Saturday, April 21, 2018

Simple Stories Watercolour Cards

There is something about these Simple Stories papers from Jen Hadfield that really appeals to me!  The colours are a gorgeous mix of blues/pinks/smokey plum... and the photos were very hard to edit - I wasn't able to capture quite how gorgeous they are in person.  These are some of the sample cards that I made up for my card classes this week at The Workshop:


 All of the stamps are from Art Impressions - stamp sets used are: Watering Can; Garden Wagon Mini Set; Flower Set 2new.  Marvy & Tombow markers.  Sentiment stamp is CTMH.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Pots of Flowers

I've had these images painted for a couple of years now - and only just made them up into cards this week.  I am using the Art Impressions Watercolour stamps, and have painted them on the Close To My Heart smooth watercolour paper.  It's a fairly blue-white paper, and shows the pigments from the markers quite strongly:

 The plaids are from Jen Hadfield for Simple Stories, along with the Lawn Fawn Watercolour papers.
Stamp sets used are WC Containers; Flower Cart; Foliage Set; Flower Set.  Marvy & Tombow markers.  Sentiment sets are both CTMH.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Plaid Watercolours

I have four cards today, all are using the Art Impressions Watercolour stamps... all are in a similar colour palette, and I kept their designs pretty simple.  I really love the puppy stamps!




The plaids are all from Lawn Fawn, and the stamp sets are all Art Impressions: WC Rustic Container Set; WC Dogs set; WC Containers; Flower Set; Foliage Set; Chest of Flowers.  Marvy & Tombow markers.  *I am playing along with the current Art Impressions challenge "Good Goes Around"! - you can enter your own creation over on the Ai blog:

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Art Impressions Watercolours

Well, we are just coming out of the horrible ice/snow/freezing rain situation that has plagued the east for the last few days... and the one upside was that I was forced to stay indoors and craft (forced!!).  I somehow managed to get 16 cards put together.  I will admit that I had a pile of Art Impressions watercolour images already painted up, so it was just a matter of picking papers and putting them all together.  Here are the first of them that I'll be sharing over the next few days:

 I am teaching two Ai Watercolour classes at the Workshop in Stouffville Ontario this week, so these are some of the samples that I brought to share.  I finally had a chance to use the gorgeous new Lawn Fawn gingham papers - they were the perfect soft background.

Art Impressions Watercolour sets used are: Rustic Containers Set; Garden Wagon Mini Set; Foliage Set; Flowers set; Flower Set 2; and Watering can.  Sentiments are CTMH. Marvy & Tombow inks.
I am playing along with Laurel's Sketchy Saturday sketch, as well!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Sketchy Saturday & Inspired By

Like the rest of the continent, we're having a chilly, snowy spring.  So maybe that's why I took Laurel's Inspired By photo and turned it into a Christmas card?  Not what I set out to do... I had this wonderful Lawn Fawn "Knit Picky" paper that reminded me of the knitted throw in the photo, and then I went searching to see what papers I had in blue tones... and there was Echo Park's I Love Winter.  And of course, it turned into a coffee/hot chocolate type of card, too.  I used Laurel's Sketchy Saturday sketch as well:
 And when you make a Christmas card... you always make a second one :o)
I used a couple of Memory Box dies for the snowflakes & mug, and added a few tiny rhinestones for a little sparkle.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Uptown Girls Snapshots Minis - Stamping Bella

Here are two more Stamping Bella cards that I made using the cute little Uptown Girls Snapshots Minis.  I used the fun Lawn Fawn Rainbow papers with some black & white Chalkboard papers from Simply Creative.
 I've had these little gold clothespins kicking around for a while, and loved the idea of pinning up the polaroids on a little hemp clothesline.  I used my Cricut to cut the medallion out and added a sentiment from Art Impressions "Comfy on Couch Set".
 I stamped all four images together for this card, coloured them with my Copics to match the background papers and continuing with the metallic gold idea - cut my Avery Elle "happy" die from some gold cardstock.
You can see both of these cards in the Crafter's Workshop booth this weekend at Scrapfest, or later on in the store in Stouffville.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Card Kits #25 & #26

We are just days away from Scrapfest in Kitchener, Ontario (April 13 & 14), so I wanted to share the final two card kits that will be available in the One Crazy Stamper booth.  Kit #25 is one of my all-time favourite Card Kits featuring Winter Moose RR019 and merry Christmoose G142 from High Hopes Rubber Stamps!
 This card has such a classic Canadian Christmas feel to it!  I've coloured his hat & scarf to mimic a buffalo plaid (just like our Olympic team!) and tucked in a few sprigs of greenery.  The sentiment is raised up on pop dots. The Card Kits contain all the pieces to put together four cards, including all of the cut paper, card bases & envelopes.  What you need to provide is black ink, the colouring method of your choice, and adhesives.  There is a full colour instruction sheet that includes a photo, step-by-step instructions including a list of the Copic colours that are used in the sample, and all of the cutting measurements so that you can make more cards using your own supplies later.  The kit contains both the image and sentiment as unmounted red rubber stamps - so you'll want to pick up some EZ Mount adhesive cushion from the OCS store as well.

