Thursday, 19 January 2017

Three Different Cards with Hero Arts Background Stamp

I used colours that I remember from Old Town, San Diego.  (Black contrasting with bright colours, white and maybe gold.)  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn and the background is an old Hero Arts stamp.  

To make this gold number I used two Hero Arts sets.  I embossed the background and then went in with three distress inks: spiced marmalade, abandoned coral and carved pumpkin.  Between every layer I put down water droplets and then soaked them up with a cloth.  This gives a detailed layering effect that is really cool.  Inside this card and the next one the sentiment reads: every little thing is going to be alright.  Great encouragement cards!

This last one is my favorite.  I was going for a shabby chic design when I made this.  I used spun sugar, abandoned coral and aged mahogany distress inks in the background and then followed the same water droplet technique I used for the orange card.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Lawn Fawn Frosties Birthday Card

I used Lawn Fawn's "Frosties" for the snowflakes and "Party Animals" for the sentiment.  I put VersaMark imbossing ink on the gems with gold embossing powder and heat set them.  I wanted them to match perfectly with the sentiment!  Although its not snowing here now, we still have quite a few feet of snow on the ground.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Neat and Tangled Pop-up Card Box

Used my newish set "Better Together" from Neat and Tangled.  Got the card box instructions here.  The grass is cut from my Cameo and the butterfly paper is from the dollar store.  Hope it will be a happy surprise for someone.  The butterflies have lots of natural bling to them.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Newton goes to the beach

Here is Newton again.  Gotta love this cat.  The background die is the SSS Full Card Sunshine.  The image and sentiment are from the Aloha Newton set.  I also used stickles to add a little texture to the coconuts. 

Passion for ProMarkers

This is a new stamp set for me.  I got it for black Friday but haven't really gotten a chance to use it till now.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

The best is yet to come

Remebered this quote when I saw Zoey's work on the SSS Mon blog.  So appropriate to remember with whats going on in my life right now.  The background is distress ink with clear embossing powder poured over and heated.  When it was thoroughly dry I re-heated some sections for a brighter pink in different areas.  I accually made this background a few years ago but I never had anything to put on it.  The letter set is from studio G and the flower bkg stamp is an old Hero Arts stamp.  

After I finished my card (and got it done on time) I realized that it was too flat so I added more layers to the flower, as seen below.

Friday, 30 December 2016

B-Day Card For Mom and Fratelli Bakery Review

My Mom has a b-day coming up so I made her this cheery number.  The background is distress ink, the orange paper is from the "Hello Sunshine" Lawn Fawn 6x6 paper pack; everything was coloured with promarkers and the images came from the "Party Animal" lawn fawn set.

Passion for ProMarkers

The Fratelli Bakery in New West and Vancouver, BC Canada is definitely worth visiting.  They are a true Italian Bakery and worth every penny.  Find them here.  We got the Saint Honore cake in the 5 serving size.  

Friday, 23 December 2016

Little Tangles Gold and Silver, plus 2 cards and 1 cat

Lots of shine on the poinsettia!   Antique poinsettia from Hero Arts, twine from Lawn Fawn, sequins from Micheals and the bkg stamp "Christmas Background" from Stampendous.

Only place I could photograph was on her cat tower.. needless to say I had some "help."

Gold and silver ombre effect.  The gold goes down and the silver comes up.  There are lots of stars with both colours!  :)  Used the sparkle and shine Neat and Tangled set.  Good fun!

Pro-marker coloring with Newton's Nook "Newton's Holiday Mischief."  The red and green strip are coloured with Pro-markers as well (for a perfect match).  The glitter is from the dollar store adhered with clear Elmer's Craft Bond glue.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Paper Roll Tree Card

The dot background is from the Simon Says Nautical Boarders stamp set: I used Salty Ocean Distress ink to ink the boarder stamp.  The green dot paper is from an old Amy Tangerine 6x6 paper pack.  The gold twine is Lawn Fawn and the sentiment is from a Newton's Nook set.  The white embossed background is from the Stampendous Christmas Background stamp.  For the cardstock with the tree attached, first I put down picked raspberry and salty ocean distress ink.  Then I added some white embossing from various stamps, after that I painted Martha Stewart acrylic paint over top.  Then I added white ripped paper snow with Clear Rock Candy stickles for shine. 

Friday, 9 December 2016

2 cards with a gift bag

2 cars with a gift bag.  Note the silver and gold accents!  The sequins are from Micheals I think.  The gold twine is Lawn Fawn.  The stitched rectangle die is Simon Says and the Antique Poinsettia stamp is from the Hero Arts 2016 collection. 

Here is a white on white card.

Paper gift bag.  The "oh happy day" die is from Simon Says Stamp.  Oh happy day.. when Christ was born!  A shout out to Kath where I got the idea in the first place!  :)

My helper!