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Thanks so much (Happy Day/Waffle Flower)

Hi Everyone, I was lucky enough to be given the Happy Day stamp set by Waffle Flower and coordinating die for my birthday this year. I’ve sketched out about six different designs to create using this stamp set and I know this is just the tip of the iceberg as far as possible designs.

As is often the case with me these days, I am sharing two “similar but different cards”. They are not quite the designs I had in my head and this happened because I had freshly inked my distress ink pad. When I tapped the blending tool onto the inkpad, it picked up more ink than I had realised. Despite tapping the tool on some scrap paper before I started I ended up with a lot more ink on my paper than I had intended. I went with the flow and made the setting a lot bolder and coloured the whole panel. I can always save my original idea for another day! I’m also out of practice with colouring so I stamped the image twice and decided to colour one using Copic Markers and paint the other with Distress Markers. I figured this way I would end up with at least one card. In the end, I decided to make both images into cards.

Here’s the first card…
Thanks so much

Thanks so much
Supplies used: Stamps – Happy Day (Waffle Flower), Meow You Doin’? (Lawn Fawn), Salutations (Paper Smooches); Dies – Everyday Sentiment Banners (Lawn Fawn); Designer Paper – Perfectly Plaid Fall (Lawn Fawn); Distress inks, Copic Markers, and Wink of Stella – Clear.

 

Here’s the second card…

 

Thanks so much

Thanks so much
Supplies used: Stamps – Happy Day (Waffle Flower), Meow You Doin’? (Lawn Fawn), Salutations (Paper Smooches); Dies – Everyday Sentiment Banners (Lawn Fawn); Designer Paper – Perfectly Plaid Fall (Lawn Fawn); Distress inks, Distress Markers, and Wink of Stella – Clear.

I’ve had another design pop into my head, so I am off to go and see if I can make it! I hope you all make some time to create too! Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

Supplies Used:

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Thinking of You (Penny Black)

Hi Everyone,

Something different for you today – more Penny Black cards! lol I don’t think I will ever tire of creating of creating with these gorgeous images. First up today is my attempt at a CAS card. It’s a one layer card and I rarely make them so it still feels a little unfinished but I forced myself to walk away. lol I did have to make this card twice. The first time I added some of my own handwriting and it looked a little…not good. lol I also somehow managed to sponge blue across the poor little hedgehog’s face – he looked a little unwell. Poor thing!

Here’s the card…

Thinking of You! Materials used: Stamps - Paint the Town, Salutations (Penny Black); Distress Ink, Copic Markers, and Wink of Stella.

Thinking of You!
Materials used: Stamps – Paint the Town, Salutations (Penny Black); Distress Ink, Copic Markers, and Wink of Stella.

The idea for my second card came about when I was thinking how cute it would be to have the hedgehog lying on a hill, or in a big field of green grass and flowers. I think it would also be super cute if the hedgehog was lying in a bed of autumn leaves. I really wish I had popped the sentiment but aside from that I totally love this card.

Here’s the card…

Thinking About You Materials used: Stamps - Paint the Town (Penny Black), #Awesome, Scripty Sayings (Lawn Fawn); Distress Ink, Copic Markers, Die - Die-namics Blueprints 8 (My Favourite Things) and Wink of Stella.

Thinking About You
Materials used: Stamps – Paint the Town (Penny Black), #Awesome, Scripty Sayings (Lawn Fawn); Distress Ink, Copic Markers, Die – Die-namics Blueprints 8 (My Favourite Things) and Wink of Stella.

I thought I’d finish of my post by sharing a little bit of the aftermath of creating the above cards. I’d also like to challenge YOU to post a photo of your space after a craft session.

The Aftermath

The Aftermath

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

Happy Stamping!

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Hello

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all enjoying the weekend!

Inspired by Elle’s challenge I was flicking through my stamps looking at the sets I haven’t used yet (either the entire set, or just elements within the set) and saw the My Guy set from Paper Smooches.

I originally purchased this set for the car and the golf cart images (LOVE these) but haven’t done much with the other items. Looking at the set again I noticed…the boat. SQUEAL!! How had I never noticed that cute little stamp before?? Immediately a bunch of ideas ran through my head and then it all went horribly wrong. haha I sketched out the dominant idea and I thought it looked so cute but when I tried to make it happen I just couldn’t get it to work. I slept on the idea and this morning I tried again. It’s not a bad recreation of what my brain had designed. lol It’s not as wonky as the photo would suggest either. lol

I’ve decided that I might enter it into the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge blog’s Anything Goes challenge too as it certainly fits. haha

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Blog

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Blog

Anything Goes Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge

Anything Goes Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge

Here’s the card…

Hello Materials used: Stamps - My Guy, Salutations (Paper Smooches); and Pastel Pencils (Bruynzeel).

Hello
Materials used: Stamps – My Guy, Salutations (Paper Smooches); and Pastel Pencils (Bruynzeel).

I sketched out the landscape with the lake on which the boats could sail with Bruynzeel pastel pencils and then put a wash of water over to soften the lines. Popped this panel up with foam mounting tape and added it to my card base. I ummed and ahhed over which sentiment to use then settled on “hello” as you could really use this card for a number of different occasions.

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

Happy Stamping!

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Hello

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for the blogging absence lately. Basically it comes down to summer. We had one week where the temperature stayed in the low to mid 40’s (that’s celsius so approximately 104 to 113°F) and I don’t function well in that weather. lol It’s been a pretty hot summer and it is the perfect time to kick back and watch the cricket and there has been a lot of cricket to watch. I have made a couple of cards to try and get myself back into the swing of things but the mojo isn’t quite back yet. Need more practice! 😉

So it all started with this card:

Hello! Materials used: Designer Papers from Simple Stories; Chipboard Stickers - Vintage Bliss (Simple Stories); Lawn Trimmings (Lawn Fawn).

Hello!
Materials used: Designer Papers from Simple Stories; Chipboard Stickers – Vintage Bliss (Simple Stories); Lawn Trimmings (Lawn Fawn).

I totally LOVED the butterflies from the Simple Stories Chipboard Stickers – Vintage Bliss set and thought that a little bit of bling would finish them off perfectly. So next up came this card.

Be Happy Materials used: Designer Papers from Simple Stories; Chipboard Stickers - Vintage Bliss (Simple Stories); Rhinestones - Silver (KaiserCraft).

Be Happy
Materials used: Designer Papers from Simple Stories; Chipboard Stickers – Vintage Bliss (Simple Stories); Rhinestones – Silver (KaiserCraft).

I really then just wanted to keep using the stickers in the Vintage Bliss chipboard sticker set so quickly whipped up this card. I added a ribbon to the sticker just to give it a bit more oomph.

Sweet  Materials used: Designer Papers from Simple Stories; Chipboard Stickers - Vintage Bliss (Simple Stories); Ribbon (American Crafts).

Sweet
Materials used: Designer Papers from Simple Stories; Chipboard Stickers – Vintage Bliss (Simple Stories); Ribbon (American Crafts).

Last, but not least, I finally gave into the banner phase. This card is sweet but now that it is finished I have been thinking about what I would do differently. Actually there is really only one thing I would have done differently – clouds. I wish I had sponged the sky to have a few soft clouds. I think that would have been perfect. Is that a good excuse to go out and buy another pack of these cute stickers? lol Maybe…

Happy Birthday Materials used: Designer Papers from Simple Stories; Chipboard Stickers - Vintage Bliss (Simple Stories); Stamps - Salutations (Paper Smooches).

Happy Birthday
Materials used: Designer Papers from Simple Stories; Chipboard Stickers – Vintage Bliss (Simple Stories); Stamps – Salutations (Paper Smooches).

So that’s all I have done lately. Hope you have all been happy and well!

Happy Stamping!

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Happy Birthday Mum

Hi Everyone,

Tomorrow (October 5) is the birthday of my sweet and beautiful Mum! As soon as I saw the Penny Black stamp ‘Sew Much Fun’ (sadly no longer available) sitting on my shelf I knew it would be the *perfect* stamp for Mum’s card. I had also come across the DCWV paper pack “Sweet Tangerine” which is gorgeous and had a hexagon pattern which looks like a patchwork quilt. Both were perfect for Mum as she loves sewing and has created many gorgeous things over the years.

The background of the card might look a little odd as I decided to shift the panel. I used un-du to lift up the adhesive and it hasn’t quite dried again. I had to take the photo now though since I need to give the card to Mum tomorrow. There’s nothing like leaving things to the last minute. lol I also paper pieced the “fabric” being sewn just to be a little different.

Onto the card:

Happy Birthday Mum! Materials used: Stamps - Sew Much Fun 1650L (Penny Black), Salutations (Paper Smooches); 12x12 Paper Stack - Sweet Tangerine (DCWV) and Copic Markers.

Happy Birthday Mum!
Materials used: Stamps – Sew Much Fun 1650L (Penny Black), Salutations (Paper Smooches); 12×12 Paper Stack – Sweet Tangerine (DCWV) and Copic Markers.

I’ve kept it really simple on the inside – the stamped greeting and some of the patterned paper with plenty of room to write too.

Happy Birthday Mum! Materials used: Stamps - Salutations (Paper Smooches); and 12x12 Paper Stack - Sweet Tangerine (DCWV).

