Monday, August 13, 2018

Nautical Scene

Hello, everyone! Today I'm sharing a nautical-themed card I made for a male family member.  I created an ocean background with acrylic paints in shades of blue (first time I've tried this!) and then added several nautical-themed images.


Dies:  Poppystamps Seaside Lighthouses, Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes, double-stitched rectangles
Digital images:  Beccy's Place Smooth Seas (precoloured)
Clear stamp:  Sentiment (Newton's Nook Newton's Summer Vacation)
Acrylic paints:  Dollarama

I would like to support these fun challenges: A Perfect Time to Craft AG 3/3; Allsorts From Boys to Men 1/3; Beccy's Place August Optional Embellishments UE; Cardz TV 60 AG 1/3; Crafty Creations AG 1/2; Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Creatalicious AG Optional Under the Sea UE; Creative Craft Cottage No Patterned Paper 1/3; Creative Fingers AG 1/3; DL.ART August AG Linky 1/d; Double Trouble (1) Dog Days of Summer (I like to go to the ocean to cool off in the summer) and (2) link up to heARTful Stamping challenge 1/4; heARTful Stamping Dog Days of Summer 1/2; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3; Mod Squad Water Element 1/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 3/3; Papercraft Business August AG Optional Summer 3/3; Pile It On New Technique (using acrylic paints to make an ocean background) UE; Poppystamps PSC 47 Make a Splash 2/3; Three Amigos Blog Hop I went with June Challenge 15 Machine Die-cutting UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 3/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Blossom Bliss Tag

Hi, everyone! Today I'm sharing a tag I made with a free Blossom Bliss colouring page from STAMPlorations (thank you, Shery!).  This is my third project using the colouring page - you can see the two cards I made here and here.

STAMPlorations has been celebrating National Colouring Book Day (August 2), with a new colouring book, free colouring page, and blog hop! My colouring was done with markers. In between the flowers I sponged on Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass) and added some dots with a black marker. I also added white dots on some of the flowers.


Colouring page: STAMPlorations Blossom Bliss Sampler
Clear stamp: Sentiment (Pink and Main For You Penguin)
Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass (sponged between the flowers)
Dies:  Pink and Main Arch Tag
Other: Recollections small butterfly punch, teal sequins, eyelash trim

I would like to support these fun challenges: A Perfect Time to Craft AG 2/3; Butterfly Challenge Spin the Butterfly Wheel with the Letter F (I went with F for Flowers, French Blue, and butterflies) 3/3; Crop Stop Link Party 42 (Distress Inks can be purchased at Crop Stop here) 3/5; DL.ART August AG Linky 1/d; Get Creative Make a Tag 1/3; Little Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Distress It 2/5; STAMPlorations Blossom Bliss and National Colouring Book Day 3/3; STAMPlorations Summer CUTplorations UE; STAMPlorations Summer Theme and Sketch - Stamps and AG UE; STAMPlorations Summer TAGplorations UE; STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge; The Daily Marker 30-Day Colouring Contest UE; Through the Craftroom Door AG 2/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 2/5


Thank you for looking at my tag! Wishing you a joyful day!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Blossom Bliss Colouring Page

Hi, everyone! Today I'm sharing a card I made with a free Blossom Bliss colouring page from STAMPlorations (thank you, Shery!).   You can see the first card I made with this colouring page here.

STAMPlorations is celebrating National Colouring Book Day (August 2), with a new colouring book, free colouring page, and blog hop! I'm not a colouring expert but I had fun with my markers!  In between the flowers I sponged on Distress Ink (I think it was Squeezed Lemonade) and added some dots with a black marker.


Colouring page:  STAMPlorations Blossom Bliss Sampler
Clear stamp: Sentiment (Hero Arts Everyday Sayings)
Distress Ink: Squeezed Lemonade (sponged between the flowers)
Dies: Cheery Lynn Mini Dimensional Butterflies
Other: Yellow Stickles (added to flower centers), Ranger white embossing powder, black sequins

I was inspired by Sketch 465 at Tuesday Morning Sketches:



I would like to support these fun challenges: A Perfect Time to Craft AG 1/3; Butterfly Challenge Spin the Butterfly Wheel with the Letter F (I went with F for Flowers and Frame It, and butterfly) 2/3; Card Mania Anniversary 1/3; Crop Stop Link Party 42 (Distress Inks can be purchased at Crop Stop here) 2/5; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DL.ART August AG Linky 1/d; Joy Clair Inspiration Photo (I was inspired by the colours and flowers) UE; Little Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 3/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Distress It 1/5; STAMPlorations Blossom Bliss and National Colouring Book Day 2/3; STAMPlorations Summer CUTplorations UE; STAMPlorations Summer Theme and Sketch - Stamps and AG UE; STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge; The Daily Marker 30-Day Colouring Contest UE; The Outlawz Festive Fridays FF080318 Wedding/Anniversary 1/3; Through the Craftroom Door AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 1/5


August

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Have a Wonderful Day

Hello, everyone! Before I share my card, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Carla Aerts - thank you for joining me!

Today I'm sharing a card I made with a free Blossom Bliss colouring page from STAMPlorations (thank you, Shery!). STAMPlorations is celebrating National Colouring Book Day (August 2), with a new colouring book, free colouring page, and blog hop!  I'm no colouring expert but I had fun with my markers!  In between the flowers I sponged on Distress Ink (I think it was Squeezed Lemonade) and added some dots with a black marker.  I also added white dots on some of the flower centers.

I recently won the June Apple Blossom Collection magazine kit from Liz at Buttons for Brains (thank you, Liz!), and I thought it went well with the floral panel I coloured. I used several products from the kit (see list below).


