Friday, 14 December 2018

Penguin Palace - Quick christmas Card

Hello Crafters!
How I love these little sheep from Cuddly Sheep's Season's Greeting from Penguin Palace! They are so quick to colour and just the thing for a quick Christmas Card as the day looms closer and closer! (I still have some present shopping to do too!!)

I made this card by first sponging some Spun Sugar distress Oxide ink on a white card base, fading it out towards the bottom. I flicked it with some white acrylic paint and when dry, silver embossed the Season's Greetings sentiment.
I stamped and coloured the cute little sheep with copic markers. I finished their hats with some snow marker.
I finished this quick and easy card with some sequins for some sparkle.
These sheep are just so adorable!

thanks for joining me once again x
Ali xx

Friday, 7 December 2018

Penguin Palace - Hedgehogs In Love

Hello crafty friends!

Today it was time for me to play with the adorable hedgehogs from Hedghogs In Love from Penguin Palace!
The images in this set are all so cute I had trouble deciding which ones to use and actually stamped them all out just in case!!

I stamped the hedgehogs in Memento Tuxedo Black ink can coloured them with copics. They were so super quick to colour! I also stamped the sentiment in versamark ink on white card and white embossed.

To make the background, I smooched distress inks in yellow and orange onto some watercolour card and die cut with a Simon Says Stamp connected hearts die. I adhered this to some kraft card and die cut with a stitched circle.

I also used the heart die to emboss the white background piece and cut with a stitched rectangle. I adhered all to a kraft card base. 

Totally adorable little critters!
Thanks for visiting
Ali xx

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Penguin Palace - Cuddly Sheep’s Seasons Greetings

Hello crafty friends!

Thanks for stopping by to meet these cuter-than-cute little sheep! Ive used the Cuddly Sheep's Seasons Greetings stamps and dies from Penguin Palace to create this adorable little tag set. 

I stamped the sheep in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured them with copics BG11, BG13, B05, B01, B00 for the green/blue and warm greys W7, W5, W1.

I used the corresponding dies to cut out the images and adhered them to some adorable mini tags. The tags were made with a Lawn fawn Die and some Lawn Fawn and My Favorite Things Paper Pads.

These little sheep would suit both traditional and non-traditional colour schemes but I do love to use these non-traditional colours for Christmas cards and tags.

This stamp set is just to adorable!!

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Penguin Palace - An amazing Friend

Hello crafty friends!

Glad you could join me to celebrate some happy news - a new stamp company is on the scene with penty of oh-so-cute stamps & dies! Penguin Palace Stamps are now available and I'm so happy to be on the Design Team for this lovely company.

I've used one of my favourites (unicorns = adoreable!!) An Amazing Friend to create this sweet card. I also love this sentiment - one I haven't seen before!

I created the backgroud like this:
  • Cut a piece of Water colour cardstock
  • 'Smooch' distress oxide and distress inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet and Twisted Citron using a piece of acetate
  • When dry, smear inked area with Nuvo Glimmer Paste- set aside to dry.
  • When dry, use a stitched rectangle die to cut to size.

The unicorns were coloured with Copics (they were such fun to colour BTW!!). I die cut them with the corresponding dies. Use tiny dots of snow-marker for the icing on the cake and gently heat with heat gun.
To finish, I stamped the sentiment in versa mark ink, white embossed and cut into a sentiment strip.
I backed the watercolour piece with some yellow card and adhered to a kraft cardbase. I adhered the Unicorns, sentiment and clear droplets to the card.

Soooo adorable right? If you are a Unicorn lover this little set is a must-have!!
Thanks for joining me x

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Reverse Confetti November Release Blog Hop

Hello Crafters!

Welcome to the Reverse Confetti November Release Blog Hop!
 I've made an interactive card and a  bookmark for the hop today using the Furever Friends stamp and die sets. That little wind-up mouse was the thing that did it for me!! You know, sometimes it could be just one small stamp in a set that speaks to you and you HAVE to have it!! Well, that little mouse "got me"!!

Here's my card in action!

To see my card in action you can also go to Instagram @alilovescardmaking
Here's the sets I used!

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Once I'd coloured the images, I put the little mouse on an acetate strip as shown below (this slider idea taken from a fabulous Jennifer McGuire video)

I then partially cut the patterned piece of paper (from the Cue the Confetti pad) and tucked the mouse in through this cut. See below.
Looked like this from the front...

Use 3D foam along each edge and at the end as a "stopper" for the acetate strip. The background is created with the Striped circle cover panel & an embossing mat.
such an adorable set!!
Glossy accents to finish off the mouse!

And that cute dog's nose!

All the new products can be found here through my affiliate link (Thank you!xx)

And here's the talented line up!!

Monday, 15 October 2018

Heffy Doodle New Release Blog Hop

Hello Heffydoodlers!!

Welcome to the New Release Blog Hop! 
  I seriously have been blown away by this latest Heffy Doodle release!! It's HUGE as well as being AMAZING!

