Wednesday, 15 August 2018

One- Layer Stenciled- The Flower Challenge

Welcome
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.

Supplies
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

Supplies
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

Supplies
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
Craft Stamper- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES

Supplies
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
Scor-Pal- THE HEAT OF SUMMER
Scrapbook and Cardmaking- ANYTHING GOES

Supplies
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

Supplies
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


Welcome
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
STAMPlorations- SUMMER CAS


Supplies
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


Thursday, 2 August 2018

Sunny Sunflowers- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello and Welcome.
Time for another great challenge at the 

Our theme this month is Sunflowers.
Please check out the wonderful cards done by our talented DT's and our guest Izzy (Izzy Scrap) who is joining us this month.

So onto my card.
I love the look of sunflowers with their majestic presence and the bright, sunny color they have.

I began by cutting a circle from my heavy white cardstock using a die from Spellbinders.
I stamped the Sunny Pair from Penny Black onto the circle then watercoloured the flowers using some diluted Brushos.  I used some Peacock Feathers to watercolour in the background and a bit of drywall tape to add some stenciling.  
When that was all dry, I added some white details around the flower heads using a white Signo Gel Pen, stamped the sentiment and then applied some Glossy Accents to the flower heads to help make them pop.
I used the next larger circle die to emboss my card front and glued my painted circle inside of that creating a framed effect.


Thanks so much for coming to take a look.
I hope you will play along with us.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Addicted to CAS- SUMMERTIME
Simon Says Wed.- MAKE YOUR OWN BKG


Supplies
Stamps- Sunny Pair (Penny Black)= Grateful Heart (PB)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento= Peacock Feathers DI (TH)= Brushos
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia)= Circle dies- (Spellbinder)= Brushos= 
Cuttlebug= drywall tape= paintbrush

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Good Times- Collage Stamped Backgrounds

Welcome.
Today, I have the pleasure of hosting the TLC (Technique Lovers) Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  I am calling my challenge Collage Stamped Backgrounds.
I love that I can use multiple stamps to create such interesting backgrounds for my cards.  I like to challenge myself to see how many different stamps I can actually accumulate on one card!!

I began by taking a piece of white cardstock and masked the edges using some Post-It tape.
I really like the look of a nice, clean white border.
I stamped images, grunge elements from many different sets all listed below using some Fossilized Amber and Dried Mustard Seed Wild Honey Distress Oxide inks and my Dried Marmalade Distress inks.  Really fun to see what kind of combinations I could come up with.  When I was happy with the background stamping, I sponged the edges with some Dried Mustard to help define the main area.
I placed the stamped background into my Misti, then stamped the sentiment and the flowers to finish my card off.  I scored a border around the sponged area using my ScorPal and then simply mounted it all onto a white card.

I ended up using 12 stamps on my card today!!

I made the picture extra large so you could see the details I stamped.

I challenge you to create a 'collage stamped background'.  Pull out your stamps and play.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES
Just Us Girls- PHOTO INSPIRED
Crazy 4 Challenges- HOPE/SYMPATHY


Supplies
Stamps- Weathered Clock (Hampton Arts)= Faith Hope (Paper Inspirations)= Collage des Rond (Carebelle)= 
Dots (Impression Obsession)= Grunge Elements (TH)= Graffiti (Kaisercraft)= Mixed Media (STAMPlorations)= 
So 80s (WPlus 9)= ABC (Carabelle)= Tape Meausre (Darkroom Door)= Meadow (Inkadinkadoo)= 
Treasure Moments sentiment (IO)
Inks- DOX- Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber DI- Mustard Seed, Dried Marmalade (TH); Tuxedo black (Memento)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia)= Post-It Tape= ScorPal

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Just Swimming By

Hello and Welcome.
Just a fun card I made for one of my little friends that was having a birthday.
Simple card using this cute fish image.

I began by making the background using the 'Splash Watercolour' technique.  I rubbed some Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feather and Cracked Pistachio Distress inks onto my non-stick mat, sprayed with water and slapped my paper into the wet ink, drying between layers of ink.
When it was dry, I used the Avery Elle Wonky Stitched die to cut it out.

