Monday, May 15, 2017

A Blog Named Hero Monthly Challenge

Hello everyone,

We are here already half way through our challenge with some mid month inspiration over on the A Blog Named Hero blog .  I hope every one had a wonderful Mother's day and got spoiled.

I just love Honey Bee Stamps and Melissa and her group is just so sweet.  

We are watercolouring for this challenge and this is one of my favourite techniques but sometimes it's the one that gives me the most trouble.  I sometimes want the colour to go a certain way but as you all know, that's just not the case with watercolouring.  Oh well, I still love it. 

Now on with my card.

I started with the Hero Arts Stamp and die set Dress Up.  This is a small but amazing little set.  I stamped all the images in Versafine and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Can you guess how I did her dress?  I'll tell you a little later in my post. 

I used my Zig Clear Clean brush markers to colour in the images and then I cut her out with an oval nesting die.  I used foam tape to pop it up on to an A2 sized light rose card base.  I then stamped the sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps Celebration Box stamp set with Hero Arts black dye ink. 

So now that you know which stamps sets I used, can you figure out how I made her skirt?
I used the tissue paper and turned it upside down and took away a couple of the middle tips and Ta Da!  You have a frilly skirt!

We would love if you would join us and play along with our challenge.  We love seeing all the wonderful projects you create.  

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

AAA Cards Game 90 - Embossing

Hello everyone,

Happy Mother's Day!  I hope all the mom's out there get spoiled today.

We have a new game over at AAA Cards today and it's all kinds of embossing.  I love any kind of embossing but there is one technique that I keep overlooking and that is dry embossing.  I have a rubber pad under my dies when they go through the die cutting machine to give the impression instead of 

For my card I used this adorable frame die and I embossed it in the centre of my card.  I then took the image and stamped it in the centre and the sentiment under and called this card done.  This would be a lovely card to mass produce and you can change up the sentiment to anything you'd like.  

We are super excited to have Happy Little Stampers as our sponsor again for this challenge and they have a $20 gift certificate for the lucky winner!  

We hope to see you join us for this fun challenge.

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Coralynn  :)

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Happy First Birthday Studio Katia!

Hello everyone,

I am SUPER excited to be participating in Studio Katia's First Birthday Blog Hop! I absolutely love her stamps and dies.  This if you haven't noticed already, is my absolute FAVORITE die.  I think I've used it on my last 4 cards! You would have come from Amy R's blog.

Now on to my card.  

I started out with the frame and rectangle dies and cut them out of white card stock. Then I took the negative piece and stamped the Mandala flower stamp with Simon Says Stamp Watermelon hybrid ink.  Then I used clear sticky ink and stamped it again in a few more spots then heat embossed some of the images with pearl embossing powers from Michaels.

I added foam tape to the frame and added that to the card base and then added tape runner to the negative die cut and put it through the negative space.  I then cut out the banner from the same die set and added the same coloured ink so that it would match the flowers.  I heat set it so that I could heat emboss it with white embossing powder with the sentiment from the Hero Arts Many everyday messages set and added it to the middle of the card. I then added the Fusion Mix sequins to finish off the card.


  • You can win a $20 GC to Studio Katia at every stop on the hop! Make sure to leave a comment by Sunday, May 7th for your chance to win! The more blogs you visit, the greater your chances of winning.

  • You can also win (1) Simon Says Stamp goody bag and (1) Kuretake ZIG Clean Color Real Watercolor Brush Pens, 80 Color Set. The winners will be chosen from all the comments along the hop.

  • Studio Katia is offering 15% off all purchases to their online shop (link using the code "SKTURNS1" through Sunday, May 7th at midnight EST.

*Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, May 7th and winners will be announced on May 10th.

You're next top in the hop is the very talented Tracy Freeman.  The hop starts at the Studio Katia.

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Coralynn :)


Sunday, April 30, 2017

AAA Cards Game 89 Bright & Beautiful & DT Call

Hello everyone,

We are back with a new game with AAA Cards.  Game 89 - Bright and Beautiful

See end of post for DT info.

I used a many thanks die and cut it out of watercolour paper and blended on Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade. I then took my distress sprayer and added water drops and dabbed it off with a paper towel. I added it to the card base and added some sparkly enamel dots in yellow to finish off the card.  
Easy to reproduce and you can use any ink and colour you'd like.  

Our amazing sponsor for this game is So Suzy Stamps - $25 gift certificate 

We hope you'll head over to the blog and link up your Bright & Beautiful CAS cards!

Did you know...we are having a DT Call!

Would you like to be part of the AAA Cards Design Team? Well we're looking to add a few new team mates at the moment. If you'd like to be considered simply make a card for this new challenge and add DT after your name when you link up. 

DT Call Info 

1. You will need to have a blog.
2. You will need to have time to create a CAS card and submit it on time for each fortnightly (two week) challenge.
3. Your card will need to match both the challenge theme and the AAA Cards definition of CAS.
4. You will be assigned a column from the link ups and need to have the time to leave positive comments about player's cards.
5. You will be involved in voting to help pick the winner and runners up for each challenge.
6. It would be good if you have a facebook account as we have a DT facebook group where we chat about ideas etc.

The DT Call will remain open for the duration of this challenge and all successful applicants will be notified by 28th May at the latest. We're aiming to introduce the new DT on the challenge that starts 11th June.

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Coralynn  :)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Congratulations - A Blog Named Hero Anything Goes with Hero Arts

Hello everyone,

We are half way through out April challenge for A Blog Named Hero - Anything Goes with Hero Arts.

For my card today I wanted to use this candy stripe background stamp even though it is mostly for Christmas.

I stamped a card stock panel and also used the oval infinity dies to cut out the centre.  I then stamped out the lilies from the Layering Water Lily set with it's coordinating inks and then cut them out with the dies. I did use an extra green colour that did not come in the set for the buds. 

I added foam tape to the die cut panel and then added it to the card base.  I stamped the sentiment from the Many Everyday Messages set with black ink before added the flowers so that I can get my block inside the cut out.  I then added the flowers to the card.  

We hope you'll head over to our blog and link up your projects showing off your love for Hero Arts!

Thanks for stopping by,
See you again soon!