Monday, November 20, 2017

A Blog Named Hero - Mid month inspiration

 Hello everyone

We are halfway through our Copy a Designer challenge with Neat & Tangled over on A Blog Named Hero.

I copied Jessica's card from her July 19 post and you can see it here.

I too a piece of bristol cardstock and stamped the images from the Get Yeti stamp set and heat set it with white embossing powder.  Then I coloured in the images with my zig clean colour brush markers.

I cut out the panel with the Hero Arts postage stamp nesting die set and added some white spots with a gel pen and added a few black gems. I stamped the sentiment with white embossing powder and cut in the flag ends and popped it up with foam tape.  


I then took some white fun foam and added it to a blue piece of cardstock and then added it to an A2 sized card base and this card is done.  



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Sunday, November 12, 2017

AAA Cards Challenge #103 - Celebrate

Hello everyone,

We are back again with a new challenge - Challenge 103 - CELEBRATION.  It's all about celebration, so get out those stamps and dies and let's see what you're celebrating.

Can you guess what I'm celebrating?  Yes, that's right, Christmas!!!  I always say that I'm going to get a head start on my Christmas cards and every year I bearly get any done at all.  

So this year I made sure that I did and I started with this guy.  Isn't he just the cutest? 


I stamped and coloured him with my copics and die cut him out.  I had added black gel pen to his eyes but I messed one of them up so I had to add little googly eyes to cover it up so I wouldn't have to start over.  I added sparkle and some Novo crystal glaze to the little lights.  Before popping him up on foam tape I added a few trees to the background with green ink. I then stamped the sentiment with black ink and called it done. 


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Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.

Coralynn :)


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Male Room Guest Designer - Challenge #8 - Paper Piecing

Hello everyone,

I'm excited to be joining The Male Room as their guest for Challenge#8 - Paper Piecing. 

On to my card. I love Lawn Fawn and those who follow me, kind of get that feeling.  This card is no different.  I have waited a long time for the Happy Harvest set but I was finally able to have it in my collection.

I started out with the leafy tree backdrop an ink blended the leaves with red, green orange distress inks, brown distress ink for the tree and two different greens for the stitched hills. I cut out a piece of watercolour pattern paper and used it for the fall sky and added it to the card base. I took the corn stocks and stamped them in the background with a light yellow ink and stamped the sentiment from the same set with black ink.


For my scarecrow, I used patterned paper to piece his hat, overalls and shirt. To make the pieces look seamless I ran my Momento black marker around the edges to hide the white of the paper.  I then colouring in his face, hands and feet with my copics. I then popped him up with foam tape and added him to the card and called it done.







Thank you so much for stopping by.  We hope you'll join us for our paper piecing challenge.

Happy crafting!!

Coralynn  :)


Sunday, October 29, 2017

AAA Cards Challenge #102 - Ink Blending

Hello everyone,

We are here with a new challenge over at AAA Cards and it's one of my favourites.  Wait, I think I say that about all of them!


I started with distress oxide inks as these are just fabulous. I used a stencil from Hero Arts and I blended in the worn lipstick and peacock feathers in the bottom corner of the card panel.  Then I stamped the sentiment with black ink and added a few Nuvo snow white drops to finish off the card.






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Hope you'll join us!

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.

Coralynn  :)



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Friday, October 20, 2017

Jump Start the Holidays with Hero Arts

Hello everyone,

Today we are hopping to celebrate all things fall and winter - and to rev up your holiday cardmaking motors! We are also joining Lea Lawson during her month-long Crafty Comeback Party. Lea is an amazing designer, and we are thrilled to support her! Tune into her blog every day this month - she began the party on October 7, and there have been many beautiful cards and fabulous giveaways along the way!  To make this party extra fun, we invited along the fabulously talented team at A Blog Named Hero! Lots of inspiration on this hop today.

Prize: We will be giving away a $25 gift certificate, randomly chosen from all of the comments left at every stop along the blog hop. To enter, leave a comment on any of the blogs by Friday, November 10 at 11:59 pst, and the winner will be announced on Lea Lawson's blog the on Sunday, November 12. 


For my card I used the postage stamp nesting dies and cut out a piece of red card stock. I then stamped the tree with Versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder and I did the same with the sentiment. 





