Sunday, 23 April 2017

Welcome Banner

Hello my friends, it's been quite a busy few days and I've had no time to do anything crafty until this afternoon.

I wanted to switch the candle lantern that I keep on my front porch from easter to Spring and wanted to make a new little banner to go across the lantern.

I cut each pennant piece out of design paper from the Dear Jane 12 x 12 paper pad from DCWV with a pennant die from LittleB.

I cut the letters three times each from some coral card stock and glued them together to make them more sturdy.  I also used the same coral card stock to make two scallop rolled flowers and some green card stock to make the leaves.  I used some double sided tape to string the pennants onto some natural hemp cord.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Dies: LittleB - Pennants,  MFT Stamps - By The Letters, Rolled Scallop Flower and Layered Leaves
Design Paper:  DCWV - The Dear Jane Stack 12 x 12
Other: Recollections - 65lb Coral and Green card stock,  Hemptique - 20lb Natural Hemp Cord

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope to be back again soon.  Kathy

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Aqua Beauty

Hello, I am back again with another card using the April 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts.

This time I used a different dress, legs and arms stamps from the kit.  For the arms, I didn't ink up the top edge of the arm. The arm images are only about three quarters the length of regular arm length.  After I stamped the arms, I used a Copic Multiliner to draw the top part of the arm where it joins the shoulder.  I'm not totally happy with how the arms turned out.  Next time I will defiantly draw out the rest of the arm with a pencil first and then use the multilines for the finished arms.



Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Hero Arts - April 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit
Dies: MFT Stamps - Stitched Scallop Edges
Inks: Simon Sats Stamp - Intense Black
Copic Markers: Skin - E11, E33, R20  Hair - E21, E25  Dress & Shoes - BG10, BG11, BG13  Black Multiliner 0.03
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Aqua card stock,  My Mind's Eye - Kate & Co-Cambridge Court 6x6 paper pad,  Doodlebug - Swimming Pool Sequins


Thank you so much or taking the time to drop by.  I hope you like the card.  Kathy

You Are Wonderful

Hello my friends, I am back again with another card using the new April 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts.

For this card, I stated with a hint card stock panel cut using the largest die in the Blueprints 13 die-namics from MFT Stamps.  I then stamped out the girl by piecing the four direct pieces together.  This time I used a different head so this girl has her hair down.

Once I coloured her with Copic markers, I cut out masks and covered her up.  I used a pice of green painters tape to make a horizon line and then inked up the cloudy sky using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and masks made from card stock and the Puffy Cloud Borders dies from Lawn Fawn.

Once the clouds were complete, I peeled off the tape and then covered the bottom of the clouds and then inked up the bottom of the panel using Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.  One I peeled up the painters tape, I sprayed the "grass" with water and blotted it with a paper towel to add some texture.  I then peeled off the masks to reveal the girl.

I stamped the Eiffel tower using another Hero Arts stamp set that I already had in my stash and which I thought would work perfectly.  I added a sentiment form the kit, bordered the white panel with black card stock and attached it to the card base and the card was complete.




I am so happy with the finished card.

Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Hero Arts - April 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit and Paris
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13,  Lawn Fawn - Puffy Cloud Borders
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Black Intense,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn
Copic Markers:  Skin - E11, E33, R20  Hair - E21, E23, 25  Top - R24, R29  Pants - B93, B97, B99
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Black card stock

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

Classic Beauty

Hello my friends, I hope you are having a good day so far.  I recently received my order of the April 2017 My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts.


It 's such a cute kit but I must admit that once I received it, I wasn't;t quite sure how to go about using it.  Once I made this first card, I have got the fever and want to make many more.

For this card, I pieced together the girl by stamping each image one at a time.  I actually found it quite easy to line up each piece to form the girl.

I kept the card quite simple by adding some Copic colouring, adding a sentiment and finishing over with a few sequins.


Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Hero Arts - April 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit
Dies: Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Copic Markers:  Skin-E00, E11, R20  Hair - E21, E23  Pants - B93, B97, B99  Top - R24, R29  Shadow - C00, C1, C3
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Red card stock,  Pretty Pink Posh - 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins,  Craft Medley - Rouge Sequins

Thank you for dropping by and I hope you will be back to see the second card I made with this kit.

