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I Detect A Birthday!


Sharing a card that I made for my brother this week! For the main image and sentiment, I used It’s A Mystery (Kraftin Kimmie Stamps). My little brother retired from the OPP last year, so I thought this would be a fun card to make for him for his birthday this year.

To make the background for the card, I die cut multiple rectangles using Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214) in various brown cardstocks and some white Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock.

For the brick background, I used Darice – Brick Wall Embossing Folder and then various Tim Holtz inks listed below to give the different colours for the texture.

I coloured in the main images with Copic markers and then fussy cut around them leaving a thin white border. I stamped the lamp post using My Creative Time – Wishing You Were Here and then used the co-ordinating die cut to cut it out.

I used Sentiment Label Dies (My Creative Time) to die cut the ribbon and then stamped the sentiment using VersaMark and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. Which I heat set with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Then I used the YNS die cut to trim off the edge so that it matched the rest of the card.

I layered all of the pieces together using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to pop them up and then 2-sided tape to mount the final rectangles onto the 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: It’s A Mystery  (Kraftin Kimmie Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Brushed Corduroy, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rusty Hinge, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Vintage Photo, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Walnut Stain

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Park Lane 50 pk 8.5”x11” Value Papers-Browns, AC Cardstock – Autumn

Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214), My Creative Time – Wishing You Were Here, Sentiment Label Dies (My Creative Time)

Embossing Folder: Darice – Brick Wall

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Detective: E39, E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, E89, E87, E84

Magnifying Glass: C1

Shadow and Sidewalk: C5, C3, C2, C1

My brother loved his card. I hope you like it too and have a fantastic week!

 

Love Every Little Moment


Welcome Back Dreamerland Craft Fans!

Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using Mix and Match Clear Stamps (DC19095) (Dreamerland Crafts)!  Love the images for this stamp. There are so many different scenes that can be created. I chose to do a night scene with the 2 best friends sharing the serenity of the night sky.

To make this card, I first die cut some Bristol paper and then drew in the hills with light pencil and traced around the stamps to get the general idea of placement. I created a masked image of the bear and bunny using Inkadoo Stamping Mask Paper and Post-It Note for the hills and cut them both out. Next I erased all of the lines so that you could barely see them and stamped the bear and the bunny image directly onto the Bristol Paper. Next, I mounted the mask of the characters and hills that I had cut out previously over top of the stamped images so that they would be protected while I coloured in the sky.

To do the sky I used a mixture of Tim Holtz inks listed below and PrismaColor pencils. Then I blended all of the colours together using Gamsol and a blending paper stump. I repeated the process with the PrismaColor pencils several times.

Once the sky was completed, I removed the stencil for the grass and proceeded to colour it in using the same technique that I had used for the sky.

Lastly, I removed the mask for the bear and bunny and coloured them in. I added in some small trees using a Black Prismacolor pencil.

I popped my finished image, back into my MISTI again and stamped the sentiment using VersaMark. I also stamped in the stars in the sky and embossed everything with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. I also used a brush and tapped some of the white embossing powder all over the sky. Then heated it with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Lastly, I stamped and embossed the seagulls using VersaFine – Onyx Black and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. I coloured them in using Black PrismaColor pencil and then added in some highlights on the wings.

I popped up the coloured image and blue cardstock with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Mix and Match Clear Stamps (DC19095) (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Versa Mark, (Sky Base): Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail, Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder.

Paper: Inkadoo Stamping Mask Paper, Blue and Green – Recollections paper, Bristol Paper

Die Cuts:  My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with PrismaColor Pencils:

Sky:  Indigo Blue (PC901), Indanthrone Blue (PC208), Violet Blue (PC933), Denim Blue (PC1101), Black (PC935)

Grass: Dark Green (PC908), Peacock Green (PC907), Marine Green (PC988), Grass Green (909)

Bear: Dark Brown (PC946), Dark Umber (PC947), Chocolate (PC1082), Burnt Ochre (PC943), Sienna Brown (PC945)

Rabbit: 30% Warm Grey (PC1052), 20% Warm Grey (PC1051), 10% Warm Grey (PC1050)

Seagull Wings Highlight: White (PC938), Denim Blue (PC933)

All colours were blended with paper stump and Gamsol blending fluid.

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Dreamerland Crafts on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

My Heart Led Me To You!


Welcome Back KLM Digital Designs Fans!

Today, I’m sharing a simple card that I made using the stamp and sentiment from Lovebug Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)! This little gnome driving his car and the sentiments with this stamp could be used for Valentine’s Day, Anniversary or just as a note to let someone you really care about how much you love them!

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Lovebug Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer GrayScale

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Ice Blue Pack

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21

Hair and Beard: W5, W3, W1

Hat: R29, R27, R35

Car:  B39, B37, B34, B32, B000, Y15, Y08, Y00, C9, C7, C5, C3, C2, C1

Balloons:  R81, R35, R29, R24, R00, R000, B34, B32, B000, B0000

Background: B0000, C2, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

It’s No Mystery!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Little Sleuth – R205 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for my main image and No Mystery – H204 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). This little sleuth has uncovered the clue to why he is so in love with his special someone. This card could be used for Valentine’s Day, Anniversary or even a birthday!

To make the background for the card, I die cut multiple squares using My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out in various brown cardstock and some white Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock.

For the brick background, I used Darice – Brick Wall Embossing Folder and then various Tim Holtz inks listed below to give the different colours for the texture.

I coloured in the main image with Copic markers and then fussy cut around it and used a black marker to go around all of the edges.

I layered all of the pieces together using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to pop them up and then 2-sided tape to mount the final square onto the 6″ x 6″ card base.

To finish off the card, I used some brown twine and criss-crossed it to make a little bow and added in the question mark using some clear gems that I coloured with E23.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Little Sleuth – R205  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: No Mystery – H204 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Brushed Corduroy, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rusty Hinge, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Vintage Photo, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Walnut Stain

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Park Lane 50 pk 8.5”x11” Value Papers-Browns, AC Cardstock – Autumn

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, My Creative Time – Sentiment Label Dies

Embossing Folder: Darice – Brick Wall

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, AC Premium Ribbon

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R22, R20

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Detective: E39, E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, E89, E87, E84, C10, C5, C3, C2, C1

Shoes and Magnifying Glass: C10, C8, C7, C5, C3, C2, C1, C0, B0000

Shadow and Sidewalk: C5, C3, C2, C1

Gemstones: E23

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

 

Cupid Didn’t Miss!


Welcome Back KLM Digital Designs Fans!

KLM Digital Designs released some brand new stamps recently and today, I’m combining Cupid Gnome and Cupid! The sentiment is also a part of the Cupid set. I thought these 2 stamps worked so well together to create a little Valentine Card scene! Can you just feel the love???

I know Cupid Gnome sure didn’t miss when he shot the love arrow into my husband’s heart many years ago. I couldn’t ask for a better man. He’s definitely 1 in a million and I wouldn’t trade him for the world. LOL!

To make the card, I brought the digital images into Microsoft Word and arranged them using a 5.5″ x 4.25″ rectangle box as my guide. Then I printed out the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Grayscale using my HP Printer. (Grayscale prevents the image from smudging when you go to colour.)

I coloured in the images and added some Clear – Wink of Stella to the wing. (It doesn’t show up in the picture.) Then I trimmed the coloured images and mounted them onto Recollections – Cranberry cardstock. Lastly, I added some little hearts that I had die-cut earlier. I also added a heart above the “i” in Cupid.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Cupid Gnome (KLM Digital Designs), Cupid (KLM Digital Designs)

Sentiments: Cupid (KLM Digital Designs)

Ink: HP Printer – Grayscale

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Cranberry cardstock

Die Cuts: Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted

Tools: Cuttlebug, Xyron Create-A-Sticker, Wink of Stella – Clear

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R22, R20

Hair and Beard: E35, E34, E33

Hat: R59, R37, R35, R24

Pants: G99, G94, YG63, YG61

Bow: E55, E53, E51

Angel Wings: BG10, BV00, RV00

Cloud: BV0000, B0000, C0, Colorless Blender

Background: B0000, B000, E34, E33, E31

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Digital Designs on Facebook.

Sweets for my Sooeet!!!


Valentine’s Day Is Almost Here!!! Who Wants Chocolate???

It’s Wednesday, and since Valentine’s Day is almost here, I thought I’d share this adorable little piggy called  Sow Soo-Eet Piggy (S091) from High Hopes Rubber Stamps! He sure does love his chocolate and so do I. LOL! I’m a choc-o-holic and so is my husband! I can give up many things, but not my chocolate. No way! LOL! And the sentiment Sweets for my Sooeet (G197) by High Hopes Rubber Stamps is the perfect fit for this card.

