I had so much fun making this set of matching cards that I actually made a similar set at Christmas (with a video and you can find the link HERE). I’ve been wanting to challenge myself to this for the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine and when I saw this collection (and it’s an Australian designer) I was sold. Isn’t it uber sweet. So enough talking because there is a mass of photos to follow! And NO stamping either….
As soon as I saw this set at TAWS I knew just what I wanted to do, create my own word background, although there was a little moment of debate where I did consider using a colour instead of the black… but in my mind’s eye it was black, so it stayed that!
When the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine asked if I wanted to be part of a Stamper’s Challenge that involved me playing with Altenew’s Painted Butterflies I couldn’t reply ‘Yes’ quick enough lol. And I wasn’t disappointed, I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed getting all inky with these stamps, they are Brilliant!
You Inspire Me – Other Supplies: Prismacolor Pencils Powder Blue, Light Cerulean Blue.
Butterfly Colour Combos – Butter Bar / Tangelo and Soft Apricot / Fresh Peach
Keeping it real simple for this month’s entry to Avery Elle’s Embossing challenge, in fact it’s just a little difficult to see the embossed part of my card, but it’s those fabulous double pierced rectangles that I can’t get enough of and I used one of these to create a subtle border for my scene.
And can you see I have the new Amazing die too, soo happy and loving it in gold, Jamie & the AE team are ‘Amazing’ my goodies arrived to Australia in record time and they are nothing but fantastic to deal with. I was lucky enough to win last month’s challenge and had fun spending my winnings and more (wink)!
Other Supplies: Prismacolor Pencils – Cream, Espresso, French Grey 20, 50%, Pale Sage, Chocolate, Peach Beige, Peach, Dark Brown, Deco Pink, Goldenrod.
Another sympathy card for the stash (phew) and today another really easy technique, using up some scraps and embossing some sweet flowers… ticks all the boxes! I filmed as I created so you can watch the process.
For all these great Penny Black products you can find the links below!
Other Supplies: Cardstock – American Crafts – Powder. I’m thinking the green cardstock is a Bazzill one and called Parakeet… do you know? I did know that I can’t get it here and it makes me sad, it’s one of my fave colours and totally hoarded.
Gotta say that I fought with this card to the end, but had so much fun that I can’t complain. These Painted Butterflies are one of my most fave sets from Altenew that I couldn’t resist using them for their First Video Challenge…. Also I’m using those frosted sheets yet again….
I have a really quick publication share tonight as I’m totally enjoying my holidays and haven’t even had a chance to make any cards yet! I also just got back from a visit to my brother and SIL in Gladstone (only a 8 hour drive away) but it was so nice to see them, we ate way too much they have the best Indian restaurant across the road and to be honest it’s worth the drive lol.
So I thought I would share this publication for The Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft magazine where I was asked to use one die… four ways and this is what I came up with using some fab MFT products (my apologies in advance for the photo heavy post).
Hopefully I get some home time now and you might see some new cards, but I pick up my new Scooter tomorrow so I might actually be out with the wind in my hair instead.