20.2.18

4 cards one stamp set

Hi there, We all know I am the queen of Quick and I love value for money too!  I got this little stamp set from Pink Paislee Turn the Page. It is a stamp that you probably overlook, which I nearly did! As I do have most of what is on there in some form or another in my stash. Im glad I got it as I have been churning out lots of one layer cards for my stash!!  I know I RAVE on about the LUXE inks but I think they are the bomb and a MUST have for your stash. The stamps I have used for these cards are new to Scrapbook Boutique from Ranger Letter it OH LALA!!  they are awesome  and I just love large script stamps that fit all occasions.  Scrapbook Boutique have all the products and details for these cards so go along and check it out.






Ranger letter it clear 4x6 stamp set
Versafine black onyx
Luxe Bahama blue
Luxe Love Letter
Luxe Pear tart
Luxe Olive Grove
Luxe Sweet Plum
Luxe Danube Blue
Luxe Morocco
Smooth White Cardstock
Misti
acrylic Blocks
Acrylic blocks



10.2.18

Scrapbook Boutique February Inspiration Challenge and Blog Hop

Hello and welcome back to our First Inspiration Challenge and Blog Hop for 2018.

You should have arrived from Scrapbook Boutique.


Here is our gorgeous mood board for February




 You can create a LO, Card, Off the Page or anything that uses the pic as your inspiration and upload to the Scrapbook Boutique  before 28th February to be in the running for a RANDOMLY CHOSEN
$30.00 STORE CREDIT
Please check the blog for conditions.

there is another way to win......

Join the BLOG HOP and leave a comment on all the DT blogs and a final on the 
Scrapbook Boutique's blog before the 17th February and you can win a 
$10.00 STORE CREDIT

the list in order in case you get lost!

Scrapbook Boutique
Angela ( that's me)
Therese

Here is my take on the challenge.


Now Its not the usual Pink, red and hearts of a typical February challenge and I love that it is a bit different.  I have played with (AGAIN) the Alcohol Inks and I have used the  Pitch Black and gold mixative......OH MY i just adored this and wanted to showcase the beautiful background.
  I have used the Echo Park Happy birthday sentiment and die cut it the foam to inlay it with a boost!

anyway head on over to Ann's beautiful blog and I look forward to seeing your inspired contributions for this challenge ♥








1.2.18

congrats! 2 quick cards

February already! hope you've waved to the kids as the toddle off to school, cleaned up the breakfast dishes and are now settled at your craft table.  Our challenges start again on February 10th so make sure you check out Scrapbook Boutique and join in, we have a blog hop too that might provide some inspiration.
I had a great day playing with my alcohol inks and had a lot of backgrounds left over.  I love these backgrounds and hate actually cutting them up.  Waste not though, I did use the last of the stunning pink themed off cuts in my cards for today.
That MFT edge die would have to be the MOST USED die in my craft room. I just love it.
I am FAST becoming a huge fan of Pink and Main I Love their shadow dies, great for a subtle outline or sentiment or used together.
Head on over to Scrapbook Boutique to check out all the gorgeous new products and details on the 'how to' re create this card.



thanks for popping in :)

20.1.18

celebrate with alcohol inks

Hi there, I have another card playing with Adirondack alcohol inks.  Let me tell you, playing with these inks is so much fun and I did have a play a couple of weeks ago and had lots of backgrounds to play with.  Some are just stunning and you don't want to put anything on them to take away from the glorious colours.  Today's card is probably one of my fav backgrounds and my terrible photography hasn't done it justice! The blues are just brilliant and the mixative is truly gorgeous! I have gone fairly simple with the card today and just die cut one of the small mandalas with a simple sentiment.  I haven't photographed too well but IRL I just LOVE it.  Scrapbook Boutique have all the products used for this card to purchase along with the details too, so head on over there and have a look.




Adirondack Alcohol ink POOL
Adirondack Alcohol ink EGGPLANT
silver mixative
Concord & 9th Many Mandalas dies
Mft Inside out diagonal stitched die
glossy accents
Altenew Label Love
Delicta Pigment Ink Pad Silvery Shimmer
foam dots
scissors
big shot

13.1.18

HAPPY 50th

Hi there!  by the time you are reading this I am convalescing in hospital! finally having my knee surgery and stitching away a few more of these.  How awesome are they!!!  The shop has two you can use, Paper Smooches cross stitch die ( the one I have) and MFT cross stitch tag Die The possibilities are endless and I have taken my floss and needles with me and a few already die cut, so stay tuned!!  hopefully I will have some down time....... really very easy and there are so so many stitches you can use.  If you do not know how, YOUTUBE is your friend.  Jennifer McGuire also has a few videos too, which are brilliant too.


loved making this card for a special friend's milestone birthday. it is something that you can pick up if you're waiting and can do a couple of stitches.... it is very therapudic :)
Scrapbook Boutique have just got the Paper Smooches Die in so grab one while you can!

White cardstock
red cardstock
Paper Smooches Cross stitch die
Pink and main happy Die
MFT numbers die
vellum
glossy accents
big shot


1.1.18

Happy New Year!!!

WELCOME 2018 !!
May the year ahead be all you wish for with health and happiness in abundance!

I am popping in today to show an anniversary card I have made for my friends that are celebrating their first anniversary yesterday.  I have actually made two of these as I thought it would be great for a wedding card too.
I love the Concord and 9th Layer of Love Heart die.  I have used the Brocante Christmas wire frame behind the heart to give it a lacey feel.
Scrapbook Boutique have all the details and products used to make this card!

Have a fabulous day :)




20.12.17

Merry Christmas !

I find it really ironic that I make cards and whenever I have any spare time.... I love to get in my craft room BUT sometimes I actually buy cards (terrible I know.)  I am going to REALLY TRY to devote set time to actually getting in the craft room, join in challenges, visit (and comment) on my friends blogs in 2018 :)
 I received a Christmas card from my lovely cousin today and I laughed to myself when I thought I didn't actually have a Christmas card to send her!  So after waving off my son to South America today I spent the rest of the day in my happy place.
I have dug out my alcohol inks and let me tell you they really are addictive!  I didn't have any YUPO paper which is supposed to be the paper to use nor did I have any Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink White paper I can't tell you which is better as I just used my standard glossy paper and it worked a treat. I am going to buy some and I'll let you know.  I did add some mixatives, the gold and silver and I just adore the effect it created.
I trimmed my A4 sheets into 1/4 and just played and played and played.  I tried a few different combinations and have lots of backgrounds to create with.
I loved the one I have used today, It has a very Chrismassy feel to it.  I grabbed my lovely MFT die from last year and it was perfect as it didn't use too much of the gorgeous background.  MFT have designed a couple more in the same theme and they are definitely on my wish list.


Anyway head on over to Scrapbook Boutique and checkout all the details on this card along with products used to purchase.


Products used:

MFT Merry Christmas Die
MFT STAR die
Alcohol Ink Paper
Adirondack Mixatives Gold
Adirondack Sunshine Yellow
Adirondack Terra Cotta
Adirondack Lettuce
Adirondack blending solution                      
White Casrstock
black stock
big shot
Fiskars paper trimmer