Sunday, October 29, 2017

Fishy birthday

4th card from the Scrapbook and Cards Today card class.

Cardstock: Recollections
Oxide Inks (for background): Ranger Tim Holtz (Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean)
Stencil: Magenta
Vellum: Recollections
Sentiment Stamp: ???
Fish Stamp: Stampendous
Dew Drops: Robin's Nest
Patterned Paper (notched strip): Close to My Heart
Ink (to colour fish): Close to My Heart
Black ink: Ranger Archival

Note: After inking the background, you wet the stencil and place on top of the background then lift off.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Watercolour cards

I'm taking an on-line card making class with Scrapbooks and Cards Today.  Here is my first one. I made two with different colour schemes.

Card Base: Neenah
Watercolour paper: Ranger Tim Holtz
Ink (as watercolour): Close to My Heart
Sentiment Stamps: Hampton Art
Splatter Stamp: Stampin Up
Clear embossing powder (for sentiment stamps): Recollections
Twine: My Minds Eye (turquoise); Hemptique (yellow)
Word Stickers: Tim Holtz
Texture Paste: Ranger
Oval Die: Gina Marie Designs
Stencils: Clearsnap (swirl); Ranger Dylusions (triangles)
Sequins: ???

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Angie Blom's Card Class

At Crop and Create - Cornwall 2017, I took a card class with Angie Blom.

At the class I was able to stamp and watercolour each of the four images but had to finish up the cards at home.

Stamps: Unity Stamp
Patterned paper/stickers/ephemera: Carta Bella - Flora
Twine: ???
Bling: ???

While three of the "ladies" are supposed to look realistic, the third lady is supposed to have that abstract look.

Three Tickets

Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: American Crafts - 1canoe2
Sentiment Stamp: ???
Twine: American Crafts
Ticket Stamps: Unity Stamp
Ink: Close to My Heart
Sketch: CardMaps 3

I added in the recipients birthday on the middle ticket.

Cloud Shaker card

Make and Take done at Crop and Create - Cornwall 2017.  I have NO idea what products we used.  Those are sequins in the plastic cloud shape.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Gear Tag

At the weekend crop, we did this tag as a make and take. I can't remember the name of the embossing folder, dies or metallic stuff we rubbed on it. I incorporated the tag onto a card.

Cardstock: (unknown)
Embossing folder: (unknown)
Dies: (unknown)
Ribbon: (unknown)
Staples: American Crafts
Inks: Close to My Heart
Stencils: Tim Holtz
Word sticker: Tim Holtz

Clock and Playing Cards

Another masculine card done at the weekend crop. I outlined the gear on the patterned paper with a Prisma fine marker.

Patterned Paper:  Kaisercraft - Barber Shoppe
Stamp (the banner): Ranger (stamped on patterned paper)
Cork Arrows: Studio Calico
Word Stickers: Tim Holtz
Brads: Recollections

Pen Nib

Another couple of cards done at the weekend crop.  I won this stamp set and made up a couple of simple masculine cards.

The pen nib was stamped separately on kraft cardstock, fussycut and popped up on dimensional adhesive.

Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned Paper: kaisercraft
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous
Ribbon: (unknown)
Ink: Close to My Heart
Word Stickers: Tim Holtz.

Sending Smiles

I was at a weekend crop in June and one of the challenges was to do a tag using items in our goodie bag.  I covered the tag with some of the patterned paper and used the turquoise ribbon and black/white baker's twine.  I tore the paper into strips and inked the edges to mimic water. 

Oh....and FYI, my tag won the challenge. (grin)

Patterened Paper: (can't remember)
Turquoise ribbon: unknown
Black/white twine: unknown
other trim: unknown
ecru lace: Recollections
Stamp set: Avery Elle - Hello Chum (the shark, sentiment, surfboard)
Ink (to colour): Tim Holtz
Ink to stamp: Archival Ink
Dew Drops: Robin's Nest

I made the tag into a card and the inside sentiment reads "Have a JAW-some birthday"

Monday, June 5, 2017

USE YOUR STUFF Challenge #263 - Feathers

Feathers were coloured and fussycut from a colouring book.

Colouring book: DieCuts with a View
Pencil Crayons: Prismacolor
Card Base: CraftSmith
Doily: Recollections
Twine: We R Memory Keepers
Splatter/drips: Heidi Swapp; Recollections; Dylusions
"Hi" die: Spellbinders

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

NSD Challenge

Saturday, May 6 was (inter)National Scrapbooking Day.  Tammy posted an NSD challenge for us over at ScrapShotz.  You had to pick 6 numbers (from 1 to 65). She would then send you the list of corresponding items/tools you had to use on your project. 

My list included:
- tiny word/phrase sticker
- resin embellishment
- favourite colour
- doilies
- project life card
- flowers

Patterned Paper: Recollections and My Minds Eye
Project Life card: My Minds Eye
Enamel brads: My Minds Eye
Doily: Recollections
Greeting Stamp: Impression Obsession
Phrase sticker: Tim Holtz
Flower: Forever in Time

Friday, April 28, 2017


This is one of those colouring book pages that I cut down to make into a card. Lovin' those pink flamingos!

Colouring Book: Diecuts with a View
Pencil Crayons: Primsmacolor
Washi Tape: ???
Happy Birthday die: Spellbinders
Pink Cardstock: Nicole

Watercolour flower

I saw this idea in the Spring issue of CardMaker magazine.  You randomly stamp the flower and leaves on watercolour paper with VersaMark and emboss with clear or white embossing powder. Then you use a watercolour wash across the the panel for a rainbow effect.  The pink rose was stamped separately and embossed with copper embossing powder, coloured with a deeper colour watercolour, then fussycut and popped onto the card.

