Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Reverse Confetti Crazy Crabs

Hello Fetti Fans! Thanks for visiting my blog.
Today I have a cute interactive card for you inspired by the lovely @allbygrace (find her on Instagram) and a really cute card she made with two moving crabs.  She used a hidden slider channel to make them move. I though I would give this a go and had the perfect set - the Let's Shellabrate from Reverse Confetti!! Check out my instagram if you haven already for a quick video (@alilovescardmaking).

 Sets Used:
Let's Shellabrate Stamps & Dies
Hooray & Cheers Word Duos
Over The Rainbow Confetti Cuts
Word Up Stamp Set

I began by cutting a channel for my slider - if you have dies similar you can use those. I cut two 'wavey' lines and then cut the edges to create a slider channel.
I then used a piece of acetate to attach to the slider element (I used an mft element but you can use 2 small rectangles of 3D foam stuck together instead) and to the penny/coin on the other side of the card. Pic below is the front of the card. I have brushed the sky with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink.  I have used double sided foam tape at the bottom of this piece to lift the front panel of 'sand' so that the slider can move freely!
Pic below is the back of the card. I did use 3 layers of foam tape on the back of the card so that the coin could slide freely also.
I stamped my images with momento Ink and coloured them with copics. I coloured them as 'blue swimmer crabs' which is what we commonly have here in Australia. I cut a sand piece and Hooray die (which I had coloured with distress Oxide Inks).
A hint: dust your track with powder tool or something similar to make your crab slide better and make your waves a little 'flat' so that your slider does not get 'caught' on the slopes!
Hope you enjoyed my card and I will see you again soon!

Ali xx

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Heffy Doodle New Release Blog Hop

Hello Heffydoodlers! Welcome to the New Release Blog Hop for the July release - and it's such a magnificent release we can't wait to show you all the fun we've been having with it! We have an amazing line up of inspiration and if you haven't already, make sure you hop on over to the Heffy Doodle Shop to pick up the new release!
One lucky winner will receive a 50 Pound voucher to the Heffy Doodle Store. Leave a comment on each blog to qualify. 
Winner will be announced on Friday July 17th on the Heffy Doodle Blog.

For my card today I have used:
-  the wonderful Happily Ever After Stamp set and Dies 
- the handy Heart Gift Card Pocket Die
- The ever essential Brick By Brick Stencil
- Cloudy Skies Stencil
- Princess Heffy Cuts (can also be used for "Prince"!!)
- The oh-so-useful Interactively Your's Stamp set

The stamp set is full of adorable images that can be used for such a huge variety of cards including girl cards, boy cards and wedding cards.The gift card pocket die is perfect to house a gift card or special card/fridge magnet.
The images are totally adorable and such fun to colour - clear areas for shading and colouring and just enough detail to make them cute as pie! 
I began by cutting and constructing the gift card holder die and then brushed it with Tea Die Distress Oxide Ink using the Brick By Brick stencil.

I then positioned it on my background piece to gauge where to stencil the brick section to the left of the card. I masked (with the oh-so-handy Heffy Memo Tape) the right-hand side of my background piece to do the sky with the Cloudy Skies Stencil (Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide) and ground (Pummice Stone Distress Oxide). I coloured the images with copics and added white gel pen detail.

I die-cut the princess using the heffy cut and stamped and white embossed the sentiment from the stamp set. I adhered the Gift Card Pocket and the images to the background and onto a Kraft card base.  So Magical and Pretty!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Here's the full line up for the hop - enjoy!

Ali xx

Monday, 8 July 2019

Reverse Confetti New Release Blog Hop

Hello Fetti Fans! Thanks for joining us for the New Release Blog Hop - I hope you have already checked out all the inspiration on the Countdown posts and that you have lost of new ideas.  Pretty butterflies, cute critters and wonderful sentiments are abound in this release - something for every style of crafting!

