Saturday, October 3, 2015

Artistry with Glitter paper

I have been bragging about not having a cold for the past 3 years, since I have been drinking 1 tbsp of  apple cider vinegar each day. Well, I may have missed the worst parts of colds, but today I have quite a pressure headache, that I will call my version of a 2015 cold. This card reflects how I feel on World Cardmaking Day, so I'll enter it over at Simon  Says Stamp!
I cut the words from my NEW Artistry Cricut cartridge, then mounted them on retired Jackson patterned paper. It is not really visible, but I used my Black journaling pen and outlined inside each letter. I cut this sweet whip cream shape, that is also poo-like, from our lovely Brown Glitter paper. I added another patterned paper underneath, then some googly eyes to the poo!

All supplies are Close To My  Heart, unless noted.
Paper: retired Jackson; Brown Glitter paper
Cardstock: Colonial White
Ink: Black Journaling Pen
Tools: Artistry Cricut cartridge
Other: Googly Eyes

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Last Day of September!

Wow, while I can hardly believe it is the last day of September.....I am also happy October is tomorrow! So many wonderful things take place in October like my husband's and a dear friend's birthday, we enjoy and celebrate Thanksgiving long weekend; and then the always favourite chocolate extravaganza known as Hallowe'en!
But, before October, I would like to share my card using our wonderful Hello Life stamp sets. These are only available only until the end of today. I am entering the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge!
I started by using our wonderful NEW Watercolour paints and paper to make a fall inspired piece with a dark Barn Red colour, then moving through orange and yellow shades. Once the watercolour paper dried, I ran it through my Big Shot with our Chevron Embossing folder.

I stamped on the White Daisy cardstock with Black ink in a random fashion with this flower outline and a sprinkling of the dots. The sentiment was also stamped with Black ink and the watercolour brush image, with Pomegranate ink. I matted everything with Pomegranate cardstock on this 5 x 7 card, then added some Red Enamel Gems.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Sep Hello Life
Cardstock: Watercolour; Pomegranate; White Daisy
Ink: Pomegranate; Black
Embellishments: Red Enamel Gems; Watercolour Paints
Tools: Chevron Embossing Folder

Friday, September 25, 2015

A Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I wanted to join the 2015 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, so I am featuring this card with  my favourite beverage and colours.

I started with my favourite colour of cardstock, Lagoon. I added some patterned paper from retired Jackson, then add the Lagoon border. I punched it with our Triangle Border Punch before adding it. I used a My Favorite Things Die-Namics Cross-Stitch Die to cut the oval, for the sentiment. The sentiment is stamped with Black ink and is from AI Stamps.

I stamped the sweet coffee cup on White Daisy cardstock and retired patterned paper with Memento Black ink. The coffee cup image is from, Treats of Friendship. I coloured the cup and bean in with my Shin Han Alcohol Markers. I paper pieced the Sorbet pattern label to the cup. To complete the card, I added some Turquoise Epoxy Dots.

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Stamp: Treats of Friendship
Paper: retired Jackson & Claire
Cardstock: White Daisy; Lagoon
Ink: Black; Shin Han Alcohol Markers; Memento Black
Embellishments: Turquoise Epoxy Dots
Tools: Triangle Border Punch
Other: MFT Stamps Cross-Stitch Oval Dies; AI Stamps

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Another Challenge

I was playing with my new watercolours the other day and decided to make a fall coloured piece. Once it had time to dry, I ran it through my Big Shot in our Dots folder. Now I had accents to add to a few is one that also fits into the Simon Says Stamp - No Designer Paper - Wednesday Challenge.
I stamped in Black ink on White Daisy cardstock, to make my own background paper with this wonderful camera image and dots from 2 of our sets in September's - Hello Life special. I used gold embossing powder for the sentiment and backed everything with NEW Pomegranate cardstock. I added Gold foil tape and some sweet Gold glitter stars from our Gold Fundamental Assortment. This is a 5 x 7 card.
All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Hello Life sets
Cardstock: Pomegranate; White Daisy; Watercolour
Ink: Black; Versamark; Watercolour Paints
Embellishments: Gold Fundamental Assortment; Gold Foil Tape
Tools: Dots Embossing Folder

Monday, September 21, 2015

Artistry LOVE!

We have come to our first of many Pro-D days! The kids have only been back to school for 2 weeks and they are already getting an extra day off. Then in a few weeks we will be celebrating Thanksgiving!  With extra time to surf today, I saw that Heart 2 Heart is featuring a doodling challenge. So, here is another Zoe doodler! 
I must say, this is one of my favourite cuts on the new Artistry cartridge. You can make it work with any colours since you are choosing them to attach behind the hearts. I cut another with Slate at 1/4 inch larger, so I would have a mat. I used Sorbet; Sweet Leaf and Slate cardstock behind the hearts. I stamped a Geometric Background image with coordinating ink on the Sorbet piece. I stamped the sentiment with Slate ink from set, Oodles of Doodles.

Once I had all of these things together, then I used my Black Journaling pen and got to doodling. I think it added some great highlights to this card, then it gets you doodling on more things!

All supplies used are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Geometric Backgrounds; Oodles of Doodles
Ink: Sorbet; Slate; Journaling Pen
Cardstock: Sorbet; Slate; Glacier; Sweet Leaf; White Daisy
Embellishments: Clear Sparkles
Tools: Artistry and Art Philosophy Cricut cartridges

Thursday, September 17, 2015

A Challenge

 I wanted to enter a Challenge this week, so Simon Says Stamp "Die Crazy" Wednesday, was the perfect one.
 Since the new store I'm selling cards at is a kitchen store, this Lawn Fawn stamp and die set was a perfect fit. I cut all of the shapes from White Daisy cardstock and stamped with Memento Black ink. I used my Shin Han Alcohol Markers to colour shapes in. I especially love that mixer......makes me think I need to use my Kitchen Aid more!

I used Flaxen; Glacier; and White Daisy cardstock for the card, along with glorious Blossom patterned paper. I used my Scallop Border Punch and added some Turquoise Shimmer Trim.

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Paper: Blossom
Cardstock: White Daisy; Glacier; Flaxen
Embellishments: Turquoise Shimmer Trim
Tools: Scallop Border Punch
Other: Lawn Fawn Baked With Love Dies & You're All I Knead Stamp set

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Take a Picture!

Have I said how much I LOVE our new Watercolour Paints and Paper..........if you haven't noticed yet, then here is another project using them!
I got some patterned paper from NEW, La Vie En Rose and added that to a Black mat. I cut this sweet Polaroid camera shape from Artistry, in Slate cardstock and Watercolour paper. I cut the photo frame from Black cardstock and added White Daisy cardstock to stamp the sentiment from a retired set. I used my Shin Han Markers to colour in the heart and this card was finished.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Paper: La Vie En Rose
Cardstock: White Daisy; Black; Slate; Watercolour
Ink: Black; Shin Han Alcohol Markers; Watercolour Paints