Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Congratulations

Hi everyone,

Today's card was created using a SSS stencil for the background and 2 different Altenew stamp and die sets.


I started by creating my background using the Diagonal stripe stencil from Simon Says Stamp and 2 different distress inks.
I taped the stencil to my work surface and applied one colour first then turned the stencil once and created the other colour of stripes going in the opposite direction. Die cut the whole panel with a wonky rectangle die.

Stamped and die cut the leafs with different green inks. Stamped and die cut the flower and coloured with Copics. I then added some little white dots to the flower with a gel pen.

The sentiment was stamped and die cut. Added some green accents with Nuvo crystal drops to my card and Wink of Stella to the flower.

Well that's it for today.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

SSS Diagonal Stripe stencil
Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp and die set
Altenew Beautiful Day stamp and die set
Avery Elle sentiment stamp and die set
MFT Stitched Wonky Rectangle die set
Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers & Twisted Citron
Nuvo Crystal drops in Green Apple
Gelly Roll white gel pen
Copics
Wink of Stella clear shimmer




Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Birthday wishes

Hi everyone,

Today I have a card for the current SSS challenge to add a Bit of Sparkle here.





I used a Tim Holtz stencil and blended the background using 2 distress inks overlapping the colours and then die cut the panel using a stitched rectangle die. For my sentiment I used some double sided tape and added some copper glitter to that and rubbed it in with my fingers. I used a SSS die to cut out the sentiment and added it to my card. Added some Nuvo crystal drops and popped up the whole panel with some foam tape and added that to an orange piece of cardstock.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

Tim Holtz Flourish stencil
SSS Stitched Rectangle die
SSS Birthday Wishes Frame die
Distress inks - Worn Lipstick and Squeezed Lemonade
Glitter Ritz copper glitter
Nuvo Crystal drops
Be Creative Tape double sided tape sheets

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Floral thanks

Hi everyone,

I've been a little absent from my craft room lately as we have been working on our kitchen remodel which has been taking up a considerable amount of our time. I'm probably a little rusty in the card creating world.
And now that the weather is nice it'll be time to get out and get some planting done. Off to buy flowers this afternoon.

I did manage to squeeze in some time last night though to create this card for the current SSSflickrchallenge#71 where the theme is to use a 'Favorite Technique'. I chose ink blending using a stencil.


I used a Simon Says Stamp stencil to create my background using 3 of their ink colours.

Once I was happy with the blending I die cut the panel using a stitched rectangle scallop die. Die cut the flowers in black, the sentiment in both black and white cardstock and the black frame using the same stitched rectangle scallop die.

I then added some Nuvo crystal drops and popped up the whole striped panel using foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:
SSS Diagonal Stripe stencil
SSS Thanks die
MFT Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame die set
Memory Box English Rose Corner die
SSS inks - Jellybean, High Dive and Bluejay
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Apple Green and Caribbean Ocean



Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bicycle ride

Hi everyone,

I have a card to share that I created using the Lawn Fawn Bicycle Built For You stamp and die set.
Such a sweet set!


I started by creating my background using the Hillside border die masking each section and blending the two colours.
Ran this through my die cut machine using a Stitched Rectangle Scallop frame die.
Stamped all the other elements to the card on tan cardstock and coloured using Prismacolor Premier pencils. The bicyle was embossed with white embossing powder.

Popped the background up with some foam tape and add all the other pieces using foam tape too.
Stamped the sentiment and mounted the whole card on a background of patterned paper.
Added glossy accents to the balloons.

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

Supplies:
Lawn Fawn Bicycle Built for You stamp and die set
MFT Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame die
Lawn Fawn 6x6 Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper pack
Prismacolor Premier colored pencils
Strathmore Toned Tan sketch paper pad
Glossy Accents
Distress Inks - Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers
SSS Ink - Hybrid Scuba

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

happy birthday!

Hi everyone,

Hope you are having a good week so far.

Today's card is for the current 'Anything Goes' challenge at A Blog Named Hero  here


I used a large Hero Arts background stamp and embossed with white embossing powder.
Then I started added colour to the background using my Zig watercolour pens.

Die cut the piece using a stitched scalloped rectangle die. Popped this onto a black panel embossed using a dot embossing folder.

Stamped the sentiment and white heat embossed. Used an oval die to cut out the sentiment.
Added some twine and clear sequins and that's it for this card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

Hero Arts Looped Flower pattern background stamp
MFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Oval die set
Simon Says Stamp sentiment from the 3x4 Happy clear stamp set
Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder
Tim Holtz Distress watercolor cardstock
SSS white embossing powder
Twine
Zigs


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Easter goodie bags

Hi everyone,

Well Easter weekend is here and I just had to make some goodie bags using the Lawn Fawn goodie bag die. I just love, love, love this die. Also entering this in the SSS Wednesday challenge Spring Color Inspiration here




I started by die cutting the bags using white cardstock.  I then cut a separate panel for each bag front.
Die cut and coloured the bunnies and all the little eggs. Some were coloured and some were die cut from various patterned papers.
Added die cut grass to the bottom portion along with a strip of glitter tape. Arranged the bunnies and eggs and added a die cut bow to each bag.