**The new release will be available from 5am Central on July 8th**
I have used the Butterfly Blossoms today to create a serene and elegant card that would be perfect for a sympathy card or just to let a friend know that you are thinking of them.  This set is so pretty that it can be fabulous in bright and bold colours as well as for soft and delicate tones.
This card was quick and easy - the background is simply the smaller flower image stamped in Versamark ink on a Kraft card base. The butterfly was stamped onto vellum, white embossed and fussy cut. I added more white to the flowers with a white gel pen. I stamped and white embossed the sentiment on a centre piece (die used: Stitched Note and Frames Confetti Cut). Adhered to the cardbase and added some pearl dots.

Thanks so much for joining me and hope you really enjoy the hop!
Here's the full line up.

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Reverse Confetti Day 3 New Release

Hello Fetti Fans! Well, we've hit Day 3 of the Countdown to Confetti where the creative team showcase the new July release from Reverse Confetti  for you ahead of it being available on the 8th! I have a 2 layered embossing technique to show you today!

***Don't forget that if you have made comments on the blog posts for the 5th, 6th and 7th you are in with a chance to win a Gift Certificate!!***

Today it's Bold Blooms and Sentimental Sayings - both super pretty sets and for those who need a break from colouring - Bold Blooms is perfect for this with its solid images that can be stamped in a solid ink or embossed, as I have done.
I began by stamping out lots of the solid images with Versamark ink on Kraft card (you could also use white pigment ink for the same result). I made sure it was cool, then went over the images with an anti-static tool. I then stamped the co-ordinating smaller images in versamark ink again on top of the white embossing and used a coloured WOW embossing powder Oasis to create a double embossed feature.
It gave such a pretty finish - a little rustic, but it suited the kraft card. I stamped the sentiment from Sentimental Sayings and white embossed it on a central circle (cut from the Square and Circle Frame Confetti Cuts).

 I die cut all the flowers and arranged them around the circle edge.  I used a background piece die cut with the Stitched Rays Cover Panel - this is one of my all time favorite background dies EVER!!I adhered all in position and onto a white card base. I finished it off with some enamel dots in aqua.

Make sure to stop by the other blogs to see all the amazing creations with these 2 fabulous sets!

Thanks for joining me again 
Ali xx

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Reverse Confetti Day 2 - July Release

Hello Fetti Fans! Welcome to Day 2 of the Reverse Confetti New Release. Today we are showcasing Hippo Pool Party, Lemonade Stand and Let's Shellabrate.  3 fantastically fun sets that will have you creating cute critter scenes in no time!
The new release is available on the 8th so you don't have long to wait!

****Don't forget to comment on the blog posts for the 5th, 6th and 7th preview posts by the creative team (full list below) to be in the running for a $15US voucher*****

I have created 3 coordinating cards with the help of the Stitched Note and Frames Confetti Cut Die - I simply trimed the largest froma a little to fit perfectly on my European card size. I also used a similar colour scheme for all 3 cards to give continuity.
For the first card using Hippo Pool Party, I created an alcohol ink background for the 'pool water'. I also modified the 'towel' image to be a blow-up floating bed - I did this by stamping in Momento ink and using a white gel pen 'deleted' the tassels and corners, then rounded the edges with a Copic multiliner.
The second card I just had to ink up and colour those cute crabs! How adorable are they? I created a simple background by repeat stamping the small shell image - show that for scene cards, you don't always have to have a sky/ground background look.
I created a similar background for Lemonade Stand using the small lemon stamp from the set! Love all the cute details in this set!
Hope you are enjoying the preview projects by the team - don't forget to leave comments for your chance to win!
Here's the other amazing projects:

 Thanks for joining me
Ali xx

New Release Products Used:


Friday, 5 July 2019

Reverse Confetti Day 1 - Happy Mail

Hello Fetti Fans! It's Day 1 of the upcoming July Reverse Confetti Release Peeks and today I have some tags for you made with the Happy Mail Set. This is an incredibly versatile set that you can use to decorate and coordinate you cards, tags and envelopes! In these tags, Ive used the floral images and the sentiment stamps from the Happy Mail set.
*****To WIN don't forget to comment on the blog posts (full list below) to be in the running for a $15US voucher*****

