Friday, 30 January 2015

Love Water color card #2 for The Card Concept Love challenge


Hero to share another card for The Card Concept Love challenge.
This is yet another water colored card, I created it at the same time I made my previous card for this challenge, when I have the water colors out I usually just keep going and make more then one panel at a time even if I don't have a use for it right away.

I cut thin long strips of scrap paper and temporally adhered them down on water colored paper to create the stripes as a mask and water colored on top. I used 3 shades of red or pink to make it look sort of ombre like. The love image I cut out using my Home Accents Cricut cartridge. I used Schoolhouse Red cardstock as my card base and punched out a little heart in the same color cardstock to adhere to the center of my heart.

I would put my card in the clean and layered category for this challenge. I was inspired by the ombre in the inspiration picture for my card but looking at my card and the picture for this challenge I notice the love is almost the same with the letters stacked on top of each other as well! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a lovely weekend!

Schoolhouse red cardstock by Simon Says Stamp
Water colored paper (Michaels)
Water color paints (Michaels)
Silver sparkle paper (open cardstock from Michaels)

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Zebra Valentine featuring Newton's Nook

Hello Friends!
Hope you are all staying warm where ever you are, It is quite cold and snowy here in Ottawa and is much better being inside card making!
I am sharing a card I made for the Newtons Nook use a heart shape challenge today.

Inky Paws Challenge #17 - Use a Heart Shape | Newton's Nook Designs

I am using the new Wild about Zoo stamp set, that I happened to win by commenting on a blog hop! Was delighted to receive it in the mail yesterday and get stamping! Soo cute, love all the adorable critters in this set and the animal print hearts are my favorite!

I started off with fog cardstock, I stamped the hearts in the background using versafine ink and cut some vellum to put on top. I colored my Zebra with colored pencils on a separate piece of cardstock and cut him out.  I added some red hearts, some random sequins and twine to finish it off.

Hope you enjoyed my cute little Zebra card! Have a lovely rest of your week!
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Wild about zoo stamp set by Newton's Nook
Fog cardstock by Simon Says Stamp
Onyx Black Versafine
Memento tuxedo black ink
Schoolhouse red ink by Simon Says Stamp
Glossy accents
Espresso bakers twine by Stampin up
Colored pencils by Artists Loft

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

The Card Concept Love Challenge: Watercolor card

Hope everyone is having a lovely week so far! I am here today to play along with The Card Concept Love challenge today. I love breaking in to the love and valentines day theme cards! Maybe it's because I love all the girly colors, either way I enjoyed creating my love themed card for this challenge:)
I got my water coloring on not so long ago with a different card and had so much fun with it , that I haven't been able to stop, so another water colored card today!:)

I believe my card would fit into the Clean & Graphic style category. It's not so much clean with the splats of water color but the layout is clean and I think the water color effect gives it a graphic look.

I started off with water colored paper and cut out a heart to use as a mask. I used a variation of red and pink water colored paints and just randomly painted it while flicking some 'splotches' on the way to give it more of a bold look. I cut out the love sentiment from my Home Accents Cricut cartridge, added some gems and used some basic gray cardstock as a card base.

A little bit of a close up

Have a lovely day & thank you for stopping by!!:)


Basic gray cardstock by Stampin up
Watercolor paper from Michaels
Water colored paint palette from Michaels
Silver shimmery cardstock from Michaels

Monday, 26 January 2015

Birthday Cake Card featuring Lawn Fawn

Hi again!
Here to share a girly birthday card with you. Using a stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I used pool party card stock as the base and die cut a circle scallop using the same color card stock and then ran it through my cuddle-bug with a flowery embossing folder. I sort of overlapped ribbon on the purple card stock and ran a quick stick through it with my sewing machine. The tag was cut out with my Cricut and then just stamped and colored the cake pieces added the sentiment from the Birthday Balloons stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. Added some twine and all done:)


Stamp sets:

Pool Party By Stampin up
Light purple polka-dot is from Bazzil

Copic Markers:
B00 BG01 R20 Y11

Scallop Circle is from Spellbinders
The embossed circle area is an embossing folder from Sizzix, I'm sorry I couldn't find what it is called.

Thanks once again for stopping by!!:)

Friday, 23 January 2015

Winter themed card featuring W plus 9

Here today to share a winter themed card to play along with Simon Says Stamp winter themed challenge on their Monday challenge blog.

 I used the Winter Pals stamp set from W plus 9. I love this set so much, its stinkin cute! I cut some small clouds out of my cricut to use as masks on the background. I used a few different blue inks and my blending tool  to create the background. The cute little bear and the sleigh I colored with copic markers on a heavier cardstock and cut out and pasted on top of snow hill.
The hill I created from vellum and covered in wink of stella for some sparkle and added some twine to finish it off.

The shimmer doesn't appear on the main picture so here's a close up.

Hope you enjoyed enjoyed my winter themed card! I am off to Mont Tremblant in Quebec myself this weekend for some winter fun, I just hope it's not too cold;) Enjoy your weekend! Thank you so much for stopping by.


Stamp sets:
Winter Pals by W plus 9
Newton's Holiday Mischief by Newtons Nook (snowflakes)

Pool party, Bashful blue and Marina Mist all by Stampin up
Memento Tuxedo Black

120lb white by Simon Say Stamp
Vellum by recollections

Copic Markers:
G000 G00 E57 E55 E59 C3E53

Clear Wink of Stella
Island Indigo twine by Stampin up

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Lawnscaping: Create a Background Challenge

Hope everyone is having a lovely week! I'm stopping in today to share the card I made for the Lawnscaping: Create a Background Challenge. I love this challenge theme, I have so much fun creating my own backgrounds.

For my card I used the critters at the dog park stamp set for the whole card.
I stitched the vellum on the card base first and then stamped the small images from the set, bone, paw print etc. I originally did it the opposite way around where I created the background on the vellum first and then went in with my sewing machine to stitch around the edges, and well I smudged everything, ink everywhere (oops) well at least I know for next time.
I colored the images with copic markers on white cardstock and cut them out to paste on card. I added the sentiment to a small strip of grey cardstock, which also worked to cover up the strip of adhesive I put down to hold the vellum down for sewing, and I think that's it! 
Hope you enjoyed my card. I will list all my supplies below. 
Thank you so much for looking!!


Stamp set:
Critters in the dog park from Lawn Fawn

120lb white from Simon Says Stamp
Surf blue from Simon Says Stamp

Marina Mist from Stampin up

Copic markers:
R35 R29 E55 E57 R20 YG03 YG63

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Bubble Heart featuring Penny Black

Here to share a cute card using this adorable image from Penny Black. I've been doing a whole lot of images that require coloring lately, well because using Copic markers is like the adult version of a coloring book and is just fun and also practicing with my Copic markers to try and improve my coloring. I'm getting there slowly;)

Also will be playing along the Simon Says Stamp have a heart challenge over at their Wednesday challenge blog.

Besides the coloring I kept the card quite simple. I added some pattern paper on the bottom for some interest and some twine. This card works perfect for Valentines day but I left it without a sentiment because I feel like I could use it for other occasions as well.

Stamp set:

Carnation Layering paper by Hero Arts

Boys hair: E55, E57, E79 Girls hair: E33, E53, E57 Boys shirt: YG03, YG63
Boys pants: B00, BG01, Girls shirt: G00, G000, Dress: V12, V06 Skin: E00, E11, R20 Heart: R20.

I hope I covered everything:) Hope you enjoyed this cute image! As always thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Your're just my cup of tea card for Mojo Monday 380

Here to share the card I made to play along with Mojo Monday sketch challenge.

I kept the card pretty simple with a white card base, added some pretty blu flowery patterned paper I had and on the other side I stamped Hero Arts zig zag stamp in crumb cake ink. The cute little tea cup and saucer are from the love you a latte set from Lawn Fawn which  I paper pieced and cut out. The sentiment is from the absolutely delightful set from Simon Says Stamp.
I added some blue ish/ teal ribbon and some twine to finish it off.


Stamp sets:
Love you a latte from Lawn Fawn
Zig Zag background from Hero Arts
Absolutely Delightful from Simon Says Stamp

Crumb Cake from Stampin Up
Onyx Black Versafine

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Enjoy your crafting!:)

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Watercolor background with Simon Says Stamp stencil

So I've been curled up in bed today fighting the lovely flu that seems to be going around but with some help from advil I had this little burst of energy to get up and share my inky card I created for the Simon Says Stamp Inky Background challenge over at their Monday challenge blog.

I used the Hello line stencil from Simon Says Stamp and temporary adhered it to some water color paper, mixed some distress inks with water and just randomly colored all over the paper and added some random splatter as I went. I love the random messiness of water coloring! Some color did bleed underneath the stencil but I tried to clean it up using a white gel pen.


Hello Line stencil from Simon Says Stamp

Distress Ink:
Dusty Concord
Milled Lavender 
Broken China
Frayed Burlap

Marina Mist by Stampin up

Hope you enjoyed my inky background card. Thanks for looking and stopping by!

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Winter Themed card featuring Lawn Fawn

Here to share the card I made for the Lawnscaping Winter Themed Challenge today. Living in Canada, I'm kinda over winter. My car wouldn't start the other day due to the -36 degree cold. With that being said I can very much enjoy winter if it involves being inside with a hot beverage crafting! (or skiing lol) :) All these winter themed cards are quite lovely and inspiring and the pictures in the Lawnscaping badge show the beauty in winter!

Ok so my card, I used the adorable little owl from the Critters in the Forest stamp set and the little ear muffs from the Making Frosty Friends stamp set, as well as the snowflakes from this stamp set. I used some different variations of blue to stamp the snowflakes in the background. I used silver sickles on some random snowflakes and on the snow hill.


Stamp sets:
Critters in the forest by Lawn Fawn
Making frosty friends by Lawn Fawn

Copic Markers:
E55 E57 E79 BV00 B0000 E31 E53 YG63

Bashful Blue, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Basic Gray all by Stampin up

Silver Stickles by Ranger
Diamond Stickles by Ranger

Hope you are all enjoying your winters so far. Thank you so much for stopping by to look at my card!:)

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Thank you watercolor card for Newton's Nook Flash Challenge

Hi all!
I'm playing along with Newton's Nook flash, thank you themed challenge. I received a bunch of new Newton's Nook stamp sets for Christmas from my husband, so I couldn't wait to participate in the challenge and use my new goodies.

Inky Paws - FLASH CHALLENGE - Thank you Theme! Newton's Nook Designs
I did some water coloring with this one. I used water color paper and mixed some distress ink with water and just painted some circles larger the the flowers and did some spattering all over the place, after it was dry I stamped the flowers on top with Staz On ink. It turned out a little messier then I pictured but I kinda like the look:)


Stamp sets:
Just Say Cheese by Newton's Nook (for thanks sentiment)

Lavender Cardstock by Simon Says Stamp

Tattered Rose Distress Ink
Fired Brick Distress Ink
Dusty Concord Distress Ink
Black Staz On Ink

I had fun playing along with the flash challenge! Thank you for stopping by!!:)

Monday, 5 January 2015

Simple card set featuring Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts

Here to share some simple cards I made as part of a card set for little gifts. I made 4 sets in total. I gave some away as part of Christmas presents but can be given away as little gifts anytime of the year:)
I kept the cards really simple so they were easy to make plenty off.
I made 2 different designs but 3 variations of each, kept the design the same but changed sentiments, colors and such. I made 2 cards of each variation so there are 12 cards in total for the set.

