Wednesday 31 May 2017

Digital Delights - NEW Release!

Hello friends!

It's time for a New Release over at Digital Delights!  I had the pleasure of working with a new Digi called "Whale Riding Mickey" - isn't he cute? :)

Here is what I created:

I colored him using my ShinHan TwinTouch Markers.  I just added a bit of the Lolly Jolly Digital Paper that I had leftover on my desk, a die cut "congrats" sentiment and some candy dots!  Simple, elegant, fun!

I hope you like my whale-y cute card! (bahahah - too corny?).  Have a great day!


Friday 26 May 2017

SparkleNSprinkle - Kaitlyn Mermaid Pretty In Pink

Hello friends!
It's time for my last May Reveal Card at SparkleNSprinkle!  WOW!  May sure flew by!  My card today features the gorgeous Kaitlyn Mermaid Stamp Set.  Here is the complete supply list:
Supply List:

So this card had a bit of a "mixed media" vibe to it!  Unfortunately, my computer crashed and took most of my design pictures with it, so I will try my best to describe what I did! :)
First up, the background!
I took a piece of patterned paper and brushed on the Aquamarine & Peony Pink Embellishment Mousse around the edges. I added 2 strips of Tear-ific Tape along the bottom edge (1/8" and 1/2") and embossed with Rosa Embossing Powder.  Next, I added a layer of Moonstone Glimmer Paste with a spatula.  I just smeared it on like icing a cake! hehe  I set the piece aside and went to work watercoloring my image.
I stamped the cute mermaid onto a piece of white cardstock and watercolored her in.  I took my Raspberry Soda Glitter and adhered it with the Medium Nuvo Glue Pen.  I fussy cut her out and then went back to working on my background.  
I had this sort of "bubble" Cricut cut image laying around, so I thought it would be perfect with this "bubbly" card!  I embossed it using Versamark Ink and Mint Julep Embossing powder, then adhered it to the background with the Medium Nuvo Glue Pen.  I also did the sentiment in Mint Julep Embossing and edged it with the Aquamarine & Peony Pink Embellishment Mousse.
All the layers were adhered with 1/2" Tear-ific Tape and I added some foam squares to pop up the mermaid image. Finally, as an accent, I added some of the Violet Galaxy Crystal Drops!  I LOVE how it all turned out! :)
I hope you enjoy this card!  I certainly loved all the fun release stamps this month.  See you next time! :)

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Wednesday 24 May 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #213

Hello friends!

It's time for a new Sketch Challenge over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

Here is the sketch:

I hope you come and play along!!!

Until next time,


Monday 22 May 2017

Stick It Down - May 2017

Hello friends!

It's time for another amazing sketch from the
 Stick It Down card team!  Here is our sketch for this month:

I turned the sketch on it's side and here is what I created:

I hope you will come out and play along with us this month!

Supply List:
Stamp Set: Illustrated Faith
Inks: Versafine Black Ink
Spray Mist: Heidi Swapp
Embellishments: Close to My Heart Little Dreamer Gems, assorted die cuts from stash
Adhesive: Scotch ATG

I had some extra time, so I quickly made a second take on the sketch :)

Until next time,

Friday 19 May 2017

SparkleNSprinkle - Happy Flowers #2

Hello friends!

I'm back again with another pretty card for SparkleNSprinkle featuring the "Happy Flowers" Stamp Set.  

Supply List:

To start making this card, I applied a piece of 2.5" Tear-ific Tape across a piece of cardstock, removed the protective backing and applied Cloud Nine Microfine Glitter to the exposed adhesive. I burnished it well with my finger tool! :)

Next, I had a little fun!  I grabbed my Stazon Ink and stamped the sentiment randomly across the glitter!  How fun is that? It created a fun background and my sentiment in one step! Next, I applied 4 rows of 1/8" Tear-ific Tape (2 on the top and 2 across the bottom) and applied Berry Bliss Embossing Powder.  I heated it and created my border.   For the background piece, I simply ran a piece of green cardstock through my Big Shot with an embossing folder. Then I applied Spring Green Embellishment Mousse AND Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse to add dimension and shine.

I stamped the flowers onto white cardstock with Versafine Black Ink and watercolored (my new fave technique it appears - haha!). Once the flowers were dry, I added a touch of Diamond Dust Glitter, adhering with my Medium Glue Pen AND I also added some Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse randomly on the leaves.
The flowers were added to the card using 1/2" Tear-ific Tape and all the layers were also adhered with 1/2" Tear-ific Tape.  I finished off the card with accents of the Bright Gold Crystal Drops.

I hope you enjoy this card!  I'm looking forward to sharing a SUPER cute mermaid card with you next week!
Until next time,
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MHKDesigns - Designer Inspiration - May 2017

Hello friends!

It's time to share my May Designer Inspiration for MHKDesigns!

