Friday, June 15, 2018

Heartfelt Creations Coffee Talk lands me some cookies!

Sharing coffee with friends is a regular activity for me and I wanted to show my gratitude to a pair of elderly women who make me laugh - they are a fiesty pair and good company. 
I used my "Coffee Talk" stamp and die for both cards but gave each individual treatment. I found it very engaging and really enjoyed my crafty efforts. 
 I was rewarded with some tasty hand-baked cookies, lol! 

 



  





Monday, June 4, 2018

Summer Cactus Card and Tag

I'll claim this project as my first card of summer. I made a swap with my friend and the theme was to use the very last stamp and/or die we purchased! Mine was this cactus embossing folder and clear stamp: a great little bargain I found for $2!


  

 That's my cute little straw pig holding up my two projects. As they have 3D qualities I will explain how I prepped them for mailing. I merely glued foam I cut from makeup sponges, works great!

 

Another thing was I used up some really old brads and an eyelet from my embellishments. I used alcohol markers to colour white brads! 
The embossed mat featuring the cactus is cardstock from DCVW which was sanded. I thought that turned out great! I wanted bright colours and I love how it all turned out. To add a bit of interest, I tied some orange twine across the card top and created tiny banners that can swing about when you shake the card, they make a soft tap sound and it's kind of fun to do, lol!
 
Its hard to see but the tag is mounted on a clear tag and attaching the cardstock was easily done with the eyelet. 

 
The sweet butterfly has a foam backed wing as well. It survived the mail which is all you can hope for, right? 
Okay! First summery makes and I am already cooking up new projects! 
 Enjoy your summer! 

Monday, May 7, 2018

PAPER GARDEN's MOTHER's DAY CARDS 2018




*click on photos for close-up views

Welcome everyone to my blog!  
created a card using Paper-Garden's beautiful cardstock
 and a few of my favourite dies and techniques. 

To see how you can help determine the winners for the challenge, see below. 

close-up 
Choosing beautiful colours to celebrate Mother's Day was fairly 
easy as I always love the combo of pink, green and white!  
To make it more fabulous, Paper-Garden's soft shimmering cardstock 
really adds that lovely quality you'd want in a card for your Mom!
 Look for their Curious Metallics cardstock. The white base of 
my card is their sturdy cover weight in Ice Silver. I am a real fan now!

I chose to use my Fantasy Floral 3D Die Set from Altenew, and my 
Large Lace Faerie Queen (butterfly) die.  I wanted the title MOM
to be simple and in subtle contrast to the fussiness of the flowers
and butterfly!  White on white is always so clean and fresh!
The flowers were cut from Altenew's 3D type dies and I watercoloured
the flowers using watercolour pencils. 



Inside card
I fell in love with this gorgeous green cardstock immediately! 
It's called Stardream Fairway. 
It's shimmer is distinct and I am sorry if that is not easily seen in
my pictures, but trust me, you will love it. In expressing a sentiment
to one's Mom you can't go wrong with a simple visual of hearts!


close-up 
The butterfly is very detailed and requires attention to die-cut it well. 
But I used a cardstock that has a tone-on-tone satin-to-matte finish and when you 
sponge ink onto it, the pattern becomes more obvious. I layered the die so I
could fluff up the butterfly. The same goes for the hearts - everything helps
to add dimension and life to this card.  

I hope you've enjoyed my card, and thank you for visiting.

Paper-Garden is awarding prizes for their challenge. 
If you care to vote to determine the winners, please go to their site HERE. 
Choose a card from one of participant's by selecting their blog from 'Vote for my fav"
To vote for my card :  select the blog bstampingbeehive.blogspot.com 
and thank you!