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Saturday, 15 September 2018

Rocking Horse Christmas

I am a horse lover through and through and I have a lot of horse loving friends. I try to use a different stamp every year for my horsey Christmas cards and this "Rocking Horse" digital stamp from Whimsy is perfect for one of the cards I need for this year. 
I decided to make this one with an acetate front for something different. 





After printing and colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and a prisma pencil, I hand fussy cut it and went around the edge with a black marker to cover any white I had missed. It is hard to see in the photo but I added a clear sparkle pen to the bow. 
Next I cut my card base, cardstock and gorgeous patterned paper from the Winter's Magic Blue digital paper pack. I cut it to fit the inside and then held my breath and stamped my sentiments using my Misti. The "and" sign in between my sentiments is added with a black marker. 
I used a stitched border trio die to cut my snow banks and added a few die cut trees. 
Some sparkly ribbon and gum drops finish off my card.


Card Recipe
Stamp: Rocking Horse - Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment: Holiday Mini Sentiments - Whimsy Stamps
Patterned Paper: Winter's Magic Blue Digital Paper - Whimsy Stamps
Stitched Border Trio die - Whimsy Stamps

Galena ribbon, gumdrops, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

Spectrum Noir Markers:  MB1 MB3 EB3 EB6 EB5 IG2 IG3 IG6 RB1 RB3 RB4 
Copics: B04 B06 B18
Primsacolor pencil: Sandbar Brown

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Thursday, 13 September 2018

Hang In There

 The design team is doing Anything Goes this week on the blog so I thought I would have some fun and monkey around a little!

We all need some encouragement or to know someone is thinking of us once and a while so I decided that Monkey Mike would be perfect to help not only bring some encouragement but also a smile to someone. I think he is pretty cute and he makes me giggle! 





 I tackled the jungle background first, colouring it with alcohol markers and then set it aside. Next I coloured up Monkey Mike and hand fussy cut him. I found some matching plaid patterned paper and cut it and matching cardstock to fit my A2 size. Next, I created a cardstock frame by using two different sizes of rectangle dies and added it on top of the background with pop dots. 
Then, I took our handsome Monkey Mike and hung him from the frame by his tail. He has a pop dot behind him too because he kinda tilted sideways when I hooked him up by tail. 
The sentiment was stamped and cut out with a fish tail banner die and a few enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Jungle Background, Lg. Monkey Mike - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Hang In There
Patterned Paper: Summer Plaid - YNS
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Stitched rectangle and fishtail banner dies - YNS, enamel dots - Whimsy Stamps

Spectrum Noir Markers: EB3 EB6 EB5 BG7 TN1 EB1 EB2 AG1 AG3 AG4 AG5 CG4 DG3 JG6 MB1 MB2 MB4 IG2 IG5 LG2 LG3 LG5 CT4 GB5 OR1 OR2
                  
                                                   
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Thursday, 6 September 2018

Let's Ketch-Up

 How fun would this lunch invite be to receive in the mail!?! 
Especially when it is sent to someone you haven't seen for awhile! I have a few people in mind that I could send this to just for fun!

Truthfully I am not partial to ants but they always seem to show up at a picnic and help themselves don't they? These two are pretty cute though so I think I am okay with them joining my picnic ... this time....




 I coloured this fun pair with alcohol markers and fussy cut them. I added a "ketchup" line to the bottle by drawing a light pencil line where I wanted the ketchup level to be, coloured it and then used a black Memento pen to add the line. 
I decided on my patterned paper and instead of doing a sky and clouds I thought hearts would be a fun background especially since this invite would be going to a close friend I haven't seen in awhile. I cut some grass to "ground" them and added them to the back of the stamp. After deciding on a font, I created my sentiment and printed it directly on my background square. 

Some twine and gumdrops finish off my card

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Ants Picnic - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Computer
Patterned Paper: Dots and Stripes - Carta Bella, Hearts and Stripes - MFT
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, twine, gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: RB1 RB2 RB3 IG1 IG2 IG6 CR7 CR11 DR6 EB1 MB1 MB3 MB4 YG1 YG2 YG3 TN3 TN1 TN8 CT4 GB5 OR1 TN5 TN9 EB4
                  
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Monday, 3 September 2018

Ridiculously Amazing!

My GD card this month features the gorgeous Heidi Autumn stamp from Digi Doodle Designs coloured on with some non traditional fall colours. 

I wanted the "feel" of this card to match the sentiment - fun, uplifting and encouraging. As I was colouring, the colours took on a life of their own and I ended up using some of the "lighter" colours of fall. Not at all what I had pictured and truthfully this one went totally sideways from what I had going on in my head but I am happy with the outcome.





