Monday, 23 January 2017

Brusho Snowflakes

Meet today's card.
It's not a secret, but I love stamping with snowflakes.  I don't know what it is about them, especially since I'm not a big fan of winter.  Maybe it's their intricate design.

I recently picked up Tim Holtz's Weathered Winter set and wanted to play with it.
I got out my MISTI and positioned the corner snowflake first.  I painted it with a little diluted Brushos, sprayed with water and stamped.  I repeated that process until I was happy with the look and went on to stamp the other two snowflakes.
After stamping the sentiment from The Stampin Place, I used some drywall tape to stencil the background.  I cut the piece out using a stitched die.
The finishing touch was the beautiful blue gem for a bit of bling.

 Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Monday- CHILL OUT


My Time to Craft- SOMETHING NEW

  Have a great week and thanks for taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Tim Holtz, The Stampin Place/ drywall tape/ Brushos/ Memento ink/ MISTI/ paint brush/ Mini Mister/ gem/ die- Memory Box

Sunday, 22 January 2017

More Alcohol Inks on Yupo

Meet today's card.
Another one using Alcohol inks on Yupo paper. 
Got some new Pinata A inks to play with and this new tree line die by Tim Holtz and wanted to use it to make a simple card.
On yesterday's card I used the same technique but different colours.  I made sure to add some gold Pinata ink into this one before I covered the piece with plastic wrap.  It reminded me of the sun shining through.
The key to this technique is to let the inks totally dry before removing the plastic wrap. 

I die cut the trees using my Cuttlebug and glued it over the background.
The sentiment is from a Gina K set.

Adding my card to these challenges:

CASology- CUT

Crafty Calendar- SOMETHING NEW

My Time to Craft- SOMETHING NEW


Thanks for the visit.

Supplies:  stamp- Gina K/ inks-Memento bl/ Pinata Alcohol ink/ plastic wrap/ Yupo paper/ die- TH/ Cuttlebug/ MISTI

Saturday, 21 January 2017


Happy Saturday!!

Meet today's simple card.  I don't make a lot of Valentines but wanted to play with the new sentiment set from Penny Black called Friendship and Love.  I just love the curly font!

I just recently got some new alcohol inks and wanted to try them on Yupo paper to see what I could come up with.  Yupo paper is a synthetic paper with a unique surface that many different mediums can be applied to with unusual results everytime.  
I dropped the inks on the Yupo, then placed a piece of plastic wrap over the piece and set aside overnight.  When I removed the wrap, it revealed this gorgeous piece of inked paper.  The rich colours are amazing.  I fussy cut out the heart then placed it over the scored card lines.  I made those by using my Scorbug and my ScorPal.  

Adding my card to these challenges:

Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES

Crafty Gals Corner- ADD A HEART

Stampin Royalty- VALENTINE


Penny Black and More- ANYTHING GOES

Have a great weekend and a big thanks for coming to take a look!

 Check out my friend Loll Thompson's video for more inspiration.

Supplies:  stamp- PB/ ink- Memento, Alcohol Pinata/ Scorbug/ Scorbug/ Misti/ plastic wrap/ pop dots

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Keeping Warm and Cozy

A simple card today. 

This cute little scene is a very old stamp from Amuse.  It so evokes the feel of winter.
I began by stamping the snowflakes with a background stamp from Hero Arts.  I placed it in my Misti then inked it up with Mowed Lawn Distress ink and stamped.  Using the Misti is such an great way to stamp with large bkg stamps and get a clear, evenly inked image as you can repeat stamp over and over until it's perfect.  
I stamped the scene image from Amuse then coloured with Copic markers, cut out and pop dotted it over the bkg.  I added some puffy white paint to the roof for interest which you can't really see in the photo.  I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says and added it to a white card.

Adding my card to these challenges:

CASology- CUT

Simon Says Monday- CHILL OUT 

Crafty Creations- ANYTHING GOES

Cards and More- STILL WINTER

House of Cards- ADD A BUILDING

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- SSS, HA, Amuse/ ink- Memento, Distress/ MISTI/ Copic markers/ pop dots

Monday, 16 January 2017

Winter Wonders

Warm Comforts for Winter.
I think of cozy blankets, hot chocolate, a warm fireplace.

It's half way through January (already!) and time for another card for the

I just got the new snowflake set by Tim Holtz and wanted to play with it.  I love the distressed look of this beautiful snowflake.  I inked it up with Versamark ink and stamped it once onto my card front and then again on another piece of cardstock.  Next, I heat embossed both stamped imaged with clear powder.

For the snowflake on the main card front, I rubbed Cracked Pistachio and Broken China Distress inks over just the area where the snowflake appears.
For the panel, I sprinkled on Brushos just over my embossed image and sprayed with water.
I then cut down the panel to pop dot over my card front snowflake.
Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts with black Memento ink and added the clear gem.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Curtain Call- ICICLE


HLS Mixed Media- LAYERS

Kreativeinkauf Challenge- SNOWFLAKES

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Hero Arts, TH/ Brushos/ ink- Versamark, Memento/ clear eb powder/ clear gem/Mini Mister

Sunday, 15 January 2017


Good Morning.

We are half way through the month and it's time for another card for 
Our challenge this month is to use Blue and Yellow.

I began by creating my blue and yellow background using the Embossing Folder Stamping Technique.  
It is a very simple technique and a great way to get more mileage from your embossing folders.
I inked the inside of my EB folder with Squeezed Lemonade and Salty Ocean Distress inks, sprayed with water then pressed onto my paper.  
Using my Misti, I stamped the wildflowers from a set by Tim Holtz with black Memento ink.
I stamped a faint text in the background using the Script stamp from Penny Black to add some extra interest. The sentiment is also from a PB set called Friendship.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES

The Color Throwdown- BLUE, YELLOW, BLACK

City Crafter- BLUE

I hope you will come and join us at The Flower Challenge.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies: stamps- TH, Penny Black/ ink- Memento, Distress/ EB folder- SU/ Mini Mister/ MISTI

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Snowy Day

Happy Saturday!

Another chance to play with my snowflake stamp from Hero Arts and the new Zig Markers I got for my birthday.  For those of you that are not familiar with Zigs, they are waterbased markers with a waterbrush tip.  This is the first time I am playing with them and it was really fun to see how the colours would blend and change as I added more or less water.

I began by stamping the snowflakes using my Misti with Versamark ink.  I heat embossed with clear powder then scribbled over the image with the markers concentrating the blues on and around the snowflakes.  I sprayed with a generous amount of water to help the colours blend and let it dry.  I added some more watercoloring with a brush to darken some areas.
To add more texture, I pressed a piece of drywall tape onto my white Color Box ink pad and randomly stamped over the bkg.

I cut the panel on a diagonal and added the stamped sentiment circle with pop dots.
The finishing touch was the little clear gems.

Adding my card to these challenges:

CAS Watercolour- SNOWFLAKE

Seize the Birthday- ANYTHING GOES



Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES

Have a great weekend and thanks for looking.

Supplies:  stamps- HA, Daisy Bucket/ ink- Versamark, Memento bl, white Color Box/ clear eb powder/ heat tool/ circle punch/ Zig markers/ paint brush/ drywall tape/ MISTI/ clear gems