Supplies for Sale!

Hi Everyone!

Sorry I’ve been a bit MIA from the blog lately.  The girls and I have all been sick with a virus the past two weeks, but we are now finally on the mend and starting to feel normal again!  I’ll hopefully have some new cards to share with you all over the next week, once I motivate myself to get back into the craft room!

Anyway, while I was unwell I did manage to spend little bits of time here and there re-organising my craft room.  While doing this I went through all my stamps and dies and have purged quite a few of them that I have either never used, or will no longer use and have decided to put them up for sale at really great prices if anyone is interested in purchasing some near new products.

If you are interested, please visit my Supplies for Sale page on the menu bar above, or click here.  All the details you need are located on that page, but if you have any questions, please contact me.

Have a great day.

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Metallic Birthday Wishes

Hi Everyone

How is your week going so far? Today is my last night on holiday at my parents farm down in Manjimup and I have really enjoyed it. It’s been so nice and relaxing down here, I don’t really want to leave!

Anyway, tonight I have another birthday card to share with you all, again using the same fun stamp and die set by Simon Says Stamp, and featuring a raised foil sentiment like the card I shared with you here. This time though, I decided to use a fun black and gold patterned paper as my card’s background.

Metallic Gold Birthday Wishes Card

Again I added some dimension and height to my die cut foil sentiment by die cutting it a second time from some black fun foam. I then adhered the two together and glued them to my card base, where I had already stamped the second part of my birthday sentiment onto the patterned paper. Here is a close up of the foil die cut sentiment.

Metallic Gold Birthday Wishes Card - Close Up

To finish of my card I then added some gold enamel dots and black sequins for embellishment.

Well have a wonderful evening friends. I’ll be back in the next few days with some new creations to share, once we have unpacked and are all settled back in at home.

Hugs

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Glitter Valentine

Hello Friends

Well it’s the start of another week and today I thought I would pop in quickly and share a really super simple but sparkly Valentine’s Day card with you.

This card was really fast to create using only a handful of supplies so it is really great for mass producing.

You & Me Glitter Heart Card

All you need to do to recreate this card is tape a few lines of glitter tape to your card base, stamp and die cut the heart sentiment and add it to your card together with some matching enamel dots, and that’s it! All done!

Glitter tape is definitely a great product to have on hand, especially if you need to create something last-minute but don’t want to deal with the mess of glue and loose glitter everywhere!

We’ll I’m going to go and unwind for a little in front of the TV, but thanks for stopping by tonight. Have a great night!

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Misted Sketch Heart Card

Hi All

Are you having a great weekend so far? Today I thought I would share a card with you all using a fun die shape to create a temporary cardstock stencil.

One of my new favourite dies at the moment is the Sketch Heart by Simon Says Stamp which I have been using a bit recently. While I was creating one of my previous Valentine’s Day cards using this die, I thought it would be awesome if it were a stamped image.  As it isn’t I decided to have a play around with some scrap cardstock and the die to create a temporary stencil perfect for using with inks or spray inks, giving me a stamped like image, just without the actual stamp!

Once I die cut the heart from some scrap cardstock, rather than removing the die cut shape from the cardstock, I left it all intact and added some removable adhesive to the back of it before taping it down onto my card base.  Using some craft tweezers I carefully removed the main Sketch Heart part of the die and left all the negative pieces intact on my card base.   Depending on the way you look at the image below you can see how I removed the main part of the die cut from the cardstock.  Unfortunately this picture ends up being a bit of an illusion!  If I used patterned paper instead of plain white cardstock you would be able to make it out more clearly.

Shimmer Sketch Heart Card - Mask

Now for the fun part! I next sprayed over the stencil using pink and silver spray inks as well as a shine spray to give it some shimmer. This would also work well with normal inks and sponge daubers, or even a texture paste etc, but I had so much fun playing with spray inks on the previous card I shared with you, that I had to use them again! Once the ink had dried I then removed the temporary stencil I created and was left with a sketch heart that looks like it was stamped onto my card base.

Shimmer Sketch Heart Card - Sprayed Heart

Lastly, I added a stamped and die cut sentiment to the card, along with some coloured enamel dots and a sequin.  I then brushed over the sentiment die cut using clear Wink of Stella to give it a bit of shimmer to match the heart.

Shimmer Sketch Heart Card

This is such a fun technique and a great way to get more use out of your dies rather than just for die cutting shapes. I can’t wait to try this using other dies. It’s like you are using your favourite dies to custom make stamped images.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Shimmer Birthday Wishes

Hi Everyone

I hope your week is going great so far. At the moment I’m down south relaxing at the family farm with the girls and trying to stay cool in this shocking heat!  Unfortunately there is also a really large and devastating bush fire happening not far from here, so my thoughts are currently with those all affected and with those brave men and women putting their lives on the line to help fight this horrible fire.  Please stay safe everyone.

On Sunday just gone, my sister-in-law turned 30 and held a high tea for all her friends and family at a gorgeous restaurant to help celebrate this milestone. I wanted to make her a special birthday card, so using a pretty pink and silver colour combo, I came up with this shimmery card.

Shimmer Birthday Wishes Card

I started off by covering my card base with the Falling Snow stencil by Simon Says Stamp and spraying over it using coloured spray inks. The sprays I used on this card are Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Pink) and Studio Calico Mister Huey’s (Silver and Shine). I started by first spraying the silver, followed by the pink and then I finished with the shine spray.

While waiting for the spray ink to dry I die cut the ‘wishing’ sentiment from some pink foil as well as some plain white fun foam. I then glued the foil die cut sentiment onto the top of the white fun foam sentiment, that way it gives the sentiment some height without trying to fiddle with foam adhesive bits on a really small sentiment. This is such a great trick and it worked perfectly!  I highly recommend you give it a go if you are looking for an easy way to add some height to detailed elements.

Finally I stamped the rest of my birthday sentiment onto the card and then embellished it with some pink sequins and silver glitter enamel dots.

I hope she loves her card. I had so much fun creating it and it was also the first time I have ever used spray inks! I’m definitely going to have to use them again and very soon!

I hope you are enjoying your week so far.

Thanks for stopping by :)

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