3.20.2017

Merry Monday 240:


Happy Monday all!  I hope the weekend was good to you!

This week at Merry Monday, Colleen would like us to create a Christmas card with BELLS on it:


I knew I would struggle with this theme as I don't have one bell in my Christmas collection.  But I do have jingle bells in my stash, one lonely set that I am sure has been retired for years.

So the choice wasn't hard on what I was using =)

I did a subtle ombre background technique in pinks, added some soft water splooshing, placed my copper bells on top and called it a day!


Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  
My Favorite Things Hand Lettered Holiday
Die cuts: 
 C.C. Designs Bells (retired), 
My Favorite Things Blueprints 20, My Favorite Things Blueprints 13

Frosting:  Stampin' Up! inksTsukineko Versafine Onyx Black



You know the drill...
As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations


 



Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!

3.19.2017

Starry Skies:


You guys!   I am back with my third card of the day!  I am addicted to inking backgrounds!!

I came across a beautiful inspiration photo and knew I had to play along!!!

I started with clear heat embossing a few stamped random stars, added my blending inks, and spritzed a few water splooshes.  I wanted to add more dimension so I found some acrylic paint, squeezed a bit in a dish and added water to it.  Then I gave that a spritz onto my card base.  I did this once more but with more paint added to the water for one extra step of dimension.

I then added my sentiment to some vellum and voila!  A card is born!  Unfortunately when I added my glue it mixed in with my ink therefore staining the vellum.  I added a thin, thin strip of black cardstock to cover it up (hoping it would look like twine) and added a bow!  Voila!  A card was saved!


Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  Reverse Confetti Shine From Within, My Favorite Things Hand Lettered Holiday

Die cuts:  
My Favorite Things Blueprints 13My Favorite Things Blueprints 20 
Frosting:  Wow Embossing Powder Clear Gloss, Ranger Paint Glacier WhiteStampin' Up! inks, Stampin' Up! cardstock

I would like enter my card into the following challenges:


Inspired by All The Little Things

























CAS on Sunday
(sentiments only)









That's it for me!  I am done for the weekend =)


LLAMAS:


Happy sunny Sunday all!  I hope the weekend has been treating you well!

Today I am sharing a card with you with a stamp set I have been dying to use since I got it for Christmas.  Llamas!!!!  I think llamas are hilarious creatures!!

Today I used a background blending ink technique and added a splash of water for the "splooshy" look. (I LOVE the splooshy look!)



Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  My Favorite Things Llama Love

Die cuts:  My Favorite Things Llama Love, My Favorite Things Blueprints 2,
My Favorite Things Blueprints 20 

Frosting:  Stampin' Up! inks, Stampin' Up! cardstock


I would like enter my card into the following challenges:

('L" is for llamas!)




(I used the sketch)




That is it for me today - see y'all tomorrow!  Cheers!



The Paper Players 336:


Happy Sunday all!  Spring has finally sprung!  Except there is so much snow melting that it is flooding our detached garage.  Oh well it could worse and it could be our basement.  I am so ready for sun, blue skies, outdoor pillows, and our deck.  It can't seem to come soon enough this year for me!





This week at The Paper Players, Joanne's CAS challenge is BABIES:






I don't have a lot of baby stamping goodies in my stash.  Hmmm...  I should fix that!

I dusted off an older set of WPLUS9 (yay for stash finds!) and paired it with a new Simon Says Stamp die cut.  I LOVE this new painted die cut series!  Gorgeous, gorgeous font!



Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  WPLUS9 Inksplats (?retired), Sugarpea Designs Bundle of Joy

Die cuts: 
 My Favorite Things Blueprints 13My Favorite Things Blueprints 20, Simons Says Stamp Painted Congrats
Frosting:  
Stampin' Up! inks, Stampin' Up! cardstock, Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black



Please be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the team at The Paper Players, leave some love, and play along!!

Cheers all!

3.17.2017

Cute-a-saurus:


Happy Friday all!  My favourite day of the week!!

Today I am sharing a card where I used a few stamp sets and a few techniques (yay!).

I started with a stamp mask technique (my white dinosaur mom and dad) with a background blending ink technique.  I also added a splash of water for the "splooshy" look.

I then stamped the stitched hearts and welcome stamps, and popped up my baby dinosaur.  I masked the "cute-a-saurus" part of the sentiment, that way I had just the right sentiment I was looking for (it originally said "You're a Cute-a-saurus").

