Christmas Fairy

Hello stampers!  This card is one that I made 10 times over, and is the last of my Christmas cards to be made.  Yipee!  If you’re logged into Splitcoaststampers, you can see the card that I CASEd here.

It was fun working with Lavinia Stamps.  I do have many of them to create a variety of scenes.  This was the first time I used Lavinia Stamps.  Below is a list of stamps and products I used.

Don’t you like how the fairy glows?  I used Technique Junkies Imperial Yellow Shimmering BlissIf you use the discount code TJ10Beth, you can get 10% off this product, or any other product. Another thing that I would like to point out is the smooth finish I achieved by blending my ink with Ink Blending Brushes from Technique Junkies.  Using the mentioned discount code, you can also receive 10% off of the brushes.  There are so many lovely Christmas sentiments from Technique Junkies that I finally settled on Season Greetings on the outside and Believe in the Magic of Christmas on the inside .

Going on right now is the 30 Days of Christmas at Technique Junkies.  Christmas stamps in the Christmas category are 20% off, and you can get an additional 10% off by using my Discount code. 

 

 

Supplies:

Technique Junkies:  Imperial Yellow Shimmering Bliss, Ink Blending Brushes

Lavinia Stamps: LAV212 Stars 2 Mini; LAV532 Single Skeleton Tree; LAV022 Fir Tree; LAV283 Tree Goddess Luna

Ink:  Versafine black, SU Night of Navy and Handsome Hunter, CTMH Juniper


Posted on : Nov 16 2019
Posted under cards, Christmas, Lavinia Stamps, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Dueling Darlings – DDD – Owls

Hi folks!  It’s the 15th of the month, and time for a friendly duel between the Dazzlers (me) and Divas.  I am host for this month’s duel challenge, and Heather is the host for the Divas.  The theme we chose for this month is “owls.”  Not a surprise to many of you because I love owls.

I chose to make a side step card.  Everything you see here was included in the kit I sent to each Dazzler member.

My Hero Arts owl was coloured with Prismacolor coloured pencils.  Sentiments come from Technique Junkies Get 10% off Technique Junkies stamps by using code TJ10Beth.

This made a wonderful card for a granddaughter who celebrated her birthday.

Supplies

  • Brads, Creative Impressions
  • Eyelets, We R Memory Keepers
  • Self adhesive enamel dots, Doodlebug
  • Yellow ribbon, unknown
  • Buttons, Favourite Findings
  • Designer paper DCWV, The Spring Stack II
  • Owl, Hero Arts
  • Sentiments, Technique Junkies

Posted on : Nov 15 2019
Posted under cards, DDD |

…and to all a Good Night

Hello folks!

Since November 1st, I have been posting Christmas cards for Technique Junkies, every Tuesday, because it’s the 30 Days of Christmas.

All of the stamps in the Christmas Category on the Technique Junkies website are 20%  until Friday November 22. To celebrate, the Technique Junkies Design Team will be posting Christmas and Holiday cards every day to inspire your creativity. No code needed – discount will apply automatically.  You can start your shopping here.
Use code TJ10Beth for an additional 10% off your purchase.
I had a lot of fun making this card.  It was an experiment that turned out, much to my relief.
To make my card I did the following:
  • Smooshed a pink and yellow Distress Ink on a non stick surface, sprayed with water and placed my 5 x 5 cardstock into the wet ink.  I moved it around to cover the entire surface
  • Once completely dry, I stamped Santa in Moonlight with black Versafine.  Using my Misti, I stamped it several times to get the image nice and black
  • Next, I used Ink Blending Brushes to blend Night of Navy around the edges
  • I cut out a round circular stencil with my circle dies and used the round piece to place over the moon and then I blended Night of Navy around the moon
  • Next, I added the sentiment Good Night
  • Lastly, I used Snowflakes, Set of 9 (not a Christmas stamp, and not 20% off, but you can use discount TJ10Beth to get 10% off).  The smallest snowflake was heat embossed using white embossing powder
  • The finished piece was matted on a 6 x 6 card front

