Sunday, October 23, 2016

Lovely Leaves to make paper

I LOVE to make my own patterned paper with stamps. I also LOVE leaves. I used Lovely Leaves and covered a sheet of White Daisy cardstock, to make this paper. Then I had some fun colouring with three different marker palettes. I created a set of 6 cards, with 2 of each colour.
 For the above set I added Sangria patterned paper and Ruby cardstock. I coloured with my Shin Han Alcohol markers, then added some retired sequins. Below, I added some retired patterned paper and Sweet Leaf cardstock. The sentiments are stamped in Black ink from a set included with our Cricut Flower Market cartridge.
 For the last set of cards, I used turquoise and green with Fern cardstock. I used retired sequins on all and this card also received some retired patterned paper. 
These cards made a sweet set and the colours could easily be switched up or the leaves could be left uncoloured, too.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Lovely Leaves; Flower Market Cricut sentiment stamp
Ink: Shin Han Alcohol Markers; Memento Black ink; Black ink
Cardstock: Fern; Ruby; Sweet Leaf; White Daisy
Embellishments: retired Sequins

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you are having a wonderful and warm Thanksgiving weekend. We had some rain and a wicked wind on Thursday...but we are back to beautiful sunny Fall weather today.

I have been neglecting my blog, so I am going to try to get back on track!
This is one of my favourite Fall cards using Woodland Critters and some retired  Sangria paper.
I stamped this sweet owl with Pomegranate ink then added some glitter to her eyes with our Shimmer Brush. I stamped the Oak leaf in the background of the Fern cardstock, with 2nd generation, retired Autumn Terracotta ink. I added retired Sangria patterned paper and some Sequins.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Woodland Critters
Cardstock: Fern; Colonial White
Ink: Pomegranate; Black; retired Autumn Terracotta
Embellishments: Sequins; Shimmer Brush

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Beach Days

It feels like we have made a steep jump from Summer to Fall. I LOVE Fall, but still have some Summerish cards to show. I used recently retired Beach Days stamp set with has coordinated cuts with our Artistry Cricut cartridge.
I started with Eggplant cardstock, then added some watercolour like patterned paper. I stamped the shells from Beach Days with Poppy ink on White Daisy cardstock. I cut the crab shape, then stamped with coordinating stamp image with Eggplant ink. I matted the ribbon piece then added some Aqua Shimmer Trim and Sequins.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Beach Days
Cardstock: Eggplant; White Daisy
Embellishments: Aqua Shimmer Trim and Sequins
Ink: Poppy & Eggplant
Tools: Artistry Cricut cartridge

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

She sells seashells.....

Wow, we had a nice break from our hot weather, on Sunday and Monday. Seems things will be heating up again in the forecast for Wednesday. I heard someone say 30 degrees, which in Victoria, is not seen here is hoping the forecasters are wrong!
Here are another 2 cards using Swirly Seashells patterned paper, that I made.
I stamped the main shell with Versamark ink, then embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder. I used our watercolour paints to colour it in, Since it was a small piece, I used our White Daisy cardstock, rather than watercolour paper. Then I cut our the shell image and popped it up on some foam tape. I added the shell over some White Twine I smooshed through Desert Sand ink, before fringing and tying it up.
 I used Crystal Blue cardstock and sanded it down. I covered Bambo cardstock with random stamped images from NEW, Swirly Seashells stamped with Cocoa ink. I punched a scalloped border on some Desert Sand cardstock, then added it as a mat. The sentiments are from sets, Way To Go on the top card and a sentiment set from our Flower Market Cricut package. Both were stamped with Cocoa ink. I added Mini Pearls to finish the cards.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Swirly Seashells; Way to Go; Flower Market package
Cardstock: Crystal Blue; Bamboo; Desert Sand; White Daisy
Ink: Cocoa; Desert Sand; Versamark; Watercolour Paints
Embellishments: Mini Pearls; Gold Embossing Powder; White Twine

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Swirly Seashells

I have been posting lots of cards on Instagram, then forgetting to share them to my blog. Here is one of the first cards I made with new product from our Annual Expressions.
I love shells, so Swirly Seashells was a must have for my first group of products bought. I random stamped with Cocoa ink on sanded Bamboo cardstock, using all of the shells in this set, to create my own paper. I matted with Desert Sand cardstock that I punched with our Scalloped Border punch.

I stamped the main shell in Versamark, then embossed with Gold Embossing Powder, on white cardstock. I used our watercolour paints to fill it in. I took some White Twine and rubbed it in my Desert Sand stamp pad, then tied it up and fringed it out.

The sentiment is from a retired set that I stamped with Cocoa ink on sanded Crystal Blue cardstock. I added some Mini Pearls to finish off this card.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Swirly Seashells
Ink: Cocoa; Versamark
Cardstock: Crystal Blue; Bamboo; Desert Sand
Embellishments: White Twine; Gold Embossing Powder

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Way To Go and Hello!

Well, seems I have really been neglecting my blog......eeeep! Since the 24th of July, we have been becoming familiar with recovery from a sewer back up. Our outside yard replacement and repair is finished and next week we start reconstruction in our  home. Luckily, I have had new products to make me happy during this "shitty" time!
I started with a new border stamp set, Way To Go. I stamped with: Poppy; Pomegranate; Gypsy; Peacock; Canary; and Lagoon inks.

I then cut some Black cardstock and Purple Glitter paper with our new, Hello, thin cut die. I adhered the three die cuts together to add some dimension to the word. The really great thing about this new die, is it comes in a set with the word "thanks", too.

I added some Pomegranate and Gypsy cardstock  along with a line with my Black Journaling pen.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Way To Go
Thin Cut: Hello
Cardstock: Colonial White; Pomegranate; Gypsy
Ink: Poppy; Pomegranate; Gypsy; Peacock; Canary; Lagoon
Embellishments: Purple Glitter paper

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hello There!

"Are we there yet......" it was nice to only smile and think those words while my husband and I spent a glorious week on Pender Island. Now, things don't move that fast in Victoria, but they sure moved a lot slower on Pender. We didn't have a schedule to abide by other than the one I dictated regarding the hot tub! That schedule included a daily dip, so we did. Each time we did, hummingbirds came to slurp sugar water I made about 3 feet from us. I'm sure they knew I would not have my camera poised to shoot them, while I was in the hot tub!

So, while I have a ton of new CTMH product, I am showing you a card with sweet retired product, as I have yet to catch up!
I used retired Charlotte patterned paper on Slate cardstock, with some Coral Shimmer Trim. I cut a scalloped circle with Slate cardstock; 2 scalloped strips; and a circle from more Charlotte patterned paper. I accordion folded the strips and put them together for this fan style piece.

I stamped and cut this sweet froggy from retired Spring Critters and its coordinating Thin Cut dies. I coloured the frog with my water brush and some Pear and Lagoon inks. I stamped the arrow circle with the circle image from Doodled Designs. I added some Clear Sparkles to finish this card off.

All supplies are Close to My Heart.
Paper: retired Charlotte
Stamp: Doodled Desings; retired Spring Critters with coordinating Thin Cuts
Cardstock: Slate and White Daisy
Ink: Black; Slate; Pear; Lagoon
Embellishments: Clear Sparkles
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge