Sunday, February 14, 2016

AAA Cards Game #58 - Sequins

Hello everyone,

We are back with another game and it's all about sequins!

Happy Little Stampers is our sponsors again this month and couldn't be happier!  

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For the longest time I didn't know how to use sequins but one day I had some fall onto my card and voila!  Ever since then, I've used them on almost every card I made.

I used the sequins mixes from Lucy's Cards.  They are just precious! The one thing I like is that you don't have to use the entire mix in a shaker.  I've used a few sequins, like here, to add embellishments to my cards and with the variety they go a long way.

I used the grid background stamp and heat embossed it and used abandoned coral distress ink and watercoloured it in.  I used a stitched rectangle die and the thanks die to cut out the front panel and used liquid adhesive and added that to the card base. 

Don't forget to head over the the blog and link up your project, we love seeing what you create!

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Coralynn  :)

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Tips / Techniques Blog Hop

Hi everyone,

It's time for our monthly tip/techniques hop and I have a tip for you.

I would with a craft mat and I found mine way to big for my workspace.  I went and cut mine up so that I didn't have to fight with it to keep it flat as these are stored rolled up and I would have to tape it down.  I still wanted a bigger piece but sometimes I only need something small so as you see below this is how I "chopped it up"!

This allows me to keep these under my grey mat that you see in the picture and they stay flat so I don't have to fight to try and keep it down when I'm working.  They live under there and are ready when ever I need them.

My card today was made using my smaller craft mat by don't some ink smooshing for the heart die cut.  I used the sweet elephant from the mini set Elephant End and for the banner die cut I heat embossed the Timeless Textures in white just to add a bit of interest and I did the same with the sentiment on the heart die cut from the Hearty Hello set.  

Be sure to hop along with the other DT members to see lots of amazing inspiration and great tips/techniques.  Be sure to head over to the shop to see all the wonderful stamps sets that you've seen along the hop!

Coralynn - You are here!

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Coralynn  :)

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Tic-TAc-Toe Challenge #2

Hello everyone,

I'm playing along with the second Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge and if you're not familiar with it, you choose any of the techniques listed below in the same order as you would win in the game Tic-Tac-Toe!  


I went with the Trees-Die Cuts - Critters for my card today and I started out with stamping the background polka dots with Jellybean ink and then cut out the panel from an MFT stitched rectangle stax die-namics die.  I then stamped, cut and coloured in the sheep and all the other elements with copics.  

I put my scene together and popped some things up on foam tape and others I glued to the panel to give them some dimension and interest.  

I added glitter to the ewe  and the flowers with my Wink of Stella glitter marker and I think I use that stuff on just about every card I make!

Once that was all adhered I then die cut the stitched speech bubble and used my MISTI to stamp out the sentiment.  I wanted to make sure I got it straight and entered.  After I did that I popped that up as well and added it to the panel.  

I cut out another panel from the Sunshine Layers dies from WPlus9 and adhered that straight to the card base and then adhered the front panel as well.  I thought the card needed something more and this gives it just enough interest as I wanted all the stamped images to be centre stage because they are so ADORABLE!

I've also added this card to the Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday - Anything Goes

 That's all for me, thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon!

Coralynn  :)

AAA Cards Game 57 - Love me like you do!

Hello everyone,

We are back with another challenge and of course it's about love!  Click the image below and it will take you to the link up for your projects.  We love going through the gallery and seeing what you all create.

We have another wonderful sponsor for this game and it's Happy Little Stampers for a whopping $20 Gift Certificate.  So click her logo below to see all the awesome stamps and dies she has.

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For my card today I just received the MFT Ewe are the Best stamps and dies in the mail and I haven't been able to put them down since.  Those sheep are adorable and sweet, I thought I would do up a tag.

I inked up a swiss dot background stamp and used cotton candy ink which is a very pretty pale pink ink and then cut out a tag from it.  I stamped and die cut the sheep, tree, flower and ground and coloured them in with my copics.

I popped them up on foam tape and added some wink of stella glitter marker to the heart and flower and the added glossy accents to both as well. I stamped the sentiments with Versafine onyx black ink and used a bit of ribbon and added it to the top.  I didn't have a whole punch big enough for the ribbon so I racked my brain for a couple of minutes trying to figure out how I was going to get this on the tag.  Then the light bulb went on and I thought of my Tiny Attacher.  I love it but never use it.  

Thanks so much for stopping by, be sure to head over to the blog and link up your project!  We LOVE seeing what you come up with!

See you again soon!

Coralynn  :)