Sunday, July 2, 2017

Warm weather = photography time

I haven't posted in quite a while because as soon as the weather starts to get nice, hiking season starts and my camera comes with me. I guess card making is more of a winter thing for me :)
Here are a few photos I've taken over the last couple of months on our hiking expeditions or just being out and about!

Burnside water falls, NS

Small falls in Gilbralter Loop, NS

Old Bridge Cole Road, NS

Cape Blomidon, NS

Liscombe River, NS

Tulip Magnolia

Thanks for stopping by and hope you are having a lovely summer!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Paper Smooches April Challenge

I've been meaning to make a few cards for the Paper Smooches April Challenge, which is all about showers!  With an upcoming bridal shower for a friend I figured now was a good time to play along!

For my first card I went very simple with a pale blue and white sheer ribbon. It's hard to tell in the photo, but the little diamond is glazed with glitter. I used the "Simply Said" and "Little Lady" stamp sets for this card.

For my second card I went with literal rain showers and used images from the stamp sets "Eco Friendly"and "Metropolis" and a sentiment from the set "Sentiment Sampler". I coloured the images with copic markers and added some gloss liquid to the raindrops (which is kind of hard to see in the photo).

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A little bit of Paper Smooches

For my last card today, I needed a birthday card for my niece, so I decided to dig out my Paper Smooches stamps and play with a new die I just got from L'il Inker Design.

I stamped the sentiment repeatedly on the card base panel with the same colour ink as the cardstock. The bird is stamped on the blue cardstock and then I stamped him again, coloured him with copics and cut him out to pop up off the other stamped image for dimension. I added a few squiggle lines to make him look like he is dancing around, after all birthdays are a happy occasion!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great crafty day!

Happy Bird-day Card
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! (perfect plum, pool party, whisper white)
Stamps: Paper Smooches (birthday buddies)
Ink: Memento (tuxedo black)
Markers: Copic (N2, Y02, Y07, Y00, Y01, BV04, RV22); Zig (black)
Dies: L'il Inker Design (polaroid camera); Your Next Stamp (stitched rectangles)
Other: foam dots

Exploring we will go!

My second card today utilizes two challenges; one from the Paper Players and the other from Sunday Stamps.

Using a cute stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Project Life series, here is what I came up with...

Never Stop Exploring Card
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! (basic black, rose red, basic black)
Stamps: Stampin' Up! (Let's Go)
Ink: Stampin' Up! (rose red, crushed curry, bermuda bay); Memento (tuxedo black)
Dies: Your Next Stamp (stitched rectangles)
Other: foam dots

CAS on Sunday Challenge #106

The challenge this week over at CAS on Sunday is to use a stencil and I had one lone stencil just waiting to be used. Here is what I came up with using a ray texture stencil from Memory Box.

I sponged the stencil with yellow and then used a stitched die for the panel. The sentiment is a die cut from L'il Inker Designs. Finishing touch was some clear enamel dots from Your Next Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Hello Shine Card
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! (pool party, whisper white)
Ink: Stampin' Up! (daffodil delight)
Dies: Your Next Stamp (stitched rectangles); L'il Inker Designs (hello)
Embellishment: Your Next Stamp (enamel dots)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Your Next Stamp Challenge #61

Have you ever stumbled across across a stamp set and fell immediately in love with it?! That is exactly what happened when I stumbled across the Your Next Stamp website and saw a set from their April release! This is the stamp set I HAD to have!

As soon as I saw that little fish near the top, with the big sucky lip, I had a card idea that I wasn't going to be able to shake until I had this set. Soooo, my stamps arrived today and just in time to play along with challenge #61 on the Your Next Stamp blog. Check out the sketch...

There is a colour challenge as well and I would have combined the too except the colours didn't match what I had in mind. Here is what I came up with using the sketch...

This fish worked out perfectly for flipping the image to give him a girly fish to kiss. To flip the image, all I did was stamp the fish on the backside of the fish bowl stamp where it was sturdy (side that clings to block) and then pressed it down on the white cardstock. I had to try it a few times until the image inked up right. I couldn't flip the die that matched of course, so I opted to hand cut the fish out. 

Love the YNS gumdrops too, such a fun touch!
Thanks for stopping my and have a great crafty week!

Stuck on You Card
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! (pool party, orange, going gray)
Ink: Memento (tuxedo black); Stampin' Up! (going gray)
Markers: Copic (all the colours pictured in photo)
Stamps: Your Next Stamp (aquarium antics); Markert Street Stamps (too many martinis) J.Day Designs (primitive blessings)
Die: Your Next Stamp (aquarium antics, stitched rectangles)
Embellishment: Your Next Stamp (clear/sparkle gumdrops)
Other: foam dots, gloss liquid

Sunday, April 9, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #216

Today I'm playing along with the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge and they have a great versatile sketch this week. Check it out...

The lines on the this sketch for whatever reason made me automatically think of washi tape, so that's the idea I went with!

I started with a grey card base and than adhered stripes of washi tape at various intervals. The sentiment is stamped and for the hearts I used a heart punch on a strip of washi tape.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

You Totalally Rock Card
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! (basic grey)
Ink: Memento (tuxedo black)
Stamps: Paper Smooches (Uplifters)
Washi: unknown source (maybe Stampin' Up!)

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