I decided to keep the card simple this week. I started off with a base of 5.5″ x 5.5″. I used double side tape and added the pretty heart ribbon to both the top and bottom of the card.

The die cuts for the main image are both from Craftin Desert Diva’s – Fancy Frames. I edged around the large die cut with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Aged Mahagony to deepen the red. It was then attached to the card using 2 sided tape.

The main image was stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then coloured in with Copic Markers. I left the die cut metal frame on while I coloured the image. Once, the coloured image was done, I was ready to add some clouds. To do this, I stamped the image again onto some Post-It paper and then cut it out to create a masked image. I layered this on top of the pig and Valentine’s boxes and then created the clouds in the background using various blues from Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink and a stencil that I created using Avery Elle – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment onto white card stock. I die cut the frame for the sentiment with Craftin Desert Diva’s – Flag Banner Dies out of red cardstock. Then I used the same red cardstock, which I had just cut the banner out of to use as a stencil to trace around my sentiment.  I then used the trace marks as a guide to cut the sentiment out, moving just slightly inwards from my tracing to create the inner banner. This allowed me to have a nice red frame around the sentiment.

To finish the card I popped up the coloured image and sentiment with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and added a couple of hearts.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Sow Soo-Eet Piggy (S091) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Sweets for my Sooeet (G197) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink – Broken China, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Aged Mahagony

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Red and White Cardstock

Die Cuts: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, Craftin Desert Diva’s Fancy Frames, Craftin Desert Diva’s – Flag Banner Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug

Miscellaneous: Kraftin Kimmie – Heart Krafty Dots, American Crafts Premium Ribbon

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Pig: R22, R20, R000, R00, E93, E44, E43, E41, E04, E37, E35, E34

Shirt: B18, B16, B14, B12, R29, R27, R24

Valentine boxes: R29, R27, R24, R22, R17, R14, C1, C0

Chocolate Wrappers: E37, E34, E29, E25, E23

Ground: E99, E97, E33, E31, E30

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

 

Nuts About You!


Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and this week at High Hopes Rubber Stamps love is in the air! LOL! This week, I used this adorable little elephant called  Peeking Ellie With Heart – P127 for the main image and Nuts About You – F128 for the sentiment!

The card base is 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4 inches on white cardstock. I stamped the image using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured in the image with Copic markers. Then I fussy cut around the image only leaving a thin slice of white in a few areas. Where I had trimmed the paper closest to the image, I outlined it with black marker.

Next, after running scrap pieces of paper through my Xyron Create a Sticker, I die cut the heart border using Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted. I also used the same die cut to cut out the big heart. Then I taped the metal die cut and the paper down onto a piece of cardboard so that I could colour the big heart and still leave a white border. Once the heart was coloured, I covered “about you” with some Scotch Tape and then stamped “I’m nuts”. I repeated the process only this time, I covered “I’m nuts” with the Scotch Tape and then stamped “about you” below it. Of course, I removed the tape each time before stamping.

I cut out the red contrasting paper and patterned paper with Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214).

Now it was time to put it all together. I mounted the red rectangle directly onto the base. I mounted the patterned rectangle onto some white cardstock and used my cutter to create a thin white border all the way around it. Then, I popped up the rectangle, Ellie and the big heart with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Lastly, to finish it off, I added the border sticker to the bottom of the first rectangle and hearts that I created earlier.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Peeking Ellie With Heart – P127 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Nuts About You – F128 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, K&C Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-599345, K&C Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-599338

Die Cuts: Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted, Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Elephant: C5, C3, C2, C1, R30, R22, R20, R01, B00

Hearts: R29, R27, R24, R22

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

 

Be My Valentine???


Welcome KLM Digital Design Fans!!

Hi There! Katy the owner of KLM Digital Designs asked me to join her Design Team. YAY!

 

So today, I’m sharing my first creation that I made using several of KLM Digital Designs’ new stamps.

I decided to create a little love scene using Girl Window Gnome and Bouquet Gnome. The sentiment is from Cupid Gnome set. I thought these 2 little Gnomes made such an adorable couple and it looks like love is in the air. LOL!

I made the card on 5″ x 5″ red card base and then for the background, I die cut paper from 49 and Market – Tattered Garden using My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. I loved the way the paper resembled a building wall. Next I fussy cut around all of the images and sentiment and popped them up on the card using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. For the sentiment, I ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker and then placed it on the card.

For the final step, I used Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted to die cut Crafts – Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629 and then added the little hearts above the male Gnome.

