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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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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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Happy Hedgehogs

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Hi bloggies!

Today I have a new purchase to share. It has been nice having a little spending money after selling most of my destash boxes … aNd … I can spend without feeling guilty. I couldn’t resist this adorable set.

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The main image was a combo of a few of the stamps and I masked off images as I created the scene. Some more copic colouring and a little ink sponging completed the image panel.

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The background is created using some Nuvo Embellishment paste and a stencil. This paste has a gorgeous pearly metallic look finish and dries quite quickly. I also used some old (stash) of SU! sequins to finish the card off.

  • My Favorite Things stamps – Happy Hedgehogs
  • Stampin’ Up! – Pattern Party Decorative masks

Happy stamping
Hugs xxx

andrea-gold-black-heart


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Take time to smell the coffee!

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Hi bloggies!

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I am a sucker for anything boho and when I saw this stamp set, I couldn’t resist! Yes … love my coffee too!

Simple blended hybrid inks (SSS) plus copic colouring for this one.

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  • Impression Obsession (SSS)* – Smell the coffeee
  • Copic markers

* SSS = bought from Simon Says Stamp

Hope you have time to smell the coffee today! 😉 Hugs xxx

andrea-gold-black-heart


No line Copic colouring

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Hi again!

I hope you don’t mind if I just share some pics today …

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Just a couple of comments …

I was trying some foiling (I am on my “learners”!) and used a very intricate stencil. There were a few flaws but because I had used some “watercolour” type foil I actually thought the combination gave a shabby chic look so I die cut the best of the foiling and managed to salvage it for this card.

I also tried some “no line” copic colouring … using a sand coloured momento ink instead of black. This gives a lovely soft look to the image … but I feel I need some practice colouring with DARK copics for this technique. It was tricky to get definition to the image.

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But … in the end … the card was very pretty and I was semi-pleased with this attempt at 2 new techniques!

  • Whimsy Stamps – Abby & Jade
  • Avery Elle – Simply Said Hugs
  • Simon Says Stamps + Hero Arts – Prayers

Hope you get to stamp today!

Hugs xxxx

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Canopy

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Hi bloggies!

I have some new ZIG Clean Brush Markers … great for watercolouring … and super vibrant colours. I am still getting used to them but I thought I would share one of my first attempts with them. The image is black embossed.

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Card Details:

Avery Elle – Canopy

Impression Obsession – Sunshine stamp set

Simon Says Stamp – Sunshine Die

Hope you are having a great day!

Hugs xxx

andrea-gold-black-heart


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Sandy’s graduation day

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Hi blog friends!

Has it really been over a month??? Really??? Life is just far too busy! Since the two girls have gone back to work after babies … and I have been minding kids across 3 days (not full days … 1 full day, 1 half day & before and after school on another) … I am finding blogging has been almost impossible! I am sorry! But … I will stop with the excuses and share a card ………… You may have seen this on instagram … but I finally got around to blogging it! 😀

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I do have plenty of cards to share … even though regular card making has come to a halt recently. But … a couple of stamping days have helped replenish my dwindling card stash.

I hope you stopped for a moment to click on these photos … you will see each one enlarged and better detail of the colouring etc. I just L-O-V-E my Stamping Bella stamps … and am always happy with the result when I use them. Still on my “L” (learner) plates for colouring with Copics … but I am gradually getting there! I did heaps of colouring for some Christmas cards on a recent holiday week away with Sandy while he studied for his exams.

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Sandy’s Yr 12 Graduation Ceremony – Sept 2016

Illawarra Christian School – Tongarra Campus (small country school)

Yes … my baby has his final school exam tomorrow (chemistry) … and his schooling days will be over. It is bitter sweet for me. 26 years of being a school mum coming to an end. I am proud of all that all 5 kids have achieved and the lovely adults they have grown into. But … I am sad that a HUGE stage of my life is now over. Done! What am I going to do with myself??? (grin)

Card Details:

  • Stamping Bella – Uptown Girls – Clarissa and Camille share a coffee
  • Simon Says Stamp – Sunshine Die
  • Copic markers

Take care everyone! Hugs xxx

andrea-gold-black-heart

 


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Morning Cuppa!

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Hi again!

One of my sweet delights in life is my morning cup of coffee. Not only did my dh (Gav) buy me a ‘u-beaut’ Nespresso coffee machine for Christmas 2 years ago … he also gets up every morning and brings me a cup of coffee in bed! Yes! He is DEFINITELY a KEEPER! 😉

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So … I needed to send a card to a couple of people recently and thought … what better than a cuppa as a “pick-me-up”! I hope they got the link!!

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The navy and red card backgrounds have been stamped with ‘confetti’ images using silver encore ink. The images are coloured with COPIC markers.

  • Stampin’ Up! – Morning Cup
  • Stampin’ Up! – Confetti

It has been another frantic week! I hope to catch up tomorrow with some replies to your kind comments. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs xx

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