Friday, 11 October 2019

Tonic Studios Wonderful Wishes Christmas Release Online Party

Hello Crafters, Ali here and thanks so much for visiting my blog and joining the
Tonic Studios Wonderful Wishes Online Party
I have a fun interactive, acetate wheel card for you today using the super cute Christmas Snow Globe. I've also used the Winter Wonderland Stencil to create a beautiful sparkly background with Nuvo Glitter Drops! Nuvo Alchohol Markers made it a breeze to colour the cute images! Stay tuned at the end of my post for my special 10% discount links!!
Here's the card in action: (if you are looking for other tutorials/cards created using my acetate wheel design head to my Youtube Channel!)
You can also head over to my Instagram to see this card and more of my creations! I began the card by using my stencil and a spatula to push the Nuvo Glimmer Drops solution through the stencil (I masked off the bottom images of the stencil). I turned the background piece up the other way, and repeated this for the bottom of the piece.
I stamped the images and coloured them using Nuvo Alcohol Markers:
Fair skin Tones
Organic Greens
Pebble Beach
Indigo Ink
Rich Reds
Depth and Shadows
Natural Browns
I fussy cut all images. I used a circle die to partially cut out the center of the snow globe and finished the cutting with my scalpel. I adhered an acetate circle behind it for the 'glass' of the snow globe.  I also used the circle die to cut a circle from the background sparkle piece once dry. I adhered this circle to another piece of card the same size as the background piece, in the correct position (guestimated the position).
I die cut an acetate circle with a circle die and adhered to the back of the sparkle background piece with a brad. I adhered the images to the front of this acetate circle and turned the wheel to make sure they sat in the correct position. I adhered the snow globe to the front piece, aligning it with the circle cut. I adhered the Trees to the second background piece and used 3 D foam on the front of it to attached behind the other snow globe piece. I placed all of this on the front of a white cardbase.
Hope you enjoyed my card!

You can use my links below for a 10% discount to be automatically added to your order! Valid until Nov 11th 2019.
My Tonic UK 10% discount Link
My US Tonic Discount Link

Hope you enjoyed the Blog Party!
Ali xx

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Reverse Confetti Blog Hop

Hello Fetti Fans! It's more Blog Hop Fun today for Reverse Confetti - showing you some inspiration for all your favorite products! You are at the end of the hop (if you've made it this far - congrats!!) Today I've used the lovely Peony stamp set leaves and sprigs for a Christmas themed card! Hope this helps you think about other way you can use the 'minor' stamps in a set to extend the use of your stamps!
The card is super-simple - I started by stamping the images with my Momento black ink, die cut them with the corresponding dies and coloured them with Copics. I cut a strip of my chosen patterned paper form the This & That 6x6 Paper Pad. I stamped the sentiment from Joyus Holiday Stamp Set in Versamark ink on black cardstock and white embossed it.
I adhered the images to a white card panel, the strip of paper and the sentiment (using a corner rounder to round the top corners to mirror the patterned paper). I then adhered this panel to the front of a white cardbase, leaving a small white border around the panel.
Hope you are loving the Blog Hop - thanks for joining us! 
Here's the list of crafty participants:

Ali xx

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Mama Elephant Stampede Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to a very special Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop! We are celebrating 7 years this month with a fantastic new holiday release along with our amazing friends! Stay tuned to the end of my post for details of promotions for the celebrations!

I'm so delighted to be joining in the blogs hops for this release. I have used the wonderful Fuzzy Hugs for my project today - hope you enjoy it!

The leaves are from the lovely Peonies In Bloom set. The background is created with Distress Oxide Inks Fossilised Amber and Brushed Corduroy with splatters of both and some Vintage Photo.
The critters are coloured with E59, E33, E34 & E21. 
The frame is Framed Tags Waverly. I totally adore the images in this set and the sentiments are perfect too!

Thanks for visiting my blog! Here is the promotional flyer for this year's celebration. We've added an extra freebie tier this time around!

You can shop the newest release which is LIVE in our store now!