Recipe for Card:

Stamps: Girl Window Gnome (KLM Digital Designs), Bouquet Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Sentiment: Cupid Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, 49 and Market Tattered Garden – 6 x 6 Collection Pack, Crafts – Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629, Recollections – Cranberry

Die Cuts: Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted, My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Miscellaneous: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cutttlebug

All images coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Gnome – Male

Beard: W3, W1, W0

Hat: R59, R37, R35

Shirt: B28, B26, B23

Pants: E27, E25, E23

Shoes: C10, C8, C6, C4, C2

Flowers and Leaves: G17, G14, G07, R43, R34, R24, R20, N34, B21

Gnome – Female

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Inside Window and Frame: Y19, Y18, Y15, W3, W2, W1

Dress and Bows: B28, B26, B24, B23, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Hope you like it and have a great week!!

You can also find more inspiration on KLM Digital Designs and KLM Digital Designs Facebook page.

 

Owl Always Love You!!


Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and this week I’m sharing a card that I made using 2 little love birds called Feathered Friends S261 for the main image and Owl Love You G239 for the sentiment.

This card can be used for either Valentine’s Day or for an Anniversary.

I decided to try something new this week and wanted to make the owl’s feathers look real. I believe that I was finally able to get the look that I was after. LOL!

After my main image was all coloured in, it was time to create the sky. Before doing this, I decided to die cut the image first using Lawn Fawn – Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables. Next, I taped the main image down onto a piece of thin cardboard and then taped the die cut down on top of it.

This allowed me to use the inner part of the frame to colour and to leave the outer part of the frame white. I used a variety of Blue Copic markers to create the sky. I had also drawn in some heart shaped clouds with BG70 first, so that I would know where to stop with the other blues. Once my sky was all coloured in, I then used a Colorless Blender to soften the images around the cloud-shaped hearts and also to create some other small hearts as you can see in the finished card above.

To complete the card, I mounted everything onto Cyan and White cardstock and then mounted the image and sentiment on top using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Lastly, I added in some small hearts which I had die cut using Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted die. I ran these little hearts through my Xyron to turn them into stickers and then placed them onto the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Feathered Friends S261  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Owl Love You G239 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Simply Cards & Papercraft – Valentine’s Day Cardmaking PackSimply Cards & Papercraft – Valentine’s Day Cardmaking Pack, Cyan Cardstock

Die Cuts: Lawn Fawn – Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables, Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create-A-Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Owls: W7, W5, W3, W1, W0, E97, E95, E15, B05, B26, Black PrismaColor Pencil, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Eyes: E15, YR18, YR16, Y35, Y08, Sakura Glaze – Black, Black PrismaColor Pencil

Heart: R59, R37, R35

Tree Branch: E29, E25, E23

Sky: B04, B02, B01, B00, B000, BG70, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day My Prince!


My mom always told me that when I met my husband, I found my prince charming because he’s really handsome and does everything for me. My family calls me the princess! I don’t think it’s quite what my hubby had in mind for his princess, but it works for us! LOL! Everyone always asks me if they could borrow him. Sorry, ladies he’s all mine and has been for going on over 34 years. I couldn’t live without him, he’s my best friend.

This year, I thought I’d make him a special Valentine’s card with a little bit of humour that reflects our relationship! I do help when he lets me.

On the front of the card is the digital image from The Paper Shelter – Prince Charming.

Here is a close-up of the prince:

On the inside I used the stamps from Ai – Art Impressions – 4729 – In the Bag Set.

Here is a close-up:

The captions above and below the image were typed in Microsoft Word using the font Cooper Black, Size 14.

Background PaperK&Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-599338, K&Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-5993345

Die CutSizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted

EmbellishmentsJot Jewel Stickers

Used Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured in all images with Copic markers. Stamped images using Memento – Tuxedo Black.

He laughed when I gave him his card and he loved it! I hope you do too!

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

Valentine for Vet 2017 from Boo


Hi There,

Sharing the card that I made for the vet from out black cat “Boo” for Valentine’s Day.

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Here is a close-up:

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For the inside I wrote a little sentiment from “Boo” to our vet and his wonderful staff.

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Kittens are from Kadoodle Bug Designs – DS Cute Kitty Valentine.

For sentiment on front page used imported image from Cricut Cartrige –  Holiday Cakes  – Happy Valentine’s Day  #M3F6FB  into Cricut Design Space and then cut with Cricut Explore.

