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Eiffel Tower Sympathy

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I am going to add a few cards quickly … so please forgive me if I don’t chat on too much. My card files are growing … so I need to share some with you! 🙂

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The coloured background is created by sponging ink onto the card and then spraying with water. I was pretty happy with the result.

My Favourite Things – Eiffel Tower Die

Take care! Hugs xx

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Christmas time

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I have just about finished my Christmas cards for this year. It did help that I had done a heap of COPIC colouring while we were on holidays at Dolphin Point in October.

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I was actually going to add this embossed tree to one of my coloured images but realised it was too fussy and that it could be a stand alone card. In the end I was happy with the decision. The dry embossing is done on vellum card and has been coloured on the back side using gold Wink of Stella and on the front side using clear Wink of Stella. It is pretty hard to see … but it has a lovely shimmer.

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Couture Creations embossing folder – Bauble Tree

And … as promised … here are some photos from Sandy’s yr 12 formal.

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See you again soon! Hugs xx

andrea-gold-black-heart

 


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Sending Sunshine

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Hi bloggies!

I am still feeling my way with my “Zig Clean Real Brush Markers” (watercolour pens). Even though all the YouTube videos make them look so easy … I am convinced it does take a little time to understand how they work best. I am sure that it won’t be long to get the hang of them … and already I am impressed with the different ‘looks’ that you can achieve. One thing that is for sure … the colours are super vibrant … and easy to blend.

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I have bought some better quality watercolour paper since making these tags. The colours have blended reasonably well but some of the tutorials have mentioned that better card gives a better blend … so I am keen to try that asap!

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The flourish background images have been heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The sentiment die is a super gorgeous one from Papertrey Ink who have a few of these “Big” sentiment dies. I love it … and MUST get some more! The die cut is white glitter paper with a ‘shadow’ created by cutting a dark grey die piece and slightly offsetting it against the white. This shadow definitely made the sentiment die cut ‘pop’ off the background. Can you see the sparkle on the flouishes? I added a little ‘wink of stella’ clear glitter over the top of all the images! Took a little while … but did add something a little special! Sorry the photo doesn’t really show how pretty it is!

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This was a set of tag gift cards that I made for Sandy to attach to farewell/thank you gifts for our school office angels when he left school on his graduation day.

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Sandy’s Year 12 formal is on tomorrow night … so I will add some photos as soon as I get a chance. I am sure it will be an emotional night … the end of an era — 26 years of schooling. I am so proud of the lovely young man he has become and I am sure it will be a great night of reminiscing and excited anticipation of the future! Be back soon … I hope. Hugs xxx

  • Papertrey Ink – Big Basics Sending Sunshine Die
  • Stampin’ Up! – Flowering Flourishes

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Brett and Brenda get married – shaker card!

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Hi bloggies!

So much to share … so little time! This is one that I have put on instagram a while ago … but haven’t yet shared here!

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I don’t wish to be a broken record … but have I mentioned how much I love my Stamping Bella stamps?

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For some reason I found the lighting on this one tricky when I was taking the photos. So … apologies for the bad editing – the card base is WHITE! But … trust me … this card is super pretty!

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Yes! A Shaker card! I haven’t done one in forever. But … saw this idea of using more than one window and just had to try it. I am pretty happy with the result! Don’t you just love those cute little heart shaped shaker windows!?

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Stamping Bella – Uptown Couple – Brett and Brenda get married

Hugs xx

andrea-gold-black-heart


Snowflake Love Pendant Die

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Hi again!

I have gradually been getting some Christmas cards done. I spent some time on a recent week’s holiday doing some COPIC colouring … and have several designs ready to mount onto cardstock. I am just plodding on … one at a time … but it is better than nothing!

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Blogging is the same … no time for chit-chat … but I figure posting a card is better than nothing!

The colours on this one are super pretty … I sponged some ink onto the white glimmer paper before setting them into the card base. I have also used some Wink of Stella on the copic snowflakes.

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  • Verve – Holiday Greetings
  • Simon Says Stamp – Snowflake Love Pendant Die

Take care … hope to be back soon! Hugs xx

andrea-gold-black-heart


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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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A Serene Monarch!

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Hi bloggies!

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Sharing quickly … I know … the story of my life!!!

Frantic Stamper – Monarch Butterfly Die & Solid Butterfly Die

Poppystamps – Bailiwick Background

A busy, emotional week with Sandy finishing school … with just exams now to do! I will share some photos soon! Hugs xx

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