March 1, 2024

Color Hues #82

Hi there crafty friends! We have a new colour duo starting today at the Color Hues for Color Challenge #82! I'm so excited to be the host of this challenge and I chose these bright and cheerful colours as we transition into March and spring only a few short weeks away! Where I live we don't have a typical spring, in fact most years we don't really have much of a spring at all. It's not uncommon to have one last snowfall in April! This year I'm optimistic because Wiarton Willie, Ontario's resident groundhog, saw his shadow on Groundhog Day, signalling 6 more weeks of winter and I'm holding him to it!

I used a very old Papertrey Ink set that might actually be my favourite, it's called Flower Garden. What I love the most about this set is that there is so much creative freedom. The flowers, vines and leaves can be arranged however you want and they always end up looking like the grew that way!

I stamped a variety of the solid stamps and then stamped the outline offset over the images.

Everything was stamped with Catherine Pooler inks--Cummerbund and Lime Rickey. I made a matching envelope for the card using the same method.




I was on a roll and ended up making a second card and envelope duo!


I don't think I'll be putting this set too far away. Sometimes something you have had for a long time and you bring it out to play, you remember why you bought it in the first place!





If you head over to the Color Hues blog you will see what the rest of the team has made with these colours. As always their creations are all amazing!

I can't wait to see what you do with these colours!

February 20, 2024

February 2024| Lunar New Year Challenge

I have a card for the February Lunar New Year Challenge!

Red and Yellow are the main colours for the Lunar New Year so I used red and yellow cardstock to create my card. The letters are from Lawn Fawn Henry's ABC's alphabet dies. The background is the Radial Pinpoint cover plate from Birch Press Designs.








February 16, 2024

Color Hues #81

We have a new colour duo starting today at the Color Hues for Color Challenge #81! Teammate Stef Perry chose our pallete of Lilac & Mint!

I used the Kind Regards stamps and co-ordinating stencil by LRDS Creative for my clean & simple thank you card! I love a beautiful flower that you can easily add colour to!



I used Concord & 9th and Catherine Pooler inks for my stenciling. The stencils were so easy to line up! Of the multiple sentiments on the stamp I chose thank you, you can never have enough on hand!

Using a 0.1 Copic Multiliner I went over the centres of each flower to brighten them up after I stenciled.


The panel was cut down to 5 x 3 3/4" and matted with lilac cardstock and then I added a few lilac pearls from Studio Katia for a bit of shine.


If you head over to the Color Hues blog you will see what the rest of the team has made with these colours. As always their creations are all amazing!

I can't wait to see what you do with these colours!


February 1, 2024

Color Hues # 80

We have a new colour duo starting today at the Color Hues for Color Challenge #80! Did you notice our new graphics? We have updated graphics and watermarks for he team. Head over to the Color Hues blog to see all the new graphics that Nancy's son, Ty help her create!

Teammate Sheri picked this new colour duo of Red & Pink perfect for valentines! I thoughts it was the perfect time to use The Greetery's Falling Hearts Background die and ended up creating three inlaid cards using red, pink & neutral white.

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I made three passes--one with white, one with pink and one with red. I put all the hearts from each colour into separate dishes and then applied adhesive to the front of the card base. I poked out all the hearts but hung on to everything that fell out. I left the dots in the die cut and inlay the dots where they had come out. I followed a system for each row starting with red then pink.


Doesn't it look fantastic when all the hearts are inlaid back into the die?

I cut a coordinating heart from the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stiched Hearts dies for my white embossed sentiment. All sentiments are from The Greetery Hot Stuff stamp set. 

I repeated the same process to create two more inlaid cards with red and pink pieces.


With one background die I was able to create three cards!

Please head over to the Color Hues blog you will see what the rest of the team has made with these colours. As always my teammates created fabulous cards!

I am also submitting this to the newest Just Us Girls challenge for Color Week!


...and also to the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!



January 31, 2024

Woodblock Wednesday - January '24

Hi there friends! Thanks for stopping in, today I'm playing along with Amy Tsuruta for Woodblock Wednesday!  When I went through my woodblock stamps I had quite a few Valentine's stamps...then I had another nostalgic moment. I chose the Hero Arts Artistic Hearts, I know this set barely has seen any love, making it the perfect set to use this month.

I created my own background paper using the dotted heart in the set and then I stamped and fussy cut the 'love you' and 'XOXO'. I used Catherine Pooler inks which give great coverage on woodblock stamps!


The Scallop of stitched die cuts were MFT Stamps and Lawn Fawn and the sentiment was a woodblock without a name! Do you have a few mystery woodblock stamps in your collection?



It is always such a fun day when I bring out my woodblock stamps that at one time I adored so much.

Thanks for stopping in today!





January 16, 2024

Color Hues #79 - Copper and Green

 We have a new colour duo starting today at the Color Hues for Color Challenge #79! Teammate Karen Walker picked the colours for this challenge, what a unique colour palette of Copper and Green! I pulled some supplies and decided to go with a St. Patrick's Day theme. 

  

I have a couple stamp sets from Catherine Pooler that came in an Club Sursee kit. The stamp set I chose to use is called Lucky Charm and I chose Catherine Pooler Lime Rickey ink for my green.

Using my MISTI and moving my paper along I was able to stamp the rainbow images in a perfect line. The embossed rainbow in the centre was stamped in first with Versafine ink after I had the other two stamped in green.

Now for the copper, I went through my embossing powders and found a jar of Brutus Munroe detailed embossing powder called Penny! It is the perfect shade of copper when heat embossed. I was doing some gymnastics when taking photos so you could see what I see.


A little side story, we no longer have pennies in circulation in Canada. They were withdrawn February 3, 2013. So how does that work? When pennies are not available transactions are rounded to the nearest five-cent increment. It manages to work itself out. For those who want to make sure they are paying the exact amount you can use a debit or credit card.


I added a couple sentiments from the set in black and finished it off by stamping and die cutting a four leaf clover from the Clovers & Blooms stamp set also from the same Club Sursee kit. I added that with a bit of foam tape.

The panel, trimmed to 5 1/4" x 4" was added to the card base with foam tape for a bit of extra dimension.


 

If you head over to the Color Hues blog you will see what the rest of the team has made with these colours. I thought the assortment of cards was amazing!

I can't wait to see what you do with these colours!

January 5, 2024

Scrap 'N Stamp 3D Valentine Hop


Welcome to the Dimentional Designs Inspiration Hop for Scrap 'N Stamp Canada!
You should have arrived here from Meghan K's blog if you are following the hop!




I used the Lawn Fawn Ta-Da! Diorama for my card today. I paired it up with some other fun sets from Lawn Fawn such as the new Lawn Fawn A Waffle Lot stamp set and dies, Strawberry Patch and Outside-In Stitched Hearts.



Pull on the side to open it up and Ta-Da!


I created my own heart opening for the diorama using the Lawn Fawn Outside-In Stitched Hearts dies.

I used the new to me Prism Studios Metals Snippers! I have never had a pair the gets right into the die and cuts so close--win win!


Once opened my waffle with a bite out of it is so happy to be reunited with it's Valentine waffle from the front of the Diorama!


I stamped the sentiment with Lawn Fawn Guava ink to match the Guava cardstock I used for the card.


The fun does not stop here. Scrap 'N Stamp Canada is not only giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky commenter but they are also having a sale...



Next stop on the hop is Deepa! I'm sure she has something fabulous ready for you!
Thanks so much for stopping in and doesn't forget to comment for your chance to win!!