Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Cherry O summer!

I thought I would pull out some of my retired, left over paper to use. Cherry-O seemed to go well with this die cut medallion.
The card base and sentiment are on Colonial White cardstock. The mat is Chocolate and the medallion shape is cut from Ruby cardstock, with a Spellbinders die. The circle stamp and sentiment are from Chantilly WOTG kit stamp.

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Paper: Cherry O
Stamp: Chantilly WOTG
Cardstock: Colonial White; Chocolate; Ruby
Ink: Sweet Leaf; Chocolate
Other: Spellbinders medallion die

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A wedding in the family!

The first born nephew in my family got married this past weekend.
Congratulations Curtis & Kahlea!
While our family was not able to attend the wedding, here is the card I made to send to the happy couple.
Their wedding invitation came with peacock feathers printed on it, so I knew I could pull out all of my peacock paper; stamps and embossing folder to put a card together.

I used patterned paper from Magnifique and the feather stamp is from, Circle of Love...both retired. There is a strip of Lagoon polka dot paper from retired, Dotty For You. All of the pieces are mounted on Lagoon; Pacifica; and Whisper cardstock. I used my peacock embossing folder on a strip of Lagoon cardstock, then inked over it with Lagoon ink after it was embossed.
All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Stamps: Circle of Love
Paper: Magnifique; Dotty For You
Cardstock: Whisper; Colonial White; Lagoon; Pacifica
Ink: Pacifica pigment; Lagoon
Embellishments: Colonial White Bigger Brads; Stardust Glitz
Tools: Artiste Cricut cartridge
Other: Peacock embossing folder

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Love is in the air.......

Here is another version of a previously posted card. I felt this could also be used for a summer wedding.
The accent colours are Pacifica and Lagoon. The shape was cut with Art Philosophy. The stamp set is retired.

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Stamp: retired
Ink: Pacifica; Lagoon
Cardstock: White Daisy; Pacifica; Lagoon
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
Other: Embossing folder

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


With wedding season if full swing, I thought I should add some cards that could be used to wish Congratulations.
I started with a White Daisy base, then added a Lagoon mat. I inked up my swirls embossing folder with Lagoon ink and embossed White Daisy cardstock. The border is Pacifica and the sentiment is also stamped with Pacifica ink. The sentiment is from, 4 My Friend.

All supplies are Close To My  Heart, unless noted.
Stamp: 4 My Friend
Cardstock: White Daisy; Lagoon; Pacifica
Ink: Pacifica
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
Other: Embossing Folder

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Rainbow of colour for your Birthday!

I loved and lifted this rainbow idea from another CTMH consultant. I am sorry, I should have written down a name, but I didn't.
I used the diamond image from, Fabulous You, to stamp this rainbow. The sentiment is from, Joyful Birthday and the coloured cardstock is Dutch Blue.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Joyful Birthday; Fabulous You
Ink: Gypsy; Petal; Dutch Blue; Topiary; Honey; Sunset; Ruby
Cardstock: Dutch Blue; White Daisy

Monday, July 22, 2013

Swirly things.

Back to making simple cards with beautiful embossing folders.
This is Lagoon; Kraft and White Daisy cardstock. I punched the Lagoon scallop circle with our 2" punch. I used Desert Sand ink and stamped a flourish image in second generation from a retired Flourishes set. The sentiment is from, Say It In Style. It is stamped in Lagoon ink.

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Cardstock: White Daisy; Lagoon; Kraft
Stamps: Say It In Style
Ink: Lagoon
Tools: 2" Scallop circle punch
Other: Embossing folder

Friday, July 19, 2013

Hodge Podge

This card came about from bits and pieces laying on my workshop table.
I made a bunch of yo yo's from Chantilly paper....these are so fun to make. I punched a scalloped circle, from Blush cardstock, with our punch. I added a circle of Ruby and White Daisy cardstock. I stamped in the circle with images from the Chantilly Workshop On The Go kit stamp set in Cotton Candy and Ruby ink.

I added a strip of paper from Claire, with a mat of Sunset. The Ruby base is stamped with the flourish from Love Life, all on a White Daisy card.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Paper: Claire; Chantilly
Stamp: Chantilly WOTG
Cardstock: Ruby; Sunset; Blush; White Daisy
Tools: 2" Scallop Circle Punch; Artiste Cricut cartridge

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The birds have it!

A trend for the last couple of years, is birds. I LOVE birds and sometimes the most beautiful can also be the most annoying. Have you ever been in the presence of several peacocks.....boy, when they get to a screamin' is a wonder that noise comes from them!
Anyhow, I LOVE peacock feathers and this embossing folder is one of my favourites. I embossed Lagoon cardstock then rubbed the cardstock with coordinating ink. The mat is Whisper cardstock and the border is Slate cardstock. Both the peacock and sentiment stamped images are retired. I sentiment is stamped with Pacifica pigment ink, then embossed in clear powder. The feathers are stamped with Lagoon ink.

The shape is cut from Art Philosophy from Pacifica and Colonial White cardstock.

