Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hugs and smiles

Hi everyone. I've made another card for the raining cats and dogs challenge over at The Paper Players using a stamp I picked up in Barnes and Nobel over the weekend. The publication came from the UK and it also included an embossing folder. It looks to be from Tiddly Inks and was sooo cute I couldn't resist spending $$$ on the magazine. 

Colored with Copic's. Pink gingham paper came from DCWV out one of those insta photo fun 4x4 mini cardstock sets. I bought a yellow one and a pink and they've come in handy for using on cards.

Sentiment is from Verve.

Black dots are home made melted down pony beads. I got them to stick on the card by using some matte medium from Ranger.

That's it for today.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Happy Bark Day

Hi everyone! Today's card is fun one for any animal lover out there. Over at The Paper Players the challenge is to use a dog or cat on your card. so, here you go!

I kept this very clean and simple, as I will probably use this as a masculine birthday card.

Stamps are from Paper Smooches. I stamped the cute dog in versafine, heat embossed it with clear embossing powder and the colored it with Copic's.

Cut both panels out using a square and rectangle stitched dies from My Favorite Things.  Both are also layered with dark brown cardstock.

Added the black self adhesive pearls to mimic the spots on this back. Thought it was sorta fun.

That's all for now, thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Gold on white

Hi everyone! Less is More is celebrating 5 years and the theme this time around is white on white and a bit of metallic accents are acceptable. Here is what I did with it.

Flowers and dies are from Simon Says Stamps. I stamped them in versamark then heat embossed in Hero Arts gold embossing powder.

Sentiment is from Winnie & Walter and also heat embossed in gold.

I had added the leaves that were just cut out of white cardstock but it just didn't look all that good. Finally decided to cover them in versamark and heat emboss them in gold. The stuck them in between the blossoms.

Adding this into the Addicted to CAS code word Bloom challenge too.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, February 5, 2016

with all my love!

Hi everyone! Here is my take on this weeks Freshly Made Sketch which is also paired with this weeks Wednesday Challenge of have a heart over at Simon Says Stamp.

I turned the sketch sideways and made the main panel a bit bigger to accommodate the stamp I used.

Stamp is an oldie but a goody from
Great Impressions. I stamped it in versafine ink, heat embossed using clear and then colored it using Copic's.

Sentiment is from Technique Tuesday and the fishtail banner dies are from My Favorite Things. Kept this very clean and simple for use as a masculine card.

Also adding this into the color challenge over at Repeat impressions, too.

ETA: I'm adding this into The Friday Mashup! as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Thanks a bunch

Hi there! Here is my take on the tic-tac-toe challenge over at The Paper Players.

I stamped this wonderful daffodil image from Technique Tuesday's Greenhouse Society in Versafine ink and heat set it using clear embossing powder. Colored it using Copic markers onto Neenah 120# cardstock. I think I'm liking this paper for Copic's now as it appears that the Copic markers don't soak into the paper as much.

Sentiment is from Clearly Besotted. Die is from Project life as is the main panel that the daffodils is on.

Dragonfly die is from Memory Box. I cut the body out of black cardstock and the wings are cut out of shimmery vellum.

So, for the tic-tac-toe, I went vertically down the left using Flowers, die cuts and yellow.

Thanks for stopping in!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Hang in there

Hi all! Here is my card using two challenges today. They worked really well together, so it was easy to combine them.

At Less is more it is lucky dip week and they want us to create something "down under" in honor of guest designer Kylie who is from Australia.

At the Friday Mashup they want us to use a monkey or zoo animal. Well, I dug through all my stamps and finally found the set I was looking for from the former Angel Company called Wild Animals.

The sentiment is also from TAC but from another set entirely, but it goes very well with this. I did fussy cut the monkey out as he is originally on a tag.

Leaves colored with Copic markers using G93 and G99. Monkey is done using E30, E31, E35 and E37. I also cut up some foam tape and adhered it to the back so that I could pop him up.

ETA: entering this into SSS anything goes Wednesday challenge.
ETA: entering this into the Crazy 4 Challenges down under challenge.

That is it for today. Thanks for dropping in!
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Watercolor flowers

Hi everyone! I don't know what to make of it, but I have lost 4 "followers" in a day. I know that google is doing some weird things with blogger, but it sure is disappointing to see my numbers going down instead of up. If you've been following me for a while, I thank and appreciate you!

OK, on to the watercolor creation for today. This is for this weeks Freshly Made Sketch and the Red challenge over at Addicted to CAS.

I stamped this trio of outline flowers from the Vintage Linen set from Papetrey, Ink onto Ranger watercolor paper. Then it is heat embossed using fine white embossing powder.

Ranger distress ink in Festive Berries used to watercolor in the flowers and the back ground is done in Blueprint sketch distress ink.

Hello word die is cut out of black cardstock an then popped up using little tiny bits of foam tape. 

This is the first time I played around with this technique and I got to say that I kind of like the look of it. Watercoloring is not a technique I feel I do well. It must be the perfectionist in me, feeling it's just not "finished" or something.

Thanks so much for stopping in. Let me know what you think of my watercolor creation - I need some encouragement or corrective feedback!

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Sunday, January 24, 2016


Hi everyone! For those of you affected by the blizzard, I hope that you are safe and snuggled up in your homes getting crafty. I had some time today and decided to play around with the new Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society stamp.

I struggled finding the best purple combo for coloring this lovely stamp up. Ended up using the following Copic markers: B60, BV02, BV17, YG63 and YG67.

Once I got it colored and cut out (per sketch challenge below from the paper players) I then began to panic on finding matching cardstock to layer and designer paper to go with. I got super lucky and found both and this is now very monochromatic.

Cardstock was found in my Hot Off The Press stash of 6 x 6 papers. The designer paper is Kaisercraft. Sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps.

Added some clear dew drops to give this a bit more interest. I have no idea which company they came from, as they're in a clear zip lock baggy in my embellishment drawer.

Thanks for visiting!

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Tank you

OK, I'm back again today with another challenge card. Simon Says Stamps Wednesday challenge is to create a card with critters on it, and use Lawn Fawn stamps if you have them. Well, the Fintastic Friends stamp set is the first one I came across in my stash of stamps and here is what I did with it.

Colored with Copic's, fussy cut out and popped up with foam tape.

I believe the turquoise cardstock is from Bazzill, as it's been in my stash for a long time. I really like how well it matched the water in the tank.

I'm not sure if fish qualify as "critters" but I'm going for it anyway. Kept this clean and simple and love how it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Be happy

Hello. I saw this sketch come across Facebook for CASe this sketch and really liked it. Here is what I did with it.

The leaf stem stamp is from an oldie but goody set from the former Angel Company, called Deco Designs. I stamped it in gumdrop green dye ink from My Favorite Things.

Sentiment stamp is from Avery Elle. I used a piece of green cardstock that matched the ink from Bazzill to layer the sentiment panel and the outside edge, before adhering to a white card base. Hero Arts metallic flat brads used on the ends of the sentiment panel.

The ladybug is made using Viva Perlen Pens in black and red. Just squeezed a blob of each color out in the form of a ladybug onto a piece of acetate and let dry. Then added the black spots and antennae using a black gel pen. If I would have been paying attention to the sentiment, a Bee would have been a better choice. LOL. Oh well. Here is an up close picture of the ladybug. thanks for stopping by.
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