Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Cute Unicorn

Hello, everyone!  I've been seeing so many sweet unicorns in the crafting world lately that I just had to colour this little cutie!  I was inspired by Pink and Main's Love challenge.  I used a lot of Pink and Main products, listed below.  I stamped the images on Strathmore Bristol and then heat-embossed in clear so I could water-colour them.  I haven't done that in a while.  Sorry for the quick post, still not feeling the best. Hope to get around to visit your blogs soon!


  • Clear stamps:  Pink and Main Magical Unicorns, sentiment from Pink and Main Hummingbirds
  • Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark, Twisted Citron Distress Ink
  • Embossing Powder:  Zing Clear
  • Dies: Pink and Main Magical Unicorns Dies, Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders
  • Colouring medium:  Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers (026 Light Pink, 036 Light Blue, 045 Pale Green, 051 Lemon Yellow, 081 Light Violet, 097 Pale Gray)
  • Stencil:  Simon Says Stamp Falling Hearts


I would like to support these fun challenges:
Pink and Main Love 3/3
Dies R Us Think Spring 2/3
The Artistic Stamper Love Hearts 3/3


Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Another Cupcake Kitty

Hello, everyone!  This is my third post today!  I have been sick with the flu since last week but I'm starting to feel a bit better! I'm making up for lost time by posting several cards in one day!  I hope to be around to visit your blogs soon!

This adorable Cupcake Kitty from Sasayaki Glitter is the February progressive challenge image in the Sasayaki Glitter Facebook Group. I missed out on this challenge previously but lucky for me this image is on sale for less than a dollar!  I couldn't resist this cutie so I snagged it right away, and now I can join the progressive challenge! Yay!  All products used are listed below.


  • Digital image:  Sasayaki Glitter Cupcake Kitty
  • Colouring medium:  Markers
  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (Clearly Besotted)
  • Die: Avery Elle Wonky Stitches
  • Embossing folders:  Cuttlebug Cross my Heart, Cuttlebug Once Upon a Princess
  • Other:  Puffy heart stickers (Dollarama stash), white Signo gel pen, Glossy Accents

I would also like to support these fun challenges: Allsorts AG 2/3; Brown Sugar Birthday 1/2; Cardz TV AG Designers Challenge 2/3; Crafty Calendar Love is in the Air 2/3; Crafty Creations AG 2/2; Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Crafty Gals Corner Use Your Favourite Things (dies, embossing folders, stamps) 2/2; Crafty Purple Frog Love is All Around UE; Creative Fingers AG 2/3; Creative Inspirations AG UE; Cute Card Thursday No Patterned Paper UE; Fabrika Fantasy Add a Heart 3/3; HIMCR Embossing 2/3; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 2/3; Little Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Penny's Paper Crafty AG 2/3; Sasayaki Glitter Colour Red 1/3; SUYP Cats Only Kitty Love UE; The Corrosive AG 3/3; The Outlawz Festive Friday FF021717 Celebrate a Birthday 1/3; Uniko Studio Birthday; Word Art Wednesday Week 270 AG w uplifting sentiment 2/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Lace Doily Backgrounds

Hello, everyone!  This is my second post today!  I have been sick with the flu since last week but I'm starting to feel a bit better! I hope to be around to visit your blogs soon!  I made a few cards for challenges that are soon ending so I need to get them posted!  I have one more card to post today so stay tuned!

Here are two cards inspired by Pink and Main's Love challenge. I used mostly Pink and Main products, listed below. I stamped the upper part of the background with the lace doilies and tiny hearts and the bottom portion with the sentiment. I die-cut the border and scalloped heart and added a cute puffy sticker.


For my second card, I stamped a background with the lace doilies in red, pink, and purple. I die-cut the frame, hearts, and die-cut sentiment, and then added some cute puffy stickers. The frame dies were a gift from a friend last month (thank you, Christina!).

