Thursday, March 31, 2016

PanPastel Background

I looked over at my supplies and spied my PanPastels. 
They were lonely, and so cold... 
So I thought I've give them some love. 

This type of background is one of the easiest techniques to pull off. All you need is a Versamark pad, and some sort of pastels.... 

When I was in Canada I splurged and got the metallic PanPastels and they don't have a lot of pigment but add the most beautiful and subtle shine and shimmer. It's amazing how it clings to the VersaMark ink... Magic!

Stamp set: Technique Tuesday Today Flower
Black Sequins
Bazzill Cardshoppe Cardstock
Versamark Pad

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Have An UpBEET Day

One of the things that was hard to get used to when we first moved to China was the fact that most things we used/wanted/needed to live like we did in Canada was just not available here. 
Toothpaste? Nope... 
Deodorant? Not unless you like liquid roll-on
Skin care? Sure! Full of chemicals that whiten the skin... 
Crafts? Yes. But you order online and pay over 2x the US price. 

I have become very picky about what I buy and then sometimes have to wait 2 months! (Currently I am waiting for the Tim Holtz Distress Crayons that will arrive at the end of April!!) I have become very good at using what I have and making informed, well-thought-out purchases. I was spoiled in Canada by having MANY good scrapbook stores a short drive away. 

So... Now when I buy and the get my new stamps in the mail I am SO EXCITED for new things... This Lawn Fawn set (stamped with the new Mini Misti) is my newest thing and it's so cute. So glad I made this purchase. 

Tags are such a quick and easy craft. I've never met a tag I didn't like!
This project was for The Twinery and the soft and delicate colours complemented the stamps and papers perfectly. 

I used: Blossom, Honeydew, and Buttercream twines and hey!! Did you hear the news?? 
Spring Cleaning Sale
We have an entire section of twine – all yummy spring colors – already on sale:
Spring Clean Colors - Sale

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Best Of Cluck ***Copic Video Tutorial***

Hello there! 
How has your March been going? 
I have been so busy with school lately and as usual the internet here has sucked, so I have been making cards and painting a bit, but no time to sit around for 4 hours to write a blog post... 

But today, I am actually sharing a card AND a short video!

The colours are all inspired by the current MFT Color Challenge

I thought the Farm-tastic stamp set was a perfect match with the yellows and greens! 

Here's the video!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy the video!
Copic Colours:
YR24, YR21, Y23, Y21
Y26, Y13, Y11, Y000
E49, E44, E43, E41

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Rainbow Hearts

Hi guys! I am popping in to share a card I have up on The Twinery Blog today. 

I've seen some Twinery team-mates do this window technique with some large diecuts and our delicious twine so I gave it a go... It's a really cool look and I think it makes the card extra-special (as well as HEAVY!). 

Stamps: Label Maker Sentiments - MFT
Diecuts: Nested Hearts - Technique Tuesday

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Technique Tuesday: March Release

It's March!! Yikes! 
Technique Tuesday has some great new stamps for all kinds of "-makers" out there, including... Card-makers!! 

This card features the super-cute Chicks Rule stamp set and just for fun, the Postage Card die cut. 
These birdies were stamped onto white cardstock then I built a scene around them. I wanted them to pop out a little more, so I stamped and coloured them again on a separate piece of paper and cut them out. Pretty simple technique, but it makes for a fun result. 

Thanks for stopping by today!