02 April 2020

Cute Coaster Critters with Lawn Fawn and Spectrum Noir

Hey there Crafty friends, How are you all? I hope you are well and not going stir crazy during the Covid-19 lockdowns.  Today I am sharing a super cute card featuring Lawn Fawn's Coaster Critters.

I was lucky enough to get this set as a Mothers day present and couldn't wait to get inky with it.

The stamp set has a matching die set and an add on die, the add on die allows you to create a slider for the little carts, which is adorable. I used the MFT Extreme Black ink to stamp all my images.

Who else saves up their Neenah scraps? That stuff is like gold dust and I can't waste it lol. So as you can see I stamped the images on to my Neenah scraps and then used the coordinating dies to cut them.

Now I'm still new to the whole Alcohol marker thing and I'm not a colourist by any stretch but I decide to dig out my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers for these image, as they are small it didn't feel to daunting.

As you can see I adde a little shading heee and there, I didnt want to put to much pressure on myself, I just wanted to have fun and make a cute interactive card.

Next I ink blended a piece of Neenah using Spectrum Noir's Water reactive Inks, I used Midnight, Fuchsia and Crushed Velvet, I blend using a cheap foundation brush as this gives me the smoothest the result. Once blended I spritzed with water to soften the look. I also cut and inked some hills using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Borders, I inked them with Spectrum Noir's Spring Meadow Water reactive ink.

I started to play with the layout of my card, once happy I take a picture with my phone before gluing it all together. I also cut the slide element using the die I mentioned above, it fits perfectly above the large roller coaster element.

To make the coaster carts slde I used 2 of MFT's slider elements, I taped them to a 5p coin with red tape as it's super strong, you need to make sure you trim it back and have no over hanging bits or the slide wont be smooth and could get stuck......ask me how I know lol

Once put together this is how it looks. I am SO SO happy with it, I have swooned over cards like this for a long time and wanted to make similar and now I have.

I can see me making lots more of these style of cards once I expand my craft stash to include lots of cute little stamp sets. I hope you've enjoyed today post, I'd love to hear any feedback.

Tale care, stay home and craft.

01 April 2020

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge April

Here we are, April 1st and what a weird old time we're in. I truly hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well.  As it's the first of the month it's time for a new CAS Card Challenge at STAMPlorations. This month the added colour twist is Lemon Yellow.

To join in with the challenge, please pop over to the STAMP blog  https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2020/04/cas-challenge-april.html

I have created a super adorable card using the Little-Monsters-The-Bees-Knees and Bubbles-ARTplorations-Stencil.  I started by stamping the little monsters and colouring them with watercolour pens. I then added a mask over them while I added the background.

For the background I used Spectrum Noir's Lemon Tonic water reactive ink, which I blended through the Bubbles stencil. I use oval foundation brushes for my blending as they give a really smooth effect.

I removed the mask and added a glaze over the monsters. The sentiments were stamped onto white card and a fine liner pen was used to add a border to them. They were added to the card using foam tape for a little height.

I really hope you will join us and take part in the challenge, I'd love to see your creations.

I have a discount code for you to use on the STAMPlorations store which will entitle you to 20% off your order, this can not be used with other discount codes

Use>>>>>>  STAMPGIRLTERRI when checking out at http://stamplorations.com/shop/

25 March 2020

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to Altenew's Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop and Giveaway, you should have arrived here from Seeka's blog. If not you can go to the start of the Hop by visiting this link  https://altenewblog.com/celebrating-parents-card-drive-blog-hop-2020/ 

I stamped the background of my card using the Tartan stamp set , I used Velvet, Grey Denim and Obsidian Ink pads. I love how this looks like a Plaid shirt. 

I then stamped the elements from the Best Dad stamp set and coloured them with some watercolor. I added a sentiment from the Best Dad stamp set and cut the word Dad usinng the Bold Alpha die set.

For my second card I used the Watercolor Blooms stamp set to create a little swag of flowers, I used Rouge, Heart beat, Olive, Paper bag, Snap Dragon and Chamomile crisp inks.

I added a little texture in the background with the Dotted Diamonds stamp set and then die cut the Thank you die to add as my sentiment. I love the dark sentiment against the softer floral images.

You can find out all the details about the card drive and how to get involved here https://altenewblog.com/Celebrating-Parents-Card-Drive-2020

20% of the profits from these products (Thanks, Dad Stamp Set, World’s Best Dad Stamp Set, Best Mom Stamp Set, Extra Special Stamp Set, Beautiful Lady Stamp Set, Painted Butterflies Stamp Set, Sweet Bow Enamel Pin, Stay Awesome Enamel Pin) until Father’s Day, June 21st, 2020, will be donated to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.


Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win. We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/5/2020.

Your next stop is Michelle Murray 

20 March 2020

Paperbabe Stamps challenge 115 - DT Inspiration

It's new challenge day at Paperbabe Stamps, this time it's a picture inspiration theme

The picture can be used any way you choose. Maybe the colours, layout or theme spark your creativity. Just have some good old crafty fun

I used the colours in the picture to inpire my card. Instead of flowers I used the Butterfly Pierdae as my focal image and added a sentiment using Flourish and Grow.

All of the ink blening was done using Distress Oxide Inks.

If you'd like to join in with the challenge, please pop over to the Paperbabe Stamps blog here >>>http://paperbabestamps.blogspot.com/

17 March 2020

Altenew March 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the Altenew 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.  You should have arrived here from the awesome Laurie Willison's blog, if not you can go back to the start of the hop by visiting the following link https://altenewblog.com/March-2020-Release-Blog-Hop-2

I am so excited about today's release and honoured to be a guest designer. This release is jam packed full of crafty goodeness, we have Stamps, Dies, Masks, ink sets and Paper packs. You can see all of the new items here in the new item section >>> New product section 

Let's jump in and take a look at some of the new products in use on my cards.

My first card was stamped using Fabulous Florets Stamp Set. This stamp set comprises of 2 layered floral images, 2 layered leaves and a little sentiment. I chose to stamp the putline images and the last detailed layer, omitting the solid base color. I used Deep Iris and Olive crisp inks, and Obsidian for the outlines. I then used the Bold Alpha die set to cut my sentiment, I cut this from the background, and added several more die cut in lilac underneath to raise the letters, I embellished with New Day card kit enamel dots. I am totally loving this look.

My next card uses the Fuchsia Soiree 6x6 Paper Pack, the pad has 24 double sided sheets, 12 unique designs, some floral and some bold grapic patterns. I used one of the large floral images and did a little fussy cutting. As the image is so stunning I really didn't want to over power the design so I placed the cut piece onto a backgroud which I cut using the Candy cane stripe cover die. I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the Better Together stamp set onto black card using White embossing powder. I added a few sequinns as my card was complete.

Wildflower Doodles Stamp Set is full of delicate floral and foliage images, perfect for putting together wreaths, bouqets and so much more. I started by stamping some of the images in Silver Lake crisp ink, I then added another layer of images this time heat embossed using the Rose Gold embossing powder. I then added some soft color using Minty Mint crisp ink. I then cut the Nesting frames die set from both white card and Vellum, I added a sentiment from the Better Together stamp set. I love the soft feel of this card, the design would work really well for a wedding card.

My first card using the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set was a really quick and simple one, I started with a piece of paper from the Cheerful Meadow 6x6 Paper Pack, I used Obsidian ink to stamp lots of Musical notes over the background. I then cut a frame using the Nesting frames die set and stamped the sentiment using Obsidian and Honey Drizzle ink. This was such a quick card to make, perfect for those last moment makes.

My next card using the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set was a little more involved, I started by stamping the Staff on my background in several places in a playful pattern. I then used several inks to add color to the staffs. Once dry I then stamped all of the notes, treble clefs etc I then stamped the sentimetn using those from the stamp set. I love how fun this card is, it'll be perfect for my son's birthday in a few weeks, he's a little musical genius.

Next up is the Pysanka Stamp Set, A Pysanka is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist method. I love a folk art image and this set is perfect for sending to family and friends at Easter. I used the layering stamps to add color but you could use markers, watercolors or pencils. I used Midnight Violet, Rubelite, honey drizzle, Lime, Galactic dream and Obsidian.

Spheres & Spirals Stamp Set is a awesome set full of 7 images and 1 sentiment, perfect for making cards for those tricky people who don't lie floral images. I'm thinking teens and the men in my life. I started by stamping the hexagon image in Rubellite, Fresh Lemon and Aqualicious on a panel of Neenah cardstock. I then trimmed in down and matted it onto a piece of card which I inked with Rubellite ink. I cut a sentiment from the Signature word dies in black. This is such a clean looking card, the sentiment could be changed easily to fit any occasion.

Now my last card was a last moment addition and I have to say it's one of my favourite cards from this release. Using Carribean sky, Lavender Fields, Persian Blue and Deep Iris I stamped several of the spirograph style images over my background. I then stamped the sentiment from the set in black onto a white strip. I then added a piece of silver glitter card and a piece of Lavender Feild inked card beneath, I placed these on to foam tape and voilĂ  my card was complete.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 3/22/2020 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/24/2020. 

