Saturday, 28 February 2015

In The Doghouse

One more dog card for you today before I go play round 2 of chase the stuffie with Moe.

This card features the digital stamp called In The Dog House by Crissy Armstrong. 

I've been asked to do a few dog cards for a friend which is why I'm sharing two dog cards today. 


Card Recipe 

Stamp: In the Dog House (digital) by Crissy Armstrong
Patterned Paper: Dog Bones on Craft by Canvas Corp, and the striped paper I had on hand
Die: Vines Die by Whimsy Stamps
Flower: Had on hand
Gum Drops - Your Next Stamp
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Markers

I'm off for round 2 of chase the stuffie with Moe. 
Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comments.


Whatz Up Dog

After a rousing game of chase the stuffie with my own dog Moe, I was feeling inspired to put this card together. 
Moe is now snoozing on my lap as I type this - getting ready for round 2 I'm sure!!! 

This card features a digital stamp called Whatz Up Dog by Crissy Armstrong.



Inside 


Card Recipe

Stamps: Whatz Up Dog by Crissy Armstrong (digital) 
Paw prints - Bouji
Patterned Paper - Handmade by me (paw print) and Around the Block 
Sentiment: Everyday Sentiments - Whimsy Stamps
Dies: Build A Banner Die - Whimsy Stamps
Fence & Lampost - Your Next Stamp
Journaled Weekly - Your Next Stamp
Ink: London Fog - Memento
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Markers

Thanks for stopping by. Your thoughts and comments are appreciated. 











Thursday, 26 February 2015

A Quick Update

I wanted to pop in and give you all a quick update and re welcome my newest follower Bridget.

The original welcome post and sadly all of your wonderful comments  had to be taken down because the card I posted that day is out for publishing. I am beyond super excited about that! 

I will re-post the card once the publication hits the store shelves.

I will also have some more exciting news to share over the next couple of days :)

Life has thrown me a couple big curve balls lately but I am also watching two of my card making dreams come true - still in shock but I'm going with it lol.

Stay tuned...........

Hope my little guy Moe gives you a smile :) He makes me laugh every day in one way or another with his "puppy" antics.



Have a great day!

Friday, 6 February 2015

Just A Note

Today I am posting a card I made for my sister who has a major household move coming up in the next couple of months from one city to another. 

It will be challenging but she tends to see this type of thing as an adventure.

I made this card to send her to let her know I am thinking about her and to wish her the best of luck in her move - her new beginning. 




Card Recipe

Stamp: Polly - Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment: Simple Labels - Whimsy Stamps
Patterned Paper: K & Co, and my stash
Letter Edge: My Creative Time Dies
Rectangle Die: Nesting Rounded Rectangle Dies - Whimsy Stamps
Photo Corner: Photo Corner Die - Quickutz
Ink: Memento, Versa Colour
Vines: Vines Die - Whimsy Stamps
Flowers: Recollections
Glitter (balls on flower): Hero Arts
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Makers - CT1, CT2, CT4, GB4, TN4, TN7, TN8, EB8, FS2, FS3, FS8, TN2, 1G1, LY1, LY2, LY3, BT1, BT2, BT4, BT6, CG1, CG3, TN3, TN4, TN6 

It is hard to get a good photo on a cloudy day, but the turquoise cardstock matches the medium shade of her dress (sleeve).

I am submitting this card to the Whimsy Stamps Challenge #79 - New Beginnings

Thanks for stopping by. Thoughts and comments are appreciated. 


Tuesday, 3 February 2015

High Hopes Guest Designer Card

This week, I have the honour of being a guest designer at High Hopes Rubber Stamps. The challenge is Anything High Hopes. For this card I inked up Lenny's Love Me Nots - he makes me smile. 

I didn't do a "standard" card layout for this one ( the instructions are in the Spring 2015 issue of Card Maker Magazine).

I had a few challenges with this card - 1. to not reach into my embellishment drawers and 2. to get a good photo! 

The piece the actual "picture" is on opens to the right (there is a "natural" photo below) so getting a good picture was a challenge.  

For the card itself, I coloured the background (sky & grass) with chalk pencils and then "softened" the colours using a piece of paper towel and doodled the edge around the photo. 

I didn't finish the inside of this one yet because I'm not sure what occasion I will use it for - I do feel it could be used for just about anything but since the inside of this card is "finished" there is a photo below of that as well.

Here is a picture with the front closed "flat"..........



The Inside


And the card front as it "naturally" sits 


Card Recipe
Stamp: Lenny's Love Me Nots - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket - Tea for Two and Crate Paper - Random
Coloured With Spectrum Noir Markers
Chalk: General's Chalk Pencils
Doodling: Zig Memory System black pen
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black 

Thanks for stopping by! Your thoughts and comments are appreciated.