Monday, October 16, 2017

Celebrate you

Hi everyone,

I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend. We spent a fantastic, beautiful few days in North Conway, NH where the weather was absolutely beautiful and the leaves in certain areas were quite pretty and worth taking lots of pictures.

I'm back now and have a card to share for the current MFT Color challenge here

and also for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge where the theme is 'Thinking of You' here

Here's my interpretation:

I started by using a SSS stencil to create the panel for my card. I used 2 different colours of Distress inks and blended the background. I then moved onto the 'celebrate' die cut and blended 2 different shades of blue for this. I die cut the word right into the dotted panel and inlaid the coloured blue word.

I used the Wonky Rectangles die to cut out a panel in yellow and then cut my coloured panel with a smaller die from the same set. To continue with the Wonky theme I thought it would be fun to layer the 2 panels in an off kilter design.

I cut a patterned panel piece to fit the size of my card and adhered that with tape and then also added the yellow panel the same way. My design panel was applied using foam tape.

Added some yellow sequins and it was done.

Well that's it for this card and thanks for stopping by.


Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil
MFT Die-Namics Celebrate die
MFT Die-namics Wonky Stitched Rectangle die set
Distress Oxide inks - Fossilized Amber & Spiced Marmalade
Distress Ink - Blueprint Sketch
SSS Blue Jay mini ink cube
SSS You 3x4 sentiment stamp set
Doodlebug 6x6 Kraft in Color-Color paper pad
Yellow Sequins

Friday, October 13, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge 82 - "Fall is in the Air"

Happy Friday everyone,

Well it's time again for a new SSS Flickr challenge here where you will find details on how to play. I do hope you can join in.

I was so exited when Barb asked me to guest design for this challenge where the theme is "Fall is in the Air". This was so perfect for me as this is my favourite time of the year. I created 3 cards for this and decided to work Fall colours into all of my cards.

For my first card I used the SSS Clustered Leaves die as my focal point.

I started by creating a watercolour pallette on my craft sheet using Distress inks in Abandoned Coral, Carved Pumpkin and Shabby Shutters. I spritzed some water over each colour and then took a piece of watercolour cardstock and pressed that down over the colours. Once I was happy with the blend I die cut the leaf die from it. Set that aside and went onto creating my background piece. I used a SSS Stitched Rectangle die to emboss the edges of my card and added some gold drops using a metallic shimmer spray. I popped up the leaf die cut piece with small pieces of foam tape adhered behind each leaf to give it some dimension then added some clear Wink of Stella to each leaf to give it a little touch sparkle.

I then die cut the hello sentiment from some black cardstock and added that to the centre of my card adhering it with some Tombow Mono glue.

Here's card #2.

For this card I used the SSS Full Card Triangles die and cut this from Neenah Desert Storm cardstock.
I kept all the little pieces that fell out from the die and saved them for later.
I took a piece of white cardstock and carefully masked off strips of colour using a combination of Distress and Distress Oxide inks so that they would line up with the die cover piece once I added it to the front of my card. 
From the top of my card this is the order of colours - Distress Spiced Marmalade, Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber, Distress Oxide Candied Apple, Distress Gathered Twigs, Distress Mustard Seed and finally Distress Oxide Spiced Marmalade.
Once I was happy with the total blend of colours I added that piece to a Desert Storm card base.  I then gave the whole panel a little spritz of water to add a little effect. I then carefully laid the die cut piece over the panel making sure everything lined up. Some of the little leftover triangles that I saved earlier where added here and there on the card. Some I laid down flat and some I popped up with a little foam tape.
For my sentiment I used a stamp from the SSS Work Out stamp set, stamped with Versamark ink and embossed it with Gold Detail embossing powder. Added the strip to my card with foam tape. I added a little watercolour leaf using a Lawn Fawn die to which I added some gold Wink of Stella.
I added some Nuvo Crystal drops in Red Berry, Dandelion Yellow and Ripened Pumpkin for a little additonal accents.

Onto card #3.

For this card I used a SSS stencil called Swirls and Dots. I adhered the stencil to a piece of white cardstock and then started to blend in various Distress inks - Squeezed Lemonade, Peeled Paint, Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon and finally Distress Oxide in Wilted Violet.
While the stencil was still in place I added some Translucent Embossing paste over the top of the whole piece. When dry it gives a nice shiny effect and still allows the colours underneath to show through.
I used a SSS A2 Card Curved Edge die to cut out the bottom piece of my background.
I took a piece of black cardstock cut to the the size I needed to add to my card and then embossed the sentiment from SSS Thanks stamp set with white embossing powder.
I added the coloured panel to the black piece with some foam tape and applied a Nuvo Crystal drop in Dandelion Yellow.

