Sunday, 22 April 2018

Embossed Vellum Overlay for Mother's Day | ft. Lawn Fawn "Flutter By"


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today I have a card (and video!) featuring a gold embossed vellum overlay on top of a brightly watercoloured background. This is pretty much how I imagined it in my head when it came to me.



I recommend watching in HD over on YouTube!

There are a few things I would do differently if I were to redo this card; chances are I will make another of these, it was just fun to play around with the watercolours.


I think with a different colour palette, this technique could be used for pretty much any type of card. I'm looking forward to trying this in more earthy tones for a masculine card.

I hope you like today's card (and Video!) and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

This card is for:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Floral Thoughts Thank You Shaker


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today I have a super fun shaker using a new die, let me tell y'all: I had my doubts about this die. I haven't had the best luck with dies from Recollections, but this one impressed me. It's definitely the most intricate die that I have and it worked pretty well.



I recommend watching in HD over on YouTube!

If I had to remake this card, I think I would do something to make the text in the middle stand out a bit more, but live and learn, right? Don't get me wrong, I still like it, but just one of those things that I would do differently. Hindsight and all that.


I hope you like today's card (and video) and are inspired to create something of your own. If you have't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Sunset Hello | ft. Hello Bluebird Stamps "Silly Birds"


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today I have a card using a very new stamp company; Hello Bluebird! (maybe it's just new to me, but based on my order number, I'm thinking they're pretty new all round)

I decided to just play around before work so there's no video for this one, but so far I'm pretty impressed with the quality and they have some super cute stuff, I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what they come out with next.


To begin, I stamped the flamingo and the leaves from the "Silly Birds" stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock, then coloured them in with Copic markers.

I die cut the panel and the background panel with some of Lawn Fawn's "Stitched Rectangles". The patterned paper is from one of my Coastal Village paper packs that I had show in a previous haul video.

I adhered the patterned paper to the front of a standard A2 sized card base, then added the accent strip (conveniently it was the other side of the paper).

I masked off my images and used Abandoned Coral, Dried Marigold and Mustard Seed Distress Ink to create a sunset background. I used a very light hand to add some Broken China Distress ink under the water.

For the water panel I used the same small stitched rectangle to cut a piece of blue vellum, then used the small ocean waves boarder die from Lawn Fawn to die cut the top. I prepped that with my powder tool and stamped the "Oh, Hello" from Hello Bluebird's "Spring Script" with VersaMark ink then heat embossed with detail white embossing powder.

Finally, to finish off the card I added a 4mm googly eye from Studio Katia, just to add a little something - and it's super cute.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Butterfly Appreciation | ft. Simon Says Stamp "Beautiful Day"


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today I have a super quick Thank You card. A friend of mine is Chair of the Parent's association for her daughter's school, and she asked me to create a couple Administrative Appreciation cards for the ladies in the office.

So while the video is quick, it took me a little bit to sort out the design (luckily I had some inspiration!). She wanted them in the school colours, and this was as close to teal as I could get. She likes them, so it's a win!

I recommend watching in HD over on YouTube!

The video only shows one, but they are basically the same.


I supposed this would also technically fall into my monochrome series, but I haven't posted in a little while so I wanted to get this up right away, instead of waiting for Monday.

I hope you like today's card (and video!) and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

This card is for:
Muse Challenge #262
Her CAS design with the bluebird really helped me out for my card today!

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Rainbow Butterfly Thanks | ft. Simon Says Stamp "Beautiful Day"


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

I'm finally back with another card and video - no Lawn Fawn this time! But I am using the "Beautiful Day" stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I gotta say I am LOVING this set!




I recommend watching in HD on YouTube!

Check out the video to see how this card came together, the types of crystals I used and a complete list of the Copic markers used for colouring those butterflies!


I opted to not put anything on the inside of this card while creating it, so that I could include a personal message for the recipient. This person is amazing, and I certainly would never have gotten through the week without her assistance.


AHH! Just look at that shine! I can't even!!

