Thursday, November 24, 2022

Holiday shopping

Hi everyone,

Today I have a card to share using the new Sizzix Tree Rings embossing folder.

I started by dry embossing the folder onto a piece of white card stock.

I then blended on Iced Spruce Distress ink and sprayed it with Winter Frost mica spray. The shine is amazing 🤩 

I die cut the figure with black card stock, blended on some silver metallic rub on and added design tape to the upper part of his body and a black felt hat. I added Distress embossing glaze to give him a red scarf.

The present was cut with tan card stock and I added the ribbon piece with red card stock. I added a red star with a bit of snowflake grit paste on it and an Idea-ology sentiment.

I added some Idea-ology Holly and poinsettia pieces to which I had added Lumberjack Plaid embossing glaze.

Well that it for my card today and I thank you for stopping by 🙏🏻

Sizzix Vault Series Christmas 2021
Sizzix Tree Rings embossing folder
Sizzix Twig & Stump die set
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Christmas Botanical layers
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Christmas Label stickers
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Christmas design tape
Distress ink - Iced Spruce
Distress Mica stain spray - Winter Frost
Lumberjack Plaid embossing glaze 

Friday, November 18, 2022

Snow people winter wishes

Hi everyone,

I have a fun card to share using the Twig & Stump die set from Sizzix/Tim Holtz.

I inked my whole panel with Salvaged Patina oxide ink.

I started by die cutting all my pieces and setting them aside.

The sentiment piece was die cut using a woodgrain embossing folder and inked with Distress Walnut Stain and Gathered Twigs inks,

I inlaid silver sparkle letters to the wood sentiment piece.

I added Distress Mica Stain sprays in Merry Mint, Cocktail Party and Brushed Pewter over my inked background and also used a bit of Picket Fence spray.

I added mica flakes to the bottom of the card.

I die cut the baubles for the tree with different colours of card stock and also added white ones as snowflakes or snowballs.
I added an Idea-ology star to the top of my tree tinted with Laguna alcohol ink.

Underneath the tree I added a base using a die from the Sizzix Papercut Chicks die set.
I also added a bit of grit paste to it.

The edges of my panel was inked with Peacock Feathers and Uncharted Mariner. I also ink blended the edges of my turquoise card base with Walnut Stain ink and used a Distress tool on the edges.

Well that’s it for my fun snowman card and thanks so much for stopping by 🙏🏻


Tim Holtz/ Sizzix Twig & Stump die set
Tim Holtz/ Sizzix Lumber embossing folder
Tim Holtz / Sizzix Papercut Chicks die set
Distress Mica Stain sprays
Distress oxide inks
Distress mica flakes
Distress grit paste matte finish
Alcohol ink - Laguna

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Winter Wonderland

 Hi everyone,

Well it’s somewhat of a bleak and rainy day here. All the leaves are gone, skies are grey (sounds like a song 😂) and until there is a snowfall, rather blahhhh 😕 

Well here’s a nice winter card for today.

I am using new stamp sets from Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous and the Stamptember 2022 set with the stencil.

I started with a piece of Kraft coloured card stock and created my masked moon background.

I blended both Uncharted Mariner inks on the top portion of my card and added some Distress Mica stain spray. The snowflakes were stamped over top.

The bottom portion of my card was painted with Picket Fence white paint and then the snow stencil (from Stamptember 2022 and Tim Holtz) over top with Snowfall grit paste.

The 3 trees were stamped with Pine Needles and Walnut Stain Distress inks and heat embossed.

My finished panel was added to a light blue panel added to my card base which I had inked the edges.

I added a stamped sentiment and flicks of white paint and that completes my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by🙏🏻


Stampers Anonymous Bottlebrush Trees
Stampers Anonymous Stamptember 2022
Stamper’s Anonymous Moon Mask
Distress inks - Uncharted Mariner, Pine Needles, Gathered Twigs
Distress Oxide ink - Uncharted Mariner
Distress Mica Stain - Shiny Bauble
Distress Snowfall grit paste

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Post card Christmas tag

 Hi everyone,

Well I’ve been working on a Christmas tag lately and here it is.

I started by painting a tag with the new Lumberjack Plaid Distress paint. I added a piece of Idea-ology Christmas collage paper over top. 

I added a layer of Collage medium over the top of my collage paper and while it was still wet I sprinkled bits of the Idea-ology tinsel over top. 

I painted overtop of the berries with the new colour of Distress paint and added little white centres with a white gel pen.

I added a pinecone stencil over top and applied grit paste and some Rock Candy glitter.
The hinge clip was painted with white paint and distressed a bit with Distress crayons.

