Thursday, July 28, 2016

Christmas in July 3

I'm still working on Christmas cards. I'll start to panic closer to Christmas and chose one design and make multiples but for now I am just making different cards.
I used an old angel company stamp and colored it with prisma color pencils. The flame has some stickles. The Kraft paper is dry embossed with a darice embossing folder. Afterwards I rubbed staz-on white over the raised parts. Ribbon is behind the image and lots of Queen & Co. sequins are scattered around. Little dots of red stickles are on some of the raised dots on the background.
Merry July!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Christmas in July 2

I've been teased and severely chastised for not making more Christmas cards early so I don't have to make them in a panic so here is another one.
The stamp is from stubby stampers. I colored it with tombow markers and then used a water brush to spread the colors. The center has flower soft that I colored myself with an ink. The dp is from lawn fawn as are the sequins. The label is from memory box. I punched the holes in the sides and wrote the words myself. The twine is from Target and the ribbon from a florist shop in town.
Merry July Christmas!

Christmas in July

I wanted to do a card the 25th of every month. Somehow that didn't happen - but this month it did.
The bell and the vine at the bottom are both magnolia stamps and colored with copics. The ribbon on the bell has diamond glaze. The vine at the bottom was stamped once right side up and once upside down to make it a longer vine and then a ribbon is attached to hide where they overlap. I used four scraps of paper around the bell. The green is DCWV and embossed and then sanded over the dots so the white shows through. 
Merry Christmas! lol

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Tilda Peek-a-Boo

It is sooo hot outside so I stayed inside and created this card.

I used Peek-a-boo Tilda and colored her with copics. I cut out her hand so it would come around the window frame which is a die from sizzix. The flowers and vines are from another sizzix die set. The dp from bo bunny is edged with a blue color box ink. The lace is from Target. 
Hope you enjoy peeking out the window at some wonderful scene.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Tilda Fairy

I hadn't used a Tilda stamp in a long time. This stamp just had birthday written all over it, so I used it for a cousin who had a birthday this week.

She is colored with copics. The wand has some stickles. I used lots of different designer papers. Two of the strips are ribbon from a florist shop in town. They asked me if I was going to use the ribbon to make bouquets. lol Of course not -  the ribbon was going on a card. They thought that was cool. Then I added some sequins. 
Wishing you a great day.

Friday, July 15, 2016


I love butterflies and so I make lots of cards using butterflies. This card uses stamps from Stubby Stampers.
All the dp is from Basic Grey which is now defunct :(. The little butterflies and word are stamped with opera pink versacolor pigment ink. The big butterfly is a die cut from Impression Obsession and has star dust stickles applied to it. The smallest square that the butterflies are stamped on is a die cut from die-namics. I have to say I like the way they package their dies with a magnetic sheet to hold the dies in place - so much better than the double sided tape that some use. I may have to get lots of magnetic sheets to store all my dies. :) The word happy is from a stamp that said happy birthday. I cut the words apart and just used happy. On the inside I stamped both words together. 
Hope your day is happy!

Monday, July 4, 2016


I've seen a lot of beautiful sunsets recently so I had to try to recreate one. Of course God does a better job of creating the real ones. We are made in His image and like to create as well.

The image is from Impression Obsession. The word blessings is from an old Angel Company stamp set. The image is stamped on the smooth side of watercolor paper and colored with a brush and distress inks. The sun is done by stamping the yellow in a punched out hole. The bird is a die cut from memory box.

Sunday, July 3, 2016


I saw this stamp set from Hero Arts used on another blog and when I saw it in my local stamp store I had to purchase it.
The first layer of the flamingo is stamped with marvy matchables bubble gum pink and then #9 pink and lastly versa color opera pink.The beak is done with memento black. There is a die cut flamingo to cut out the flamingo. I usually just cut out my images by hand but decided to try using the die cut. I think I need a little practice to get it just right.  The yellow background was done with shades of reds and yellow chalk ink rubbed directly on the paper and then the plants were stamped on with more chalk ink. The words were memento black ink. The dark strip on the side is a dark sparkly green although it doesn't shoe up. The water is stamped with a  light blue chalk ink and then a darker blue/green ink where the flamingo is standing and then stickles over top. Flamingos may be a new obsession. lol


My cousin just retired when I saw this stamp and knew I had to make him a card. 

The image is from Great Impressions and is colored with copics. The paper is from bo bunny. Not sure where the ribbons are from.  The dots are candy dots from pebbles.