April 30, 2018

Ellen Hutson April Pin-Sights Challenge


A card for the April Pin-Sights Challenge at Ellen Hutson!
The inspiration for this month's challenge is the gorgeous Pantone Drama Queen Color Palette.

I stamped and silver embossed the Mondo Peony on Yupo paper and coloured it with alcohol inks. It took me a couple of tries to get the inks blended the way I wanted but they are so much fun to play with. I moved the colour around with Alcohol blending solution, a straw and a cheap craft paintbrush. I used alcohol inks for my card because that is what I saw in the photo and the peony seemed the right flower to represent the succulents.


My Little Chickadee - April 2018

Time is just rolling along, it's the last day of the month and time for a new kit at The 12 Kits of Occasions! Lisa Elton is our hostess this month and she sent a kit full of beautiful springtime papers, stamped images and die cuts. My cards basically made themselves this month. Thank you Lisa for putting such a delightful assortment together for us.

Spring I think has finally found us, the snow has pretty much melted and my hubby is out doing spring cleaning in the yard. The daffodils are coming up but I really hope that they are not stunted from the surprise snow we had a couple weekends ago. Brooklyn home after finishing year 3 and since she has been home we finally watched The Greatest Showman twice, (we waited because we couldn't see it in the theatre together), we watched some other favourite movies--La La Land and Dear John once again and both of us did a long overdo closet purge. I realize how much I really miss my girl when she is away at school.

On to what you came for...

This first card has one of my favourite sentiment stamps of all time on it. I have been humming away all weekend!






All of them together...


I hope you head over to the 12 Kits of Occasions blog after to see what the rest of the team has done with the same kit!

April 29, 2018

Reverse Confetti The Final SFYTT


This is a totally last minute card for the final Reverse Confetti Sketch For You To Try!
I couldn`t let the deadline pass without creating one last card for the sketch.
I used non traditional papers from the Reverse Confetti Fright Night paper pack along with the Stamped Note Confetti Cut and a butterfly from Butterfly Dreams.


April 25, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches #334 Guest Design


I am back again for my final guest design post as the April Guest Designer Freshly Made Sketches

Today we are introducing sketch #334 designed by Amy O'Neill.

It was just the right sketch to use the new to me wish die-namics from MFT Stamps! A simple card to pull off with the help of an old school ruler! To comfortably fit the die on my full width white top panel I need to make the height of it 2". To centre the die I found the centre point and then the centre point of the die, I matched those two points. Once again I doubled checked that there was the same distance on both the left and right, secured it with a piece of post it tape, then cut. The rainbow back panel was cut 2.5" x4.5", get out the ruler again and found my centre point for the width. The rainbow panel was adhered directly to the card base. The top wish panel was adhered with foam tape and done!


I would like to thank the awesome designers on the team for making me feel so welome this month.

Ink Blended Stenciling - Birch Press Design


I am up on the Birch  Press Design blog today sharing a video tutorial on using the new Birch Press Design Mandala stencils! I am absolutely in love with these.



Would love it if you headed over to Birch Press to watch it or on my You Tube channel!

April 24, 2018

Jillibean Soup April Wrap Up

I have a some cards up on the Jillibean Soup Bean Talk blog this week!

 These first two are using the Farmhouse Stew collection of papers and embellishments. Card come together so quick and easy with these products. You can go clean and simple or add lots and lots of layers. So fun!



I created a dessert background using Worn Lipstick and Wild Honey Distress Oxide inks. Then I stamped cute images from Stick With Me that I coloured with Copic Markers.


Thanks for dropping in and have a fabulous day!

April 18, 2018

New Birch Press Release


The new Birch Press Design release is huge!
We have 65 products available for sale with our gorgeous new Mandala line!

When I received the dies I couldn't wait to make a mandala, there are so many possibilities!


Here is a sample of some of the release...

 Grace Layers Dies

They are available today for purchase. I have affiliate links listed below you can use at no additional cost to you!  Please read my disclaimer above if you would like more details. 

Freshly Made Sketches #333 Guest Design


I am back again for another guest design post for Sketch #333 at Freshly Made Sketches!

I am using the newly released Stitching Garden from Papertrey Ink for my card this week. This set was gifted to me by my friend Joyce when she came to stay with me last week all the way from California. I stamped the beautiful blooms and leaves using Altenew inks. I was so happy with the way the layers lined up so easily when I was stamping.


Hope to see you play along with us this week!

April 17, 2018

Happy Hello Jillibean Soup

I have a card and video tutorial up on the Jillibean Soup Bean Talk Blog for the Cards on Tuesday Feature using some of the fabulous Pea Pod Parts from the Shades of Color Soup Collection.

I watercoloured the background on watercolour paper and then added some of the Pea Pod parts, Puffy Labels and Soup Labels. With a bit of foam tape for dimension this card came together in no time.

A quick video tutorial...

Thanks for coming by today!