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Oceans of love card.

Here is my latest card. I used a stamp set from the new My Favourite Things release.

To start the card I took a card base and used the MFT basic shapes circles stencil and blended each circle with Distress Oxide ink blueprint sketch and salty ocean.

Next I coloured the images from the MFT stamp set Beach Buds.

Then used my scan n cut, to cut them out.

I used my tape runner to add the images to the card base.

Next I added the sentiment by heat embossing with Ranger embossing powder liquid platinum. This is definitely my favourite embossing powder, the colour is beautiful and the quality of the powder is lovely.

To finish off I used liquid pearls to add some bubbles.

Thanks for dropping by today. This card was made as part of Kathy Racoosin’s Daily Marker 30 day Challenge. You can find out more about the challenge here this will link you to Kathy’s blog.

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Safari card

Hello. I hope you are well.

Today I am sharing my safari card.

I used lots of distress ink and a stamp set from My Favourite Things called Safari Party.

To start I used the stitched hillside dies from Lawn Fawn and the grass border die from Honey Bee Stamps to cut the shapes for the background from watercolour paper. I used Distress inks to blend these and the sky.

Next I coloured the cute critters from the Safari Party stamp set and cut them with my scan n cut.

The birds were from a different MET set they were chicks which I coloured to look like parrots as I wanted something to go in the sky.

Once I had all my pieces I started building the scene by layering the background then tucking the animals in place and securing using my tape runner.

To finish off I stamped two sentiments from the stamp set.

I hope you like the card. Thanks for dropping by.

I am currently taking part in the daily marker 30 day colouring challenge.

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Doughnuts Birthday Card

Hello crafty friends. I hope you are well.

Today I have a card to share with you using a stamp set from the new Mama Elephant release.

These cute images were such fun to colour. I used the Mama Elephant set called Donut Treats with the Grid Window creative cuts die.

To start I used Distress ink to blend a light pink background for the card. Then I die cut the grid window frame and attached it to the background.

I used Copic Markers to colour the images of the mice and doughnuts, giving each mouse a hat to match their treat! I used my scan n cut to cut out the images.

I then attached the images on the the card.

To finish off I attached a sentiment from the stamp set and used liquid pearls to add dots for some additional interest and texture.

Thanks for dropping by.

Happy Crafting.

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Scene card.

Hello. I hope you are well. The lovely sunny days we were having have now been replaced by cloudy cooler days. Hopefully sunny days will be back soon.

Today I wanted to share my scene card with you.

I used a new stamp set called critter concert from Lawn Fawn combined with one if their older sets joy into the woods.

I started by using the Lawn Fawn scalloped rectangle dies to cut the background and frame from watercolour paper.

Next I stamped the birch trees on to the background and used distress ink to watercolour the background trees, sky and grass.

I then used Distress Oxide inks to ink blend the frame. I cut and ink blended a grass border from Honey Bee Stamps and stuck the frame and grass border together to make the background.

I used Copic markers to colour three of the cute images from the stamp set the bear, fox and racoon.

Then die cut them and attached to the card. To finish I added a Happy Birthday sentiment from the set.

I hope you like the finished card.

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Ink blending

I love that moment when you peel back the masking paper after some ink blending.

I wasn’t sure where the card was heading I just wanted some blended circles and to play with my Distress Oxide inks.

I chose simelar colours to blend together. I am currently in the process of widening my Distress Oxide ink collection. I find it blends so beautifully on smooth card stock. I always used to use watercolour paper for blending with regular distress inks. I find the Oxide inks so easy to blend with hardly any effort and on a wider variety of cardstock.

To make the background I made a mask of circles by die cutting three circles on to a piece of masking paper in the positions I wanted them on the card. I then stuck down the masking paper on to the card and blended the inks. Then peeled off the masking paper leaving the circles perfectly formed.

I have been sorting through stamp sets that I have accumulated from craft magazine gifts and came across a nature set which was perfect for black stamping against the colours. Sadly the stamp set doesn’t have a name printed on it so I can’t remember where it came from or what it is called.

I used my misti stamping tool to stamp the images on to the circles, then added some gems to finish.

Here is the finished postcard.

Thanks for dropping by. Have a great day.

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Cross Stitch obsession

Hello. Today I thought I would share my other crafty obsession apart from my card making.

I started Cross Stitch after buying a magazine from a supermarket shelf. I had a a go at the free kit and became hooked. Here it is..

I stitched charts from magazines. for a while but then I discovered Bothy Threads.

I love Bothy Threads because their kits are mostly full cross stitch. Their designs include the Gorjuss Range, cut thru designs and my favourite the Wrendale Designs animals. Here is my Wrendale Peacock..

They also have lots of other designs, there is something for everyone.

Here is my Bothy Exotic Birds…

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Princess Card

Hello. I hope you are well. We are enjoying the bank holiday weekend sunshine here.

I am sharing the princess card I made today. I couldn’t resist the new stamp set from Clearly Besotted called fairy tale princess.

I coloured in the images with copic markers. This is the first time I have had a go at colouring gold with copics. I was pleased with the result.

I started with some watercolour paper to make the card and used Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles to cut the background and frame. I then used Distress Oxide ink to add the colour. I added an acetate window to the frame.

I stamped the sentiment and filled the base with some sequins from Neat and Tangled this colour mix is my favourite.

I attached the images to the acetate window and used foam tape to attach the window to the base.

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Foiling with stencils

Hello. I hope you are well.

I have recently been having a go at foiling using stencils. I love that moment when you peel back the foil to reveal the shiney pattern underneath. I thought I would share two of my cards with you today.

The first was made using the Altenew leaf burst stencil with Thermo Web Deco Foil.

The secret to a smooth finish is to make sure you have your laminater nice and hot and running it through twice.

The second card was made with the Newtons Nook confetti stencil

I used Deco Foil transfer gel for both cards. You simply rub the gel over the stencil on to your cardstock making sure it is nice sand smooth with an even coverage. Then once it is very place the foil pattern side up and run it through your laminater.

This foil is Gina K fancy foils. The stamp set is Newtons Nook Cocktail Mixer set.

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Sunset card

Hello crafty friends.

This week the sun has finally returned after what seems to have been a very long winter. So I though a bit of beach scene ink blending would be a good choice for this weekend’s crafting.

I took a piece of 6 x 6 watercolour paper and selected distress inks in sunset colours yellow, orange, pink, purple and blue. I masked off the sky area and worked on that first then added the sea and the sand.

I used a white gel pen to add some waves along the edge of the beach.

Next I used a very cute bunny stamp from the Honey Bee Stamps set Blah Humbunny. I stamped in with memento tuxedo black ink and used Copic markers to colour him in.

To finish the card I used sentiments from the same honey bee stamp set masking the word blue from blue Christmas and the without you sentiment. I used white embossing powder and heat set it.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are enjoying the sunshine where you are.

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Birthday Card

Today I made this Birthday card.

I stamped the balloon images from the Honey Bee stamps set Celebration Box on to a piece of watercolour paper and heat embossed with white embossing Powder.

I then used Distress Oxide inks squeezed lemonade and salty ocean to blend the background. I love how easily the Distress Oxide inks blend on watercolour paper.

I used a happy Birthday die and cut out the sentiment in white and black card then layered them before attaching. I then attached the finished piece to a card base.

Thanks for joining me today.

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