Saturday, January 13, 2018

Smile cat

Hi everyone,

Well here we are again in Montreal with another snow storm. I think they are calling for upwards of 30 cms. by the time it is all over.
Yesterday it was +10C and pouring rain and tomorrow's temps will be in the -20C's. Got to love our winters­čśĺ

Today's card is for the current SSSflickrchallenge where the theme is 'Water coloring'.

I started by stamping my cute cat from SSS onto some watercolour paper and proceeding to colour it using my Zigs.
I then added some blue to the background of my cat so he would stand out a bit more. Die cut that piece using a SSS stitched rectangle die.

Took my card base, applied a SSS stencil and used a dauber for the dots. Embossed the card base with a wonky stitched rectangle die. Popped my image up with foam tape onto a piece of dotted paper.

Die cut the sentiment from Mama Elephant and added some Nuvo crystal drops and that's if for my card.

Thanks for stopping by.


SSS Cuddly Critters stamp set
SSS Falling Snow stencil
SSS Stitched Rectangle die set
MFT Wonky Stitched rectangle die set
Mama Elephant Smile Script die
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Caribbean Ocean
Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Happy New Year

Hi everyone,

Well I'm a little late with the New Year's card but here it is. I should be at the gym doing Zumba this morning but the consistent cold here has finally caught up with me. A little sinus thing going on today so feeling a little under the weather. Good time to post.

I recently purchased the Lawn Fawn Birch Trees die so thought I would use that on this card.
The base of the card was stamped with a large background stamp from Hero Arts and some blue ink. I used a stitched rectangle die and embossed the card base with that.

I moved onto creating my scene first by die cutting a large oval. I blended in 3 colours of inks to the oval. Die cut the trees with white cardstock and added a little shading and some lines with dark brown ink. Added them to the background with foam tape.

Die cut a piece of patterned paper again using the oval die and popped that up with some foam tape.

Coloured the penguins and little birdie with Copics and added glossy accents to the bird and the beaks and feet of the penguins.

The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn and stamped in black.

Well that's it for my card and stay warm!


Lawn Fawn Birch Trees die set
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Oval die set
Lawn Fawn Toboggan Together stamp and die set
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles die set
Hero Arts large background stamp - S5637
Doodlebug Frosty Friends 6x6 paper pad
Distress Inks - Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass, Gathered Twigs
SSS - High Dive ink cube
Glossy Accents

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Fun Valentine's shaker card

Hi everyone,

Hope you all had a great holiday and much health and happiness for 2018.

With the holidays behind me now I can get back in my craft room and create a card. This one
is a fun shaker card for Valentine's day. As far as shakers go, this one was quite quick and easy to create.

I used some red Gina K Fancy Foil to create my frame. I then moved onto creating the background using a SSS stencil with 2 different colours of ink.

Stamped the sentiment in black and began to add my shaker components which consisted of some large plastic hearts (not sure where I got these), some sequin mix and little diamond drops.

Assembled the card and that's it for this one.

Thanks for stopping by,


SSS Falling Hearts stencil
Distress inks
Gina K Radiant Red Fancy Foil
Lawn Fawn Happy, Happy, Happy Add-on Stamp set
Taylored Expressions Snow Flurries sequin mix
Queen & Co. little diamond drops

Thursday, December 14, 2017


Hi everyone,

Today's card is one that I created using a large snowflake die from Impression Obsession.

I started by blending the background using 3 different Distress inks.  From the bottom, Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers and then Cracked Pistachio. I then die cut the whole panel with a stitched rectangle die aand dded some splatters of white paint and set aside to dry.

I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock and white heat embossed. As the snowflake die actually comes apart in 4 pieces I used the largest die cut piece to use as the focal point. Adhered that with some tape and that's it for my card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Impression Obsession
SSS Stitched Rectangle die
Distress inks -
SSS sentiment
SSS White embossing powder

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Fun with Sunny Studio stamps and dies

Hi everyone,

I had so much fun creating these Christmas cards using Sunny Studios stamps and dies that I just had to share them all here.

Unfortunately the glitter doesn't show through as nicely as it does in real life on cards 1, 5 & 6. The first card has gold, the fifth card is red and the sixth card is green. They are actually oh so sparkly!

The one thing that I didn't do when I created some of the cards below is write down the colour combinations that I used on those specific cards. Lesson learned for next time :)

Here goes:

Thanks for stopping by to have a look.


Sunny Studio Stamps - Holiday Style stamps and dies
Sunny Studio Stamps - Merry Sentiments stamps and die
Lawn Fawn Bow die set
Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders die
MFT Dienamics Wonky Stitched Rectangle die
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die
Various ink companies