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La La Land Crafts Halloween Showcase: Cauldron Witch Marci

Phew.  I fully intended to be back and blogging before now, but time has not been on my side!  I have been working away on lots of colouring, but card-making and blogging proved to be too much of a stretch.  Lots of boring “real life” stuff being sorted out at the moment, on top of the day to day things, so something just has to give.  Plus, I’ve been working on redesigning the blog as you can probably see, and haven’t quite finished that yet either.

Anyway, I can share something a little fun today! I’m thrilled to join the La-La Land Crafts team today as a guest to help show off the new Halloween release (if you’re a regular here, you may know that I am a sucker for Halloween).  So, enough waffling from me, here are all the details and my project!

In this new release we have FOUR new stamps, THREE new dies and ONE new Frames & Shapes Kit.
The new stamps include:
For the DIES we have:
Last, but not least, we have an awesome Halloween Frames & Shapes Kit!
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All of these NEW products are now available in the online store!  Click HERE to go SHOPPING!
Now for my project!  I used the adorable CAULDRON WITCH MARCI along with the HALLOWEEN FRAMES & SHAPES KIT and the PUMPKINS and SPIDER WEB CORNER dies.
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I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (available in the UK from Jackson’s Art Supplies).  I created the background using Tim Holtz Distress Inks on pearlescent card, which I sprinkled with water.  The pumpkins were cut from the MiC card using the Pumpkins die and then coloured with markers.  The chipboard frame was painted using Luminarte Silks in “Boysenberry”, the bat details were then painted using Gel Medium mixed with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals in Screamin’ Banshee Black, to give the slightly textured leathery look along with some shimmer.
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Marker details:
Skin: YR132, YR133, BR107, R28
Hair: R3, BR91
Outfit: WG5, WG8, WG9, PB75, P281, Y222, YR21
Cat: CG5, CG8, CG9, R28
Cauldron: BG3, BG5, BG7, BG9, GY234, GY235
Pumpkins: YR33, YR31, GY232, GY235
Shading: WG3, WG6, WG9, CG9
That’s it!  I’ll be back shortly with some more posts, and a finished redesign!
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Time Flies!

I hope you’re all having a great week so far! Mine has been relatively quiet, and I feel like I’m starting to regroup.  I cleaned my marker collection while watching TV series on Netflix, those Copics certainly do get sticky!  I’ve also been doing some colouring.  Nothing too exciting, but I’m plodding along. ;)

Today I’ve got a really fun card to share with you.  I had absolutely no plan for this, which to be completely honest is often the case!

I coloured the adorable “Tick Tock” from the SCACD Susana Loves Stamps Oddly Sweet Curiosities range, and then he sat on my desk until I happened upon a stencil in one of my drawers!  At first I wasn’t entirely sure how I wanted to use the stencil.  I thought I was going to use inks, but then it occurred to me that I wanted a fairly bold look, so I decided to use the stencil to trace and then colour with markers.  It turned out better than I expected!

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I stamped Tick Tock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (available in the UK from Jackson’s Art Supplies).  The background was traced with a light pencil on to a separate piece of the same cardstock and again coloured with my markers.  I then cut Tick Tock out with scissors and popped him up on foam pads.  The sentiment I used comes with Tick Tock!

Both the new Susana Loves Stamps collections are available in rubber, direct from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design or for International customers from Quixotic Paperie in the UK!

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Sweets for my Sweet!

Another Tiddly Inks cutie today!

This one is from the Tiddly Inks – Sweets for my Sweet clear stamp set which is great value with TWO characters and a number of sentiments and accessory stamps.

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So cute!

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (available in the UK from Jackson’s Art Supplies).

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Walking on Sunshine

I have a fun Tiddly Inks card to share today.  It is so beautiful and sunny here that this just seemed like the perfect card to post!

Meet Tiddly Inks – Fairy Sunny Day, who comes in a clear stamp set together with sentiments, one of which I used on my card (I employed a little trick I like to use with clear sentiments – I curved the stamp slightly on my block before stamping)!

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I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (available in the UK from Jackson’s Art Supplies).

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I hope you’re having a lovely day, whatever you’re up to!

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It’s Kind of Fun To Do The Impossible

Hope you’re having a great weekend!  This post has been scheduled, as I am bound to be exhausted after spending Saturday helping family with a little overdue spring-cleaning/de-cluttering.

Anyway, today I’d like to share another fun Stamping Bella card with you.  This time it’s another of those hilarious Christine Grove images – TWIRL.

NOTE: The new release is also available in the UK over at my store Quixotic Paperie, and is in stock now! Both the new Uptown Girls AND the Christine Grove releases are available.

Love this image, and the sentiment which comes with it is perfect!

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I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (available in the UK from Jackson’s Art Supplies).

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Friends are the Flowers of Life

The card I’m sharing today features one of the adorable Tiddly Inks clear stamp sets.  I’ve been a fan of Christy Croll’s cute and quirky images for quite some time, so I was excited to add the clear stamps to the range stocked at Quixotic Paperie earlier this year.  Finally I’ve found some time to play, and this is the first of a batch of cards.  Once I got started, I found these cute characters a little addictive to colour. ;)

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On my card I actually used two stamp sets.  The character and sentiment come from the Tiddly Inks – Friends are Flowers clear stamp set, and the flowers I stamped on the background cardstock are from the Tiddly Inks – Harmony at Home clear stamp set.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (available in the UK from Jackson’s Art Supplies). I embellished with one of my favourite corner dies – Dies by SCACD – Garden Corners.

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I’ve got more cards ready to share with you this week, so stay tuned!

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Enjoy The Little Things…

It has been a slightly odd week here.  Good news, so-so news, a lingering cold and a mopey dog.

In good news, my Dad is home from hospital now.  He will be receiving continuing treatment via nurse visits, but he is home and much more comfortable. In other good news, an ongoing issue which had been causing me a great deal of stress for some time has been resolved. I’m not sure my brain has quite registered all of this yet, I’m waiting for the relief to kick in.

So, it’s the end of the week, which can only mean one thing… BELLARIFFIC FRIDAY! :) Make sure you pop on over to Bloggabella later today to see what everyone has been up to, including the sistahood!

Don’t forget that there are many ways to win some Bella $$$ – you can comment on the Bellariffic Friday blog post, join in with the next challenge and also upload all your Stamping Bella creations to the SCS Gallery using the keyword stampingbella .

I have created another card using one of the awesome Christine Grove for Stamping Bella stamps, because yeah, I am addicted.

This is TALLULAH in her TUTU, and she comes with the sentiment I used.  You could, of course, pair her up with all sorts of sentiments for different occasions.

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As usual, I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers. I cut the image layer out using a Spellbinders Grand Oval die, and layered on Coredinations cardstock.

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

Nope, it’s a SUPER PIG!  Yeah, I’m a riot, I know. ;-)

Simply couldn’t resist posting this one today, not least because Mondays are the days on which I usually need to remind myself to be positive and aim high.  This new Christine Grove for Stamping Bella image is perfect for that.  I can see him on encouragement cards, birthday cards, even journal pages!

This is PARKER the SUPERPIGGY and he comes with the sentiment I have used on my card. :)

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NOTE: The new release is also available on pre-order over at my store Quixotic Paperie, and is expected in stock later this month! Both the new Uptown Girls AND the Christine Grove releases are available.

As usual, I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers. I also used Coredinations cardstock and a Tim Holtz embossing folder for the background layers. 2013_06_07_stampingbella_parkerpig_markers

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Chicks Rule – Queen For a Day!

I fully intended to have another post up yesterday, but between being under the weather and not resting enough I managed to wipe myself out completely.  So, here I am today instead!

I won’t waffle too much, but I would like to let you know that the awesome new Stamping Bella release is now available to order!  If you visit Bloggabella you can find a discount code for 10% off at Stamping Bella to celebrate the release.

The release is also available on pre-order over at my store Quixotic Paperie, and is expected in stock later this month! Both the new Uptown Girls AND the Christine Grove releases are available.

On to my card!  I’ve used another of the new Christine Grove images – Chicks Rule.  This image does come with the sentiment “Chicks Rule”, but I chose to create my own wording using stickers (I’m still on a mission to get my sticker stash used up).  The sentiments Emily paired the images up with are brilliant, but there are so many possibilities for these images, don’t be afraid to put them together with something else.  That way they can be used for so many different occasions!

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As usual, I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  The stickers I used are from an old Echo Park 12×12 kit.

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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you’re enjoying the new release as much as I am.

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I Need To See You Badly!

If you’ve been following Bloggabella this week, or if you saw my previous blog post here, you will be aware that we are sharing previews of the imminent new release at Stamping Bella.

Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who has commented here/on Facebook with good wishes, and those that have been in touch via email. You’re all lovely! My Dad is still in hospital, and we’ve been told he will be there for another couple of weeks, but he is doing much better.  Fingers crossed that will continue.

I’m feeling a little under the weather myself, but am remaining hopeful that will be short-lived!  I have far too much to do to be ill… ;-)

Now, on to my card for today!  It is of course, Bellariffic Friday, and that means the Babes all have some Stamping Bella fun to share.  Make sure you pop on over to Bloggabella to see what everyone has been up to, including the sistahood!

Don’t forget that there are many ways to win some Bella $$$ – you can comment on the Bellariffic Friday blog post, join in with the next challenge and also upload all your Stamping Bella creations to the SCS Gallery using the keyword stampingbella .

My card features one of the adorable and amusing new stamps.  Emily has now revealed the artist behind the new line – Christine Grove.  You can read all about her in this post over on Bloggabella.

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Love her! With the accompanying sentiment she is perfect for a card to send to a friend you haven’t seen for a while, or you could come up with quite a few other sentiments to go with her and cover numerous occasions, I’m sure!

As usual, I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  I cut the image layer out using a Spellbinders Grand Labels die. The background layer was created using Core-dinations cardstock and an embossing folder.

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That’s it from me today!  Hope you’re enjoying the new release previews.  I’ll be back with another post tomorrow.