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Saturday, 26 March 2016

Introducing Suzi

One of the latest Julie Nutting Paper Doll stamps from Prima is Suzi. I got a little creative and took this beach babe to Asia!

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Stamp - Julie Nutting Paper Doll "Suzi" by Prima Marketing
Word stickers - Tim Holtz
Flowers and Mosaic Chips - Recollections
Prima Marketing Watercolor pencils
Patterned Paper - Best Creations Inc.
Origami Paper
Gold Sharpie
Momento Ink

Monday, 21 March 2016

Free Spirit Tag

I was inspired by a tag by Gabrielle Pollacco - you can find the original here:

Here is my version:
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Paper - DCWV
Cardstock: Bazzil
Dies: Tim Holtz and Cheery Lynn
Stamps: Hot Off the Press
Ink: Stampin Up
Ribbon: American Crafts

Friday, 18 March 2016

Ski Tag

BoBunny comes out with some of the best winter paper collections. I'm always eager to see their new designs, and Powder Mountain didn't disappoint.

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 For this tag I used different papers in the Powder Mountain line, including fussy cutting the ski's out of one of the patterns. Adding a Julie Nutting Paper Doll and this is a great winter tag!


Paper - BoBunny Powder Mountain
Donna Salazar Glitter
Ink - Stampin' Up and Momento
Stamp: Prima Marketing/Julie Nutting
Prima Marketing Watercolor Pencils
Doodlebug Designs Velvet Flock
Recollections Pearls and Ribbon

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Mermaid Cards

I decided in 2016 that I would use whatever crafty skills I could muster to try and perform some Random Acts of Kindness (RAK). My first efforts were to create a set of mermaid cards for a friend who is a big fan of mermaids.

This was also my first attempt at watercolors, so I wasn't sure how these would turn out. In the end I thought they turned out really well and the recipient seemed very pleased with them!

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Watercolor paper
Stampendous Mermaid Stamp P151
Versamark Watercolor Ink
Stampin Up Black embossing powder
Dylusions Spray Ink
Reeves Watercolor Paint

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Vintage Postcard Christmas

This stamp has been in my collection forever, and yet I have never used it on a Christmas card. I turned to Pinterest for inspiration and found some great examples of Christmas Cards that used this design - so in essence I could probably say that inspiration for this card came from a number of sources. For anyone who has a stamp they haven't used in a while and needs ideas, just put your stamp name and company in the search box on Pinterest and hopefully it will give you a reason to visit some old favorites like I did!

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Cardstock: Bazzill Kraft and White and Stampin Up Navy
Ink: Versafine Onyx and Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint sketch
Stamp: Stampendous Snowy Postcard
Glitter Ritz Cool Highlight Glitter
Liquid Pearls: White Opal

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Skates for Christmas

Featuring the beautiful skates die from Marianne Designs and Bo Bunny Powder Mountain paper line - I love how this card turned out.

Inspiration for this card came from:

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Cardstock: Bazzil White and Kraft
Skates Die: Marianne Designs
Paper: Bo Bunny Powder Mountain and Vellum
Prima Distressing Tool
PSX Silver Embossing Powder
Ranger Distress Ink in Pumice Stone
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
Recollections Pearls

Monday, 7 December 2015

Thomas Kinkaide Christmas Card

Okay this stamp has been in my craft room forever, and this year I decided to put it to some use. I feel like I did some really classic Victorian style Christmas cards this year, and this is one of them.

I took the inspiration for this card from here:

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Cardstock - Bazzill Kraft and Raven Black
Paper - Craft Smith Tiimeless Holiday
Sizzix for Stampin Up - Top Note Die
Ribbon - Bo Bunny
Glitter - Martha Stewart
Stamp - Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink - Versamark Sepia
Embellishment - Unknown
Markers - Mixture