  • Clear stamps:  Doilies (Pink and Main Grandma's Lace),
  • Ink:  Simon Says Stamp Hollyhock, Memento Grape Jelly, YNS Holly Berry
  • Dies: Pierced Rectangle Frame (My Favorite Things), cross-stitched heart, scalloped stitched heart, sentiment (unmarked)
  • Other:  Puffy stickers (Dollarama)

I would like to support these fun challenges:

Card 1
Pink and Main Love 1/3
Mod Squad No More White 1/3
Stamped Blessings heARTful Stamping Repeat this 1/2

Card 2
Pink and Main Love 2/3
Simon Says Stamp Work-it Wednesday Something New (frame dies received as a gift in January) 1/3
The Artistic Stamper Love Hearts 2/3


Thank you for looking at my cards!  Wishing you a joyful day!


Butterflies, Paper Piercing, and Fern Green

Hello, everyone!  I have been sick with the flu since last week but I'm starting to feel a bit better! I hope to be around to visit your blogs soon!  I made a few cards for challenges that are soon ending so I need to get them posted!  I have several cards to share today - this is the first of three blog posts!

This card was inspired by Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge!  The theme is P for paper piercing, along with the colour fern, plus butterflies.  I googled the colour fern and there were several shades that qualified so I went with the colour you see here.  I have been neglecting my butterflies for way too long, so thank you for inspiring me, Mrs. A!


Can you see my paper piercing?  I haven't tried this technique in many years and since I've never been very good at it, I did just a bit in the lower corner.


All products used are listed below.
  • Dies:  Cheery Lynn Pair of Ferns, Marianne Designs Branch Forest, Memory Box Lunette Butterfly and Oriel Butterfly, Impression Obsession Butterfly Set
  • Embossing folder:  Leafy vines (unmarked)
  • Patterned paper:  K and Company
  • Clear stamps:  Sentiment (Clearly Besotted)
  • Ink:  Simon Says Stamp Willow
  • Other:  Flat-back pearls (Forever in Time), paper-piercing template (Stampin' Up)

I've used lots of leftovers/snippets for my die cuts, including some vellum and patterned paper, so I'll be joining Pixie's Snippets Playground Week 269/270 as well.

I would also like to support these fun challenges: Allsorts AG 1/3; Cardz TV AG Designers Challenge 1/3; Crafty Creations AG 1/2; Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Crafty Gals Corner Use Your Favourite Things (dies, embossing folders, stamps) 1/2; Creative Fingers AG 1/3; Creative InspirationsAG UE; Dies R Us Think Spring 1/3; DL.ART February Linky AG UE 1/d; HIMCR Embossing 1/3; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3; Little Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday AG 1E; Not Just Cards Spring 1/5; Penny's Paper Crafty AG 1/3; Scrapy Land Add Texture 1/3; The Corrosive AG 2/3; The Crafter's Cafe No Red or Pink 1/3; Word Art Wednesday Week 270 AG w uplifting sentiment 1/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Winner - Kitty Love Blog Hop

Hello, everyone! Just a quick post to announce the winner of the Kitty Love Blog Hop! You will remember that Knitty Kitty Digis is giving away the adorable new digital image Cupcake Kitty shown at the bottom.


There were 39 comments on my blog hop post that mentioned the word "cupcake," which was how to enter the giveaway here on my blog.  Knitty Kitty Digis DT members were excluded from the giveaway. The winner was chosen using Random.org:


The winner of Cupcake Kitty is Tink.


Congratulations, Tink! Please send your email address to Knitty Kitty Digis at eekbob1@hotmail.com to arrange your prize! Thank you to all who commented on my Blog Hop card! All of the blog hop winners have been announced in the Knitty Kitty Digis Facebook Group, and individual winners will be announced on each of the design team members' blogs! Wishing everyone a joyful day!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Chippy's Love Letters

Hello, everyone! Before I get started, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Amy Crafty Purple Frog - thank you for joining me!

Yesterday we had a huge snowstorm so I had to turn off the computer because our power was flickering. Thankfully, we did not lose our electricity like so many other areas did.  I'm a bit behind in my blog visiting (again!), but I'll get around to see you soon!  I've shared some snow photos below!