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Cardstock: Colonial White; Slate; Whisper; Pacifica
Ink: Lagoon; Pigment Pacifica
Embellishments: Clear embossing powder
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
Other: Embossing folder

Monday, July 15, 2013

Party Pennants and Chantilly

These two cards were lifted from Karen Pedersen, for my May Card Club.
 The borders are stamped with images from Party Pennants in coordinating ink on Twilight and Cotton Candy cardstock.
The cardstock colours are Cotton Candy and Buttercup. Both butterflies are cut from Chantilly and the background patterns are also from Chantilly. The sentiment is from Joyful Birthday.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Joyful Birthday; Party Pennants
Paper: Chantilly
Ink: Twilight; Cotton Candy; Black; Ruby
Cardstock: Twilight; Cotton Candy; Buttercup; Black; White Daisy
Embellishments: Sparkles
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Fly Away.....Butterfly

Boy, my headings are getting really sorry!
This is one of the many cards I created for sale at one of the coffee shops. I used Claire patterned paper with a Sunset mat. I added ribbons of Ruby; Lagoon; Sorbet and a spritzed White Daisy cardstock. The butterfly was cut from Chantilly paper. The sentiment shape and card base are Colonial White. The actual sentiment is from Fringed Phrases.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Paper: Claire; Chantilly
Stamp: Fringed Phrases
Cardstock: Colonial White; Ruby; White Daisy; Lagoon; Sorbet; Sunset
Ink: Ruby
Embellishments: Glitter Red Sparkles
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge

Monday, July 8, 2013

A special request card

Recently, I was thrilled when a customer at one of the coffee shops I sell cards at, asked if I would make a special card. This is the card I created.
This card was for a gal graduating to high school and her favourite colour was green. It was her Grandmother who had stopped for a coffee, saw my cards, and inquired if I did special requests. Well, of course I do and I set out to make this card as special as I could.

This card is 5.7 and uses patterned paper from retired Lucy; Dotty For You; and Chantilly. The base is a White Daisy, so I coordinated sentiments with that, then have Whisper and Lagoon cardstock, also. I used our wonderful Houndstooth Irrestible Dimensional Elements Alphabet for the name. I rubbed some Pear ink on then either stamped or wrote with Lagoon or Whisper ink. I added some Sweet Leaf Bigger Brads and Sweet Leaf grosgrain ribbon.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Paper: Lucy; Dotty For You; Chantilly
Stamp: For Every Occasion
Markers: Whisper; Lagoon
Ink: Lagoon; Desert Sand
Embellishments: Sweet Leaf Bigger Brads and Grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Art Philosophy and Artiste Cricut cartridges

Friday, July 5, 2013

More Animal Cracker cuteness.

Here are another 2 cards I made with my Animal Crackers My Stickease stash.

 I added some Dutch Blue; Holiday Red and White Daisy cardstock to these Animal Cracker My Stickease;  paper pack and stamp set. Some Red glitter sparkles for the lion and that is all that was needed.
All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp; Paper; My Stickease: Animal Crackers
Cardstock: White Daisy; Holiday Red; Dutch Blue
Ink: Dutch Blue
Embellishments: Red Glitter Sparkles

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Animal Crackers

I was digging around in my paper stash and found these sweet animal My Stickease, from retired Animal Crackers. I dug out the coordinating paper pack and put a few cards together.
 Here I added Ruby cardstock stamped with a flower from a retired border set. I used Keyboard Kraft alphabet stickers for, "Hello", on the monkey card. For the hippo card, I stamped the sentiment from the Animal Cracker stamp set in Dutch Blue. I also stamped with an image from, Spot On Backgrounds, in second generation Dutch Blue ink.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Animal Crackers; Spot On Backgrounds
Paper: Animal Crackers
My Stickease: Animal Crackers
Ink: Dutch Blue; Ruby
Cardstock: White Daisy; Dutch Blue; Ruby
Embellishments: Keyboard Kraft Alphabet stickers

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A lined up scrappy Thank You!

I am trying to find creative uses for my hundreds of scraps....rather than recycling them. Here is one example of using up just cardstock.
My card base is Colonial White and the scraps are Sweet Leaf; Holiday Red; Buttercup; Dutch Blue; Blush; Sunset; Sunny Yellow and Sky. I stamped the sentiment shape with the chevron image from, In The Background. The sentiment is from, 4 My Friend. The flourishes and sentiment are stamped in Outdoor Denim ink.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: 4 My Friend
Ink: Outdoor Denim
Embellishments: Stardust Glitz
Tools: Artiste Cricut cartridge

Monday, July 1, 2013

Back after Canada Day!

I hope my Canadian friends had a Happy Canada Day! We had a scorching hot day for Victoria, so hiding in our basement was mostly how we spent the day!
Here are another 2 cards my club made for June.
 We started with Twilight cardstock, then added Chantilly patterned papers. I cut a 1" strip of Chantilly textiles for each of the cards, then ran a large basting stitch through it. The sentiment is from, Thank You, and is stamped in Ruby and Twilight inks.
All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Paper: Chantilly
Stamp: Thank You
Ink: Ruby; Twilight
Cardstock: White Daisy; Twilight
Embellishments: Chantilly Textiles; Green Sparkles