Saturday, February 27, 2021

Dragonfly Garden

 I made this card using Stampin’ Up stamps that I just purchased .  I followed a “mystery” card making event.  

I had to change it a bit because the author of the event did not state that the pattern paper design should go in one direction.   Oh well, it still turned out alright and I’m sure the recipient will still enjoy it.

Here is the inside.  

Have a glorious day!

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Tweet Congrats

This is a card I made for a colleague who just bought her first home.

 This is a cute little card for Your Next Stamp blog post challenge #155.  It is called “New beginnings”.  A new home definitely a new beginning.  I love these little birds.   The little one poking out from the bird house is so fun and the little one outside looks like he is looking for food... until the roof is open and you can see his friend. I made the roof hinge so that closed you would not see him right off the bat. 

I used two of their stamp sets “Gardening birds and Spring birds”.  The grass is from a different set and company.  

Have a tweet day!

Sunday, January 17, 2021


I made this card with an IndigoBlue stamp.

It was embossed and then colored with Copics and Distress Inks.  I added Prills to the flower center; glossy accents to the bird and glitter and Nuvo Mousse to the flourish.  The background was stamped in ink with a Glitz stamp and stenciled with Nuvo Mousse.  The flowers were plain white ones I've had in my stash forever.  The top one I painted with Prima gold acrylic paint.  The second layer was foiled with gold flakes.   The leaves were cut with my Cricut and  Nuvo Mousse to accent them.  I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on the green layer. The ribbon is seam binding that I put into an Alcohol ink and water mix.  The water activates the ink so I didn't have to worry about it running afterwards.

There were lots of firsts on this card for me.

#NuvoMousse, #Explore, #Prima

Monday, May 8, 2017

French Country - Graphic 45 Cards

For all of these cards I used the French Country collection of papers and stickers.  Some how I ended up with several sheets of these stickers.  Because I ended up with more than one sheet, I was trying to use up a whole sheet of the stickers. 

 This card I used My Explore to make the flowers and the leaves.  I love this flower!
 Bits and bobs added to increase the interest.

I used My Explore again to cut out the mats for the stickers.  The butterflies are a Stampin' Up die that I have used a lot.  I recently lost this little gem and that is very sad!

This is a stamp from Stampendous.  I just love it!  I colored it with my Copics and then added Prills to the centre of it.  The butterfly is from Cricut and the bow is a Cuttlebug bow.  By using the Black Magic card stock, I was able to have a nice vintage looks with a simple bit of sanding!

This final one, I again used my Explore to make the rooster.  He is a perfect fit for this paper!

I have been continually going through my stash to see what I can get rid of and what I can re-purpose.  Always a good challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Little Monster

A cute little Treasure Box Designs Monster I cut out with my Cricut.  He is so sweet! 
The papers were just large scraps I had from other projects and placed them on a Reflections card base.  I didn't put a sentiment on him yet because I was not sure what I was using him for when I made him.

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Be Blessed

I used this Mary stamp by Prima for the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. IC583 We were to go to this site: Pandora to get our inspiration.  There was a purple charm and a red apple one right next to each other, so I put them together and came up with this.  What I don't like about this photo is that you can not see the white paper under the red because of the background.  Oh well, you get the idea!

Thanks for stopping by and of course... be blessed!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Dragonfly in the dark

I made this card for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge #582 found here IC582  The item I chose to use as my inspiration was a shirt found here:Hope in the Sky.

This is a technique I have used a lot in the past and thought it would be fun to pull out again, once I saw the shirt.

The dragonfly is an old Spellbinders die.  The stamps of bushes are from Stampscapes.  The dimensional bushes are Tim Holtz dies called Holiday Greens.  The  ink is old SU! ink.  Paper from Bazzill and SU!.  I added my new favorite products from Tonic Studios:  Nuvo glitter paste, Nuvo drops and Nuvo mousse.  I love that stuff!