Monday, June 26, 2017

Lawnfawnatics Challenge #7

Long-weekend here in Quebec, gave me some much needed downtime and I finally had time to play in my craft room.  Had so much fun with this one for the current Lawnfawnatics Challenge #7 Watercolor.

What's better then a rainbow except maybe rainbow pineapples :) Had such fun with this design. I gold embossed the pineapples and used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers for both the pineapples and the background.  I used the new Aloha stamp set for this one.

I also used the lawn Fawn stitched border dies for my white panel. The stitching worked well with the design on the pineapples and the back panel was die cut using the largest Stitched rectangle die.

If you are a fan of Lawn Fawn like I am, you should check-out the challenge.
Thanks for taking the time!

Friday, June 16, 2017

CAS-UAL Fridays CFC176 - Color Challenge

Happy Friday crafty friends! It's time for another challenge over at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog! It's a color challenge!

I struggle with color challenges because I get in my comfort zone with colors I use frequently. This is always a good challenge for me!

I love these images from the Exclamations stamp set. I used Mama Elephant pigment inks and stamped my images on some Neena Solar white 80lbs card stock.

I then used fun foam and StickIt adhesive to make a dimensional "smile sentiment" from the Smiling Fri-dies in light grey card stock. I then applied a little Hickory Smoke Distress Ink on the top of my die cut piece to give a little ombré effect and topped it off with glossy accents.

I added some Nuvo Jewel Drops and some Pretty Pink Posh sequins and placed my panel on top of a light grey card base!

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!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Mama Elephant Timeless Tulips

Quick post today! I ordered this set about a month ago and I hadn't had time to play with it yet. I decided on some vibrant no-line Copic colouring for this gorgeous Mama Elephant Timeless Tulips bouquet.

I used a mix of reds and pinks on the flowers, made me feel like I was looking at a beautiful vibrant summer garden :) I also used my new Mama Elephant Lafayette Framed Tags Creative Cuts for the frame.

I added a simple sentiment also from the Timeless Tulips set and some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins.

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Friday, June 9, 2017

New Baby Onesie Card!

Happy Friday crafty friends! Doing a happy dance because I have no office commitments this weekend!

I saw this great tutorial on Pinterest to make a baby onesie card. I just had to try it! Perfect timing, lots of births in my little world this year.

I had such fun making this card and once you have your measurements, it is so easy to do!  I started with my new Lawn Fawn Ballet Slippers card stock cut to an A2 size card (4.25 x 5.5). Then it's simply a question of using either a round punch or die (I used my Lawn Fawn dies, both the stitched circles and scalloped circles).

I then measured the sides and cut them with my Tim Holtz scissors and added a bight of Picked Raspberry Distress Ink on the edges.  I thought the We R Memory Keepers Next Level embossing folders with the puffy hearts would be sweet so I embossed the card base. I then cut the scalloped edges and the heart die with some Lawn Fawn Rainbow Plaid paper.

I added a hot pink circle to frame the heart and the congratulations sentiment is by Avery Elle.  On the inside I cut a white "onesie" to write my message. Simple and fun project!

Thanks for taking the time!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Summer!

I am so struggling to find crafty time lately. It is my much needed down time so I am making sure to give myself at least 30 minutes a day. 

I haven't submitted a project to the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge in a while (I so enjoy that Flickr Challenge) and I received a new order from SSS two weeks ago. The theme so inspired me - Summer. I LOVE summer.

I used my new More Spring Flowers set and I decided to pair the flowers with colors I rarely use.  Time to get out of the comfort zone! I used my Copics to color the images. What makes me think of summer other then flowers - cottage wood panelling so I pulled out my pattern paper and added it to the back of my focal circle.

I then used my favourite hello SSS die with black card stock and StickIt on top of the circle and finished it off with Pretty Pink Posh sequins (my favs!)

Thanks for taking the time!

Friday, June 2, 2017

CFC175: Pattern Paper!

Happy almost weekend crafty friends! Time for another Challenge over at the CAS-ual Friday's Challenge Blog!

This challenge is a challenge for me - Use your Pattern Papers!  I have so many but for some reason rarely get around to incorporating them into a project!

Firstly, I apologize for the lighting of my picture... Weather in Montreal has been grey, only grey! I really need to invest in a light box! 

I decided to use the Ruffled Ribbon Fri-Die as my focal point for this card.  If you aren't familiar with Michelle's Calling all Sistah's line of products go take a serious look. She donates a portion of the proceeds to breast cancer research.

I pulled out some of my older favourite pink pattern paper to die cut the ribbon. I then used a sentiment from the Hope Ribbon set and stamped it using my Misti on both the white background and on the ribbon in Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then die cute the Hope Fri-Die with black card stock backed with fun foam and StickIt adhesive.  I then embossed the frame and put my card together. As always, added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins and some pink Nuvo Crystal Drops.

