Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Enjoy today

 Hi everyone,

Fall is right around the corner. The leaves are changing, the air is getting cooler and pumpkins are everywhere, including on my card.

I started by embossing my background with a Foliage embossing folder. I then sprayed it with Distress Mica stain sprays.

The pumpkins were die cut from several different colours of card stock and inked with Distress inks

I added faux grass to the bottom of my card and an Idea-ology sentiment inked with a Distress crayon. A little Statue foundry wax was added here and there to my card.

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

Tim Holtz Pumpkin Duo Colorize die set
Tim Holtz Foliage 3-D Texture Fades embossing folder
Idea-ology sentiment
Distress Mica  spray stains - Wicked Elixir, Burning Ember, Tarnished Brass 
Statue Foundry Wax 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Feeling wicked

 Hi everyone,

As you can see I am still on the Halloween theme. Just can’t get enough. 

I started by creating my background with the Moon mask and Villainous Potion and Black Soot Distress spray stains. The moon middle was inked with Distress ink.

When I was finished the background I added some black stitching around the edges.

The witch was die cut from black foam so I could have some dimension. I die cut the cat from a piece of shrink plastic and added alcohol ink for the colour. 

I die cut the sentiment from black card stock and added a piece of white card stock behind which was sprayed with Iron gate Mica spray.stain.

I inked the edges of a white panel with gold metallic rub on and layered that onto a black panel.

Well that completes my card and thanks so much for stopping by 🙏🏻🎃


Tim Holtz Toil & Trouble die set
Tim Holtz Bold Text Halloween die set
Tim Holtz Moon Mask
Distress spray stain - Villainous Potion, Black Soot
Distress Mica spray - Iron Gate
Shrink plastic 

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Genuine Perfection

 Hi everyone,

Today I have a tag to share using some of the new Halloween Distress Mica Stain sprays.

First I started by spraying my tag with a few colours of the new Mica sprays. When the tag was dry I added a Mosaic stencil with some Distress Grit paste. I added some stamped sentiments and Idea-ology pieces.

The butterfly was die cut and then also sprayed with the Mica sprays.

I added some foliage to the bottom of my tag, a pice of orange sheer ribbon attached at the top with an Idea-ology loop pin.

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

Stamper’s Anonymous Mosaic stencil
Stamper’s Anonymous Eccentric stamp set
Idea-ology ephemera 
Idea-ology Metallic sticker book
Tim Holtz Butterfly Impresslits
Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems #2
Distress mica spray stain- Burning Ember, Fortune Teller, Harvest Moon, Tarnished Brass
Distress grit paste 

Friday, September 02, 2022

Something Wicked

 Hi everyone,

After watching Tim Holtz’ live last weekend I got to play with the Moon Mask stencils and some Distress spray  inks.

I started with a Distress #8 tag and using 2 Distress sprays and the Moon Mask I created this tag. It was pretty quick and simple but it does take a bit of practice for me with the ink spraying. The bats are from the new Tim Holtz / Stamper’s Anonymous The Scarecrow stamp set.

I also used a few sprays of the new Decayed Distress Mica Stain. It is such a great colour.

The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I used my finger to add some metallic colour to the edges.

I used some gold metallic card stock and an Impresslits folder for the edging under the sentiment. I die cut 31 from black foam and added some Glossy accents over top.

Well that’s it for this quick tag and thanks so much for stopping by 🙏🏻


Tim Holtz / Stamper’s Anonymous Moon Mask
Tim Holtz / Stamper’s Anonymous The Scarecrow stamp set
Distress Spray Stains - Wilted Violet, Black Soot
Distress Mica Stain - Decayed
Tim Holtz Impresslits Lattice Trim embossing folder 
Tim Holtz Tiny Type Upper dies

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Mr. Scarecrow

 Hi everyone,

I seem to be stuck on Halloween and Fall themed cards and colours. Today’s card is no exception. I used the new Tim Holtz The Scarecrow stamp set for the background and image.

I started with a piece of Kraft card stock and stamped the corn with dark brown ink and the moon with black ink.
I stamped and coloured the scarecrow with Distress crayons. The pumpkin was die cut and inked with Distress inks.

I added some Distress spray stain to the background and stamped the sentiment also in dark brow ink.

To the top left corner I added some translucent crackle distress paste.

I added a couple of tears to my card and some google eyes for my scarecrow and that’s it for this card.

Thanks so much for stopping by 🙏🏻


Tim Holtz CMS 451 The Scarecrow stamp set
Stamper’s Anonymous Shatter stencil
Sizzix Frightful Things die set
Distress inks and spray
Distress crayons

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Discover magic

Hi everyone,

It seems that I can’t get enough of Tim Holtz / Sizzix dies for Halloween.  I used. Few different die sets for this card but I especially love the witch from the Toil & Trouble set. 

I started by creating my background by ink blending 3 different colours of Distress inks over my panel. I then added my stencil and added clear embossing paste over top of the stencil. When that was dry When I lightly blended Gathered Twigs Distress ink over top to darken the lines left behind from the stencil.

The gate was die cut from black and purple card stock to which I added Distress glitter here and there on the gates to add a little metallic looking sparkle.

The spider web was die cut from silver metallic paper. To the bones I added a little Distress Rock candy glitter. I added a little alcohol ink to a piece of acetate which was glued behind the cauldron.

The sentiment is from Idea-ology and mounted to black card stock and distressed with Distress ink and a few ink splatters.

I added a couple of shiny black bats and that completes my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by 🙏🏻


Tim Holtz / Sizzix dies - Toil & Trouble, Frightful Things, Gate Keeper
Stamper’s Anonymous Decayed stencil
Stamper’s Anonymous Bubbles stamp
Idea-ology Chitchat stickers 
Distress Oxide inks - Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Villainous Potion 
Distress ink - Gathered Twigs 
Stickles Silver 

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Trick or treat

Hi everyone,

I just received some of the new Tim Holtz Halloween products and couldn’t wait to use the new Mica Spray stains.

I started by creating my background on a piece of orange card stock to which I added the stencil background with Translucent crackle paste.
When that was dry I sprayed it with some Black Soot spray and blended in with a little water. That way some of the ink was blended into the pumpkin veins if that’s what you call them

Next I die cut the Halloween figures with white card stock and added my and sprayed on some Mica spray colours.
When dry I stamped the piece with the Bubbles stamp and some black ink.

I sprayed another piece of card stock with the sprays and die cut the sentiment. I die cut the sentiment again this time with black card stock, cut it to size and then inlaid the letters back into the empty spots.

I adhered both the sentiment and the Halloween figures directly to my card base. The card panel was also distressed on the edges.

I added some black ink to my card and embossed with clear embossing powder.

I die cut a couple of bats and added them to my card.

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

Tim Holtz Pumpkins Layering stencil
Tim Holtz Vault Series: Halloween 2021
Tim Holtz Bold Text Halloween dies
Tim Holtz Bubbles stamp
Distress Halloween Mica stain sets #3 and #4