Sunday, December 20, 2015

Lawn Fawn Fox Christmas Card

I think this was my favourite card of my Lawn Fawn experiments this Christmas!
Cardmaking will never be the same now I've discovered the partial diecutting technique, this was my first attempt at it and it turned out really well and set my mind working overtime on other possibilities.

I sponged the blue background over some white embossed snow (from Stampin' Up! White Christmas) and raised up the whole front of the card on dimensionals before mounting it on a red base. I love the clean simple look of this technique and the contrast of white and bright colours.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Joy to the Woods Baubles

I just love the little baubles in the Joy to the Woods set, and coloured them and added some Diamond Glaze to the centre of each before mounting them on a hand-drawn "string" with some dimensionals. This was another card that I wanted to keep! (But managed to give away after all ;) The trees are from the Happy Camper set.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Baubles Card

I loved colouring these baubles, adding light and shade, using both Copics and Blendabilities, but when they were done I wasn't quite sure how I wanted to display them on a card. They sat on my desk for a few days until I was tidying up and grabbed my old favourite pine branch from the Stampin' Up! Peaceful Wishes set and stamped it on green for a quick solution. 

Baubles: American Crafts ($4.00 well spent!)

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Lawn Fawn Little Snowman

How cute is this little guy?
The smaller of the two snowmen in the Lawn Fawn Frosty Friends is just adorable.
This was a quick and easy card but one of my favourites!

Lawn Fawn Joy to the Woods Scene

After playing with the Lawn Fawn Frosty Friends I moved on to the Joy to the Woods set. I love the birch tree branches and the little birdhouse and holly, so much fun. 

Snowglobe tree card

Another of my favourite cards of this Christmas, although photographed in a hurry.
I always love white silhouettes against blue, plus a little red, so this came together very quickly.

Memory Box: tree, birds
Impression Obsession: Snow Globe
Stampin' Up!: greeting
I added some white pen snowflakes and used the pen to trace over the greeting which hadn't turned out well using an old white inkpad.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Leaping Deer Card

I love this leaping deer cut on gold foil card, along with Stampin' Up! colours.
I was really happy with the way this card turned out, it would be a good one to produce en masse.
Trouble is, I like making 80 different cards each year!

Leaping deer die: Memory Box
Doiley die: Stampin' Up!
Greetings stamp: Stampin' Up!
Label punch: Stampin' Up!
Cardstock and patterned paper: Stampin' Up!

Lawn Fawn Frosty Friends Snowman

Lately I've been a little obsessed with Lawn Fawn stamps & dies.
This was one of my first creations, one of my favourite cards this Christmas.

Stay tuned for more of my designs using the Lawn Fawn stamps, I've got one coming each day for the next few days!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Christmas cottage card - Holiday Home

I've started making Christmas cards, inspired by some dies I purchased recently.
This little house in the Holiday Home set is one of my favourites and I love the greeting, too.
The wreath around the edge plus the snowflakes finished it off nicely.

I think I'll have trouble giving this one away ...

Holiday Home polymer stamps - Stampin' Up
Real Red, Marina Mist, Whisper White and Hunter Green cardstock - Stampin Up
Small Snowflake dies - Impression Obsession
Wreath die - Tupelo Circle - Memory Box
Uniball Signo white pen

Monday, October 5, 2015

Spring Blossoms

A birthday card I made this week for a stamping friend.
I love colouring with Prismacolor pencils on coloured cardstock, and especially seeing the white pop against the background. But when I tried adding white trim to the card it didn't seem quite right, so I dulled the white blossoms a little by colouring a very light layer of tan over the top.

Indescribable Gift stamp set - Stampin Up
 Happy Birthday stamp - Stampin Up (retired)
Canvas background stamp - Stampin Up (retired)
Punch - Stampin Up
Fabric rose - Stampin Up
Lace - Dollar King
Foliage die cut - Memory Box

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Hey there, Sunshine

Just dropping in to say that I've resigned from Stampin' Up!, but will still be posting some of my stamping projects here from time to time. I absolutely loved being with Stampin' Up! during the past 6 years, but the time had come for me to move on. Since I resigned in February, I've been busy with family projects, music teaching, and some casual teaching. I've also discovered a love for mixed media art, and using my craft supplies in whole new ways. Stay tuned!