I also used the See Through Tags Confetti Cuts and the Grid Stitched Tag Confetti cut to create the Tags. I used the lovely turquoise and pink cardstock combo that I love so much along with white cardstock.
I stamped out the flowers in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured them with my copics (Pinks: RV09, RV25, RV14 Greens: G94, G40 Turquoise: BG49, BG15, BG32). I die cut them and trimmed the larger image so I could use it over 2 tags.
I stamped the "to" on each tag when assembled. Some white ribbon to finish and they are just so pretty!!
Head to the other blogs from the creative team for more exciting previews of the new release!!

Thanks for joining us and sty tuned for more previews on the 6th and 7th with the final Blog Hop on the 8th of the month as always!!

Ali xx

Friday, 21 June 2019

Penguin Palace New Release - Home Sweet Home

Hello lovely crafters and welcome to my blog! Today's card is featuring the new release from Penguin Palace Stamps and it's the Home Sweet Home Die - perfect for scene building with all those lovely new release sets! The set I used today is the Rabbit Cafe.
I have modified the die to fit a standard sized card in landscape orientation - to show you how versatile it is!
To begin I cut the house die from some white card and some 
Kraft card (and a roof panel from the kraft card also). I trimmed the white card piece across the top just under the windows. I used the rectangles from the Kraft card window section and trimmed them to form two window frames. I used a brick stencil to colour the white house piece with tea die distress oxide ink.
I adhered the Kraft roof piece to the top of the white/brick panel, the kraft door to the white/brick panel door and the window framed to the front of the house. Behind the windows, I used some light yellow card covered with vellum. 

For the background piece, I used my blending brushes and a cloud stencil for the sky with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide. Pummice Stone for the ground. I stamped and coloured the images with copics and used the corresponding dies to cut them out. I stamped the Brew-tiful Day sentiment in versamark ink and white embossed it on some black card. 

Such a cute die that will compliment the new release sets so well!
Thanks for joining me 
Ali xx

Monday, 17 June 2019

Miss Ink Stamps New Release - Gardenia

Hello crafty friends! So excited about the new Miss Ink Stamps Release - it's a fantastic release and the stamp set for today is no exception! It's Gardenia and if you love your large floral images - it's a beauty! I've coloured a pink petal today to be a little different to the traditional white petal colour.
For today's card, I stamped the Gardenia onto white copic-friendly card. I coloured with Copics:
Gardenia flower - RV14, RV21, RV10
Leaves - YG67, G07, G94
The flower image is a lovely size for a cardfront - there are extra floral images in the set which would also enable you to fill a card front with blooms if you wanted to.
Once coloured, I fussy cut the flower bloom. I used a 3D embossing folder (We R Memory Keepers) to form a background with a thin strip of black & white striped paper down one side.
I stamped a sentiment from the Decaf Background Set, white embossed it and adhered to the card.

Such a pretty floral stamp set that can be used for a multitude of styles of cards! Thanks for joining me and hope you enjoy the remaining reveals for the release!

Ali xx

Penguin Palace New Release - Summer Sunshine

Hello Crafters! It's time for another Penguin Palace Release and there's so much fun and heaps of cuteness in this release! Today's stamp set is Summer Sunshine. These little cuties are ready for summer and perfect for summer scene building.
I began by cutting a frame in white card. Then for the background piece, I used my blending brushes with Tumbled glass and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Inks. Once this was done, I die-cut some waves out of blue card with my Lawn Fawn Stitched Wave Borders and cut some sand out of Kraft Card with a sloping border die. I coloured my images in Copics, cut them out with the corresponding dies and adhered to the background piece as shown.
I stamped the clouds in versamark ink and white embossed them on vellum. I stamped and white embossed the sentiment and cut to a banner.

