October 15, 2019

Always Be-leaf in You

Happy Thanksgiving from Canada! Last weekend was Thanksgiving north of the border!  We have had a spectacular show of leaves this year and they were absolutely peaking this past weekend. To top it off we had the most beautiful weather. I have my daughter home for her fall reading week, her boyfriend came in from Ottawa, my son and his girlfriend came up from Toronto and on Sunday my husbands mom and brothers came for dinner. It was so busy and so much fun all at the same time!

I love everything about fall and today I have a card to share today on the A Jillian Vance Design blog!


I die cut the leaves and then did some ink blending with Distress Oxide inks to mimic the leaves that are on the ground all over my property. Shades of green, brown, yellow, orange and red. Just so beautiful. After blending my paper leaves I adhered the leaves to the bottom of a Neenah Dessert Storm card base. Then a sentiment from the Be-Leaf in Yourself stamp set was added to the top left of the card base. I blended a bit of Gathered Twigs Distress Ink around the edges of the card base to bring in some warmth. Finally I flicked some Gansai Tambi Champagne Gold watercolour over the entire card to finish it off.


I hope that fall is beautiful where you are too!

October 9, 2019

Turkey with Gratitude


I am up on the Birch Press Design blog today with a Thanksgiving card and video tutorial. Thanksgiving is this coming weekend in Canada and I had a few more cards I wanted to get done. I used the Regal Peacock Layering die set to create my turkey who has his head down to the ground picking away at yummy things the grass.


My colour scheme used black, dark brown, light brown and gold sparkle paper to be more realistic for a wild turkey. Turkeys are omnivores and will readily eat many types foods. We have several oak trees at the front of out house which stand at least a 100' tall and are dropping tons of acorns! Every part of the lawn is covered in acorns no more that a couple inches apart!

...and look at the visitors I had at my house just to feast on them the other day!

If you have some time I'd love you to pop over to Birch Press Design to say hello!
Thanks for stopping in today!

October 8, 2019



I am up on the at A Jillian Vance Design blog today with a really quick and easy Halloween card using the brand new Vertical Pinstripe Cover Plate die and the Headline Alphabet!

I cut the Vertical Pinstripe Cover Plate Die from a piece of black cardstock and set it aside. Next I created a panel from Bristol Smooth cardstock hat was ink blended with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Inks. The panel was cut down to 5 18" x 3 15/16"  so that it will fit behind the black Vertical Pinstripe die cut. A second smaller piece of Bristol Smooth was also inked from Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Inks. I used the Headline Alphabet to cut the letters to spell BOO from the small green blended piece and I cut the letters two more time with white cardstock. The letters were stacked together with the green on top with liquid glue. I attached the Vertical Pinstripe piece to the larger ink blended panel with liquid glue and then once dry the whole piece was attached to a white top folding card base measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". The letters were then added to finish off the card in the bottom right of the panel!


Have a look of the new Undercover release at the A Jillian Vance Design web store!

Have a great day!

October 5, 2019

WCMD 2019

It is also Opening night for the A Jillian Vance Design
Undercover Release!

For World Cardmaking Day I created a fun Christmas card using a bunch of A Jillian Vance Design products!

a closer look...


Make sure you head over to the the A Jillian Vance Design blog today because they are giving away a $25 Gift Card to the A Jillian Vance Design web store!

October 4, 2019

TYI #97

There's still time to play along at Tag You're It for Challenge #97 - Fun with Flags!

Here is my clean and simple take on the inspiration...


October 3, 2019

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019

We are one month away from the start of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019!
This is the 9th year!

Are you excited? I know I am.
All the festivities start this year on November 4th!

In the meantime please let me introduce to you my 2019 Design Team!

These ladies are working hard behind the scenes getting ready to inspire you every day!

Over on my Instagram I am doing a surprise giveaway this week.
It will be something you can use during the event!

So get your tag dies ready and your Christmas stamps out this year is going to be so fun!

October 1, 2019

Undercover Tech Week - Quatrefoil Cover Die and a Giveaway


This week is Tech Week at A Jillian Vance Design!
The theme of this release is Undercover!

Today I am introducing the gorgeous brand new Quatrefoil Cover Plate die! This die has so much lovely detail with the two sizes of quatrefoil shapes.

For my card today I used the Elegant Christmas stamp set to stamp and watercolour the poinsettia image. The image was stamped and clear embossed with Versafine Onyx black ink on to a panel of watercolour paper. I watercoloured the image with pan watercolours and a waterbrush. I used the waterbrush to wet the inside of the wells created from the embossing one small section at a time. Then I added the colour to the well and used the waterbrush to move it around. I set the panel aside to dry.

While the panel was drying I used the Quatrefoil Cover Plate to cut a panel of white sparkle cardstock. I used the A Jillian Vance Design Just Glue It liquid adhesive to adhere the shimmery quatrefoil piece to my top folding A2 sized white card base.

Once the watercolour poinsettia was completely dry I fussy cut the poinsettia using sharp detail scissors right along the edge of the embossing lines. I added the poinsettia over the quatrefoil piece with foam tape for dimension. I finished off the card on the inside with a sentiment from the Merry KISSmas stamp set stamped in black!