Friday, March 23, 2018

My Sweet Petunia (MISTI) with Pink and Main Blog Hop

Hello everyone!
Spring is on the way, making this the perfect time for a blog hop. Today, My Sweet Petunia is hopping with the delightful Pink and Main. 

And yes, we have prizes. Two lucky commenters from the hop will win one of two prizes: a $50.00 shopping spree at My Sweet Petunia and a $50.00 shopping spree at Pink and Main! Leave your comments no later than Sunday, April 1st, at 11:59 PM Central time and winners will be announced on Tuesday April 3rd, on the Pink and Main and My Sweet Petunia blogs. So be sure to visit everyone in the hop where you will find great ideas and inspiration.

For my first card today I used my Original Misti as well as my Mini Misti and the ever adorable Happy Mail Stamp Set. 
 I started by stamping my die cut panel with the snail, butterfly and hearts included in the set and heat embossing with clear embossing powder. To watercolour my background I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Broken China, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch, adding several layers of colour and drying in between each.
 I stamped the little letter carrier using Ranger Archival Ink in Manganese Blue and heat embossed with clear embossing powder, then cut out. I also stamped the sentiment using the same ink colour and die cut for the front of my card.
 For the inside I stamped the open envelope, again using the Manganese Blue, then stamped the sentiment using Vermilion Ink. Not shown here are the 2 butterflies I also stamped in the blue ink.
 I also stamped the bottom of my envelope, overlapping with the help of post it notes, using the open envelope stamp with several of the sentiments that are included with the set.
To put my card together I attached fun foam to the back of my panel, then added the vellum piece along with the little carrier, and added the sentiment banner across the bottom. I also stamped another butterfly.
My postal carrier is a great lady who has lugged lots of "stuff" for me, and she always makes sure I get my "fun stuff", so I gave this card to her to give to a young one in her family. 

On to my second card.
 I used my Mini Misti along with the Rain or ShineRain Frogs and on the inside I used the little Flower Mouse that was gifted to me by Pink and Main. How thoughtful is that?  
 I stamped the Rain or Shine mouse with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder, then watercoloured with Zig Brushes. For the background I stamped the boots from the Rain Frogs stamp set using Ranger Archival Inks in Paradise Teal, and added Wink of Stella to the polka dots.
The inside was done the same way with the same colours. 

I have done a video showing the above card.
I hope you enjoy today's card and video. 
Have fun on the hop and don't forget to leave your comments for a chance to win.

You should have arrived at my blog from Yolie Burke's blog, and next up is Mindy Eggen

 me* Kia Gibson-Clapper *me
My Sweet Petunia

Products Used: MISTI Original and Mini, My Sweet Petunia Bar Magnet, My Sweet Petunia Original and Mini Mouse Pads, Pink and Main Rain or Shine, Rain Frogs, Flower Mouse Stamp Sets, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock, Aura 100lb. Cardstock, Fabriano Hot Press 140lb Watercolour Paper, 40lb White Vellum, Zig Brushes Light Gray, Blue Gray, Light Blue, Light Pink, Light Carmine, Carmine Red, Flesh Color, Dark Oatmeal, Yellow and Black, Ranger Archival Inks in Jet Black, Paradise Teal, Vermilion, Manganese Blue, Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Broken China, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch and Citron, VersaMark Embossing Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Frantic Stamper Lables and Strips Die Set, Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangles Die Set, Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Circles Die Sets, Fun Foam, Foam Tape, Watercolour Brushes, Wink of Stella, Acrylic Block, YNS Gumdrops.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

My Sweet Petunia (Misti) with Reverse Confetti Hop

Hey Chickie!
It is time for another hop, and today My Sweet Petunia is hopping with Reverse Confetti
Before I continue I should mention that not only will you see some fabulous cards, we have prizes too.
We will choose two lucky commenter's from the hop to win one of two prizes: a $60.00 shopping spree at My Sweet Petunia or a $60.00 shopping spree at Reverse ConfettiEveryone who comments on all the blog posts will be entered to win. You must leave your comments no later than Sunday, March 25th, at 11:59 PM Central time, and the winners will be announced on Tuesday March 27th, on the Reverse Confetti and My Sweet Petunia blogs.

