Wednesday 23 April 2014

Always Friends

This card is for a friend at work who just got back from a wonderful holiday to welcome her home. I love the CAS design as it is still detailed and feminine. I made this card for participation in the following challenges: Less is More #168 (makes me Smile), The Pink Elephant #247 (water colour), My Favorite Things Sketch #173, CASology #92 (Garden) and Color Throwdown #289. I used a block inked in Wild Wasabi then spritzed with water for a watercoloured technique. I stamped the butterflies on retired Blushing Bride DSP ans used the same paper for the banner. I stamped the Always image on the base and on both banners and then lined everything up. I finished it all off with a simple sentiment and 3 rhinestones. This card feels for Spring like and like a butterfly is right on the post of a garden fence. (I know there is no fence in this card but the banners feel like posts a bit and the watercoloured Wild Wasabi patch looks like a patch of Grass) Do you like it?

Here is a close-up of the layered technique on the banners that I used on this card (with the always Perfect Plum flourish).

Here is the Colour Combo and Sketch for this card.


Thanks for hanging out,

A Dynamic Elegant Wedding Card

Hello, Today I am sharing a wedding card I made for a friend who's wedding I am going to miss. :( Sad but true. I was inspired by Dynamic Duos #99 (Rich Razzleberry and Basic Black), and Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #6 (embellishments), and Sketch Saturday #306. I wanted to use a lot of bling and sparkle so I opted for a shaker card with TONS of gold glitter, Gold foil, Gold Embossing, and Rich Razzleberry Glimmer brads. I used the Always Stamp Set for a elegant Background and added more texture with the Razzleberry ribbon. Let me know what you think.

Here is a close-up of the details.

Here is the Sketch and Colour Combo for this card.

Thanks for looking,

CAS-CS #69 Top 3

Thank you to the crafters at CAS Colours and Sketches Blog #69 for selecting my card as a winner. I feel very honored to be selected as top 3. There were some beautiful entries, and it must have been a tough choice. Thank you again for recognizing my art.

Here is the card and original blog post.

Thanks for all the love, 

CASology Honorable Mention

I received an Honorable Mention for this card I recently made for CASology's #91 challenge of "notes."
Here is the card and the original blog post.

WhooHoo! anda Big thanks to CASology for selecting me.

Tuesday 22 April 2014

Ink-sprational Mojo Smiles

Hello there stamping peeps, This card I am very excited to share with you, I had to explain all the elements to a fellow classmate for 4 minutes today so HE would fully appreciate it. (Oh the joy to be in a study group with a stamper.) He also noted after looking at a few other photos of cards I've made that I "must love butterflies," and I do. I use butterflies on projects almost as often as sentiments. This card I made after the mother's day one and I wanted to continue playing with the watercolor techniques and this was a fun project and I love how it all turned out. I made my own DSP with my stamp-a-ma-jig again in a tone-on-tone effect so it wouldn't be too overpowering. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Less is More (Makes me Smile), Mojo Monday #342, and In{k}spire me #143. Let me know what you think; I hope it also makes you smile.

Here are a few close-ups of the card details.

Here is the Sketch and Color combo for this card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Zoo Amimals

Hey there, I hope you are having a great day today. I am very excited to post up this cute zoo animals punch art card for Retro Sketches #111, Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #6 (embellishments) and As you See it #33 (animals).  I used piece of retired DSP from Parker's Patterns and went with the color scheme of the DSP to make the animals. I CASEd the Punch art from this pin on Pinterest. To make the white angled frame I measured and cut out a smaller off-centre square from inside my square using my trimmer, but you could also do the same with the square framelits. I used dimentionals to pop up the animals, and used chevron ribbon, a wood button and linen thread to pull the whole thing together. Let me know what you think.

Here is a close-up the various elements of the card.

Here is the sketch, theme and inspiration for this card.

Thanks for popping by to check me out,

Watercolour Mother's Day

Hello there friends, hope you are keeping well. This card I am sharing today is for mother's day. It is CAS and uses a watercolour background technique you can see here. I am making this card for the following challenges: Late Night Stamper's #247 (Mother's Day), Colour Throwdown #288(even though I'm outside the time for the actual challenge), Word Art Wednesday #129 (Anything Goes) and Clean & Simple #289. This Clean & Simple stuff isn't really my style, I like a lot more details, so I find it hard to do CAS but enjoy challenging myself to branch out to new stamping techniques ans styles. Here is the card, let me know what you think, I think I will give it to my mom for a 'just cause' card.

Here is the sketch and colour combo for this card.

