Saturday, 14 October 2017

You Are Gourdgeous

Good morning friends, today I have another card to share with you that I created for challenge #79 Rustic Neutrals at The Card Concept and this time I also used sketch #308 from Freshly Made Sketches as inspiration for my card layout.



I again used the pumpkins from the September 2017 My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts.  I also added the silver accent by combining the Radiating Rays stencil from MFT Stamps with Metallic Silver Embossing Paste from Dreamweaver Stencils.

The card I created has lots of texture and layers which was created using a combination of embossing  paste, a embossing folder and foam tape.



Below is a lit of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Hero Arts - September 2017 My Monthly Hero
Dies: Hero Arts - September 2017 My Monthly Hero coordinating Frame Cuts,  Lawn Fawn - Say Cheese,  MFT Stamps - Fringed Scallop Borders & Slanted Sentiment Strips
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Barely Beige Dye Ink,  Hero Arts - Soft Pool and Tide Pool Shadow Ink,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Taupe & Aqua card stock,  Sizzix/Tim Holtz - Bricked Texture Fade Embossing Folder,  MFT Stamps - Radiating Rays Stencil,  Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi/Dreamweaver Stencils - Metallic Silver Embossing Paste,  Foam Tape

Thank you so much for taking time to drop by.  I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Autumn Greetings

Welcome to my small piece of the internet.  Today I have a card to share with you that I created for The Card Concept #79 - (Rustic Neutrals)


The inspiration photo is quite gorgeous.  I really love the look of white pumpkins but I wasn't quite sure what inks I had that I could use to create them.  I tired a few different colours but I think the Simon Says Stamp - Barely Biege that I had just recently bought worked the best.

According to the Card Concept's guidelines, the style of my card is Clean and Layered.

I was quite literal in my interpretation of the above photo except I did not add a circular element above the pumpkins but I did add a touch of silver using a sentiment and some silver embossing powder.

I hope you like what I came up with.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Hero Arts - September 2017 My Monthly Hero Color Layering Stamp set
Dies: Hero Arts - September 2017 My Monthly Hero coordinating Frame Cuts,  MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13 & 20 and Party Banners
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Barely Beige Dye Ink,  Hero Arts - Lime Green & Field Greens Shadow Ink and Unicorn Pigment Ink,  Versamark
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Taupe card stock,  MFT Stamps - 100lb Gumdrop Green card stock,  MFT Stamps - Small Brick Wall Stencil,  Foam Tape,  Silver Embossing Powder

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by.  All comments are so appreciated.

I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Monday, 9 October 2017

Love Is Brewing

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians.  I hope you are having a chance to get together with friends and family this long weekend.

I have a card to share with you today that I created for the current challenge at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.  This week the inspiration is "Iced Coffee".


Although my card has a cup of regular coffee not iced coffee, I think the overall feel of my card goes well with the inspiration photo above.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Cup of Tea
Dies: MFT Stamps - Hot Cocoa Cups, Blueprints 13 & 20 and Fishtail Flag Stax
Inks: MFT Stamps - Kraft Dye Ink
Design Paper: My MInd's Eye - Bramble Rose 6x6 paper pad
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Kraft & Taupe card stock,  Foam Tape

Thank you so for taking the time to drop by and I hope you have a lovely day! Kathy

Sunday, 8 October 2017

You're Wonderful

Happy Sunday my friends!

Today I have a card to share with you, using the Straight To The Point stamp set from MFT Stamps.  I cased this card from Barbara Anders.



I used the same layout and MFT Stamps dies that Barbara did to create my card but for my little girl, I paper pieced her dress, which I think it looks so cute.



Below is a list of the supplies I used for my card.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Pure Innocence-Straight To The Point and Gingham Background Stamp
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 15
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Hero Arts - Red Royal
Copic Markers: Skin - E11, E33, V15, R21  Hair - E21, E25, E27  Shoes - C5, C7, C9  Pencil - R00, R20, R22, C5, C3, C1, YR21, YR24, E11, E21
Design Paper: Echo Park - Yours Truly 6x6 paper pad
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Red card stock,  Spectrum Noir - 100lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock,  Nuvo - Ebony Black Crystal Drops,  Sakura - Black Glaze Pen, Foam Tape

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Give Thanks

Welcome to World Cardmaking Day!  On this special day I have two cards to share with you.

I can't believe it's already the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.  We personally are not doing anything special but I did still make a couple of Thanksgiving cards.

I used the adorable Woodsy Creatures stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps. For the backgrounds of both cards, I smushed a distress ink pad onto a slick surface, sprayed it with water and then dipped the card stock into the ink droplets several times, drying in between ink layers.







Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Sunny Studio Stamps - Woodsy Creatures
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13 and 20
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Inks - Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint
Copic Markers: Animal Bodies - E000, E00, E19, E23, E27, E31, E34, E40, E43, E44, E49, E53, E57, E99, R00, W00, W1, W3, W5, W7  Hats & Headbands - C5, C7, C9, Y35, YR23, YR24, YG03, YG63, G24, R29, R89  Pumpkins - YR04, YR18
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Black and green card stock,  Spectrum Noir - 100lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock,  Sakura - Black Glaze pen and White Gel pen,  Foam Tape

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by.  I hope you have a lovely day! Kathy

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Happy Owloween

I can't believe it's October already.  The time feels like it's going so fast and before I know it, it will be Halloween.

Today I have three cards to share with you that I created using the Sunny Studio Stamps Happy Owl-o-ween stamp set.

For some of the images I used masks to stamp and create my cute little owls.  All of the images were cut with my Scan N Cut machine.  I coloured up a bunch of these images during Kathy Racoosin's September 2017 The Daily Marker 30Day Coloring Challenge.


I created the backgrounds for my three cards using a mixture of Distress Inks and Distress Oxide Inks as well as a few sprays and mists from Tattered Angels and Lindy's Stamp Gang.








Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Sunny Studio Stamps - Happy Owl-o-ween
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13 & Slanted Sentiment Strips
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Memento Ink - Grape Jelly, Distress Ink - Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron, Broken China, Black Soot  Distress Oxide - Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet
Copic Markers:Owl - E31, E34, E35, E37, E40, E41, E43, E44, E47  Orange - YR12, YR16, YR18  Black - C5, C7, C9  Yellow - Y02, Y35, YR23  Purple - V12, V15, V17  Green - G82, G99  Red - R24, R29, R39  Blue - B93, B97, B99
Sprays and Mists:  Tattered Angels - Iridescent Gold and Marshmallow Glimmer Mist,  Lindy's Star Gang - Freaky Franken-Lime and Witch's Potion Purple Starbrust Spray
Other: Recollections 110lb White card stock and 65lb Purple & Black card stock,  Sakura - White Gel pen and Black Glaze pen,  Foam Tape,  Martha Stewart - Iron Fence punch

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by.  I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Hello Pumpkin

Hello my friends, I do hope you are having a good day.

I am here today to share three different cards that I created using the Hello Pumpkin stamp and die set.  This was an exclusive Stamptember collaboration with Simon Says Stamp and Neat and Tangled.

I was inspired by Kelly Latevola and her colouring when I went to colour these bears from the stamp set.


The bear on the right was coloured with the E50 series of Copics and the bear on the left with the E40 series of Copics.

For the two bear cards, I used masks and a stencil to ink up the backgrounds with Distress Inks.  I used the mice and some leaves to create a card showing the mice jumping in the leaves.

Here are picture of all of my cards.







Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Neat and Tangled - Hello Pumpkin
Dies: Neat and Tangled - Hello Pumpkin,  MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint
Copic Markers: Bear - E40, E41, E43, E44, E47, 51, 53, 55, 57, R00  Leaves - R24, R29, R39, Y02, Y38, YR12, YR18, G99, YG25  Mice - E41, E43, E44, E31, E35, E37, C00, C1, C3, C5
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Rust, Orange and Red card stock,  Sakura - White Gel pen and Black Glaze pen,  MFT Stamps - Mini Cloud Edges stencil,  MFT Stamps - Grassy Fields mask,  Lawn Fawn - Hillside Borders mask,  Foam Tape

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Get Well Soon - MFTWSC351

Welcome to a new card share.

I have created a card using the current sketch from MFT Card Challenges.


I did a much simpler version of the sketch with straighter lines.

I used the adorable Pure Innocence - Bed Rest stamp set from MFT Stamps as the main image on my card.  I coloured the image with Copic markers but paper pieced her bedspread.  The "wallpaper" was created using a stencil and come light modelling paste and the carpet is design paper.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Pure Innocence-Bed Rest
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13 & 27
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Design Paper: My Mind's Eye - In Bloom 6x6 paper pad
Copic Markers:  Skin - E11, E33, V15, R21  Hair - E21, E25, E27  Bedframe - E42, E43, E44  Pillow - R000, R00, R20  Pajamas - Y000, Y00, Y21  Tissue Box - R02, R05, R08  Tissue & Shadow on Bedspread - C00, C1
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb peach card stock,  Heidi Swapp - Patterns Stencil Minis,  Liquidtex - Light Modeling Paste,  Foam Tape

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by.  I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Steeped In Love

Hello and welcome back.  Today I have another card to share that I created for the 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop.

My first card was coffee themed, my second was hot chocolate and for this one I created a tea themed card.

