Monday, April 24, 2017

You Are Loved - Technique Tuesday

Oh hey? Do you follow me on Instagram
(I'm @jazzytobi just in case you want to be friends)

Anyway, if you do, then you know i'm now 40 YEARS OLD!! WHAT??? 

It sounds old, but it feels good. Life makes sense, you know? 
Well, until something catastrophic rocks my world and I move to another strange country again, but for now - I'm enjoying it! 

This card was made on my birthday and it's a very happy.

I only used the best colours! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Fringed Dahlia
White Embossing Powder
Bazzill Cardshoppe Cardstock
Watercolor Paints

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Scalloped Flower - Sizzix UK

Hello people!! 

I have had an exciting time shopping over here because my Chinese online suppliers finally got in Distress Oxide Inks, and I was SO EXCITED I bought them all!!! 

After watching everyone play with these new inks I knew I wanted to make a cool background with them. The consensus is in: it's really easy to make cool backgrounds!! :) 

Because they're pigmenty they stay wet longer, and it's much like working with watercolours. The ink moves and blends and that oxide-effect??? Swoon.... 

But the star of the card is definitely these pretty flowers. They were the inspiration for the colours and the focus of the whole design. 

thanks for stopping by!! 

Sizzix Die Cut: Love Birds 3-D Rose
Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet
Stamps: Technique Tuesday - Fringed Dahlia, Lots of Dots, Butterfly Collage

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Moped Card - Sizzix UK

Hi there! I'm sharing a cute card that is fun to construct, cute, and speaks to my scooter-riding soul! 
Before I came to China I was no stranger to two-wheeled vehicles having had my first dirt-bike at the age of four (my parents were nuts!!!) but, I had never driven a bike/scooter on the road as my primary mode of transportation. There are days when it REALLY sucks (when it's below freezing and pouring rain or snowing) and days when it feels so good to have the sun on your face and the wind blowing through your hair... 

Anyway, this die has my name written all over it! 

This die would be fun to give to your kids! Putting it together was like a fun little puzzle, and the colour combinations are endless! Take a look on the Sizzix Website for a helpful video and other colour schemes! 

Luckily, I had the most perfect sentiment ever in my stash of stamps (this one is from Stamping Bella) and a few cute scraps of patterned paper to make this die cut shine! 

Patterned Paper - MME
SRM Border Sticker
Bazzill Cardshoppe Cardstock
Best Creation Glitter Cardstock

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Delicate Feather - Sizzix UK

I am so excited to share today's post, because it's my debut with Sizzix UK!
I am especially excited to share my projects and ideas with friends and followers in my neck of the woods (China!).

So first let me share my new baby:

I forgot how much I loved the Big Shot! It cuts so deeply and all of the little pieces for intricate dies fall out like confetti.

So if you don't know me, well I'm here to tell you I'm ALL ABOUT black silhouettes against colourful backgrounds. This feather is gorgeous and went perfectly with these watercoloured pieces. 



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