Christmas in July

A Blog named Hero, Cards, Hero Arts

xmas in july.jpgHi all, its the 15th of July and we’re celebrating “Christmas in July” over at A Blog Named Hero! I started seeing this theme around the cardmaking world but never knew why people had it so I decided to ask our challenge blog organiser Linda and she sent me this link. So people actually do celebrate it and here I thought it was just to start making cards for Christmas!Fairy window fancy die cuSo I decided to make a card with the literal interpretation of our theme and make a summery Christmas card! It won’t go to waste either as that’s how our Christmases are back home in Singapore, and in other parts of the world too, like Australia… or in Miami. I remember spending one Christmas there with a friend, and Christmas Day found us dancing on the beach in shorts! This was so strange for me as I had never even celebrated Christmas on the beach in Singapore.Fairy window fancy die productTo make my card, I used Hero Arts Fairy Window fancy die on a piece of cardstock which I had coloured using 2 green Hero Arts ink cubes with a touch of my red Zig clean color real brush for the flowers. I removed the fairy on my diecut, to have space for the Christmas tree, which comes from the Hero Arts Winter Time Fun stamp set. I fussy cut the tree and coloured it with the green from the same ink set and then added white Nuvo drops onto the top of the tree and Ivory Nuvo drops to the bottom to give the impression that the snow was melting in the heat!Fairy window fancy die mainI added this border frame diecut onto my card base which I had coloured with “Splash” Hero Arts reactive ink to resemble the sky. The sentiment comes from WPlus9 and I thought it was very appropriate! The inside of the card reads “Love and Joy”.

Well, I hope you liked my card and you’re now inspired to bring out your Hero Arts Christmas supplies and make a Christmas card for our challenge. I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations in the A Blog named Hero link-up. Thanks for stopping by and YOUR comments warm me and bring me joy!

Have a great day doing something you love!

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I’m also sharing this with:

craftyhazelnutCrafty Hazelnut’s Christmas challenge – Anything Goes with the option to use some red

CRAFTY CALENDARCrafty Calendar challenge – Christmas in July

color crazyColor Crazy challenge – Anything hand coloured goes

 

 

 

Be My Valentine

a2z Scrapbooking, Cards, Hero Arts

feb mood board

Hi all! I’m back today to share a card I made to inspire you to join our latest challenge over at the a2z Scrapbooking blog. We have a wonderful love theme mood board to inspire you to make a card celebrating love…for your partner, your family, your friends, your pets or food! 🙂

Be my valentine heart

So pop on over to the a2z Scrapbooking blog to see how I made my card, using no less than 5 different Hero arts stamp sets I got from the a2z Scrapbooking store! If you want to purchase any of them, don’t forget to use my personal code Gwendolyn15 to get a 15% discount off any purchases $25 and over. If they don’t have what you want in the store, just request for a custom order and you can still use my personal code! What more can you ask for!

Be my valentine cu

 I look forward to seeing your gorgeous projects in the challenge link up here. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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I’m also sharing this card over at:

AAAcards.jpgAAA Cards – One layer with the optional love theme

a blog named hero.jpgA Blog named Hero – Love is in the Air

the flower challengeThe Flower challenge – Use your latest stamps or dies…I used 3 of my latest stamps!

CAS Watercolour.jpgCAS Watercolour challenge – Red and Pink

creative with stamps.jpgCreative with Stamps – Love

Yes Virginia.JPGYes Virginia’s Show and Share

 

 

 

Addicted to Stamps and More – Diggity Dog

Addicted to Stamps and More, baby card, Cards

addicted to stamps n more anything goes

Hi all. Its Wednesday, so another challenge starts at Addicted to Stamps and More and the theme for this week is “Anything Goes”, normally a favourite with all of you crafters out there, so I hope to see many of your beautiful entries on the challenge blog.

pink and main diggity dog products

I made another baby card for a friend of mine, but for a boy this time. I started out by colouring in a stencil from My Favorite Things using Tim Holtz’s Peacock Feathers” distress inks. A my card is quite long, I had to colour in, move the stencil and colour in again to get the whole card, It wasn’t easy to get the stencil to line up and not sure a clear break in the colouring but I think I didn’t do too bad.

pink and main diggity dog cu

I love the little dotted doggies from Pink and Main’s “Diggity Dog” set and I stamped them with Versafine black ink before cutting them with my Brother Scan and Cut machine. I then water-coloured them with my Zig clean color real brush pens and glued them on to my card using Scrap Perfect’s “Best Glue Ever”. The sentiment was diecut using Memory Box alphabet dies. A few enamel stickers finished my card.  I also used the stencil on the envelope to create a matching set!

Pink and Main diggity dog envelope.jpg

Well I hope you liked my card and that you’ll pop on over to the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge blog to see what the other design team members have created just to inspire you to join in the fun. I look forward to seeing your creations in the challenge link. Have a great day!

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I’m also sharing this over at:

stamp ink paper.jpgStamp Ink Paper – Something for baby

Ike's world Challenge.pngIke’s World challenge – A is for animals

Cards in Envy BadgeCards in Envy – Love me or love my pet

use your stuff.pngUse your stuff – Enamel dots

ssswchallengeSimon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge -Anything Goes

 

 

a2z Scrapbooking – Anything Goes challenge

a2z Scrapbooking, Cards, Distress Oxide inks, Hero Arts

Hi all. I’m over at the a2z Scrapbooking blog to remind you of our “Anything Goes” challenge which runs till the 31st of January. There is a digital stamp up for grabs or a $15 gift voucher if you use Hero Arts or Sugartree products on your project.

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If you would like to get any of those products, don’t forget to use my personal code Gwendolyn15 to get 15% of your purchase of $25 and above and if they don’t have the products you want, you can custom order it through the a2z Scrapbooking store. Can it get any better than that?

Looking forward to seeing you at the a2z Scrapbooking blog challenge link up here.

Have a great weekend!

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I’m also sharing this card over at:

HLS watercolour.pngHappy Little Stampers watercolour challenge – Without the optional Texture twist

card concept.pngThe Card Concept – Playing with my Clean and graphic(?) card

Mod squadMod Squad challenge – Use multiple images

a blog named hero.jpgA Blog Named Hero – Crafters choice

 

 

a2z Scrapbooking Anything Goes challenge

a2z Scrapbooking, Cards, Hero Arts, Watercolor

challenge-badgejan19

Hi everyone! I’m over at the a2z Scrapbooking blog today to inspire you to join us in our “Anything Goes” January challenge with this baby card I made for a friend. Up for grabs is a free digital image from the a2z Scrapbooking store or a $15 gift voucher to spend at the store if you use any Hero Arts or Sugartree products.

hero arts fairy card cu

If you don’t have any of those products or need more, be sure to use my code Gwendolyn15 to get a 15% discount off all orders $25 and above, at checkout. a2z Scrapbooking also does custom orders so if you see anything you like from Hero Art and they don’t have it at the a2z Scrapbooking store, custom order it and get 15% off with my personal code!

hero arts fairy card products

So do pop on over to the a2z Scrapbooking blog and see how I created this card. I look forward to seeing you at the link up in the challenge too! Have a wonderful week!

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I’m also sharing this card over at:

HLS AG with Dies BadgeHappy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with dies challenge

card concept.pngThe Card Concept with my Clean and Layered style

library challengeThe Library Challenge – Absolute Beginners

stamping sensationStamping Sensations – Fabulously Feminine