Happy Birthday, Allie!
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
It is my niece Allie's birthday today! And one thing that Allie & I share is our love of cardmaking (you can see a link to her blog over there on the right side of mine). So when her birthday rolls around, I pull out all the stops to make something extra special, as I know she'll appreciate the love & work that go into it. Being that she is a tea lover, here's what I came up with:
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Yay, my first two Christmas cards of 2018 are now sitting in my stash... I made two of these using some older stuff that I've had sitting around for a bit. I'm using the sketch from The Paper Players this week, as well as the pretty inspiration photo from Laurel's Inspired By challenge for the colours/kitchen theme:
Patterned papers are Snowhaven, CTMH; Cardstock is Glacier, Whisper & White Daisy, CTMH; Copic Markers; Dies are Your Next Stamp, Die-namics & STAX, Stamp set is Baking Penguins by Inky Antics.
Monday, January 22, 2018
I am playing along with the current Art Impressions challenge which is "Feel the Love"! They're wanting to see anything love-themed. I am using one of the cute Ai slider stamp sets, but made it into a regular card. Here is Panda Slider:
I think he'd make a perfect valentine :o)
Saturday, January 20, 2018
I am using my new favourite Verve set to play along with a few challenges today. I started off being inspired by the Fusion sketch & photo, as well as Laurel Seabrook's Inspired By photo with all the graphic shapes/muted colours... and this week's Cas-ual Fridays inspiration is "More Coffee Please!":
I just tweaked the colours a little and made a second one:
I really adore this taupey/grey with the chocolate... I can see why it's such a popular home decor colour combo. *It's a little warmer in real life!
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
I've got a couple of masculine cards to share today, for several challenges that have closed! Just couldn't quite get them photographed in time. Oh well, I'm sharing them anyway :o) Both are using the older Marjolaine papers from Basic Grey, and the Happy Thoughts stamp set from Verve. *I am in time for The Paper Players colour challenge, though! Scroll down to see the combo at the bottom of my post. Here is one that was for the Fusion Sketch Challenge:
And this one was from last week's Freshly Made Sketch:
Sunday, January 14, 2018
I love the Mini Try-fold stamp sets from Art Impressions, and had this one coloured up and sitting on my craft desk, so decided to assemble it into a card today. Here is Garden Window MTF:
Patterned papers are Garden Party by Pebbles and Birthday Wishes by Echo Park. Coloured with Copic markers.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
My husband's birthday is coming up, so I decided to use a couple of watercolour scenes that I painted last fall to make up some masculine birthday cards. I am using the Art Impressions watercolour stamps, along with my Marvy & Tombow markers:
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
I received some new (to me!) Verve stamps just before Christmas, and got a chance to play with them this week. I am using the current Freshly Made Sketch & my favourite Lawn Fawn plaids: