Monday, July 09, 2018

Hello friend

Hi everyone,

Today's card is for the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge where the theme is Red, White and Blue. Details on their blog here.

This would have been a perfect card for the 4th of July in the US. Oh well, I am a little late.
I used a technique by Jennifer McGuire that she calls Paint Dragging. You can find this on her Youtube channel.

I started by applying drops of red, white and blue acrylic paint to a large smooth 12 x 12 ceramic tile (Jennifer uses the glass media mat from Tim Holtz). My tile worked quite well actually.

I dragged the colours onto a plain piece of white cardstock. Once dry I ran the piece through my diecutting machine using a Studio Katia die. I set the circles aside in the order that they were cut it and then dry embossed another piece of cardstock using the same die. I wanted to have the detail of the die show up. Before I added this piece to my card base I applied some black ink to the edges of the card using black ink and a sponge dauber.

I then placed all the circles into their appropriate spaces. Added a hello die cut from black craft foam, stamped the sentiment and added some clear circle embellishments.

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


Studio Katia Dotted Patterns: Loops die
Simon Says Stamp small hello die
Avery Elle Ellie stamp set
Pretty Pink Posh clear round crystals
Acrylic Paint - Red, White & Blue colours

Thursday, June 28, 2018

My love of Sunny Studio stamps

Hi everyone,

I have a couple of cards to share that I created using the fun stamps and dies from Sunny Studio Stamps. I just love the realistic effect of these stamps. They all look good enough to eat!

For my first card I used the Sunny Studio Two Scoops stamp and die set.
I stamped the ice cream scoops and cones in 3 different ink colours and gave each of the scoops a bit of Wink of Stella sparkle.
I die cut a frame from some patterened paper and foam mounted the cones to a background of Lawn Fawn paper. Added the sentiment to complete this card.

For my second card I used the Sunny Studio Berry Bliss stamp and die set. I embossed the base of the card with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I used a MFT Die-namics frame die and some patterned paper to make the frame. Added white squares behind each raspberry and popped them up with some foam tape. Stamped the sentiment and that's it for this card.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018


Hi everyone,

Today I have a card to share using a stencil and 2 different colours of ink.
I am also entering this in both the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge here and their Flickrchallenge #100. Both have the 'Anything Goes' theme.

I started by placing my stencil and blending the yellow ink. I then rotated the stencil slightly and then applied the orange ink. Before the ink dried I added some clear embossing powder and heat set.

The popsicle was previously made. All I had to do was die cut the sentiment with black cardstock.

I added some detail to the base of the card by running it through my die cut machine with a dotted rectangle die.

I added foam tape to the popsicle and and foam tape to the stenciled background and then added the sentiment.

Well that's it for my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Stencil Girl Products S125
Simon Says Stamp Sunshine die
Lawn Fawn Small Dotted Rectangle die set
Sunny Studio Stamp Perfect Popsicle stamp and die
ColorBox Canary & Marigold

Monday, June 25, 2018

Hooray you did it!

Hi everyone,

Well I am back from my wonderful vacation in Newfoundland. Such a incredibly beautiful, extraordinary place.

The card I have for today was actually completed before I left on vacation but I didn't have time to post it. It will fit perfectly into the theme for the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge here which is 'Bright and Cheerful'

Here's my card:

I first started by stamping this beautiful image from My Favorite Things and embossing it using white embossing powder. I then went on to colouring each of the sections using different colours of Zigs but not adding any water. It took me a while to colour everything but I was pretty happy with the results. I find the Zig brush pens so vibrant in colour.

I die cut the 'hooray' sentiment first in vellum and then a second time using pink cardstock. The other sentiment from Hero Arts was stamped onto a piece of black cardstock and then embossed with white embossing powder.

Before mounting the panel onto my card base I used a wonky stitched rectangle die to add some interest to the edges.

The background piece and the sentiment were mounted with foam tape and the vellum sentiment was adhered with some glue.

I added some Diamond crystal accents and that finished my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


MFT Floral Fantasy Background stamp
MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle die set
Neat and Tangled Hooray dies
Hero Arts Everyday Sayings
Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens - Turquoise Green, Light Blue, Pink, Peach Pink, Yellow, Pale Green
Lucy's Little Things - Diamonds - Dewdrop

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

You are a wonderful friend

Hi everyone,

For Day 11 of thedailymarker30day challenge @ Kathy Racoosin I have a card that I made using Prismacolor Premier colored pencils. Also including this in the Simon Says Stamp Flickrchallenge99 where the theme is coloring in honor of Kathy's 10th challenge.

I stamped the tiger lily with intense black ink and coloured it using pencils in various colours.

I added a black die cut striped background to the base of my card and adhered the tiger lily with foam tape to which I had added some stickles to the centre of the flower.

Die cut the you word from gold cardstock and stamped the sentiment in between the lines of the frame with black ink.

Added some gold heart accents and that completed my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Penny Black tiger lily stamp
Simon Says Stamp You die and stamp set
MFT Die-namics Bold Stripes die
Prismacolor Premier colored pencils
Pretty Pink Posh metallic heart mix