Kathy

Monday, 17 April 2017

Thinking Of You - Fusion Card Challenge (Truck Bouquet)

Hello my friends, I am on a roll today and have made another card.

This time for the challenge at the Fusion Card Challenge.  I used their photo as my inspiration for my scene.


I tried to also use the sketch but couldn't't fugue out a good way to add the sentiment that would go with the sketch.

I actually used the Truck Tidings stamp and die Christmas set for my main truck image.  I stamped the truck on light gray card stock with black ink, cut it out using the matching die and added a bit of colour with a few Copic markers.

I inked the ground, sky and grass with distress inks and used the tree and leaves from the Leafy Backdrop-Landscape die from Lawn Fawn to add to the scene.  The flowers cascading out of the truck come from the Fresh Cut Florals stamp and die set from Wplus9.





Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Stampendous - Truck Tidings,  Wplus9 - Fresh Cut Florals
Dies: Stampendous - Truck Tidings,  Wplus9 - Fresh Cut Florals,  Lawn Fawn - Leafy Tree Backdrop-Landscape
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Distress Inks - Gathered Twigs, Mowed Lawn and Tumbled Glass,  Hero Arts - Soft Pink, Bubble Gum, Raspberry Jam and Lime Green
Copic Markers - W00, W1, W3, C5, C7, C9
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Brown Green and Gray card stock,  Foam Tape,  Stickles - Glam Pink,  Spectrum Noir - Clear Sparkle Brush Pen and Martha Stewart - 3 in 1 Hydrangea Punch

Thank you again for taking the time to drop by and I hope to be back tomorrow.  Kathy

For My Friend - CTD438

Hello again and welcome back.  I actually ended up making another card for the Color Throwdown using the Friendship Blooms stamp and die set from Simon Says Stamp.  I also used a couple of different Edge dies from MFT Stamps, which I am loving right now.


For this card I glued down the die cut images except the main daffodil flower which I popped up with foam tape.  I also added a few sequins from the Pink Lemonade sequin mix from Neat and Tangled and a few drops of the Nuvo - Morning Dew Crystal Drops.




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

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Friendship Blooms
Dies: Simon Says Stamp - Friendship Blooms,  MFT Stamps - Stitched Basic Edges and Stitched Scallop Basic Edges
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Copic Markers: Y00, Y11, Y15, Y38, YG03, G14, R02, R05, R08
Other: Recollections - 110lb White and Blush card stock,  Nuvo - Morning Dew Crystal Drops,  Neat and Tangled - Pink Lemonade Sequin Mix

Thank you again for dropping by and I hope to see you back soon.  Kathy

Thank You - CTD438

Hello my friends and welcome back to a new week.  I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend, hopefully with friends and family.

Today I made a card that I think works perfectly for the current colour challenge at the Color Throwdown.


I finally used the Simon Says Stamp - Friendship Blooms stamp set and matching dies, which I have had since last year but had never used.   It is such a wonderful set, I'm annoyed with myself for not using it sooner.

Here is the card I came up with.  I think the flowers are so beautiful, it's quite easy to keep the card simple and striking.  I used Abandoned Coral Distress Ink and the Star Grid stencil from MFT Stamps to make the background behind the two daffodils.



Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Friendship Blooms
Dies: Simon Says Stamp - Friendship Blooms and Stitched Rectangles
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Ink - Abandoned Coral
Copic Markers: Y00, Y11, Y15, Y38, YG03, G14
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Coral card stock,  MFT Stamps - Star Grid Stencil,  Foam Tape

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

Friday, 14 April 2017

Sweet Lemonade - MFTWSC328

Good morning and happy Friday!  I wanted to make a card using the new Fresh Squeezed stamp set from MFT Stamps.  Once I stamped coloured and paper pieced the cute little girl image, I decided to use the current sketch from MFT Card Challenges for the card layout.



For added dimension to my card I popped up the white panel on foam tape and then popped up the little girl with additional foam tape.

The finishing touch was to use the Pink Lemonade sequin mix from Neat and Tangled that went perfectly with the colours in her dress.