I hope you like today's card and video and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Mother's Day Wishes | ft. Simon Says Stamp "Beautiful Day"


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

While I know it's a little early, today I have a lovely Mother's Day card featuring Simon Says Stamp "Beautiful Day" stamp set. I got this set in the April 2018 card kit, and though the kit is sold out, you can certainly still purchase the set individually. There is so much going on in this set, it is definitely worth a look.


I had zero plan when I started out this card set, so there's no video. I kind of wish that I had filmed anyway because it turned out so wonderfully.

To begin, I stamped the butterfly and the leaves with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock and coloured them with Copic markers.

I cut two inch strips of cardstock in each of the colours that I coloured the butterflies, and used a lined stencil with the same colour ink to create a tone on tone patterned paper.

Each of the cards is a top folding standard A2 sized card base made with the same 110lb cardstock as I stamped the images on.

I stamped the greeting from Lawn Fawn's "Mom and Me" stamp set with Memento Ink. I used clear Wink of Stella over the whole of each butterfly, then used Glossy Accents by ranger over the darker dots and teardrop parts on the wings. Finally to finish off the cards I used some coordinating crystals from Studio Katia.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Floral Thoughts Series Birthday | ft. Copic No-Line Colouring


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today I'd like to share a birthday card I created using Clearly Besotted stamps and the no-line colouring technique with Copic markers.


To begin, I stamped the tulips image from Clearly Besotted "Friends Forever" with CTMH Linen Ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock. The Linen ink is incredibly light and nearly invisible once it has dried on the paper. It is also Copic-friendly (as long as you don't go crazy with your markers) making it the perfect ink for no-line colouring.

I used a selection of yellow markers, starting with my darkest in the areas where I wanted the deepest shadows, then pulling the colour out with the middle shade then finally the lightest. I repeated the process for each petal, then went back after the entire bloom was completed to enhance the shadows as needed.

I used the same technique for each section of the leaves and stems, I didn't want to colour all the dark areas or light areas first as I would lose the lines and it would just look like a blob. Once I was happy with the Copic colouring, I went over some of the areas with my Prismacolor Premier Pencils to add some fine detail.

I masked off the floral images and smooshed some light blue ink on an acrylic block and watered it down. I then took a small fan brush and swooshed the blue back and forth across the background to create some interest.

For my greeting, I stamped the Happy Birthday with a blue ink to really bring out the blue of the background as well as create a contrast to the flowers.

I tied a piece of baker's twine around the front to create a bow, and then adhered the panel to a coordinating piece of shimmering cardstock. I then mounted the entire lot to the front of a top fold standard A2 sized card base.

Finally, because I just can't stop myself, I adhered some iridescent crystals from Studio Katia across the front of the panel.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

This card is for:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Alcohol Ink Window with Embossed Butterflies | ft. Simon Says Stamp April 2018 Card Kit


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

So this is the second post/video for today because I really just couldn't wait. I had planned on posting this tomorrow, but that was just soooo far away and I'm really excited about it.


I recommend watching in HD over on YouTube!

There are a couple of new things that I've never before in this card. First off, I created an alcohol ink window for the front of the card, then second I used the Mother of Pearl Structure Gel by Daler Rowney on a second piece of acetate. I had no idea if either of these things would work, but I'm sure glad I turned the camera on just in case. I'm beyond happy about how this card turned out.

Check out the video above to see how this card was put together!


The structure gel dried a little more transparent than I had anticipated, but it still turned out super pretty!


I did not do anything on the inside of this card because I didn't even know what type of card it was going to be. I'm sure when the time comes I'll be inspired.

I hope you like today's card (and video) and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

Opening the Simon Says Stamp April 2018 Card Kit


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today I have the unboxing of the Simon Says Stamp April 2018 Card Kit. Let me tell you guys, I was soooo excited when it finally arrived. The post took forever and it was making me so sad every time I went to the box and there was nothing there.


I recommend watching in HD over on YouTube

I have so many ideas for this kit and I can't wait to post them. (I already have a video lined up and ready to go) but of course the unboxing has to go up first.

The kit has been sold out, but you can certainly buy the pieces individually. The stamp set alone is worth having. It's BEE-U-TI-FUL!!

I hope you like today's video. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Product First Look | Craft Smart Mini Ink Cubes


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today I wanted to do a first look post. In my recent Haul Video, I showed some new ink that I had purchased from Michael's Craft store - the Craft Smart mini ink cubes - I believe that Craft Smart is one of their store brands - I've never seen it any where else - but I could be wrong.

They are incredibly inexpensive - only $4 for a pack of 6, so I thought I'd give them a try. The worst that happens is I'm out four bucks, right?


I recommend watching in HD on YouTube!

As I haven't really played around a whole lot with this product, this is not a full review, just a first look; I'm already surprised by the results! There wasn't a lot in the way of description on the packaging so even the type of ink was unknown. They just had some pretty colours.

Please watch the video above to see the first look and initial trying out of this product! Overall, I'm pretty impressed with this product, especially for the price and I'll definitely be using it in my future projects!

I hope you like today's video! If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Simple Interactive Penny Slider | ft. MFT "Up In The Air"


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today I have a super easy interactive card that I created when my Sister In Law asked for a card for a little boy, I absolutely love making cards that are for specific people in mind because you can really tailor the card to the individual. Seeing the look on their faces when they see something they love is without a doubt one of the best feelings ever.


****Watch in HD over on YouTube!****

(Normally you could watch here, but I'm having some technical difficulties, so please click over to watch)

Click on over to YouTube and watch the tutorial video on how this card was put together, what I use for my cloudy stencil background and the list of Copic markers used to colour these images.


I decided to add a couple additional images to the inside of the card just because it's so fun, and as you know it's one of my goals to start "finishing" the inside of the card!


I hope you like today's card (and tutorial video) and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and on YouTube, drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think!

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Celebrate .... "Everyday"? | ft Distress Oxide Inks and Gansai Tambi Starry Night Watercolours


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today I have a card that I thought would be a lovely encouragement card. I was planning to send this card to someone I know that has been dealing with a cruddy deal for quite a while now and I just wanted to let this person know I was thinking of them, and that every day (that was a hint) is an accomplishment.

However, if you watch this video I will explain why I cannot send this card, and why this card had me so frustrated!!


I recommend watching in HD on YouTube (Seriously, it's way shinier!!)

Check out the video for the full tutorial, the list of Distress Oxide Inks I used to create this background and where the inspiration came from.


This is also the first card where I got to use my new Iridescent Crystals from Studio Katia, and let me tell you I LOOOOOVE them!!


I'm so stoked I was able to capture the shine on this card in a picture. I'm definitely going to be doing this technique again!

I hope you like today's card (and video tutorial) and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and on YouTube. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

Friday, 30 March 2018

Mixed Haul | It's a Long One; There's So Much FUN Stuff


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day!

Today I have a mixed haul video with a bunch of different stuff! Let me tell you, I cannot wait to start playing with all these new and fun things. This is a scheduled post, as I'm actually at work while this is going up! YAY for technology!!


Watch in HD on YouTube!

Check out the video above to see all the fun new goodies, as well as a few "first tries" for: 
  • Tombow Dual Brush Markers (there will be a review coming soon!)
  • My first try and reaction to Ken Oliver Colour Burst Watercolours - OMG!! When you see the video, I think you'll be just as excited as I am!
  • Opening and first try of the Nuvo Glimmer Paste
There are so many new things here, you'll just have to watch the video on YouTube, to see what's coming!!

I hope you enjoyed today's haul video! If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and on my YouTube Channel! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think! And don't forget to subscribe!!!

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Cheer Up, Bunny | Single Layer Card ft. Lawn Fawn's "Some Bunny"


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today I have a card (and video) featuring Lawn Fawn's "Some Bunny" stamp set, as well as a couple of their older sets. I decided to do a single layer card because I haven't done one of those in a while and I felt it was time. I had this idea in my head since I saw the set and while it didn't become a "cheer up" card until I actually made it, the concept was the same.


I recommend watching in HD over on YouTube!

Check out the video above to see how this card came together, how I create and store my masks as well as a complete list of the Copic markers I used to create this card.


