Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Card (4)...

Isn't she the cutest little Inky Antic Snowgirl..?? one of my Black Friday Treasures....

I wanted to try a blending-water stain technique I've seen with distress inks and I really like the look of it, especially for a soft, snowy background..

Colour/blending with my new Spectrum Noir Markers... a little bit of glossy accents...a frame made with my Lawn Fawn small Stitched rectangle thinlit... and my spellbinders square nestabilities... popped it up with some dimensional tape.. et Voila!!


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Card (3)...

This is the card I mass-produced for my family and friends this year and why I haven't been posting cards until yesterday!!.........I think I will be making much simpler cards for next year! hee hee

Products Used:
Stamps & Dies: Tim Holtz Alterations - Snowman Blueprint - Sizzix 659378
                                   Hero Arts - Tiny Star Background - CG616
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug - A2 Candy Cane Stripe - 37-1929
Ink: Versamark Embossing Ink
         Zig Two Way Glue
Embossing Powders: Zing-Black, Zing-Opaque White, Stampendous-Kaleidoscope Transparent
Stickles: Ranger - Diamond
Assorted Tombow Markers
Cardstock: Bazzil
Mini Snowflake Punch: EK Success - Paper Shapers - PSP12C

Christmas Card (2)...

Still having fun with my new stamps and Spectrum Noir Markers from my Black Friday Haul in NYC...my son seems to think I only visit him on Thanksgiving so I can shop!! hee hee


Products Used:
Stamp: Inky Antics - Decorating Snowman - MI11118MC
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Spectrum Noir Markers - Blues, Reds, Greens, Cool Greys
Design Paper: shopped from my stash
Kraft A2 Cards and Envelopes - Core'dinations
Ranger Inkssentials - Glossy Accents

Keep Calm...

I had so much fun playing with my new stamps and Spectrum Noir Markers from my Black Friday Haul....!! Everything here was from that fun shopping adventure!! hee hee


Products Used:
Stamps: Stampendous - House Mouse Designs - Warm Cup #HMV04
              Stampendous - Kettle on #H294
              Tim Holtz      - Phrases 2 #THJ008
Matt: Burlap Paper Stack - DCWV - MS-019-16096
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Spectrum Noir Markers - Cool Greys, Browns

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Get Well Soon...

I was delighted to find this cute stamp set from Lawn Fawn... you can never have enough Get Well cards!!
I also had a chance to play with my new Spectrum Noir Markers... that I bought when I visited my son in NYC for Thanksgiving and got to go to JoAnn's Fabrics on Black Friday... needless to say... I spent a lot of his inheritance there!! hee hee


Products Used:
Lawn Fawn Stamp Set: Get Well Soon - LF682
Ink : Memento Tuxedo Black
Spectrum Noir Markers: CG1,GB5, CR1
Ranger's Inkessentials - Glossy Accents
Design Paper: Nikki Sivils - My Friend Birdie - 6x6 Mini Pad
Bazzil Cardstock - White
Tim Holts Water Color Paper
Twine from my stash

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Christmas Card (1)...

As much as it pains me to think of all that snow coming, I have to admit I am excited to start on my Christmas Cards..
I "shopped my Stash" and pulled out some older Dies from Tim Holtz and Sizzix and an Embossing Folder by Sizzix..
And you know.... I think I was humming some of my favourite tunes, too!! hee hee


Products Used:
Candle Die - Tim Holtz  - Candlelight - #660029
Poinsettia Die - Sizzix - Layered Poinsettia #S5-055
Embossing Folder - Sizzix - Winter Botanicals - #657261
Joy Stamp: from my stash ( maybe from Michael's Dollar Bin )
Oval Die Cutting System by Creative Memories
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress - Fired Brick - Antique Linen - Mustard Seed - Crushed Olive - Vintage Photo
Glitter Brush - Wink of Stella -Clear
Glossy Accents - Ranger Inkessentials

Monday, October 6, 2014


The leaves are beginning to change colour and some are falling...kids have been back in school for the past month and soon it will be my favourite time of Autumn.... Halloween!! 
I based this card on  sketch challenge #508 from Splitcoast Stampers.. sketches are wonderful starting points for those days when I can't think of anything!! hee hee
Go play along.. it's fun!

Products Used:
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Monster Mash
Stazon - Jet Black Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink -  Spiced Marmalade
Assorted Prisma Colour Pencils
Ranger Inkessentials Glossy Accents
Wink of Stella Glitter Brush - Clear
Versamark Ink
American Crafts - Zing Embossing Powder - White
Design Paper - Bella Blvd - Too Cute to Spook "Full Moon" #329
Punch - Martha Stewart - Dripping Goo