Sunday, March 31, 2013

Penny Black - Big 18th Birthday

My Sister-in-Law asked me for an 18th Birthday card for her niece.  I love working with these PB ladies, they are classy and fun!

Products used:

All stamps from Penny Black

Hello Gorgeous - 30-097
Sentiment: Sweet Wishes - 30-104
Background flowers: Glory of Modesty - 40-206
Polka Dots: Dots in Space - 40-144

Hero Arts Mid-Tone - Grape Juice, Charcoal and
Versafine Onyx Black
Zing CLear Embossing Powder
 Grey Polka Dot Pattern Paper - American Crafts - My Girl 6x6 paper pack
American Crafts Thickers

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Easter Smooches - CAS-ual Fridays

***Edit, this was the selected winner for the Paper Smooches Sparks for the week submitted***

Happy Easter! This is the tag that I made for my nieces and nephews Easter chocolate bags.  I am submitting it for the Paper Smooches Sparks - Picture Perfect Challenge and the CAS-ual Fridays - CFC96: Funny Bunny (anything but a card challenge).

Products used:

Paper Smooches stamp sets - Chubby Chums and A Little Lovin'
Ink - Hero Arts Mid-Tone - Cornflower
and Versafine Onyx Black

Die cut buttons - Impression Obsession dies.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hero Arts - Hello Spring!

So this is the second part of the month-long Hero Arts contest over at Flickr.  The theme and colours were such fun to work with at the tail-end of the winter that wouldn't go away! But, on a really positive note, spring has finally sprung in Montreal! Snow is melting, sun is shinning and my dogs need a bath after every walk lol!  So, here are my last two for the March contest:

I was playing with my dies following the partial die cut from the Hero Arts blog. :)
Products used above:

Stamps all Hero Arts
Leafy Vines: S5634
Sentiment: Say it all - CL574

Alphabet Uppercase Dies- Hero Arts - D1061

Butter Bar Mid-Tone ink, Hero Arts
Field Green Mid-Tone ink, Hero Arts
Cornflower Mid-Tone ink, Hero Arts
Butter Zing Embossing Powder
Hero Arts flowers

And playing with my Inktense pencils on this one.

Hero Arts, Antique Engravings- CL383
Sentiment, Find Joy - CL497

Hero Arts notecard

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks Color Challenge

This one is for this weeks Paper Smooches Sparks Color Challenge.

Products used:

All stamps Paper Smooches
Woofers and Tweeters - DES128
Sentiment Sampler - A1S013

Lifestyle Embossing Folder
America Crafts Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic 6x6 paper pack (Green)
American Crafts Shoreline 6x6 paper pack (Yellow)

My Minds Eye Enamel Dots
Versafine Onyx Black ink

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CAS-ual Fridays - CFC95: No Stamps

This one is for the CAS-ual Fridays No Stamps challenge, you don't realize how much you rely on your stamps! This is what I came up with:

Products used:

Lawn Cuts Heart Dies
Studio Calico wood veneers
Cuttlebug James' Set Embossing folder
Pattern Paper - Cosmo Cricket, Summer Love 8x8 pack

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New Lawn Fawn Dies

My Scrapbook Store (Scrapbook Centrale, DDO, Qu├ębec) received the new Lawn Fawn Dies last week. I was impatiently waiting for those! Here is one for my cousin's daughters birthday.  

Products used:

Lawn Fawn - Say Cheese Die
Lawn Fawn - Critters Down Under
Lawn Fawn - Bannerific with matching die

My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots

Distress: Tumbled GLass, Broken China and Peacock Feathers
Versamark Onyx Black
Memories Tuxedo Black
Hero Arts - Mid-Tone Tide Pool

Copics, Washi Tape

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Penny Black - Graceful

This is the last one of the day! Can you tell that I was watching the provincial Liberal leadership convention this afternoon! Lol. I so fell in love with this daisy Penny Black stamp.  Felt like going with blue, my candidate didn't win!

Products used:

Stamps: Penny Black, Graceful - 4313J
Sentiment: Penny Black, To You - 30-067

Inktense watercolor pencils
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Hero Arts Note Card.