I hope you like today's card and video (if you haven't watched it, please do so! It means the world to me) and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think!

This card was featured!! April 20, 2018
Fawny Flickr Friday!

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Happy Hoppy Day Series | Easter Tag Card, ft. Lawn Fawn "Easter Party"


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today I have an Easter Tag card featuring Lawn Fawn's "Easter Party" stamp set as well as some of their dies. No surprise, right? I swear I have other brands, but I'm just really on this Lawn Fawn kick and I can't seem to get off the wagon. I think they do it on purpose. I mean, how cute are these sets? No wonder I can't get enough!


I recommend watching in HD over on YouTube!

Check out the video above to see how I put this card together, as well as the complete list of Copic markers I used and which embellishments made it to this card!


I used patterned paper from their Perfectly Plaid "Rainbow" and "Spring" collections - because I'm trying really, really hard to actually use the patterned paper I have been hoarding. I decided to put them out where I can see them which helps me remember to use them! And so far it's working out. I haven't gone all crazy yet, because the patterned paper still scares me. Coordination issues, I don't know.


I didn't really do anything for the inside of the card because what can I say on the inside that I haven't said on the outside?

I hope you like today's card (and video) and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

This card is for:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Monochromatic Monday - Except it's a Day Late | ft. Lawn Fawn "Toadally Awesome" and Bayou Backdrop


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

So remember a couple months ago when I said that I was going to do Monochromatic Mondays, because I like having a series to work on, and the ones I had just weren't enough? And then I posted one, and haven't done another.

Today I have one for you and it's only one day (and a couple months) late! This one has a video to go with it - and it's a good video.



I recommend watching it in HD over on YouTube!

Check out the video above to see how I put this card together and my awesome commentary about paper-piecing (and how I never do it ... until now) as well as watch me talk myself OUT of adding a million embellishments at the end.

The patterned paper I completely forgot the name of that I use in the card is called Coastal Village. So not colour anything. HAHAHA


I have a full listing of the Distress Oxide inks as well as the Copic markers I used to create this card!

I hope you like today's card (and video!) and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and now on YouTube. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Gilded Butterfly Encouragement Card | ft. Urban Stamps, Nuvo Gilding Flakes and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

A while back I created a gilded butterfly card (which you can see here), I loved the card so much that I decided to create a tutorial video to go along with it.

The card today is a little different, as it is a 9"x 4" card. It fits nicely in a legal size envelope so it won't require additional postage; and that is always a good thing!


Or you can watch in HD over on YouTube!

The images are stamped with VersaMark ink on Bristol Smooth paper, then embossed with Ranger's Sticky Embossing Powder. The gilding flakes I used are the Radiant Gold Gilding Flakes by Nuvo. Please watch the video above for the full tutorial on how I created this card. And see just how crazy these flakes are. I'll be cleaning up these flakes for days. LOL they are everywhere!


In real life, the butterflies are super shimmery, unfortunately it doesn't really pick it up all that well on camera.


I don't often finish the insides of my cards, or if I do they are an after thought depending on who I am giving them to. But here is a shot of the inside that has been embossed with gold embossing powder. 

I hope you like today's card (and video!) and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and now on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Pawfect Birthday | ft. MFT "New Best Friend"


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today I have a card I created for my older daughter's birthday coming up. She's going to be 12 and I can't even believe it. It's crazy to think of how fast the time goes, especially when you're watching your kids grow up. It's just insane.



Or you can watch in HD on YouTube!

Please check out the video above for the full tutorial on how I put this card together, as well as all the Copic markers I used to colour the images.


Finally a card that isn't Lawn Fawn! hahaha, I have another little card coming and it IS Lawn Fawn, I don't really think any of us should be surprised at this point. LOL!!


I hope you like today's card (and video) and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

This card is for:
My Favorite Things

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Fairy Shaker Birthday | ft. Lawn Fawn "Fairy Friends"


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today I have a fun shaker card that I made for my little daughter's friend's birthday. I wanted this card to be bright and fun because once again it's cold and yucky here in Calgary. We get these waves of nice weather and then it goes back to dreary and lemme tell ya, I'm pretty done with this. The warm weather is nice and it starts to melt then it freezes completely and everything is just an ice rink. Not fun.


