July 10, 2020

Simple Outline Stamping Over a Stenciled Background

Today I have a post and video over on the  Birch Press Design blog.

I’m using the amazing Birch Press Design Bold Stripes stencil along with the Memory Box Birthday Roses Corner stamp set to create a soft rainbow background to highlight some really simple outline stamping. 


Thanks so much for stopping by, hop you have a chance to head over to Birch Press for all the

July 7, 2020

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 496

I used the MFT Stamps Baby Shark for the MFT Stamps Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 496!
It is so cute!

I used a some paper from the MFT Fun in the Sun 6" x 6" paper pad for my background. THe shark was cut from grey cardstock for the body, I lightly blended some darker grey around his fin and head for a bit of dimension. I struggled with his mouth--do I make it red and scary or pink and cute. I went with cute--LOL!

I finished is off with a few of the NEW Studio Katia Stormcloud pearls. I think I am becoming obsessed with these pearls like I was when I first saw sequins on cards!


I hope I brought a smile to you face.

Thanks for dropping by!

July 6, 2020

Cacti Hugs

I have a new slimline card featured over on the Studio Katia blog today.


I used the newly released Slimline dies along with the Cactus Hugs stamp set and the coordinating Cactus Hugs creative dies for my images . The main sentiment was made up with letters from the new Chunky Alphabet dies.


Head over to the Studio Katia blog  for all of the details.

Thank you for stopping by today!

I am trying out two styles of supply lists today, which do you think that you prefer?

Click HERE for my Visual Supply List!


July 1, 2020

Canada Day Video Hop + Over $1000 in Giveaways!

Happy Canada Day!  I’m joining a group of Crafty Canadian YouTubers and we’re celebrating this special day by featuring Canadian craft products and shops.  A total of 13 shops and 2 Canadian papercraft magazines have generously sponsored today’s event and we’re giving away over $1000 in prizes!  After you’ve finished watching my video, please leave a comment for your chance to win, and then click on the link in the description below for the next person in the hop.

The more you comment, the higher your chances of winning. (Please indicate if you are in Canada or elsewhere as a few prizes are restricted to Canadian addresses only.)  All of the giveaway details are on Emily’s blog.

If you get lost along the way, please head to Emily’s blog for the full list of participants.

Comments close at 11:59pm EST on July 17, 2020 and all winners will be announced on Monday, July 20, 2020.

I created my card with products from Canadian owned Studio Katia!

Visual Supply List at the bottom of this post!

Copic Colours Used:
Shark - T0, T1, T2
Squid - RV52, RV55
Jellyfish - R02, R11
Seaweed & Coral - YG03, YG17, G00, G12
Surfboard - BG11, BG15, BG23, YG03, RV14, R32
Rocks - W1, W3

Click HERE to view my video on YouTube and leave a comment for your chance to win!

June 30, 2020

Heffy Doodle and Studio Katia Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Studio Katia Collaboration Blog Hop! Our design teams have come together to share some amazing inspiration featuring Heffy Doodle and Studio Katia products, and there is a prize up for grabs, too!

You should have arrived from Ali Farmer's once you get to the end of my post I will let you know where the next stop on the hop is!

I used the adorable Quack Me Up stamp set for my card today.

I started off by using the Heffy Doodle Circle Maskarade stencil to create a meadow to put my pond in to. I used Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Oxide inks. Next I layered the Rain on My Parade stencil on the top and stenciled the raindrops over my meadow. I stamped the pond, dancing duck, baby duck, umbrella and two sizes of clouds from the Quack Me Up stamp set. The images were coloured with Copic Makers and then I die cut them all with the coordinating Quack Me Up dies. I adhered the images over and extending the circle frame ink blended on the front of the card.

The sentiment from the same stamp set was stamped in black under the frame.

I embellished the card with Studio Katia Prismatic Sky and Lemon Burst Pearls.


Heffy Doodle will be giving away a 25£ CG and Studio Katia a  25$ CG to their stores.

The next stop on the hop is Amanda Fitterer. If you just arrived and want to start at the beginning of the hop please see the line up below. Thank for stopping by and happy hopping!

Winners will be chosen randomly and announced on July 7th  on the Heffy Doodle and Studio Katia blogs. Make sure to comment on each stop in the hop to be entered to win!

Blog  Hop Lineup

June 26, 2020

Sprayed Midnight Mandalas


I have another post on the Birch Press Design blog today. Continuing with my love of Distress Oxide Inks I created 5 cards using Distress Oxide Ink Sprays! Fabulous results and so much fun to play with!


Head over to the Birch Press Design blog to have a closer look and each of the cards and to learn about my process. Have a wonderful weekend and we'll see you next time!

June 25, 2020

Studio Katia June 2020 Release Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Studio Katia June 2020 Release Blog Hop!

You should have arrived from my friend Laura Volpes blog!
 Once you get all the way to the end of my post I will let you know where the next stop on the hop is, so lets get on with the show.

This release includes 6 New Clear Stamp Sets and 4 Sets of Coordinating Dies, 6 New Stand Alone Creative Dies, 15 New Embellishments and a Studio Katia FIRST 6X6 Paper Set!


We are so excited to introduce our new super trendy Slimline dies! My first card uses the new Dotted Slimline Set 1 dies and Dotted Slimline Set 2 dies. For this card I started by blending a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock using the Studio Katia Blending Brushes and the Ink Splash Stencil with Distress Oxide Inks. I cut the blended panel with the large slimline oval from the Dotted Slimline Set 1. Then I die cut the wonky rectangle from Dotted Slimline Set 2 from black cardstock. A slimline card is usually 8 1/2" x 3 1/2". I cut my card base from white cardstock. I cut a piece 8 1/2" x 7" and scored it on the short side at 3 1/2" and folded to create my card base. The black rectangle leaves just a tiny border around it when you adhere it to the card base.


I stamped the new Craftastic stamp set images and die cut them with the co-ordinating Craftastic die set. I coloured the images with Copic markers, they are so cute!! I created a sentiment uses words from the Craftastic stamp set and stamped it on the oval with black ink. Next I adhered the ink blended slimline oval to the card base on top of the black panel with Studio Katia foam tape. The die, cuts a tiny border around the oval that I adhered directly to the panel around the oval. It creates an interesting effect.



...a little closer look


For my second card I used the Dotted Slimline Set 1 dies and Dotted Slimline Set 2 dies once again, just in a different combination. These dies can be mixed and matched, you won't want to miss out on them, definitely a staple in your craft supplies.


 This time I used the large stitched rectangle as my background and the pretty scalloped die for the inside die. For this card I started by blending a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock using the Party Balloons Duo stencil to randomly add balloons to the upper two thirds of the card.


I stamped the new Mini Birthday Cake stamp and cut it out with the Mini Birthday Cake die. I coloured the image with Copic markers and added it to the panel. The sentiment is from the new Happy Celebrations stamp set.


...a closer look


Blog Hop Giveaway:
Studio Katia is giving away a $50 Gift Certificate on their Blog. So make sure you hop back to the start and leave a comment over there if you haven't already! All comments must be left by Friday, July 3rd, 2020, at 23:59 PM EST. All winners will be announced on Sunday, July 5th, 2020 on the Studio Katia Blog.

My Personal Giveaway:
One lucky person will be selected from comments left here on my Blog to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Studio Katia Shop. Good Luck!

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Up Next →  Isha Gupta will be your next stop on the hop.

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