Thursday, September 29, 2016

Nutty Over You...


I had a great birthday yesterday and it's not over yet :) Daddy and I are heading out to watch Baseball tonight...Yankees v Red Sox

But first, I wanted to enter the latest Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge, this time it's Powder Power, use embossing or pigment powders.

My October SSS cardkit arrived this week and the minute I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for Hubby's Anniversary card.

I pulled out a fave Hero Arts Lines background stamp and heat embossed it using Liquid Platinum embossing powder by Ranger - this is literally my fave powder ever!

I stamped the squirrel and sentiment from the cardkit stamp set and die-cut it out, I stamped hearts from the set too in a really pale pink and added one of the superb Acorn embellishments from the cardkit.

It felt a bit blah, so I added a bit of orange bakers twine to jazz it up - now I'm very happy and the orange fits the Halloween date of our Anniversary. LOL.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Happy Birthday to Jade...and me...


So today is my birthday and I share it with a very good friend Jade who lives in Australia..

Jade is in the midst of home renovations, so I will be sending her a gift later in the year.

Today I thought I'd share something that is NOT a card...

It's pretty similar to something I'd make for Jade :)

Michael's had a big canvas sale a while back and I really liked the newsprint ones, so I bought a few of them in various sizes.

This one I kept simple, I added a stripe of glittery paint and pink paint, let that dry and then added some texture paste through a heart stencil.

The wooden 'Happy' is also from Michael's and I painted it black, so it would stand out.

I affixed the word to the canvas using Glossy very versatile.

I love how it came out, a fun little gift for a friend (not Jade..)

I'm off to dinner at my fave Greek tonight, with my Dad and some of my friends - fun times.

Thank you to everyone for your lovely cards and presents, I felt very loved and spoiled this morning.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Retro Rubber #48..Lace, Ribbon or Twine..


It's time for another superb challenge over at Retro Rubber

This time we want to see what you can do with Lace, Ribbon or Twine..use one or all..

I love paper twine, it is ANOTHER thing that I am addicted to LOL.

So it made total sense that I would use it on my card for this challenge.

I chose the Mama Elephant Potted Pretties (from early 2015) set for my card, because I love succulents and recent got a mini one for my desk (he is called Scott..).

I stamped, die-cut and coloured my chosen stamp from the set. I coloured the pot using a Cornflower Promarker because I knew that I had paper twine that would coordinate really well with it. I also happened to have a piece of scrap glittery paper that matched my colour scheme, so I used that to die-cut the congrats (the die is by Simon Says Stamp).

When I went to assemble all the elements, it all felt a bit flat, so I added a bit of Tumbled glass distress ink behind the succulent pot and it had the desired effect.

Finally happy, I wrapped the twine around the top of the card several times and tied a knot in it, because I suck at bows..

Link up and show us how you used lace, ribbon or twine, but first go over to Retro Rubber and view the great makes by my teammates.

Challenge ends on October 7th. Don't forget to use a stamp a year or older and tell us about it that's part of the fun.

Also, please limit your entries to 10 challenges including ours.


Monday, September 26, 2016

Staycation time...


So I am currently on a staycation here in NYC, as my Dad is here for a week and it's my birthday on Weds - Yay!!!

So far it has been awesome having my Dad here and we have lots of fun things planned for the week. Hubby leaves tonight for London, he is going to visit friends and family for 10 days.

When I last showed you a card made with this stencil, I said I wanted to play with it more.. and play with it I did.

I had great fun playing with it, in all different colour combos.

The stencil is by Balzer Bits from TCW - I love these mini stencils from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and the sentiment is by Unity Stamp Co. and it seems to work here.

Again I die-cut the white panel using a Simon Says Stamp stitched square and popped it up with foam pads on a kraft square blank, which came from JT.

I'm not sure how much I'll be posting this week..feels like having my Dad here will make me a bit random :)


Saturday, September 24, 2016

ChristMoose Tag...


Happy Saturday to you all.

My Dad arrived safely and this post is late because we have been having fun hanging out together. It is super awesome to have him here.

I made this card very quickly earlier this week.

I love tags, shop bought, ready made ones. Yes I have the ability and the kit to make them myself, but I am so easily swayed by shiny, glittery, fun ready made tags.

I have a big box full of tags..I have one condition for buying tags, they have to be either a) under $2 a pack or b) on sale....

This card took about 10 mins to make - tops.

I mounted the tag onto a white card blank using foam pads. The moose is an EK success punch that my friend bought me last year for my birthday.  I stamped the sentiment onto a die-cut banner (both are by Simon Says Stamp)