Friday, October 13, 2017

Avery Elle - Frosty Friends!

Happy Friday crafty friends! Weekend of work meetings ahead but I still get excited when it's Friday!  My project share today is another one from my wonderful World Card Making Day - Long Weekend that I so enjoyed!


It features the fantastic Avery Elle Frosty Friends set, I love the vintage feel of this set!  I started with an A2 size piece of Bristol paper masked off a "snow hill" to blend my sky (Kristina Werner inspired this background totally, she shared a project last week based on a sketch and I just loved it).  I used Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and a bit of Black Soot Distress Inks. As soon as I completed my blending I added some sparkling clear Ranger embossing powder over the entire sky. I repeated it twice and it's a shame you can't see well with the picture, it makes the sky look frosted and freezing! I then added some of my white Gellyroller pen to act as stars.

I stamped my images and decided to go with red and purple Copics, the sky inspired the addition of the purple. I colored my images and used the coordinating die cuts and added some more Gellyroller to the gloves and hat ribbon.  I then stamped the sentiment from the Avery Elle Snowflakes set with some new WOW purple sparkling embossing powder. Love the stuff it is so shimmery when you see it up close.

Once I placed my images on the card base, I added some grey shading to the bottom of the snowman and sign. Finished off with some Star Dust Stickles on the snow and the North Pole sign and some Pretty Pink Posh Clear droplets.

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim



Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Lawn Fawn Critters!

Happy hump day crafty friends! This is another project that I completed during World Card Making Day (well weekend really, lol).

I am submitting this one to the current Lawn Fawnatics challenge - Critters. Seriously, who doesn't love Lawn Fawn critters?


I am seriously obsessed with otters, I keep telling my husband that we need a pet otter! I had to have all the otter sets including the exclusive collaboration from Simon Says Stamp!  I started with the largest Lawn Fawn frame die and cut it from one piece of Neena Solar White and three pieces of watercolor paper. I stamped my snow flakes from multiple Lawn Fawn sets on the Neena along with the sentiment from Winter Otter in Simon Says Stamp clear ink and embossed in both white (snowflakes) and silver (sentiment). I then added a mix of Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Inks with a light hand.

For my waves, I used the watercolour paper and a mix of Distress Inks for added texture.  I then stamped my otters and other images with the Lawn Fawn Jet Black Copic friendly ink and coloured my images. I used the coordinating die cuts and then put my card together and finished with some white gelyroller detail and Star Dust Stickles. I added all three framed to even out with the waves.


Thanks so much for taking the time! Go check out the challenge!
Kim

Monday, October 9, 2017

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Happy holiday Monday crafty friends! At least it is a long-weekend in North America, Thanksgiving here in Canada and I believe Columbus Day in the US.  I have had such a nice much needed restful long-weekend, makes me want to cut my work week down to four days!

I had a lot of time to play in my craft room, for those of you who follow this blog you will know that I really enjoyed World Card Making Day and I will be posting what I created throughout the next few weeks. Today's project feature the gorgeous WPlus9 Christmas Rose Bouquet.


I started by die cutting my panel with the largest Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die from Bristol card stock to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I then lined up my stamp in my Misti and stamped it with Simon Says Stamp clear ink (love the stuff, really juicy ink pad) then used my gold embossing powder and my heat tool.  

I find myself often using my Zig Markers with WPlus9 flowers, I just love the effect. I started with the Poinsettia then the leaves and finished off with some greys to give a "white" flower effect.

For my sentiment, I ordered the Hero Arts Stamp and Cut DC214 - Wonderful. I recently picked up this fantastic Tonic Mirrored card stock the wonderful is die cut from the flat gold. I just love the way it looks with the embossing powder.  Once I placed that on the base I used the accompanying sentiments from the same set in VersaFine Onyx Black Ink.

To finish off the project I used a Pretty Pink Posh Christmas sequin mix. 

If you are having a long-weekend I hope you enjoyed! Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Sunday, October 8, 2017

World Card Making Day the repeat!

I love long weekends and to have it twinned with a celebration of my favourite hobby, well, I am like a kid in a candy store. I have managed to make quite a few projects which I will share over the next week.

