Thursday, 31 January 2013

Tub Time Card

Laurie's Tub Time

This is another great image from "Whipper Snappers" Isn't it just the cutest? Who can resist a wonderful bubble bath? I for one can relate to this. I love making the bubbles look real by using Crystal Effects on them. It makes them look so glossy. Thanks for stopping by :)

Milestone Birthday Card

Happy 50th!

Don't you just love this "Golden Oldies" image? It reminds me of  Far Side cartoons that my father used to read. Also reminds me of a few people I know, lol.  So many humorous captions come to mind when I stamp this image. Outlawz Challenges had another Copic card challenge. This time the challenge was to make a milestone Birthday card. I think this image was a perfect choice!
Thanks for visiting.  :)

Baby card for Jocelyn

Welcome to the World

This card is for a sweet new baby girl (Jocelyn) who was born to a lovely couple in our church. I wanted to make a card for the "Anything Goes" card challenge for Outlawz Challenges and since I needed to make a baby card for Jocelyn's upcoming baby shower I decided to created this card. I just love this sweet Whipper Snapper stamp and thought it would be perfect for sweet Jocelyn. I coloured the image with Copic markers and used Crystal effects to make the bubbles and water glossy.

Happy hello card

Hello Friends,

I had so much fun making this card. I love the little monkeys. The card design was inspired by a sketch challenge on Outlawz Challenges. I coloured the images with Copic markers.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Favorite Things card

Favorite Things

Hi Everyone,
I think this card says it all! I love card making. When a recent card challenge  on "Outlawz Challenge" asked for a card that includes one or more of our favorite things, this image came to mind immediately. I love ribbons and pearls, glitter and bling but making cards is my favorite thing, lol. This cute image was created using a stamp set called "Totally Tess" from Stampin' Up. rather than colour the image with Copics, I paper pieced her hair and clothes with pretty paper.
Thanks for visiting. :)

Dear Dad card

Dear Dad

Welcome friends.
Masculine cards are usually in short supply in my card stash due to the fact that most of my stamp images are more suitable for feminine cards. I do have a small handful of masculine images and this is one of them. I created this card for an "Anything goes" card challenge on Outlawz Challenges. The challenge had a twist, which was for it to be a masculine card. I created the wood look on the background paper by using my scor buddy to create score lines and then swiped the card stock (on the negative side) with various ink pads. You can play around with different ink colour combinations. I used Tim Holtz alcohol ink.
Thanks for visiting. :)

Snowbuddy card

Hello Friends,
Since its still winter I thought I should add another winter scene card. Once again its a card I made for a card challenge on "Outlawz Challenges". I used a stamp set called "Snow Much Fun" from Stampin' Up. The images were coloured with Copic markers.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Clean and simple card

Making Music

 Hello friends,

I have another card entry for a card challenge I entered. I made it for Outlawz Challenges (Sunday CAS challenge SC0115131). Besides making a clean and simple card, the challenge entries were to include something to do with music. It could be a musical instrument, a bird, music notes, etc. This is what I came up with. 

The image and greeting are from Stampin' Up and are from the "Music Expressions" set. To create the music notes at the bottom I used a folder called "Allegro" by Cuttlebug. A "Mega Deckle Rectangles" Nestability was used to frame the greeting. The image was coloured with Copic markers.

Thanks for stampin by :-) 


Card Sketch

Hello friends,
I'm tickled pink because I've found another great card making website that has weekly card challenges to enter. The website is called Outlawz Challenges and you can find the link on my side bar. I just love entering card challenges. This card is for their Wednesday sketch challenge SC011613.

For this card I used Bashful Blue & Island Indigo card stock as well as a photo corner punch from Stampin' Up. The link to their site is Here

The bird image and greetings stamps are from Stamp TV. The link for their site is also on my side bar.
I used Copic markers to colour my image.

Thanks for visiting :-)

Friday, 11 January 2013

Valentine's Card

Non traditional Valentine's Day card
Hello friends,
Today's post is a card I made for a card challenge on Stamp TV. The challenge was to make a Valentine's card without using the traditional colours of red and pink. I used the "Spring Mix" stamp set from Stamp TV. I love card challenges as they push me to be more creative. Till next time, Happy stamping!

Saturday, 5 January 2013

How to create faux layers on a card

Hello friends,
Today's post includes another video tutorial. This one is on how to create faux layers (a request by my dear friend Anna). Yesterday, I made some changes to the lighting in my craft room in hopes that it would improve video quality and provide truer colours, unfortnately it had the reverse affect. I will be changing things back to the way they were for future videos. You'll see what I mean when you compare the colours of the card in this photo with the colours in the video. Hope you still enjoy it.

How to Create Faux layers -Part 1

How to Create Faux Layers - Part 2

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Hydrangea card

Hello Friends,
As promised, today's post includes a video tutorial on how to create lovely Hydrangea flowers using a heart shaped punch. I'm also including another video on how to colour flower pots using Copic markers. I hope you find these tutorials helpful.

Hydrangea Tutorial 


Copic Tutorial - Colouring a Flower Pot