Friday, 20 April 2018

More Christmas Bauble Lanterns to Love

Hello friends!

I have one more Christmas Bauble Stamp Set card to share for SparkleNSprinkle!  Of course, I'm sure you remember my previous post HERE where I showed how to make these fabulous lanterns!  This is my second version of it - I hope you enjoy!

SNS Supply List:

Let's make a card!

So if you recall in my previous blog post, I stamped the Baubles with Versamark Ink, embossed with Black Detail Embossing Powder and colored them with the Nuvo Marker Pens.  I fussy cut out the "lantern" shapes and set aside.

Next, I went to work on my background. Using the Abundant Bunting Tonic Studios Die, I cut out a piece of orange cardstock.  I applied a strip of 1 1/2" Tear-ific Tape across my patterned paper and applied the die cut. To the exposed adhesive, I added the Orange Crush glitter - I loved that it was semi-transparent and you could lightly see the background peeking through.

I really wanted to just use the "Celebrate" portion of the stamp, so I "doctored" it up by trimming off the bottom portion (VERY CAREFULLY!). Now, I have 2 separate stamps for the sentiment that I can still use together or apart.  Great idea, huh?  I stamped the sentiment using Versamark Ink and embossed with gorgeous Venus Violet Embossing Powder. I applied Sweet Lilac Crystal Drops and Honey Gold Glitter Drops as embellishements.

My "lanterns" were popped up on my background using foam squares and some twine was wrapped around for them to "hang" off of!  I used some mini clothes pins to hand my lanterns!  I used the Sakura Glue Pen to apply some Sparkling Snow Glitter to the lanterns as well.


I hope you enjoyed this project and I encourage you to think outside the box next time you see a Christmas stamp set! Remember to leave me a comment below and on the SNS Blog too to be eligible to win this month!

See ya soon!


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Southern Ridge Kitty Cat Birthday

Hello crafty friends!

I'm here today to share with you another Southern Ridge Trading Company Design Team Project!

I used the following Southern Ridge items on this card:

Alrighty!  So, this card is quite a departure from last time!  I loved that the Cats had different poses to choose from!  I picked 3 of them and embossed them with various shades of SNS Embossing Powder. I covered each piece of chipboard with Versamark ink and covered them with multiple layers of embossing powder, heat setting each time.


To create the background, I tried some "mixed media" - now this is a big deal for me as I don't really think I'm GREAT at it...yet!  But, I like to try.

I used Tonic Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Mother of Pearl and Lilac Lavender to create some dimension with stencils! I used the Cherry Blossom Stencil and Butterfly Field Stencil and just randomly added them to the background. I sprayed the Turkish Rose Mica Mist over some of the flowers, the background and just randomly all over (look at me go with all the medias! Haha). I added some Fuschia Glass Glitter to the center of some of the flowers using Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accents.


My sentiment was stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed with Gold Detail Embossing Powder. Finally, I used some Crystal Drops in Party Pink and Gold to randomly add accents. I love that the playful cats are peeking out to wish the recipient a happy birthday!


I can't wait to see you all again in two weeks or so to share my next creation!  Now, head on over to to grab your fave chipboard! :)

Southern Ridge Trading Company Products Used:
Other Supplies Used:
- SparkleNSprinkle Embossing Powders (Cotton Candy, Rosa, Gold Detail, Heliotrope, Flashy Flamingo)
- Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Lilac Lavender and Mother of Pearl
- Nuvo Crystal Drops (Bright Gold, Party Pink)
- Metal Stencils (Butterfly Field, Cherry Blossoms)
- Versamark Ink
- Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
- Foam Squares
- White Cardstock, scrap patterned paper

See ya soon!


Scrapy Land Challenge #88

Hello friends!

Welcome to Scrapy Land {Challenge #88}!  I'm very excited to share my project with you.

The theme is always ANYTHING GOES using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  In addition, we have TWO WINNERS for each challenge.  One will be a random winner and the other is chosen by the Design Team.  Each winner will receive a generous $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.

Scrapy Land carries over 55 brands of dies, so chances are you have a few of the brands in your stash!  You can see all the brands carried under the Products category.

Please link back to this Scrapy Land Challenge and include the link to this challenge on your blog post.  It would also be extremely helpful if you would list the brands of dies used in your project.  (Sometimes we can't tell if an item is a die cut or chipboard.)

We can't wait to see what you create!  It can be any style you like from CAS to mixed media and everything in between.    Just be sure there's a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells!

This was a quick, clean and simple card!  I used the Spring Flowers Oval Label die from Precious Marieke and the Mr. Mrs. Die from Frantic Stamper (you can find a similar one HERE) to create this card!  Lots of glitter paper - lots of glitter drops!  Sometimes you just don't need to overthink a card!!

Good luck!


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Splitcoast Stampers Card Sketch Challenge #693

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for this week's Splitcoast Stampers Card Sketch !

Each week, there is a brand new sketch out to play along with - interpret it however you would like and play along. 

This week's sketch was designed by Carey Payette.

Here is what I created:

Glitter, glitter and more glitter!  I tried to make a "shadow" image on the sentiment "happy" part :)

I hope you enjoy this card and will head on over to Splitcoast to play along! :)

Have a great day!


Stamprints - April

Hello crafty friends!

It's my turn to showcase at Stamprints! :) 

Here is my card featuring the "Flower Spray" stamp set.  This is what I created:

I printed out the digi and watercolored using Tonic Spring Meadow Aqua Flow Painters and Pearlescent Watercolors. Sunlit Meadow Glitter Drops and Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops were used to accent the image.

I hope you enjoy this card!

See you next time!


Friday, 13 April 2018

Kitty Bee Designs - Challenge #116

Hello friends!

It's time for another challenge at Kitty Bee Designs!  Challenge #116 is sponsored by FAVE - SparkleNSprinkle!!!

Our theme is "Rain, Rain Go Away".   

Since I have like 100 SparkleNSprinkle stamps, I chose to work with a rubber stamp set :) I used the "Friendship Flowers" set. I pulled on the theme of "rain" to mean sprinkling water droplets from the watering can ;)  Since it is STILL snowing up here, it's the closest to flowers I will be getting for awhile! haha.

Here is what I created:

I used Crystal Drops in Morning Dew to emulate the water droplets.

I hope you will come along and play with us this challenge!  See you next time!

Thursday, 12 April 2018

SparkleNSprinkle - Tulip Squares

Hello crafty friends!

I have a really fun card to share with you today for SparkleNSprinkle!  I think that this was my fave of all the stamp sets this month AND I was able to play with some NEW markers to boot!

Here is my SNS Supply List:

Other Supplies:
- Redm White & Black Cardstock
- Brads
- Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Alrighty - let's get stamping!!!

First up, I stamped my "window" frame image of the Tulip Square stamp set using my Stamp Platform. I stamped onto white cardstock using Versafine Ink.  Then, I grabbed my BRAND NEW Nuvo Marker Pens and went to work coloring!  As you can see, you can blend them quite well!  I'm sorry I forgot to write down every single color I used -I'm so new to markers that I'm not used to that yet! haha :)  BUT - I know I used the Irish Clover Set - and they are such a great value (you get 3 pens to a set!) that you should just pick them all up! haha :)


Next, I stamped the ladybugs just free hand using the Versafine and again, colored them with the Nuvo Markers. Then I fussy cut them out :) I had this really cute Mandala Ladybird Set from Tonic sitting in my stash that I hadn't used yet, so I thought that would be a great addition to this card. I cut it out using red and black cardstock.  I just wanted a little something special on him, so I added some Magic Speckle Embossing Powder.


Then, it was simple - layers and final sentiments! I stamped the "Ladybug Hugs" sentiment onto a scrap of white cardstock and embossed with Red Apple Embossing Powder. That I punched out using a 1" punch.  A small black brad was added to make the sentiment pop like a tag. Ruby Slippers Glitter Drops decorated and embellished. All the layers were adhered using 1/2" and 1/4" Tear-ific Tape. I also added 2 layers of the 1/2" and 1/4" Tear-ific Tape across my card background panel and added the Fire Engine Red Glitter. To my little fussy cut ladybugs, I used the Smooth Precision Glue Pen to add Black Suede Glitter to their backs and polka dots. :) If you notice closely, I used a polka dot embossing folder on textured cardstock to create my background panel.  A little slip of ribbon completed the card! 




I'm still new to the world of alcohol marker coloring - so I hope you think I did a great job! :) I love how the little ladybugs are walking up the window!

Now - leave me a comment, then go over the the SNS blog to leave me a comment there too so you can be entered in our big monthly contest! :)

See ya soon!


Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Creative Knockouts Challenge #241

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts Challenge #241!  Our theme this week is "Lots of Layers" and our sponsor is Sasayaki Glitter.  I chose to work with a stamp set called "Cara". I actually have this in both digital and rubber form (thanks to SparkleNSprinkle - it's called "Baby Oh Baby!"!)

Here is what I created:

I used a few other SparkleNSprinkle supplies as well:
- Tangerine Glitter on her flowers
- Sparkling Snow Glitter on her dress
- Daffodil Embossing Powder for the sentiment

I hope to see you at the challenge! :)

Until next time,


Kitty Bee Designs - Designer Spotlight

Hello friends!

I'm here today with my Designer Spotlight creation for Kitty Bee Designs!

Here is my Designer Inspiration for April, featuring the stamp set "Definitely Tea Panda". I just adore these sweet little pandas!

Here is what I created:

I colored this image using Nuvo Marker Pens

I hope you enjoy this card! 

See you soon!

MHKDesigns - Designer Inspiration - April 2018

Hello friends!

It's time to share my April  MHKDesigns Designer Inspiration card! I used the new release stamp set called "Caring Crocus" to create this card.

Here is the Handmade Card that I created:

This is another sweet little notecard size (about 4x4.5"). I printed off the digi and watercolored with Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens. A few Crystal Drops were added as embellishment and a bit of twine around the bottom.  I can't wait to give this to someone who needs a little pick me up!

I hope you love this card as much as I do!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Feel free to leave a comment - I love to hear feedback :)
See you next time!

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Splitcoast Stampers Card Sketch Challenge #692

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for this week's Splitcoast Stampers Card Sketch !

Each week, there is a brand new sketch out to play along with - interpret it however you would like and play along. 

This week's sketch was designed by Diane Carpenter!

This week my mind has been on the Humboldt Broncos Bus Tragedy - please keep them in your prayers. I created this card in honor of them:

Hug each other, love each other.

See you real soon!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #259

Hello friends, 

It's time for another sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Here it is:

This sketch couldn't have been more perfect for this week. I thought this sketch over and over - and decided in light of the recent Humboldt Broncos Bus tragedy, to pay homage to my grieving home province, Saskatchewan.  It's a very simple card and I wish to express my deepest condolences to everyone affected by this unreal situation.

Here is what I created:

I hope you will come and play along with us.  Please keep the Humboldt Broncos organization, their friends, family and everyone affected in your prayers. Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, 6 April 2018

SparkleNSprinkle - From Christmas to Lanterns

Hello friends!

It's time for our April 2018 New Stamp Reveal over at SparkleNSprinkle!  I'm so excited to share that  in addition to the Sponsorship & Challenge Coordinator Position, I have also taken on a new role for SparkleNSprinkle - Design Team Coordinator! Lots of new challenges to take on and I am just so darn excited!!!

Onto this first Reveal card!  I just LOVED the Christmas Baubles Stamp Set, but couldn't bear to make a Christmas card yet.....soooo, I figured I would go outside the box!  After looking closely at the stamps, I realized I could turn them into lanterns!  Genius! (I sometimes have those moments you know - hahaha!). You would never know by looking at this card that it was made from a Christmas set!  Think outside the box ;)  I was super excited to that the FANTASTIC Demo Donna chose to use my card as the inspiration for our April Video Kit Club!!!

First up....let's talk about the Supply List:

Onto the card!

First things first - let's stamp!  I inked up the baubles with Versamark Ink and randomly stamped them onto my white cardstock. I sprinkled on Black Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. Then I grabbed all my BRAND NEW Nuvo Marker Pens!  You will have to forgive me for not writing down all the exact colors I used! I'm new to the whole "alcohol marker" thing - so I promise in the future to write down the numbers as I use them! I linked you above in the supply list to one of the sets - simply search from there for all 20+ sets! They blended really nicely and I can't wait to share more artwork that I made with them! So much fun - and I love that they come in a 3 pack at a time - I don't have to invest in 300 markers to get some nice blends! WIN WIN!  


Aren't the colors pretty? I simply fussy cut them out to create the "lanterns". :) 

Onto the BACKGROUND!!  This part was easy peasy - I simply grabbed my Nuvo Aquaflow Pens in Yellow & Green (from the Spring and Summer collections) and did a freehand wash over the background. No over thinking - just splash it on! I wanted it to feel like a sunset or lazy summer day style background. I figured I need some sort of "fauna" in the background, so I grabbed an oldie, but goodie - the Wetlands 2 Stamp Set!  As you can see, I stamped 2 of the images with Versamark, then heat embossed with the new (and GORGEOUS) Timber Embossing Powder. So pretty!  (NOTE: I ended up covering this image with my sentiment in the end - ooops! BUT I wanted you to see the gorgeous tones and colors of this new Embossing Powder!).


A layer of 1/2" Tear-ific Tape was added around another piece of white cardstock, and  to this I sprinkled on the Spring Willow Embossing Powder - heat setting of course!! I wanted a bit of a border for my panel. SOOO light and pretty. You will love this powder.

For my Sentiment, I grabbed the BRAND NEW Nuvo Shimmer Powder in Atlantis Burst. These are similar to the Colorburst Powders - but have sooo much sparkle and dimension to them!  I sprinkled some onto my acrylic block and "painted" it on with a painter pen.  So pretty - and look at the ombre effect I was able to create! You are definitely going to want some of these in your stash ASAP!


I actually grabbed my scissors and "doctored" up this stamp set for my sentiment!  I carefully cut apart the "Celebrate" word from the entire sentiment and just used this portion. I love this part about rubber stamps!  I can still use all the words together in the future too! I used the Timber Embossing Powder on the sentiment too :)

All the layers were adhered with Tear-ific Tape of course!  I hand drew in the "lantern rope" using a Nuvo Caligraphy Pen. Nuvo Glitter Drops in Honey Gold and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew were used to embellish the card.



I hope you LOVE this card - it was a TON of fun to create!  I can't wait to share the rest of my cards with you this month - stay tuned!! There are some really pretty things to come - and lots more coloring to do!!

See ya soon!