Wednesday, August 16, 2017

BOO, EeK, CREEPY

How about some Halloween today?

The new release called Fall Greetings at Frantic Stamper includes Halloween stamps and dies, and they are so very fun.

For some reason I associate purple with Halloween and love using that colour along with orange on my cards. This card is no different, using dusty concord I started by stamping my background using the new Boo Eek Creepy background stamp and attached that panel to a deep purple cardstock. I then stamped my smaller panel using the 6x6  Grunge Crosshatch background stamp and matting it again with the deep purple cardstock and attaching it to my card base. I die cut the legs in both orange and white cardstock, and the boots in black cardstock from the Mix-n- Match Witches Legs and attached to my card on foam dots. A few dew drops and gold paint on the boots finished my card.

Thank you for visiting today.
Products: Frantic Stamper Stamps and Dies; Neenah Cardstock, Paper Garden Cardstock, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Dusty Concord, Dew Drops, Gold Ink, Foam Dots.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Birthday Greetings

Does it show that I love the Altenew Peony Bouquet set, and especially this flower from the set. So many designs to be had from one flower - how fun is that.😊

I used a pale mauve cardstock for my card base and topped with a panel cut from Neenah cardstock. I die cut the circle using designer paper, and fussy cut the flower so there would not be a white border. In my Misti, I arranged my stamps to stamp where they would be coming out from the circle. Once stamped I attached the circle, along with my flower. I stamped the greeting and die cut with a label die and attached adding a few sequins to finish. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Products: Altenew Peony Bouquet Stamp Set, Altenew Super Script One Sentiment, Frantic Stamper Deckled Circles, Frantic Stamper Stitched Double Fishtail Label Dies, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Zig Brushes, Altenew Ink, Paper Garden Cardstock, Neenah Cardstock, MFT Tranquil Textures Designer Paper, Sequins.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Wishing you Happiness

I am hosting the Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoaststampers today, where we are playing with monochromatic designs. 

For my card I stamped using my Zig Brushes in Carmine on Ranger watercolour paper and coloured one of the flowers using the same colour. I stamped my sentiment on vellum with VersaMark embossing ink and heat embossed with silver embossing powder, then die cut the sentiment attaching that to another piece of vellum, then attached to my card using foam strips, and added a few sequins to finish.

Thanks so much for visiting today.
Products: Altenew Peony Bouquet Stamp Set, Stamplorations Fond Expressions Stamp Set, Paper Garden Cardstock, Ranger Watercolour Paper, Vellum 38lb paper, VersaMark Embossing Ink, Silver Embossing Powder, Sizzix Dotted Rectangles, Foam Strips, Sequins.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Falling into Fall

Autumn is a favourite time for me, the colours are amazingly beautiful, the temperatures are human and walks in my local park are enjoyed. This card shows the beauty of the season for me.

The dies on this card are from Frantic Stampers latest release called Fall Greetings. I die cut the leaf vignettes using watercolour paper and painted using Zig brushes with a few layers of colour on each square. I added a piece of designer paper to my card base, and trimmed it with black cardstock. I also die cut 4 squares to match the leaf squares in the black cardstock and attached my watercolour leaf squares with foam dots, then arranged them on my card so the leaves were in different directions. I added the fall die cut sentiment, and a few sprinkles to finish. 

Thank you for visiting today ...
Products: Frantic Stamper Leaf Vignette, Frantic Stamper Fall sentiment from Frantic Stamper Fall Harvest Panel, Zig Brushes, Neenah Cardstock, Arches CP Watercolour Paper, Paper Garden Black Cardstock, Reverse Confetti True Love Designer Paper, Doodlebug Sprinkles, Foam Dots.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Snowflakes of Joy

It is that time of year that I start thinking about making my Christmas cards for this year. I like to support the Caring Hearts Card Drive every year and I have my own cards to think about, and they all have to be different. But, I dare say, I might have to make another one of these cards, as I do love the look.

There is splattered inks and puddles of inks used for the snowflake, some tissue paper with silver flecks in it and in case there is not enough sparkle, there are also sequins along with the sparkle of the glitter sentiment. 

I hope this card has you thinking about Christmas and smiling while you do.

Thank you for visiting today.
Products: Simon Says Stamp Funky Snowflake Die, CottageCutz Joy Die, Daniel Smith Watercolours, Neenah Cardstock, Silver Glitter Cardstock, Silver Fleck Tissue Paper, Sequins, Foam Dot

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Ahoy

 I have a couple of cards to share today showing cards I made with the Cling Wrap Background that can be found under my tab Awesome Tutorials

For the card above I created my scene by stamping with black embossing powder and die cutting the sailboat using my oval deckled die, which reminded me of a choppy water. The outside panel is attached with foam strips and I added a few sequins to finish my card.
For this card I used the technique to represent the skies and clouds, along with the earth and sun, this time using my circle deckled die. I die cut the sailboat using black cardstock and stamped an easy birthday sentiment. 

