Monday, October 30, 2017

Studio Katia Poinsettia

Happy Monday crafty friends! What a strange weather pattern on the eastern seaboard! We are getting unprecedented wind and rain today, fall has finally arrived.

I made my first purchase from a Canadian company called Studio Katia, I recently discovered this company through Amy R and her YouTube channel. So happy I did, the products are wonderful and I do love supporting fellow Canadians!

This is a special card as it is my favourite aunts Christmas card for this year, she loves red and poinsettia's.  This is called the Merry Poinsettia stamp set by Studio Katia.  I started by stamping my images with my Misti on Bristol card stock with embossing ink and set them with gold embossing powder to use my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers.  I wanted a one-layer but as I went in to add darker colour for contrast the side of my hand smeared some of the red all over the panel! lol

So I fussy cut the poinsettia's and used a Neena 80lbs piece to glue them on.  I then added some Liquid Pearls on the poinsettia and the berries. Put that to the side to dry so that I wouldn't get my wrist in there again!

My aunt is unilingual francophone so I die cut the Joyeuses FĂȘtes from Tonic gold mirror card stock with fun foam and StickIt. Once everything was dry, I placed my sentiment on the card and added some Christmas mix sequins by Pretty Pink Posh.

Thanks for taking the time!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Fall Tone on Tone Birthday card

Happy Friday crafty friends! Any crafting plans for the weekend? I am hoping to lock myself into my craft room at least for a bit :)

Today's card was inspired by a tutorial May Park provided for the Online Card Classes "Making Merry" class.  I am never able to follow the classes "live" due to work, so I catch it when I can and this project really inspired me for this tone on tone birthday card.

I started by picking the Lawn Fawn Raspberry card stock for my panel and card base. I simply love Lawn Fawn card stock, by far my favourite and this colour makes me smile!  I then decided to pull out some old Paper Smooches stamps that I had in my stash for the leafy/floral background.  For the ink colour I chose the Hero Arts Raspberry Jam dye ink. I placed my stamps using my Misti stamped one side then flipped my panel and stamped the second side.  

From one of the same stamp sets I took the "berries" or three dots and stamped them using clear embossing ink and added gold embossing powder.  I then die cut the MFT Celebrate die with gold mirror paper (with fun foam and StickIt for dimension). I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Mama Elephant set that was a free gift with purchase during their 5-year birthday sale in VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. Popped the strip up with some foam tape.

I finished the project with a scattering of gold Pretty Pink Posh sequins.
Thanks for taking the time and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Hero Arts - Naughty & Nice

Happy hump day crafty friends! Had such fun with this tri-fold card featuring the new Hero Arts Naughty and Nice Elves.

I started with a piece of watercolour (smooth) card stock so that I could cut it 5.5 x 12 to make a tri-fold card base. I then stamped my snow with clear embossing ink by Simon Says Stamp and added my white embossing powder. I used my Salty Ocean Distress Ink for the sky. To make my snow drifts I used a mix of stencils with some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I used the lighter ink because I didn't buy the matching dies and I wanted to use my Copics.

I then stamped all my images from both the Naughty Elves and the Nice Elves sets on different snow drifts.  I then coloured them in and added some white Gellyroller detail, Star Dust Stickles and Red Nuvo drops on Rudolph's nose.

For the sentiment, I chose another Hero Arts set (I believe it is the Wonderful Stamp and Cut set). I die cut the Wonderful from some fun foam and red mirrored card stock by Tonic and white embossed the accompanying sentiments on black Lawn Fawn card stock.  I really love the way it turned out and I plan to use these wonderful elves on gift tags but I am ordering the dies! Lol.

Thanks for taking the time!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Fall Flickr Challenge #82!

Happy Monday crafty friends! Hope you enjoyed your weekend, I sure did - didn't have to work so I did find some crafty me time!  

I made this one for the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #82! All about fall!

I had such fun using the exclusive to Simon Says Stamp Neat & Tangled Hello Pumpkin set! I started by die cutting my base panel from a Lawn Fawn Inside Out Stitched Scalloped rectangle die and placed my images so that I could stamp the leaves in the sky and the caramel apple on the base. I stamped and cut masks for the images that were directly stamped on the card base and used my Distress Oxide in Salty Ocean for the sky (I masked off my ground first). I then switched the mask and used a mix of Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks for the ground. I then sprayed the sky only with my Distress Sprayer for texture.

I stamped my images from the Hello Pumpkin set and used my Copics to color them in bold fall colours (I do love fall) and used the accompanying dies.  I decided on the Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello die for my sentiment in Black card stock along with the Sweet Friend from the Forever Friends stamp set.

I put my card together and added some of the Studio Katia sequins (I love this mix).  Thanks for taking the time! 

Friday, October 20, 2017

CFC185 - Think Pink!

Happy Friday crafty friends! Time for another fun challenge over at the CAS-ual Friday's Challenge blog This week we are thinking pink! As most of you know, October is breast cancer awareness month so the blog is going pink!

For my project I used the beautiful Full on Floral stamp for my background, I stamped it on Lawn Fawn Ballet Slippers Paper with the It's a Girl Pink ink by Catherine Pooler.  I then added a bit of Picked Raspberry Distress Ink to the sides for added dimension.  I then took a few sentiments from the fantastic Calling all Sistahs stamp set and stamped them on my label and tag. I put my card together and topped it off with some gold Liquid Pearls on the flowers!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!