Cut out frame for image with Spellbinders S4-353 – Labels Twenty-Four and then edged with Tim Holtz – Festive Berries.

Coloured both images with a mixture of Copic and Spectrum Noir markers. Used Sakura Glaze – Black for his eyes, nose and whiskers.

They loved it! Hope you do too!

Sorry for the late posting!

 

Valentine’s Day 2017 – Hubby


Hi There,

Sharing the Valentine’s Card that I made for my
wonderful husband this year.

A little late in posting on-line.

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Here is a close-up:

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On the inside:

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Close-Up:

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All Images by: Simply Betty from her FanPageImages collection.

CupidBetty and CupidCorinne.

Used Cricut Design Studio to import image:  Gypsy Wanderings – Heart #M3FF59. Made a copy of the hear and then welded it together. Then used my Cricut Explore to cut out the pieces.

Stamped background – Local King Rubber Stamp – Words (1) on the white hearts.

Coloured image with Copic markers.

My husband loved it! Hope you do to.

Valentine’s Day 2017 – Mom


Sharing a Valentine’s Day card that I made for my
mom and dad this year.

 

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Here is a close-up:

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Image by: faeryink_doodlebug_vdaylollipop

Image coloured with Copic Markers and Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen for highlights on eyes.

Used Cricut Design Studio to import image:  Gypsy Wanderings – Heart #M3FF59. Made a copy of the hear and then welded it together. Then used my Cricut Explore to cut out the pieces.

Hope you like it!

 

 

 

 

Bears – SG Hugs and Kisses Bear


Hi There,

Like to share a special card I made for my dear sweet husband. I’ve been very sick over the past couple of weeks and he has been taking great care of me. Love him so much!

When we were married our theme was bears. So I thought this card was perfect.

I’ve included 2 images. The first image is before I put the shaker card together. The second image is the completed card.

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The bears are from Too Cute by Jessica – SG Hugs and Kisses Bear by Saskatoon Graphics.

I uploaded the bear into Cricut Design Space and then copied it and made a mirror image. For the girl bear I added a little bow. Cut the designs out with my Cricut Explore.

For the sentiment and lips and hearts on the background, I used Peachy Keen Stamps – PKS-13 January 2013.

I stamped the sentiment first with VersaMark and then embossed with Ranger – Super Fine Detail Clear.

Sequence is from Craftin Desert Diva’s – Heart Breaker.

Heart patterned paper is from K&C Company – KP Valentine.  Kelly Panacci.

Highlights on the eyes were done using Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen.

Craft foam was also used to make the shaker card.

Used Cricut Design Space and my Cricut Explore to create the window and frame border for the shaker card.

I am also happy to announce that I am now a Designer for Too Cute By Jessica. YAY!

It’s still not too late to join the current challenge. http://toocutebyjessicadt.blogspot.ca/2016/02/valentines-day-challenge.html

 

 

Valentine’s Card for Parents


Hi There,

Back to share another card that I made for Valentine’s Day. Since my parents live so far away, I thought these 2 digi stamps from Craftin Desert Diva’s would be perfect for a simple little Valentine’s card for them.

I brought the 2 digi’s into Microsoft Word and then duplicated them 3 more times for a total of 4 images each. This allowed me to fussy cut the images after colouring the various parts and then layer them to give the characters some depth. I printed the images out onto “100% Recycle Paper, Robert Bateman, Cover Series, Artist Quality Sketchbook” paper and then used PrismaColor Premier Pencils and Gamsol blending medium to colour the images. I highlighted the eyes with Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen and the noses with Gelly Roll Sakura #6 Pen. A touch of Clear – Wink of Stella on the small hearts.

The 2 digis that I used were:

On the Front: “Little Lovelies Bear with Mailbox”

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Here is a closer look.

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I embossed the “Happy Valentine’s Day” with Versamark and Ranger Embossing Powder – Rich Red.

On the inside is the digi called: “Little Lovelies Love Letter Bear”.

I think the first photo shows off the layers better. This is the same image. Just shown at 2 different angles.

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Here is the close up.

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For the background paper I used K&Company 2-sided Valentine’s paper. I cut it out with Spellbinders Postage Stamps S4-348 and my Sizzix BigKick machine.

The little sentiment on the front is also from K&Company.

Hope you like it!

Entering this card into 2 of Craftin Desert Diva’s Challenges.