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

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Pure Innocence - Squeezed Lemonade
Dies: Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles
Inks: MFT Stamps - Black Licorice Hybrid Ink,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Copic Markers:  Skin - E00, E11, R20  Hair - E21, E25, E27  Lemonade - Y11, Y15,  Shoes - C5, C7, C9  Dress Belt - RV17, RV66  Shadow on Dress - W1, W3
Design Paper: My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing-Honey 6x6 paper pad
Other: Spectrum Noir - 100lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock,  Recollections - 110lb White and Blush card stocks,  Neat and Tangled - Pink Lemonade Sequin Mix,  Foam Tape

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by and have a wonderful day! Kathy

Thursday, 13 April 2017

You're A Good Egg

Welcome back to another card using the Eggstra Special stamp set from Neat and Tangled.  This time I used a light inking of Spun Sugar Distress Ink through the Star Grid stencil from MFT Stamps and made a very subtle background.

Although the images are quite Eastery, with this particular sentiment I think this could make an anytime card.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps:  Neat and Tangled - Eggstra Special
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Ink - Spun Sugar
Copic Markers:  Egg - E23, E25, E27, RV10, RV13, RV14  Chick - Y15, Y35, Y38, YR18
Other:  Spectrum Noir - 100lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock,  Recollections - 110lb White card stock,  MFT Stamps - Star Grid stencil,  Sakura - Black Glaze Pen,  Foam Tape

Thank you again for dropping by and see you soon.  Kathy

Eggstra Special

Hello my friends and welcome to the Thursday before Easter.  As usual, time just seems to go faster then I can make my crafts and cards.  With just a few days left and no time to mail anything, I wanted to use the Eggstra Special stamp set from Neat and Tangled on at least one card.

I love the accessories that you can add to the chick to make it more gender specific.  I think the glasses are my favourite, they just make the chick that much more adorable.

I made a soft subtle background for the coloured images by blending some Shaded Lilac Distress Ink through the Cascading Scallop stencil from MFT Stamps.  I also popped up the two chicks to add some more dimension to the card.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Neat and Tangled - Eggstra Special
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Ink - Shaded Lilac
Copic Markers: Egg - E23, E25, E27, V12, V15, V17  Chicks - Y15, Y35, Y38, YR18, B24, B26, V12, V17
Other: Spectrum Noir - 100lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock,  Recollections - 110lb White card stock,  Ranger - Glossy Accents,  MFT Stamps - Cascading Scallop Stencil,  Sakura - Black Glaze Pen, Foam Tape

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by.  I hope to be able to make a couple some Esater card before the day.

Have a wonderful day! Kathy

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Birthday Balloon Ride

Hello, hello, I'm back again with another card that I made using the Up In The Air stamp set from MFT Stamps.

This time I colour co-ordinated all of the balloons and the houses and made a girly birthday card.  I didn't put a sentiment on the front of the card but I did stamp the Happy Birthday from the stamp set inside the card.

For the largest balloon, I first stamped the heart banner, masked it off and then stamped the balloon so the banner and balloon are one image.  I cut all of the stamped images with my Brother - ScanNCut.

I used masks cut with the Stitched Hillside Borders dies from Lawn Fawn, in order to ink up the hillside and sky with Distress Inks.  I then sprayed the inked area with a bit of water and blotted it with paper towel to add a bit more texture to the card.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Birdie Brown - Up In The Air
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13,  Lawn Fawn - Puffy Cloud Borders and Stitched Hillside Borders
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn
Copic Markers: Balloons - BG10, BG11, BG13, RV10, RV13, RV14, E31, E35, E37  Elephant - W00, W1, W3, R20  Houses - BG10, BG11, BG13, E40, E41, E43, E23, E27  Tree & Bushes - YG03, YG25
Other: Spectrum Noir - 100lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock and Clear Sparkle Pen,  Recollections - 110lb White card stock,  Sakura - White Gel Pen,  Foam Tape

Thank you again for dropping by and have a lovely evening.  Kathy

In The Air

Hello my friends and welcome back.  It feels like it's been a while since I made a card, although I don't actually think it was that long.  When the man is home on the weekends, there seems to be too many things to do around the house.

Yesterday I received my latest order of MFT Stamp goodies.  I love so much of their products, I wish I could buy it all.



