Monday, February 23, 2015

get well soon

Happy Monday crafters!! I've been a label making machine the past few days so I had all my die inks out. I decided to (avoid the fact that I've had no mojo) stamp the colours for swatches. Once I had done that I had a bag of these bigger blooms flowers all die cut and ready to go so I put together this cheerful colour pallet for this get well soon card!! Love how cheery it is!

Once  had all the die cut pieces stamped it took me a while to find an arrangement I liked. Like I said before theres been a lack of mojo lately. So I started playing around with a scrap rectangle stitched die I had laying around. And it all came together from there!! :)

Once I had the sentiment stamped I went and arranged the flowers next. After that part was done I knew I wanted to use this background stamp. A weaved basket look with flowers?? Oh yes please!! And in teal no less!! Just like that I was done this sunshiny happy get well card!!

Hope you all have a great day! 
Thanks for stopping by!!

Paper: white, coastal cabana
Ink: wplus9: cockleshell, bloomsberry, sweet gelato, sweet nectar, falling star, beanstalk, flamingo, ocean drive simon says stamp: green leaf, green apple, stampin up! coastal cabana
Stamps: bigger blooms,  diagonal weave
Accessories: bigger blooms dies, stitched mats: rectangles

Saturday, February 7, 2015

so grateful

Happy Saturday everyone!! Hope your day is well so far!! I had a few spare moments while my toddler napped. Pulled some inspiration from a couple places today. To start off Freshly made Sketches and for some colour I went to the Colour Me…! blog.

To get this card started I took a piece of the navy as well as the white paper cause I wasn't to sure which one I was going to use for the card front. But I knew once I inked those dots with the stencil this was the route I wanted to go!! So I taped down the navy card stock taped it down to my work surface then taped the stencil over top. I then took a sponge dauber with the same ink colour as the paper and went over it for that tone on tone look. Once that was done I cut a strip of white cardstock for the sentiment which I also stamped in the navy. Glued both these pieces down to a white card base. I die cut and stamped the feathers 2 with vellum and 2 out of white card stock and stamped again using the same blue for the feathers! I arranged them together then took some white bakers twine and tied them together adhering them with some glue dots.. and just cause took out the wink of stella pen and went over the feathers just for some added glitter. Thats it thats all! Came together much better then I pictured it in my head!! Love it when that happens!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Ink: night of navy
Paper: white, night of navy, vellum
Stamps: fanciful feathers
Accessories: fanciful feathers die , wink of stella, white bakers twine, circle explosion stencil (the crafters work shop)

Friday, February 6, 2015

I love you

Todays card is brought to you by the Papertrey Ink 8th anniversary celebration!! Just loved todays cards and wanted to get in there and make something pretty too!!!

When I started this card all I knew for sure was that I wanted to use the watercolour wonder set to make my own painted background like the new paper coming out!! But thats all I had in mind. To come up with the colour combo I went over to the ColourQ blog to see what this weeks challenge was and the rest came together from there!!!

I stamped all my colours down the front panel of the card. Once I was done that I then die cut the heart out of the front panel. To ensure that I got the words inside the heart I traced the outline of the heart on with a pencil then stamped the sentiment inside the traced heart. Once I erased the pencil marks I popped  up the front panel with foam tape on a white card base I made. And called it good!

Hope you enjoyed!! 
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Paper: white
Ink: melon mambo, pumpkin pie, pretty in pink, real red, black
Stamps: watercolour wonder , signature greetings
Accessories: framelits hearts collection SU

Monday, February 2, 2015

one and only

I was taking moment and checking out some of Jennifer McGuires videos on her blog  the other day and I LOVED this card! It was a must make for me!!! So heres my take on it!!

These hearts are my fav!! I can't imagine them not being in my stash!!! Just perfect!!!! So check out Jennifers video…will give you a great idea on how this card came to be!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Ink: non
Paper: coastal cabana, pistachio pudding, crisp cantaloupe SU, white
Stamps: non
Accessories: straight to my heart , pierced heart stax , wink of stella 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Coloured vellum

I've been watching all the videos for the Online Card Class Clean and Simple 4 and yesterday I was able to find some time to play. So hard to just pick on technique to try (in a short period of time of course). I decided to go get me some reinkers and try out the colouring on vellum technique!! 

So instead of cutting up card size pieces of vellum I used a whole 81/2x11 sheet and went from there. by doing this I was able to make 5 cards out of the sheet (probably could have made more but I made a goal of 5). 

I just love the look of that vellum! Its so pretty and looks so different on each card I made!!! Hope you are all enjoying the class too! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: BG pinstripes background, keep it simple: sympathy mini
Inks: vera mark, seedless preserves evergreen bough and picked raspberry distress ink refills
Paper: smokey slate, white
Accessories: rubbing alcohol, pierced heart stax, with sympathy, black and white embossing powder