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Pizza My Heart

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Hello bloggies!

I get a lot of inspiration for my cards from YouTube and have several favourite card makers that I follow. Amy R (Prairie Paper & Ink) often creates her own backgrounds with repeat image stamping and often watercolours the images. I thought I would give this idea a try!

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Sometimes Amy heat embosses the image which is a good way to “contain” the watercolour within part of the image but she has discovered that stamping with some inks (eg. Simon says Stamp “Barely Beige”) also “traps” the paint in parts of the image. This gives a “no line” kind of look to the water colouring!!

  • Taylored Expressions – Pizza my Heart w matching dies
  • Zig Clean color Real Brush markers
  • Copic markers – for featured image
  • Inspiration – Amy Rysavy 

Today’s card makes me smile! Hope it did for you too!:)

Hugs xxx

andrea-gold-black-heart

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Mermaid Kit

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Hello friends!

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I managed to get my hands on the May card kit from Hero Arts. It was a fabulous kit that included a sweet mermaid stamp set plus matching dies, a great wave stencil, some gorgeous papers, 3 mini ink cubes, some irridescent silk “liquid ink” and some gorgeous sequins. It was great value. I also bought an “add-on” stamp set called “Mermazing Messages”. I had fun using a lot of the kit elements for this card!

Click on photos to see better detail. 

  • Hero Arts – may 2017 monthly kit
  • Copic markers

Hope your day is special.
Hugs xxx

andrea-gold-black-heart


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Happy Bee Day

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Hi bloggies!

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Today’s card was a sweet project for my gorgeous little Peyton (grand-daughter) who turned 2 in June. She brings so much joy and sunshine to our lives!

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I had some fun with some sponged ink stencilling with this one. I created my own stencil with some circle dies … to look like bubbles. And … of course … more COPIC colouring! I love my copics! I also added a sweet little shaker element … using a heart die for the shape. Sweetness plus! 😉😀

  • Tiddly Inks – Happy Bee Day
  • Copic markers.

Hope your day is full of joy.
Hugs xxx

andrea-gold-black-heart


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One in a million

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Hello friends!

A sweet “Forever Friends” image today!

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I had fun playing with a pretty flower stencil, my new Distress Oxide Inks — such pretty colours and some glitter paste. I am completely SOLD on these new Inks! Love love love them!

  • Forever Friends – Classic Decadence
  • Clearscraps – Floral #1 border stencil
  • Distress oxide ink blending + Copic colouring

I have no idea where I bought either of these two items!!??

Hope your day is special.

Hugs xxx

09dfd-andrea4


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Magical Dragons + Distress Oxides

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Hi bloggies!

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I have had some fun with some new goodies …

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I finally caved and got some of the new Distress Oxide inks. The colours in the 2nd release were more to my taste … plus i got 4  from the 1st release! I am TOTALLY SOLD on these new inks! Yes! …. they blend “like butter” and are very forgiving. They react beautifully with water … they are great for stamping on dark card … and work well for heat embossing. I won’t be getting rid of my dye inks … but am LOVING using these new ones!

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I had a lovely, lovely day at Camp Papercraft … and am eager to go again. I just hope it warms up a little … the weather in Robertson at this time of the year is a little chilly!

Simon Says Stamp – Flowing Vine Collage die

My Favorite Stamps – Magical Dragons

Distress Oxide Inks

COPIC markers

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These last two photos were taken before I had decided on sentiments. I decided to use the green one for my Seth’s 4th birthday coming up in August! (Grandson)

Hugs Andrea xxx


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Stacking Animals put a smile on your face!

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Hello friends!

I guess you have been thinking I had dropped off the face of the planet! But … even though it has been awhile … I haven’t forgotten all my blog buddies. I am sorry it has been so long! Life has been busy! But … I am not going to bore you with the details except to say that mostly it has been happy busy! 😀

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I wanted to share a few cards with you and decided to start with one using a stamp set that always puts a smile on my face! It is super fun and perfect for those tricky male cards.

Click on any picture to enlarge!

I had fun doing an embossed, sponged ink background and some copic colouring on the animals. The sentiment is adorable. I have another card to share using this set … hopefully that won’t be too long! 😉

  • Simon Says Stamp – Stacking Animals – with matching dies
  • Stampin’ Up! – Off the Grid background

 

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Seth turns 3!

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Our cheeky little monkey had is birthday yesterday and I thought I would share the card I made for him. But … before I show you the finished project … I wanted to show you the first attempt …

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The left samples have a watercolouring background wash that ‘pilled’ the paper. So … I started again (right hand samples!!) Sometimes you just have to cut your losses and begin again! ☺😉

I actually sat down about a month ago to make Seth’s card and realised that I was very lacking in stamp sets for kids … especially boys. So … I indulged a little with these two sets …

Left: Clearly Besotted – Cheeky Monkey ………. Right: Simon Says Stamp – Stacking Animals

Both have matching die sets and can be purchased from Simon Says Stamp.

I had to patiently wait for them to arrive … but … this is the finished result …..

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More detail in the photos below … click to view a slide show. (Click on each photo to open individually)

The inside of the card had a little surprise …

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A little spinning monkey … inspired by a recent creation of Jennifer McGuire! (Click link for video tutorial!)

Click to view!

We had a lovely time yesterday sharing Seth’s cake and enjoying his excitement. Hope you have had a lovely weekend too! Hugs xxx

andrea-gold-black-heart


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Happy Heart

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So much whirling around in my brain! I have all these ideas but no time to do anything about them! In the meantime … I will quickly share this ………

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Sandy gave this one to his girlfriend for her birthday last week. Cute, affectionate … but not too soppy and over the top! 😎

Isn’t this image adorable!? It is a new one for me … and I think I will be using it often!

Your Next Stamp – Happy Heart (from Simon Says Stamp)

Hugs xxx

andrea-gold-black-heart