I used the adorable Steeped In Love, Pure Innocence stamp set from MFT Stamps, which I coloured with my Copic markers.  I created the flower using the Gerbera Daisy die set which is also from MFT Stamps but long since retired.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Oure Innocence-Steeped In Love
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13, Stitched Oval Stax, Fishtail Flag Stax and Gerbera Daisy,  Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  MFT Stamps - Kraft Dye Ink
Copic Markers:  Skin - E11, E33, V15, R21  Hair - E21, E27, E29  Dress - C00, C1, C3, YR15, YR21  Shoes - C5, C7, C9  Items on tray - YR12, YR15, YR18, YR21, YG03, YG25, E23, E27
Other: My Mind's Eye - Collectable-Notable 6x6 paper pad,  Recollections - 110lb White card stock, 65lb Kraft, Brown and Yellow card stock,  Foam Tape,  Sakura - Black Glaze Pen

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by.  I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Monday, 18 September 2017

A Hug In A Mug

Hello my friends and hopefully welcome back.  Today I have another card to share with you that I made for the 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop.


For the card I made today, I used the Hot Cocoa Cups dies from MFT Stamps o cut out two mugs from some white card stock.  I then used a small leaf stamp from the Critters In Costume stamp set from Lawn Fawn to decorate the mugs, and coloured them with Copic markers.

I used some Kraft dye ink from MFT Stamps to stamp the sentiment and the Mini Hexagon background stamp o create a tone on tone background for the focal elements of the mugs and leaves.

Here are a couple of pictures of the finished card.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps:  MFT Stamps - Hugh In A Mug and Mini Hexagon Background,  Lawn Fawn - Critters In Costume
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13 & 20, Stitched Circle Stax, Fishtail Flag Stax and Hot Cocoa Cups,  Lawn Fawn - Small Stitched Leaves
Inks: MFT Stamps - Kraft Dye Ink
Coopic Markers:  G82, G99, YR12, YR15, YR18, R24, R29, R39, E13, E19
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Kraft, Rust, Yellow, Orange, Red and Brown card stock,  Foam Tape

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by.  Your comments are much appreciated.

I hope you have a wonderful day!  Kathy

Sunday, 17 September 2017

One Sip At A Time

Hello my friends and welcome back. It seems like it's been awhile since I have posted anything. I have been participating in Kathy Racosoon's Daily Marker Colour Challenge and trying to colour something every day but I haven't really been making cards. Today I do have a card to share with you that I created for the 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
For my card, I combined products from several different companies including, Hero Arts, MFT Stamps and Lawn fawn.

Here are a couple of pictures of my finished card.



Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Hero Arts - Scattering Leaves,  MFT Stamps - Stay Cool
Dies: MFT Stamps - Stitched Circle Stax, Coffee Cup Die and Slanted Sentiment Strips,  Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles,  Lawn Fawn - Small Stitched Leaves
Inks: Hero Arts - Butter Bar, Pumpkin Pie and Just Rust
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Green, Orange, Kraft and Rust card stock,  Foam Tape,  Nuvo Drops - Honey Gold Glitter Drops

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Many Thanks

Hello my friends and welcome back.  Today I have a fall card to share with you.

The first thing I did was stamp several images from the Happy Harvest stamp set from Lawn Fawn onto some Distress Watercolor Cardstock.  I painted the images with Distress Inks.


I then cut this panel with the largest die in the Blueprints 13 die-namics from MFT Stamps.  I also stamped a sentiment and cut that using one of the Slanted Sentiment Strips dies, also from MFT Stamps.  I popped up the cut panel onto an A2 card base with foam tape and glued the sentiment strip to the coloured panel to finish off the card.



Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Happy Harvest
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13 and Slanted Sentiment Strips
Inks: Ranger - Jet Black Archival,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Inks - Salty Ocean, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick, Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber, Squeezed Lemonade, Wilted Violet, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans, Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock,  Distress Watercolor Cardstock, Foam Tape

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by.  I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Indie Chic "Citron"

I have just recently discovered Kristie Marcotte of The Best Things In Life Are Pink (her blog)  and YouTube.

She takes one 6x6 paper pad and using sketches, creates as many cards as she can until she is only left with a few scraps.  Since I have so many 6x6 paper pad, I thought this sounded like such a great idea, so I gave it a try.

For my first try I used the My Mind's Eye - Indie Chic "Citron" paper pad, Recollections card stock from Michaels, some dies from MFT Stamps and sentiments from lots of different stamp sets I already had in my stash.  The paper pad had been used slightly before I started this project and I really didn't plan ahead.  I looked for a sketch I liked and then created a few cards and then went and searched for another sketch for the next few cards. I managed to make a total of 33 cards over two days.



























The remaining six cards I made with the design paper scraps and did not use a sketch.


I hope you like what I have done and give it a try.  Also check out Kristie's videos, they're awesome.

I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy