Monday 24 December 2012

Celebrate the season...


Happy Christmas Eve!

Just in case you'd thought I'd vanished off the end of the Earth, I haven't! I'm still here (and might I add: with the broadband up and running!) but battling a icky winter illness as I've been putting every last ounce of energy into seeing the end of the school term!

School's out now and I'm getting back to myself, just in time for Christmas. Still got a few things on my list to do, and I didn't send out nearly as many cards as I'd have liked (think I may have to make some New Year cards to make up for it!) but one things for certain, the presents are wrapped:

celebrate the season

I do love kraft and red for Christmas and decided it to be my colour scheme for most of my wrapping. Now this style of wrapping was inspired by this picture:

A Collection
Picture source: A Creative Mint

This pic is also our latest challenge on A Passion for Papertrey. Seeing as it's the holidays, we've extended the deadline to the end of 2012 so if you find some spare inky time during the festivities (who am I kidding?!) then play along with us! :)

Now I must dash as Christmas won't wait for me! Wishing you a fabulous Christmas and if I don't 'see' you before, a very, very Happy New Year too!

Catch ya later!

Present Deets
{Celebrate the Season}
Stamps: Holiday Tree (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Card: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Pure Poppy Baker’s Twine (Papertrey Ink)/ Mini Peg, Parcel Paper (Craft Supply)

Sunday 25 November 2012

Christmas: Uniko Studio Style!


Can you feel it? Can you hear it? Yup - those holidays are coming and before you know it we'll be celebrating the season!

Now we're a little bit crazy in our house: seeing as we've decided that December is the perfect time to move house we've had to be super organised when it comes to Christmas. The shopping is done, we're gatecrashing family for the food (and company of course!) and thanks to the new release from Uniko Studio, most of my Christmas crafting is complete!

So get ready to celebrate the season (or any other season!) Uniko Studio style!

First up there's three new fabulous clear stamp sets available:
  • Wonderful Washi: Christmas
  • Label Love: Christmas
  • Pure Florals: Poinsettia
I inked up Label Love: Christmas to create a gift card holder with bells on - literally! :)

Gift Card Holder

Love is an understatement when it comes to this set - I want to stamp labels on EVERYTHING!

I've never got jingly for the season but after seeing my buddy Diva rock the bells on her festive creations I just had to try for myself. Cue me jumping around the room jingling this gift card holder - I may struggle to part with it!
Gift Card Holder Open

Simply slide up (or untie if you fancy trying to tie it back up again!) the twine to reveal a pocket to house the gift card of your choice.

I also inked up the set Wonderful Washi: Christmas and  combined it with one of the new digital cut files: On The Edge.
Let it snow

Stamping on acetate is always magical to me and that snowflake strip coordinates perfectly with the the digi cut methinks even if it is a pain to try and photograph! 

Uniko Studio are actually releasing 4 digital cut files:
  • Decorative Doilies - The Hands Of Time
  • Christmas Polaroids
  • On The Edge
  • Sparkling Snowflakes
I tell you what, I don't actually own a digital die cutting machine but Bev kindly sent me some cut outs and I'm certainly tempted to invest in one. Thanks for the enabling, Bev! *wink*

Now I told you earlier that my Christmas shopping was done. And now, thanks to the digi cut file: Decorative Doilies - The Hands of Time, my Christmas wrapping is done too!


Such a simple idea to decorate a present and I'm a sucker for kraft and red for the season.


I simply stamped the doilies from the set, Decorative Doilies - The Hands of Time and layered them up to create a pretty present topper.


Still on the digi cut files, I used the Christmas Polaroids and Sparkling Snowflakes to whip up a super-simple, super graphic card for the season.


Easy as 1,2,3 for this card! The hardest part: deciding whether to add a gem to the JOY sentiment!

Now it's like all your Christmases have come at one over at Uniko Studio because on top of all of this, there's also 7 new digital paper collections too as well as 2 digital stamp sets!

2 Digital Stamp Sets:
  • Holly Jolly Christmas
  • Sparkling Snowflakes
7 Digital Patterned Paper Collections:
  •  Classics Christmas
  •  Classics Winter
  •  Eclectic Mix Christmas
  •  Eclectic Mix Winter
  •  Text Style Christmas
  •  Text Style Winter
  •  'Tis The Season
Be sure to check 'em out over at Uniko Studio; my printer in our house is all packed up and ready for moving but once I install it in the new place I'll be printing and playing before I know it! :)

Phew! That's a whole lotta new goodies and I can say, my Christmas is now complete! All that's left for me to do is sit and wait for the festive fun to commence (oh, and move house too! Ha!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Catch ya later!

