Monday, April 23, 2018

Coffee is always a good idea

Hi everyone,

Well Spring has finally arrived here and the sun is shining. Yeah!

Today's card is for the current Newton's Nook Designs sketch challenge here and also for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge where the theme is 'Anything Goes'

Here's my card.

I used the Newton Loves Coffee stamp set and stamped 3 of the images and coloured them with Copics.

I didn't have a trio window die so I used the Stitched Squares die set from Simon Says Stamp and positioned the die over a strip of patterned paper and carefully die cut 3 windows.

Before I adhered the strip to my card I applied some orange ink splatters to the panel. I added some twine to my strip, adhered the images behind each window and foam mounted the whole piece to my card base which was embossed with a stitched rectangle die.

I stamped the sentiment in black and added a little heart accent.

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


Newton's Nook Designs Newton Loves Coffee stamp set
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares die set
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die set
Lawn Fawn Patterned paper
Lawn Fawn orange twine

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Happy Anniversary

Hi everyone,

Well it is still gloomy and raining here. Where is Spring?

Today I have a card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge here to 'Add Some Texture'.

I used a Tim Holtz stencil and Distress Grit-Paste. This paste adds a lot of texture to a card. I just love it.

I cut down a panel a little smaller than my card base and used a wonky stitched rectangle die to emboss the edges. As the stencil is narrower than my card panel I used a little tape to mask off the sides of the panel so the design would be even.

I then applied a little colour from the ink pad to my craft sheet and blended that with the paste.
When I was happy with the colour I applied it to the stencil.

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink and heat set with white embossing powder. Die cut the sentiment out and added some foam tape.

For the edges of the card base I applied some ink and added some clear embossing powder and my heat tool and gave the edges a nice shiny look.

The whole panel was adhered with foam tape and the sentiment also.

I used enamel dots for my accent and that's it for this card.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tim Holtz Doily stencil
Tim Holtz Distress Grit-Paste
MFT Die-namics Wonky Stitched Rectangle die set
WPlus9 Basic Banners stamps and die
Simon Says Stamp Sunkist ink cube
Versamark ink
Clear embossing powder

Monday, April 09, 2018

Little Birdie Birthday wishes

Hi everyone,

Hope you all enjoyed a nice weekend. Still waiting for Spring here but I did see a couple of robins so that is a good sign.

Today's card is for both the Simon Says Stamp 'Happy Birthday' Wednesday challenge here and also their Flickr group challenge #94 where the theme is 'Ink Blending'.

Here's my card.

I started by blending my background using 4 different colours of Distress Inks. I then die cut the Falling Circles Cover Plate die from Neat and Tangled. The die just cuts a clean edge so I decided to run it through my machine again using a large stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp to give it a stitched edge.

I added the blended panel directly to my card base and then added the cut panel being careful to add tape in and around all the little spots so that I could be sure the whole panel would adhere.

I stamped 3 little birdies, also from a Neat and Tangled set and then coloured them using Zigs.

The sentiment was stamped with black ink and die cut using the Basic Banners set from WPlus9.

Added some twine from Doodlebug to my card and that's it for this one.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Neat and Tangled Falling Circles Cover Plate die
Neat and Tangled Get Yeti stamp and die set
WPlus9 Basic Banners stamp and die set
Distress Ink - Twisted Citron, Carved Pumpkin, Candied Apple & Mustard Seed
Dooglebug twine

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Birthday pug

Hi everyone,

Well it is very gloomy here and raining after we had a dusting of snow last night. I thought it was supposed to be Spring!

Anyways I have a cheery card today for the current Inky Paws Birthday themed challenge at Newton's Nook Designs where you can find the details here. Also entering in the current Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp where the theme is 'Happy Birthday'. Details here.

Here's my card:

I used the new Newton's Nook Confetti stencil and blended the background with 3 different colours of Distress inks.

The red frame was die cut using a Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame die. I also used a Stitched Circle Scallop Frame die to cut the circle background for my pug on which I blended 2 of the ink colours.

I stamped my cute little pug with black ink and coloured him using Copic markers and fussy cut him out. I added a little red sparkle to the top his birthday hat and added some Nuvo crystal drops around the sentiment for accent.

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


Newton's Nook Pug Hugs stamp set
Newton's Nook Confetti stencil
MFT Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Scallop frame die set
MFT Die-namics Stitched Circle Scallop frame die set
Distress Inks - Mustard Seed, Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon
Nuvo Crystal drops - Red Berry, Dandelion Yello
Memento black ink
Stickles red glitter

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

You're the Best

Hi everyone,

Today I have a card to share that I created for the current challenge at A Blog named Hero here  to used your favourite Hero Arts product. I chose their Large Lotus Pattern stencil and some distress oxide inks.

I applied some washi tape to hold down my stencil and began to apply one colour of ink to different sections and then the other colour.

I used a new Avery Elle pierced mat die set to cut out the panel and adhered the outside edge of the piece to my card base and then popped up the middle piece with some foam tape.

The sentiment which is also Hero Arts was stamped with some HA black ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Cut out the sentiment and adhered to my card with some foam tape.

I added some iridescent stars from Studio Katia and that's it for my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Hero Arts Large Lotus Pattern stencil
Hero Arts Big Hugs stamp set
Avery Elle Pierced Mat die set
Distress Oxide inks - Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron
Studio Katia Iridescent Stars
Hero Arts Black ink