Filled the bag with some decorative yellow tissue (which you can't see) and then topped the bag up with foil covered little eggs.

Well that's it for this project and enjoy your weekend!

Supplies:
Lawn Fawn goodie bag die
Lawn Fawn bunny stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn bow die set
Lawn Fawn Grassy border die
Lawn Fawn patterned papers

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Smile

Hi everyone,

Hope you are enjoying your weekend so far. I've managed to escape to my craft room while my husband is upstairs sanding the kitchen walls in prep for our new kitchen. We agreed to do some of the work ourselves including completely gutting the whole kitchen. This is a good place to be today :)

I have a card to share using the Beautiful Day flowers set from Altenew.


I stamped one flower on watercolour paper first then embossed it with gold embossing powder and then masked that flower and did the same for the other 2 flowers masking and embossing in between stamping the flowers. I used my Zigs to watercolour the flowers. When that was done I die cut the whole panel using a stitched die.

I thought I would just stamp my sentiment and leave it like that but I decided to use the Smile word die to die cut through the flowers and layer the word die in 4 or 5 layers so that it would pop out of the background.

Stamped the Altenew sentiment, added some sequins and that's it for my card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

Altenew Beautiful Day stamps 
Mama Elephant Smile die
SSS Stitched Rectangle die
Zigs - Purple, Mustard and Light Brown
Gold embossing powder

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Welcome little one!

Hi everyone,

Well it's a dreary day here and pouring absolute buckets of rain. Good to wash all the rest of the snow away :) Did my Zumba class this morning and now it's time to play in my craft room.

I have a card to share for the current SSSflickrchallenge#68 to create 'Something New' here

Mine is a shaker card I created to welcome a new baby.




Blended a circle background first and then used various circle dies and some SSS stamps and dies to make my shaker.
Embossed the base of the card using a stitched rectangle filled the shaker with sequins and added some twine to finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

SSS Stitched Circles die see
SSS Stitched Rectangle die set
Spellbinders Petite Scalloped circles die set
Spellbinders Standard Circles die set
SSS Cuddly Critters stamp and die set
Zigs
Doodlebug Sunkissed 6x6 paper pack
Lawn Fawn twine
Sequins




Monday, March 27, 2017

You are the best!

Happy Monday everyone,

Today's card is for the current Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp to use more than one die or punch and they are featuring Memory Box products.





I used the Chloe Stem die which is one of my favourites and die cut it twice in pink and green.
Used a stitched die for the background and added some paint spatters.

Die cut the you sentiment in black and stamped the rest of the sentiment.

Added foam tape to the entire background and mounted it over some pink polka dot patterned paper.

That's it,

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:
Memory Box Chloe Stem die
MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle die set
SSS You die and Stamp set
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - citron



Saturday, March 18, 2017

Fun Lawn Fawn cards

HI everyone,

I'm still having fun with the new Lawn Fawn set Bicycle Built for You that I have 2 more cards to share.


I used a mirror stamp to add the basket at the back of his little bike on the card above.

For the card below I used the same mirror stamp again so I could alter the direction that the boy was originally in.
Enerything was coloured with Copics except for the Sunshine below was blended with Distress ink and a stencil.


Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

Lawn Fawn Bicycle Built For You stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn Yay Kites stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn Party Animal stamp set
Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die
Lawn Fawn Stitched border die
Lawn Fawn patterned papers
MFT Stitched Rectangle Scalloped die
SSS Stitched Rectangle die
Stencil Girl 6x6 stencil





Friday, March 03, 2017

Enjoy the ride

Hi everyone,

I am having so much fun playing with one of the new releases from Lawn Fawn and now that Kathy Racoosin's 30 day challenge  Here is back this card is perfect for Day 1.




All Lawn Fawn stamps and dies and coloured with Copics and added some Glossy Accents to the red parts of the bicycle.

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies used:

Lawn Fawn Bicycle Built for You stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders die
SSS Stitched Rectangke die
Lawn Fawn Let's Polka 6x6 paper pack
Lawn Fawn Let's Polka, Mon Amie 6x6 paper pack
Copics
Glossy Accents




Monday, February 20, 2017

Spread kindness


Hi everyone,

Happy Monday to you. 
Today's card was created using a Mama Elephant stamp set.
I stamped the image with Versamark ink and added white embossing powder and then coloured the image using Zig pens.
Die cut the whole panel using a rectangle stitched die. Stamped the sentiment on black cs and embossed with white embossing powder.
Finished it off by adding some embellishments using Nuvo crystal drops.



Well that's it for this card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

Mama Elephant Organic Blooms stamp set
SSS Stitched rectangle die
Zigs - Bright yellow, Cobalt blue, May green, Yellow, Light green
Nuvo crystal drops - Apple Green, Caribbean Ocean
SSS white embossing powder
Tim Holtz Distress watercolor cardstock

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Sending love & hugs,

Hi everyone,

It's a beautiful sunny day here with blue sky but cold.
This is perfect weather to wear my nice fur hat that I bought in Iceland in August. 
Maybe I'll post a pic. Lol!

Well I do have a lovely Valentine's Day card to share that I am also entering in the SSS Anything Goes' challenge here



First I ran a piece of white cardstock through my die cutting machine using a stitched rectangle die.
I cut the panel in 3 pieces using another stitched die.
From there I applied several strips of washi tape to the middle piece and ran that through again with a different stitched cutting die.
I die cut the large heart from a piece of washi covered card and then die cut a small heart from red felt for the centre.
I then added the sentiment to the piece and layered the 3 pieces onto a pink background piece, added
the layered hearts and that's it for this card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

SSS Small Heart Doily die set
SSS Sending and Wishing stamp set
SSS Stitched Rectangle die set
MFT Die-namics Vertical Stitched Strips die set
Washi tape
Red felt

Sunday, January 22, 2017

You're so sweet!

Hi everyone,

Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far!

Well it seems that I'm still in the romance mode for Valentine's Day so I have a card today to share using some fun Lawn Fawn products.


I started with a large background stamp and some red ink to create the card base. I then used a couple of stitched rectangle dies to emboss the background. I then used the same 2 dies to create the background to my gumball machine with some patterned paper. I stamped the gumball image with black ink, die cut that and started to add some colours to the gumballs using Copics.
I added a little metallic look to the machine using some metallic watercolour paint. Added the sentiment and then mounted the piece with foam tape and added some glossy accents to the red sections of the machine. 
And that's my card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

SSS Stitched Rectangle dies
Lawn Fawn Sweet Smiles stamp and die set
Hero Arts dotted background stamp (S5637)
Lawn Fawn Beachside 6x6 paper pack
Pearl Ex-Press Watercolor Palette
Memories Cherry Red ink pad
Memento black ink
Copics 


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Baby, it's cold outside!

Hi everyone,

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Today's card is a fun one that I made and am entering in the Simon Says Stamps Wednesday challenge here using Lawn Fawn products. 


I started by using a stitched rectangle die to cut out the patterned panel background. I then used 2 different border dies to cut out my hills.
I moved onto stamping my Alpacas. One was stamped the usual way and the other was stamped using a mirror image stamp which I have from Rubber Stampede (247F). The stamp is basically a blank piece of rubber to which you stamp your image onto and then stamp onto your cardstock. This creates a mirror image of your originally stamped image. Neat!

Die cut them both out and then coloured them using Copics. I stamped the sentiment, added some sequins and that's it for this card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

SSS Stitched Rectangles die set
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside borders die set
Lawn Fawn Winter Alpaca stamp and die
Bo Bunny Powder Mountain collection 6x6 paper pack
Taylored Expressions Snow Flurries sequin mix
Copics - N0, N2, BG01, BG05, R00, R20, R29, R89, E29

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hugs

Hi everyone,

Just sharing another Valentine's Day card.


I used an embossing folder to create the background of my card. Die cut the heart once with patterned paper and a second time using vellum. The sentiment was die cut using red felt. I applied patterned paper to the card base, added the embossed background to the base and layered the hearts and sentiment to the front of the card. 
Finished it up with some sequins and twine and that's it.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

Cuttlebug Heart embossing folder
Simon Says Stamp Small Heart Doily die
Lawn Fawn Scripty Hugs die
Doodlebug 6 x 6 Lovebugs patterned paper
Martha Stewart twine



Sunday, January 08, 2017

Love you now and forever

Hi everyone,

Well it's the end of another weekend. Hope you enjoyed it!
I have another Valentine's Day card to share with you.


I used a piece of watercolour cardstock and some Distress ink to create the background and stamped the sentiment with black ink and added some clear embossing powder. I then die cut the panel using a scalloped die, added the frame directly to the card base and popped up the panel with foam tape.
Used some crystal drops to make the accent embellishments.
That's it!

Thanks for stopping by,


Supplies used:

MFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame die
Paper Smooches Simply Said sentiment stamp set
Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Red Berry
Ranger Watercolour paper

Friday, January 06, 2017

Welcome 2017

HI everyone,

I know I'm a few days late but I want to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy 2017 filled with lots love and kindness. Be good to yourself!

The last few months of 2016 were not the best for me but my back is getting back into shape but could take a few more months to fully heal. I still have trouble sitting for long periods of time and as a result have not spent as much time in my craft room as I would like but that's o.k. as I know everything is still waiting for me to create.

That is exactly what I have done here with this card. With the holiday season behind us it is time to work on Valentine's Day.

Here's one of many I hope:


I embossed the edges of the card using a die and then used some white embossing paste which I coloured pink and applied over a heart stencil. Die cut the word love from some patterned paper and stamped the sentiment on black cardstock and applied white embossing powder.
Mounted the whole panel onto a piece of red cs and added to my base.

Well that's it for this one.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies used:

My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Rectangle die
SSS Falling Hearts stencil
Lawn Fawn Scripty Love die
Paper Smooches - Simply Said stamp set
Doodlebug Lovebugs 6x6 paper pack
White embossing paste
Distress Ink - Barn Door