Clear stamp:  Sentiment (Apple Blossom Collection kit)
Distress Ink:  Squeezed Lemonade (sponged between the flowers)
Dies:  Scalloped Sentiment Banner (Apple Blossom Collection kit), Elizabeth Crafts Small Butterfly
Embossing folder:  Apple Blossom Collection kit
Other:  Cupped floral sequins

I would like to support these fun challenges: Butterfly Challenge Spin the Butterfly Wheel with the Letter F (I went with F for Flowers and butterfly) 1/3; Crop Stop Link Party 42 (Distress Inks can be purchased at Crop Stop here) 1/5; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DL.ART August AG Linky 1/d; Little Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 2/3; STAMPlorations Blossom Bliss and National Colouring Book Day 1/3; STAMPlorations Summer CUTplorations UE; STAMPlorations Summer Theme and Sketch - Stamps and AG UE; STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge; The Daily Marker 30-Day Colouring Contest UE; Tuesday Throwdown AG 1E; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 5/5


Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Oldie but Goodie

I almost forgot!  Patti at stationery Styles asked us to share a funny card to give her a laugh and lift her spirits.  Apparently I don't make many humorous cards because this was a hard one for me!  Patti went back in the archives for the sample card she shared, so I did the same and came up with this gem.

This is a card I made way back in 2011, a couple years before I started my blog.  The sentiment reads "A fluffy little gift from kitty." Anyone with a cat will know what a fluffy little gift is, hehehe!  Hope you get a chuckle, Patti!  Please excuse the quality of  the photo!


Thank you for looking at my old card!

Coffee Cup Shaped Card

Hi, everyone!  I made a shaped card!  I won this cute Coffee Cup Shaped Card template from Gail at I Like Paper (thank you!) during a recent blog hop for The Cutting Cafe and decided to give it a try.

I've never used an SVG or shape template file before so I wasn't sure what to expect.  I don't have an electronic cutting machine, but this template came with PDFs so I printed and fussy-cut.  It turned out different than it was supposed to, but I like it!

I was inspired to add the tiny tag and twine by Gail's card here.  I went with this colour combo for more of a masculine vibe, although I think it would work well for either gender.  This is a top-folding card that is slightly smaller than A2 size.


Dies: STAMPlorations Java Great Day Phrase Die - CUTplorations, A. Jillian Vance DieLuxe Tiny Tags
Clear stamp:  A. Jillian Vance DieLuxe Tiny Tags
Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye Halloween Basics
Other:  American Crafts baker's twine

I would like to support these fun challenges: Allsorts Tags 1/3; Cardz TV 59 AG 3/3; Carlin's kaartenparadijs AG 3/3; Crafting by Designs August AG 3/3; Crafts Galore Encore August AG 3/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August UE; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DL.ART August AG Linky 1/d; Jo's Scrap Shack Always AG 3/3; Mod Squad Getting in Shape 1/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3; Pile It On New Technique UE (using shape template); STAMPlorations Summer CUTplorations UE; STAMPlorations Summer TAGplorations UE; STAMPlorations Summer Theme and Sketch - Stamps and AG UE; STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge; Three Amigos Blog Hop I went with February Challenge 11 Nom Nom UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 4/5


Thank you for looking at my shaped card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Surfing Duck Beach Scene

Hello, everyone!  I'm back again today with a card to share!  I love to make scene cards with my dies and realized I haven't made one for months. A card like this takes a fair bit of time with all the die-cutting and layering, but I am so happy when it all comes together at the end!  It's a great way to use up those cardstock scraps too!


Digital stampGerda Steiner Designs Surfing Duck (this was a freebie at one point, thank you, Gerda!)
Dies:  Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes (I used all 3 landscape dies), Cheery Lynn Surf's Up (surf board and palm tree), Lawn Fawn Spring Showers (sun), Paper Smooches Clouds, WPlus9 Wave Border, unknown crab
Other:  Glossy Accents added to duck's sunglasses, Darice 3mm googly eyes on crab

For this card, I decorated the inside:


Dies:  Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes, WPlus9 Wave Border, Memory Box Sandal Border (trimmed off two of the flip-flops)
Clear stamp:  Sentiment (Pink and Main Mermaids)

I would like to support these fun challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG with Animals 1/5; Cardz TV 59 AG 2/3; Carlin's kaartenparadijs AG 2/3; Crafting by Designs August AG 2/3; Crafts Galore Encore August AG 2/3; Crafty Creations AG 2/2; Crafty Gals Corner Tropical Colours 2/2; Creatalicious AG Optional Under the Sea UE; Creative Inspirations Holidays (Summer) UE; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; Die Cuttin' Divas AG 3/3; DL.ART August AG Linky 1/d; Double Trouble (1) Something, Anything, Everything, (2) Link up with Previous Partner - Three Amigos Blog Hop, and (3) Decorate the Inside 2/4; Gerda Steiner Designs Share Your Designs UE; Jo's Scrap Shack Always AG 2/3; Let's Craft and Create Lots of Layers 1/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies Sunny Days 3/3; Paper Smooches August AG UE; Papercraft Business August AG Optional Summer 2/3; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 3/3; Pixie's Snippet Playground All die-cuts from snippets 1E; Poppystamps PSC 47 Make a Splash 1/3; ScrapyLand AG using brands sold at ScrapyLand (Poppystamps, Cheery Lynn, Lawn Fawn); Scribbles Designs Fun in the Sun 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Make Your Own Background (made it with dies) 2/5; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Vacation/Travel 1/2; Three Amigos Blog Hop I went with June Challenge 15 Machine Die-cutting UE; Through the Craftroom Door AG 2/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 3/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!