Sunday, January 23, 2022

Coffee, Snowflakes & Gnomes


Hello Friends!!

Yes it's been a long time but that story is for another day.

Today I wanted to share a card I made for the Coffee & Snowflakes challenge at the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge. I think I'm going to try to get my Christmas cards made through out the year so I don't have to stress when the time comes to actually send them out.

So today's card was made using stamps from Unity Stamp Co...I have several sets of their stamps that have snowflakes so I just used an assortment from all of them. The gnome & sentiment are from the Coffee, Gnomes & You set.

Here's what I did...

I started off by stamping the background using my Kaleideacolor - Blue Breeze ink pad and the snowflakes. They were a bit bright so I covered it up with a piece of vellum cut to size and affixed to the card using a bit of blue ribbon.

Next I stamped the gnome/cup on a piece of cardstock with VersaFine Clair ink. I added a bit of Prima watercolors but didn't like how it looked so I chucked it all in the trash and went and played some Klondike Two Deck Solitaire. LOL!!!  Seriously - I didn't like how he turned out so I was going to give up.  Well, after about 1/2 an hour I decided to pull it out of the trash and see what it looked like after I cut the image out.  Hmmmm, it didn't look so bad now so I went ahead and finished the card. I'm glad I did because now I like how it looks.

I would like to enter it into this challenge....

Hope you have enjoyed this card...
Have a lovely day my friends!

Friday, November 19, 2021

Blue Christmas


I wanted to use blue for my final card since it's  my favorite color....

I used the fun image from Gracielle from the set called Tea-lightful. 

I used the shaker mix called Cinnamon Roll from Sparkle Blends to fill the cup to the brim.

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by to check out these fun coffee creations :)

Sweet Vibes


I'm using another image from Gracielle this time I used the set Cup of Cheer! I love the cookies aside the cup of very special coffee... I made one a sugar cookie and the other a chocolate chip ;)  For this card I decided to make it a whole card shaker and used the shakie bits - Sugared Cranberries from Sparkle Blends.  They matched the Vintage Christmas paper from Unity Stamp Co. so very well don't you think?

I hope you're all having a lovely Holiday Season.

Thanks a Pumpkin Spice Latte

Hello Friends!!

Here's a fun card made using shaker bits from Sparkle Blends and Digital stamps from Gracielle.  I thought it was perfect for Thanksgiving next week :)

 The pumpkin is from the Gracielle stamp set - Faith Family Fall set and the cup is from the Bubble Tea set.

I filled the shaker using the awesome sequins mix from Sparkle Blends called PSL Season. I LOVE the little "bubbles" and the fimo Pumpkin Spice Latte cups in the mix...really makes it special.


Saturday, October 2, 2021

Happy World Card Making Day Card


My final card for the day....Happy World Card Making Day card :) The strip on the left side of the card is a gel plate monoprint that I stamped using Rubber Stamp Tapestry's new set called Card Maker!! How fun is that. The other side of the card was made using a stencil and sponge dauber. I added a few Pastel Flat Back Gems from Sparkle Blends.  Hope you had a chance to play today!

Fall Hello Shaker Card

Another card for World Card Making Day....This time I decided to celebrate Fall - my favorite time of the year! No tutorial, just creative fun. 

I made the background using Distress Oxides just blended together then I stamped on a variety of leaves using the stamp set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry called Falling Leaves.

I die-cut the shaker element using a slimline die from Spellbinders. It's got a variety of pieces that can be used together or separately. I love the vintage look of it don't you?

I assembled the shaker and used the Sparkle Blends sequins mix called Leaf Peeping - so cute!

Added a twine bow and die-cut Hello (MFT) to finish it off :)

World Card Making Day 2021 - Blackberry Bramble Birthday

Here is my first card in months...long story for another day.  Anyway, I have some new inks from Lavinia called Elements and I love them. I made this card using these inks and a couple others. 

The background stamps are all peg stamps from Rubber Stamp Tapestry - a branch plus the new set called Blackberry Bramble. Lovely isn't it?  The "BIRTHDAY"  stamp is from Unity Stamp Co.

Below is a simple step by step on how I made it....

Henna Element Inks & Branch

Flowers & VersaFine Clair Nocturne

Berries & Elements Mulberry, Violet Chalk and Merlot

Leaf & Pine and Lime Punch Elements Ink

Background colors were added by using the existing ink leftover on my sponge daubers.

A few pen work elements, stamped sentiment (using Mulberry & Merlot inks), then I finished off the card using sequins and bits from the Sparkle Blends mix called Alison's Gothic Peacock.

Hope you're able to join in the fun and make at least one card today...
Happy World Card Making Day!!


Thursday, June 24, 2021

Gathering the Clover

 Today I wanted to share my latest Fairy Hugs creation featuring a stamp from the newest release - Clovers. Living on a farm and raising hay clover is always a joyous site and it smells ever so sweet when it is turned into hay. While the clover we raise is purple I decided to take a bit of creative license and stamp it blue....

Fairy Hugs Stamps used: CloversBeesBirthday Wishes

It was stamped multiple times using a stamp positioner and various shades of VersaFine Clair blues which were then embossed with sparklie embossing powder. I then stamped the sentiment and bees, added a bit of glitter to the bee wings and finally flicked on blue and yellow watercolor paint over the background.

Fairy Hugs Stamps used: CloversFifiWho You Are sentiment

On this card I stamped the clover in a more realistic color scheme. This is what I see out in our seems to be very appealing as it has drawn Fifi in for a bit of rest and relaxation.

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

From the Depths....

 Today I wanted to share my latest Fairy Hugs creation...

I absolutely LOVE the Tentacles from the last release. They have such a great steampunk feel and movement which makes them perfect for so many different types of cards. Today Doria is coming up from the depths to greet you.  The images were stamped on one of the new Fairy-Scape backgrounds - Blue Bubbles then embossed with clear embossing powder.  This panel was mounted on a piece of burlap and added to a blue card base.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Who lives behind the Mermaid Door?

 Today I wanted to share my latest Fairy Hugs creation...

I thought it would be fun to feature the Mermaid Door today. It is such a fun way to build a variety of scenes when used in combination with the seaweeds, mini sea icons, rock formations and more!   

The above card was created by stamping and masking the door directly on the card panel then adding layers of stamps on top. I wanted to give it a bit of depth by adding mica flakes to the ocean floor.  It was colored with a variety of markers, white pen work and glitter for a bit of sparkle.

My second Mermaid Door card was created by using Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Sparkles on a piece of white cardstock. The shimmer is simply amazing. I then stamped the seaweeds, turtles and sentiment directly onto the card panel. I then stamped the other elements onto scraps of cardstock and mounting them to the card in layers creating depth and dimension. These elements were colored with a combination of markers and colored pencils to create the vivid images which helps make them pop off the background. I also used half pearls for the decorations over the doorway. 


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