Sunday, June 22, 2014

Birthday Banners

I had a lot of fun making this card and I know it's going to a good home! I'm also entering this card into the new challenge from Lawnscaping - Lawnscaping's new challenge #84. The challenge is to use stars and/or stripes on a card. I've gone with some stripes on mine.

Here's the card:

Cardstock: Strawberry Slush, Smoky Slate by Stampin' Up, Hello Sunshine paper pack by Lawn Fawn.
Ink: Versamark.
Stamps: Birthday Tags by Lawn Fawn.
Tools and Accessories: Let's Polka mixed sequins, Hello Sunshine mixed sequins, Peace Joy Love mixed sequins, Hello Sunshine Flair, all by Lawn Fawn, baker's twine, banner flag punch, dimensional adhesive, white embossing powder, heat tool, clear Wink of Stella brush marker, matte multi-medium.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #81

I created this card solely for Lawnscaping's new challenge #81 but I'm looking forward to posting it to a family member for their birthday. It's a win-win! :) The challenge was to create a background with stamps.

Here's the card:

Cardstock: Soft Suede and Whisper White.
Ink: Midnight Muse and Soft Suede, Soft Suede marker, Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Stamps: Dad's Day, Year Two and Birthday Tags, all by Lawn Fawn.
Tools and Accessories: Tag, You're It Lawn Cuts dies by Lawn Fawn, baker's twine, dimensional adhesive, ink blending tool.

I normally add blingy bits to my cards but I couldn't make it work for this one. Simple and unadorned it is then!

Dad's Birthday

I made this card for my Dad. He likes the outdoors so I made his card with that in mind. Here's the result:

Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Basic Black, Into the woods petite paper pack by Lawn Fawn.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Salty Ocean, Antique Linen and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, Versamark, Copic markers - Y08, Y00, YR18, YG17, G03, G00, B00, N1, 0, Sakura Stardust gel pen in silver, Versamagic in Cloud White.
Stamps: Happy Trails, Jessie's ABC's, Woodgrain Backdrops, all by Lawn Fawn
Accessories and Tools: Happy Trails Lawn Cuts dies, Stitched Journaling Card Lawn Cuts dies, grey bakers twine, big shot machine, water, finger dauber, Glossy Accents, dimensional adhesive, Post-it notes.

Tips and Tricks:
1. The sky and hill were created using masks cut from Post-it notes.
2. The clouds were created by dabbing white ink on the card with my finger.
3. I flicked water to get the speckled effect.
4. The edges of the stitched journaling card were inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink then I rubbed on some Cloud White Versamagic.

Pleasant Surprise:
1. Lawn Fawn pinned this card on their pinterest page from my flickr feed, yay!! Thanks Lawn Fawn! :)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Girly Baby Shower

Here's a very quick card I made for a friend's baby shower. I was pressed for time and was able to complete this in about 20 minutes though it needed some extra drying time.


Cardstock: Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Hello Sunshine paper pack by Lawn Fawn.
Ink: Pool Party, Tuxedo Black, Copic markers - YR18, Y00, RV00, Clear Wink of Stella brush marker
Stamps: Plus One by Lawn Fawn
Accessories / Tools: twine from The Twinery, Dazzling Diamonds glitter glue, Hello Sunshine sequins, Glossy Accents, ink blending tool.

The stork and bundle are coated in Wink of Stella to make them sparkle. I glued the sequins on with Glossy Accents. I've recently bought Matte Multi Medium, which, I feel, is much better for the job. If you make a mistake or slip, the matte doesn't show up like Glossy Accents.

Monday, April 14, 2014

5th Birthday

I've entered a challenge for the first time in ages - Lawnscaping Challenge #79. I tried a new technique on this card. Not sure exactly what it's called, I inked around a cloud die cut to make the cloudy background on the card below. I like the result though I feel I need more practise at this technique!

Here's the card:

Cardstock: Soft Suede, Gumball Green, Whisper White, Xpress Copic colouring card
Ink: Pool Party, Tuxedo Black, Versamark Dazzle in Champagne, Copic markers - YR18, Y08, B00, R29, YG17, G03, B24, B18, E57, 0
Stamps: Critters from the past, Year four, Bake me a cake, Jessie's ABC's
Accessories / Tools: Critters from the past Lawn Cuts, Spring Showers Lawn Cuts, Year four Lawn Cuts, Ink blending tool, Grassy border Lawn Cuts, dimensionals, Clear Wink of Stella brush marker, glue tape

Update: My card received an Honorable Gnome award! I feel very honoured! Thanks very much to the Lawnscaping team, I really appreciate it! :)

 Click here to visit the challenge!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Baby Shaker Card

I have mixed feelings about this card, not totally happy with it. I did have a go at some masking to colour the background of the card and also it was my first try at using Distress Inks. I really need to practice using those inks because the background ended up rather blotchy. The card looks better from afar!


Card: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, White glitter cardstock
Ink: Versamark, Tuxedo Black, Sakura Stardust glitter gel pens - pink, purple, yellow, clear, Distress Inks - Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean
Stamps: Quinn's Abc's, Quinn's Capital Abc's, Critters Ever After, Claire's Abc's, Plus One, all by Lawn Fawn
Accessories: Sequins, clear iridescent beads and glitter from a discount store
Tools: Circle and Scalloped Circle Stackable Lawn Cuts dies, Big Shot machine, white craft foam, acetate sheet, dimensionals, white embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat tool, corner rounder, post it notes for masking, craft glue

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Toy Train

This was made a few weeks ago for the son of a friend. I wanted to make a simple card with bold colours. This is the result:


Card: Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Xpress white for Copic markers
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Tuxedo Black, Copic markers - R29, Y08, B24 and N1
Stamps: Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum, Year Two, Quinn's 123's, all by Lawn Fawn
Tools: Big shot machine, Stitched Journaling Card Lawn Cuts dies, corner rounder, dimensionals, sponge

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Fun Fair Birthday

This card turned out better than I thought it would. I used mostly Lawn Fawn products for this card.


Card: Naturals Ivory, Whisper White, Brightside patterned papers from Lawn Fawn
Ink: Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Admit One, Say Cheese, Quinn's Abc's, Sophie's Sentiments, all by Lawn Fawn
Accessories: Basic rhinestones
Tools: Coloured pencils, dimensionals, scissors for fussy cutting

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Hot Air Balloon card

This card design was cased from this one which was made by Grisel Blanco from My Chic and Crafty Lil' Heart. I needed to made a kids card in a hurry and this one was easy to do!


Card: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Island Oasis DSP, vellum, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Copic Sketch marker E57, Sakura Stardust gel pen in clear
Stamps: Blue Skies, Year One by Lawn Fawn
Tools: Dimensionals, Blue Skies Lawn Cuts dies, Big Shot machine

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Mother's Day Shaker card

This mason jar shaker card was inspired by this one from Chari Moss. I had a lot of technique troubles with this card but I got it done in the end.

It was my first attempt at a shaker card and I learnt a lot! If you wanted to try to make a card like this, I recommend that you check out Lawn Fawn's youtube video channel and find the video of Chari's shaker card.

It really is easy to make if you have the right equipment. I just couldn't find my Stazon black ink or clear acetate sheets. I tried to buy them from my local scrapbooking store and they didn't have any in stock. I also went to Spotlight but they were sold out. I ended up buying a Versamark brilliance but, although it dried on the plastic, it easily scratched off when I was attaching the top layer to the card.


Card: Concord Crush, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, In Colour patterned paper
Ink: Concord Crush, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Versamark Brilliance in Black, Copic Sketch N1 marker.
Stamps: Summertime Charm by Lawn Fawn, Teeny Tiny Sentiments by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Striped organza ribbon, sequins, clear plastic treat bag, purple rhinestones, iridescent clear beads, all from discount stores
Tools: Big shot machine, Summertime Charm Lawn Cuts dies by Lawn Fawn, corner rounder punch by Fiskars, white foam from Spotlight, craft glue, dimensionals

Monday, January 13, 2014


I didn't realize just how many cards I hadn't posted last year. Here's last year's anniversary effort for my husband. For some reason I have made food themed cards for him for our anniversary and Valentine's Day for the last three years. I blame the cuteness of Lawn Fawn stamps!

I was really happy with this card because it was my first attempt at Copic colouring and I like how it all came together.


Card: Basic Grey, Brushed Gold, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Xpress for Copic markers
Ink: Versamark, Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler, Copic markers - N1, E57
Stamps: Good Fortune, Sophie's Sentiments, both by Lawn Fawn. I don't know the name or brand of the background stamp, sorry.
Tools: Antique Gold embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat tool, dimensionals, Good Fortune Lawncuts by Lawn Fawn.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Water colouring technique

I'd seen a lot of this water colouring technique on craft (or crumb cake) coloured card so I thought I'd give it a go. After white heat embossing the flowers I used white ink to water colour the flowers. Then I used regular pink ink to water colour over the white. I think I did two or three layers of the pink to achieve some shading on the flowers. The colours are more intense close up.

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Rose Red
Ink: Rose Red, Versamagic in Cloud White, Versamark (I can't remember if the background was stamped with Versamark or Rose Red ink)
Stamps: 5th Avenue Floral, Distressed Dots
Accessories: Basic pearls, chipboard 'happy birthday', waterproof craft mat
Tools: Big shot machine, top note die, heat tool, white embossing powder, embossing buddy, aqua painter pen, Sakura clear glitter gel pen, liquid glue

1. I sponged the chipboard with white ink and let it dry before using the glitter gel pen over the top.
2. The stamens of the flowers were also coloured with glitter gel pen but I must have done that after I took the photo.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Valentine's Day

I made this card for my husband for Valentine's Day last year. I just love how cute Lawn Fawn's stamps are!

Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Brushed Gold, Whisper White
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Versamark, markers - Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Basic Grey, Daffodil Delight, Rose Red, Bashful Blue, Real Red
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Backdrops, Love'n Breakfas
Accessories: Raspberry Ripple stitched satin ribbon
Tools: Glossy Accents

Friday, January 10, 2014

Butterfly Birthday

I had some new goodies that I'd just bought and wanted to try them out on this card. I made this for my sister-in-law. I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out.

Cardstock: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Regal Rose
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Regal Rose, markers - Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Tempting Turquoise, Marina Mist and Bashful Blue
Stamps: Flutter by, Grand Greetings, Teeny tiny backdrops, all by Lawn Fawn
Accessories: Blue and pink rhinestones
Tools: Big shot machine, Adorning Accents edgelit die and embossing folder, dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds glitter glue

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Baby Shower

This card was made for my niece's baby shower. They were keeping the gender of the baby a secret so I wanted to go with bright colours for something a little bit different.

Cardstock: Shimmery White, Bashful Blue, patterned papers "Bright Side" by Lawn Fawn
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Versamagic Cloud White, Pumpkin Pie marker
Stamps: Plus One, Sunny Skies, Say Cheese, all by Lawn Fawn
Accessories: Baker's twine from The Twinery, orange and purple rhinestones, pink polka dot washi  tape, vintage glass look button
Tools: Big Shot machine, Say Cheese Lawn cut dies by Lawn Fawn, corner rounder punch, Dazzling Diamonds glitter glue, dimensionals, white gel pen

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Personalised Wedding Card

The trickiest thing about this card was doing the alphabet stamping. It's a simple card and I'm happy with the result. Except for the bow. I have to get a bow tying device.

The cardstock was a shimmery white in real life which isn't caught by the camera here.

Cardstock: Shimmery White, Blushing Bride
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Blushing Bride
Stamps: Happily Ever After, Sally's abc's, both by Lawn Fawn
Accessories: Striped organza ribbon, Basic rhinestones
Tools: Nestable square dies, dimensionals


Yep, still here! I went through a stage where I totally lacked creativity and was just casing other people's cards but I've found my mojo and I'm back to making up my own designs.

I probably won't post the cards in as much detail as before but these cards are not difficult to work out. Let's start with these two:

Same card, different colours.

Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Basic Grey, Brushed Silver, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze
Ink: Basic Grey, Not Quite Navy marker, Cajun Craze marker.
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Tool kit both from Stampin' Up, Chevron background by Hero Arts.
Accessories: Grey baker's twine from The Twinery, silver washi tape.
Tools: Big shot machine, top note die, dimensionals, Sakura clear glitter pen, Modern Label punch, Diamond plate embossing folder.