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.

Supplies:

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.

Supplies:
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.

Supplies:

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
Sequins

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.

Supplies:
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 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

happy for your friendship

Hi everyone,

I have a card to share with you for the current SSSflickrchallenge  here where the theme is "To Emboss Like a Boss" and also for Day 17 of thedailymarker30day here by Kathy Racoosin.




I started by blending some scuba ink to the base of my card. Then I added a stencil and some translucent embossing paste over that to create my background. I then went on to create a watercolour pallette so I could die cut the word happy from it.

I used 2 stitched rectangle dies to emboss the edges of my card and then flicked on some drops of color shine.

Layered the panel with some foam tape onto a decorative card which I believe is from Concord & 9th. Added the die cut word and the sentiment which was stamped on black cardstock and heat embossed with white powder.

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

Supplies:

SSS Stitched Rectangle die set
SSS Diagonal Stripe stencil
WPlus9 Happy Trio die set
Hero Arts Everyday Saying stamp set
Dreamweaver Translucent embossing paste
Peerless Watercolors
SSS Scuba ink cube
Heidi Swapp Teal Color Shine spray
SSS White embossing powder


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Give thanks

Hi everyone,

It's a beautiful hot summer's day here with a temperature of 31 Celsius. Love it. Although it still feels like summer I seem to be in the mode for making cards with fall colours.

Here's one for Day 13 of Kathy Racoosin's thedailymarker30day challenge here.



I started by watercolouring some leaves with various colours of Distress inks.
For the background of my card I used an embossing folder aptly called leaves. I die cut that piece with a large stitched rectangle die and the banner piece was also die cut from that same rectangle die.
I then layered that onto my Desert Storm cardstock which I embossed using again the same rectangle die.

I couldn't find the Hero Arts stamp that I was looking for to stamp my sentiment so I used a sticker that I had. I know, I know that sounds a little different but it's hard to tell that it wasn't stamped.

Popped up the leaves and the sentiment piece with foam dots and added some twine and crystal drops for a little accent.

That's it for this card and thanks for stopping by.

Supplies:

Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die
Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Leaves
QuicKutz Lifestyle Crafts Leaves embossing folder
Distress Inks
Nuvo Crystal drops - Ripened Pumpkin
Creative Imaginations Give Thanks sticker
Lawn Fawn twine
Neenah Solar White and Desert Storm cardstock

Monday, September 11, 2017

Wishing you both the best!

Hi everyone,

Did a little watercolouring on this card with  my some Zigs for Kathy Racoosin's here Day 10 of


Here's my card using Altenew's Peony Bouquet stamp set and 2 colours of Zigs.
I die cut the word Wishing with gold shiny cardstock and stamped the rest of the words with SSS ink.


I still need to work on my watercolouring techniques but all in all I am pretty happy at the result of this card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp set
Simon Says Stamp Wishing Die and stamp set
Zigs - Deep Violet and Light Blue
SSS High Dive ink cube


Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Thanks and distress oxide inks

Hi everyone,

The card below is for Day 5 of Kathy Raccoosin's 30 day colouring challenge here.




I used a SSS stencil with 3 different colours of Distress Oxide inks and some Tim Holtz Distress Grit-Paste to create my pretty background. The paste gives an almost velvety effect to the touch. 
Used a stitched rectangle die to edge the piece and then used another stitched edge die to cut out the shape at the bottom.

Layered the coloured/embossed panel onto a piece of black cardstock and die cut the thanks from white cardstock. Adhered that at the bottom and added a few enamel dots.

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

Supplies:

SSS Stitched Rectangle die set
SSS Swirls and Dots stencil
MFT Dienamics Stitched Basic Edges die set
Avery Elle Sentimental die set
Tim Holtz Distress Grit-Paste
Distress Oxide inks - Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade
Freckled Fawn enamel dots




Monday, September 04, 2017

sending you Hugs

Hi everyone,

Happy Labour Day if you are lucky enough to be enjoying one.

I have a card for Day 2 of Kathy Racoosin's 30 day colouring challenge here.





