Monday, July 24, 2017

Less is more with Christmas

Hello Stampers,

Yep, you guessed it, I have decided to create my first Christmas card of the year!  EEEK!  I know it is months away, but, I am already trying to get ready with class ideas and fun, fun products.

The challenge this week over at Less if More, fit this Christmas card perfectly, at least my version of less, which I hope meets the rules. 


Their challenge this week is anything but stamps - what fun.

Here is the card I made with this challenge in mind and made specifically for a swap I am participating in that needed a Christmas theme.   

 This card was so easy to make using the Christmas Stocking Thinlits Die.  I just love all of the little stockings, some larger and some smaller.

Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies 

As you can see the greeting is even from this set!  Perfect.  You could have a ton of fun with all the pieces here making many different styles of stockings.  

I made 7 of these little beauties for my swap.

Stampin'up! is also celebrating Christmas in July.  To learn more about this awesome program please click here.
Thank you for joining me today.  Happy Stampin'


Thursday, July 20, 2017

When Pigs Fly!!

Hey there Stampers,

Hope you are having a good week.  Finally, we have had a few days of nice summer weather.  It has been one rainy summer here in Ontario.

I joined in a group swap this week with my upline and group of sideline demonstrators.  There were three different cards we were to create each using different criteria.  Today, I am going share with you the card I created with a new stampset from the annual catalogue.

Case this Sketch has the sketch that I used to create this first card....


Here is the card I made...

I turned the sketch up side down and used my favourite whimsical set from the Annual Catalgoue.  I wanted some contrasting colours, so started with a basic black card base and layered it with Pretty in Pink embossed cardstock.  
I stamped the image on watercolour paper and then coloured my little piggy using the aqua-painter and the pretty in pink and basic grey inkpads.  Then I cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  

 I then layered a basic black square, tied a ribbon around it and put it all up on dimensionals.  I added a strip of dsp to add another layer to the card.  

I really loved how it turned out.  

Be sure to stop in and see all of the inspirational cards created using this sketch over at CASE this Sketch.

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Dragonfly Watercolouring

Welcome!  So glad you stopped by!

I have a very feminine card to share with you today.  One that I created for my recent Dragonfly Dreams focused card class.  

I knew I wanted to use the die from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits with all those little dragonflies.  I also knew I wanted some watercolouring.  Here is the card that I created with that in mind...

I watercoloured using some really nice soft colours starting with Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Old Olive and Sweet Sugarplum onto watercolour paper.  Once it was dry, I ran it through my BigShot to cut out the little dragonflies.

I really love how this card turned out.  Perfect for one of my besties!

Happy Stampin'