Friday, March 23, 2018

Hot Air Balloons - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi there and I hope all is well with you.  Good here and am liking that spring is just around the corner.  We still have snow but the sun is strong these days and has enough heat to melt it quick.  Spring is my favourite time of year and I always look forward to it.
Today's card uses  the 1151 Rainbow Sky and 1472 Vintage Balloon Race dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I did a wet on wet technique using distress inks to create the background and have a tutorial on how it was created over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Miscellaneous:  Navy cardstock, white cardstock, watercolour paper, Clear Wink of Stella pen, Stormy Sky and Scattered Straw distress ink, foam dots

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Puppies - Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge

Hi Everyone! We have a new challenge at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog beginning today and the theme this time is Frame It.  For my card, I decided to use two of the 1507 Dashing Squares set as my 'frames' and images from the CS081 Puppies Clear Stamp set as my photos.  The background was made rubbing distress inks on the paper, dropping large water drops onto it and then blotting off with a paper towel.
For the challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs is giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on their website to 3 winners
To enter simply follow the instructions and leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post.
Be sure to pop the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family fan page to see what the rest of the team have created.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
ECD Supplies:
1507 Dashing Squares
CS081 Puppies Clear Stamp
507 10mm Double Sided Adhesive

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Best Wishes - Rubbernecker Stamps

Hi Everyone!
I've been dabbling in and experimenting with watercolours.  I have tons to learn but am enjoying this new medium and hope to do more of it. I've been a little short on crafting time lately but hope to get back on track now.
For today's card, I have used the Mums two step stamp set and one of the sentiments from Best Wishes.  Such fun using these stamps and if I'm being honest, I think I stamped and coloured this 4 or 5 times.  It's the OCD in me that wants everything perfect and in the lines so when I let that go a bit, I am happier with the results.
Thanks for popping in and have a good week!
Rubbernecker Stamps - 3029 Best Wishes Sentiments, 907 Mums
Rubbernecker Dies - 5100-02D Small Heart Outline
Rubbernecker WCP Watercolor Paper

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Two Little Mice - All Dressed Up Challenge

There's a new challenge at the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog starting today and I've used the sweet Two Little Mice for my card.  Now, I've said it before that I'm not particularly fond of mice and I'm still not but these two are super cute and quite harmless.  I had originally done this card for the March new release but had a life event happen and just did not manage to get it posted.  I'm still behind so will use it for the challenge instead.
The theme at the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog  is always Anything Goes with the only rule to enter being you use an All Dressed Up image.  If you don't have any, they can be can either be purchased at the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop or downloading one of several cute freebies offered on the blog.
Join us for some fun and wonderful creations at the Facebook Fan PageFacebook Challenge (there is a theme for this one) and there's also a Pinterest page to view some more gorgeousness.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!
Mice - T5, T3, T1, T0; R20, R00, R000
Image - All Dressed Up Two Little Mice
Paper - Authentique
Misc - Stickles, gems from my stash

Blog Hop - Happy Birthday Els!

It's Els van de Burgt's birthday and what better way to celebrate but with a surprise Birthday Blog Hop with the Elizabeth Crafts Design Team! Happy Birthday Els!
We hope you will join us in making Els birthday special, by dropping by our Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Facebook Group and wishing her a happy birthday!

To celebrate Els' birthday, Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving out a gift when you place an order over $25 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs web site. You will receive 10 sheets of stickers with every purchase over $25. This special promotion applies to all orders placed from today Thursday 15th March until the end of day on Monday 19th March.
The hop started at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog, so if you just happened to hop onto my blog you might like to head back to there first so you don't miss out on any of the fun!
To make my card, I used one of the images from the Gift Wrapped stamp set, thinking this little gal with the stack of presents would make a great birthday card!  Then I staggered and added 3 layers for the birthday wish from the Words 1 Celebrations Sentiment die set.  I really like these sentiments, they are so versatile and make a great add on for any card.
Well now it is time to leave my blog as you continue along our birthday hop. Your next stop is to the talented Sara. Don’t forget to pop on over to our Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Facebook Group too to wish Els a happy birthday!
Here is the list of stops along the hop:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Misc - Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, 5"x12" Transparent Double Sided Tape 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Baby Card - Rubbernecker Challenge

