Butterfly Beautiful Birthday

Hi there.  I am sharing a CAS birthday card today..  It was really quick to make since most of the pieces were from snippets I already had.

A few Sundays back, I had a craftydate with friends (Loll, Christine and Susan) and we did smooshing with tissue paper and Distress Oxide (DOx) inks.  I came home with seven different pieces.  The Wilted Violet / Cracked Pistachio one was used here.  It was glued to a scrap of white cardstock and then die cut with a NBUS hexagon die.

The hexagon die was then used to die cut on a white Stitched Rectangle snippet panel.  For dimension, the hexagons were also die cut from black cardstock and stacked for dimensional inlay diecutting.  The sentiment was black heat embossed.

The outline butterfly was attached to the solid butterfly only in the centre to allow the wings to move freely for a 3-D effect.  The butterflies were also snippets. And that finishes the card.

Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!







I am playing in the following challenges:
CAS WatercolourJuly 2017 Butterfly
CAS Mix UpJuly 2017 Tissue Paper (+stamping + heat embossing + die cuts)
Pixie’s Snippets Playground Weeks 291 and 292
Addicted to Stamps and More#251 Anything Goes
STAMPlorations – CAS Summer Vacation




Less is More #338

Hello there! Hope you enjoyed our special 2-week collaboration challenge with AAA Cards. Today we are back to our weekly challenges at Less is More. For challenge #338, it’s Anything But Stamps.  No stamps allowed.  Our generous sponsor this month is Happy Little Stampers.  On a side note, they are having a huge giveaway until the end of the month.  It’s worth checking out









This was super easy to make. On an A2 size smooth Bristol paper, various blue distress inks were blended in the masked area, then spritz with water for texture. The snowflakes and sentiment were die cut twice from the same Bristol paper and stacked for dimension. Added a vellum strip then mounted the panel on a white top folding card base. Coloured a few rhinestones with B29 Copic marker and added them to the snowflakes to finish.


I am linking to the following challenges:
CAS-ual FridaysCFC178 Christmas in July
The Cat’s Pajamas – #337 Christmas in July
STAMPlorationsCAS Summer Vacation
STAMPlorationsAnything Goes STAMPlorations









My second card was just as easy to make.  This time distress inks were blended through a butterfly stencil in rainbow colours on a Wonky Stitched watercolour panel.  It was spritz with water again for texture.  The hello sentiment was die cut four times from black cardstock and stacked.  Clear shimmer was added to it to finish.


Linking this one over at Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #251 Anything Goes.



Hope you will join us this week.  Be sure to check out my teamies’ personal blogs for more inspirations.  Remember to keep your cards CAS and follow the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for visiting.  Happy crafting with no stamps and have a great week!






Friend Bouquet

Hello there.  I received my order from Simon Says Stamps yesterday and knew I had to ink up one of their stamp sets right away.  I also wanted to try something a little different for today’s simple friendship card.

I decided to give my Copics a break and pulled out my Prismacolor pencils.  The flower bouquet was white heat embossed on a black Stitched Rectangle.

It was coloured with white and black pencils.  First time colouring on colour cardstock other than Kraft and it’s kinda cool.  I may have to try this more often.  For some sparkle, clear shimmer was added to the petals and buds.  It’s hard to tell, but it is really sparkly against the black IRL.

I didn’t have a nice yellow colour cardstock, so the friend sentiment was die cut from a scrap of X-Press It paper and coloured with Y06 Copic marker.  Ok, so my Copics didn’t truly get a break after all, 😂  For dimension, friend was die cut from black cardstock three more times.  The panel was adhered to a white top folding card base and some Clear Rain Drops finished off the card.

Thank you for your visit.  Have a great day!






I am linking to the following challenges:
Cupcake InspirationsCIC414 Black Yellow White
SSS Flickr#75 Black and White with a Splash
The Flower Challenge#10 Embossing Heat/Dry






YNS July 2017 DT Dare

Hello everyone!  I’m back today for my final post as the July release guest designer at Your Next Stamp (YNS).  This month’s DT Dare is to create a project based on the theme It’s a Boy Thing using the re-release products.  All projects can be seen on the YNS blog.  Leave a comment on that post by July 14 for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice.


YNS Supplies:
For the Boys | Create a Character | One in a Chaneleon | Retro Gumdrops


I had to bring back For the Boys stamp set to make this masculine card. The beer image was stamped with black Memento ink on a piece of X-Press It paper and coloured with Copics.  It was then masked and the legs were stamped.  The legs were masked next so brown and yellow ink can be added to the background with a mini blending tool.



The splats were stamped in the same yellow and the sentiment in black. The panel was trimmed down to 4.75″ x 3.5″ and mounted on brown cardstock with a 1/8″ border.



The whole panel was adhered on a Kraft top folded card base at an angle…because he’s tipsy. 😂  Glossy Accents was then added to the beer mug for a glass look.  Googly eyes and a small Retro gumdrop were added to finish.


Remember to head to the YNS blog post and leave a comment there for your chance to win a free stamp set of your choice.  Thank you for your visit.  Have a great day!







YNS July 2017 Blog Hop



Hello and welcome to the YNS July 2017 Blog Hop! And no blog hop is complete without a giveaway and a sale!  More on those at the end of this post.


YNS Supplies:
For the Boys | Fancy Hello | Circles Stitching MarksStitched Rectangle
Swirly Fun Paper Pad | Hey Baby Gumdrops


I think I was still stuck on the theme It’s a Girl Thing because I used a fun masculine set and created a feminine card. I thought it worked great for females too. Besides, women use smartphones, can BBQ and drink beer, don’t they? 😂  The phone was stamped on white cardstock and pink pattern paper for paper piecing.  It was then die cut out with the matching die. To make it look even more feminine, eyelashes were added with a black Copic multiliner


Hello was die cut from dark gray cardstock three tines and stacked for dimension.  The circle stitching marks were created on a white Stitched Rectangle.



The panel was backed onto dark gray cardstock and then adhered to a white top folded card base.  The phone was mounted with a mini action wobble…because it’s on vibrate. 😂  Some pink sparkly gumdrops were added to finish.  Check it out in action.



To continue on the hop, click on the blue button to access the blog links.

And now the giveaway and sale.  One commenter from all the comments left along the blog hop will be entered to win a $25 GC to the YNS store!  So don’t forget to leave a comment before you go.  Then after you finish hopping, head to the YNS store and use the discount code below to receive 15% off your entire order.



Thank you for stopping by.  Good luck and happy hopping and shopping!