Friday, 18 October 2019

Monday, 14 October 2019

Colourful Thanks

It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, so I thought I'd make thank you card.  I've used the cute 'Passion Flower Sprite' from Aurora Wings (if you didn't know, this sprite was drawn in remembrance of Aletha, who was on the Aurora Wings DT until her passing).
I wanted to keep it bright and cheerful as a celebration of art and life, so I used a rainbow as my theme. 

Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Recollections Rainbow Chevron paper
  • Coloured cardstock
  • Thanks die
  • Ribbon
  • Spellbinders Decorative Labels 1 die
  • Distress Oxide - Wilted Violet
  • ProMarkers - Cinnamon, Tan, Sunkissed Pink, Putty, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Ginger, Bright Green, Lime Green, Purple, Amethyst, Aubergine, Leaf Green, Saddle Brown, Pine, Forest Green, Apple, Cocoa, Pumpkin, Yellow, Cobalt Blue, Poppy, Prussian, Amber, Gold, Apricot, Yellow & Lemon
  • Prismacolor Pencils - Pink, Apple Green, White, Dark Green, Orange & Violet


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #115 ATG
  2. Let's Craft & Create - #152 ATG
  3. I ♥ ProMarkers - #394 ATG
  4. Creative Fingers - #172 ATG
  5. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - October ATG
  6. Crafts Galore Encore - #68 ATG
  7. {Pin}spirational Challenge - #249 Thanksgiving


Friday, 4 October 2019

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Celebrate YOU

Most of my projects feature digital stamps and that's where I usually start.  I always choose an image first, get it coloured and then decide what I'm going to do with it. 
For this card I have done the opposite.  I was having a play with a new die.  It's a lacy kind of wave and I knew it would look amazing layered up in ombré blues to represent the sea. Once I had all the layers glued down, I trimmed to 4x6. I used shimmer chalk then a layer of clear texture paste to give it a glossy shine. 
Once that was dry I matted onto black and pale blue before gluing it to my card. 
I finished off with die-cut sentiments and 'Pearl's Birthday' from Tiddly Inks. 

Products used:

  • Coloured cardstock
  • Lacy wave die
  • Ranger Texture Paste - Clear Gloss
  • Papermania Shimmer Chalks
  • Word dies
  • ProMarkers - Cinnamon, Tan, Dusky Pink, Putty, Antique Pink, Pale Pink, Almond, Raw Sienna, Gold, Sunflower, Yellow, Amber, Sandstone, Carmine, Pastel Pink, Baby Pink, Aubergine, Marine, Turquoise, Green, Mint Green & Pastel Green
  • Prismacolor Pencils - Process Red, Dark Green, Blush Pink & White
  • Gelly Roll - Metallic Gold
  • Wink of Stella - Clear
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle - Onyx Black



I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Sunday, 25 August 2019

A Super Birthday

Do you ever colour images then don't do anything with them straight away?  Sometimes I'm in the mood for colouring but don't have the mojo to make anything, so I end up with a pile of coloured images. I'm trying to get things used up and although it's been harder with the kids off school, I've made time for some crafting here and there.  
Today I am sharing a fun card using 'My Super Boy' from Tiddly Inks. I bought some holographic card in Michaels a while ago when they had special offers and this was just the perfect image to use it with. 

Products used:

  • Card blank
  • Holographic card
  • Cardstock
  • Banner die
  • Star eyelets
  • Star confetti
  • 3D foam pads

I coloured the image in traditional Superman colours

The holographic stars really seem to burst in the light

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Tiddly Inks - #228 Anything Tiddly Inks Goes
  2. Colour Crazy - WK33 ATG
  3. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - August ATG
  4. Crafty Creations - #396 ATG
  5. A Perfect Time To Craft - #8 ATG


Friday, 23 August 2019

A Poisonous Gift at Faery Ink

Today I am showcasing a brand new image to Faery Ink - 'Sweetest Poison Fae'.  I love doing these kind of images on wine bottle tags,,, my dark humor I guess!  You can find all info and links on my blog post here.



I am entering my tag into the following challenges:
  1. Digi Choosday - WK34 ATG
  2. Get Creative - #83 ATG
  3. Dream Valley - #207 Hand Coloured Image
  4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #112 ATG
  5. Let's Craft and Create - #150 ATG


Sunday, 18 August 2019

Pansies For My Bestie

When your bestie is an awesome colourist and crafter, it's hard knowing how to wow her each birthday.  I love trying new fancy folds, but this year I went for a simple card with an awesome image from Aurora Wings - 'Pansy'.  I think combining her favourite flower with her favourite colour did the trick!

Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Black cardstock
  • Sentiment die
  • Ranger Liquid Pearls - White Opal
  • ProMarkers - Cinnamon, Tan, Dusky Pink, Putty, Almond, Holly, Forest, Bright Green, Apple, Primrose, Aubergine, Violet, Amethyst, China Blue, Canary, Burgundy, Yellow, Cardinal, Ruby, Lipstick Red, Raw Sienna, Pine, Lemon, French Navy, Aegean, Sky Blue, Chestnut, Saddle Brown, Sandstone & Champagne
  • Prismacolor - Black, Yellowed Orange, Dark Brown, Crimson Red, Tuscan Red, Blush Pink, True Blue, Poppy Red, Peach, White, Violet & Spanish Orange


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1932 ATG
  2. Colour Crazy - WK32 ATG
  3. Crafty Creations - #396 ATG
  4. Creative Fingers - #169 ATG
  5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #112 ATG
  6. (Facebook) Stamps by Aurora Wings - August ATG


Friday, 9 August 2019

Flowery Fae Gift Envelopes at Faery Ink

I'm back on the Faery Ink blog sooner than usual after my surprise extra inspiration last week!  
This time I have a couple of cute faery gift envelopes that I have sent to some girls in my Rarity Nails family.  I love being able to create quick gifts to send.
Check out all the information on my post here.

If you would like more information on nail strips, click here.



I am entering my envelopes into the following challenges:
  1. World Wide Open DT - #7 ATG
  2. Colour Crazy - WK31 ATG
  3. Crafts Galore Encore - #66 ATG
  4. Creative Fingers - #169 ATG
  5. Let's Craft & Create - #150 ATG
  6. Brown Sugar - #292 ATG
  7. A Perfect Time To Craft - #8 ATG


Sunday, 28 July 2019

Hot Stuff!

I don't often use sketches for my cards, but sometimes I like to check them out for ideas. Back to using images I've had for a while too.   I did actually print and colour this one ages ago, but it got wrecked somehow and I never got to use it. It's from the Va-Va-Valentine's set that Power Poppy did last year. The sketch is also from Power Poppy for their challenge. 

Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Cardstock
  • Patterned paper
  • Sequins
  • Banner dies
  • X-Cut Oval die
  • Red Stickles
  • Heart dies
  • Memento ink - Tuxedo Black
  • ProMarkers - Cool Grey 1-4, Burnt Orange, Pumpkin, Amber, Gold, Crimson, Poppy, Red, Marine & Yellow



I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Power Poppy - Sketch it Out!
  2. The Paper Shelter - Summer Break ATG
  3. Your Scrapbook Place - July ATG
  4. Colour Crazy - WK29 ATG


Friday, 26 July 2019

Lovely Skull

I'm finally digging into my images that I haven't coloured yet.  It's not easy right now with the kids at home, but I'm determined!  I really love skulls, so it was a no-brainer for me to grab this Aurora Wings image 'Skull and Roses'.
As usual, I had no plan at all when I started colouring, but I had to do the roses in a blue-purple.  To really make the image stand out, I have used my very favourite card fold - the twisted easel.  I felt like the image needed to stand out, so I did a simple inked background, with shimmery purple card, gems, lace and ribbon for the bottom piece.  I haven't added a sentiment as I love cards that work for lots of occasions.   

Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Recollections shimmer card
  • Lace
  • Ribbon
  • Recollections gem embellishment
  • Distress Inks - Stormy Sky & Dusty Concord
  • ProMarkers - Champagne, Holly, Pine, Lush Green, Leaf Green, Aubergine, Prussian, Violet, China Blue & Warm Grey 1-5




I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Aurora Wings July FB Challenge - ATG
  2. Crafts Galore Encore - #65 ATG
  3. Creative Fingers - #168 ATG
  4. Colour Crazy - WK29 ATG
  5. The Paper Shelter - Summer Break ATG



Sunday, 14 July 2019

Merry & Bright

I don't usually get Christmas cards started until November - I'm a terrible crafter, LOL. Summer holidays with the kids and all the birthdays I have to make for tend to take precedent there, so this year I am trying to get a few done at least. 
I am also trying to use images that I've had for a while and not used before, so for this card I have used 'Rooftop Party' from The Paper Shelter.  I think it was a freebie at the time I got it, but it's still available in the store.
I created a fun background of bright lights to go with the theme of the image and surrounded it with foliage for a sort of wreath. 

Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Plain & shiny cardstock
  • Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament sentiment stamp
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Festive Greenery dies
  • Stampendous Red Dragon embossing powder
  • ProMarkers - Crimson, Poppy, Red, Burnt Sienna, Caramel, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Black, Sandstone, Holly, Lush Green, Henna, Powder Blue, Walnut, Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Cinnamon, Gold, Sunflower, Cool Grey 1-5, Marine, Turquoise, Mint Green, Primrose, Soft Lime & Lemon
  • Blue glitter gel pen


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. The Paper Shelter - #391 Holiday Time
  2. TTCRD - WK9 July ATG
  3. CCC Digi Creations - #105 Christmas In July
  4. Creative Fingers - #168 ATG
  5. Power Poppy - Do you need a little Christmas?


Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Mermaid Friends

I can never get enough mermaids, in all different styles, so I couldn't pass up a too cute freebie from Tiddly Inks for their latest challenge. 
Google is often my go-to for quotes and it rarely disappoints... what do you think? Perfect quote in my opinion.

Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers
  • Distress Oxides - Cracked Pistachio & Broken China
  • Brads
  • Stampendous Fran·tage - Aged Ivory
  • Wavy background die
  • Small fish dies
  • ProMarkers - Sunkissed Pink, Oatmeal, Blush, Ivory, Marine, Turquoise, Mint Green, Duck Egg, Cool Aqua, Raw Sienna, Gold, Sunflower, Saddle Brown, Pastel Pink & Putty
  • Prismacolor pencil - Cloud Blue
  • Posca paint pen - white


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Tiddly Inks - #224 Showcase
  2. Creative Fingers - #162 ATG
  3. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #104 ATG
  4. Cupcake Inspirations - #468 Inspirational Quotes


Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Hellebores Gift Box

Today I am showing off my latest Power Poppy stamp 'Hellebores'. I can never resist grabbing my favorites when they are on sale!  
I had to go bright orange with these as it's a color I love to use with flowers. It reminds me of a hot sunny day.  
I didn't really know what I was going to do with the image after, but I have a few product boxes saved and one of them fit perfectly to use for a simple gift box. 

Products used:
  • Kraft wrapping paper
  • Elmer's spray glue
  • Orange ribbon
  • ProMarkers - Holly, Lush Green, Green, Mint Green, Cool Grey 1-3, Bright Orange, Pumpkin, Gold, Sunflower, Burnt Sienna, Cocoa, Saddle Brown, Caramel, Lemon, Soft Lime & Primrose
  • Prismacolor - Dark Brown & Dark Green
  • Ranger Liquid Pearls - Bronze
  • Papermania & Little Claire Designs outline stickers

Friday, 12 April 2019

It's MER-MAZING! at Faery Ink

Today I am showcasing a brand new image which will be released over this weekend.  You will want to grab this gorgeous mermaid for yourself!!  All details and links in my post over at the Faery Ink blog.



I am entering my card into the following challenges:

  1. Simon Says Wednesday - No Designer Paper
  2. Crafting With An Attitude - #50 ATG
  3. Crafts Galore Encore - #62 ATG
  4. Classic Design Team - #4 ATG
  5. Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1914 ATG

Friday, 29 March 2019

Sapphire Orchids

Do you ever make a card and plan to blog it, but then never get around to doing it?  Sometimes a challenge comes along that is just perfect though, so I'm getting on with it now!
I made this card for my parents' Sapphire Anniversary which is in October, the same day as my birthday.  I really love these orchids from Power Poppy, they've got great texture. 

Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Blue shimmer card
  • Blue lace & ribbon
  • ProMarkers - I usually write these down as I'm colouring, but I can't find it!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Power Poppy Creative Confetti: Spin the Color Wheel (10)
  2. TTCRD - March 26 ATG
  3. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #102 ATG
  4. The Crafty Addicts - #58 ATG
  5. I ♥ ProMarkers - #380 ATG/Something Blue




A Floral Spring Breeze at Faery Ink

It's the end of March already and finally spring is coming.  Today I am showcasing an older image, 'Demera Spring Breeze'.  You can find all info and links over on the Faery Ink blog.



I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Wednesday - ATG
  2. Crafty Gals Corner - #188 Spring Is Here!
  3. Creative Fingers - #160 ATG
  4. CCC Digi Creations - #101 For The Girls
  5. Crafting With An Attitude - #49 ATG
  6. Crafty Creations - #387 ATG


Tuesday, 5 March 2019

A Rainbow for My Girl

I loved the cute 'Valentine Sprite' freebie from Aurora Wings, but I didn't get to colour her up in time for Valentine's day.  My daughter saw the image and wanted me to do something for her though.  Her favourite colour is basically 'Rainbow' as it seems to change every day,,, LOL, but this suited the new challenge very well. 

Products used:

  • Coloured pipe cleaners
  • Distress Inks - Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry & Peacock Feathers
  • Ribbon
  • ProMarkers - Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Coral, Cardinal, Hot Pink, Lipstick, French Navy, Aegean, Sky Blue, Sunflower, Yellow, Soft Lime, Violet, Aubergine, Slate, Prussian, Burnt Orange, Pumpkin, Amber, Indigo, True Blue & Cobalt



I am entering the following challenges:
  1. CCC Digi Creations - #101 For The Girls
  2. Crafts Galore Encore - #61 ATG
  3. Incy Wincy Designs - #16 Let's use ribbon
  4. Simon Says Wednesday - ATG
  5. Aurora Wings - #75 Over The Rainbow


Thursday, 28 February 2019

A Loving Pair

I love making quick and simple cards where the image is the main focus.  Here I am using a fun pair of socks from Power Poppy's 2018 Valentine set.  I love this set but (naughty me) still haven't used all the images yet.   Fortunately they are are all great for other occasions. 

Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Core'dinations card
  • Buttons
  • X-Cut Square Parenthesis die
  • Distress Ink - Spiced Marmalade
  • Darice Retro Circles embossing folder


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Crafty Creations - #385 ATG
  2. Creative Fingers - #158 ATG
  3. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #100 ATG
  4. Simon Says Wednesday - ATG
  5. Power Poppy - Just Take 10!


Monday, 25 February 2019

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