Thursday, November 26, 2015

Poinsettia happy holidays

In every holiday card bundle there has to be a classic!! So heres my classic to share with you!

Don't you just love those poinsettia from hero arts (it was from their october kit they put out). Just stunning and I didn't even do anything over the top special! Used the inks from the kit stamped them then used the coordinating dies! 

Also a big Happy Thanks Giving today to all my American card makers out there!! Happiest of holidays to you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

distress ink merry christmas

Well I'm back to day with a few spare moments and a card!! Pretty good combo if you ask me (or anyone who's home with young kids I'm sure)

When I started this card all I know is that I wanted to use these 3 colours (cracked pistachio, peacock feathers and twisted citron) All I can say is I fell in love and made more. For this card I used the acetate technique to get the colour on then added some colour splatters. By far my favourite look! I also tried direct paint onto water colour paper and and actual ink blending. They all have their own unique look but I really do just love this one! A little messy with lots of texture.

Before I did any of the water colouring I first heat embossed the merry in white so it would resist the ink! Once i got the card how I wanted it (and it was dry) I added the christmas. Threw on some snowflakes I had on my table and of course some pretty pink posh goodness. After it was all said and done felt like something was missing so I added a small strip of silver paper adhered it to the card front and there you have it!! 

Thanks all for today! Hope you enjoyed! 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

merry wishes

Another card for you today!!! And I got to say I'm sooo in love with the Simon Says Stamp Jumbo stripes set! It is so fun and versatile!

I just did a "simple" plaid background here using my most fav dye inks from Wplus9 (glala red, green leaf and warm wool). I had originally thought after I had die cut out the deer that I wanted to use a silver paper in behind but the place was just so simple and eye catching that I left it as was!! 

To finish off the card I then die cut 3 merry's out adhered them all together and then stamped wishes under neath!! I plan on making some more of this card using some other colours from my pallet I think! I just love the boldness of it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you enjoyed todays card!!


Monday, November 16, 2015

Cheers to the new year!

Happy Monday everyone!! Hope you all had a great weekend!! I was at crop this weekend (being the newbie I got lots of Christmas cards done). Heres one of my creations!

My goal over the weekend was to use at least 75% of the christmas stamps I had packed and brought with me!! I actually accomplished this goal and here is one of the cards to prove it!! The background I used the Wplus9 strictly sentiments 8. I picked 3 of the sentiments from it lined them up on my block and repeat stamped them diagonal on the panel using fairy dust ink. My original plan was to use another sentiment from the same set on the front. I decided against it cause in my mind it was to small! So instead I used twenty fifteen (which was an little extra something added to my last wplus9 order for #sharehandmadekindess). I decided to white heat emboss on black for that added boldness…but before adhering it I added some silver thread. Once that was all done I popped up the stamped panel onto a pink card base! Non traditional seems to be my go to during the holidays!! And last but not least I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish it off!! 

And there you have it!! I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Hello again!! And welcome here! So if any of you follow me on instagram  I put up a couple days ago some backgrounds I was working on with embossing paste an awesome Echopark Paper stencil and of course my favourite inks for some added fun from Wplus9. Heres how they turned out!!

Heres the collection of 6 I made!! Think there might be more in the works! Maybe try out some other holiday word dies for kicks!!

These two I think are my favourite colour I made…however they are all lovely! And I tend to be on the more non tradition side of Christmas cards!

And heres a closer look at them. I stacked up the Merry dies with 3 die cuts of course added some wink of stella then covered it in glossy accents. The scribble behind the merry is from Papertrey ink. Once I had ti all together I knew that there was still a little something  missing…so out came the Pretty Pink Posh sequins, I used the 4mm sparkling clear cup side down so they looked more like gems. Got that trick from Jennifer McGuire! 

These are my cards for today!! Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

bridesmaid fun

Hey Everyone! Hope you're having a great week! Todays cards are a custom creation I made for my soon to be sister in law! Yup took my brother a while, but he finally popped the question this summer!!! And of course I jumped on board to help her out to ask those special peeps to share in their special day!!!

I had so much fun creating these cards! She sent me a few thoughts on what she wanted and let me run with an idea without even seeing them till they were done!!! Im seriously in love with the Jumbo Stripes stamp set from Simon Says Stamp! Its sooo versatile and good for many different things! In our discussions she told me that she wanted flowers. And I love flowers and have many sets….if its possible to have to many I might! ;) but for the vision I had in  my head I went with the classic Wplus9 Fresh cut Florals. After I finally got the flowers all arranged as I wanted I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins to give it that little extra sparkle that it needed!!! And here you have it!!! Just love how they turned out! 

And of course Jennifer McGuire has her #sharehandmadekindness challenge going on! How fun is this that they get to be double shared!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!!!