Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Always be a dreamer!

Hi everyone,

Well we are slowly approaching another year gone by. Wow! How the times just flies by.
The card that I created is for the current challenge at http://casethissketch.blogspot.ca/2014/12/case-this-sketch-104.html.
This is their sample:

Here's my card:

Isn't it fun to dream:)

I turned the design on its' side and created my background blending together a couple of Distress inks.
I then die cut the snowflake scene from Memory Box and the snowhill using a Lawn Fawn die and some patterned paper.
The snowflake die cut was added to the shaded background and then I popped up the snow hill with some foam tape.
I added the sentiment from SSS and a clear rhinestone and some clear Wink of Stella to the entire snowflake border but really didn't show up on camera. Oh well!
There you have my card for today,

and remember, dreams can come true!



Memory Box Frostyville border die
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside borders die
SSS Be Happy stamp set
Distress inks - Chipped Sapphire, Broken China
Wink of Stella

Monday, December 22, 2014

More Christmas cards:)

Hi there,

I couldn't resist the current challenge at http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/ to create a couple of cards using Penny Black products.
On my first card I used a Penny Black sticker which I layered over light turquoise paper and then added a dark brown die cut circle to the outside. Then I adhered the sticker which I accented with some Stickles for some added sparkle.
I used a large stitched die circle to outline the sticker piece. I then masked the large circle and stamped the snow background with white ink onto the whole card.
Added my sentiment (in French) which means Best Wishes and some dark brown rhinestone accents.

For my second card I stamped the beautiful tree with Versamark ink and white embossing powder on watercolour paper and then applied a wash of various distress inks over top until I achieved the look I wanted. Adhered that panel to some patterned paper and then popped the whole thing up with some foam tape to an embossed card front using a dot embossing folder. Added the metallic die sentiment in silver metallic.

Well that's it for today.


Supplies used:

Card 1
Penny Black Christmas Joy Stickeroos
Hero Arts Lg Background snow stamp S5637
Lawn Fawn large Stitched circles die set
Spellbinders Circles dies
Sentiment from Bonnidee
Memories Unicorn pigment white ink

Card 2
Penny Black Before The Snow stamp 3993K
Penny Black Joy die from the Love & Joy set
Hero Arts Dots embossing folder (Christmas Words & Dots set)
Distress inks - Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire
Bo Bunny Powder Mountain 6x6 paper pad
Metallic silver c/s

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Season's Greetings

Happy weekend everyone,

Well this is hopefully my last Christmas card for this year as I have to get a move on and start preparing some things for Christmas Day. I needed something in a hurry and this is what I came up with last night.

I die cut the background using Lawn Fawn paper and a large stitched die. I inked up the scene stamp with Mint ink and stamped it on white cardstock and then die cut the piece with a rectangle stitched die. I like that the mint ink gives a nice soft effect. I then added the sentiment using Evergreen Bough, a glitter snowflake and Wink of Stella to the trees (which is really hard to see) but it does add a nice sparkle in real life.
Well, there you have it. Quick and simple.

Thanks for looking and wishing you all Happy Holidays!


Supplies used:

Hero Arts K5620
MFT Blueprints 13 die set
MFT Stitched Rectangle Stax
Lawn Fawn Snow Day paper pack
SSS Holiday Hellos stamp set
SSS Mint ink
Tim Holtz Evergreen Bough Distress Ink
Snowflake punch
Wink of Stella

Saturday, December 06, 2014


Happy weekend everyone,
Well winter has arrived here and the days have been kind of gloomy. Not ideal for taking card photos. I had an awful time trying to capture the true whiteness and shimmer of this card. It kinda came out a little gray looking.
I made this card for the current White on White challenge at http://lawnscaping.blogspot.ca
Anyways here it is and unfortunate that you can't see all the sparkle.

I split the front panel using the stitched hillside dies and embossed one side of the panel and left the right side plain. I added some textured snow to the left side panel only. Then I die cut 3 of the snowflakes using glittery embossing powder.
I popped up the the left panel, adhered the right panel directly to the base and added the snowflakes.
Stamped the sentiment with grey ink and adhered various sized pearls.
Well there you have it.
Thanks for stopping by:)


Supplies used:
Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes LF775
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders LF772
Couture Creations Rainbow Wave embossing folder
Hero Arts Peace sentiment CL459
Hero Arts Soft Granite shadow ink
Aleene's Glitter Snow
White Diamond embossing powder

Sunday, November 16, 2014


Hi there,

I had purchased this beautiful die from Simon Says Stamp but had not used it yet so I finally decided how I was going to use it and here's the card that I created with it. This I am entering in the current SSS Flickr challenge #6 using dies.