Or you can watch in HD over on YouTube!

Check out the video above for the full tutorial on how I made this shaker, as well as all the Copics used and how I just couldn't stop embellishing it at the end. Honestly, I just couldn't stop myself!


I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and now on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think!



Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Toadally Hoppy Day | ft. Lawn Fawn "Toadally Awesome"


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today I have a super cute rainbow frog card in honour of both International Frog day (Which is a real thing. You can toadally google it!) as well as for the Lawn Fawnatics Color Inspiration challenge. Click the YouTube link below for the tutorial video!



Or you can watch it in HD on YouTube!



This card was so fun to make. Watch the video above to see the tutorial as well as the list of Copic colours I used on these little guys.


I had some extra pieces from some other projects so I put them together to add a little something to the inside of the card.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and now on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

This card is for:
Lawn Fawnatics Challenge


 YAY!!! Thank you all so much for your encouragement and support!

Monday, 19 March 2018

It's a Mixed Bag Today!


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day!

Today I have a mixed haul video, showing some Lawn Fawn (of course), MFT, new Distress Oxide inks, a failed project as well as the unboxing of the Chibi Lights Starter kit!!


Or you can watch it in HD over on YouTube!


I hope you enjoyed today's video. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and now on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think!

Friday, 16 March 2018

Have a Blast! Action Wobbler Card | ft MFT Stamps


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today I have a cute card and video tutorial on how to make this action wobbler card using the "Space Explorer" set from My Favorite Things.


Or watch in HD on YouTube!!

Please check out the video above to see how I put this card together and to watch the action wobbler at work! I also talk about all the Distress Inks and Copic markers I used to create this card.


To begin, I created the galaxy background using Distress Inks. I then splattered it with clean water from my Distress Sprayer then again with Copic Opaque White for the stars.

I stamped the images from MFT "Space Explorer" set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock and cut them out using the Brother 2 Scan N Cut - you can see a video of the Scan N Cut in action here.

I coloured the images with Copic markers then put my card together. I used an action wobbler to put my little spaceman in place.

I stamped the greeting using Memento Tuxedo Black ink so that my blacks would match throughout the card.

To finish off this card, I added clear Wink of Stella over the window of the ship and on the spacesuit, then covered the window and the buttons with Glossy Accents by Ranger.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and now on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

This card is for:


Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Lucky Duck Pivot Pop-Up | ft. Lawn Fawn Stamps and Dies


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today I am super excited to share with you a tutorial video and card using the new Lawn Fawn Pivot Pop-Up Die set, as well as a couple of their new stamp sets from the spring 2018 release.

I know I've been sharing a lot of Lawn Fawn lately, and I really do try to mix it up with other brands, but I'm in Lawn Fawn mode right now. Their images just make me so happy and we can use some happy here in Calgary; it is so snowy and yuck! I'm soooo done with winter, but Mother Nature seems to have other plans - most of which include record levels of snowfall. UGH!




Check out the video for the complete tutorial on how to put this card together, as well as how I coloured all the images.


For the outside of the card, I stamped this little duck from "Lucky Duck", the flight trail and the dragonfly from "Toadally Awesome" with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock then coloured them with Copic markers.

I adhered the panel to a piece of soft blue cardstock and mounted that to the front of my top folding standard A2 sized card base.


For the inside of the card, I stamped all the images with Memento ink on the same paper and used the Brother 2 Scan N Cut to cut them all out. I coloured each of them with Copic markers and ran them through my sticker maker to get adhesive on the back.

For the top background of the card base I used a piece of blue paper and adhered some die cut stitched clouds and the sun so it wouldn't look so plain.

For the pop-up I used Broken China and Tumbled Glass Distress ink to create my sky, and Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress ink for the grass.

Once I had the mechanism put together (see the video on how I did that) I mounted all my images in place.

For the sentiment I used part from the "Lucky Duck" stamp set and "teacher" from the "A Good Apple" set.