Tuesday 6 November 2012

Giving some inky love (and getting lovey dovey in general!)


Oooh it feels like an age since I was blogging! I'm pleased to see that my scheduled posts worked while I was away (Thanks, Blogger!) 

While I've been away on one of the most memorable holidays ever, a new challenge posted on our A Passion for Papertrey Blog (Have you checked out our new blog/blog makeover - you should y'know *wink*) 

The new challenge asks you to give a little inky love to those stamp sets that require it. Y'know what I'm talking about: those sets you just *had* to have but have hardly inked up since you got your inky mitts on 'em.

For my card I inked up Rosie Posie; a set that has hardly seen any ink at all (it was those hexagons entinced me purchase that set)

Happy Holidays

I used the daisy stamp as the glow of the candle and an outline shape from the set, Modern Basics to create a flame. Although it's only a thin strip of patterned paper, I'm totally patting myself on the back for using some. *wink*

So come and ink along with us! You need only use on PTI product to enter and remember that our challenge are now global! Worldwide entries welcome for the chance to win a $5 PTI GC.

Now before I dash. I mentioned earlier that I've been away on one of the most memorable holidays ever. Normally a hurricane would make a holiday super memorable, but this is the real memory that will last with me:

 Click the pic for a close up :)

My guy proposed and I said YES! Hee!

Catch ya later!

Saturday 27 October 2012

Carried away with chevrons...


Yay for the weekend, yay for half-term and yay for holiday! :)

Speaking of holidays (smooth link there, don't ya think?!), Uniko Studio have a holiday-themed Super Free Saturday for you! It's called 'Ho Ho Ho' and I reckon you're gonna love it *wink*

My projects with this freebie are super fast and super simple - my kinda crafting when I've got a suitcase to pack and a million and one other things to do!

First up a simple tag:

Sending you Joy

I simply printed the lovely bauble, coloured, stamped a custom sentiment from the Uniko Studio set Pure Florals: Gebera, threaded silk ribbon through and finished with gems. Easy peasy.

For my next project, I got a little carried away with chevrons:

Celebrate the Season

As soon as I printed that fab, fun chevron DP I just knew that I had to pair it with the chevron trees from my own set, O Christmas Tree. It's a match made in Lapland methinks!

Now I'm no digi master - this is just me printing out and having fun. Be sure to see what the rest of the Uniko Studio DT whipped up, especially the *new* Uniko Studio Digital DT! Oh and be sure to grab the freebie for yourself and have a play with it - digi isn't half as scary as some of you may think, I promise!

Pssst: did you know that Uniko Studio have a sale on? Hurry, it ends on Nov 1st and there's a bargain (or two!) to be had....*wink*

Catch ya later

Thursday 25 October 2012

Happy Holidays and Sad Farewells....


The day is here! The sneaky peeks from The Craft's Meow October Release we've been showing you the past week are now available to view in full, and purchase!

The Craft's meow

We're celebrating the new release in the traditional TCM way with a blog hop and a chance for you to win the entire release! You should have hopped here from the TCM Blog.

For my blog hop card I combined three sets - I surprised myself with that. Ha!

Happy Holidays

This card features a fab, distressed sentiment from Holiday Foundations; some funky retro snowflakes from Christmas Cheer and some trees from the set that's free with a $50 spend at the TCM Store this month, O Christmas Tree (designed by myself!)

The smaller tree is simply a larger tree trimmed down - easy peasy! I really do have a soft spot for the chevron tree even though there are many other designs to stamp from the set. Just don't tell the other trees in the set, OK? *wink*

In order to qualify for the chance to win the entire October release, be sure to comment on every blog in the hop. Next up is the super Elizabeta Kushner so hop across there for more inspiration!

Now I don't like to end my blog posts on a sad note, but after an amazing 7 months with The Craft's Meow it's now time for me leave. :( I'd like to take the opportunity to thank the whole of the TCM DT (both past and present) for being so fun, fabulous and supportive. I'd also like to extend a HUGE thank you to Lisa, who had so much faith in my designs. I would never have been able to have achieved my dream of designing my own stamp set and getting it manufactured without you, thank you so much! You made this inky gal's dream come true and I'll never forget it :) 

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Happy Holidays}
Stamps: Holiday Foundations, O Christmas Tree, Christmas Cheer (The Craft's Meow)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)/Latte, Fern (A.Muse Ink)
Cardstock: Kraft, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Gems (Hero Arts)/Promarkers (Letraset) - to create coordinating bling!

