©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 - Scandinavian Prints Christmas.

Filled with Love

Hello there!

I’m over at the Neat & Tangled blog today to share a card using the a couple of stamp sets from the November Release!

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If like me, you like to make patterns with your stamps, then this is a great card for you! I took just one stamp from the Scandinavian Prints Christmas set and repeatedly stamped it on a panel of white cardstock.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 - Scandinavian Prints Christmas.

I began by making a few guidelines on the panel to make it easy to follow as I stamped the circular pattern with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I trimmed the panel down to slightly smaller than my card base and die-cut a small aperture in the bottom right corner.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 - Scandinavian Prints Christmas.

I lined up a white card base and the die-cut panel in my MISTI and marked out where I would need to stamp the sentiment, so that it could show through the aperture. The large sentiment comes from May Your Holidays Be and was stamped with Festive Berries Distress ink straight onto the card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 - Scandinavian Prints Christmas.

I foam mounted the die-cut panel to the card base and moved on to the sentiment banner, which was from the same set. I stamped it onto a piece of pattern paper with Versamark, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set. I used the co-ordinating die to die-cut the banner out and then foam mounted to the card front.

To finish, I added some die-cut hearts and some Gold Mix sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

©Candles in the Garden. May 2016 Neat and Tangled post. Hexastar Stencil and Perfect Pearls.
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©Candles in the Garden. Pinkfresh Studio Share the Love.

Winnie and Walter Share the love week – Pinkfresh Studio

Hello everyone, just popping by to share the card I’ve made using a combination of the gorgeous Felicity Collection from Pinkfresh Studio and stamps from Winnie and Walter! This is all in celebration of Share the Love week!

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I knew I wanted to show off some of the lovely pattern paper from the kit, so I chose one that I could stamp a sentiment onto.

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I trimmed a piece of pattern paper down to slightly smaller than my card base, cut a chunk off the bottom at a diagonal and used my MISTI to perfectly align a sentiment onto both the card base and the panel. The sentiment comes from True and was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

©Candles in the Garden. Pinkfresh Studio Share the Love.

I added a strip of gold behind the pattern paper and then foam mounted it to the card front along with a few of the birds from the Felicity Collection.

©Candles in the Garden. Pinkfresh Studio Share the Love.

To finish off, I sprinkled with a few gold sequins.

©Candles in the Garden. Pinkfresh Studio Share the Love.

I hope you’ll stop by the Winnie & Walter blog for your chance to win some awesome goodies!

Thanks for looking 😉

©Candles in the Garden. iNSD - Winnie and Walter collaboration with Pinkfresh Studio.

iNSD 2015 – Winnie & Walter collaboration with Pinkfresh Studio

Hello everyone!

Just stopping by to remind you that you still have a few more days to enter the ‘Create your own background’ challenge over at the Winnie & Walter blog, as part of International Scrapbook Day!

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I used some Winnie & Walter dies along with pattern papers and rub ons from the Pinkfresh Studio Up in The Clouds collection – here’s my card and the background I created:

©Candles in the Garden. iNSD - Winnie and Walter collaboration with Pinkfresh Studio.

For the background, I chose a pattern paper from the Up in the Clouds collection and distressed it a little with, well Distress Inks 🙂 Then, I took the Winnie & Walter Cover Model: Multifaceted Cutaway and die-cut the paper, giving me both the faceted frame and the little triangle pieces to play with.

©Candles in the Garden. iNSD - Winnie and Walter collaboration with Pinkfresh Studio.

I chose another piece of pattern paper and die-cut that too, so in total, I had two frames and two sets of triangular pieces. I added a ton of adhesive tape runner to a piece of copy paper and adhered the frame from the second die-cut and then filled in the spaces with the triangles from the first one.

©Candles in the Garden. iNSD - Winnie and Walter collaboration with Pinkfresh Studio.

The result is a beautiful, inlaid die-cut background ;-). I then used the smaller frame die from Essentials: Katharine Cutaways to die-cut a panel from the background, and the largest tag from Essentials: Audrey Cutaways to die-cut the aperture.

