Thursday, 30 July 2015

Surf Star!

           
I don't know if you've noticed but Bob sure is one super talented dude! Today we find him doing a photo shoot - he is a surfing star! We would expect nothing less from Bob at this point - he seems to do it all! 

My post today features Bob's A Surfer Dude (T519) and a sentiment from Sentiment Set #4 (U507).

                                              

I coloured Bob with alcohol markers (list below)and fussy cut him and popped him up with pop dots. He put on his favourite pair of flowered shorts (paper pieced) for this photo shoot. I fussy cut the camera from some patterned paper and added the sentiment after stamping it and cutting it out with a circle die. I didn't have a film strip die so I got out my square dies and the hole punch from my Making Memories tool kit and voila. A polaroid die with some sky patterned paper and inked the edges. Glitter gold enamel dots finished off my card. 

Card Recipe
Dies: Classic Circles and Squares: Spellbinders
Polaroid Die: Instalove Polaroid Die - Your Next Stamp 
Patterned Paper: You Rock - Close To My Heart 
Shorts: Sunkissed - Doodlebug Designs
Camera: Good Day Sunshine - Simple Stories
Clouds: from my stash
Cardstock: Close To My Heart, Recollections (Michael's) 
Ink: Anitque Linen - Tim Holtz, Apricot Appeal - Stampin' Up
Enamel Dots: Glitter Gold - Your Next Stamp
Pop Dots: Forever In Time 
Film Strip: hand made

Spectrum Noir Markers

Skin: FS2 FS3 TN2 FS8 1G1
Hair: TN7 TN8 EB8
Waves: TB8, B45 (Copic)
Glasses: 1G1 , gold gel pen 
Surfboard: TN1 TN2 TN4

I hope you've enjoyed my post today. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Born To Ride

When I think motorcycle riders, I think black leather for safety - the coat riders usually wear. I had another plan for this card to be honest but it didn't come together. Honestly, I like the finished card better then what was in my head. Sometimes I like happy accidents.

Bob LOVES his motorcycle so I think he would have shiny chrome, a special set of keys and his own personalized licence plate don't you?
                                              







I coloured Bob with alcohol markers (list below)and fussy cut him with manicure scissors. It is hard to see in the photo but the "silver" or "chrome" is coloured with a silver gel pen.  I die cut the licence plate, stamped my sentiment, added Bob and popped it up with some pop dots. His key ring is made up of a "ring" I had in my stash, a key and a motorcycle charm. I added a few black crystals to finish my card off. 

Card Recipe
Patterned Paper: You Rock - Close To My Heart
Key: from stash
Motorcycle Charm: Charm Gallery 
Ring: from stash
Licence Plate Die: Quickutz
Crystals: Crystazzi 
Silver Gel Pen
Cardstock
3D Foam Dots

Spectrum Noir Markers
Skin: FS2 FS3 TN2 FS8
Pants: TB8 BT9 TB9
Hat & Coat: 1G6 1G8 1G10
Motorcycle: OR1 OR2 OR3 CR9
Tire: 1G3 1G6 1G8 1G10
Boots: EB3 EB5 EB8
Smoke: TN1 EB1
Hair: TN7 TN8 EB8
Headlight: CT1 CT2 CT4
Glasses: 1G1 1G2 1G3

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

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Gabriel Loves Tubing - With A Twist

I challenged myself at the beginning of this year to try new things with my card making. 
Shaker cards have always fascinated me so I thought I would give it a try on this card - or a portion of it anyway. 

Should I have tried a shaker card with such a small area for my first one - probably not - will I do another shaker card in my future - absolutely! 





After colouring Gabriel with alcohol markers (list below) I coloured him again to make the shaker portion of my card. This is the first time I have tried doing a shaker card. I learned a thing or two and I will do another one - a bigger one! 
The tape I used has "glue" on the edges as well so the sequins stick to it but when you're using double sided tape - once it's down, it's down! Lesson learned :) but I had fun doing it! After fussy cutting the image, I made the shaker portion of the card and popped it up with pop dots. 
Some twine, brads, a star fish charm and some black doodling finish off my card. 

After colouring Gabriel with alcohol markers (list below) I coloured him again to make the shaker portion of my card. This is the first time I have tried doing a shaker card. I learned a thing or two and I will do another one - a bigger one! 
The tape I used has "glue" on the edges as well so the sequins stick to it but when you're using double sided tape - once it's down, it's down! Lesson learned :) but I had fun doing it! After fussy cutting the image, I made the shaker portion of the card and popped it up with pop dots. 
Some twine, brads, a star fish charm and some black doodling finish off my card. 

Card Recipe

Patterned Paper: Jubilee - MME
Sunkissed - Doodlebug Designs
Twine: American Crafts
Starfish: Designs By Me Charms - Cousins
Photo Corner: Quickutz 
Double Sided Foam - Stix2
Sequins: Dollar Store

Spectrum Noir Markers

Skin: FS2 FS3 TN2 FS8
Hair: EB6 EB3 EB7
Life Jacket: CT1 CT3 GB4 TB6
Shirt: OR1 OR2 OR3
Water: BT1 BT4 BT5
Tube: GB1 GB4 GB5

I hope you have enjoyed my post today! I will share the "Round 2" shaker card when I try it again. Have a super day!


Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Floating By

My son's girlfriend's birthday was last week but we are celebrating this weekend. 

She LOVES penguins so I knew right away my Waddles stamps would come out. 







I stamped Waddles with Memento Tuxedo black ink. This stamp only has one balloon with it so I masked it off and re-stamped the balloons. I wanted Waddles to look like he was floating in the sky so he needed more then one balloon. The cloud paper behind will hopefully give the "floating" look as well. The stamp is  coloured with alcohol markers (list below) and then fussy cut. I added some pop dots and put him on the card. It's hard to see if the picture but I added Wink of Stella to the tassles on the hat - gotta have a bit of bling somewhere right?!

I am entering this card July Challenge - Anything Goes at One Crazy Stamper
as well as  Sketch and Colour Challenge #18 at Your Next Stamp. I chose to use the sketch for this challenge.
                                          



Card Recipe 
Stamp: Waddles - Happy Brrr-thday - Your Next Stamp
Patterned Paper: Soak Up The Sun - Carta Bella
Sentiment: computer - font: Arial Rounded MT Bold
Wink of Stella (on hat tassle) 
Dies: Classic Circles - Spellbinders, Fishtail Banner Dies - Your Next Stamp
Ink: Not Quite Navy - Stampin' Up
Pop Dots: Forever in Time

Spectrum Noir Markers
Heart: FS6 FS8 PP5
Balloons: BT3 BT4 BT5 LG1 LG3 LG5 OR1 OR2 OR3
Beak and Feet: CT1 CT3 OR1 
Penguin Body: IG6 IG8 IG10 
Hat: LG3 LG5 FS6 FS8

I hope my son's girlfriend likes her card! Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Happy In A Sandtrap?!

Bob loves golf and I think he is the only one who would look this happy in a sand trap! 

I don't golf but for many who do, finding themselves in a sand trap once and awhile is a reality - or so I'm told





A close up of the sand


The first time I tried adding sand to my card, I did it on the white background and I didn't like the look. I was up to my eyeballs in white glue and sand - although I did feel like I was at the beach for awhile! 
So, I coloured the area with an alcohol marker that matched the sand and then applied my glue and sand - I am much happier with this!
 I used the negative space of a chunky grass die to create my grass edge and outlined with a .01 Zig marker. 
I added some Wink of Stella to his glasses although it is hard to see. 
I coloured Bob with alcohol markers (list below) and paper pieced his pants and hat. The sky is coloured with a light blue chalk pencil and I added cotton balls for some whispy clouds. I finished the card off with some eyelets from my stash and some hemp cord and popped the "scene" up with pop dots. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Bob Loves Golf, Sentiment Set #4 - High Hopes
General's Chalk Pencils 
Patterned Paper: The Best of My Minds Eye
Chunky Grass Die: Your Next Stamp
Zig Millenium Marker
Sand: Decor Sand - Activa (Michael's)
Wink of Stella 
Cotton Balls
Hemp twine
Eyelets: stash 
3D Foam Squares: Scrapbook Adhesives

