Birthday Cards, Uncategorized

Hooray! All Yeti Another Year Older? Birthday Shaker Using Craftin Desert Divas Products!

Hey lovelies!
It was my best friend in the world Kit’s birthday last month (you should go check out her blog if you’re a Disney or cosplay lover), so of course I had to whip up a shaker especially for her! We don’t live close to each other, which means we don’t get to see each other nearly enough. For most of us in the crafting community sending our handmade cards/gifts is our way of showing love to those we’re closest to!
We’re more like sisters than friends, and our sense of humour definitely reflects that. So I just had to use these cute images with the cheekiness of the “all yeti another year older?” sentiment as a little reminder to her that we’re growing older together!
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I stamped these cute yetis from Craftin Desert Divas “Yeti To Party” set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, coloured them using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and fussy cut them out. I added some rosy cheeks with a pink pencil and details with my white gelly roll pen.
Spectrum Noir markers used:
Yeti: IB1 (face and legs) BG3 & GG1 (horns) GT1 (nails) GG1 (shading on fur)
Presents: CR2, FS8, GB1, LY1, LG1 & LG2
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I cut a panel from heavy weight white card stock using the Crazy Stitched Frame dies, and cut a window out using the Inside Scalloped Circle dies both from Craftin Desert Divas. I removed the scalloped frame part of the window as I just wanted a simple circle this time. I cut another panel of white card and blended it with Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink for the background of my window before spraying it with my distress sprayer and drying up the excess water with a paper towel.
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I took a piece of scrap card stock I had leftover from a previous project big enough for the sentiment die. I blended Broken China and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide inks to create an ombre effect, I distressed it using my distress sprayer and mopped up the excess water. I took the “Hooray” sentiment die from the Torn Paper dies by Craftin Desert Divas and ran it through my die cutting machine.
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I adhered my die cut sentiment using Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive and set a stamping block on top until it was completely dry. I stamped “All YETI another year older?” below my die cut sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink. After backing my window with acetate I adhered my yetis to the acetate (slotted just under the bottom of my window) using some double sided score tape and got ready to create my shaker panel.
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I used double sided foam tape to surround the back of my window and backed the rest of my panel with it too. I used my EK Success powder tool around the edges of the foam tape on the inside section of my circle, I feel this helps the sequins move around easier! I used Pastel Paradise and True Love sequins from Craftin Desert Divas to fill my shaker, removed the backing from my foam tape and adhered my ink blended background panel to seal it all in. I backed my panel with double sided score tape and adhered to my card base!
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Thanks for reading lovelies! I’ll be resuming my Halloween posts on the next one, I’m definitely not bored of them yet! ❤

xo

Supplies:

Stamps & Dies:
Craftin Desert Divas “Yeti To Party” Stamp Set
Craftin Desert Divas Crazy Stitched Frame Dies
Craftin Desert Divas Inside Scalloped Circle Dies
Craftin Desert Divas Torn Paper Dies

Card:
Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card(300gsm)

Inks:
Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink
Broken China Distress Oxide Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Embellishments:
Craftin Desert Divas Pastel Paradise Sequins
Craftin Desert Divas True Love Sequins
Sakura Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen(White)

Tools:
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer

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Friendship Cards, Halloween Cards, Uncategorized

Simple Halloween Card Using Lawn Fawn “Trick or Treat” set!