©Candles in the Garden. iNSD - Winnie and Walter collaboration with Pinkfresh Studio.

For the sentiment, I used one of the gold rub ons from the collection on a piece of vellum and then adhered it to the back of the panel so that it showed through the aperture. I lined the edges of the aperture with foam pads, poured some sequins onto a card front and adhered the die-cut panel, trapping the sequins inside to form a shaker!

©Candles in the Garden. iNSD - Winnie and Walter collaboration with Pinkfresh Studio.

To finish, I adhered a few sequins to the card along with a wood veneer embellishment arrow from my stash. I hope you’ll play along with the background challenge – remember, you don’t have to use Winnie & Walter and/or Pinkfresh Studio products, but it would be awesome if you did! The giveaway for this challenge is absolutely amazing:

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You have until 11:55 p.m. CST on May 9, 2015 to link up your project here. And don’t forget, if you share photos of your challenges, tag both Pink Fresh Studio and Winnie & Walter, and use the hashtag #insdwwpfs2015 for a chance to win other prizes!

Thanks for stopping by!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with The Cut Shoppe.

Neat and Tangled collaborates with The Cut Shoppe

Hey there,

Just popping by to share a couple of cards for the Neat & Tangled collaboration with The Cut Shoppe and their awesome range of cut files. I made two cards, each using a different cut file and combining it with some Neat and Tangled stamps – here’s the first:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with The Cut Shoppe.

I began by layering a piece of pattern paper with a piece of vellum – I’d stamped the Time Warp image onto the vellum with Delicata Golden Glitz ink. To make the gold stand out a little more, I brushed over it with Gold Perfect Pearls and misted lightly with water to set.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with The Cut Shoppe.

The star cut file was die-cut on my Silhouette Cameo out of cardstock, spritzed with some bright Dylusions ink sprays and adhered to one side of the paper layers. I added a wood veneer embellishment for a bit of interest too.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with The Cut Shoppe.

The sentiment comes from Gifts for You and was stamped onto a scrap piece of pattern paper and heat embossed in gold. This was also adhered to the vellum along with a few sequins before foam mounting to the card base. Here’s the second card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with The Cut Shoppe.

I began by die-cutting the leaves on my Cameo out of some lightweight pearlescent paper and again spritzing with some Dylusions sprays. I heat set and then trimmed a section of this down to fit the front of a card, and adhered with dots of Glossy Accents.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with The Cut Shoppe.

The sentiment comes from the Dala Horse stamp set and was heat embossed in white on black cardstock. I trimmed it down roughly and foam mounted to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with The Cut Shoppe.

I finished up with a scattering of sequins! Be sure to stop by the Neat & Tangled and Cut Shoppe blogs for more inspiration!

Thanks for looking 😉

©Candles in the Garden. RIC77 - Distress Ink Background, Neat and Tangled Sunburst and Doodlebug Sprinkles.

Runway Inspired Challenge #77

Hello there and welcome to this week’s Runway Inspired Challenge! We have another awesome inspiration photo and the chance to win a prize from Online Card Classes!

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Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. RIC77 - Distress Ink Background, Neat and Tangled Sunburst and Doodlebug Sprinkles.

I began by creating a panel using Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Black Soot, Pumice Stone and Mustard Seed Distress Inks – they were smooshed onto a craft mat and spritzed with water before I lay a piece of white cardstock into the inky puddles.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC77 - Distress Ink Background, Neat and Tangled Sunburst and Doodlebug Sprinkles.

I then inked up the Neat & Tangled Sunburst image with Black Soot and Pumice Stone, and stamped on top of the inky panel after it had dried. I thought the sunburst stripes echoed the ones on the model’s dress 😉

©Candles in the Garden. RIC77 - Distress Ink Background, Neat and Tangled Sunburst and Doodlebug Sprinkles.

I trimmed the inky panel and a co-ordinating piece of pattern paper down using the smaller frame die from Avery Elle’s Finished Frames ELLE-ments set. These were adhered together at a jaunty angle and foam mounted to a white card base.

