Tuesday 29 September 2015

Thank You Sweetie!

Today's card features another fun Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember collaboration set. The set this time is by Waffle Flower stamps and is called 'How We Roll'.
One of the card makers I am inspired by most is Yoonsun Hur. She creates INCREDIBLE cards, working watercolour in ways I can only dream of. Recently, she has been creating cards with loose watercolouring and I am in love… (see the ones HERE and HERE for example! Amazing, right??!!) So, with her permission, I had a go at creating something in her style. 
To make my card, I first stamped the sweets randomly on some white watercolour paper, heat embossed with white embossing powder and heat set. Then I used my Gansai-Tambi watercolours to add colour - the colours in this set are wonderfully bright and bold - just the look I wanted for my sweeties. 
Once dry, I added droplets of water and splattered it with some of the shimmery watercolour paint. I die cut with a Stitched Rectangle then adhered to a panel of black card. Next, I stamped the sentiment onto some more watercolour paper then die cut with a smaller Stitched Rectangle. I added a thread bow and a purple sequin which are held in place with a wooden clothespin.
Thank You Sweetie by Lucy Abrams
Although I need a LOT of practice with this technique, it was really fun colouring outside the lines! 
Thgank You Sweetie 2 by Lucy Abrams
Huge thanks to Yoonsun for the daily inspiration and for allowing me to use her wonderful technique.
Check out the fab new stamp set HERE. Don't you just love the mixed font sentiments…
Bye for now.

New Colours

Today I have four new colours of Sparkly Shaker Selection available to purchase in my shop. There's a bit of a wintry / Christmassey theme going on…
Jack Frost 
Sleigh Ride2 
Check out the 'What's New' section of my shop, or try the 'Seasonal Products' page to see all my newly released products together.

Sunday 27 September 2015

We have a Winner!

Just popping in to announce the winner of the Clearly Besotted Stamps set from THIS post. 
And the winner is…

Congratulations Bonnie.
Please send me an email using the email address on my sidebar to claim your prize.

Have a lovely day everyone.

Saturday 26 September 2015

Hello Kitty

Today I am sharing a super clean and simple card created with another STAMPtember collaboration set  by Simon Says Stamp and Newton's Nook. The set is called 'Hello Fall' and this adorable kitty caught my eye straight away.
I stamped all the images in black ink and Versamark onto some Ranger watercolour cardstock, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I watercoloured with my Gansai Tambi paints, then stitched the edges of the panel and adhered to some Slate cardstock. Simple.
Hello Kitty by Lucy Abrams
As the image is so perfectly sweet I decided not to add any embellishments. Result: a simple, flat, easy to mail card! Yay.
Hello Kitty 2 by Lucy Abrams
Check out the stamp set HERE - it's just adorable.
And have a great day.

Tuesday 22 September 2015

Be Merry with a GIVEAWAY!

Today sees the release of yet another fab STAMPtember collaboration set from Simon Says Stamp - this time, with Clearly Besotted Stamps. The set is called Be Merry, and it's stylish yet traditional. For my card, I simply stamped the banners in Versamark, added gold embossing powder and heat set. After trimming them out, I stitched them to some recycled cardstock and decorated with Hero Arts accents.
Be Merry by Lucy Abrams
You can never get enough gold at Christmas….
Be Merry 2 by Lucy Abrams

I have an extra of this fun stamp set. Leave a comment here by Friday 25th September and I will randomly choose a winner and announce it on 26th September.

Check out the set HERE at Simon Says Stamp.
And have a fab day.

Saturday 19 September 2015

Special Offer

Just popping in to let you know that I've got a new special offer available in my shop (available while stocks last!)…
free gift 2

No need for any code, I will automatically add this sparkly free gift to all eligible orders.
Have a great weekend.

Wednesday 16 September 2015


Today Simon Says Stamp are continuing their STAMPtember release of exclusive sets with a Winnie and Walter collaboration.
The set they have designed together, called 'Big Bloom', contains a lovely huge flower and various bits and pieces to go with it. However, for my card, I decided to focus on the little bits and pieces rather than the main image. :) Using one of the stamps designed to create a flower centre, I created my own patterned paper. I used Simon Says Stamp's Duckling, Melon and Rosie Cheeks inks and some rustic style cardstock. Next, I stamped the Merci circle on more rustic card, then die cut with a small Nested Circle die. I cut a larger circle from my stamped panel, added some stitching, then used some foam adhesive to adhere the panel to a rustic notecard that I had inked with more Rosie Cheeks ink. Finally, I adhered some embroidery floss behind my Merci circle, and added it to the card.
Merci by Lucy Abrams
Such a simple card… 
Don't you just love the quality of those Simon inks.
Merci 2 by Lucy Abrams
Check out the set HERE - it's another great collaboration!
I'll be back again soon.
Bye for now.