Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Platinum Shimmer Shaker Card

Hi there! I have a post up at the Twinery Blog with a card on which I used my favourite Twinery product: Platinum Shimmer Twine. It seriously goes with everything and especially around the winter holidays I reach for it all. the. time. Here's my card:


 The Platinum Shimmer Twine was the perfect accent to pair with the glitter patterned paper and the sequins in the snowglobe. Just for fun, here's a side-view of the snow-globe. It's so fun to create shaker cards, isn't it?! 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Merry Christmas Mice

I played along with Virginia Lu's current challenge: All About Texture!
Check out this card... I've been wanting to make this stamp set Christmasy since I saw it: 

The texture (liquid appliqué) is the best part of this card! The mice with the snow on top of their hats are so cute. 
Thanks for stopping by today. 
Stamp sets: MFT London Mouse, Lawn Fawn Joy To The Woods
The Twinery: Maraschino Stripe
Tim Holtz: holly 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Merry & Bright Shaker

Just popping in to share a card that took me WAY too much time to execute considering I had a plan before I started, lol... I guess I was just being to finicky with the details. Anyway, I saw this die cut and I wanted to try to make it a shaker card, it worked out well, I think! 

The colour combo was from a MFT challenge and at the end of it all I realized I didn't use any MFT! I'm such an idiot sometimes... 

But I hope you like it! I have a couple more ideas for this die...

Merry & Bright: Memory Box
Snowflakes: Lawn Fawn
Patterned papers: Simple Stories
Card stock:Bazzill

Thursday, November 5, 2015

25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi there! I'm so happy about today's blog post because I'm playing along with Tracey McNeely and the Technique Tuesday DT for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags
I am a lover of Christmas tags and I already have a bunch made for this year's gifts, so today's post was a most welcome assignment!

Here's my tag: 

So cute, right?? I used one of  the images and sentiment from HOHOHO. It's great for all you colourers out there!

For the background of the tag I used a stencil and some white modelling paste. At first you would think black is a little harsh for Christmas, but it's a great base on which to put lots of bright colours!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Bird Crazy Thanks

It's time for another challenge with my girls at the Naughty or Nice challenge, and this month's theme is "Monochromatic Thanks". 
When I started making this card I was like, ok, monochromatic.. I can do this, and I grabbed my stamps, my copics, and then promptly forgot the monochromatic part, hahaha.. That's so like me. 
So the image doesn't 100% follow the rules, but I think that's okay. 

So this card isn't exactly Naughty, but I think using Bird Crazy images gets a few points... They are just so funny-looking that you can't take them seriously.. 

Here's the sentiment on the inside:

I used my General's Chalk Pencil in black to add the shading on the outside and certain areas on the inside of the image to add depth. The tie is popped up on foam to make it stand out and look super-awkward. 

Stop by the Naughty Or Nice blog for more info on the challenge! 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Stash Your Stash Blog Hop

Hi guys! I'm here today with a few of my pals from The Twinery team to show you how we Stash our Stash. I used to have the most beautiful collection of twine on the spools but then I had the bright idea of moving my life half-way around the world!! I had to majorly downsize all of my craft stuff so a new solution had to materialize... That's what I'm sharing with you today! 

Everything is stored in this cute little purple tub. 

I have a few spools of my most-used twine (kraft, platinum and gold shimmer) and the rest of my shimmer and NEW! twine on top. 

And then.... My pretty, pretty twine:

Each bundle is about 50 yards so it's enough to keep me well-stocked for the year. During the summer I go home to Canada and restock!

Each designer participating in the hop will be giving away a Striped Twine Sampler ($18 value). 

To enter, hoppers need to comment on each post along the hop. (And since each designer is giving away a Striped Twine Sampler, each post is another chance to win!)
Comments will close at midnight (EST) on Tuesday, November 3rd.
Winners will be posted on The Twinery blog on Thursday, November 5th.

ALSO - just for the hop there is a special discount!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Season Of Joy

Hi there! Just popping in to share a card... A Christmas card!
10 weekends til Christmas!!! 
I'm excited... Can you tell? 

To make the trees have that watercolor look I inked the stamp then lightly misted it with water before stamping. 

All of the images/sentiments come from the Season of Joy stamp set. 
Season of Joy clear stamp set from TechniqueTuesday.com

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Miss You Gnome

I got a request from a friend at school to make a couple of people cards so she could send them back home. I pulled out a bunch of new supplies to make this first one... Can  you guess which company??

I loved that brick stencil all the MFT girls were using and I am so glad I got it.. How cute is that background???

Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Feeling Witchy

Hi there! I love Hallowe'en and especially Hallowe'en crafts but unfortunately I just don't ever have the occasion to give cards to anyone. Tags, however, are handy to have around especially when you can attach them to a big bag of candy... 

Here's my tag: 

Sadly (or lucky for me...) this is a retired There She Goes set and I'm not letting go.. There are too many cute images in it! 

I used mostly pastel chalk pencils to colour the image. The white pencil, in particular, shows up really well on kraft cs... 

Thanks for stopping by! 

If you're feeling witchy, play along with the current

Saturday, October 3, 2015

World Cardmaking Day

It's our day, card-makers! There are so many companies celebrating today and Technique Tuesday has a great offer, but first, my card:

I used a few goodies from Cath's new release and got a little messy doing it:

I used a combination of Dylusions, and Heidi Swapp mists, and oh yah, I mopped up the leftovers for a later project! 

Because it's WCMD it's your chance to get a free Snail Mail stamp set from Technique Tuesday!

As a card maker, you enjoy putting smiles on the faces of family and friends. The new Snail Mail stamp set helps you do just that. Use it to jazz up the outside of envelopes and packages any time of the year. When your package arrives with Happy Mail stamped on it, everyone will know there's something extra special inside!

Snail Mail clear stamp set from TechniqueTuesday.comTo help you celebrate this card making "holiday," the Snail Mail stamp set is FREE, today only, with a purchase of $30 or more. No need to add it to your cart, just spend $30 and we will automatically toss the FREE stamp set into your shipment. (Snail Mail is also available for $9.99, if you would like to purchase it alone.)