Next, I stamped the fish from Your Next Stamp using my Misti, die cut it out and watercoloured with more of the Distress inks. I added some Glossy Accents in a heavy layer over the mask on the fish to add some interest and make it look like it was glass.  I pop dot mounted the fish over the background and added it all to a plain white card.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Addicted to CAS- SUMMERTIME
Time Out- PHOTO INSPIRED

Supplies
Stamps- Mini Snorkel Fun Fishy (Your Next Stamp)= Happy Birthday (Stamping Bella)
Inks- Peacock Feather, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio DI (TH)= Memento Black
Paper- Heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Glossy Accents (Ranger)= Misti (My Sweet Petunia)= Cuttlebug= pop dots=
Mister (TH)= Non-stick Craft Mat (TH)= Wonky Stitched die (Avery Elle)= Fish die (YNS)

Monday, 16 July 2018

Puddle Jumping- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello and Welcome.
Time for another card for the 

This month we are using one of my favourite techniques as our challenge:

I have used this technique often and find it a fun and easy way to create colourful background.
Be sure and check out the video links and all the wonderful cards created by our talented Design Team and our special guest Marcia over at the Challenge page.

So onto my card.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock I pick up from a local store.
I rubbed some Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and some Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide inks onto my non-stick craft mat, sprayed with water and slapped my paper into the wet ink, drying between colours.  I tried to concentrate the colour to the bottom of my paper leaving more white open space at the top.
When that was dry, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the image and the fun sentiment with black Memento ink then clear embossed them to help make them pop.
I simply mounted the finished piece onto a white card.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies
Stamps- Rain Dance (Technique Junkies)
Inks- Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide (TH); Memento Black
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia)= Craft Mat (Ranger)= 
clear eb powder= heat tool

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Playing with Blue- The Flower Challenge


Good Morning.
Time for another card at 

Great theme we are playing with this month
MONOCHROME
(we can use black for the sentiment)



So onto my card.
I love to play with my inks especially my Distress Oxides.  I often rub them onto a piece of acetate or my non-stick craft mat, spray with water and ink up my paper.  
My dilemma comes after that....what to do with the leftover ink since I hate to waste it?   So now, I always keep an extra piece of cardstock handy to mop up the extra ink left behind and that is how this background came to be.

I used some Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean DOX, sprayed with water and pressed my cardstock into that.  After it dried, it was just a mess of color with no focal area, so I took a stencil and some Blueprint Sketch DOX and stenciled right over the inkiness.  I loved the results!  
When that was all dry, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment with Memento black ink and clear heat embossed to help it pop against the inked background.
I die-cut the flowers, glued them in place and then I added some clear gems to help the flowers pop, keeping my card simple and very monochrome.



Thanks so much for coming by to take a look.
Please check out the amazing card at our challenge too.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simply Create Too- NO PATTERNED PAPERS
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES
Just Us Girls- WATERCOLOURED BKG


Supplies
Stamps- Live, Laugh, Love (Rubbernecker)
Inks- Memento black= Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti (Sweet Petunia)= Dandelion Posies die (Creative Expression)=
Floral Radar Stencil (TCW)= clear eb powder= heat tool= Mister (TH)



Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Monochromatic- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning
Time for a new theme at 

Create a monochromatic card.


My card was very simple to create.
I started by using the Splash Watercolour Technique to create the background.  Basically, you rub ink onto a non-stick surface, spray with water and 'slap' your cardstock into the wet ink.
I used Distress Oxides in blues, keeping my card base monochromatic.
* I dry my inks between applications so I won't end up with a muddy colour*
When that was dry, I die-cut the background using a Wonky Stitched die from Avery Elle.
Next, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the flowers and the sentiment with Faded Jeans DOX.  I stamped the flowers again using Peacock Feathers to add some shadowing to the flowers.
I mounted it onto white keeping it clean and simple.



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.  I hope you check out this fun challenge.


Adding my card to these challenges:
CAS Watercolour Challenge- SPLASH WATERCOLOUR
Addicted to Stamps and More- CAS
Use Your Stuff- MONOCHROME

Supplies
Stamps- Dans La Nature (Carabelle)= Everyday Greetings- Mama Elephant
Inks- Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans Distress Oxide (TH)
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti= non-stick pad (TH)= Wonky Stitched die (Avery Elle)

Monday, 2 July 2018

Splash Watercolour- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello and Welcome.

Just a fun card today for the 


This month we are playing with a simple technique called Splash Watercolour.  I have done many backgrounds using this technique.  There is a video link on the main challenge blog.
This month, we welcome our guest Marcia aka Marcia K Designs.

