Hello! It's the start of another Creative Fingers Challenge and for this challenge, the design team has been given the freedom to create anything they want. Yippee! I've had three Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers stamp and die sets for a while now and haven't used them. I thought it time to break them out … Continue reading Lots of Spring Flowers
Hello! Today I'm sharing my inspiration for the new Get Creative Challenge that has a theme of shaped cards. I chose to create a card that features the garden shed image from Twinkle Lane Designs. To start this card, I printed the garden shed onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. I used my free … Continue reading Going Potty Over Shaped Cards
Hello! It's the start of another Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge and this challenge has a fun theme of "under the sea". I thought it was a good opportunity to play with a reasonably new technique to make an underwater background, where Distress Oxide inks are smooched onto glossy cardstock. I followed this My … Continue reading Under The Sea, With Kitty Bee
Hello! Today, I'm please to announce I've joined Kindred Stamps as a guest designer. I have had the opportunity to work with one of their latest releases, "Holidays Are A Nightmare". I am also able to offer my readers a Kindred store discount, but more about that later... I am discussing all three cards in … Continue reading “Holidays Are A Nightmare” – Kindred Stamps Guest Designer + Blog Hop
Hello! Who doesn't love ink blending when using distress inks? They mix beautifully, making new colours as they blend. I laid down Picked Raspberry, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire distress inks onto two pieces of cardstock, using a mini blending tool. One piece of card was already cut to fit the centre of the 5"×7" card front. Inking the … Continue reading Navy, Pink and White + Make Your Own Antistatic Bag
Hello! Are you all hopping around madly, getting ready for the Easter break? I've made a quick Easter card this week that I don't think I could have made any brighter. The background paper is my first attempt at a rainbow plaid. I wasn't comfortable using post it tape to make my inked stripes, so, for this … Continue reading Enlarging A Stamped Image For A Perfect Fit.
Hello, I'm never really comfortable making a one layer card. It only takes one mistake and the whole card is ruined. That thought always makes me nervous and, because I'm nervous, I know in more likely to make that one mistake. This week Cas-ual Fridays Challenge gave me the drive to attempt a one layer card and … Continue reading One Layer Wonder with a Stamp Masking Secret
Hi, or with this card, should I say High? This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is "Spread your wings, and fly". While this card doesn't have the wings, a balloon surely meets the criteria of flight. After all, the balloon was the first mechanism to get humanity off the ground. This is a 5"x7" card … Continue reading Up, Up and Away!