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!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Waffle Flower Crafts Beach Scene

Happy Thursday! I love the new Waffle Flowers crafts summer release!  I couldn't resist playing with the bear and some of the elements from the Stay Cool set :)

I am counting down the days to our summer vacation! This scene so puts me right there! 

I stamped my bear, his drink and the cute bird on a floater then coloured them in with my Copics.  I fussy cut those three images and then used some Lawn Fawn border dies to create my background panel, my sandy beach (where I stamped and masked my beach towel) and my waves.  I used Distress Inks to colour all of those elements.  I then removed the mask from the beach towel and Copic coloured it as well.

I then pulled out the new Lawn Fawn palm tree dies with some coconuts :) I die cut the images in coloured card stock and added shading also with various Distress Inks.

I put my little scene together added a mix of Glossy Accents and Nuvo Jewel Drops to the scene.  This card makes me happy!

Thanks for taking the time!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

New Lawn Fawn

I always look forward to Lawn Fawn releases and this one was no different! I need a 12-step program  for Lawn Fawn! lol

I have been ridiculously busy at work but hopefully the wind down towards summer is near! I have little time to play in my craft room.  Here is one that I made using some new and older Lawn Fawn products.

I started by die cutting my panels in both Bristol (for Distress Inks) and Neena for the frame (by MFT) I then used the new Ocean Hillside pop-up add-on with the Bristol card stock and used multiple Distress Inks in blues and purples for my water.  I then used the shark, fin and fish from the new Duh-Nuh stamps and dies and a few other fish from the older Fintastic stamps and dies. I coloured my images with Copic Sketch Markers. I then used the coral and leaves from the Mermaid for You stamp set and coloured them in as well.

Nicol Spohr made a card featuring the Duh-Nuh and the pull up dies. She used the Simon Says Stamp goggly eyes I opted for the Doddle Bug goggly eyes, I couldn't resit adding them to this guy.  I find it too funny.  I white embossed my sentiment on the back panel and used some Salty Ocean Distress Ink for the "sky". 

I added my transparency and my foam tape, added a bunch of different sequins and stars. I topped off the card with the "Shake Me" from the new Push Here stamp set. 

Thanks for taking the time!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wplus9 with watercolour

Happy hump day! I finally had some downtime last weekend in my craft room (happy place!)  I just received this new set by Wplus9 - Modern Anemones. 

I don't know about you but when I see a tutorial by Dawn the owner and illustrator of Wplus9 I get so inspired to try what she has shown so beautifully. It, of course, never turns out like hers but practice, practice, practice right??? Lol

Here is my interpretation of her white anemones using Distress Inks

I apologize for the picture, it has been so dark and rainy here in Montreal. I swear I need a light box to take pictures!  I decided to use the Mama Elephant frame so that I could place the flowers around it and frame the sentiment also from the same Wplus9 set.

I am pleased with the way it turned out and I will keep practicing watercoloring for flowers! I finished off my project with some Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets.

Thanks for taking the time!

Friday, May 19, 2017

CAS-ual Friday's Challenge - CFC174

Happy Friday everyone! I have been neglecting my blog and crafty time lately. My work is a little cray-cray!!! lol.

But it is time for anther CAS-ual Friday's Challenge! This one is all about the sketch!

I had such fun making this one, I mean all crafters love rainbow right???  I used one of my favourite sets Twinkle! Along with the accompanying Stars Fri-Dies in a rainbow variety of paper.  I added some ink to deepen each colour and stamped the corresponding star stamp on top.

The sentient is also from the Twinkle set and was embossed with white on black. Didn't add any other embellies! I was so happy with the way it turned out!

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!

Friday, May 5, 2017

CFC173 - Pick Six

Happy Friday all but more importantly Happy 6th birthday to the CAS-ual Friday's challenge blog! In honour of the Challenge birthday CFC173 is all about picking six!

I has such fun making this project! I decided on six flowers and I saw a tutorial by Nichol Spohr on using heart dies to build your own flowers! So I decided I wanted to try that for my card.  I used the heart die from the Shuffle Fri-dies and die cut my hearts from a rainbow array of papers.I then used my scoring board to score the hearts in the middle.

I pulled out my Distress Inks in shades slightly darker then my paper and added some shading to all the folded hearts.  I put my "flowers" together and topped each off with a gold heart that I die cut using the Fun-Fetti heart dies.

I took out a Neena Solar White panel and stamped the Happy Birthday with the beautiful sentiment from the new So Pretty stamp set.

I finished off the card with some Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins. I ended up with six flowers, six topper hearts and six 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!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Lawnfawnatics Challenge #4

Happy Thursday! I have been so busy at the office, many changes have increased my workload and unfortunately I have been a little absent from my crafty time!

I had time to play to unwind and I made this card to enter into the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #4 - Black/White and Bright.

For brights I thought what better then the Fab Flowers stamps and dies by Lawn Fawn! I started by stamping those with some bright die inks then pulled out my favourite black and white stripped pattern paper.  I then decided to die cut a half circle and lay my flowers around the side.

I white heat embossed my sentiment on Lawn Fawn Black card stock and added some of the pattern paper and some pink as well.  Finished it off with some Pretty Pink Posh clear drops and some Nuvo Drops in the centre of the flowers. 

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

MFT Koala!

Happy Friday eve! I realized that I haven't shared a critter card in a while! I fell in love with the new MFT Koala stamp set so I though this was the perfect critter to use!

I started by creating a mask out of Inkadinkadoo masking paper and a circle die. I used the negative space and applied a mix of Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral. Once that was done, I die cut the panel with my Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectangle.

I then used my Misti to stamp my images which I then colored with my Copic markers.  I die cut a circle using Lawn Fawn green card stock and stitched circle die. I then used one of Lawn Fawn's Grassy border dies for the grass.

The sentiment banner is also one of the new Lawn Fawn products and paired it with an MFT sentiment from the same Koala stamp set.  Finished off my card with Pretty Pink Posh Lavender, Pink and orange sequins and Nuvo Jewel drops. Just a note, the googly eyes are by Doodlebug and I needed to use them because I smudged the black gell pen that I used to darken the eyes... Yes, that's me! Lol

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Awesome Rainbow!

Happy Monday crafty friends! Kim with you this morning and I am sharing another rainbow inspired project! Weather is so beautiful and that is inspiring me with color! Lots of color! All of the products used are available on the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop!

I started by die-cutting the Concord and 9th Floral and Flutter flower die with several colors of card stock. I added shading with Distress Inks to the edges of the petals. I then cut my Neena 80lbs card front to a little narrower than the 4.25 width and die cut the edges with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Border Dies.

I then felt the card needed a black sentiment for it to really pop so I chose the Neat & Tangled Awesome die and I accompanied that with an Avery Elle "You Are" sentiment from the Simply Said Hugs set (with some craft surgery to mix and match the words).

I put the card together and had to add my favorite Pretty Pink Posh Crystal Clear sequins and a mix of Nuvo Crystal and Jewel drops in the centres of the flowers!

Thanks for taking the time, have a great week! If any of these products are out of stock simply select the "notify me" option Vanessa stocks really quickly!

Friday, April 21, 2017

CFC172 - Pink, Navy and white!

Happy Friday! Time for another fun Challenge over at the CAS-ual Friday's Challenge blog!

The theme this week is a color challenge - Pink, Navy and White! I used one of my favorite sets - Shenanigans! I love the bold sentiments and not much else is needed! I paired that with the dots from WTF. I used Hero Arts Bubble Gum Pink for the Celebrate and Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry for the edges.  I also used the Hero Arts navy ink for the bottom sentiment.  I added some navy Twine with a button (I haven't used a button on a project in forever!). Some Pretty Pink Posh sequins and navy Stickles!

I felt the card needed a little something more so I added the heart from Special Delivery in navy ink and colored it in with a pink glitter pen.

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!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Rainbows and Distress Inks

Happy Easter Monday crafty friends! I was lucky enough to have a four day weekend break to spend with family and friends. Very relaxing with lots of love, laughs and yes some craft time :) I hope you all had a great Easter weekend.

I felt like playing with Distress Inks for this project! All of the products can be found in the Butterfly Reflections Ink. Shop

I started with a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor paper and loosely painted on a rainbow of Distress Inks (Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet) once the panel dried I went back in with some (Blueprint Sketch, Mowed Lawn, Fossilized Amber, and Seedless Preserves) to add depth.

I then decided to use the Wplus9 Color my World paint tubes and colored them and the paint brush with my Copic Sketch markers and fussy cut all of my images.  I have always loved the Lawn Fawn You Color my World sentiment so I white embossed it on Lawn Fawn Black card stock. I placed all of my elements on the Distress panel and cut the excess from my Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle die.

I also painted the tip of the paintbrush with my white Gelly Roll for the illusion of paint. Once my card was put together I added a rainbow of both 4mm and 6mm Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

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Have a great week!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Interactive Easter Place Cards with Lawn Fawn :)

I always make place cards for holidays and when I was looking through my stash I thought what better then the Lawn Fawn Pop-Up card :)

I am also going to enter these (my first entry) into the new Lawnfawnatics Challenge - interactive cards

I used the same stamps for each place card I just interchanged the Lawn Fawn pattern paper and the colours.  The bunny and sentiment are from Eggstra Special Easter and I used my Copics for my bunnies :)

The eggs and the small butterfly are from the Lawn Fawn Chirpy, Chirp, Chirp set and I used Lawn Fawn inks to stamp them. The grass is the Grassy Border dies and the green paper is the new Lawn Fawn green card stock.

The large butterfly is from the newer Fab Flowers set (love that set).

The base papers are the 12 x 12 Watercolour wishes papers in different colours

And the pattern papers are also all Lawn Fawn from the Rainbow Plaid, Perfectly Plaid and the blue is from the winter set (I can't remember the name...). All the 6 x 6 paper pads.

Head on over to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge page and enter!

Thanks for taking the time and Happy Easter!