I hope you enjoy both of these cards and thank you for visiting my blog today.
Products: Frantic Stamper By the Sea, Frantic Stamper Deckled Ovals, Frantic Stamper Deckled Circles,  Impression Obsession Birthday Wishes Stamp Set, MFT Die-Namics Sailboat Die, Neenah Cardstock, Bazzill Cardstock, Paper Garden Cardstock, Sequins, Foam Strips, Foam Dots, Daniel Smith French Ultramarine Blue Watercolour,  Daniel Smith Phtalo Green Watercolour, Black Embossing Powder, VersaMark Embossing Ink, Sequins

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

A Day of Happiness

Sharing with you another card I did for the Dare to Get Dirty challenges last week. I had so much fun, and made many cards to share.

To start this card, I did a background wash in yellow on watercolour paper and once dry I die cut the panel using my stitched rectangles. In my Misti, I stamped the flowers and heat embossed using white embossing powder, and proceeded to watercolour using my Zig brushes. I added gold paint to the centre of the flowers. 

To put it all together, I attached my background panel to my card base inside my Misti, using the grid lines to ensure everything is straight. I die cut the brick panel using the watercolour paper for the texture, and fussy cut along the right edge, then attached to my panel using matte glue. For the flowers, I used the foam pad from my Misti and styled the flowers with my stylus, then arranged on my card, attaching either with glue or on foam dots for more dimension. I die cut a few small leaves in watercolour paper and painted them with my green Zigs and attached with matte glue. As I do this all in my Misti, it is easy for me to now stamp my sentiment where I want it to be using intense black ink, and I finished by adding a few sequins. 

I hope you enjoy this card, and thank you for visiting my blog today.
Products: Simon Says Stamp Artful Flowers Stamp Set and Designer Flowers Die Set, Penny Black Sprinkles and Sparkles Stamp Set, Tim Holtz Mixed Media #4 Die Set, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Neenah Cardstock, Ranger Watercolour Paper, Fabriano Hot Press Watercolour Paper, Zig Brushes, Daniel Smith Watercolours, Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Foam Dots, Sequins.


Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Autumn thanks

I am up on My Sweet Petunia's blog today featuring these cards, and I have done a video, my first ever. It is longer than I would have liked, but the featured card is the card on the left above, and there are two techniques that I did on this card. I hope you will visit My Sweet Petunia and check out the details and close up pictures.

For those who want to see the video here, following is the link. The closeup pictures will only be found at My Sweet Petunia until Friday of this week, then I will add them to this post.


Thank you for visiting today.
Products: Neat and Tangled Maple Leaf Stamp and Die Set, Winnie & Walter Big Bold Sentiments, Memory Box Garden Bare Branches Stencil, Frantic Stamper Stitched Double Fishtail Labels, Sizzix Dotted Rectangles Die Set, Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks, Acetate, Neenah Cardstock, Paper Garden Cardstock, Black Embossing Powder, Gold Thread, Sequins, Foam Strips.

Monday, August 07, 2017

My Kind of Wonderful

Butterflies and ink spots makes for a happy card.

I wanted to share this card that I did for one of the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges at Splitcoaststampers. Once again, I am playing with some of my favourite colours. The background is done with acrylic inks and the butterfly with distress inks. A quick and easy card to share with you today.

Thank you for visiting ...
Products: Stampendous PenPattern Butterfly Stamp Set and Die Set, Acrylic Inks, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink, Frantic Stamper Double Fishtail Label Die, Sizzix Dotted Rectangles, Neenah Cardstock, Foam Dots, Sequins.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Just for you

This stamp is one of the first good stamps that I bought when I was starting out. To this day I love it and now that I somewhat know what I am doing, I love to colour it. It is one of those images that is a keeper. 

I painted using Daniel Smith watercolours and die cut my panel using my scalloped die. The frame separates from the main panel with this die, so it was easy to add a bit of colour to the frame. I matted with a pale pink cardstock die cut using my stitched rectangle dies and finished with a few light blue sequins. Making this card had me smiling, and I hope you enjoy it too.

Thanks so much for dropping by today.
Products: Penny Black Team Effort, Stampendous Sunny Flowers for the sentiment, Memory Box Scalloped Stitched Trimmings Die Set, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die Set, Daniel Smith Watercolours, Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Neenah Cardstock, Fabriano Hot Press Watercolour Paper, Bazzill Cardstock, Sequins.


Saturday, August 05, 2017

A Little Nut

 I just love this little set and have so much fun each time I use it. I made this card for the Dare to Get Dirty challenges at Splitcoast, so the challenge details are a secret. You can read more about that here.

