Monday, August 30, 2021

Pinkfresh Studio August Challenge-Grateful for You

 Hi crafty friends!

Pinkfresh Studio do regular monthly challenges and I had made up my mind that I would do the challenge this month, and maybe even again next month! Anyways, the challenge was stripes. It just so happened that I receive the newly released papers by Pinkfresh Studio called The Best Day. In the pack were some stripes with a bold, but also autumnal flavour. 
This card will be for my husband on our anniversary next month. I felt that boldness and the blue with the gold, helped make it more unisex despite it being floral. I just loved the sentiment and felt that I designed the card around it. The sentiment is also by Pinkfresh Studio. 
There was a bit of hot foiling, ephemera, stamping and bling for this one. I also download it to the challenge. 
If you check out my Instagram you will also see the little movie I created which also includes how I made the envelope with Pinkfresh's mini slimline envelope die.

I have lots coming up and a special surprise I will be thrilled about sharing with you all very soon...EeeeeeK!

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Gnome Family - And Then There Were 6!

 Hi friends!
Another quick post as I wanted to just share at the latest Fall gnome addition to the gnome family 😂
Leanne West is incredibly talented and she creates these gnomes, which are just one of many creations. Her Instagram handle to see what she creates on Instagram is @gnomes_and_rainbows_co
She sells them on Etsy under the same name should you want to purchase one. You have to be quick though as they sell out in minutes! 

Anyway, here's the 6 I have collected so far. They make me smile and the quality of Leanne's work in amazing!

Frog Love with Simon Says Stamp

Hi crafty friends
I hope you have been enjoying the summer in your part of the world?
We have had a long hot one here in Calgary, but unfortunately the fires from BC, and the odd one from Alberta really did impact the air quality. Its such a shame that to get a hot summer, the west coast of Canada has to endure the negative impacts. Not to mention the poor farmers who are trying to make a living. When there's no rain, everyone suffer including our beloved animals.
Well this card is one of my favourite designs ever!
Absolutely adorable illustrations and the stamp set is called Toadally Unforgetable by Simon Says Stamp. I used a technique called masking for this one. I had the notion I wanted the toads to be sitting on one another's heads, and this was the result. Great idea for a slimline card too actually. I do have a video on You Tube that shows the masking technique should you be interested to see how it's done. In fact, I think that card was a toad on a toadstool!! Theres some more images below if you scroll down....
What ever you are doing today, I hope it makes you smile...

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

You're A Hoot with Gina K Designs

 Hi crafty friends!

I am back again with another video on You Tube.

I feel like that seems to be all I am posting lately, but I am spending a lot of free time trying to learn video editing and making sure my designs are optimal for social media. I am a bit of a perfectionist, so it s kind of time consuming to me. I am all self taught. I remember the days when I could only type on my PC with one finger, and here I am designing cards, blogging, video editing and graphic designing! Phew!

I hope you enjoy the video and the card. I do my 'meet & greet' at the beginning which I am trialling to see if its a popular way to go. 

I really appreciate your company and appreciate it when you follow and subscribe. It makes all the effort so worth it.💗 Below is the link to my You Tube latest video...Enjoy!

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Hill Blossoms with Altenew

Hi crafty friends...
How are you all doing out there?
I created a card that I wanted to share with you that demonstrates using the Hill Blossoms stencils by Altenew. I wanted to create something monochromatic, but that was just the mood i was in that day. I also didn't want the usual green here is what I came up with.
I have a new video up on my You Tube channel at Linkcrafty Cards, so just click the link below and relax and enjoy:)

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Slimline Stencil Blending with Simon Says Stamp


Hey friends!

I have released another YouTube video and I even have a little chat at the beginning...come say hi!

Link below....