I decided to enter another project into the Fun My Favorite Things challenge. This is for the second of four challenges - Die -namics.


I think the first "rainbow" challenge inspired me... lol. Who doesn't love a rainbow! I used fun foam and StickIt adhesive with an A2 size piece of Neena Solar White with the same rainbow array of Distress Inks. Once my panel was completely inked, I used the Distress sprayer for some added texture. I then used the retired Mini Chicken Wire Die-namics background die for both the foam piece and a plain typing paper piece to use as my guide. Using the fun foam and StickIt made is so easy to get the pieces out.

Once that was all lined up on my card base (actually very easy to do) I added some gold string and the Cheers Die-namics (die cut from both black and white card stock and angled) I added the Friend sentiment (from Happy Hippos with some surgery) on an MFT banner Die -namics.

Finished it off with, of course, some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins.

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim



Saturday, October 7, 2017

World Card Making Day!

Happy Saturday crafty friends! I love world card Making Day! Works out well that it's the long Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada and that the weather is grey and soon to be rainy! I never really need an excuse to hide and play in my craft room but today is a full day of crafting then turkey:)

I am following the fun on-line celebration today one of my morning projects is inspired by the first My Favorite Things challenge ROYGBIV - Rainbows!


My inspiration came from the MFT Celebrate die (which I just picked up this week). I die cut it from Neena with fun foam and had fun with my Distress Inks to create my rainbow.  I then felt these adorable Bitty Bears would pair perfectly :)  The stitched scallop border die is also from MFT as is the diagonal background stamp I used with clear embossing for the black card stock accent panel.  

Not only are those bears too cute, they are very quick to color with my Copics. I used the matching dies and put my card together. I finished off my project with Sparkling Clear Sequins!

Going back to check on more challenges! MFT will have four total today I believe! Happy card making!

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim



Friday, October 6, 2017

CFC184 - Sketch Challenge

Happy Friday crafty friends! Does anyone have any World Card Making Day plans? I plan on locking myself into my craft room with the dogs and playing to my hearts content! But that's tomorrow, today we have a new challenge over at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

This week we are featuring a Sketch Challenge!


I flipped the sketch to make a horizontal card so that I could feature one of the fantastic Puffy Heart Love sentiments! I paired it with one of the ballerina's from Tutu

I started by blending my background line with a mix of Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral Distress Inks on Bristol paper (one of my favourite mixes).  I sprayed the area with my Distress Sprayer for texture and I waited for the panel to dry and then proceeded to stamp my images with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

I added some of my Nuvo Drops to the flowers on the ballerina. To finish off the card, I added some Fun-Fetti hearts also by CAS-ual Friday and some of my favourite sparkling clear sequins!



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!
Kim

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Lawn Fawn Beary Happy Holidays

Happy Wednesday crafty friends! Just back from a business trip to Edmonton where I actually saw snow! I so was not prepared for that! Happy to be home to warmer temperatures! 

I guess my cold experience inspired me to share this project made with some new Lawn Fawn products from the latest release.


This was the first project I made when I got some of the new Lawn Fawn goodies.  I just love the new Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangles especially when the two biggest are used together! I started with those frames and masked off the top frame to add some Lawn Fawn Merman ink.  I used the same ink for my background panel along with the SSS Falling Snow Stencil.

I then stamped and colored my bear from the Beary Happy Holidays set with my Copic markers. I then die cut the new birch trees and cardinal all from the Lawn Cuts Birch Trees dies.  I used Distress Inks in Hickory Smoke for the trees (very light hand) and Lawn Fawn Lobster ink for the cardinal.

I then used the same Lobster ink for my sentiment. I put my card together, this was a relatively quick project.

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Friday, September 29, 2017

Altenew - Fabulous You!

Happy Friday crafty friends! I am in beautiful downtown Edmonton Alberta this weekend for work. Fall has arrived in Alberta, the sun is shinning and flowers are gone :(

But this beautiful new Altenew stamp set called Fabulous You from the Simon Says Stamp Stamptember exclusives inspired me to create last weekend.


This is another of their fantastic layering sets. I started by stamping the base of the flower with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink (I know I wanted to add some Copic shading). I then stamped the second layer of the flower with Lawn Fawn Ballet Slippers Ink and the second layer of the leaves with Lawn Fawn Celery Stick Ink.

I then chose some Copics that were slightly darker to add some shading and I really like the way it turned out.  I then used my Misti to stamp my sentiment from the same stamp set with VersaMark in and then gold embossed it. I then finished off my project with some gold Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #13 - Fall Inspirational Board

Hope you are all having a happy Wednesday! Last day of a heat wave here in Montreal, I love this on-going summer though! 

I made this project for the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #13 - Fall Inspirational Board :)


As much as I love this late summer weather, fall is my favourite season. There is something about the air and colors in fall that make me happy :)  

The Lawn Fawn Paper from Perfectly Plaid Fall 6x6 pack was my inspiration for this project. I die cut it and the wood grain card stock from the largest Stitched Rectangle die. I love the pairing of these two papers. I then die cut my Stitched Leaves in orange, yellow, green and light brown card stock and added some various Distress Inks to add dimension.

I then picked my sentiment from the Jump for Joy set and white embossed it on the top panel. I placed my leaves and felt that a little something to top them off would be ideal so I picked the acorn from the Into the Woods set and used my Copic Sketch markers to color him in.

Once all of my elements were placed on the card, I added a mix of Nuvo drops and Sparkling Clear Sequins to finish off the project.



Thanks so much for taking the time and if this mood board inspires you go check-out the challenge :)
Kim

Monday, September 25, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Stamptember release!

Happy Monday crafty friends! As probably most crafters, I have indulged in the Simon Says Stamp Stamptember madness, lol. Made this project to enter in the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge - Embossing.


I used the new Forever Friends set for this one, if you follow my blog you will know that I am a sucker for critters of any kind.  I thought this set was so sweet. The frame is from Mama Elephant which was die cut from Neena Solar White 80lbs card stock.  I then masked my background and stamped these older Hero Arts trees with my Distress Oxide Inks. Once they dried I used the traditional Salty Ocean Distress Ink for my sky. I then reversed the mask to ink my ground with Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks.

I stamped my images and coloured them with my Copic markers, I fussy cut them. While I was placing my images I felt it needed a little something so I stamped the tree stump from a Lawn Fawn set and fussy cut that as well. I found it set up the scene so much better.

I used a sentiment from the same SSS stamp set and gold embossed it on black card stock, the banner die is also from Lawn Fawn. To finish the project I added my favourite hearts from the CAS-ual Friday's Fun-Fetti Fri-dies.

Have a great week and thanks for taking the time!
Kim


Friday, September 22, 2017

CFC183 - Shaker Cards

Happy Friday crafty friends! I am so excited another summer weekend in-store for us in Montreal. Fitting as I travel to Edmonton for work next week and it snowed there this week...eek!

And it's time for another fun Cas-ual Friday's Challenge! This week we are focusing on shaker cards!


I used the fantastic new Mermaids stamp set for this one! Love these new products by CAS-ual Friday's.  I started by masking my "ground" with 2 inch PostIt tape and used a mix off Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks for the water. I then used a Hero Arts waves stencil and went over it again with the same colors only with a more intense application.  

I then switched the mask to do the bottom in Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks and added some dot detail with my Gathered Twigs Distress Marker and my white gel pen.

I then took my Misti out and lined up my Mermaid, sentiment (which I cut for placement) and the accessories from the Mermaids stamp set and stamped them all in Versafine Onyx Black ink. I added a bit of shimmery gel pen detail on the mermaid and the accessories. 

I lined the sides with 3m foam tape and filled it with Hero Arts Ocean sequins. Once the card was put together I added some red hearts from Fun-Fetti on top.

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!
Kim

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Rainbow Elphie Selfie

Happy Wednesday crafty friends! It is summer all over again here in Montreal and it makes me happy! So, to hopefully add a smile to your face on hump day here is a bright card featuring Lawn Fawn and MFT.