Well that's it for my cards and I hope you have fun creating your own for this challenge and I would like to thank Barb again for inviting me to join in today and thanks to all of you for viewing my cards.

I have listed all the supplies below again for each card.

Card #1 -
SSS Clustered Leaves die
SSS Stitched Rectangle die
SSS Small Hello die
Distress Inks - Shabby Shutters, Abandoned Coral, Carved Pumpkin
Hero Arts - Gold Metallic Shimmer spray

Card # 2 -
SSS Full Card Triangles die
SSS Work Out stamp set
Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Gathered Twigs, Mustard Seed
Distress Oxide Inks - Fossilized Amber, Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade
Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Leaves die set
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Dandelion Yellow, Red Berry, Ripened Pumpkin
Wink of Stella - Gold

Card # 3 -
SSS Swirls and Dots stencil
SSS A2 Card Curved Edge die
SSS Stitched Rectangle die
SSS Thanks 3x4 stamp set
Distress Inks - Squeezed Lemonade, Peeled Paint, Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon
Distress Oxide Inks - Wilted Violet
Dreamweaver Translucent Embossing paste
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Dandelion Yellow

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

baaah humbug

Hi everyone,

I have a card today that I am entering in the current Lawn Fawnatics challenge #14 'Happy Little Critters' found here

 Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Badge

Here's my card:

I used an embossing folder to emboss the base of my card. I die cut the tag from white cardstock and stamped the trees in different green colours and then used the tree die to mask off the trees and then blended in the sky colour. The tree mask didn't quite cover the trees entirely but I kind of like the little bit of white left behind.
I die cut the bottom portion of the tag with some patterned paper and then used a stitched border die to cut the top portion so it would line up just below the trees.
The sheep was coloured with Copics.
I added some white glitter to the tree bases to add a little sparkle.
I curved the sentiment on my stamping block so it would line up with the curve of the bottom of the tag and stamped it with black ink. I popped up the tag and the sheep with foam tape. 
Added some Doodlebug twine to the top of the tag.

Well that's it for my card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sizzix/Hero Arts Christmas Words and Dots embossing folder set
Lawn Fawn Baash Humbug stamp and die set
Lawn Fawn Snow Day stamp and die set
Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle tags die set
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders die set
Lawn Fawn Snow Day 6x6 petite paper pack
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Tsukineko Kaleidacolor Fresh Greens ink pad
Doodlebug twine

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Hello my friend

Hi everyone,

It's day 24 of Kathy Racoosin's 30daychallenge here.

This is my card.

I used a Crafter's Workshop stencil and some Distress oxide inks to create the background and die cut this out using a large stitched rectangle die.

I then die cut the hello and stamped the other part of the sentiment with Versamark ink and used some white embossing powder.

Popped up the stencilled background with foam tape and mounted onto a piece of black cardstock which was die cut with the same large stitched rectangle die.

Added some sequins with the same colour pallette and that's it for this card.

Thanks for stopping by.


SSS Stitched Rectangle die set
The Crafter's Workshop stencil - Mini Art Deco Leaves
Avery Elle Sentimental stamp and die set
Distress Oxide inks - Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sorry I was snappy

Hi everyone,

I have a fun card that I created for Day 21 of the Kathy Racoosin's 30 day colouring challenge here using mostly Lawn Fawn products.

I started by creating my background with a stencil and some distress inks.
For the sun I applied some distress ink on to a small piece of cardstock and added some clear embossing powder and then die cut the sun itself using a small circle die from Spellbinders.

The sky was created with a die and some Lawn Fawn watercolour cardstock. I die cut the grass twice with some patterned paper and then coloured the little alligator with 2 different shades of green Copic markers. I used a stitched die to add stitching to the all sides of the card.

Stamped the sentiment and added a little die cut heart.

Well that's it for this card and thanks for stopping by.

Lawn Fawn Wild For You stamp and die set
Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders die set
Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die 
Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders die set
Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes 6x6 paper pack
Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6x6 paper pack
Stencil Girl Products sunshine stencil
Distress inks