That's not all! To celebrate this special Anniversary release, Mama Elephant is giving away ten $25 gift certificates to our store!!! That is 10 winners!!! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the 3 day Stampede. You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!

» 1. Leave a comment on this blog post «
» 2. Like/share us on Facebook: «
» 3. Follow/tweet us on Twitter: «
» 4. Follow/leave a comment for us on Instagram: «
(Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!)

Here are the designers for today. Please make sure to visit each of them and leave some kind words and comments!

Keeway Tsao »
Silvia Galloni »
Melania Deasy »
Ali Farmer » are here)
Lucia Cao »
Kathy Racoosin »
Mama Elephant »

Thank you and Happy Stampeding!
Ali xx

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Reverse confetti Blog Hop - New Release

Hello Fetti Fans! Welcome to the Reverse Confetti New Release Blog Hop! Hope you are enjoying all the inspiration for the September Release! Stay tuned to the end of my post for the full hop listing!

I have created a pretty floral design with the Peony stamp set and dies as well as using the Rounded Stitched Window which is perfect for framing your floral stamps. I've also used the This & That 6x6 paper pad for the frame - perfect graphic print to offset the florals.

To make my card I simply stamped the images on watercolour paper with versamark ink and white embossed them. I then smooched Distress Oxide Inks onto a silicone mat and pushed the images into the inks multiple time, drying between. When I was happy with the ink coverage, I die-cut the images.
Inks Used: (flowers) Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Shaded Lilac.
(leaves) Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood.

I splattered the front of a white cardbase with Black Soot and Worn lisptick inks and adhered the frame cut from the paperpad, leaves and flower.
I do love this flower image - it's size is perfect for it to be the central image on a card whilst still having some area for the pretty leaves to compliment it.
You will find my affiliate links for the products I used below - thank you xx

Here's the full hop listing - kudos if you have made it this far through the entire list!!

Thanks for joining us for this release hop xx
Ali x

Friday, 9 August 2019

Tonic Studios Garden Party Release - Blog Hop

Hello Crafters! Welcome along to my blog and the Tonic Studios Blog Hop for their gorgeous Garden Party Release! Not only do you get to see all the fabulous inspiration from the amazing hop contributors (see later in my post for the full list and a bonus discount code!) and there are prizes to be won!! I have an interactive card for you today so read on for details!

Don't forget - Tonic Studios is giving away a £25 gift voucher to every stop in the hop. Winners will be chosen from the comment section and announced on the Tonic Blog on Wednesday, August 13 – 2019.

When I saw the critter stamp sets I literally let out a little excited squeal! The clean lined images were such fun to colour and each stamp set in the release has a huge number of stamps to choose from! And....all those cute outfits - how would I ever choose? That gave me the idea for this interactive card - Using the acetate wheel, you can help Bunny choose her outfit for her party!!
Also check out my Instagram @alilovescardmaking for this card in action!

I began by stamping out all the images I wanted to use (some from Celebrate Life, Celebrate Friendship and Celebrate success). 

I stamped an extra head for the bunny.  I coloured them using alcohol markers.
To create the background, I used a cloud stencil with my Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink and used some spotted paper for the 'grass'. I die cut an acetate wheel with a circle die and secured to the front of the card. I used 3-d foam around the edge to adhere the grass/patterned paper making sure that the wheel could move freely.  

I adhered the bunny image to the front of the card behind the acetate wheel and used 3D foam to adhere the extra bunny head so that it overlapped the front of the acetate wheel a little. I then adhered the outfits to the front of the acetate wheel so that they lined up with the bunny body.

I adhered the cake and presents/balloons either side of the bunny so they prevented the outfits from showing each side. Turn the acetate wheel and you can choose bunny's outfit!! How adorable and fun is that??

I stamped and adhered the sentiments to the bottom of the card - white embossed on black cardstock. Hope you enjoyed my card and have fun on the rest of the hop!! Here it is......

    Here's all the links to the products for you xx


    Use ALI15 Code for 15% off your order!!

    Ali xx