Your next stop is Kymona Tracey

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15 March 2020

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge March reminder

Can you believe it's time for a MArch CAS card reminder post already? Where is the year going?

For the half way reminder I have created a cute note card using the Hummingbird-Large and Fond-Expressions-Shery-Russ-Designs stamp sets. I stamped the Hummingbird in black alcoholproof ink and used my markers to add color. I then added a sentiment and embellished with black twine and sequinns.

If you'd like to join in with the challenge please pop over to the STAMP blog here https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2020/03/march-challenges-extras.html

I have a discount code for you to use on the STAMPlorations store which will entitle you to 20% off your order, this can not be used with other discount codes

Use>>>>>>  STAMPGIRLTERRI when checking out at http://stamplorations.com/shop/

10 March 2020

Altenew March 2020 Washi Tapes Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to the March 2020 Washi tape release blog hop and giveaway, you should have arrived here from Laurie Willison's blog, If not you can go back to the begining of the hop at any time by following this link https://altenewblog.com/March-2020-Release-Blog-Hop

I am super excited to be joining Altenew as a guest for this hop which is full of inspiration from an abundance of talented designers. You can view all of the new Washi tapes here in the New release product section.

I've created 9 cards for the hop, most of which are super easy and quick to make, allowing the washi tape to shine and be the focal point of my cards, so let's jump in and see what I created,

My first card features the Floral Field Washi Tape, this washit aoe is stunningly elegant. The floral imagery with the gold edges work so well together and are the reason I wanted to keep this card simple.

I added a strip of the washi to the left hand side of a note card and added a sentiment using the Fancy Hello die cut from Gold Mirror card.

My second card features the Rose Petal Washi Tape Set, this set is one of four that consists of four coordinating washi tapes just like the ink pads they take their name from.

I added a strip of each colour diagonally across the lower half of my card starting with the lightest colour. The tapes are very fogiving and can be removed and repositioned if needed. My sentiment was created using the lighest tape added to some thin white card and die cut using the Fancy Hello die.

This card is similar to the card above in that it uses all four colour of the Sea Shore Washi Tape Set, this time I added them horizontally across the card.

It's so easy to make a striking card with these washi tapes, the tapes in the coordinating colour sets are slightly transparent so can be layered allowing you to make transitional colours. I added a sentiment with the Thank You die cut in white. I embellished with some white Nuvo drops.

The Marbled Dream Washi Tape is stunning, shaed of green with a gold veining running through it, I love this tape. It's also wide enough to act as the main background of a card at 107mm wide.

I added some to a piece of whie card and trimmed it down to measure 3.75"x5", I placed this panel onto some foam tape and added it to a A2 note card. I added a simple white sentimetn using the Hang in there die.

My next card features 2 of the washi tapes, I took one pink and one teal shade from the Rose Petal Washi Tape Set and the Sea Shore Washi Tape Set

I added both strips of tape to some white card making sure to butt them up tightly. I then die cut my sentiment from this using the Tall Alpha die set, they create such an impact against the Orante cover die, a final ssprinkle of AB sequins was all that was need to finish this card.

The Painted Dots Washi Tape is so striking, I love black and white and decided to add ultra bright flowers against the washi for high contrast.

I used the Perennial Beauty stamp set and Perennial Beauty die stamped in zingy citrus shades. I added a sentiment using the Simple Friend die, I love the ultra modern feel of this card.

Gold Splatter Navy Washi Tape, wow what can I say, Navy and Gold are such a classic combination, so elegant and a very versatile colour pallet.

The Gold Splatter Navy Washi Tape is large enough to cover an A2 note card, which is what I did for this card. I added the Mid century frame die, cut in gold mirror card and added a sentiment which I embossed onto vellum and then sprinkled some gold sequinns.

Next up is the Marsh Land Washi Tape, I can see this tape being used for so many types of card and occasions as it's subtle grey foliage is very understated.

For this card I added two layers of the washi tape, maing sure to rotate my card 180 degrees so that the foliage comes in from differnt angles, this gives two shades of grey. I added a teacup and sacucer from the Vintage Teacup stamp and Vintage Teacup die set.

My last card again features the Gold Splatter Navy Washi Tape, this time I wanted to show how beautiful the washi tape can look when die cut.

I die cut the Washi tape using the Orante cover die, I added the gold A using the Mega A die, the heat embossed sentiment is from the Sentiment Strips stamp set.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 3/18/2020 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/21/2020. 

Your next stop is the amazing Norine Borys

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