Ruddy turnstone

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Welcome Baby

Last month I was asked to make a couple of baby cards, one I have already posted and the other was specified as a non-gender, so this is what I did.

Dies are from MFT as well as the stamp sets.  This was such a fast make I should of made a couple more just to have on hand.

Paper is from Prima - Bedtime Story.  I added a yellow gingham bow made with my bow maker and some enamel dots to finish this off.

Hope your week is going well, back soon with another post.

Thanks for your visit.


Monday, July 18, 2016

Celebrate your day

Happy Monday everyone!  Today's card is one that I made for my friend and co-worker. She celebrated her 25th work anniversary last month.  I made this card for our dept to sign.

Not much in the line of stamping for this one, so I'll just go ahead a list the supplies below.

stamp - Verve (sentiment)
ink- versamagic, gold embossing powder
dies - Spellbinders A2 scallop border, spellbinders circle & circle delight
paper - Carta Bella, white
misc - silk ribbon, flowers & pearls

Sorry for the short post, but I'm in the middle of working on a 29 card order for a Director at work.
Back again real soon,

Thanks for your visit today,

Friday, July 15, 2016

Shade canopy tree

Hello everyone. I hope you had a good week.  It's been a busy week for me.  Last weekend I went  shopping for a dress to wear to our son Mark's wedding in Septemeber.  After trying several on I did manage to buy one.  I can't  believe how expensive they are! Then again anything 'wedding' related  seems to have that higher price tag attached.  Now I just have to find shoes and a clutch.

My card today, is a card I made for Father's Day.  I have since made a few more for a card order I'm working on, and made them as Thank You cards.

I used a Penny Black image called Shade Canopy.

I started with some Canson water colour paper, sponged some tumbled glass distress ink all over then placed it in my MISTI.  I think inked my image using Peeled Paint distress markers, spritz and close the Misti to stamp.  I then added a bit of Forest Moss distress marker and  bit of gathered twigs- spritz and stamp.  I then trimmed it down to the size I wanted, then layered this onto a piece of black card stock. 
I put it back in the MISTI, lined up the  sentiment using the graph guide, then stamped using black versafine. I stamped the sentiment a couple of times to get a nice crisp black image.
I used  a couple of different flag stax dies to make the embellishment in the corner using scrap pieces of designer papers.  Added a pewter stick on brad.

Stamp - Penny Black - shade canopy, PTI -sentiment from Pond Life
ink - black versafine, Distress ink - tumbled glass, distress markers - forest moss, peeled paint & gathered twigs
paper - canson water colour, SU black and Old Olive, scraps of dp
dies - Justrite - stitched A2 banners and rectangles, MFT - flag stax

Thanks for your visit.  Have a wonderful day!


Monday, July 11, 2016

Spring birds # 2

Today, rather than a card post I thought I would share some more of Bill's photo's.  These are during the month of May during Spring Migration.

The swallows were all sitting in this bare bush along the shoreline of Lake Erie down at Pt. Pelee National Park. There were hundreds of them.

Be sure to click on the pictures to have a closer look.

Pt. Pelee National Park

Countryside in Kent County

Rondeau Provincial Park

Skunk's Misery

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today. I hope you enjoyed the pictures. See you real soon with a card.


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Fresh Freesia

Hello everyone.  Just popping in for a quick post today before heading to work.  It's going to be a very hot and high humidity day - forecasting temperatures to reach 102 this afternoon, way too hot for me. I'm more for around the low 70's!

Anyway, I purchased a few Altenew sets from our local store - The Paper Pickle a few weeks back.
I wanted to do a water colouring card using my Zig clean colour markers, so I decided to use 
Fresh Freesia.

I embossed the image onto some Tim Holtz water colour paper using white embossing powder. From there I just added a bit of Zig markers and used my Koi water brush to move the colours. I was thrilled out it turned out.  Not sure if this is a Freesia colour or not, but I went with it anyway.

There are several sentiments with this set, it was hard to choose.  I stamped the sentiment in black versafine using my Misti to line it up.  I ended up stamping it a couple of times to get a nice crisp clean impression - that is what I love about the Misti.

I then trimmed it down to the size I wanted, used some SEI paper - Mimosa for the background and the back side I cut a couple of smaller strips and layered this behind the image.

To finish I added wink of stella clear pen to the flowers and some clear sequins.

Okay, must run - have a wonderful day, and I thank you again for stopping by.  See you soon,


Monday, July 4, 2016

Spring birds #1

Hello everyone! I hope you enjoyed the long weekend, both for Canada and US.  Bill and I took off for the long weekend, on a birding expedition.  Lots of new pictures to come.  But first let's start with the May spring migration pictures.

These were all taken at Pt. Pelee National Park.  Enjoy!

 Peek-a-boo, I see you!

One of my favourite warbler picture this year is the Philadelphia warbler.  Isn't he just the sweetest little bird? So soft and fluffy.  This would also make a beautiful baby gift to have one of these framed!

The worm eating warbler is a rare warbler to find.  Warblers do not sit still for more than a couple of seconds so it was very  hard to capture this picture.  I think Bill said that he took almost 300 pics to get 2 that were good!

One of my favourite warbler picture this year is the Philadelphia warbler.  He looks so soft. warm and fluffy.  This would also make a beautiful baby gift to have one of these framed.

I hope you enjoyed these photos.  Have a wondeful day!


Friday, July 1, 2016

Welcome little one

Happy Friday, and Happy Canada Day!

So in between all of my Bella cards I was making, I did manage to make some other cards as well. I had a request for 2 baby cards, one a boy baby and the other generic.  My friend (Carla - cardsbycarla - check out her blog, she also has some beautiful cards for sale on her Etsy site ) sent me some digital baby boy images, so I used one of them for this card.

Not much explaining on this, so I will just list the supplies:

stamp - PTI - everyday classics - sentiment
dies - MB - button border, Spellbinders - labels 40, elegant ovals
paper - heidi grace - frost blvd - paisley, cougar white, blue
ink - SU blue bayou
misc - SU oval punch, pearls, digital image

Thank you for stopping in today. Enjoy your weekend!


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Final Bella post and beautiful storm skies

Hi everyone, happy Wednesday.  Well I must say the past 2 months have flown by so fast, I can't believe this will be my last Stamping Bella guest designer post.

First - for my post today I'm using Mason Jar of flowers - very fitting for me because as you know how much I love flowers.

I stamped the image onto some cold press canson watercolour 140lb paper using black memento. I used my Zig  clean colour makers to colour.  

Paper is from Memory Box.  I used spellbinders A2 curved borders for the  edge of the strip paper.
I added wink of stella clear pen to the flowers and water. Added dry glitter around the flowers and also some rhinestones on the frame and center of bow.

stamp - stamping bella - mason jar of flowers
ink - black memento, zig clean colour markers
dies - spellbinder - oval, floral ovals, A2 curved borders one
paper - canson water colour 140 lb, dark purple bazzill, white cougar, Memory box DP
misc - rhinestones, wink of stella pen, water brush, hero arts glitter, quickie glue pen

Secondly, on Sunday night we had some really bad storms go through  around 8:30- 9 pm. This was due to very high temps all day, lots of humidity, feeling like over 100F.  It lasted for about 1/2 hour or so, it was really dark, heavy, heavy rains, you could barely see outside it was coming down so hard,  and strong winds. When it was over, I was sitting in my craft room, looked outside and it was like it was 2:00 in the afternoon. It was so bright - looking out to the East you could see blue skies and sun - it was very strange have it that bright  at 9:30 pm.  I grabbed my camera - a little sony point and shoot and these are the pictures I took.  They are all tree top/roof top pictures to capture the skies. Over the span of about 10 minutes the colours varied as you can see below. The colours were so vibrant.  I didn't not touch up the colours, what you see is exactly what I took.  It was really amazing!

Thanks for you visit today. Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Enjoy the ride

Hi everyone.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

For my card to day I have an Art Impression image to share.  I borrowed this set from a dear friend of mine.  These images are always so fun to colour.  I tied to google the set but I couldn't find it on the AI site and there was no name on the package.

After stamping her on some white cougar c/s, I used copics to colour.  I then used stitched circle die to cut her out and then layered her onto some red card stock cut using the circle blossom die. I used Martha Stewart's border punch for the yellow strip under the ribbon.

Designer papers used are from MME - Tangerine.  To finish off the card I used some sequins and some yellow seam binding ribbon.

stamp - AI
ink - black memento, copics - E000, E00, E01, E11, R20, R21, R 01, R105, R12, R14, R17, E41, E40, E42, 471, Y11, Y13, Y15, YG11
dies - sb round blossom - simon says - stitched circles
paper - cougar white 100 lb, red, SU baked brown sugar, MME - tangerine
misc - sequins, seam binding ribbon, Martha Stewart border punch

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'll see you on Wednesday for my last Stamping Bella post as a guest designer.


Friday, June 24, 2016

Sneak Peak - Sleepy wobble

Hello everyone! It's a happy Friday, as well as another Stamping Bella sneak peak. So what do you think so far with all the sneak peaks? pretty amazing don't you think.  I just love the bella 2.0's, I can't wait to purchase them. Don't forget release date is tomorrow June 25!

So this is my last sneak peak for this release, and I have a wobble image to share.  This is
sleepy wobble - so darn cute!

I used copics to colour and then cut it out using MFT inside & out round rectangle.  Designer paper was just a scrap from my scrap basket.

I cut out a couple of stars from the same designer paper, added some enamel dots and some wink of stella clear pen to the pink stripes and pompom.

Well that's it for me, be sure to hop over to bloggabella and leave a comment for a change to win today's images.

Thanks for your visit. Have a wonderful day.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sneak Peak - Bella 2.0 Spabella

Well here I am  again, back with another Stamping Bella sneak peak.  Be sure to stop over at Bloggabella to see the other gorgeous sneak peaks.  Leave a comment for a chance to win the sneak peak stamp of the day.

One of today's sneak peak images is Spabella!

I started out by making my background paper using watercolour paper and my Gunsai Tambi paints.
I know I wanted to make spabella in a purple robe, so I went with purples and added some green. Unfortunately, most of the green is under spabella, so you can't see much of the green paint.

I coloured her using copics, then cut her out using Memory Box - pinpoint mainstreet tags.
Spabella also comes with her own sentiment, which I added along the left side. I cut a piece of green cardstock using an MFT doily die, cut in half and layered it under the image.

Finished off with lots of sequins.

image - Stamping Bella - Bella 2.0 Spabella
ink - copics- E000, E00, E01, E11, E20, E21, YG01, YG03, V01, V12, V15, YR00
dies - Memory Box - pinpoint mainstreet tags, MFT doily, MFT stitched rectangle
paper - cougar 100lb white c/s, TH water colour, green, dark purple
misc - sequins

That's it for me today, I'll be back with another sneak peak on Friday, see you then!


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Sneak Peak - Bella 2.0 Flowers behind my back

So excited to be posting today.  I'm sharing a sneak peak for Emily's upcoming release over at Stamping Bella - yup another huge release and you are going to love it. Emily is celebrating 10 yrs in business, I'm so excited for her! You will be able to purchase her new release on June 25! I still remember the first time I went to Bella land up in Thornhill ON, some 9 or 10 years ago, along with Lindabella and Paulabella.  It was amazing!

I'm sure you have seen the sneak peaks from the last couple of days right? If not - hop over to bloggabella and check it out. Be sure to leave comments each day of the sneak peaks to have a chance to win the release stamp for that day.

Without further ado here is my card today.  Today I am showcasing Bella 2.0- Flowers behind my back.

Isn't she gorgeous! I'm in love with these Bella 2.0. So nice to have facial features, arms, legs and hair - LOL.  They sure have come a long way from the stick figures - but those were amazing as well!

Okay enough of that, lets get on with how I made the card.  I coloured her using copics, then cut her out using spellbinders Labels Twenty-eight. For my card base I used spellbinders A2 Devine Eleoquence - (one of my fav dies). 

I added some blue silk ribbon, pearls and lots of glitter (glitter ritz) to finish this off.

stamp - Stamping Bella - Bella 2.0 - flowers behind my back
dies - spellbinder - labels twenty - eight, A2 Devine Elequence
ink - copics - E000, E00, E01, E11, R20, R21, R22,, E23, E25, E27, E15, E09, E79, BG000, BG01, Y02, Y19, Y38, V01, V04, RV14, RV13, TG01
Misc -glitter ritz, silk ribbon, pearls

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'll be back tomorrow with another sneak peak! See you then,


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Backyard birds

I hope you are having a good week.  I'm back to share some of Bill's photo's.  These are all taken in our backyard.


Thanks for your visit. I hope you enjoyed the pictures. Lots more to come.