Sunday, August 20, 2017

Happy Hippos!

Happy Sunday crafty friends! So nice to be back on the Butterfly Reflections Ink. blog with you for today :)

My project today features MFT products that can be all be found in the Butterfly Reflections Ink. shop!


But I mean, look at those hippos! I just fell in love with them! This is the Happy Hippos stamp set by MFT colored with my Copic Sketch markers - I wanted a really whimsical card and what better than flying Hippos, Lol. For the background "colored" clouds I used the fantastic Cloud Stencil by MFT, I love this stencil! Instead of a typical blue I decided to go with Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed to match my Copic accent colors.

For the "white" clouds I used the Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud borders. I put my elements together and added my favorite Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins. I finished off by adding a little grey Copic marker under my bottom elements to ground them.

For those of you interested in any of these products go on over to the shop, if any items are not in stock simply select the Notify Me option. Vanessa rocks at re-stocking quickly.

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Saturday, August 19, 2017

You Flamin-go girl!

Made this one for the current challenge over at the Lawnfawnatics Challenge Blog - Custom Sentiments!

One of my favourite things about Lawn Fawn is the puny sentiments, they are always such fun!


I started with a Neena Solar white 80lbs panel and used a mix of Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed Distress Inks and blended them on my background panel.  I then splattered bronze Distress Paint on the panel.

I die cut a second panel to make my sandy hill and used both Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks. I then toped off the hill with my Gathered Twigs Distress Marker and my white Gellyroller for definition.

I stamped out my elements from Lawn Fawn's Flamingo Together and the trees from both the Critters from the Past and Life is good sets.  Took out my trustee Copic sketch markers to color my images. I put the base together and then gold embossed the sentiment on a Lawn Fawn sentiment banner.


Go take a look at the challenge it is such fun!
Thanks for taking the time.
Kim


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

You're so Tweet!

Happy Tuesday crafty friends! This is my last week of a wonderful four-week vacation, boo. Although I am ready to put the flip flops to the weekends and get back to reality!

I finally got my hands on this older Clearly Besotted stamp set - Some Birdie Loves You! It was backordered for so long!


I am just in-love with these birds! The illustration of the stamps is, in my opinion, the sweetest! I used my Copic Sketch and looked up love birds on google to get the right coloration. I then fussy cut my images. For the background I used my favourite MFT could stencil, this is a must-have in my craft room! The foliage is an older Memory Box die as is the rainbow.  

Once my card was put together with these elements, I stamped the music notes from the Some Birdie Loves You set and white embossed the sentiment (same set) on a Lawn Fawn banner.

I finished my project off with Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets!

Thanks so much for taking the time!
Kim

Friday, August 11, 2017

CFC180 - Friendship

Happy Friday crafty peeps! Time for another CAS-ual Friday's Challenge! The theme this time around is Friendship :)

I was so excited to have received my new CAS-ual Friday's stamps in-time for this challenge!




I decided on the new Tutu set for this project in rainbow order nonetheless :) I broke out my Distress Oxides for this one and do they stamp like a dream! I used my Misti to properly line up my ballerina's. Once my stamping was complete I decided to use some black enamel accents to make the flowers pop.

I then decided to use this fantastic sentiment from the Special Delivery stamp set and also added the hearts from the new Puffy Heart Love set. 

I then added some black cardstock to accent the panel, put my card together and the of course, finished with some Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear 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

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Summer Birthday!

I have so been off the grid over my vacation, my husband went back to work yesterday therefore I now have more time for my craft room over the last of my vacation!

I had such fun making this project, it's a tri-fold birthday "ocean" card.


I started by cutting my Bristol card stock to 5.5 x 12 I then used a mix of Distress Inks on the entire background. On top I used a Hero Arts waves stencil with the same Distress Inks mix I then sprayed the entire piece with my Distress sprayer for texture.  I die cut my ocean floor to 12 inches and used a Lawn Fawn Stitched border die for the top. I also used Distress Inks for the impression of sand. I then scored everything at 4inches and then glued my ocean bottom on the base.

For the sharks and fishes I used a mix of Avery Elle's Hello Chum and Lawn Fawn's Duh-Nuh. The colored fish are from Lawn Fawn and the black are by AE in the Hello Chum set.  


I colored all my images with various Copic Sketch markers. The sentiments are from Hello Chum and are embossed in some of my new WOW Glitter embossing powders, this one is Teal. I finished off the project with glossy accents and a sprinkling of sequins! 

The space in the middle panel will be for my message.

Thanks so much for taking the time, I will have more projects up this week!
Kim


Friday, July 28, 2017

CFC179 - Dies Only, No Stamps!

Happy Friday crafty friends! Time for another CAS-ual Fridays Challenge over at the Challenge Blog!  I am currently away on summer vacation so my blog has been quiet over the last little while! Feels good to take a few minutes and give the blog some care!


Rainbows always make me happy, so I picked a few of my favourite coloured card stock and used the Thanks die from the CAS-ual Friday's Smiling Fri-Dies set. I die cut my paper with fun foam and StickIt on the back for dimension and to make placement easier on the background.  I used coordinating Distress Inks to give my card stock some depth and then placed my die cuts. 

I felt it needed a little something more so I die cut a few of the 4-petal Fri-dies to add in a few places with coordinating sequins.  I then added some Nuvo Drops also in rainbow order.  As simple as that!




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







Thursday, July 20, 2017

Baby gift tag with Lawn Fawn

Happy Thursday crafty friends! I begin my month of summer vacation at noon today and I am over the moon excited!  I will be away for 10-days which means limited posts from me here :( but I will be at the beach! :)

This is a special baby boy gift tag for my aesthetician who is actually being induced today!



I used all Lawn Fawn products for this tag with the exception of the cloud stencil for the background by MFT and the Fuse tool in-case she wanted to keep the tag as a keepsake.  I Copic colored my images and used some Distress inks on my blades of grass and for my clouds. 

I can't wait to hear from her when the baby comes! 

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim


Friday, July 14, 2017

Christmas in July

Happy Friday crafty friends! Friday = a new CAS-ual Fridays Challenge! This week it is Christmas in July! Almost feels like winter here, has not been the best summer weather so far...




I love Prismacolor pencils on Kraft! So I chose this fantastic mistletoe stamp from the CAS-ual Friday Mistletoe and Holly stamp set. I started by embossing my sentiment from the same stamp set with Ranger red glitter embossing powder. I then stamped my mistletoe with Versafine Onyx black ink repeatadly to create my background. To blend my colored pencils I used Gamsol, I love the effect it gives to the image.  I then used white liquid perfect pearls to make the berries pop, put my card together and topped it off with some red Pretty Pink Posh shiny 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






Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Wplus9 Special Birthday Card

I have not posted in so long, I have been away on a business trip for the last week. I missed my little blog!

This is a special card, I made it for my favourite aunt who turned 70 on July 5 and hasn't been well.  She is a very special lady in my life and she lives in my hometown therefore, I see her maybe once a year.


I used the gorgeous Wplus9 Kind Soul stamp set, the name of that stamp was entirely appropriate and the floral is simply beautiful.  I gold embossed the stamp on Bristol paper and used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  This floral card is very much my aunt.  I topped it off with a Lime Citron sentiment. My family is all french and these nice french sentiments are very hard to find.  If anyone is looking, Lime Citron is a great choice and has a nice selection.

I finished everything off with Pretty Pink Posh sequins!
Thanks for taking the time!

Kim

Friday, June 30, 2017

CFC177 - Tic Tac Toe

Happy Friday crafty friends and Happy 150 to Canada! It is a long weekend here in Canada, July 1 is not only Canada Day but this years marks 150 years for this great country!

Time for another fun Challenge over at the CAS-ual Friday's Challenge Blog! The challenge is all about tic tac toe!


I chose 1 layer card, tag and add a rainbow! Who doesn't love a rainbow! I started by gold embossing my sentiments from the CAS-ual Friday's Shenanigans stamp set (love the scale and the font of that set)! I then used a series of distress inks (on Bristol paper) and made my rainbow! Sprayed the tag with water to give that distress look.  Very happy with the way it turned out!


Go on over to the blog, tic tac toe offers a lot of variety for this challenge!



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

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!
Kim 


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!
Kim

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!
Kim

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!
Kim




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!
Kim



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!
Kim

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!
Kim


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!
Kim



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!
Kim


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!
Kim

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!
Kim

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!
Kim