Saturday, August 18, 2018

Back to school

Hi everyone,

I have been a little MIA lately. Have a lot going on. My daughter just moved to Hawaii to start a new life with her fiance and we are having work done at the house. New front stairs and a new walkway to be precise. My garden has taken a bit of a beating but there's always next year. It will all be worth it to see the finished job.

Anyways I do have a card to share for the Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp where the theme is 'Back to School'. Details here.

Here's my card.

I started by creating the blackboard base to my card. I rubbed white ink over the black piece of cardstock to make it look like eraser marks then added a strip of metallic silver washi tape to the top and bottom of the piece and added it to my card.

The clipboard was actually cut from a 12x12 piece of Doodlebug paper called Take Note

I stamped the 5 sentiments and the Be die from Simon Says Stamp was die cut with black fun foam.

The little birdie was stamped and die cut using Lawn Fawn products.

The Mom's Notes sentiment was stamped using a Stampendous stamp set.

I added some glossy accents to the Be, some gold star embellishments and 2 pieces of Lawn Fawn twine in black and yellow.

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


Simon Says Stamp Be 3x4 stamp set and die
Stampendous Recipe Favorites stamp set
Lawn Fawn A Birdie Told Me stamp and die 
Doodlebug Take Note 12x12 double sided patterned paper 
Lawn Fawn twines
Glossy Accents
Hero Arts White stamp pad
Black fun foam
Silver foil washi tape

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Balloon birthday

Hi everyone,

Well the summer continues to be nice and hot. Maybe it has also made me a little less creative but I have managed to make a card using a variety of stamp companies including Simon Says Stamp, My Favorite Things, Avery Elle and Sunny Studio Stamps. Also entering this in the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge where the theme is 'Anything Goes'. Details on their blog here

I used the Simon Says Falling Snow stencil to create my background. The balloons from Sunny Studio Stamps were from a previous project and the bunny was already coloured and die cut previously.

Used the Avery Elle Pierced Mat die to create the black background for my card. Added the cute bunny and balloons and stamped the sentiment also from MFT and that finished my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil
MFT Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Frame
MFT Bubble Over With Joy stamp and die
MFT Birthday Bears stamp 
Sunny Studio Stamps Birthday Balloon stamp and die
Avery Elle Pierced Mat die

Monday, July 09, 2018

Hello friend

Hi everyone,

Today's card is for the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge where the theme is Red, White and Blue. Details on their blog here.

This would have been a perfect card for the 4th of July in the US. Oh well, I am a little late.
I used a technique by Jennifer McGuire that she calls Paint Dragging. You can find this on her Youtube channel.

I started by applying drops of red, white and blue acrylic paint to a large smooth 12 x 12 ceramic tile (Jennifer uses the glass media mat from Tim Holtz). My tile worked quite well actually.

I dragged the colours onto a plain piece of white cardstock. Once dry I ran the piece through my diecutting machine using a Studio Katia die. I set the circles aside in the order that they were cut it and then dry embossed another piece of cardstock using the same die. I wanted to have the detail of the die show up. Before I added this piece to my card base I applied some black ink to the edges of the card using black ink and a sponge dauber.

I then placed all the circles into their appropriate spaces. Added a hello die cut from black craft foam, stamped the sentiment and added some clear circle embellishments.

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


Studio Katia Dotted Patterns: Loops die
Simon Says Stamp small hello die
Avery Elle Ellie stamp set
Pretty Pink Posh clear round crystals
Acrylic Paint - Red, White & Blue colours

Thursday, June 28, 2018

My love of Sunny Studio stamps

Hi everyone,

I have a couple of cards to share that I created using the fun stamps and dies from Sunny Studio Stamps. I just love the realistic effect of these stamps. They all look good enough to eat!

For my first card I used the Sunny Studio Two Scoops stamp and die set.
I stamped the ice cream scoops and cones in 3 different ink colours and gave each of the scoops a bit of Wink of Stella sparkle.
I die cut a frame from some patterened paper and foam mounted the cones to a background of Lawn Fawn paper. Added the sentiment to complete this card.

For my second card I used the Sunny Studio Berry Bliss stamp and die set. I embossed the base of the card with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I used a MFT Die-namics frame die and some patterned paper to make the frame. Added white squares behind each raspberry and popped them up with some foam tape. Stamped the sentiment and that's it for this card.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018


Hi everyone,

Today I have a card to share using a stencil and 2 different colours of ink.
I am also entering this in both the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge here and their Flickrchallenge #100. Both have the 'Anything Goes' theme.

I started by placing my stencil and blending the yellow ink. I then rotated the stencil slightly and then applied the orange ink. Before the ink dried I added some clear embossing powder and heat set.

The popsicle was previously made. All I had to do was die cut the sentiment with black cardstock.

I added some detail to the base of the card by running it through my die cut machine with a dotted rectangle die.

I added foam tape to the popsicle and and foam tape to the stenciled background and then added the sentiment.

Well that's it for my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Stencil Girl Products S125
Simon Says Stamp Sunshine die
Lawn Fawn Small Dotted Rectangle die set
Sunny Studio Stamp Perfect Popsicle stamp and die
ColorBox Canary & Marigold