Friday, 22 February 2019

Penguin Palace - Pink Champagne

Hello crafters!  Time for....well....anytime is a good time for pink Unicorns drinking Champagne I think!! This week for Penguin Palace I have combined stamp sets (something I love to do).. I've used the An Amazing Friend and Take a Break sets to create this fun, bright card.

I began by sponging the background in an ombre effect with Spun sugar, Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries Distress Oxide Inks. I splattered with water. I used a polaroid die to cut a white frame.

I Coloured the Unicorns with copics and die cut them (cutting out the cake via fussy cutting). I stamped the bottle and glass from the Take a Break set and adhered them in the unicorns 'hands'.

I stamped the Lawn Fawn Congrats sentiment and die-cut it. I finished it off with some cute sequins. 
Hope you enjoyed it!

Ali x

Monday, 18 February 2019

Reverse Confetti Simplicity

Hello Fetti Fans! Welcome to another Reverse Confetti Post on my blog. I have a new way (yes, another one!) of using the Diagonal Stitches Cover Panel and it pairs beautifully with the Pattern Builder stamps and dies. I adore the Pattern Builder stamps - they can used to give you a modern look as I have today, or a more traditional look simply with a change in ink colour.

For this card I used Distress Oxides Squeezed Lemonade and Mermaid Lagoon alternating the colours. I used the dies to cut them out.

For the background, I ran the Diagonal Stitches Cover Panel through my Bigshot with white card and then another two times, just slightly moving the panel across the card before running through the Bigshot again. This gave a 'triple' stitched look to the panel! love it! I cut down this panel and mounted on the front of a white card base.
I used 3D foam to mount my pattern pieces and stamped a sentiment in versafine ink and white embossed it. 

A simple card with such an impact!
Thanks for joining me and see you again soon!
Ali x


Saturday, 16 February 2019

Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge

Hello Fetti Fans!
Welcome to another Stock Your Stash Challenge (#SYSChallenge) - the Reverse Confetti monthly cardmaking challenge where you have a chance to win! I have used one of my favorite sets for this card Big Bear!

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I was inspired to put all three of these cuties on the front of the card by the amazing Sandy Allnock! I made my background piece by using the Hex Cover Panel Confetti Cut Die - it creates such a great background for so many different themes of cards! I used paper from the From Cupid Paper Pad to place behind the cut out hexagons.

I stamped the images with Momento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them with copics in warm greys. I also used coordinating BV and R colours for the feature colours. I die-cut them and adhered them to the front of the card with 3-d foam.

Totally adore these bears and can't get enough of colouring them!!

We would love you to join-in the challenge - and use the #SYSChallenge hashtag so we can find your beautiful creations!

Ali xx

Friday, 15 February 2019

Penguin Palace Hedgehogs In Love

Hello Crafters! Hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day yesterday! I was inspired by some masking by Debby Hughes that I saw a while ago and used some dies to create this masked background for the oh-so-cute Hedgehogs from the Hedgehogs In Love Stamp and Die set from Penguin Palace.

I first die-cut the heart and then made some masks by cutting some Tim-holtz dies from some post-it notes. I then stuck the post-it-notes to the front of the heart and gently sponged Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide inks over it. I then splattered a bit of Picked Raspberry over the heart.

I coloured the hedgehogs with copics and cut them out with the corresponding dies. I stamped the sentiment in versamark ink and white embossed them and trimmed to sentiment strips. I adhered the heart to the front of a white cardbase (offset) and adhered the sentiments!

Such a sweet set - one of my faves!
Thanks for stopping by
Ali xx

Bots of Love - 2-way slider

Hello Heffydoodlers! Ali here with another example of my 2-way slider card using the fabulous Bots of Love stamp set from the new release. If you love interactive cards you have to give this a go - its deceptively easy! I have a video on how to construct this mechanism on the Heffy Doodle Youtube Channel which will help you through the construction.

As you pull the tap - the robots move across the page at the same time! I have stamped on the slider strip too as I love that sentiment!!
Here's some progress photos to step you through the process. I created a similar mechanism to the Double Slider Surprise  - no measurements required - just make it to the size you would like it according to the front of your card. I recommend doubling up on the thickness of your card to make the mechanism sturdier.
I then cut some kraft card for the ground and cut a slit in it for the bottom slider to move in.
I then attached it like so with the tabs showing through.

I then adhered all images: other products used were 
Swirly Clouds die
Stitched Slopey Joes

Thanks so much for joining me and have fun crafting!
Ali xx

Monday, 11 February 2019

Heffy Doodle New Release Blog Hop

Hello Heffydoodlers! Welcome to the Heffy Doodle New Release Blog Hop and have we got some amazing projects for you! The new release is available today and we are having a Blog Hop to celebrate! I have made a trio of valentines cards using the totally irresistible Bots of Love Stamp set and Dies as well as the Stitched Alphabetters Letter Dies for individual sentiments as well as the Cogs & Code 2-in-1 Stencil for the perfect background to match!
Have fun checking out the other Blog Hoppers at the end of this post.Don't forget there's PRIZES!!! A random winner will be selected for a 50 pound gift certificate to the Heffy Doodle store. To be eligible, leave a comment across the entire blog hop by 11:59 pm EST on February 18th 2019. Winners will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog on 20th Feb 2019.

Don't forget there's also a new Promo starting for orders with any new release items:
spend £30 to get Rescue Dogs stamps, spend £45 to get stamps and dies.
Now to my cards - I have kept my color scheme simple with traditional valentines colors and used the Alphabetters Dies to create unique sentiments for each one!