This card is going to my daughter's kindergarten teacher - who is super awesome.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook, and now on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Happy Hoppy Day Series | Easter Pop-Up ft. Lawn Fawn Stamps and Dies


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today I have a super fun pop-up card using Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. If you're like me you see the Lawn Fawn releases and you just have to have it all. Exercising restraint when it comes to Lawn Fawn is sooo hard. I legit have sets that I haven't even opened. Shhh don't tell. I will use them at some point.

I love using the pop-up die because it's always such a surprise when you open the card. It's so exciting to see such a plain looking card and then you open it and SURPRISE!!! there's something super fun on the inside.


For the outside of the card I stamped this bunny image from Lawn Fawn's "Eggstra Special Easter" with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock. I coloured it with Copics and used the Scan N Cut to cut it out.

I wanted to keep it all simple and used some of the pieces of cardstock from the inside to create an accent bar across the front.


For the inside, I stamped all my images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock and cut them all out with the Scan N Cut (I actually cut these out at the same time as the one on the front). I coloured all the images with Copic markers.

 The thing I love the most about the Scan N Cut is that I can stamp and mask images to make single layers and cut them out as a single piece. Just one more reason to pass on the die sets!

I used Lawn Fawn's "Stitched Hillside Pop-Up" die to cut the base and sponged it with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink to create the grassy look. I sponged the inside top of the card with Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick to create a soft pink sky.

I had some stitched clouds left over from another project and adhered them in place. I used some super sticky two-way to put all images in place.

To finish off the card added a couple butterflies that I had laying around placed them in the sky to fill up some of empty spaces.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook, and now on YouTube! Drop me a line in  the comments section below and let me know what you think.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Out of This World Birthday | ft. Lawn Fawn "Beam Me Up"


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today I have a birthday card using stamps from the new Lawn Fawn set "Beam Me Up". I showed this set in my recent Haul Video and I couldn't wait to get started playing with it. I have so many more ideas - and not just for Birthdays, but for Mother's Day and Father's Day and Just Because. It's going to be great; so stay tuned!!


To begin, I created a galaxy background using Distress Oxide Inks, I started by randomly sponging on Broken China, Lucky Clover and Wilted Violet, then going over them with slightly darker colours and finally going over the whole panel with Black Soot. I applied an additional layer of the Black Soot around the edges to make it appear darker.

I used my Distress Sprayer to spritz clean water and patted that dry with a paper towel. Once the panel was completely dry, I used some Copic Opaque White to splatter some brighter stars, then set the panel aside to dry again.

I then stamped the ship with the alien, the cake and a couple presents with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock, coloured the images with Copic markers and used my Scan N Cut to cut out all the images.

To create the beam I prepped a piece of vellum with my powder tool and stamped the image with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder, then fussy cut it out.

Once I decided where I wanted the images to go, I prepped the bottom of the panel with my powder tool and heat embossed the greeting with the same white embossing powder.

I then adhered the gifts and the cake down to the panel and the beam over top, being careful to hide the adhesive behind the embossed lines. I popped the spaceship up on some foam tape and placed him over the beam.

I adhered the panel to a piece of black 65lb cardstock, then mounted the entire lot to the front of a standard A2 sized card base.

Finally, I added glossy accents by Ranger over the dome of the ship and over the lights.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and now on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

Friday, 9 March 2018

New Die Prep and Storage


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

A while back I posted about how I take care of new dies, you can see that post here. Today, I have a quick video to go along with that post, showing step by step how I separate, clean and store my dies. Click the video below and have a look!




The video goes through how I separate my dies using metal snippers and a jewelry file. As well as cleaning off the adhesive from the packaging, then finally how I store all of my metal dies. I hope you enjoy.

I hope you like today's video. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and now on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Lawn Fawn Haul part 2 | March 2018


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today I have a second haul video for Lawn Fawn. After I got yesterday's video posted I received an email saying that the rest of the stuff I wanted was in, so now we have a second video.


I cannot wait to start playing with all these new things. I did make a little sloth bookmark yesterday and I'll have a post about that soon.

I hope you like today's video. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and now on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

(Mostly) Lawn Fawn Haul | March 2018


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day!

