Another week of Christmas inspiration with Week 5 of the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop.
Eventually, I will surpise you with a non-traditional coloured Christmas card, but not this week…..
I have used some of the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper for my card, and have coloured part of it using a Blender pen.
I have only coloured the part that is inside the frame, made using the Heirloom Frames Dies and Embossing Folders, using the same colours as the DSP, Garden Green and Real Red, with a touch of Soft Suede for the branches.
I have also used Stampin’ Write markers to colour the finer areas rather than the Blender Pen, which I have used on the larger areas.
The sentiment comes from the #Elfie stamp set which has been die cut using the Ornate Frames Dies….. perfect fit!!
And a very small piece of the Real Red Curly Ribbon to finish off, which has been knotted in the centre and the ends frayed.
Tammy is joining us again this week with another of her gorgeous cards, this time a great fancy fold card featuring the Jolly Seasons Dies.
I love Santa with his reindeer, such a great die.
Did you notice Rudolf, with his red nose?
Thanks for sharing again, Tammy. Gorgeous card!!
If you would like to see what the rest of the Heart of Christmas team did for this week’s hop, you can find all the names on Claire’s blog here.
Thanks for dropping in, and happy stamping!
My card today uses the colours of the current Just Add Ink Challenge, which are Rococo Rose, Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow.
Gorgeous colour combination!
I have used the Butterfly Wishes stamp set for this card, with a few different techniques.
The branch has been coloured using Stampin’ Write markers in the two different colours, and then stamped off twice before stamping onto the piece of white cardstock.
The flowers, which I am not all that happy with, were stamped in the pink and then coloured using Stampin’ Blends, but I didn’t get as much shading as I wanted.
The butterflies were all stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink, and then lightly coloured with Stampin’ Blends in the Rococo Rose colour.
A touch of Wink of Stella on the flowers and some rhinestones for the centres.
Have to add some shiny stuff!!
Thanks for stopping by, and happy stamping!
We have been loving the start of spring here in our beautiful part of southern Australia, the weather is already warming up and we have been making the most of the sunshine!
We went on a foraging expedition, with a local lady who specialises in showing people how to find edible weeds, flowers, and some of our Australian bush food that many people are unaware of. It was a fantastic morning, very educational as well as fun, and we came home with yummy fresh salad for lunch, and lots of ideas. Perhaps my title should be pocketS full of happiness! Pockets, and bags, all full of happy, yummy goodness.
So to continue on with the spring theme of this post, I made this card using the Pocketful of Happiness stamp set.
It’s such a gorgeous stamp set, I love the simplicity of it, yet it is lovely to colour and create happy cards with.
My stamping wasn’t very accurate, it’s kind of double stamped in a couple of places, but I wanted to use it anyway. It’s handmade!!
I have coloured the stamped images with Stampin’ Blends, and then given the flowers a touch of Wink of Stella to add some shimmer.
The top panel was die cut using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. And the layer underneath is embossed using the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.
If you would like to buy products to make this simple card, you can find them in my online store here. And please contact me if you have any questions about my cards or how to order, I happy to help in any way I can.
Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Stamping!
I shared a card recently where I coloured on the reverse side of a sheet of Vellum, using Stampin’ Blends. The post is here if you would like to check it out.
Today, I have used Vellum again, but it’s a little different.
I have coloured on the reverse side of the Vellum sheet from the Magnolia Lane Memories and More kit, but this time I have used ink from the ink pads along with a Blender Pen, apart from the leaves which were coloured with Stampin’ Blenders.
It does give a softer look, but the real reason….. because I don’t have the colours that I wanted in Stampin’ Blenders, but I do have the ink pads.
I have layered the Vellum over Petal Pink this time, instead of white which I used last time.
The pretty patterned paper with the gorgeous Magnolia flower on the side, is cut from one of the Memories and More cards.
I’m loving the look of the Vellum, so soft and subtle.
I have used the sketch challenge over at Global Design Project for my inspiration for this card today.
I received a whole heap of gorgeous new Designer Series Papers today, part of a paper share which I was involved with, which means I have all of the new DSP to play with!
I know what I’m doing with my weekend.
This week’s Just Add Ink challenge is to use the photo up on their blog as inspiration.
I loved the colours, and decided to use those as my inspiration. Since it’s the middle of winter here, some bright yellow is nice and cheery.
My card uses one of the printed Vellum sheets that comes with the Magnolia Lane Memories and More card. I have coloured the Vellum on the reverse side using Stampin’ Blends, in Old Olive and Daffodil Delight – light Daffodil Delight for the petals of the flowers and the dark one for the centres.
The Vellum is simply layered onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock to help the colours pop, but because the colouring is on the reverse side of the vellum, it stays lovely and subtle.
I love the effect!
I have left the card as simple as possible, wanting the flowers to be the focus of the card.
Then I’ve added a little flower which was fussy cut from one of the other sheets of Vellum in the pack, to the inside of the card.
