Wednesday 29 March 2017

STAMPlorations~ Hello Sunshine!

Good Morning Coffee lovers, today marks another day in the

and STAMPlorations is one of the amazing Sponsors!

Be sure to join in using any tea, coffee or cocoa images with a SPRING theme. :o)

Today, I made a card using Rise and Grind Stamp set. 
I started with a 4 x 5.25' piece of watercolor paper and added Distress Oxides in Cracked Pistachio and Wilted Violet onto my craft sheet, spritzed with water and smooshed my paper onto it - drying it in between layers so my colors didn't get muddy.

 I thenstamped the image onto Design Paper from my stash and cut them out and paper pieced it together onto my card. I used Distress Crayons to highlight the image. I stamped the sentiment from the same set in Purple Archival Ink and finished with some Washi in green and purple. 

I sure hope you've been inspired to join in this fun hop!

I'd like to enter in the


Sunday 26 March 2017

STAMPlorations~ Never Hide your Wings

Happy Sunday everyone! I'm sharing a tag I made for STAMPlorations Sunday Stencil #89. The designers have created some fabulous mixed media projects to inspire you. You can find them  here so be sure to check them out and leave them some luv! :o) 

Today I used ARTplorations Square City Stencil with STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies 2 and Art Marks for this fun lil' tag.  

 I started with blending Distress Inks (Blue Lagoon, Mustard Seed and Worn Lipstick) onto my tag with a blending tool. I then Stamped the "Film Strip" from the ART MARKS set with Jet Black Archival Ink- creating blocks on my tag. I masked the "film strips" off  and Inked Candied Apple Distress Ink thru the Square City Stencil. I highlighted the "film strips" with a white Posca Pen and some of the squares with a fine Black Pitt Pen.

 I then stamped the butterflies from the Trendy Butterflies 2 Set in Jet Black Archival Ink onto spots I inked with the same Distress Inks from my tag (Blue Lagoon, Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple) and then fussy cut them out. I adhered only the bodies of the Butterflies to the tag for added dimension.  I stamped a sentiment from the same set and my lil' tag is finished. :o)

I hope you were inspired to play along in our Monthly Challenge, there is still some time to join in. Have a great weekend. :o)

Friday 24 March 2017

LBBS~ Dream Charlie

Hello, crafty friends, today I have a cute lil' coffee inspired card using Little Blue Button Stamps

I LOVE coffee, and I knew I had to use Dream Charlie as my first inspirational post for Little Blue Button Stamps. I mean how cute is she???

Here's she is all in spring colors:

I created a few layers with DP as I wanted to keep the embellishments simple so Charlie was the focus. I used DP's from My Minds Eye. Even cut out the tickets from the same Design paper as I thought it went with the "Dream" concept. ;o)
I finished with a sentiment from My Favorite Things "Perk Up" set. 

I colored Charlie with Spectrum Noir Markers keeping with Spring colors:

And I usually do the same "design" concept on the inside of my cards as the front:

I sure hope I've inspired you today. 
Happy craftin'!

I'd like to enter the


STAMPlorations~ Spring Coffee Lovers Hop!

Good Morning Coffee lovers, today marks the start of the 

and STAMPlorations is one of the amazing Sponsors!

Be sure to join in using any tea, coffee or cocoa images with a SPRING theme. :o)

To start off, I used Framed Coffee for One and made a tag.  

I first embossed the image with white embossing powder and was dry,  created my background by Smooshing onto Distress Paints (Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed & Cracked Pistachio). Just dab the paint onto your non-stick craft sheet, spritz with water and slide/smoosh your tag in the paint and dry between layers so your colors don't get muddy. :o) I then added some paint splatter in Blue Lagoon & Seedless Preserves to tie in my water colored Image. 

I stamped & embossed the image again and colored the cup only using Twinkling H20's and then fussy cut it out and adhered it with 3D foam tape for added dimension. I then stamped & embossed a flower from the Groovy Shoes Set and cut it out...I think it ties in with the SPRING colors and theme. :o) I then stamped a sentiment from the Coffee for All Seasons set. Some crinkle ribbon sprayed with Abandoned Coral Distress Spray Stain finished off my tag. :o)

I hope I've inspired you to get crafty and hop along this Spring Hop. Don't forget to check out the AMAZING inspirations from the STAMPlorations DT here and hop along for some Java-licious prizes! ;o)

Don't forget to join me on the 29th for another fun make for this hop using Rise and Grind.

I'd like to enter the

Sunday 5 March 2017

STAMPlorations~ March Mixed Media Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone, it's that time again for a new challenge over at

The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card! Just remember you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. You have until the end of the month to play!   

 This month, I made a couple of Spring inspired ATC's using ARTplorations Bubble Dance & Weaving Stencils and STAMPlorations Strong Women and Big Bloom Factory Stamps. 
 I used some Distress Oxides to create my background using the Smooshing Technique on Watercolor Paper and then  added some texture with the Distress Oxides thru the Weaving and Bubble Dance Stencils. I stamped Sentiments from the Strong Women set and finished with some Washi Tape and backed onto pastel purple CS. 

For the flowers I stamped the flowers onto Watercolor  Paper and embossed with clear EP and then watercolored them with Distress Oxides and my waterbrush pen. Once dry, I fussy cut them out and shaped and layered them and attached a brad

There, we have it, another fun make using the fabulous stamps and stencils from STAMPlorations. :o) I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty and join in our challenge. 

Friday 3 March 2017


Happy Friday crafty friends, I'm up on the STAMPlorations Blog today with a step-by-step tutorial using ARTplorations Stencils, Brushos and Matte Medium. 

I used  the fun new ARTplorations mask and Stencils:
You can catch the step-by-step tutorial here

Wednesday 1 March 2017

Little Blue Button Stamps~ March New Release

Good morning crafty friends, today I'm super excited to share with you my first make for

I'm so happy to be part of this creative team and working with Olga's adorable designs. 

Here's my make using one of the new releases this month, Easter Sophie. She's one of the two adorable Easter images this month!

I created my background using Distress Oxide Inks and water color paper and a Memory Box Die cut. I finished with a Impression Obsession Word Die cut and Crinkle ribbon. :)

I watercolored the image by printing her onto watercolor paper. I used Distress Markers to color her up. I am in love with those little chicks! lol. I chalked some clouds in behind her and cut her out.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope I've inspired you to get crafty. :o)