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,


Lawn Fawn Party Animal stamp and die set
Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die
Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders die
Distress Inks
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,


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
Koi Water Colors

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Die cut Happy

Hi everyone,

Today I have a card that I created using some Altenew products.

I started by stamping the flower with Versamark ink and embossing with white embossing powder. I then masked off the first flower and proceeded to do the same for the second and third flower. I then coloured each flower differently using my Copics. I placed the die over the centre of the flowers and diecut through the panel. I used a stitched die to cut out the entire panel.
Once I was finished mounting the panel to the card base I die cut the happy twice more with heavy white cardstock and adhered the three pieces together with some spray adhesive. So that the die cut sentiment wouldn't look lost against the flower background I ran a black Tombow marker around the outside of the letters. Used my Misti to stamp the sentiment where I wanted it and then adhered the die sentiment in place and added a few sequins to the panel.
And that's it for this card.

Thanks for stopping by,


Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set
Altenew Happy die
MFT Dienamics Wonky Stitched Rectangles

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Welcome little one

Hi everyone,

Another gorgeous day here and nice and hot!

Today I have a card that I created for the current 'Stencil It' challenge on the SSS Flickr challenge #48 here.

I used a stencil called Mini Circle Explosion to create the background with a pink ink. I started with a heavier pressure at the top left of my card and then eased off a bit to create a lighter effect at the bottom.

Stamped all the little pieces to go on the front of the card and coloured them using Copics. Added the sentiments and some glossy accents to the balloon. Finished the whole card off with some washi tape and silver hearts.

Thanks for stopping by,

SSS Cuddly Critters stamps and dies
The Crafter's Workshop stencil
Color Box Pink pigment ink
Washi tape
PPP metallic hearts

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Hello hello hello little one

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all enjoying your summer so far. It's been nice and hot here! I've been enjoying some time off work with a little side trip to NH and it's been quite nice. Looking sooooo forward to my retirement very soon!!!

Today's card that I am sharing  is for the current Wednesday challenge of Anything Goes at  Simon Says Stamp found here.

I am using my recently purchased Cuddly Critters stamp set and the accessory stamps and dies that go along with this set.

I started by creating my background first by blending 3 different ink colours. Once I had the right look I die cut the panel using a new die from MFT, then I added some water splatters.

Then I went on to creating my card by stamping all the elements needed and colouring them with Copics.
I positioned them on my card, adhered them down with foam tape and added some SSS sequins for the finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by,


SSS Cuddly Critters & Cuddly Critters Accessories
MFT Dienamics Wonky Stitched Rectangles dies
SSS & Distress inks
Clear Wink of Stella