I first die cut a bunch of the poinsettias and then ran some gold cardstock cutting a bunch of leaves.
I layered 2 different sized die cuts to make the 3 poinsettias. I then decided to cut a panel using the curved edge die and the edges of both pieces were outlined with gold metallic ink. The top part of that panel was layered with foam dots and the bottom piece was mounted flat with the sentiment stamped on it in gold detail embossing powder. I added some gold splatters to be top piece using HA gold spray.
I mounted the poinsettias with foam dots, tucked in some gold leaves, turned up the edges of the flowers a bit and then added a metallic dot to each centre.
Thanks for stopping by to have a look and enjoy!


Supplies used:

SSS Poinsettia Parade die
SSS A2 Card Curved Edge die
SSS Holiday Hellos clear stamp set
HA gold metallic shimmer spray
HA gold metallic dots
PSX gold detail embossing powder
Neenah solar white cardstock
Gold metallic cardstock 
Red cardstock

Monday, November 10, 2014


Hi there,

Although I am still trying to catch up on cards from last weeks' Online Card Classes Holiday Card Workshop 2014 I've managed to fit in a card that I created today for the current challenge at http://casethissketch.blogspot.ca/2014/11/case-this-sketch-99.html

I first started with a stitched strip die from which I cut a panel from some patterned paper.
The snowflakes were then die cut from some plain and glitter cardstock.
I added a sentiment which I embossed in silver although it's a little hard to see in the photo.
Wink of Stella was added to the 2 non-glitter snowflakes and a small gemstone placed in the centre of each.
Popped up the panel and all the snowflakes.

Well that's it for Monday.

Tomorrow is Remembrance Day here in Canada so please take a moment of silence to remember those whom we have to thank for the wonderful country and life that we have today.


Supplies used:

My Favorite Things Vertical strips die
SImon Saya Stamp Melody snowflake die SSSD111387
Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes LF775
Hero Arts Winter's Butterfly C2604
Echo Park Winter Wishes 6x6 Paper pad

Sunday, November 02, 2014

It's time to celebrate

Hello there,

Today I have a card that I created for the current challenge at http://heroarts.com/blogs/club/2014/10/01/new-holiday-challenge-2/
I went with the category of White Out for my card:

I first created the snow background using an embossing folder.
Die cut a stitched frame to which I added a silver embossed snowflake and used a circle
punch to cut out. The sentiment was also embossed in silver.
I foam mounted all the pieces and added some twine to hang the snowflake from.
Added a crystal to the centre of my snowflake.

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


Supplies used:

Hero Arts Dots #5 Embossing folder
Hero Arts Snowflakes CL562
Paper Smooches Stitched Frames die
Hero Arts Find Joy stamp set CL497
Lawn Fawn silver sparkle twine

Saturday, October 25, 2014


Happy weekend everyone,

Today I have a card to share that I made for the current Kraft challenge at http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/
The theme is to use Kraft and showcasing Hero Arts products.
Here's my card:

First I stamped each of the trees individually using 3 different embossing powders. I decided that there needed to be some dimension so I embossed a second silver tree and popped it up with foam dots.
Gold embossed the sentiment and added some hemp cord and a few gems.

Thanks for stopping by,


Supplied used:
Hero Arts Merry Chritmas Tree stamp set CL459
Gold, silver and snowflake embossing powders
Lawn Fawn Gold sparkle hemp cord

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Be happy!

Hi there,

Today I have a card to share for the current Colour Coordinates challenge at http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/
It is such a dreary, rainy Fall day here that I thought this card would brighten up the day.

I used a new stencil that I recently purchased from SSS to which I added some Distress inks and Hero Arts Shadow inks.
I then cut the panel and mounted in 2 sections with foam tape but left a section open where I could add my sentiment.
I die cut the sentiment in black and white and mounted it so the white was at the background of the die.
The Happy was stamped in grey to go along with the colour coordination to be used.
Added some enamel accents in mauve, green and orange.
 Thanks for stopping by to bave a look!


