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

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Friendship Cards, Halloween Cards, Uncategorized

Hey there Pumpkin! Cute Halloween Card using Newton’s Nook “Boo-tiful Night” set!

Hey lovelies!
Halloween is fast approaching and it’s my absolute favourite! I’ve already been stamping out everything Halloween in my stash ready to colour for more cards! I had to break open this Newton’s Nook Boo-tiful Night set first though, the adorable cats and pumpkins were calling to me!
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When I get a new stamp set I like to stamp all of the images out using Memento Tuxedo Black ink to colour up ready for when I need them. I’m planning to make and send out a lot of Halloween cards this year so I know every one of these adorable images will go to use! I used my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to colour these cute kitties, a pink coloured pencil to add their rosy cheeks and my white gelly roll pen to add highlights. I fussy cut them all out before moving on to my background.
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I used the Newton’s Nook “Flying Bats” stencil and Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink to blend the bats on to some white card stock, after removing the stencil I blended the ink darker over the edges of my panel and gently blended it in to the middle for the lighter area. I splattered some black watercolour paint on my panel and allowed it to dry, I just love how black and orange look together so I couldn’t resist!
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I cut my grass using Craftin Desert Divas’ “Outdoor Landscape” dies, I blended some Mowed Lawn Distress ink along with some Fossilized Amber near the top to give the effect that the top of the grass is glowing from the orange light. I prepped the grass with my powder tool applicator, stamped my sentiment using Versamark ink, coated it in Altenew “Pure White” embossing powder and set with my heat tool. I adhered my grass panel to my background and popped the adorable little cat and pumpkins up with some foam tape. I created a card base from heavyweight white card stock, cut down some black paper to frame my panel and adhered everything to the card base. I finished up by adding some Ebony Black Nuvo drops to draw attention to my sentiment then set my card to dry in a safe place for 24 hours.
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Thank you for reading lovelies!<3
This is my first Halloween card of the year and I’m so excited to make more! You can expect to see many more over the next month!

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

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

Inks:
Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Ink
Mowed Lawn Distress Ink
Fossilized Amber Distress Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Versamark Ink

Embossing Powder:
Altenew Pure White Crisp

Embellishments:
Sakura Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen (White)
Ebony Black Nuvo Drops

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
Jan
Angelica (Guest Designer)
Elaine
Maaike
You are here: Claire-Anne
Next: Courtney
Mari
Candice
Ashlee
Michelle
Sherry
Holly
Charlotte
Rachel
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♥ 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. ♥
Craftin Desert Divas!, Friendship Cards, Uncategorized

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 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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CDD Sneak Peek Day 2 Blog Post!

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 July Release Hop!

Hey lovelies!

Phew! Sneak peek week is officially over!  Today I’m rounding up the projects I created using the brand new stamp sets “Brighter Days” and “Good Times” all in one post, so you can find them with ease!

First up we have the card I made using “Brighter Days” which I posted on my Instagram:

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When I saw this set I was instantly drawn to the little bear and the owl with the fireflies, they were just too cute to resist! I used watercolour to paint my scene and my characters.

Then we have the card I created using the adorable “Good Times” set which I shared here on my blog:

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For this one I went for a cute picnic scene using watercolour and masking, who doesn’t love a relaxing picnic in summer?

This week has been a week full of amazing sneak peeks from all of the Craftin Desert Divas Design Team members! Remember if you purchase any of these goodies and create with them, please post your creations on social media and tag Craftin Desert Divas! We’d all love to see what you come up with! ❤

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The following links will lead you to the CDD and other Design Team member’s hop posts!

Where you are now: Claire-Anne
Next up: Michelle

Craftin Desert Divas’ Blog Hop Post – Jan – Saundra – Ashley – Anna – Claire-Anne – Michelle – Jackie – Janni – Natalie – Samantha – Sherry – Ashlee – Elaine – Rachel

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The full July Release is now available for purchase! Make sure to head over to all of the team member’s posts to get inspiration using all of the new products! The new stamps, dies and stencil are an amazing addition to your stash, perfect for all your summer creations! Whether you’re creating cards, scrapbooking or even using them for all your planning needs! The stencil can be used for more than just ink blending too, why not try some stitching or texture paste? There are so many fun ways to use each and every product from this release! Once you’re done hopping through everyone’s posts, head over to the Craftin Desert Divas Shop to grab your New Release bundle – 10% off until July 15th!

xo

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