Friday, September 23, 2016

New CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC157 - Shaker Cards!


Welcome back to another challenge for CAS-ual Fridays! This challenge is all about shaker cards! Who doesn't love a shaker card :)



I used the beautiful Dream then do stamp set by CAS-ual Fridays. I just love the bold fonts and great inspirational sayings in this set.  I felt that that sentiment should be the star of the show so I used my Misti and double stamped in on white cardstock first then I placed my pattern paper on top and stamped it again.  I embossed the frame for a little texture and then filled my sequins!  I am keeping this one for myself and putting it in my studio.  I just love that quote:) 




Join us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog for the chance to win $25 worth of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and, drum roll please... Michelle with double the prize if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps! 



Thanks so much for taking the time!


Kim

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Lawn Fawn - Let it Snow!

Having such fun with my new Lawn Fawn products! I am even jumping into holiday projects full force! These critters are just too cute!


I started by die cutting all of my "frame" and background elements. I die cut the background in light turquoise cardstock and stamped the snow from the Lawn Fawn Snow Cool set and white embossed. I added some Stormy Sky Distress Inks to add dimension.  I then die cut two of the leafy tree portrait die, one with Lawn Fawn pattern paper and one from watercolour cardstock. I then used a mix of Distress Inks to "grey out" the tree to make it look wintery.  I sprayed it with some water for texture and cut just the tree out then glued it to the pattern paper tree.  I also die cut some snow hills also using Lawn Fawn dies.  My stamps are a mix from both Cheery Christmas and Snow Cool coloured with Copics.  I used some vellum to balance the snow background.  I was so careful to glue it so it wouldn't warp but alas, I added glue for my sequins and yes, it warped!!  

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Christmas Tags... Already!

So, please don't be upset with me for featuring Christmas tags already! Lol. I just could't resist playing with these new Avery Elle stamps!


Ugh, aren't the cat and dog too sweet! I am a huge animal lover and when buying stamps if they feature any kind of critter I am there! I Copic coloured my images from Dear Santa and Happy Howl-idays I then used sentiments from Dear Santa for both tags. I used MFT Hybrid Inks in Black, Wild Cherry and Gumdrop Green to match my Christmas colours. I also used images from Retro Ornaments, also by Avery Elle for the (I guess snowflakes) on the cat tag and I used SSS Maliblue Ink for the snowflakes on both. For accents I used Gellyroller pens in white, black and clear star.

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Friday, September 9, 2016

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge - CFC156

Time for a new challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays :) CFC156 Dimension and Bling!!!


I think I am happily obsessed with the Pretty Posies stamp set by CAS-ual Fridays. I just love the lines of these flowers!  I used my Zig Clean Color markers for this one with purples! Rare for me, lol!  The smaller of the two sentiments is also from Pretty Posies that I embossed in white on black cardstock. I then die cut two of the Thanks sentiment from the Smiling Fri-dies in black and in purple glitter cardstock. I poped-up my flower on the card with foam tape for dimension and did the same to the leaf but only on the end to curl it up a little. I then finished it off with some sequins for bling! I then felt the Thanks was a bit washed out so I used my white gellyroller to add a little dimension on the black!




Join us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog for the chance to win $25 worth of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and, drum roll please... Michelle with double the prize if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps! 



Thanks so much for taking the time!
Kim

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Lawn Fawn - Jump for Joy it's almost fall!

I don't know if any of you feel this way at the end of summer, but finding my card mojo seems to be difficult!!! I got my new Lawn Fawn products over the last few weeks and took the long weekend to try and find my crafting mojo! 

Fall is my favourite season and this new collection suits me just fine!!!


Felt good to get back into my studio and get my hands dirty with some Distress Inks! :) I used the new Jump for Joy stamps and dies as well as the Leafy Tree Backdrop (portrait).  I die cut one panel from the 6x6 perfectly plaid paper and a second from watercolour cardstock. I applied a mix of brown Distress inks to the tree then sprayed some water for the splotches, I then re-applied a bit more Distress Ink to give it more depth. I did the same for the sky background (blue inks) and the "grass" hill. I glued my tree onto the full plaid Leafy Tree.  I stamped my critters and leaves on Neena 80lbs and coloured them with Copics. Put the card together and decided to make a shaker out of it with a mix of sequins!

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim


Friday, August 26, 2016

New Challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays - CFC155

Happy Friyay!!! My first week back to work after a months vacation... I was happy to come back but I must say the "getting back into it" was difficult! So I am happy for a new CAS-ual Fridays Challenge - CFC155 and the theme is Black, White +1(color of your choice). I have also found that getting my card mojo back has been difficult after being away, lol!


I started by trimming a white panel (Neena 80lbs) and using Abandoned Coral Distress Ink all over. I then cut the panel at ban angle and stamped the Bravo sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I die cut my flowers (4 petal Fri-Dies) in a variety of white, black glitter paper and a black and white stripe. I then stamped my striped background put everything together and added my petals and some sequins! 



Join us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog for the chance to win $25 worth of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and, drum roll please... Michelle with double the prize if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps! 



Thanks so much for taking the time!



Kim

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge!

I have been on vacation for the last couple of weeks and I have been taking a blog break as well! Not planned but lots of travel and seeing family and friends! Here is a quick card that I made for the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge - Embossing!


I used my copper embossing powder, I have always loved the finish but now I want to get my hands on some rose gold embossing! So pretty and it is on my wish list!  I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens with the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Ranunculus set. I fussy cut the leaves and Ranunculi? (not sure lol) then laid out my flowers and leaves to stamp the remaining background "fillers".  I embossed the sentiment with he same powder on black cardstock put it all together and added Pretty Pink Posh sequins :)

Thanks for taking the time!!
Kim