Forever Friends April Challenge

Hello everyone,

Welcome to another Forever Friends challenge this month. The theme this month is my favorite – embossing (dry or heat).

Our prize sponsor is the ever loyal Di’s Digi Download. Thank you.

Here is my embossed card, all sweet and pink:

It’s one of the easiest challenge to play in – use any animal image will do, although we would love to see your Forever Friends bears. Come play along.

I’d also like to thank Forever Friends challenge blog and my friends there for following me on this journey. You see, today is my last post for Forever Friends and I’m glad to have had the opportunity to play with these cute bears and make such wonderful friends along the way! Thanks for having me!

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May I have your support?

Good morning my friends,

This is my 2nd post for the day.

I have an exciting announcement today I can barely contain my glee! I’ve been selected as a semi-finalist on the Heartfelt Creations design team call … yeah yeah yeah!!

Frankly, I never actually thought I will get this far. So it certainly came as a VERY pleasant surprise.

I do need your help to get me to the final round

** Please go to the Heartfelt Creations blog (right here) and vote for me.**

Your input will be taken into account by the selection committee and in return, you will be entered to receive a $50 Heartfelt Creations gift certificate.

Wanna see the projects I submitted to get me here … here it is:

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Sweet Poppet

Good morning ladies and gentlemen (if there are any reading this post),

Today’s card features the oh so adorable Poppet - a Crafter’s Companion new release. She comes in so many different poses – one dancing ballet, one gardening, there is a super cute one I’m dying to get my hands on of her making a flower garland. Here is one of her presenting you a flower – awww..

I colored her with Spectrum Noir Pens today (TB3, TB5, TB6 for her coat and hat, LV1 & LV2 for her socks and shoes; FS2, FS3, PP1 for her skin and TN7 & EB5 for her hair)

I lightly shaded her flowers with LV1 and enhanced the color and texture by adding a variety of Flower Soft sprinkles on it. She was then diecut out with oval Spellbinders nestabilities and matted her on an embossed frame embellished with a touch of old English lace.

I’m off for a spot of English tea now!

Have fun creating folks …

Steph

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Stencilled Florals

Hi everyone,

Today is my 1st post as part of the Momenta D-lite team. I’ve been spoilt by Momenta with such generous products and this is one that I created from my box of goodies.

Frankly, I didn’t even know Momenta made stencils. I have only ever bought Momenta papers and stickers. It’s so easy to create a card from stencils – all I did was colored inside the stencil with some distressed ink and I have a card topper to use. Threw in some twine and a sentiment sticker and I have a quick and easy card made in less than 15 mins.

I love how this one turned out and I think I will definately be using more stencils in my crafting arsenal.

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I cannot live without embossing

… It is by far, my favorite way to add texture to my card – dry or heat if fine with me.

When I saw the 2012 challenge schedule for The Pixie Cottage design team, that was what I made a beeline for! That’s the challenge theme for this week at The Pixie Cottage – use embossing. You could also make a card using the sketch below (either theme or sketch or both is fine):

I made my card using the embossing theme this week, here it is:

I used The new Pixie Cottage stamp Sebastian the Snowman. Ribbon is from Michael’s Arts and Craft Store. Swiss dots embossing folder is from Cuttlebug. I also heat embossed the swiss dot background with some halographic embossing power. The background stamping around the snowman is Stampendous Cling Snow Swirls and embossed with Stampendous Shabby white embossing enamels and embellished with Stampendous Shaved Ice. Yup – I got carried away with all that embossing – it’s so much fun!

So now it’s your turn to go emboss something – don’t forget to turn off your heat gun – you don’t want to burn anything down. That’s my PSA for the day!

The randomly picked winner of their choice of two fabulous Pixie Cottage stamps.

Happy heating in this cold cold January!

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My 1st Forever Friends post

Hi all,

Today is my 1st post with Forever Friends and I am falling in love again with the sweet little bear image.

The theme for this monthly challenge is Christmas and our prize sponsor is Di’s Digi Downloads.

Here is my Forever Friends card:

Gosh – those 2 little bears are just the most adorable! So totally round and cuddly.

Forever Friends host 2 challenges – a monthly challenge that you will see my cards in (starts 1st Thurs of every month) and a fortnightly challenge. It’s one of the easiest challenge to play in – use any animal image will do, although we would love to see your Forever Friends bears.

What are you waiting for?

Challenges entered:

One Crazy Stamper

Sundays with Crissy

Moxie Fab World

Simon Says Stamp

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