I love the Elphie Selfie set by Lawn Fawn from their spring release of this year.  I love me some Lawn Fawn critters and for some reason this is the first time I use this set!

I was having fun with this card so I figured why not make a whimsical fun rainbow scene.  The stencil is from My Favorite Things - Radiating Rays and I used a rainbow mix of Distress Inks on the background.  I then wanted to mute the colors, so I opted for a piece of vellum.  

I then colored my images from Elphie Selfie with my Copics. I used the coordinating dies and stamped my greeting on the vellum with VersaMark ink and white embossed it.  Then thought, well, If I am going whimsical lets just add some Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud borders on the top and bottom.

I then put my card together and finished it off with some hearts from the CAS-ual Friday's Fun-Fetti!

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Friday, September 15, 2017

Campfire Critters Birthday!

Happy Friday crafty friends! Hope you have a nice weekend in store! We are supposed to see very hot summer temperatures in Montreal :)

The project I am sharing today is made with stamps that are illustrated by Nicole Tamarin and manufactured by Art Gone Wild.  Both are new to me but boy, did I fall in love with these Critters.  Both sets that I used are made to be used with Chibitronics lights of which I have yet to purchase so my project does not incorporate the lighting.


This is a one layer with lots o' masking... I started by stamping my front images (porcupine, racoon and fire) with Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink (my new favourite Copic friendly ink) with my Misti Stamp tool. I stamped them again on full sticky post-it notes. I fussy cut my masks then stamped my bear and cut and masked him.  

I then placed post-it tape along the bottom to mask the future ground. I used a mix of Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet to create the sky even though I used Neena Solar White card stock to use my Copics I find that if you blend enough Distress Inks rock just as much on Neena. I switched my post-it tape to mask the top and used Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs for my ground.  

I removed my masks and coloured my images. By the time I finished colouring, I was able to use VersaMark Ink to emboss the sentiment in white and then the fireworks in gold.

To finish off the card, I used my gold Gellyroller for the Bears fireworks and some white Gellyroller for some added shading on the bear and the racoon. Some Glossy Accents on the fire, eyes and noses and finally some Copic C7 to ground the bottom of all the images.

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge - Create a Scene!

I love scene building, there is something so soothing about sitting down and just designing and creating an elaborate project! This card is for the new Challenge over at Lawn Fawnatics - Create a Scene!




I created a card base that would accommodate a business size envelope and it will also be great for a Christmas card to act as a money gift card. I decided to size it this way because I wanted to use ALL the penguins from Lawn Fawn lol! There are still sets of penguins not represented on this project.

I started with a piece of Bristol paper for my background and stamped the snow from the Snow Cool set and white embossed it. I then used Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks on the background.  

I stamped all of my images on Neena Solar White from Here we go a-waddling, Winter Penguin and I stamped the bench from Winter in the Park directly on the base panel.  I colored my images with Copics and then added some glitter to act as snow on some of the hats and the top of the lampposts.

I die cut my snow using Lawn Fawn Stitched Border dies I put my card together and decided that the lampposts needed a little something so I used the bow die from the new Mini Wreath set and glued them on. I then added some of the great accessory music notes and bubble from the Here we go a-waddling set and a sentiment from that same set white embossed on Lawn Fawn black card stock.

I colored the shadow on the snow with some Cool Grey Copic markers and some sequins to finish off my card.

Thanks so much for taking the time!
Kim

Monday, September 11, 2017

Wplus9 Modern Anemones

Happy Monday crafty friends! I finally had a nice relaxing weekend that did not include working for my day job! So I allowed myself some much needed downtime in my craft room.

I don't know about you but I am hanging on to the last of summer as much as I can so I was inspired by the Wplus9 Modern Anemones set.


I stamped a bunch of the images from the Modern Anemones set on Neena Solar White 80 lbs card stock so that I could use my Copic Sketch markers.  I researched anemones on-line and decided to go with pink.  I then die cut a panel using my favourite Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectangle die.  I placed my flowers and then decided to die cut my Awesome sentiment from Neena along with StickIt and Fun Foam for added dimension.  I used some Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry in an ombré effect and then stamped the You Are from Avery Elle on top.