I used a Hero Arts large background stamp for the base of my card. First I stamped the background with Versamark and heat embossed with SSS white embossing powder and coloured it in using some different Zig markers. I die cut the whole panel with a large stitched rectangle die and then used another die to cut out a portion of the middle.

I used the large Hug die and cut it out in black and also white cardstock and added some clear Wink of Stella to the black piece for a little sparkle. Glued the two pieces together but slightly offset them.

Layered the panel up with some foam tape and did the same with the large word die cut. Added the whole panel and Hugs die cut to a Neenah desert storm card base and ran a strip of gold glitter tape behind for a little accent.

That's it for my card and thanks for stopping by.

Supplies:

SSS Large Hugs die
SSS Stitched Rectangle die set
Hero Arts Simple Leaf Background
MFT Dienamics Vertical Stitched strips die set
Altenew Halftone Smile stamp set
Zigs
Wink of Stella
Gold glitter tape
Neenah Desert Storm cardstock



Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Painted thank you

Hi everyone,

Today's card is for the current SSSflickrchallenge where the theme is Dots &/or Stripes. I chose to
add a little of both on my card.


I started by creating my background using 3 different colours of Distress inks and a SSS stencil.
Once I had blended the colours I decided to use 2 sizes of SSS stitched rectangle dies to create the frame for my sentiment. I can keep the middle leftover piece for another project.
I stamped the Concord & 9th bold sentiment (which I just love) with black ink and added a little accent to the panel from the same stamp set.
Added a couple of splatters and layered the frame against some polka dot patterned paper onto my card base.
There you have it. That's my card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:
SSS Stitched Rectangle die set
SSS Diagonal Stripe stencil
Concord & Ninth Painted Thank You Stamp Set
Distress Inks - Squeezed Lemonade, Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves
Memory Box - Viola 6x6 paper pack


Monday, August 21, 2017

Hello friend

Hi everyone,

I guess I am just enjoying this summer a little too much as I don't seem to be in the frame of mind for too much cardmaking. Like to be outdoors a lot :)
Well I did get a chance to use my new Distress Oxide inks to create this card though.


I started by stamping the flower image and embossing with white embossing powder. I then blended 3 different ink colours onto the flower. When I was happy with the colour blending I added some water splatters.
I then die cut the whole panel using a Wonky stitched rectangle die.
Next I moved onto to creating the sentiment with a SSS hello die using black cardstock and die cut another out of black foam and adhered the two together. Stamped friend on black cardstock and embossed in white.
Added the whole panel to a black panel and then adhered to my card base. I then added some Nuvo crystal drops for a little accent and that's my card for today.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:
Mama Elephant Organic Blooms stamp set
SSS small hello die
MFT Dienamics Wonky Stitched rectangle die set
Avery Elle Ellie stamp set
Distress Oxide inks - Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Fossilized Amber
Nuvo Crystal drops - Caribbean Ocean, Green Apple

Saturday, August 05, 2017

#Friends #Selfie shaker card

Hi everyone,

Well it's another hot, humid beautiful day here after quite a thunderstorm last night. The air conditioning is off, the windows are open and the wonderful summer breeze is blowing through the house quite freely. Love it!

Today's card I am sharing is for the Simon Says Stamp 'Splatter It' challenge here.




I used a couple of fairly new Lawn Fawn stamp and die sets and some distress ink to create my shaker card.

I created the frame using the SSS stitched rectangle die set to frame my selfie photo. Used some plaid paper to die cut the selfie frame.
The background piece was done blending some distress inks together.
Stamped the elephant and mouse and coloured with Copics.

Arranged the frame pieces, added some tiny glass beads and then added the frame with some foam tape to create the shaker. Before that I added some splatter with teal spray.

Thanks for stopping by.


Supplies:

SSS Stitched Rectangle die set
Lawn Fawn Selfie Frames die set
Lawn Fawn Wild For You stamp and die set
Lawn Fawn 6x6 plaid paper pack
Distress inks - Twisted Citron and Squeezed Lemonade
Heidi Swapp Teal Color Shine spray

Friday, July 14, 2017

Aloha!

Hi everyone,

Well it's been a while since my last post. Have been working on the kitchen, had a mini vacation and just enjoying the summer although the weather has not been very nice at all. As a matter of fact there is a lovely thunder shower going on right now. The tile guy is in the kitchen installing the backsplash (which is the final touch in my complete new kitchen) so hubby has gone to pick up some lunch.

In the meantime I have a card to share using some new Lawn Fawn products.


Watercolured the background piece in 2 different colours and added some Pearl shimmer. I then used an embossing folder to add a little texture. I think it looks like waves.
Die cut the Aloha 3 times and the palm tree top and layered the whole panel on to some patterned paper.
Added some finishing touches with Nuvo accents.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

Lawn Fawn Scripty Aloha die
Lawn Fawn Palm Trees die set
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die
Lawn Fawn Beachside 6x6 paper pack
Couture Creations Rainbow Wave embossing folder
Koi Watercolours
Jacquard Pearl Ex-Press Watercolor palette
Nuvo Crystal drops



Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Congratulations

Hi everyone,

Today's card was created using a SSS stencil for the background and 2 different Altenew stamp and die sets.


I started by creating my background using the Diagonal stripe stencil from Simon Says Stamp and 2 different distress inks.
I taped the stencil to my work surface and applied one colour first then turned the stencil once and created the other colour of stripes going in the opposite direction. Die cut the whole panel with a wonky rectangle die.

Stamped and die cut the leafs with different green inks. Stamped and die cut the flower and coloured with Copics. I then added some little white dots to the flower with a gel pen.

The sentiment was stamped and die cut. Added some green accents with Nuvo crystal drops to my card and Wink of Stella to the flower.

Well that's it for today.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

SSS Diagonal Stripe stencil
Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp and die set
Altenew Beautiful Day stamp and die set
Avery Elle sentiment stamp and die set
MFT Stitched Wonky Rectangle die set
Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers & Twisted Citron
Nuvo Crystal drops in Green Apple
Gelly Roll white gel pen
Copics
Wink of Stella clear shimmer




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,

Supplies:

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,

Supplies:
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.

Supplies:
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,

Supplies:

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
Twine
Zigs


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!

Supplies:
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

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Smile

Hi everyone,

Hope you are enjoying your weekend so far. I've managed to escape to my craft room while my husband is upstairs sanding the kitchen walls in prep for our new kitchen. We agreed to do some of the work ourselves including completely gutting the whole kitchen. This is a good place to be today :)

I have a card to share using the Beautiful Day flowers set from Altenew.


I stamped one flower on watercolour paper first then embossed it with gold embossing powder and then masked that flower and did the same for the other 2 flowers masking and embossing in between stamping the flowers. I used my Zigs to watercolour the flowers. When that was done I die cut the whole panel using a stitched die.

I thought I would just stamp my sentiment and leave it like that but I decided to use the Smile word die to die cut through the flowers and layer the word die in 4 or 5 layers so that it would pop out of the background.

Stamped the Altenew sentiment, added some sequins and that's it for my card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

Altenew Beautiful Day stamps 
Mama Elephant Smile die
SSS Stitched Rectangle die
Zigs - Purple, Mustard and Light Brown
Gold embossing powder

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Welcome little one!

Hi everyone,

Well it's a dreary day here and pouring absolute buckets of rain. Good to wash all the rest of the snow away :) Did my Zumba class this morning and now it's time to play in my craft room.

I have a card to share for the current SSSflickrchallenge#68 to create 'Something New' here

Mine is a shaker card I created to welcome a new baby.




Blended a circle background first and then used various circle dies and some SSS stamps and dies to make my shaker.
Embossed the base of the card using a stitched rectangle filled the shaker with sequins and added some twine to finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

SSS Stitched Circles die see
SSS Stitched Rectangle die set
Spellbinders Petite Scalloped circles die set
Spellbinders Standard Circles die set
SSS Cuddly Critters stamp and die set
Zigs
Doodlebug Sunkissed 6x6 paper pack
Lawn Fawn twine
Sequins




Monday, March 27, 2017

You are the best!

