Happy Easter

Technique Junkie Newsletter, Sunflowers and Dragonflies,  easter card

Hello folks!  Have you made your Easter cards yet?  I’m all caught up.  Whew.

My technique uses the Scored Diamonds technique from the Fancy Folds and Motion Paper Crafts CD from the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  You can order your CD by clicking on the upper right bar on my blog.  There is a drop down window for you to choose which CD you would like to purchase.

Rather than stamp a background I took the liberty of using designer paper from Doodlebug “Take Note.”

Stamps:  La La Land Crafts


Posted on : Apr 16 2014
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For the Birthday Girl

Splitcoaststampers TLC477, Stamping Bella Poppies

Hi folks! Are you having a good day?  I hope you are.

I had a birthday card to make and couldn’t decide what to do that was unique, so when I saw this card from my blogging friend, Viv, I knew that was the style of card I wanted to make.  As you can see, I was inspired by the way Viv added some ribbon, so I did the same.

I found the directions for the Center Step card on Splitcoaststampers.   There is a step-by-step tutorial as well as a video tutorial.

This card is also for this week’s technique challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  The challenge is to add dots and the technique is called Pointilism.

My Stamping Bella image was coloured with Copics.  My designer paper is an old 6 x 6 pad from BasicGrey.  I’m a designer paper junkie, are you?


Posted on : Apr 14 2014
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Easter Easel Card

Technique Junkie Newsletter, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, A2 easel card, easter card

I just love easel cards.  Don’t you?  My background uses the Scored Diamonds technique from the Fancy Folds and Motion Paper Crafts CD from the Technique Junkie Newsletter, which you can order direct from my website.  Simply click on the upper right bar.

To view my tutorial for an A2 easel card click here.

Easter Bunny:  La La Land Crafts and Sentiment is from Stampn’ Up!


Posted on : Apr 11 2014
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Psalm 23:6

 

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Verve Stamps 2

Hello folks.  I created another Clean and Simple card in two colours.  My favourite is the orange.  What colour is your favourite?

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Verve Stamps 1

Coloured with Copic markers.

Stamps:  Verve Stamps


Posted on : Apr 08 2014
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Easter Cuties

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Technique Junkie Newsletter, flap fold card, La La Land

I’m on a roll with La La Land stamps.  How can one resist their cuteness–not me.  I used Copics to colour the bunnies.  My card style is called the Flap Fold and is from the Fancy Folds and Motion Paper Crafts CD from the Technique Junkie Newsletter, which can be ordered through my blog on the upper right side bar.   Be patient with me as you’ll be seeing more of these bunnies over the next little while.


Posted on : Apr 05 2014
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You Lift Me Up

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Verve Stamps 3

I haven’t been feeling well lately, and thought I’d make some cards to send to some of my friends and family.

My card is Clean and Simple, and so different for me, and I quite like the results.  I hope you do too.   Image is coloured with Copic markers.

Stamps:  Verve Stamps


Posted on : Apr 03 2014
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Aged Text Boards

Aged Text Borders, IO sunflower, resized

Hi folks.  Spring is around the corner, much to all our relief.  I know I’m not the only one complaining about this winter.  Boy has it been bad all over.

The April issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter is out and this is one of my cards that is in the issue.  It is called Aged Text Boards, and it is a favourite technique of mine.

Stamp:  Impression Obsession


Posted on : Apr 01 2014
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How to Make Pop Dot Inking

Pop Dot Inking, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, finished card, Verve Stamps

Would you believe that my background was created by inking pop dots?  Isn’t the effect interesting?  My quick tutorial shows you how easy and quick it is to do.  Enjoy!

Pop Dot Inking, Sunflowers and Dragonflies 1

Supplies:  Ink, Pop Dots, Acrylic Block

Pop Dot Inking, Sunflowers and Dragonflies 2

Place pop dots onto acrylic block

Pop Dot Inking, Sunflowers and Dragonflies 3

Ink pop dots and stamp out onto cardstock

Pop Dot Inking, Sunflowers and Dragonflies 4

On the left I used one colour of blue and on the right I used a Kaleidacolor Caribbean Sea ink pad.  Stamps are by Verve Stamps.

You are now ready to decorate your card as desired.

For a full listing of my tutorials, please see my pages at the top of the blog.


Posted on : Mar 28 2014
Posted under cards, Tutorials |

Spring Flowers

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Copic colouring, Flower easel card

Hi folks!  Ready for spring?  I know I am.

Recently I took a Copic marker class at my LSS and this is what we made.   I love easel cards which is what drew me to this class.

I’m sorry I forgot what stamp company was used.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Mar 27 2014
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RAK

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I am so lucky to have many on-line friendships, and one is with Myoriah at Crafting the Frugal Way.  Myoriah and I correspond and swap our life stories.

This beautiful St. Paddy’s Day card was made by Myoriah.  Don’t you just love the pretty lady surrounded by shamrocks?  I am so lucky to have Myoriah as a friend.

If you like to learn techniques using a variety of substitutions for original products than Crafting the Frugal Way is the blog for you.


Posted on : Mar 26 2014
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