From All of Us

Hello friends, hope you are all well. I must firstly apologise for the card I blogged on Wednesday - if you thought it looked familiar that's because I had already posted it!! 

I guess it was bound to happen sometime but sheesh sorry about that. 

So on with today's card. Here I have used the From All of Us stamp set. I had fun colouring all the animals with my blends. I am no expert but I have fun with it and that's the main thing right? I did have a look at a card that my sweet friend Kylie @ Stampers Workshop made so I could get some inspiration for the colours. She is amazing with colour :)

Top tip - always use memento ink for these images that you are planning to colour - especially ones this large as other inks can make the ink bleed.

After colouring it all I cut it out with the stitched rectangle die and then coloured the background im with my pool party blends. 

I stamped the background of the card and added the sentiments from the same stamp set.   



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You're kind of a big deal - Whale Done!

Today I have a fun card to share with you using the Whale Done bundle. This stamp set has a coordinating whale punch which makes these cards quick and easy to make. 

I was inspired by posts on pinterest that used the Whale of a Time dsp as the base for the card. I then added some die cut seaweed from the Smooth Sailing dies. 

I added the vellum circle to look like a bubble and added some bling to look like air bubbles from the whale. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the dsp. 


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Hope your day is all fun and games - Game On!

For this month's Sunday stamp a stack class the girls asked for some masculine cards and this was one of the cards I came up with. I love this Game On stamp set but hadn't given it enough love so it was the first stamp set I gravitated to when designing my class. 

This card is actually rather simple, just stamps and ink. Because of the sketched design of the stamps they have a slightly old world charm. I randomly stamped the images in a variety of colours - cherry cobbler, misty moonlight and smoky slate. The focal image of the cards is one stamp that we cut out and mounted onto the stitched circle.   

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Teepee Christmas Team Swap Cards

For our Onstage@home event I organised a swap with my extended team so we could feel some of the excitement of swapping even if we weren't all together in person. 

I received some amazing creations which I will share with you later this week but today I wanted to share this Teepee card I made for my swaps. 

This is a design I have made before but I saw a post from Clare Daly that reminded me what an amazing project this is and I recreated it almost the same as hers. 

The big difference this time was being able to use the triangle stitched dies to quickly and accurately cut the designer series paper for the panels. Having the stitched edges makes it look a bit more special too! 

I have used mini magnets to close my card. Or you could use velcro dots too. It folds flat for postage and fits perfectly into a standard sized envelope which means you don't need to spend a fortune to mail them.

I added two white panels to the inside for a little handwritten note. 

The front is decorated with the stars dies and the sentiment comes from the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set - full of a great variety of sentiments.  

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Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #24 - Sketch Challenge


Time for another Stamper Anonymous Blog hop - we are up to #24 now, gosh that's gone fast! 

This month's sketch challenge was a fun one for me. I had a few ideas floating around in my head. I knew I wanted to make another Christmas card as I don't have enough to send out just yet! 

I cannot seem to stop playing with the Poinsettia Place bundle so I knew that was going to be my feature for this card.

So I started playing with some items I had on my desk and this was the result - I have to confess this card uses quite a few products from a variety of stamp sets and dies! 

I have used a piece of the gilded autumn dsp - this piece has the gorgeous gold detail to it. I wanted to use a big piece of it so I decided on a slimline card using mint macaron as my base. 

I then added all the layers - a wreath die cut from the wreath builder dies. I stamped the poinsettia flowers in various sizes and then die cut those to layer into a flower. I have used dimensionals between each layer to add dimension and added a very liberal coating of wink of stella to really make them shine. I added a beaded pearl to finish it off. I added the whole flower to a stitched circle base on gold foil. 

For the sentiment I used the Tag Buffet stamp set - the largest sentiment - and chopped it into smaller pieces then picked the words I wanted to use. I added them to the card with mini dimensionals.

Here is a close up photo of the focal point. 

So in the end I was a little bit off the true sketch.... oops! But I had a lot of fun making this card and I hope you love it. 

Make sure you check out the fabulous creations the rest of the team have made for this sketch challenge. Next up is SHARON

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