The Stamps I Use

Friday, June 27, 2014

Sister Act Card Challenge #63 with Bugaboo Stamps

Hi folks!

It's Friday so that means it is time for me to share my final creation for the weekly "Anything Goes" card challenge over at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Life is getting crazy busy for me these days and I figured it was time to wind up my design team term. It's been a fantastic experience and a wonderful opportunity to work with digital images from so many fabulous sponsors week in and week out. A special thank you to Trish and Jenn for the wonderful opportunity to be a part of the team.

As you probably know by now, the rules for joining in the weekly challenge are pretty simple - anything goes as long as it is a new card of your own creation! Just join in the fun by linking up to your blog post featuring your lovely creation and you will be in the running for the prize offered by this week's sponsor - Bugaboo Stamps!

psst. Every Friday, Bugaboo offers a freebie image that is available all weekend. Just add it to your cart, check out and it's there for you to download!

I didn't get a chance to create a card with a Bugaboo image this week, but I DID play with some new supplies I STILL had on my desk from making this card for the challenge THREE weeks ago!



A co-worker is retiring later this summer and he is an avid fisherman so I thought this card would make for a fantastic send-off - particularly since I picked up a beautiful fly-fishing print for him as a retirement present.

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As always, thanks so very much for stopping by for a visit! 




Sunday, June 15, 2014

A Special Celebration Fairy

Hi folks,

So - how many of you out there have heard of Alyce Keegan and her site Kit and Clowder? It's a phenomenal site for anyone interested in honing their colouring skills.

If you haven't already checked out the Kit and Clowder Facebook Group, you should! Alyce is celebrating 2000 members in the group this weekend. As part of the celebration, The Stamping Chef created a special image that is available for the month of June at a special reduced price. Everyone purchasing the image during June is entered into a draw to win one of three $20 gift certificates at the end of the month.

Of course, I did pick up the image - it is GORGEOUS! Here's my card!


Since she's a fairy, I HAD to go with funky colours for her hair and skin. Just because.

Now, I AM registered for the Skin and Hair class on Kit and Clowder but I haven't had a chance yet to sit down and work on the lessons. I DID complete both of the Copic certification classes last weekend (yay me) - but as you can see, I do have some work to do on my colouring. I DID pull out my light source templates to figure out where best to do my highlighting and shading but....I think I still need to do some work on that. Practice, practice! I just need to find the time!


card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5, black card stock base
  • patterned paper: Pink Paislee "Bayberry Cottage"
  • digital image: The Stamping Chef "Alyce", coloured with Copic Markers (skin:V0000, V01, BV0000, BV000, BV11, BV20, BV31, BV25, BV34, B17. hair: YG0000, YG00, YG01, YG23, YG25. dress: T1, T3, T5, T7, T9. wings: RV00, RV02, RV21, RV23.) Sparkly accents added to bow, eyelashes, lips, wings with atyou Spica Clear. Background sponged with CTMH Baby Pink
  • layout: Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge 492
Challenges for this card:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Mojo 349 - Happy Father's Day

Hi folks,

Stopping in today to share the card I made for my Dad for Father's Day. It's another of my clean and simple cards - no colouring!




Once again, using the CTMH Timberline collection. Perfect for masculine cards don't you think? If you are interested in purchasing this or any other items from the current Idea book, I recommend you stop by the online portal sooner rather than later! The retiring product list has been released and loads of products from the current Idea book are slated for retirement. The new ANNUAL - that's right, ANNUAL book will be released in August with loads of new crafty goodies!


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As always, thanks for stopping by! Hope you all have a fantastic weekend ahead! I'm about to go start laundry and do my daily hour of exercise. Then I hope to get in some craft room time (working on my colouring class from Alyce Keegan at Kit and Clowder). THEN I have to head to Perth to pick up my kilt for next week's 8km kilt run!!! Busy day!



Friday, June 13, 2014

Sister Act Card Challenge #61 with Stitchy Bear

Hi folks!

It's Friday so that means it is time for me to share my latest creation for our weekly "Anything Goes" card challenge over at the Sister Act Card Challenge!