Ok, so the first set is very simple. I started with a white card base, and stamped the butterfly with 3 different colors and then used 3 different sentiments and stamped directly over the butterfly. (Stamp sets listed below)

Ok so this set , still very simple but a few more layers then the previous set.
For this one, I used 3 different colors of cardstock as a card base and used different embossing folders with white cardstock of slightly smaller sizes to adhere on top. Then I used the same colored cardstock as the card base to make the banner for the sentiment.

And to finish it off I made a holder for the card sets and some envelopes to go along for the recipient. For this I used an 8-1/2" by 11" and trimmed 1/2 an inch off and then made 2 score marks in the middle to have the thick center to have enough room to fit the cards in the center. The first score mark was at 4.6 inches and the second at 5.8 inches. Then to make the holders or folds in the middle to hold the cards. For this just make sure to give your self extra room to make some folds, one more the added thickness and the second to adhere to the back of the card. So you want the cardstock to be the length of one side of the holder add 2 inches on each side and the bottom. Scor at one inch and then again at 2 inches, the first fold is what would be used to adhere to to back of the card , the second is just for the thickness. I hope that makes sense! Im not so good at explaining with text, sorry! Hopefully pictures will explain for me:)

For the outside I added some colored ribbon to be able to tie it shut, I hid the ribbon with a scallop circle that I die-cut out of white cardstock. Also Die-cut some butterfly's  and scattered them around , added some pearls in the middle and done a cute little card set.  


First card set:
    Stamp sets- Absolutely Delightful by Simon Says Stamp
        Butterfly and Flower by Hero Arts
Yummy Treats by Hero Arts (Happy Birthday sentiment)

Ink- Lucky Limeade
 Pool Party 
                                    Crisp Cantaloupe all by Stampin up
                Versafine Onyk Black

Second card set:
Cardstock- Melon Mambo
            So Saffron
                                            Midnight Muse all by Stampin up

Stamp sets- Yummy Treats by Hero Arts (Hope your day is fabulous sentiment)
         Hooray by Hero Arts (Hello sentiment)
                             Simply You by Technique Tuesday (You make me smile sentiment)

Embossing folders- I Wish I could tell you the names of them but I do not know! (not sure if they even have names?:s) but I will share who they are from. Swirls is by Cuttlebug. Butteflys by Craft concepts. Flowers by Sizzix. 
   Front of card holder
Crumb Cake cardstock by Stamin up
Scallop circle die by Spellbinders
Embosslits beautiful wings by Sizzix from Stampin up

Ok I believe I'm done babbling for today!:) Hope you enjoyed the card set and thank you for stopping by!!

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Tall & Skinny: Mojo Monday challenge#378

Hello! Hope everyone had lovely holidays and a very happy new year! I have very much enjoyed the holidays and having some time off but I personally need to get myself back on a regular schedule again, although I did have some time to be crafty over the holiday, which of course is most important (aside from family time:p) any who I'm here today to play along with  Mojo Monday tall and skinny sketch challenge. This is a new challenge blog for me and I had so much fun creating my card with the sketch supplied.

I tried to follow the tall and skinny measurements although I did add a little extra width.
I started off with a kraft card stock as the base of my tall & skinny card. I used some patterned paper I had in my stash and although not pictured well I embossed some white card stock for the piece across behind the scallop and sentiment. I also did some light background stamping behind the sentiment for some added interest using a background stamp from Hero Arts. I die cut the Happy Birthday sentiment from a die from Simon Says Stamp, added it on top of my circles and randomly placed some different sized gems around the card, because it just didn't look finished until there was some sort of shine! :)

Happy Definition Background by Hero Arts
Crumb Cake cardstock by Stampin up
Basic Gray cardstock by Stampin up

I had fun playing along with this challenge, it was nice to have a sketch all ready for me and all I have to do is create. Thanks so much for stopping by!