Hey lovelies!
I’ve been digging through my craft supplies and pulling out everything fall/Halloween related! If you know me, you know I love a good small stamp that I can make quick and easy backgrounds with! These candy corn from Lawn Fawn are no exception to that – look at their cute little faces! I couldn’t resist making a simple card using them!
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I trimmed down a panel from white card stock and stamped my candy corn in a random pattern all over using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I usually do these backgrounds with watercolour but I love how vivid my Spectrum Noir pens make the candy corn in this case!
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When colouring I usually work from darkest to lightest:
Orange section: CR7 -> OR3 -> OR2
Yellow section: GB4 -> GB3 -> LY1
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I added shadows using my GG1 Spectrum Noir marker, and highlights with my white gelly roll pen. I love adding these little details as I feel like it makes them stand out more!
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I used the smallest of my Inside Scalloped Circle dies and cut it from white card stock, removing the middle piece that I would be using for my sentiment. I blended Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink on to my sentiment piece, before blending some Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink around the edges for some dimension. I dried the ink with my heat tool and prepped with my EK Success powder tool applicator. I stamped my sentiment from Newton’s Nook’s “Boo-tiful Night” set using Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder and set it with my heat tool. I picked out some orange ribbon and backed it with double sided score tape, I adhered that directly to my panel and popped my sentiment up with some foam tape. I backed my panel with double sided score tape and adhered to my card base!
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Thank you for reading lovelies! ❤
This style of card is one of my favourites to make, especially if you don’t have a lot of time to craft! Quick and simple yet still adorable!

xo

Supplies:

Stamps, Dies & Stencils:
Lawn Fawn Trick or Treat Stamp Set
Newton’s Nook Boo-tiful Night Stamp Set
Craftin Desert Divas Inside Scalloped Circle Dies

Cards & Papers:
Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock(300gsm)

Inks:
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Ink
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink

Embossing Powder:
Papermania Clear

Embellishments:
Sakura Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen(White)

Tools:
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
Papermania Heat Tool
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool

Friendship Cards, Halloween Cards, Uncategorized

Cute ‘You’re the pick of the patch’ Halloween Card Using Newton’s Nook “Boo-tiful Night” set!

Hey lovelies!
I’m well in the spooky spirit and back with another Halloween card using Newton’s Nook “Boo-tiful Night” set! These kitties are just too cute I can’t get enough of them! Halloween stamps are my weakness, especially when they have pumpkins!
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I coloured these images using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, added rosy cheeks on the grey cats using a pink coloured pencil and finished up by adding some highlights using my white gelly roll pen. I fussy cut the images out by hand and moved on to my panel.
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I cut some black card stock down to size using my guillotine trimmer. I used the Flying Bats stencil from Newton’s Nook to blend Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink on to my panel, when I removed the stencil I sprinkled some clear embossing powder over the bats and set with my heat tool to give it a textured look and feel. I cut my window from my panel using Craftin Desert Divas Inside Scalloped Circle dies and removed the scalloped part so I was left with the stitched circle.
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I cut my grass using the Outdoor Landscape dies from Craftin Desert Divas and ink blended it with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, and I used the Hill Scene 2 Stencil to blend some Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink on to my background panel to create my clouds. I distressed the background panel with my Distress sprayer, splattered it with more Twisted Citron ink using a paintbrush and dried it before prepping it with my powder tool applicator. I stamped my sentiment and the bat using Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder and set it with my heat tool. I adhered everything in to place and finished my panel using some orange ribbon, as well as some black and white twine. I blended some Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink over the edges of some white card stock slightly larger than my panel to frame my panel and adhered everything to my card base using score tape and double sided foam tape.
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Thanks for reading lovelies! ❤
Are you all getting excited for Halloween yet? It seems people in the UK are more prepared for Christmas right now and I’m not ready to even think about that! What are your plans for Halloween this year? I’d love to know how you celebrate!

xo

Supplies:

Stamps, Dies & Stencils:
Newton’s Nook Boo-tiful Night Stamp Set
Newton’s Nook Flying Bats Stencil
Craftin Desert Divas Outdoor Landscape Dies
Craftin Desert Divas Hill Scene 2 Stencil
Craftin Desert Divas Inside Scalloped Circle Dies

Cards & Papers:
Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock(300gsm)
Hobbycraft Black Premium Card Stock(180gsm)

Inks:
Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Ink
Mowed Lawn Distress Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Embossing Powder:
Papermania Clear

Embellishments:
Sakura Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen(White)

Tools:
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
Papermania Heat Tool

Craftin Desert Divas!, Friendship Cards, Thank You Cards, Uncategorized

Craftin Desert Divas August Release: Blog Hop!