 Now this is something that I'm very excited about!!  Welcome to our first ever OCS Quick Kit! - Card Kit #26.  Like the other kits, you get all the cut pieces, die cuts, card bases & envelopes to put together four cards - along with the Cookies & Cocoa Script H096 sentiment stamp from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  *The main difference being that there is no image to colour.  Just stamp the sentiment on the four white ovals in the kit, and you can have all four cards assembled within half an hour.  Who doesn't need a few quick Christmas cards?  And of course, you'll get all of the instructions and measurements to make a bunch more with your own supplies.
*If you can't make it to Scrapfest, any remaining kits will be available in the store after the show. Happy Stamping!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Card Kit #24

Today I am sharing the 3rd of five new festive themed card kits that will be available next weekend at Scrapfest in Kitchener (April 13th & 14th) at the One Crazy Stamper booth.  We all want to make hedgehog cards for Christmas (of course!) so today's kit is just the thing - here is Happy Mail SS002 and Dot Warm Winter Wishes H257 both from High Hopes Rubber Stamps:
I love the rustic feel of this!
The Card Kits contain all the pieces to put together four cards, including all of the cut paper, card bases & envelopes.  What you need to provide is black ink, the colouring method of your choice, and adhesives.  There is a full colour instruction sheet that includes a photo, step-by-step instructions including a list of the Copic colours that are used in the sample, and all of the cutting measurements so that you can make more cards using your own supplies later.  The kit contains both the image and sentiment as unmounted red rubber stamps - so you'll want to pick up some EZ Mount adhesive cushion from the OCS store as well.
*If you can't make it to Scrapfest, any remaining kits will be available in the store after the show.  Happy stamping!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Tiny Townie Rachel Loves the Rain

Another Stamping Bella sample... today's stamp is Tiny Townie Rachel Loves the Rain.  She was another sweet one to colour, and I again used the Lawn Fawn Rainbow papers.  I added a little zigzag stitching with my sewing machine and a few YNS Gumdrops to finish her off:


Friday, April 6, 2018

Stamping Bella

I was asked to make some card samples for The Crafter's Workshop using several Stamping Bella stamps that I'll be sharing over the next little while - and they were so much fun to colour!  I love bright colours when I'm cardmaking, and I was using the new Lawn Fawn Rainbow papers - so I was in heaven.  Here is Edna Loves Ice Cream:

Monday, April 2, 2018

Winter Owl Card Kit

I have Card Kit #23 to share with you today - there will be five brand new holiday-themed card kits available at the One Crazy Stamper booth at Scrapfest in Kitchener, April 13th & 14th.  If there are any kits still available after the show, you'll see them in the OCS store after those dates.  Today's kit features Winter Owl RR020 and Warm Winter Wishes Bold H098 from High Hopes Rubber Stamps:
I just adore all the little High Hopes owls!  You can colour him however you like, but I was trying to imitate a buffalo plaid on his hat & scarf...
     The Card Kits contain all the pieces to put together four cards, including all of the cut paper, card bases & envelopes.  What you need to provide is black ink, the colouring method of your choice, and adhesives.  There is a full colour instruction sheet that includes a photo, step-by-step instructions including a list of the Copic colours that are used in the sample, and all of the cutting measurements so that you can make more cards using your own supplies later.  The kit contains both the image and sentiment as unmounted red rubber stamps - so you'll want to pick up some EZ Mount adhesive cushion from the OCS store as well.
     I'll be back next weekend to share the next few kits!  Happy stamping!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

