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

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Sweet Birthday

Okay, so you know when you see something and don't really like it too much, but don't really know why? Well, when I saw this stamp set, Sweet Birthday, that is how I felt. I think it was the cutesy faces to go on the cupcakes that made me frown. Well, then the genius Jeanette, announced a Thin Cut die set to coordinate with this stamp set....that turned my frown around! Here is how sweet those cupcakes are now!
I used gorgeous Raspberry patterned paper from Some Kinda Wonderful with a Whisper  cardstock background. I added patterned paper pieces on my craft room table for the sentiments. I coloured the cupcakes and candles with my Shin Han Alcohol Markers, then added some Epoxy Gems and Whisper Thick Twine.
All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Paper: Some Kinda Wonderful
Stamp: Sweet Birthday w/coordinating Thin Cut Dies
Cardstock: Whisper; White Daisy
Ink: Memento Black; Shin Han Alcohol Markers; Black Journaling Pen
Embellishments: Pink & Grey Epoxy Gems; Whisper Thick Twine


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Back to life after 4 day crop!

Ah, yes, I just got back from a 4 day crop! It was actually really a 5 day trip as the friend I went with was kind enough to pick me up in Victoria and have me stay over at her house, in Shawnigan Lake, the night before. This happened last Wednesday and we arrived to Camp Homewood on Quadra Island on Thursday, Jan 26. Oh, the peace a quiet with time to nap and crop 24 hours a day.......and no chores to do........aaaaaaahhhhhhhh, the glory!
 So while I was gone, I should have posted some pictures, but didn't. Here they come now! This is one of my new favourite stamp and coordinating die sets, Sugar Rush - Cardmaking. I used Raspberry and Tangerine cardstock for the base, then used as many of the Sugar Rush patterned papers I could fit in. I added a thin strip of Sea Glass Glitter paper and stamped the donuts with varying inks.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Sugar Rush - Cardmaking with coordinating Thin Cuts
Paper: Sugar Rush
Cardstock: Raspberry; Tangerine; White Daisy; Sea Glass
Ink: Raspberry; Blossom; White Daisy; Pomegranate; Desert Sand; Black Journaling Pen
Embellishments: Sea Glass Glitter Paper


Friday, January 20, 2017

A Birthday Bouquet

Gosh, so many new and wonderful things in our Spring Seasonal Expressions.......it is crazy. This card features a gorgeous flower image from Hello Lovely - Cardmaking and our NEW word dies.
I started with Slate cardstock and some retired patterned paper, that was sitting precut on my work table. I used my NEW "Happy Birthday" word dies and cut Raspberry and Black cardstock. I stamped this gorgeous bouquet image from, Hello Lovely - Cardmaking, with Versamark ink. Then I embossed with Gold embossing powder. I used my Waterbrush with Raspberry; Fern and Willow inks to colour it in. To finish the card off, I added Slate faceted Gems.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Dreamin' Big - Cardmaking
Paper: retired
Cardstock: Raspberry; Black; Slate
Ink: Raspberry; Fern; Willow
Embellishments: Slate faceted Gems; Gold Embossing Powder
Tools: Happy Birthday Thin Cuts