Friday, April 24, 2015


I don't think my watercolours have left my table in a few weeks now. I just can't seem to put them away; whether it's for colouring images in, creating backgrounds, or just adding a splash here and there. I'm loving them! You won't see expert application here though lol...I just like playing around. :) 

I followed CAS(E) this Sketch #120 for my outline, keeping my focal point more to the centre of the card rather than the lower half. 

I'm keeping it short and sweet today. After all, it's Friday and I have fun stuff to do.  No...I don't. First, I'm in recovery after watching last night's Grey's Anatomy on TV. I am just NOT. OK. after that ending.  Second, I have income taxes to finally get handed in (Canada's deadline is April 30).  I'm just I can find some excitement at the grocery store right?! :) Have a great day! 

Stamps: (Summer Garden) Simon Says Stamp
Ink: (black, Versamark) Tsukineko; (watercolor paints) Peerless
Other: (white embossing powder) Stampendous

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

CAS-ual Fridays Feature- Notecard set

Happy Tuesday! I have a CAS-ual Fridays Stamps project to share with you today that you could easily make on your own at home with few supplies and only a short amount of time. 

Check out this sweet note card set! Springtime is still a big influence on my creations these days as I can't seem to put down the bright, fun colours and florals! These 4 small cards were easy to put together using one of my favourite CFS sets- Casual Elegance. I just loooove the pretty font in this stamp set so I used each sentiment from the set on a card. :) 

Hey?! How did that purple card escape photographing? Oops. :) Assembly-line type cardmaking helped with all the steps. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in silver on each card. Then I stamped the flowers in a black hybrid ink, coloured them with Copic markers and adhered some sequins. Each panel was then glued to a card base in a coordinating colour. 

I think this would be a great set to give as a gift, all wrapped up a pretty bow. OR these little card are perfect to have on hand to give out a quick card in a pinch. Either way, they were fun to make. :) 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Unforgettable Due Date

Ever had a birthday slip right past you and now you're kicking yourself because you totally forgot to send a card? Happens to me all the time. Which is SO weird because aren't us cardmakers supposed to be GREAT at sending cards? Hm...not so much.  

I adore this Unforgettable set by WPlus9 because it has the perfect sentiment for those birthdays you might have missed. I kept my card fairly clean and simple so it would be easy to send through the mail. The balloon is paper pieced and the sweet little elephant was coloured with my dusty Copic markers. :) 

This week's Monday challenge over at Simon Says Stamp is DUE DATE. I think this card fits perfectly because I MISSED the due date. :) 

Happy Monday- enjoy it! 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Watercolour Cityscape

Happy weekend to you all! It really is spring now here in southwestern Ontario so we are all soaking up the sunshine (and occasional rainy day) and getting the yard cleaned up after all that winter mess.  I had a few minutes yesterday to get creative in my corner and decided to pull out my watercolours. 

I played along in Avery Elle's current challenge, featuring watercolouring.  After stamping the cityscape, clouds and sentiment (all from Super, bought from Butterfly Reflections, Ink) in a black hybrid ink I went back in with my watercolours and painted away. Rainbow buildings, a soft blue for the clouds and yellow for the beacon. None of it looks neat and tidy at all; it's a very loose, messy effect which I love. I popped it all up with foam tape on a black cardstock base that had been flicked with watered down white pigment ink. 

Thanks for stopping in today and I hope your weekend brings you sunshine and cardmaking time! 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Curtain Call Guest Designer- Bouquet

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge

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 We have a new sponsor, Penny Black, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Bouquet! A randomly selected participant in the Bouquet challenge will have their choice of a Penny Black gift certificate, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge! 

I loved the pretty colours of the blooms and the light, airy feel to the picture so that's where I drew my inspiration from. I used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to watercolor a background then layered striped vellum over top. I die cut, stamped and heat embossed the flowers from Summer Garden by Simon Says Stamp and watercolored them in using Peerless Watercolors. After layering them the way I wanted I stamped my sentiment in black underneath. 

  Thanks for stopping in today. I had fun playing along with the rest of the team for the Bouquet challenge. Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration! 

 Bouquet Designers 
 Guest Designer, Marcie Sharp (that's me!)

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Lovely Layers

What's going on here? No stamping and lots of layers?! I'm straying from my usual style and having lots of fun doing it.  When I put this card together I knew it would work well to link up to one of my favourite challenges, hosted by one of the nicest cardmakers out there- Virginia's View

I used the Crate Paper Confetti 6x6 paper collection and Glitter Ephemera for most of the card. That bird! Those gold leaves! My heart be still... A few sequins and some gold floral washi tape by Little B finished off the card. I gave this card to my mother-in-law for Easter. :) 

Thanks for stopping in today and have a very Happy Friday! 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Come on get Happy!

Happy mail recently made its way to me and I can't seem to put away the Jumbo Dot Cover-Up die from My Favorite Things. It's going to be on my desk for awhile. Love it. I think Teri Anderson might be the Cover-Up Queen...she uses them so wonderfully. Check her out for inspiration

I didn't get as fancy as Teri does for my card today but I still like it. :) I layered the die cut piece over the card base and added everything else on top. Pretty self-explanatory. Color Challenge #18 over on the MFT challenge blog was the starting point for my card today. I substituted Persimmon for the Tangy Orange. 

Thanks for stopping in today and have a GREAT day!