Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Celebrate!

Today I'm sharing my card for the Pinkfresh Studio March 2021 Challenge - this month the challenge is all about flowers! I absolutely adore Pinkfresh Studio and this year I am so determined to grow my Pinkfresh stash (slowly getting there) !!!!

For my card, I die cut three Pinkfresh Leafy Envelopes and adhered them together for a bit of dimension. I stamped and die cut a bunch of Pinkfresh Lovely Blossoms and tucked them all over the envelope. For the background I scored some yellow paper at every quarter inch to add some texture and adhered the envelope on top, leaving the leafy bits un-glued so they curl up and add more interest. 

The "Celebrate" is from Happy Birthday Sentiments and was heat embossed with Ranger Rose Gold powder and die cut with its coordinating die.

Inks used:
Blue florals - Pinkfresh Studio Sky Blue & Summer Shower
Purple flowers - Pinkfresh Studio Lavender
Pink flowers - Altenew Pinkalicious
Yellow flowers - Altenew Chamomile Marigold
Green leaves - Lawn Fawn Cilantro & Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide

Love love love how this card turned out and I'll definitely be making more of these with different colour combos!

Monday, 15 March 2021

See Through Shaker Bookmark

Sharing this super cute See Through Bookmark that I made this week! I was inspired by Mona Toth, who has super easy to follow step by step instructions - check it out here. When I saw her adorable creation I knew I wanted to try this too!

I don't own frame dies so I created my own by layering the LF Stitched Rectangles with Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangles and it worked out perfectly! 

The shaker is created as you usually would but with acetate on both sides for the see through effect. I have a lot of green sequins that never get used so I decided that this would be my colour scheme lol! 

Other Supplies Used:
Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin'?
Lawn Fawn Birthday Tags (for the Banner)
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders

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Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Sweet 16

I'm taking part in the Pinkfresh Studio February 2021 Challenge - this month's prompt is Alphas/Words. This was really perfect timing as I have an upcoming 16th Birthday and decided to focus on the word "Sweet"! I initially struggled with this card, I knew that I wanted to use lots of quirky patterned papers but I was so undecided about the layout and colours!

I started by die cutting the Pinkfresh Studio Braided Tag from this cute paper and layered it on top of some purple card. The 'Sweet" and "16" were die cut using Pinkfresh Studio Heather Lowercase

To make the "16" pop a bit more, I decided to cut a circle out of vellum and then dipped the edges into some Versamark Watermark ink and added some Shrinking Violet WOW embossing glitter. To add a bit more interest, I stamped and die cut some Pinkfresh Studio Lovely Blossoms as well as floral ephemera from Pinkfresh Studio Days of Splendor and added them to the bottom of the tag.

The bow was made with the We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board.

This challenge really pulled me out of my creative slump and I'm happy with how it all came together in the end!

How de we feel about the quirky mish mash of patterned papers and colours? I'm kinda digging it!




Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Braided Tag Card


Sharing my card for the Pinkfresh Studio January 2021 Challenge - I was inspired by August 2020 Florals! I had a play with some of my Christmas goodies this week and made this floral birthday card! I decided to stamp and die cut some Pinkfresh Studio Lovely Blossoms as well as some floral ephemera from Pinkfresh Studio Days of Splendor.

I die cut the Pinkfresh Studio Braided Tag from some white textured card and stamped 'happy' from Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin'. The 'birthday' die is from MFT Birthday Wishes and I cut this three times from white card and once from blue metallic paper and layered them together for some dimension. The bow was made with the We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board.

Inks used:
Blue florals & 'happy' - Pinkfresh Studio Sky Blue & Summer Shower
Pink florals - Altenew Pink Diamond
Green leaves - Lawn Fawn Cilantro & Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide

I love how this card turned out and I will definitely be recreating with different colour combos!


Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Stencilled Slimline Card

Sharing a slimline card that I made for an upcoming card swap - full disclosure, this is the first ever slimline card that I've made *and* the first time I've used layering stencils!! And I am HOOKED!!!

I used the gorgeous Pinkfresh Studio You Are My Favourite Stencil which features some beautiful blooms and foliage. Onto some vellum strips I heat embossed 'Hello Friend' from Mama Elephant Paola's Wishes with Ranger Rose Gold Powder. I wrapped the strip around the card front and finally added some glittery Poppy Stamps Stitched Butterflies as an extra embellishment.

Inks used:
Pink flowers - Altenew Pinkalicious Rubelite
Purple flowers - Pinkfresh Studio Lavender & Regal Kiss
Orange flowers - Altenew Chamomile & Marigold
Blue leaves - Pinkfresh Studio Sky Blue 

I love how my first ever slimline turned out, even if it is a little simple -  I'm looking forward to having more fun with these stencils!

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Monday, 18 January 2021

16th Shaker Card

Sharing this 16th Birthday shaker card that I created using tulle as the window and featuring this cutie Unicorn cupcake from Mama Elephant Cupcake Wishes. To create the window in my patterned paper I used a Lawn Fawn Circle die and sandwiched some tulle with foam to the back. For my shaker bits I used hole and heart punches, plus some sequins and a mini flower die from Lawn Fawn Spring Sprig. The cupcake liner was stamped with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide and the bunting is from Waffle Flower Tea Party.

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Wednesday, 23 December 2020

2020 Christmas Cards

 

Sharing my Christmas cards for 2020, feat. Mama Elephant Oh Kitty Tree! I started by masking off little hills for the kitties to sit on and then went about creating pink shimmery snowy backgrounds by ink blending Altenew Pinkalicious & Rubelite Inks and then splattering with Pinkfresh Studio Candy Violet Ink and White Gouache and finally adding some Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz

The images and sentiment were stamped in Versafine Onyx Black Ink and coloured with pencils! I foam mounted the kitties onto the backgrounds and added some Wink of Stella Glitter Gloss Pen to the little ornaments and Santa hats!

I'm so happy with how these turned out - I do love non traditional colours for Christmas!!


Entering these into:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "CELEBRATE"
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Christmas Critters"

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas xx



Friday, 4 December 2020

Tulle Shaker Cards

I've been having a play with this beauty of a die, the Pinkfresh Studio Fancy Floral 2 and I created a bunch of shaker cards! These feature a tulle window instead of your usual acetate - something I saw Jennifer McGuire do once and I knew I had to try it!

For these, I cut the Fancy Floral die out of some glitter cardstock and glued the tulle to the back. On vellum I heat embossed some Birthday sentiments from Mama Elephant Paola's Wishes with
WOW embossing powder in Black Glint


To create my shaker bits I cut various glitter and metallic scraps of cardstock with a hole punch and also added some sequins from my stash.

These were so fun to create and I have so much tulle in my stash I'll definitely be making more of these! I made a few of these with acetate as well which I'll upload to my Flickr

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This is the Jennifer McGuire Post that inspired me to try this technique!