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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Inspired By Stamping guest design team!

Good morning can you believe that we are half way through February where is the time going?

Yesterday was Valentine's Day when we profess our love to the ones we love. I believe that you shouldn't wait until one day you should share your love all year round so the card I am about to show you isn't a Valentine's Day card it's a 'just because' card.

I used the stamp set Paris Love as my main focus on the card.

I used white card stock to make my 8x6 inch card base, I then stamped the couple image using memento ink onto Neenah card stock and colored with Copic Markers. I added Polychromo pencil over this for more shading and definition.

I then used the same ink and cardstock for the Eiffel Tower I added yellow pencil over the stamped image and blended this out using Gamasol and a blending stump.

Both images were lined up and adhered to my base card.

I then chose papers from the Spring Lilacs paper pad and matted these onto some pink card stock which was slightly smaller than my base card. Using Fancy labels 3 dies  I cut apertures for my images to sit inside. I then placed some pink and lace ribbon along the lower edge of this before fixing it in place on my base card with foam tape.

I then stamped the sentiment from the Paris Love set onto white card and die cut this into a circle. I used a circle cutter to cut a slightly larger circle of the pink card to mat the sentiment.

This was then adhered with foam tape. I made a chocolate box bow and accented this with a pearl embellishment and added further pearls to my sentiment to balance my design.

The IBS store has some gorgeous stamp sets, paper and embellishments that all coordinate making it easy to choose supplies for your card designs.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Please Hurry!

Hello! It's been a busy day today and for some reason my blog post didn't go live so I'm a little late in posting!

I am here today with some inspiration for the super cute images over at Scrapper's Delights. 
Do you make Easter cards? Well here's a gorgeous little Baby Boo Bunny Girl that looks so unhappy:

I just had to brighten her up and used yellow to color her bunny suit. I colored her with Copic Markers and typed the sentiment along side her to explain why she looks so sad!
My white card base was matted in yellow card and some spring colored design paper. I matted baby Boo with the same yellow card and added a die cut bunny to embellish the card. 

Head on over to the Scrapper's Delights Store to see all of their cute Baby Boo images! 
We also have a monthly challenge where you can enter any makes you do
Why not stop by the Scrapper's Delight Facebook page for regular news on and inspiration from my Teamies and keep your eyes peeled on my blog for new releases from them!

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Little boxes.....

Happy Saturday? What has everyone got planned? I'm having a lazy morning then heading off to my best friend's for her eldest daughter's birthday party!

As you've seen from previous posts I have started planning Valentine's Day, St Patrick's Day and Easter.
So the fun part of Easter - Eggs!!!! yes little chocolate ones that taste so yummy! Today I am showcasing some more of Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps new releases in the form of a cute little bag to put your chocolate goodies in:

Isn't it cute! I used a template to cut the bag from a muted yellow floral paper. I then stamped the Ducks in a Row Stamp twice, colored these with alcohol markers and matted with bright green card. Whilst the bag was still flat I used the Happy Easter Stamp from the Easter/Spring Banners Stamp Set to stamp the sentiment on both sides of the bag. I then made the bag up and added a punched border around the top edge. My Ducks in a Row were added to both side and it was filled with brightly colored Easter Eggs!

Thank you for stopping by, you can find more inspiration from me and my teamies on the Prickley Pear blog and their Facebook page.

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