Time for a new challenge at the Rubbernecker challenge blog and the theme for Challenge #29 is Silly Animals!  I needed a baby card and thought the Rubbernecker Stamps Bunch of Bears and Sometimes stamps would work and also fit the challenge.  When finished, I added Stickles to the ribbons and sweaters and some clear Wink of Stella to the bears.
Be sure to pop by and enter the Rubbenecker Challenge - there's a chance to win one of two generous gift certificates.  You can find the challenge rules & requirements here.  There is also a Facebook Fan Page with lots of inspiration and updates on sales & product.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Bear 1 - T5, T3, T1, T0; YG17, YG13, YG11
Bear 2 - B14, B12, B00, B000; V06, V04, V01
Bear 3 - E55, E3, E51, E50; E34, E33m E31
Bear 4 - C5, C3, C1, C0
Bear 5 - V95, V93, V91
Bear 6 - E44, E43, E42, E41; YG17, YG13, YG11 
Rubbernecker Stamps - 1045 Bunch of Bears, 791-02 Sometimes
Misc - Enamel dots from the stash, Copic .5 Multiliner, Wink of Stella, Stickles

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Thank You Card - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi there and I hope you are well and thanks for stopping by.
I've been trying to do some cards with less colouring and more use of dies and I was quite pleased with how this one turned out.
I ran a piece of cardstock through a crimper... gosh, I've had that thing for ages, probably one of my first purchases when I began papercrafting and I cannot remember using it before this.  If I have, it was merely for small accents and never a larger piece.  I dug out the Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder for the sentiment... the photo doesn't show it but it's the prettiest colour, somewhere between gold and pewter and every time I use it, I think about how lovely it is.
I think winter is nearly over and I'm so happy about that.  It's almost the end of February and once the first of March hits, I know we can still have more cold and snow but the realization that spring is just around the corner makes it ok.
Have a great week!
Elizabeth Craft Designs - 1506 Dashing Circles, 1464 Trio of Leaves, 1325 Happy Flowers, CS076 - Sentiments 1- Celebration
Misc - Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder

Monday, March 5, 2018

Murray with Catch - Rubbernecker Stamps


Hi there.  Time to do some guy cards.  I don't know about you but I never have enough of this type of card so when I saw the Murray with Catch, I knew it would be perfect because I have a lot of people on my gift/card list who are avid fishermen.  I love this snarky old fella's look and I know I've seen it on other fisherman faces!  The photo doesn't really show it too well but there are clouds... I'm going to have to find some different lighting when I do my pics.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Hipwaders - E79, E72, E74, E71
Shirt - V99, V25, V20
Vest - G24, G21, G20
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000
Hair - T5, T3,T1
Fish - Y15, G20
Ground - E37, E35, E33
Sky - Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Rubbernecker Stamps - 562-09 Murray with Catch stamp, 562-09D  Murray with Catch die, 5004D Nested Oval, 563-01 Catch or Bait stamp
Paper - Maja Designs
Misc - wood button from stash

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Ethel in Leotard - Rubbernecker Stamps

Hi again!  Time for a new challenge at the Rubbernecker challenge blog and the theme for Challenge #28 is Make it Shake!  I used the fabulous Ethel for my card and today Ethel is wearing her leotard and if she's anything like some of us, there's lots that shakes when she exercises!  This old gal and the sentiment just crack me up... so silly!
Be sure to pop by and enter the Rubbenecker Challenge - there's a chance to win one of two generous gift certificates.  You can find the challenge rules & requirements here.  There is also a Facebook Fan Page with lots of inspiration and updates on sales & product.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Leotard - V17, V15, V12
Leg Warmers - R89, R85, R83, R81
Towel - Y28, Y26, Y21
Shoes - T9, T7, T5
Skin - E13, E11,E00, E000
Rubbernecker Stamps - 74-16 Ethel in Leotard; 792-03 I Don't Want
Rubbernecker Dies - 5002D Nested Circles, 5106D Mixable Flower Stack; 74-16D Ethel in Leotard
Paper - Maja Designs
Misc - gems from the stash

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Happy Birthday - Elizabeth Craft Designs

I needed a birthday card but I seem to be a bit rushed of late so today's card is a quick and easy one.  I taped the Transparent Double Sided Tape to cardstock and then used the Words 1 Celebration die to cut the sentiment.  When finished, the Bluebell glitter was sprinkled on top and voila, I have a sparkly sentiment.  A circle was cut using the Dashing Circles die and then some sequins added as an embellishment and the card was done and ready to mail.  It's too bad the photo doesn't show how pretty the glitter is.  It's the deepest, vivid blue and very striking.
501 5"x12"Transparent Double Sided Tape
1506 Dashing Circles
1465 Words 1 - Celebration
PSF102 Soft Finish card stock
624 Bluebell Silk Microfine Glitter
Misc - Sequins