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Fun Friday

I’m on a bit of a roll now with my posting. I’m sharing 2 cards today using the same set, Marquee Messages. One created by my daughter and the other by me.

Here’s a creation from my 8 year old for one of her classmates this year. She has some serious card making potential. I just wish she would take a bit more time to make sure the images are stamped properly but she IS only 8. You have to love how great the No Bones About It set is.

Here I created a card using the same set Hannah did, Marquee Messages. Simple card but very effective.

Do you find you use the same sets over and over again or do you like using different sets all the time?

ESAD bloghop sale-a-bration

Today is my birthday so the perfect day to celebrate some fun and versatile stamp sets from the ocassion and sale-a-bration catalogues.

We have some really amazing products in this year’s sale-a-bration catalogue. I’ve created these 2 cards using the same sketch. One card using the occasions catalogue products and another using the sale-a-bration set

We have some fabulous bloggers in the ESAD group. Thanks for your great post Nicole.

This card was created for my daughter, Lisa, who turned 7 on New Year’s Eve. We tell her she is lucky that she gets fireworks on her birthday every year. This year we gave her the first Harry Potter book because she has seen her 3 sisters read them, role play about the books and be slightly obsessed about them. So in keeping with the theme of her birthday I created a card using the ….. set which is perfect for the Harry Potter theme.

One of my daughter’s has a friend whose birthday it is today as well so Jasmine also received a card from me because we a birthday buddies.

Thanks for stopping by. Keep hopping and if you get lost don’t forget to follow the list below.

Blog Hop Participant List

  1. Cheryl Algie
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Amity Knight (me)
  4. Sharon Dalton
  5. Lou Kitzelman
  6. Carly Middleton
  7. Kelly Kent
  8. Kim Oliver
  9. Ellen Woodbridge
  10. Fi Cobbin
  11. Megan Lenske
  12. Barbara Williams
  13. Peta Stephen
  14. Maree McIntosh
  15. Delys Cram
  16. Renee Lynch
  17. Monique Fielder
  18. Cathy Pinchbeck
  19. Courtenay Heuston
  20. Leonie Schroder
  21. Libby Dyson
  22. Rachael Lewsley
  23. Jessie Holton

Reflection cards part 1

Starting with the card with no video I will show you some fabulous cards we made at our recent technique class.

The reflection technique is one of those stunning techniques which look really tricky but are in fact extremely easy to do.

I love this set. Pretty Kitty has been on my list for a long time but I have always made other purchases but I borrowed it off one of my team members then ordered it straight away. How cute is this card?

ESAD Blends bloghop

I’ve always been a massive fan of alcohol markers. One of the benefits of our markers is the are colour matches with their blending buddy. It’s takes the guess work away and you don’t have to decide which colours you’re going to buy to go with which.

Welcome from Monique‘s blog. Thanks for your fabulous work Monique.

I have created some cards for this bloghop and I used my recent technique class as inspiration for these cards. Remember to use the cards you love as inspiration for new cards.

These pens blend really well. The key is more ink rather than less. Here is my reflection card inspiration.

My next blends card.

Many years ago I created a similar card for a stamp-a-stack but I love the detail the pens offer. I’ve included it below so you can see how effective both versions are. I am pressed for time constantly but using a design you know works is very helpful in cutting down time wasting.

Hints for using blends:

Make sure you go back over your image with the lighter colour to ensure everything is blended well. Use a circular motion so the colours all blend well together.

Use smaller amounts of the dark colour. You can always add more.

Flick with your brush end.

Use the small end for detailed, smaller areas.

Next you off to Maree. Enjoy her delightful creations and if you get lost please use the links below to make sure you get around to everyone.

Blog Hop Participant List

  1. Libby Dyson
  2. Rachael Lewsley
  3. Lou Kitzelman
  4. Nicole Wilson
  5. Nerida Carter
  6. Jessie Holton
  7. Kristel Rimmer
  8. Cathy Pinchbeck
  9. Monique Fielder
  10. Amity Knight
  11. Maree McIntosh
  12. Leonie Schroder
  13. Courtenay Heuston
  14. Kelly Kent
  15. Barbara Williams
  16. Renee Lynch
  17. Fi Cobbin

Dragonflies

I’ve always been a lover of dragonflies. I have a necklace I bought while in Byron Bay one weekend which features a dragonfly and this necklace always draws attention.

My mother-in-laws birthday was back in February and of course I had to make her a handmade card.  I am always so time poor but obviously I wanted a quick but beautiful card to give her.

This card uses very basic supplies. One stampset, the coordinating dies, one piece of thick whisper white and 4 ink pads.

Stay tuned for the video to come.

Mother’s Day cards

 I have so many cards I have photographed and not uploaded. My goal for the next 6 months is to upload them. These cards feature retired products

I was inspired by a post I saw where someone had created a black and white background using a flower centre. In all honesty, even though this set is one of my most used sets, this is the first time I have ever used the flower centre. Now remember when you’re creating a background you nees to ensure the images also go off the page. If you don’t the background looks broken up and un-natural.

The rest of the card is fairly self explanatory.

This next card was created using Blended Bloom. Oh, my goodness what a beautiful stamp.

I love tone on tone and that’s why Stampin’Up! are just brilliant. Wisteria Wonder goes so well with Elegant Eggplant and when you stamp with Elegant Eggplant onto Elegant Eggplant cardstock it is simply stunning.

My most used embossing folder is Decorative Dots and it’s retired too but guess what? There are some equally beautiful and versatile embossing folders that have come in so have no fear.