January 16, 2022

Color Hues #33

It's time for a new color another challenge at the Color Hues! We hope you'll join us for Color Hues #33.  

We are working with silver and white this challenge. I created a bokeh background using silver cardstock. I ink blended  the cardstock an then I created three masks for my bokeh dots in three sizes--small, medium and large. Once dry I trimmed the panel down and spritzed with Avery Elle Clear Shimmer Spray. 

I used a Lawn Fawn congrats die with silver sparkle cardstock and I backed it with three white layers to created a chunky word.

I finished it off with a few Studio Katia Silver Sparkle Crystals.

Lets see what you do for this next challenge. I can't wait to see.
Thanks for stopping in and have a great day!


January 1, 2022

Color Hues #32

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a safe am healthy 2022. We were thrown another curve ball this Christmas with Omicron, but hopefully life will get back to somewhat normal or as you hear all the time a 'new normal'. I've had both of my kids home for Christmas and New Years and it's been just the best. Lots of family time, games, movies, laughter and we even had an fire in the outdoor fireplace the other night bundled up with hot chocolate! So unusual for this time of the year but temperatures have been pretty mild and we have just a light layer of snow. I know winter is just starting but I'll take it.

It's time for a new color another challenge at the Color Hues! I hope you join us for Color Hues #32 red & purple. I used MFT Stamps Heart Art stamps and dies (now retired) with Catherine Pooler Flirty Fuchsia and Rockin' Red ink pads.

I'm excited to see what you create for the challenge!

December 13, 2021

Case Me a Christmas Card with Michelle Luptin

I am so excited today to be guesting with my friend Michelle Lupton for her Case Me a Christmas Card event! 

I chose a card that Michele made in September with beautiful ink blending. I made my Christmas version with a twistI made a tag! I ink blended Distress Oxide inksCracked Pisachio, Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feather and Blueprint Sketch. with the large Snowflake stencil from Studio Katia. I also blended my sentiment (now disconinued) from Birch Press Design with the same colours.

Of course I had to finish it off with some silver cord and jingle bells.

This is Michelle's card I chose to case...

Let's go have a look to see which one of my cards that Michelle chose to caseclick HERE.

WFC2112 Challenge Guest Design

Hi friends, thanks for stopping by today. 
I'm super excited to share with you that I'm guest designing with Waffle Flower Crafts for the Waffle Flower Monthly Challenge!

One of my favourite things to do with a friend for their birthday is go out for coffee. The pandemic has made that a bit trickier, especially in the winter. Putting on a scarf and meeting a friend outdoors for coffee is a safe way to celebrate their special day!

I created a background using Distress Oxide inks in Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feather and Salvaged Patina. 

After it was dry I stenciled the Snowflake Background stencil with white pigment ink. It is a very subtle background but it is so soft and pretty. The sentiment was made using two stamp sets--Cozy Holiday Sentiments and Big Dots Sentiments. A little stamp surgery and I was able to create my own winter birthday sentiment which I white embossed.


I added to snowbanks to create the rest of the scene. I blended a panel of Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink to cut my evergreens using the Nesting Christmas Tree die. Then I stamped images from the Hamster Family set and die cut them with the co-ordinating Hamster Family dies! I used Liquid Applique to create the fuzzy ear muffs and added the images with a combination of glue and foam tape. The card was finished it off with a few iridescent jewels for sparkle and its done!

I hope to see you participate in this month's challenge for your chance to win!
Thanks for stopping in today!


December 10, 2021

12 Tags of Christmas 2021

Hi friends, today I'm super excited to be guesting with my friends at Ellen Hutson for Day 10 of the 12 Tags of Christmas 2021 event! Of course you all know how much I love making Christmas tags! 

Today's tag is inspired by the Christmas Carol The 12 Days of Christmas. For my tag I created a stocking filled with 12 presents, one for each of the 12 days and presents that are a bit more affordable the gifts given to their true love in the song! 

Starting off I stamped the stocking from the Sweet Surprises set with VersaMark ink on red cardstock and embossing it with Wow Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder. I used the Sweet Surprises dies to cut the stocking out. All 12 gifts were stamped and gold embossed on a variety of coloured cardstock using images from Sweet Surprises and the Holiday Sprigs sets. The little bear was stamped in black and clear embossed. 

All the tiny images were die cut with the Sweet Surprises dies and Holiday Sprigs dies. I cut the round tag from the Farmhouse Tags die set with white cardstock and gold embossed some stars from the Holly Jolly Chirstmas set. The red stocking was attached to the tag and embellished with tiny gold jingle bells tied on with my favourite May Arts metallic gold string. This is my go to string for tag making.

Supplies Used:

Sweet Surprises set
Sweet Surprises dies
Holiday Sprigs set
Holiday Sprigs dies
Holly Jolly Chirstmas
Holly Jolly Christmas dies
Farmhouse Tags dies
Wow Metallic Gold Rich
May Arts metallic gold string

Click here to view the entire Ellen Hutson Winter and Christmas Release

I was teamed up with Design Ambassador Emily Leiphart for today, head over to the Ellen Hutson blog to see her tag. Also on the blog are all the details on how you can have a chance to win a shopping spree at Ellen Huston!

Thanks for stopping in today!

December 1, 2021

Color Hues #31

It's time for a new color another challenge at the Color Hues! I hope you join us for Color Hues #31! 

I created my own coloured cardstock by ink blending Distress Oxide inks on to a panel of Bristol Smooth. I used Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple and Festive Berries for the red panel which I stamped and embossed using I used with Pretty Pink Posh Poinsettias stamp set. Then I made a second green panel using Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles and Lucky Clover. I spritzed both panels with water and splattered some watered down white acrylic paint.

I glued the flowers and leaves to a white panel using tape runner and foam tape. A sentiment was added from Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Friends and I finished off my card by adding some gold sparkle jewels.


I can't wait to see what you make for this challenge!

November 16, 2021

Color Hues #30

It's time for a new color another challenge at the Color Hues! I hope you join us for Color Hues #30! 

I have been waiting for just the right opportunity to use the Concrod & 9th Full of Joy Tri Fold dies and this colour duo is perfect. I cut the large die with a matt gold cardstock. Then I cut the bottom of the die off so that I could centre mount it on my card and not use it as a flip up. I cut the smaller detail letters with silver sparkle cardstock and glued them on--it look's so amazing! I wish you could see it, gold and silver are so hard to photograph! 

My background was made from the Concord & 9th Pinstripe Background stamp set. I added the Joy piece to the card with foam tape. The sentiment `To the World`is from the Full of Joy stamp set white embossed on black. I added the finished sentiment with a combination of liquid glue and foam tape so it would be flush with the large joy!

Can`t wait to see what you make for the challenge!