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Lawn Fawn Crocodile

Made this one for my nephews birthday.  Love this set by Lawn Fawn.

Products used:

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters Down Under and A Birdie Told Me (with matching die)
Basic Grey wood flags - Kneehighs and Bowties
Hero Arts folded cards
Lawn Trimmings Retro

Versafine Onyx Black Ink and CLear embossing powder

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CAS-ual Fridays - CFC94: Chipboard

I haven't submitted to the CAS-ual Fridays blog in a couple of weeks, felt good to try another.  I rarely use chipboard on my cards but I like the way this one turned out.

Products used:

Lifestyle Quick Kutz Embossing folder
Chipboard: My Mind's Eye "Happy Days"
Stamp: Hero Arts, Love every day - CL500
Studio Calico wood veneer flowers
Ink: Fired Brick Distress, Antique Linen Distress, Tide Pool - Hero Arts Mid-Tone and Versafine Onyx Black
Teresa Collins black enamel dot.

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Paper Smooches Sparks

This one is for this weeks Paper Smooches Sparks - sketch challenge. I used My Mind's Eye "Unforgettable" paper pack and the sweet "Nine Lives" Paper Smooches stamps.

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Hero Arts Mason Jar

I was anxious to play with this new set.  I am so looking forward to summer and I guess that colour palette represents that mood! :)


Hero Arts Love Jar (CL673) and Live Life (CL493) and Many Dots (CL519), note card also Hero Arts (Snow) and yellow layering paper as well.  Inks Mid-Tone Butter Bar, Pale Tomato and Memories Black.

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Sunday Smooches

Quiet Sunday = Time to play in my space.  I do love these Paper Smooches stamps. I will enter this one in the Paper Smooches Sparks (all about smiles this week) and the Runway Inspired Challenge which, offered up a Kate Spade as the inspiration.  Both inspiration photos can be found at the end of this post.

Stamps: Paper Smooches "Good Gab" and "Sentiment Sampler"
Inks: Hero Arts Mid-Tone Bubble Gum and Neon Pink
Copic markers for the smiley bee

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Finally signs of Spring!

Well, a happy Saturday it is! It's 8 degrees (celsius) and sunny, can't tell you how much that helps the mood :) So working with the colours from this months Hero Arts contest was refreshing!

Both feature Hero Arts note cards and inks.

Hero Arts Jumping Flower (G5750) and
Sentiment from Find Joy (CL497)

Embossed with white powder then stamped with Hero Arts Soft Purple
Sentiment was stamped with Hero Arts Charcoal Gray Mid-Tone ink

Hero Arts Six Petal Flower (F5728) and
Sentiment from Sending smiles (CL490)

Inks all Hero Arts Butter Bar, Soft Purple, a mix of Cornflower and Sky Blue and Charcoal Gray.

Thanks for taking the time and have a great weekend!


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Hero Arts - Hello Spring

Happy Sunday! Over at Hero Arts this month it's all about Spring (can't wait for that!) The theme is Hello Spring, colour challenge or the featured letter tiles technique.  I had a nice quiet long weekend from the office so I had time to play.  I really like the colours chosen for the challenge so both are around that and one features letter tiles.

On the one above,  I used the new Hero Arts Alphabet uppercase - D1061
Background: Hero Arts: Looped Circle, S5633
Ink HA Mid-Tone - Green Hills and Charcoal
Cuttlebug embossing folder - polka dots
Perfect Pearls

I like the size of these sentiments, makes it easy to make them the focus.

Butterflies and sentiment from Hera Arts, Made with love - CL491
Charcoal mid-tone ink, Green Hills and Soft green Shadow ink.

Some washi and pearls.

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Hero Arts - Fleurettes

I wanted to start using my watercolor pencils and I was inspired by a card done by Jill Foster. I used Hero Arts stamps.

Products used:

Stamps: Hero Arts
Flower - Fleurettes, K5597
Sentiment - Say it all, CL574
Text background also Hero Arts...But I lost the wrapper

Distress inks: Pumice stone and Vintage photo

White gel pen Uni-ballsigno broad

Thanks for taking the time!