Monday, April 6, 2020

Dotty Mother's Day


Yesterday was a frustrating almost mojo-less day and I only ended up with these two cards before finally giving up.  They're for the Colour Throwdown challenge and also for a friend who asked for a card for his wife for Mother's Day.  As usual I'm dithering about which one I like best.  Thoughts?



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Crumb Cake, Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flower from Handpicked Bouquet) Altenew, (Sentiment from Fillable Frames #4) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades) Altenew
Die:  (Halftone Cover Die) Altenew
Gems:  Recollections

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Hey Friend


It's not very often I make a card with no stamping at all but that's what happened here with this card for CAS Colours and Sketches. The Hey and Friend dies are from Simon Says Stamp and the chevrons are My Favourite Things dies that I've had for eons.  Remember when chevrons were THE thing?  Seems like a lifetime ago.  I guess it probably was in crafting years!  :)



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Tangerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black) Stampin; Up
Dies:  (Hey, friend) Simon Says Stamp, (Chevrons) My Favourite Things
Other:  (Nuvo Bottle Green Crystal Drops) Tonic

Saturday, April 4, 2020

A Waffle Lot


This little Technique Tuesday stamp set has been staring at me for ages and the new Freshly Made Sketch challenge finally gave me the inspiration to use it.  This was super simple to put together once the waffles were coloured.  The pink paper I used for the panel and the hearts is ancient so yay for me!  Unfortunately I am now craving waffles which is something I didn't pick up at the store on Thursday and after waiting an hour and a half just to get inside even a waffle craving isn't strong enough to make me go back any time soon!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  (Le P'tit Bloc Hot) Toga
Stamps:  (All from Waffle Lot) Technique Tuesday
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko,
Markers:  (Y06, Y21, E51) Copic

Friday, April 3, 2020

Sending Hugs


I haven't played along with the Newton's Nook Inky Paws challenge in ages so I figured it was time to give those stamps some love.  This image of Newton cuddled up on a giant ball of yarn was made for this sketch and, although this was not the paper I was originally looking for, I knew once I saw it that it was perfect.  Things came together quickly after that and I'm really pleased with the final result.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Rose Red, Basic Black) Stampin; Up
Patterned Paper:  Paper Pizazz
Stamps:  (All from Newton Unwinds) Newton's Nook
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko,
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Stitched rectangle) Mama Elephant
Markers:  (R11, RV34, C1, C3, C5) Copic
Other:  (Nuvo White Crystal Drops) Tonic

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Birthday Flowers


I've got two cards today inspired by the photo at Just Us Girls.  They're only slightly different in the way they're framed but I can't decide which one I like best.  The first uses a patterned Avery Elle rectangle die and the second uses a scalloped frame die from My Favourite Things.  The stamps are all Papertrey Ink and I popped up a few of the flowers for a bit of dimension.  Which do you prefer?




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Daffodil Delight) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Botanical Silhouettes) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Rockin' Red, Grass Skirt) Catherine Pooler
Dies:  (Dashed frame) Avery Elle, (Scalloped frame) My Favourite Things
Other:  (Nuvo Bottle Green Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Hot Birthday Chick


This week Just Add Ink wants us to Just Add "E" so I went for Exercise!  This Avery Elle chick actually looks pretty happy to be working up a sweat.  I can't say I feel the same in the middle of a pilates or yoga session but I always feel good afterwards.  Also I feel taller after those classes.  Anyone else experience the same thing?


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin; Up
Patterned Paper:  (Celebrations 6 x 12) Provocraft
Stamps:  (All from Hot Chick) Avery Elle
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Stitched Arch, Flags) My Favourite Things
Markers:  (Y02, Y38, B00) Copic

Fusion Thoughts


I'm popping in with a last minute card for the Fusion challenge.  I was inspired mostly by the sketch but also took some colour inspiration from the cake.  I trimmed the stems off of some Memory Box flowers to create these funky blooms and dug out some Kaisercraft paper to use for the background strips.  The sentiment is an often used one from Altenew.


Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Daffodil Delight) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: (Periwinkle 6.5" x 6.5") Kaisercraft
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Heartfelt Sentiments) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Chloe Stem) Memory Box
Other:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic