Altenew January Release Blog Hop II + Giveaway!

OMGosh, what stunning Altenew cards Therese has whipped up for us!!! I am totally in awe of that Lighthouse one!


I’m so excited to be taking part in Altenew’s 2017 January release and blog hop, and if you arrived here from Jennifer McGuire’s blog then you are exactly where you need to be.  Today we will be releasing 18 stamp sets, 18 die sets and 12 inks!

Today I have made three quite different cards from this amazing release starting with this sympathy card using the Be a Lighthouse stamp set.  It’s hard to tell, but I’ve popped up the whole front panel so it looks like the Dark Gray cardstock is inset.



My second card is a little more modern, using the fab silhouette girl and matching die from Let the Wind Carry You.  I’m still trying to work out if she’s holding a torch or a paintbrush…  so I’ll let you decide.  I also used some of the new colours from the release, bright greens, oranges and cool grays…

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Penny Black Christmas Critters!

I adore Therese’s ca-ute Christmas cards! I especially love the one with the mouse & little birdie!

Today is all about cute critters on a Chrissy card, and of course they are from Penny Black Deck the Halls.  These were published in the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine and I was lucky to make the cover with this cute little mouse!

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Are you nearly ready yet?  Christmas is only just round the corner….  do you have any major plans or is going to be a quiet one for you this year?  I’m working but will be home in the evening, so looking forward to a ‘tapas’ style Christmas feast with a little champagne on the side…

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Other Supplies:  Prismacolor Pencils – True Green / Olive Green / Spring Green / Light Aqua / Crimson Red / Carmine Red / Tuscan Red / Putty Beige / Peach Beige / Chocolate / Light Umber / French Grey 70, 90% / Peach / Salmon Pink / Orange / Goldenrod…

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Video : A ‘Smooshed’ Penny Black Snow Fairy!

Such an adorable image! And I really LOVE your smooshed background, Therese!

Today I felt like ‘smooshing’ it’s been a while, but I thought it would be fun to play with some analogous colours and of course add a sweet fairy from Penny Black.  I decided to film this card.

You can see the video below or Watch it in HD at Youtube.


So excited to be finally working on the Chrissy stash, and of course you know I’ve got to make some extras this year for the Caring Hearts Drive and you can join in too, here are the deets for Australia!.

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Other Supplies:  Copics – E000,00,11. / 0 / C0 / B000 / YG03,21 / BG11,72,75.

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Mama Elephant-August Stampede

Adorable bookmarks card by Laura!

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Welcome to the Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop!
Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store!

My project features the adorable new Page Huggers stamp set with coordinating dies.

Mama Elephant-Page HuggersI used the Classic Stripe Cover die for the background and combined the Hello script die with a sentiment from Photo Bomb.
Mama Elephant-Page HuggersI left the critters loose so that you could remove that and use them for bookmarks.
Mama Elephant-Page HuggersEmma fell in love with the little mouse and couldn’t wait to try it out it in her Dr.Suess book.
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To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is picking 3 winners to win their choice of stamp set! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!

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Friendship Toucan

Hello, Stampers!

I just got some new stamps/dies from Reverse Confetti that I wanted to share with you.  This set is called Friendship Toucan.  I adore this set & it is so much fun to play with.  Here’s the card I made…


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There are so many possibilities with this set…and there is another sweet image with the Toucan on a branch.  I just couldn’t resist getting it!

Hope you’re having a stamping wonderful day today.

Remember, keep smilin’,


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Sunny Studio Birthday Blog Hop

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Birthday Blog Hop-WEBHi there! Today I’m very excited to join Sunny Studio for a blog hop celebrating their 1st birthday…yay! Happy Birthday Sunny Studio!Sunny Studio-Autumn SplendorI’ve created two projects featuring the gorgeous Autumn Splendor stamp set.
Sunny Studio-Autumn SplendorThis first card shows how fun this set is for multi-step layering. I stamped each solid leaf image and then stamped the half-leaf image in a darker color. This really looks awesome and using a MISTI makes it effortless.
Sunny Studio-Autumn SplendorI die cut an oval window to add a sentiment also included in the Autumn Splendor set.
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For this project I used the “highlight stamping technique” where you stamp the solid image in white first and then a second time in a darker color, a bit off set. This technique works perfectly with these solid images.
Sunny Studio-Autumn SplendorGIVEAWAY!
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Coffee Break with Vanessa

Any coffee lovers out there?  Today’s card by Simplicity Sister, Vanessa Menhorn, is for you! Vanessa expertly combined our Creative Die set, 51-192 Love Cup, and the sentiments from our Slap…

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