Here are a couple of cards I made using the new Birdie Brown - Up In The Air stamp set and some dies from MFT Stamps that I already had in my stash.





Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Birdie Brown-Up In The Air
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13 and Rolling Hills
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Copic Markers: Ballon Baskets - E31, E35, E37  Dog & Bear - E40, E41, E42, E43, E44  Red - R24, R27, R29  Blue - B21, B24, B26  Yellow - Y11, Y15, Y35  Aqua - BG10, BG11, BG13  Green - YG03, YG25  Orange - YR12, YR15, YR18  Purple - V12, V15, V17
Other: Spectrum Noir - 100lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock,  Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Green and Blue card stock,  Sakura - White Gel Pen, Foam Tape

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

Friday, 7 April 2017

Happy Birthday Pirate Girl

Hello my friends and welcome back.  I was lucky enough to have some time to make another card using the Yo Ho Ho stamp set from Neat and Tangled.

This time I coloured the girl pirate and the cat and dog in pink to make a more "girly" card.



Again I used Distress Inks for my background but I did things a bit different this time.  I used the Cascading Scallop stencil from MFT Stamps to make the sea.  For the land I cut a piece of white card stock using the A2 Card Curved Edge die from Simon Says Stamp and coloured it using Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.  The cloudy sky was created with some cloud masks and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

I popped all of the coloured images with foam tape to add some dimension to the card.  As the final touch, I cut a piece of card stock using a "washi tape" die from the MFT Stamps' Blueprints 13 die-namics. I thought the edge of the die went perfectly with the slightly jaggy edge of the map.  I stamped the sentiment onto the strip and coloured the edges with a couple of Copic markers to give it the same feel as the map.





Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Neat and Tangled - Yo Ho Ho
Dies: Simon Says Stamp - A2 Card Curved Edge,  MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Inks - Salty Ocean,  Peacock FeathersFrayed Burlap and Tumbled Glass
Copic Markers: Skin - E00, E11, R20  Hair - E21, E25, E27  Pink - RV10, RV13, RV14  White - C00, C1, C3  Boots - C5, C7, C9  Cat - C00, C1, C3, C4, C5, Y11, Y15, Y35  Dog - E40, E42, E43, E44  Map - E40, E41, B21, B24, G24
Other: Recollections 110lb White card stock,  MFT Stamps - Cascading Scallop Stencil,  Foam Tape

Thank you again for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Kathy

My Greatest Treasure

Hello my friends and Happy Friday!  I sure hope you are having a good day.

I received an order earlier this week from Butterfly Reflections, Ink.  Vanessa, the owner has a great one day sale so I took the opportunity to pick up some new goodies.



I bought my first Distress Oxide ink pads, my first Concord & 9th stamp set and the absolutely adorable Yo Ho Ho stamp set from Neat and Tangled.

Last night I stamped, Copic coloured and cut out (with my ScanNCut), a bunch of images from the Yo Ho Ho set.




I am absolutely in love with this stamp set.

Today I went ahead and made a background scene using Distress Inks and some dies. I used the Stitched Hillside Borders dies from Lawn Fawn for the ground, a Small Scallop die from MFT Stamps for the waves and masks made with the Puffy Cloud Borders dies from Lawn Fawn.

I'm so happy with how my finished card turned out and I hope you like it too.



Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Neat and Tangled - Yo Ho Ho
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders and Puffy Cloud Border,  MFT Stamps - Blueprints 9
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Inks - Frayed BurlapSalty OceanPeacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass
Copic Markers: Skin - E00, E11, R20  Hair - E21, E25, E27  Blue - B21, B24, B26  Red - R22, R24, R29  White - C00, C1, C3  Black - C5, C7, C9  Boy's Jeans - B93, B97, B99  Dog - E31, E34, E35, E37, E39
Other: Recollections 100lb White card stock,  Foam Tape

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by.

Have a wonderful day! Kathy

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Spring Greetings

Hello again my friends and welcome back.  I had a chance to make another card today.  I actually coloured up the cute girl during the March 2017 Daily Marker 30 Day challenge.

Today I stamped, coloured and fussy cut the basket and bunny from the same Melody's Easter stamp set.


