Friday, 18 July 2014

You're so Cool

Today I have one more card to share with you that I created with Simon Says Stamp's awesome August Card Kit. This is a bright one!!
For this card, I made life complicated for myself… rather than colouring my lollies, I actually stamped them on one of the cool sheets of Bo Bunny rainbow paper in the kit and cut each colour out separately… (I am not sure why… I think I have a fussy cutting addiction…maybe I need help).
The background was also stamped - tone on tone with Sunshine Ink on the Sunshine cardstock included in the kit. I added some DCWV glitter paper to my card base for some sparkle. :)
You're so Cool
And my lollies are super shiny thanks to generous amounts of Glossy Accents. Oh how I love GA.
You're so Cool
Another awesome kit from SSS - I really recommend these kits, they are such good value for money!
Right - I am off. 
Back in a week - it's vacation time.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Happy Happy Birthday

Hello, and happy Thursday. It's NEARLY the weekend - YAY!!!
I have another card to share today created with Simon Says Stamp's August Card Kit. I love the Ice Cream Dream stamp set and wanted to try and get more from the stamps, so decided to turn the ice cream cone into a fun birthday banner. Did it work do you think??
I added a stamp from last month's Card Kit stamp set too for a bit of extra happy. :) And more of those awesome Frames dies. And more of my Winsor and Newton Watercolours too. Oh, and this kit contains a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor card… and I am SO glad it did. Hands down it is the best water-colour paper I have used. And I've ordered lots more!
OK - one more card to share tomorrow, then it's a blog-cation again as I am going on a REAL vacation!! Yay!
Bye for now.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

I love blue...

You know, I do not think there is enough blue in the scrapbooking / cardnmaking world. Yes, there's loads of almost blue - turquoise, duck egg, aqua, teal etc. but very little proper blue. I'm talking rich cornflower blue. Yum. So when I stumbled upon this gorgeous picture on Pinterest (follow my colour inspiration board here) I was inspired.
Today's card is on the Hero Arts blog, and features one of their digital cut files for the Silhouette - the Striped Flower. I cut three different size flowers from watercolour card then used some REAL proper gorgeous watercolours to colour them. I've got this set of Winsor and Newton Watercolours (a gift from my generous and artistic father) and they are stunning. Once dry, I added Rock Candy Stickles and tiny sequins for some sparkle, and some die cut vellum Spring Branches
These watercolours really are the bees knees of watercolours. :) And this colour… delicious.DSC_0097 copy
If you want to read full instructions on how to make this card, you can find them HERE at Hero Arts.
That's all for today. 
Bye for now.

Monday, 14 July 2014

You're so Sweet (or What a Lot of Fussy Cutting!!)

OK so I was watching Jennifer McGuire's latest (and most awesome) video earlier, and just had to laugh. There's this bit where she cuts out this tiny cherry from the stamp set in Simon Says Stamp's August Card Kit, and makes a comment about how people will react with horror to this detail cutting… hahaha! This weekend when I was playing with this gorgeous kit I had the (brilliant) idea to create a card featuring JUST the cherry… times about 40. :) I do make life hard for myself. :) So I stamped the cherry x 40 on some of the patterned paper in the kit. Then I stamped the smiley face on top of each cherry. Then I covered each cherry with Glossy Accents. Then I CUT EACH ONE OUT. And it hurt. But I think it was worth the effort as these little guys are JUST TOO CUTE.DSC_0099
The sentiment is also created with stamps from the cute Ice Cream Dream stamp set which you can buy separately or as part of the kit. And I used the amazing Frames dies again… I am in love with this die set.  Oh, and that card stock - Simon's Audrey Blue. YUM.
OK, so these little shiny cherries make me happy. It was worth the pain. :)
I hope you have a happy day. I have more to share with this kit so I'll be back soon.
Bye for now.