Sunday, May 27, 2012

Twisted Sketches Cards #107

I would just like to say a big Thank You to the wonderful and talented Anam Stubbington for her fabulous sketches and inspiration through the Twisted Sketches Blog.  
Along with so many of life's challenges - Anam manages 2 teams for the Twisted Sketches Blog and has The Twisted Sketches Phone Apps for Cards and Layouts available with her sketches and examples of the sketches used - these are awesome!!!

This week's twist is "Chipboard"- any how, any way! 
I did rotate this sketch clockwise - I love how it turned out :-)

My interpretation:

And my usual close-up of course! 

Black card and envelope from Twiddleybitz (NEW!!)
Nero Flourish from Twiddleybitz
Bo Bunny Enchanted Patterned Paper
Decorative Tile from My2Angels
Silver Rhinestones from Flourish With A Bling
Black Ric-Rac  from My2Angels
Miscellaneous Ribbon

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Proud Mum Post :-)

I love that Erin (and the boys) like to get in the studio and create along with me.  It is often hard to keep Erin out of there!!  On the weekend Erin was lamenting she had not made Riley a Birthday Card yet so I encouraged her to create one for him.

I think she has been taking more notice of what I say and do than I thought because not only did she make a beautiful card for him - she made a matching envelope!

I love the back to front r - it's something she can't help, but it just makes it that much more hand-made and loveable :-)  The alternating colours are great  on the Twiddleybitz banner, the Twiddleybitz cars look awesome with the Flourish With A Bling pearls in the middle of the wheels, and the piece of ribbon she 'borrowed' from my (not so) hidden stash!

I am so proud of her - and Riley loved it to bits!!!!

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Jen & Erin

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Twisted Sketches Cards #105

I love Twisted Sketches! Card Sketch this week is  #105 twist is "Flower"
- Would love you to join in and have a play too!
Feel free to comment below and leave a link to your interpretation of the sketch :-)

I found this sketch the perfect inspiration for Mum's Mother's Day Card :-)

 And the customary close up... shows how beautiful and shiny the Bling is!!


White shimmer card and Envelope
Patterned Paper - Cross My Heart .com
Twiddleybitz - Alphabet - M, u, m
Flourish With A Bling - Chloe Pearl - Baby blue
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Stormy Sky
Adirondack paint dauber - Snow Cap
My2Angels Roses - Smokey Blue
Stampin' Up - Stamp n Write Marker - Night of Navy
Stampin Up Stamp set Whimsical words
Iron Orchid Designs - Rose Stamp IOD-782A
Bevvy of Butterflies - Love You stamp UK-413A

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Awesomely good news!!

I am super ecstatically proud to reveal I am now a member of the Flourish With A Bling Design Team!!
To say I am happy is an understatement.  I fell in love with these gorgeous products a few years ago when using them for make n takes at Paperific, was lucky enough to do a term as a "guest" DT member, and the rest (as they say) is history!!

I am often adding bling to my pages/projects and the single jewels and pearls are just gorgeous for that little bit here and there.  The flourishes though are so completely of the planet fantastic!  The Chloe Pearl Flourish range would have to be my favourite (at the moment LOL)!

Congratulations to the other members of the team - 19 fabulous artists from all over the world!  I look forward to working with these ladies and these wonderful products, Thank you so much to Maggie, Lucy, and Kate for this opportunity!!!
Flourish with a Bling’s very first Design Team – in alphabetical order -
:-) Jennifer Hodge – QLD, Australia
I will be adding links to blogs on my sidebar shortly but they're all above for you for now, I have been checking them out - OMG!!  don't miss them, you'll kick yourself!!  Flourish With A Bling's blog is debuting the team we'd love you to stop by to "meet" us - better yet, visit the gallery and feel free to leave a comment or share your work :-)

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Just 4U

I made a card for Mother's Day, only this card is too pink and girly for my Mum!! It's so pretty and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

Also I wanted to point out I only used fabulous adhesives from a relatively new company called Stix 2 Anything.  The PVA worked really well to adhere the paper rose to the Crochet by Kim flower and then that to the card over the fern leaves and bling.

And love this with the hint of green pearls from the FWAB Chloe flourish.

 I decided to use a Z fold card for my base, using the lovely pale green shimmer cardstock from Twiddleybitz.  I then decided to make windows...

I played around with placement for a bit and how to make the layers work...
I leave 'handles' on my little letters now and I get less paint etc on my fingers!!

and if you start to pull it open...

This is the inside - I will write along the top of the "U" page as it's hidden by the leaves when on display :-)

This is just a shot of the 'backside' of the card - I have painted the back of the "4" with the same pearl paint now though :-)

Cardstock - Green shimmer from Twiddleybitz

Twiddleybitz - Large Letters - 4 U
Twiddleybitz - Alphabet - J, u, s, t
Twiddleybitz - Fern leaves
Flourish With A Bling - Chloe Pearl - Olive Green
Crochet By Kim - 5Petal flower white
My2Angels - Large Pink Rose
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Forest 
Adirondack paint dauber - pearl
Stampin' Up - Stamp n Write Marker - Pretty in Pink

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