Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Oh Baby 2 - Reverse Confetti

Hi Friends,

I would like to share the second card I made for the Reverse Confetti Stock your Stash July Challenge.  This time I thought I should make a card for a new baby girl, since my other card is probably suited better to a wee boy.  For this card I used the super cute koalas from the bear hugs stamp set.  I love this set.

I didn't want to go overboard with pink so decided to keep it soft by adding a pink sky and a few little pink hearts.

Reverse Confetti Stamps - Bear Hugs
Reverse Confetti Dies - Bear Hugs
Reverse Confetti Dies - Circle of Hearts Cover Panel
Reverse Confetti Dies - Stitched Note and Frame
MFT Stencil - Mini Cloud Edges
MFT Die-namics - Grassy Hills
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink - Shabby Shutters
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink - Peeled Paint
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink - Kitsch Flamingo 
Tsukineko Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Ranger Glossy Accents

The koloas were stamped with memento black ink, coloured with copics and diecut with coordinating dies.  The scene was created with distress oxides using a stencil for the clouds and a die for the grass.  I framed the scene with a frame from the stitched note and frames cover panel from reverse confetti.  For the background I used another awesome cover panel called circle of hearts.  I decided to adhere it to white cardstock as I wanted a subtle background.  I  also used the heart cover plate on a piece of pink cardstock to create the little pink hearts that I adhered to the corners of the frame. The framed scene was foam mounted as I love dimension! I also added some glossy accents to the kolas nose.

I would also like to join up with these challenges: 

Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with Dies

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit.
Enjoy the rest of your day.

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Butterflies - Pinkfresh Studio

Hi Friends,

Today I am playing along with Pinkfresh Studios July Challenge which is all about butterflies.  Even though I have only made a handful of cards in the last few years that has not stopped me buying lots of supplies....I just can't help myself! One of the companies I have bought quite a few products from this year is Pinkfresh Studio.  They have had some amazing releases this year.  I had loads of fun playing with these new goodies and I have to say, I love their butterfly stamps.

I stamped this beautiful butterfly in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in gold. I coloured it with my Zig Real Color Brushes and I love the vibrant colour.  I have owned these brushes for a while......ermm but this is the first time I have used them on a card, as I always reach for my copics.  Once coloured I fuzzy cut the image out. The sentiment is also from the stamp set and I also heat embossed this in gold.

I decided I wanted to make a mini slimline card..another first for me.  Pinkfresh Studio has an amazing mini slimline bundle of dies, which I used for my card.  I die cut the leafy branch die twice from white cardstock and coloured them with distress inks, cut them up and adhered them to a white panel which I had splattered with gold. I mounted a white die cut circle to the centre of the card to cover the ends of the cut branches and to provide some 'space' from the background, so the butterfly was centre stage.  I added some emerald city jewels as all cards need some sparkle!

Pinkfresh Studio Dies - Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle
Pinkfresh Studio Stamp - Butterflies
Pinkfresh Studio Die - Leafy Branch
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock - Fog
Tsukineko - Versafine Ink
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink - Twisted Citron
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink - Mowed Lawn
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder - Ultrafine Gold
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spray - Gold
Pinkfresh Studio Jewels - Emerald City

I would also like to play along in the following challenges:
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit me.
Enjoy the rest of your day.

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Reverse Confetti - Oh Baby

Hi Friends,

I'm really pleased that I've managed to get another card made this month- yipee.  It's hard finding time for crafting with a four month old a 3, and a 4 year old!  
It has been a long time since I've played along with Reverse Confetti's Stock your Stash Challenge and I really wanted to join in this month.  The theme is Oh Baby and for my card I inked up the super cute stamp set Huggable.

I really love the hugging foxes, it is such a sweet image and I thought it would be perfect for my card.  I stamped the image in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and coloured with my copics.  As my card making has been very sporadic in the last few years, I have little to no creative mojo and so I'm easing myself back in with some very simple card designs.  I decided to make this a baby card for a wee boy so added some soft blue in the layering.  For the background I found a panel of desert storm cardstock which had been run through my die machine with a woodgrain cover plate.  The sentiment is from another Reverse Confetti Stamp Set called Bear Hugs.  To finish the card I added a cute wooden heart.  I hope you like it.

Reverse Confetti - Bear Hugs Stamp Set
Reverse Confetti - Huggable Stamp Set
Reverse Confetti - Huggable Dies
Mama Elephant  - Woodgrain Cover
MFT Die-namics - Stitched Square Stax
MFT Die-namics - Stitched Mini Scallop Square Stax
MFT Die-namics - Skinny Strips
Neenah Cardstock  - Desert Storm
Doodlebug Designs - Snips and Snail 6x6 Paper Pad
Memento Ink - Rich Cocoa 
 Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great day and stay safe,
Hugs, Ax

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

MFT - Water Adventure

Hi there,

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  This was my first time making a box card and I loved it. It was great fun and really easy with the dies. It was a nice way back into card making - I haven't picked up a marker in over 8 months!

I wanted to play along with MFT Outside the Box Challenge Underwater Adventure and decided to ink up a very old, retired stamp set that has never been used - Soak up the Fun.  I have far too many unused stamps in my stash!  My inspiration came from Rachel Alvarado, she makes amazing cards, especially box ones.  
To make the window I die-cut a rectangle out of the front of the box  and adhered some acetate with liquid glue.  To made the first wave, I partially diecut a piece of cardstock to get the waves and then cut the cardstock so this panel would be the length of the card. I coloured up all these fun critters with my copic markers.

Here it is:

MFT Die-namics - Outside the Box
MFT Die-namics - Outside the Box Waves
MFT Die-namics - Inside and Out Stitched Rectangle Stax
MFT Stamps - Soak up the Fun (Retired)
MFT Stamps - Up in the Air
MFT Die-namics - Up in the Air
MFT Die-namics - Soak up the Fun
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Distress Oxide Ink - Tumbled Glass
Distress Oxide Ink - Cracked Pistachio
Distress Oxide Ink - Salty Ocean
Distress Oxide Ink - Chipped Sapphire
Ranger Glossy Accents

I would also like to play along with the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by.
Have a great day.
Hugs Ax