Hope you enjoyed them (and got a bit of a giggle in the process!)

Here's the hop list for you to enjoy!

See you again soon 
Ali xx

Friday, 8 February 2019

Reverse Confetti Blog Hop - Elegance

Hello Fetti Fans! Welcome to another blog hop with the Reverse Confetti crew! Hope you are inspired and awed by what the team has to bring you using the wonder array or Reverse Confetti Products. If you want to make an easy card with no coloring - just using ink pads, read on!

See endof post for the complete hop list.

I have created a set of elegant cards using the Elegant Florals stamp set and the Love You Most stamp set. The colors used are unusual for me - earthy and natural but lovely to use for a change.

For all of the cards I first stamped the floral images in Hickory Smoke distress oxide ink (2nd stamping - I stamped off on a scrap piece of paper first). This just creates a nice subtle background behind the main flowers.
I then stamped the large floral image for each card the colors I used are:
Green: Peeled Paint
Eggplant color: Dusty Concord
Burgundy: Aged Mahongany
I used these colors plus Hickory smoke to stamp the sentiment circles - I gently tapped a feature color around the edge of the stamp to give a subtle ring of color around the edge of the circles. I then placed a circle of coordinating color paper behind each circle.
I finished each off with a piece of twine and backed with more coordinating color paper and placed on a white card base. 

Hope this gives you more ideas for simple stamping with no-coloring.
 Here's the complete blog list - enjoy!!

Lindsay Lajola

See you soon
Ali xx

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Penguin Palace - Pampered Mermaids

Hello crafters! Hope you are having a wonderful day! Today I'm bringing you a pretty green mermaid card with the cute mermaids from the Take A Break and Get Well Soon Stamp sets from Penguin Palace. 
The background was made with a combination blend of Distress Oxide Inks Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron. I then used water splatters to give the impression of bubbles.
I stamped and coloured the mermaids with Copics and die cut them with the corresponding dies. I used stitched circle dies to cut 3 circles from a piece of white card and adhered this to a card front (cut with a stitched rectangle die) with 3D foam. I adhered the mermaids on with 3D foam.

I stamped the sentiments in versamark ink and white embossed them & trimmed down. I attached these to the front of the card.
Thanks for visiting my blog & see you again soon.
Ali xx

Friday, 1 February 2019

Penguin Palace - Rainbow of Hedhehogs

Hello friends! Sending lots of hedgehogs....rainbow hedgehogs!! These little hedgehogs from Penguin Palace Stamps are super adorable and who could resist a rainbow of them?  The stamp set Hedgehogs In Love also has adorable little images for them to hold - nothing sweeter! 
I stamped the images and coloured them with copies choosing rainbow colours. To make the background I used some cloud stencils and tumbled glass distress ink. The ground I cut from craft card with stitched border dies (Heffy Doodle). 

I then stamped and coloured all the little images for them to hold. 

I stamped the sentiment in versamark ink and white embossed, finishing the sentiment strip with a flag-end. 

I just love those hedgehogs!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I’ll see you again soon.
Ali xx

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Reverse Confetti - Oh Knit!

Hello There! Today I created this softly blended card using the Big Bear Stamp and Die Set from Reverse Confetti. I was inspired by some ink blending by @amandakorotkovaon Instagram - gotta love Insta for beautiful inspo!!
To make the background I blended Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Inks.
HINT: for a smoother blend, cover your cardstock in a layer of white Pigment Ink first - dry lightly. Your colours go on so much smoother!!!

I used the Diagonal Stitches Cover Panel to create a 'cross-hatch' design - by running through my die cut machine and then turning the paper over & running through the other way - Thanks to @audrey_tokach for that idea! I then used the Tags & Bags Creator to cut a square from the background piece.

I stamped the images in Momento Tuxedo Black and coloured them with Cool Grey Copics and matching yellow, purple and pink copics. I stamped the sentiment in versamark ink and white embossed it on black card, masking the words so that I could have 3 strips. 

I adhered all parts to my white cardbase (mounting the images and sentiments with 3-d foam).

Totally adorable and that sentiment is just the best!!
Thanks for joining me, see you again soon
Ali xx

Friday, 25 January 2019

Penguin Palace - An Amazing Friend

Hello crafters! Thanks for visiting to check out these very cute unicorns from the An Amazing Friend stamp set from Penguin Palace Stamps. These colorful unicorns are holding a frame and turning the Reveal Wheel makes the sentiment change!
Firstly, I stamped the unicorns, coloured them with copics and and die-cut the image. I fussy cut away the cake and substituted it with the frame from the Piggy Post set. I used the Reveal wheel Die (Lawn Fawn) to create a background piece.
I used vellum to create some clouds and then some stitched circle dies to create a rainbow along with some die-cut clouds (both Heffy Doodle).
I stamped the sentiment out and white embossed on black cardstock.
Turning the wheel means you can have some lovely sentiments in addition to the Happy Birthday! Cuteness!
Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

Ali xx

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Reverse Confetti - Heart Pals Tags

Hello Fetti Fans! Valentines Day Tags were on my mind this week and I've used the ever-so-cute Heart Pals set form Reverse Confetti to create some! These little critters are beyond adorable and they fit perfectly on a tag!

I've also used some other goodies from the new release - the Diagonal Stitches Cover Panel Die , the Love You Most circle sentiments and the From Cupid Paper Pack.
I have coloured the critters with my Cool Grey Copics (I just love pink and gray!) and stamped the circle sentiments in Hickory Smoke distress ink.
They are just adorable and such fun to colour! Just loved how these turned out!
Thanks so much for joining me 
Ali xx