I then used a blending tool and Tumbled Glass distress ink to ink up the cloudy sky.  The grass was made by cutting a piece of white card stock with a Stitched Hillside Borders die and inked it up with Mowed Lawn distress ink.

I'm really happy with how the card turned out.



Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Melody's Easter
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders and Puffy Cloud Borders
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn
Copic Markers:  Bunny - W00, W1, W3, R00, R20  Basket - E31, E35, E37, B21, B24, B26, BG10, BG13, V12, V15, V17  Girl - Skin-E00, E11, R20  Hair - E21, E25, E27  Dress - BG10, BG11, BG13  Flower & Belt - V12, V15, V17  Yellow on flower - Y15, Y38  Shoes - C5, C7, C9
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock,  Sakura - Black Glaze Pen,  Foam Tape

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


Cottontail Cutie

Hello my friends, I am back today with another Easter card, this time using the Cottontail Cuties stamp set from Neat and Tangled.

I stamped a couple of the images onto a panel and coloured them with Copic markers.  I then made my own design paper using the Plaid Background Builder stamp set from MFT Stamps and several inks from Hero Arts.  I think next time I would leave a bit more white space next time.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Neat and Tangled - Cottontail Cuties,  MFT Stamps - Plaid Background Builder
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 20
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Hero Arts - Passion FlowerGrape Juice and Tide Pool
Copic Markers: Bunny - E31, E35, E37, R00, R20  Girl - E000, E00, E11. R00, R20, V00, V01, V12, BG10, BG13, E25, E29, Y11, Y35, R08  Grass - G40, G20
Other: Recollections - 110lb White and 65lb Purple card stock,  Foam Tape

Thank you so much for dropping by and have a great day! Kathy

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Easter Egg Hunt

Hello my friends and welcome back.  Today I made another version of yesterday's card.  This time I didn't add the basket of eggs but added more individual eggs, as well as colouring the bunnies white instead of brown.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Eggstra Special Easter
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Puffy Cloud Borders,  MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13 and Grassy Fields
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black
Copic Markers:  Bunnies - W00, W1, W3, R00, R20  Blue - B21, B24, B26  Yellow - Y11, Y15, Y35 Coral - R02, R05, R08
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Blue and Green card stock,  Sakura - Black Glaze Pen,  Foam Tape

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

Kathy

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Easter Bunnies

Hello my friends, I hope you are having a good day.  We have had a crazy few days around here taking out some grass and replacing it with river rock and then slowing but surely I will add some plants.  It was nice today, to be able to get back in the craft room and make a card.

I used the Eggstra Special Easter stamp set from Lawn Fawn to make this cute card.  I selectively inked up the bigger bunny, that normally has a bite out of it's ear, and then drew in the rest of the ear using a Copic multiliner.  I wanted the bunnies to look more real and not look like they are made of chocolate, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.






Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Eggstra Special Easter
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Puffy Cloud Borders,  MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13 and Grassy Fields
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black
Copic Markers: Bunnies - E31, E34, E35, E37, R00, R20  Basket - E34, E35, E37  Purple - V12, V15, V17  Aqua - BG10, BG11, BG13  Coral - R02, R05, R08  0.3 Black Multiliner
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock,  65lb Blue and Green 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

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Altered Wooden Shadow Box Egg

Hello my friends and Happy Saturday!

I'm still doing some Easter decor crafts and I pulled out these wooden shadow boxes that I bought on clearance last year from Michaels.




I wasn't actual sure which side I was going to decorate.  For my first one I decided to decorate the flat side of the egg.   The first thing I did was paint the egg with Light Antique White acrylic paint.  I then went on the internet and searched for a vintage image that I could print and glue onto the egg.

Here is the image I decided on.



When it was printed out, I traced the wooden egg on the backside of the image and then cut it out.  I then glued it to the front of the wooden egg and then added some cream lacey trim that I had in my stash.  The colour on the print out was a little faded in a couple of spots, so I actually tweaked it my adding a bit of colour and details with some Prismacolor pencils.

Here is a few pictures of the finished project, including one where it has been placed on my mantle.





Thank you so much for dropping by.  I hope to be back soon.  I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy