Saturday, September 24, 2016

Fall birthday colours

Hi everyone,

Well it's been a few weeks since I last posted but a lot has happened. A couple of weeks ago I had a terrible fall in which I actually ended up with a compression fracture of my L1 vertabrae - which essentially means that I have broken my back. I have to wear a back brace for another month and then I can slowly ease back into exercising. I can tell you I have spent a lot of time just resting because that's the best medicine for me right now. Oh how I miss creating in my craft room and my exercising. The simplest of tasks have been a  little awkward with the brace but I've been doing ok with it. Everyday gets better.
I am finally feeling good enough to create so I have a card to share for the current SSS flickrchallenge #54 where the theme is 'Capture the colors of Fall'.

Here's my card:


I used Distress inks to blend on the diecut and for the background to the shaker. I also die cut the Birthday die again from some patterned paper and cut out only the words Birthday Wishtes and adhered that over the original die cut with some Tombow mono glue. I then stamped and die cut a leaf from Altenew and added that and some gold glitter tape for some accent. Used a stitched rectangle die to emboss the card base and that's my card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

SSS Birthday Wishes Frame die
SSS Stitched Rectangle die set
Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp set
Distress inks - Gathered Twigs, Carved Pumpkin, Candied Apple, Fossilized Amber, Squezzed Lemonade.
Doodlebug patterned paper

Sunday, August 28, 2016

My Iceland vacation,

Hi everyone,

I have been on vacation in Iceland the past 2 weeks and thought I would share some of my photos. I was absolutely in awe of its' beauty and ruggedness. An amazing country with beautiful people. The scenery went from flat, to hilly, snow capped mountains, glaciers, fjords, waterfalls, icebergs, geysers, craters, volcanos, hot springs, moss covered fields, black sand beaches, tons of sheep and beautiful Icelandic horses (more like ponies) everywhere. It is paradise for hikers, backpackers, bikers and photographers. Beauty abounds! I just can't say enough about this beautiful scenic country.
I'll be back to posting some cards very soon but for now I hope you enjoy my photos. I actually took close to 500 photos by these are just a few.

Thanks for stopping by,
































My Iceland vacation,

Hi everyone,

I have been on vacation in Iceland the past 2 weeks and thought I would share some of my photos. I was absolutely in awe of its' beauty and ruggedness. An amazing country with beautiful people. The scenery went from flat, to hilly, snow capped mountains, glaciers, fjords, waterfalls, icebergs, geysers, craters, volcanos, hot springs, moss covered fields, black sand beaches, tons of sheep and beautiful Icelandic horses (more like ponies) everywhere. It is paradise for hikers, backpackers, bikers and photographers. Beauty abounds! I just can't say enough about this beautiful scenic country.
I'll be back to posting some cards very soon but for now I hope you enjoy my photos. I actually took close to 500 photos by these are just a few.

Thanks for stopping by,
































Tuesday, August 09, 2016

get well

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all enjoying a beautiful summer so far. I love it!!!
Today's card is for the current SSS Flickr challenge to "Emboss it".

Here's my card:


I started by creating a stencil with some heavy white cardstock using the leaves die. I took a piece of white cardstock and cut that out using a scalloped frame die. I applied the grit paste over the stencil and when dry I added my colours to the leaves. I just love the texture of this paste.
Stamped the sentiment and added some tiny black dots with enamel accents. 

I covered the card base with a piece of patterned paper and then popped up the entire panel with some foam tape. And that's my card for today.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

SSS Clustered Leaves die
MFT Stitched rectangle scalloped frame
Paper Smooches sentiment - Sentiment Sampler stamp set 
Tim Holtz Distress Grit paste
SSS inks - High Dive and Jelly Bean
Distress ink - Cracked Pistachio
Lawn Fawn Beachside Pint-sized patterns 6x6 pack 
Ranger black enamel accents

Sunday, July 24, 2016

let's party!

Hi everyone,

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Today's card is for the current Rainbow Challenge on the Lawnscaping blog found here.

Here's my card:



I started by stamping the bear once and making a mask. I then stamped the first bear, masked him off and proceeded to stamp the others, masking and colouring each one as I went along. I then stamped 5
balloons die cut each one and coloured them in red, orange, yellow, green and blue. Once coloured I 
used a die to cut a little smiley face in each balloon. I then worked on creating the background with some ink blending, cut around the bears to make a panel and adhered that to the background. Added some grassy accent to the front and a little strip of gold glitter tape. Stamped my sentiment and added glossy accents to each of the balloons.

Well that's my card and thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

Lawn Fawn Party Animal stamp and die set
Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die
Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders die
Distress Inks
Copics
Glossy Accents