Tuesday, January 23, 2018

You are Mermazing

Hello, everyone!  Before I share my card, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Suzanne Harkinson - I am so happy to see you here!

Today's card was inspired by Pantone's Colour of the Year for 2018 - Ultra Violet.  I enjoy making heart-themed cards for children, and there are a couple of card drives going on now that are collecting heart-themed cards.  I've already mailed my bundle of cards in time to meet this year's deadline, but there's always next year!  Here are links to the card drives... please make sure to read the guidelines!



Stamps: Digital stamp (Craftin Desert Divas You Mermaid), clear stamps (MFT Mermazing)
Colouring medium:  Markers
Dies:  Simon Says Stamp Floating Hearts, Gina Marie Designs Stitched Hearts
Inks: Background (Wilted Violet Distress Spray, Dylusions Crushed Grape Ink Spray), stamped fish (Lawn Fawn Jet Black), heat embossing (Versamark)
Other: Ranger white embossing powder, Posca white paint marker, patterned vellum

I would like to support the following challenges: Cardz TV 31 Anything Goes 2/3;  Craftin Desert Divas Gallery facebook group Colour of the Year Ultra Violet UE; Crafting Circle Crafty Awesomeness January 1/3; Crafty Calendar January Mythical Creatures 1/3; Crafty Gals Corner 157 AG 1/2; Creatalicious 131 AG Optional Cute UE; Creative Inspirations Something New UE (new Floating Hearts die, new colour); Cute Card Thursday Something Fun UE; Cuttlebug Mania Valentine’s Day 2/3; Die-cut Divas January Something New 3/4 (new Floating Hearts die, new colour); DL.ART January Linky 1/d; Happy Little Stampers January Anything Goes with Dies UE; HIMCR 336 Colour It 1/3; Inspiration Destination 141 Anything Goes Optional Wet or Dry Embossing UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Love to Scrap 105 AG 4/5; Pammie’s Inky Pinkies 1803 AG 1/3; Paperbabe Picture Inspiration / Ultra Violet UE; SUYP 26 Furry-thing Goes/Meuw Year (new colour of the year) UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Add a Sentiment 1/5; The Corrosive January AG 2/3; The Rubber Buggy January Valentines, Love, Wedding, Anniversary UE; Through the Craftroom Door AG 2/2; Tuesday Throwdown AG 1E; 2 Crafty Critter Crazies 10 AG with Animals 4/5; Word Art Wednesday 318-319 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk 1 1/5; WOW January All About Hearts 1/3

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Pop-up Flip Card

Hello, everyone!  Surprise!  Here I am after long last!  First I would like to thank those of you who kept in touch and checked on me while I was away from blogging - it warmed my heart that you thought about me and took the time to email - you are appreciated!

I have been thinking of reviving my blog for some time now so I guess I have to start somewhere!  I'm doing things a bit different now so I can't promise I will be commenting very much but will try to visit from time to time.  I will see how it goes!

I am grateful to have had four new followers join me since the last time I posted.  Wecome to Migdalia RodriguezLoose Stitches (Sherry Gibson)Rachel Leah Huddleson, and Jeanie Ellis - thank you for being here!

This year I want to try some new card styles/folds so today I made a pop-up flip card. I followed a YouTube tutorial by CraftyPaws. Here is the front view:



Digital stamp:  Imagine That... Digis by Kris - Puppy Love (used precoloured image)
Patterned Paper:  Martha Stewart Love Notes
Dies: Gina Marie Designs Stitched Oval Nested Dies and Scalloped Stitched Oval Nested Dies   
Other:  Embossing folder (Cuttlebug Cross my Heart)

Inside view:


The postage stamps were cut from the paper pad, and I also added a felt heart sticker  (Dollarama).


 Here's the side view:


I would like to support the following challenges:  Ally’s Angels 1 Anything Goes 3/3; Cardz TV 31 Anything Goes 1/3; CraftyHazelnut’s Patterned Paper January UE; Creatalicious 131 Anything Goes Optional Cute UE; Creative Inspirations Something New UE (new card style); Cut it Up New Year's Resolutions or Goals (try new card styles or folds) 1E; Cute Card Thursday Something Fun UE; Cuttlebug Mania Valentine’s Day 1/3; Deep Ocean 172 Something New UE (new card style); Die-cut Divas January Something New 3/4 (new card style); DL.ART January Linky 1/d; Happy Little Stampers January Anything Goes with Dies UE; Imagine That… Digis by Kris Customer Link-up plus Optional Challenge of Kinetic Card; Inspiration Destination 141 Anything Goes Optional Wet or Dry Embossing UE; Pammie’s Inky Pinkies 1802 Anything Goes 2/3; Paper Creator’s Crafts 65 Anything Goes 3/3; Penny’s Paper-crafty 363 Anything Goes 1/3; The Corrosive January Anything Goes 1/3; The Rubber Buggy January Valentines, Love, Wedding, Anniversary UE; Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes 1/2; 2 Crafty Critter Crazies 10 Anything Goes with Animals 2/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Recycling Old Christmas Cards #2

Hello, everyone! Today I'm sharing a couple more cards I made by recycling old Christmas cards/tags. You can see my first batch here if you missed them. I've been inspired by Crafting Vicky, who has a YouTube series on recycling Christmas cards. I make cards for charities so I like to start early with the holiday cards!  All products used are listed below.

