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 

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 

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 and also entered in

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

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

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
inspired by this card

Also entered in Virginia's die cut challenge over at

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

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Washi feathers!

Hello everyone,

If you had a look at my previous card you will see that I also used washi tape. What can I say. I like washi tape:)
I wasn't quite sure what to do with these feather dies that I really haven't used yet and it seems that feathers are still very in these days so I thought I would do the same technique I did on my previous card. I first laid down strips of different washis and then die cut them. I believe I used 5 different rolls of washi for this card. Paired the feathers up with some matching twine and sentiment and there you have it.
I popped the whole thing up with some foam tape and layered it onto some kraft cardstock.

I'm entering this in Virginia's die cut challenge

Thanks for looking!

Supplies used: MFT Die-namics set Accent-It Feathers & Arrows
Simon Says Stamp Happy clear set
Neenah Kraft cardstock

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Happy Canada Day and a big Thanks

Hello everyone,

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians and I am truly thankful for living in such a great country and proud to call it my home!

I made this card with Canada Day in mind and to help celebrate our big birthday and also entering it in
Seeing that our colours are red and white I laid strips of washi tape down and then die cut the thanks from the washi piece. I also cut 2 more layers of plain cardstock and layered them for extra depth.
At first I had all the little letter centres die cut in red but that didn't look so good so I decided to cut
the centres out of white cardstock instead. Looks better I think!
Popped the whole thing up on some foam tape and and little bit of red background and there you have it!
Also added a couple of red sequins.

Anyways that 's it for today. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!


Supplies: SSS Big Thanks Die - SSSD111321