Saturday, August 8, 2020

August Color Challenge


Hello my colorful friends! Davina here, using the August BRIMoodboard, and Avery Elle stamps. I really love the jewel tone colors of the current Moodboard and I wanted to let them shine. I have been hoarding so many adorable Avery Elle stamp sets that I haven’t had the chance to use, so I decided to go ahead and dig in. The Fairy Happy  Stamp set was perfect for this gorgeous color palette. 

I started by cutting a piece of white cardstock using some Lawn Fawn Cross-Stitch layers. Then I stamped a navy starry sky using the Avery Elle Starry Scene and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink. Once I stamped it several times and achieved even coverage, I splattered some glittery and white ink onto the stamped image. 

Next, I stamped my images onto Neenah solar white classic crest, then colored them with copic markers in shades of the Moodboard colors. I tried to get a lot of variation using only the four color families, and only added skin and hair tones. After die cutting the images I mounted the 3 main images onto fun foam for extra dimension. Then I used small white dots for highlights. 

I stamped the sentiment across the bottom and added some of the sparkle images in light aqua ink. Then I adhered my stamped images on top of the starry sky to create a simple scene. I rarely leave my backgrounds white like this, and I love how great it looks layered over the purple striped paper.

These colors look so incredible together and I can’t wait to try them on everything I make this month! I hope that you are inspired to use this color board and use the #brimoodboard so we can find your project. Link your new and original card, into the InLinkz button below for your chance to win$20 to the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop. 

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Heffy Doodle New Release Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Heffy Doodle Release Blog Hop! The new release is now available for purchase from Heffy Doodle and official retailers, and we are celebrating with lots of inspiration and a giveaway too! 

Don’t forget that you can still get the exclusive Lil Lighthouse stamp set and die with qualifying purchase on the Heffy Doodle website while supplies last. 

The card I’m sharing today is a wonderful large shadow box using the new dies set called Big Shadow Box, this die is extra amazing because it allows you to make a good large shadow box with plenty of space for fun, yet still fit into a standard A2 envelope. I’ve been making these sized boxes for a couple of years, and it is so nice to have a die set that does all of the hard work for you. 

I also used the new Who Let the Dogs Out stamps and dies, to fill in all these great layers. I had some really cute double sided paper that had a pretty floral on the front and some aqua clouds on the back. I felt this would be perfect for my box so that the interior would be lovely and ready to decorate. I cut 3 tabbed layers from lime green cardstock using the included die, and trimmed the tops with the Grassy Lass Border Dies to create a rolling lawn.  After gently inking the tops with Mowed Lawn distress oxide inks, I  secured double stick tape on the tabs of each piece but did not remove the release paper at this time. 

I stamped all of the cute puppies from the stamp set Copic colored with markers that matched my pattern paper. Next, I used the coordinating dies to cut each image before highlighting with small white dots. Then, I decorated each little lawn piece making sure that when in place, everything would be visible. 

I laid the two box panels in front of me with the outside-facing down, and adhered them together on one side only (the center most box tab). With it open still outside-facing down, I glued the tallest lawn piece (with tabs removed), fence and dog house to the back panel. And in staggering heights, I adhered the remaining two layers about 1/2 inch apart to the left side using the double stick tape. Once in place, I removed the remaining release paper and folded the right side over, to achieve perfect placement of the tabs onto the right side of the box. Then I completed the box assemble by adhering the remaining box tab to the right side. 

I stamped a “Happy Birthday” banner from the new Bold Banners Sentiments  using Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink, and attached it over the top after die cutting. I placed my final tiny puppy on the front, next to the gift wrapped bone, and finished this up by decorating the back panel with the included scallop & stitched dies and sentiment. 

I hope you like this shadow box, and now for the fun stuff! 

To celebrate the new release Heffy Doodle will be giving away a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store! Make sure to comment on each stop of the hop to be entered for your chance to win. The winner will be selected randomly and be announced on Saturday , July 25th on the Heffy doodle Blog. 

You should have arrived here directly from the Heffy Doodle Blog and the next stop is Laura Sterckx.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Submarine shaker card with Trinity Stamps

Hello crafty friends! Today I have a little under the sea, submarine shaker card to share with you. I used all Trinity Stamps products to create this slimline shaker and the results were so much fun. 

