Caring Lion

Hi there.  I have a sweet little card to share and I ain’t lion. 😂   Ok, ok, I hear the groaning and grumbling, but I had to do it. 😂  And now onto my card.

Stamped the lion with Intense Black ink and coloured with Copics.  Masked him and the ground area, then blended Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio distress inks for the background.  Next die cut with a Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle.  To add dimension and still keep it CAS, used the matching die to die cut him along with three more from scraps to stack them.


Adhered the stitched panel to a white top folding card base, stamped big with Deep Iris ink, then inlaid the stacked diecut lion back.  Next die cut hugs from white cardstock and white fun foam to stack them for dimension again.  Ombré blended Wilted Violet distress ink with a mini blending tool.

A white gel pen was used to give the heart highlights.  To finish, added clear shimmer to the heart and hugs sentiment and a few Crystal clear sequins.




I am playing in the following challenges:
Sugar Pea Designs – Mix It Up #29
Addicted to Stamps and More – #234 Clean and Simple
AAA CardsGame #86 DIecuts
Happy Little Stampers – March CAS Die Cuts
Tuesday ThrowdownTT335 Add Dimension
Shopping Our Stash – SOS295 Forest Friends





Hello Gorgeous

Hi everyone.  My card today uses two more new stamp sets (Freehand Florals, Hello Gorgeous) that I’ve had for a while now.  My card was based on this inspiration photo.

I was inspired by the polka dots, flowers, gold colour and hello sentiment.  My card would’ve been CAS except for the pattern background.  So I guess it now falls in the classy and elegant category.

So the polka dot background is recycled packing paper from my Studio Katia order.  It’s actually gift wrap tissue paper they used and I felt it was too pretty to toss into recycling.  I adhered the tissue paper to white cardstock, then die cut it out with a Stitched Rectangle die.

I stamped the layering flowers with Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink (retired) and Melon Mambo inks.  They were die cut out with the matching dies, then clear Wink of Stella was added for some shimmer.  The leaves were stamped with gold pigment ink.  The inner vein layer was heat embossed with gold glitter embossing powder for some sparkle.  I made sure the solid image was completely dry before doing that step.

The sentiment was heat embossed with the same gold glitter embossing powder on a Stitch Strip die cut from black cardstock.  The polka dot piece was adhered to a top folding white card base before all elements were assembled. I was tempted to add some shiny gold sequins, but held off because they would have competed with the tissue paper.



I am playing in the following challenges:

The Card Concept – #64 Pretty Things photo inspiration
The Paper Players – Theme #326 Going Green use a recycling item
City Crafters – #344 Blue Monday make a card to cheer someone up
A Blog Named Hero – New to Me


Wintery Hello

Hi everyone.  It seems 2017 is flying by.  I can’t believe a week has gone by already.  Anyway, with Christmas now over, I thought I had to pack away my winter themed supplies, but that is not the case.  YAY🎉  For today’s card, I made a CAS winter miss you card. I also got to check off two more new stamp sets from my NBUS list. 😁

I stamped the little critter onto some X-press It paper that my friend Christine gave me to try.  I coloured with Copics and then die cut it out with the matching die.

The Hello sentiment was die cut also from X-press It paper and coloured in Ombré blue to match parts of the hat that were also coloured in Ombré blue.  The tree branch was die cut from a scrap of white cardstock, trimmed down and then coloured with Copics.

Next I die cut a white Stitched Rectangle and then stamped the miss your face sentiment in Archival black.  I sponged some Pool Party ink for the sky background.  I mounted the stitch panel onto a top folding white card base and then assembled the card.  I added snow with a white gel pen.  As a finishing touch, I added glossy accents to the Hello sentiment and created icicles hanging off the branch.  To make the icicles glisten, I sprinkld on some Dazzling Diamond glitter.  I love that image and pairing it with that sentiment makes me laugh.



I am playing in the following challenges:

AAA Cards – Game #81 Hello
CASology – Week 230 Cold
Less is More – #310 Colour (Ombré)
The Heart Desires – #8 Photo Inspiration
Tuesday Throwdown – Winter Critters


O Christmoose Tree

Hi there.  I have a really fun moose tree Christmas card to share today. I love this Mini Merry Chris-moose stamp, so when I saw this penguin tree card by @carolinepaton1 on Instagram, I wanted to give it a try.

Instead of die cutting each one out like she did, I used the masking technique and stamped them on a white A2 size stitched rectangle panel with Memento black ink.

I coloured with Copics, then added clear Wink of Stella to the hats and scarves.

For the tree trunk, I stamped the sentiment with black Versafine ink, then heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  To anchor the moose, I drew the line with a black Copic multiliner.  I mounted the panel to a white card base, then added a few white snowflake sequins to finish.

From this point forward, I’ve decided to make two of everything (if I can).  Needless to say, there was a lot of colouring today. *lol*



I am playing in the following challenges:

Just Add Ink – #338 Inspiration (used colours for hats and scarves)
Your Next Stamp – Sketch #53
SSS Wednesday – “O” Christmas Tree
Send a Smile 4 Kids – Anything Goes
Weekly Christmas Card – #50 Anything Goes

Waddles Christmas

Hi there.  No surprise, I have another Christmas card to share.  ‘Tis the season, isn’t it?  I wanted to make a joyful kids card.  I was tempted to pull out my favourite elves stamp set again, but I gave them a break. *lol*  Instead I went back to those cute Waddles penguins.

Waddles Christmas Card

Besides the red gift, all stamps and dies are from Your Next Stamp: Stitched Rectangle Dies | Waddles – Snow Fun | Santa’s Magical Sleigh | Bookmark Tag Dies | Holiday Buddies.

Waddles Christmas Card

On a white stitched rectangle, I stamped with black Memento ink and masked all images.  With the masks in place, I sponged Real Red ink through a Candy Swirl stencil to add more depth. Looking back, I should have skipped this step and kept the design really simple.  I coloured with Copics.

Waddles Christmas Card

The sentiment was white heat embossed and I drew the string with a Copic multiliner to attach the tag to the gift.  To accent the card, I added silver sequins and clear Wink of Stella to the hat and coloured ribbons.  To finish, the panel was mounted to a white top folding card base.



I am participating in the following:

The Challenge – #83 Christmas Inspiration
Your Next Stamp – Sketch and Color Challenge 50
Send a Smile 4 Kids –  Celebrations Cards 4 Kids
Rudolph Days – October
Christmas Card Challenge – #46 Anything Goes