Home Sweet Home

This evening, while watching Jen (ozegran) on ustream I made a little card to share with you all.


Started with a little stamping, colouring, and fussy cutting. Unfortunately I don’t know what the name of this stamp set is, it came from CC Designs in their clearance section a while ago.


Then I made a back round using distress ink.


Then I put all together. Blah, sorry about the lighting. The unfortunate part of taking photo’s at 11 at night.



DIstress ink- Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Forrest Moss, Salty Ocean, Broken China, Weathered Wood

Distress Markers

Tim Holtz Water Brush

CC Designs *mystery stamp*

Xpress it mask it film

Ranger Mini Ink Blending tool

Canson 140 lbs Watercolor Paper

Neenah Solar White 80 lbs cardstock

Foam tape

Paper Trey Ink Cloud Die

Inka-dinka-do Masking paper

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Mom, I love you

Mother’s Day is coming… so I made a Mother’s Day card.


I think it is rather lovely, pretty, fuzzy circles.

Mom A

Okay, I had trouble getting this picture. It’s snowing at the end of April! So it is slightly out of focus but not as much as you would think. The circles were stamped then went over with water to make them wick out.



Neenah Solar White 110lbs Carstock

Ranger Watercolour Paper

Tim Holtz Water Brush

Distress ink: Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Mustard Seed

Simon Says Stamp, Stamp set Mother’s Day, Lots of Dots

Ranger Mini Ink Blending tool

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Birthday Card Challenge

This weeks challenge is to make a birthday card, but there is a twist… *insert dramatic pause here* The card should be able to be used for both males and females.

Well here is mine.

Make a wish

This is done on watercolour paper, I am still unsure if I like the card or not. But you never get better if you don’t try!

Make a wish A


There are a couple of close ups, it really was fast once I had the colours ready. Slopped it on, didn’t blend, but all in all it was fun.



Ranger Watercolour Paper

Lawn Fawn Stamp: Cruising Through Life

Simon Says Stamp, Stamp set, Handwritten Greeting

Inktense Blocks

Tim Holtz water brush

Neenah Solar White 110lbs cardstock

Versafine Onyx Black


Just a little swatching

So after being sick for a few days and not being up to doing much. I was in google hangouts last night with a friends who are also taking the watercolor for card makers . They were working on their swatches for the class, to see all the colours of their different mediums when they have been used with water. I jumped on board.

This is by no means all of the different things I have. I hope to finish the rest of my swatches today, aside from my gelatos, which are still on their way to me.


So these are all the samples/swatches they are done in canson watercolour paper that is the size of a card front ( 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 )


Here is my small collections on Twinkling H2o’s. I had to hunt for them as I forgot where I put them. Ha ha. Shows how often I used them.


Distress markers. I didn’t swatch out the white for, hopefully, obvious reason.


Derwent watercolour pencils.


These are my Derwent Inktense colours. I have them both in the pencils and the blocks. I will one day splurge and order the large set of the pencils. Oh how heavenly that would be.

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Little Sprout

Its not very often I make a card with a lot of patterned paper lately, never mind with only patterned paper. I am talking no stamping what so ever, nothing else aside from a small bit of ribbon and adding some ink around the edges.


*Insert random vent* Lighting is horrible today with rain and all that, and no matter what I do I can not get a good photo of this card so I apologize for that.

I pulled out a paper pad from 2011 that I have loved forever, and may possible be hoarding.

Little Sprout


Neenah Desert Storm 80 lbs cardstock,

Simple Stories Baby Steps 6×6 pad

Recycled Sari Silk Ribbon

Basic Grey Enamel Dots

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Yet to come..

More watercolour, yes it has become an obsession. What can I say when I love something I kinda run with it.

The best

The lighting in this card isn’t great, and I apologize for that, unfortunately the colour’s coming in through the window just weren’t quite right. Anyway. onto the card, I again used Heidi Swapp colour shine to make this card, Blush, Mint Green, and White are the colours I used. The stamps are from Simon Says Stamp, Love Languages, and Tilted Banner Stamp’s and dies. The Polaroid Frame is a die from The Greeting Farm.

The Best b

The Ink used to stamp the hand image, and the sentiment is Crumb Cake from Stampin up. The white enamel dots are from My Minds Eye, and the others are from Basic Grey.

The Best c

Laces and trims are as usual from my stash, as well as the vellum with the tiny hearts in the back round. I probably bought it all from a garage sale somewhere.


