Thursday, April 27, 2017

He loves me.....he loves me not.....

Well, you won't be pulling the petals out of these daises! That old line should now say....I love me....I love me more! Here is another flower extravaganza A2 card, I created with our Flower Market Cricut cartridge.
For the background of this card, I used my new Tim Holtz Oxide inks. I am just dipping my toe into the mixed media ocean and I wanted to experiment with the "game changer" inks. They are fun but for me had a bit of a learning curve. It was a fun and fast curve!

I cut these gorgeous daises from Raspberry cardstock and the leaves from Fern. The sentiment is from our Workshops Your Way Mother's Day kit...which by the way, is about to retire April 30th to make way for our new Seasonal Expressions. I stamped it with Black Memento ink after cutting the inked piece with a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles die.

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Stamp: WYW Mother's Day
Cardstock: Raspberry; Fern; White Daisy
Ink: Black Memento
Tools: Flower Market Cricut cartridge
Other: Tim Holtz Oxide Inks; MFT Wonky Rectangles Die

Monday, April 24, 2017

Flower Extravaganza

 So, first I must tell you these upcoming flower card photos have been taken with my cell phone. I was packing the cards up for sale and didn't have time to do my usual camera set up, so I took quick pictures with my phone.

I am FLOWER CRAZY and I love it! I have been using my Flower Market Cricut cartridge more hours than I care to tell you I spend crafting! I get into to full Mother's Day card production starting in April and this is one of the 5 x 7 cards I created.
I cut the Daisy with Sea Glass cardstock and also matted the embossed cardstock with it also. The leaves are cut from Fern cardstock. I was getting low on Lagoon cardstock, so I pulled out my retired favourite, Twilight. I embossed with our Wood-grain Embossing Folder then used coordinating ink to rub over the top. I stamped the sentiment with a retired set and used a MFTStamps die to cut the stitched ribbon. I added a retired gem to the centre of the flower.

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Cardstock: Sea Glass; Fern; White Daisy; retired Twilight
Ink: Black; retired Twilight
Tools: Flower Market Cricut Cartridge; Wood-grain Embossing folder
Other: MFTStamps stitched die

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Flower Market LOVE!

If I have not said how much I LOVE my Flower Market Cricut cart, I will proclaim it again....I LOVE FLOWER MARKET! These cards are a take on layouts created by Jennifer Smith, whose work is constantly an inspiration.
 I started with Sea Glass cardstock on a White Daisy card base. I added wood-grain paper from Rustic Home Fundamentals, as well as, polka dot Kraft and Gold striped vellum. I cut various sizes of this Amaryllis flower, with Flower Market, from White Daisy and Sea Glass cardstock. The leaves are from Fern cardstock.
I added retired Sequins and Gold Sequins to the centre of each flower. I cut the scalloped and plain oval with retired Cricut cart, Art Philosophy. The second card's sentiment is from Good Thymes! I also added some finishing touches with my Black Journaling Pen.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Good Thymes
Cardstock: Rustic Home Fundamentals; White Daisy; Sea Glass; Fern
Ink: Black; Sea Glass; Black Journaling Pen
Embellishments: Gold Sequins
Tools: Flower Market & Art Philosophy Cricut cartridges



Monday, March 13, 2017

Use your paper scraps!

 I have been trying to figure out the best way to store my cut paper scraps, or maybe just to throw them away! I notice I have been creating a lot of scrap or striped cards of late! This one is no exception.
This patterned paper is from Hello Lovely and works really well for a background. I used a  Slate mat and scalloped border. The sentiment is from Dreamin' Big Cardmaking and is stamped in Black ink. Then I stamped and die cut this sweet girl from School Kids. I coloured her with  my Shin Han Alcohol Markers and added some faceted Gems.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: School Kids w/coordinating Thin Cut dies; Dreamin' Big Cardmaking
Paper: Hello Lovely
Cardstock: Slate; White Daisy
Ink: Black; Shin Han Alcohol Markers
Embellishments: Grey faceted Gems


Saturday, March 4, 2017

A month late!

Yes, this stamp set is no longer available and Spring/Easter are still being dreamed of for most. That said, I wanted to post this anyway, because I am having fun with watercolour. I was inspired by a card Wendy Coffman made.
I used my current favourite, Glacier for my cardstock and stamped the flowers in coordinating ink and one line in Black ink. I stamped the grass several times in Fern ink and stamped the sentiment in Black ink.

I coloured the bunny with my Waterbrush with Raspberry and Saddle ink. The watercolour background is Lagoon; Raspberry and Flaxen with a wee bit of Sweet Leaf. Oh and the splatters are Raspberry, too! I also added some White Gems and a Scallop Punched Border.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Easter Bunny Feb SOTM
Cardstock: Glacier; White Daisy; Watercolour Paper
Ink: Black; Raspberry; Saddle; Fern Glacier; Black Journaling Pen
Embellishments: White Gems

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Tea-rrific

We have a very sweet Stamp of the Month for March, Tea-rrific. 
I used Pixie cardstock as a base and stamped a star pattern with coordinating ink. Both sentiments are stamped with Black ink. I did a bit ink brushing on our Watercolour paper in Lagoon; Raspberry and Flaxen inks for the piece behind the cups. I stamped and cut the cups out of White Daisy; Lagoon; and White Daisy cardstock. I also cut out the flower and watercoloured it with Raspberry ink.

I added a thin strip of White Glitter paper above the watercolour piece and some Clear Glitz to the centre of the flower.
Stamps
All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Tea-rrific, March SOTM
Cardstock: White Daisy; Pixie; Lagoon; Watercolour; White Glitter
Ink: Raspberry; Lagoon; Flaxen; Black; Black Journaling Pen
Embellishments: Clear Glitz

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Scrap Cards

I love when a plan comes together. My plan was to use up the scrap of cardstock left over when I cut 2 - 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 mats for my A2 (5 1/2 x 4 1/4) sized cards. I get this strip from a 4 1/8 x 12 strip I have cut from a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock. Probably stupid of me to save these pieces for as many years as I have.....but I did!
This cute number came together better than expected! I stamped and die cut this boy from our School Kids stamp and Thin Cuts set. I used my Shin Han alcohol markers to colour him in, I added the sentiment from, Silly Sayings, which coordinates to a Cricut cut on our Artistry cartridge.

I added patterned paper from Hello Lovely for the 2 dove tailed pieces. The cardstock mats are  Flaxen and the cardstock strips are Sea Glass; Juniper; Glacier; Sweet Leaf. I stamped all around with the dotted line image from, Dreamin' Big - Cardmaking stamp set. Finally, I added some Enamel Dots to balance out the card.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: School Kids; Silly Sayings; Dreamin' Big - Cardmaking
Paper: Hello Lovely
Ink: Black; Shin Han Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: White Daisy; Sea Glass; Juniper; Glacier; Sweet Leaf; Flaxen
Thin Cuts: School Kids
Cricut: Artistry cartridge
Embellishments: Green Enamel Dots