Summer Fun!
Thanks for visiting
Ali x

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Reverse Confetti Blog Hop - Boys Birthday Card

Hello Crafters! Thanks so much for joining me for the Reverse Confetti Monthly blog hop! It's simply a showcase this month of some our our fave products and I hope you find lots of inspiration in the line-up! I always find male/boys cards tricky - but using my Split Circles Cover Panels Confetti Cuts to offset the pattern layers it gives a super effect (ala Jennifer Mcguire's faux layered dies video). Combined with some yellows, blacks and oranges it make the perfect Boys Birthday Card!
I've used animals from Party Animals and Heart Pals and coloured them both as tigers with my copics. I then die cut my Split Circles die in 3 papers - 1 orange card, 1 black & one vellum. I've adhered these together so that they slightly overlap and trimmed the edges.
The lettering is the Party confetti Cut and I have die-cut this, secured the letters onto some purple tape from Thermoweb, covered with versamark ink and embossed with clear embossing powder (I did this 3 times to get a good thick, shiny coating).
I then stamped and white embossed the "Lets" sentiment from the Party animals set and attached the sentiments and images to a wide strip of vellum.
I wrapped the vellum around the front die panel and secured at the back. Then attached the piece to the front of a white cardbase.

 Here's the hop list for further inspiration! Enjoy!

Ali xx

Sunday, 2 June 2019

Mama Elephant Interactive Sweetness

Hello fellow crafters! Welcome to my blog and thanks for stopping by! Today I have some more interactive sweetness in the form of the wonderful Donut Treats stamp set by Mama Elephant
My Supplies are from my fave local store - The Scrapboook Store in Perth Western Australia. Suzanne has a massive amount of gorgeous products!
To begin my card, I lightly covered my background piece of card with Cracked Pistachio, Spun Sugar and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide inks.
I splattered water over this and gently dried with a paper towel. I stamped and coloured the gorgeous images with my Copic Markers. I die-cut them with the corresponding dies.  To make the mechanism I used a strip of very thick card as my 'lever' (and coloured it with Carcked Pistachio). I secured this to a smaller piece of card/tab with a small brad.

Then another brad was used to secure the smaller tab to the background piece (punch a few holes in a line on the smaller tab to attach the second brad - rather than just a single hole - this allows the tab to move a little as it swings). 
Attach the little mouse to the top of the smaller tab. Attach the donut stack and mouse with a small strip of 3D foam to allow the levers to move behind the stack freely.
Attach the images to the background piece as shown below. Attach the separate donut to the pull-tab with 3D foam (stamped with 'pull here') and trim the excess tab length.  Stamp out the sentiment with versamark ink and white emboss on Kraft Card. 
I have a similar mechanism in a Youtube Video on my channel here
 Hope you enjoyed by card and that you try an interactive card or two as well - tag me on Instagram as I love to see your creations. xx

Ali xx

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Mama Elephant Wish Upon A Star Tags

Hello Fellow Crafters! Welcome to my blog and thank you for visiting. Today's card is actually some sweet tags made using the adorable Mama Elephant Wish Upon A Star stamp set. This would have to be one of the sweetest sets I own. I Love to grow my stash of Mama Elephant Stamps and if this one is not in your stash yet, I hope it is soon as it's adorable to colour and play with!!

The tags are not a template or die - I just cut some white card to the size I wanted and used my corner rounder to round the bottom edges. I used my Distress Oxide Inks (from my favorite local store The Scrapbook Store in Perth WA). The Oxides I used were Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass.
I used my blender brushes to get a soft blend as a wonderful pillowy background for my bunnies and clouds. I splattered the tags with White Gesso and let dry.  I stamped and coloured the images primarily with C copics and stamped the sentiments in Versafine Ink.
I stamped the clouds from the set with versamark ink and white embossed them and fussy cut. I used a cloud die to cover the top of the tags.
I finished the tags with White ribbon and some twine. Hope you enjoyed these tags and this lovely set.
Ali xx