Hey lovelies!
Yesterday marked the official release of the new Craftin Desert Divas’ August products and day 1 of the blog hop! If you missed any of the fun and inspiration from the DT members yesterday, you can head to the CDD August release blog hop day 1 & product reveal post to catch up! However if you’ve come here from Maaike’s blog post then you’re in the right place, if you’ve got lost you can head over to the Craftin Desert Divas August release blog hop day 2 post to find where you were again!
Today I’m recapping the cards I created and shared during sneak peek week for you! I’m a huge lover of fall, ever since I was a kid I’ve loved watching the leaves change colour and the air gets crisper, which is why I’m so excited about this release! Crisp leaves, fall friends and more makes this release as sweet as it gets. Once you’re finished hopping along, be sure to head over to the Craftin Desert Divas Shop to grab your special discount – 5% off until August 19th! ❤
The first card I shared was using the adorable new Grateful Trolls stamp set and the Hill Scene 2 stencil! For more details on this card you can head to my blog post here.
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For the second card I shared I used the super sweet Dam Shame stamp set! How sweet is this little beaver?! For more details on this card you can head to my blog post here.
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Thank you for stopping by lovelies! What are your favourite products from the new August release?! I know, it’s such a hard decision! I had so much fun playing with these cute trolls and sweet beavers!
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xo
August Release Day 2 Hop List!
Start: Craftin Desert Divas
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Angelica (Guest Designer)
Elaine
Maaike
You are here: Claire-Anne
Next: Courtney
Mari
Candice
Ashlee
Michelle
Sherry
Holly
Charlotte
Rachel
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Craftin Desert Divas August Release – Sneak Peek Day 3!

Hey lovelies!
It’s day 3 of Craftin Desert Divas’ August release sneak peek week! Today there is a whole lotta cuteness being showcased for your inspiration, so be sure to head over to the Craftin Desert Divas blog post to see what the other DT members have created for you!
Today I’m showcasing the Dam Shame set with this sweet little beaver and bug!
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I started by cutting a panel from white card stock using the Torn Paper Dies, I blended over the polygon stencil using Broken China and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink having them overlap in the middle to create the green shade. I lightly sprayed my panel with my Distress Sprayer bottle to give it a distressed look and dried the excess water droplets with a paper towel. I put down some of the Broken China Distress Oxide ink on a stamping block, mixed with a little water and splattered over the surface too for an extra layer before setting it aside to dry.
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I stamped out my cute little beaver and bug using Memento Tuxedo Black ink before moving on to colouring with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.
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I used TN5, TN3, TN1, GB2 & GB1 for the beaver’s fur. I used a combination of BG5, TN5 & TN3 for his tail and I filled his nose in with IG5. I used TN5 & TN3 for the twigs, along with LG5 & LG3 for the leaves. For his glasses I blended DR2 & CR7 and finished him up with a little GG1 to shade his eyes and just under his top lip before adding my highlights using my white gelly roll pen. I coloured the body of the bug with GB4 & LY1 and the wings with GT1 & IB1 and added a few small highlights along the top of his head and wings.
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I cut a panel using white card stock and used the large Torn Paper die to cut a window so I could inlay my ink blended panel. I prepped my panel with my powder tool applicator before stamping my sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder and set it with my heat tool. I fussy cut my characters out and popped them up with some foam tape to the left of my sentiment.
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I adhered my panel to my card base using some foam tape and added some glow in the dark Nuvo drops in the shade Blue Crush to finish my card, leaving them to set for a full 24 hours in a safe space.
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Thank you for stopping by lovelies! This set is just too cute I can’t wait for you to see it all! Remember to head to the August release event on facebook and click “going” if you haven’t already! Myself and the other DT members are sharing our projects in there and the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery all throughout release week!

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xo

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Supplies
Links to new products will be added when they become available!
Dam Shame Stamp Set
Polygon Stencil
Torn Paper Dies
Broken China Distress Oxide Ink
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Powder Tool Applicator
Nuvo Glow In The Dark Drops – Blue Crush
White Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen

♥ Please note that the links to products and the CDD shop are affiliate links. If you choose to make a purchase through these links I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. ♥
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Craftin Desert Divas!, Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Thank You Cards, Uncategorized

Craftin Desert Divas August Release – Sneak Peek Day 2!