I then added a chibitronic light to the back and used foam tape to pop it up.  I took a white card base and added Versamark to the sides and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder to tie in the gold star at the top of the tree.  I then lined it up with the light and removed all the backing from the foam tape and added it to the card base.  To finish off my card I added red stickles to tree.  





Here is a list of the hop.  Hope you'll join us along the way!

Monday, October 16, 2017

A Blog Named Hero Mid-month Inspiration

Hello everyone,

Again, another month half gone!  But this month is my favourite because of all the beautiful colours the trees turn.

We are at the midway point of our A Blog Named Hero Critters collaboration challenge with Hero Arts and Lawn Fawn.

I used the Leafy Tree backdrop (landscape) die and cut it out of white card stock and with the die that cuts out either the foliage for the tree or a hill, I cut out a piece of watercolour wishes paper. I added the foliage and tree die to an A2 size card base. There is a little snow cluster stamp in the Colour Layering Christmas Tree stamp set so I used that to stamp the snow in the background with soft pool ink.


I had this little penguin left over from another project and he looked so lonely on my desk I just had to add him to this card.  I coloured him in with my copics and added glossy accents to the ice and the strawberry snow cone and adhered it all with liquid glue.  To finish off the card I stamped the sentiment from the same layering stamp set with black dye ink. 




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Sunday, October 15, 2017

AAA Cards Challenge #101 - Inspired by Film

Hello everyone,

We are back with a fun challenge for you this week over at AAA Cards and it's cards created by film.   

I'm sure you've guessed by now that it's The Pirates of the Carribean.  It happened to be playing on TV back to back all weekend so I thought I'd do up a card.



I started out by adding some distress ink in Salty Ocean (which I thought was fitting) and scattered straw and then added some water droplets. I used the sweet images from Lawn Fawn that I coloured for the30-day colouring challenge an added them to the card. I popped up "Jake" with foam tape and added the rest with liquid adhesive.  I added the sentiment to the card with black in and then added happy birthday to the inside (not pictured).





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Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Coralynn :)



Sunday, October 1, 2017

AAA Cards Challenge #100 - Sketch

Hello everyone,

We are back with a sketch challenge for you with AAA Cards.  This was so much fun to create.  I was also able to do up a video for you and you can scroll down to see it.  


I masked off the card base with post-it notes and stamped the sweet little otter up and down with Lawn Fawn jet black in.  I love this ink.  I then took off the masking and took a ruler and made lines above and below the stamped images so they looked finished.


I coloured them in with my copics and stamped the sentiment from the Celebration Countdown set with the same ink. I then added the panel to a card base so you don't see the ink through to the inside. Sometimes this doesn't bother me but I didn't want to waste a card base just in case I messed it up.  To finish off the card I added some black dots with some Nuvo drops.


My video on YouTube


Our fabulous sponsors over at Happy Little Stampers are offering a $20 gift certificate



Feel free to rotate the sketch or change the width of the strip.

I hope you'll have as much fun with this sketch as we did. I hope you'll join us with our challenge.  We can't wait to see what you create.

I'm also entering my card for the SSS Wednesday Challenge



Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.

Coralynn 

Monday, September 18, 2017

A Blog Named Hero - Mid month inspiration

Hello everyone,

It's halfway through our A Blog Named Hero collaboration challenge with CAS-usal Fridays and Hero Arts.  I know I say this every time but it's hard to believe how fast the month has gone.


For my card, I decided to watercolour.  I took a 3/4 inch brush and some watercolour paint and painted stripes vertically across the card base.  I only used one colour to do this. I let the first set of stripes dry a bit before going over them again and only did every second one to give it a two-tone look.
I stamped the Full on Floral set from CAS-ual Fridays and heat embossed it with Hero Arts white embossing powder. I also did the same for the sentiment from the It's Your Day stamp set also from Hero Arts.



Thanks for stopping by!  I how you'll head over to the blog and see all the amazing cards from the team and link up your own cards.  We love seeing what you create!  Don't forget to use our hashtag #ablognamedhero so we can see you on social media. 






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Sunday, September 17, 2017

AAA Cards Challenge #99 - Autumn Colours

Hello everyone,

Our new AAA Cards challenge for the fortnight is Autumn Colours.  Fall is my most favourite time of year.  The leaves are changing and the air gets a little cooler and I get to wear my sweaters again!  

