Friday, June 16, 2017

CAS-UAL Fridays CFC176 - Color Challenge

Happy Friday crafty friends! It's time for another challenge over at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog! It's a color challenge!

I struggle with color challenges because I get in my comfort zone with colors I use frequently. This is always a good challenge for me!




I love these images from the Exclamations stamp set. I used Mama Elephant pigment inks and stamped my images on some Neena Solar white 80lbs card stock.




I then used fun foam and StickIt adhesive to make a dimensional "smile sentiment" from the Smiling Fri-dies in light grey card stock. I then applied a little Hickory Smoke Distress Ink on the top of my die cut piece to give a little ombré effect and topped it off with glossy accents.



I added some Nuvo Jewel Drops and some Pretty Pink Posh sequins and placed my panel on top of a light grey card base!




Join us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog for the chance to win $25 worth of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and, drum roll please... Michelle with double the prize if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps!



Thanks so much for taking the time!
Kim

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Mama Elephant Timeless Tulips

Quick post today! I ordered this set about a month ago and I hadn't had time to play with it yet. I decided on some vibrant no-line Copic colouring for this gorgeous Mama Elephant Timeless Tulips bouquet.



I used a mix of reds and pinks on the flowers, made me feel like I was looking at a beautiful vibrant summer garden :) I also used my new Mama Elephant Lafayette Framed Tags Creative Cuts for the frame.


I added a simple sentiment also from the Timeless Tulips set and some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins.

Thanks so much for taking the time!
Kim

Friday, June 9, 2017

New Baby Onesie Card!

Happy Friday crafty friends! Doing a happy dance because I have no office commitments this weekend!

I saw this great tutorial on Pinterest to make a baby onesie card. I just had to try it! Perfect timing, lots of births in my little world this year.


I had such fun making this card and once you have your measurements, it is so easy to do!  I started with my new Lawn Fawn Ballet Slippers card stock cut to an A2 size card (4.25 x 5.5). Then it's simply a question of using either a round punch or die (I used my Lawn Fawn dies, both the stitched circles and scalloped circles).


I then measured the sides and cut them with my Tim Holtz scissors and added a bight of Picked Raspberry Distress Ink on the edges.  I thought the We R Memory Keepers Next Level embossing folders with the puffy hearts would be sweet so I embossed the card base. I then cut the scalloped edges and the heart die with some Lawn Fawn Rainbow Plaid paper.


I added a hot pink circle to frame the heart and the congratulations sentiment is by Avery Elle.  On the inside I cut a white "onesie" to write my message. Simple and fun project!

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim




Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Summer!

I am so struggling to find crafty time lately. It is my much needed down time so I am making sure to give myself at least 30 minutes a day. 

I haven't submitted a project to the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge in a while (I so enjoy that Flickr Challenge) and I received a new order from SSS two weeks ago. The theme so inspired me - Summer. I LOVE summer.


I used my new More Spring Flowers set and I decided to pair the flowers with colors I rarely use.  Time to get out of the comfort zone! I used my Copics to color the images. What makes me think of summer other then flowers - cottage wood panelling so I pulled out my pattern paper and added it to the back of my focal circle.



I then used my favourite hello SSS die with black card stock and StickIt on top of the circle and finished it off with Pretty Pink Posh sequins (my favs!)

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim



Friday, June 2, 2017

CFC175: Pattern Paper!

Happy almost weekend crafty friends! Time for another Challenge over at the CAS-ual Friday's Challenge Blog!

This challenge is a challenge for me - Use your Pattern Papers!  I have so many but for some reason rarely get around to incorporating them into a project!



Firstly, I apologize for the lighting of my picture... Weather in Montreal has been grey, only grey! I really need to invest in a light box! 

I decided to use the Ruffled Ribbon Fri-Die as my focal point for this card.  If you aren't familiar with Michelle's Calling all Sistah's line of products go take a serious look. She donates a portion of the proceeds to breast cancer research.

I pulled out some of my older favourite pink pattern paper to die cut the ribbon. I then used a sentiment from the Hope Ribbon set and stamped it using my Misti on both the white background and on the ribbon in Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then die cute the Hope Fri-Die with black card stock backed with fun foam and StickIt adhesive.  I then embossed the frame and put my card together. As always, added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins and some pink Nuvo Crystal Drops.




Join us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog for the chance to win $25 worth of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and, drum roll please... Michelle with double the prize if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps!



Thanks so much for taking the time!
Kim

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Waffle Flower Crafts Beach Scene

Happy Thursday! I love the new Waffle Flowers crafts summer release!  I couldn't resist playing with the bear and some of the elements from the Stay Cool set :)



I am counting down the days to our summer vacation! This scene so puts me right there! 

I stamped my bear, his drink and the cute bird on a floater then coloured them in with my Copics.  I fussy cut those three images and then used some Lawn Fawn border dies to create my background panel, my sandy beach (where I stamped and masked my beach towel) and my waves.  I used Distress Inks to colour all of those elements.  I then removed the mask from the beach towel and Copic coloured it as well.


I then pulled out the new Lawn Fawn palm tree dies with some coconuts :) I die cut the images in coloured card stock and added shading also with various Distress Inks.

I put my little scene together added a mix of Glossy Accents and Nuvo Jewel Drops to the scene.  This card makes me happy!

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

New Lawn Fawn

I always look forward to Lawn Fawn releases and this one was no different! I need a 12-step program  for Lawn Fawn! lol

I have been ridiculously busy at work but hopefully the wind down towards summer is near! I have little time to play in my craft room.  Here is one that I made using some new and older Lawn Fawn products.



I started by die cutting my panels in both Bristol (for Distress Inks) and Neena for the frame (by MFT) I then used the new Ocean Hillside pop-up add-on with the Bristol card stock and used multiple Distress Inks in blues and purples for my water.  I then used the shark, fin and fish from the new Duh-Nuh stamps and dies and a few other fish from the older Fintastic stamps and dies. I coloured my images with Copic Sketch Markers. I then used the coral and leaves from the Mermaid for You stamp set and coloured them in as well.




Nicol Spohr made a card featuring the Duh-Nuh and the pull up dies. She used the Simon Says Stamp goggly eyes I opted for the Doddle Bug goggly eyes, I couldn't resit adding them to this guy.  I find it too funny.  I white embossed my sentiment on the back panel and used some Salty Ocean Distress Ink for the "sky". 

I added my transparency and my foam tape, added a bunch of different sequins and stars. I topped off the card with the "Shake Me" from the new Push Here stamp set. 

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim