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Sunday, 15 October 2017

Simon Says Stamp Monthly Kit- October 2017

This kit includes a wide variety of hand selected coordinating supplies, enough to keep you creating for hours! Included in the box is an inspiration sheet with 6 ideas using the kit.  You'll also receive inspiration via email newsletter with even more project ideas and video links using the kit. 
Included in this kit:
Simon Says Stamp exclusive Brush Stroke Messages clear stamp set (NEW!)
12 sheets double sided decorative 6x6 cardstock from My Mind’s Eye Blush
Simon Says Stamp exclusive Spiral Flower Wafer Thin Die (NEW!)
1 Simon Says Stamp Jar Navy Embossing Powder (NEW!)
1 Jar Ranger Multi Matte Medium
1 Embossing Pen
1 detail glue brush
1 Sheet Burnished Rose Mirrored Cardstock
2 Simon Says Stamp Metallic Cream Envelopes
1 sheet Soft Navy Simon Says Stamp Cardstock
1 sheet Ivory Simon Says Stamp Cardstock
1 sheet Smoke Simon Says Stamp Cardstock

Click here to check it out on their website

Here are the 10 cards I created from the kit. 

This one I used a feather from my stash and a circle die.

Love this saying!

I used a die and some pearls from stash

This card and the next one are my favourites! The outer cards are from acetate; I used the die included in the kit and "prayers" from my own 

The die included in the set is wonderful as you can use both the positive and negative. I also used the word :hugs: from a hero art die collection

This and the pink similar card were the last ones made as I used the tinier pieces for the squares

The leaves are actually popped up as I cut extra ones and placed them over the ones on the front. Butterfly and twine from stash.

As the Blue one

Used a solid piece from my stash as well as dies and pearls

Another favourite! Love shaker cards!!

Closer look

Another shaker more suitable for the male receiver 

The entire collection!

 The inside and backs of these cards are just as pretty as, like I said, I used every scrap of this delicious collection!

...Enjoy and be inspired

Friday, 13 October 2017

Simon Says Monthly Card Kits and Life

Haven't posted in a while as I've been out and about enjoying life and crafting! 

Card making is currently on the top of my crafting fad and this post shows a little of that work.

I recently signed up for Simon Says Monthly Card Kits and I have to say I'm lovin' it! Even though the cards for September were cutesy, feminine and bright, I loved having everything needed in one box to create a total of 10 cards.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Heartfelt Handbag- Fall Style

Think we are really fortunate to have four distinct seasons! We get to enjoy new transitions, colours and temperatures.

Purchased my Heartfelt Creations bag last Winter/Spring so I decked it out with Spring/Summer mix media art. Now I get to resign and flip those inserts into the fall theme.

The front pocket is deep which allows for lots of dimension. This is fantastic for the star of the show...The Heartfelt Sunflower!

And the back is perfect for flat art work

Now for close ups and product lists:

Product Spotlight:

Tombow Dual Tip Markers are the show stoppers as these are what I used to add all the colour you see with exception to the edges which was done with Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Vintage Photo.

Markers used were: #991, #098, #905, #027, #026, #977, #879 and #992

Along with the markers the other product that is a must whenever adhering paper to chipboard, cardboard or wood is Tombow Aqua Glue...it is the absolute best!!

Other products included:

  • Heartfelt Sunflower Stamps and Dies
  • Heartfelt Open Leaf Stamps and Dies
  • Tim Holtz Stamp Leaf Prints
  • Tim Holtz Stamp Etceteria
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink
  • Paper from Prima- Vintage Emporium Collection 
  • Tim Holtz gold rub-ons
  • Gold Embossing powder
  • Art Glitter for center of flowers- Brown
  • Modeling Paste
  • Tim Holtz Burlap Stencil
  • Sewing
  • Tattered Angels- Clam Bake GM
  • Tattered Angels- Woven Burlap GM
  • Heidi Swamp Gold spray
  • Embellishments from my stash (feather, brads, charms, enamel dots, flags, bird, words) 

Monday, 28 August 2017

Fall's glory and colour

Fall is one of my most favourite seasons! I love transition from warm to cool... I love the warm, rich and brown tones (as brown is my favourite colour!....

This paper line by Carta Bella- The Story of Fall matches my feeling exactly <3

Products used:
  • Tim Holtz Leaf stamp
  • Distress oxide Iced Spruce
  • Distress ink ground Espresso
  • Leaf Embossing Folder from line
  • Enamel dots for paper line
  • Modelling paste
  • Washy Tape from the paper line
Techniques included:
  • Stamping
  • Stenciling
  • Embossing
  • Sewing
  • Lots of layering

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2016

Great memories spent with my one and only concert buddy

Perfect Photo Play paper line for this layout

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Double H

Just a little inspiration for the week

My Father-in-laws fishing vessel names after him (Howard) and his son and partner (Howie)