Supplies used:

Simon Says Stamp Swirls and Dots stencil
SSS Be die and Happy sentiment
Distress inks - Ripe Persimmon, Shaded Likac
Hero Arts Shadow inks - Green Hills, Soft Granite
Freckled Fawn enamel dots

Sunday, October 12, 2014


Hi there,

Thought this tag was appropriate for this Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. I am also entering it in the current Flickr Challenge #3 for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr group.
Here it is:

First I stamped the background using the Hero Arts Happy Definition background with SSS Mint ink then die cut this with paleo HA tag die.
I cut 2 pieces of patterned paper using the SSS curved edge die.
The leaves are wooed embellish,nets which I applied distress inks too and added a little wink of Stella.
Added the sentiment, twine and a small crystal at the base of the leaves.

Thanks for stopping and enjoy your turkey. I know I will.

Supplied used:

HA Happy Definition CG259
HA Long and Cute tags DI046
SSS A2 Curved Edge die
Doodlebug Friendly Forest 6x6 paper pack
Lawn Fawn Wood Veneer leaves
Lawn Fawn Cloudy twine
Distress inks - Wild Honey & Walnut Stain

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Miss you

Happy Sunday everyone,

I have a card that I am sharing with you using a new stencil that is being used for the first time.
Here's the card that I created with it.

The stencil is from a company in France called Kesi'art. When I purchased it I really wasn't too sure what I would do with it but I knew I liked it a lot.

After I attached the stencil to my cardstock I first began to add the blue area for the sky. I realized it needed more so I added some yellow for the windows.

It looked too plain cut on a straight edge so I decided to add a few curves, some accent paper, clouds, sequins and a little heart.

Thanks for stopping by,


Supplies used:
Kesi'art stencil TT23 Building
Lawn Fawn stitched hillside borders dies
Memory Box clouds die
Hero Arts sentiment CL456
Lawn Fawn 6x6 Fa La La paper pack
Simon Says Stamp sequins

Friday, September 26, 2014

Early Happy Holidays

Hello everyone,

I have a card to share that I am entering in the Monday Stencil & Stamps challenge at http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=1920#

I first started by laying down some Distress ink on my craft sheet and then added some translucent embossing paste to achieve the desired colour and then applied it over my stencil.
When that piece was drying I went ahead and coloured my cute little penguin, added some Wink of Stella shimmer and left that to dry before die cutting.
I cut the left side of the panel with the Curved Edge die from SSS and added a strip of coloured cs behind the curve and mounted the whole thing with foam dots.
Added my penguin and the sentiment and finished the card off with some sequins.

Thanks for stopping by,


Supplies used:

SSS Falling Star stencil SSST121332
SSS A2 Card Curved Edge die S201
Lawn Fawn Winter Penguin stamp set LF728
Lawn Fawn Winter Penguin die LF727
Lawn Fawn patterned paper from Fa La La collection
Paper Smooches sentiment from Simply Said stamp set AIS096
Dreamweaver Translucent Embossing paste
Tombow markers
SSS crystal sequins
Peacock Feathers distress ink

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Happy Everything

Hello everyone,

I just love Fall and all its beautiful warm and rich colours. So for that I have a created a card to celebrate the arrival of Fall and entered it into 3 challenges: http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-8/
http://thecuttingedgechallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/09/the-cutting-edge-challenge-10.html and
The TicTacToe challenge #2 at Simon Says Stamp (leaves, autumn and dots)

Here it is:

I first applied several distress inks to my craft sheet and added some water to blend the colours. Added a few water droplets to the piece before I die cut the various leaves.
I then used the curved edge die to cut a piece of white cardstock in two and stamped the polka dots to the top portion of the panel and left the bottom piece plain white. I know it might be a bit hard to see but I added a strip of gold metallic cardstock in between the two panels behind the leaves.
I then proceeded to lay down all the various leaves until I had the combination that I was happy with.
Some of the leaves are popped up with foam tape and others just tucked in between.
Used brown ink to stamp the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy,


Supplies used:

