Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Heidi & Mattie!

Hi HH & OCS Fans!
I'm a big dog fan and have had a dog in my life for as long as I can remember! I think it's wonderful to have pets especially when you have children as the two become best friends! I am using the High Hopes stamp called "Heidi & Mattie". Don't these two look like they are the best of friends?!!

I coloured Mattie up adding some grey spots to her with my Copic Markers. My paper this time is from the Echo Park Just Be You 6x6 collection. I decided to paper piece Heidi's overalls for a fun element! The sentiment "Best Friends Forever" is also from High Hopes and goes perfectly with this image!
Here's an inside view of my card. The sentiment is part of the "Best Friends Forever" stamp. I masked off the stamp and used part of it on the front and the other part on the inside of my card. It's fun to do different things with your sentiments!
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: YR21, YR24, Y21, Y23
Shirt & shoes: R02, R05, R08
Dog: C1, C2, C3, C5, C6, C8/ G43, G46

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

New Release over at Digi Doodle Studios!

Hi DDS Fans!
It's New Release day over at Digi Doodle Studios with the "Light & Sprite" Collection! Dina has done it again with another line of adorable digital stamps! I am using the beautiful "Charmeine Berry Blythe" today on my card!
I am using Digital Papers from DDS called "Sweetheart". The colours and patterns are so soft and pretty! I downloaded, re sized my image and printed it off on my printer. Then I set about colouring Charmeine with my Copic Markers. I fussy cut her out and popped her up with foam tape on my layered card. She has Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen on her wings and on all the flowers for a bit of sparkle!
I made my own rolled flowers this time using papers from the same "Sweetheart" collection. I added a pearl gem to the middle of each flower.
I used a sentiment from the "Friendship" Digital sentiment collection
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E17, E18
Wings: B000, B0000
Dress & Doves: C00, C0, C1, C2
Flowers: RV11, RV17, RV19, YG25
Bird Bath: W0, W1, W3

Make sure you head on over to the Digi Doodle Studios online store and check out all the adorable new digital stamps from the "Light & Sprite" Collection!

Happy Stamping!


Friday, February 16, 2018

Spring Chicken!

Hello Ai Fans!
Just popping in today to share with you a couple of cards I made using the Art Impressions "Spring Chicken" set. I am a big fan of the "Ai Bird Brains" line of stamps so when I saw these cuties I knew I had to add them to my collection!

I love the way theses cards have a "lift the flap" element to them for an interactive detail!
 I chose papers from the American Crafts "Color Crush" collection for a nice spring like feel. After all I have had enough of winter and needed a boost of spring LOL!
Love the saying on the coffee cup!!
Look at all the images and sentiments that come with the "Spring Chicken" set! Oh just imagine all the possibilities!
Copics Used:
C00, C01, C1, C4, YR12, YR14, YG23
R20, R21, R22, R24, R27, R29
E95, E97, E99, BG72, BG75, E50, E51, E53
W0, W2, B000

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Spring is Coming!

Hi HH & OCS Fans!
I've been so tired of winter and the thought of Spring just makes me feel happy! I decided it was time to make a fun Spring themed card. I am using the "2 Chicks" and "Sweet Heart Frame" stamps from High Hopes Stamps.
I chose paper from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6x6 collection. First I stamped my Frame and then added the Chicks inside.  I have to admit..... the sky is a "mistake coverup" lol! First I had masked off all the images and tried to do a Distress Ink Cloud sky but I messed it up. Since my whole image was coloured and I didn't want to waste it, I took the Distress Ink and a water brush and filled in the sky. I'm not entirely in love with it so I added a few die cut clouds and it seemed better.
Copics Used:
Y13, Y15, Y17, Y21, Y23
YG21, YG23, YG25
BG11, BG13
RV11, RV13, RV14
YR04, YR07

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Pamper Yourself!

