Sunday, 19 February 2017

Best Wishes

Hello again my friends, I am back to post my second card I made using the Happy Pandas stamp set and matching dies from MFT Stamps.

This time I used a couple of leaf stamps and Bamboo Leaves ink to make my own background paper.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Happy Pandas
Dies: MFT Stamps - Happy Pandas
Inks: MFT Stamps - Black Licorice Hybrid Ink,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Memento Ink - Bamboo Leaves
Copic Markers: W1, W00, R00, G21, G24, G94
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock, 65lb Taupe, Green and Cream card stock,  Cricut - Baby's Death embossing folder,  Foam Tape

Thanks so much for dropping by and have a great day! Kathy

Happy Birthday Pandas

Hello my friends,  on Friday I received a couple of Happy Mail packages and in one of them was the older MFT Stamps - Happy Pandas stamp set and matching dies.  I bought them from someone on Instagram that was destashing and when I got them, I not sure they were ever used.

I made a couple of cards with this new set.  For the first card I inked up the background with some distress inks and them stamped some Bamboo on the "ground".  The pandas and banner were stamped, cut out with the dies and coloured with Copic markers.  The great thing about the pandas is you don't even have to colour them at all.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Happy Pandas
Dies: MFT Stamps - Happy Pandas
Inks: MFT Stamps - Black Licorice Hybrid Ink,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage,  Memento - Bamboo Leaves
Copic Markers:  R20, R24, R27, R39
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock,  Foam Tape

Thanks so much for dropping by and I hope you come back to see the next card.  Kathy

Friday, 17 February 2017

Let's Paw-ty!

Hello again my friends, I am back with another card using the super cute More Furry Friends stamp set from Avery Elle.

For this card I coloured all three of the dogs in the set.  I think my favorite dog is the one on the right, which I believe is a Shar Pei.  His face, with the tongue hanging out, is just so adorable!

I cut out the white frame using the Blueprints 27 from MFT Stamps and tucked a dog into each little square and then mounted the whole thing on the bottom blue layer with foam tape.  Simple but very cute!




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

Stamps: Avery Elle - More Furry Friends
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 27
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Copic Markers:  Poodle - C00, C1, C3, C9, R20  Schnauzer - W1, W3, W5, W7, R20  Shar Pei - E31, E35, R20
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Blue card stock,  Spectrum Noir - 110lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock,  Foam Tape

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

London Mice - MFTWSC320

Hello my friends and Happy Friday!  Woot, woot!

Today I have a card for this week's sketch challenge at MFT Card Challenges.



For the card I made, I turned the sketch on it's side and used the mice and buildings as the shapes going across the card. This was the first time I used the London Mouse stamp set from MFT Stamps and I'm really happy with how the card turned out.

The card is not complicated but it was time consuming with all the masking and then Copic colouring.



Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - London Mouse
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13
Ink: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Copic Markers:  Mice - E41, E42, E43, R20, R24, R27, R39, Y35, C5, C7, C9, B21, B26  Buildings - E21, E23, E25, E29, `E31, E35E43, E44, W3, W5, Y21  Ground - C00, C1
Other: Recollections - 100lb White card stock

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you come back soon, when I post my next card.  Kathy

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Hot Diggity Dog

I am back again today, this time using the other new stamp set that I purchased from Avery Elle called More Furry Friends.

The stamp set contains three cute dog images and two different cat images.

For this card I made a clean and simple card using the cute little Schnauzer dog.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Avery Elle - More Furry Friends
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 20
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron
Copic Markers:  W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, Y21, Y35, G14, R21, R22, R24
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock,  Spectrum Noir - 100lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock,  Foam Tape

Thank you again for dropping by and I hope you have a great day! Kathy

Happy Birthday

Hello my friends, I hope you are having a good day so far.

Yesterday I posted a couple of quite simple cards using the brand new Carousel stamp set from Avery Elle.  Today I decided to use the stamp stamp set but make a much for colourful card using design paper from My Mind's Eye.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Avery Elle - Carousel
Dies: Spellbinders - Classic Ovals Small and Large
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Copic Markers: E41, E42, E43, Y21, Y26, B93, B97, B99, BG11, BG13
Design Paper: My Mind's Eye - Stella and Rose-Hattie 6x6 paper pad
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Navy card stock,  Spectrum Noir - 110lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock,  Foam Tape

Thank you so much for dropping by and have a great day! Kathy

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Happy Easter

Hello again my friends, I made another card using the Carousel stamp set from Avery Elle.  This time I used the bunny image as well as the banner to make an Easter card.  The stamp set does not have an Easter sentiment so I found one from MFT Stamps that fit.





Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Avery Elle - Carousel,  MFT Stamps - Pure Innocence-One Of My Favorite Peeps
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13,  Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Copic Markers: W00, W1, R20, V12, V15, V17, BG10, BG11, Bg13, Y21 & Y35
Design Paper: Echo Park - Springtime 6x6 paper pad
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Purple card stock,  Spectrum Noir - 100lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock and Clear Sparkle Brush Pen,  Foam Tape

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

Make A Wish

Hello my friends, it's nice to see that we are already half way through the week.  Yesterday I received my small order from ScrapbookPal.com, which included two of the brand new stamp sets from Avery Elle.  It was such a cute release but I contained myself to the Carousel and More Furry Friends stamp sets.

For my first card I used the carousel horse and the banner that came in the set.  I absolutely love the font of the enticements that came in the set and fit perfectly in the banner.  The card is quite simple and the real fun was colouring the horse, which since it's a carousel horse you can really colour any way you wish. I coloured the horse and banner with Copic markers and then added some clear sparkle pen to the mane and tail.

Here is a couple of pictures of my finished card.  I think any little girl (or grown woman) would love this as a birthday card.





Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Avery Elle - Carousel
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 27,  Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Copic Markers: Horse's Body & Hooves - W00, W1, W3, W5, W7  Mane & Banner - BG10, BG11, BG13  Saddle & Flowers - R02, R08, V12, V15, V17  Pole - Y21, Y35
Other: Recollections 110lb White card stock and 65lb Teal card stock,  Spectrum Noir - 100lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock and Clear Sparkle Brush Pen,  Foam Tape

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you come back soon to see the second card I have made today.  Kathy

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Girls In The Tub

Good morning and Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope today and everyday you feel the love of someone in your life.

Today I am posting a card celebrating friends of all colours.  I coloured all four ladies with different skin tones and different hair colours, to help show a little diversity that is in this world.

Here is a picture of the main image that I coloured with Copic markers. This is the Girlfriends - In The Tub sling stamp from Art Impressions.  I just love their Girlfriends line of stamps.



I added some colour to the ground and sky and cut it out using the Stitched Rectangles from Simon Says Stamp.  I then matted the panel with some aqua paper added it to a A2 card base and added some Glossy Accents to the wineglasses and tone bottle to make them look more like glass.

Here is the finished card.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Art Impressions - Girlfriends - In The Tub
Dies: Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles
Ink: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black
Copic Markers: Skin & Hair from left to right - #1- E11, E33, V17, R22, E21, E23, E25  #2 - E000, E00, E11, R20, Y21, Y26, E13  #3 - E13, E35, V17, R22, C5, C7, C9  #4 - E000, E51, BV00, R20, E25, E27, E29  Tub - C00, C1, C3  Wine - R39, R89 Aqua - BG10, BG11, BG13  Teal - BG53, BG57  Yellow - Y11, Y21, Y35  Blue - B21, B24 Purple - V12, V15, V17  Coral - R02, R08 Fuchsia - RV09, RV66 Red - R24, R29, R39  Ground - E41, E42, E43  Sky - BG10, Colorless Blender
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Aqua card stock,  Ranger - Glossy Accents

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

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Dress Up Marci

Good morning my friends and happy Sunday!  Finally the weather has warmed up and a lot of the snow has melted. Yeah!

Today I made a lovely Springy feeling card using the adorable Dress Up Marci cling stamp from La-La Land Crafts.  This is an older stamp up it is the first time I have coloured her.

Again I wanted to colour up a image to not be my normal pale skin girl and to show some more diversity in the images people colour for cards.  I am so happy with how this cutie turned out.  I think she looks ready to go out with girls or maybe to go to church.

I started by just colouring her skin and hair and then tired to figure out what colours to use for her outfit.  I'm really happy with the Purple and yellow combination. that I ended up choosing.





After the girl was coloured, then came the hard part, figuring out how I wanted to put the card together and whether to add a sentiment.  I finally settled on leaving the card without a sentiment, I figure on can be added inside when the time comes to give it away.

Here are a couple of pictures of the finished card.



Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: La-la Land Crafts - Dress Up Marci
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13 and Dizzy Border
Ink: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black
Copic Markers: Skin - E13, E35, V17, R22  Hair - C5, C7, C9  Purple - V12, V15, V17  Yellow - Y11, Y21, Y35  White - C00, C1, C3, Colorless Blender
Design Paper: My Mind's Eye - Teresa Collins-Fabrications-Canvas 6x6 paper pad & Miss Caroline-Fiddlesticks 6x6 paper pad
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Purple card stock

Thank you so much ro dropping by and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday! Kathy

Friday, 10 February 2017

You Are My Idol

Hello my friends and Happy Friday!

