Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Card Concept #107- Rainbow Cupcakes

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the photo below. Rainbows are my favourite. Really though. I screeched with glee when I saw this picture. :) 

Obviously the rainbow order of cupcakes inspired me, but I also liked the tin/chalkboard feel to the background and incorporated that onto my card as well. I kept the card one layer, and it's definitely a Clean & Simple creation.

The cakes from Birthday Palooza by CZ Design (isn't that a fun name for a stamp set?!) were stamped in Versafine Black Onyx Ink across the panel, with the sentiment stamped below in the same ink. I used Distress Markers to watercolour the images and a silver paint pen for the candles. The panel was trimmed and adhered to black A2 card base that was smeared with white pigment ink for a chalky look. A touch of sparkle was added to the candle tops with Stickles. 

Head on over to The Card Concept blog to see how the rest of the team was inspired and what styles they used on their cards. Play along with us using any of the styles we highlight...I can't wait to see what you come up with! 

Stamps: Birthday Palooza (CZ Designs for Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko); Distress Markers (Ranger); Silver paint marker (Pilot); Unicorn White pigment ink (Hero Arts)
Paper: black cardstock (Simon Says Stamp); watercolor cardstock (Hero Arts)
Other: Stickles (Ranger)

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Color Throwdown- Hello Friend

The children have been back to school now after winter break for a week or two, and it coincided with a HUGE Simon Says Stamp order arriving at my doorstep. Better timing couldn't have been planned! I cracked open those goodies and started creating. :) 

I turned an alcohol inked background from a week ago into my card today. I am still having so much fun experimenting with them. Every time I use them I get a different look and it's fun figuring out what mediums all work best together. 

I die cut the 'friend' die from vellum and cardstock and adhered it together and then to the alcohol ink background. The little 'hello' was heat embossed in white on black cardstock, and I added a little rhinestone gem for the dot on the 'i'. The panel was die cut with a rectangle die and matted on cardstock. The entire panel was adhered to a white A2 card base with foam tape. 

The Color Throwdown challenge fits perfectly for this card. Such a wintery, gorgeous color combination! I am definitely going to be using it again. 
I hope you all have a great day! Thanks for stopping in. 

Stamps: Tiny Words (Simon Says)
Cardstock: White A2 card base, Blue Violet, Black (Simon Says); vellum (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko); Alcohol inks (Ranger)
Dies: Rectangle Stitched die, Big Friend (Simon Says)
Other: rhinestone gem (Kaisercraft), white embossing powder (Ranger), foam tape

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Card Concept #106- Pink Party

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the photo below. The gorgeous pink florals caught my eye immediately, as did the pattern of the black and gold place setting so that is what I used for my inspiration. 

My card is a little bit Classy & Elegant, and a little bit Clean & Layered. I am obsessed with die-cutting lately and can't stop watercolouring every floral die in sight.

I stamped the background die in black ink on a white A2 card base and adhered my die cut elements right on top. The 'hello' die was cut from gold specialty paper and white foam and glued together before adhering right to the card base. The flowers and leaves were cut from watercolour cardstock and painted with a combination of Peerless Watercolors on the flowers, and an inexpensive palette for the leaves. 

Head on over to The Card Concept blog to see how the rest of the team was inspired and what styles they used on their cards. Play along with us using any of the styles we highlight...I can't wait to see what you come up with! 

Dies: (Simply Hello) My Favorite Things; (Peony Dream 3D) Altenew
Stamps: (Radiating Halftone BG) My Favorite Things
Other: (card base) Simon Says Stamp; (black ink) Tsukineko; (watercolours) Peerless and Loew-Cornell; (watercolor cardstock) Ranger, (gold paper) Papertrey Ink, white foam

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Seasons Giving Blog Hop winner

I have randomly selected a winner for the Seasons Giving Blog Hop!

Congratulations to Sue D.- I have sent you an email so please check your junk mail!

If I have not heard from Sue by Thursday, January 10, 2019 I will draw another winner. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Seasons Givings Blog Hop

Thank you so much for stopping in today and joining me as part of the Seasons Giving blog hop
I am so grateful that you spend a part of your day or week regularly checking out my creations and leaving me lovely comments. My giveaway today is my thanks to you all. :) Each and every stop on the blog hop today is hosting a generous giveaway, so be sure to visit them all! Thanks so much to Latisha Yoast for organizing this yearly event. 

If you aren't a regular follower of my blog, here's a bit about me...  

I'm a fun-loving, dance party enthusiast from Ontario that fills my time with creativity! My children keep me busy with their interests and my husband and I enjoy geocaching and watching baseball games with them as a family. I'm an avid reader and lead the book club at our local library. I enjoy creating felt flower creations and spray-painting and adding rainbow colours/glitter to anything in our house the family will allow. My cardmaking style adapts to whatever mood I'm in, but I particularly love bold designs with pops of colour and sparkle.

Under my profile picture you will find links to my Twitter (mostly non-cardmaking), Instagram (lots of family, books, baseball, and cardmaking stuff), Pinterest (direct to my cards), and my email.

Here are a few of my favourite cards that I made this year: 

And now for why you are REALLY here. :) The giveaway! I have a small collection of unopened and never used product to give to you along with a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp! Once the winner is contacted and I have your mailing address I will mail out the physical product and email you the gift certificate. I will draw a random winner on Saturday, January 5, 2019

Here are all the amazing companies and designers participating this year! Have fun hopping along. Thanks for all your support and I hope your holiday season has been fabulous. Love to you all! 

Ashley Newell
Beth Pingry
Giovana Smith
Dana Joy
Heather Hoffman
Margie Higuchi
Mindy Eggen
Julie Tilman
Cindy Lawrence
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Kelly Latevola
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Emily Leiphart
Kristi Goulet
Debi Adams
Tracey McNeeley
Wanda Guess
Ashley Harris
Tracey McLennon
Janine Tinklenberg
Amy Rysavy
Caly Person
Marcie Sharp
Mary-Ann Coulter Maldonado
Amy Tsuruta
Tricia Barber
Shemaine Smith
Christine Meyer
Lisa Henke
Shellye McDaniel
Kathy Schweinfurth
Yvonne Van Der Grijp
Lynette Kaufmann
Laura Williams
Dana Tatar
Cheiron Brandon
Patti Gilliam
Gracie Chavez
Carisa Zglobicki
Debbie Seyer
Mariana Grigsby
Michelle Woerner
Deborah Saaranen
Lisa Stein
Ceal Pritchett

Happy New Year to all! Just a reminder that I will randomly draw a winner on Saturday, January 5, 2019 and post it here. I will contact the winner to get your goodies out to you! Thanks for stopping in and have fun hopping along!