Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Birthday Greetings...

Hi everyone, dropping in today to share a male birthday card made recently.

I love experimenting with different fold cards and recently came across a tutorial using a Z fold card. so was quite excited to give it a go.   There are several different ones available on youtube.  Also if you need to post, it folds flat for mailing and fits into a standard C6 envelope.

  Supplies used:

Taylored Expressions Stamp and Die Set - Pawsome

Copic Markers

Archival Ink pad - Jet Black 

Thanks for looking, 

Until next time - Happy Crafting



Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Be Unique...

Hi everyone today is the start of the new challenge month over at  Bizzy Becs 
so I am dropping in to share my card for the new challenge.

 I have coloured up the Stamping Bella stamp using Prisma Coloured Pencils and
am pleased with the outcome. I love the vibrancy of the colours.

Supplies Used:

Lawn Fawn Die - Stitched Rectangle Frames
Sue Wilson Die Creative Expressions - Be Unique
Stamping Bella Stamps - Flowery Gnome
Prisma Colour Pencils - 150 set 
Neena card - Desert Sand
White gel pen

Thanks for looking hope you are all keeping safe.

Until next time

Happpy Crafting


Saturday, July 11, 2020

Wild Hibiscus Greetings.....

Hi everyone.

Today I would like to share with you an Altenew stamp set that has been in my collection for a while.  Using my Misti I positioned the stamps that I liked in a randomish pattern and stamped them onto my cardstock using MFT Extreme Black Ink and then applied Versamark over the top and then Gold Embossing Powder.

To create some dimension in  the centre of the flowers I then used Liquid Pearls in Gold Pearl.

Supplies used:

Altenew Stamp Set - Wild Hibiscus
Avery Elle Die - Wonky Stitches
Sue Wilson (Creative Expressions) Die - Happy Birthday
(can be pre ordered)
Gold Embossing Powder from my stash

Thanks for looking and hope you are all keeping safe and  well.

Until next time

Happy Crafting


Sunday, July 5, 2020

Carved Birds.....

Hi everyone, dropping in today to share my card for this months new challenge over at Bizzy Becs Store Blog that starts today.

I have revisited some of my Darkroom Door Stamps for todays card and am very happy with how it has turned out.   After watching one of Tim Holtz's videos on distress backgrounds  I learned a new trick to doing  smoosh techniques - dry between applications, oh my what a difference.   Love how you get the little spots of colour -  so cool and lots of inky fun to create.

Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door Stamp - DDRS117 Carved Birds Vol 1
Darkroom Door Stamp - DDSE001 Happy Birthday
Darkroom Door Stamp - DDTS005 French Script
Lawn Fawn Die - Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable
Avery Elle Die - Wonky Stitches
Distress Oxide Ink Pads - Rusty Hinge, Faded Jeans, Hickory Smoke & Antique Linen
Embossing Powder White & Clear
Tim Holtz Distress Micro Glaze

I am also entering into this months colour challenge over at Darkroom Door Inspiration Facebook Group

Thanks for dropping by

Until next time - Happy Crafting


Friday, June 12, 2020

A Bit of Gold and a Spotlight Stamping Technique....

Hi everyone.

Just popping in today to share a couple of cards with you.  The first was a card created for the start of the current months challenge over at Bizzy Becs.

For my card I have die cut a mask from a Tim Holtz Thinlits Die - Bouquet and applied Heidi Swapp Clear Texture Paste through the mask.  Once dried I have placed a sheet of gold foil over the top and run it through my laminator.  Just love the effect.

Supplies used:

Stampinbella Stamp -  Garden Girl Violet
Lawn Fawn Die - Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables
Sue Wilson Die - Mini Shadowed Sentiments - Just Because
Sizzix Die - Tim Holtz - Bouquet
Momento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers
Heidi Swapp - Clear Texture Paste
Craft Gold Foils 

My second card is one that I created after being inspired by a youtube video I recently watched by Jennifer Macquire on her Spotlight Stamping Technique.

The Stamp Set I used for this technique is from Darkroom Door and I have not thought of using it this way before, luckily it had three different tulip stamps within the set and has worked perfectly.

supplies used:

Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp - Full Bloom Vol 1
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp - Happy Birthday
Lawn Fawn Die - Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
Memento Ink - Rose Bud, Pistachio, Olive Grove and Tuxedo Black
Embossing Powder, Accents, Stickles and gloss pen from my own stash

Thanks for looking

Until next time - Happy Crafting


Monday, May 11, 2020

Baby Koko and Ladybug...

Hi everyone, dropping in today to share my latest card with you all.

I have used one of Bizzy Becs newest Digital Stamps and my card is for a special little someone, who will be turning two in the coming weeks.  Koko was lots of fun to colour  using  my Copics and I have highlighted the ladybug by adding some 3D crystal lacquer.

I also added some star sequins to the trim of the party hat and a little dot of  Diamond Stickles to each centre.   There is also a hint of Nuvo Glitter  Gloss on each balloon.  

 I am very happy with how my card turned out by using pink and greys.

Supplies used:

Bizzy Becs Digital Stamp - Baby Koko and Ladybug
Taylored Expressions Die -  Party Hat
Taylored Expressions Die - Up, Up and Away Cutting Plate
Taylored Expressions Die  and Stamp - Simple Strips Background
Dress My Crafts - Angel Mix Sequins
(from my own stash)
Paper Rose Studio Die - Mini Alphabet & Numbers

Thanks for looking.

Until next time - Happy Crafting

Karen x

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Stitched Flowers.....

Hi everyone, dropping by today to share with you my latest card for the May Challenge starting today over at Bizzy Becs.

For this card I had a play with some Post It tape and created a mask for my flowers so that I could then use Distress Oxides to colour my cardstock.  I choose Tattered Rose as my background colour.  After removing the mask I then coloured up the stamped images with Copic Markers and high lighted the flower centres with my Signo Pen in Gold and White.  I have to say I am more than pleased with the result.

supplies used:
Penny Black Transparent Stamp - Stitched Flowers  (by request)
Sue Wilson Die Creative Expressions - Happy Birthday  (by request)
Memento Ink - Tuxedo
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Stamp Pad - Tattered Rose
Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes 
Copic Markers, Gold and White Signo Pen

Thanks for looking

Until next time - Happy Crafting