Today I made a card inspired by Sandy Allnock, who is encouraging people to colour people with some diversity,  #dailydiversity  and Black History month.  I thought I would try my hand at altering the little girl's hair to make it curly as well as colour a darker skin tone for a change and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.


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

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Pure Innocence-Perfect Harmony,  Modern Mosaic background
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13,  Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Copic Markers:  Skin - E13, E35, V17, R22  Hair - C7, W9, Black Copic Multiliner  Shoes - C5, C7, C9  Microphone - C1, C3  Dress & Squares - BG10, BG11, BG57, R27, RV17, RV25
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Aqua card stock

Thank so much for dropping by and have a great day.  Kathy

Thursday, 9 February 2017

In My Life

Hello my friends, hopefully, welcome back.

I promise I will change the supplies I have been using but before that, I have one more card to share using the January 2017 My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts.  I combined a couple of their older stamps to make this friendship card.

This time I stamped the wrap, that the flowers go into, with black ink of white card stock and then coloured the image with Copic markers.  I then stamped the flowers and leaves with several different Hero Arts inks to make the bouquet.

I used the Soft Pool ink with the Vertical Arrows background stamp, both also from Hero Arts, to make a subtle background for the main image.

This is the finished card.


Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps:  Hero Arts - Coloring Layering Flower Heart,  Vertical Arrows background stamp and Thank You For Being My Friend
Dies: Hero Arts - Coloring Layering Flower Heart,  MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13 & 20
Inks: Hero Arts - Background - Soft Pool,  Flowers - Bubble Gum, Ultra Pink, Mint Julep, Tide Pool, Leaves - Lime Green & Fields Greens,  Flower Wrap - Simon Says Stamp - Black Intense Dye Ink,  Sentiment - Verasfine - Onyx Black
Copic Markers:  E41, E42, E43, BG10, BG11, BG57
Other:  Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Aqua card stock

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

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Stop & Smell The Roses

Hello my friends, I am hoping you are having a good day.

Since I still has the January 2017 My Monthly Hero kit out on my desk, I made one more card.  This time using the mason jar image and some long stem roses.  Once I added the roses to the jar I covered the whole jar and stems with Glossy Accents.

I like that this kit is so versatile.  Just by changing the sentiment, you could make some lovely Mother's Day cards.  Here are a couple of pictures of my finished card.





Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Hero Arts - Coloring Layering Flower Heart
Dies: Hero Arts - Color Layering Flower Heart,  MFT Stamps - Blueprints 20 & Stitched Scallop Edges
Inks: Hero Arts - Soft Pink, Bubble Gum, Red Royal, Lime Green and Field Greens Shadow Inks,  Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black Dye Ink,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Other:  Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Aqua and Pink card stock,  Copic Markers - BG10, BG11& Colorless Blender,  Foam Tape,  Ranger - Glossy Accents

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

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello my friends, I hope you are having a good day.  Today was the first time in four days that it didn't snow but there is plenty of snow outside for my labrador Bailey to enjoy.




Today I made another Valentine's Day card using the January 2017 My Monthly Hero kit.

The flower heart image has two dies, so I stamped the images two times and then used both dies.  Once to cut out the main image and one to cut an inner heart shape, which I popped up with foam tape.





Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Hero Arts - Color Layering Flower Heart
Dies: Hero Arts - Color Layering Flower Heart,  MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13
Inks: Hero Arts - Soft Pink and Bubble Gum Shadow Inks,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Design Paper: Fancy Pants - Love Note 6x6 paper pad
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Grey card stock,  Foam Tape,  Doodle Bug - Beetle Black and Bubble Gum Sequin mixes

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by.  Have a great day! Kathy

Monday, 6 February 2017

A Dog Wags Its Tail

Hello again,  I hope the weather is better where you love then it has been here since Friday.  I am so over the snow and can't wait for it to go away.

I made a card using the Playful Pups stamp set from MFT Stamps.  This card is for two different challenges, Addicted to CAS  and Just Us Girls Challenge .



Here is my CAS version of a pet/dog card.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Birdie Brown-Playful Pups,  Lawn Fawn - Happy Howlidays (Wag Marks)
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13 & 27
Inks: MFT Stamps - Black Licorice Hybrid Ink,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass & Gathered Twigs
Copic Markers:  E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, R20, R24, R29, R39, B21, B24, C3, C5, C7
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Red card stock,  Spectrum Noir - 110lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock,  Dollarama - Heart Crystal Stickers,  Sakura - Black Glaze Pen and White Gel Pen

Thank you so much for dropping by and have a great night, Kathy

Coffee & Friends

Hello my friends and welcome to a new week.  It snowed again overnight and we must have a total of at least a foot, which is crazy for this neck of the woods.

Today I have card that I made for the Flickr Challenge #64 at Simon Says Stamp.  The theme this time is Love Is In The Air, using a least one of their branded products.  For this card I used their Coffee an Tea stamp set which was in their February card kit that I purchased.

I stamped the to go coffee cup twice on white card and coloured the lids using Copic markers.  I then stamped the images twice on some pattern paper and fussy cut the main portion of the cups out and glued them to the white cups.  Then I took a piece of kraft card stock which I ran through a paper crimping tool, stamped the cups again on the crimped paper and fussy cut out the sleeve portion of the cup.  I also used a Martha Stewart heart confetti punch to cut out a couple of little hearts and added them to the coffee sleeves.  The completed cups were added to the main panel of the card with foam tape to give them some more dimension.

Here is the finished card.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Coffee and Tea
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 20
Ink: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black Dye Ink,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Copic Markers:  C00, C1, C3, R39, R89
Design Paper: My Mind's Eye - Love Me 6x6 paper pad
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Red & Kraft card stock,  Foam Tape

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

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Only One You - PP330

Hello my friends, I hope you are having a good day today.

Here in South Surrey, BC it is crazy snowy, which is definitely not the norm for us.

I am taking advantage of the snow and staying inside and crafting.  I made a card for the current challenge at The Paper Players.


This card is also for my daughter to give to her friend's brand new baby girl.






Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Pure Innocence-Heart Banner
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 20,  Fishtail Flag Stax and Heart Banner,  Simon Says Stamp - Ribbon Banner
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black Dye Ink,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Copic Markers:  Skin - E11, V15, E33, R21  Hair - E21, E25, E27  Dress - R81, R83, R85  Hearts - R24, R29, R39  Shoes - C5, C7, C9
Design Paper: Fancy Pants - Love Story 6x6 paper pad
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Pink card stock,  Spectrum Noir - Clear Sparkle Brush Pen,  Foam Tape,  Dollarama - Heart Crystal Stickers

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

Saturday, 4 February 2017

XOXO - Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge XOXO

Hello my friends, I hope you are having a good weekend.  Here in South Surrey, BC it has been snowing since Friday morning and we have been almost constantly shovelling the driveway and sidewalk.  These are the days I don't enjoy having a corner lot with sidewalks on both sides.  Although I live in Canada, in my neck of the woods this is not normal weather, especially in February and I have no problem if it goes away. 😉

In between laundry, shovelling the snow and cleaning the house, I have managed to make a card.  For this card I used the current photo from the Curtain Call Challenge as inspiration.



For my card I used dies and stamps from MFT Stamps.  The front two little panels were cut using the MFT Stamps - Tag Builder Blueprints 3.  I extended the pink scalloped die cut so that it was a bit bigger then the top white die cut.  All of the die cuts on the white panel came from the same die set.  I attached those two panels together at the top and then popped then onto some foam tape to add some dimension and so the little clothes pin could be attached.



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

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Damask Background
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 20, 27 and Tag Builder Blueprints 3
Inks: Hero Arts - Bubble Gum
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock, 65lb Red & Pink card stock, Valentine's Day Clothespins,  DCWV - 6x6 Glitter Cardstock Stack

Thanks so much for dropping by and have a great day! Kathy

Friday, 3 February 2017

You're Smokin' - CTD428

Hello my friends and Happy Friday!  About a week ago it was getting mild here and it felt like Spring was just around the corner and then boom, we were hit with some more snow this morning.  It looks pretty and my dog, Bailey love it but other then that, it can go away now. Lol

Yesterday when I made a card for the current challenge at the Color Throwdown, I had a couple of ideas how to incorporate the colours.



The card I made today is my other idea, that really goes in a totally different direction then yesterday's card. I knew I wanted the red to be the grill from the Lawn Fawn - Let's BBQ  but I wasn't quite sure how I was going to incorporate the pink.  When I stamped the BBQ image there was a smudge in the centre of the grill so I covered it with the heart sticker, which I think works on the love themed card.



Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Let's BBQ
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 20 & Stitched Circle Stax,  Spellbinders - Standard Circles Small
Inks: MFT Stamps - Black Licorice Hybrid Ink,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Memento Ink - London Fog, Hero Arts - Bubble Gum Shadow Ink
Copic Markers:  R24, R29, R39, C5, C7, C9, E25, E27, E29
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock & 65lb Pink and Brown card stock,  Dollorama - Heart Crystal Stickers

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