Honey Bee Stamps Ombre Christmas.

I hope you are all having a great day ?

I don’t know about you but I love all things ombre, especially in card making and i feel its often overlooked as a fun and easy way to create a clean and simple card.

As soon as I saw one of the stamps from the latest Honey Bee Stamps release Ombre instantly popped into my mind, and I wanted to go with slightly non traditional Christmas colours. 

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Honey Bee Stamps Birthday Cupcake No Line Watercoloring + Video

I hope you are all having a great weekend ? What did you all think of the new Honey Bee Stamps Release ?

Don’t forget to join in the blog hop to have a change to win my blog hop post can be found here

For today’s card I could resist using the new Tea time stamp set to create a no line birthday card.

I love this set because of all the different elements it contains and love the cupcake stamp.

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #407 Cute

Hey lovelies, I hope you are well and having a nice week ? 
It is Wednesday which means it is time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

It is time for a new challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeThis week the challenge is:


This week we are showcasing Wild Rose 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

I used a really sweet stamp set called Owls on a Branch to create my card for this weeks challenge. 

I water coloured the image using my Spectrum Aqua Markers and wanted the image to be the main focal point so I just added a Stitched frame border and mounted the piece onto some Plaid paper that I was gifted a few years ago, I thought it went perfectly with the image. 

The sentiment I stamped in Simon’s Cobblestone ink (the same i used to stamp the image) this is a lovely ink if you want something softer than black. 

I added some white dots to the hats, stockings and owls along with some Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle. The card was finished off with some May Arts Twine. 

So now it’s YOUR turn.  

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge 

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out.

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

Happy Crafting




Concord & 9th- I think you’re delightful

Hey guys.  I hope you are all having a good week ? 
We have finally got all things electrical wise sorted so I am back to posting videos !! 
For those who haven’t check out my YouTube channel it can be found by clicking here or the link in the sidebar. 
It is a new channel with only a couple of videos, but now that I can edit videos again I have lots planned for it….if there is anything you would like to see a video on, then let me know 🙂 
I have after a long wait finally got my hands on a couple of Concord & 9th Stamp sets that I have been itching to get hold of, but there in the UK they kept selling out ! 
One of them is called Brushed Blossoms 
Brushed Blossom 
I fell in love with this set because it has so much in it ! It is a layering stamp set, but as I have shown below you don’t have to use it that way. I also love the brush font sentiments, and that a couple are something a bit different. 
I also managed to get hold of the Stripe Builder Set. 
Stripe Builder 
Which after using I am SO pleased I got hold of it, tons of potential with this set. 
This month is Concord & 9th’s 1st Birthday and they have had a ton of guests helping them celebrate….click here for their blog
They are also giving away $20 gift cards and sharing tons of inspiration. 
If you are on Instagram and search the above hashtag you will see some amazing projects, all using Concord & 9th’s products. 
I also just wanted to wish Greg & Angie a very happy birthday and know there will be lots more to come. 
For my card I decided to use just the base layer of the flower stamp in Brushed Blossoms, alone with my Spectrum Aqua Markers to create some dimensional stamping. 
  In the video below I show how I achieved the effect and made the overall card. 
Enjoy 🙂 
I hope you enjoyed the video. I have included the supplies list here on my below, as well as on the description on YouTube. 
The sequins I have used are no longer available, but I have linked to some alternatives from Pretty Pink Posh. 
Thank you so much for stopping by today, If you have not checked out Concord & 9th then I highly encourage you to do so as they really are brilliant stamps & dies.  
I hope you all have an amazing day. 
Happy Crafting 

Globecraft & Piccolo Stencil card

Morning Lovelies, today is Globecraft & Piccolo day.  
I wanted to show you an that Piccolos have lots of uses, and one of the ones i love is that you can use them as a stencil. 
I have used ATC Bubble Background which i have to confess is my favorite Piccolo at the moment. 
I then took a 4.5 x 5 card blank , a black strip of card cut to 2 x 5 and a strip of watercolour card cut to 1.9 x 5

For the next step you need a temporary adhesive to hold your “stencil” in place, I always use Crafter’s Companion Stick and Spray. 
Spray one side of your Piccolo “stencil” and position on the watercolour card. 
Pick your medium you wish to use to add colour, I swear by Dylusions, but it is totally up to you. 