Card 1
  • Image:  Recycled Christmas tag
  • Clear stamp:  Sentiment (Momenta)
  • Dies:  Pierced Fancy Nesting Label (Gina Marie Designs), Mini Snowflake (Lawn Fawn)
  • Embossing folder: Cuttlebug Christmas Set
  • Patterned paper:  Forever in Time
  • Other: Holly leaves from my old Dollarama stash

I was inspired by the sketch at Mojo Monday 487:



Card 2
This card cracks me up! The cat looks so dapper, like he was posing for a portrait!

  • Image: Recycled Christmas card, fussy-cut
  • Dies: Scalloped Stitched Oval Frame (Gina Marie Designs), oval (Lawn Fawn), corner (Cheery Lynn), bow (Paper Smooches), snowflakes (Lawn Fawn)
  • Patterned paper: Doodlebug

I was inspired by the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches 393:



I would also like to support these fun challenges: Crafty Catz AG Twist Mainly Green (Card 1) 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Christmas UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra March UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper March UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Green (Card 1) UE; Cut it Up Think Green (Card 1) 1E; Die Cut Divas Love of Animals 4/4; DL.ART March Linky AG UE 1/d; Sweet Stampin' Christmas AG Christmas 1/2; Unicorn Challenge Go Green (Card 1) UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w uplifting sentiment Wk2 2/5


Note to my followers:  I might not be around for a week or two - I've started to do some organizing/reorganizing in my craftroom and I want to continue!  I spent 3 hours catching up on blog visiting/commenting this morning and I'm still not finished!  I started having to prove I'm not a robot so I'll eventually get around to all I missed! 


Thank you for looking at my cards! Wishing you a joyful day!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Breezy Bunny

Hello, everyone! Before I get started, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Wendy Falk - thank you for joining me!  If you would like to leave a link to your blog in the comments, then I will hop over and follow you too!

I made this little scene card a while back for a guest designer feature but I didn't get to share it on my blog. I'm seeing a lot of bunny cards around lately so I thought this was a great time to share it!  All products used are listed below.

  • Rubber stamp:  Your Next Stamp - Breezy (retired)
  • Clear stamp:  Sentiment (Newton's Nook Birthday Flutter)
  • Colouring medium: Prismacolor pencils
  • Dies:  Your Next Stamp Picket Fence (retired), Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Waltzingmouse Stamps Scalloped Stitched Rectangles, Lawn Fawn Grassy Border and Spring Showers, Impression Obsession Rabbit Set and Tiny Flowers
  • Ink:  Twisted Citron Distress Ink (inky background)
  • Other:  Snow Writer (applied to bunny's tail), Glossy Accents (applied to bunny's eyes and umbrella), tiny gems and tiny heart sequins from my stash

The card fits perfectly with Your Next Stamp Sketch Challenge #59:


I would also like to support these fun challenges: 613 Avenue Create AG Optional Twist No Digis 2/8; Allsorts Spring Inspiration 1/3; Craft Stamper Take It Make It March AG 3/3; Crafting Circle Crafty Awesomeness AG 2/3; Creatalicious AG Optional Green UE; Crop Stop Linky #26 AG (Lawn Fawn dies, IO dies, and Distress Inks available at Crop Stop) 1/5; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; Die Cut Divas Love of Animals 3/4; DL.ART March Linky AG UE 1/d; Do-Al(l) Kreatives Spring 1/3; Inky Chicks Happy Birthday UE; Love to Scrap AG 5/5; Not Just Cards Spring UE; One Crazy Stamper AG 3/5; Repeat Impressions Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ M817 (Use Dimension, Bright Colours, Birthday); ScrapyLand AG 1/5 (Impression Obsession and Lawn Fawn dies used)Simon Says Stamp Monday MakeYour Own Background 2/5; Stamped Blessings heARTful Stamping Animals 1/2; Sweet Stampin' No Patterned Paper 2/3; The Artistic Stamper Springtime 2/3; The Outlawz Festive Friday Spring is Coming 2/3; Through the Craftroom Door AG 2/2; Unicorn Challenge Go Green UE; Uniko Studio Birthday; Word Art Wednesday AG w uplifting sentiment Wk2 1/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Cupcake Elephant

Hello, everyone! Today I'm sharing a card I made for a child. This adorable Birthday Ellie from Sasayaki Glitter is the March progressive challenge image in the Sasayaki Glitter Facebook Group. I received this image for free since I joined the challenge last month (thank you, Naz!).  You can join this challenge at any time (like I did last month) - the image is on sale now for under a dollar, limited time only! All products used are listed below.