I embossed a panel for my background and sponged on some dried marigold. In my Misti I stamped the images where I wanted all of them before using my Zig brushes to paint everything. I then die cut the pieces, gluing the large nut down to the background and propping the little squirrels to my frame. I added the sequins, using acetate to keep the sequins in place. I added twine to my front panel along with a tab so it can be easily pulled to remove the panel. Here is the card with the panel closed.
I hope you enjoy this card and thank you for visiting my blog today.
 
Products: Neat & Tangled Favorite Nut Stamp and Die Set, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Die Set, Elizabeth Crafts Swirly Curves Embossing Folder, Tim Holtz Dried Marigold Distress Ink, Neenah Cardstock, Fabriano Hot Press Watercolour Paper, .Fun Foam, Sequins, Twine, Foam Dots, Acetate.


Friday, August 04, 2017

My Sweet Petunia Studio Bag

Don't be left out ... today is the last day to order the fabulous studio bags from My Sweet Petunia at the introductory price. These are my two bags, one in pink and the other in turquoise. The pink I am using for my card crafting, and the turquoise is already packed with room to spare with everything I need for my watercolour classes.
In this case there are the following items:
- watercolour palette is in the centre,
- in the clear storage cases I have pens, pencils, erasers, ruler, Sharpie set of 36, scissors,
- 7x10 block of watercolour paper, watercolour testing paper and my book that I write class info in,
- ceramic watercolour dish in the box, graphite, paper towels,
- paintbrushes, also in box

When I am leaving I stick in my wallet, my glasses in their case. my phone and my keys. If needed, I will also add in my watercolour palette that I use for my cards as sometimes I use those colours at class.

So hurry on over and get your Studio Bag today!

Thanks

For my card today, I used up some of the blown ink background that I featured on my card yesterday. Instead of using my design for a background I used it for die cutting. As it is acetate, I used my steel plate for cutting to ensure a good crisp cut. It would be very difficult to see the cut lines otherwise. 

This card is for another of the Dare to Get Dirty challenges at Splitcoast. Although the details of the challenge are a secret, you can read all about the fan club here

I can tell you that I wanted this card to be entirely different from my card of yesterday.  I first attached vellum to black cardstock, then die cut the piece using my steel plate, to get the negative of the die in the piece, then attached to my card base. I die cut the blown ink pieces and attached them in the negative. The sentiment is cut using the same black cardstock and I added a few sequins, which could easily be left off for a more masculine look if one prefers. 

I hope you enjoy this card and thank you for visiting my blog today.
Products: Frantic Stamper Linked Hexagon, Simon Says Stamp Thanks Die, Alcohol Inks Sailboat Blue, Citrus, Lettuce, Butterscotch, Raspberry, Neenah Cardstock, Vellum 40lb., Paper Garden Black Cardstock, Sequins, Vellum Tape.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Hugs

Hugs is keeping with my recent addiction to colour! All things colour work for me, and I hope you as well. The inspiration for this card came from the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges at Splitcoast, which are a secret, but you can read all about it here

You may remember this card, where the technique was to blow through a straw to move the watercolour. This card is done using the same technique, but the paper is acetate and the inks are alcohol inks, which you all know are beautifully vibrant. It is very easy to do, and makes for a great background.  For some dimension I added the die cut frame on foam strips and the hugs sentiment, also on foam strips which also has 3 layers. 

Thank you so much for visiting today ... I will see you next time.
Products:  Impression Obsession Frame Die Set; Simon Says Stamp Hugs Die; Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks Sailboat Blue, Citrus, Lettuce, Butterscotch, Raspberry; Neenah Cardstock, Acetate; Foam Strips; Sequins.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Swimming

My first challenge is up today at Splitcoast for the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges, going on all this week. I hope you will come and join us for these fun challenges. You can find out all the details here

Although the details of the challenge are a secret I can tell you that I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks on my card, and this card was the first time I used the inks. I only have four colours and the re-inkers presently, but plan to add to them in due course. 
I attached my top panel on foam strips and and also attached the fish on foam dots, so there is a lot of dimension on this card. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Products: Hero Arts Coloring Layering Goldfish Stamp Set; Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans; Tim Holtz Distress Inks Crushed Olive, Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, Carved Pumpkin, Worn Lipstick, Simon Says Stamp Intense Black; Neenah Cardstock, Fabriano Hot Press Watercolour Paper; MFT Die-Namics Stitched Arch Die; Hero Arts Colouring Layering Goldfish Die Set; Frantic Stamp Fishtail Labels Die Set; Foam Strips, Foam Dots, Stylus, Sequins, Perfect Pearls Glimmer Mist, Wink of Stella.
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