Friday, May 26, 2023

Let's Celebrate with Jane's Doodles

 Hello and welcome!  Today, I'll share a fun card with you featuring a new digital stamp set from Jane's Doodles!  This one is called Surf's Up. This is another fun, must have set.

I have an inexpensive laser printer. I wish it could handle heavier watercolour paper but sadly, it does not. It does, however, handle a 90lb weight mixed media paper. I used an old Canson spiral bound paper book. 
I'm not sure if it's my printer or the paper, but I find that some of the line work will fade or rub off. Easy fix with a fine liner pen though!

I used watercolour pencils to colour the images, then outlined them the best I could. I just had to add some sparkle and shine with a glitter pen and Nuvo Crystal Glaze.

I hope you enjoyed my card featuring this super cute set!

See you soon!


Thursday, May 11, 2023

Jane's Doodles Digis!!

 Hey friends and welcome back! 

You may have heard the Janes from Janes Doodles recently closed her shop and stopped selling her amazing stamps. This was such sad news to hear. But....she has thankfully decided to start selling her designs as digital images!!!

If you're not familiar with Jane's illustrations, I highly recommend you check her out. I've been a fan since I started card making many years ago. She has got a unique, fun and kind of quirky style...which I love!

Now, with all that said, I'm super excited to be a part of her digital design team and help showcase her wonderful designs!

Here is my first project featuring the Road Trip digital stamp! This files is FULL of images! I decided to use the van with everything all in one. But you can set up your scene however you'd like! She has broken down the scene into individual pieces to make creating easy...this is the beauty of digital stamps!

I used coloured pencils and blending solution as my medium. It's literally been years since I've coloured this way and I absolutely love how it turned out.  

This image can be sized however large you want. In this case, it fits my A2 card perfectly. I added a touch of stencilling to give a bit of interest. I also found some very interesting cardstock in my stash. It's an off-white shade with little flecks in it.  I think I got this from WPlus9 a LONG time ago.  

I really hope you will check out Jane's shop! 

Thanks for stopping by...see you soon!


Sunday, April 16, 2023

You're So Tweet ft. Ink Blot Shop

 Good morning and happy Monday!! I just wanted to stop in and share a cute card made using stamps from the Ink Blot Shop!

We're preparing for another blast of winter this week here in Manitoba. I'm praying it passes us by. It is however, a lovely day today so I put together a very Springy card.

I decided to stamp an entire background to mimic a piece of patterned paper. I used the adorable Tweet Talk 6X8 stamp set. My ink of choice of Versafine Claire along with clear embossing powder. The heart and dots are from the same set and the tiny flowers come from the Botanical Borders 6X6 set.

I used Bristol Smooth paper along with an inexpensive watercolour palette I got off Amazon. I'm in a watercolour phase right now mostly because my Copics need refills! But I love the "messy" sort of look I got here :)

The sentiments all come from the Tweet Talk set. I used a simple oval die to cut out the sentiment. Finishing touches include some white paint pen dots (I have much better luck with a paint pen than a gel pen) and some Nuvo Crystal Glaze!

I adhered the finished panel onto a top-fold, ivory card base and called it done!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Sunday, March 12, 2023

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge

 Hello friends! Today I decided to enter a challenge! I find that challenges are a great way to not only fire up the crafty mojo but to also give you an opportunity to dust off some products that you may not have used in awhile!

I decided to enter the current Wednesday Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog. It combines two of my favourite things:  Tim Holtz and tags!!

I used the largest of the Tim Holtz Framelits Tags. To create the background, I used a variety of acrylic paints and my fingers to apply. This is my favourite way to get a fun background. I then used a whole bunch of stencils to create layers and patterns.

Next, I dug through my stash and found the Arched Leaf and Flower Blooms die set from Simon. To go along with these flowers and leaves, I used the TH Feathered Friends dies. After everything was cut out, I used Gina K Designs inks to add colour.

I played around a little with the arrangement and used a combination of liquid glue and foam adhesive to adhere everything. 

The sentiment comes from an older TH die set called Pondering Words.

This tag fits onto a card base measuring 6.25 X 3.5.

Thanks for dropping by! See you soon!


Saturday, December 17, 2022

Scrap n Stamp's 12 Days of Christmas!! Day 9

 Hello everyone!! I'm super excited to be participating in the 12 Days of Christmas event for Scrap N Stamp Canada

Today is Day 9 and we are featuring AALL & Create!! This brand is new to the shop and I'm so happy about that as I'm a huge fan!  This company has every "style" you can think of. From cute to grunge to artsy and vintage. You must check it out!

I went with the cute theme today. I used a stamp set illustrated by Janet Klein..she creates the most adorable sets!

I made a shaped card for you today. The base used a Disc Bound Journal Die set but this would look great as a tag too!

I started by stamping and colouring all the images. There are no coordinating dies but the images are super easy to fussy cut! 

To add some amazing texture, I used the Tree Rings Embossing Folder by Tim Holtz. Side note: If you're on the fence about this folder, jump off the fence and add to cart because it is incredible!

I used White Ink Spray by Avery Elle to add a few splatters then used Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress inks to add some colour around the edges.

I used a combination of liquid glue and foam adhesive to add my images. I cannot get over how cute this gnome is!!!!

For the sentiment, I pulled out the Tiny Text Stamp Set from Tim Holtz. I white heat embossed it then trimmed around each word to create little strips. I foam mounted these as well.

To create the card, I simply die cut another panel, scored 1/2 inch from the top and applied a strong adhesive above the score line then attached the panels together.

This was a super fun project to make. I adore AALL & Create and hope to see more products added to the shop soon!

AALL & Create is 25% off!! I hope you'll snatch a deal while you can!

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!


Tuesday, November 22, 2022

YNS Challenge #192

 Hello and welcome!  To get my creative mojo kick started, I perused the internet for some inspiration and a fun challenge. Your Next Stamp was the first company challenge I participated in when I started card making!

The theme of this challenge is "Thank You". I dug through my YNS stash and found one of the cutest sets called Scarf Weather. While I'm typing this post, I just discovered that this set has been sorry about that!

I used my pencil crayons to colour the sweet images, used the coordinating dies to cut everything out and came up with a simple scene.

I used a leaf embossing folder from Taylored Expressions to create some interest on the background panel. Again, apparently discontinued! Can you tell I've been shopping my stash lately, haha?!

This layout is a bit different for me as I usually like things to be centred. I used foam adhesive to pop everything up. And I usually always add white gel pen details!

Thank you very much for stopping in! If you're looking for a fun challenge, check this one out! But hurry, it's almost over!!

Until next time!


Friday, October 28, 2022

Rainbow "HI" Card

 Hi friends and welcome back! I'm sharing an easy and fun card featuring stamps from Ink Blot Shop! This card features simple watercolour and heat embossing.

I heat embossed the Stars and Stripes Background onto a piece of watercolour paper in Gold. Using a rainbow selection of Ranger Distress Oxide Inks, I quickly coloured in each stripe.

I found a piece of patterned vellum in my stash and decided to gold heat emboss the "HI" from the Giant Solid Greetings Stamp Set. 

I used a simple heart die to cut out the sentiment. I decided to use one of the leftover strips from the focal panel. I used a teeny-tiny heart die and cut out a few different colours. I added these as small embellishments.

I foam mounted the rainbow panel onto an A2 card base, foam mounted the vellum sentiment and used liquid glue on the tiny, embellishment hearts.

And the card is done!

And I still have the pretty little rainbow strip left over!

Thanks for dropping by! Have a great day!


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