September 30, 2019

Food and Friends - September 2019

Happy Fall!

Can you believe it's the last day of the month and time for the September The 12 Kits of Occasions!
The cooler temperatures of fall definitely put me in the mood to get in the kitchen to bake and cook some of our favourite comfort foods. This month our hostess is Kim Heggins, Cupcakes, Cards and Kim, sent the team a collection of fun and yummy stamped and die cut images and patterned papers. I made four cards but I still have lots of kit left to make some more.





All of them together!


Please make sure you head over to the The 12 Kits of Occasions to see what my fabulour teammates have done with the same supplies!

September 27, 2019

Ink Blended Background - Ardyth's 3K Video Hop

Happy Friday!

Today I'm excited to be taking part supporting my good friend Ardyth who now has over 3000 subscribers on her YouTube account! She is an avid YouTuber who always makes sure her videos are educational, informative and current!

After you’ve finished watching my video, please leave a comment for your chance to win a prize from the amazing sponsors who appear in the graphic below, and then click on the link in the video description below for the next person in the hop. You must comment on every stop of the hop to be eligible for a prize.

There are about  20 participants on this video hop and there are prizes to be won on every stop! The more comments you leave along the hop, the better your chance at winning. Please tell us if you are in the US or international as some prizes are restricted to US addresses. All the details for prizes are on Ardyth’s blog.

If you get lost along the way, go to Ardyth’s BLOG for the full list of particpants:

All prizes will be announced on Saturday, October 19 so comment before then and happy hopping!

September 24, 2019

Gingerbread Sweeties


I am up on the Jillian Vance Design Blog today with these cuties today. Pop over to the blog to see how I changed my 'kraft' coloured gingerbread people into freshly baked gingerbread people and also to see how I created their sparkly and colourful accessories!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

September 23, 2019

Lotus Flower - Inlaid Die Cuts


I am up on the Birch Press Design blog today with the beautiful Lotus Flower that I made using inlaid die cuts!


Hop over to the Birch Press Design blog to see the steps of how I made this pretty card!


Thanks for stopping by today!

September 18, 2019

Regal Peacock Slimline Card


I am up on the Birch Press Design blog today with a really colourful card using the new Regal Peacock Layers dies! Before I got started I looked online for photos of Peacocks to help me out in making colour selections for each layer of the tail.


Here is a look at the supplies that I used for my card today--cardstock, craft dies and Distress Oxide inks.


The peacock will fit on a standard A2 size card base but I decided it would be fun to create a slimline card so that the peacock would really stand out! My slimline card is 3 ¾” x 7 ¾” and the inside panel is 3 ½” x 7 ½”.  I began my card by creating an ink blended background using Mowed Lawn, Lucky Clover and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks along with my blending brushes. Once I finished blending the panel I flicked some watered down white acrylic paint on to it. Below is a link to the video I created to show you how I created my card. You can watch it here on my blog or head over to watch it on my YouTube channel HERE, please give it a thumbs up if you enjoy it!

Layer A which is the body of the peacock and the full shape of the tail are all cut from a bright royal blue cardstock. This way the once all the layers are adhered together you will see the tiny dots of blue like you would on a peacock's tail when it's fanned out.


I used two shades of green cardstock for Layers D and C and then layer B which is the top layer I die cut from gold sparkle cardstock which looks just gorgeous!


The blended ink panel was adhered to the 3 ¾” x 7 ¾” slimline card base. The peacock was attached to the blended card panel with foam squares to give it a bit of dimension. The sentiment is from the No One Like You stamp set as it was white embossed on the bright royal blue cardstock and added to the bottom of the card with foam tape.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.

September 17, 2019

Tis the Season


I am up on the Jillian Vance Design Blog today with a very festive Christmas Card using some of the recently released dies. I hope you'll head over to see what I used and what I did to make my card.


September 15, 2019

Hello Bluebird Instagram Challenge

I have a card to share today for the Hello Bluebird Instagram - Spooky Night!

I purchased the Halloween Party stamp set and the Spooky Scene dies last year just before Halloween and I didn't have a chance to use it. So this challenge was the perfect opportunity to get it out and ink it up!


I started off by blending a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock using Distress Oxide inks in Dried Marigold, Seedless Preserves, Faded Jeans and finally a bit of Black Soot around the top edges. I splattered the panel with some watered down white acrylic paint and set it aside to dry. I die cut the Spooky Scene from black cardstock and I adhered it to my ink blended panel with liquid glue. The die cut the spooky scene in three main pieces so you can use them all or use just the pieces you want. I stamp and die cut the cute critters from the stamp set and coloured the images with Copic markers. I added them to the scene with either tape runner and the bat and bear with foam tape. The tiny 'Boo!' sentiment was white embossed int he upper right corner!

Happy Halloween!

September 10, 2019

Give Thanks


I am up on the Jillian Vance Design Blog today with  Fall/Thanksgiving card using the new Autumn Pumpkins stamp set and some gorgeous WOW Gold Pearl embossing powder for my sentiment! Pop over to A Jillian Vance Design to see what I used to create my card. The Canadian Thanksgiving is only a month away so I have a few cards to make.


Thanks for stopping in today!

September 6, 2019

Tag You're It #95 - REMINDER

There is still time left to play at Tag You're It for Challenge #95!

I took the challenge quite literally and used the Let's BBQ stamp set from Lawn Fawn for my tag!


Have a great weekend!

September 5, 2019

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas


I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with a card featuring the new Santa & Friends die set from A Jillian Vance Design!

To have a closer look at my card and learn what I used to make it please head over to the blog to get all the details!


Thank you so much for popping in today, I am so glad you did!