Wednesday, December 20, 2017

60th Birthday Card - Crazy Cats

A group card representing the birthday gal (inside) and her 4 buds (outside).

Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: Authentique
Stamps: Tim Holtz
Square and 60th stamps: Stampendous
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz
Font (greeting inside): CTMH Lemonade Stand
Edging ink: Stampin Up

Phew! This one took me a while to do.... I masked off the eyes and bows (on the presents) before sponging on the ink colours. All pieces were fussycut.  It's hard to tell in the photo, but the cat scene inside the card, pops out and lays flat when closed.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

60th birthday card

Patterened Paper: Prima - Rossibella
Stickers: Prima - Rossibella
Cardbase: Recollections
Ribbon: ???
Ink: Stampin Up
Number stickers: Simple Stories
Doily: Wilton

Use Your Stuff - Woodgrain Challenge

It was my turn to host the challenge and I chose woodgrain.  My background paper looks like wooden panels and I've used wooden hearts.

Patterned Paper: Crate Paper
                            American Crafts - 1canoe2
                            Carta Bella - Flora
Stamp: Blue Ridge Impressions
Watercolour Paint: Close to My Heart
Wood hearts: Studio Calico
Twine: ???
Cardstock: Close to My Heart
Sentiment Stamp: ???

Happy Birthday deer

From an idea I saw on Pinterest and a UYS challenge to use 5 or more patterned papers. 

Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: American Crafts - 1canoe2
                            Carta Bella - Flora
                            Crate Paper
Stamp: Lawn Fawn - Scripty Sayings
Wooden deer: Southern Ridge Trading Company

Thanksgiving card

A card for a friend in the U.S.

A Thanksgiving card for an American friend.

Patterned Paper: Simple Stories - Harvest Lane
Stickers: Simple Stories - Harvest Lane
Twine: Hemptique
Buttons: from my stash

Caring Hearts Cards

There is a wonderful charity called the Caring Hearts Card Drive.  Handmade Christmas cards are donated and distributed to various senior's residences across Canada, U.S.A. and Australia.

I had the honour of helping organize the 6,000 plus cards that came into one of the Canadian organizers.

I, myself, only donated 10 cards.  I'm hoping to do better next year.  Here's two examples.

Patterned paper: ???
Stamps: Stampin Up
Pencil Crayons: Prismacolor
Ink: Close to My Heart

Wreath Christmas Cards

I saw this idea at my LSS - Crop-a-While.

Wreath Stamp: Frog's Whiskers
Merry Christmas Stamp: ???
Patterned Paper: various
Ribbon Die:  Impression Obsession
Red Sparkle: Stickles
Cardstock: Recollections or Bazzill

More Close to My Heart Christmas Cards

I used some of the left over products from our workshop and came up with these cards.

All CTMH products except where noted:

Joy die: Recollections
Deer Stamp: Tim Holtz
Embroidery thread: Anchor

Embroidery thread: Anchor

Embroidery thread: Anchor

Turquoise paper: a scrap on my table

Turquoise paper: a scrap on my table
Noel die: Recollections

Close to my Heart Christmas card workshop - Part 2

These are some of the Christmas cards I am sending out this year.  Our CTMH workshop leader, Julie Carriere, came up with these fabulous card ideas using all CTMH products.

Close to My Heart Christmas Card Workshop - Part 1

These are some of the Christmas cards I am sending out this year.  Our CTMH workshop leader, Julie Carriere, came up with these fabulous card ideas using all CTMH products.

This first batch was done with PML cards.

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