Monday, June 27, 2016

Shower Gift

I recently attended a wedding shower for my niece.  I gave her a set of 11 cards, a card holder and a perpetual calendar.  
  1. Happy Birthday - Female (scraplifted from the CTMH catalogue)
  2. Happy Birthday - Male (scraplifted from Pinterest)
  3. Happy Birthday - Female kid
  4. Happy Birthday - Male kid
  5. Anniversary
  6. Congrats (scraplifted mostly from the CTMH catalogue)
  7. Baby Girl
  8. Baby Boy
  9. Get Well
  10. Sympathy
  11. Thank You


Friday, May 20, 2016


Patterned Paper: K&Company
Alcohol Inks: Ranger
Die: Penny Black
Black Cardstock: Recollections
Sentiment Stamp: Kaisercraft
Embossing Powder: Recollections

Note: It's hard to tell from the photo, but there is a little silver mixed in the bottom half of the panel (where the "water" should be) to make it look more like waves.  

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Life is Good - 2

I used the negative of the "Life is Good" diecut from another card.

Card Base: DCWV
Diecut: My Minds Eye
Flower diecuts: My Minds Eye
Patterned Paper: K&Co.
Glitter: Stickles


Colouring Panel: Paper Wishes
Beautiful sticker: Heidi Swapp
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Sparkle: Wink of Stella

Hey There

This was copied from the example on the back of the paper pad: American Crafts - Maggie Holmes - Style Board. Sometimes it's a good thing not to have to think...

Sequins: ArtMind
Card Base: ???

Enjoy Every Moment

Card Base: Recollections
Cardstock: ???
Envelop: Art-C
Ephemera: Tim Holtz
Sentiment Stamp: Recollections

You could put a gift card in the envelope. 

Colouring Stamp

Card Base: ??
Stamp: Hampton Art
Black Ink: Ranger Archival
Distress Inks: Tim Holtz

I used the ink with a water pen to colour the images.


Card Base: Recollections
Heart: Recollections
Circle Punch: Fiskars
Ribbon: Celebrate It
Bee Stamp: Stampin Up
Twine: American Crafts and Queen & Co.
Eyelet: from my stash
Embossed Cardstock: ??
Ink: Distress Tim Holtz
Glitter: Wink of Stella

Note:  Please remember to help save the bees!!! 

SSZ Card Challenge - CAS

ScrapShotz card challenge to keep it simple.

Here's what I did:
  • scribbled some distress markers on my splat mat
  • sprayed with a little water
  • mopped it up with my watercolour paper
  • dried it then flicked some more water on it, dried it again
  • stamped the sentiment
  • added the twine and sequins
  • glued it to a card base.
Distress Markers: Tim Holtz
Twine: Hemptique
Sentiment Stamp: Impression Obsession
Sequins: ArtBin

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Alcohol Ink Cards

I took a class at Crop-A-While about a week ago.  It was on alcohol ink cards.  The teacher was Heather Telford.  She showed us different techniques which we then practiced on different types of paper. We were then supposed to make cards from these practice panels.  I only made one card at the class and that was from my friend's panel (she didn't like it but I did).  So I brought them home and did them up there. These are the results.

All Alcohol Inks are made by Ranger.

This first one was actually done before the class.  The ink is dotted on to the felt blending tool and pounced all over glossy photo paper.  The butterfly diecut (by Taylored Expressions) is placed over top and then trimmed to fit. (you've seen this one before in a previous post).

This next one was done with the panel my friend did.  The ink is dotted on the felt blending tool then swiped across the paper. Then you place a stencil over top and remove the ink with rubbing alcohol or alcohol based blending solution. The butterfly diecut is Penny Black (I think) and the diecut word is Little B.

This was done with the same technique as above except I didn't use a stencil. I did add some of the silver metallic fixative on the bottom part to simulate waves.  Again, I added the diecut and trimmed to fit.

Die: Penny Black
Patterned Paper: K&Company
Sentiment Stamp: Kaisercraft
Embossing Powder: Recollections

Three colours of alcohol ink were dotted onto a splat mat along with some blending solution.  You then take the paper and "swipe" up the colour until all the paper is covered.  I then used a leaf diecut and put the panel on solid cardstock.  I also have the diecut leaf to use on another card.

Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: can't remember - it was a scrap I had leftover
Die: Sizzix
Twine: We R Memory Keepers
Tag punch and "friends" stamp: Stampin Up

On this one, felt was diecut into the shape of a butterfly, temporarily adhered to a wooden block, dotted with three colours and used as a stamp.

Ribbon: Pebbles Inc.
Twine: We R Memory Keepers
Die words: Little B
Card Base: DCWV 

On this last one, yupo paper was used.  It is like the plastic used in our bill currency.  It allows the ink to not dry as quickly and therefor it runs or blooms easier. I used this panel behind a diecut.

Card Base: DCWV
Diecut: MME
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey - Grand Bazaar (6x6 pad)
Sequins: ArtMind

Monday, April 25, 2016

USE YOUR STUFF - Challenge #220 - Scraps

Scraps: American Crafts: Amy Tangerine - Yes, Please (6x6 paper pad)
Punch: Fiskars
Sentiment Stamp: Hero Arts

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Duh duh, duh duh, duh duh duh duh duh duh duh......dudulaaaa.......

OK - that title was me trying to write out the theme song for Jaws....

