It's my week as host over on the Inspired By All The Little Things blog! I have chosen this carnival image with the sort-of magical twilight lighting. I have a real "thing" for carnival images/art... so it's kind of funny that I didn't go that direction with my card! Here's our image for the week:
Becca Whitham! We are both former CTMH consultants, who started challenging each other to use up older papers that we've had kicking around for years. She is a super talented lady, with a real knack for watercolouring on her cards. Oh, and did I mention that she's a writer? Check out her blog, and you can see the links to her books on her sidebar.
Cardstock is Bamboo, Black, White Daisy & Tulip - all CTMH; Stamp set is Inspire Hope by Verve; Hayden Twigs die by Memory Box; Distress Inks are Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean & Frayed Burlap; Black Onyx Ink by Versafine.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
This is the February edition of Tuesday Threads with Karen! Is it just me, or are the rest of you as obsessed with Mason jars as I am?? I have a quick & fun project to share with you today using the wonderful Art Impressions Shop Hop fabrics that are available through Henry Glass Co. - Mason jar pin cushions!
I love the idea of having a pin cushion that is both decorative, and a little storage container!
Once you have all your supplies assembled, this is about a 10 minute project. I started with a 6" square of fabric, and rounded off the edges. You need a needle & thread, plus a large handful of batting (it takes way more than I show in the photo!), and a mason jar of any size:
Remember the cute little fabric boxes I showed you in this post back in January? Just think how cute it would be to have a Mason jar pin cushion and a few little matching fabric boxes in your craft room...
Friday, February 10, 2017
I have a co-worker retiring today, and even though we haven't worked together all that long, she's been a hoot to be around! So your average sedate retirement card wasn't going to cut it. I pulled out Millie from Art Impressions, gave her a zingy little outfit, and made a fun card:
Happy retirement, Alice!
Thursday, February 9, 2017
More new Ai! The Art Impressions design team are all showing off the two newly released Mini Try-fold sets available on the Ai website - I am sharing Celebrate Spring MTF (Sku #4849):
Art Impressions Mini TF's here.
Art Impressions Mini TF's here.
Copics used: Greens - YG67, YG63, YG61, YG03, YG01, YG00
Blues - BG075, BG072, BG070
Pinks - RV14, RV13 RV11, R32, R35
Greys - C3, C1
Browns - E57, E55, E53, E51
Golds - Y26, Y23, E50
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
There are a lot of wonderful Art Impressions stamps that can be used as valentines... and I am using one of them today. Love Birds (Sku #AiCS27) is a clear acrylic set with two main images, two small images and five great sentiments:
Copic markers used: Skin - E00, E11
Greys - W5, W3, W1, W00, C5, C3, C1, C00
Browns - E44, E43, E41
Greens - BG75, BG72, BG70, YG15, YG03, YG01, BG15, BG13, BG11
Reds - R59, R46, R35, R32
Purples - BV02, BV01, BV00
Yellows - Y26, Y21, E50
Monday, February 6, 2017
I made up a quick valentine today to play along with a couple of challenges. Falling in Love is the theme for the first week of Feb challenge on the Heart 2 Heart blog, so I pulled out some old-as-the-hills Close To My Heart paper (anyone remember this? Becca?) and one of their newer thinlit dies for "love". I had coloured up this little Boy Cupid from Art Impressions a few weeks ago, and wanted to make up a valentine for one of my kids, so I am also playing along with the current challenge on the Ai blog which is "Lots of Love":
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
I have found myself in need of a handful of masculine cards recently! I pulled out one of the Ai clear stamp sets called Birthday Wishes (Sku #AICS36) who has this cute fella as one of the images, and made three similar cards:
Copics used: E13, E11, E00, E000, R30, W3, W1, W00, B26, B24, B23, B21, Y26, Y21, E50, R22, YG95, YG93, YG91. Happy stamping!