I finished of my project with some Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets.

Thanks for taking the time and have a great week!

Kim


Friday, September 8, 2017

CFC182 - CASE a Girl Friday!

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

This week we are CASEing a girl Friday, I found this one to be intimidating as the wonderful team for the challenge blog is extremely talented I was very nervous to CASE one of their fantastic designs. I decided to CASE Channin's gorgeous design from our last color challenge. (Click the link to see her fantastic card).


I have added two versions of pictures simply due to the lousy weather we have been experiencing. I finally purchased a light box but I have yet to set it up! Time to get on that!

I used the absolutely gorgeous Funky Flakes Fri-Dies by CAS-ual Friday's Stamps with some mirrored, foil and glitter paper for my snowflakes.


And a really pretty Blush colored embossing powder for my sentiment which is from the Snowy Sayings set. I finished off the card by adding some Rose Gold Pretty Pink Posh sequins and Rose Gold liquid Pearls.



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!
Kim

Monday, August 28, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge # 11- Cards for Kids

Happy Monday! The giant kid in me had such fun making this tri-fold card for the current Lawn Fawnatics challenge  - Card for Kids.




I started with a piece of Bristol card stock cut to 12 x 5.5 (eventually scored at 4 inches on both sides). I white embossed my constellations from the Upon a Star stamp set and die cut a round mask for my moon. I then used Mustard Seed (moon shadow) Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet and Black Soot Distress Inks for the background sky and sprayed it with my Distress Sprayer for added texture.
I used my Distress Marker in Hickory Smoke with a water brush to define the moon.

I stamped all of my images from Lawn Fawn's Costume Party, Booyah, Happy Haunting, Spooktacular and Trick or Treat on Neena Solar White card stock and colored them with my Copic Sketch markers.

I used the coordinating dies for the images and also die cut my grass with the Grassy Border and Meadow Borders dies and my spider from the Cute Cobweb dies. 


I put my card together and waited to emboss my sentiment once I knew my spacing with all these images. I added some white and gold dots to further define the sky and then my shimmer pen on the moon and the spider.



Go check the challenge! It is such fun to participate in this one and there is lots of inspiration:)
Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Friday, August 25, 2017

CFC181 - Kraft & White

I am so happy it's Friday for two reason's, it's the end of my first week back at work following a month of vacation but, better than that it's time for another CAS-ual Friday's Challenge!

This week we are featuring Kraft & White!



I hope you all have taken the time to go to the CAS-ual Friday's shop for Michelle's new release, I mean how sweet are the new products! I just had to use the new Flowercase letter stamps for this one. I matched the Hello with a sentiment from another favourite - Pretty Posies.  I also added three of the gorgeous flowers and a leaf from Pretty Posies white embossed on vellum.  I just love working with Kraft card stock! 

I toped off the project with some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins and some pearls from my stash. This will be a great card to send to a friend!





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!
Kim

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge!

I have not had much time over the last few months to craft, it is time for that to stop and my goal is to participate more in challenges this fall.  The new challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Flickr page is dots and/or stripes. I had quite a bit of craft time last weekend so I made one for this challenge!


I decided on the fantastic Spring Flowers and More Spring Flowers for this project. I used the SSS Rose Gold Embossing Powder on some Bristol Cardstock and instead of colouring them traditionally, I decided to try ink blending with my Distress Inks. Bristol paper is ideal for this type of ink blending. I die cut my images with the corresponding dies.

I then took a piece of Neena Solar White 80 lbs and die cut it using my favourite Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectangle and a Lawn Fawn stitched oval. I added some black and white striped pattern paper and then placed my flowers around the opening.  Once my flowers were attached I decided to add a few of the dots from the Spring Flowers set and coloured them in with my black Gellyroller.

I felt like I need a bold sentiment so I die cut a strip of black card stock and white embossed one of my favourite sentiments by SSS from the older Flower Friend stamp set. I place my banner with foam tape and finished it off with some sequins from the SSS July card kit in the centre.

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Happy Hippos!

Happy Sunday crafty friends! So nice to be back on the Butterfly Reflections Ink. blog with you for today :)

My project today features MFT products that can be all be found in the Butterfly Reflections Ink. shop!


