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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Julie's Dream - Easel With A Twist

My post today for features Julie's Dream another cutie from the Fairies & Adventurers new release at High Hopes. 

One of the "goals" I set for myself at the beginning of the year was to try new techniques, card layouts etc. I have done one easel card before but I decided to give this one a bit of a twist! 

I added a Post It note holder to it - just for fun! I found the pattern for the holder portion on the internet - there are lots of patterns out there so it is easy to find the pattern for a size that fits your card.

Card closed 

This card is a bit of a challenge to take a picture of. The pinks look red but they are actually a coral version of pink. I wanted to the Stickles I brushed on with a fine tip paint brush to the wings to show.

I also added Stickles to the top right corner and the centre of the flowers - a fairy has to have glitter right! 

Card Recipe

Glitter: Star Dust - Stickles 
Flowers: Recollections, from my stash
Die: Vines Die - Whimsy Stamps, Hearts - Quickutz
Patterned Paper: Dolled Up - MME

Spectrum Noir Makers: 
Hair: CT 1 CT2 CT4 GB6
Dress & Boots: BT1 BT2 BT4
Hearts: CR2 CR4 CR6
Leaves: DG1 DG2
Skin: FS2 FS3 TN2
Eyes: BT2 BT4 BT5
Flowers: OR1 OR2 OR3 1G1 1G2 GB4 GB5 GB6
Lips: FS8
Wings: FS6 BT1

I hope you have enjoyed my post with a twist today! Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Cast Your Troubles Away

For my post today, I am sharing Gabriel's Cozy Ice Hut and a sentiment from the Sentiment #1 set from the Fairies and Adventurers new release at High Hopes Rubber Stamps. 

Gabriel sure is having fun in his hut isn't he?! 

I think he could care less if he caught a fish!  


I stamped my image and sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Spectrum Noir Markers. Gabriel and his ice hut are fussy cut and glued onto the snowflake paper background. I used a black marker to continue his fishing line down into the water and added a hook to the end. Not sure it's tempting to the fish but hey, a guy's gotta try right! 

Patterned Paper: All Bundled Up - Carta Bella

Spectrum Noir Marker List

Hut: GB8 GB10 EB5
Hair: CT1 CT2 CT4
Gloves/Hat/Scarf: DR5 DR1 DR7
Coat:TB1 TB2 TB9
Skin: FS2 FS3 TN2 1G1
Pants:BT9 TB8 TB9
Boot: EB6 EB3 EB7
Fishing Pole: TN3 TN6 TN7
Snow: BT1 BT2
Ice: TB1 TB2 BGR1 

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to cast your troubles away! 

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Julie's Moment - Magical Day

 Today I am sharing Julie's MomentJulie's Butterfly and a sentiment from the Sentiment #2 set. 

The Fairies and Adventurers new release at High Hopes has so many fun fairies, sentiments and "extras" it has been fun to try to find ways to combine so many different elements! 


My images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I pre stamped the butterfly antenna's and tail on the edge of my circle, stamped the butterfly twice, coloured and then fussy cut the body & wings and glued them to the "base" I had stamped. 

The second set of wings were fussy cut, glued at the body and popped up with a few pop dots. 
I added dots around the circle edge with a black Zig Memory System pen. I finished off my card with some mandatory glitter - a fairy has to have glitter no? with glitter gum drops from Your Next Stamp. 

Patterned Paper: Totally Scrumptious - The Paper Loft
and Recollections - Michael's

Glitter Enamel Dots: Glitter Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp
Black Marker: Zig Memory Systems

Spectrum Noir & Copic Marker List
Dress & Boot : RV11 RV32 RV34
Bird, Hearts, Wing Dots: LG1 LG2 LG4
Wings: CT1 CT2 CT3
Hair: EB3 EB6 EB7
Skin: FS2 FS3 TN2 1G1
Lips: FS8
Mouth: PP2
Eyes: IB2
Butterfly: EB3 EB6 1B1 1B2 RV11 RV32 RV34 LG1 LG2 LG3

Thanks for stopping by! Have a Magical Day!!

