The Stamps I Use

Monday, September 29, 2014

A great home

Hi folks,

Just popping in to share a card I made for friends of ours who recently moved into a new house, close by. Walking distance actually!





As you might have guessed, we brought them wine as a house-warming gift.


card details:

Challenges for this card:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A Magical Bean for the birthday girl

Hi folks,


The next month is full of birthdays in my family. Up first is one of my nieces - she's four years old - today!!

I thought this little bean would make for a fun card to celebrate. Since she likes the colour purple, the little bean was given bright purple hair.





card details:

  • finished size: 5x5 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned paper: Echo Park "Little Girl"
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm "Magical Bean", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E11, E01, E00, R21, V01, V15, V12, V17, YG01, YG05, BG23, BG13, BG45) and Clear Star Gelly Roll Marker on the wings.
  • sentiment: Verve "Birthday Bash"
  • embellishments: adhesive gem (in the centre of the flower in her hair)
  • Spellbinders Big Scalloped Ovals, EK Success Scalloped Scallops border punch
  • layout: Sketch Saturday #327
challenges for this card:

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sunshine Card #6

Hi folks,

Once again I'm back to share another of the Sunshine cards I made for my T.O.P.S. chapter.



card details:

  • finished size: 5x7 white card stock base
  • patterned paper and card stock: DCWV Spring Mat Stack
  • stamps: Verve "With Love"
  • Spellbinders: Petite Circles
  • embellishments: adhesive gems
  • layout: Stamplorations Sketch #19

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sunshine Card #5

Hi folks,

I'm back again to share another of the Sunshine Cards I made for my T.O.P.S. chapter.




card details:

  • finished size: 5x7 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned papers and card stock: DCWV Spring Mat Stack
  • stamps: Verve "With Love", stamped in CTMH Hollyhock ink. The little bird is fussy cut and paper pieced with the wings and beak coloured in with a coordinating Copic Marker.
  • embellishments: adhesive gems from my stash
  • layout: Stamplorations Sketch #20
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sunshine Cards #4

Hi folks,

Back again sharing two more cards I made for my T.O.P.S. chapter and our Sunshine program.







I thought that pairing the bright, cheery green with this sentiment was a good match.

card details:

  • finished size: 5x7 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned paper and card stock: DCWV Spring Mat Stack
  • stamps: Verve "Kind Words", "Brighter Days", stamped in CTMH Citrus Leaf
  • embellishments: brads and adhesive gems from my stash
  • EK Success Scalloped Scallops Border punch, Stampin' Up Flower Punch
  • layout: Tuesday Morning Sketches #267 (for the 2nd card, I played around with the sketch elements for the 1st card)

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Building the card stash

Hi folks,

Wow. I realized that I have an incredible back log of cards that I have not yet shared. Here are three more that I put together to have in my stash.







card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base
  • patterned paper: Bo Bunny Timepiece, edges distressed in CTMH Vineyard Berry
  • stamps: Close To My Heart "You Mean The World To Me"  (B1467), stamped in CTMH Vineyard Berry.
  • Spellbinders Labels One, Petite Circles. 
  • Filligree die cut (I'll have to come back with the manufacturer name) as it escapes me right now.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 22, 2014

CTMH Lollydoodle WOTG Cards

Hi folks,

If I ever get my lazy butt in gear, I'll be hosting some card-making workshops as fund-raising events for a charity that is near and dear to my heart. I decided to take advantage of the card making workshops on the go that come already planned for you from Close To My Heart as a way to nudge myself into the planning of these workshops.

These are the three cards from that workshop that I have made up to use as the samples to show the attendees what to do.






Of course, they will have the option of putting things together differently and using different stamps if they like.

card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, white daisy card stock bases
  • patterned papers, stamps, embellishments: Close To My Heart Lollydoodle Card-Making Workshop on the go
Feel free to check out the currently available Workshops on the Go at my CTMH shopping portal!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Motorcycle Momma

Hi folks,

Just popping in to share the birthday card I made for dearly beloved's Mom.



Cute, huh?

I decided last year to give up my motorcycle. I had a cute little white Honda CBR 125 as my learner bike but just couldn't get over feeling uncomfortable in traffic. So, when I said I was getting rid of it, dearly beloved's Mom said she would be delighted to take it off my hands. I was happy to see my little baby go to someone who would enjoy the little ride. She's had her motorcycle license for years but had given up riding when dearly beloved's younger sister was born (30 years ago!).

So, I thought for her birthday this year I would make a card using this image coloured up to look like dearly beloved's Mom on the bike. I hope she likes it!


card details:


As always thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunshine Cards #3

Hi folks,

As I mentioned in my two previous post, I've been asked to make a few cards for my T.O.P.S. group to send to friends, former and current members. These are the third set of two cards I've made - for when the chapter would like to say Thanks.

Again, very clean and simple, in large part for easy mailing.







card details:

  • finished size: 5 x 7, white card stock base, DCWV Spring adhesive cardstock mat stack
  • patterned paper: DCWV Spring mat stack
  • sentiment: Verve "Thanks so much", stamped in CTMH Crystal Blue
  • adhesive gems and ribbon from my stash
  • Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals
  • layout: Splitcoaststampers Card Sketch #497 (For the second card. For the first, I kind of played around with the elements of the sketch and repositioned them.)
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sunshine Cards #2

Hi folks,

As I mentioned in my previous post, I've been asked to make a few cards for my T.O.P.S. group to send to friends, former and current members. This is the second set of cards I've made - for when the chapter would like to say Thanks.





card details:

  • finished size: 5 x 7, white card stock base, DCWV spring adhesive card stock mat stack
  • patterned papers: DCWV Spring mat stack
  • dies: Paper Smooches Wise dies "Thanks Word". Notice how I used both the positive and negative of the die cut? Waste not, want not!
  • embellishments: brads from my stash
  • layouts: Splitcoaststampers Sketch #498 (first card) and #503 (second card)
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sunshine Cards for T.O.P.S.

Hi folks,

I've been asked to make a few cards for my T.O.P.S. group to send to friends, former and current members. The person in charge of sending out those greetings brought me a couple of mat stacks she had bought and two packages of card blanks so I could use them to make a few cards.

These are the first two cards I've made - for when the chapter would like to say Thanks.





I kept them pretty simple since they will most likely be mailed so I figured I shouldn't go overboard with thick embellishments. I must say though, I found it hard to make such big cards when I am used to making my standard 4.25 x 5.5 cards.


card details:

  • finished size: 5 x 7, ivory card blanks
  • patterned paper: DCWV Spring mat stack
  • stamps: CTMH D1306 Treasure Life, Verve "Thanks so much", stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa
  • ivory satin ribbon from my stash
  • EK Success Scalloped Scallops border punch


As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Always be your own kind of Wonderful

Hi folks,

Boy I've been a slack blogger of late! So much going on that I just keep forgetting to post the cards that I have been making. Anyways, I'm back today to share the third card I made when I was playing with my new Shinhan Touch Twin Markers from Close to My Heart.



And here's a close-up so you can see how the wings on the butterfly have been popped up.


Notice the shading on the wings? That was achieved with just two markers - Turquoise Blue and Peacock Green.

card details:


As always, thanks for stopping by!