Leaves dies - Impression Obsession
Curved Edge die - Simon Says Stamp
Dots background stamp - Hero Arts
Sentiment - Paper Smooches
Distress inks in various colours
Gold metallic cardstock


Hello everyone,

Today I have a card that I created for the current challenge at http://festivefriday.blogspot.ca/2014/09/festive-friday-challenge-40-september.html

I used a Memory Box ornament die cut from a piece of Neenah Solar white card stock. I then mounted this piece onto a background of snowflake patterned paper from Doodlebug.
I thought it was nice that the tiny snowflakes from the pp peek through the little round holes of the die.
The sentiment is from Penny Black and the top of the ornament piece (which is part of the ornament die) were both cut from a piece of embossed shiny silver cardstock.
The card is actually nice and white in real life but I had a little trouble taking a good photo :)
Anyways there you have it.

I then added some Cloud twine from Lawn Fawn to suspend the ornament. I was tempted to add some bling but decided to leave it alone.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!


Supplies:  Bubble Ornament 943
Peace - Penny Black Love & Joy set 51-021

Sunday, September 14, 2014


Happy Sunday everyone and I hope you're enjoying your weekend so far.

I have a card today to share that I created for the current challenge at http://casology.blogspot.ca
where the cue card is for anything in threes.

It's not hard to get into Holiday card making with so many great new products out there so I went with some of my new Lawn Fawn purchases.
Here's my card which I created for the current challenge where the theme is three at http://casology.blogspot.ca

I wasn't exactly too sure what I was going to do here so I started with cutting the snow hills first and then added some mint ink to the two snow hill panels directly from the ink pad by turning the pad over and dabbing ink here and there.
I used my favorite technique of watercolour and distress inks and laid out a few colours on my craft sheet and dragged my cs over the colours. I then sprayed some perfect pearls over the coloured cs for some extra shimmer. A little hard to see in the photo though. I die cut 3 different sized snowflakes from the die set.
Now for the assembly I added a strip of turquoise cs behind the snow hills and then added some Glitter Ritz glitter in between for some sparkle.
I then die cut a stitched panel for the whole background and popped up the snow hills onto the panel with some foam adhesive.
The joy sentiment was die cut 3 times and glued together for some added depth. Enamel dots were then added to each snowflake centre.

Well that's it for me and enjoy,

Thanks for stopping by.


Supplies used:
Lawn Fawn dies - Hillside Borders, Stitched Snowflakes, Scripty Joy
MFT die - Blueprints 13
Glitter Ritz - Warm Highlights
SSS - Mint Dye Ink
MME - enamel dots

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Two patterned paper cards

Hello there,

I have 2 cards to share today for the current challenge to use patterned paper over at

The first one is for my daughter Jennifer. I think she'll like this one. For you Jenn.
I used various patterned papers with dies and stamps to create my little scene. I must admit I've had this little deer stamp set from Lawn Fawn for quite some time and never put it to good use.

I just love Halloween so I created the second card using more patterned papers.
The letters are foam which I first stamped  with orange ink, then stamped over them again with the envelope stamp and then added glossy accents on top. The exclamation mark was stamped in black ink and glossy accents over top again.
Added some free-hand stitching around the card.

Anyways that's it for me today.
Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies used:
1st Card
WPlus 9 Label Layers 2 die
MFT Vertical Stitched Strips die
Lawn Fawn A Birdie Told Me die set
Lawn Fawn Into The Woods stamp set
Papers from Bo Bunny Autumn Song collection and
Echo Park Here & Now

2nd Card
MFT Chevron Strips die
MFT Blueprints 13 stitched die
Doodlebug Haunted Manor paper pack
Hero Arts Envelope Liner background stamp
Thickers Rockabye foam letters

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Thank you

Hi everyone,

Hope you had a great week and have a beautiful weekend.

I thought I would share a card that I made a couple of weeks back but never got around to posting.
It seems that I am in love with stencils and have more than I care to count but they are so versatile and quite inexpensive.
For this card I used a Wendy Vecchi stencil and some distress inks and as really no explanation on technique is needed here I won't bore you with the details :)

Anyways here it is and thanks for stopping by,


Supplies used:
Stencil - Stampers Anonymous From The Garden
Sentiment - Hero Arts Say It All set
Distress inks
Sequins - Lawn Fawn

Monday, September 01, 2014

Hello you

Hello everyone,

Today I have a card to share with you that I created for the current challenge at http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/ where the theme is Anything Goes and featuring Memory Box Products.