Today my card features a squirrel!  I named him Chippy!  Chippy has received lots of love letters and cards in his mailbox!  I coloured sweet Chippy and cut behind his paw to insert the love letter (there's an apple behind there hehe!) and then fussy-cut.  For the sky, I made a DIY stencil with a cloud die and then sponged with Distress Ink.  The mailbox and love letters have all be been edged with Distress Ink as well. All supplies are listed below.



Here are some photos showing our snow.  We could barely get our front door open - that's about 3 feet of snow on our front step!


There's my car under all that snow!


Another view looking out our front door!


This is our back deck, looking out the patio door!


I would like to support these fun challenges: 613 Avenue Create AG Optional Sentimental Journey/CAS 8/8; Come and Get It Love is in the Air 2/3; Connie Can Crop Stamp Your Heart Out 2/2; Craftin Desert Divas Gallery February Mood Board (shown below); Crafty Calendar Love is in the Air 1/3; Crafty Purple Frog Love is All Around UE; Creatalicious AG Add Some Hearts UE; Creative Inspirations AG UE; Cut it Up Bendy or Scene Card 1E; Deep Ocean Hearts UE; Die Cut Diva's Use Pink or Red 4/4;Die Cuttin' Diva's Valentine Colours 1/3; Digi Designs Include an Animal 3/3;DL.ART February Linky AG UE 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Pink and/or Red 3/3; Do-Al(l) Creative Winter Time 1/3; Fabrika Fantasy Add a Heart 2/3; Glitter n Sparkle Love is in the Air 2/3; Hiding in My Craftroom Super Scraps Saturday 1/3; If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Inspiration Photo 2/5; Incy Wincy Love 4/5; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Love to Scrap Who Loves Ya, Baby 1/5; Pile it On Hearts on Fire UE; Poppystamps Hearts Aflutter 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Use Your Favourite Tool (definitely my Cuttlebug!) 2/5; The Cat's Pajamas Happy Mail UE; The Corrosive AG 1/3; The Cutie Pie Simply Love 1/3; The Outlawz Festive Friday Valentine's Day 3/3

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Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Cards for Hug a Heart Card Drive #8

Hello, everyone! Before I get started, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Scrapper 69 - thank you for joining me!

Today I'm sharing the last bunch of heart-themed cards that I made for the Hug a Heart Card Drive! Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments on my previous cards, and a special thank you to those who made cards for the cause!  You are making a difference in a child's life!
 

Just as a reminder, Christina Hor has been collecting handmade cards with a heart theme (non-Valentine’s Day) to distribute to children who are Heart Center patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The card drive ends tomorrow (February 14), so I hope you have already mailed your cards!

I have three final cards to share today. I used clip art images and fussy-cut so I could pop them up on foam tape. See product list below each card.

  • Clip art:  Deedee's Digis
  • Clear stamp:  Sentiment (The Greeting Farm)
  • Die:  Taylored Expressions Blooming Hearts Cutting Plate (I used the die to emboss!)
  • Other:  Heart punch (unmarked)

  • Clip art:  Deedee's Digis
  • Clear stamp:  Sentiment (The Greeting Farm)
  • Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug Heart Blocks

  • Clip art:  Beccy's Place Baby Dragon (freebie still available here - thank you!)
  • Clear stamps:  Hello, xoxo (Hero Arts Everyday Sayings), hearts (Newton's Nook Frosty Friends)
  • Die:  Stitched Heart (unmarked)
  • Embossing folder: Cuttlebug Cross Your Heart
  • Other:  Heart punch (unmarked)

I would like to support these fun challenges: Allsorts Hearts and/or Flowers 3/3; Beccy's Place February AG w BP image UE; Come and Get It Love is in the Air 1/3; Creative Inspirations AG UE; Cupcake Inspirations Carmine, White, Black (Card #1) 1/3;  DL.ART February Linky AG UE 1/d; Glitter n Sparkle Love is in the Air 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Simon Says Stamp Monday Use Your Favourite Tool (definitely my Cuttlebug!) 1/5


Thank you for looking at my cards! Wishing you a joyful day!