January 16, 2023

Color Hues #56

Happy Monday friends! Today we start another new color duo at the Color Hues Color Challenge #56!  So much fun to use these new colours to make a Valentine's card for my sweetie! I used Catherine Pooler's Two Part Hearts for my card today. This has become a favourite stamp of mine. I love the mixture of patterns and they are so easy to line up for both stamping and die cutting.

Hearts were adhered to the card base with foam tape and/or tape runner.

This is such a great colour combination. I used Catherine Pooler Rockin' Red and It's A Girl ink. I love the complete coverage!

Please head over to the Color Hues if you haven't been there yet to see the amazing cards created by my teammates!

Thanks for stopping in!

January 1, 2023

Color Hues #55

 Happy New Year my friends!! Can you believe that it's 2023? When I set the date for posting I was shocked when I saw the numbers! Twenty three years ago we were worried that all the computers were going to fail because of Y2K! Now our worries are very different. After three years of the pandemic Covid paid a visit to our house over Christmas, first my daughter, then my husband and then me. Fortunately it wasn't terrible but not something I look forward to ever getting again. 

Today at the Color Hues we are starting a new year of challenges and welcoming three very talented ladies to our Design Team. We begin the year with the Color Hues Color Challenge #55! Don't you just love light pink and gold together. I'm always excited for a chance to do some foiling, I got my FoilPress warmed up and got to work!

I ink blended Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink on to a panel of cardstock and let it dry. Next I hot foil stamped The Greetery's Deco Triangle on to the panel--swoon! I cut the rectangle, also from the Greetery, and then added champagne glasses from Pretty Pink Posh's Happy New Year, and a foiled Perfect sentiment from PinkFresh.

The foiled details are gorgeous!

A closer look!

I can't wait to see what you make using the new colours!

December 19, 2022

Scrap'n Stamp 12 Days of Christmas - Day 11

Welcome to Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas at Scrap'n Stamp Canada! Every day there is new Christmas inspiration and a new sale! Today's deal is 25% off products from Colorado Craft Company!

I used Colorado Craft Company's Santa Bunny stamps and dies for my projects today!

The cute Santa Bunny images were coloured with Copic markers and then die cut with the co-ordinating dies. I die cut 3 extra bunnies from white so that I could stack the bunny up. I've been doing this a lot lately instead of using foam tape.

I blended three shades of Distress Oxide inks for the sky--Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Prize Ribbon. Once completely dry I white heat embossed the sentiment on the sky and then I cut a mask for the sentiment from a full back post it mote. The panel was trimmed to 5 1/4" x 4". I put the mask over the sentiment and then applied Nuvo Glimmer Paste through the Lawn Fawn Snowflake Background stencil and set it aside to dry. Santa bunny and the Shhh... sentiment were added and the panel was attached top a white card base.

A closer look...

The second bunny was coloured and cut and then made into a gift tag. I punched a hole into the back of the bunny's hood to add some gold cord to attach it to a gift.

Head over to Scrap'n Stamp Canada to check out the deals!

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December 1, 2022

Color Hues #54

Hi friend, Happy November! We have a colours for the Color Hues Color Challenge #54! A little twist for December, we are running this challenge for the entire month--you can post up to he 28th!

I started with a panel of navy cardstock and I ink blended Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide ink around the sides and top of my panel. Then I die cut the Simple Church die from Birch Press Designs from cream cardstock and attached it to my blue panel I cut with the largest of the Small Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies. The sentiment from the Greetery was gold embossed on the panel which was attached to a white card base. I think the white card base makes the navy and cream really pop.

A closer look...

Since this is typically the busiest time of the year you have a month to play along with this challenge, I would love to see you over at the Color Hues! Head on over to see what my fabulous teammates have made to inspire you!

November 16, 2022

Color Hues #53

 It's time for a new color duo at the Color Hues Color Challenge #53!

I played with the Concord & 9th Boughs & Holly Stencil set. This holiday card was so much fun to make!

I used Catherine Pooler inks to stencil this wreath in the challenge colours! I used Garden Party, Grass Skirt, Deck the Halls and Rockin' Red.

The sentiment was heat embossed using Wow Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder.

The panel was cut with the largest Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Stackable dies and it was attached to a white card base with foam tape..

This stencil set was so easy to use and the completed wreath has so much dimension!

Please head over to the Colour Hues to see what my fabulous teammates have made for this challenge!

November 15, 2022

Playing Cards with Michele

I am so excited today to be Playing Cards with my good friend Michele Ferguson over on her blog I Card Everyone!

I had the pleasure of meeting Michele in November 2014 when she came to Toronto to visit and play cards with me, for both of our birthdays! Since then Michele and I have been close friends and we actually met once again for lunch in Toronto! I'm excited to have another chance to meet my funny and ever so talented friend once again. I hope that I'll be gifted once again with a jar of her homemade pepper jelly made from her very own garden!

 In honor of our own November birthdays, we are both using the following parameters...
  • Make a birthday card
  • Add flowers
  • Colored anyway you choose
  • But absolutely NO NUMBERS ALLOWED, because as Michele said to me we are all still only 29! lol

I used the Altenew Golden Days stencil set for my flower and I ink blended using all four layers of the stencil with Catherine Pooler inks--Do-Si-Do, Coral Cabana, Samba and a little Grass Skirt for the flower centre.

Once the ink was dry I cut the panel with the largest of the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle dies. Then I splattered some Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolour on to the panel and then finished it off with a gold foiled sentiment from the Pink Fresh Perfect Sentiments Hot Foil die.

Now it's time to head over to visit Michele and I am sure she has something fabulous waiting for you to see!

Thank you Michele, it was so fun to play cards with you today!

Thanks for stopping by!

November 2, 2022

Woodblock Wednesday

I was so excited when Amy Tsuruta said she was going to host Woodblock Wednesday. Such a fun idea to get those stamps out of storage and ink them up. As soon as I opening the box I have them stored in I fell right down the rabbit hole! Oh how I loved those stamps that were relegated to a shoe box.

I inked up trees from an old Hero Arts Set, Small Holiday Trees. I did a little ink blending on the rubber surfaces and then I lined the trees together face up so they would be straight. Then I took a deep breath and lay my white papers over top and gently pressed down over the whole stamp. The sentiment, Handwritten Holiday Message, is also from Hero Arts.

The stamps I used:

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