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You Rock! (Lawn Fawn)

Hi Everyone,

Do you ever look at a stamp set and think…yeah, I know it is supposed to be used in a certain way but all I can see is it being used in this different way? That’s what happened with me and the monkey from the Critters in the Jungle stamp set from Lawn Fawn! I know he’s supposed to be swinging through the jungle but to me, the little guy has the urge to get down and boogie. lol

Fortunately, I also have the Stay Tuned stamp set which has a radio in it and which had also been crying out to be used. I’ve had it for a while but I’m not very good with solid images so kept putting it aside in favour of stamps to colour. The scale of size between the radio and the monkey had me slightly concerned at first but then I realised there are so many different sized monkeys and it really wouldn’t matter.

I also really wanted to stamp the little guy a friend to dance with but I just could not master reverse stamping. I’ve tried many times over the years but that is one thing which I have just never been able to do successfully. Anyway, enough chitter chatter. Let’s get onto the two cards I made today.

Here’s the first card…

You Rock Materials used: Stamps - Texture: Sheet Music (KaiserCraft), Critters in the Jungle, Stay Tuned (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock - American Crafts, Knights; Copic Markers; Dies - Die-namics Blueprints 7, Die-namics Blueprints 13 (MFT); Pearls - Black (KaiserCraft) and Wink of Stella.

You Rock
Materials used: Stamps – Texture: Sheet Music (KaiserCraft), Critters in the Jungle, Stay Tuned (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock – American Crafts, Knights; Copic Markers; Dies – Die-namics Blueprints 7, Die-namics Blueprints 13 (MFT); Pearls – Black (KaiserCraft) and Wink of Stella.

Here’s the second card….

You Rock! Materials used: Stamps - Texture: Sheet Music (KaiserCraft), Critters in the Jungle, Stay Tuned (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock - American Crafts, Knights; Copic Markers; Dies - Creative Cuts - Landscape Trio (Mama Elephant),  Pierced Rectangle Stax, Die-namics Blueprints 13 (MFT); and Mini Pearls - Spring Assortment (Doodlebug Design).

You Rock!
Materials used: Stamps – Texture: Sheet Music (KaiserCraft), Critters in the Jungle, Stay Tuned (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock – American Crafts, Knights; Copic Markers; Dies – Creative Cuts – Landscape Trio (Mama Elephant), Pierced Rectangle Stax, Die-namics Blueprints 13 (MFT); and Mini Pearls – Spring Assortment (Doodlebug Design).

So cute! Can you imagine the little monkey on one of those action wobblers? I don’t have any but I think it would be the cutest thing ever.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you are all having a wonderful day!

Happy Stamping!

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You’re Dino-mite (Lawn Fawn)

Hi Everyone,

Today marks the last, for now, of my cards using the Critters from the Past stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I still have lots of stamped and coloured images in my stash (and now have a little container to store them for future use!) but thought I’d use a few other stamp sets so they don’t feel unloved. lol

Here’s the card…

You're Dino-mite Materials used: Stamps - Critters from the Past (Lawn Fawn); Dies - Custom Panels Die (Avery Elle), Project Life (Becky Higgins), Stitched Hillside Borders (Lawn Fawn), Pierced Rectangle Stax (MFT); Embossing Folder - Waffle (Sizzix); Cardstock - American Crafts, Knights Smooth, Unknown;  Copic Markers and Wink of Stella.

You’re Dino-mite
Materials used: Stamps – Critters from the Past (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Custom Panels Die (Avery Elle), Project Life (Becky Higgins), Stitched Hillside Borders (Lawn Fawn), Pierced Rectangle Stax (MFT); Embossing Folder – Waffle (Sizzix); Cardstock – American Crafts, Knights Smooth, Unknown; Copic Markers and Wink of Stella.

Just a super simple scene. I don’t know if you can see it in the photograph but the white edge was stamped with the dinosaur footprints. It’s subtle but adds just a little bit more interest.

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

Happy Stamping!

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You’re Dino-mite Shaker Card (Lawn Fawn)

Hi Everyone,

Today I’m sharing another card using the super cute dinosaurs from the Lawn Fawn stamp set “Critters from the Past“. I stamped and coloured so many of the images the other day. You can expect to see another dinosaur card again very, very soon.

For today’s card I decided it was time to make a shaker card. They have been all the buzz in recent months but I kept resisting joining in. It has been *years* since I last made a shaker card. It’s so fun though and I won’t leave it so long until I make another. I cut out lots of leaves to go in the centre to shake around. I really like the look.

Here’s the card…

You're Dino-mite Materials used: Stamps - Critters from the Past (Lawn Fawn); Dies - Custom Panels Die (Avery Elle), Pierced Rectangle Stax (MFT); Cardstock - American Crafts, Knights Smooth,; and Copic Markers.

You’re Dino-mite
Materials used: Stamps – Critters from the Past (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Custom Panels Die (Avery Elle), Pierced Rectangle Stax (MFT); Cardstock – American Crafts, Knights Smooth,; and Copic Markers.

And another view…

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You’re Dino-Mite

That’s all for today. Hope you have had a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

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You’re Dino-mite (Lawn Fawn)

Hi Everyone,

I have been having sooo much fun colouring the adorable images from the Lawn Fawn stamp set “Critters from the Past“. I have started to turn the images into cards. Over the next couple of days, I will share some more of my card creations.

First up…

You're Dino-mite Materials used: Stamps - Critters from the Past (Lawn Fawn); Dies - Die-namics Blueprints 7, Pierced Rectangle Stax (MFT); Cardstock - Knights Smooth, Unknown; and Copic Markers.

You’re Dino-mite
Materials used: Stamps – Critters from the Past (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Die-namics Blueprints 7, Pierced Rectangle Stax (MFT); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, Unknown; and Copic Markers.

I think this is what I would call a typical “Kylie” card – a nice little scene card. I really wanted to add an orange panel under the scene but I just couldn’t find/make the right shade. Decided to go with the coordinating purple instead. It is quite a soft card.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

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Reach for the sky (Lawn Fawn)

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for the nice comments regarding the view I have when I create from my last post. His name is Zac and he’s my 10 year old border collie. He doesn’t realise he’s 10 though as he still acts like a puppy. Love him to pieces.

I’ve been challenging myself to not get carried away with all the new products which are constantly being released onto the market. I *love* so many of the new products but I am finding that I am not using older products and some of them haven’t actually been used much, if at all. I’m trying to find the happy balance between old and new. lol Isn’t that the constant battle for the hobbyist?! Flipping through my Lawn Fawn stamps the other day I came across the Sunny Skies stamp set and realised I hadn’t used it in AGES and felt drawn to have a little play. As I always stamp up multiple images, I was able to create four cards. They are pretty similar but I’ll share them all below.

Here’s the first card…

Reach for the sky Materials used: Stamps - Sunny Skies (Lawn Fawn); Dies - Sunny Skies (Lawn Fawn), In & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle STAX (MFT); Cardstock - Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Designer Paper - Rise & Shine (Amy Tangerine/American Crafts), and Wink of Stella.

Reach for the sky
Materials used: Stamps – Sunny Skies (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Sunny Skies (Lawn Fawn), In & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle STAX (MFT); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Designer Paper – Rise & Shine (Amy Tangerine/American Crafts), and Wink of Stella.

Here’s the second card…

Reach for the sky Materials used: Stamps - Sunny Skies (Lawn Fawn); Dies - Sunny Skies (Lawn Fawn), In & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle STAX (MFT); Cardstock - Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Designer Paper - Rise & Shine (Amy Tangerine/American Crafts), and Wink of Stella.

Reach for the sky
Materials used: Stamps – Sunny Skies (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Sunny Skies (Lawn Fawn), In & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle STAX (MFT); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Designer Paper – Rise & Shine (Amy Tangerine/American Crafts), and Wink of Stella.

Here’s the third card…

Soar Materials used: Stamps - Sunny Skies, Violet's ABC's (Lawn Fawn); Dies - Sunny Skies (Lawn Fawn), Pierced Rectangle STAX (MFT); Cardstock - Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Designer Paper - Rise & Shine (Amy Tangerine/American Crafts), Happy Snaps (KaiserCraft); and Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Soft Pool (Hero Arts).

Soar
Materials used: Stamps – Sunny Skies, Violet’s ABC’s (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Sunny Skies (Lawn Fawn), Pierced Rectangle STAX (MFT); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Designer Paper – Rise & Shine (Amy Tangerine/American Crafts), Happy Snaps (KaiserCraft); and Hero Arts Shadow Ink – Soft Pool (Hero Arts).

And the last card…

Reach for the sky Materials used: Stamps - Chevron Backdrops, Hello Baby, Hello Sunshine, Sunny Skies (Lawn Fawn); Dies - Sunny Skies (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock - Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Designer Paper - Rise & Shine (Amy Tangerine/American Crafts), Happy Snaps (KaiserCraft) and Wink of Stella.

Reach for the sky
Materials used: Stamps – Chevron Backdrops, Hello Baby, Hello Sunshine, Sunny Skies (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Sunny Skies (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Designer Paper – Rise & Shine (Amy Tangerine/American Crafts), Happy Snaps (KaiserCraft) and Wink of Stella.

If you liked the above you might also be interested in a couple of the cards I made when I first received the stamp set (see this post). The older cards are of a similar design however instead of paper piecing they were painted with distress inks.

And I’ll finish my post with a picture of what is on my desk now…I’ve been having a BLAST colouring!

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Now to make them into cards…or just keep colouring. lol Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

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We have a winner!

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for the lovely comments regarding my second anniversary of writing my blog. I’m sorry I am late with drawing the winner. I plugged the details into the random number generator and…

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The winner is Carol! Congratulations! I will email you shortly.

I have done a *little* bit of creating lately and the cards are on my desk waiting to be photographed but the light is not conducive to good photographs right now so I will leave you with the sight that I see as I create.

Zac

Zac

Thank you all so much for stopping by my Studio and blessing me with such marvellous encouragement. I treasure each and every one of you!

Happy Stamping!

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Happy 2nd Anniversary!

Hi Everyone,

Sing it with me, “Oops, I did it again”… lol The 21st of April was the second anniversary of my blog! AMAZING! What isn’t amazing or surprising is that I missed it…again. Uh Oh!

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to visit my blog especially when I post so sporadically. Thank you to all of you who take the time to comment and offer such wonderful compliments and encouragement. Words really cannot begin to express how much I appreciate every single one of you! Thank you!

In honour of my second anniversary I am going to do a small giveaway. I picked up a stamp set a couple of weeks ago but didn’t realise I already had it. Oops! It is a Gorjuss stamp set called “The White Rabbit” and it is…yes, gorgeous!

Here’s the prize…

Simply write a comment to go into the draw to win this stamp set.

Simply write a comment to go into the draw to win this stamp set.

To enter my giveaway, please write a comment below. I’ll close the giveaway at midnight on the 30th April and then a random comment will be selected as the winner using a random number generator. :) International entries are welcome. Good luck! (Edited to add: Competition now closed).

Thank you again for all the support! The stamping/cardmaking community is such a generous and kind hearted one. I’m thrilled to be a part of it!

Happy Stamping!