But I mean, look at those hippos! I just fell in love with them! This is the Happy Hippos stamp set by MFT colored with my Copic Sketch markers - I wanted a really whimsical card and what better than flying Hippos, Lol. For the background "colored" clouds I used the fantastic Cloud Stencil by MFT, I love this stencil! Instead of a typical blue I decided to go with Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed to match my Copic accent colors.

For the "white" clouds I used the Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud borders. I put my elements together and added my favorite Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins. I finished off by adding a little grey Copic marker under my bottom elements to ground them.

For those of you interested in any of these products go on over to the shop, if any items are not in stock simply select the Notify Me option. Vanessa rocks at re-stocking quickly.

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Saturday, August 19, 2017

You Flamin-go girl!

Made this one for the current challenge over at the Lawnfawnatics Challenge Blog - Custom Sentiments!

One of my favourite things about Lawn Fawn is the puny sentiments, they are always such fun!


I started with a Neena Solar white 80lbs panel and used a mix of Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed Distress Inks and blended them on my background panel.  I then splattered bronze Distress Paint on the panel.

I die cut a second panel to make my sandy hill and used both Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks. I then toped off the hill with my Gathered Twigs Distress Marker and my white Gellyroller for definition.

I stamped out my elements from Lawn Fawn's Flamingo Together and the trees from both the Critters from the Past and Life is good sets.  Took out my trustee Copic sketch markers to color my images. I put the base together and then gold embossed the sentiment on a Lawn Fawn sentiment banner.


Go take a look at the challenge it is such fun!
Thanks for taking the time.
Kim


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

You're so Tweet!

Happy Tuesday crafty friends! This is my last week of a wonderful four-week vacation, boo. Although I am ready to put the flip flops to the weekends and get back to reality!

I finally got my hands on this older Clearly Besotted stamp set - Some Birdie Loves You! It was backordered for so long!


I am just in-love with these birds! The illustration of the stamps is, in my opinion, the sweetest! I used my Copic Sketch and looked up love birds on google to get the right coloration. I then fussy cut my images. For the background I used my favourite MFT could stencil, this is a must-have in my craft room! The foliage is an older Memory Box die as is the rainbow.  

Once my card was put together with these elements, I stamped the music notes from the Some Birdie Loves You set and white embossed the sentiment (same set) on a Lawn Fawn banner.

I finished my project off with Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets!

Thanks so much for taking the time!
Kim

Friday, August 11, 2017

CFC180 - Friendship

Happy Friday crafty peeps! Time for another CAS-ual Friday's Challenge! The theme this time around is Friendship :)

I was so excited to have received my new CAS-ual Friday's stamps in-time for this challenge!




I decided on the new Tutu set for this project in rainbow order nonetheless :) I broke out my Distress Oxides for this one and do they stamp like a dream! I used my Misti to properly line up my ballerina's. Once my stamping was complete I decided to use some black enamel accents to make the flowers pop.

I then decided to use this fantastic sentiment from the Special Delivery stamp set and also added the hearts from the new Puffy Heart Love set. 

I then added some black cardstock to accent the panel, put my card together and the of course, finished with some Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins!



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!
Kim

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Summer Birthday!

I have so been off the grid over my vacation, my husband went back to work yesterday therefore I now have more time for my craft room over the last of my vacation!

I had such fun making this project, it's a tri-fold birthday "ocean" card.


I started by cutting my Bristol card stock to 5.5 x 12 I then used a mix of Distress Inks on the entire background. On top I used a Hero Arts waves stencil with the same Distress Inks mix I then sprayed the entire piece with my Distress sprayer for texture.  I die cut my ocean floor to 12 inches and used a Lawn Fawn Stitched border die for the top. I also used Distress Inks for the impression of sand. I then scored everything at 4inches and then glued my ocean bottom on the base.

For the sharks and fishes I used a mix of Avery Elle's Hello Chum and Lawn Fawn's Duh-Nuh. The colored fish are from Lawn Fawn and the black are by AE in the Hello Chum set.  


