Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Guest Elf at Christmas Kickstart Challenge

 Hello there,

I am tickled pink to be Guest Elk this month at Christmas Kickstart Challenge.  

The theme of challenge #51 is: The Stockings were Hung by the Chimney with Care.

Here's my card.

I had so much fun die cutting the cute stockings, I made a big bunch at the same time.  And it was great to use up some smaller pieces of scrap papers. 

I hope you're inspired, come on over to Christmas Kickstart Challenge and join in the fun!  See you in the challenge gallery!


Poppystamps Cute Stockings Die
Spellbinders Essential Ovals Dies
Elizabeth Craft Designs Leaves & Branches Die
Happy Little Stampers Merry Kissmas Stamp Set
Memento Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)
Clear Embossing Powder

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

Birthday Challenge on Die Cut Divas

Happy June 1st!!

Hope you're doing well my craft friends!!  This month's challenge theme on Die Cut Divas is Birthdays!!

Bugaboo Stamps is our sponsor, winner would receive $12 gift code to their shop.

My card features the very cute BUGBDAYBIRD4 digit stamp.  I printed it on light weight mixed media paper and watercolored the main image.  And added a confetti stenciled background.  I trimmed the panel out and attached to a polaroid photo die cut.

Then I added sentiment strips, and a few small stickers, then it's adhered to a pattern papered card base.

Here's a closer look.


Lawn Fawn Say Cheese Again Lawn Cuts
Echo Park Birthday Confetti Stencil
Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set
Ranger Distress Inks (Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutter, Worn Lispstick, Seedless Preserve)
Memento Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)
Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday Clear Stamp Set
White Gel Pen

Thanks for stopping, I wish you a lovely day!

Friday, May 28, 2021

Mixed media Simple Frame

Hello, and welcome back!

Today I want to share a mixed media card.

For the main panel, I dry embossed the frame using Altenew Simple Frame 3D embossing folder on heavy weight mix media paper.  Then I applied Peacock Teal acrylic paint all over it, let it dried.  Then I applied Splendid Gold paint all over, let it dried slightly, spritz the panel with water and lift some of the gold paint away.  I repeated this process until I see enough of the Peacock Teal showing.  After the panel dried, I applied some Vintage Photo distress ink by dragging the ink pad flat accross the panel.  Once this dried, I applied a bit of Winter Sky IZINK Pearly Lustre Paste on the frame.  This technique is inspired by Tim Holtz's video, he calls it eroded matellic. Hint: it starts at around 54:15 into the video.

Then stamped with Acorn archivel ink the branches from Altnew Warm Wishes stamp set, and sentiment from Handmade Tags stamp set.

The gold heat embossed and watercolored Arum Lilies are from Hero Arts.

Here's a close up.


Altenew Flower of the Month Instagram Challenge - Lilies

Simon Monday Challenge - Frame It

Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes


Decoart Acrylic Paint (Peacock Teal, Splendid Gold)
Ranger Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)

Thanks for visiting.  Have a lovely day!

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Happy Mother's Day 2021

 Happy Mother's Day!!

I miss my mom, lost her close to 6 years now.  But today I want to celebrate all the other moms in my life.  

I am not sure how to call this technique, but I was inspired by a fellow stamper, Frederic Gabay in the Creation Scrapbook Centrale fb group and he was inspired by Tim Holtz's video.


Addicted To Stamps And More Challenge #404 - Any Occasion


Avery Elle Simply Said: Happy Clear Stamp Set
Ranger Distress Inks (Speckled Egg, Vintage Photo)
Decoart Metallic Paint (Splendid Gold)
Wow Gold Rich Super Fine Embossing Powder
Versamark Watermark Ink

Thanks for coming by my blog.  Have a blessed day!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

CAS-ual Fridays Christmas card on Die Cut Divas

Hi everyone,

I am sharing another card inspired by Die Cut Divas' May challenge theme, tic-tac-toe.

I choose column "red/glitter/flowers".

And I am linking my card to:


Kaiser Craft Woodgrain Embossing Folder
Elizabeth Craft Designs Leaves & Branches (1846) Cutting Die
Ranger Distress Ink (Barn Door)
Clear Embossing Powder
Versamark Watermark Mini Ink Pad
Martha Stewart Sugar Cube Embossing Powder
Ranger Stickles (Sugar Cane, Star Dust)

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!