Summer Christmas Bear?

Hi everyone.  Normally, I don’t make Christmas cards in the summer, especially on the hottest weekend of the year so far, but after seeing a couple of Christmas cards today and checking out some challenges, I was inspired to create this CAS Christmas card.

The bear was stamped with Memento black ink on A2 X-press It paper, then coloured with Copics.

It was then masked and the snowflakes were clear heat embossed.  Salty Ocean distress ink was applied with a mini blending tool to the background and a tissue was used to wipe off excess ink for a little emboss resist.


The camouflage die cut technique was used for the Warm Winter Wishes sentiment.  This technique can be tricky with little pieces getting lost, but a good trick I found to keep everything together is to use Press n Seal.

For some sparkle, clear shimmer added to the camouflaged diecut sentiment finished off the card.




I am playing in the following challenges:
Merry Monday #253 Bears
AAA Cards – Game#92 Resist Technique
Addicted to Stamps and More#247 Make Your Mark
CAS on Friday#110 Animals



Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!







Tweet Birthday

Happy Sunday everyone!  And Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.  No Mother’s Day card and no winner to announce for my giveaway last week since no one entered. 😜   So today, I have another birthday card to share.

Black Memento ink was used to stamp all images so they can be coloured with Copics.  Five of the six birds were stamped on X-press It paper then die cut out with the coordinating dies.  The rest of the scene was created using the masking technique on a white Stitched Rectangle piece of Copic friendly cardstock.  The string holding the birdhouse was drawn with a ruler and Copic multi-liner.

The cloud background was created with a DIY cloud border stencil, mini blending tool and Salty Ocean distress ink.  Tweet was stamped twice for a shadow effect, while birthday wishes was stamped as normal.


Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and thank you for stopping by.





I am linking to the following challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays CFC173 Pick 6 Birthday Card (6 birds)
Freshly Made Sketches – FMS#287 Sketch by Jen
Seize the BirthdayAnything Birthday Goes optional toppings Creatures or Animals
Addicted to Stamps and More#241 Anything Goes





Take 2 Halloween Colour Christmas

Hi everyone.  I have a really easy CAS card to share.  It’s another non-traditional purple and green Christmas card.  I really like this colour combo for Christmas cards and thought those colours would look great on this cute NBUS Sending Joy stamp image.

NonTraditional Wreath Card

On a white A2 size ZIg Zag Stitched Rectangle panel, I stamped the image with black Memento ink and coloured it with Copics.

NonTraditional Wreath Card

I kept the mice white, but added some shading and outlined the entire image in light grey to give dimension.  For a little shimmer (because Christmas cards should be shiny and bright 😊), I added some clear Wink of Stella to the purple coloured areas.

NonTraditional Wreath Card

The sentiment was stamped with black Versafine ink and heat embossed with clear embosding powder.  To finish, I added the stitched panel to a white card base and added some white snowflake sequins that I had forgotten I had from last year.  And that is all for this card.



I am participating in the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspiration – CIC382
Less is More – Challenge 300 Celebrations and Festivals
Merry Monday – #220 How Will You Decorate Your Door
Addicted to Stamps and More – #218 Holiday
Sparkles Christmas – #70 Holly and Ivy


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 

Buddy & Ducky

Happy Friday everyone!  Today I am sharing another NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) card combined with tic tac toe, balloons, color and stitch challenges.


On a piece of white cardstock slightly larger than A2 size, I randomly sponged on some Broken China distress inks for the sky.  I cut a couple of NBUS stitched clouds from white cardstock, cut one in half, and adhered them to the sponged background.  Then I die cut that background piece with an A2 size stitched rectangle die.  To create the window, I die cut with the largest size Inside & Out Stitch Rounded Rectangle.


My other NBUS item is the Buddy and Duck stamp set from Penny Black.  I wanted to have these two critters chatting away as they float off to the upper right corner. I stamped Buddy and Duck with black Memento ink, colored with Copics and fussy cut them out.  For some dimension, I added glossy accents to the balloons.


Now to put my card together, I added foam adhesive to the frame and the critters. I adhered the frame to a top folding white card base, inlaid the rounded rectangle piece, and then added Buddy and Duck. I stamped the sentiment in blue on a white stitched curve banner and mounted it with foam adhesive as well.  To finish and complete the top row across of the tic tac toe challenge, I added a few sequins.



I am playing in the following challenges:

NBUS – Challenge #7
CAS on Sunday – Challenge #90 Balloons
Color Throwdown – Challenge #408
Stamping Smiles Designs – Tic Tac Toe Challenge 17
CASology – Week 213 Stitch