Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Coffee anyone?

Today I enjoyed sleeping in and my hot cup of coffee. It seemed appropriate to share this card I made to sell at Township Coffee!
I stamped with one of my favourite stamp sets, Treats of Friendship. I paper pieced with Georgie patterned paper along with Whisper; Crystal Blue and Colonial White cardstock. I did some colouring with my Shin Han Alcohol Markers and created the sentiment with our Black Journaling pen. For a bit of sparkle, I added glitter stickers from the Glacier Fundamental Assortment.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Paper: Georgie
Stamp: Treats of Friendship
Cardstock: Whisper; Crystal Blue; Colonial White
Embellishments: Glacier Fundamental Assortment
Ink: Shin Han Alcohol Markers; Black Journaling Pen

Friday, December 25, 2015


I hope you are have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

I put this card together with the glorious patterned paper from White Pines with Cranberry cardstock accents. The stamp sets are Miracle of Christmas and Holly Jolly Christmas.

I coloured in this sweet bear with my Shin Han Alcohol markers, then added him to an accordion flower I made with cuts from Artiste Cricut cartridge. I added Gold Foil Tape for just a wee bit of shine.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Paper: White Pines
Stamps: Miracle of Christmas; Holly Jolly Christmas
Ink: Cranberry; Shin Han Alcohol Markers
Embellishments: Gold Foil Tape
Tools: Art Philosophy & Artiste Cricut cartridges; Scallop Border Punch

Monday, December 14, 2015

More Christmas cards.

This wreath is one of my all time favourite stamp sets. It takes a wee bit of time, but no skill to colour it to look amazing. This card is another in my recent Christmas Variety Card class.
I used Glacier cardstock and embossed it with our Diamond Embossing folder, then rubbed Glacier ink over top. I added gorgeous Fern cardstock as a mat, then cut a scalloped square with Art Philosophy to feature the stamped piece. I tucked some Red Shimmer Trim underneath and added more Glacier cardstock to help the wreath pop.

I stamped the wreath from Season's Tweetings, with Memento Black ink. I coloured the wreath in with Shin Han Alcohol Markers Sap Green; Turquoise Blue; and Cherry Pink. I added a wee bit of Stardust Glitz also, however, it is hard to see in the picture. I stamped the bird in Poppy ink then added a wee bit of colour with the same Green and Blue markers. The sentiment is from retired Merry, Merry, stamped with Fern ink.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: retired Merry, Merry; Season's Tweetings
Cardstock: Fern; Glacier; Colonial White; Memento Black
Ink: Glacier; Poppy; Shin Han Sap Green, Turquoise Blue, and Cherry Pink
Embellishments: Red Shimmer Trim; Stardust Glitz

Tuesday, December 8, 2015


I made this card in late summer, with the anticipation of Fall colours arriving. We don't see a lot of Fall colours here in Victoria, like I grew up with in Saskatoon. So, I like to create them to enjoy.
First, I stamped and embossed the sentiment. The Versamark pad was a wee bit stained, so I got a grey appearing word, rather than white. I used our NEW Watercolour paper and swiped first with water, then with burgandys; oranges; and yellows. I spritzed again with water, then waited for paper to dry. Once it was dry, I gently ran the edges in Black ink before adding both Sunset and Colonial White mats. I tucked in some Coral Shimmer Trim,  I took Pomegranate cardstock and gently ran the edges through Black ink, then mounted it on Sunset cardstock and a Colonial White base. I added Pomegranate glitter star from the Fundamentals Assortment.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Cardstock: Watercolour; Pomegranate; Sunset; Colonial White
Ink: Black; Versamark
Embellishments: Watercolour Paints; Coral Shimmer Trim; Pomegranate Fundamentals
Tools: Scallop Border Punch

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Let It Snow!

Today, I cannot resist the "Let It Snow" Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. These cards showcase the sweet snowflakes and sentiments of our Season's Greetings set.
 I cut the snowflake square in Pixie cardstock with NEW Artistry cartridge. I backed it with some gorgeous Pink Glitter Paper. I randomly stamped snowflakes on the White Daisy cardstock with Pixie ink and 3 snowflake images from Season's Greetings. To save time, I put all 3 images on 1 block and covered the sheet very quickly.
When I received this stamp set, I immediately cut "Warm Christmas Wishes" away from the rest of the sentiment. This is only the second time I have cut apart an image, but my scissors took care of the job efficiently. I added some Stardust Glitz to the centre of some snowflakes.
All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Season's Greetings
Ink: Pixie
Cardstock: Pink Glitter; White Daisy; Pixie
Embellishments: Stardust Glitz
Tools: Artistry Cricut cartridge