Friday, 18 January 2019

Penguin Palace - Hedgehogs In Love

Hello there and lovely of you to visit my blog! Today's card is a simple but cute little scene created with the adorable Hedgehogs in Love set from Penguin Palace. Its a night sky scene with a beautiful full moon - the two little hedgehogs huddled together- a romantic card for Valentines day. Awww.
I've created the night scene with my distress Oxide Inks on watercolour card - Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet and black Soot coming in from the very top. I then splattered with water and white acrylic paint (gesso).
The moon I cut out with a circle die from watercolor card and 'blotched' with Hickory Smoke and Antique linen distress inks (using a paintbrush and water) to create the moon 'shadows'. I colored my Hedgehogs with copics and die cut them with the corresponding dies.
Some dark-green card, edged with a grassy die-cut completes the scene placed on a kraft card-base. Grey copics were used to create shadows on the hillside.
Hope you enjoyed it and I will see you again soon!

Ali xx

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge


Hello Fetti Fans! It's time to Stock Your Stash and enter the Reverse Confetti Challenge that encourages you to use your Reverse Confetti goodies with a chance to win! I have a lovely classic card using White embossing & Kraft card for a romantic look.


The theme is "Love is in the Air" which is fab given Valentine's Day is just around the corner (and here in Australia is is Wedding Season Too!). 
The card I made was based on a card I made a while ago, but uses Vellum to highlight those beautiful floral images from Elegant Florals as well as possibly my most favorite sentiment set - The Most Beauty. Could not go without using the Diagonal Stitches Cover Panel to add interest to the background!
 
We would love you to join-in!! The SYS link list will be open from the 1st until noon CST on the 29th of the month. Click the "Play Along..." button on the Reverse Confetti Blog here for details.
Reverse Confetti stamps and/or Confetti Cuts are required to win.  This is a way we get to thank our customers for using our stamps.  Anyone is welcome to play, though!
You may enter as many times as you wish.
Use #SYSChallenge when playing along with this challenge.
There will be a random winner selected each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store. The winner of challenge will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog at the end of the month.

Here's some more pics of my card to show the texture and effect of the white embossing on vellum. It's so pretty and delicate.

Thanks for joining me and have fun joining the challenge!

Ali xx

Friday, 11 January 2019

Penguin Palace Mermaids


Hi There! The mermaid goodness of these wonderful Penguin Palace Stamps is so cute I just had to use them for my cards this week that would be perfect for friends. They are both from the adorable Take a Break set.


The first card, I had to use the adorable little mermaid with those cool glasses and her take-away coffee cup!!  I coloured her with copics and teamed her with some stitched heart dies (MFT) and some patterned paper. The sentiments are great and I decided to use two on this card (they compliment each other so well)

The second card, I teamed that gorgeous little pizza-eating mermaid with some Lawn Fawn stamps to create a little ocean scene! Adorable! I used some stitched border dies for the ocean and snad.


Such a cute set! Thanks so much for joining me again.
Ali xx




Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Reverse Confetti New Release Hop


Hi there and welcome to the Reverse Confetti New Release Blog Hop!! How could I not have some interactive goodness for you for this extra special event?
 I have made a 'peeking' bear interactive card for Valentines Day using the super adorable Big Bear and Heart Pals Sets from the new Release. Pull the tab and out swings the little bear with a Valentines Heart!

I have a video Tutorial on my Youtube Channel if you are interested in the mechanics of the card I have a tutorial to take you through it (it really is very simple!!).


The full list of blog hop participants is at the end of my post! Visit them all for loads of inspiration for this fantastic release!

I have used the frame die from the Bags & Tags Creator Die set to make the polaroid frame. 
The bears are colored with my warm Grey copics and pink and green (should always be seen IMHO) colors. Here he is 'hiding'!
The From Cupid paper pad is now one of my faves and I've used it for the finished backing elements and tab end. Enamel dots finish off the card. 

New Release Supplies Used:
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Hop Participant list:



 Thanks so much for joining me and have fun playing with the New Release Products! 

Ali xx





Monday, 7 January 2019

Reverse Confetti Countdown To Confetti Day 3



Hello Everyone. Hope you have been enjoying the countdown to Confetti - previews of the Reverse confetti New Release which goes on sale tomorrow 
(8th Jan)!!
The feature set for today is Happy Bee Day - oh my goodness this is such a versatile set - you can use the 'jar' as a honey pot (the dipper and lid are included!) or as a flower vase as I have done with my card today..


**Don't forget that if you comment on each sneak peak post for each designer you can WIN: $15 US for blog commenter  $15 US for Facebook Commenter)**

Comments close on Jan 7th (winner announced on RC Blog and FB page).

For my card, I have used the vase/jar from the Happy Bee Day set and added a couple of 'shadow' images from the Elegant Florals set behind the colored flowers. I drew my own stems into the jar (easy with a black Artliner which seems to be copic friendly!! - who knew??)

I am loving the Diagonal Stiches Cover Panel soooo much! A strip of patterned paper from the From Cupid Paper Pad is perfect to 'ground' my images.  I do love the green/pink color combination and used copics to color my images (which were super easy and quick to color by the way due to their petite size - perfect!!).


I finished it off with some enamel dots (as I have) or Nuvo drops.
New Release Supply list:
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Sunday, 6 January 2019

Reverse Confetti countdown to Confetti Day 2


Hello there and welcome to Day 2 of the Countdown To confetti peaks for the Reverse Confetti New Release which is out on the 8th Jan! Today my card features the Very cute Big Bear & Heart Pals stamp and die sets in a Clean And Simple (CAS) design with a mostly monochromatic color scheme.

 **Don't forget that if you comment on each sneak peak post for each designer you can WIN: $15 US for blog commenter  $15 US for Facebook Commenter)**
Comments close on Jan 7th (winner announced on RC Blog and FB page).

The paper pad release on the 8th - From Cupid is so totally adorable - I absolutely love the Reverse Confetti Paper Pads - the colors are always so inspiring and I often use them as my starting point for my card color schemes - and this is exactly what I have done today!


I have colored my images with warm and cool grey copics and used the stamp sets as mentioned as well as the Bags & tags Creator (to make the 'window') and the Love You most stamp set for the circle 'hugs and kisses' sentiment.

Love that the die for the bear cuts his hand outline so that he can hold the cup/flowers/dogs lead etc. Totally adorable!!
Sets used:

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Thanks for joining me for Day 2 and see you tomorrow!!
Ali xx


Saturday, 5 January 2019

Reverse Confetti Countdown To Confetti Day 1


Hi there! I have exciting new to share (well, you may have already guessed!) I'm so thrilled to be joining the incredibly talented Reverse Confetti Team as a new Designer....and more exciting news - today is Day 1 of the Countdown To Confetti - the new release is out on the 8th Jan and we are showing you some creations ahead of the release date!
 **Don't forget that is you comment on each sneak peak post for each designer you can WIN: $15 US for blog commenter  $15 US for Facebook Commenter)**
Comments close on Jan 7th (winner announced on RC Blog and FB page).
Now to my cards! The excting thing for those of you that are not colourers is that there's no colouring - just stamping and die-cutting! It's nice to have a little break from the colouring side of things (and makes for quick card-making too!!). 

The first card uses the Love you Most and Patterned Hearts stamps sets and dies along with the From Cupid 6x6 Paper Pad. The background paper is embossed with the new Diagonal Stitches Cover Panel Die.
I also pulled out my Mod Floral Stack from a previous release to create the 'petals'.  The Love You Most stamps co-ordinate with Bag & Tags Creator dies which I also used to create the 'window' and cut out the Hugs & kisses sentiment circle.
The second card showcases the super versatile Love You Most circle sentiment stamps - love these for a quick and simple card! Adding little black banner sentiment strips from the Love You Most set is the perfect finish. Again I used the From Cupid paper pad and the Bags & Tags Creator die set.
I again used the Diagonal Stitches Cover Panel die to add some texture to the background paper.

The final card uses the Patterned Hearts Stamps and Dies, again to create a simple and quick card that would be fabulous for Valentines Day!

New Products used are shown below:

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Hope you enjoyed the first Peak at the new release! look out for more tomorrow!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Ali xx