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!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Yesterday, I went back to Splitcoaststampers.  I had not been there for quite some time.  It was fun to visit there again!  Today, they have a sketch challenge, which occurs each Wednesday.  I checked my gallery to see when I last posted there... 2013!!!  So, I checked out the sketch and decided to play. 

Anyhoo, I was doing some work in my craft room and found these old SU! stamp.  I have a lot of them that I took off of the blocks years ago.  Yeah, I got caught up in that rage!  It works a lot better for storage space, but I should have kept the pieces together in their original stamp sets.  Oh well, lesson learned!

Here is a link to the challenge.  SC628

It's a bit basic, but that happens sometimes!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Deer Valentine

This stamp and the one on the inside of the card are from Santa's Magical Sleigh from Your Next Stamp.  I didn't get a chance to use it for Christmas so I am using it now. It is a Christmas stamp to be sure, but I love these little deer, so I changed the wreaths to make them look like collars.  I like to use what I have and use them in more than one way.    And with those little hearts on their hinys, who would know it wasn't meat to be a Valentine's Deer?
I have a fellow crafter who said that she's, "Done the cutsie thing and is so over it!"  I wanted to show her that cute can be turned into elegant, which is what I believe I have done with this card.

All of the papers and the two large flowers are from Prima.  I love that company.  Not only do they make great products, but the staff are amazing too!  Now, having said that, there is a package of ephemera, which I have not liked at all, but kept it in hopes I would eventually use some of it.  I used a piece of it here - the green border.  I toned it down a bit as it is a bit bright for me.  It worked well with this piece.   I still have to say, this package is not my favorite, but they can always be modified, or hidden just enough to make them work well!  Gesso is a friend with stuff like this! lol! If anyone wants what is left, pictured below, let me know and I'll ship it out to you! The package originally had 24 pieces, and as you can see there are still 22 left! 

The tags, leaves and the white "flowers" were made with my Cricut Explore. I added highlights to everything with my new absolute Favorite consumable product that I just found:  Nuvo Mousse!  Love, love, love it!

Tales from the Error Crypt: At the very end of the coloring of the inside deer, my Copic marker decided to leak all over the back legs.  😢  She was meat to be below the heart, but she is now above, errror hidden under the paper layer it looking like she might just jump off the page!  Tada!  problem resolved!
I will use this for my entry to Your Next Stamp's #55 Sketch Challenge found here: YNS Challenge #55. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas Bows from Wrapping Paper!

I made all of these different bows using a Cuttlebug die!  (In the video I see that I kept using Folder instead of Die).  Oops!  I folded the wrapping paper and ran it through my Sizzix machine.  Easy to make a lot of bows in literally a minute or two!

I obtained the different looks using more than one ribbon or bow and alternating how I added them and which side of the paper I used.  Super easy and really handy!

Now I have matching bows for my gifts!

Give it a try.

Have a nice day!