Month: January 2017

Friend Bokeh

Hey I hope you all had a nice weekend ? Mine was quiet but lovely, we had lots of family time which is always good.

Today I wanted continue sharing cards I made over the Christmas period.
I am a huge fan of Bokeh (if you look at my blog header I have even used Bokeh in that) I love the softness of it and how different it can look.
I had an idea in my head for months to be honest about creating a bokeh style card using Rangers Mini Round blending tools and this is how this card came about.
One of my favorite colors is Grey….You may think boring but I love it, especially with a pop of color added. So to create this I used one of my favorite Grey ink pads- Cobblestone from Simon Says Stamp for the darkest color and all you need to do is ink up your blending tool then making sure it is flat to the card twist it to give you a nice circle.
For the lighter grey I used Simon’s Barely Beige…which yes i know it isn’t a grey but it does have a grey tone to it, I randomly placed the circles all over the card stock…which is Simon’s White card, making sure to overlap the circles.
When I was happy I used my Clarity Stencil brush and went over the whole piece with Cobblestone, with the brushes I always “blot” off a lot of the color and very gently and slowly build the layers up and it worked well for this card as I didn’t want it too dark, I wanted to get rid of the white showing and to soften the circles.
When this was done I took Simons White ink and added a couple of circles over the top…this was a total experiment but i really like how it turned out.
I used Simon’s Painted friend die and cut it 3 times from Simon’s Fog cardstock and adhered them together to give some added dimension and used my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen to add some sparkle to the friend die.
For a pop of color I used Mama elephants Confetti Cuts die and Simon’s School house red card stock and die cut the hearts which I added some Sparkle and Glossy accents too.
I created an A2 card base from Fog card and adhered the panel to it.
My plan is too make some more of these using different colors and inks to see how it works out, but I am really happy with it and it is another nice any occasion for a friend card.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Don’t forget this weeks challenge for Simon Says Stamp is Anything Goes and you still have a few more days to enter click here to check it out .
I hope you all have a great day.
Happy Crafting
x
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Some quick and easy cards for all occasions with Simon Says Stamp & Spectrum Aqua.

So you may remember that in my last blog post I mentioned finding a pile of cards I had made over the Christmas period that I had totally forgotten about…well today I decided to blog some of them.
One of the main things I want to start doing a lot more of is sending cards just for the sake of it, or to just make someone smile, so I wanted to start making a stockpile of the cards so I have them ready to go.
And that is where these cards came in, they was easy to create and perfect for any occasion.
I created the cards using my Spectrum Aqua Markers onto some Strathmore card stock and then added the beautiful Cottage Stems Die from Simon Says Stamp.
For this card I used Spectrum Aqua markers- Aquamarine & Purple
This one I tried to go for a lot softer look and used Peach & Blossom Aqua Markers and also added some flicks of colour.
This one I thought the colours went well with the sentiment and used Sunflower & Amber markers.
And for the final one I used Seq Green & Magenta Aqua Markers…I think this one is my favorite.
For all the cards I adhered two of the die cuts together to give them some dimension.
They are all A2 sized so it shows what a lovely size die the Cottage Stem die is.
For the sentiments I used Pink Fresh Studio Felicity Sticker phrases. I don’t often use stickers, don’t get me wrong I own lots but can never bring myself to use them !…I know I am a total weirdo.
These just seemed so perfect for the cards and I loved the sentiments and fitted perfectly at the base of the die.
I die cut the panel using Stitched rectangle from MFT Blueprints 29.
I adhered some fun foam to the back of the panel as it was pretty warped from the water.
I finished each card off with some sequins.
And there you go some whatever the occasion cards all ready to go.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and also I have to say a huge thank you for all the emails, cards and messages about my health you guys don’t know how much it all means. THANK YOU so so much.
I do have some other cards from the pile I will be blogging soon.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.
Happy Crafting
x
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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Hey lovelies, I hope you are well ? I am sorry for being AWOL, I have been recovering from my surgery still, but the good news is I got thumbs up from the hospital last week to start slowly easing myself back into crafting over the next few weeks YAY !! In the mean time I have been cleaning my craft room and found a pile of cards I made before, and during Christmas which I will blog over the next week 🙂

It is Wednesday which means it is time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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It is time for a new challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

This week the challenge is

Anything Goes

This week we are showcasing
Carabelle Studio You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see what you create with them.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


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I have used a couple of Simon Says Stamp products on my card today along with some ink blending. 

 

I wanted to do something slightly different with the Corbel Border die so I used it on a diagonal and die cut it twice. 

The ink blending underneath was done using some Hero Arts Dye inks and I used the same pink on the thanks sentiment. 

 
To add a little something more I used my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen to add some bling.


So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting

 

 

 

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Happy Crafting 

 

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Winter Birthday

Hey lovelies, I hope you are well ?

It is Wednesday which means it is time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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It is time for a new challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

This week the challenge is

Winter Birthday
This week we are showcasing
Lawn Fawn  You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see what you create with them.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

 

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I actually used a Christmas stamp set along with a birthday sentiment for this card.

I stamped the little Sparrows using Simons Barely Beige ink…trust me you NEED this ink pad it is PERFECT for no lines.

I then used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens to colour them all.

For the background I used Spun Sugar, Peacock Feathers & Twisted Citron Distress Inks and then added some Shimmer spray.

The Sentiment is also by Lawn Fawn and is from their Happy Everything sentiment set. I heat embossed this with Simons White Fine detail powder.

I used Lawn Fawns Stitched Square Dies and Stitched Square Frame Dies, along with their Perfect Plaid 6×6 pad to finish the card off.

I also added some Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle to to the birdies.

   

So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting

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Thank you so much for stopping by and I cannot wait to see your entries for the challenge. 


Happy Crafting 

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – New Somethings

Hey lovelies, I hope you are well
A very Happy New Year ! And a huge thank you for all the emails etc I received about my surgery, it went well and I am now at home recovering. 
It is Wednesday which means it is time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

 http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

 

It is time for a new challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

This week the challenge is

New Somethings…this could be new car, new baby, new job, new home..New anything ! 

This week we are showcasing
Simon Says products You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see what you create with them.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

 

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I decided to go for a You will be missed card and have used one of my favorite Simon Die & Stamp Sets.
   I used the die to emboss the white panel and then using Simons Glimmering cardstock…trust me you need this it is gorgeous !!! I die cut the You die and then adhered it over one of the embossed You’s. 
I then heat embossed the Will Be Missed sentiment from the same set using Simons Fine detail Gold Embossing Powder. 
I then added some gold dots with a gel pen and some Doodlebug sequins. 
Lots of fun creating this and a different way to use your dies. 
   
So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting 

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Thank you so much for stopping by and I cannot wait to see your entries for the challenge. 

Happy Crafting 

 

 

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