I am always so inspired by my friend Carolina's Tags and gift bags that I had to try to make one for myself! When I saw "Bubbles" from Digi Doodle Studios, I knew this cutie would be perfect for a gift set I wanted to make for a friend!
I created the rectangular tag using paper from the MME Blush 6x6 collection. I printed and coloured my digital image and then cut "Bubbles" out with a Loopy Oval die. I added some flowers and a die cut flourish to the tag. I popped the image and sentiment that I created on my computer up with foam squares for dimension. Lots of glitter was added with my Spectrum Noir glitter pen to the water and wine. Some glossy accents were added to the bubbles. I added a long string of twine so that I could use it to tie the tag to my gift.
I wrapped up a set of bath products and tied the tag to it! A perfect gift to pamper yourself with!
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E02, E21, E95, R20
Hair: Y21, E53, YR14, YR27
Wine: R56, R59
Hair band: RV17, RV19
Bubbles: B0000, B00, B01
Tub and outline: C0, C1, C3

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!


Friday, February 9, 2018

Love Bears!

Howdy Ai Fans!
I just can't get enough of these cute "Valentine Bears" from Art Impressions! They have been my go to stamps for my Valentine's cards this year! This is the 3rd set of cards I've made using the set. They are just too cute, love them!!
I chose papers from the Echo Park "Rather Be Crafting" 6x6 collection. First I coloured my bears and then using a piece of terry cloth and some Copic Blending Solution added some texture to their fur. I think it adds a fun element to your colouring. I added Clear Glitter Wink of Stella to the word "love". It's too bad it doesn't show well in the pictures as it really adds a cute sparkly element to the finished card.
I also added a few Gold enamel dots to tie in with the base paper I used from Bazzill Basics Paper. The paper is gold foiled and just looks so pretty.
Copics Used:
Bears: E30, E31, E34, E35, E37, Copic Blending Solution
T-shirts: R81, R83, R85/ BG11, BG23
Love sign: BG11, BG13, BG18, BG23/ RV04, RB06, RV09

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Sweet Easter set!

Hello Ai Fans!
It's the second week of the Art Impressions "Sweet Treats" Challenge and the Release of the New "Sweet Easter" and "Sham-rock" sets! I just love the Art impression sets as you can create so many different cards with just one set.
I decided to create 3 different cards using the same "Sweet Easter" set!
I am using paper from the Echo Park "Hello Easter" 6x6 paper pack and on the shaker card a piece of paper from the Lawn Fawn "Perfectly Plaid Rainbow" collection. Some glitter pen, enamel dots (as usual LOL) and ribbon finish off my cards!
On this card I stamped the Easter Lilies in the mug first, masked it off, added the Lily Frame and sentiment.
I fussy cut out these cute Easter images and added them around the frame with some foam squares for dimension.
For this card I cut the frame out 2x with adhesive foam and turned it into a shaker card.
Here's the inside view of the Shaker card.

Copics Used:
C0, C1, C2
Y32, Y35, Y38
R01, R81, R83, R85, R89
BG11, BG18, BG34
YR04, YG25

I hope you'll join us in the "Sweet Treat" Challenge and I look forward to seeing what you create!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Goat Your Back!

Happy Tuesday!
Thanks for stopping by today to see my card using the High Hopes Stamp called "Goat Your Back". I've had this stamp for a while but had never inked it up. I thought it was perfect to use for the "Anything Goes" Challenges over at High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper Blogs.
I love this combination of green and black. My design is simple with just some twine and enamel dots for embellishments. These adorable goats remind me of the goats we visit every summer at The Bruce Beckons. It's adorable to watch the babies jumping all around!!
Here's the inside view. I printed this sentiment off on my computer!
Copics Used:
C00, C0, C1, C3, C5, C8
T1, T2, T3, T4, T6, T8
W0, W1, W3
R00, R01
YG11, YG13
B0000, B000

Happy Stamping!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Valentine Bear!

Hi Ai Fans!
Thanks for stopping by today to see a couple of cards I made using the "Valentine Bears" set from Art Impressions! I just can't get enough of these adorable bears!!
I am using some papers from an older Doodlebug collection called "Sweetheart". I am trying to use up some of my papers I've been hoarding in my stash as part of my New Years Resolution. It's hard to see in the pics but the hearts have Wink of Stella Glitter Pen added to them for a bit of sparkle!
I love that this set comes with 3 different Bears, 8 sentiments and 2 other little images you can accessorize with. I made these cards a bit smaller than I usually do. They are both 4"x4" and showcase the cute bears perfectly!
Love the play on words with this sentiment!
Copics Used:
E30, E31, E34, E35, E37
R24, R27, R29
RV04, RV 06

Happy Stamping!