Saturday, April 19, 2014

Just a Note (2)...

I am making a gift box set of note cards for a friend of mine. It was a great opportunity to create an inlay focal point..I had not tried this technique ( mostly out of dread to mess it up!! hee hee) looks even better in real life...definitely adds an elegance to any card....
Adding some darker ink around the edges of the quill and black ink on the nib added even more  definition to the embellishment... Overall.... I really like this effect!

Products Used:
Spellbinders Borderabilities - Bracket Borders One - S5-181
Tim Holtz Alterations Movers & Shapers - Mini Feather and Inkwell - 658723
Tim Holtz Alterations Movers & Shapers - Bigz L Tray - 657007
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots - 37-1604
Stamp - KaiserCraft - Thinking of You - CS921
Stazon Ink - Jet Black
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Vintage Photo,  Walnut Stain, Black Soot
Cardstock & Twine from my stash

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Happy Easter (5)...

 I "clear" embossed the blue swiss dots - embossed oval..

Created the tulips  with the "Two Step Bird" Punch from Stampin' Up..

 Eggs were cut from a Creative Memory Cutting Template...

Lots of Punches and Dies..some Wet and Dry Embossing ..all help to make this cute egg shaped card for Easter..
Spring is finally here..and not just in my Craftroom!! hee hee

Products Used:
Eggs were cut from a Creative Memory Cutting Template which no longer exists ( sorry)
Tulips/Stems -  Stampin' Up - Large Two Step Bird Punch - 117191
Flower - EK Success Medium Retro Flower Punch - 54-2077
EK Success  1/2" Circle Punch
Fiskars Grass Border Punch - 15440-1001
Banner - Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Ribbon Banners - S4-324
Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly 3-n-1 - EK-M283036
Design Paper - Assorted from my stash
Sentiment Stamp - JustRite Clear - Buntings and Banners - SW-04370
Stazon Ink - Jet Black
Cloud Stamp -  Paper Salon Stamps - Baby Basics
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers
Ranger's Clear Embossing Powder
Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots Embossing Folder - 37-1604

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Thinking of You...

I had been sorting through some older stamp sets looking for some flowers for a different card that I had in mind, when I came across this set ..blew off the dust, pulled out my Prisma Pencils and thoroughly enjoyed creating this card!!
(A Day later ) and NO.... these are not different cards....originally I had planned to add some enamel dots and ribbon... but none of my dots were the right colour..... and just by chance I saw a Youtube video  ( ) on how to make your own, thereby better matching any scrap-page or Voila!! here it is with the homemade dots & ribbon

Hope it inspires...

Products Used:
Stamp Set - See-D's - Tropicals - 50018
Stazon Ink - Jet Black
Tim Holtz Distress - Vintage Photo
Assorted Prisma Colour Pencils
Design Paper - My Minds Eye 6"x6" pad - Lost & Found Two - Breeze
Sizzix  Die - Ornate Label #2 - 658203
Lace & Satin ribbon from my stash.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Happy Easter (4)...


When the power goes out and it's storming outside, it's wonderful to have a craft to play with indoors!! hee hee
I know it's Spring somewhere in the world but not where I live and if the weatherman is correct it won't be Spring for another week or so....
BUT.... I can certainly pretend it is.... in my Craftroom!!

Products Used:
Designer Papers 6"x6" - My Minds Eye - Fine and Dandy Girl, Everyday Flair
Bunny Stamp - Inkadinkdo - Baby Animals - 6030104
Sentiment Stamp - JustRite Clear - Buntings and Banners - SW-04370
Polaroid Stamp - Glitz - Yours Truly - ST3610
Grass Border Punch - Fiskars - 15440-1001
Mini Heart Punch - EK Success - 54-10075
Egg Die Template - Creative Memories ( no longer available for retail )
Crimper - Fiskars - 193400-1001
Stazon - Jet Black
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers
Twine - The Twinery - Cotton Candy

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Baby Butt...

Must be Spring because I want to make Baby cards!!.. ( even though we had that incredible Nor'Easter yesterday!!)...
This was actually a very simple card...Used my Standard Large Circle Nestabilities to create a Shaped-Card..outlining it with a small punched circle border..then stamped...coloured and paper-pieced the focal images..Cut a banner to fit the sentiment and card and Voila!!

Products Used:
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Standard Circles Large
EK Success - 1/2" Circle Punch
Paper Salon Stamps - Baby Basics ( Clouds and Giraffe )
Inkadinkado - Little Cupcake - 97612 ( Baby )
Inkadinkado - Baby Animals - 60-30104 ( Turtle )
Stazon Ink - Jet Black
Assorted Prisma Coloured Pencils
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Peeled Paint - Wild Honey
Design Paper  - My Minds Eye - Six by Six  - Everyday Flair

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Welcome Little One...

There is always a need for Baby cards!! It was FUN to go through my Baby Stamps, I had forgotten how many cute ones I have.. I will probably make a few more...!! hee hee

Products Used:
Star Template - Creative Memories
Circle Dies - Spellbinders Nestabilities - Large Circles
Fiskars Grass Border Punch - 15440-1001
Lemondrop Twine - The Twinery
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder  37-1604
Sentiment Stamp - Fiskars - The Stork has Arrived
Onesie Stamp - Paper Salon - Baby Basics
Cloud Stamp - Glitz - Hello Friend ST-3627
Design Papers  - Six By Six - Everyday Flair
Stazon Ink - Jet Black
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers, Rusty Hinge, Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy Birthday (3)...

 Outlining the matting and flames in black really makes them pop....

 These are great colours for a guy or girl....

 I used an flower stamp to create the radiant glow from the candle...

I hand drew the flame and fussy cut the inside of each flame from corresponding cardstock...

I added some glitter to the flower and flame and some glossing accents to the orange part of the flame..

I wanted to show a friend of mine how easy it is to create a handmade card with very few supplies..she is intimidated with anything crafty and I think she is missing out on a lot of fun...!!

Products used:
The candles are simply an old border stamp that I have loosely stored in a border stamp folder 
Cardstock is all from my scrap stash
Glitter Pen - Gelly Roll - Clear
Glossy Accents - Ranger 
Happy Birthday Stamp - Anita`s Stamp ( there is no name or identification on this stamp, sorry)
Versamark Embossing Ink 
American Crafts - Zing - Opaque Black Embossing Powder