I used a stencil to create my date using the Lumberjack Plaid ink and added little black dots with a fine tip marker.

I cut up an Idea-ology candy cane into little pieces and added to my Etcetera ledge which I painted 
white and added some Mica flakes to it.

The star is an Idea-ology piece from the Christmas Baseboards pack which I painted with Lumberjack Plaid and added crackle paste.

The deer is an Idea-ology piece which I dipped in Rock Candy glitter.

I added Idea-ology design tape to the bottom and top of my tag and also added sentiment pieces here and there.

The edges of my tag were inked with the Lumberjack Plaid.

Well that’s it for my fun tag and thanks so much for stopping by 🙏🏻

Idea-ology Christmas Collage paper
Idea-ology Christmas design tape
Idea-ology Christmas Baseboards pack
Idea-ology Christmas sticker book
Idea-ology Decorative Deer
Idea-ology Candy Cane
Idea-ology Metal hinge clip
Idea-ology Silver tinsel
Stampers Anonymous Pinecones stencil 
Stampers Anonymous Digits stencil
Stampers Anonymous Etcetera Bat Web Trims pack 
Distress ink and paint - Lumberjack Plaid
Distress Mica flakes
Distress grit paste

Saturday, November 05, 2022

Winter Wishes

 Hi everyone,

Although the Fall here in Montreal has been absolutely gorgeous everyone knows what comes next so it’s time to move on to creating Winter themed cards. Here’s my first one for this year.

I started by diecuting the plaid background with 2 different shades of blue card stock. I also die cut a metallic silver panel for the very back layer. 

I sprayed the light blue piece with the new Winter Frost mica stain. 

I die cut my sentiment from a piece of white card stock and also a piece of light blue card stock. I inlaid the sentiment letters into my white piece and added a border of striped design tape around the edges.

The leafy pieces were die cut from red card stock to which I added Distress grit snowfall paste.

Before I adhered my panels and pieces together I added some Snowfall grit paste to the edges of my card base which I had coloured with Distress ink.

Well that’s it for my card today and thanks so much for stopping by 🙏🏻

Tim Holtz Layered Plaid die set
Tim Holtz Bold Text, Christmas die set
Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems #2
Distress Mica Stain spray - Winter Frost
Distress Snowfall grit paste
Distress ink

Thursday, November 03, 2022

Fall art

 Hi everyone, 

Well all the leaves are gone from our Maple tree for this year and my card reflects the beautiful colours it gave us.

I started by blending Distress ink colours onto a piece of card stock and then die cut my leaves. I then added translucent crackle paste to them and set aside to dry.

Once the paste was dry I rubbed on some Walnut Stain ink so it would seep into the cracks of the leaves. 

My background was created using several different colours of Distress inks and added some Distress spray stain.

I inked the edges of my card with Distress Walnut Stain ink and tore little bits of the card here and there.

I added other touches of colour with the brown twig and green sprig.

I chose a cream coloured card for my base and inked the edges with gold metallic rub on.

To finish the card I added my sentiments and a couple if enamel embellishments.

Well that’s it for my card and thanks so much for stopping by 🙏🏻


Tim Holtz Fall Foliage die set
Tim Holtz Idea-ology quote chips
Tim Holtz Idea-ology sentiment package
Distress inks - Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Walnut Stain

Thursday, October 27, 2022

The Jack-O’-Lantern

 Hi everyone,

This is the second Halloween project I made for this year.

I started with covering a small Idea-ology box with a piece of card stock embossed with the Skulls embossing folder. The sides and edges of the box were covered with Tim Holtz design tape. I also covered a cork coaster that I had with the Design tape.

The skull was added to an Idea-ology thimble that I had painted orange, yellow and black. I wrapped the bottom of the thimble with black tinsel.

I added confection pieces to my Jack-O’ Lantern that were dyed with alcohol inks and some were rolled in Distress Rock Candy glitter.

I added ephemera pieces.

The skull teeth were coloured with Distress crayon.

I added a die cut cob web behind the skull.

I added a die cut ghost to the back 

Dyed green mummy cloth was added under my pumpkin and also under the box.

I added a metal sentiment embellishment which I had applied a little orange Distress crayon to.

I scattered black Mica flakes here and there and added some other embellishments which were dyed with Black alcohol ink.


Tim Holtz Skulls embossing folder

Sizzix Frightful Things 664209

Idea-ology Rectangle box - 2nd to largest size 3.25” x 4.75”

Idea-ology Halloween

Idea-ology Halloween Design tape 

Idea-ology Curiosities sticker book

Distress Clear Rock Candy glitter

Distress Crypt paste

Mica flakes dyed with Jet Black alcohol ink