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Behind the Studio Calico wood veneer sentiment is a vellum die-cut created with WPlus9’s Quilt Cuts 1 set and some balled up, black thread, all adhered with glue dots.

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To finish, I added some Doodlebug sprinkles 😉

Be sure to stop by the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for more inspiration from the rest of the DT members!

Jennifer | Taheerah | Kristen | Aga | Tasnim | Gayatri | Lindsay | Karolyn

Thanks for stopping by!

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter AUG14 Release. A Tree for all Seasons.

Winnie and Walter – Tour of the Stars

Hello everyone! Welcome to Winnie & Walter’s August Release Tour of the Stars! Hopefully, you have arrived from Lea Lawson’s blog and after me, you’re next stop is Vanessa Menhorn!

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This month sees the release of three new stamp sets at the new, larger 6″ x 8″ size and include so many images. First up is a card I created for Moonlight, which is geared towards Halloween with its cute pumpkins and spooky sentiments 😉

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I stamped the pumpkins on to a die-cut tag as a guide for paper piecing and layering…I stamped them again onto some pattern paper along with the faces and then fussy cut each one out (the small one was a bit fiddly, but worth it!).

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter AUG14 Release. Moonlight.

I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to add some dimension to the pumpkins before adhering to the tag. The photo above hopefully shows the little bit of Wink of Stella on the faces 😉 I covered a white card base with some diagonal striped pattern paper, stamped some bats onto this and onto the tag before foam mounting.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter AUG14 Release. Moonlight.

My second card is for A Tree for all Seasons and uses a technique that I absolutely adore – Perfect Pearls on black cardstock.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter AUG14 Release. A Tree for all Seasons.

I stamped one of the leaf images from the set repeatedly onto a black card base with Versamark ink and then covered with with two shades of Perfect Pearls. I wiped away the excess and set with a fine mist of some water.

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There are some really versatile sentiments in this new set and I picked one that could be trimmed down to a rectangle and matted against some orange pattern paper. Before foam mounting to the card front, I added some hemp twine from American Crafts. I also scattered a few sequins and gemstones on to finish off!

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter AUG14 Release. A Tree for all Seasons.

And finally, here’s my card for This Awesome House:

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This set features the large image of a house and can be inked, coloured, painted…you name it, you could probably do it 😉 I wanted to do something fairly simple because I knew I’d want to create multiples of the same design, especially since it has some lovely sentiments that fit neatly onto the hanging banner!

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I created some puddles of colour with my Distress Inks onto a craft sheet and then misted with water. I swiped a piece of watercolour paper through this and heat set. I repeated the process until I was happy, and then stamped the large house with Simon Says Stamp black ink.

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The house was fussy cut out and foam mounted to a white card base. The banner and sentiment was stamped onto some black cardstock with Versamark ink and heat set in white. I trimmed this out and added to the house along with co-ordinating sequins. Simples! I also added dabs of glossy accents in the windows of the house for extra shine!

Thanks for reading to the end – the August Release stamps are available for purchase now and Julie and Shay are offering the coordinating digital elements free for the first 2 weeks!

But wait, I have the chance to give away one stamp set from August Release! All you have to do is leave a comment here from August 29, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. CST until August 31, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. CST. There’s also a chance to win the entire release on the Winnie & Walter blog, where the rest of the Talent along with Julie and Shay will be showcasing their projects – do stop by and leave some love!

In case you missed a stop, here’s the entire blog hop list – thanks for stopping by!

Winnie & Walter blog – Julie & Shay
Jenny Martin
Heather Hoffman
Lyndal Higgins
Gayatri Murali
Heather Pulvirenti
Joni Andaya
Kelly Griglione
Laura Sterckx
Lea Lawson
Mayuri << you are here 😉
Vanessa Menhorn

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Anchors and (ship’s) wheels!

Hello there!

