Friday, February 5, 2016

Clearly Besotted Release Day!

 Hi everyone!  I’m back with my last card for the Clearly Besotted Stamps Febraruy Release.  All the stamps and dies are on sale later today (10:00 BST) over in the CBS shop so be sure to go and check everything out!

I love to play with water colour...I am an amateur, learning and experimenting.  What's nice about water colour is that it is forgiving and even if you go out of the lines, you can just spritz some water on it and let the colours run a bit.  I used some distress inks and a water pen to colour in the tulips from the new You are Wonderful set, then spritzed some water and watched the colour pop out and create a cool shadow around the flowers.  If the card looks kind of "scrappy," it is!  My scrap pile is getting a little too big so I was determined to use some of them on this card.  The grey dotted strip, the yellow circle and the bronze stars are all scraps who have a new home now (this card, not my desk!).

Thanks for stopping by and for all your lovely comments on this Clearly Besotted Release :)  Head over to Stephanie’s blog for some more inspiration and the Release Reveal contest!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Clearly Besotted Teaser Time ~ Day 4

Greetings everyone!  Only one more day until the Clearly Besotted February Release is available!  Today I've used the With Love set.  It's a 2 step stamp set so you can create these gorgeous tulips. I stamped a sentiment from the set onto a tag from Tiny Tags Die collection, tied some twine to it and adhere it to the card with foam tape.  I am in need of a few sympathy cards and this set is just the ticket for creating quick and sincere cards.

Thanks for stopping by!  Head over to Stephanie’s blog for some more inspiration and peeks!


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Clearly Besotted Teaser Time ~ Day 3

Hello friends!  I'm back today with another Clearly Besotted teaser as we countdown to the February release on the 5th.  I've used two new sets to create this adorable "Hey Cutie" card.  I stamped a variety of little chicks from the Cool Chick set on the lower part of the white panel with yellow ink, then sponged a lighter yellow over top of them all with distress ink and a blender tool.  For some reason, this card just SCREAMED to have ribbon and a big old bow on it!  Every time I bring out some old ribbon and tie a bow, my heart feels full...I really miss ribbon!  The chick by the sentiment was stamped with a chick outline from Chirpy Chicks.  This set does not have the solid image so I turned a stamp from the set over, inked it up and stamped over top of the outline.  It gives a halo effect!  Non colourers celebrate! Woohoo!

Thanks for stopping by!  Head over to Stephanie’s blog for some more inspiration and peeks!


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Clearly Besotted Teaser Time ~ Day 2

Hello friends!  It’s a brand new month so that means we’re sharing some Clearly Besotted teasers with you as we countdown to the February release on February 5th! This first set, Round Roses is a three step stamping delight.  It took 3 stamps to make these sweet little roses on my butterfly die cut.  This non colourer is ecstatic!  I'm also using the My Valentine set for the sentiment I stamped on a vellum tag then stapled to the easy way to attach vellum to anything!

Thanks for stopping by!  Head over to Stephanie’s blog for some more inspiration and peeks!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Be Mine ~ Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge

Hi everyone!  I'm back with the newest challenge over on the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge blog.  This time we’re inspired by this photo…

I went quite literal on this card...scattered hearts on a neutral background.  I pulled some patterned paper that had similar colours and mimicked the stitching with a scalloped mat. The "Be Mine" tag was in a pack of pre-made Valentine labels from stamping on this one!

Want to play along?  Head over to the Curtain Call blog for more inspiration and then join in the fun! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Beautiful Birthday

Happy Saturday!  This fun card began a couple of weeks ago when I made this card for the PTI Create Along With Us challenge. It was a CASE of Amy Sheffer's gorgeous card HERE.

I couldn't bring myself to throw away the negative die cut of this lovely watercoloured paper so I played around with a few supplies and turned it into a birthday card with some shiny gold paper to glam it up.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a glorious day!

Friday, January 29, 2016

When I am with You

TGIF everyone!  My how the weeks are flying by!  I've been slipping down to the studio in the evenings this week as I have a couple of special cards to make for February.  First up is the card I made for the DH's birthday next Tuesday, Groundhog Day!  I picked out some patterned paper that could be classified as masculine and kept the layout simple.  The sentiment panel needed a little something on the right so I dug through my wooden embellishments and found the perfect heart :)  Feeling like some shopping therapy this weekend?  Head over to the Verve Store to see the current Love Sale and some new sequins!  Have a great weekend!

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