Whoop, whoop, daylight savings time is nearly here, and that means spring is coming. It is coming, isn’t it?
Today I’m sharing a favourite card of mine. The background uses the Smooshed Ink Blocks background from the Technique Junkie Newsletter. Pretty, eh? (can you tell I’m Canadian?, eh?) After stamping, I did some sponging and if I get enough interest, I can do a tutorial on how I designed this card with sponging and masking.
This stamp set is Dream Garden from Stampin’ Up! The Happiness Always comes from another one of their sets. The flourish below is from Judikins.
I feel like the luck of the Irish is upon my life at the moment. Perhaps making this card four times over brought me the luck.
My rainbow was created using the Designer Paper Starburst technique from the April 2013 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. I didn’t use DP though, because I wanted to create a rainbow for the pot of gold.
Coloured with Copics.
Image is from La La Land and his name is Leprechaun Luka.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hello. Are you having a good weekend? Did you manage to get any stamping done?
From the February 2014 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter comes Masked and Quartered. This card was made for the issue, and I have to say it’s one of my favourite cards. Masking my image was certainly tricky with the fussy cutting, but I think the results turned out well.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and have a good week. Let’s hope for less snow.
Stamps: Technique Junkie Stamps, Impression Obsession, Mark’s Finest Papers, Stampin’ Up, Inkadinkado
Hello friends. Did you have a special Valentines Day? I know I did. Al worked until midnight so I came home to a trail of chocolates leading up the stairs, into the bedroom, up onto the bed with a card, more chocolates, an I Love You note made on the computer and my new dog who I’m calling Valentino. When I turned on my computer I laughed so hard–Al made me new wallpaper with a photo of him holding the I Love You sign and Valentino beside his head. I have such a special man.
This is the card I made for Al. I was so relieved when he said, “I like the purple” because I realized, after putting it together, the colours were feminine. I think using brown to match her hair would have worked.
I’m new to Copic markers so please excuse the hair. After spending a couple of hours colouring while watching Copic You Tube videos, I got worn out when it came time for the hair.
Enjoy your weekend. For my fellow Canadians, enjoy this long Family Day weekend.
Stamps: La La Land
Accessories: Heart punch, curved Spellbinders, Paper bow die from My Favorite Things
Circles, circles, circles. Such a quick and easy technique.
Supplies: Background (mine was handmade by creating the Colorful Silhouette technique from the June 2011 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter), glue stick and removeable tape (not in photo)
Place your dies on your background and secure with removeable tape
Cut a variety of sizes of circles
Use card size as desired. Mine is 5″ x 5″
Glue in place with a glue stick
For a full listing of my tutorials see the top of the blog for Tutorials
Hello friends. Are you surviving the weather? We got lots of heavy snow last night and thankfully today it’s not snowing. I have a Superbowl party to go to but before that I want to share this card with you that I created for a challenge at Two Peas in a Bucket. The stamping forum has a challenge to use pink, orange and yellow. I followed Patty’s video to create my watercoloured rose. I really like this colour combination.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and have a good week. Stay warm!
Thank you for playing along and leaving me a comment on your workspace. It was very interesting to read. Here is what some of you had to say your pet peeves were:
- being interrupted at the wrong moment
- not having a dedicated work space
- too much clutter
- unfinished projects
- lfe gets in the way of being able to work
- storage issues
- being interruped
I can add all of those to my list too. I picked a winner using Random.Org. Congratulations SueD. Please e-mail me (you can click contact me on the right side bar) to give me you address so I can mail the stamps off to you. I will have some more blog candy in the near future.
Supplies: Pyrex dishes x 2, Cuttlebug folder, tin foil
Wrap warped Cuttlebug plate in tin foil
Place a heavy Pyrex dish on top of the Cuttlebug folder
Bake at 325 degrees for 35 minutes
For more tutorials see my pages at the top of my page.
Howdy there friends. Do you have a pet peeve in your stamping or scrapbooking world? I do. It’s called making a card out of a card-front and adding a signature to the back of my cards. It is so painstaking to me that I wait until I have about 40 cards that need to be put together, but not this year. One of my New Years Resolutions is to make a full card, complete with signature, as I complete my card front.
Just look at the number of cards that needed some love.
My disarray led me to thinking I should offer up some blog candy. This stamp set is from Autumn Leaves. All you have to do to be entered is to tell me what your studio pet peeve is.
Blog Candy will be open for one week. I will use Random.org on January 30th.
Hello again. It’s a new technique this week for the Technique Junkie Newsletter, and this week it is “Washi Shapes.” I wanted to experiment to see how this technique would work with an oversized background die, and was pleased at how well it turned out.
While this background took all of 10 minutes, my card took me over two hours because I pulled out my Copic markers. Since I have over 100 Copic markers left unused, and seeing Tricia’s beautiful Copic colouring (she is on the TJ DT), I decided this was the year that I start to use my markers, so I spent a couple of hours on You Tube learning how to colour skin and clothes.
Then back to You Tube I went to learn how to make a bow with the bow maker and ribbon I won from Shelly’s (another TJ DT) blog candy.
Thank you for stopping by. Come back on Thursday for your chance to win some blog candy.