Monday 13 September 2021

Thankful For You - The Card Concept #159

Hello and welcome to my little crafty corner of the internet.

Today I am sharing a card I created for the current "Colourful Fall" challenge at The Card Concept

Here is their challenge photo which inspired me with the colours and theme to create my Clean and Layered card.

For my card I did a little bit of distress ink blending for the image background as well as some Copic colouring of my main stamped image.

Below is a list of the supplies I used:

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Pure Innocence - Sending Blessings
Dies: MFT Stamps - Pure Innocence - Sending Blessings and Slanted Sentiment Strips, Hero Arts - Nesting Rectangle Infinity Dies, Lawn Fawn - Small Stitched Leaves
Inks: MFT Stamps - Extreme Black Hybrid Ink Pad, Hero Arts - Grape Juice, Distress Inks - Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet
Papers: Neenah 100lb Solar White card stock, Recollections - 100lb White card stock and 65lb Purple card stock, MFT Stamps - 6x6 Plaid Patterns paper pak
Copic Markers: Skin - E00, E11, E33, R20  Hair - E23, E47, E49  Boots & Jacket - G82, G94, G99  Top - YR21, YR23, YR24  Skirt - V12, V15, V17

Thank you dropping by and I hope you check out the other entries to the challenge or even give it a go yourself.

Have a wonderful day! Kathy

Sunday 12 September 2021

Hard Working Man

 I am back to share a card I created for my hubby for his birthday. 

I coloured this image during the August "The Daily Marker 30 Day" Challenge with my Copic markers.

The image is a digital stamp called Workbench, which I purchased from LotvDigiShop.

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

Below is a list of supplies I used.

Stamps: LotvDigi Shop - Workbench
Dies: Hero Arts - Nesting Rectangle Infinity Dies
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers
Paper: Needah - 80lb Solar White card stock, Recollections 100lb White card stock and 65lb Shades of Red card stock, Authentique - 6x6 Original design paper pad

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

Sunday 20 June 2021

My First Art Journal Pages - One Sip At A Time

 Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

Today I am here to share my first art journal pages.

For that last couple of months I have been watching Vicky Papaioannou's You Tube Channel and seeing the way she creates in an art journal.

I really wanted to give it a try, so the first thing I did was to find a notebook that was around the house that has never been used. I used a 5 1'2" by 8" lined notebook that had quite thin pages so I glued four pages together and then covered it in white gesso before I started on my background.

Because I really didn't have a theme or focal point in mind I ended up redoing the background at least three times. The final background was created using some teal and brown acrylic paint which i painted over with some watered down white acrylic paint because the background was too vibrant and not the look I wanted.

For some texture, I used some light modelling paste and the Nesting Hexagons stencil from Neat and Tangled, which was covered with the paint mentioned above. Then to bring of the dimension, I added a light rubbing of Vintage Silk wax. 
Using some Ground Expresso distress ink and the Tim Holtz' Splatters stencil, I created the coffee rings.

For the coffee cups, I used two different dies from MFT Stamps, the Cool Cup and the Coffee Cup Die. The saying was taken from the Stay Cool stamp set also from MFT Stamps, which I stamped using Hero Arts' Cup O'Joe ink. Like Vicki, I decided to highlight a portion of the phrase by using the High-Rise Alpha Uppercase dies from MFT Stamps and cut out the word sip several times in red card stock.

To finish the two pages, I inked up the edges with Vintage Photo and Black Soot Distress Inks and added some white highlights to the word sip and the hearts on the coffee cups.

This was a lot of fun, at times stressful but hopefully I will give it another go soon.

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

I hope you have a great week, Kathy

Monday 7 June 2021

Farmhouse Mantle - Just Add Ink #557

 After a very long time and a trying past year for everyone, I am actually back with a card I created.

This card was inspired by and for the Just-Add-Ink-557 Inspiration challenge.

Here is the inspiration picture:

My card was created using dies, ink and embossing paste with no actual stamping.

Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Dies: MFT Stamps - Fireplace, MFT Stamps - Fab Foliage, Spellbinders - Window One
Ink: Oxide Distress Ink -Vintage Photo, Distress Ink - Iced Spruce and Ground Espresso
Card Stock: Recollections - 110lb white card stock, 65lb Brown and Black card stock
Other: Liquitex - Light Modeling Paste, MFT Stamps - Small Brick Wall Stencil, My Mind's Eye - Fiddlestick 6x6 paper pad

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

Have a wonderful day! Kathy

Monday 29 June 2020

Emma - 8x8 Mini Album

Hello my friends, today I am back to share a mini album I created for some friends that just had a baby girl, whom they named Emma.

Because my friends are not crafty people, I wanted to create an album that they could just add some 4x6 photos to complete it.  When I saw this YouTube video for a basic 8x8 mini album tutorial from Paul Ford, I thought I would follow along.

The main thing I did differently is I covered the chipboard album cover with some card stock and some Tyvek at the spine to strengthen the seams. Since I used white card stock to create the page bases, I used some pink card stock as my photo mats.

The design paper kit I used  is an older one from Echo Park called Sweet Girl by Lori Whitlock. I think this is the first time I didn't decorate the pages but just left the design paper do the work.

I hope you like it.

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by.  I hope you check out Paul's tutorial and give it a try.

Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Design Paper: Echo Park - Sweet Girl 12x12 Collection Kit
Graffix: Medium Weight Chipboard
American Crafts: 12 x 12 Textured 80lb Card Stock
Recollections: Pink 65lb Card Stock
Ranger: Star Dust Stickles & Glossy Accents
Nuvo: Deluxe Adhesive
Scrappy Tape: 1/4 inch wide
MFT Stamps: Stitched Blooms, Fishtail Banners and High-Rise Alpha Upper Case Die-namics

Sunday 7 June 2020

Such A Joy

Hello my friends, what a crazy world we are living in right now.

As a total distraction, after work, I have been trying to keep myself busy with some crafts.

Today I am back to share a card I created using a digital stamp from LotvDigiShop.

I printed the stamp on some Neenah solar white card stock and cut it out using a circle she from Spellbinders. I coloured the image with my Copic markers and combined it with some older design paper from My Mind's Eye and flowers from I Am Roses and Recollections.

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


Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps - LotvDigiShop - My Birthday Cake
Dies: Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large,  MFT Stamps - Stitched Circle Stax
Copics: Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20  Dress, Shoes, Bows and Cake Icing - R000, R00, R02, R05 Hair - E21, E23, E25  Bear - E41, E42, E44  Table - E31, E35, E37  Chocolate Cake - E70, E74, E79
Paper: Neenah - 80lb Solar White cards stock,  Recollections - 100lb White card stock and 65lb Light Coral card stock
Other: Stickles - Star Dust,  Recollections - Coral/orange roses,  I Am Roses - S3-15 White cherry blossoms, S10xs-15 Tiny Flowers, ZQL(OT)-2 Tiny Green Rose Leaves 

Sunday 31 May 2020


Hello again, I am back today to share another card I created using the Milk and Biscuits digital stamp from LotvDigiShop.

I loved the first card I created using this stamp, I just had to print it out again made another card.

I printed the image on Neenah 80lb solar white card stock and cut it out using Labels One dies from Spellbinders and used the Scalloped Label One, also from Spellbinders to cut out some navy card stock to layer behind the coloured image.

For all the design paper pads I have , I have discovered that most of them are very girly prints, so it's a challenge to find something to go with a boy image.  For this card I used the Happy Camper 6x6 paper pad from Echo Park.

I hope you are having a good day and staying safe.

Thanks so much for dropping by, Kathy

Below is a list of the supplies I used:

Stamps; LotvDigiShop - Milk and Biscuits
Dies: Spellbinders - Labels One and Scalloped Labels One, MFT Stamps - Party Banners
Copic Markers: Skin - Left: E11, E33, R20  Right: E50, E51, E53, R20  Hair - Left: E21, E23, E25, E29  Right: C5, C7, C9  Clothes - Left: YR21, YR23, YR24, E99, E93, B95, B97, B99  Right: R22, R24, R29, B21, B23, B26, E11, E13, E35  Background - G40, G82, E41, E43, E44, BG10, BG11
Paper: Neenah 80lb Solar White card stock,  MFT Stamps - Nightshift Blue, Recollections - Light Blue and Mustard Yellow card stock,  Echo Park - Happy Camper 6x6 paper pad
Other: Foam Tape