Mailing Hugs

Today I have been playing with my newly arrived MFT June card kit and decided to create a card for the MFT Color Challenge #72, shades of 2 blues, red and charcoal.

Since I live in the sub tropics I just couldn’t resist the bird of paradise stamp to sit on the mail slot and of course the MFT bold cover ups background die just seemed to compliment the mail slot die. It doesn’t show up in the photography but I love how the MFT brushed silver card looks so much like a real brushed stainless steel letterbox.

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Supplies:
Stamps: MFT Birds of Paradise, MFT Lots of Hugs
Dies: MFT Mini Mail Delivery, MFT Mail Delivery, MFT Bold Stripes Cover up
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Faded Jeans, Memento Danube Blue and black
Other: Copic Markers, MFT Brushed Silver card blending card, blue card, silver card.

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Hooray! Summer Holidays

Today I decided to play with my new Avery Elle Birthday Bus image and create a card for the CAS Watercolor Summer June 2017 Challenge and the HLS June Watercolour Anything Goes with optional masking Challenge.

The birthday bus needed to be made into a summer holidays bus so with a little masking here and there I had the little animals all going to the seaside for summer holidays. In Australia with the majority of the population living near the coast line then summer is definitely all about the seaside.

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Supplies used:
Stamps: Avery Elle Birthday Bus, MFT Whimsical Waves, Sentiments: Lawn Fawn Lets Bokeh & Happy Summer, Penny Black Sweet Wishes
Dies: MFT Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Frame, Lawn Fawn A Birdie Told Me
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide broken china, faded jeans and fossilized amber, Memento black, Versafine black
Other: Zig brush colors, watercolour paper, fun foam.

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Hello Blooms

Today I have been inspired by the Altenew June 2017 Inspiration Challenge, White on White Focal Point.

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I was feeling in a “simple elegant” mood today so I decided to add a white on white texture background using white pearl embossing paste together with the hello die. The shades of pink were created in the pale pink foil and painted Altenew Doodle Blooms flowers.

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Supplies:
Stamps: Altenew Doodle Blooms
Dies: Altenew Doodle Blooms, Paper Rose Hello Peek-a-boo
Inks: Versamark
Other: White embossing powder, The Crafters Workshop stencil 326S, Dreamweaver Pearlescent embossing paste, watercolour paper, Windsor & Newton water colour pans, Nuvo Jewel drops Rosewater, Minc Rose Pink Reactive foil

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Foiled Hugs

Today I have been inspired to enter the My Favourite Things Color Challenge #69. I decided to challenge myself to think of these colours in a non floral way and felt drawn to my Minc Hot Pink foil as a feature for the ripe raspberry color. From there it was not hard to flow to a Tim Holtz spun sugar smooshed background for the cotton candy color. Then of course hedgehogs can have “safety orange”hair, can’t they. The steel grey color inspiration was incorporated in the mat and hedgehog shadows. I also had fun making some cute little foiled hearts using the heart dies from the Die-namics Stitched strip set.

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Supplies used:

Stamps: MFT Lots of Hugs, MFT Happy Hedgehogs
Dies: Die-namics Twice the Hugs, Die-namics Stitched strip (hearts), stitched rectangle
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress spun sugar, Hero Arts Charcoal, Versafine black
Other: Watercoloour paper, Zig Brush Markers, Tattered Angels Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist, Wink of Stella clear brush marker, Heidi Swapp Minc reactive foil Hot Pink, craft foam, grey and white board.

A Splash of Thanks

Today I have been playing with my Altenew A Splash of Color stamp set to create a card for the Altenew May Challenge.

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I created the watercolour background using the stamp set and Tim Holtz distress inks. The thanks word was gold heat embossed and nestled between the two triangle corners spattered with the matching inks.

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Supplies used:
Stamps: Altenew A Splash of Color, Altenew Halftone Thanks
Dies: Stitched triangles
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks- spun sugar, picked raspberry, antique linen, shabby shutters
Other: Watercolour paper, textured white card, sequins

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Happy Purrthday

I have been waiting to find time to play with the new release Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin stamp set. Just couldn’t resist the image of the birthday cake tin of fish-well what self respecting cat wouldn’t think that this was the optimum birthday treat. And… I also couldn’t resist entering the  Lawnfawnatics challenge #4, Black /White and Bright.

I began by creating the confetti black and white background using black embossing paste and stencil, then coating the confetti pieces with black Wink of Stella. I created a bright purple background with Tim Holtz distress inks and glimmer mist for sparkle. The Zig brush marker watercoloured images were also coated with Wink of Stella clear.

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Supplies used:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin
Dies: Die-namics Rectangle Peek-a-boo window
Other: Watercolour paper, Kaisercraft Geo quarters stencil, black embossing paste, Wink of Stella Black and Clear brush markers, Zig brush markers, Nuvo Jewel drops-orange marmalade, pale periwinkle, Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads, Versafine black ink pad, clear embossing powder, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist-dazzling diamonds.

I just wish that the photography had picked up the bling of this card.

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Pastel Rainbow

Today I have been inspired by two challenges, Scrapbook Boutique April 2017 Mood Board Challenge and Paper Smooches April 2017 challenge-Showers and have created a pastel rainbow card with sparkle.

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The raindrops background was created using the Paper Smooches Luminous Spring stamp set and a variety of pastel inks. The clouds were stamped using the Luminous Spring and Paper Smooches Forest Whimsy stamp sets, silver heat embossed then filled with white glitter. The die cut rainbow card colours were made by swiping the stamp ink colours onto white card stock. The rainbow wishes sentiment was stamped and then heat embossed with clear sparkle embossing powder.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Paper Smooches Luminous Spring, Paper Smooches Forest Whimsy
Dies: Die-namics stitched rainbow, stitched rectangle
Inks: Altenew rose quartz, blush, buttercream, soft lilac, sea glass, Colorbox pistachio, baby blue, Versamark, Kaleidacolor Calypso
Other: Embossing powders clear sparkle and silver, white ultrafine glitter, Wink of Stella brush pen clear, foam mounting tape

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a wonderful day.