Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fall Leaves

I just had to make one more card for the Simon Says Stamp Tic Tac Toe Flickr Challenge because I wanted to get inky with some stamped leaves.


Here's the Tic Tac Toe Board.  I chose the line on the right with leaves, embossing and glitter.

Fall Leaves

I used Hero Arts Scattering Leaves stamps and Distress Inks to create the background.  The thanks is from a Simon Says Stamp die and I glittered it with Glitter Ritz in Poppy Orange.  I used three dies from the SSS Frames set for all the white die cuts and ran the rectangle piece through my Vagabond with the Cuttlebug Forest Branch embossing folder.

There's a new Clean and Simple Challenge on Virginia's View Challenge and I have debated on whether or not this card qualifies as CAS.  The background is a little busy but I do have a lot of white space so I will enter and Virginia can decide if it falls under CAS.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to get a little inky today!





New Poppystamps Challenges


I'm excited to share the fun news that Poppystamps will be hosting challenges, starting today!

Each challenge will start on the first of the month and it will last one month so there is plenty of time to get creative and play along.

The only requirement is that you use at least one Poppystamps die or image on your project.

For each challenge there will one random winner drawn for a Poppystamps prize and one best design winner will get a Poppy Picked Badge to display on their blog.

This month the theme is Fall/Halloween and you can check out all the details here.

I can't wait to see your creations!



Friday, September 26, 2014

Dotty Birthday

Today I have a card for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge and it's a Tic Tac Toe Challenge, one of my faves! Here's a peek at the board.


I chose the vertical line of polka dots, twine and die cut.

SSS Flickr Challenge 2 Tic Tac Toe

I made a colourful dotty background with a SSS stencil and Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean.  I die cut the label from the SSS Frames set and embossed the sentiment using SSS Essential Greetings and SSS Happy stamp set in Ranger's Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder.  I finished off with a pink twine bow.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
I'm also entering this for Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. There's still lots of time to play in both challenges!

Wishing you an inky day!




Thursday, September 25, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Poppystamps & CardMaker Blog Hop


Hi everyone and welcome to today's Poppystamps and CardMaker Blog Hop.

You should have arrived from Yvonne's blog.  If you've gotten lost along the way and would like to start from the beginning of the hop there is a master list here at the CardMaker blog.

My card uses a Christmas die! Can you guess which one it is?

Cardmaker Hop 1 Sept 19 2014

It's the Poppystamps Small Luxe Poinsettia Background that I used for my flower.

Cardmaker Hop 4 Sept 19 2014

I watercoloured some paper in pastel shades and die cut 3 poinsettia blooms from it.  I layered the flowers, curled the petals and added a sparkly brad.

Cardmaker Hop 2 Sept 19 2014

I thought the flower would be pretty for a wedding or anniversary card so I chose the Claudette Frame as the backdrop because of its simple and elegant design.

Cardmaker Hop 5 Sept 19 2014

With a white embossed sentiment and a few pearls the card is done.

What's a blog hop without some prizes!  Poppystamps will be giving away two dies to one lucky person.  So make sure to leave comments on every blog in the hop!  Here's the prize.


You have until September 26th to leave a comment and the winner will be announced on September 29th on the Poppystamps blog.

Your next stop is Penny.  Click here to check out her lovely creation!

Thanks so much for hopping with us today!





Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Simon Says Flickr Challenge

Simon Says Stamp has started a new bi-weekly challenge on their Flickr site and it's being run by the fabulous Barb, whom we all adore!

This first challenge is a colour challenge and the rules are pretty simple.  Use at least 3 out of the 5 colours and use at least one Simon Says Stamp exclusive brand product on your project.


I used 6 dies on this project (yikes that seems like a lot) and four of them are by SSS.  One is from Poppystamps and one is from Papertrey Ink.

SSS Butterfly Birthday

I inked up the solid butterfly with Distress Inks and added 2 layers of the overlay die cut in vellum.  I coloured the Birthday die cut with Squeezed Lemonade and the Leafy Sprig die cuts in a couple shades of green Distress Ink and sprayed everything that was inky with Perfect Pearls for a little shimmer.

SSS Butterfly Close-up


Thanks for dropping by!






Monday, September 15, 2014

House Warming Party


Catherine Pooler is having a House Warming Party to celebrate her new website and there's a project challenge with the theme of HOME.

Catherine Pooler House Warming Party


My card uses a lot of watercolouring. The buildings, the heart balloon (both with dies from Paper Smooches) and the sky were all done with watercolour paints.  A great card for a dear friend who lives so very far away.

There's still time to play along with the challenge and there's prizes to win by some fabulous sponsors.  Go check it out here.

Thanks for visiting!