I decided to pull out a stencil of flowers with some white embossing paste which I coloured with distress ink. I set this to dry and when it was finally dry I thought I would added a little stitching around the entire background using a MFT Die-namics die and  rounded opposite corners.
Here's my card:

I added a double layered die cut greeting to which I used a die cut in gray cs to add a little shadow effect behind my turquoise die. Stamped the you with A shadow ink.
I thought that it ended a little extra something so I added a bit of wink of Stella to the flowers and some sequins.

Thanks for stopping,


Supplies used:

Memory Box Delphinium stencil
Memory box Hello die
MFT Blueprints 13 Die-namics
Dreamweaver Glossy White embossing paste
Hero Arts Soft Granite shadow ink
Distress ink Tumbled Glass

Simon Says Stamps You clear stamp
Simon Say Stamps Assorted Moonshine sequins

Monday, August 25, 2014

Thinking of you

Hi there everyone,

I have to say that I had a lot of fun creating this card for the current challenge at http://a2zscrapbookingblog.com/2014/08/01/a-new-challenge/ where this month's theme is Encouragement.
It took  quite a lot of time to mask off all the little sections where I didn't want to apply any ink.
I used a new stencil from the Crafter's Workshop that I had purchased and this was the first time that I put it to use.
I laid down only one side of the stencil, masked off all the little sections and started to apply my inks. First the yellow, then the red and finally the green.
I realized that I had missed a little piece of green leaf at the top of the card and also a little piece of the yellow leaf at the bottom of the card so I carefully repositioned the stencil and inked those 2 little bits.

Anyway, I am quite happy how this turned out. Popped the whole panel up with foam dots and added a tiny strip of gold glitter paper down the left side for a little extra sparkle. Thought it also needed a few sequins to match.
So there you have it.

Thanks for stopping by,


Supplies used:
The Crafter's Workshop Mini Art Deco Leaves stencil
Hero Arts sentiment Everyday Sayings clear stamp set CL342
Distress inks - Peeled Paint, Barn Door and Mustard Seed
Glitter cardstock

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Happy Birthday

Hello everyone,

Today I am posting a card that I made following Laura Bassen's technique from Day 7 of the Online Card Classes Stretch Your Stamps 2.
I didn't have the stamp set that she used for her cards so I had to chose something else from my stash. I must admit that this took me several and I mean several attempts to achieve the look that I was going for. I was finally content with the finished product and really like the little heart in the centre of the stamp.
Anyways here's my interpretation.

I used a stamp set from Bo Bunny and a sentiment from Hero Arts.
The ink colours are from an old Paintbox set that I have from Colorbox.

Thanks for stopping by,



Bo Bunny To The Point stamps (10105429)
Spellbinder circle die
Hero Arts sentiment D 2456 Whimsical 
Colorbox Paintbox2 

Friday, August 08, 2014


Hi everyone,

As mentioned yesterday I have been taking the current Online Card Classes called Stretch Your Stamps 2.
I have to tell you I am having so much fun with this class. I really think they have sparked my creativity with so much amazing talent each day.
The card below is the outcome of Shari Carroll's class on Day 1.

I used a large background stamp from Hero Arts stamped with various distress inks with some water.
I'm super happy how this turned out and think the colours are great together.
Added a little orange vellum butterfly from Memory Box and a few gems.
The hello die from Simon Says Stamp has to be one of my favorites. I like it layered on a darker background as it creates a really nice shadow effect.
Well that's it for now.

Thanks for stopping by,


Stamps used: Hero Arts Leaf & Floral background
Memory Box Isabella butterfly
Simon Says Stamp Small Hello die

Thursday, August 07, 2014

You make me smile

Hello everyone,

I am currently taking part in the Online Card Classes Stretch Your Stamps 2. I only decided to sign up for the class 2 days after it started so I have been playing catch up ever since.
Anyways I have a card that I had created for the current challenge at http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.ca/2014/08/week-183-colour-challenge.html
and almost forgot about uploading it so here it is.

These are the colours for the chosen theme. I first stamped it with a triangle stamp, embossed it in white, applied the colours according to the challenge and then ran it through my die cutting machine using a hexagon die.
I carefully placed the pieces onto the front of the card and added the sentiment and die cut you.
I was quite happy how this turned out.

Thanks for stopping by,


Supplies used: Kaisercraft clear Texture-Triangle stamp
MFT Die-namics Hexagons die
You die and sentiment from Simon Says Stamp
Various Distress and neon inks

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Welcome home

Hi everyone,

It's been a lazy Saturday for me as my 2 favourite men have gone off hiking in Vermont for the day.
I have the whole day to myself. Yippee!!!

I thought I would show you the card that I have made for the current rainbow challenge at http://casology.blogspot.ca

I used a die from Memory Box to die cut the houses from white cardstock. I then used the die again to cut out each house from a different colour of cardstock. I ran a piece of tape across the back and carefully placed each house in its proper position. I then added some yellow glitter to the front to make it look like the lights were on in the houses.
Added a strip of black cardstock down the left side of the card for a little added interest and then added the sentiment and popped the whole thing up with foam mounts.
Thanks for stopping,


Supplies used:
Memory Box Tiny Village
Sentiment from Flourished Tag Line stamp set
Glitter Ritz yellow glitter

Monday, July 28, 2014

You are the Best!

Hi everyone,

Not sure what the weather is like where you are but it has been dreary and raining here all day. Good day to stay home and play hookey :) Not something I did though. I wish I had but I went to work and then my Yoga class and now here I am in my craft room posting a card that I made yesterday for the current Emboss It! challenge at http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/ 

I started with an Embossing folder from Elizabeth Craft Designs which I ran through my Cuttlebug and then applied Distress Ink to the entire piece.
Added a sentiment die cut from shiny black cardstock and a sentiment which are both Simon Says Stamp.
Popped the whole thing up on some foam tape and a black background and added some SSS beautiful crystal sequins. I just love these sequins!

Anyways that's it for me for a Monday.

Thanks for stopping by,


Elizabeth Craft Design Swirly Curves embossing folder (119)
SSS You Die S146
SSS You sentiment from the 3x4 You clear stamp set
Distress ink - Broken China
SSS Crystal sequins

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Be Happy

Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a tag that I made for the current challenge at tagyoureitchallenge.blogspt.ca 

The Muse for this challenge is the very talented Laura Bassen.

I die cut the tag from a new Spellbinders die and added distress inks. I then took a Memory Box stencil and using a small dauber applied black ink over the corner section of the tag.
Die cut the 'Be' from white and also shiny black cardstock and then stamped the happy under that with Versafine black ink.

I thought that it needed a little extra so I glued the tag to another piece of gradiated cardstock.
Added a wooden heart which was embossed with fluorescent orange embossing powder and a little ribbon in black and orange to the top and there is my completed tag.

Thanks for stopping by

Supplies used: Spellbinders Celebration Build A Tag Two
Memory Box Texture Mesh Stenci
Simon Says Stamp Be Die and happy sentiment stamp
MME wooden heart
Distress inks - Mustard Seed, Barn Door and Wild Honey

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

You make me happy

Hi everyone,

I'd like to share this card that I made for the current Hero Arts one-layer challenge.

I do think that one layer cards can sometimes be a bit of a challenge but anywho this is what I ended up with. 

I used a large background stamp with Wild Honey Distress ink masking off a section before stamping where the sentiment would be placed. The ink colour gave a nice contrast against the kraft cardstock. 
The sentiment was stamped with a white pigment ink which also included the words 'when skies are gray' but I chose not to ink that part of the stamp.
I then added a couple of butterflies, one from shiny cardstock and the other one die cut from some glitter cardstock.

That completes my card which was actually one of the quicker ones that I have made in a while.

Thanks for stopping by,


Supplies used: HA Lotus Background CG349
Memory Box Pippi & Isabella butterfly dies
Pink Paislee sentiment 01247
Distress Ink - Wild Honey Memories Unicorn White pigment ink
Glitter and foil cardstock 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Spots & Dots hello

Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing my card below that I made for the current Spots & Dots challenge at http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/ and also entered in  curtaincallchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/07/curtain-call-ins...

I used 2 stencils here. One for the background and one for the tag. Inked the background with 2 different distress inks and the tag with the same green ink as the background. Stamped the Hero Arts leafy vine stamp using HA Cup O'Joe mid tone ink.
The sentiment was die cut from a variegated inked piece that was also sprayed with Perfect Pearls.
The tag is a new die from Spellbinders.
I decided to set the whole thing on an angle and added a little orange stitching lines around the entire piece to give a little more colour.

And there you have it!

Thanks for stopping by,


Supplies used: 
Simon Says Stamp small Hello die
HA Leafy Vines CG509
Heidi Swapp stencil HS01149
Heidi Swapp Mini stencil set 01191
Spellbinders Build a Tag Two SCD-011
Distress inks - Wild Honey & Shabby Shutters
Hero Arts shadow ink Cup O'Joe
Perfect Pearls 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Big hugs

Hello everyone,
Lately I was fortunate to win some blog candy from Simon Says Stamp.
When I came home one day last week there was a nice package of goodies waiting for me. Yay and thanks Stephanie:-)
In the package was this nice big hugs die from which I made my card below.

I die cut the hugs die 4 times and stacked each one.
Added the sentiment stamped with a rainbow dye ink pad and some sequins.
Rounded 2 opposite corner and that's my card.

I am also entering this in the current challenge #3 at The Cutting Edge


Thanks for stopping:)
Supplies used: SSS Big Hugs die SSSD111322
SSS Happy clear stamp set
Tsukineko Spectrum ink pad

Sunday, July 13, 2014

You rock!

Hello everyone,

Today I am sharing a card that I made for the Wednesday Let's be Clear challenge at http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

I first started by embossing the background of the card with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.
I then die cut a transparency sheet with a new Memory Box background die. The die didn't quite cut all the way through the transparency piece so I was left with a solid background which was perfect for making this card.

I used a large circle die to cut a piece of black sparkle cardstock for the border around the red circle sentiment which was embossed in white. It kind of gives the effect of an old record. Boy am I dating myself!!!
I laid the clear sheet over the spotted background and added the red circle to the top of it.
As the edges of the clear sheet needed to be glued to the background I used some checkered patterned paper to hide the strips of glue along the edges.
Not sure the picture really does it justice but in real life the transparency really shows up very well.
Added a couple of sequins and the card is complete.

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies used:

Memory Box - Big Bubble Background die (1032)
Cuttlebug - Seeing Spots embossing folder
Spellbinders - Circle dies
Paper Smooches - Sentiment Sampler
Glitz - Patterned Paper Finnley 6x6 paper pack 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Spotted Happy Birthday!

Hi there,

I'm popping in to share a card that I made for someone in my family celebrating a birthday next week.

Maybe it's a little hard to see but I used a stitching die on the white card base.
I then took a piece of patterned paper and die cut the words happy birthday out of it. I then ran the happy birthday through my machine and die cut the words again but out of polka dotted paper.
I then inlaid the polka dot sentiment back into the negative space.
Tied it around with some twine and added a die cut star.

I especially like the green patterned paper as it looks like I actually added the ink myself.

Also entering this card in Virginia's die challenge http://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/07/virginias-view-challenge-5.html

Anyways that's it for today and thanks for stopping by,


Supplies used: MFT Die-namics Blueprints 13
SSS Happy Birthday die
Papers from Glitz paper pack (Finnley)
Doodle twine from Doodlebug

Monday, July 07, 2014

Sending sunshine

Hello there,

I'm sharing a card that I made above for the current challenge at http://thecuttingedgechallenge.blogspot.ca
inspired by this card

Also entered in Virginia's die cut challenge over at http://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/07/virginias-view-challenge-5.html

July 2014 (Die Cut)

I used a couple of dies here and layered them.
First I took the solid background die and cut that out. With the remaining piece of cardstock that was leftover I applied various colours of watercolour pencils.
I fit the white solid piece back like a puzzle so that I would have the white background to make it look like windows to which I left some of the black squares.
Die cut the nightline in black and adhered over the white piece.
Added a sentiment and a strip of yellow cardstock for a little added pop of colour.

There you have it and thanks for stopping by.

Supplies used: Memory Box dies - Cityscape Silhouette & Cityscape Nightline
Hero Arts sentiment from Thoughtful Messages
Lore Cornell watercolour pencils