Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Birthday wishes

Hi everyone,

Today I have a card for the current SSS challenge to add a Bit of Sparkle here.

I used a Tim Holtz stencil and blended the background using 2 distress inks overlapping the colours and then die cut the panel using a stitched rectangle die. For my sentiment I used some double sided tape and added some copper glitter to that and rubbed it in with my fingers. I used a SSS die to cut out the sentiment and added it to my card. Added some Nuvo crystal drops and popped up the whole panel with some foam tape and added that to an orange piece of cardstock.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by,


Tim Holtz Flourish stencil
SSS Stitched Rectangle die
SSS Birthday Wishes Frame die
Distress inks - Worn Lipstick and Squeezed Lemonade
Glitter Ritz copper glitter
Nuvo Crystal drops
Be Creative Tape double sided tape sheets

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Floral thanks

Hi everyone,

I've been a little absent from my craft room lately as we have been working on our kitchen remodel which has been taking up a considerable amount of our time. I'm probably a little rusty in the card creating world.
And now that the weather is nice it'll be time to get out and get some planting done. Off to buy flowers this afternoon.

I did manage to squeeze in some time last night though to create this card for the current SSSflickrchallenge#71 where the theme is to use a 'Favorite Technique'. I chose ink blending using a stencil.

I used a Simon Says Stamp stencil to create my background using 3 of their ink colours.

Once I was happy with the blending I die cut the panel using a stitched rectangle scallop die. Die cut the flowers in black, the sentiment in both black and white cardstock and the black frame using the same stitched rectangle scallop die.

I then added some Nuvo crystal drops and popped up the whole striped panel using foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by,

SSS Diagonal Stripe stencil
SSS Thanks die
MFT Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame die set
Memory Box English Rose Corner die
SSS inks - Jellybean, High Dive and Bluejay
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Apple Green and Caribbean Ocean

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bicycle ride

Hi everyone,

I have a card to share that I created using the Lawn Fawn Bicycle Built For You stamp and die set.
Such a sweet set!

I started by creating my background using the Hillside border die masking each section and blending the two colours.
Ran this through my die cut machine using a Stitched Rectangle Scallop frame die.
Stamped all the other elements to the card on tan cardstock and coloured using Prismacolor Premier pencils. The bicyle was embossed with white embossing powder.

Popped the background up with some foam tape and add all the other pieces using foam tape too.
Stamped the sentiment and mounted the whole card on a background of patterned paper.
Added glossy accents to the balloons.

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

Lawn Fawn Bicycle Built for You stamp and die set
MFT Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame die
Lawn Fawn 6x6 Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper pack
Prismacolor Premier colored pencils
Strathmore Toned Tan sketch paper pad
Glossy Accents
Distress Inks - Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers
SSS Ink - Hybrid Scuba

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

happy birthday!

Hi everyone,

Hope you are having a good week so far.

Today's card is for the current 'Anything Goes' challenge at A Blog Named Hero  here

I used a large Hero Arts background stamp and embossed with white embossing powder.
Then I started added colour to the background using my Zig watercolour pens.

Die cut the piece using a stitched scalloped rectangle die. Popped this onto a black panel embossed using a dot embossing folder.

Stamped the sentiment and white heat embossed. Used an oval die to cut out the sentiment.
Added some twine and clear sequins and that's it for this card.

Thanks for stopping by,


Hero Arts Looped Flower pattern background stamp
MFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Oval die set
Simon Says Stamp sentiment from the 3x4 Happy clear stamp set
Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder
Tim Holtz Distress watercolor cardstock
SSS white embossing powder

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Easter goodie bags

Hi everyone,

Well Easter weekend is here and I just had to make some goodie bags using the Lawn Fawn goodie bag die. I just love, love, love this die. Also entering this in the SSS Wednesday challenge Spring Color Inspiration here

I started by die cutting the bags using white cardstock.  I then cut a separate panel for each bag front.
Die cut and coloured the bunnies and all the little eggs. Some were coloured and some were die cut from various patterned papers.
Added die cut grass to the bottom portion along with a strip of glitter tape. Arranged the bunnies and eggs and added a die cut bow to each bag.

Filled the bag with some decorative yellow tissue (which you can't see) and then topped the bag up with foil covered little eggs.

Well that's it for this project and enjoy your weekend!

Lawn Fawn goodie bag die
Lawn Fawn bunny stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn bow die set
Lawn Fawn Grassy border die
Lawn Fawn patterned papers