Happy Monday everyone,

Today's card is for the current Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp to use more than one die or punch and they are featuring Memory Box products.





I used the Chloe Stem die which is one of my favourites and die cut it twice in pink and green.
Used a stitched die for the background and added some paint spatters.

Die cut the you sentiment in black and stamped the rest of the sentiment.

Added foam tape to the entire background and mounted it over some pink polka dot patterned paper.

That's it,

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:
Memory Box Chloe Stem die
MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle die set
SSS You die and Stamp set
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - citron



Saturday, March 18, 2017

Fun Lawn Fawn cards

HI everyone,

I'm still having fun with the new Lawn Fawn set Bicycle Built for You that I have 2 more cards to share.


I used a mirror stamp to add the basket at the back of his little bike on the card above.

For the card below I used the same mirror stamp again so I could alter the direction that the boy was originally in.
Enerything was coloured with Copics except for the Sunshine below was blended with Distress ink and a stencil.


Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

Lawn Fawn Bicycle Built For You stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn Yay Kites stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn Party Animal stamp set
Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die
Lawn Fawn Stitched border die
Lawn Fawn patterned papers
MFT Stitched Rectangle Scalloped die
SSS Stitched Rectangle die
Stencil Girl 6x6 stencil





Friday, March 03, 2017

Enjoy the ride

Hi everyone,

I am having so much fun playing with one of the new releases from Lawn Fawn and now that Kathy Racoosin's 30 day challenge  Here is back this card is perfect for Day 1.




All Lawn Fawn stamps and dies and coloured with Copics and added some Glossy Accents to the red parts of the bicycle.

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies used:

Lawn Fawn Bicycle Built for You stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders die
SSS Stitched Rectangke die
Lawn Fawn Let's Polka 6x6 paper pack
Lawn Fawn Let's Polka, Mon Amie 6x6 paper pack
Copics
Glossy Accents




Monday, February 20, 2017

Spread kindness


Hi everyone,

Happy Monday to you. 
Today's card was created using a Mama Elephant stamp set.
I stamped the image with Versamark ink and added white embossing powder and then coloured the image using Zig pens.
Die cut the whole panel using a rectangle stitched die. Stamped the sentiment on black cs and embossed with white embossing powder.
Finished it off by adding some embellishments using Nuvo crystal drops.



Well that's it for this card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

Mama Elephant Organic Blooms stamp set
SSS Stitched rectangle die
Zigs - Bright yellow, Cobalt blue, May green, Yellow, Light green
Nuvo crystal drops - Apple Green, Caribbean Ocean
SSS white embossing powder
Tim Holtz Distress watercolor cardstock

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Sending love & hugs,

Hi everyone,

It's a beautiful sunny day here with blue sky but cold.
This is perfect weather to wear my nice fur hat that I bought in Iceland in August. 
Maybe I'll post a pic. Lol!

Well I do have a lovely Valentine's Day card to share that I am also entering in the SSS Anything Goes' challenge here



First I ran a piece of white cardstock through my die cutting machine using a stitched rectangle die.
I cut the panel in 3 pieces using another stitched die.
From there I applied several strips of washi tape to the middle piece and ran that through again with a different stitched cutting die.
I die cut the large heart from a piece of washi covered card and then die cut a small heart from red felt for the centre.
I then added the sentiment to the piece and layered the 3 pieces onto a pink background piece, added
the layered hearts and that's it for this card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

SSS Small Heart Doily die set
SSS Sending and Wishing stamp set
SSS Stitched Rectangle die set
MFT Die-namics Vertical Stitched Strips die set
Washi tape
Red felt

Sunday, January 22, 2017

You're so sweet!

Hi everyone,

Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far!

Well it seems that I'm still in the romance mode for Valentine's Day so I have a card today to share using some fun Lawn Fawn products.


I started with a large background stamp and some red ink to create the card base. I then used a couple of stitched rectangle dies to emboss the background. I then used the same 2 dies to create the background to my gumball machine with some patterned paper. I stamped the gumball image with black ink, die cut that and started to add some colours to the gumballs using Copics.
I added a little metallic look to the machine using some metallic watercolour paint. Added the sentiment and then mounted the piece with foam tape and added some glossy accents to the red sections of the machine. 
And that's my card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

SSS Stitched Rectangle dies
Lawn Fawn Sweet Smiles stamp and die set
Hero Arts dotted background stamp (S5637)
Lawn Fawn Beachside 6x6 paper pack
Pearl Ex-Press Watercolor Palette
Memories Cherry Red ink pad
Memento black ink
Copics 


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Baby, it's cold outside!

Hi everyone,

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Today's card is a fun one that I made and am entering in the Simon Says Stamps Wednesday challenge here using Lawn Fawn products. 


I started by using a stitched rectangle die to cut out the patterned panel background. I then used 2 different border dies to cut out my hills.
I moved onto stamping my Alpacas. One was stamped the usual way and the other was stamped using a mirror image stamp which I have from Rubber Stampede (247F). The stamp is basically a blank piece of rubber to which you stamp your image onto and then stamp onto your cardstock. This creates a mirror image of your originally stamped image. Neat!

Die cut them both out and then coloured them using Copics. I stamped the sentiment, added some sequins and that's it for this card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

SSS Stitched Rectangles die set
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside borders die set
Lawn Fawn Winter Alpaca stamp and die
Bo Bunny Powder Mountain collection 6x6 paper pack
Taylored Expressions Snow Flurries sequin mix
Copics - N0, N2, BG01, BG05, R00, R20, R29, R89, E29

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hugs

Hi everyone,

Just sharing another Valentine's Day card.


I used an embossing folder to create the background of my card. Die cut the heart once with patterned paper and a second time using vellum. The sentiment was die cut using red felt. I applied patterned paper to the card base, added the embossed background to the base and layered the hearts and sentiment to the front of the card. 
Finished it up with some sequins and twine and that's it.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

Cuttlebug Heart embossing folder
Simon Says Stamp Small Heart Doily die
Lawn Fawn Scripty Hugs die
Doodlebug 6 x 6 Lovebugs patterned paper
Martha Stewart twine



Sunday, January 08, 2017

Love you now and forever

Hi everyone,

Well it's the end of another weekend. Hope you enjoyed it!
I have another Valentine's Day card to share with you.


I used a piece of watercolour cardstock and some Distress ink to create the background and stamped the sentiment with black ink and added some clear embossing powder. I then die cut the panel using a scalloped die, added the frame directly to the card base and popped up the panel with foam tape.
Used some crystal drops to make the accent embellishments.
That's it!

Thanks for stopping by,


Supplies used:

MFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame die
Paper Smooches Simply Said sentiment stamp set
Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Red Berry
Ranger Watercolour paper

Friday, January 06, 2017

Welcome 2017

HI everyone,

I know I'm a few days late but I want to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy 2017 filled with lots love and kindness. Be good to yourself!

The last few months of 2016 were not the best for me but my back is getting back into shape but could take a few more months to fully heal. I still have trouble sitting for long periods of time and as a result have not spent as much time in my craft room as I would like but that's o.k. as I know everything is still waiting for me to create.

That is exactly what I have done here with this card. With the holiday season behind us it is time to work on Valentine's Day.

Here's one of many I hope:


I embossed the edges of the card using a die and then used some white embossing paste which I coloured pink and applied over a heart stencil. Die cut the word love from some patterned paper and stamped the sentiment on black cardstock and applied white embossing powder.
Mounted the whole panel onto a piece of red cs and added to my base.

Well that's it for this one.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies used:

My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Rectangle die
SSS Falling Hearts stencil
Lawn Fawn Scripty Love die
Paper Smooches - Simply Said stamp set
Doodlebug Lovebugs 6x6 paper pack
White embossing paste
Distress Ink - Barn Door