October 2023 Release in Review, Brand Ambassador Blog Hop & Giveaway

October 2023 Release in Review, Brand Ambassador Blog Hop & Giveaway

Happy Weekend!

Welcome to our October 2023 Release in Review, Brand Ambassador Blog Hop & Giveaway. As the Brand Ambassadors didn’t receive their goodies in time to join me for the October Release introductions, I thought it would be nice to have another blog hop to celebrate the release.

If you missed the original release day blog hop & formal introductions, you can catch up HERE. The giveaway is closed on that post, but to keep tradition I have another giveaway listed at the end of this post. Be sure to hop on over HERE for all the Brand Ambassador blog links.

Enough talk, let’s get to the inspiration. I am sharing the cards in the order I made them.

First up Remembrance. I’ve been seeing a trend across social media recently with these beautiful fretwork frames using those offcuts/strips of card and it’s been on my creative list to give it ago.

I started with a top fold card and used a pencil & ruler to mark out a frame to cut out using my craft knife. I don’t have aa rectangle die that would give me an equal sized frame all the way round and in my mind that’s what I wanted!

I’ve been saving up strips of white card and used double sided tape to adhere them. As you might see, I weaved the strips to give the fretwork frame a bit more stability.

As you can see I stamped and coloured one of the Poppies with alcohol markers, fussy cut it out and adhered it using glue to the framework. I finished with a sentiment from Simply Said Blocks II and some enamel dots.

Keeping with a poppy theme I reached for Uniko Style to pair with Big & Bold thank/s/ful to create this card.

I’ve been wanting to dust off Uniko Style since it came back in stock and it has paired beautifully with this bold sentiment.

I used a variety of Altenew inks in shades of pink and red to stamp these blooms. I did use my Misti Stamping Tool so I could repeat stamp the solid flowers where necessary.

I used my Misti to stamp the thanks sentiment too, fussy cut it out and adhered using foam tape. The friend part of the sentiment is also from the set and I finished with some Ebony Nuvo Drops.

Next I turned my attention to Autumn with Autumn Serenade for another fun frame card and a bit of spotlight stamping of sorts.

This time I did use a die to cut the window for my top layer. The frame is a little thicker this time so I was able to stamp & fit a little more of the serenade of falling leaves on it.

Again I used my Misti to stamp sections of the serenade on the opposing corners on the top frame layer and then again on my base card. I added the sentiment and a few of the smaller single leaves and a few enamel dots to finish.

Lastly for today I inked up Framed Snowflakes to create a fun sparkly shaker card.

I’m a little addicted to these full panel shaker cards! If you missed it, I shared one HERE in my 12 Days of Christmas Inspiration & Giveaways Day 6 video on YouTube.

I didn’t want the frame of the snowflakes to be inked, so I trimmed my panel of Oceanside card to 8.5 x 12cm. I then used Peacock ink to add shading around the panel to create a spotlight effect before partial stamping the lower half of the Framed Snowflakes in VersaMark ink and heat embossing. I stamped this lower part of the frame on the top and bottom of the panel. In hindsight I wished I had used black ink to stamp & heat emboss like I did for the single accent snowflake.

My shaker mix is a mix of sequins, snowflake sequins and glitter glass. My sentiment is from Simply Said Blocks Christmas.

Now to the Giveaway, simply comment along the hop for your chance to win a £20 eGift Code to spend in store. You have until midnight Sunday 5th Nov 2023 to comment and the winner will be announced Monday 6th.

One more treat before I go…

Crafty Hugs

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Comments (10)

  • AuntySue Reply

    Such stunning samples and designs all winners inmy eyes

    28th October 2023 at 11:27 am
  • Denise Bryant Reply

    Awesome cards! I am particularly loving the beautiful poppy on the lattice background, and the shaker card with the pretty snowflakes!

    29th October 2023 at 5:28 am
  • Juliet Reply

    Woohoo, so pleased I found your blog at last! I love these samples, particularly the poppy on the lattice background.

    29th October 2023 at 8:44 am
  • Steph Mortimer Reply

    Fabulous cards Bev. That fretwork panel is so clever and works beautifully with the poppy. Ah Uniko Stlye stamp set, so great to see this one again, I feel a stamping session coming on. Love that set! X

    29th October 2023 at 9:39 am
  • Greta H Reply

    Wow–you’ve sure been productive! I love every card, Bev! Great look with the lattice look & now I want to make it with weaving the strips! Thanks for the giveaway!

    29th October 2023 at 10:15 pm
    • AuntySue Reply

      Has the winner/winners been posted please love all the inspiration on this blog

      8th November 2023 at 10:58 am
  • simonsue.hall Reply

    How on earth do yOu have the time to come up with such original & beautiful designs, Bev? 👏 I love the use of scraps of paper to make the fretwork, the thanks card is gorgeous. 🥰 I don’t have that particular flower stamp (I don’t think🤷🏼‍♀️?) but I’ll need to check🤭 The autumn leaf stamp is my fave stamp set at the mo, I’ll be extending its season to spring too🌱🍃 My all time fave, fave from your creativeness is the full card shaker design. Ingenious💡 Love & hugs, Sue. 🌈

    31st October 2023 at 8:55 am
  • Carole Dixon Reply

    Well you have been busy with this lovely array of cards. Loving the poppy with your clever trellis and of course the snowflakes are always a favourite, but I also like your autumnal leaves…I like them all in fact! xx

    1st November 2023 at 4:33 pm
  • Nicole G Reply

    All cards look great. My favorite one is the bold thanks card.

    2nd November 2023 at 7:00 pm
  • Bev Karolak Reply

    Beautiful cards Bev! I love the poppy one and the background lattice you made is awesome! 🥰

    5th November 2023 at 8:47 am

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