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Eturtle Love

Hi everyone.  I’m back today with a second punny CAS turtle Valentine’s/love card. Once you see the sentiment, you’ll know where my inspiration came from. 😂 I had so much fun with my turtle Valentine’s card yesterday that I decided to break out another NBUS set with a turtle.  And here’s my card.

On a white A2 size piece of X-press It paper, I stamped the turtles with Memento black ink and coloured with YG01, YG03, YG17, G99 Copic markers.  I then masked them and blended Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch distress inks for a watery background.  For texture I spritz with water, then dabbed with a paper towel to lift some colour.


With some creative masking and my MISTI, I customized the eturtle sentiment and white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock.  I cut around the right flipper of the right turtle to tuck the sentiment strip under.

Next I die cut the piece with a Stitch Rectangle before adhering it on a white top folding card base.  To finish, I added clear Wink of Stella to the heart-shaped shells and added a few clear droplets because I thought they kinda look like bubbles.



I am playing in the following challenges:

Less is More – #314 Colour Wheel 3 Adjacent Colours (blue, aqua, green)
Create a Smile – February Lovely
AAA Cards – #83 Shape Your Love
Addicted to Stamps and More – #228 Holiday (Vantine’s)
Addicted to CAS – #104 Pets




Chilly Icicles.

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Hi everyone.  I guess I’m not ready to put my winter-themed products away yet because I am back today to share another CAS Winter card.

The icicle border was die cut from a scrap of white cardstock, covered with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  On an A2 Whisper White panel, I stamped the snowflakes and falling snow with VersaMark then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.  On the upper half of the panel, I blended distress inks in a “peak” pattern to accentuate the hanging icicles. I used Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire distress inks.

The panel was spritz with a DIY shimmer mist to give it more of a chilly, icy feel. I did the Camouflage Die Cut technique for the sentiment using NBUS Let It Snow die. For dimension, I also die cut one from white fun foam and stacked them.

The icicle diecut border was mounted with foam tape and the panel was adhered to a white top folding card base.  The card is sparkly IRL so it didn’t need any bling or other embellishments.



I am entering in the following challenges:
Curtain Call – Icicle
AAA Cards – Game #82 Winter Chill
NBUS – #9 with optional Camouflage Die Cut or CASEing
Happy Little Stampers – January Anything Goes with Dies
STAMPlorations – January Anything Goes CAS with optional Gray or Silver




Thank You Graffiti

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Hello everyone. Today I have another WCMD card to share now that my friend has received it.  One of the challenges is to make a card for a crafty friend. My friend, Dorothy, immediately jumped to mind.  Unfortunately, she doesn’t have a blog and has not posted anything on her Instagram account.  But she is a talented crafter and more importantly, an awesome person with a heart of gold.  LIving in Canada, it can be extremely expensive to ship orders up here, especially with the weaker Canadian dollar.  Therefore, I will sometimes have my orders sent just across the border. Living right by the border, Dorothy helps me out and picks up for me. Sometimes she even has her husband pick up.  I am so grateful for her friendship and sent her this card to let her know.

Graffiti Thank You

This graffiti brick wall was inspired from THIS card by Debby Hughes.  Debby created her brick wall with a whole lot of rectangle die cuts.  Too much work.  Instead I “stamped” the brick background with the Brick Wall embossing folder.  I applied Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marnalade, Vintage Photo and Black Soot distress inks to the flat side of the embossing folder, then spritz it with water a maximum of three times to get a more grundgy look.  Next I pressed a piece of Wonky Stitched watercolor paper on top for about 10 seconds before lifting it off and setting it aside to dry. I used a paper towel to remove areas of excessive water.

While it was drying, I die cut the awesome sentiment from a scrap of white cardstock and coloured it with Copics in a gradient of red, orange and yellow.  I backed it onto the matching shadow piece die cut from a scrap of black cardstock.  I wanted more dimension, so I die cut another shadow piece from a scrap of black fun foam and sacked them.  I love word dies that come with the matching shadow.  The other sentiments were stamped and white heat embossed on scrap strips of black cardstock.  I wanted a little more red on the card, so I embossed the “thank you” part with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder over the white embossing.  It’s a little darker than I wanted, but that was the only red embossing powder I had

Graffiti Thank You

As a finishing touch, I added some black splatters and then mounted the panel on a white top folding landscape card base.




I am entering in the following:

Winnie & Walter – WCMD Make a Card for a Friend
Winnie & Walter – WCMD Stretch Your Stamps
Kat Scrappiness – WCMD Card Challenge
SSS Work It Wednesday – Red, Orange, Yellow and Brown
Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Week 249


First Father’s Day

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Hi there,

Today I have a CAS one layer Father’s Day card that I made for a friend who will be celebrating his first Father’s Day with his 7-month old girl.  She also happens to be my goddaughter. 😊

Father's Day card created for Trev playing with STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge, 613 Avenue Create Your Own Challenge and MarkerPop Bi-Weekly Challenge #97 Father's Day.

I would normally use masculine images to make a masculine card, but since my friend is a dad to a little girl, I used an adorable girl image this time.  I did, however, stick to masculine colors to keep it masculine.  I stamped the girl and puppy on white cardstock with Memento black ink. I colored them with Copic markers and then die cut them out with the matching dies.

Father's Day card created for Trev playing with STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge, 613 Avenue Create Your Own Challenge and MarkerPop Bi-Weekly Challenge #97 Father's Day.

I did some ink blending with distress inks over a grid stencil to create the background. The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder on a strip of black cardstock.  I did some omitting of two sentiment stamps to get the greeting to say what I want.  DAD was die cut from white cardstock three times and stacked for dimension.  I then colored DAD with the same Copic marker colors used to color her dress.

Father's Day card created for Trev playing with STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge, 613 Avenue Create Your Own Challenge and MarkerPop Bi-Weekly Challenge #97 Father's Day.

The A2 panel was adhered to a white top folding card base and Happy Father’s Day was stamped in black on the inside to finish.



I am panticipating in the following challenges:

STAMPlorations June Theme and Sketch Challenge – I used both
613 Avenue Challenge #180 – Anything Goes with Optional Twist: Create Your Own Challenge (I chose A2-Father’s Day-stencils)
MarkerPop Challenge #97 – Father’s Day
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C340 – Make It Masculine

Thanks Card

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Good morning!

My card today combines the Freshly Made Sketch 234 with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes. There are a few Anything Goes challenges out there, but I used this one because the sentiment on my card is from Simon Says Stamp.

Freshly Made Sketch 234, Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes

This is a simple thank you card created with the Embossing Folder Stamping technique.   This is a great way to stretch your embossing folders by turning them into a stamp.

Freshly Made Sketch 234, Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes

I took the SU! Woodland embossing folder (available this June) and inked up the flat side of the embossing folder with distress inks.  I wanted to have white space around the image so the inked area was smaller than the size of the watercolor paper.  Next I spritz the embossing folder with water and then pressed the watercolor paper on top.  After a few seconds, I lifted the paper and layed a paper towel on top to remove excess water.  This leaves a soft watercolor “stamped” image.

Freshly Made Sketch 234, Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes

I stamped You’re Pretty Awesome with Archival waterproof black ink using my MISTI. It is difficult to get a crisp impression on watercolor paper, so this tool allowed me to stamp the sentiment multiple times until I got a crisp impression. I then die cut thanks twice from white cardstock and once from black cardstock to give some dimension to an otherwise flat card. 😛

Sparkle & Shine Card

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My back is feeling better and I am finally able to play in my crafting closet. And since the main reason I started this blog was to have a place to post my challenge cards, this will be my first challenge post.

I combined Challenge 67-Die Cutting from Neat and Tangled and the April Challenge – Ladies’ Night from Great Impressions.

die cutting, watercolor background, distress ink, challenge, Neat and Tangled

First, I created a watercolor background on watercolor paper with distress inks.  After I dried it with the heat tool, I used the MISTI to stamp the Sparkle & Shine sentiment in black.  I then die cut the Hexastar Cover Plate from white cardstock.  I adhered that piece to the watercolor layer before putting it back into the MISTI to stamp over the cover piece.  Perfect alignment with the MISTI.

Neat and Tangled, Challenge 67, die cutting, Hexastar Cover Plate, Sparkle ad Shine, watercolor, distress ink, Great Impressions, April Challenge Ladies' Night

To create the diamond, I made 2 partial die cuts one from white cardstock and one from white glitter paper.  I then cut out the diamond shape from these and stacked the outline pieces together to give it dimension.  I inlaid the die cut triangle glitter pieces and added some Wink of Stella clear glitter to the sentiment to finish.

Neat and Tangled, Challenge 67, die cutting, Hexastar Cover Plate, Sparkle ad Shine, watercolor, distress ink, Great Impressions, April Challenge Ladies' Night

It may be non-traditional, but I’m thinking of giving this as a Mother’s Day card.