Saturday, January 19, 2019

Only for you

  I am playing along with the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers today. We visited "Birdhouses" at Etsy, where there is always a lot of inspiration.
I picked this birdhouse arrangement for my inspiration and used this new to me stamp from Picket Fence Studios.
I stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Copic markers. To brighten the flowers I added bits of Wink of Stella, as I did in the water also. 
 I sent around the greenery with the green so they would not be so flat, giving a bit of dimension. Once finished I die cut the panel using my Wonky Stitch die and adhered to a white card base to keep it all fresh. 
Thank you for your visit today.

Friday, January 18, 2019

My Sweet Petunia meets My Favorite Things Blog Hop

Welcome to My Sweet Petunia and My Favorite Things Hop!

My Sweet Petunia and My Favorite Things are celebrating and with our celebrating comes some prizes, which will be three (3) gift certificates from both My Sweet Petunia and My Favorite Things. All you need to do is comment on my blog post for your chance to win.

To be eligible to win: leave a comment on this blog post.
Deadline to comment is Sunday, January 20 at 10 PM EST
All winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 23, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

Moving on to more of what I made for today. 

Along with the treat mugs above, I made these co-ordinating cards.
 The design is the same for all three (3) cards, the only difference is the papers I used and the colours of the inks. For the cards, I used the tag die along with the sweet heart die Straight from the Heart, that is free at My Favorite Things with a $60.00 purchase, before taxes and shipping, while supplies last.

The tags are attached to the card base with fun foam, as are the hearts.
The fox is actually a tag, with sentiments on the back as shown below.
When it came time for the chocolates, I had a bit of a problem. It is almost impossible to get Hershey Nuggets in Canada, unless one wants to pay a fortune. 
I was not going to let that stop me however, so I bought Hershey Mini bars and melted them down, using the MFT Shaker Pouches to form a mold. I had to do a bit of trimming once they were set. I ran into another problem with the gold foil ... I had to buy enough for 10 years! So I went looking for chocolate bars to unwrap. They are not the same as they once were either, so I ended up with three (3) Ferrero Rocher bars which I unwrapped, promptly eating the nine (9) chocolates. I ironed the wrap, and trimmed it to use for my little bars. My bars are a bit thicker than the ones that can be bought, so I attached them to the tag using foam dots. 

I hope you have enjoyed my projects for today, and I am sure the people I will give them to will enjoy them as well.

Following is a list of those participating in today's hop.


 Remember to leave your comments for a chance to win.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Scrap'n Stamp Love is in the Air Blog Hop

Welcome to our Scrap'n Stamp January Blog Hop!

The Scrap'n Stamp Design Team would like to share with you some inspiration for this month's hop "Love is in the air".

Yes, we have prizes ... a $50.00 Gift Certificate to one lucky winner, and each designer gets to give away a Valentine Gift Pack to one lucky winner. So leave your comments for your chance to win in this months draws.

Now, on to the cards I made for the hop.

First up is a floral Valentine I did that has wonderful textures, given by the heart dies inlaid in the flower. 

This kind of card came to mind the minute I saw this Beautiful Bloom from My Favorite Things. So I went looking for a heart die that would do the bloom justice, and was super excited when I found this die.
I stamped using Memento ink and coloured using Copics. Once completed I die cut using the Wonky Stitched die to frame the piece, then die cut the heart inlay over the heart area.
I stamped the sentiment on the panel using the Memento ink and attached the panel to my pink card base using fun foam and creative tape. 
For the inside I used a couple of the papers from the Sweet Stack paper collection, along with the wonky stitched die for the background paper, and the Wrapped Stitch Heart Die for the sentiment, which was stamped using Ranger ink. I added another of the papers using the Straight from the Heart Die, so cute.

Up next is a Valentine for a little girl, which would also make a great new February baby card.
I just love this stamp set called Over the Moon for Ewe. I again used my new Wrapped Stitch Heart die from the Sweet Stack paper pack, along with Ranger Distress Watercolour Paper as I wanted the texture. 
I attached the heart with fun foam, and attached the moon and the lamb using foam dots. The sentiment is stamped using Ranger ink Majestic Violet, and the stars stamped using Violet. 
For the moon I used Tumbled Glass, and the sheep I used Spun Sugar, with Wink of Stella added. For the inside I used another paper from the Sweet Stack, along with the Wrapped Stitch die for my sentiment from the Sweet Celebrations set.
I am a big fan of decorating the inside of my cards, and when I teach classes to my ladies they too have to decorate the inside. They one-upped me in last weeks class by decorating the back of the card too! So, I am paying homage to my wonderful ladies who give me many a laugh.
Thank you for joining me today, next up on the hop is Nancy. The list of participants follows. 

Kia - this is me

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Birthday Circles

 This is my sample card for the Clean and Simple challenge at Splitcoaststampers this week. The challenge is to use circles, which I have in the background along with the circle die cut.  
 I did the stencil work first for my background using clear Wink of Stella instead of ink or embossing. 
 In my Misti I stamped the floral image on the die cut circle, then removed the die and stamped again on my card base for the overlap. 
 I coloured the flower petals with Copic Markers and coloured the leaves and stem with the Wink of Stella. Once I was finished with the colouring, I put the dial back in my Misti and stamped the sentiment using Memento Ink.
 I attached foam tape to the back of the die cut circle and attached it to the card base, lining up the lines of the stamped image underneath.
 With the Wink of Stella I did not feel the card needed anything further. It is very pretty as it is.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I have provided Affiliate links below to the products I have used at no extra cost to you.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Happy Birthday to you

 I am playing with alcohol today, not the drinking kind, the craft kind! An alcohol background along with Copic coloured flowers for a Happy Birthday card for a friend. 
 In the background I have oranges, greens, even turquoise. For the flowers I have yellows, oranges and red. Once the background was dry I cut part of the piece into strips, then mixed them up before gluing down on the diagonal. 
  I stamped and cut out the flowers, then coloured with Copics. I am new to Copic colouring, and I know there are all kinds of videos about how to colour with them, but I find I am best to colour how I am comfortable. I don't like the look of a well blended piece because that is not my style. I think everyone should go with your heart and your style and make it your Art
I finished the piece by adding the sentiment on an angle. I am happy with the look and I have another piece of alcohol background that I will do in different colours. The sentiment is from Impression Obsession, but I note it is not available presently.
It is for reference purposes this stamp set called Birthday Wishes CL39.

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Thank you for joining me today.

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