Thanks for checking out the blog today,

Halloween Washi in April

Hey there, this card is a Halloween themed card for the Paper Player's #192 (washi). I made the card with a CAS idea and inspired by the colours in the washi tape. Here is the card, super simple but still nice.

This is the Inspiration.

Thanks for checking out my creation,

Tuesday 15 April 2014

Captain America Inspired Card

So for anyone who knows me personally, it isn't a surprise that I am a big fan of comic book films. My Husband and I recently went to the movies and saw Captain America: Winter Soldier. First off the movie was good, so you should check it out as it worth seeing in theaters. I made this card with a Captain America feel for the following challenges: Sketch Saturday #305, Addicted to CAS #36, and Daring Cardmakers "Flag it Up." Here is the process I went through to make this card: Cut several strips of Real Red and Whisper White CS and make sure they fit together then adhere to the card base. I hand cut the star and covered it in chunky gold glitter to match the gold embossing. and although America isn't that far from Canada Captain America and Hollywood are. -Although I wish Chris Evans was nearer ;) -

I initially wanted the colors to match Captain America's new darker costume from SHEILD, but I still wanted to keep the flag theme so I went with the original comic book colours seen here.
Here is a close-up of the sparkle and shine.

Here is the sketch and Inspiration for this card.

Retro Butterfly Thoughts

I am CRAZY in love with this card and I am shocked. When I first saw the sketch for Retro Sketches #110 this week I was very worried. Lets just say it took a while for inspiration to come. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the sketch, and this just sort of morphed out of it. I was working on this other card at the same time and I like this yellow and purple one using the Dynamic Duos #98 way better. If I struggle with a challenge, but come out loving the end result more I feel like I have grown in my stamping, and although this card is quite simple it requires some skill.

First, The cutting... well I learned the hard way, so I am speaking from experience here but there is an easier way. Take all the pieces you are using and cut them on angles together in a stack. I have a guillotine cutter so I can do this, but if you don't just be sure you are doing good measurements or you may end up with a headache like I did before I figured this out. 
Each piece here is stamped with a element from the Hello Lovely stamp set. You will need your stamp-a-ma-jig for this as perfect alignment otherwise will be nearly impossible.
Let me know what yo think of my creation.
Here are a close up of my home-made candy dots; I love making those, in every color and all types of sizes.  and my coloured and fussy cut butterfly.

Here is the sketch and colour combo I used for this card.

Thanks for checking out my art,

Take 'Note'

Hi there internet, today I am sharing a very quick and CAS card for CASology's #91 Challenge "Notes." This card only takes 2 minutes to make and only uses one sheet of card stock. I rolled my Music Notes Wheel across my page in White craft ink and them embossed in white. I did the same process for the Take Note stamped image from the Paper Pumpkin kits from SU, them i punched it out using a 1 3/8 circle punch and adhered with dimensionals. This could be a good just cause card for someone who sings, like the girl at work who just lent me a copy of her album so I could hear the songs she has wrote and preformed; I am excited to hear that CD. :) Let me know what you think of this card.

Here is a close-up of the sentiment.

Here is a photo of the inspiration.

Thanks for checking out my blog,

Butterfly Wishes to a Friend

Hello blog community, today I am sharing a fun card created with a great colour combo and sketch I made last night. The sketch is from Sunday Sketch and Stamp #202 and the Color combo is this month's color palette challenge from My Favorite Things. I made the speech bubble from tracing the speach buble in the "seriously" Paper Pumpkin kit and shadowing it with a marker. I used Papillon Potpourri for the butterfly. As you have noticed I use butterflies on cards a lot, they are so sweet. The sentiment I printed off the Computer and cut to size.
Let me know what you think.

This image shows the dimension of the butterfly.

Here is the Sketch and Color Combo for this card:
Thanks for stopping by to check out what I'm up to,

"Tea"riffic for Three

Would you like a Cuppa? A cup of tea that is. This card is for three card challenges: Friday Mash-up #155, Cute Card Thursday #316 and CAS Colours and Sketches #69. I went simple for this card. I used a flower form the retired Pretties Kit and colored it Calypso Coral and added a dazzling diamonds So Saffron punched circle for a centre and a sprig of Wild Wasabi for green. I colored my tea set with Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder. This card makes me want to have some ladies over for tea, like my mom used to over Easter holiday while I grew-up. This color combo reminds me of Easter and spring, isn't it lovely.

Here is a close-up on the colouring.

Here is the sketch and inspiration for this card.

Thanks for checking out my card,


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