Done for a card challenge at ScrapShotz - April Showers (bring May flowers)

Stamps: Stampendous
Embossing Powders: white - Recollection; copper - ????
Distress Ink (used as watercolour): Tim Holtz
Sentiment Sticker: Tim Holtz
Watercolour paper: Canson

Golf card

A retirement card for an avid golfer.

Patterned Paper: Graphic 45
Cardstock: Recollections
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Twine: ????
Metallic Sentiment: Momenta
Ink: Close to My Heart, Stampin Up

Monday, April 24, 2017

USE YOUR STUFF Challenge #260 - Eyelets and/or Brads

I don't use eyelets that much anymore, so this was a good challenge to bust them out again.  I used my trusty (dusty) crop-a-dile to set these eyelets.

Patterned paper: Teresa Collins
Stencils: Tim Holtz
Stamp: Recollections
Ink: Tim Holtz and Close to My Heart
"moments" die: Tim Holtz
Eyelets: Making Memories
Cork Arrow: Studio Calico
Ephemera: Tim Holtz
Card Base: Recollections
Twine: ????

USE YOUR STUFF Challenge #258 - Polaroids

It's my turn to choose this week's challenge over at USE YOUR STUFF. I chose Polaroids

For my Close to My Heart consultant who was turning 50. Of course, I had to use mostly Close to my Heart paper and stamp!

Patterned Paper: Close to My Heart
Sentiment Stamp: Close to My Heart
Cardstock: Bazzill
White cardstock (to make the polaroid frame): Recollections
Vellum: unknown
Sequins: ArtMind
Gold Embossing Powder: unknown (had it forever)
Enamel Dot: unknown
"50" stickers: American Crafts Thickers
Pink lace: unknown, bought at Michaels

Note: I fussycut the flowers on the corner of the frame from the patterned paper

USE YOUR STUFF Challenge #256 - Doilies

This card was made for a friend who has just become a first-time grandmother.

Card Base:CraftSmith
Patterned Paper: ??? scrap on my table
Doilies: Recollections
Buttons: Doodle Bug
Stamp: Taylored Expressions
Pearls: Stampin Up
Twine: Queen & Co.

USE YOUR STUFF Challenge #255 - Dry Embossing

I was able to use some scraps from my work table for this one.

Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Lace: from my stash
Patterned Paper: from my stash
"HI" stamp: BoBunny (outlined with black Pigma pen)
Leaf Die: Sizzix
Alcohol Ink: Tim Holtz

USE YOUR STUFF Challenge #254 - Book pages

Here's a bird stamp that looks like book pages.

Bird Stamp: Close to My Heart
Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye
Cardstock: Close to My Heart
Doily: Recollections
Ink: Close to My Heart
"Hello" stamp: Hero Arts

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Sympathy Cards

Totally copied from an example on Pinterest. Sorry, can't remember who the originator of this card is.  I made three with different colour schemes.

Everything: Stampin Up
Cardstock: Recollections

USE YOUR STUFF - Challenge #251 - BINGO

Use the BINGO card below to inspire your need to use any line horizontal, vertical or diagonal or the 4 corners.

I chose the first vertical line in the card: pearls; enamel dots; red and journal card.

Patterned Paper: K&Company
Pearls: Stampin Up
Flowers: Basic Grey
Ribbon: Michaels
Enamel dots and heart: My Minds Eye
Journaling Card: My Minds Eye (I think)
Sentiment Stamp: Impression Obsession
Cardstock: Recollections

USE YOUR STUFF - Challenge #250 Love is in the Air

Here's a card I made for hubby.  This will be our 35th Valentine's Day together.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Doily: Wilton
"love" punch: Fiskars
Wooden Heart: American Crafts
Embossing Folder: Sizzix
Patterned paper (with the hearts): Studio Calico
Other patterned paper: not sure, it was a scrap on my worktable
"you and me" diecut: unknown

USE YOUR STUFF challenge #249 - When the cat's away...

A challenge to use an animal on your project.

Patterned Paper: Die Cuts with a View
Owl diecut: Kaisercraft
Circle Punches and corner punch: Creative Memories
Sequins: Art Mind
Pen: Pigma

Nautical Birthday Card

For a challenge on the SCRAPSHOTZ blog to use squares on a card.

Patterned Paper: Carta Bella - Ahoy There
Boat Stamp: Stampin Up
Sentiment Stamp: Close to My Heart
Twine: My Minds Eye, Darice and ??
Cardstock: Recollections
Ink: Close to My Heart

USE YOUR STUFF - Challenge 248 - Embossing Powders and Water Colours

I got inspiration for these cards in the Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine.

Watercolour Paper: Ranger - Tim Holtz
Background Stamp: Hero Arts
Sentiment Stamp: Heidi Grace (I've had this one for a long time...)
Clear Embossing Powder: WOW!
White Embossing Powder: Recollections
"celebrate" die: Little B
Watercolour Paint: Close to My Heart
Cardstock: Recollections
Star stickers: Recollections

USE YOUR STUFF - Challenge #335 - Inspirational Board

Patterned Paper: MME
Fancy Frame and "Queen" stamp: Pink Paislee
Wing Stamp: Prima
Zipper Finding: Prima
Flowers: Prima and Creative Elements
Rhinestones: Recollections

USE YOUR STUFF - Challenge 246 - Canada

Cardbase: Recollections
Embossing Folder: Darice
Distress Inks (on the embossing): Tim Holtz
Journaling Tag: Maya Road
Beaver Stamp: Studio G
Coloured Pencils: Prismacolor
Twine: We R Memory Keepers

Haven't posted in a while...

Here it is, already February 2017 and I haven't added any of my cards in a while. I will attempt to remedy that today!