Monday, 23 April 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #261

It's time for another great sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Here it is:

Here is what I created:

I used the sketch and flipped it on it's side. I just love this cute little saying, don't you? 

I hope you will come and play along with us!

See you next time!


Friday, 20 April 2018

More Christmas Bauble Lanterns to Love

Hello friends!

I have one more Christmas Bauble Stamp Set card to share for SparkleNSprinkle!  Of course, I'm sure you remember my previous post HERE where I showed how to make these fabulous lanterns!  This is my second version of it - I hope you enjoy!

SNS Supply List:

Let's make a card!

So if you recall in my previous blog post, I stamped the Baubles with Versamark Ink, embossed with Black Detail Embossing Powder and colored them with the Nuvo Marker Pens.  I fussy cut out the "lantern" shapes and set aside.

Next, I went to work on my background. Using the Abundant Bunting Tonic Studios Die, I cut out a piece of orange cardstock.  I applied a strip of 1 1/2" Tear-ific Tape across my patterned paper and applied the die cut. To the exposed adhesive, I added the Orange Crush glitter - I loved that it was semi-transparent and you could lightly see the background peeking through.

I really wanted to just use the "Celebrate" portion of the stamp, so I "doctored" it up by trimming off the bottom portion (VERY CAREFULLY!). Now, I have 2 separate stamps for the sentiment that I can still use together or apart.  Great idea, huh?  I stamped the sentiment using Versamark Ink and embossed with gorgeous Venus Violet Embossing Powder. I applied Sweet Lilac Crystal Drops and Honey Gold Glitter Drops as embellishements.

My "lanterns" were popped up on my background using foam squares and some twine was wrapped around for them to "hang" off of!  I used some mini clothes pins to hand my lanterns!  I used the Sakura Glue Pen to apply some Sparkling Snow Glitter to the lanterns as well.


I hope you enjoyed this project and I encourage you to think outside the box next time you see a Christmas stamp set! Remember to leave me a comment below and on the SNS Blog too to be eligible to win this month!

See ya soon!


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Southern Ridge Kitty Cat Birthday

Hello crafty friends!

I'm here today to share with you another Southern Ridge Trading Company Design Team Project!

I used the following Southern Ridge items on this card:

Alrighty!  So, this card is quite a departure from last time!  I loved that the Cats had different poses to choose from!  I picked 3 of them and embossed them with various shades of SNS Embossing Powder. I covered each piece of chipboard with Versamark ink and covered them with multiple layers of embossing powder, heat setting each time.


To create the background, I tried some "mixed media" - now this is a big deal for me as I don't really think I'm GREAT at it...yet!  But, I like to try.

I used Tonic Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Mother of Pearl and Lilac Lavender to create some dimension with stencils! I used the Cherry Blossom Stencil and Butterfly Field Stencil and just randomly added them to the background. I sprayed the Turkish Rose Mica Mist over some of the flowers, the background and just randomly all over (look at me go with all the medias! Haha). I added some Fuschia Glass Glitter to the center of some of the flowers using Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accents.


My sentiment was stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed with Gold Detail Embossing Powder. Finally, I used some Crystal Drops in Party Pink and Gold to randomly add accents. I love that the playful cats are peeking out to wish the recipient a happy birthday!


I can't wait to see you all again in two weeks or so to share my next creation!  Now, head on over to to grab your fave chipboard! :)

Southern Ridge Trading Company Products Used:
Other Supplies Used:
- SparkleNSprinkle Embossing Powders (Cotton Candy, Rosa, Gold Detail, Heliotrope, Flashy Flamingo)
- Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Lilac Lavender and Mother of Pearl
- Nuvo Crystal Drops (Bright Gold, Party Pink)
- Metal Stencils (Butterfly Field, Cherry Blossoms)
- Versamark Ink
- Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
- Foam Squares
- White Cardstock, scrap patterned paper

See ya soon!


Scrapy Land Challenge #88

Hello friends!

Welcome to Scrapy Land {Challenge #88}!  I'm very excited to share my project with you.

The theme is always ANYTHING GOES using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  In addition, we have TWO WINNERS for each challenge.  One will be a random winner and the other is chosen by the Design Team.  Each winner will receive a generous $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.

Scrapy Land carries over 55 brands of dies, so chances are you have a few of the brands in your stash!  You can see all the brands carried under the Products category.

Please link back to this Scrapy Land Challenge and include the link to this challenge on your blog post.  It would also be extremely helpful if you would list the brands of dies used in your project.  (Sometimes we can't tell if an item is a die cut or chipboard.)

We can't wait to see what you create!  It can be any style you like from CAS to mixed media and everything in between.    Just be sure there's a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells!

This was a quick, clean and simple card!  I used the Spring Flowers Oval Label die from Precious Marieke and the Mr. Mrs. Die from Frantic Stamper (you can find a similar one HERE) to create this card!  Lots of glitter paper - lots of glitter drops!  Sometimes you just don't need to overthink a card!!

Good luck!


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Splitcoast Stampers Card Sketch Challenge #693

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for this week's Splitcoast Stampers Card Sketch !

Each week, there is a brand new sketch out to play along with - interpret it however you would like and play along. 

This week's sketch was designed by Carey Payette.

Here is what I created:

Glitter, glitter and more glitter!  I tried to make a "shadow" image on the sentiment "happy" part :)

I hope you enjoy this card and will head on over to Splitcoast to play along! :)

Have a great day!