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Little Birdie Note Card

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Wow! I just have to say a huge thank you for all of the comments and visits I’ve had for the baby card I created for the A Blog Named Hero 5th Anniversary Celebration! I’ve loved reading each and every one of them and I really appreciate you taking the time to leave them! It has certainly made my week so far, so thank you!  If you are looking for that post, just scroll down or click here.

Anyway, today I thought I’d pop in quickly to share a cute little note card I created whilst away on the craft retreat. I was gifted the gorgeous little Birdie Notes stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh by the super sweet Joy Taylor and couldn’t resist inking it up and creating a CAS mini note card.

I started off by creating a 4 x 4 inch square note card and stamping the sentiment onto the right hand side. I next stamped and paper pieced the cute little birdie and envelopes from the stamp set onto some patterned papers by MFT Stamps. I added the images to my card base using adhesive foam, before inking up the tiny star in the stamp set and stamping some silver stars on to the card also. Finally to add some extra embellishment, I added some blush pink sequins to the card.

Such a fun and cute little stamp set to create some note cards to have handy when you want to send someone a quick little line!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

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A Blog Named Hero: 5th Anniversary Celebration Blog Hop!

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Welcome to A Blog Named Hero’s 5th Anniversary Celebration Blog Hop!  If you arrived here from the Pretty Pink Posh blog you are on the right track!  If you encounter any broken links along the way head on back to A Blog Named Hero for a full list of blogs.  This blog hop is in honour of celebrating the 5th Anniversary of A Blog Named Hero!  I was lucky enough to be a past DT member for this wonderful challenge blog and I am honoured to be taking part in this blog hop celebration!

The hop will be held over the next two days and there will be different giveaway prizes to be won each day!  For your chance to win, all you have to do is comment on all of the blogs along the hop.  See below for the full giveaway details.

As this hop is to celebrate ABNH’s 5th birthday, I decided to stay with the theme of celebration, and created a card to celebrate the birth of a new baby, using the New Baby stamp set by Hero Arts.

I started off by cutting two panels of white cardstock slightly smaller than my card base and layered them over each other at an angle before sticking them down to my card base using adhesive foam.  I then stamped and paper pieced together the cute little bear from the stamp set using some patterned paper and mocha coloured cardstock.  Next I stamped my sentiment onto my card before sticking the bear down above it using more adhesive foam.  Finally I embellished the card with rhinestone stars, and an enamel heart for the centre of the bear.

GIVEAWAY INFO:
A Blog Named Hero is so thankful for our wonderful sponsors and collaborating companies! Several companies decided to help us celebrate our fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were so generous that we decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day! Giveaway prizes total more than $500!

To win, leave a comment on each hop stop. We will select winners randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning! And be sure to visit A Blog Named Hero on Sunday for the list of Sunday hoppers and prizes!

Today’s prizes include the following:

 

Good luck everyone!  Your next stop on the hop is the super talented Laura Bassen!

Have a wonderful day and happy hopping!

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Pastel Pegasus

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Today I’m sharing with you all another card I created whilst away at the retreat two weeks ago.

I recently purchased the super fun Pegasus Duo stamp and die set by Avery Elle, that I just had to bring it with me and create something using those gorgeous Pegasus’!

I kept the card CAS and after stamping and die cutting out the Pegasus, I coloured its mane and tail in using three different light coloured Copic markers, to give it a pastel rainbow effect. I love how the colours worked together to create a fun whimsical effect to the Pegasus. I then added some shimmer to the wings and horn using a clear Wink of Stella maker, which you can see in the picture below.

I then added some die cut glitter clouds to my card, together with some rhinestone stars to finish off the magical feel of this card.

I absolutely love how this card turned out and I can’t wait to ink up that cute Pegasus again!  Keep an eye out for it soon!

Have a wonderful night.

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Thinking of Bumble Bees!

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I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend so far? It has finally decided to cool down here and it is a nice and overcast, rainy day, so I’m enjoying it!

I know it’s been a while since I last posted but that is because I spent the last week in Bright, Victoria on a craft retreat with some amazing girls! We had so much fun, lots of laughs and of course, plenty of card making took place so I have lots to share with you all in the coming weeks!

I then got home and got hit with a shocking virus that’s been going around, so I’m finally starting to feel better and thought I’d pop in and share a fun card I created while at the retreat with you all.

I finally got to meet one of my best online crafting friends, Joy Taylor from Simple by Design and I have to say she is just as sweet in person as she is online! I had the best time with her and she was nice enough to let me play with the new Bee Friends stamp and die set by Pretty Pink Posh while we were at the retreat. It’s such a cute little set, I ended up playing with it quite a bit!

I started off by stamping my sentiment from the set directly onto my card base before stamping and die cutting two of the cute bees onto some extra cardstock so that I could paper piece them together using the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots patterned paper pad by MFT Stamps.

Once the bees were complete I then placed them onto my card base so that I could then stamp the dotted lines behind them, before then sticking them down with some adhesive foam.

I then coloured their wings with a clear Wink of Stella glitter pen to give the cute bees some shimmer.  Here is a close up to show you the glittery wings:

Finally, Then stamped on a heart from the stamp set, and finished the card off by embellishing it with some Lemon Meringue sequins by Pretty Pink Posh.

I will be sharing some more cards I created whilst away at the retreat, so be sure to stay tuned!

Have a fantastic weekend!

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Embossed Birthday Balloons

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I hope you are all having a great week so far? I’m currently in Bright in Victoria on the other side of Australia at a card making retreat with some very nice and super talented card makers! We are having so much fun and creating lots of great cards which I will be sharing with you all soon!

I thought I would quickly pop in and share with you all a birthday card I created for one of my best friends, my cousin Debbie, who had her 40th birthday last week. I wanted to create something sweet and simple for her but also using celebratory colours like silver and gold so I decided on some heat embossed balloons.

I started off by stamping and heat embossing the balloons from the It’s Your Birthday stamp set by Clearly Besotted with gold and silver embossing powder, before die cutting them out and sticking them onto my card base. I then stamped on my sentiment and finished off the card by embellishing it with some silver and gold glitter enamel dots.

I would love to know what you think?

Anyway, I better get back to some more card making, but will be back soon to share those creations with you all.

Have a great night!

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Giraffe Kisses & Cuddles

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I hope you are enjoying the day so far. Today has been relatively quiet here, so I grabbed some time in the craft room this afternoon and created a few cards.

One of those is this fun CAS style card for a new baby.

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Using the sweet Petite Plushies stamp set by Clearly Besotted Stamps, I stamped and paper pieced the cute little giraffe from the set before adhering it with adhesive foam to my card base.  I then stamped the sentiment below the image and embellished the card with some matching coloured enamel dots and some rhinestone stars.

Definitely a super quick and fun card to create.  Time for me to go and get some rest, but I’ll be back soon with another card to share.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great night!

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Magical Princess

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Happy Wednesday. Today I have a fun birthday card to share with you all that I created with some new MFT Stamps products.

The new Once Upon a Time set is soo adorable and perfect for creating cards for kids. I know my girls both love princesses so I created this princess birthday card.

To create this card I started off by stamping and paper piecing both the castle and one of the princesses from the set. I then stuck them down to a panel of white cardstock which I had trimmed smaller than my card base. I then adhered the panel to my card base using adhesive foam, before die cutting out a fish tail, stamping my sentiment onto it and adhering it down to the front of my card. Finally I then embellished the card using matching coloured sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

I hope this card has inspired you today. Thank you for stopping by!

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Gold Floral Thanks

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How have you all been? Sorry I’ve been MIA lately, my girls started Kindy last week so I have been getting all organised for that and getting into a new routine! I will now have more time to create and post now that they’ll be at school a few days a week so the blog will finally be back to regular postings!

Yesterday, I created a floral thanks card using some beautiful MFT Stamps products for their weekly sketch challenge, but unfortunately ran out of time to get this post up before the deadline, but I’ll share the card with you all anyway. You can see the sketch here.

Using the Modern Blooms set I stamp layered some flowers in orange and peach colours before sticking them to my card base using adhesive foam. I then die cut the Thanks sentiment from some gold foil before sticking it to the top of the flowers and embellishing the card with some clear droplets by Pretty Pink Posh.

This was a super quick and easy CAS card to create and I love the soft colours and how it turned out.

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by today.

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