Watercolour paper: Canson
Distress Stain: Tim Holtz - Evergreen Bough; Salty Ocean; Tumbled Glass
Fibre: ???
Dew Drops: Robin's Nest
Stamp Set: Avery Elle - Hello Chum
Markers: Tim Holtz Distress

I actually have an uncle named CHUM, so how appropriate is THIS!   


Cardstock: Recollections
Doily: Wilton
Die: Sizzix
Chord: We R MemoryKeepers
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug

Caterpillar to Butterfly

Tag: Recollections - Colour Splash
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz
Stamp Set: Stampin Up
Patterned Paper: DCWV
Pearls: Prima
Ribbon: from my stash

Life is Sweet

Patterned Paper: Teresa Collins
Stamps: Stampin Up
Brads: Making Memories
Everything else: Art-C

The Best - Celebration

Patterned Paper: Basic Grey - Grand Bazaar (6x6 pad)
Flower Trim: Celebrate It
sprayed with
Mist: Recollections - Boho
Gold diecuts: My Minds Eye
Sequins: Art Minds

Beading Chic

There was a sheet of paper in my stash that had all these illustrations on it: Beading Chic, Knitting Chic, Sewing Chic, Cropping Chic, etc.  I don't know where it came from or who made it.  I cut it all apart and will make cards from each of them.  This is the first one.


Idea: Stampin Up book
Patterned Paper: American Crafts
Washi Tape: Recollections, K&Company
Flowers: Prima
Chord: Tim Holtz
Pearl: Prima

Butterfly Die

I used this Penny Black die three different ways.
  1. For this one I used Tim Holtz distress ink and did a sponged mix of pastel colours on a white background. I cut the butterfly die twice, using gold and white glitter paper. I used the gold for the outline and filled it in with the white.
  2. I used Ranger alcohol inks to make the background and then placed the black diecut on top.
  3. This one was cut out four times - black solid, white glitter, gold glitter and silver glitter, then piece back together.
Glitter Paper: DCWV
Black & Gold ribbon: CTMH
Gold paper (on third card): Paper Studio
Other ribbons: from my stash
"Celebrate" die" Little B
Embossing folder: Sizzix

Thursday, April 14, 2016

25th Anniversary

For our dear friends who are celebrating a silver anniversary.

PP: Authentique
Number die: Tim Holtz
Silver paper: Tim Holtz
Corrugated heart:  ?? (Recollections?)
Lace: Recollections
Pearls: Recollections

Use Your Stuff Challenge #218 - Kraft

It was my turn to choose the challenge on the USE YOUR STUFF blog and I show to use KRAFT

Card Base: American Crafts (already embossed)
Stencils: Tim Holtz
Sentiment Stamp: Close to My Heart
Ticket Stamp: Unity
"YOU" sticker: Authentique
Patterned Paper: Graphic 45
Paper with Typewriter: I want to say Stampin Up (but I could be wrong)
Brad: Prima
Ink: Close to My Heart

Note: I'll fill in the recipients birth date just before sending it out

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

SSZ Card Challenge - Music

Stamp: Close to My Heart
Patterned Paper: Simple Stores
Ink: Close to My Heart
Marker: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Twine: We R Memory Keepers

Note: I added a red heart next to the sentiment on the bottom of the card after the photo was taken.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

I Sea It's Your Birthday

Done for USE YOUR STUFF challenge #216 - Pop Dots

Stamps: Joy! - Under The Sea
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz - Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemon, Cracked pistachio
Black Ink: Ranger Archival
Patterned Paper: Recollections - Boho
Dew Drops: Robin's Nest

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Making cards with my Mom - continued

This card was completed at my mom's.

Card Base: ??? one of my mom's
Ink: Tim Holtz - hearts and face panel
Ink: Versa Color - background
Ink: Ranger Archival - black
Face stamp: Ranger Dylusions
Heart Punch: Fiskars
Gold frame: Crate Paper

Spoiler Alert:  This card will be used for Use Your Stuff Challenge #219 - Favourite Punches

This card was completed at home (I added the flowers and sentiment)

Card Base: DCWV (Diecuts with a View)
Ink: Tim Holtz - face
Ink: Versa Color - background
Ink: Ranger Archival - black
Face stamp: Ranger Dylusions
Flowers: Bazzill and Prima
Sentiment Sticker: Pink Fresh Studio

Making cards with my Mom

I just spent a week with my Mom and we had 2 card making days.

Flower and chord: ART-C
Card Base: Recollections

Card Base: Recollections
Kraft CS: ART-C
Patterned Paper: DCWV
Chord: ART-C
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz
Stamp (greetings): ???

Card Base: Recollections
Patterned Paper: DCWV (including fussy cut flower)
Acrylic Sentiment: ART-C
Embossing Folder: ? (my mom's)
Brad: Recollections

Card Base: Recollections
Patterned Paper: DCWV
Heart Punch: Fiskars
Chord: ART-C be continued...

Watercolour Card Class

I did a watercolour card class back in November 2015.  The teacher is Heather Telford

Stamps: Penny Black
Watercolour/ink: Tim Holtz

SSZ Card Challenge - Faux Letterpress

Card Base: CTMH
Sentiment Stickers: Heidi Swapp
Embossing Folder: Lifestyle Crafts
Ink: ColorBox Chalk
White Ribbon trim: Tim Holtz
Pink Ribbon: from my stash