Craftin Desert Diva’s (Linky Party – Week 2 Challenge)

and also:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1672559509651821&type=1 (January Digi Challenge).

 

 

Valentine’s Day Card for my Hubby


Hi There,
Back again to share a Valentine’s card that I made for my wonderful husband of 25 years.
Love Bug Front   Card open

To make the shape of the card, I used Cricut Design Space and then cut the card layout and all of the images using my Cricut Explore.
I made the card 6″ x 6″ and cut 2″ off either side of the panels so that they would come together to make the front of the card.
I adhered the 2 (4″ x 3″ panels rectangles on both sides). I also used Cricut Design Space to cut the hearts directly in half so I knew they would match up on the front.
I duplicated the large hearts while they were still together and used them on the inside. The large hearts are both part of the Cricut Craft Room Basics.
The “Happy Valentine’s Day” is from Cricut – “Phrases” cartridge.

Love Bugs are all from Miss Kate Cuttables.
Valentine LadyBug Boy, Valentine Ladybug and Love Bug Title.

Here’s a closer look.

Girl Bug Mail Bug

Inside Bug

Paper background is from K@Company 12 x 12″ Designer Paper.
Wording is from Cricut – “Baby Steps Font”.

For the final touch, I added a some Clear “Wink of Stella” on the Lady and some of the hearts.
Hope you like it!

Entered this card into “Miss Kate Cuttables Galleria – January Challenge.”

Also entered into “https://www.facebook.com/groups/CricutLoversGuide/permalink/865475223573693/” – Cricut Lovers Guide to Design Space.

And: http://www.craftindesertdivasblog.com/2016/01/craftin-desert-divas-shaped-card-linky.html

 

Valentine’s Card for my Hubby


“Hi There,

Liked to share the card I made for my husband this year with you.

Forever Yours

For the front of the card, I used a design that I found in “Complete Cardmaking – Making Beautiful Cards with your PC” magazine.

The original design by Nancy Malaka can be found on page 27 and is called “Forever Yours”.

I uploaded the .jpg from the CD into Cricut Design Studio for the couple and then used the “Print and Cut” feature to print the image to my printer and then Cricut Explore to cut my image for me. Love this new feature!

Next, I used my Copic and Spectrum Noir markers to colour the image. PrismaColor Premier Pencils were used for creating more contrast and shadow.

Using Cricut Design Studio, I used the following cartridges:

Background: Paper Lace II – Gears

Lettering: Cricut Alphabet

Clock: Picturesque – Clockface Circle Card Seal

Clock Hands: Gypsy Wanderings – Clock Hand

Heart design: Elegant Edges – Heart Scallop Design Label

Scalloped Rectangles – Elegant Edges – Heart Rectangle Design Label (Removed Heart with Design Studio)

The following papers were used:

Scrap paper for wood background.

Light brown for gears background and went around edges with Walnut Stain Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

Greyish Blue was used for large scalloped label behind clock.

Newspaper cardstock for smaller scalloped label behind clock and went around edges with Walnut Stain Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

For the inside of the card:

Todd Valetine 2015

I stamped the images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Peachy Keen stamps from PKS-04 April 2012 for the clocks and sentiments. Cutting them after they were coloured.

The faces are from PKS-1357 Sweet on You Face Assortment.

Background paper is from K&C Company Kelly Panacci designer paper, KP  Valentine.

Copics and Spectrum Noir pens to colour faces and hearts in background.

Some pink chalk to colour cheeks.

 

 

Boo’s Valentine Card


This was Boo’s Valentine card to the vet this year. I make cards for all occasions for her vet.

This is a little late getting posted, but I thought I would share it with you anyways.

To make this easel card, I used my Cricut Explore to cut the heart out of the cardstock and the really adorable cat from Miss Kate Cuttables.

The cat was a free svg download from http://www.misskatecuttables.com/.

It can be found here: http://www.misskatecuttables.com/products/animals-pets/freebie-of-the-day-cute-valentine-kitty.php

I altered the pattern to give my cat pink paw pads and a tail that was all black.

The sentiment is from Peachy Keen stamps PKS-13 January 2103.

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Above is a close up from my scanner of the finished image.

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This was taken with my phone to show how it stands as an easel card.

Materials used: Light and hot pink cardstock. Black, light and medium grey cardstock. Miniature green gems for the eyes. Background paper from K&C Company Kelly Panacci designer paper, KP  Valentine. Inkssentials Glossy Accents for the nose. A small piece of hot pink ribbon.