Wednesday, 30 August 2017

The Project Bin - Anchors Away Stamp Set

Happy Wednesday, my friends!

Today I'm back with another project for The Project Bin
This week I'm using the fun "Anchors Away" Stamp Set,
which you can find HERE.

Living in land-locked Saskatchewan I don't get to see much of the ocean.
I enjoy anything to do with the ocean,
and all things nautical, so this is a fun set for me!

Here's my card:


Isn't that a lovely sentiment?
I used a really fun ocean themed paper from Gecko Galz,
and added a fun jute strip that looked really beachy. 


Here's a closer look at the stamping.


One last look at the card:


Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock,
Gecko Galz - Seaside Splendor Craft Kit;
Dies: Tutti Designs - Stitched Nesting Squares;
Trim: Unknown Jute Trim;
Ink: CTMH - Moonstruck.

The Project Bin Stamp Set



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If you're not familiar with The Project Bin,
they specialize in wonderful sentiment stamps.
They're clear photopolymer and stamp as crisp as can be!
Each set has multiple stamps, and 
"A Way With Words."

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I'll be back next week to share another wonderful stamp! :o)
In the meantime...

Here are all the links you'll need:




Monday, 28 August 2017

Some Gummiapan Fun for Swedish House Crafts

Hello, my friends! 

I'm back with a new project for Swedish House Crafts today!

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If you're not familiar with Swedish House Crafts, let me tell you a little bit about them.
It's a wonderful online shop, located in the United Kingdom.
They carry a specially selected assortment of Swedish made papers, stamps and dies. 
You really have to go take a look at all the unique and inspiring products. 
They are happy to ship anywhere in the world,
and great customer service is definitely a priority to the owner! :o

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Here's the card I made:


I began with a kraft card base, and matted it with the plaid Maja paper, 
of which I distressed the edges. 


I first stamped the bear onto kraft cardstock with black ink,
 and cut him out with the coordinating die. 
Since it's nearing the end of August, and there's a bit of a chill in the air, 
I decided this sweet bear needed some pants. 
I stamped the image again on the red polka-dot paper. 
I fussy cut that out and adhered the pants in place. 
Isn't he just as cute as can be?


He does look rather sad though, doesn't he? 
So I gave him a little love by die-cutting some little red hearts and floating them above his head. 
I then adhered him in place using foam tape for dimension.


I stamped the sentiment on kraft cardstock with black ink.
 Then I cut it out in a pennant shape. 
These Gummiapan stamps give such a beautiful crisp image every time! 
I then die-cut some more red hearts to add to the pennant,
 and one bigger one to place above the sentiment.


Here's one last look at the finished card:


There are so many incredible Gummiapan stamps and dies
 to choose from at Swedish House Crafts! 
This sweet little Teddy Bear is among my favorites, 
and there are several fun sentiment stamps that work very well with him!
They are all so much fun to play with...
the creative possibilities are endless...and the prices can't be beat! 
Head on over to the shop and see the amazing variety!

Thanks so much for looking today! I'll be back soon to share more!




PRODUCTS USED FROM SWEDISH HOUSE CRAFTS:













Sunday, 27 August 2017

Tutti Designs - Festive Reindeer

Hello, my friends!

It's Monday, and I'm back with a new Tutti Designs share!

This week I'm using the fun "Festive Reindeer" die from the July Release.
You can find it HERE.

Again, there are so many creative options with a die like this!
Here's what I did:

I began with a 5 1/2" square card base, matted with decorative paper.
After cutting and layering some big circles,
I cut the Festive Reindeer from the same cardstock as the card base.
I then adhered the die-cut to the center of the layered circles,
I added them to the card base using foam tape.
Then I filled in his nose with some pretty Star Dust Stickles.


He fills the card so beautifully, 
the only addition needed was a pretty bow!


Here's a closer look at the intricate detail of this die:


One final look at the finished card:


Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, My Mind's Eye - Naughty or Nice;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Stickles: Star Dust;
Ribbon: Celebrate It.


Tutti Designs Dies Used:



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I'll be back next week with a new project.
In the meantime, here are all the links you'll need:




Thursday, 24 August 2017

Cards and More Shop - Color Burst Coloring

Hello, my friends! 

I'm back with a new project made with products from the Cards and More Shop .

I had so much fun making this pretty card!
This is my very first time using Ken Oliver Color Burst!
I LOVE them! :o)

I do not have any process photos to share with you.
 I didn't know that my first time using these would turn out so well! lol 
At least, I think it turned out well...I hope you do too! 
I was just having a practice!
It's such a fabulous product...no practice necessary! :o)

Here's my card:


I began with a piece of water media paper.
I heat embossed this beautiful image with white embossing powder.
Then I misted the paper with water. 