I used the Scallop Card Panels to cut two large pieces from bright white cardstock. I also used the Large Stitched Frame from the Slimline Frame and Fold Die set to cut out the inner & upper portion of one panel. This will be where all the shaker action will take place. On my second panel I cut a hill that will cover the very bottom of the window, and then I cut a second hill from the remaining paper for a layered sandy hill. I gently inked the hills using Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy distress oxide inks, leaving plenty of white showing. After splattering with brown ink, white ink, and glittery perfect pearls I put aside to dry. I cut a piece of cardstock to fit under the scallop frame without showing, and inked the upper area with Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink, also leaving plenty of white, and splattered with white ink and perfect pearls. 

I colored a couple of submarine images during the week, so I wanted to use the sub in the watery shaker area, and I stamped and colored a mermaid and plenty of coral from the sets Mermaid Wishes And Ocean Reef Builder. I colored these up and added some glittery wink of Stella to some of the images after diecutting using the coordinating dies.  

I used liquid glue to layer all of the scallop layers together, and stamped my sentiment at the bottom. I heat embossed the smaller words, but stamped with colored ink and die cut the Happy Birthday from the Ocean Reef Builder set. I used a variety of adhesives to attach my images before creating the shaker.

I cut a bright white panel to 3.5x8.5 And glued my smaller inkblended panel in the center. I liberally applied powder with my powder tool to the blue inked portion, and added a heaping tablespoon of sequins mix. On the back of my scallop frame, I adhered an acetate sheet with score tape, then framed out the window with trimmed Tombow foam tape. It is thicker than Scotch brand, so I had no need to double it up. I framed the rest of the card panel with foam tape and applied it over my blue panel and sequins. Then I mounted it all onto my cardbase. Finally, I finished up this card by applying a variety of sequins that are included in the mix I used inside the shaker. I think the little starfish are my favorite. This was one of my favorite shakers that I have made, I think the Tombow tape really made a difference in easels thickness for the sequins and application. 

Thanks for stopping by, Davina 

Saturday, July 11, 2020

July Color Challenge

Hello crafty friends. Today I’m sharing a card I made using the new Heffy Doodle release and the July Mood Board. 


I love using color boards to inspire my color choices for projects and I love the challenge it provides my imagination for creating scenes. When I saw this Fiery color board I instantly started brain storming possible scenes to make. 

My mind saw candies and so much more. But, I decided on a pile of crabs, like a sort of flash mob birthday party. The new Heffy Doodle release has great party accessories in the new A Little Shellfish Stamp set, I couldn’t resist adding gifts, party hats, and a pinwheel to my party crowd. 

I stamped and colored so many little crabs using these colors, and added them to the new slimline new pulltab so they could surprise you from behind the sand bar. I really love the results and hope that you head over to the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog And see all the details on how I created this card. 

If you are feeling inspired to play along and use the Moodboard please make sure to use the #brimoodboard and link you card into my blog using the InLinkz button for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the shop! The link will be open until the end of the month on July 31st TIL 11:59 pm. We will use a random number Generator to select a winner from the eligible entries using the current colors from this months Mood Board. All brands the are carried by Butterfly Reflections Ink are welcome. 

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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Oh Gnome #brimoodboard color challenge

Hello crafty friends. Davina here on the blog, with some color board inspiration for you today. I made a Slimline scene bursting full of Lawn Fawn goodness, that I hope you love. The June BRIMoodboard is a very zen/spa like color combination of wood grain, both bright and bold greens, and a lavender. At first one would think these colors difficult to use, but since green and purple are complimentary colors on the color wheel, they always look fabulous together. 

I pulled out about 7 different Lawn Fawn sets to create this bursting meadow scene, and the new Lawn Fawn Slimline dies both the Large And Small sets. I had a much different idea for this project when I first sat down. And about 5 hours later I had something very different than when I thought I was going to make. While flipping through my sets looking for images I wanted to use, I pulled out Oh Gnome, Gleeful Gardens, Frosty Fairy Friends, Fairy Friends, Jump for Joy, Butterfly Kisses, and A Bug Deal. I stamped about 30 images onto my Neenah classic crest cardstock using my stamp platform. I used the coordinating dies to cut out all of the images before coloring. That way I could create a scene like a puzzle, and only color the images I was going to use. 

I used the largest slimline die to cut a piece of Lawn Fawn Kraft Cardstock that I stamped some wood grain onto using Lawn Fawn Crunchy Leaf Brown ink. Then Using the next largest die, I cut a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock that I inkblended with Shaded Lilac & Dusty Concord. I splattered the panel with purple ink, white ink, and glittery perfect pearls. I cut some remnants of green cardstock with the same sized die and added a grassy border to each using the Lawn Fawn Grassy Hillside Borders To create a rolling hillside. I inked the edges of the grass using Mowed Lawn & Lucky Clover

Then I colored all of my images using my copic markers in color combinations that matched the mood board. I really enjoyed using all of the different shades of wood brown, green, and lavender on these images.then, using a variety of adhesives, I mounted all of the images onto the scene. I decided the little gnomes and the hummingbird needed a little bit of a boost, so I popped them up onto die cut fun foam. I really love the dimension it gives. I glued my layers together then added a little Lawn Fawn Chunky Glitter To the roof of the house do the center of my card can have a little Razzle Dazzle. 

