Mr. & Mrs.

01133D28-75F8-4A7C-9BAA-9E7C46290E79My cousin asked me to make a card for his daughter’s wedding which is today.

Thought my jumping off point would be this gorgeous paper from the Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit. Looked through my stamps  for floral and leaf stamps with the same feel. Next I played with some of my Zig markers to approximate the colours. All were fussy cut.

The frame, flower and leaves were all heat embossed in silver, as was the sentiment. My usual smattering of sequins complete the card. Happy to have another card made for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

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Paper:  Moda Scrap, vellum and Canson Bristol

Ink:  Versamark

Stamps:  Ellen Hutson Mondo Sakura; and Altenew Hibiscus Bouquet and Super Script 2

Misc: Altenew Fine Frames Rectangle Die, Zig Clean Color markers, Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy, Simon SaysStamp Assorted Moonshine sequins and adhesives

Behavioural Problems

93D89ACE-96DF-4C25-8468-6AC44FD7C7DC.jpegEver have one of those cards that behaves like a wicked child?  This one gave me lots of grief from the get go…but here it is.

I heat embossed the floral image from Studio Katia in white onto vellum. Then I coloured the back with some PITT big brushes.

Next I coloured some cardstock with the same turquoise colour and heat embossed the sentiment.

I’ve had excellent luck with the vellum adhesive I’ve been using…till today. Some weird stuff happened at the top when attaching the vellum. So I coloured another strip of cardstock and covered up the mess…sigh.

A smattering of sequins…oh those little beggars didn’t want to stick today,  but I persevered.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and vellum!!!

Ink:  Versamark

Stamps:  Studio Katia Blooming Bunch and Lovely Blooms

Misc: heat tool, embossing buddy, Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, Faber-Castell PITT artist pen big brushes, Studio Katia sequins and adhesives!!!

You Are So Loved

30CDD73E-35BE-4BCD-8F22-7CF8B17273E5Another card for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

This gorgeous stamp is from the Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit. So many options with this set including lots of great sentiments for many different occasions.

The image was stamped in grey and then watercoloured with three colours of Distress Inks. I added the flower centres with a white Sharpie paint pen and added highlights with a PITT Artist Big Brush.

Next came a little bit of sparkle. I adore that sweet little heart sequin!

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink: VersaFine Clair in Morning Mist and Distress Inks in Bundled Sage, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord for the flowers and Broken China for the background

Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers

Misc: Sharpie white paint pen, PITT Artist Big Brush in white, paintbrush, Little Things from Lucy’s Cards in Robin’s Egg and adhesives

Bold Love & Hugs

0997CCFA-5232-4747-9D17-4AA35E4318DDMy card for Day 6 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  Today I experimented with a bolder palette. Sort of feel I need my sunglasses for this one. But it was fun playing outside my comfort zone.

I stamped and heat embossed this gorgeous floral background stamp from Simon Says. Then grabbed my Zig Clean Color brushes and a paintbrush.

Once dry it was die cut. A simple stamped sentiment and a smattering of sequins complete the card.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  Versamark and Versafine Clair Morning Mist

Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Cosmos Background and Beautiful Flowers (sentiment)

Misc:  Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy, Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle die, Simon Says Stamp Assorted Moonstone sequins, paintbrush and adhesives

Water Coloured Shaker

82D3F67B-1BCB-4776-BBC0-87C748D2CE0AIt’s Day 3 of Kathy Racoosin’s 30 Day Colouring Challenge. I’ve has this card in my head for a while and decided that today was the day.

The background is stencil mono print made with Distress Oxides. I have a  tutorial  on Splitcoaststampers if you’d like to try this. It’s quick and easy.

Then I watercoloured the floral image along with some extra leaves from the same Studio Katia Set. Next they were fussy cut.


I used a Dual Stitched Rectangle Die to make my shaker card, along with some beautiful sequins.

The sentiment was added to the front of the acetate window with Stazon Ink.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Stamps:  Studio Katia Together We Bloom and Essentials by Ellen Hutson (Julie Ebersole designer) Totally Random Sayings

Inks:  Distress Oxides and Stazon

Misc: Stencil Girl Succulents stencil, water mister, adhesives, paint brush, Shimmering Ice Fusion sequins from Studio Katia, Dual Stitched Rectangle Die from Lil’ Inker Designs, acetate, Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, heat tool

Pencils on Grey

A4545898-428C-48CA-B2FB-6BB0C9CCAFCFHello friends!

Still playing with my Prismacolor pencils today for Day 2 of The 30 Day Coloring Challenge. This time I’ve used some dark grey cardstock to make a one-layer card.

Another floral image (swoon).  Probably 90% of my stamps are florals. My love for flowers in the yard extends into my studio, especially since we have such a short growing season. Why not be surrounded by what you love year round?

The image was heat embossed in white and then I got to work colouring. Instead of using OMS for blending, I used my white pencil. No sentiment this time. While I could have added one on vellum, sometimes it’s nice to have a few generic cards around for any occasion. It was finished with my usual smattering of sequins.

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Paper:  Simon Says  Stamp Slate

Stamps: Concord & 9th Hello Lovely

Ink: Versamark

Misc: Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, heat tool, Prismacolor pencils, and Pretty Pink Posh amethyst sequins

At Last….


It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

After what I like to call the Great Craft Room Purge of 2018, I’m actually able to find my desk and work with the things I truly love.  After 20 plus years of stamping and never really doing a true purge it was more than due.  My stamps and stencils are reorganized and I realize just how few things you really need.  I’ve literally gotten rid of tons of stamps, stencils, dies and coloring mediums etc. that weren’t being used.  It was very freeing to say the least.  I’m not sure that I’m totally done either, I’ll do a second round in a while.  But for right now it’s time to play again.

So of course, since it’s been months since I tried to create anything, it appeared that my mojo was also purged.  A few days of playing I’m comfortable sharing something with you again.

The floral image from Studio Katia was heat embossed in white.  Next I sprinkled on some Brushos in three colors.  Impatience took over so the Brushos were quickly dried with my heat gun.  Next I pulled out my Prismacolor pencils and added some color and detail here and there.  Splatters of thinned white acrylic paint were added next.  The sentiment, from the same stamp set was heat embossed on vellum.  And for the final touch, some confetti, again from Studio Katia.

I’m reasonably happy with the result, especially after such a long absence at my craft table.

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Paper:  Nina Solar White, Canson Bristol and vellum
Ink:  Versamark and MFT Hybrid Black
Stamps:  Studio Katia Blooming Bunch
Other:  heat tool, white embossing powder, clear embossing powder, Brushos in violet, leaf green and purple; Prismacolor pencils, Studio Katia Satin Rainbow confetti mix, white acrylic paint, splatter brush