Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Sunflower Thanks

Although it's totally miserable and rainy out here today, I thought I would try to bring you some sunshine in the form of another card that I created using the September 2017 My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts.

This is the first card that I created using the layering sunflower stamps and dies from the kit.  For the background I used the Vertical Arrows background stamp and Cup O'Joe ink, also from Hero Arts, to stamp onto some kraft card stock.

I stacked three brown "Thanks" and then slightly offset a yellow "Thanks" underneath so that the word would pop better off the background. It doesn't show that much in the photos but in real life it works.



Below is a list of the supplies I used for my card.

Stamps: Hero Arts - September 2017 My Monthly Hero kit and Vertical Arrows Background
Dies: Hero Arts - September 2017 My Monthly Hero kit coordinating Frame Cuts,  MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13 & Many Thanks
Inks: Lemon Yellow, Butter Bar, Pumpkin Pie, Lime Green, Field Greens, Soft Brown and Cup O' Joe
Other: Recollections - 100lb White card stock and 65lb Kraft, Brown and Yellow card stocks,  Foam Tape

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you have a lovely day! Kathy

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Thanks - FabFri123

Welcome back, today I have a card to share with you that I created using the current sketch from Fab Friday Stamping Challenge.



I still have the September 2017 My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts on my desk, so I created some more pumpkins, this time using a bunch of different ink colours to create a variety of pumpkins.



Below is a list of the supplies I used for this card.

Stamps: Hero Arts - September 2017 My Monthly Hero and September 2016 My Monthly Hero (For the thanks sentiment)
Dies: Hero Arts - September 2017 My Monthly Hero coordinating Frame Cuts,  MFT Stamps - Fishtail Flag Stax
Inks: Hero Arts - Lime Green, Field Greens, Forever Green, Butter Bar, Orange Soda, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Brown and Cup O'Joe Shadow Inks,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Tauple, Green, Yellow and Rust card stock,  Sizzix/Tim Holtz - Woodgrain Texture Fade Embossing Folder

Thank you for taking the time to drop by.  I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Saturday, 14 October 2017

You Are Gourdgeous

Good morning friends, today I have another card to share with you that I created for challenge #79 Rustic Neutrals at The Card Concept and this time I also used sketch #308 from Freshly Made Sketches as inspiration for my card layout.



I again used the pumpkins from the September 2017 My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts.  I also added the silver accent by combining the Radiating Rays stencil from MFT Stamps with Metallic Silver Embossing Paste from Dreamweaver Stencils.

The card I created has lots of texture and layers which was created using a combination of embossing  paste, a embossing folder and foam tape.



Below is a lit of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Hero Arts - September 2017 My Monthly Hero
Dies: Hero Arts - September 2017 My Monthly Hero coordinating Frame Cuts,  Lawn Fawn - Say Cheese,  MFT Stamps - Fringed Scallop Borders & Slanted Sentiment Strips
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Barely Beige Dye Ink,  Hero Arts - Soft Pool and Tide Pool Shadow Ink,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Taupe & Aqua card stock,  Sizzix/Tim Holtz - Bricked Texture Fade Embossing Folder,  MFT Stamps - Radiating Rays Stencil,  Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi/Dreamweaver Stencils - Metallic Silver Embossing Paste,  Foam Tape

Thank you so much for taking time to drop by.  I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Autumn Greetings

Welcome to my small piece of the internet.  Today I have a card to share with you that I created for The Card Concept #79 - (Rustic Neutrals)


The inspiration photo is quite gorgeous.  I really love the look of white pumpkins but I wasn't quite sure what inks I had that I could use to create them.  I tired a few different colours but I think the Simon Says Stamp - Barely Biege that I had just recently bought worked the best.

According to the Card Concept's guidelines, the style of my card is Clean and Layered.

I was quite literal in my interpretation of the above photo except I did not add a circular element above the pumpkins but I did add a touch of silver using a sentiment and some silver embossing powder.

I hope you like what I came up with.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Hero Arts - September 2017 My Monthly Hero Color Layering Stamp set
Dies: Hero Arts - September 2017 My Monthly Hero coordinating Frame Cuts,  MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13 & 20 and Party Banners
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Barely Beige Dye Ink,  Hero Arts - Lime Green & Field Greens Shadow Ink and Unicorn Pigment Ink,  Versamark
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Taupe card stock,  MFT Stamps - 100lb Gumdrop Green card stock,  MFT Stamps - Small Brick Wall Stencil,  Foam Tape,  Silver Embossing Powder

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by.  All comments are so appreciated.

I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Monday, 9 October 2017

Love Is Brewing

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians.  I hope you are having a chance to get together with friends and family this long weekend.

I have a card to share with you today that I created for the current challenge at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.  This week the inspiration is "Iced Coffee".


Although my card has a cup of regular coffee not iced coffee, I think the overall feel of my card goes well with the inspiration photo above.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Cup of Tea
Dies: MFT Stamps - Hot Cocoa Cups, Blueprints 13 & 20 and Fishtail Flag Stax
Inks: MFT Stamps - Kraft Dye Ink
Design Paper: My MInd's Eye - Bramble Rose 6x6 paper pad
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Kraft & Taupe card stock,  Foam Tape

Thank you so for taking the time to drop by and I hope you have a lovely day! Kathy

Sunday, 8 October 2017

You're Wonderful

Happy Sunday my friends!

Today I have a card to share with you, using the Straight To The Point stamp set from MFT Stamps.  I cased this card from Barbara Anders.



I used the same layout and MFT Stamps dies that Barbara did to create my card but for my little girl, I paper pieced her dress, which I think it looks so cute.



Below is a list of the supplies I used for my card.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Pure Innocence-Straight To The Point and Gingham Background Stamp
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 15
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Hero Arts - Red Royal
Copic Markers: Skin - E11, E33, V15, R21  Hair - E21, E25, E27  Shoes - C5, C7, C9  Pencil - R00, R20, R22, C5, C3, C1, YR21, YR24, E11, E21
Design Paper: Echo Park - Yours Truly 6x6 paper pad
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Red card stock,  Spectrum Noir - 100lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock,  Nuvo - Ebony Black Crystal Drops,  Sakura - Black Glaze Pen, Foam Tape

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Give Thanks

Welcome to World Cardmaking Day!  On this special day I have two cards to share with you.

I can't believe it's already the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.  We personally are not doing anything special but I did still make a couple of Thanksgiving cards.

I used the adorable Woodsy Creatures stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps. For the backgrounds of both cards, I smushed a distress ink pad onto a slick surface, sprayed it with water and then dipped the card stock into the ink droplets several times, drying in between ink layers.







Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Sunny Studio Stamps - Woodsy Creatures
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13 and 20
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Inks - Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint
Copic Markers: Animal Bodies - E000, E00, E19, E23, E27, E31, E34, E40, E43, E44, E49, E53, E57, E99, R00, W00, W1, W3, W5, W7  Hats & Headbands - C5, C7, C9, Y35, YR23, YR24, YG03, YG63, G24, R29, R89  Pumpkins - YR04, YR18
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Black and green card stock,  Spectrum Noir - 100lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock,  Sakura - Black Glaze pen and White Gel pen,  Foam Tape

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by.  I hope you have a lovely day! Kathy