Wednesday 24 October 2012

Trust me....he'll love it even if you don't!


Welcome back for day 3 of the countdown sneaky peeks from The Craft's Meow!
The Craft's meow

As you already know, we're getting festive with this release and today we get to give you a sneaky peek of two more sets - one of which is designed by myself.

First up is a fab set by Karen Baker called Holiday Foundations. I love the grungy feel to it! Now for my sneak peek, you'll either love it or hate it. The good news is that I reckon the recipient will love it.

Merry Christmas

I've been hooked on the TV series and comic graphic novel The Walking Dead. So has my guy. I couldn't help but create a Christmas card inspired by it when I combined those distressed candy stripes, cool font with the splatter stamp from Karen's previous set, Typically Teen. So this card is heading to my guy this year - trust me, he'll love it even if you don't! *wink*

Next up is a set that I designed that is free when you spend $50 at the TCM Store this month. O Christmas Tree takes the stress out of mass producing and masking with your holiday stamping. No more cutting isosceles triangles out for masks and stamping patterns through to make Christmas trees; the hard work has already been done for you! :)

O Christmas Tree

See what I mean? No masking involved, simply stamp and go (to the post office to post this to someone!) There's a variety of trees in the set as well as sentiments, so it takes some of the boredom out of mass producing too - bonus!

Now be sure to leave a comment on the TCM Blog by 9pm PDT tonight if you fancy the chance of winning one of these set! Oh, and while you're over there, take a peek at what the rest of the TCM DT whipped up (especially if you're not a fan of my zombie inspired Christmas card!) :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Merry Christmas}
Stamps: Holiday Foundations, Typically Teen (The Craft's Meow)
Ink: Red Pepper (Adirondack)/Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: White, Soft Stone (Papertrey Ink)

{O Christmas Tree}
Stamps: O Christmas Tree (The Craft's Meow)
Ink: Fern, Buttercup (A.Muse Ink)/Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Canvas and Linen Impression Plate (Papertrey Ink)

Tuesday 23 October 2012

One of two sneaky peeks....


Ready for day 2 of the October release sneaky peeks from The Craft's Meow? I hope so!
The Craft's meow

Now today we're sharing peeks of two more sets, but you'll only see one on my blogeroo today. Mr Postman is yet to bring the set, Winter Fibi and Lilly by Mabelle R-O, but I can assure you it's a cute set and I guess you'll have to check out the rest of the TCM DT for a good peek at it! :)

However, one set I can give you a peek at is the set, Christmas Cheer also designed by Mabelle R-O. This set has a fun, retro kinda feel to it - great for the guys or gals you're stamping for. I focused in on a funky snowflake stamp and a sentiment for yet another holiday card:

Let it Snow
Tips: Staz-on ink works a treat when stamping on glimmer cardstock.
Place small dots of adhesieve on the reverse side of the embossed snowflakes to avoid marks showing through the vellum.

Vellum. I forget how it can transform a project so easily! I simply stamped snowflakes over a panel of vellum with clear ink and embossed with white embossing powder. My bottom panel of card is actually glimmer cardstock (my camera hasn't picked it up). At first I was going to have snowy hills of glimmer cardstock, but changed my mind and kept it clean and graphic with a straight strip; we can say that the snow is falling evenly on this ground *wink*

Before you dash, be sure to get a good peek at not only this set but the set I haven't been able to ink up yet by checking out the TCM DT. And if you like what you see, then be sure to leave a comment on the TCM Blog by 9pm PDT tonight for your chance to win either set!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by today!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{let it snow}
Stamps: Christmas Cheer (The Craft's Meow)
Cardstock: Spring Rain, Vellum, Glimmer Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Black (Staz-on)
Accessories: Detail White Embossing Powder (Stampendous)

Monday 22 October 2012

Holidays, TCM Stylee....


Happy Monday! Happy sneaky peeks to commence here for the October release at The Craft's Meow!
The Craft's meow

As we hit the October release, we're getting very festive (good for a procrastinator like myself!) and today we're sharing not one, but two sneaky peeks of two sets available from October 25th. We're also welcoming on board with us as a guest designer for October, Emily Keaton!

First up is Christmas Angels by Nina.B which is a set that begged me to go traditional with my seasonal stamping:


Super simple but that's my style when whipping up Christmas cards (and cards in general I guess!). I like to produce a few of the same design (not too many - I can't mass produce as my brain gets bored easily!) so it needs to be simple and it's a total bonus if it's flat for posting too *wink*

I decided to stick with the traditional combo of red and green for my next project which gives you a sneak peek of the set, Hearth and Home by Elizabeta Kushner.

happy holidays  

Tip: Add detail with a white gel pen to give the shine-factor - because your colouring's 'worth it'! :)

A simple tag that involves repeatedly stamping that cluster of holly and colouring. Not one for mass production as it took me a while to colour this little tag with my markers!

Right, that's two sets sneaky peeked - another four to go! Take a peek at the rest of the TCM DT and if you like what you see today, then be sure to leave a comment on the TCM Blog by 9pm PST tonight. One randomly selected peep will win today's sets!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
Stamps: Christmas Angels (The Craft's Meow)
Card: White, Pinefeather (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Red Pepper (Adirondack)

{Happy Holidays}
Stamps: Hearth and Home (The Craft's Meow)
Card: White (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Promarkers (Letraset)/Pure Poppy Grosgrain Ribbon, Pure Poppy Baker's Twine (Papertrey Ink)/White Gel Pen (Ranger)

Saturday 20 October 2012

New challenge, new digs...


Happy Saturday! Happy weekend! :)

So it's been a while since I shared a new challenge from A Passion for Papertrey. The reason for this is because we've moved to new digs (Blogger wouldn't play ball so we'be moved to WordPress) 

Our new challenge is a friend themed challenge. We want to see your creative projects using at least one PTI product that celebrate friendship.

Here's a card I've whipped up for a friend of mine (just need to pop it in post!)

Girly you rock!

I'm still on the old washi tape bandwagon and covered a die cut butterfly with the stuff. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

So we'd not only love to see you playing along with us, we'd also love it if you could check out our new site (HUGE thanks to Kate for designing it!) and follow it/bookmark it! :)

Keeping it short and sweet today - it's my last weekend before I head  to London to catch a show, (a belated birthday present or my guy) and then hop on a jet plane to Canada. I need to get organised!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Girly, you rock!}
Stamps: Signature Greetings (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Button, Twine, Butterfly Die (Papertrey Ink)/ Washi Tape (MT Tapes)

Tuesday 9 October 2012

Getting a head start on Mother's Day...


Swingin' by the ol' blogeroo to announce some happy news (you may have heard it already but I'm late to the celebration party - ha!)

Clearly Besotted Stamps is a new stamp company started by the super talented and lovely, Stephanie. I've known Stephanie since my very early stamping days - in fact it's thanks to herself and Kate that I got introduced to Papertrey Ink and Blogland - they have been there since the start. The rest, as they say, is history!

Anyways, I digress! I'm totally honoured to have been asked by Stephanie to be on her DT! I'm in awesome, talented company - pinch me! Check out the rest of the fabby team here!

I got the stamps on Friday and have been itching to ink them up all weekend. However the wonderful weather this past weekend meant I only had time to whip up one card, but I have more in my mind ready to create, I promise!

Happy Mother's Day2

The rose and leaves from the set 'Blooming Marvellous' were just begging to be paired up with the set 'Happy Everything' IMHO. The result was a very early Mother's Day card - still, better to be early than late, right?!

Now I urge you to check out the Clearly Besotted Stamps store: there's a total of 10 fabulous new stamp sets to feast your eyes upon. I plan on inking my other sets up this week, and lemme tell ya, this gal is not going to be making her Christmas cards during December this year! *wink*

Thank you so much for your visit today!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Happy Mother's Day}
Stamps: Blooming Marvellous, Happy Everything (Clearly Besotted Stamps)

Ink: Tattered Rose (Distress Ink)/Tuxedo Black (Memento)/Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink)
Card: Solar White (Neenah)
Accessories: Canvas and Linen Impression Plate (Papertrey Ink)/Promarkers/Pearls (Stash)

Saturday 6 October 2012

Happy WCMD


Happy weekend! Happy World Card Making Day! :)

Well, it's officially October 6th 2012 this side of the pond anyways! *wink*

Now there's lots of fun to be had on this day dedicated to this hobby of ours; grab a cuppa and then be prepared for lots of inky fun!

First up, The Craft's Meow are having a sale to celebrate the occasion! Grab a 15% discount on all orders from now until Sunday (October 7th) 11.59pm PST and the discount is in addition to any products in the sale too! Simply enter WCMD2012 at checkout to receive your discount!

I'm celebrating the occasion with a card I've whipped up with some of my own TCM goodies:

you're my bestie

Very simple, but I'm letting those bold colours take the stage on this one *wink*

TCM is also participating as a Pink Ribbon sponsor of Splitcoaststampers' 3rd Annual Hope You Can Cling To campaign for breast cancer awareness and support. Check it out - there's plenty of fun to be had over there with a new challenge every day!

If you do manage to craft for the occasion, be sure to share your work in the WCMD gallery!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and happy WCMD!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{you're my bestie}
Good Times (The Craft's Meow)

Ink: Versamark/Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, White (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Pink Embossing Powder (POP Embossing Powder)

Friday 28 September 2012

A Winner!


TGI Friday, peeps! :)

I'm here with some news to make somebody's Friday super happy; it's time to announce the winner of the Holiday Cards & More 12 Blogs of Christmas Bloghop!

Do your 'thang' Mr. Random.Org:

Number 6 means that the winner of a copy of this fantastic Paper Crafts issue is Elise C who said:

Elise C. said...
Wow, that does look so easy to mass produce! I really like the leaves and holly that you added!

Congrats, Elise C! Please contact me with your postal addy (click on the 'contact me' tab at the top for my email address) and I'll pass on your deets to Paper Crafts. That issue should be with you in plenty of time to inspire you for your Christmas crafting! :)

Thanks so much to everyone who hopped along with us - I hope you all found some inspiration for your Christmas projects!

Have a wonderful weekend - mine will be sniffle free, finally! Yay! 

Catch ya later!


Friday 21 September 2012

Happy Happy Autumn Fall!

This is my second post and blog hop for today! Please scroll down to check out my Paper Crafts Holiday Cards & More Vol:7 blog hop entry or click here - thanks! :) 


Happy Friday! It's super happy over at The Craft's Meow as the September release is now officially available for purchase!

The Craft's meow

We're celebrating the release the TCM way with a blog hop and a chance for you to win the entire September release! You should have hopped across here from my fellow teamie, Amy T - if you haven't, then be sure to start here (leave a comment on each blog by 9:00pm PDT, Sunday, Sept 23rd for your chance to win the release!).

Now as you probably know by now, I autumn. The rich colours, the magic of the leaves changing before your very eyes, the crisp air, oh I could go on and on but you're here to see a card, right?!

Well with my love for autumn in mind, I couldn't resist inking up Golden Days (a FREE set with purchases of $50 or over!) and Fall Blessings to create a very simple card:

Happy Happy Fall!

I wanted those three squares to give the impression of a leaf falling from the sky. The sentiment 'Happy Fall!' was masked to stamp the words individually on each square. Pretty simple, but I like it that way :)

Right, there's a lot of hopping to be done so I won't delay you any more - I reckon you should hop along to my buddy and all-round sweetie, Iwona Palamountain! Remember to leave a comment on each blog during the hop by 9pm Sunday to be in with a chance of winning the entire September release!

Thanks so much for stopping by today - I hope you have a super weekend! :) 

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Happy Happy Fall!}
Stamps: Golden Days, Fall Blessings (The Craft's Meow)
Ink: Canyon Clay (Papertrey Ink)/Rich Cocoa (Memento)/Antinque Linen (Distress Ink)
Cardstock: Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Jute Button Twine, Canvas and Linen Impression Plate (Papertrey Ink)

Hoppin' for the Holidays...


TGI Friday! Today is super exciting on here on the blogeroo as I'm totally honoured to be a part of a special Paper Crafts blog hop to celebrate the release of the special issue: Holiday Cards & More Vol.7!

I'm lucky to have a few projects published in this special issue and I'm pinching myself to be hopping with some awesome talent - here's the list should you get lost:

1.       Chan Vuong
2.       Angeline Yong Jeet Leen
3.       Heather Campbell
4.       Kalyn Kepner
5.       Lorena Cantó Lavería
6.       Cristina Kowalczyk
7.       Amy Wanford (that's me!)
8.       Vanessa Menhorn
9.       Latisha Yoast
10.   Jocelyn Olson
11.   Meredith MacRitchie
12.   Clare Prezzia

So you should have hopped across here from the simply amazing Cristina Kowalczyk. If you haven't, then be sure to start here for the chance to win some amazing goodies!   
For this hop, we were challenged to use the free digital sentiments available as part of the special issue here. Did you know that Paper Crafts always has a fab collection of free, digital art perfect for your paper crafting? (Click on an issue and scroll down to check them out)  Well the freebies with this special issue are holiday themed of course; so I got a head start on my Christmas cards (now that's a first for Aimes the procrastinator!)