Of course I added my three black sequins as that really seems to be my "thing" lately =)


Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  SugarPea Designs Pineapple Paradise, SugarPea Designs Prehistoric Pals, Simon Says Stamp Only Have Eyes For You (retired)

Die cuts:  SugarPea Designs Prehistoric Pals, 
My Favorite Things Blueprints 13My Favorite Things Blueprints 20 

Frosting:  Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Stampin' Up! inks, Stampin' Up! cardstock

I would like enter my card into the following challenge:


Well that is it for me today - have a great weekend - cheers all!!



3.13.2017

Merry Monday 239:


Happy Monday all!  I hope the weekend was good to you!

This week at Merry Monday, Marcia would like us to create a Christmas card in COPPER/BRONZE, GOLD, and TURQUOISE:




Such a pretty colour combination!  At first I thought making my card mainly turquoise might be a bit too bright for a Christmas card, but  then I thought, really is there such a thing?!?!?  Not in my world!



Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  Reverse Confetti Merry and Bright

Die cuts:  
My Favorite Things Blueprints 13My Favorite Things Blueprints 20, Reverse Confetti Dots Tag Layer, Reverse Confetti Merry and Bright, Reverse Confetti North Pole Wishes
Frosting:  My Favorite Things Grid stencilStampin' Up! inks, Stampin' Up! cardstock





You know the drill...
As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations


 



Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!


3.12.2017

Rainbow Balloons:


Happy Sunday all!  Just stopping by with a bright cheerful rainbow card.  It is such a dull cold winter day out that I could use a little colour!!

I did an ombre background technique (very subtle as I didn't want it to get too busy with all that colour!).  

I have wanted to use my new balloon die cuts since getting them for Christmas so yay - I did just that!!  I inked the balloons each a solid colour and then gave them a spritz of water for a fun little splooshy look.


Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Friendship Messages

Die cuts: 
 My Favorite Things Party BalloonsMy Favorite Things Blueprints 13
Frosting:  Stampin' Up! inksTsukineko Versafine Onyx Black



I have created this card for the following challenges:


CAS-ual  Fridays

















Inspired by all the Little Things


























Well that is it for me this weekend!  My craftroom needs a cleaning desperately!  




The Paper Players 335:


Happy Sunday all!  I hope the weekend has been treating you well so far!  We have had a very chilly weekend but spring-like weather is supposed to be coming our way soon!





This week at The Paper Players, Jaydee's colour theme challenge is GREEN and WHITE:





Since I have been working a lot on my ink blending skills I thought it would be fun to try a masculine card for the gents!

Today I am sharing my ombre background technique (inspired from Jennifer McGuire).  I also found some never before stamped deer heads in my stash - score!


Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  Hampton Art Deer Head, Simon Says Stamp Magical Birthday

Die cuts:  My Favorite Things Stitched Basic Edges
My Favorite Things Blueprints 20, My Favorite Things Blueprints 13

Frosting:  Stampin' Up! inks,  Stampin' Up! cardstock, Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black



Please be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the team at The Paper Players, leave some love, and play along!!

Cheers all!






3.11.2017

A Splash of Thanks:


Happy Saturday all!  Another chilly, chilly day out there so it's best to stay indoors and craft =)

If you have been following my blog lately, I have been trying use my stash and new techniques lately.

I used a sentiment background technique as I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's blog.  I placed a bunch of my unused sentiments together to make a background (or in this case a front ground??) in a tone on tone technique.

I also have been loving my ink blenders so I created the background in teal and green and also inked the feathers to match!



Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  Paper Smooches Many Thanks, Simon Says Stamp Many Thanks, Simon Says Stamp Thanks

Die cuts:  Spellbinders Feathers,
 My Favorite Things Blueprints 13, Sugarpea Designs Heart Journal Card
Frosting: Stampin' Up! inks, Stampin' Up! cardstock



I created this card for the following challenges:

The Card Concept
(lime and aqua)





















Freshly Made Sketches




















Simon Says Stamp
Make Your Own Background








Cheers all!!


3.08.2017

Colour Grid:

Hi all!  Happy Wednesday to you!  

As usual I am trying to use some of my stashed supplies.  Today I also thought it would be fun to try an ombre masked stencil technique.  I don't know if that is actual technique but I am trying new things and that is what I came up with!



Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  Paper Smooches Many Thanks

Die cuts:  Paper Smooches Thanks Word 2,
 My Favorite Things Blueprints 13

Frosting:  My Favorite Things Grid StencilStampin' Up! inks,  Stampin' Up! cardstock, Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black




I created this card for the following challenge:

TGIF Challenges




















Cheers!