Posted on : Nov 12 2019
Posted under Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Night in Bethlehem

Hello fellow stampers!  The Christmas season will soon be upon us, and I have started making my cards.  This year I am making 10 of each design.  Normally I make 50 of one design, but I have gorgeous Christmas dies and stamps that I want to use.  I’ve had this SU set for a couple of years and this is the first time I used it.  There are so many pretty cards out there using Stampin’ Ups! Night in Bethlehem stamps and dies.

All I can say is, oh my goodness, it’s already November.  That’s when I get in panic mode and put the push to make pretty paper purses to hold small gifts, but this year I’m going to try a new card/gift box holder.  If I’m successful, I will post it.  Now a dear friend, Patti Gilliam is the queen of all thinks folded.  You can visit Patti’s blog Cherish Each Precious Day.

Have a great weekend!


Posted on : Nov 09 2019
Posted under cards, Christmas, Stampin Up |

Day 13 of the Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas

All of the stamps in the Christmas Category on the Technique Junkies website are 20% off from October 24, 2019, through Friday November 22. To celebrate, the Technique Junkies Design Team will be posting Christmas and Holiday cards every day to inspire your creativity. No code needed – discount will apply automatically.  You can start your shopping here.
Use code TJ10Beth for an additional 10% off your purchase.
Aren’t these holiday dogs just the cutest?  I had fun colouring them and turning them into tags.  It seems like I’m always scrounging for tags, and being that I wrap before Christmas comes out of the closet, I need have tags on hand.  Yes, I shop all year round and wrap early too.  That way I’m not overwhelmed with things to do during the busy Christmas season.
I thought it would be cute to add a small bell to the bows.
I hope I gave you some inspiration today.

Posted on : Nov 05 2019
Posted under Christmas, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Technique Junkies November Release and Discount

Good morning fellow stampers.  Wow, are you in for a treat with our November release.  There are so many wonderful designs that it was hard to narrow it down to two for my post.  As usual, all November release stamps are 15% off, plus you can use my discount code TJ10Beth to receive an addition 10% off.  Now that’s a steal!

You will find the list of the Design Team participants below.  Click on all of them because there is a beautiful selection of work from such a talented group.  Now is the time to start making those Christmas cards!

I fell off my chair when I saw Knitting with Friends because I am a knitter and get together regular with a small group of friends to have lunch and knitting.  It’s a good time to catch up on everything new and boy do we enable each other.

I just had to turn them into a Christmas card.  I think it’s an adorable card for my knitting group, don’t you think?

My next card uses Snowman.  Speaking of snowman, I just love the family movie called Jack Frost.  Apparently there is a spooky movie with the same name, which I haven’t seen.  I have watched Jack Frost every Christmas season for at least 10 years, or more.  There were so many ideas going through my head with this adorable Snowman and I finally settled with this design.

Tutorial:

  1.  Using Blending Brushes, blend Tempting Turquoise onto the background.  Oh my goodness, this was my first time using these brushes and being a die-hard sponge user, I instantly became a Blending Brush lover.  Look how smooth my background is.  White cardstock is 4 3/4″ x 5 3/4″.
  2.  Stamp Real Red Snowflakes, Set of 9.  In open areas, stamp small snowflakes with Tempting Turquoise and place sequins on the inside
  3.   Colour Snowman with Prismacolour pencil crayons.  Here I used a grey blue and a pink.  For the nose a reddish-orange.  Fussy Cut the Snowman and adhere snowman to a white oval background.  Before lifting it out of the paper, once cut, take the smallest of Blending Brushes and lightly blend Tempting Turquoise around the edge of the die and onto the edge of the white cardstock.
  4.  Cut out a scallop oval in Real Red and using pop dots, add it to the back of the white oval.
  5.  Taking a pink paper that coordinates with the pink on the snowman, cut a 1 1/2″x 4 3/4″ and using the Real Red, cut out a piece that that looks pleasing and add it to your pink.  I used a thin line, but you can do a thicker red.
  6.  Add a bow to your cardstock around the pink and red band.
  7.  Add a sentiment.  This sentiment came from Snowflakes, Set of 9.
  8.  Finally, add stickles to your buttons and ball of hat.
  9.  Edge in Real Red.

