Sunday, 20 April 2014

HB Pink Butterfly

Stenciled with white paint over a floral design and hot pink paper.
Layered backgrounds.

Hand Painted roses with added Stickles (diamond dust)

Stamped butterfly in archival black ink and colored in with copic markers.
Top coated with varnish for strength
Computer generated sentiment on Vellum and die cut with
Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Challenge: Simon Says: Winged

Believe - Winged

Stamped image colored with Distress Inks
Embellished with Viva pen
Layered backgrounds
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Wings

Winged Birthday

Simon Says Stamp HB die
Tim Holtz Tathered flowers die
Designer Paper
Challenge: Simon Says: Wings

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Easter Bunny Green

Green wooden Easter bunny embellished with glossy accents on a spellbinders floral oval die frame
Punched sentiment background, stamped and heat embossed in green
Hand rolled spellbinders die flowers as well as a cricut cut green flower
Cricut cut white Easter eggs embellished with a viva pen.

Challenge: Simon Says Easter/Sweets

Easter Chics Three

Same technique as the post below except these are wooden chics and the embossing folder is bubbles I think, and some of Tim Holtz ribbon die colored with distress ink - Spiced Marmalade

Challenge: Simon Says: Easter/Sweets

Easter Bunnies Four

It's funny...I saw this design at my local craft store and loved the bunnies dies and the design so much, I made my own. What's funny is I'm seeing real bunnies everywhere this week as I'm driving around town. And just in time for Easter.

After die cutting out the bunnies I edged them with Distress Ink - Vintage, added some Glossy Accents to add cotton tail and the black eyes.
Circles where die cut with spellbinder circles...then used the punched out circle as a background for each bunny.
The background stamped with a random dot stamp, and the background embossed with the dot folder.
The grass is actually an icicle die cut twice.
Stamped sentiment.

Challenge:Simon Says: Easter/Sweets

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Man Card: Journey

Embossed background on metal sheet paper
Wired Ribbon
Tim Holtz stamped 3x and fussy cut around, then layered with foam dots.
Spinners for accents
Computer generated sentiment framed by Spellbinders tag die

Windows accented with Glossy Accents
Challenge: Simon Says : Journey

Saturday, 12 April 2014

HC Blossom Corners Orange


Heartfelt Creations Decorative Blossoms die cut out twice and adhered together.
Then sprinkled with glitter and attached to a custom made base.
Poppy embossing folder in the background.
Double bows made and glued together.
Orange ceramic flowers and one hand rolled vellum flower.
Computer generated sentiment on vellum paper can die cut on Spellbinders Floral Ovals.

Believe Dragon fly

Stamped in archival black ink onto watercolor paper
Colored with Distress Ink Markers
Stickled glittered the wings and
embellished the corners with square gems.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Blossom Corners - Lilac

Using Heartfelt Creations Decorative Blossom Corners die
Hand Painted Roses and some Liquid Pearls and  dotted around the card.
Embossed background on Lilac cardstock and punched on the two edges with a Martha Steward punch.
Computer generated sentiment.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Blossom Corners

As much as I love this card, the die gave me a lot of troubles getting a good cut. It took me 16x thru the machine, nearly busting it with shims to get it to cut in the center. I bought the die just to do this type of card. So I was determined to get it cut.
Update: New die received and it cuts like a charm, a couple shims right in the center of this intricate design is required when using the Cuttlebug.  Nice crisp cut!
The video for this card is here
I wrote to Heartfelt Creations and we talked about the problem and they graciously have sent a replacement die. I just received it and anticipate giving it a go this weekend. I am very happy with their eagerness to help and for the replacement. Gotta love a company that shows love for their customers. I love their videos too....beautiful! I even got a reply to a question I posted on a video....don't see that very often!! Awww and their stamps...I'm in love! Hope SSS gets a hold of them...all of them, in the near future.

Simple embellishments is all you need for this type of card. The center flower is from Wendy Vicci, and is ceramic. The sentiment computer generated on vellum paper.
Challenge: Simon Says: HB Simon


Window Hinged Card

Tim Holtz' window die - hinged
Die cut in the center with his baroque frame
Cricut cut lattice in the background
Tim Holtz' tathered floral die
Stamped butterfly colored with copic markers and
a little bit of stickles for some sparkle.
Computer generated sentiment on vellum

Challenge: Simon Says: HB Simon

Hand Painted n Yellow's

Dry embossed background in Poppy
The next layer is designer paper punched with a Martha Stewart along the edge.
Spellbinders Floral Ovals frame the sentiment (computer generated)
All roses were hand painted with acrylics and fussy cut around.
A few embellishment's here and there.
Challenge: Simon Says: HB Simon

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Transparent Sentiment

This background was created with Dyan Dylusions spray in blue and a bit of white linen. And then stenciled in the flowers with white paint.
The butterflies are stamped in black archival inks and colored with Copic markers and fussy cut around.
The mauve rose is hand painted , sparkled up and also fussy cut around.
The sentiment was printed on the computer onto clear vellum and run thru the Cuttlebug with a Spellbinders die to create the frame.
One of the borders was also roughed up with one of Tim Holtz razors.
Challenge: Simon Says : Translucent

Transparent Butterfly

I was a little pressed for time and didn't quite get a nice photo of this (nothing new there!)
But this butterfly was double stamped on some acetate packaging, with archival ink and fussy cut around. It's a side view butterfly so I needed to stamp it twice to get the whole butterfly. It's adhered to the itself with some glossy accents and then to the card with the same.
You might be able to tell of it's 3D effect by the shadow it's casting.
It's dabbed with alcohol inks in blues and metallic silver.
Heart embossing folder creates the background
and the sentiment stamped in black archival ink and then some blue ink.
Challenge: Simon Says - Translucent

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

51st Anniversary

How quickly time goes by. This time last year Mom and Dad celebrated 50......50 years married.
This year 51!
Designer paper in the background.
Spellbinders Floral Ovals frames the sentiment.
Spellbinders dies make up the rolled roses, and the yellow ones are actually made with Tim Holtz' Pinecone die. (just had to give that one a try)
The butterfly is a Digi stamp colored with Copic markers.
Punched mini paper bow and leaves.
Big bow of Ribbon.
Embellished with pretty pearls, and glitter.
This card is also quite 81/2x11 cardstock folded in half.


This Scrapbooking album was purchased from Michaels and altered with hand rolled flowers from Spellbinders dies. And a new Anna Griffin die used for the leafy background. Even tho the die embosses flowers in it, I chose to cover them with the 3d roses. Little pearl stamens were added after the photo was taken.
The album is a work in progress. Hopefully one that takes its time filling up. In it are those who are remembered with a photograph and a testament to their wonderful spirit during their short time with us. It is displayed in our Church were they attended a Cancer support group which was initiated and coached, among others, by my Mom and Dad.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Tag Box Set #3

This is the second little tag box I've created recently.
I created this little box with lid from a template Becca Feeken has on her BLOG.

I've used designer paper and die cut the tag 6x, stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on each. 5 for the tags, 1 for the box. Each tag was set with an metal eyelet.
The cool chain like ribbon, isn't metal, but rather soft and's really neat.
A second designer paper used for the box is inked around the edges with
Vintage distress ink.

The reverse of the tag was left white for writing your own sentiments.

Challenge: Simon Says: Distress Ink

Heat Emboss on Vellum

Thought I'd give this a go...heat embossing on vellum.
I was surprised how the vellum could take the heat. BUT, after it set, it came off the vellum in places here and there. It didn't just fall off but when handling it, it flaked off.
So I'm not sure I'll use this technique again.
The flowers and butterfly stamped and heat embossed with white and then fussy cut around. Inked on the reverse side with Oceans and Lipstick distress ink.
Background embossed with the Poppy folder from Cuttlebug.
Sentiment inked with markers and stamped.


Simon Says: Distress Inks

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day
Hand rolled Roses made with Spellbinders dies
Computer generated sentiment die cut with Spellbinders Floral Ovals on Vellum
Branch leaves die cut, and leave cut out with a punch
Fussy cut out, pre-made tag on designer paper which was fussed up with a blade along the edge.
Script stamp for layered background.
Distress Inks in Lip Stick Pink adds just a little more detailing in the stamped flowers, and a bit of stamped script to the branch leaves.

Challenge: Simon Says: Mother's Day
Simon Says: Distress Ink

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Spring is in the air....somewhere I'm sure

There's a bit of Spring in the least in my card....not outside my window!!!
I soooo love the idea of these hinged cards- using my dies.
I'm having a bit of trouble getting consistently clean cuts with this die at the moment. I just keep at it until I get a good one.  A solution is on the way so I can, and will continue to create these cards. I trust the company and have received awesome service about it's replacement.
The stamp is from Just Rite and colored with copic markers with a bit of glitter glue.
The green rose is hand rolled, the blue ones where bought.
Leafy die and double bowed bow.
Second die cut layer is adhered with foam dots for dimension

Challenge: Just Rite: Spring is in the Air

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Stencils and Paste

This card was sprayed with Dyan Dylusions  and stenciled with various designs.
The top layer I used white Paste and a flowered stencil.
I only just yesterday learned how to make the twine firm, so I will get at that and make the bows much prettier. The pink DD sprays bled into the paste and turned the white into a soft pink color.

This is the same flower stencil, but here I used ink instead of Paste.
Digi butterfly colored with copic markers and a TH Tattered flower spray inked.
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp: Paste