As you probably know by now, the rules for joining in our weekly challenge are pretty simple - anything goes as long as it is a new card of your own creation! Just join in the fun by linking up to your blog post featuring your lovely creation and you will be in the running for the prize offered by this week's sponsor - Stitchy Bear! I can't wait to check our your fabulous creations!

psst. If you want to try before you buy, there is a freebie section in the Stitchy Bear online store.

My card this week features the cute "Train Spotting" image from Stitchy Bear.





card details:

  • finished size: 5 x 5 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned paper: Echo Park "A Boy's Life", edges inked with CTMH Moonstruck
  • digital image: Stitchy Bear "Train Spotting", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E25, E27, E31, C1, C3, C4, C5, C9, R21, R22, R27, R29, Y17, Y19, G21, G24, G28, YG05, BG000, B32, B34, B37, B39). Background sponged with CTMH Heavenly Blue.
  • sentiment: Verve "Purely Sentimental", stamped in CTMH Moonstruck
  • embellishments: CTMH brads
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As always, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Viva La Verve June 2014 Week 1

Hi folks

With Father's Day just around the corner, I figured I should share a couple of the cards I made for the occasion.

This one is for my brother. I'm sure he will get a kick out of the tile with the moose on it - since he lives in my home province of Newfoundland which is OVERRUN with moose.




The second card will be given to dearly beloved's Dad. I thought the plaid pattern would be great - not quite the family tartan colours but.....




If you are interested in purchasing the CTMH products used on these cards, just stop by my online portal and search for Timberline!

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As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Jessica's Crafty Challenge

Hi folks,

Popping in to share a card I created for the May challenge at Jessica's Crafty Challenge - use your favourite colours. Hmmm. That's a bit of a challenge for me so I took a look in my laundry basket to see what shows up the most.

Black. Lots and lots of black. But I also seem to buy accessories in red. My phone case is red, my Pebble watch is red. My first car was .... red.

So, I went with black, white and a burgundy-ish red for my colour choice.




I HAD coloured the hair one way and then I did my intermediate Copic certification yesterday.

Here's what it looked like originally.



So I decided I didn't like the hair the way I had originally coloured it. So, I tried switching it up a little bit. It's not QUITE the way I want it so I may go back and play with the hair colour a tad more. We shall see. The darker hair is better suited for whom the card is intended - my sister. Every year, I make her a card for Father's Day (it's complicated). This year, this will be her Father's Day card.

card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, black card stock base
  • patterned paper: Pink Paislee "Bayberry Cottage"
  • digital stamp: Jess College Fund "Jess with Gifts" coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E11, R21, E21, E25, E27, E29, E21, T3, T5, T7, T9, T10, R35, R37, RV66)
  • embellishments: feather poof from Pritchard Packaging
  • layout: Mojo Monday 348 (I missed the cutoff for linking up - I was watching Game of Thrones!)
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Friday, June 6, 2014

Sister Act Card Challenge #60 with Milk Coffee

Hi folks!

It's Friday so that means it is time for me to share my latest creation for our weekly "Anything Goes" card challenge over at the Sister Act Card Challenge!

As you probably know by now, the rules for joining in our weekly challenge are pretty simple - anything goes as long as it is a new card of your own creation! Just join in the fun by linking up to your blog post featuring your lovely creation and you will be in the running for the prize offered by this week's sponsor - Milk Coffee! I can't wait to check our your fabulous creations!

psst. If you check out the Milk Coffee Blog and look for the posts labelled freebie or freebies, you can find some of the images that have been offered up in the past so you can try before you buy!

For my card this week, I decided to use the "Let's Go Fishing" digi




card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base, white card stock mats
  • patterned paper: Kaisercraft "Hunt & Gather"
  • digi image: Milk Coffee "Let's Go Fishing", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E11, E93, E21, E23, E25, E27, E81, E84, E87)
  • layout: MFT Wednesday Sketch 179
  • embellishments: CTMH Olive button and Colonial White Waxy Flax
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