I really love how this turned out and I hope you do too. If you are feeling inspired to use the Moodboard please make sure to use the #brimoodboard and link you card into my blog using the InLinkz button for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the shop! The link will be open until the end of the month on June 30th TIL 11:59 pm. We will use a random number Generator to select a winner from the eligible entries using the current colors from this months Mood Board. All brands the are carried by Butterfly Reflections Ink are welcome. 

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Monday, June 8, 2020

Reverse Confetti 7th Birthday Hop

Hello Fetti Friends! Today we are hopping along to celebrate the the 7th Birthday Release for Reverse Confetti. It is a little delayed due to the pandemic... but we’re still having a party and a great release. I feel blessed to be participating in this Hop as a Fetti a Friend, and hope you love what I’ve created.

I’ve got two fun cards to share with you today using some of the amazing new products. First up is this “Woof!” Just fur you card that I created using the new Corgi Cuties stamps and dies. The size of the little puppies is perfect, with plenty of space for texture and shading. There are few little accessories in the set of of corse I had to include them. I inkblended a simple light blue background to match the patterned paper background from an older paper pad I’ve had called Fright Night. Then I splattered with white ink and glittery perfect pearls. I added an additional paper layer, for a pop of color, and nestled my corgi cuties under the sky and heat embossed sentiment. The bubble clouds are from the Over the Rainbow die set. 

Once I adhered all of my layers onto the cardbase using scor tape, I added a few sparkling clear sequins to finish it off. 

The second card I made uses the fun freebie set that is included with qualifying orders. It is called friendly rainbows and has a lot of punch for a little set! The main large image had Hello Friend across the arch. Or you can stamp the bold sentiment without the rainbow. It also has a two different types of clouds and a couple of sentiments. 

I cut some soft yellow textured cardstock out with the Snowball Cover Plate  for a fun bubble look. Then I gently inked the edges of the panel with a darker yellow so that it matched my colored rainbow. I adhered my colored images onto a pastel inked background and popped it up on foam tape so the cute bubble texture was visible underneath. I also think it’s the perfect size to put atop a tall slimline card too! 

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Om Nom Nom with Penguin Palace

Hello my friends! Hopefully you are doing well and enjoying a beautiful spring morning. Today I am sharing a fun slimline card that I made using many Penguin Palace Stamps products. I think I pulled images from at least 5 sets and their coordinating dies.

I began this fun projects by stamping images from many sets like Rabbit CafeThe Sweetest TruckFun Adventure, and Never Give Up. I didn’t have a specific plan yet, so I die cut all of the images before coloring. It was like a puzzle.

I used my favorite Slimline Series dies from Trinity Stamps to cut several panels. I cut a piece of scrap pink cardstock as my large scalloped base. Then two stitched panels for the scene. One from white Bristol Smooth, and one from a bright lime green for grass. Then I played with the solid white piece and my die cut images, to come up with a plan. Once I had a rough idea, I colored up all of the images using a sherbet hued rainbow of colors.

In my imagination, I wanted a food truck and food stall like at a fairground or event. So I turned the Rabbit Cafe into a sushi stall, and my Ice cream truck into a Coffee Truck. The soy sauce was supposed to be like one of those large inflatable wiggly things that are outside of shops and at fair grounds. Dancing around attracting people. So I created a tilt slider for it to wiggle back and forth.

I masked the ice cream images on the truck and replaced them with coffee and matcha tea images. There were some tiny coffee themed words from There’s No One Like You, that fit onto the truck, and I put a little cappuccino from Rabbit Cafe that I put on top, after removing the Air conditioner.
Once my images were all colored up and put together, I inked the sky area on the white paper and trimmed the green cardstock for a grass layer. I also inked the edges for some depth, and splattered with diluted white ink and glittery perfect pearls. 

I created my top Sushi area and my lower sentiment area, before placing all of the center images, so they would be spaced well. Then I mounted the panel onto the pink scalloped paper with foam tape. Once I adhered this to my cardbase I realized that my swaying Soy Sauce just looks like a giant soy sauce, but hey, it happens haha.

I really love how all of these images work together and enjoyed creating this huge scene. I hope you like it and make the time to create something a little “extra” this weekend.