Today I have a (mostly) Lawn Fawn Haul that I would like to share with you. Check out the video below to see all the new and super sweet things from the latest release.

Some of my order wasn't in yet, so there will be a shorter haul video coming really soon (I hope) with the rest of the stuff that I purchased!


I hope you like today's haul video, I'm looking forward to making more, as well as a few fun projects I have in the works with using these products.

If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and now on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Happy Hoppy Day Series | ft. Lawn Fawn "Eggstra Special Easter"


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today I learned something very, very important. Today, I learned that in order to make a video to go along with the card, it's really imperative that you hit the record button. Sooo there's no video for this one because I didn't hit the record button. Whoops!


To begin, I cut a piece of cardstock with the large banner from Lawn Fawn's "Stitched Banners" die set. I also cut a piece of green plaid paper from their "Perfectly Plaid Rainbow" paper pack with the same die.

I then used the "Grassy Border" die to cut the green banner down in two layers to get the base for my scene.

I used some Broken China and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink to create the sky. I used the Distress Sprayer to splatter some clean water and patted it dry with a piece of paper towel.

I stamped the images from "Eggstra Special Easter" with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly paper and used the Brother 2 Scan N Cut to cut them out. I coloured all the images with Copic markers.

I put together my scene and adhered the banner to a piece of colourful paper from the same paper pack and mounted that to the front of a standard A2 sized card base.

To finish off the card I used some Glossy Accents on the bow and some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Dandelion Yellow to create some accent dots.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and now on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

Friday, 23 February 2018

With Sympathy | ft. Stampin' Up "Birthday Blooms"


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Finally got the voice over for this video working, I do apologize for the delay. I hope when you watch you'll find it was worth the wait.






To begin, I stamped the large flower from Stampin' Up "Birthday Blooms" with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic friendly cardstock. I then coloured it with Copic markers and fussy cut it out. The image is actually much larger, but I didn't want all that stuff.

The greeting is from Stampin' Up "Rose Wonder" set, also stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I prepped a piece of 65lb black cardstock from Recollections with my powder tool and stamped the flourish images from Inkadinkado with VersaMark Ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I adhered that panel to the front of a standard A2 sized card base, then added my greeting strip. It was a little harsh, so I used my black gelly roll pen to add some stitching detail.

I popped the flower up on foam tape and placed that on top. To finish off the card I used some clear Wink of Stella over the petals, glossy accents over the centre bits of the flower and some Black Nuvo Crystal drops to add some accents on the background.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and now on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Watercolour Wishes | ft. Clearly Besotted "Merci Beaucoup"


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

I know that many of us started making cards as a way of expression. We don't always have the words, whether the right ones or enough of them to convey what we feel, and while we could easily pick up another form of art; painting or drawing, we're drawn to cards because of the emotion an image can send.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and maybe that's true. A handmade card is like that. We channel our emotions into colouring or painting, stamping or paper piecing and the recipient knows the time and effort that was put in. They know the love and thought behind the little card they hold in their hands when they open the envelope.

For some people, a card is a card; but for others they can feel the difference between something that was lovingly (and often painstakingly) put together instead of one that was grabbed off the shelf while getting a jug of milk.


To begin, I stamped the rose from Clearly Besotted "Merci Beaucoup" set with Antique Linen Distress Ink on Strathmore 140lb cold press watercolour paper using the MISTI. I used the MISTI for this because the ink is so light it takes a couple stamps to get an impression that you can see clearly while colouring.

I then used a mix of my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and Distress inks to watercolour the image.

Once that was completely dry, I returned the panel to my MISTI and stamped the greeting from CTMH "Cursive Birthday" with CTMH Cranberry pigment ink. I then adhered the panel to a piece of coordinating cardstock cut just a bit larger, and mounted the whole lot to a standard A2 size card base.

To finish off the card I added a few clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh to look like drops of dew. These droplets have a bit more dimension to them than I would like, but the final result is always amazing.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and now on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Happy Hoppy Day Series | ft. Gerda Steiner Designs and a Video!


