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