I colored all my images with various Copic Sketch markers. The sentiments are from Hello Chum and are embossed in some of my new WOW Glitter embossing powders, this one is Teal. I finished off the project with glossy accents and a sprinkling of sequins! 

The space in the middle panel will be for my message.

Thanks so much for taking the time, I will have more projects up this week!
Kim


Friday, July 28, 2017

CFC179 - Dies Only, No Stamps!

Happy Friday crafty friends! Time for another CAS-ual Fridays Challenge over at the Challenge Blog!  I am currently away on summer vacation so my blog has been quiet over the last little while! Feels good to take a few minutes and give the blog some care!


Rainbows always make me happy, so I picked a few of my favourite coloured card stock and used the Thanks die from the CAS-ual Friday's Smiling Fri-Dies set. I die cut my paper with fun foam and StickIt on the back for dimension and to make placement easier on the background.  I used coordinating Distress Inks to give my card stock some depth and then placed my die cuts. 

I felt it needed a little something more so I die cut a few of the 4-petal Fri-dies to add in a few places with coordinating sequins.  I then added some Nuvo Drops also in rainbow order.  As simple as that!




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!
Kim







Thursday, July 20, 2017

Baby gift tag with Lawn Fawn

Happy Thursday crafty friends! I begin my month of summer vacation at noon today and I am over the moon excited!  I will be away for 10-days which means limited posts from me here :( but I will be at the beach! :)

This is a special baby boy gift tag for my aesthetician who is actually being induced today!



I used all Lawn Fawn products for this tag with the exception of the cloud stencil for the background by MFT and the Fuse tool in-case she wanted to keep the tag as a keepsake.  I Copic colored my images and used some Distress inks on my blades of grass and for my clouds. 

I can't wait to hear from her when the baby comes! 

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim


Friday, July 14, 2017

Christmas in July

Happy Friday crafty friends! Friday = a new CAS-ual Fridays Challenge! This week it is Christmas in July! Almost feels like winter here, has not been the best summer weather so far...




I love Prismacolor pencils on Kraft! So I chose this fantastic mistletoe stamp from the CAS-ual Friday Mistletoe and Holly stamp set. I started by embossing my sentiment from the same stamp set with Ranger red glitter embossing powder. I then stamped my mistletoe with Versafine Onyx black ink repeatadly to create my background. To blend my colored pencils I used Gamsol, I love the effect it gives to the image.  I then used white liquid perfect pearls to make the berries pop, put my card together and topped it off with some red Pretty Pink Posh shiny sequins.


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!
Kim






Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Wplus9 Special Birthday Card

I have not posted in so long, I have been away on a business trip for the last week. I missed my little blog!

This is a special card, I made it for my favourite aunt who turned 70 on July 5 and hasn't been well.  She is a very special lady in my life and she lives in my hometown therefore, I see her maybe once a year.


I used the gorgeous Wplus9 Kind Soul stamp set, the name of that stamp was entirely appropriate and the floral is simply beautiful.  I gold embossed the stamp on Bristol paper and used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  This floral card is very much my aunt.  I topped it off with a Lime Citron sentiment. My family is all french and these nice french sentiments are very hard to find.  If anyone is looking, Lime Citron is a great choice and has a nice selection.

I finished everything off with Pretty Pink Posh sequins!
Thanks for taking the time!

Kim

Friday, June 30, 2017

CFC177 - Tic Tac Toe

Happy Friday crafty friends and Happy 150 to Canada! It is a long weekend here in Canada, July 1 is not only Canada Day but this years marks 150 years for this great country!

Time for another fun Challenge over at the CAS-ual Friday's Challenge Blog! The challenge is all about tic tac toe!


I chose 1 layer card, tag and add a rainbow! Who doesn't love a rainbow! I started by gold embossing my sentiments from the CAS-ual Friday's Shenanigans stamp set (love the scale and the font of that set)! I then used a series of distress inks (on Bristol paper) and made my rainbow! Sprayed the tag with water to give that distress look.  Very happy with the way it turned out!


Go on over to the blog, tic tac toe offers a lot of variety for this challenge!



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!
Kim