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Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Hugs and Fishes

It is officially summer and time to hit the beach! 
Willy is underwater but taking advantage of the warmer weather to build his first sand castle of the season. 





After colouring all of the stamps with alcohol markers I hand fussy cut and used a classic circle die to cut them out. Next the card base was formed and the patterned paper pieces were cut and each piece was temporarily laid on the to the design so I could see how things looked. Bubbles the fish at the top was stamped on to the paper so I could get her bubbles included and then the fussy cut stamp was glued in to place. 
The sentiment was stamped and cut to fit and put in place using foam pop up dots. 
The name of this card fold is EZ Fun Fold Pop Up Easel or Corner Pop Up Easel and although it looked scary to me it is actually easier then it looks. 

Card Recipe 
Sea Floor Background - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: K and Company

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, classic circle die - Spellbinders, 3D Foam Pop Dots - Forever In Time 

Spectrum Noir Markers: OR1 OR2 OR3 AG1 AG3 AG4 TN2 TN3 IG1 IG3 IG5 CT1 CT4 GB5 PL2 PL4 LV2 
Copic: B04 B06 B18

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Thursday, 20 June 2019

Retired Raymond

Raymond is retired and happy that the nice weather is here so he can golf - his favourite thing to do.
I'm glad Raymond doesn't live where I do.....it has been so wet he wouldn't have gotten much golfing in yet, kind of like most of the people I know who golf. Hopefully the nice weather comes soon and stays so Raymond can it the greens. 




After colouring Raymond with alcohol markers and Prisma pencils I hand fussy cut him and set him aside. Next I found patterned paper from MME and cut the pieces to fit my design. I stamped the sentiment in weathered wood distress ink and threaded twine through it. I added Raymond and popped his golf ball up with a foam pop dot. Some matching enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Retired Raymond - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Sentiment Set #4 - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Oliver - MME

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, weathered wood distress ink, twine - stash, enamel dots - Whimsy Stamps, Foam Pop Dots - Forever In Time

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS9 GB1 GB4 GB7 VB2 VB3 IG1 IG3 IG5 TN3 TN6 TN7
Copics: E00 E11  
Prismacolours: Peach, Deco Pink, Sepia, Sienna Brown, Beige, 20% Cool Grey, White, Light Umber, Indigo Blue, Blue Slate

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Thursday, 13 June 2019

Lizabeth Birthday Wishes

A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending a card making class with my fellow DT Bev. We did 4 amazing fun fold cards one of which was an easel card. I haven't made an easel card for a while so it was a good reminder that I need to make more! It also reminded me that I wanted to try making a shaped easel card as well. 
I wanted to use Lizabeth Biking Angel on a Birthday card so I decided to put her on a circle easel card just for fun. 





I coloured Lizabeth with alcohol markers and Prismacolor pencils and cut her out using a pleated circle die and put a piece of matching card stock behind it. Some sparkly Stickles were perfect for her wings. 
 I cut the same pieces for the base and set them aside. Next I cut the base for my card and a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller then the base edge for both the top and bottom. 
Next I stamped and cut my sentiment, mounted it on a piece of matching card stock and popped it up with foam squares - this holds my top piece in place acting like a stopper. 
A cotton lace bow and some flowers finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Lizabeth Biking Angel - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Happy Birthday Script - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Spring Fling - Echo Park 
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, pleated circle die - Gina Marie Designs, Star Dust Stickles, cotton lace ribbon - stash, flowers - Poppies and Prairie, 3D foam squares - Forever In Time

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS9 IG3 IG5 TN3 TN5 TN6 CG1 DG2 CT1 CT4 AP1 AP3 PA2 GB1 GY1 GY5
Copics: E00 E11 BG11 BG13 BG15 C00 
Prismacolours: Light Aqua, Aquamarine, Cobalt Turquoise, Pink, Blush Pink, Deco Pink 


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Thursday, 6 June 2019

Sweet Birthday Wishes

July is a big month for Birthday's in my family. I have more masculine cards then feminine to make for adults and young adults. Masculine cards are always a challenge for me but I think "Sweet Thing" is perfect for one of my younger card recipients. 



