Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Watercolour cards

A couple of cards using Tim Holtz distress inks as water colour and a stencil. 

Beautiful lady

This was a kit that I bought a MultiCrafts.  It included the stamp set (Graphic 45), ink, papers, feathers, pins, flower and diecuts.  I coloured in the stamp with my own ink.

Miscellaneous bunch...

More random cards using the box of cards I bought at Michaels.

Stamp: Inkadinkado

Stamp and Ink: Tim Holtz
Smile: MME

Random bits from my scrap table.

Butterfly punch: Recollections

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Tim Holtz Crazy Birds

These birds are SO CUTE and I've been wanting to use these stamps ever since I got them. I made two of this bird just in case one didn't turn out....but they both did, so I made two cards.

First card:
  • background paper: WRMK pocket cards
  • The smaller card was inked up with the Tim Holtz distress inks.
  • Hello diecut: MME
  • Ink: Tim Holtz distress inks
  • Black ink: Ranger Archival
Note: I masked the eyes and beak while inking the birds. 

On this second card:
  • Card Base: DCWV
  • Sentiment diecut: MME
  • Distress Ink: Tim Holtz
  • Rhinestone: FabScraps?
  • Black ink: Ranger Archival

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Happy Camper

SSZ Card Challenger - Camp Out

Stamp: CTMH - Camper Crazy Occasions
Card Base: DCWV
PP: Momenta and Heidi Swapp
Washi Tape: AC
Coloured pencils: Crayola

Note: the rays were already on the paper so I used a circle stencil to ink in the sun with a sponge.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


SSZ Card challenge - Thank You

PP: MME - Adventure
Card Base: Recollections
Stamp: Studio G
Sentiment Stamp: CTMH
Wooden Stars: Studio Calico
Pencil Crayons: Crayola

Sketch: CTMH

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Birthday Wishes - yellow and blue

A card challenge at SSZ to use this sketch:  http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SVZIEl49hkU/UwQH0bikNZI/AAAAAAAAJYM/WFzhapeUf3I/s1600/FMS123.png

PP: Echo Park - For the Record 2
Fabric Panel: Basic Grey
Buttons: from my stash
Stamp: Impression Obsession
Lace: Recollections
Pearls: KaiserCraft

Celebrate - masculine card

PP and diecuts: Fancy Pants - Swagger
Sentiment Stamp: CTMH
Twine: Hemptique
Card Base: Recollections

Bee Happy

Card Base: Pebbles
PP - Hello: Pebbles
PP - yellow: MME
PP - turquoise: ?
Twine: Darice
Bee Diecut: AC
Black CS: Recollections
Black Pen: Zig
Enamel dots: ?

This started out as a sketch from CardMaps 4 but morphed into this.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Flower Jug

Card base: DCWV
Embossed panel: Recollections
Embossing folder: Sizzix
Pocket card: MME
Trim: Recollections
Chipboard sticker (jug): Simple Stories
Sentiment Stamp: CTMH


Cardbase: DCWV
PP: Fancy Pants - Swagger
Stamp: Inkadinkado
Die: Spellbinders
Twine: Hemptique
Alpha Stickers: Lillibee Designs

idea from Cardmaps 4

Butterfly Tag

I experimented here by scribbling some markers on acetate, sprayed it with water and then lay the watercolour paper on top.  I had to do it several times to get full coverage, drying the paper in between layers.

Cardbase: DCWV
Distress Ink markers: Tim Holtz
Tag: Recollections
Twine: Hemptique and Darice
Sentiment Stamp: Stampin Up
Embossing Folder: Sizzix


This card came together fairly quickly.

PP and Chipboard stickers: all MME but not from the same line
Idea from CardMaps 4

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Red, Cream and Blue

I had some leftover bits of PP on my table - I believe it's Authentique
CS: Recollections
Wooden Stars: Studio Calico
Twine: ?
Happy Birthday sticker: ?
embossing folder: ?

Well Ya Don't Say...

Two cards similar in nature.

The "man" card is Prima inked with Tim Holtz distress ink.
Cardstock: Recollections
Stencils: Tim Holtz and The Crafters Workshop
Green Twine: ?
Brown Twine: T!m Holtz
Washi tape: ?
other card: ?
embossing folder: ?

SSZ Card Challenge - May Flowers

Doily: the Paper Studio
Flower stickers: K&Co
PP: Basic Grey - Serenade
Twine: AC
Stamp: CTMH
based on a idea in CardMaps 4

CS (card base): CTMH
PP: AC - Soho Garden
Stamp: CTMH
Tag: Ranger
Twine: SU
Punch: EK Success
Border Punch: Fiskars
based on an idea from CardMaps 4
all those flowers are fussycut

 PP: Studio Calico - Sundrifter
Washi: ?
Medallion: Pebbles
Sentiment Stamp: CTMH
Twine: Darice, Queen & Co. and Hemptique

I coloured in some of the flowers.
from an idea in CardMaps 4


Friday, April 24, 2015

Pocket Card

Heart punch: Fiskars
Medallion and brad: MME
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug ?
ribbon: from my stash
White pen (hi!): American Craft
based on an idea in CardMaps 4 book
Note: Once I know the occasion I will use this card for, I will stamp an appropriate sentiment on the tag in the pocket. 


PP: Fancy Pants - Swagger
Hat and "dude" diecut: Fancy Pants - Swagger
Tag: AC - DIY
Stencil: Crafter's Workshop
Button: from my stash


Twine: CTMH
Card base: Simple Stories

I just fussy cut the big bird and the two strips from another part of the same paper.

Pink Love

PP: MME - Love Me
Punch: Fiskars - Teresa Collins
Lace: Recollections
Mist (on lace): Recollections
Enamel dots and heart: October Afternoon
French Linen: Basic Grey

CardMaps 4 Book, cont.

Paint Chip: Lowes
Chipboard pieces: MME
Twine: CTMH
Button: ?
PP: Pebbles
"Awesome" enamel dot: Colorbok
Polaroid Frame: Jillibean Soup
Navy enamel dot: ?

Heart: DCWV
Tag: Heidi Swapp ?
Mist: Recollections (pink), Dylusions (turquoise)
Twine: either Darice or Queen and Co.

CardMaps 4 Book

I've been making a few cards based on sketches or examples from the CardMaps 4 book.

PP: MME - The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine
Tag: AC - DIY Shop
Medallion: Pink Paislee - Prairie Hill
Ink: Turquoise - CTMH - Juniper
Ink: Edging - SU - Crumb Cake
Sparkly Trim: Recollections
Washi Tape: Bella Blvd.
Stamp Set: CTMH - Say it in style
Wooden Stars: Studio Calico
Stencil: The Crafters Workshop
Idea: Page 34

PP: Fancy Pants
Embroidery Floss: Anchor
Medallion: Pink Paislee - Prairie Hill
Stamp Set: Taylored Expressions
Embossing Folder: Sizzix ?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

ScrapShotz Challenge - Ticket Please

Use a ticket(s) on a card.

All diecuts: Amy Tangerine
Paint Chips: Lowes
Twine: Darice or Hemptique
Rhinestones: ?

Here's another one:

Yellow CS: Recollections
Turquoise CS: Bazzill
Washi tape: ?
Enamel Dot: SU
Diecuts: AC
PP: AC Amy Tangerine (coloured in)


6x6 - Six (last 3)

Note: I misted the trim on the bottom card to match the colours. It was originally white.

6x6 - Six (first 3)

There are instructions on the internet somewhere (I forget where now) to make 6 cards out of coordinating 6x6 paper. 

I believe I used MME.

Stampin Up Yard Sale

I went to an SU yard sale and we made four cards.  One of the cards has already been posted under the title "Cards to be sent out in May". Here are the rest.

All product: Stampin Up

ScrapShotz - Opposites challenge

Opposite colours on the colour wheel.

PP: Little Yellow Bicycle
White polaroid frame: Jillibean Soup
Dewdrops: Robin's Nest
Cat and thanks stamp: CTMH
Twine: ?

ScrapShotz - Bokeh Challenge

blue inks: Tim Holtz
white ink: CTMH (pigment)
Stamps: Stampin Up
Ribbon and sequins: ?

March Card Challenges - ScrapShotz

Dots and Circles - Both cards based on sketch and idea in PageMaps 4

PP: Amy Tangerine
Wooden piece: Studio Calico
Thank you stamp: Taylored Expressions

Use Scraps

All scraps from 6x6 paper pack: Prima - Engraver
Wooden Pieces: Studio Calico
Tag: Jillibean Soup

Go Green
The squares are actually cut from washi tape sheets (WRMK).