Saturday, 31 March 2012


With Easter fast approaching, I have been busy creating Easter cards to send out to friends and family. This is one of my favourites. In fact, I made several cards with this stamp from Penny Black, entitled "Bunny Friends". I have decided to enter this particular version for this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge. This image was coloured with Prismacolor Premier pencil crayons and odourless mineral spirits, however I also made other cards coloured with Copic markers and watercolours. I think I like this one the best, but they all turned out quite well. It is such a cute stamp!

Until next time,

Monday, 26 March 2012

Let's Play Bingo

I've never been a big fan of Bingo - that is, unless it is a card challenge Bingo! This week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge is "Let's Play Bingo" using the following Bingo card:

Since I don't have any Magnolia stamps, I chose to use a Mo Manning image entitled "Chickies". Isn't she adorable? I chose to use flowers, lace, and ribbon for my line of bingo. The image was coloured with Prismacolor Premier coloured pencils, and blended with odourless mineral spirits. The flowers are from Kaisercraft. The base of the card is white cardstock from Papertrey Inks, and the pattern paper is from the Curio paper pad by Basic Grey.

Until next time,

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Less is More Challenge

The "Less is More" challenge this week is to create a one layer card and to include script in that creation. It is not too late to check out this week's challenge at "Less is More". Well, let me tell you that creating a one layer card can be quite a challenge in of itself. As card makers, many of us are so accustomed to adding layer upon layer to add depth and character to our work. In a one layer card, one has to create a beautiful image without making use of tangible layers. In this card, I stamped the floral image first using Hero Arts Shadow Ink. This is one of my current favourite tools. I do love the way this ink evens itself out as it dries and it comes in such delicious colours. I used one of the new mid-tone inks called Pool. Next, I created a paper mask to cover the floral image so that I could stamp my script around the edge. I wanted to keep the whole feel of the card soft and delicate, so I chose to use one of the relatively new Winter Seasonal colours of distress ink from Tim Holtz, Evergreen Bough, to stamp the script. I also accented this by inking the decal edge that I created using my Purple Cow Freestyle Mouse. I added a simple sentiment of "Hello" using a Papertrey Ink stamp from the Daily Designs Sentiments. Instead of adding ribbon for a bow, I chose to use some blue Scrapper's Floss. To put a few finishing touches on the card, I added a tiny bit of Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the tips of the Queen Anne's lace flowers.

Hope you like it!

Until next time,

Sunday, 11 March 2012

For a Special Lady

This week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp is to create a card for Mother's Day or for a Special Girl. Be sure to check out the samples at the Challenge by clicking here. Unfortunately, my dear mother is no longer with me - well, I shouldn't say that since she lives on in my heart and always will. I have chosen to create a card for a special girl. Who is more special than a friend? Our friends are so very special to us - they help and support us through thick and thin.

Most of papers used in this card are from the beautiful Basic Grey Capella line. I love the muted, antique look of these designs. The flowers are from Prima Marketing. Aren't they fabulous! They are all available at Simon Says Stamp.
Until next time,

Wednesday, 7 March 2012


I have a fabulous blog to introduce to you. Not only does Melissa do fabulous work, but she also has incredible giveaways! You must check this out. Here's the link:
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Saturday, 3 March 2012

Potter's Bench

For those of you who have followed my blog for awhile, you will know that I'm a BIG fan of Mo Manning's artwork. Here is my latest card made with a Mo Manning image, entitled Potter's Bench. With the prospect of spring eventually arriving here in Midland (we're in the midst of a nasty snow storm today), I felt this was a fitting card for the DP2 Challenge this week. This week's challenge is "Anything Goes". I have so much fun colouring Mo's images with my Copic markers that I'm always sad when I finish one!

Until next time,