Hello lovelies!
August release week with Craftin Desert Divas is finally here! I know some of you have been just as excited as I am, so I’m here to showcase a card I made using the brand new adorable set Grateful Trolls and the new Hill Scene 2 stencil! I am madly in love with this set and I know all of you will be too! Make sure you click “going” to the facebook event for this release so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!
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I started off by cutting down a panel from white card stock. I blended in clouds using the Hill Scene 2 stencil, Carved Pumpkin and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink, changing up which side of the stencil I use each time and sometimes even flipping it over! I lightly sprayed the panel with my Distress Sprayer bottle when I had covered the entire panel and mopped up the excess using a paper towel.
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I stamped my cute little troll using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured her using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I added some rosy cheeks with a pink pencil, added three little dots to each cheek using my white gelly roll pen before adding highlights to the rest of my image. Once they had dried I fussy cut my image out and set it aside for a bit.
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I cut a strip of white card stock to fit across my panel for my sentiment and to ground my troll later on. I prepped the strip with my powder tool applicator, stamped my sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder and set it with my heat tool. I adhered the strip to my panel using double sided tape.
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I adhered my troll to my panel using double sided foam tape before backing my entire panel with the same tape and adhering to my card base. I adhered a couple of sequins from the Fall Harvest mix using liquid adhesive to finish this card up and give it a little sparkle!
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Thank you for stopping by lovelies! I can’t wait for you to see the rest of the release and the full sets! They’re too cute to resist! What are your thoughts on what you’ve seen this week so far?! Are you planning your ideas yet? 😉
Remember to stop by the Craftin Desert Divas Blog post to see what amazing peeks and inspiration the other DT members have in store for you! ❤

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xo

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Supplies
Links to new products will be added when they become available!
Grateful Trolls Stamp Set
Hill Scene 2 Stencil
Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Ink
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Powder Tool Applicator
White Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen
Fall Harvest Sequins

♥ Please note that the links to products and the CDD shop are affiliate links. If you choose to make a purchase through these links I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. ♥
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Craftin Desert Divas!, Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Thank You Cards, Uncategorized, Watercolour Cards

Smiles Across The Miles – Craftin Desert Divas Creative Challenge!

Hey lovelies!
It’s time for another Designer Creative Challenge from Craftin Desert Divas! This time we’re all about sharing the love and sending those smiles across the miles! This is something I like to do often, growing up cards have always held a sentimental value to myself and my family members so I cherish each and every card I receive! Whether you’re sending someone a note to encourage or support them, or even just to say hi! Handmade cards can make a huge impact on those you care about, knowing somebody has taken the time to sit and create something unique just for you really is a special feeling! Today I’m sharing with you a card I made using the ‘Kindness’ and ‘Wishful Thoughts’ stamp sets as I really love using florals for these types of cards!

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I started by prepping some watercolour paper with my EK Success powder tool applicator. I stamped my floral image using Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder and set it using my heat tool.
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I painted my image using watercolour paints then fussy cut it out once it was dry. I went for a super colourful look, after all we want to brighten someone’s day!
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I cut a panel using the Crazy Stitched Frame dies from heavy weight white card before stamping some of the smaller images from the Kindness set in a random pattern using Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Ink to give it a softer look. I cut down a rectangle piece of white card and stamped my sentiment from the Wishful Thoughts set in Versafine Onyx Black ink. I drew little dashes along the border of the rectangle using my ruler and a black pen to add a little extra detail. I positioned my flowers and sentiment towards the centre of my panel and popped them up with some double sided foam tape. I adhered my entire panel to my card base using some double sided tape to finish!
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Thank you for stopping by lovelies! ‘Just because’ cards are among my favourite cards to make, I’m sure I’m going to get a lot of use out of this stamp set in the future too! I hope you like what I’ve created to show you today, please be sure to stop by the Craftin Desert Divas’ blog post to see what the other DT members have created for inspiration! These talented ladies have a lot of helpful tips up their sleeves! ❤

xo

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Supplies
Kindness Stamp Set
Wishful Thoughts Stamp Set
Crazy Stitched Frame Dies
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Ink
Powder Tool Applicator

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Birthday Cards, Craftin Desert Divas!, Uncategorized

Birthday Card Using Die Cuts – CDD Party Dies!