Happy Birthday Mum!
Materials used: Stamps – Salutations (Paper Smooches); and 12×12 Paper Stack – Sweet Tangerine (DCWV).

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you have a fantastic day!

Happy Stamping!

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Babies and Bunnies

Hi Everyone,

Welcome baby Avery!

As I mentioned in my last post, my sweet friend Bev became a grandma to a sweet baby girl. Here’s my little welcome to Miss Avery.

Welcome Baby Avery Materials used: Stamps - Baby Kitty 1755H (Penny Black), A Birdie Told Me, Critters Ever After (Lawn Fawn), Salutations (Paper Smooches); Cardstock - American Crafts, Knight; Copic Markers; Fiskers Craft Punch; and Designer Paper - 6-1/2" Paper Pad - Fine & Sunny (KaiserCraft).

Welcome Baby Avery
Materials used: Stamps – Baby Kitty 1755H (Penny Black), A Birdie Told Me, Critters Ever After (Lawn Fawn), Salutations (Paper Smooches); Cardstock – American Crafts, Knight; Copic Markers; Fiskers Craft Punch; and Designer Paper – 6-1/2″ Paper Pad – Fine & Sunny (KaiserCraft).

After I made Miss Avery’s card I decided I really should make those stamped Penny Black bunnies into cards. I know everyone tends to think of bunnies as being Easter images…and I did have this comment made to me by someone who shall remain nameless…but I think this is just a super cute image which really could be used year-round.

So first up….and in no particular order….

Card 1: Thanks so Much

Thanks So Much Materials used: Stamps - Bonnet Bunny 1440K (Penny Black), Salutations (Paper Smooches); Cardstock - American Crafts, Knight; Copic Markers and 6-1/2" Paper Pad - Tea Party (KaiserCraft).

Thanks So Much
Materials used: Stamps – Bonnet Bunny 1440K (Penny Black), Salutations (Paper Smooches); Cardstock – American Crafts, Knight; Copic Markers and 6-1/2″ Paper Pad – Tea Party (KaiserCraft).

Card 2: Hello (this is actually the first image coloured).

Hello Materials used: Stamps - Bonnet Bunny 1440K (Penny Black), Salutations (Paper Smooches); Cardstock - American Crafts, Knight; Copic Markers and 6-1/2" Paper Pad - Miss Match (KaiserCraft).

Hello
Materials used: Stamps – Bonnet Bunny 1440K (Penny Black), Salutations (Paper Smooches); Cardstock – American Crafts, Knight; Copic Markers and 6-1/2″ Paper Pad – Miss Match (KaiserCraft).

Card 3: Thinking of You

Thinking of You Materials used: Stamps - Bonnet Bunny 1440K (Penny Black), Salutations (Paper Smooches); Cardstock - American Crafts, Knight; Copic Markers and Designer Paper - The Floral Fair Stack (DCWV).

Thinking of You
Materials used: Stamps – Bonnet Bunny 1440K (Penny Black), Salutations (Paper Smooches); Cardstock – American Crafts, Knight; Copic Markers and Designer Paper – The Floral Fair Stack (DCWV).

Card 4: Hello (Somehow the ribbon doesn’t look as huge and odd as it does in the photo here. lol)

Hello Materials used: Stamps - Bonnet Bunny 1440K (Penny Black), Salutations (Paper Smooches); Cardstock - American Crafts, Knight; Copic Markers and Ribbon (Unknown).

Hello
Materials used: Stamps – Bonnet Bunny 1440K (Penny Black), Salutations (Paper Smooches); Cardstock – American Crafts, Knight; Copic Markers and Ribbon (Unknown).

So, that’s me done for today…..well,, not quite. I am just about to tidy up and then get back into it. I want to colour some more. lol

Hope you are all having a wonderful day!

Happy Stamping!

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Hello

Hi Everyone,

Couldn’t help myself – just had to try the sketch from the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge again. I liked the idea of the sheep (from the Party Posse set) jumping over the fence.

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge - Designer Drafts

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge - August Designer Drafts Challenge

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge – August Designer Drafts Challenge

Here’s my second entry:

Hello Materials used: Stamps - Party Posse, Salutations, Summer Groves (Paper Smooches); Cardstock - Knight; Designer Paper - Unknown; Distress Inks and Distress Markers.

Hello
Materials used: Stamps – Party Posse, Salutations, Summer Groves (Paper Smooches); Cardstock – Knight; Designer Paper – Unknown; Distress Inks and Distress Markers.

Looking at it now, I think I would like to add some flowers along the bottom of the fence and perhaps a bird flying in the sky, or even the sun peeking out from behind the clouds but I guess that is a card for another day!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful day today!

Happy Stamping!