Tag Archive | Tim Holtz – Festive Berries

May Your Day Be Filled With Love!!

It’s Wednesday, and I’m back this week to start off April with lots and lots of love from Elmer the Elephant using Elmer Elephant – Q043 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Large Filled With Love – H004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. With everything happening in the world right now, I think we could all use a little bit of love. When I was a child, Elmer was also called Elmer the Safety Elephant, so I hope that you and all of your loved ones are keeping safe right now too!

To make this card I first die cut some Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214) and my Cuttlebug. Next I used my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the image and the sentiment. I coloured in the image using Copic markers. Then I created my own background using a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Festive Berries, Spun Sugar and Picked Raspbery and Kraftin’ Kimmie – Happy Hearts Stencil. I also did all around the edges with the Picked Raspberry. Lastly, added in the bottom border of hearts using Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted which I ran through my Cuttlebug twice with 2 different red cardstock. Then I inlayed the lighter colour into the darker hearts. I had also ran the cardstock through my Xyron Create a Sticker beforehand to make the die-cut work like a sticker and easy to inlay. I also used one of the small hearts for the “o” in “Love” and added some Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen – Red Berry on top of it. Finally, I mounted the finished image onto a white base card 5.5″ x 4.25″.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Elmer Elephant – Q043  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Large Filled With Love – H004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz – Festive Berries, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Spun Sugar, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Various scraps of red cardstock

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

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker, Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen – Red Berry

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Elephant: C5, C3, C2, C1, C0, R22, R20, R11, RV32

Ground: E35, E34, E33, E31

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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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.


Here is a close-up:


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


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!


Mistletoe Kitties

Hi There,

Sharing Sasayaki Glitter – Mistletoe Kitties Christmas card that I made. Coloured the image with a mixture of Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers. Created snow using VersaMarker Watermark Pen and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail.


Squares are cut with My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out using backgroung paper from Momemta.

Stamped sentiment from Jaded Blossom – Season’s Tweetings using Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. Frame is from My Creative Time – Sentiment Label Dies. Then used Tim Holtz – Festive Berries to give it some colour.

Added in some trees from Miss Kate Cuttables – Snowy Tree. One of my favourites.

Background paper is from American Crafts – Kringle and Co. 6×6 in. (15.2 x 15.2 cm).


Hope you like it!



Beary Merry Christmas

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Hi There,

Back again to share some cards I made using the .svg cuts from Too Cute By Jessica – Christmas Treats. Love these little bears.

Used my Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Space to do all of the cuts. Used a mixture of my Cuttlebug and Big Shot for the dies cuts and embossing.

Squares are from “My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out”

Rectangles from “My Creative Time – Stitched Rectangular Frames Dies and More”

Snow – “Craftin Desert Divas – Outdoor Landscape Dies”, Buttercream Glitter  – Crystal Iridescent and Sookwang 2-sided tape.

Fancy Frames and Rectangles – “Craftin Desert Divas – Fancy Frames”

Background papers from Amerian Crafts – “Hot Cocoa” – 6″ x 6″ paper pad; American Crafts – “Peppermint Express”  – 6″ x 6″ paper pad; American Crafts – “Holiday”  – 6″ x 6″ paper pad;Recollections – “Jolly Holiday”  – 6″ x 6″ paper pad.

Sentiments are from – Peachy Keen Stamps – PK-1350 Cool Cats and PK-859 Christmas Greeting Words

Pilot Silver Marker for edging – Medium point and Sharpie – Gold Medium Point.

Embossing Powders:

Ranger – Rich Red; Stampin Up – Winter White; Whispers – Silver Tinsel

VersaMark ink.

Background behind bear, mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Inks and watercolour paper – Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, Barn Door and around the edges – Fired Brick.

Ribbon – Decorative Ribbon – Jingles and Joy, Craft Smart, Tom Smith Curling Ribbon Spool

Wink of Stella – Glitter White on Candy Cane and Peppermint.

Pink chalk for cheeks and White Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen for eyes and cheeks.

3 M 2-sided pop-up tape.

Also entered into:

Simply Papercraft Challenges 
Friday, November 20, 2015
“Anything Goes”

2 Creative Chicks: Anything Goes

The Sisterhood of Crafters “Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas.”

Craft your Passion Challenge #288: Anything Goes

Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes #86

Craftin Desert Diva’s: Craft it up and Make it Sparkle