Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Beautiful Fall

I just love this corner die and don't use it often enough, when I saw Poppystamps Falling leaves and scary things challenge I decided to break it out and use it, now that I just went back to the challenge I realized that it didn't say Falling leaves or scary things but AND, oh well I will share the link with you if you want to play along. 

No scary things in this card, just leaves :)

I kept the corner die in place and used Distress inks to stencil though the die to add color to the pretty flowers and leaves, I didn't have any poppystamps leaves but I did have some from Memory Box, these are plain leaves so I used my stylus and a mat to add my own veins in the leaves and used a bit of distress inks on them also.

What do you think of the pattern paper behind, I was mixed, I kept going from pattern to plain card stock and just thought I would just go with the pattern.  Funny how in person it looked great to me but on the computer screen I am second guessing myself.

Poppystamps - Clara Corner die
Memory Box - Marvelous Maple leaves die
Distress inks - Dried Marigold and peeled paint
BasicGrey - Picadilly paper
Gina Marie stamps - Birthday words sentiment
Spectrum noir sparkle pen - Harvest moon

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Sunday, October 14, 2018


Well at least I was going for a Victorian look to this card but not sure I achieved that, I needed to get this out in the mail before we left for vacation so there was no going back.

We arrived home last night after being gone 9 days, we had a wonderful visit with our families and then headed to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to see the fall colors, it was just beautiful, even with the fog and rain we had.

I bought this die and stamp set at Hobby Lobby on sale, the wreath die is also from Spellbinders. Now that I am not in a hurry I see I should have done a cream background for my stamped flowers, the white just stands out too much, that is what I get for doing last minute cards.

Spellbinders - Moon Flower stamp and die set and wreath die
Technique Tuesday - Happy Birthday sentiment stamp
Paper Studio - Kirby Teesdale studio paper
Wink of stella  - clear sparkle pen

Now back to getting caught up on wash and other duties, Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Fall Bird

Another try at the layering bird stamp, I think I still need practice, but getting better each time I give it a try I think :)  Had to add some orange leaves in there too.

A touch of burlap  and some nuvo drops for accenting and shading around the die cut frame finished off the card.

Hero Arts - Color Layering Bird and Branch stamp set
Spellbinders - Curved Rectangles die
DCWV - Wild Splendor  paper
Fiskars - Essential Sayings stamp sentiment
Spectrum Sparkle pen for eye
Nuvo glitter drops - Golden sunset
Burlap ribbon

Thanks for stopping by once again!


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Bee Happy

Sharing another stamp set that came with my Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.

I wanted to make a little scene on the tag with the hive and bee but it looked a bit bare so I added a die cut for a branch and some grass. The big bee diecut came with it also and so I die cut that twice from gold papers. Sentiment is from the same stamp set.

You can't see very well but I put some sparkle pen on the stamped bee wings and added it all to an embossed background that I lightly inked so that it would show up better, topped it off with some gems.

Paper Sutdio - Honeycomb Embossing folder
Bee Happy stamp and die set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Poppystamps - Pinpoint Main street tags and Climbing vine dies
Fiskars - Grass border punch

Hope your week is going well so far, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,


Sunday, October 7, 2018

Fall trees

I bought the Autumn flower soft to make fall trees, so you know there has to be at least one done each year :)

Linking up with the Sisterhood of Crafters Fall is in the air challenge.

Masculine card once again.

The background was done with Distress inks, the little stamped leaf on the sentiment tag was from the same stamp set as the sentiment.

Stampin up - Trees from 2001
Spellbinders - A2 Distressed edges and A2 matting basics A dies
DCWV - Wild Spender paper
Flower Soft - Autumn
Distress inks for background - Tumbled glass, mowed lawn and Forest moss
Stamps of Life - Minis 4 circles

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.