Participants:

TJ Design Team blog

Ceal Pritchett
Giovana Smith
Holly Brown
Janine Tinklenberg
Jeanne Streiff 
Judy Jackson
Kia Gibson-Clapper
Pat Huntoon
Ro Donner 
Stephanie Severin
Lynda Pleckan

Posted on : Nov 01 2019
Posted under cards, Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

East Coast Lobster

Hello fellow stampers!

Today I coloured up an East Coast lobster.  This darling stamp was eyed by a dear friend of mine and she knew right off that I would love this Inkadinkado stamp and bought it for me  (this is just one stamp).

My love for everything nautical and lobster comes from living on Canada’s east coast for 14 years.  I spent 9 years on Prince Edward Island and 5 years in the Annapolis Valley (Coldbrook next to Kentville and Wolfville). I am now in southern Ontario and am loving the city of Sarnia, but part of my heart remains on the east coast.

I had fun colouring up this lobster and am saving it for an appropriate occasion.

Have a terrific weekend!


Posted on : Oct 26 2019
Posted under cards |

Joyeux Noel

Hello fellow stampers.  This photo does not do justice to the beautiful shine and to the watercolour

Ornament 1.  The sentiment came from Victorian Greetings.  There are six beautiful greetings that you’re sure to love too.

Don’t forget to use DT10Beth to get 10% off these, and any other stamp/product, that isn’t in the clearance rack.

So many times I read that a stamper isn’t pleased with their photography, and this is one of those.  Believe me when I say it’s beautiful in real life.  I think the photo didn’t caputure the beauty is because I used Koi metallic watercolours.

I’ve been working away on making my Christmas cards.  How about you?


Posted on : Oct 22 2019
Posted under cards, Christmas, Splitcoast Stampers, Watercolours |

Happy Holidays

Hello folks!  In need of a quick card?  Today I have just the one, using Technique Junkies Reindeer Names.  I stamped out my background in SU Real Red.

Next, I placed Happy in my Holidays into my Misti and created a coloured sentiment.  Using my Tombow markers, I coloured the sentiment and huffed on the stamp and stamped it out.  This was repeated until the right amount of colour was achieved.  Using a darker shade of green I coloured the bottom of the sentiment.

Whalaa.  Done.

Use TJ10Beth to get 10% off these stamps and any other product excluding the clearance rack.

 

Have a super day!


Posted on : Oct 17 2019
Posted under Christmas, Technique Junkies Stamps |

Dueling Darlings

Hello folks!  It’s the 15th of the month, and you know what that means.  It’s time to post our Dueling Darlings card kit.  This month Tracie sent cards kits to the Dazzlers (me), and Barb sent card kits to the Divas.

Once again, I am using the Bendi Fold fold, one of my favourites.  You can find the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers here.

I took liberty and added green trees from my own stash.

This darling deer image and sentiment came from Newton’s Nook Designs, which I have not heard of before.  Because this group revived my love for cutsey stamps, I definitely will be purchasing from Newton’s Nook Designs.

I coloured my image with Prismacolor coloured pencils.

Enjoy your day!

Image and Sentiment:  Newton’s Nook Designs called Harvest Tails

Designer Paper:  Autumn Splendor by Simple Stories

Embellishments:  Twine unknown source

Tall evergreen trees:  Sissix; Small green tree Impression Obsession


Posted on : Oct 15 2019
Posted under cards, Dueling Darlings |

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