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Load Up - Father's Day

A Father's Day post for you today .... on Mother's Day :) 

I am blessed to have both my father and father in law in my life and both like to do wood working. My father built my alcohol marker storage for me and my house has pieces of chip carving and carvings from my father in law. Hmmm.......... which one will get this one  

I coloured my stamp with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut it. I used a sliver gel pen to add some "chrome" to the truck - it is hard to get it to show up in the picture. I was inspired by Wendy McGaffey for this card - thanks Wendy :)

 I made this card for Sketch Challenge #13 at Your Next Stamp. I chose to follow the sketch for this challenge.

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Load Up, Happy Day Sentiments - Your Next Stamp 

Dies: Fishtail Banner Die - Your Next Stamp, Build a Banner - Whimsy Stamps
Ink: Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue - Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: all from scrap pieces 
Background: stamped with ink above
Silver gel pen
Enamel Dots: Gum Drops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers: 
LG2 LG2 LG5 1G2 1G4 1G6 TN2 TN4 TN7 TN8 EB6 EB5

Thanks for stopping by! 

Barn Doors Open!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there! 

I spent my morning playing with my Classy Clydesdale stamp from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. 

My horse Krash had a friend named Drifter he was in a field with for a little while. Drifter (a brown and white paint) liked to play......Krash - not so much, but I'm sure they had a few good runs around the field together even if neither of them will admit it! 

I coloured the horses with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut them. I stamped my background paper with ink and printed my sentiment from my computer. The barn doors are made by me.......although looking at them now I think they could have been a little smaller.... but once things are glued, they are glued right!? My barn doors were inspired by my friend Jane ;) 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Classy Clydesdale - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Computer, Lucida Calligraphy font
Hinges: from my stash
Patterned Paper: Barn Board - Kaiser Craft
Background Paper: stamped with sponge & ink 
Pop Dots: Forever in Time 
Fence: Old West - Cricut
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up - Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery

Spectrum Noir Makers: 
EB5, EB7, EB8, GB8 GB10, 1G1, 1G2, 1G4, FS7, FS8 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a Happy Mother's Day!!!!!

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Wish For Snow!

I had a few friends that grew up on farms but one of my best friends gave me the best memories I have of snowmobiling growing up. 

Her dad bought her a ski doo one year and we spent an afternoon jumping the ditch at the end of the lane and laying it on it's side up the hill at the end of the lane just to see how far it would slide. Of course, we didn't fess up to these antics when her dad found it with a crack in the windshield later that day..................

When I saw Gabriel Loves To Ski Doo in the Fairies and Adventurers new release at High Hopes, it brought back some wonderful memories :) 

Gabriel and his ski doo are coloured with alcohol markers (list below) and I added a stripe to the hood of his machine just for fun :). The patterned papers are from Bo Bunny and snowflake(s) are cut out of one of these papers. I added some Stickles for snow coming down - which Gabriel seems to love! 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Gabriel Loves To Ski Doo and Sentiment #1 set - High Hopes 
Ink: Memento, Stampin' Up 
Patterned Paper: Powder Mountain - Bo Bunny
Snow: Stickles
Snowflakes: Cut from Bo Bunny paper
Enamel Dots: Glitter Gum Drops - Your Next Stamp 

Spectrum Noir Marker List

Pants/Head Band/Mittens: B45 (copic) TB8 TB9
Coat: TB1 TB2 TB4
Boot/Hair: EB6 EB3 EB7
Mouth: PP1 PP3
Face: FS2 FS3 TN2 
Ski Doo Seat/Stripe/Skis : BG2 BG4 BG5
Ski Doo: CT1 CT2 CT4 GB4
Handle Bars: 1G1 1G3 1G4

Thanks for stopping by! Oh and just so you know.... we did eventually fess up to what happened to the windshield...years later!!!! lol

Have a great day!