Friday, January 19, 2018

More Coffee Please!

Happy Friday crafty Friends! Time for another fun challenge over at the CAS-ual Friday's challenge blog!

The challenge is all about coffee! Have you seen Michelle's newest release - all coffee themed! I couldn't get enough of the new To Go Cup die! I decided on gift tags for my project, I mean it's the perfect size.

I decided on three different sentiments from the Hot Coffee set and I white embossed them on vellum to go over the Glitter "sleeve". Wouldn't a glitter sleeve be fun a Starbucks! Lol.

These sentiments are among my favorites. I mean the Sir Mix A lot Baby Got Back  play on words with the I like Big Cups and I Cannot Lie! Love it. I had such fun making these and most of the people in my life are coffee addicts!

To put them together, I die cut the top from pattern paper and the backs from white card stock. I sandwiched the twine in between and glued two tops back to back (shaded with grey Copic markers). I wrapped my vellum over the glitter and used foam tape to attach the glitter to the base. This was a quick and easy project and I love the way they turned out.

Join us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog for the chance to win $25 worth of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and, drum roll please... Michelle with double the prize if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps!

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Lawn Fawn Valentine :)

Happy Thursday crafty friends! I have been off the radar this week due to work commitments but I had a chance to play with my newer Lawn Fawn products for the current Lawn Fawnatics challenge!

The inspiration board for the current challenge is such fun! I decided on the sweet dinosaur from the "RAWR" set and I colored her with my Copic Sketch in YG97, YG95 and YG93 and added some dot detail with the YG99 and YG97 along with a white gel pen. I decided she needed to hold an extra large valentine which I took from the Scripty Love set from a few years age and used R89, R39, R37 and R35 for the red and RV52 and RV55 for the heart that I later covered with pink Nuvo drops. 

I cut her "hand" using a craft knife to slip the envelope into the die cut.  I then die cut my hearts (Lacy Hearts Stackables, Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables and Heart Tiny Tag) from the Lawn Fawn Ballet Slippers and Tonic Scarlet Organza Mirror Card Satin Effect. I put the base of the card together and added the top layer to see where I could best place my sentiment. 

I chose to use the Lawn Fawn Scripty Love die cut from the same Tonic Scarlet specialty paper but I added some StickIt and Fun Foam for dimension.  

I placed all the elements on my heart card topped  off the Tiny Tag with some pink chiffon ribbon and some pink and clear gems by Studio Katia.

If you love Lawn Fawn, go check out the challenge!
Thanks for taking the time,

Friday, January 12, 2018

MFT Beautiful Butterflies

Happy Friday crafty friends! Well, middle of January and I need color in my life! I picked-up these MFT Beautiful Butterflies during a boxing day sale at my local store and I just love them.

Every year during winter I always ask myself why I live in Quebec... Lol So this rainbow butterfly card is a nice break from grey and dreary.  I used a mix of Lawn Fawn, Hero Arts and Catherine Pooler die inks for the Butterflies and the black outline is Versafine Onyx Black ink. I added some Tonic Shimmer pen to the darker colors on the butterflies.

I then took some new Tonic glitter paper (black glitter, so beautiful) backed it with StickIt and die cut my sentiment with this beautiful new Simon Says Stamp die set and placed it on my MFT background panel. I then placed my butterflies around the sentiment and finished off my project with a scattering of Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins.

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Happy Wednesday crafty friends! They are announcing a massive storm over the weekend for Montreal - call me crazy but I love weekend storms I can hibernate in the craft room! LOL

My local scrapbook store received a series of Marvel comics dies and the Harry Potter series. I purchased a few to try them and I plan on getting more!

I started with Spiderman and Iron Man - I had to have these dies, they are perfect for my husband and nephews! I was so happy with the way this turned out, my husband's birthday is next week and he will be so happy with this! I die cut the Spiderman from both MFT Cherry Crisp and the Lawn Fawn Blue Jay card stocks. I simply had to snip a few lines and was easily able to paper piece the image. I added some highlight with my C3 Copic Sketch and some Nuvo White for the eyes (which I outlined with a black gel pen)

I used Bristol paper for my background with a mix of Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks. I then used my Distress Sprayer for the sky.  My buildings dies are by Paper Smooches and the Happy Birthday is a new one I picked up from Simon Says Stamp. I die cut the sentiment from some new Tonic white Glitter paper (love all the Tonic specialty papers, they rock). All in all a very easy project!

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Friday, January 5, 2018

CAS-ual Friday's Challenge - All that Glitters!

Happy Friday crafty friends! Bracing for a snow storm here in Montreal, the last two weeks has either been sub-zero temps or snow - this is a winter like we haven't seen in a while. But on the bright side it is the first CAS-ual Friday's Challenge of the new year!

All that Glitters is the challenge this time around!

I wanted a masculine gift tag, my husband has a January birthday so this worked out great to use on his gift. I die cut my paper from the Scallop Tags Fri-Dies from both pattern paper and the grey background card stock.  I white embossed my sentiment from the Bold Wishes stamp set on the background. 

I then die cut my shaker material from Glitter card stock using the Fun-Fetti Fri-Dies (love the Fun-Fetti, especially the hearts) I put my acetate on the front panel and put the tag together. I toped it off with some ribbon and twine. 

Join us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog for the chance to win $25 worth of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and, drum roll please... Michelle with double the prize if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps!

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Yeti New Year!

Happy New Year crafty friends! I can't believe it is 2018! I am looking forward to the New Year and I am pleased to be with you today sharing this Yeti New Year card! All of the products used are available at the Butterfly Reflections Ink. shop.

I ordered this fantastic Yeti Fun set by Craftin Dessert Divas late in the season and I so wanted to use it! This set can also be used for winter themed cards which, is fun. I decided to use the "snow angel" Yeti because he is just too cute! 

I colored him with my Copic markers using the BV family for the illusion of snow. I then used a mix of sentiments from the Hero Arts Wonderful Stamp and Cut and the Lawn Fawn Happy, Happy, Happy add-on (New Year). I then wanted New Years Fireworks so I looked to the Lawn Cuts Stitched Fireworks dies for the background. To add some sparkle, I added some Pretty Pink Posh Wisteria Blosson sequins mix

I then added one of the sentiments from the Yeti Fun set on the inside to finish off the card. I hope you all have a wonderful 2018!

If any of these products interest you go to the Butterfly Reflections Ink. shop and if any items are out of stock, simply select the "notify me" Vanessa re-stocks quickly!

Thank for taking the time!
Kim Hamilton 

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year

Happy New Year crafty friends! Wishing you a year filled with family, friends, health, wealth and happiness!

Die cuts all by My Favorite Things. Background Stencil by Altenew and the embossing powder is the Bridal Tinsel by Ranger. All Glitter and specialty paper by Tonic.

Thanks for taking the time!