I sprinkled just a little bit of the Ken Oliver Color Burst Powders onto my mat,
and added water to them.
Then I used a watercolour brush to paint my card.
It was as simple as that!
I dried it with my heat tool after each colour so that they would not mix.
I added more colour where I wanted it to be darker.
Here's a closer look:


Here you can see the shimmer of the white embossing:


When it was all dry, I trimmed it out, and distressed the edges.
I created a card base with white cardstock, 
and matted it with the pretty pink wood paper wrapped with a sparkly ribbon.
I distressed all the edges.
Finally, I added the painted piece using foam tape.
One last look at the finished card:


These were the products used from the Cards and More Shop :

MBoss - White Embossing Powder










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I hope you liked my card today!
I'll be sharing more projects with these fabulous Color Burst products!

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Please pop on over to Cards and More Shop to see all the great products they carry.

There's lots of fun inspirational projects! :o)

Have a happy day! :o)

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Miss Daisy Stamps DT - Smile with Me from Mari Digi!

Hello, my friends!

I have a new card to share with you today for Miss Daisy Stamps.

This one is a Mari Digi called "Smile with Me"
 and you can find it HERE.

I've also used some pretty paper from We Are 3.
It's from the collection called "Bird's View"
which you can find HERE.

I colored up the sweet image with my markers.
Then I just played with some fun dies and the paper.




Here's a closer look at the image:


One last look:



Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Coloring: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Dies: CC Designs - Big Scalloped Squares #1,
Make a Card #13;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Bling: Crafts - Mini Rhinestones.


Sunday, 20 August 2017

Tutti Designs - Glowing Candle Die

Hello, my friends!

It's Monday, and I'm back with a new Tutti Designs share!

I'm happy to be sharing another one of the new Christmas release dies.
This one is called "Glowing Candle" die.
You can find it right HERE.

I've combined it with the Stitched Nesting Tags die to make a sweet little tag card.
This would be perfect attached to a Christmas gift.


I began by inserting a folded piece of kraft cardstock into the tag die.
By ensuring the fold is just inside the top cutting die,
it won't cut through.
Then I cut the Glowing Candle die from dark blue cardstock.
I thought it would be a nice change from the black I usually use.
I punched a scrap of yellow paper with a 1 1/4" circle punch.
This fits perfectly behind the die.


After adhering these pieces in place on the tag base,
I filled in some spots with the Stickles.
Finally, I added a bow to the top and the front of the tag was complete.
Here's a closer look:


Then I did some simple stamping to the inside of the tag.


Wouldn't this dress up a simple package beautifully? 


Other Materials Used:
Paper: Recollections - Cardstock;
Punch: EK Success - 1 1/4" Circle Punch;
Ribbon: Offray;
Stickles: Red, Green, Star Dust.

Tutti Designs Dies Used:

Glowing Candle Die


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I'll be back next week with a new project.
In the meantime, here are all the links you'll need:




Friday, 18 August 2017

Little Blue Button Stamps - August Guest Designer Post

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with my second post as the August Guest Designer at
Little Blue Button Stamps!
I BIG thanks to Olga for having me as her Guest this month! :o)


I've always been a big fan of Olga's beautiful images!
I had the pleasure of being on her DT for a time,
and thoroughly enjoyed it!

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I've continued to create with her sweet images since then!
It's perfect timing for me to be sharing with you.
Olga is having a fantastic 40% off sale! WOW!
Check out the details, and get the code, right HERE!

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This week I have an art journal page to share.
This page was inspired by this sweet image from Little Blue Button Stamps.
It's called "Sophie with Umbrella" and you can find it HERE.

I began by using the "Print then Cut" feature on my Cricut Explore Air.
I coloured the image with my Spectrum Noir Markers.
I created the sentiment on my computer, printed it, and cut it out.
(You'll find this on my "Free Stuff" Page)
With all the pieces ready, I just needed to create the background.
I did this using distress inks for the sky and the grass. 
I used a fun mask from Magenta to create the grass edge.
I used the Raindrops stencil from FabScraps to create the rain.
Finally, I glued the sentiment and image in place.
This was so much fun to make! :o)






Materials Used:
Dylusions Art Journal;
Coloring: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Inks: Distress Inks - Broken China, Faded Jeans,
Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain;
Stencil: FabScraps - Fab Stencils C97 DS074 Raindrops;
Mask: Magenta

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Thanks so much for stopping by! :o)
Head on over to Little Blue Button Stamps to have some fun of your own!  

Here are all the links you need:




Tuesday, 15 August 2017

All Dressed Up - Challenge #72

Hello, my friends!

Today is the beginning of a new challenge at All Dressed Up!
The challenges are always Anything Goes but you MUST use an image from All Dressed Up.
There are freebies available at the challenge blog HERE! :o)

This month I used the fun "Pitter Patter Rain Drops" Image,
which you can find HERE.




Isn't it just the sweetest image? :o)


Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Coloring: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Standard Circles LG,
Classic Scalloped Circles LG;
Punches: Martha Stewart - Branch,
McGill - Flowers - Petite Petals;
Bling: Crafts - Pearl Stickers.

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Thanks for stopping by today! 
Now head on over to the Challenge Blog and join the fun! :o)

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Here are all the links you'll need: