We lost all the snow last week overnight! It suddenly warmed up and rained. We went to be with around a foot on the yard and woke to next to nothing. Didn't stay that way though, came back yesterday and has been snowing on and off most of today!

So I usually like clean and simple crafting but for today's make I decided I was going to get a little messy. I'm showcasing a cute stamp set from the delightful Evaney's Stamps Designs called Galaxy Pals and what better way than with an galaxy sky:

I inked the sky using distress inks and then added splashed of opaque white for my stars. Whilst this was drying I stamped out the cute little alien characters and the planet and colored these with bright alcohol markers.
Once my galaxy was dry and cut to size I arranged my characters along with the planet onto it - had to have one peeking 👽👽.
 I then stamped my sentiment my alien speak (zeep zeep) using versamark and embossed this with white powder. 
 To make up the card I made a black card base, matted it with white card and added my top layer.

Why not pop over to Evaney's Stamp Designs and see the other cute stamp and die sets available. 

For more inspiration check out the Evaney  blog, Facebook and Instagram

Thanks for stopping by:

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Hello from Heart

Good morning, this cold weather looks like it is in for the duration of winter here so I thought I'd brighten up the day with some flowers.

These little flowers and sentiment are from the Brush Floral set over at SumMore Fun. I stamped the flowers using aqua markers and fussy cut them, there are plenty of other flowers and leaves among the set but I wanted a simple look. I added white enamel dots to the centers and shaped them before adding them to my wreath. my white card base was matted with 2 shades of purple card. and I adhered the wreath and flowers in place. My sentiment, stamped with purple ink on white card, was also matted with purple and added slightly under one of the flowers. A few purple enamels completed my design.

The Flowers Say Sentiment is also available as a stand alone stamp and would make a great addition to a sentiment collection if you didn't want the flowers

Don't forget our moodboard challenge is try something new this time - we all have new stash, new ideas or want to try new techniques so it's an easy one to start the year!

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies cards on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Try Something New

Good morning, we are still draped in snow and living with frigid temperatures but other than that life is good!

There is a new challenge starting over at SumMore Fun, for this one we don't have a mood board as such we are asking you to try something new so grab the Christmas crafting goodies you got and show us a new technique, new product or a new style!

Sum More Fun have a mood board challenge every 2 weeks, you can win a $20 gift certificate - If you use a Victorine Originals or Raisin Boat Products the prize doubles.  

I have done a new card shape using new stamps and dies:

I have used dies to cut a diamond swing card, 3 attempts with the dies and I finally got it right! I then used my new SumMore Fun stamp set Curly Cute. There are loads of possibilities with these stamps I only used 3 from the set and there are 15 more!!! 
After assembling my card I stamped Happy Birthday on to one of the diamond mats. I then surrounded this withe the cute flower. I then used the same inks and stamped the flower on and off the edge of my card mats.
These were then adhered in place. When the card is opened fully the back on the diamond also has the cute little flowers over it.

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies cards on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.

Monday, January 1, 2018

New year blessings

Hello and Happy New Year. I hope everyone had a happy and safe new year's eve. We spent the evening with good friends and good food! 

New year is when we wish the best for the people we know so I'm starting with a card that does just that:

There is some exciting news coming along with this card. I have been chosen to join a design team of an up and coming new stamp company Evaney's Stamp Designs.
They have some great sets of stamps that are crammed full of images and sentiments. They also have matching dies which takes away the tedious fussy cutting!

Today I have used their set called Lively Kitchen. I have however just used a couple of the cute little images and one of the many sentiments from the set. There is way more stamps on there to use!

I stamped a border top and bottom of some white card using the sweet little cup stamp multiple times.
I then centered the sentiment before stamping the tiny hearts to look like red confetti.

I matted my white card base with red and blue card to compliment my topper. I didn't need to use any embellishments as the images made the card complete.

Thanks for stopping by and if you like what you see hop on over to Evaney's Stamp Designs store. For more inspiration check out their Blog, FaceBook Page and Instagram from more designs from my teamies 

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Kick up your heels

Good Morning!
Well was Santa good to all of you? I hope you had a blessed day and enjoyed time spent with loved ones.

My card today gives you a little insight into my personality:

Despite growing up in a city I am a country girl at heart, give me boots and jeans and I'm happy.

The stamps I have used today are from 2 Raisin Boat sets sold by SumMore Fun first one is Urban Cowgirl I have used the lasso, horseshoe and Urban Cowgirl sentiment from this set. Both stamped in a dark brown ink. I then Stamped the rest of my wording using the Goes with Mountain Country Gal set along with the boots which I colored with Copic Markers.
I used a white card base, matted with black card, I inked the edges of my topper with distress ink to tie in with the colors of my stamped images.

A few enamel dots completed my design.

So kicking up your heels fits in with the theme of the current moodboard challenge over at SumMore Fun - who likes to party on New Year's Eve? 

This shows that your card for the challenge doesn't need to be all sparkly just use the colors included in the mood board! There is still plenty of time to get your entries in

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies cards on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.