Thursday, August 16, 2018

Moody Unicorns - Gerda Steiner Designs



I have some tags to share today which I've had done for quite awhile but not blogged.  They are easy peasy to make and don't take long to do at all.
I cut the tags using Simon Says Stamp's Stitched Dress Up Tags and used Gerda Steiner's hilarious Moody Unicorns clear stamp set.  They didn't take long at all and tags are a good way to use some of those pieces of scrap paper we all save.  And bonus... you end up with the cutest little tags ever!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Copics:
Unicorns - C10, C8, C5, C2, C1, C00; mane & tail R85, R81, B13, B11
Supplies:
Stamp & Sentiment - Gerda Steiner's Moody Unicorns
Dies - Simon Says Stamp's Stitched Dress Up Tags 
Misc - Stickles, pearls  & ribbon from stash
Challenges:
Gerda Steiner Designs August challenge

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Let's Fly a Kite - All Dressed Up

Hi and I hope you are having a grand summer.
A new challenge begins today at the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog and the theme 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 by downloading one of several cute freebies offered on the blog.
For today's card, I've used the cute Let's Fly a Kite digital stamp which was part of the July 2018 release and this is the first chance I've had to play with this pretty little thing.  Oh, and just for the record, I won another battle with my Silhouette machine.  A very small one and simple by most standards but I did manage it.  Baby steps...
You can find this little beauty and so many more over at the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop but I'll warn you, you won't be able to stop at just one!
Be sure to head on over to the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog where you can see all kinds of inspiration from the rest of the girls on the team.  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!
Copics:
Dress - B97, B95, B93, B91
Hair - E47, E44, E43, E40
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000
Supplies:
Dies -MFT Flower & Leaf Trio (this die has been discontinued but it's still one of my favourites and I use it a lot)

Monday, August 13, 2018

Toasting Marshmallows - Elizabeth Craft Designs


Hi All!  There's a new release over at Elizabeth Craft Designs and Joset has outdone herself with some fabulous dies and stamp sets.  The blog has so many inspirational projects for the focus day and you can see them here.   Since it's not going to be long before camping season and holidays are over, I should make a themed card for it before I start doing the Christmas cards so the Toasted Marshmallow set is my choice.  You'll want to be sure to pop by the Elizabeth Craft Designs store and check out the complete release.  There's something for everyone from penguins, moose, sweaters, trees, words, sentiments... lots and lots!
For the background, I sponged in Tim Holtz Carved Pumpkin and Candy Apple Distress Oxide ink and then spritzed with water.  I think those Distress Oxides are the most fabulous inks... I also used them to add colour to the fire, branches and marshmallows.  The marshmallows come with embossed eyes and mouths plus die cut noses but I left them off this time
Be sure to pop the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family fan page to find more inspiration. 
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Other:
Background - Tim Holtz Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Ink
Logs - Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress ink and then rubbed Walnut Stain Distress ink over it
Fire - Tim Holtz Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Ink
Twigs - Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress ink
Marshmallows - Stippled Tim Holtz  Black Soot and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Llama Tell You - Gerda Steiner Designs

Hi there.
As soon as I saw Gerda Steiner Designs Llama Tell You, I knew I had to have it but it was sold out everywhere.  I did finally manage to get my hands on it and got busy with making a card right away but haven't had a chance to post it until now.
Funny story about this card... I had the design in my head that I wanted to do some masking and have several llamas but then I got this silly idea that I should make three cards.  I have no idea why... I rarely make a multiple of anything but just to put this into perspective, count how many llamas are in this picture.  There's 13... now if you are superstitious you'll think this story is heading in a different direction than it is but here's the deal... remember, I made 3 cards and it all seemed simple until I began colouring them.  13 llamas on each of card... that's 39 llamas to colour!  What the heck was I thinking? At any rate I did finish them but I won't ever do that again but in the end, I did have 3 cute cards.
That's it for me today.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Copics:
E44, E43, E42, E40; RV00, V95, V93, V91 and then Stickles were added to the purple one
Supplies:
Stamp & Sentiment - Gerda Steiner Designs Llama Tell You
Misc - Stickles, enamel dots
Challenges:
Gerda Steiner Designs August challenge

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Hippo Fun - Rubbernecker Stamps


