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Thank You Letters

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Thank You Letters (Lawn Fawn)

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break. I didn’t get much crafting done whilst I stayed with family and friends so I’m getting back into the groove of crafting as normality slowly creeps back in. The Seven Hills Crafts blog took a break whilst Tara and Rick moved premises. They’re now back open and have a 10% sale going on until Friday so go grab a few bargains whilst they’re still in stock!

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The blog is now back open and I’m bringing you the first of my Wednesday DT inspirations for 2018. I’ve made a resolution to use more of those stamp sets I’ve not used as much as they deserve and this card featuring Lawn Fawn’s Love Letters stamps was perfect to send as a thank you for some festive pressies!

I started with an A2 piece of Copic friendly Clare Fontaine 210 gsm DCP paper and some MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I made sure to stamp out the speech bubble that held the sentiment first to ensure it was placed exactly where I wanted it. I then used a variety of the remaining stamps so the card was completely covered, making sure that no two of the same images were next to each other.

Thank You Letters (Lawn Fawn)

I chose some of my favourite Copic markers to colour in the images:

Letters & Envelopes: W4, W2, W1, W00, R22, R32, R20
Ink Bottles & Pens: RV69, RV66, RV63
Birdies: YR24, YR21, Y21, Y00, YR07
Bubble: YR18, YR07, Y38, Y17
Shadows: C3, C00

I trimmed the panel down and mounted it on a top-folding A2 card base in Peacock. A little clear Wink of Stella and some Glossy Accents on the hearts made the finishing touches.

A perfect way to start the new year with some gratitude!



Love Letters (Lawn Fawn)

Kit & Clowder November Markers Class

Copic Colouring, Handmade Cards, Paper Crafts
Kit and Clowder Nov 17 Markers Class (Hannah Lynn)

It’s been a while since I sat down and completed one of the Kit and Clowder Monthly Classes. Last month’s alcohol markers class featured one of my favourite digi artists, Hannah Lynn. It’s been a busy few months for me but I completed it, just in time for this month’s class to be released!

I had to substitute like crazy for just about every colour but the skin tones, but I got there in the end. I especially like the sparkly fabric effect on the Nutcracker’s jacket.

For anyone who is interested in colouring with alcohol markers or pencils, you should check out the Kit and Clowder Facebook group. It’s a great community resource and the owner, Alyce, is a fantastic and supportive font of knowledge! It’s free to join and they have all sorts of festive freebies on offer this month.

Yeti Wishes

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Yeti Wishes

Hello, happy Wednesday! I’m on the Seven Hills Crafts blog again today with another yeti!

Today I have a Christmas card to share with you featuring this cute little yeti from the Mama Elephant Me and My Yeti set. I’ve finally managed to finish and send all my cards for this year with the exception of a few extra special ones I will give to close family and friends. This card uses products from a few different companies, mainly because I had a bunch of die cuts and coloured pieces left over from previous projects and I never let them go to waste!

I started out with an A6 kraft card panel and stamped some of the small snowflakes from the MFT You Make My Heart Melt stamp set in Lawn Fawn Yeti ink, setting aside to dry.

I then stamped the yeti from Mama Elephant’s Me and My Yeti, coloured him in with my alcohol markers and die cut him with the coordinating dies. I had a coloured present left over from a previous project (it’s actually from the Neat & Tangled Berry Merry set) and it fit perfectly between the little yeti’s arms. I cut a stitched tag from a nice bright red cardstock, tied some twine through the top and foam mounted my yeti in the centre.

Yeti Wishes

For the large sentiment, I die cut the Lawn Fawn Scripty Wishes several times and adhered them on top of each other for some dimension. The smaller sentiment is from the MFT Snow Globe Sentiments set, which I gold heat embossed on a banner of black cardstock.

A touch of clear Wink of Stella gives the final finishing touch!

Thanks for reading.




You’re a Real Gem!

Handmade Cards, HeffyDoodle Design Team

Hello and happy Saturday! I’m excited to be guest designing over on the Heffy Doodle blog today. I actually had a chance to play with some of Lesley’s wonderful stamps last night and created a whole bunch of cards to add to my stash.

The card I am sharing with you features the fabulous Geology Rocks (HFD|SSS) stamp set. With a layer of Glossy Accents, these gems really do sparkle!

I started out by repeatedly stamping the largest diamond on some white card, rotating until the A6-sized panel was completely covered. Using four Blue-Green Copic markers, I coloured in the gems and added some shadows with some Cool Grey markers to make it look more dimensional. 

Using the same BG markers I scribbled on some more white card and die cut it with the Scripty Thanks die (SHC|SSS), stacking it four layers high with additional die cuts to add some dimension. I added some Wink of Stella sparkle followed by a layer of Glossy Accents to both the gems on the top half of the panel and the sentiment, then set them aside to dry.

I then die cut a stitched rectangle (SHC|SSS) out of white card, further cutting it down with a stitched hillside border (SHC|SSS) for a background for the sentiment and adhered it to the bottom of the gen panel. I white heat embossed the “YOU’RE A REAL GEM” sentiment from the Geology Rocks (HFD|SSS) stamp set onto a strip of black card and adhered this and the thanks die cut to the white panel section. I finished the card off by mounting on a teal base. The finished card has lots of dimension and sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by!


Bearful of Holiday Happiness

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Bearful Holiday Happiness (Neat & Tangled)

Hello crafters, I am back today with another Christmas card for you. I’m definitely making a dent in the stack of cards I need to send this year so I hope you’re not too sick just yet of my festive sharings!

My card today features two stamps that seem to be a favourite of my muse this year: Neat & Tangled Beary Merry and MFT’s Bold Diagonal Stripes Background. The background stamp is so versatile – stamp it in black for a backer for almost any card panel, or stamp it in red to replicate a candy cane! It was the latter that inspired me today. I started out with an A6 top-folding card base on which I stamped the striped background in some Lawn Fawn Lobster ink. I also cut a snowy hill out of some white cardstock with one of the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders dies, adhering this to the bottom of the card base.

I stamped out the bear and the cute little Santa mug from the Neat & Tangled Beary Merry set with some MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, colouring them in with my alcohol markers in some traditionally festive colours. One of my favourite things about this set is that the coordinating dies cut out the bear’s hands so you can adhere items like the mug to make it look like he’s holding on to it. After adhering the bear with some foam tape over the snowy hill, I added some trees I had leftover from a previous project using the Mama Elephant Me and My Yeti set.

Bearful Holiday Happiness (Neat & Tangled)

The sentiments from this set are fabulous so I felt I had to make it a little more special. I gold heat embossed the ‘wishing you Holiday Happiness‘ sentiment from the set on some green card stock before poking a hole on either side and threading through some Lawn Fawn Lime Twine. I adhered this with some foam tape centered on the striped panel and tied off the twine on the inside.

A little Wink of Stella to give it some shine and I think this makes a bright and cheery Christmas card!

Thanks for reading. I’ll catch you next week with something a little less festive!


Best Fishes and Warm Kisses Heffy Doodle Blog Hop

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HeffyDoodle Blog Hop

I’m really excited to join in the Heffy Doodle second release blog hop and showcase some of Lesley Oman’s amazing new stamps! She has gathered some wonderful crafters so continue to the end of the post for instructions to be in for a chance to win some fantastic Heffy Doodle goodies!


My Card

My card uses the Warm Hugs stamp set and coordinating dies. This is definitely my favourite set from this release!

Eskimo Kisses (HeffyDoodle Bloghop)

I started out with an A6 top-folding white card base, blending on some Salty Ocean and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks. I then cut three additional layers using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Mountain Border Dies and Stitched Hillside Border Dies, inking just the very edges with the Salty Ocean Distress Oxide to match the background. I layered these over the inked background and added some white gel pen dots to the sky to give the look of falling snow.

Eskimo Kisses (HeffyDoodle Bloghop)

I then stamped out the cute little fisherman, his fishing rod, the bucket and two fish from the set, colouring them in with my Copic markers in shades that coordinated with the background. At the same time I also stamped out the little hole in the ice, coloured and covered in with some Glossy Accents to give that watery effect. I cut out the coloured images with the coordinating dies, foam mounting them and arranging them on the background. For the fishing rod, I used a piece of white cotton to attach the little fish as his catch!

Eskimo Kisses (HeffyDoodle Bloghop)

I used the Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners to cut out a banner in black cardstock so I could white heat emboss three of the sentiments. I foam mounted this at the top of the card

Finishing touches of some clear Wink of Stella, sparkling clear sequins and white gel pen make this a cute little winter card!


Heffy Doodle Blog Hop

A random winner will be selected for a $25 gift certificate + free shipping to the Heffy Doodle store.
Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 11/7/2017. Winners will be announced on the Heffy Doodle blog.

Don’t forget to hop along and leave comments at each of the stops.
Hop along to the next stop, Lesley Oman!

Heffy Doodle Blog
Heather Hoffman
Olga Moss
Cassie Tezak
Jessica McAfee
Kelly Martin
Maria Rudolph
Dennice Watts
Laura Sterckx
Tallie (you are here)
Lesley Oman
Lydia Evans
Sandy Allnock


HeffyDoodle Blog Hop


Jungle Gym with MFT

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Jungle Gum with MFT

Happy Wednesday! It’s the first day of November and I am on the Seven Hills Crafts blog today with a colourful critters card that can be used for a variety of occasions. I’ve had the MFT Jungle Gym set for a while and I challenged myself to combine it with a Christmas stamp. It didn’t quite turn out the way I planned, but then the best cards never do!

Jungle Gum with MFT

I started out by stamping the cute swinging monkey/tiger and bird from the MFT Jungle Gym set onto some Copic friendly 210gsm ClareFontane DCP paper with some MFT Black Licorice Hybrid ink. I then coloured them in with my Copic markers using at least three shade for each colour to get some depth. I tried to stick to the brighter, warmer colours as I knew the background would be cooler blues. I cut these out with the coordinating dies, added a few accents with a white gel pen and a layer of clear Wink of Stella. I mounted these with some foam tape and set aside to work on the background.

