Saturday, October 1, 2016

Happy World Cardmaking Day...


Today is World Cardmaking Day.

My card today is for all the special crafty people in my know who you are..

I love all of you guys and I am so grateful to have you in my life.

I used a new Concord & 9th lace leaf stamp and grateful die set. So awesome to work with..

I dug out some random coordinating scraps and affixed everything to a kraft card blank using staples!

I love making cards, it makes me so very happy and even though I am loving my journey into art journaling, cardmaking is still my first love.

Stay crafty.


Friday, September 30, 2016

Giant watercolour snowflake wreath...


Happy Friday to you.

My Dad and I had a lot of fun yesterday at the baseball, we totally overate!!

I can't believe his time here is nearly over, it has gone so quickly.

Today I am showing you a card I made last week.

I recently rediscovered the giant Sizzix Snowflake Wreath die that I had bought during a black friday sale 2 years ago.

I have never used it because it is way too big..

Seeing it again, gave me an idea...So I cut a piece of watercolour paper to fit the card blank, (another superb one from JT), put some distress ink on my craft mat, spritzed it with water and dipped and dried my paper over and over again until I was happy..

I think it looks like the sea and I am SO happy with it...

The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted and I heat embossed it (clear powder over navy ink), I popped the wreath up with teeny tiny dots.

It all came out just as I had envisioned and so I am super pleased..

It was quite labour intensive, so I have only made two of them and to be fair they are a bit big for posting..

Have a great weekend, Daddy and I are off to hang with a friend today and going to watch an NFL game on Sunday before returning to the UK on Monday.


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Nutty Over You...


I had a great birthday yesterday and it's not over yet :) Daddy and I are heading out to watch Baseball tonight...Yankees v Red Sox

But first, I wanted to enter the latest Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge, this time it's Powder Power, use embossing or pigment powders.

My October SSS cardkit arrived this week and the minute I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for Hubby's Anniversary card.

I pulled out a fave Hero Arts Lines background stamp and heat embossed it using Liquid Platinum embossing powder by Ranger - this is literally my fave powder ever!

I stamped the squirrel and sentiment from the cardkit stamp set and die-cut it out, I stamped hearts from the set too in a really pale pink and added one of the superb Acorn embellishments from the cardkit.

It felt a bit blah, so I added a bit of orange bakers twine to jazz it up - now I'm very happy and the orange fits the Halloween date of our Anniversary. LOL.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Happy Birthday to Jade...and me...


So today is my birthday and I share it with a very good friend Jade who lives in Australia..

Jade is in the midst of home renovations, so I will be sending her a gift later in the year.

Today I thought I'd share something that is NOT a card...

It's pretty similar to something I'd make for Jade :)

Michael's had a big canvas sale a while back and I really liked the newsprint ones, so I bought a few of them in various sizes.

This one I kept simple, I added a stripe of glittery paint and pink paint, let that dry and then added some texture paste through a heart stencil.

The wooden 'Happy' is also from Michael's and I painted it black, so it would stand out.

I affixed the word to the canvas using Glossy very versatile.

I love how it came out, a fun little gift for a friend (not Jade..)

I'm off to dinner at my fave Greek tonight, with my Dad and some of my friends - fun times.

Thank you to everyone for your lovely cards and presents, I felt very loved and spoiled this morning.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Retro Rubber #48..Lace, Ribbon or Twine..


It's time for another superb challenge over at Retro Rubber

This time we want to see what you can do with Lace, Ribbon or Twine..use one or all..

I love paper twine, it is ANOTHER thing that I am addicted to LOL.

So it made total sense that I would use it on my card for this challenge.

I chose the Mama Elephant Potted Pretties (from early 2015) set for my card, because I love succulents and recent got a mini one for my desk (he is called Scott..).

I stamped, die-cut and coloured my chosen stamp from the set. I coloured the pot using a Cornflower Promarker because I knew that I had paper twine that would coordinate really well with it. I also happened to have a piece of scrap glittery paper that matched my colour scheme, so I used that to die-cut the congrats (the die is by Simon Says Stamp).

When I went to assemble all the elements, it all felt a bit flat, so I added a bit of Tumbled glass distress ink behind the succulent pot and it had the desired effect.

Finally happy, I wrapped the twine around the top of the card several times and tied a knot in it, because I suck at bows..

Link up and show us how you used lace, ribbon or twine, but first go over to Retro Rubber and view the great makes by my teammates.

Challenge ends on October 7th. Don't forget to use a stamp a year or older and tell us about it that's part of the fun.

Also, please limit your entries to 10 challenges including ours.