I’ve over at the Neat & Tangled blog today to share a card I made using some of the smaller images from the Sailmates stamp set to create a pretty background 😉

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I began by drawing some diagonal guidelines on the card base and stamping the ship’s wheel in a combination of Hero Arts Butter Bar and Raspberry Jam mid-tone inks. In between each wheel, I stamped the tiny anchor image with Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue ink.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled August 2014 DT Post. Anchors and Wheels.

I also added a few tiny splats of Black Soot Distress Ink, just to break the background up a little. Once the card was dry, I moved on to the focal element. I stamped the tag image from Gifts For You, first on some matching pattern paper, and then on some vellum. I masked off the little hole in the tag so that the sentiment would fit.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled August 2014 DT Post. Anchors and Wheels.

The sentiment comes from the Sailmates set and is stamped in the middle of the tag – I fussy cut both tags out and foam mounted them to the card base. I then stamped the anchor from Hope Anchors onto a piece of white cardstock and fussy cut that out too before adding it to the card.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled August 2014 DT Post. Anchors and Wheels.

I finished up by brushing some clear Wink of Stella onto the anchor, the sentiment and a small black heart. There’s a few Pink Lemonade sequins scattered around too!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. RIC65. Pattern paper, Altenew Stamps and Big Hello die-cut.

Runway Inspired Challenge #65

Hello there!

This week’s Runway Inspired Challenge is extra special because its being sponsored by Altenew – yay! That means the DT used Altenew stamp designs on their projects, so you’re in for a treat 😉 Here’s the inspiration photo:

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And here’s what I came up with:

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I began by trimming down a piece of pattern paper and adhering it to my card base. I thought the colours from this particular design matched the gorgeous yellow hues from the inspiration photo.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC65. Pattern paper, Altenew Stamps and Big Hello die-cut.

I stamped some of the images from Hennah Elements with Versamark onto vellum, and heat embossed in white to echo the style of the shirt worn by the model. On a piece of white cardstock, I painted a really soft wash of yellow to pick up on her trousers. Both pieces were trimmed and adhered to the card base.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC65. Pattern paper, Altenew Stamps and Big Hello die-cut.

I can’t seem to get enough of the Big Hello die from Simon Says Stamp and foam mounted a die-cut to the card. I also stamped a sentiment from the same set in Versafine Onxy Black ink. There’s a few pink gemstones to finished off – if you look closely, it seems like the model is wearing this colour underneath the really pretty shirt…

©Candles in the Garden. RIC65. Pattern paper, Altenew Stamps and Big Hello die-cut.

Check out the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for more inspiration from the rest of the DT members and the chance to win a fantastic prize from Altenew!

Jennifer | Taheerah | Kristen | Aga | Tasnim | Gayatri | Lindsay | Karolyn

Thanks for stopping by 😉

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Neat & Tangled July Release, Day 2: Sailmates

Hello again! (This is my second post for today – please scroll down if you’re looking for my Runway Inspired Challenge post – thank you!)

Time to showcase another awesome stamp set for the Neat & Tangled July Release!

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Day 2 is for the Sailmates stamp set and there are some fun, nautical images and sentiments in this one…

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Here’s my card:

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I drew a circle on a watercolour card base lightly in pencil and then painted in a sun using Dylusions Ink Sprays. Once dry, I went over the sun with some clear Wink of Stella.

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I stamped the wavy lines with Salty Ocean Distress Ink and used a wet paint brush to draw over them to help the ink move around. Once dry, I stamped over the lines again, but with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink – there’s also a line of clear Wink of Stella here too!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled JUL14 Release - Day 2. Sailmates.

I masked off the wavy lines before stamping the cute little sailboat image with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Then I paper pieced the sails in with some pattern paper. The base of the boat was coloured with Intense Pencils.

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Finally, I stamped the sentiment and added some Crystal Clear sequins (my new favourite embellishment :-)).

Be sure to check out the Neat & Tangled Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created – there’s also a giveaway! All the sets that we are showcasing this week will be released on Thursday, 17 July at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by 🙂