To make the background, I blended some Faded Jeans, Broken China and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink onto some smooth white cardstock. I then spritzed some water onto the ink and dried with a paper towel to give that wonderful chalky finish. I trimmed it down so it was just smaller than the A6 side-folding cardbase and adhered it at a jaunty angle. I felt it needed a little more something so I used a white gel pen to draw on faux stitching around the outside.

Jungle Gum with MFT

For the sentiment, I used the ‘for you’ from the MFT Hand Lettered Christmas set. I stamped it out with some black ink and fussy cut around the sentiment. To make it look a little more dimensional, I used my white gel pen to add some highlights on the left and top sides of each letter. I then also mounted this with foam tape and adhered to the background in line with the tiger’s feet. A few crystal clear sequins sweeping through the bottom right to top left of the card helps to give the impression of movement for the swing.

This makes a nice little all-occasions card I can add to my stash!

Thanks for reading, catch you next week.





Amazing Yeti Hugs with Mama Elephant and Altenew

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Amazing Yeti Hugs (Mama Elephant)

Hello and happy Wednesday! I’m on the Seven Hills Crafts blog again today with a big yeti hug!

Today I challenged myself to use a Christmas/Winter themed stamp for a non-Christmas themed card. I love the cute yeti from the Mama Elephant Me and My Yeti stamp set and the one with his hands spread wide makes me think he’s wanting to give you a hug!

I started out with a piece of rasberry cardstock that was slightly smaller than my white A6 cardbase. Using a sentiment from the Altenew Amazing You set to stamp, I stamped it in a repeating pattern across the panel with some Versamark ink. I then heat embossed it with some clear embossing powder and adhered the panel to the cardbase.

For the secondary panel, I blended on some Distress Oxide inks onto some white cardstock and dropped some clean water onto it to give it that distressed look. Once dry, I cut it out with the smaller rectangle of the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches dies so that I would still see the background pattern when adhered.

Amazing Yeti Hugs (Mama Elephant)

I stamped out the yeti from the Mama Elephant Me and My Yeti stamp set with some MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink and coloured him in with my alcohol markers. I then cut him out with the coordinating dies and adhered him to the smaller panel, then adhered both to the card base.

For the main sentiment, I white heat embossed two from the Altenew Amazing You set on some black cardstock. I cut this out and adhered this just under the yeti’s feet to ground him.

A final touch of clear Wink of Stella, a couple of sequins and I have a thank you card full of yeti hugs!

Thanks for reading, catch you next week.


Crazy Croc Christmas with HeffyDoodle

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Crazy Christmas Crocs (Heffy Doodles)

I think you all know by now that my favourite set in the HeffyDoodle first release are the crazy crocs – I could make cards with these guys all day long. I made an extra background when I made the last card so I thought the green crocs would look fantastic.

I watercoloured the background with my Kuretaki Gansai Tambi paints in exactly the same way as I did for the Beary Merry Christmas card, only I left out the darker shade of purple. I then die cut this with an Avery Elle Wonky Stitches rectangle die and adhered to a white top folding A6 cardbase.

The croc is from the Happy Snappy Crocs set and I stamped the craziest pose and wine bottle with some Copic friendly MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink on some ClareFontaine 210gsm DCP Paper. I chose some YG Copics to contrast with the warmer background and coloured him in. I’ve had the Santa hat lying around on my desk for a week or so (I think it’s from the MFT Beast Friends set) and it was a perfect size for the crazy croc.

Crazy Christmas Crocs (Heffy Doodles)

I gold heat embossed the sentiment from the Neat and Tangled Beary Merry set on some white cardstock and found I needed some more gold to balance it all out. I don’t actually have any gold metallic cardstock (something I will definitely have to resolve for the festive season!) so I made a strip with the watercolour paints and layered the sentiment over the top. I then adhered the croc and his festive accessories on top and just had to add these crazy googly eyes to make him a little more crazy!

Some Wink of Stella and a few white gel pen touches and this card will be one I send to a crazy friend! 🙂

Stand by for more projects featuring these guys!

Beary Merry Christmas with Neat & Tangled

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Beary Merry Christmas (Neat & Tangled)

Hello and happy Wednesday! I’m going all Christmassy again this week on the Seven Hills Crafts blog with this cute little bear from the Beary Merry Neat & Tangled stamp set. I bought this set last year and didn’t get much of a chance to use it so I’m glad this came together today.

I started out with a piece of watercolour cardstock and used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours to create a bright and vibrant background. I used a few different layers to build up the colour, drying between each layer and then splattered on a mixture of clean water and white paint to give a snowy effect. I love these watercolours because of their vibrancy.

Whilst I let that dry, I stamped out the bear, penguin, gingerbread man and candy cane with my MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, coloured in with my Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

Beary Merry Christmas (Neat & Tangled)

Next, I gold heat embossed one of the sentiments from the stamp set on some black cardstock and adhered it to my background panel. As I was adhering the die cuts I noticed the white border around the die cut pieces was a little too harsh in comparison to the background so I took out a gold marker and coloured in the white edges. This matched the sentiment and balanced out the amount of gold on the card.

A little Wink of Stella clear glitter over the die cuts and that finishes off a cute, bright and colourful Christmas card!