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

Sunday, July 17, 2016

When all else fails, smile

Hi everyone,

I recently purchased the Altenew Halftone Smile stamp set that I am using on my card.


My local stamp store didn't have the corresponding die and I didn't really want to fussy cut it out so I decided to stamp it on some watercolour cardstock and heat emboss it using white embossing powder. 
I added some watercolours using my Zig colours. Once I had that complete I went around the word and added a little light blue Copic colour to for a little shading.
I die cut the watercoloured panel using a square stitched die. I dry embossed the whole front of the card and added some splatters of black paint, laid down a square panel with some Doodlebug pattered paper to the back of my square panel and off-centered the front panel with some foam tape. Stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed in white.
Added some small black decorative stars and that's it for this card.

Thanks for stopping,

Supplies:

Altenew Halftone Smile stamp set
SSS Stitched Rectangle die
SSS Stitched Square die
Tim Holtz watercolour cardstock
Doodlebug patterned paper - Kraft in color-color
Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens
Copics
Koi Water Colors