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Hang in there!

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Hi bloggies!

I made some cards recently to encourage some year 12 friends who began their final exams yesterday. It took a couple of nights in front of the TV to colour them all (12 in total) … but it was very therapeutic! 🙂

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So … all the images are COPIC coloured and the backgrounds are done with Distress Oxide Inks sponged over a stencil. Yes … it all took ages … 😁 … but worth it in the end.

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I used a white gel pen to add details to the images. Totally unnecessary … but it does add a nice effect. And … after all … I needed to give myself more to do! 😉

  • Clearly Besotted Stamps – Cheeky Monkey (+ dies)
  • Tiddly Inks – Hang in There (no dies – fussy cut!)
  • CC Designs: Swiss Pixies – Field Fence
  • My Favorite Things stamps – Cascading Scallops stencil

My quick trip to Q’ld was so worthwhile and the funeral was very special. I am so glad I made the effort. I am hoping for a quiet day tomorrow … perhaps even do some stamping … but don’t worry … I still have heaps to share!

Hope you get to Stamp tomorrow too!

Hugs xxx

andrea-gold-black-heart

 

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Stamping Bella beauties

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Hello friends!

As promised …. I am sharing the adorable SB cards that I found stashed away for a rainy day. Only 1 of each … but all made to the same design.

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I remember how much I enjoyed using my prisma coloured pencils for these sweet images … all those months (years??) ago. I was taken back to my childhood trying out colour combos that I loved to use on my Barbie  colouring books. What a strange little journey that was!  It … lotsa fun!

These are all Stamping Bella Uptown Girls stamps. All the Stamp images have their names tagged on the photo. Click on each to open.

See you again soon …

hugs xxx

andrea-gold-black-heart

 

 

 


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Multiple Minis!

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Hi bloggies!

I have several cards to share today. When I was doing my destash … I found a box full of these sweet little mini cards that I was hoarding in preparation for setting up an online link for purchasing my cards. Yep …. you guessed it …. I never got around to it!

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I am not going to share all the details … there are just too many … but I hope you enjoy checking them out!

I have 4 of each design approx 10cm x 7.5cm … so perhaps I will pack 1 of each together into 4 multi packs and send them with Gav to sell at the pharmacy?? I also found a range of Stamping Bella cards coloured with pencils …. they are really pretty and I will share them next time!

Hugs xxx

andrea-gold-black-heart


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Stamping Bella Unicorns

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Hi again bloggies!

I am a tad tickled about today’s card. Sometimes things just “work”. This card was one of those times. And … the stamp set is soooo super cute! I can’t wait to play with it again.

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I very carefully measured and cut the square windows separately with a Simon Says Stamp stitched square Die. Yes … it took awhile … especially as I always make 2 of every card design! But … it was definitely worth it. The adorable background paper is from a pad of 6X6” Doodlebug papers called “Fairy Tales”. It matched perfectly with tiny unicorns all over. The sweet little gemstones are also new … from “Little Things by Lucy’s Cards” and called Blackberry Mix Jewels. I got the papers & jewels from my friend, Melissa who runs a monthly craft retreat day and has her own local online stamp shop. I find it so hard to resist … I dare you to try! 😉 Create By Me Studio 

  • Stamping Bella – Set of Unicorns stamps + dies
  • Stamping Bella – Unicorn Sentiment set (+Die)
  • Doodlebug Papers – Fairytales
  • Little Things by Lucy – Blackberry Mix Jewels

Hope you have time to craft today! 🙂

Hugs xxx

andrea-gold-black-heart

 

 


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Under the Sea

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Hi bloggies!

I have had a project going lately … to fill up my stash with some encouragement cards … so you will be seeing a few over the next few weeks. You won’t believe it … but I have nearly finished my Christmas cards too!! So … plenty to share! 😃. Now just need to find the time to blog!!

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I fossicked around in my goodies and found my metallic gelatos and thought they would be perfect for colouring this fab Stamping Bella background image. They worked beautifully! I used Copics for the images and some distress Oxide ink to add colour to the sea weed die cuts.

With an unexpected trip to Queensland this week … it is going to be tricky juggling all that is in my calendar. Yep … last week quiet … next week quiet … but the week I have to go interstate I have a week of something on EVERY day … AND EVERY night. But …. it will happen! 🙃

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  • Faber Castell Metallic Watercolor Gelatos
  • Taylored Expressions – Under the Sea stamps & dies. 
  • Taylored Expressions – In the Word 
  • Stamping Bella – Under the Sea Backdrop

Hope your week is a little quieter than mine!

Hugs xxx

andrea-gold-black-heart


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Prayers …

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Hi bloggies!

I just had to send this card out today … a sad occasion … but I had made this a few weeks ago for my stash and was glad today to have it ready to use.

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I love this technique of watercolouring onto dark card with metallic watercolour paints. It is soooo pretty. The image is stamped with versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. The sentiment was die cut from foil card and I layered it for thickness with 3 more dies cut from white card.

Sorry to rush … but I have a frantic week ahead!

  • Avery Elle – Canopy
  • Simon Says Stamp + Hero Arts – Prayers
  • Fintec Artist Mica Watercolor Paint – Irridescent 

Hugs xxx

andrea-gold-black-heart


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Grand Final Champions!

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Hi bloggies!

Well … much to everyone’s surprise except the loyal fans … who knew what Port Kembla was capable of and their proud history … Sandy’s football team WON the grand final on Sept 24!!

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We managed to keep the highest scoring team in the IPL comp and 1st div minor premiers to a 0-0 draw after 90 mins game time plus 30 minutes extra time plus injury time … and so the result was decided by penalties! Not how you like to win a grand final … BUT … it was a tough slog keeping the pressure on for 120+ mins and I feel the better team on the day did win!

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Poor Sandy started the game with a hamstring injury that he had seen the Physio about in the week leading up to the game. He had chances and was making an impact but … even though he pushed through the pain for about 70 mins … he ended up having to sub off injured. He was frustrated but he did so well and we were proud of his efforts. A championship medal helped make up for the disappointment of not playing a full game.

Please don’t feel you have to click these links (below) … I just wanted to store them here with the story for my own info … scroll down for today’s card … 

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Anyway … I just wanted to share the excitement with my blog pals. I hope you will forgive me for the moment of self indulgence! I also wanted to share the card I made for Sandy for reaching the grand final. I wanted to recognise this achievement no matter what the result.

  • Stamping Bella – Nacho
  • Simon Says Stamp – Like a Champion (+ dies available)
  • Lawn Fawn – Gleeful Gardens (+ dies available)
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
  • Distress Oxide Inks

Hope you have a great weekend. I hope to be back soon to share some of Shane and Stacey’s wedding photos … yes … the formal photos are finally ready! 

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Hugs xxx

andrea-gold-black-heart


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Northern Lights Technique

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Hi bloggies!

I recently came across an interesting technique on Youtube that I had not seen before. It was so eye-catching that I had to try it out.

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Thank you to Debbie Henderson for the inspiration. I decided to make mine into a sympathy card using a die cut sentiment over the top of the card. I won’t bore you with technique details … it is much much easier to watch the YouTube video!

There are several videos on YouTube using this “Northern Lights” technique and although I did find some great tips, my card is largely based on Debbie’s version. I did spray some irridescent glitter dust over the background for a little extra sumthin’ sumthin’.

  • Stampin’ Up! – Lovely as a Tree
  • Cheery Lynn Designs Dies – With Sympathy

Enjoy your day
Hugs xxx

andrea-gold-black-heart