For my card, I started with the WPlus9 Autumn leaves stamps and dies along with the Big U set from Simon Says Stamp. I stamped the image on the kraft and white cardstock with distress oxide inks and Hero Art black dye ink.


I first stamped the leaves directly on the panel and added the outline with black dye ink. I took my MISTI and stamped the U and the sentiment a couple of time so that it would be nice and black. 


I then stamped and die cut another leaf and popped it up on foam tape and added it in the same place as the other one just to give it some interest.  To finish off the cards, I added them to the card base. 



We hope that you'll play along with us for a chance to win a stamp set (in stock) of your choice from our wonderful sponsor, Uniko.




Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Coralynn  :)



Sunday, September 3, 2017

AAA Cards Challenge #98 - Creatures Great or Small

Hello everyone,

We are back with another AAA Cards challenge and this is one of my favourites - Creatures Great or Small.  There is a TV show that is called All Creatures Great and Small that my father-in-law used to watch all the time, so it made me smile when I heard the name of the challenge.

Now on to my card.  I used the critters from Lawn Fawn Elfie Selfie stamp set and the coordinating dies.  I coloured them in with my copics and die cut them out and set them aside.  

I took a piece of bristol card stock and picked raspberry distress Oxide ink and did some ink smooching.  I did this in stages. I added some colour then dried it with my heat tool, then did it again about two more times to get this effect.  I added that panel to the card base and then added the elephant directly to the base and I popped up the adorable mouse.  I added some Spectrum Noire glitter pen to the balloon as well as glossy accents. Once that was all done I added the sentiment from the tiny tags saying - birthdays with Lawn Fawn jet black ink and this card is done.


We hope you'll play along with us for this challenge.
Please remember that this is a CAS - Clean and Simple card challenge.

Our lovely sponsor HLS is giving you a chance to win a $20 gift certificate. 





I'm also entering my card in the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge



Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Coralynn  :)


Monday, August 21, 2017

A Blog Named Hero Mid-month Inspiration

Hello everyone,

I'm here with A Blog Named Hero and our mid-month inspiration for our current challenge with Wow Embossing Power.

I started with the Abstract Waves Stencil and added Versamark ink to it and the pressed it onto some white card stock.  I then sprinkled the Wow bonding powder and heat set it till it was shiny. While it was still hot I pressed the foil onto the panel and burnished it with my bone folder then pulled away the foil. 


I took the Hello die from the Hello Stamp and Cut set and die cut two of them.  With one I added the foil like the other panel and with the other die, I cut it out of black card stock and heat embossed it with Hero Arts clear embossing powder to give it some dimension.  For the rest of the sentiment, I used Hero Arts white embossing powder and heat set it onto black card stock. 



I took the foiled panel and cut it into strips and added foam tape and added them to a pink piece of card stock. I then took the embossed sentiment to the strips with my tape runner and then added the hello die cut.  Once that was all done I adhered the entire panel to the card base and called it done. 


We hope you get inspired and don't forget to head on over to the blog post to add your projects to our link up. 





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Sunday, August 20, 2017

AAA Card Challenge #97 - Masking

Hello everyone,

We are back again with a new challenge with AAA Cards! 

We are having fun with masking and for my card I started out with the planets from the LF set Out of This World.  I stamped the sun in the middle first and then stamped out again on a piece of post it note to create a mask.  Then I continued to do the same with the remaining planets. 


I used my copics to colour the planets and the heart and as I'm looking at them writing out my post, one looks like a watermelon!  LoL!

I used three different stamp sets to put the sentiment together.  The "you are" and the "WORLD" are from the Out of This World set, the "MY" and the heart is from the "Octopi my Heart". 

I took the Puffy Cloud border dies and cut out the top to give it more of an outer space feel.  I went to add it to the card base and thought it was missing something so I added as small strip of black LF card stock and that did the trick. 



I added the front panel to the card base with my tape runner and this card is done. 

Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is Stamplorations and they are offering the following prizes:
  • $15 gift certificate for the winner
  • $5 gift certificates each to 2 randomly drawn participants, and
  • a 10% coupon offer for players



I'm also entering my card in the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge - Custom Sentiment. 

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!  


Coralynn  :)