I chose to work with a Stamp Set called "Birds & Branches".  I just love this set!  It is so versatile and lovely.  I printed off the digital stamps and watercolored.  

Birds and Branches Digital Stamp Set

Here is what I created:

All I added from my stash were the buttons and some ribbon.  I used a bit of shimmer spray as well.  I hope you LOVE this card as much as I do!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Until next time,

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Digital Delights - You Passed!

Hello friends!

I have a super cute, fun card to share with you today for Digital Delights!

I used the stamp set called "You Passed" to create a fun card, perfect for someone who just passed their driving test!

Here is what I created:

It's also a stand up card!  I colored the images using ShinHan TwinTouch Markers and used some buttons from my stash to embellish.

I hope you love this card - I sure had fun making it!

See you next time!

Monday 15 May 2017

Close to My Heart - Cross Canada Blog Hop!

Hi friends! 

I'm so excited to be here on the Cross Canada Blog Hop!  Hello from sunny Saskatchewan!!!

I'm featuring the new release paper from Close to My Heart called "Little Dreamer".  You should have made it to my blog from Brandy's Blog. I was so lucky to recently meet Brandy at Spring Up!  She's so sweet, talented and amazing! :)  I look forward to being able to connect and meet more of my Close to My Heart sisters in the future. I'm so blessed to be in the midst of such talent.

Here is what I created: 

I used a variety of Little Dreamer accessories on this card!  The sentiment panel was cut right from the Paper Pack (I love the Picture My Life cards that are included in the paperpack!).  It made a perfect background, I had stamped and cut out a bunch of unicorns last week, so he was easy to grab and add to the card. The flower, hearts and star came from the Complements pack and of course you need add Glitter Gems to EVERYTHING! hehehe

I added an accent of White & Gold Ribbon along the bottom for a little extra umph. 

Supply List:
(ALL CLOSE TO MY HEART unless indicated)

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Next up on our blog hop adventure is Corrina, and you can find her blog post here!

Thanks for "hopping" by - I love reading all your comments and appreciate you taking the time to stop by my blog :)

See ya next time and happy crafting!

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Friday 12 May 2017

SparkleNSprinkle - Happy Flowers #1

Hello friends!

I have a new SparkleNSprinkle card for you today featuring the "Happy Flowers" stamp set!  I just love how versatile this set its!  

Here is the full SNS Supply List!
 (hint: if you click on each item it will take you directly to the shop!):
Orange Surprise Glitter #G1010

To start this card, I stamped the flower image all along the panel using Versafine Ink and then watercolored using oranges and greens.I allowed this to dry and then using the Medium Nuvo Glue Pen, I adhered some Diamond Dust Glitter to the centers of the flowers. 

I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap piece of white cardstock using Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder. I love how all the coppers and oranges work together!  I used 1/2" Tear-ific Tape along the outside edges of my background paper, removed the protective backing and sprinkled on the Tiger Orange Glitter, burnishing it in well with my finger tool. I love making border edges with this technique!

I adhered my focal panel to the backing using the 1/2" Tear-ific Tape. I used one more layer of white cardstock and adhered a strip of the Tear-ific Tape along the top. Once I removed the protective backing, I added the Sunkissed Copper Gilding Flakes (I LOVE THESE!) and burnished in. I just thought it would add a ribbon-like effect. All the panels were attached with 1/2 Tear-ific Tape.

Now, onto my flower! Using one of my many flower Big Shot Dies, I cut out the flower layers with my Sticker Paper!  I peeled the protective backing off each piece and added Daisy Microfine Glitter to the largest, Tiger Orange Microfine Glitter to the second, Orange Surprise Glitter to the third, and to the smallest, middle flower I inked it up with Versamark Ink and embossed with Copper Embossing Powder!

I added small slits to the edges of the petal to curl them in more and scrunched them up a bit. Each layer was adhered using piece of - you guessed it - 1/2" Tear-ific Tape! (I LOVE THIS STUFF TOO!).  I added the flower to the panel to set it off and tied some twine around the top.

Finally, dots of Orange Marmalade Jewel Drops were added to the corners and to the flowers.

I hope you enjoy this card!  I had a lot of fun making it!

Until next time,

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Tuesday 9 May 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #211

Hello friends!

It's time for another fun Sketch Challenge from Atlantic Hearts!

Here is Sketch #211:

I LOVE the newest release from Close to My Heart called "Little Dreamer" - it's just too darn cute! 

 Here is what I created (I actually made up 2 cards!):

Supply List:
Adhesive: Scotch ATG
Ribbon: Stamps of Life
Glitter Ribbon: Close to My Heart
Inks: Thistle, Lagoon, Blossom, Lemon (All Close to My Heart)

I hope you enjoy these cards and will come play along with us!

Until next time,

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