So onto my card design.
I pressed Picked Raspberry, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink onto my non-stick craft mat, sprayed with water and 'slapped' my piece of white cardstock into the wet ink. I dried between inks so I wouldn't end up with a muddy mess.  The inks layer over each other so nicely.
When I was happy with the coverage, I die cut the piece using a Wonky Stitched border.  Next, I  placed the piece inside my Misti to stamp the sentiment and the flowers with black Memento ink.
After stamping the flowers, I drew around the flowers with a white Signo pen to brighten the whole piece up.  I simply mounted it onto another piece of white cardstock keeping it clean and simple.


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

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
CAS on Friday- SPLASH< WATERCOLOR
Just Us Girls- WILD CARD

Supplies
Stamps- Winter Flowers (SSS)= Smile Often(Impression Obsession) 
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento= Distress Oxides
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- non-stick craft mat (TH)= Misti= Signo white pen= Mister (TH)= 
Wonky Stitched die (Avery Elle)

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Smile Day

Happy Sunday.
We are celebrating Canada Day and a long weekend here so I am having a 'smile day'.

HAPPY CANADA DAY TO ALL MY CANADIAN FRIENDS!!

Very simple card to create today.
I began by masking the edges of my white cardstock with some Post-It tape.
Next, I rubbed some Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink over my Sweet Peas stencil, sprayed with water and pressed onto my paper to create a stencil monoprint.  I dried that thoroughly then using my Misti, I stamped the Wildflowers using some Blueprint Sketch DOX and added the sentiment at the top.
I put the piece onto my ScorPal and scored around the inked piece creating a frame effect.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES
Just Us Girls- WILD CARD/ANYTHING GOES
A Vintage Journey- STENCIL IT

Supplies
Stamps- Wildflower (Magenta)= Smile (Daisy Bucket)
Inks- Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy weight (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti= ScorPal= Sweet Peas stencil (TCW)= Mister (TH)= Post It Tape

Monday, 25 June 2018

Faux Watercolouring


Good Morning.
Meet today's card.
Super simple one and a great way to get more mileage from your embossing folders.

I love the look of watercolouring and this is such a simple technique that helps to achieve that look especially when using my Distress Oxide inks.
I began by inking up my Darice Embossing folder called Henna, sprayed with a generous amount of water and pressed a piece of heavy weight cardstock into the wet ink.  I rubbed gently then removed my paper to reveal the print.  Love how all the colours blended together.
I dried it with my heat gun then placed the piece inside my Misti to stamp the sentiment with black ink.  I clear embossed the sentiment as well, to help make it pop against the colourful bkg.
I mounted it simply on a piece of coloured cardstock and then added one black gem to the center of one of the flowers.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL
Dare 2B Artzy- BRIGHT COLOURS

Supplies
Stamp- Art Soul (Hampton Arts)
Inks- Tuxedo Black (Memento); Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, Cracked Pistachio, 
Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet Distress Oxides (TH)
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti; EB folder- Henna (Darice); clear eb powder; heat tool; black gem

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Marbled Leaves


Happy Saturday.
Glad to have a bit of crafting time today after being so super busy with life.

I wanted to try out a technique called 'Misti Marbling' that I first saw done by my friend Lydia at Understand Blue. I just loved the results and how the colours blended together.  There is also a tutorial over at Splitcoast Stampers.
What I liked the most about using this technique was that I could add multiple colour layers without contaminating my ink pads with other colours....sometimes when adding colour over colour directly from your ink pads, that happens. 
I began by placing the leaves into my Misti, inked then stamped.  Leaving the stamps in place in my Misti, I dabbed on another colour over the first and stamped again.  I repeated that process with one more colour building up 3 colours on each leaf.
* Lydia used a glove to apply her layers of ink but since I didn't have one, I just put a sandwich bag on my hand and used that to dip my finger into the ink and apply it. *

I love the depth of colour achieved by using this fun and super easy technique.
I used a stitched die from MFT to cut the piece out when finished and mounted that onto a dark blue piece of cardstock.  I die cut an oval with the same colour of cardstock, then I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and white heat embossed it.  I pop dot mounted that over the leaves.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Hope you have a great weekend.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES


Supplies
Stamps- Autumn Leaves (WPlus 9); Fun Thank You (Rubber Soul)
Inks- Versamark; Celery Stick, Freshly Cut Grass, Peacock, Mermaid dye inks (Lawn Fawn)
Paper- heavy white (local store) dark blue
Accessories and Tools- Misti, white eb powder; heat tool; oval die (Spellbinders); Stitched Frame (MFT);
Cuttlebug, pop dots, Mono Tombow clear glue