Friday, March 27, 2015

Happy Friday and Happy Everything!

Happy Friday everyone!  It's the weekend! 

The snow is back for a quick visit here in Ontario but I think we can all handle one last winter blast because spring is *almost* here!! Spring means gardening, and I've been thinking about my gardens and the pink painted bike I have as a centre piece in my main flower bed, with flowers growing out of the basket.  It's so cute. The gold bike in my card reminds of it. :)

I used the Paper Smooches Designer Drafts sketch challenge as the inspiration for this card. I love a good sketch to follow. I stayed pretty true to the outline and instead of stamping a focal point I used a lovely journaling card from the I Am collection by Simple Stories. Sentiment is from Simply Said

Thanks for stopping in today and have an amazing weekend everyone. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Butterfly Reflections, Ink is Runway Inspired!

I'm up today on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog today sharing a card that had me getting messier than usual in my studio. The final product included sponging, smearing and flicking! I'd love it if you popped on over there to get the details. 

I'm linking up to Runway Inspired Challenge#80- Nonoo. I looooved the mint and black splattered look on the dress. Instead of a pop of orange for colour, I used gold. 

Thanks for stopping in and have a great day! 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

CAS-ual Fridays Feature

It's finally spring! Yeah! To celebrate all things fresh, blooming and pretty I have a colourful card that gives a bright and cheerful springtime vibe. 

I'm up on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog today, and wanted to show a continuation of a card I made last month. For my February post for CAS-ual Fridays I posted a card where I cut a bunch of the Casual Trees Fri-Dies from watercolor paper. I used the leftover negative piece for my card today. Don't throw all those bits and pieces never know when they'll come in handy! (Unless of course you have a drawer FULL of bits and I maybe throw *some* of it away once in awhile, haha.) 

For the other card, I watercolored a fun, bright panel using watercolor paper, then die cut the Casual Trees Fri-Dies from it several times. I used it here as my background, matted on a white card base. I die cut the Bubble Label from white and stamped my sentiment from Bold Wishes

I'm playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Spring Pinterest challenge. I loved the rainbow graphic in the middle of the board and thought my watercolours could recreate something equally colourful! 

Thanks for stopping in today and have an amazing day! 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Easter Inspiration

Happy Saturday everyone! We've had a fun March Break and activities are winding down. It's nice to keep the kids busy so they have a fun and active week off school, but I can't wait until Monday when they go back to school and I get my alone time again! :) 

I'm playing along with the Curtain Call challenge this week which has the sweetest (and yummiest) inspiration picture. I used the spring colours, the speckled eggs, and the general Easter theme as my starting point. 
The butterflies, spotted layers, and sentiments were stamped right on the white cardstock for a clean, one layer look. Some clear sequins and little dabs of Diamond Stickles (hard to see in the picture) were added for extra sparkle.   

I'm also playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- which uses a lovely spring Pinterest inspiration board. I used the small top right picture of the cross for my inspiration. 

Thanks for stopping in today and I hope your weekend is fabulous! 

Stamps: (Easter Alleluias, Beautiful Butterflies, Beautiful Butterflies Layers) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Sweet Blush, Spring Moss, Lemon Tart, Berry Sorbet, Ripe Avocado, Kraft) Papertrey Ink; (black, Charcoal) Hero Arts
Accents: (sequins) Pretty Pink Posh; (Stickles) Ranger

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch 114

 Playing around with Copic markers has been really relaxing for me lately so colouring these gorgeous bouquets was right up my alley. I've been trying to participate in Kathy Racoosin's 30-day Coloring Challenge (#thedailymarker30day) so I figured this card would fit right into that! 

I followed CAS(E) this Sketch 114 for my inspiration and stayed very true to the original sketch.  Botanical Bunch from WPlus9 was a recent purchase and I wanted to use a spring palette for it on this card. Soft yellow, mint, lavender and pale pink Copics, plus a few black ink splatters make up the main panel. The black Die-namics Stitched Rectangle is popped up with foam, as is the 'thank you' die cut. The final touch was a good coating of Stickles on the sentiment. 

Thanks for stopping in! Happy cardmaking. :) 

Glittered Glass

I'm up on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog today with a glittery card! Go on over and check it out. :)

Side note- when I made this card all I could think of was the Will & Grace episode where Jack claims his eye patch is from a glitter-related injury. Seriously. I feel like I almost experienced one making this card. Hahaha. 

Thanks for stopping in crafty friends! Have a great day! 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I have a fun shaker card to share today that was inspired by St. Patrick's Day. Impression Obsession has these really handy shaker card pouches that make it really quick and easy to create a shaker card! I need them in ALL the sizes. 

Random green papers from my stash and a Spellbinders scalloped circle die cut frame the shaker pouch and I filled it with sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and teeny stars from Butterfly Reflections, Ink.  I used a sparkly gold embossing powder to cover the 'hello' greeting. So sparkly and pretty! 

Thanks for stopping in today, and if you're of the mindset to have a green beer today, well then, CHEERS to you! :) Enjoy your day crafty friends. 

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