Altenew Educator Certification Program – Stencil technique

It seems a while since I posted but I’ve been busy learning new techniques, finishing paintings for gifts and my weekends have also been busy with parties, dinners…. The end of the school year is always quite hectic as we all try to cram and see each other before the 6 week summer break or…

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Two Tone layered stamping

I took another card making technique class at the Altenew Academy called “All About Layering” and I learnt the best way to stamp my layered stamps. I don’t have many as I prefer just stamping the outline and water-colouring, but the ones I have are not the easiest to stamp together, so this class was…

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Unoriginal artist

This is going to be a very heavy post, loaded with photos and results of some soul searching. So¬†you have now been warned and you continue at your own peril! First, the cards I made for the Twofer card challenge, where I had to think up of different ways to incorporate the same butterfly on…

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Two with One

I made these two cards with one stamp set to play along at Twofer Card challenge. This challenge is fun as you have to think of two different ways to use the same stamp set. For today’s card, I used the Fresh Cut Poppies from The Ton as I wanted to play along at their…

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Calling All Sistahs – Nov Encouragement Challenge

Hi everyone! We have a new Encouragement challenge over at the Calling All Sistahs blog and we have a gorgeous mood blog to inspire you to make a card which will cheer someone up. All you have to do is: Make an encouragement card inspired by the photo or colors or both. Link up here…

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Calling All Sistahs Oct Encouragement Challenge

Hi all! There’s a new Encouragement Challenge over at The Calling All Sistahs Challenge Blog and we have a great really Zen inspiration photo for you. To join us, all you have to do is: 1. Make an encouragement card inspired by the photo or colors or both. 2. Link up here by 12am EST…

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Watercolour layering + video

Hi all! Its officially Autumn here in Germany but the weather decided otherwise and we’re having a really sunny warm weekend! So I thought it was a great time to try a new to me water colouring technique called Watercolour layering. As you all know, I love trying new techniques so when I discovered this…

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One stamp 3 ways – Hero Arts Fuschia

I can’t help it, now that I’m no longer afraid to use my colour pencils or watercolour, I just can’t stop colouring my flower stamps that were beckoning at me for so long to play with them. So this is not going to be the last of what I will now call, my “2017 Flower…

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Artistic Compromise

When I started out making cards, it was just an outlet for my artistic cravings that was pent up in me for so long that I never even knew I had them! Since I started turning my card fanaticism into a tiny business though (only in size not in hours spent…), I have been confronted…

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A Child is Born + Giveaway + Winner

I am really proud and happy to announce the birth of…a new shadow box card design! Those of you who know me must just have let out a breath of relief that I didn’t have another child! Don’t worry, I am happily in my “menopausing” stage and our kids are nowhere close to being parents!…

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