Ocean Joy

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

I did this card for a challenge on Sunday where we pick a card by the Featured Stamper and CASE it. (copy and share everything.) To say we copy the card is not exactly correct, but we do take the elements of the card we love and we change the colours, and the subject matter etc. The point of the challenge is honour the stamper for the week. The card I picked to CASE is here. I changed the colours, made an ocean and added a dolphin, to honour Kendra, who is also on the Frantic Stamper Design Team that I am on. On to my card details, I used my aqua brush and 3 different shades of Tim Holtz Distress Inks to do my water. I used the deeper colour to sponge my dolphin, styled him and propped him up on foam dots so it looks like he is coming out of the water. To finish a few sequins and some Wink of Stella on the top of the waves and on top of the dolphin, which is hard to see in the picture. I wish you could see it, is is beautiful IRL. A fun card to make, thanks for having a peek today.
Products: Memory Box Textured Wave Stencil, Frantic Stamper Bluenose Dolphin, Joy Crafts Seashore Stamp Set, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Wink of Stella, Sequins, Foam Dots, Neenah 120lb paper.

Ladybug Birthday

Monday, 27 June 2016

Most countries have a day they mark to celebrate a "National Day" Here in Canada we have Canada Day, and in the USA they celebrate Independence Day. Britain has British National Day and on it goes. So, in order to be all inclusive, Splitcoaststampers and the Clean and Simple Challenge are celebrating the colours of Red, White and Blue. My card pretty well covers it, with the blue being in the ladybugs and the sentiment. I dare say, the sentiment would normally be black, but I prefer the blue, so I have Canada's Red and White covered!  I partially stenciled my background with Tim Holtz Barn Door Distress Ink. For my ladybugs, I die cut using navy and red cardstock and applied the navy dots with my marker and the white with my gel pen. The ladybugs are styled and on foam dots and my sentiment is stamped with Tim Holtz Distress Inks Chipped Sapphire. A few sequins finished my card. Thanks for looking today.
Products: Simon Says Stamp Extra Large Dots Stencil and Scipty Greetings, Memory Box Lady Bugs Die Set, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Foam Dots, Signo White Pigment Pen, Sequins.

Stay Cool

Saturday, 25 June 2016

I did this card for the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers today where we had a visit to Tim Holtz Pinterest Board called Crafts. I picked this for my inspiration. I am in the mood for a lot of colour, so I started with my background. I rubbed 4 different colours into my stencil and spritzed with a lot of water before laying down my cardstock. For the sunglasses I coloured using glitter markers and used vellum for the glass portion, then mounted on foam dots. I added the die cut border and matting in the lime green and die cut the sentiment in orange, and finished with a few sequins and crystals. I love all the bright happy colours and hope you do as well. Thanks for having a look. 
Products: Frantic Stamper Retro Glasses, Frantic Stamper Stay Cool, Memory Box Stencil, Unknown Border Die, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Sequins, Crystals.

The Path

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Another card I did for my Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoaststampers last Monday. I embossed my butterflies using gold embossing powder and painted using Winsor Newton watercolour paints. I stamped the middle butterly and die cut before painting, then styled it before attaching. Under the butterfly I layered with gold glitter paper. I did a watercolour wash for my butterfly background in light pink tones, and embossed with Darice Crackle embossing folder, then matted with a pale pink. A few sequins and some crystals finished this card, which I really like. I had a doctors appointment yesterday so I took it for the nurse to send to someone. She is always so thrilled to get my cards and I love it when I give a smile. 
Products: Stampendous PenPattern Butterflies Stamp Set, Stampendous Butterfly Die Set, Winsor Newton Watercolours, Gold Glitter Paper, Paper Garden Cardstock, Neenah, Sequins, Crystals.

Humming Smile

Sunday, 19 June 2016

This card was done for the Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoaststampers, which I am hosting. I stamped and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. The top panel is on foam strips as is the hummingbird. I painted with my aqua brush and Tim Holtz Distress Inks Festive Berries, Crushed Olive, Scattered Straw and Shabby Shutters. And, it was a happy day for me, I added sequins! Thanks for having a look today.
Entering in CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Stamping, Die-Cut, Embossing.
Products: WPlus Flora and Fauna Stamp and Die-Set, October Afternoon Sentiment, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Foam Strips and Dots, Sequins.

Humming for you

I am hosting the Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoaststampers today and I made this card along with a couple more for the challenge. I think I got a bit carried away, but it was fun. And I made them to participate in the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge as well. The idea for this card came from Loll Thompson and her card Fun With Markers. Like Loll, I too had a oops! My sentiment did not work out the first time round, hence the banner. Thank goodness for second tries. I heat embossed the image on both the card base and the top layer, then added the layer to the card with foam strips. I die cut the bird in gold glitter paper, styled and attached on a foam dot. A few crystals finished my card.
Entering in CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Stamping, Die-Cutting, Embossing
Products: WPlus9 Flora and Fauna Stamp and Die Set, Stampendous Sunny Flower Set, Frantic Stamper Double Stitched Fishtail Banner, Neenah, Paper Garden, Gold Embossing Powder, Foam Strips, Crystals.

