Saturday, 21 April 2018


Anyone who knows me, knows I love my coffee. I am morning person......after my coffee and for me there is nothing like the first coffee of the day. 

I decided to share my love for coffee by making a card to participate in the Your Next Stamp Sketch and Colour Challenge #87


I decided on a square card layout and used the coffee rings stamp to include the "circle" portion of the sketch.
After choosing my stamp I coloured it with alcohol markers and cut it out with the matching die. I set it aside, cut my patterned paper and added some coffee rings as my interpretation of the sketch. 
The sentiment is stamped on a fish tail banner die and all the paper edges inked to match. Some sparkly gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Coffee Right Meow, Coffee Rings - Your Next Stamp
Sentiment: Coffee Right Meow - Your Next Stamp
Die: Fish Tail Banners - Your Next Stamp
Watermelon Party Sparkly and White Sugar and Sparkle Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Patterned Paper: Cream and Sugar - Doodlebug, Wood and Notebook - Snap Basics
Umber ink - Versamark

Spectrum Noir Markers: MB1 MB2 MB4 PP1 PP3 PP5 EB5 AB1 AB2 AB3

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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Fairy Garden Magic

This week my card features the Fairy Garden and Twinkle Fairy from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

I have heard you have to be very, very quiet and pull the plants back slowly and if you're lucky, very lucky you will see a magical garden. I chose to put my garden behind a circle cut out to mimic that. 

Both of these stamps are coloured with alcohol markers and the fairy is hand fussy cut. I added some sparkle to her wings with Stickles and to some of the flowers in the garden. I wanted to keep my paper on the more subtle side to keep the focus on this beautiful garden and fairy. Some branches and sparkle gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Fairy Garden, Twinkle Fairy -  High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Magical Moments - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Gingham Galore - MFT 

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white sugar and sparkle gumdrops - YNS, glitter paper - Recollections, Bazzil cardstock, branch die - Festive Greens Tim Holtz

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS4 TN2 MB1 MB3 MB4 CT1 CT2 GB5 PP1 PP3 AG1 AAG3 AG5 IG1 IG2 IG6 LV1 HB2 AB1 AB2 AB3RB1 RB2 RB4 
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Sunday, 15 April 2018

Doggie Ice Cream

Welcome back to a new Anything Goes Challenge at Whimsy Stamps.

My card features the oh so cute Doggie Ice Cream by Crissy Armstrong. I love this stamp! It combines two of my favourite things - dogs and ice cream. 

I have 5 nephews so I can never have too many masculine Birthday cards in my stash. It helps that a few of them like dogs, this will be the perfect card for one of them. 

I printed my stamp, coloured it with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and cut it out using a Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles die and a stitched border die. I used a mix of digital and traditional patterned papers to create my card base. The sentiment was stamped and cut out using a label die. Some twine and photo corners finish off my card.

Card Recipe
Stamp: Doggie Ice Cream Digital Stamp - Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment: Everyday Mini Sentiments - Whimsy Stamps
Patterned Paper: Distressed Polka Dots Digital Paper - Whimsy Stamps

Twine, photo corner die, white gel pen 

Spectrum Noir Markers: IG2 IG3 IG5 BG5 BG7 BG10 CR7 CR11 DR6 PP1 PP3 PP5 EB6 EB3 EB5 MB1 MB2 MB5

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Thursday, 12 April 2018

Dragon Pals Welcome

I'm not sure why but from the moment I saw the Dragon Pals stamp from the new A Magical Day release I thought new baby card. 

I also wanted to think outside the box when it came to my colour choices for something different and fun so I coloured these cuties in a green and orange colour combo.

