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14 Feb 2017

I Could Just Spit!

I laughed out loud when I saw this stamp set, Llama Love, by My Favorite Things.  This sentiment is my favourite and quite appropriate this week for me.

This technique that Tracey is using on her Muse Challenge card is always so fun so I wanted to try it again with Llama Love.

Here is Tracey's card that we are to use as inspiration......cute as a button!



Here is my take on the challenge.



I pretty much stamped every image in the stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto watercolour paper and then worked away at it with my Zig Real Brush markers.  I LOVE the pink Llama's - perfect for Valentine's day!

I heat embossed the sentiment onto black card stock and laughed the whole time I was running my heat gun.....I'm not sure why I think it is so funny - it just IS!

There is a lot of time left for the Muse Challenge - give it a go won't you?


12 Feb 2017

Colour Throwdown #429

Good Morning!  I'm playing in the Color Throwdown this week - aqua, orange and black - such vibrant summery colours - love them!



I pulled out two sets from Reverse Confetti for my card - Butterfly Dreams along with the matching Confetti cuts and Fancy Word Coordinates.



I began by watercolouring a simple striped background using my Ganzai Tambi watercolour paints. I added a strip of similar coloured card stock along the bottom and a scalloped circle from Circles 'n Scallops tucked in just a bit.


I stamped the butterfly with Hero Arts Mint to Green Ombre ink and diecut it with the matching butterfly Confetti Cuts. I popped it up onto the scalloped circle.

I trimmed a flag from cardstock, stamped the sentiment in black and popped it up onto the aqua cardstock.

I finished by added few enamel dots in different shapes and sizes!

You've still got time to join in the Color Throwdown challenge - try it out!







9 Feb 2017

New Puppy!

Good morning! Oh boy it feels good to be home and settled and stamping again woohoo!!

I'm entering a couple of challenges today with only ONE card - look at me go!

This week, Just Us Girls has a word challenge and the word is "Dog" - so anything that has a dog image can be used to enter their challenge...  Not a problem!

Also, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge has a CUTE challenge ... well this image is pretty dang cute so again - Not a problem!




I used my MFT Pure Innocence stamp set and even though I left my copic markers in Florida when I came home (argghhh!), I still have my Zig watercolour markers so I used them to paint my image.


I love this little image - I can remember when we had a new puppy, I would take it out at all hours of the day and night to do it's business - the tree is the perfect prop!!   I'm not sure who's tree die it is - so sorry. I'm thinking MFT also - but they have such a quick turnover in product that things are always being discontinued LOL - I can't keep UP!!!

Anyway - why don't you join in on these challenges - it's a great way to keep up with your stamping - something I can do now that I am home and settled yay!



25 Jan 2017

Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop

Good Morning - it's time for another Papertrey Ink Blog Hop and this month we are all about black and bright colours - woohoo!

The inspiration photo is gorgeous - as usual - cookies!!



I decided to bring out my Bitty Butterflies Cover Plate - because I absolutely love it!



First I diecut the black frame from Papertrey Ink patterned paper from the Black and White Basics paper pack (on sale for $1.00!!)

I watercolored pinks and greens onto watercolour paper and when it dried, I diecut that with the Cover Plate also.

I adhered the black and white negative frame to card stock and inserted the pretty watercolored butterflies into the negative space.


The sentiment is from the Life is Beautiful stamp set and I added a few little enamel dots to highlight the sentiment.

After die cutting Raspberry Fizz cardstock and vellum using the Branching Out die, I decided to go crazy and use them both on my card - right in the corner!

Thanks for popping around today and have fun hopping!!








20 Jan 2017

....just because it's the Color Throwdown!

Good day and another nice one it is!  Actually it's raining and drizzly but smiling is always an option - so here we go with a quick post.

The Color Throwdown has some warm colours this week - red, kraft and grey so I put together a 'just because' card.



I used Papertrey Ink's Petite Places: Main Street stamps and dies along with Simon Says Stamp ink.

I finished the card off with red and white twine - cute.... I love making little scenes!




Take a trip over to the Color Throwdown and ink it up!!