After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers, I cut it out with a dotted oval die. I printed my digital papers, cut them to fit my card and inked the edges on each piece.  I love the light airy feeling of the paper and decided it matched my card theme perfectly. A fun gingham bow and some enamel dots finish off my card. 

Stamp: Heidi Autumn - Digi Doodle Studios 
Sentiment:Encouragement Sentiments - Digi Doodle Studios
Patterned Paper: Angels On Earth 8x8 Digital Paper, Christmas Eve digital papers - Digi Doodle Studios
White gel pen, ribbon - Stampin' Up, banners 3 die - Sizzix, dotted ovals die - Sizzix, bark Versa mark ink, gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS4 TN2 RB1 RB2 RB3 TB8 BT9 TB9 CT1 CT2 CT4 TN1 EB1 EB2 GB4 GB5 GB7 

I hope you have enjoyed my post! Don't forget to pop by Digi Doodle Studios to see all the gorgeous stamps, sentiments and paper they have to offer. 


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Saturday, 1 September 2018

Where Your Acorns Are

This new release "So Nuts About Home" digital stamp just cracks me up! There is an amazing line up of gorgeous new stamps and paper this month but when I saw this cutie I had to colour him up first! 

I seriously don't think he could fit one more acorn in his mouth do you?! 



After colouring up this stamp - chuckling the whole time I might add - I cut it out using a dotted rectangle die. I wanted to keep my layout and papers quite simple but tried to keep the "homey" feel and keep the focus on this fun stamp.
The sentiment was designed on my computer - I couldn't help myself - this saying was going through my head the whole time I was working with this stamp!
 Some lace ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 


Card Recipe
Stamp: So Nuts About Home - Whimsy Stamps

Patterned Paper- Carta Bella, sentiment - computer, dotted rectangle die, ribbon - stash, enamel dots

Spectrum Noir Markers:  BG5 BG7 BG10 TN3 TN4 TN6 TN7 CG1 DG2 DG4 MB1 MB3 MB4 TN1 EB1 EB2 RB1 RB2 RB3 RB4 CT2 GB5 OR1 OR2 CT4

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Thursday, 30 August 2018

# School Is Cool

Next week the kids will be going back to school. As you can imagine both the parents and the kids have mixed feelings about this. 
My neighbour's 4 year old will be starting junior kindergarten. She is excited and nervous all at the same time - understandable right?!  

My card today features Mary J Teacher Angel from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. The card colours are not traditional school colours but I wanted to try something different.......and I didn't have school themed paper in my paper stash - gasp! so I had to step outside the box and challenge myself to find a way to use what I did have. 



I coloured sweet Mary J with alcohol markers and fussy cut her. I chose my lined background paper - appropriate for school right?! and used the school background stamp to create my patterned paper. A letter edge die helped on the edge of one piece to keep my school theme. All the edges are inked with matching ink. Next I designed and printed my sentiment on my computer and cut it out with a fishtail banner die. It is hard to see in the photo but I added some clear sparkle pen to her wings. Some simple twine and matching gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Mary J Teacher Angel, School Background - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Computer
Patterned Paper: Wood and Notebook - Simple Stories 
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, clear Spectrum Sparkle pen, My Creative Time die, fish tail banner die - YNS, twine, gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS4 TN2 TN4 IG2 IG3 IG4 CG4 DG3 JG6 EB6 EB3 EB5 TN1 EB1 EB2
                  
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Thursday, 23 August 2018

Apple Friends

It is always nice to receive a surprise gift from a friend isn't it? I don't always get the chance to do this but sometimes my friends do something so nice and  unexpected that it is nice to give them a card and gift to thank them. 

This stamp has more of a spring feel to it but I wanted to challenge myself to make it into a fall feel card. I am also hoping to inspire you to find different ways to use the stamps in your stash. Changing the colours and paper can take a versatile stamp like this one and make it easy to use for any occasion or season. 




After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers, I cut it out with a stitched rectangle die. I added silver Wink of Stella to her earrings for a little bit of bling. The sentiment was stamped and mounted on matching cardstock. Some twine and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Apple - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Friends Are For - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: I Love Family - Echo Park
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, Silver Wink of Stella, stitched rectangle die - YNS, enamel dots - Whimsy Stamps, twine - American Crafts

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS4 TN2 TN4 MB1 MB3 MB4 AG1 AG3 AG4 BG7 CT1 CT3 GY1 TB8 BT9 TB9 FS8 CR7 CR11 DR6 CT4 GB5 GY5

                  
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