On to my card. I am using my Mini Misti for this card and the Carton Cuties Stamp and Die Set.

I decided I would use the Chickie stamp for my card. In my Misti I set the stamps up on a piece of left-over card stock, first stamping the egg carton in distress hickory smoke . 
 I then die cut the Chickie and the egg pieces, and die cut them, colouring the egg with yellow and orange markers. The eggs I stamped using archival inks in orange and pink.
 I wanted a frame for my design, so I die cut the piece from co-ordinating cardstock. 
 Then continued with the Chickie and egg I wanted for the inside of my card, along with the sentiment piece for the inside, which is the left-over from making the frame.
I stamped the sentiment on the egg carton using archival purple ink. 
 This is the inside of my card. I just love the colours.
For my second card I used my Original Misti and the Bear Hug Stamp and Die set.

I couldn't make up my mind as to the colours of the bears, so I did one in each colour.
 I used my traditional watercolours to paint the bears above, and
 distress markers and Zig brushes to paint this, along with the bear below, which I did for the inside of my card.

I decided I liked the grey, so that is what I went with.
This is my finished card. I wanted it clean and simple, so I did not even add any sequins!! I did add Wink of Stella to their noses.
Just for you
 And the inside ...
I hope you have enjoyed the cards I made as much as I enjoyed making them. Now on to the rest of the hop. 

You should have arrived here from Tricia's blog, and the next blog you visit will be Deanne's blog.

If you are lost, following is a list with links of all who are participating in this hop. 

Have fun!

Lydia Fiedler

Products used: Original and Mini Misti, Reverse Confetti Carton Cuties Stamp and Die Set, Bear Hugs Stamp and Die Set, Aura Cardstock, Reverse Confetti 6x6 Paper Pack True Love, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid, Neenah Cardstock, Fabriano Hot Press Watercolour Paper, doCraft Markers, Ranger Archival Inks Chrome Yellow, Bright Tangelo, Vibrant Fuchsia, Majestic Violet and Jet Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Hickory Smoke, VersaMark Embossing Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Daniel Smith Watercolours, Schmincke Watercolours, Zig Brushes, Distress Markers, Frantic Stamper Labels and Strips Die Set, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stitched Circle Dies, Elizabeth Crafts Swirly Curves Embossing Folder, Foam Tape, Foam Dots, Wink of Stella, Gumdrops.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Hey Mom!

I am having so much fun using these Joy Clair stamps, and today I am back with another card to share with you. 
As you know from my previous posts, My Sweet Petunia and Joy Clair Stamps are having a month long collaboration, complete with prizes. You can find all the details and the rules in this post.

This is such an easy card to make, and fun too.
 I first die cut the half moon shape using Neenah cardstock, then die cut another larger shape in copper glitter paper. I then stamped the image with versamark ink and heat embossed using Lindy's embossing powder in Midnight Copper, and coloured with Prismacolor coloured pencils.
 I arranged my stencil on my card base in my Mini Misti and sponged on the Spring Rain colour lifting towards the top of each bubble.
 A close up of the stencilling. 
To finish I added the half moon shapes to the card base along with a few small sequins.
A close up of finished card.
Thank you for visiting today.
Products Used: My Sweet Petunia Mini Misti, Joy Clair Mother's Day Stamp set, MFT Die-Namics Stitched Arch STAX, Neenah Cardstock, Memory Box Bubbles Stencil, SSS Copper Glitter Paper, SSS Spring Rain Ink, Lindy's Midnight Copper Embossing Powder, VersaMark Embossing Ink, Prismacolor Premiere Coloured Pencils, Sequins.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Smiling Eyes

 Sharing this card I did for the My Sweet Petunia and Joy Clair collaboration, which continues for the month of March. You can find all the details and the prizes in this post. 
 For my card today I used the stamp set called Mardi Gras, but I used it in a different way than what it was intended for. My good friend Lesley works part-time for The Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, B.C. and this stamp set has me thinking of her. When Les smiles or laughs, her eyes light up, and the masks represent her eyes. 
To start this card, on Neenah cardstock and in my Mini Misti, I arranged the stamps as I wanted them to appear. I first stamped the mask on the left using melon ink, then made a mask of that image to cover the right side, and stamped the image on the right using the same melon ink. I did however make several passes to get a darker colour. Once the colouring was complete, I stamped the images with embossing ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. As the left stamp is an open image, I used a small make-up brush and sponged on the ducking yellow colour. Again, adding several layers to get the deep colour. For the little circles in the feathers I used my Zig brushes. 

I wanted my sentiment to be in line with my thought process for this card, so I used the stamp sentiments from the Hugs and Smiles stamp set, using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink, then embossing ink and heat embossing with clear embossing powder. To bring more yellow into the card, I sponged the edges of the panel using the ducking yellow ink, attached the panel to fun foam then to my coral card base. I finished with a few sequins.

I have to send her Easter card first, so I will send this later in April. 

Thanks for having a look today.
Products Used: Misti, Joy Clair Mardi Gras and Hugs and Smiles Stamp Set,  Frantic Stamper Deckled Rectangles Die Set, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, Aura Coral Cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Duckling and Melon Inks, Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink, VersaMark Embossing Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Fun Foam, Sequins.

Friday, March 16, 2018

T-Shirt Placecards

I had some fun with the new t-shirt die by Frantic Stamper, making them into place cards for the "team".
The set has the pocket, which I attached using foam tape, and fun words that can be used as well. 
I added the words to the back of my t-shirts, along with a baseball from the Sports Ball Icons die set. 

These were a fun easy project to make.

Thank you for visiting today.
Products Used: All dies are from Frantic Stamper Proud of Dad Release, Various Designer Papers, Neenah 80lb. cardstock, Kaiser Pearls, doCraft Markers, Foam Tape.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Easter Lamb

This little lamb is so cute for Easter I think. 

To start this card I riffled through some backgrounds that I had in my stash and picked this one as I thought the colours perfect for the lamb. I die cut the background panel using my wonky rectangles, then in my Misti stamped the clouds with distress oxide cracked pistachio. I then attached the panel using foam tape to my card base. Again in my Misti I stamped the lamb on ranger watercolour paper using distress hickory smoke and heat embossed with clear embossing powder, then coloured lightly with Zig brushes then fussy cut. I die cut the sunrise border in the aura mint cardstock which I used for my card base, and attached to the wonky rectangle panel, then added clear Wink of Stella. I attached the lamb on foam tape, then put the card back in my Misti and stamped the sentiment in abandoned coral distress ink finishing with a few sequins. 

Thanks for visiting.
Products Used: Honey Bee Stamps Honey Buddies, Simon Says Stamp Springtime Critters for sentiment, Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangles, Simon Says Stamp Sunrise Border, Aura Mint Cardstock, Fabriano Hot Press Watercolour Paper, Ranger Watercolour Paper (for lamb), Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber, Hickory Smoke, DOX in Cracked Pistachio, Zig Brushes Light Gray, Light Carmine, Foam Tape, Sequins.

Sunday, March 11, 2018


Another card I made to play along with the March challenge with My Sweet Petunia and Joy Clair Stamps
Whenever you see this banner be sure to leave a comment to be entered to win one of two $25 Joy Clair Stamps Gift Card or Certificate and a MISTI (original or mini, your choice)!!!  The Rules for the challenge are on the Joy Clair blog.

Today's card is a quick and easy card. I used a black card base, then die cut the white panel. I placed the panel in my Misti and stamped the cow in the lower right side. I then placed my circle die in the Misti arranging where I wanted it, then arranged the placement of my sentiment, stamping it with the black ink. Using a green sharpie I added the grass to my stamped image. To prop my circle up I die cut a smaller circle using fun foam, which I glued to the cow circle, then the card base, and finished with a few gumdrops.

Thank you for visiting today.
Products Used: MISTI, Joy Clair Mother's Day Stamp Set, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles, Neenah Cardstock, Aura Black Cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink, Fun Foam, YNS Black Gumdrops.
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