Hey lovelies! ❤
Today I’m sharing the card I made for my dad’s birthday which was just last week! I think sometimes I rely so heavily on stamped images that I forget you don’t always need them to make a fun card! So I decided for this card the main focus would be using dies and ink blending, only using stamps for my sentiment!
CDD Birthday Die Cut July 2018
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I started by die cutting out all of the balloons and their strings from heavyweight white card stock. Once I had the pieces I needed, I used Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers distress inks to colour my balloons. I ink blended heavily towards the bottom of the balloons and faded it to a lighter coverage towards the top to give them some dimension. For the yellow balloons I added a little Spiced Marmalade distress ink to the bottom of them to give a little more contrast. Once they were all coloured I distressed them using my Distress Sprayer.
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I used a stencil to blend some Peacock Feathers distress ink on to white card, before cutting out the gift box from it. I adhered the balloons, strings and box all together using some washi tape on the back of them and my glue roller.
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I took the scrap piece of card where I had cut the box die from, and blended on to the other side using Mustard Seed distress ink before cutting out the ribbon pieces and the bow using the dies. Once I had die cut all my pieces, I lightly blended over the edges using some Spiced Marmalade distress ink to give them some dimension and adhered them to my gift box using my glue roller.
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I then die cut a panel using the largest of the Crazy Stitched Frame Dies and blended some Salty Ocean distress ink on to it, keeping it darkest towards the edges and lighter towards the inside. I proceeded to put some Peacock Feathers distress ink on my stamp block, dilute it with water and splatter on to my panel. I dried it using my heat tool, then prepped my panel and a white strip of card with my powder tool so embossing powder would only stick to where I stamped my sentiment. I stamped my sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink and coated it with clear embossing powder before setting it with my heat tool.
I adhered my white strip with the second half of my sentiment on to my card using my glue roller and trimmed off the excess, before adhering my balloons to the left of the sentiment using foam tape. I finished up by backing the entire panel with foam tape and adhering it to my card base.
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Thanks for reading lovelies! ❤ What do you use most for making your cards? I think this has definitely inspired me to use dies more often for the focal point of my card. There are lots of amazing dies that can be used this way on the Craftin Desert Divas shop and I can’t wait to play with more of them!

xo

Supplies
Party Dies
Crazy Stitched Frame Dies
Versafine Onyx Black Ink

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Craftin Desert Divas!, Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized, Watercolour Cards

Friendship Card using CDD Brighter Days!

Hey lovelies! ❤
Today I’m sharing another card using the new Brighter Days set from Craftin Desert Divas! This time using the little lamb from the set as she was too cute I couldn’t wait to colour her!
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I stamped my image using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink on to some watercolour paper, I then watercoloured my image to achieve the soft look she has before using my white pen to add some polkadot details to the pink areas of her clothing and accessories. After fussy cutting out my image I cut two panels out using the Crazy Stitched Frame Dies from heavyweight white card stock, and cut across one of them towards the bottom using a die from the Shake It Up Dies to create the grass area. On my larger panel I stamped the small butterfly and created a mask for it using a post it note. I ink blended the panel using salty ocean distress ink to create my sky, before spraying it with water using my distress sprayer bottle, I picked up the excess water with some tissue and set it aside to dry. Once it was dry I removed my mask and lightly watercoloured the butterfly taking care not to apply too much water to avoid the paper pilling. To create my grass area I ink blended on to the second panel using mowed lawn distress ink. I adhered my panels together using double sided score tape before adhering the little lamb using some foam tape. I prepped some white card with my powder tool before stamping my sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder and set it with my heat tool. I cut my sentiment in to a thin banner shape and adhered it to my panel using my glue roller. I die cut the largest of the Crazy Stitched Frame Dies from white card stock and adhered my front panel to the centre using double sided foam tape, before I used my double sided score tape to adhere it to my card base.

