Wednesday, 15 August 2018

One- Layer Stenciled- The Flower Challenge

Time for another card for 
This month we are creating One Layer cards

My one layer card came together quickly.
I have wanted to pick up this wonderful stencil set from Altenew forever and was pleased to have a chance to play with it.
I laid the stencil on my card front and masked using some Post-It Tape, then applied Distress Oxide inks over different areas of the stencil until I was happy with the results.
This is a two-step stencil where you ink the base in first, then add the overlay with other colours on top of that.
I added a birthday sentiment from MFT and done.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you will join us and play along.

Stamps- Handwritten Happiness (MFT)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento= DOX-Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple,
Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Altenew Layered Dahlia stencil A & B= foam applicator (TH)= Post-It tape=
Misti (My Sweet Petunia)

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Happy Wedding Day

We had the pleasure of attending a special friend's wedding on the weekend.  It was a joy and a blessing to see how happy they are together.

I wanted to make an elegant, yet simplified card and here is what I came up with.
I began with a piece of white cardstock.  I place my Mini Lace stencil from TCW over the paper and pressed on some Versamark ink over it being sure to get into all the corners and edges.
I sprinkled on some shiny silver embossing powder and heat embossed it.
Next, using my Misti, I stamped the 'Congratulations' sentiment across the bottom and I splattered some silver paint over the stenciled area as well.
 I die-cut the Olive Branch and the Berry Branch with more white cardstock and glued them onto the front.  I tied a piece of silver ribbon at the top to add to interest and more shine.

Instead of putting the card into an envelope, I created a small box to place it in.
I stamped it using a large floral image, then tied it up with more silver twine and a congrats die-cut.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES

Stamps- Everyday Greetings (Mama Elephant)
Inks- Versamark
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- silver embossing powder= heat tool- Mini Lace Stencil (TCW)=
silver twine= Berry Branch die (PB)= Lg Olive Branch (Poppy Stamps)
Box-Sketchy Florals (Altenew)

Monday, 13 August 2018

Just Swinging By

Hello and Welcome
Here is a simple, fun, cas card I made for one of my little friends.

Here's what I did to create it.
First, I stamped the monkey image using my Misti then used the matching die to cut it out.
I coloured him using my Copic markers which was very simple with this easy image.
Next, I stamped the 'bubble wrap' background using some Peacock Feathers Distress ink and then I pop dotted the monkey over that.
I stamped the Happy Birthday and mounted the whole thing onto a piece of matching brown cardstock.

That's it.  
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Addicted to CAS- MASCULINE
The Library Challenge- JUNGLE BOOK

Stamps- Happy Birthday (Stamping Bella)= Mini Monkey (Your Next Stamp)
Ink- Peacock Feathers Distress (TH)= Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); pop dots= Copic markers= Mini Monkey die (YNS)

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Life is Good

Happy Day!
It's the weekend, I'm starting my holidays and had some time to play.
I wanted to create a card using some new toys I just picked up from SSS.
Very simple card to create.

I began by masking off my card front with some Post-It tape, laid down my stencil, then rubbed over it with some Peacock Feathers and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide inks.  I splattered with some water to help lift off some of the colour and add some depth.
While that dried, I die cut the flower frame, then glued it over the stenciled bkg.
I added a blue button to the center of the flower that matched the bkg.
I like the crisp, clean look it has.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Shopping Our Stash- SILHOUETTE

Stamps- none
Inks- Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans Distress Oxides (TH)
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Cuttlebug= Floral Stem die (Poppy Stamps)= Line Dance stencil= SSS=
Post it Tape= Blending Tool (Ranger)

Friday, 10 August 2018

At the Beach

Good Morning.
Time for a summertime card and besides, who wouldn't love relaxing on a beach somewhere.

This card was super easy to create using images from a sweet Penny Black set called Summer Fun.
The set is filled with fun, summer images just perfect for creating little vignettes.
I began by creating my background.  You can see my Mini Pictorial here about how I did it

When that was drying, I stamped the chair and the flip flops, fussy cut them out and then coloured them using my Copic markers.  I stamped the sentiment, then pop dotted the chair and flip flops over the beachy background.
Using my ScorPal, I scored a frame around the panel which helped give it a bit more presence.

Hope you are enjoying your summer.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Crafting with Attitude- ANYTHING GOES
Scrapbook and Cardmaking- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Summer Fun (Penny Black)
Inks- Peacock Feathers, Antique Linen DI (TH)= Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- ScorPal= acrylic block= Mister (TH)= Copic Markers

Monday, 6 August 2018

Baby Hugs

Hello and Welcome.
Meet today's card...a simple one for a new arrival and such an exciting time.

I wanted to 'pink' up my card as much as possible, so I began with stamping the pink plaid background. Very easy to do with the help of my Misti and this great stamp from Concord & 9th.
I used some Colorbox pink pigment ink which stamped beautifully.
For the main panel, I first stamped the bubbles with more of the pink then stamped the sentiment and the onsie.  I stamped the onesie again on Designer Paper then fussy cut it out and glued it over the image. After colouring in the heart with my Copics, I mounted that panel over the plaid.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look and sincere and heartfelt thanks for all your most kind, generous comments.  I am so behind in visiting so many of you but will do my best to get there soon.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Crafty Calendar- Dots and or Stripes
Create and Inspire- ANYTHING GOES
Aud Sentiments- FOR THE GIRLS

Stamps- Baby Fills our Hearts (Studio G)= Onsie (Studio G)= Plaid bkg (Concord & 9th)=
So 80's (Wplus 9)
Inks- Colorbox Pink pigment= Tuxedo black Memento
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti= Copic markers= DP

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Simple One Layer and Tutorial- The Flower Challenge

Time for another fun theme at 
This month our theme is One layer cards.
Please check out the wonderful cards the DT's have created.  
Hope you will feel inspired to join us.

So onto my card.
I added a tutorial for those of you that are visual learners and for those of you that have never tried this super simple technique.

Step #1
I gathered my supplies. Two colours of DOX, white cardstock folded into a  4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card and my acrylic block. Forgot to add my water Mister from TH to the picture.

Step #2
Ink up your acrylic block with the Bundled Sage at the bottom and the Peacock Feathers DOX at the bottom.

Step #3
Spray the block with water then press onto you cardstock trying not to wiggle it around.  Lift and remove.  You are left with a lovely, inky space to stamp over.

Step #4
When the ink is dry, mask the inked area.  I used some Post-It tape on mine.
Then, I placed it inside my Misti, inked with Memento black and stamped the flowers.

Step #5
I removed the tape then stamped the sentiment.
A simple one-layer card is born.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you will come and play along with us.

Adding my card to theses challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- MAKE YOUR OWN BKG
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES
Inkspirational- MAKE A CARD IN 10 MINS

Stamps- Meadow (Inkadinkadoo)= Noteworthy (STAMPlorations)
Inks- DOX-Bundled Sage, Peacock Feathers (TH)= Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia)= Post-It Tape= Mister (TH)= acrylic block