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Earthday Theme Card Challenge!

Here is this weeks challenge folks, something to do with earth day, trees, no lights, the earth itself, wind, water, you know all that good stuff. Think outside the box it doesn’t just have to have an earth slapped on the card, although, my card is using an earth… go figure. lol.

So here is my card…

Earthday card

I thought it turned out really fun with the Globe Die cut and watercolouring.



Neenah Desert Storm 80 lbs Cardstock

Tim Holtz Vintage Globe Die

Simon Says Stamp Tilted Banners Stamp and Die

Butterfly Cork Die Shape from Scraptastic

May Arts Natural Twine

Faux Enamel Dots made from Pearler Beads

The brown backround paper I have no idea where it came from it was in my stash


Remember to link up below, also keep sharing on twitter, everyone really seems to enjoy seeing what we make, and how different we all think

Regular Joe

Here is another card, again inspired from the same layout as the last card from, my friend, Sarah.


This one was tons of fun, using a Stampin up set from back in 2002.

Birthday card 3

The back round of this card is made using Heidi Swapp colour shine in teal and white, also Lindy’s stamp Gang Down the rabbit hole, and Sandra Dee Sepia.

The image is from the Stampin up set, I think it is called Express Yourself, but that could be wrong. The behind the coffee cup is cheese cloth I sprayed with the Lindy’s sprays, the paper is reccollections paper from Michael’s and behind it is Recycled Sari Silk Ribbon. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp, and the tag is actually is a ticket die from Memory Box that I cut the one side flat on.

Birthday card 3a

Birthday card 3b

A close up of the coffee cup stamped with Archival Ink in Potting Soil, and coloured with Prisma Colour Pencils.

Birthday Card 3cinside

The inside of the card I stamped the sentiment and some more of the bean’s both from that Stampin Up set, and added a little bit of the same colours of sprays in a water colour fashion inside.

Tomorrow I will have this weeks card Challenge up with a link up tool for you to add your cards!


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Feeling a little shabby.

o, me being me, I suckered asked Sarah to stream for us this afternoon. She is an amazing card maker you can see her blog here. It never fails, I read her blog, watch her YouTube, or watch her on ustream she always makes me want to pull out my lace, trims, fabric, soft colours and do a little shabby chic. So, as I was saying, this afternoon she was streaming and that is exactly what I did. I actually lifted a card design I have been seeing her do lately to make this card.

birthday card 2


I really think it turned out lovely, I dug into my stash and pulled out some lace, sari silk and cheese cloth. Dyed the cheese clothe with Heidi Swapp Colour Shine, the back round paper is from Donna Salazar’s Antiquities paper stack, and the front panel is a watercolour look, again using Colour Shine. The cork and wood veneer butterflies are out of my Scraptastic kits.

birthday card 2b

I really am completely satisfied with the way this card came out. the cheese cloth, lace and sari silk look fantastic all layered on eachother.

birthday card 2a


Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock

Scraptastic cork and wood veneer

Tim Holtz Watercolour cardstock

Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in Rose, Peach and Seafoam

Sari silk


Cheese Cloth

Simon Says Stamp Birthday stamp

Sorry for no links but most of the items used on this card are either not available, or came from a fabric store.

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Acrylic ink

Let me start by addressing the new blog…. I have things in the works for the future and those things will be easier for me to attain and make happen using WordPress as opposed to Blogger. That’s a long story short, lol without giving too much away.. Anyway on to today post.

I was on ustream earlier today and somehow the conversation ended up around acrylic inks.. .so I pulled out the few I have, I only own 3 and I used 2 on this card.


So these are the inks I used, they are Liquitex ink, ever so much fun, its funny how you can start just by playing with them a bit to show someone and ending up with this… Image

So I dropped the ink on the back round and sprayed it with water with some Pearl ex powder and gum arabic in it to give it a slight shine. drying in between layers. I made the sequin bag by folding a piece of vellum, filling it with sequins then taping it shut with washi, I layered it on a grey paper bag, that I believe is from websters pages. as well as some silvery gold thread I had in my stash. I then stamped the Happy birthday sentiment with Simon Says Stamp Audrey blue ink and added it to the front. Studio calico stars inked with Hero Arts Silver ink finshed it off,.


Thanks for stopping in hope you enjoy my little card. Happy Crafting!