New OCS Card Kits

Happy Easter!!  I am up on the One Crazy Stamper blog today with a guest post to share one of the new Card Kits that will be available at Scrapfest in Kitchener, Ontario - April 13th & 14th... and possibly on the OCS website if there are any left after the show.  Everybody always wants to get a head start on their Christmas cards, so this year we've got 5 festive kits that will get you adding to your stash early in the year.  Here is Card Kit #22 featuring Santa's List R154 and Naughty List JJ004 from High Hopes Rubber Stamps:
This sentiment is an all-time favourite of mine!  Can't you think of a dozen friends that this would be perfect for?  The Card Kits contain all the pieces to put together four cards, including all of the cut paper, die cut snowflakes, card bases & envelopes.  What you need to provide is black ink, the colouring method of your choice, and adhesives.  There is a full colour instruction sheet that includes a photo, step-by-step instructions including a list of the Copic colours that are used in the sample, and all of the cutting measurements so that you can make more cards using your own supplies later.  The kit contains both the image and sentiment as unmounted red rubber stamps - so you'll want to pick up some EZ Mount adhesive cushion from the OCS store as well.
     *In this particular kit, you will get supplies to make two cards as shown, and two cards will have the background papers switched, with the stripe being the larger piece on top.  Quantities are limited, so be sure to hit the One Crazy Stamper booth at Scrapfest (I've had a sneak peek to see what Lora is bringing to the show - you'll want to stop by for sure!!).  Come back and visit the blog, as I'll be sharing the rest of the Card Kits over the next few weeks.  Happy stamping!


Friday, March 23, 2018

Garden Gnome card

Here is the third card I made using the new Work & Play set from Art Impressions: "Gotta Garden (Sku #5000).  I really LOVE this little gnome - I love that he's been drawn like a lawn statue.  Lots of fun possibilities for cards using him!
I kept my design simple, as he is fairly small, but I wanted the focus on him - so I gave him a large floral mat, and a contrasting background.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Verve Inspiration challenge

I am happy that the Verve Inspiration challenge is back!  It's been on hiatus for a while, and though I didn't always get to play along, I followed it religiously every month in the past.  So tonight I decided to play with my oxide inks, and was inspired to use the Freshly Made Sketch for my design.  I went with a couple of different greens, and started out with white mugs like the inspiration photo, but ended up painting them to give them a little more life:
Distress Oxide Inks are Lucky Clover & Twisted Citron; Stamp sets are Borderline, One Cup and Simply Amazing by Verve; Verve pastel sequin mix.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Gardening card #2

Here's the second of my Gardening Cards... using the newly released Art Impressions Work & Play set: Gotta Garden (Sku #5000):

I loved using the pretty gingham & floral papers for this one, and dug out some floral ribbon that I've had kicking around for a while to finish it off.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Gardening card

Art Impressions just released their new Work & Play sets, including the fun Gotta Garden Set (Sku #5000).  I have one of the cards that I made for Creativation to share today:
I used spring-y colours to colour the fun couple using my Copic markers, added a few paper roses from my stash, and one of the six sentiments in the set as a banner.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

New Art Impressions

Art Impressions is debuting four new Work & Play sets today, and I was lucky enough to make a few cards for them to take to Creativation back in January.  Here are two cards that I made with Office Party Set:
 This one is really cute, because the computer screen is actually blank, and there are a bunch of different sentiments sized perfectly for you to stamp what you want to fit the occassion.
And of course, I love coffee themed cards, so this was a fun one to put together.  I added a little gold metallic stitching with my sewing machine to both cards, and sprinkled a few gold sequins around as well.  Here's a peek at all the new sets:

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Watercolour Wonders challenge

I am playing along with the current Art Impressions challenge, which is "Watercolour Wonders"!  I got this stamp set a little while ago, and only just had a chance to paint it.  I've paired it up with (my favourite!) Lawn Fawn plaid papers, and made two of them for some bright & pretty spring cards:
Stamp sets are WC Series 5 Set 2 (Sku #4059), Flower Set (Sku #4052) and Foliage Set (Sku #4051) all from Art Impressions; Marvy Markers; Maya Road jute; MFT Dienamics, Wonky Stitched Square die; Lawn Fawn plaid papers.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Cupcake BFF's

And here is the final card from the Ai BFF trio that I put together this week.  Scroll down to see all three together.  Here is Cupcake BFF:
 I used the same paper pad for all three (Summer Dreams by Echo Park) so that they would coordinate together nicely, and I love the warm, bright colours!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Puppy Watercolour card

Here is the final card that we'll be painting at my Ai Watercolour class at The Workshop in April (details here!)  The puppy set is one of my favourites, so I had to include one in the class!  The nice thing is that by switching up the colours, you can easily make him resemble your favourite canine.
Art Impressions stamp sets used are: WC Dogs set, WC Bench set, Foliage set and Flower set.  Marvy markers.  Contact Sheri at The Workshop to book your spot, there are two different days - I'd love to have you join us!  Here is a photo of all four of the cards we'll be painting at the class:

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