I have heaps more projects to share now that I have some goodies from the new catalogue.
Hope you have a crafty weekend – mine will be!
Yes, you guessed it, today I have some more cards that I made using the Hugs From Shelli, Paper Pumpkin kit.
I may seem to be a little obsessed with this kit!
But actually I really just love it, and enjoy the challenge of creating new ideas.
I have used half of one of the original card fronts, and layered it over some Shimmer White cardstock which has been embossed using the retiring Petal Pair embossing folder. And then popped one of the Die cut flowers that came in the kit, over the corner. That little bit of Old Olive cardstock and ribbon just helps the leaves pop a little.
The next two cards use the same colour combo, of Pool Party and Crumb Cake.
The first uses the Country Floral Embossing Folder in the background, and the second the Tin Tile Embossing Folder – both of them carrying over to the next catalogue. Yay!!!!
Both of these cards make use of the envelopes from the kit, which I have cut up to create the sentiment layer, and also the patterned papers.
The top card just uses one envelope, and the second card has used one plus the flap off a second.
I have also used the stamp set to create a completely different look….
I have stamped the flower image repeatedly on a piece of white cardstock, using Early Espresso ink, then coloured each flower with Stampin Blends.
The gorgeous little bird is part of a stamp from a new stamp set called Free As A Bird. It is a beautiful stamp set, part of the Bird Ballad Suite.
I hope there is something there to inspire you to get creative today.
I just had to do it!
I had to make a Vintage style card out of the gorgeous Hugs From Shelli Paper Pumpkin kit, I just couldn’t help myself.
The different elements in the kit do lend themselves to a vintagey feel.
I have used the retiring (sadly) Sheet Music background stamp to add some music images onto the background of the lighter coloured parts. To do this, I didn’t mount the stamp onto a block, but just splodged some ink (that’s a technical term, by the way) onto part of the stamp and then rolled it, kind of randomly, onto the cardstock.
The edges have been distressed and then sponged with Early Espresso ink.
And I have coloured the main birds nest image. The nest and leaves were coloured with Stampin’ Blends (Alcohol Ink Markers) in Old Olive and Crumb Cake, the eggs were coloured using Blender Pen and ink pad in Balmy Blue, and the tiny flower dots were coloured using a Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Marker.
I’ve added some of the new, soon to be released Scalloped Lace Trim, some of the gorgeous Velvet ribbon that was in the kit, and some pearls, and then fussy cut one of the stamped bird images from the kit, which has also been coloured with Crumb Cake.
I enjoyed make the card so much that I decided to make a bookmark to match it.
These ones have been sent off to someone who I know will appreciate them, but I really loved them, so decided to make myself a book mark, too.
After all, I need heaps of bookmarks to go inside the new catalogue!!!!
Instead of using the gorgeous Pretty Peacock for this one (as I did above), I have used Rococo Rose, both of these are new In Colours, and I can’t wait to use more of these colours. So gorgeous!
I may attempt to use something other than the Hugs From Shelli kit soon, maybe…….
It’s so gorgeous, and I am making the most of it for this month, so only a couple more days to go 🙂
It’s been a pretty traumatic and full on few days for my little family.
On the Thursday before Easter, my son injured his finger quite badly, while using a bench grinder in his workshop.
Needless to say, most of our Easter has been spent either in one hospital or another or travelling interstate so that he could have surgery on it.
But we are home and he is doing really well.
And I really needed some time to wind down, so……
I did some stamping, of course!
I made my card using a monochromatic colour scheme for the current Global Design Project challenge.
The photo isn’t great because it is a very cloudy day here, but the base card is Night of Navy and I have used the gorgeous Balmy Blue for everything else. The white layer also features the Subtle Embossing Folder, although it’s a little hard to see it in the photo.
And of course those gorgeous butterflies from Butterfly Gala, along with the coordinating punch, which I am very happy to say, is carrying over to the next Annual Catalogue.
The butterflies have been coloured using Balmy Blue ink and Blender Pens.
Hope you are having a crafty Easter.
For this month’s challenge at Dragonfly Dreams, we have all been adding gorgeous Ribbons and Bows!
Our sponsor is A Day for Daisies, and I chose the gorgeous “Music” image to work with.
Isn’t she just gorgeous? I love the pretty layers of her dress and the old fashioned Pianoforte she is playing.
Come and join us for the Ribbons and Bows challenge at Dragonfly Dreams, we love to see what you have been creating.
This month at Pattie’s Creations challenge, we are doing an Autumn (or Fall) or Halloween challenge.
I have chosen the Autumn Wreath image to use for my card for this challenge.
Here is my card:
I have used some lovely retired paper for the background, I love the look of the wood planks.
The image has been coloured using Copic Markers and then fussy cut – yep, with scissors!
I hope you will join us with your own Autumn project this month at Pattie’s Creations Challenge.