Merry Christmas

This card was easy peasy to create, required no Christmas themed products, (apart from the free image) and features a design that would be great for mass production. It simply involves printing the digital sentiment, stamping two leaves from Papertrey Ink's Modern Basics, adding a touch of bling and mounting on to a card base. Super simple, super quick, super flat for postage! *wink*

Tip: if you daren't put card through your printer when it comes to using digital elements, simply print on paper and adhere that paper to a sheet of cardstock for extra stability.

So my first, official card of the season is finished with a design I'll probably reproduce a few times over when I leave my cards to the last possible postal deadline *wink*

Paper Crafts have been super kinda and have given you the chance to win a copy of this special issue. Simply leave a comment on this blog post by Tuesday 25th September 11:59 MDT and I'll randomly select a winner!

Thanks so much for hopping along here today! The next hop is over to my fellow European peep, Vanessa Menhorn so what are you waiting for?!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Merry Christmas}
Stamps: Modern Basics (Papertrey Ink)/Digital Sentiment Stamp from Paper Crafts
Ink: Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, White, Simply Charteuse (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Clear Gems (Stash)/Promarker to colour bling (Letraset)

Thursday 20 September 2012


This is my second post for today - please scroll down if you're looking for my CASE Study post or click here. Thanks! :) 


Ready to carry on the fun of The Craft's Meow September release sneaky peeks? I hope so!

The Craft's Meow

Today we get to share the final two sets with you - one of which is FREE! 

First up we're giving you a peek of a fun set by Kaitlyn Ord called 'Good Times'. This set is perfect for you scrapbookers, all you Project Life peeps and card-makers too of course. I opted for the card-making when it came to inking this set up (no surprises there!)

celebrate today

I'm diggin' those fun, bold chevrons and was in the mood for a bold colour combo of bright pink and black. Not my favourite choice of colours but maybe, just maybe, the neon trend is creeping up on me (better late than never, eh?!)

Now this is no ordinary card. Don't let your eyes deceive you. There's a fun, interactive element on this card too. Simply lift the chevron tab to reveal....
Ta-Dah! (or should that be Booyah?!)

Hee! I couldn't resist creating an interactive card with the power of magnetics. I played with some super slim magnetic discs (courtesy of the kind folk at Magnet Expert). I simply adhered a magnetic disc to the reverse edge of the chevron strip and placed another magnet inside the card to secure it. The card remains super slim and perfect for posting - bonus!

The next set we're sharing today made my autumnal lovin' heart skip a beat. 'Golden Days' designed by Karen Baker features beautiful leaves and fabulous flourishes. I loved that when I got to ink this set up, I could take pleasure in my main reason for loving this season - the colours:

Thankful for you

Using lots of rich autumnal shades of ink, I stamped the different leaves to create my own kinda DP. I also find that for autumnal projects, I can't stop using both sides of my linen and canvas impression plate; for some reason plaid just screams out autumn to me :)  

Another awesome thing about 'Golden Days' is that it's free for all customers spending over $50 at the TCM Store!

However, if you can't wait that long you could take a chance at winning this set or the 'Good Times' set by leaving a comment on the TCM Blog by 9pm PST tonight. While you're over there, take a peek at the amazing projects the rest of the TCM DT inked up for your viewing pleasure!

Right, that's enough from me for today. I'll be back tomorrow to celebrate the actual September release with a good ol' fashioned blog hop - I hope you can join us!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{celebrate today/booyah!}
Stamps: Good Times (The Craft's Meow)
Ink: Bubblegum (A Muse)/Tuxedo Black (Memento)/Versamark
Cardstock: True Black, White (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Pink Embossing Powder (WOW! powders)

{Thankful for you}
Stamps: Golden Days (The Craft's Meow)
Ink: Canyon Clay, Summer Sunrise, Scarlet Jewel, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)/Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Cardstock: Scarlet Jewel (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Buttons, Twine, Impression Plate (Papertrey Ink)


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