Spectrum Noir Markers
Skin: FS2 FS3 TN2 FS8
Hair: EB6 EB3 EB5
Socks: DR1 DR5 DR7
Clubs: EB3 EB5 1G1 1G4 1G5 1G8
Shirt: CT1 CT2 CT4 GB4
Grass: CG1 DG2
Glasses: BT2
Golf Bag: TN1 TN2 TN4 TN3 TN6 TN7
Shoes: BT2 BT4 1G1 
Sand: GB8


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


Sunday, 5 July 2015

Christmas Pony

It is VERY hot and humid in Southern Ontario today - a perfect day to be in my cool happy place. 

I have had this image coloured for a little while but didn't quite have the right paper to put it all together. A score at a garage sale I went to yesterday fixed that problem. 



I am entering this card into Challenge 84 - Use Ribbon, Lace or Twine at Whimsy Stamps.

Card Recipe
Stamp: Christmas Pony (Crissy Armstrong) Whimsy Stamps
Patterned Paper: Karen Foster, Comso Cricket (Tea for Two), my stash
Hero Arts Glitter
Quickie Glue Pen
Oval Die: Spellbinders
Enamel Dots: Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp
Ribbon: American Craft 
Wood Snowflakes: The Stockade
Fonts: Bradley Hand ITC and Bakersfield Old Face

Spectrum Noir Markers 
Horse: 1G2 1G4 1G6
Apples & Hat: dr1 dr5 dr7
Basket, Collar: TN2 TN3 TN6
Coat & Ear Muffs: DG1 DG2 DG4
Bells & Bow: GB1 GB3 GB6
Skin: FS2 FS3 TN2 FS8
Eyes: TB2
Hair: CT1 CT3 CT4 GB4
Boots: TN2 TN3 TN6 TN1
Mane & Tail: 1G2 1G4
Fur on coat: 1G1 1G2

2015 Christmas Card #2 done. Thanks for stopping by!

Oh Deer - Christmas in July

I have finally had some time in my craft room after a busy couple of weekends with my brother getting married.

Today I am sharing a card I made for the ShowCASe Your Style challenge blog.

Christmas in July is a great theme so I decided to go with it for this card. The bonus is ....... I can say I have my first Christmas card done! Yay me!



I created my background by running the cardstock through my Big Kick in the Snowflake Swirl embossing folder - after I stamped the trees and deer. I also decided to use the indented side of the embossed paper instead of the "puffy" side to add a different texture to my card. I stamped and fussy cut two more deer and popped one of them up with a pop dot. A few crystals finished off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Scandi Christmas - Clearly Whimsy stamps
Ink: Dusk Blue - Martha Stewart, London Fog - Memento 
Snowflake Swirls - Darice embossing folder
Cardstock - Recollections
Pop Dot: 3D Foam - Scrapbook Adhesives
Crystals: Crystazzi Crystals



Thanks for visiting! Have a great day! 


Thursday, 2 July 2015

The Perfect Wave

I hope you all enjoyed a Happy Canada Day! I can't believe it's July already!! 

My post today features Gabriel Loves Surfing and a sentiment from the All About Boys new release at High Hopes Stamps.



This is a side view so you can see the action wobbler spring.



I coloured the sunset using alcohol markers and added some wave patterned paper. Gabriel is fussy cut and mounted on an action wobbler spring I bought at One Crazy Stamper so he moves and wiggles when the card is moved - so fun! I added an octopus clothespin to help hold my sentiment and added a pop dot to hold it up. A few YNS gumdrops finished off my card. 



Card Recipe 
Patterned Paper: Go Jump in a Lake, Campout - Bella Boulevard
Jack & Jill - Boy - Echo Park 
Action Wobbler Spring 
Ink: Almost Navy - Stampin' Up
Felt Clothespin - Michaels
Pop Dot - Forever In Time
Enamel Dots - White Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

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

Entered in to Spectrum Noir July challenge - Summer -  on Facebook