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today is the first card in my Happy Hoppy Day Series for 2018, today's card features the "Happy Hoppy" stamp set by Gerda Steiner Designs as well as a tutorial video - because I figured out more editing! YAY!!


Moving forward, if there is a video with a card, it'll be at the top of the post, then I'll post the picture and do my written "how I did it" part, just like always. I truly hope you enjoy!


To begin, I cut down a piece of 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock and used Distress Oxide Inks to make it look like grass. Once that was dry, I used this Happy Easter die from Memory Box to cut my front-most layer.

I stamped this bunny from Gerda Steiner Designs with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the back of the scrap that was cut away from the green base, and coloured him in with Copic markers. I wasn't sure if his tongue was sticking out or if that was his teeth, so I opted for the tongue because it was just too cute. I then fussy cut him out.

I used a piece of patterned paper from Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid Rainbow collection to work as my background, but when I measured it out, I found that there was much more sky than I had originally intended.

To solve this, I used the medium Stitched Puffy Clouds Border die from Lawn Fawn to cut some clouds out of vellum. I adhered them down, to the sky ensuring that all the adhesive would be hidden by the green panel.

I then added the green panel and finally popped my bunny up on some foam tape to give him a bit of dimension. It also helps to keep the vellum down and avoid curling.

My panel was mounted to the front of a standard A2 sized card base and that is it for this card.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and now on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Spotlight Stamping | Beautiful Thanks ft. Stampin' Up "Rose Wonder"


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Normally I won't post using the same stamp set two days in a row, but the Rose Wonder was still out on my desk and I did say I was going to use it more often and two in a row is better than three in a month right? Maybe not, but I was so in love with how this card turned out that I had to share it right away.

This card could work for Valentine's Day, but I decided to turned it into a Thank You card, though you'll never really know that because I didn't put a greeting on the outside. Just a sentiment of thanks on the inside. Either way, this card can work for any occasion.


To begin, I used the MISTI and stamped the rose with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock. I stamped it twice to get a good impression, something I seem to struggle with when using large stamps.

I then used a rectangle die from Spellbinders to cut out the centre. I adhered the centre piece down to a piece of black cardstock, cut slightly larger and used my Copics to colour the smaller panel.

I added a second piece of black cardstock to the front of a standard A2 sized card base and mounted the uncoloured frame to that. I then used some super strong two-way tape to add the smaller panel, making sure that my lines matched up.

To finish off the card I used my clear Spectrum Noir glitter brush pen over the coloured petals. I made sure only to do two passes with the glitter so we don't have issues like we talked about a couple weeks back. I decided it needed just a little something more, so I added a few clear drops from Pretty Pink Posh to look like water drops on a couple of the petals.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and now on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Happy Heart Day Series | Window Panel ft. Stampin' Up "Rose Wonder"


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Happy Valentine's Day! Today I have the final card in this year's Happy Heart Day series. I've had this Rose Wonder set by Stampin' Up sitting in my craft room forever. Well not really forever, but for a very long time.

For the life of me, I cannot fathom why I don't use it more. The rose is perfect for so many different occasions, not to mention how great it is for practicing shading and colouring in any medium imaginable.


To begin, I used one of my rectangle dies from Spellbinders to cut a window out of the front of a standard A2 sized card base as well as from the piece of glitter paper that is the frame on the front. I used some post-it tape to line the glitter paper with the card base, and hold the die in place to cut them at the same time, this way the window lines up perfectly.

I then trimmed down a piece of acetate to match the size of the outer edge of the frame and stamped the rose with StazOn ink with the MISTI. I had to stamp it a couple of times because my ink pad is on its way out; even then there were a few places that the impression wasn't awesome, so I used a smooth surface black pen to fill in those areas.

I adhered the acetate to the back of the frame then mounted that to the front of the card base, so the entire front of the card is a window.

I stamped the "Love" with CTMH Tulip ink, again using the MISTI as this is a dye ink and doesn't give the best impression the first time around. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink for the "with".


I wanted to provide a better picture of how this card would look if it were standing partially open, as cards tend to do when we display them.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and now on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.