Weaving Thanks

Saturday, 18 June 2016

A quick and easy card for the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. I did a technique with my stencil and colour crystals. Some have Brushos, my card was done with Bisters, and the technique came from Stamping with Loll. I used rough cardstock for my stencil and dried it with my heat gun, then die cut with Spellbinders Card Creator Matting Basic B. I wanted the pattern to be the star of the show, so I simply added my sentiment and some matting to finish. Not even a sequin this time - say what!!!! Thanks for looking. 
Products: Stamplorations Weaving Stencil, Bisters, Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Matting Basics B, Simon Says Stamp Flower Friend.


Tuesday, 14 June 2016

The colour challenge at Splitcoaststampers on Tuesday were all colours I love, so I just had to play. The title, Tango with Delight in Bermuda says it all. My designer paper has all of the colours plus a few more, but part of the challenge covered dessert, which was to add 5 layers, so I added the colours again in my layers. There is the Daffodil Delight under the image, and as the photo card is on foam dots, you can see it IRL, but it is a little difficult in the picture. My sentiment is shadowed with the Tango and matting with the Bermuda. I also coloured my little image with the colours, so I think I have it covered. The image is from Penny Black and I don't ever remember having inked it before, yet I have had it going back to 2008/09. I coloured using my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol, something else I have not used in a long time. I readily admit, it was very nice to sit down and colour on my lap and taking my time. I hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed making it. Thanks for having a look today.
Products: Penny Black Hugs, Penny Black Bookmark Flourish, Frantic Stamper Camera Photo Card, Simon Says Stamp Hugs Sentiment, Prismacolor Pencils/Gamsol, MFT DSP, Bazzill, Neenah, Foam Strips.

Life is Sweet

Sunday, 12 June 2016

A card I made for the latest Frantic Stamper release. Credit is given to Fran of Frantic Stamper who designed this layout, which I think is so sweet! I watercoloured the pieces for this card and added shimmer to the popsicles, which are attached on foam dots. The background has a light wash with some splats added with my paint brushes, and of course a card is never quite finished without some glam, so sequins and gems complete my card. 
Products: Frantic Stamper Life is Good, Frantic Stamper Popsicles

Hello friend

This is a card I did for the Inspiration Challenge yesterday at Splitcoaststampers. I used my leaf stencil and watercoloured using Winsor Newton paints in several colours. Once that was dry I added my embossing paste with another stencil around my card for some texture, then added the hello die cut in the cardstock and shadowed in black and stamped the friend sentiment in black. I added a faint yellow matting and some sequins to finish. Thanks for having a look today.
Products: Stamplorations Leaf Stencil, Memory Box Diamond Stencil, Simon Says Stamp Hello Die, Simon Says Stamp Circle Friends Stamp Set, Winsor Newton Watercolour Paints, Sequins.


Monday, 6 June 2016

Introducing Yay! My card for the Clean and Simple challenge at Splitcoast today. The challenge is to use dots and stripes. As that could get busy for a CAS card, I let my paper do most of the work with the dots and added the stripes with my fence. And, as I always need birthday cards, I used a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Hello Beautiful. I embossed the "Yay!" with silver embossing powder and stamped the rest using Tim Holtz Distress Inks Chipped Sapphire.  I coloured my balloon with Martha Stewart Glitter Markers and my fence with Spectrum Noir Markers. And of course my trademark sequins. This was such a fun card to make, thanks for having a peek.
Products: Confetti DP, Simon Says Stamp Hello Beautiful, Memory Box Wrought Iron Fence, Impression Obsession Heart Balloon, Silvery Embossing Powder, Simon Says Stamp Sequins, Martha Stewart Glitter Markers.

Super Cool

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

I do remember a pair of sunglasses like the pink ones, and at the time, I thought I was "super cool". They are still fun today, in my humble opinion. These are from the latest release called Retro Cool at Frantic Stamper. I did 3 of the 4 pairs of glasses that come in the set and coloured with Spectrum Noir Markers, and as I did in my Sun Style card I embossed the lense with clear embossing powder, but this time I added crystals. I used my sun embossing folder for my background and added the Super and Cool sentiments along with sequins galore for a fun sparkly card. Thanks for having a look today.
Products: Frantic Stamper Retro Glasses, Stay Cool Die, Super Hero Die; Ecstasy Crafts Dazzling Sunburst Embossing Folder; Sequins and Crystals.