Sunday, 7 August 2022

Chevron Happy Birthday

Congratulations to this week's Featured Stamper, Lisa!

I chose this card as my inspiration:

LIST: Colours (white, black, red, yellow, blue) Techniques (inkblending, die cutting, stamping) Elements (birthday, balloons, chevrons,slimline, stamped sentiment, twine, black mat/frame)

INCLUDE: rainbow created with red, yellow, blue, ink blending, die cutting, birthday theme, chevrons, circle

MODIFY: 1 white circle sentiment mat instead of 3 coloured balloons, die cut sentiment instead of stamped, black frame around sentiment, A2 format, technique for building chevrons

EXCLUDE: balloons, twine, stamping

SPIN: added gold gems

I ink blended a panel with blue, yellow and red ink and then spritzed it with water and gold watercolour and let it dry. Then I cut it with a strips die before building a herringbone pattern with the coloured strips and white strips cut with the same die.

I finished it with one white circle, instead of 3 colourful balloons, and a die cut birthday sentiment, instead of a stamped sentiment.

Monday, 1 August 2022

Thanks, Lindsey


I don't often have time to play along with cardmaking challenges these days, but this one is different, special and important.

At the current color hues challenge, we are saying good-bye to our dear crafty friend, Lindsey.

Lindsey, I want to say thanks in your favourite colours.

Thanks for your wickedly sarcastic sense of humour that kept us all laughing.
Thanks for all the book recommendations and discussions.
Thanks for all the baked treats you brought to our crafty get togethers. (YUM!)
Thanks for being a great teammate on several challenges.
Thanks for your encouragement and support.
Thanks for your wisdom.
Thanks for your kindness.
Thanks for your friendship.
Thanks for the memories.
I'll miss you.

Sunday, 31 July 2022

One-Layer Snowflake Frame

Congratulations to this week's Featured Stamper, Kristin!

I chose this card as my inspiration:

LIST: Colours (pink, white, monochromatic), Technique (stamping, wax paper background), Elements (simple white shape (heart) on coloured background, textured 'frame')

INCLUDE: monochromatic, simple shape, textured 'frame'

MODIFY: colours to blue/green, heart to snowflake, technique for frame, offset shape

EXCLUDE: sentiment, wax paper technique

SPIN: square card
Christmas is a great time for one-layer, easy-to-mail cards. I created this one by die cutting the snowflake and square frame from masking paper, before blending my ink over top. I added some bronze splatter over top. 

Monday, 25 July 2022

Last Chance for the Card Maker Success Summit!


The countdown is ON! The Card Maker Success Summit starts Wednesday night!

This is my 3rd time presenting at the Summit and I can't wait to get this party started!
This is a sneak peek at some of the cards we'll be making. My class on Thursday is about using alcohol inks with your stencils - the results are totally fool proof, often give 2-for-1 designs and even work with clean and simple cards! And don't worry, I've got loads of clean-up tips too! (No alcohol inks? No worries. I have a method for getting the look with inks you already have!)

Lots of my crafty friends are also presenting, and you can take a look at the speaker lineup to start planning your days. Also plan to come to Wednesday’s kickoff call to get a jumpstart on all the fun!

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Sunday, 24 July 2022

Heaven & Nature

Congratulations to this week's Featured Stamper, Cheryl!

I chose this card as my inspiration:

LIST: Colours (grey, gold, white, pink), Techniques (die cuts, stamping), Elements (stars, sentiment strip, patterned paper)

INCLUDE: star focal point on dark background

MODIFY: Technique (I masked my star, ink blended the background), changed occasion from New Years to Christmas, sentiment strip closer to bottom

EXCLUDE: pink and gold, patterned paper

I used a star mask in the centre of my galaxy sky, before blending bright inks around the centre of the star and then working my through darker inks as I moved out toward the edges. I spritzed the sky with water, white ink spray and clear shimmer spray to create texture and stars.

Friday, 22 July 2022

Making Multiples: Fun-fold card design for Gift Cards (or not!)


Today, I'm sharing a fun-fold card with a surprise! 

Once you've seen my video, you can hop to Call Me Crafty Al's channel to see how she uses LIMES to create a Christmas in July mini-slim card, inspired by one of my cards!

The count-down is on to the Card Maker Success Summit - it starts next Thursday so be sure to register for your FREE TICKET!

Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Quick Rainbow Christmas

Rainbow for Christmas? Yes, please! 

I love simple designs that work for any occasion. This card is so quick and easy to make with whatever inks you have.  Just swipe stripes for a colourful, happy background and then add black accents (die cuts or stamps work equally well!).  Change the colours (or not!) for another occasion, too!

And don't forget about the Card Maker Success Summit! It starts next week, Thursday, July 28 and runs all weekend, with 25+ speakers (and even more fun techniques!) including some of my favourite crafty people:

  • Justine Hovey
  • Daniel West
  • Tiffany Solorio
  • Ishani
  • Therese Calvird
as well as some new friends, too! My class is on Thursday and is about using Alcohol Inks with stencils.

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