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I Ruff You (Lawn Fawn)

Hi Everyone,

Wow, that was an unintended and long break. Some days pass by so slowly but somehow the time still marches by rapidly. It’s a strange enigma.

When I sat at my craft table today, everything was (unsurprisingly) just as I had left it. lol I wondered why I hadn’t actually finished my card as it was pretty close to completion. Although having said that it still took me a while to put it all together. I really struggled over where to put the sentiment. In the end I just kept it super simple and I like how it fitted into the scene. I think the other ideas I had been toying with would have over-powered an already busy scene. It’s not the card I pictured in my imagination and I don’t love it at the moment but I am hoping that when I look at it in another day or so I will have a new appreciation for it.

Here’s the card…

I Ruff You Materials used: Stamps - Critters at the Dog Park, Critters on the Farm (Lawn Fawn); Dies - Chit Chat Dies, Grassy Borders. Spring Showers, Stitched Hillside Borders, Sweater Weather (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock - American Crafts, Doodlebug Design; Designer Paper - Birthday Mood Rings (KI Memories), Hello Sunshine (Kaiser Craft), Copic Makers, Glossy Accents and Wink of Stella.

I Ruff You
Materials used: Stamps – Critters at the Dog Park, Critters on the Farm (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Chit Chat Dies, Grassy Borders. Spring Showers, Stitched Hillside Borders, Sweater Weather (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock – American Crafts, Doodlebug Design; Designer Paper – Birthday Mood Rings (KI Memories), Hello Sunshine (Kaiser Craft), Copic Makers, Glossy Accents and Wink of Stella.

I *love* Lawn Fawn stamps and I just adore creating little scenes with them. I love how each of the sets can work on their own but they can also mix and match so well too. It just extends the possibilities and that is such a good thing. More value for money, and who doesn’t love that!

Okay, I better go and try and finish the other partially completed card which is pushed off to the side of my desk. Hope you are all having a wonderful day!

Happy Stamping!

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Happy Fall

Hi Everyone,

Occasionally ideas come at the strangest of times or places. During the week, I was almost asleep when an idea struck me. I grabbed my iPad, opened the app “Penultimate“, sketched my idea and then went to sleep.

Fast forward to today, I had time to create and remembered I had an idea sketched out. I took out the iPad, opened the app and burst out laughing. Here’s why….

Sketch Idea using Penultimate app.

Sketch Idea using Penultimate app.

Oh my! I couldn’t even decipher my own writing! I finally worked it out but it took me longer than I expected. Decided to share it with you so you can have a giggle too. Have you worked it out?

Here’s the card…

Happy Fall Materials used: Stamps - Snow Day, Sweater Weather (Lawn Fawn); Die - Die-namics Blueprints 5 (My Favourite Things);  Cardstock - American Crafts, Knights; Designer Paper - DIY Shop (Crate Paper); Ink - ColorBox Petal Point - Enchantment, Provence, and Tuscany (ColorBox) Hybrid Ink - Black Licorice (My Favourite Things); Vellum; Copic Markers; Linen Thread (Stampin' Up!) and Wink of Stella.

Happy Fall
Materials used: Stamps – Snow Day, Sweater Weather (Lawn Fawn); Die – Die-namics Blueprints 5 (My Favourite Things); Cardstock – American Crafts, Knights; Designer Paper – DIY Shop (Crate Paper); Ink – ColorBox Petal Point – Enchantment, Provence, and Tuscany (ColorBox) Hybrid Ink – Black Licorice (My Favourite Things); Vellum; Copic Markers; Linen Thread (Stampin’ Up!) and Wink of Stella.

Yes, that sketch represented two little bunnies (from the Snow Day set from Lawn Fawn) playing in a pile of autumn leaves (from Lawn Fawn’s Sweater Weather set). I wished I had the die set for both stamp sets as it was very fiddly fussy cutting those leaves and the trees but I really like how it turned out. I want to work on that scene a little more. I’ve a few more ideas just for this sketch. I do think I might need the coordinating dies though… time to shop first? lol

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you are having an amazing day!

Happy Stamping!

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Make a Wish (Penny Black)

Hi Everyone,

Tomorrow is the birthday of one of my favourite work colleagues. I’m considerably older than he is but the age difference doesn’t matter as we get along very well. And he’s always happy enough to listen to me rabbit on about, well, anything really. lol He’s a dog person too so the cute little dog image from the Birthday Party set by Penny Black seemed like the perfect choice for his birthday card.

Here’s the card…

Make A Wish Materials used: Stamps - Birthday Party (Penny Black); Cardstock - American Crafts, Knights; Designer Paper - Hip Hip Hooray 6x6 Paper Pad (Doodlebug Design); Copic Markers, Distress Ink and Lawn Trimmings (Lawn Fawn).

Make A Wish
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Party (Penny Black); Cardstock – American Crafts, Knights; Designer Paper – Hip Hip Hooray 6×6 Paper Pad (Doodlebug Design); Copic Markers, Distress Ink and Lawn Trimmings (Lawn Fawn).

Now to write in the card, make an envelope and voila! Finished. :)

Hope you are having a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

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It moose be love (Lawn Fawn)

Hi Everyone,

A few days ago my sweet friend Bev emailed to tell me there was a challenge which was right up my alley and that I must enter. The challenge in question was “Critters Galore” at the Lawnscaping Challenge blog. Bev was right – this is right up my alley. I haven’t entered a Lawnscaping Challenge before but I can’t help but jump right in. I have so many ideas for this challenge because, as you all know, I love creating with Lawn Fawn stamps, especially their critters.

Lawnscaping Challenge No. 90 - Critters Galore

Lawnscaping Challenge No. 90 – Critters Galore

My card uses the sweet moose from the Critters in the Arctic set. I thought he’d look cute in the winter wonderland. He needs a little friend but my reverse image stamping ability is not the best. So let’s just imagine that he’s thinking of his sweetheart. lol

Here’s the card…

It moose be love Materials used: Stamps -  Critters in the Arctic, Joy to the Woods (Lawn Fawn); Dies - Lawn Cuts - Stitched Hillside Border (Lawn Fawn), Die-namics Blueprints 5 (My Favourite Things); Designer Paper - Hello Sunshine 6x6 Paper Pad (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock - Unknown, American Crafts; Copic Markers, Mister Huey's Color Mists - Opaque White (Studio Calico); Glossy Accents and Wink of Stella.

It moose be love
Materials used: Stamps – Critters in the Arctic, Joy to the Woods (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Lawn Cuts – Stitched Hillside Border (Lawn Fawn), Die-namics Blueprints 5 (My Favourite Things); Designer Paper – Hello Sunshine 6×6 Paper Pad (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock – Unknown, American Crafts; Copic Markers, Mister Huey’s Color Mists – Opaque White (Studio Calico); Glossy Accents and Wink of Stella.

And there we have it! My first entry into the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog. Thanks for the heads-up, Bev!

Hope you are having a great day!

Happy Stamping!

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Thinking of You (Lawn Fawn)

Hi Everyone,

It seems I can’t quite keep away from Lawn Fawn’s new winter releases. Today I have been playing with the Joy to the Woods set. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to create a little woodland scene with those stunning birch trees. I coloured the trees with copic markers and put a layer of glossy accents over the top. I love how this looks. The only aspect I had a little trouble with was the sentiment. I was tempted to leave it blank before deciding on a speech bubble from the Chit Chat set. Part of me thinks I should have left it without the sentiment but…what’s done is done. I sprayed the background paper with some “Mister Huey’s Colour Mists” in Opaque White as I wanted to have a more subtle look of falling snow. I love the effect! Oh and how darling are the little “paw prints in the snow”?! What a clever stamp to have included in the set.

Here’s the card…

Thinking of You Materials used: Stamps - Chit Chat, Joy to the Woods (Lawn Fawn); Dies - Lawn Cuts - Chit Chat, Stitched Hillside Border (Lawn Fawn); Designer Paper - Hello Sunshine 6x6 Paper Pad (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock - Unknown, doodlebug design; Copic Markers, Mister Huey's Color Mists - Opaque White (Studio Calico); Glossy Accents and Wink of Stella.

Thinking of You
Materials used: Stamps – Chit Chat, Critters in the Arctic, Joy to the Woods (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Lawn Cuts – Chit Chat, Stitched Hillside Border (Lawn Fawn); Designer Paper – Hello Sunshine 6×6 Paper Pad (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock – Unknown, doodlebug design; Copic Markers, Mister Huey’s Color Mists – Opaque White (Studio Calico); Glossy Accents and Wink of Stella.

I really do love the background with the trees so I have started making up another card using the same basic background setting. I love making little scene cards like this so watch out for this card…hopefully I’ll post it tomorrow.

Hope you are all having a great day!

happy Stamping!

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Have an ice day – part 3 (Lawn Fawn)

Hi Everyone,

When I mentioned in my post that I had a coloured walrus ready to make into the third card in my “Have an ice day” series (part one can be seen here and part two is here), using Lawn Fawn’s Critters in the Arctic stamp set, I was so inspired! When I sat down to make the card I had a few issues. Limiting myself to creating a card in the same style, varying only a few features, but at the same time making a completely unique card was actually a little more difficult than I had thought it would be. After a few (now recycled) attempts, I finally decided to stop over-thinking things and just make the card. lol In my eyes, this card doesn’t have the flair and creativity of the first two but, on the other hand, had I made it first I’d have loved it. It was just unlucky enough to come in third place. lol

Here’s the card…

Have an ice day Materials used: Stamps – Critters in the Arctic, Monster Mash(Lawn Fawn); Dies – Stitched Hillside Borders (Lawn Fawn), Landscape Trio (Mama Elephant); Stencil – Under the Seas (Simon Says Stamp); Cardstock – Unknown, Doodlebug Design; Copic Markers; Distress Ink,KindyGlitz glitter and Wink of Stella.

Have an ice day
Materials used: Stamps – Critters in the Arctic, Monster Mash(Lawn Fawn); Dies – Stitched Hillside Borders (Lawn Fawn), Landscape Trio (Mama Elephant); Stencil – Under the Seas (Simon Says Stamp); Cardstock – Unknown, Doodlebug Design; Copic Markers; Distress Ink, KindyGlitz glitter and Wink of Stella.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a great day!

Happy Stamping!

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Happy Birthday, Bev!

Hi Everyone,

I’m a little late but I certainly didn’t want to miss the party! The party, you say? Yes, it is Bev’s birthday party. Bev was the first person to reach out to me on my blog. From day one she has been the most incredible supporter and champion of me and my work. She is incredibly generous with her encouragement and praise. Bev is also very creative and her blog is such a pleasure to visit – to read her lively words and see her fabulous cards. I could not let her special day go unmarked. Happy birthday, Bev!

Here’s my card…

Make A Wish Materials used: Stamps - Birthday Party (Penny Black); Dies - Die-namics Blueprints (My Favourite Things); Designer Paper - Sugar Shoppe (doodlebug design); Cardstock - Knights, doodlebug design; Bakers Twine (Creativ); Copic Markers and Wink of Stella.

Make A Wish
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Party (Penny Black); Dies – Die-namics Blueprints (My Favourite Things); Designer Paper – Sugar Shoppe (doodlebug design); Cardstock – Knights, doodlebug design; Bakers Twine (Creativ); Copic Markers and Wink of Stella.

So my dear sweet friend, Bev, I hope you have had the most marvellous of days. May the coming days and years bless you more and more. Thank you for your support and friendship. I feel very blessed our paths have crossed.

And now…before Bev tells me off…I need to finish my walrus card. :)

Happy Stamping!