After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers I hand fussy cut it the wing tip and tail so I could fit my circle die underneath to do a partial die cut.  I added some pink Spectrum Sparkle pen to the butterfly wings - it's a little hard to see. Next I grabbed a cloud die cut and my baby blue ink and formed my clouds. I added some pale grey under their feet....maybe next time I would use green - hindsight is always the best isn't it?!  
Patterned paper from Photo Play had a perfect combination for the base of my card. Some Prima flowers, ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Dragon Pals -  High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Welcome Little One - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: About A Little Girl, About A Little Boy - Photo Play 

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, classic circle die - Spellbinders, Cosmic Spectrum Sparkle Pen, Prima flowers, Banners #3 die - Sizzix, Bazzill cardstock, summer breeze enamel dots - Whimsy Stamps, ribbon - stash, cloud die - Quickutz

Spectrum Noir Markers: OR1 OR2 CR8 LG2 LG3 LG5 TN1 EB1 EB2 MB1
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Sunday, 8 April 2018

No Peeking!

This weekend, Mother Nature has decided to grace us with her presence again in the form of snow and cold weather so I decided it is the perfect day to make a Christmas card! 

I played along with the sketch challenge for Bazzill Basic Paper that I found on their Facebook page. The sketch was perfect for this peeking reindeer and now I can say I have my first Christmas card done for this year - yay me!

The Sketch courtesy of Freshly Made Sketches

I coloured my stamps with alcohol markers, hand fussy cut them and added some silver to the bows and dots on the presents. After cutting my card base from Bazzill cardstock I also ran some of my white through a snowflake embossing folder and cut a fun edge. 
Plaid Christmas paper was added for fun along with a die cut sentiment and sparkle enamel dots and gumdrops to finish it off. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Presents - High Hopes Rubber Stamps, Believe In The Magic - Your Next Stamp
Sentiment: Winter Fun Accessories Tag Die - Your Next Stamp
Patterned Paper - Perfectly Plaid Christmas - Lawn Fawn 

Misti, Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb Digital cover stock, Silver Wink of Stella, Snowflake embossing folder - Darice, Lily White and Luscious Bazzill cardstock, Your Next Stamp gumdrops, Simple Stories enamel dots. 

Spectrum Noir Markers: RB1 RB2 RB4 TN1 EB1 EB2 CR8 CR11 DR6 AG1 AG3 AG5 AB1 AB2 AB3

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Thursday, 5 April 2018

Just Chillin'

Sometimes all you need is to chill with your friends! That is what this fun trio of gnomes from the A Magical Day release are doing. 

I chose to get in touch with my CAS (clean and simple) side this week as I really wanted these cuties to be the focus of my card. 

After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers I hand fussy cut it and set it aside. Next I grabbed my inkss, ink blender, heart stencil and ink blended the heart for my background. Out came my Misti and the sentiment was stamped in the perfect spot. I assembled my card base and added the gnome friends with foam pop dots. Some purple grape jelly gumdrops finish off my CAS layout. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: 3 Little Garden Gnomes -  High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Chillin' Gnomies - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Foam pop dots - Forever In Time, Stampin' Up ink, gold Wink of Stella pen, Grape Jelly gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS4 TN2 IG1 IG2 RB1 RB2 RB4 AP1 AP2 PA4 DP2 DP3 DP4 VB1 VB2 VB3 GY1 GY3 GY4 PV2 PV3 AG1 AG2 
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Monday, 2 April 2018

You Did It!

The year is flying by and if you have a child graduating this year life will soon be full of dress and suit shopping! 

The new Penguin Graduation digital stamp paired with a Graduation digital sentiment is perfect for congratulating your graduate! I decided to make my card with a feminine feel to it for something a little different. 

After sizing, printing and colouring my stamp with alcohol markers, I hand fussy cut it and went around the edge with a black marker to clean up any white edges that were left.  I chose some some feminine papers including some lined paper and added a letter edge to with a die. Graduation day is the perfect photo opportunity day too so I added a film strip die for fun. Some enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Penguin Graduation - Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment: Graduation Sentiments - Digital Sentiments - Whimsy Stamps

Spectrum Noir Markers:   BG5 BG7 BG10 CT1 CT2 GB5 IG1 IG2 GT1 GT2 GT3 
Copics: RV11 RV32 RV34 

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