One random winner will be selected to win a 50 Pound gift certificate to the Heffy Doodle Store! To be eligible: Leave a comment on every blog hop post by 11:59 PM PST on 22nd October 2018. Winners will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog on the 24th October 2018.  

I have some Dino interactive goodness for you all today! I've used the Dino Time stamp set to create this cute card. The Pterodactyl 'saurs' through the scene using a simple acetate strip attached to the background card with a brad.

Here's my card in action!
(I will post a full video showing how I made this card on the Heffy Doodle You tube Channel for my next video post this Sunday the 21st October).

The super exciting news is that if you spend 30 Pounds on anything including the new release you will get this Dinky Dino stamp set for free!! If you spend 45 Pounds - you'll get the dinky stmps AND dies!! They coordinate with both this set and the Prehistoric Pals!!

Some close-ups:

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I read and appreciate each comment!! Here's the blog list! Enjoy!

Ali xx

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Mama Elephant Holiday Projects

Hello lovely crafters!
Thanks for stopping by!

I have been happily creating with some of my Mama Elephant stamps to create these two Christmas cards! 
The first is using The Dog's Woof and some hats and presents from the Reindeer Games set. The sentiment is from Sweetest Greetings.
I have coloured the dogs with Copics and the background was using Distress Oxide Ink and splattered with water.
The second is using those cuter-than-cute Reindeer from Reindeer Games! 
I masked off the 'enjoy' part of the sentiment to get Joy! 
The background is splattered with white gesso.
Hope you enjoyed these - all of my cards are on my Instagram account - @alilovescardmaking - stop by and visit me there!

Ali xx

Saturday, 22 September 2018

3 Little Pigs | Honey Bee and Heffy Doodle Collab

Hello Crafters!!
It's time for a fab collab & Insta-hop!!

So excited about our Heffy Doodle and Honey Bee Stamps collaboration over 2 days!! it's an insta hop (head over to my instagram @alilovescardmaking for a chance to win) - be sure to comment on Instagram to enter the competition!!

I've got 3 Little Piggies for you!! 3 cute cards using the Pinky The Pig stamps and dies, the Ham It Up sentiment stamps and Blah Blah Blah sentiments. Ive also added some Heffy doodle stamps and dies (listed below)! What a great combo!

The cute little clouds are from the Swirly Clouds dies from Heffy Doodle.
 Think my favorite is the Piggy in the mud! A funny (metaphorical) reference to when things go wrong in life!!

On the 'get well soon' card, I hand-drew a band aid on the pig's head.
The bags and presents are Heffy Doodle Party Palooza Stamps & Dies.
A reminder to enter on Instagram!! The next Insta profile to visit after mine is Leanne West @oneallgirlstudio

Enjoy the insta-hop!
Ali xx

Friday, 7 September 2018

Stamptember!! Heffy Doodle and Simon Says Stamp

Hello Everyone!!!

 It's here!!!! The Heffy Doodle exclusive stamp set for Stamptember!! Yippee!!
As you can tell...I'm beyond excited! Such a fun time and a chance to pick up an exclusive from Heffy Doodle at Simon Says Stamp!

And here's the stamp set! It's soooooo cute!
The thing I love most about this set (apart from its obvious cuteness overload) is that size DOES matter! well, in the sense that these critter images are so fabulous to colour because they are just the right size - not too small and fiddly, but enough to colour with variation depending on your style!! LOVE THAT!
Here's my card!

I used some of the smaller images to create a background with distress inks and gold embossing.  I then die cut 3 circles and this where my critters sit. 
They each have a pumpkin spiced Latte to hold and the sentiments in this set are so adorable, I had to use a few!!

These little guys will be so useful for such a variety of different occasion cards - can't wait to mix them with some of my other Heffy Doodle goodies!!

 Thanks for stopping by and hope you grab your set quick as I think they'll disappear in the blink of an eye (or maybe the time it takes to drink a pumpkin spiced latte!!)
Ali xx

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Delicate Wedding Card - Reverse Confetti

Hello crafters!! 
Well my 2 wonderful months of being a Fetti Friend Guest designer with Reverse Confetti have come to an end with this being my final post! I’ve loved every minute and all of the products have been a dream to work with!

My last card is a Wedding card for the Stock Your Stash challenge!

 I had an idea in my head that I wanted to use the geo panel die to form two front overlapping lace-like panels - and it came together in the end! The panels are secured with some ribbon and open to a vellum flap, that you lift to see the message.

 To make the card I:
Cut two geo panel die panels from white card, cut a white piece of card (to fit the ‘square’ the panels form if you overlap the middle ‘squares’ - allow/leave a small ‘flap’ each side to attach the die cut panels to), adhere the panels to these flaps so they then fold towards the centre of the card, add a piece of card to the centre with vellum adhered to the back & folded over the front, adhere this to the inside of the card! I stamped a beautiful sentiment from The Most Beauty stamp set. Very simple but soooo effective!

Hope you enjoyed my creations as much as I have enjoyed guest Designing for Reverse Confetti!!

Ali xx