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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

Friday, 4 December 2015

Beautiful Blue Christmas

I went a little retro this Christmas, not necessarily in the designs, but in the supplies. I dug out a lot of stamps and papers I have had for ages, including the gorgeous background paper you see on this card. It's from SandyLion, which should tell you how old it is, since I don't even know if that company is still operating.

I took inspiration for this card from a card done by Hania (http://hania739.blogspot.ca/). She has some beautiful work if you would like to check out her site.

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Cardstock - Bazzill
Paper - Sandy Lion
Ribbon - Recollections
Ink - Stampin Up Brocade Blue
Stamp - Hero Arts CL722
Die - Memory Box Frostyville Border and ProvoCraft Label Die

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Polka Dot Snowflake

This was such a simple card to make, but it's really pretty. And for anyone who knows me and thinks I might have lost my mind - no that isn't sewing on the edges, that's the Bo Bunny Stitches stamp!!!

I took the inspiration for this card from the following:

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Silhouette Cameo
Cardstock - Bazzill Kraft and Milk Chocolate
Paper - Recollections
Stamps - Momenta Joy to the World and Bo Bunny Stitches
Bakers Twine
Ink - Stampin Up Chocolate Chip and ColorBox White

Monday, 30 November 2015

O Christmas Tree

Christmas Card production has been in full swing in the craft room the past two weeks and now all the cards are prepped for mail out on December 1st!

Here is the first card design of the 2015 Holiday Season. I took the inspiration for this card from a card by Lynn Dunn at stamptasticdesigns.com (http://stamptasticdesigns.com/2013/08/06/o-christmas-tree/).

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Paper - DCWV Autumn Melody paper stack
Stamps - Stampin Up (Christmas Lodge Set)
Ink - Stampin Up (Handsome Hunter) and Ranger Distress Ink (Tea Dye)
Embossing Powder - Ranger Gold
Ribbon - Unknown