Hi and I hope you are well.  Today's card is using a cute little set of clear stamps called Hippo and it's a fun set, especially for making birthday cards for children.  
I've been making some of my cards smaller, the A2 size instead of the 6" x 6" and they are growing on me.  At first it seemed so odd and they appeared to be tiny compared to the larger ones but I do like them.  I'll still be doing some of the bigger ones... old habits are hard to break, aren't they.
This was quite a quick card to do, I just stamped and coloured the hippos, did the sentiment which is also part of the set, added some brads and it is done!
Check out the Rubbernecker Stamps blog for tons of inspiration and also the  Rubbernecker Facebook Page.  There is also a Facebook Fan Page with lots of inspiration, updates on sales & product and a great place to post your Rubbernecker Stamps creations.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Copics:
Hippos - C7, C5, C3, C1, R14, R20
Supplies:
Rubbernecker Stamps -3104 Hippo Clear Stamps

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Summer Hols - All Dressed Up Release


Today is release day for four brand new digi stamps from All Dressed Up and I was given the pretty Summer Hols image. I used a single image but this stamp set comes with three individual girls and then one digi of them together so there's lots of options with this set.

                                Blooms & Butterflies                         Summer Hols

                              Magical Unicorn                              Summer Blooms

Be sure to visit the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog  to see what else was created with this release.  While you are there, take a peek at the current challenge where the theme at the 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!
Copics:
Dress - RV99, RV95, RV93, RV91; G24, G21
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000
Hair - E57, E55, E53, E51
Bag - T5, T3, T1
Supplies:
Image - All Dressed Up  Summer Hols
Sentiment - Ginger's House freebie
Dies - MFT Blueprints 14 (I believe this has been discontinued but that big flower is my go-to die)
Paper - Maja Designs

Monday, August 6, 2018

Rock Candy Florals - Elizabeth Craft Designs



Hi there and I hope all is well with you.  
Today's project is a card using the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks and Elizabeth Craft Designs stamps.  It's an easy to create and there is a tutorial here over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog on how I made it.  Rather than using the Circles Background stamp as a background, I cut out some of the flowers and used them to create the flowers for my card.
I love using those Distress Oxide Inks - they blend so well and I like how they react with the water so you get those big blobs without the colour.  I
Be sure to pop the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog, to see lovely inspiration and tutorials by the rest of the team  and then on over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Facebook fan page to see plenty more creations.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:
Other: White Gel pen, Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink, Worn Lipstick and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Sketch Daisies - Rubbernecker Stamps

Hi there!
I made today's card using the pretty Sketch Daisies stamp from Rubbernecker Stamps.  It's such a pretty, delicate grouping of flowers.
I coloured the image with Copics and then tried out some Ranger Rock Candy which I've had forever but hadn't used.  I like the look but the pic doesn't do it justice.  It's a rough texture, and looks like a chunky glitter.
Check out the Rubbernecker Stamps blog for tons of inspiration and also the  Rubbernecker Facebook Page.  There is also a Facebook Fan Page with lots of inspiration, updates on sales & product and a great place to post your Rubbernecker Stamps creations.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Copics:
BV17, BV13, BV11, G21
Supplies:
Paper - Maja Designs
Misc - Ranger Clear Rock Candy, Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder, Doodlebug Sprinkles Enamel Dots

Monday, July 30, 2018

Hexagon Leaves - Elizabeth Craft Designs


Hi there and I hope all is well with you.  
Today's project is a card using the Trio of Leaves die, Words 2 die and the new Stitched Hexagon die.  It's a fairly quick and simple card to create and there is a tutorial here here over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog on how I made it.
Be sure to pop the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog, to see lovely inspiration and tutorials by the rest of the team  and then on over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Facebook fan page to see plenty more creations.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:
Other:
White and green cardstock, Bundled Sage and Wild Honey Distress Oxide Ink, jute, enamel dots

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Cats, Cats, Cats! Rubbernecker Stamps

Hi there and I hope all is well with you and you are enjoying your summer.  I do like the warm weather and sun so much better than winter.
Today's post is my DT card for Rubbernecker Stamps and I've used the cute Group of Cats stamp which I found at Rubbernecker Stamps.  I love this fun image and as soon as I saw it, I knew it was one of those 'why be a zebra among the zebras?' but this is 'why be a cat among the cats?'.  Plus, I have the perfect person to send this to!
Check out the Rubbernecker Stamps blog for tons of inspiration and also the  Rubbernecker Facebook Page.  There is also a Facebook Fan Page with lots of inspiration, updates on sales & product and a great place to post your Rubbernecker Stamps creations.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Copics:
Cats - C7, C5, C3, C1, R14, R02, R11, R000
Supplies:
Paper - Carta Bella Mr & Mrs
Misc :
Stickles