July 18, 2019

MFT Stamps Camp Create - Remarkable Resist

I am back again earning another badge for MFT Stamps Camp Create 2019!

For Day 2 I used an older rubber backed stamp for my resist card, I used the beautiful Etched Flower Background. I stamped and embossed it with white embossing powder and then blended my new favourite Distress Oxide colour combination of Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries! My sentiment was cut twice from white cardstock and once from golf sparkle cardstock. The three layers were glued together, this is something I struggle with getting stacked die cuts lined up properly!

A closer look...

MFT Stamps Camp Create 2019 - Wonderful Watercolours

Happy Summer,
Excited to be participating in MFT Stamps Camp Create 2019!

I am now 6 week post-op and I am back in my craft room again!
I am feeling good and relatively pain free for the first time in two years. It is going to be some time before I have full range of motion again and I am still on orders to take it easy--no stretching, trying not to use my right arm and NO lifting! Every day is better and I should be starting physio in another week. 

Anyway on to earning my first badge for Day 1 Wonderful Watercolour!

I was so inspired by Stephanie's video using the Daniel Smith Color Burst powders that I decided it was time for me to break open a set I have had a long time. One thing had forgotten about the powders is how highly pigmented they are--a little goes a long long way! So I created a rainbow on Watercolour paper and it was beautiful but if you know me it was a big too bold! So once it was dry I selectively stamped a bunch of fishes from the BB Gill Friends on to my warcoloured panel to create my tropical fish which I fussy cut.  I used Distress Oxide inks to create an ocean background then I created the sand bottom using the clothes line die from the Bundle of Baby Clothes die-namics! Finally the fish were added to create the scene! Great masculine birthday card or great for little kids too!

a closer look...

July 16, 2019

A Happy Hello

Hi there I have a card today up on the Jillian Vance Design blog!  I created this sweet little scene using the bumble bees from the Delightful Sentiments stamp set. Hope you pop on over to see my card.

Thanks for stopping in today!

July 12, 2019

Tag You're It #91 - REMINDER

There is still time to play along at Tag You're It for Challenge #91 - Summer Fruit!
You have until July 17th at 9:00 am EST to submit your tags!

I used my Queen & Company Fruit Basket Shaker Kit for my tag. I have been wanting to make a pink grapefruit shaker for a long time and I love the little pink grapefruit fillers that come with the kit! My background for the tag was created by blending Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Inks. The cute pink grapefruit shakers were made with the kit ingredients. The yellow and pink patterned papers from the Fruit Basket 6" x 6" paper pad have pictures of tiny citrus slices on them--so cute!


Have a great weekend!

Hello Friend

Hi there and Happy Friday!


I have a post up on the Birch Press Design blog today. I had some fun using alcohol ink to create a fun background for one of the mandalas. Hope you head over to have a closer look and see what I did to create this card.

July 7, 2019

Rainbow Birthday

Have you had a chance yet to check out the Avery Elle Rainbows stamp and die set?
It was so popular when it released it sold out everywhere the first day!

I was able to get it when it came back in stock and I received it the day I went in for my surgery, so it had to go into the pile of things to play with once I recovered.  I am almost there, each day I am getting better and hopefully before long I will be doing all the things I was able to do before I broke my collarbone almost 2 years ago.

In the meantime my baby girl turned 22 and I knew I had to create a card for her with this set. So over the course of many days, a bit at a time I made this card for her. I would totally recommend this set, it's so much fun and there are so many options for different designs you can make with it. I have linked to this genius stamp set and the die below with my affiliate link that you can use at no cost to you.



Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

July 2, 2019

Watercoloured Daisies

I have a card up on the Jillian Vance Design blog today!

Today I made a simple card with watercoloured daisies from the Daisy Die Set. I placed them over a watercoloured Stitched Dot Rectangle Backdrop panel. I finished it off with a birthday sentiment from the Delightful Sentiments stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

June 30, 2019

Summer Fun - June 2019

It's the last day of May and time for this month's 12 Kit of Occasions post! Birgit from Crafting While I Wait was is our hostess this month and what a fabulous summer fun filled kit she sent to each of us! This is the first time I have created since I had my surgery. One of the great things about the 12 Kits it that when we each receive our packages most of the stamping and cutting is already done. So with the help of my lovely daughter for some of the muscle work I was able to put four cards together to post today!





All of my cards together!


Don't forget to pop over the the team blog The 12 Kits of Occasions to see what the rest of the fabulous team has done and follow the hop to be inspired!

June 25, 2019

Sympathy Vine


  Hi there and Happy Tuesday!
I'm popping in today with a card for Jillian Vance Design for my regular Tuesday post.

I blended a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with two shades of green Distress Oxide inks, splattered the panel with some clean water and set it aside to dry. Once dry I cut the Swirly Vine die from the panel. Another panel was cut using the largest die from the Stitched Rectangle Dot Backdrop set and the 'with sympathy' sentiment from the Bold Butterfly stamp set was stamped on to it. The panel was adhered to the card base with foam tape. Finally I used the new Jillian Vance Design Just Glue It glue pen to add glue to the back of the main stem of the vine and adhered it to the panel leaving some of the leaves and swirls loose for added interest.


Hope to see you visit over at Jillian Vance Design!

June 11, 2019

Potted Cactus

  Hi there and Happy Tuesday!
I'm popping in today with a card for A Jillian Vance Design for my regular Tuesday post.

I have been absent because I had surgery last week on my clavicle. Some of you may remember when I broke my collarbone the week before I started the 25 Days of Christmas Tags in 2017! The bone never fused back together and I have had a lot of discomfort since using my right arm. After much deliberation I decided to have a plate put in and have the bone surgically reattached. I am happy to report after only one week that it is nothing like breaking it in the first place! Although I am still looking at 4 to 6 weeks for recovery with my arm immobilized in a slinging think it was a good decision. 

A really clean and simple card using the Cute Cactus die set and the Petite Pot & Vase die set. The images were coloured with COPIC markers and I adhered them to the card base with a combination of tape runner and foam tape.  The sentiment from the Sucker for You stamp set is stamped in black ink directly to the bottom of the top folding card base.

This card as made ahead of time and I hope you find time to pop over to A Jillian Vance Design to see what fun products I used to create it. 

June 4, 2019

Rainbow Bursts


I am up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with two cards that I made using one Cover Plate die!  

Pop over to the blog to have a closer look at each of the cards and to see how I made them!

June 1, 2019

Tag You're It Challenge #88

There is still time to play along with Tag You're It Challenge #88!
You have until Wednesday, June 5th at 9:00 am EST to submit a tag based on our Spring Flowers challenge!

When I think of Spring Flowers I always think of tulips and how I can't wait to see which of my bulbs will come up in the spring--which ones first? where will they come up? and of course how many?

So I made a tag using Lawn Fawn's Fab Flowers stamp set I love the detail of the tulip bloom!


Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

May 31, 2019

June Celebrations

It's the last day of May and time for this month's 12 Kit of Occasions post!
I am this month's hostess and my kits theme is June Celebrations! Think Father's Day, end of the school year for the kids and thank yous for the teachers! All of this month's kit supplies can be found over on the 12 Kits of Occasions blog in the Monthly Kit Supplies Menu!

This is what I created using this month's kit!

For Father's Day...



For the end of the School Year...





All of them together...


Don't forget to pop over the the team blog The 12 Kits of Occasions to see what the rest of the fabulous team has done and follow the hop to be inspired!

May 28, 2019

Birthday Butterfly


I am up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today showcasing the new Bold Butterfly Stamp Set.


Hope you have a chance to pop over and say hello!