Wednesday, 30 December 2015

... My Favorite Things Challenge 261

Hello everyone,

I have a card today which I made for the My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch Challenge #261. Here is the sketch.

I started with a white card base over which I added a panel of pattern paper from my stash. I added a white panel which I ran through an embossing folder from Darice. I am sorry it does not have a name on it but I think it is pretty obvious that it is lots of little paws! :)

 The focal image at the top is just too cute, don't you think? It is from the My Favorite Things stamp set I Knead You and cut with the coordinating die set.

I used the little thought bubble as my corner accent, again using a part of the sentiment used on the banner.  

I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured up this little cutie with Copics as shown here. 

Over that a strip of ribbon and the banner with the sentiment on it which is from the My Favorite Things stamp set Purrfect. 

The bottom corner seemed a little bare so I added some balls of yarn from the I Knead You stamp set.

The sentiment used inside the card are from My Favorite Things stamp set Happy Banner  and I added a ball of yarn as well.

Well there you have it my friends. This card will be destined for a good pal of mine who will be celebrating her birthday soon. She has a kitty so it is very appropriate.

Please do leave me your comments as it would mean so much. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day. Cheers.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

... Power Poppy Rewind Challenge

Hello everyone,

Here in eastern Ontario we are finally getting winter weather. It started to snow last night and we have quite an accumulation out there now. And it is still snowing. My DH who adores to ski is simply in heaven.

I would normally be the one out there manning the snow blower to deal with all this but, alas, I am recovering from surgery I had just before Christmas. So instead, I get to be snug and cozy in my studio and get my fingers inky!  :)

I have a card today which I did for the Power Poppy Rewind challenge. I have chosen the Shabby Chic category. This will also be a birthday card for a dear friend's mother who just happens to have the same birthday as my own mother.

Here is my card.

I have used a white card base over which I added a panel cut out using Fiskars Deckle scissors. I distressed the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen. I added a strip of wide gros grain ribbon with a piece of lace on top along the bottom and then added my focal image over that.

I chose to use the Power Poppy Simply Camellias stamp set. I just adore these images. They are just so elegant and feminine. I stamped the largest image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then barely added colour with Tim Holtz Distess Markers in Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy. I wanted the colouring to be very subtle. I cut out the image using Spellbinders Elegant Ovals die and added some colour before I removed the die, again using the Antique Linen Distress Ink.

I have used the sentiment from the Power Poppy stamp set Go Wild and this was also cut out with the same Spellbinders die set and also distressed. I added pearls to the four points of the focal image and then felt it just needed a little something so cut butterflies from creamy vellum using the PapertreyInk Heart-2-Heart #10 die. I layered two of them to give some depth and adhered them with Tombow Vellum adhesive.

 Another smaller butterfly adorns the bottom of the image near the ribbon and I added three graduated sized pearls along the bottom for balance.

Thank you so very much for visiting with me today. I do hope you will leave your comments as it would mean so much. Have a wonderful day. Cheers.

Monday, 28 December 2015

...PapertreyInk Make It Monday 235

Hello everybody,

I had been hoping to be back in my craft room full force but, alas, I have just returned from surgery in the hospital. So now I am at home recovering for a few weeks. I am slow moving but I can putter around my studio and take as long as I want to make a card. :)

A very dear friend of mine had asked me to make a card for her mother's birthday. It is a special one as she is turning 75. Well, surgery or not, I was up for the challenge. And speaking of challenges.... I decided to use the technique from the PapertreyInk Make it Monday #235 challenge for my card. 

So here it is. 

I started with a base of buttery cream card stock over which I layered white card stock which I had randomly stamped with PapertreyInk stamp sets Beautiful Butterflies and Ruby Reprise using Memento inks in Angel Pink, Cantaloupe and Desert Sand. I cut the bottom edge with Spellbinders Curved Borders One die.

I used the PapertreyInk die Tag Sale #4 and cut a layer from pattern paper and also vellum. On top of this I used PapertreyInk stamp set and matching dies Mum's The Word for the focal images. They are stamped in Memento Cantaloupe and  New Sprout ink. Now the part of the challenge which was to add additional colour to an inked image. I chose to use Tim Holtz Distress Marker in Dried Marigold on the flower petals and Tombow #133 on the leaves. I have just barely flicked in a hint of colour to the flower petals to give it some depth and created some veins in the leaves.

I used PapertreyInk stamp set and dies Tiny Tags to add a tiny heart with hugs and kisses at the bottom and another with the word Mom at the top. These are stamped with Memento Angel Pink and Tuxedo Black ink. A very simple bow in a pretty pink ribbon is at the top of the tag.

As I wanted to repeat the butterfly theme that I had used in my random stamping I cut out butterflies using PapertreyInk Beautiful Butterflies die, in a pink check paper then an over layer of vellum. I added a pretty pink pearl to the center of each butterfly. 

I stamped the sentiment using a combination of stamps from  PapertreyInk stamp sets Think Big Favorites #12 in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

The numbers were cut out using Cricut cartridge Songbird.

So there is my birthday card for a real sweetie of a person. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit. Do leave me your comments as I really love to read them. Have a wonderful day. Cheers.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

... mojo monday 427 challenge

Good morning my friends,

I am back with a card for the Mojo Monday #427 challenge. You can see the card layout here in this photo.

I decided to use the squares as cut out windows to see into a snowy winter landscape outside.

My card is basic white cardstock. I sponged on some pale blue ink to create the sky and then stamped the deer and rabbit images with PapertreyInk stamp set "In the Meadow" using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

The round focal image is from PapertreyInk stamp set "2011 Holiday Tags" and it is stamped in Memento Danube Blue ink. I popped it up on a piece of silver card stock on top of a blue and silver ribbon.

I stamped a few small snowflakes around the cut out squares using the same In the Meadow set in ColorBox Silver ink and then added some Stickles in Crystal to add some sparkle and shimmer.

Thank you so much for visiting. Do please leave me your comments as I love to read them. Have a wonderful day. Cheers.

...PapertreyInk Make It Monday 234

Hello everybody,

It has been a while since I have participated in any sort of challenge but this was a great one to get back at it and get my fingers inky!

The challenge was to use felt on a project. I like felt. I knew I would enjoy making this card.

I began with white card stock, rounded the right hand corners and then stamped all down the left hand edge with PapertreyInk Beautiful Butterflies stamp set using Memento ink in Angel Pink and Desert Sand.

I added a soft pink gingham pattern paper from Making Memories. On this I stamped the cross stitch pattern from the PapertreyInk Sew Simple Borders stamp set, this time in Memento Lulu Lavender. I stamped at the top and the bottom and also rounded the right hand corners.

I die cut out the hearts using Spellbinders and then cut out the word Baby using PapertreyInk Wonderful Words Baby die and then stamped it in Angel Pink using the coordinating stamp set. Above the die cut of baby I stamped Welcome using Lulu Lavender.

At the top is a bow made with seam binding and a button and hanging from it is a Tiny Tags die stamped It's a Girl.

Now we come to the felt part which is the whole point of this exercise, yes?

I used the Beautiful Butterflies die and also the Doodlie Do die to cut out the butterflies and the flower and leaves in cream, white and pink felt. I added buttons to the butterflies which I sewed in place and then I added beads to the center of the flower. All the felt pieces were stuck in place using Glue Dots.

And there you have it. Nice to be back in the saddle again. I really enjoyed making this project.

Do leave me your comments as I love to read them. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit. Cheers.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

... purging some craft supplies

Hello everybody,

Although it is still a while before the New Year and all the resolutions kick in I decided to make one anyway. I want to clean out and streamline my craft room and purge things that I really am not using.

So, with that goal in mind, I am offering some craft materials for sale. The first items today are ink pads.

1) Paintbox Pigment Ink pad by ColorBox. Rarely used. I have checked and it is still nice and juicy as you can see from these photos.  $5.00

2) 6 Tsukineko Opalite Reflective interference Ink Pads. 
The colours are Arctic Emerald, Golden Mist, Cypress Frost, Crystal Blush, Glacier Blue and Orchid Ice. Only one of them has even been opened. I checked and it is still quite moist. Due to the nature of the ink it is very hard to get a good photo of the stamped image. I am assuming that the unopened 5 pads are in similar condition. 6 pads for $20.00. I have checked the website and it would appear that these are no longer made.

3) 25 ColorBox Cats Eyes Pigment Ink pads. The colours are:
Marigold, Cranberry, Peony, Ochre, Amber, Magenta, Violet, Moss Green, Robin's Egg, Lavender, Coral, Parchment x 2, Cocoa, Orange, Turquoise, Scarlet, Roussillon, Green, Smoke Blue, Midnight, Sunflower, Chestnut, Black and Apricot. 
I have checked each of them by giving them a swipe on a piece of cardstock as you can see here. They are all moist.
25 ink pads for $20

Please leave a comment here if you are interested in any of these and I will get back to you right away. All amounts are in Canadian funds.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Cheers.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

... happy birthday Todd

Hello everybody,

My husband and I have a friend who will be celebrating his birthday quite soon. He is a outdoorsy kind of fella, a real man's man if you know what I mean.

Accordingly, it is very difficult to make a card for him. I spent about two hours today sorting through die cuts, stamps and Cricut cartridges trying to think of something to use.

Then I happened upon a stamp set from JustRite stamps. It is called "The Scoop Vintage Labels Four". 


The one thing that Todd loves more than most is ice cream.

I stamped the cone image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Copics and then cut out the image which I popped up on a piece of cardstock which I had run through an embossing folder. I cut out the letters for his name with my Cricut. 

The card is really VERY simple but I think he would prefer it that way. I really hope he likes it as I plan to bring him a gallon of ice cream to go along with it.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend. Cheers.