I was inspired by the sketch at SugarPea Designs Mix it Up Challenge #29:


I would also like to support these fun challenges: Come and Get It Cards for Kids 3/3; Crafting Circle Crafty Awesomeness AG 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper March UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Green UE; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; Die Cut Divas Love of Animals 2/4; DL.ART March Linky AG UE 1/d; HobbyVision Inspiration Photo (I was inspired by the purple and the candle) 1/2; Inky Chicks Happy Birthday UE; Love to Scrap AG 4/5; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 3/3;Sasayaki Glitter Colour Purple 1/3; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday TT030217 Spark or Flame 1/2; Through the Craftroom Door AG 1/2; Uniko Studio Birthday; Word Art Wednesday AG w uplifting sentiment Wk1 5/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Recycling Old Christmas Cards

Hello, everyone! This is my second post today!  I have been inspired by the YouTube series by Crafting Vicky on recycling old Christmas cards.  Today I'm sharing three of the cards I made out of old cards that I've been saving.

I make a lot of cards for charities so I like to start early!  There are usually strict rules about no glitter, no embellishments, etc., so I've kept these guidelines in mind.  The children receiving the cards may have varying religious beliefs so these cards reflect that as well.


I'll share each card separately.  Products used are shown below.

Card #1
  • Image:  Recycled Christmas card
  • Clear stamp:  Sentiment (unmarked)
  • Ink:  Ancient Page Cardinal
  • Dies:  Nellie's Multiframe Circles, Gina Marie Designs Stitched Circles and Scalloped Stitched Circles
  • Embossing folder: Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow

Card #2
  • Image:  Recycled Christmas card
  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (unmarked)
  • Embossing folder:  Taylored Expressions Winter Flurry

Card #3
  • Image: Recycled Christmas tag
  • Clear stamps: Snowflake background (unmarked)
  • Rubber stamp:  Sentiment (Inkadinkado)
  • Ink:  Ancient Page Henna, Avery Elle Pure White
  • Die:  Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes
  • Other:  WRMK Corner Chomper

I would also like to support these fun challenges: Cards in Envy Keep it Simple 1/3; Clique Kits March AG 3/3; Come and Get It Cards for Kids 2/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optinal Vintage UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra March UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Green UE; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; Lil Patch of Craofty Friends AG 3/3;Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday MakeYour Own Background 1/5 (Card #3); Sweet Stampin' Christmas AG Christmas 1/2; The Outlawz Festive Friday Anything Christmas 1/3; Tuesday Throwdown Things with Wings 3/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w uplifting sentiment Wk1 4/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Bee Yourself... You're Awesome

Hi, everyone! Today I'm sharing an encouragement card for a child. The Bee Strong image was sent to me for free since I joined last month's challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs (thank you!).  You can join at any time; see here for details.

This image comes with a Bee Strong sentiment, but I decided to go with Bee Yourself... You're Awesome.  I fussy-cut the bee so I could pop her up on foam tape. I went with non-traditional colours for my bee!  I used a bunch of old scraps/snippets of patterned paper and cardstock so I'll be joining Pixie's Snippet Playground. All products used are listed below.

  • Digital stamp:  Gerda Steiner Designs Bee Strong
  • Clear stamp:  Sentiment (unmarked)
  • Colouring medium:  Touch Five markers
  • Die:  Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Borders, Cross-stitched Tag (unmarked)
  • Patterned paper:  My old Dollarama stash
  • Embossing folder: Tim Holtz Honeycomb
  • Other:  Heart punch, washi tape, Dymo label maker

I was inspired by the sketch at Connie Can Crop:



I would also like to support these fun challenges: Cardz TV Designer Challenge #4 AG 3/3; Clique Kits March AG 2/3; Come and Get It Cards for Kids 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper March UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Green UE; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DL.ART March Linky AG UE 1/d; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 3/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Love to Scrap AG 3/5; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 3/3; Pile it On Humour/Puns UE; Send a Smile 4 Kids Spring Colours 4 Kids 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Tag You're It 2/5;Tuesday Throwdown Things with Wings 2/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w uplifting sentiment Wk1 3/5; Your Scrapbook Place AG 3/3

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!