Birthday Birdie Bubbles

Hello Again!

I’m back to share with you all a fun and colourful bubbly birdie birthday card!

I had so much fun creating this and I love how it turned out. I created it for the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Emboss It. It’s been such a long time since I played along with an SSS challenge so I thought I would put something together for this week’s challenge.

Birthday Birdie Bubbles Card

To create the colourful background, I first die cut the bubbles panel from white cardstock using Simon Says Stamp’s Full Card Bubbles die, then I cut the bubbles over and over again from different coloured cardstock. I ran a blank piece of white cardstock through my Xyron machine to cover it with adhesive before sticking down my white bubble panel. Then all I did was use the different coloured die cut bubbles to fill in the matching bubble holes on the white panel to create a colourful bubble background. I then adhered the panel on an angle to my card base and trimmed off the excess along the edges.

To create a rainbow heat embossed sentiment, I stamped the sentiment onto some white cardstock using watermark ink before carefully pouring different coloured embossing powder over different sections of the sentiment before heat setting it. Lastly I adhered the sentiment to my card base using adhesive foam and added a cute little wooden bird for embellishment.

I would love to know what you think?

Anyway, it’s time for me to go and get some dinner started, but thanks for stopping by.

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Some Exciting News!

Hi Friends!

I have some exciting news to share with you all!

I’ve been featured over on the Gentleman Crafter blog today as part of John’s Worldwide Wednesday feature!

If you haven’t been to John’s blog, be sure to stop by and have a look. He’s a talented crafter and shares all of his projects over there as well as some really fun special feature articles.

It was an honour to be interviewed by John for this special feature, and I hope you’ll all pop over and check it out here.

See you later today with a bubbly fun birthday card!

Have a great day.

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Book Giveaway Winner

Hi There

I’m just popping in really quickly today to let you all know the winner of the book giveaway, so without any more delay the lucky winner is…


Michele aka Goat Girl!

Congratulations Michele! Please email me with your postal details and I can get the book sent out to you.

Have a great day everyone and I’ll be back to share a card with you all shortly.

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Reverse Diamond Heart Card

Happy Saturday Everyone!

I don’t have much planned at all this weekend, which is really nice. Hopefully I can get a bit of crafty time in over the next couple of nights though.

Remember my post from a couple of days ago with the diamond heart? If not, just scroll down or click here. Well today’s card is another diamond heart one, but this time it uses the negative pieces that were cut from the first one. Rather than throw them away, I decided to create a reverse diamond heart of the first one I made.

Nested Facet Heart Card

To do this, I first electronically cut another diamond heart from plain white cardstock to create the heart border panel for my card. After creating my card base and adhering the heart border panel down to it using some adhesive foam, I placed the cut out heart back into the card, as a guide for where I should stick the gold glitter negatives.

Once I glued all the negative pieces down, I removed the cut out heart/guide and adhered my sentiment which I cut from some matching glitter paper, to the centre of the heart, and it was all done.

I hope all of this makes sense? If not, just let me know and hopefully I can explain it in more detail for you.

Well enjoy your weekend everyone, and I’ll see you soon with another card share.

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Book Giveaway!

Hello Hello!

Just a really quick post today with a little giveaway for you!

My hubby ordered me a copy of The Ultimate Handbook for Paper Crafters as a gift, but what he didn’t know was that I already have a copy! ¬†Anyway the thought was there, but rather than having to ship it all the way back to the US, I thought I’d do a random giveaway to my readers.

PC Handbook

All you have to do is just leave me a comment on this post, and I will then randomly choose one lucky winner and announce it here on my blog on Friday, 18 July, so you have one week to enter. This is open to everyone, including international readers.

Good luck!

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