Baby Koalas

Sunday, July 15, 2018

I have a lot of friends overseas who I know are going to LOVE this kangaroo/koala combo!  Isn't it a beauty?  I love having baby cards on hand to send when a happy announcement is made so I better get a few more of these made and put into my stash.

Whenever I make baby cards, I always do them in each colour, although, lately everyone I know seems to be having girls so I should probably make double them amount of pinks!

I'm excited to be joining the What Will You Stamp blog challenge this week with these cards as well.  Their challenges feature a different stamp set each week and I don't always have them, so when I do I love to play along.

I coloured up the kangaroo and koala using Blends.  The shading effect they give is just fabulous!

The background is a mixture of two colours of inks which I used my aqua painter to watercolour down on Shimmery White cardstock.  For the girl card I used Melon Mambo and Grapefruit Grove.  For the boy card I used Balmy Blue and Mint Macaron.

And to add to the splash watercolour effect I flicked some ink over the watercolour area which then covered very light the rest of the cardstock.

I am also going to make this the subject of my next Tuesday Tutorial so tune in to make it with me (Facebook Live video - 7.30pm AEST over on my Facebook page.)

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Happy crafting,


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I'm Here For You

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

There are many many amazing carers in this world who devotedly tend to to a loved one in need.  This card is for one of those special people in particular, to let her know she too is supported while she cares for her dying friend.  Who could you send a card like this to in your life? 

Don't hate me though, I used some of my retired Rich Razzleberry enamel dots to finish this card off and just give it a lift.  If you don't have any in your stock pile, you might like to use some pearls instead.

I took inspiration for this from the Just Add Ink Challenge #416, a sketch challenge with this layout:

Pop over and take a look at the other entries and the talented design team's examples.

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Happy crafting,
Fiona x

Blog hop

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Linda Cullen

Sunday, July 08, 2018

I'm hitting two birds with one stone today.  Not only have I made a card for the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with the super lovely Linda Cullen, I'm also entering my card into the Global Design Project challenge GSP#145

First off, here's Linda's card that I chose to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit).

And here's my card picking up on her florals, oval shape, and wrapped twine.

The GDP#145 challenge is to use the three colours on a card:

So I stamped up my own background using the Grapefruit Grove and Mint Macaron, and the sentiment stamp is that gorgeous deep Fresh Fig.  Plus cardstock and sequins to match.

Head over now to the other Crazy Crafters' blogs to see how they CASEd Linda using the links below.  To see the other talented entries into the GDP#145 challenge click here.

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Happy crafting,


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