Saturday, October 29, 2011


Yesterday at Lily Pad Cards there was a new fun challenge - all about textures! 
Check it out here
Textures are fun and anything goes - really! I used some core'dinations paper which I embossed for my first card and some tulle to create some extra texture. 

I was inspired by the look & feel of this image from Pinterest.

Stamps: Hero Arts Flourish background CG139, Hero Arts Bird Trio LP169
Other: Sizzix embossing folder, twine, tulle, Ranger sanding block
Paper: coredinations cs, textpaper, kraft cs

For my 2nd card I used some wine cork on which I stamped hearts and applied to this CAS design.

The cork makes a fun texture I think ;) I can see this be used for many designs also as embellishments on scrapbook pages.

Supplies: Hero Arts stamps CL493 Live Life, Many Dots CL519,  
Hero Arts layering paper, distress inks. 

Don't forget to check out the challenge - you'll have a change to win a lovely gift certificate from Simon Says Stamps!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

winner of my giveaway from WCMD

Hi all,

Just a quick post from me to announce the winner of my WMCD giveaway. chose

Sue McRae

Congrats Sue, please email your addy to this email address and I will get the set in the mail for you ;)

Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Color Challenge

The new color challenge at Lily Pad Cards is sponspored by Tiffany Doodles

Each DT got to choose a digital stamp and I chose the Fawn Set which includes some very sweet deer images.

Kathy chose these colors for us to play with

I used the 3 colors but in a softer tone,  especially for the green color, for my inspirational card here. 
I first sized the sentiment and the Tiffany Doodle image as I wanted - then printed on a piece of  copy paper for a guide as to where I should stamp the background. I then stamped the background on a sheet of Hero Arts Eggshell notecard and ran this through the printer again - now printing the images onto the stamped part. I printed the deer image onto white cardstock and colored this in (simple coloring) with copic markers. 
(it probably wouldn't have made much of a difference stamping after printing with the soft bg - but I was not too sure about it).

 I used Ranger Enamels (black for the nose and white for the dots) for some added dimension. The yellow color is represented in the pearls/gems.

Font: LemonChicken
Other: HA gems & pearls, heart punch, May Arts ribbon (colored with Ranger Rusty Hinge distress ink, Ranger Enamel accents, copic makers.

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Be sure to check out the details about the challenge at the pond for a chance to win a fabulous prize!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Cardmaking Day & a Giveaway

Hi all cardmakers & stampers!

Today is World Cardmaking Day! I am here with some x-mas tags and a matching card. 
Unfortunately I will not be making cards today - so these are made a while ago.

I really like the combination of pool, red and kraft for holiday cards. The tag is a silhouette die cut.

 Stamps: Hero Arts Artistic Circle, Hero Arts Dots cling, Hero Arts Chrismas Reindeer
Paper: Bazzill kraft, hero arts pool notecard, Basic Grey Nordic Holiday.

To celebrate this fabulous day I have a giveaway for you!! For my last Hero Arts win I ordered 2 of the same stamp set to give one away. Namely this gorgeous set - the butterflies and wildflowers from Hero Arts / Basic Grey:

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win this sweet sweet set! Deadline: 10.10.2011.

Thanks for stopping by!