Sunday, March 28, 2021

Pigment Craft Co New Stamp Company

Hi crafty friends!
There is a new stamp company in town! And in Canada! Woohoo! Their name is Pigment Craft Co. and I want to dedicate this page and these designs to them. I made an order to support this small start up company and these cards are what I came up with. For the pink and blue floral cards I used the Blooming Floral Stamp & Stencil Set. On the pink card the sentiment was die cut from the fabulous Dashing Sentiments Die Set.

The Hello card below took quite a while to make but I love how it turned out. I used the Hello sentiment from the Dashing Sentiments and cut it out of a rainbow of colours. I can not believe I had matching enamel dots too! (or maybe I can given the stash I have!)

The final card below also uses the die set, but I accented the ink blended oval background with the floral outlines from the Blooming Floral set. All in a striking purple tone, and I love its boldness!

Well, I wish Pigment Craft Co all the best in their new adventures. Given their style, I think we will be seeing more of them in the future in this industry.

Take care!

Masking with Hello Bluebird Stamps


Hi crafty friends..
Do you want to see how I made this card?
Well....check out my YouTube video and get masking!

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop & Giveaway


Hi friends,

Hopefully you have found your way here from that talented lady Carol Hintermeier.

I am more than pleased to be participating in the Altenew blog hop today to celebrate parents. As well as a hop it is also a giveaway and a chance for you to get inspiration for your Mother and Father's Day cards.
Here's some details on how you can participate and give back as well as have a chance to win.......

Giving Back Info

Altenew have chosen a few products that are great for your Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards (and other year-round projects)!
Altenew will donate $1 with every order of the above stamp sets from 3/6/2021 until 5/31/2021 to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.

I would like to share some inspiration with you to get you started...

For the Mother's Day card I used the stamp set called Ornamental Flower. It is a layering stamp set. I used some gold to accent because green and gold always go well together!
The colours used are also by Altenew
* GREENS- Firefly, Forest Glade & Moss
*GREYS- Limestone, Grey Denim & Pure Graphite.

For the Father's Day card I used the fabulous Tall Foliage Stamp and Stencil Set.
The only colour used here was Pure Graphite, and it gave a wonderful accent for a male card.

Feel free to copy any of my designs!

Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/31/2021 for a chance to win. 
Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/2/2021.

Your next stop from here is Dana Joy

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Critters in the Burbs with Lawn Fawn


Hi friends
Last Saturday I joined Lawn Fawn for a live session making cards. It was lovely listening to Jenn explain her techniques for Copic colouring. I did not use the new sets just released but I crafted along making my own card from my stash of Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. 
This card was made using their set called Critters in the Burbs. I love how my rainbow sky turned out, I can see me trying that again for sure. I just used a few bright colours with the cloud stencil. So cool!


am still riding a high on winning the Pinkfresh Studio's Instagram prize of the whole of March's release yesterday! Can you believe that?!

I have never owned Washi tape that big before, and the fact that you can die cut it too is AMAZING...I can not wait until my package arrives.

Until then, I had two packages arrive for two other stamp companies, a brand new one called Pigment Craft Co and one from the amazing veteran in this industry Gina K Designs

So, guess what I will be creating with this weekend!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Slimline Floral Card


Hi friends!
I sent a birthday card to myself today......Not really, but I wanted to share a card that I made, because I loved making it. 
This slimline has a bit of everything on it, die cutting, splattering, copic colouring, stamping and ink blending! Phew!
The stamp and die set used is by Altenew called Floral Frame. 
Just to accent the flowers I die cut their Slim Deco Cover Die in white. Subtle, but great effect when added over some faint colour in the background.
Have a wonderful day friends!

Friday, March 5, 2021

Moments in Time with Altenew


Good morning!

I can share this card with you all now as my bestie in the UK has received it. She has moved into her new home and her plans had to change due to Covid and I am so pleased for her on how this eventually turned out.⁣

I made two cards with embossing but wanted to show you a couple of ways to make an embossed image work for you. Both cards use the most beautiful stamp sets ever designed by Altenew (in my opinion) and its called Moments in Time. 

For the first card I gold embossed the image on white cardstock, which is classic elegance (again, in my opinion). I die cut Altenew's Hello die just to add that extra something to go with the sentiment.

On the second card below, I heat embossed the image and sentiment, but then ink blended over the top of it. The ink could be any colour you fancy and this card could be made in bulk using different colours. I think it would look fantastic!

What do you have planned for this weekend?

I have a craft haul to film and a card to make, filming the process for you guys. I see some iMovie editing in my future, but keep an eye out as I add videos to my new YouTube channel!