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

 

 

 

 

One Year + Giveaway

Hi everyone!  This month marks my one year blog anniversary.  I’ve learned a lot in this first year and am continuing to learn more. I thought I’ve heard of all the stamp companies out there, but I’m still discovering new ones!  I’ve met quite a few crafty friends (online of course) and love being part of this friendly, supportive and talented crafting community.  I am just having so much fun crafting..

So to celebrate, I have a card and a giveaway! I was planning to do this giveaway at the beginning of the month after updating the look of my blog, but I was at a loss at what to do until Loll stepped in. Not only is Loll a talented crafter, but she is so kind to help me out.  Thank you so much Loll. And now here’s  my card.

The images were stamped with Intense Black ink on scraps of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the matching dies.

Distress inks were blended on hot press watercolor paper to create the sky and water.  A Wave stencil and border die were used to create the waves in the water.  Both were spritz with water and dabbed with a paper towel for some texture.

The sentiment was black heat embossed. To finish, clear shimmer was added to the mermaid’s tail and top and Glossy Accents was added to the turtle shell and dolphin.

 

I am linking up to the following challenges:
SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes
Crafts Friends – #56 Anything Goes
Pixie’s Snippets PlaygroundWeek 277 and 278 (paper)

 

 

Ready to win the Mug Hugs stamp & die? There are a few ways to enter.  You don’t have to do all, but your chances increases the more you do.  Each completed task equals an entry, so be sure to leave one comment per completed task.  One random winner will be chosen from all eliguble comments left on this post and announced on May 1 after task has been confirmed  Giveaway closes 11:59 pm PST this Sunday, April 30.  Open worldwide

1️⃣  Leave a comment telling me why you love to craft…or simp,y leave a comment.
2️⃣  Subscribe to my blog by e-mail (link on sidebar 👉).  Leave me a comment introducing yourself with your e-mail address and where you are from. I don’t have Blogger so there is no Follow option ~ sorry.  If you are already a subscriber, just let me know and say hi in your comment.  Please subscribe ONLY if you are truly interested in following my blog.  Unsubscribers will be disqualified from future giveaways.
3️⃣  Follow me on Instagram (link also on sidebar 👉).  Then leave a comment with your IG user name.  Once again, follow me there ONLY if you like my work and truly want to follow me.  Unfollowers will be ineligible from future giveaways.

Let’s play nice.  Thank you and good luck!

 

 

 

 

Turtley Go Together

Hi there.  I have a CAS Valentine’s card to share today. I didn’t have any turtle stamps and then after last month I now have three. 😂 So guess what image card I am sharing today?  Although I intended it as a Valentine’s card, I think it could work for any love occasions too.  And I got to knock off three more stamp sets from my NBUS list!  And here’s my card.

On a white Stitched Rectangle panel, the turtles were stamped with Memento black ink and coloured with YG Copic markers.  They were then masked off, and Spun Sugar distress ink was blended on for the background.  The hearts were stamped next also with Memento black ink and Ombré coloured with RV Copic markers.

The we go together part of the sentiment was masked, inked, stamped then masked, inked, stamped with black Memento ink to create a space for the turtley part of the sentiment. Turtley was stamped with Picked Raspberry distress ink.

The panel was adhered to a white top folding card base. To finish, glossy accents was added to the turtles’ shells and clear Wink of Stella was added to the hearts.

Just for fun, I made a second card using unconventional colours.

 

 

 

 

I am linking to the following challenges;

AAA Cards – #83 Shape Your Love
Addicted to CAS – #104 Pets
The Paper Players – PP330 Will Ypu Be My Valentine
STAMPlorations – February Anything CAS Goes optional Hot Pink