Be as creative as you wish and apply your colour, I run a heat tool over the area before i remove the Piccolo, and then VERY carefully remove the Piccolo, I have found removing the paper from the Piccolo is the best way. 
And of course you now have a pretty coloured Piccolo 🙂 
Once fully dry rub away any excess adhesive and glue to your black strip and then adhere this to your card blank. I then rounded off the bottom two corners and added a simple sentiment. 
And here is the finished card, you could be so creative with this method. 
Items used: 
4.5×5 Card Blank 
Watercolour Card 
Black Cardstock
Dylsusions Ink Sprays 
Crafter’s Companion Stick & Spray 
Sentiment Stamp. 
Happy Crafting 

Sheena Douglass CAS

Morning everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend with lots of crafting 🙂 
Over at Crafters Companion Blog they are having a Clean and Simple Challenge, I thought some of the Sheena stamps I had would be perfect…What do you think…
I made a 6×4 card blank and then cut a smaller piece of Watercolour card, I coloured it by taking Distress inks (colours are listed below) and pressing them down onto my craft sheet, I then gave them a spritz of water and pushed the watercolour card down onto it, the thing i love about this technique is you can get some many different effects by just playing around with the distress inks whilst on the craft mat. 
Once Dry I used Sheena’s A little bit sketchy Falling Feathers set and did some second generation stamping using Versafine ink pad. 
I then stamped the sentiment (again second generation) and mounted the sentiment and the stamped panel onto some black cardstock, and then stuck them onto the card.
I do hope you like my card, I really enjoyed making it. 
Items used-
6×4 card blank 
Ranger Distress Inks in – 
Broken China 
Squeezed Lemonade
Mowed Lawn
Water Spritzer 
Black Card Stock in my stash 
Black Versafine Ink Pad 
Craft Sheet
I would like to enter this into the following challenge- 
Happy Crafting 🙂 

Globecraft & Piccolo Enamel Dots.

Hiya all, I  hope you all had fun with the giveaway over at the blog …don’t forget to stop by the Facebook Page to keep up to date with all the latest news…and trust me there is some AMAZING products coming so you will want to keep up to date. 
On to this weeks make from me. Now I am sure there is lots of you, who like me love Enamel dots, they look great on everything don’t they ? 
Just look at how they bring this card to life. 
Now what if I told you that you can make them yourself, to any size or shape you want ? 
Well with 3D Enamel Gel you can !!!! and the best bit is….its so easy ! and works out so much cheaper than the premade ones. 
All you need to do is get yourself a craft sheet/Teflon sheet 
and let your imagination run wild, you can create dots like I have here…..
Or you can create hearts, write words or even make enamel swirls ! I always leave mind to dry overnight just to make sure they are completely dry, then I curl the craft sheet and peel them away. 
You can even do a batch lot (which is what I do) and store them for future use. 
Here is a little close up of them on the card….
How ace are they ? and just think of everything you can create ! 
I have used the following Enamel Gels- 
I hope I have inspired you, we would love to see what you create with the 3D Enamel Gels. 
Happy Crafting x 

Songbird Challenge #31 Happy New year

Morning all, It is new challenge time over at Songbird Challenge blog and the theme is “Happy New Year” 
The challenge is kindly being sponsored by Di’s Digi’s. 
Here is my Design Team Card for this challenge…
I went for a nice simple card for this challenge, I love Kraft card, and it seemed to go perfectly with this paper. The sentiment was one of my own and i have just cut all the elements on my Cameo. I do hope you like it. 
Head on over to the blog  to check out the rest of the design teams beautiful cards. I hope to see you all enter. 
Come back later to check out another post from me. 
Crafty Hugs