What do you think? This was a relatively quick and easy card and I love how the soft colours look on this cutie! If you haven’t checked out the new release yet be sure to head over to the Craftin Desert Divas shop! You don’t wanna miss out! ❤

xo

Supplies
Brighter Days Stamp Set
Crazy Stitched Frame Dies
Shake It Up Dies
Powder Tool Applicator
Versafine Onyx Black Ink

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Let’s Get Coloring! Craftin Desert Divas Designer Challenge!

Hey lovelies!
Today I’m taking part in the Craftin Desert Divas Let’s Get Colouring Designer Creative Challenge! Where some of the CDD design team are sharing tips and tricks on how they colour their stamped images, so be sure to head over to the Craftin Desert Divas blog post where each designer is highlighted!

I decided to use alcohol markers to colour my image today, when I first started card making just over a year ago, I found using alcohol markers really intimidating as I had never used them before! I’ve found though that practice really is the key to finding how you like colouring with them! If like me you’re using Spectrum Noir markers, I would definitely suggest making a swatch sheet of the pens you own, it’ll make it easier for you to see which colours would likely go together! Today I’ll be sharing how I find it works best for me with the Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

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I always start by stamping two of the image I want to colour, that way if I make a mistake I have another one ready! Today I’ll be colouring this adorable bunny chasing the butterfly from the brand new Brighter Days set from Craftin Desert Divas.
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My general rule of thumb is to start with my darkest shade, blend it out slightly with my medium shade then finish by blending in my lightest shade. For the bunny’s face/ears/hands I used: IG5, GG2 & GG1.
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Moving on to the clothes, I stick to the same rule of darkest > lightest but for the yellows and blues I only use two of each shade. For the yellows I used: GB3 & LY1 and for the blues I used: GT2 & IB1. If you don’t have a medium shade and the two colours you have are too far from each other to blend, you can try touching the tip of your dark marker to your light one to create a medium shade!
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I used TN3 to colour my net, as it’s such a thin area there isn’t need for much shading on it. For the bunny’s little squirrel friend I used: TN5 & TN3 for the darker area of his fur and for the lighter areas I used: TN3 as my darkest and TN1 as my lightest. For the butterfly I blended an orange marker: OR2 and a yellow: LY1 for the main part of the wings, the dot details and the butterfly’s body were coloured using IG5. I coloured the inside of the bunny’s mouth using IG5 too, and then used CR9 and CR4 for their tongues.
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I then added some rosy cheeks using a pink coloured pencil, and added dotting details and highlights using a white permanent chalk pen.
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I fussy cut my image out and set it aside while I assembled the rest of my card.

I started with my background panel by die cutting a panel using the largest of the Crazy Stitched Frame Dies from heavyweight white card stock. I splattered it with distress ink by laying some ink down on my craft mat and diluting it with water before picking it up with a paint brush, to splatter it I simply held the brush above my panel and tapped on it lightly. I used peacock feathers and mustard seed on their own, then mixed them to create the green splatter. I set that aside to dry while I worked on the “grass” the critters are running on.
I cut another piece of white card stock using the largest of the Crazy Stitched Frame Dies, then cut the stitched border across it using a die from the Shake It Up Dies set. I then took mowed lawn and blended it on my card stock using an ink blending tool before setting it quickly with a heat tool so I could move on to embossing my sentiment. I prepped my grass panel with my powder tool applicator, stamped my sentiment “Sending HUGS” from the Wishful Thoughts stamp set with Versamark ink, coated it with white embossing powder and set it with my heat tool.
I adhered my grass panel to my splattered panel using double sided tape and popped the bunny up with double sided foam tape at the right side of the panel. I created my card base and cut down some yellow spotted patterned paper and adhered it to my base using score tape, before backing my entire panel with double sided foam tape and adhering it to my card base.

CDD DT Coloring Challenge July 18

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