August 26, 2016

Tag You're It #54 - Reminder

Happy Friday!

There's still time to play along with the current Tag You're It Challenge #54!

We were so lucky to be inspired this challenge by Michelle Short of The Card Grotto! I love Michelle's design style. I created my tag very similar to her tag by starting with a white tag and colouring the entire thing. I think this is the first time I have coloured such a large space with Copic markers.

I stamped a bloom from Altenew's Bamboo Rose and coloured the rose and leaves in pinks and greens and then the background using blues. I added a bit of splotching with my colorless blender just like Michelle did but very carefully. Not a good idea to try something new on a finished piece--lol! I painted the entire flower and the leaves with a clear Spectrum Noir glitter marker and added a few sequins to finish it off.


Have a fabulous weekend!

August 25, 2016

Catch Up...


Popping in today after what has turned into a really busy summer.
If I were to sit down right now and tell you what I did this summer you would probably shake your head and say that isn't busy and mine probably hasn't been as busy as most, but for me I honestly don't know whether I am coming or going these day--lol!

I wanted to share a card I made for my parents for the 67th anniversary using Essentials by Ellen Stay Golden stamps and dies designed by Julie Ebersole.

I stamped my solid pineapple with Papertrey Ink's Saffron Spice and then embossed the detail over top in gold and finally I coloured the pineapple with clear Wink of Stella.  I added a few flowers from the set and the sentiment. I didn't get the right lighting for the photo t picked up a blueish tone. Much brighter and white in real life.


On the inside I stamped a sentiment built from Sugar Pea Designs Celebrate All the Things.


August 23, 2016

CCC #212


It's time for a new cue card at CASology!

This week`s new cue is:


Hop on over to the CASology blog to see what the rest of the team has made to inspire you this week.
Can't wait to see what you make...

Hannelie Bester
Sherrie Mannion
Jacquie Southas
Deidre Payne

Guest: Cat


colourQ #356

Happy Tuesday!
It's time for this week's new colour palette at the colourQ.

 Head over to the colourQ to see what the rest of the team made with this week's colours!

August 20, 2016

Sending Anniversary Love


ETA: Correction of way too many mistakes--lol! Sorry I typed my post up before bed, my bad.

 Sharing a card today that I made for my hubby for our 26th Anniversary.
Many of you know that he travels a lot for his job, so although he is home on weekends, he was not home this year on the day of our anniversary. Last weekend we did celebrate, we went out for dinner and a movie. We went to see Jason Bourne, so I teased him that I got to spend our date night with my two favourite guys--him and Matt Damon! I created this card for him and put it into his suitcase when he was home last weekend. It was my way of letting him know I was thinking about him on our special day.

I have so many 6 x 6 patterned paper pads and so I pulled out Pink Paisley's Pen Pals because I knew I would find something to work with it. Then I selected Special Delivery by SugarPea Design to use. I used two patterns to create my panel and then stamped directly on the panel and then added the die cut paper airplane with a bit of foam tape.



August 19, 2016

Essentials by Ellen August Mix IT Up Challenge: Winnie & Walter


 Happy Friday!

I have a card for the Essentials by Ellen August Mix It Up Challenge. This month we are mixing it with Winnie & Walter. I used Essentials by Ellen All Inside and Oh Frappe stamps and dies and mixed it with Winnie & Walter's In a Word: cheers cutaway.

ETA: I missed the deadline for this month's PinSights 🙁
However I still wanted to share my card. Hope it bring a smile to your face!

I started by die cutting my word and sponging it with Distress Ink. Then I sponged patches of Distress Ink onto cardstock and stamped my images, embossed in white and cut them out. My background panel is watercolour paper sponged with Distress Ink and then I flicked some water on it. The panel was adhered to the card base with foam tape. The sentiments was adhered direct to the panel and the images were adhered with foam tape.