Sunday, June 25, 2017

AAA Cards - Challenge #93 - Words Take Centre Stage

Hello everyone!

AAA Cards is  are back with new challenge and We'd like to see words, sentiments or quotes as the main focus of your card.

For my card today I chose to use the YOU die and cut that out of a patterned paper that I created from my stash.  The sentiment I used was a bit too long for the space so I cut it in half, don't worry I was gentle, and the added it on two lines.

I then added a few embellishments I found at Michaels and added them because they had a purple hue to them.  Unfortunately that didn't show in the pictures.  

Our lovely sponsor for this game is Uniko and the winner has a choice of an in stock stamp set!

Thanks so much for stopping by, see you again soon!

Coralynn  :)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

BEE Yourself Honey Bee Stamps Guest Post

Hello everyone,

I am super excited to be here guest designing for Honey Bee Stamps. I hope you'll pop over to the Honey Bee Stamps blog and see the rest of my card and details on how I created it.

I want to thank Lisa and Melissa for having me today.

Thanks for stopping by!

Coralynn :)

Monday, June 19, 2017

A Blog Named Hero - Chibitronics Interactive Challenge Mid-Month Inspiration

Hello everyone,

We are already half way through the month of June with our Chibitronics Challenge at A Blog Named Hero!  It's hard to believe that my summer is finally here!

We are so excited for this months collaboration, mind you I say that every month.  And we are excited for everyone we do and this one is no exception. The more I work with these LED lights the more I fall in love with them. 

I used the Oxide distress inks in Worn Lipstick and Broken China to give it a Northern Lights type of feel to the watercolour.  I added some water splashes to the panel and wiped them up with paper towel. I then used the Hero Arts Star Confetti die and the Tim Holtz diffuser to only cut out the centre circle. 

This is how I built the light up card.  

Then I added the front panel to the base and when you press on the "S!" I took a piece of velum from my stash and added the die cut sentiment to it and added some perfect pearls water that I have mixed up on my desk.  Since I had all the lovely little stars cut out from the centre I didn't want to waste them so I added some to the front panel as well as the inside of the card.

I normally don't add anything to the inside so I did end up forgetting to take a picture of the inside of the card.  So sorry!

Thanks so much for stopping by, see you again soon!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

AAA Cards Game 92 - Resist Technique

Hello everyone,

I just have to say thank you for all your support for our Birthday Bash Bloghop.  Our hearts are full with all of your lovely comments you took the time to share and your wonderful cards you took the time to link up.

Now on to our next game. AAA Cards Game 92 - Resist.  

I started by heat embossing the sentiment with white embossing powder on to a piece of bristol card stock cut to an A2 sized card panel.  

I then took my Zig clean colour brush markers and did a blue gradient and then I took an aqua brush and blended the colours in. I then added the enamel dots to finish off the card.  

Our amazing sponsor is Happy Little Stampers and they are giving away a $20 gift certificate

Thanks for stoping by, see you again soon!

Coralynn  :)

Sunday, May 28, 2017

AAA Cards Birthday Blog Hop

Hello everyone,

We are so excited that you're here to help us celebrate AAA Cards' 3rd Birthday.  We have a ton of sponsors for our hop.  Some returning sponsors from past games and some new. 

Be sure to head down to the end of my post to find out about all of our sponsors and some of the fun ways to win prizes along the way. 

For my card I used the splatter stamp set from MFT and used a few SSS hybrid inks for this card, then stamped the sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps with Hero Arts dye ink.  I then added some enamel dots to match the colours.

I did the exact same thing for this card but I pulled out my very hold mini Stamping' Up ink cubes with most if not all of them are now retired. The added the same sentiment with the same ink.  

And again for this card with Stampin' Up inks but didn't add any enamel dots to this one as I didn't have any that would really complement the colours as they were a bit dark so I left it as is.

Now here is all the fun stuff.  

Blog hop order and links

                      Coralynn - you are here!

Please comment below for a chance to win a - $15  Neat & Tangled voucher
 What is your favourite stamp set or die from your favourite stamps company. 

Ways to win

Monday, May 15, 2017

A Blog Named Hero Monthly Challenge

Hello everyone,

We are here already half way through our challenge with some mid month inspiration over on the A Blog Named Hero blog .  I hope every one had a wonderful Mother's day and got spoiled.

I just love Honey Bee Stamps and Melissa and her group is just so sweet.  

We are watercolouring for this challenge and this is one of my favourite techniques but sometimes it's the one that gives me the most trouble.  I sometimes want the colour to go a certain way but as you all know, that's just not the case with watercolouring.  Oh well, I still love it. 

Now on with my card.

I started with the Hero Arts Stamp and die set Dress Up.  This is a small but amazing little set.  I stamped all the images in Versafine and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Can you guess how I did her dress?  I'll tell you a little later in my post. 

I used my Zig Clear Clean brush markers to colour in the images and then I cut her out with an oval nesting die.  I used foam tape to pop it up on to an A2 sized light rose card base.  I then stamped the sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps Celebration Box stamp set with Hero Arts black dye ink. 

So now that you know which stamps sets I used, can you figure out how I made her skirt?
I used the tissue paper and turned it upside down and took away a couple of the middle tips and Ta Da!  You have a frilly skirt!

We would love if you would join us and play along with our challenge.  We love seeing all the wonderful projects you create.  

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.