Saturday, 12 March 2016

CHA Release Hop with Laura's Loft

See Robbie's beautiful work here!

Welcome to the CHA new release hop!

                                                                                                           So many exciting new products this month... Wow! 

Here's my card using Hero Art's Mason Jar Bugs set. I had a lots of fun with this.
Using Kraft card stock make a greetings card with three circles on the right hand side. You want them slightly towards the top to leave room for the sentiment. I used my Silhouette Cameo, but you could also use dies or punches. The circles are 1 1/2 " across. Cut a second set of just the circles to use as a mask.
Take some white card stock and print out the dictionary definition of a dragonfly on it (I typed mine up in a word processor) three times. Place a circle mask over one and using Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain sponge over it using Tim Holtz's mini ink blenders. Use darker colours at the edges and for the end blending remove the mask. Spritz with water and blot. Repeat twice more. Cut into squares (you need the border to stick it to your card). Adhere to the back of your circles. 
Stamp the dragonfly from Hero Art's Mason Jar Bugs set in black ink. I ran mine through a copier and then my Minc machine with silver foil. But if you don't have a Minc, you could heat emboss them in silver instead. Sponge them with Distress Inks in Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass and Wilted Violet. If wished add a little shading to the body with a fine tipped marker.  Make sure the dragonflies are flat and cover the wings in glossy accents and a little glitter. Let dry and then stick the body only to the card. Lift the wings.
Stamp the thanks and so very much from Avery Elle's Sentimental set using black Memento Ink.
A quick bonus project for you here. Cut a circle from the centre of a kraft card. Place some scrap paper behind it to protect while you stamp around the edges using Memento Inks in New Sprout, Pear Tart, Cottage Ivy and Grape Jelly and MFT's Fall Florals. Add some dots with a pink marker. Then stamp the ladybird from Hero Arts Mason Jar Bugs set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Colour with prismacolour pencils. Stamp the small firefly off to the right and colour. On a separate piece of kraft cardstock stamp the dragonfly again and colour with pencils. Cut out and cover the wings with stickles glue in Crystal. Let dry and adhere body to card. Lift wings.  Die cut Thanks from Avery Elle's Sentimental die set using purple cardstock. Shade it with Black Soot Distress Ink and a white coloured pencil.

Here's the prize for our hop.
Aren't those bunnies adorable! And those papers are sooooo pretty.

How do you win it I hear you cry?

There are several ways to enter and the more comments you make in the different social media platforms, the more entries you earn! It is required that you comment on each blog in the Hop.  After that, you are encouraged to like and comment on our Facebook page, tag on our Instagram post and pin on Pinterest, as well as share on your own pages. The participant with the most entries wins the fabulous prize package! 

Don't forget March is National Craft Month so there are lots of bargains in the shop... 
                                                                    15% off store wide till April 3rd as well as the $10 off if you spend $75 (code $10off75)

Hop on over to see what the lovely Lisa has to offer...

Here's the complete list of hoppers....
2. Deana
4. Robbie
5. Heart of Craft  ←you are here
6. Lisa
7. Sue


  1. Awesome cards! Love those pretty dragonflies!

  2. Wonderful cards! I like the bright colors on the dragonflies.

  3. Stunning cards Emma!!! I love kraft, so I am swooning over both of these beauties!!! Your dragonfly idea is a must try for me. I've use the foil, but it never occurred to me to try to color over it!! Love it!! Love the different mediums you used for your second card!!! Gorgeous work.

  4. wonderful fun cards love to use craft card and play up colors- dragonflys & ladybugs are so cute
    Alyse D

  5. I have a serious crush on your colorful dragonflies!

  6. Oh my goodness, your cards are lovely!

  7. Very nice clean and simple designs!

    1. Oh my granddaughters name is Emma Rose!

    2. Oh my granddaughters name is Emma Rose!

  8. The circles and the firefly gave me a great idea for a captain nemo steampunk creation. Thanks