After colouring up this fun ant with his huge cupcake with alcohol markers, I hand fussy cut him leaving a thin white edge. I found a paper combination from YNS and Lawn Fawn that I liked and put my design together. The sentiment was stamped and cut with a fishtail banner die. I added a piece of matching fish tail flag banner to add a fun element. Lastly I added the stamped and coloured image using foam pop dots.
Some simple gumdrops finish off my card. Here's hoping one of my nephews enjoys their Birthday card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Sweet Thing - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Birthday Wishes - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Summer Plaid - YNS, Spiffy Speckles - Lawn Fawn

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, fish tail banner and fish tail flag banner dies - YNS, gumdrops - YNS, 3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time

Spectrum Noir Markers:TN4 TN7 TN8 EB8 TN1 EB1 TB9 RB1 RB2 RB3 
Copics: E13 E15 E18 B04 B06 B00 BG01


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Thursday, 30 May 2019

Thank Ewe

For my card this week I decided to do a non - traditional thank you card , meaning using a some what non- traditional sentiment. I always love to have a few thank you cards in my stash so it is easy to pop one in the mail for a friend or family member. 
"Posey's For You" is a fun stamp with it's fluffy ewe and posey's and when I found I had the Thank Ewe sentiment - it was perfect for a fun thank you ...er thank "ewe" card. This cutie just makes me smile and I hope it will make the recipient smile too! 


I coloured this cutie with alcohol markers, did some shading with Prismacolor pencils and cut it out using a pleated circle die. I thought patterned paper from Echo Park and Lawn Fawn were perfect for this stamp. 
The paper was cut to size and glued to my card stock. Next I cut a circle out of card stock to put behind my image. I didn't want the "bulk" I would have gotten if I put it on top of my patterned paper and card stock so once it was in position, I marked it with a pencil and then cut it to fit snuggly against the card stock. I cut my sentiment banner with a stitched banner die and stamped it so it was centered under my stamp. 
A banner with a heart, enamel dots and some gingham ribbon finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Posey's For You - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Thank Ewe! - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Spring Fling - Echo Park, Spiffy Speckles - Lawn Fawn

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, pleated circle die - Gina Marie Designs, stitched fishtail banner die - YNS, ribbon - Stampin Up!, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

Spectrum Noir Markers: IG1 IG3 CT1 CT2 GB5 CG1 DG2 
Copics: C00 BG11 BG13 BG49
Prismacolor Pencils: 10%, 20%, 30% Cool Grey, white

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Thursday, 23 May 2019

Hello Butterfly

I love butterflies! They are one of my favourite parts of spring and summer. 
I love to sit on my porch and watch them flutter around and land on the hanging baskets I always have hanging there. 
I have learned that there are different flower types that attract butterflies so I am going to see if I can find some baskets with some of those types of flowers for my porch this year.

I made a card to celebrate butterflies with "Left Butterfly" and "Katie's Bouquet"








I created my scene by stamping three bouquets and the butterfly and coloured them with alcohol markers. Star Dust Stickles were added to the hearts on the wings.  I added some clouds using a cloud die, ink and a dauber and cut the bottom edge with a stitched scallop die.  Some fun gingham and heart patterned paper were perfect for this scene. After cutting the heart paper to size I cut out the word hello with a die. I cut it a second time in white and inset it into the paper. Next, I found the word friend in the size I wanted, masked it off with Post It Notes and stamped it using my Misti. Matching glitter ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Left ButterflyKatie's Bouquet - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Special Tweet- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Hugs and Kisses - YNS

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, stitched scallop border - My Creative Time Dies, stitched rectangle die - YNS, Star Dust Stickles, scripty words die - YNS, galena ribbon, Bazzill card stock, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

Spectrum Noir Markers: AP1 AP3 IG1 IG3 CT1 CT2 GB5 AG1 AG3 AG4
Copics: RV11 C00

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Monday, 20 May 2019

Just Because

I don't know about you but I can never have too many Just Because and Sending Smiles type cards in my stash. 
It makes it easy to grab a card and send it to a friend or family member who needs a pick me up or to know that I am thinking about them. 

"Sweet Carlina" from Digi Doodle Studios is the star of the latest card to add to my stash. 



I printed the stamp a little larger then I intended but it all worked out in the end. It is coloured with alcohol markers and I added some shading with Prismacolor pencils. Next I hand fussy cut her and went around the edges with a black marker to get any white I had missed. I added this sweetie to digital paper from DDS and Lawn Fawn. Some stitched clouds and a fun heart flower border helped me build a subtle scene. Enamel dots and ribbon finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Sweet Carlina - Digi Doodle Studios
Sentiment: Encouragement Sentiments - Digi Doodle Studios 
Patterned Paper: Spring Plaid - Digi Doodle Studios, Spiffy Speckles - Lawn Fawn

Stitched cloud die - YNS, ribbon - Stampin' Up, heart flower border - YNS, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS9 TN1 EB1 PP3 
Copics:  E00 E11 B02 B04 B06 E13 E15 E18 
Prismacolor Pencils: Henna, Pink Rose, Electric Blue, Ultramarine, Dark Umber, Burnt Ochre, Beige Sienna

I will be adding this card to the DDS Forever Challenge in the Digi Doodle Studios Facebook group

I hope you have enjoyed my post! Thanks for stopping by!