Eastern Bluebird - Male

Eastern Bluebird - Male
Eastern Bluebird

Monday, June 29, 2015

Go wild

Ah, I finally made it back to my blog to post a card!  Last week was crazy busy, working lots of overtime because of quarter end, so by the time I get home from work I'm pooched!

But today was my flex day, so Bill and I headed out of town till mid afternoon to do some bird photography. 

Knowing that I haven't posted since last Sunday, I sat down before dinner and  pulled out one of Power Poppy's newest stamp set Go Wild and coloured up this:

I used prismacolour pencils and blended with gamsol.  I'm entering this into Power Poppy's challenge this month - Pencil me In.

After colouring the image I cut it out using one of the dies from the spellbinder labels 40 set. Paper used is from Simple Stories - vintage bliss. When I normally make A2 cards I always have the fold on the right side, well this time I did something different, I made the fold at the top and rounded the bottom corners

To finish off I added some tiny clear sequins and used my wink of stella pen clear to add a bit of sparkle to the flowers.

stamp - Power Poppy - Go wild
ink - black memento, prismacolour pencils - leaves - artichoke, olive green, flowers - deco pink, pink, hot pink, process red, magenta, sunburst yellow, yellowed orange, tetra-cotta, imperial violet, violet blue - jar - electric blue, parrot green, ground shading - sandbar brown, french grey 90%, background shading - deco aqua, light green, electric blue
dies - spellbinders label 40
paper - cougar white 100 lb, light aqua, simple stories - vintage bliss
misc - PTI white satin ribbon, clear sequins, clear wink of stella pen

Thanks for sticking with me, see you again real soon. Up next is a wedding card.


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Garden Fireworks

Hi - hope your having a great weekend.  I'm back today to share another digital image I coloured up.
This one is Power Poppy's newest digi called Garden Fireworks - just love this, as I love all of her images.

After downloading I made several different sizes to print out.  I like doing this because I never know what dies or layout I might use, so having different sizes available makes it easier in the end.

So, with saying that I used one of the smaller images.  I'm also going to enter this into this months challenge - Pencil me in!

Sorry for the bit of shadowing in the picture.  I took this outside rather than in my shadow box.  I love how white the white is in the natural light.

I cut the image out using one of the dies from spellbinders Captivating Squares.  I then coloured the image using Caran D'Ache pencils and blended with gamsol. For my next layer under the image I used spellbinders ornate labels one embossing folder.  The folder is an A2 size, but I cut off the bottom portion once embossed and just kept the top portion. 

Designer paper is a piece of 12 x 12 MME - Penny Lane. It's very lightweight paper so I layered this onto a piece of white card stock before adhering to the card base.  I wrapped some pink shimmery ribbon around the center portion of the card, popped the image up using some foam tape then adhered a tiny bow in the bottom corner of the image.  Added some pearls and glitter to the flowers.

A beautiful card for any occasion.  I think I'm just going to keep the liner blank and add it to my sale basket.

Thanks for visiting today. 


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Lilac time

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments and support regarding on becoming a 'dirty girl' over on SCS.
It was such an exciting day yesterday when my first posts were revealed.  Such good times.  I can see why they say your 6 months will fly on by, well I can't believe one month is down and I'm starting to work on my cards for next month!  Don't worry, my blog posts will not be forgotten, although I can't post my dirty girl cards  on my blog for 6 months, I will still make cards to post here.  At first it might be a bit slow on my blog, but it will pick up once I get a routine going.  I hope you continue to stick with me through this process.

So that brings me to a post tonight.  I received my order from Power Poppy a couple of weeks ago, but haven't had a chance to use it.  I'm using one of the images from the set Lilac Time. I am also going to enter this into their monthly challenge - Pencil me in.

I love how I coloured the image, but over all just not pleased on the papers I used, maybe too much purple and green, I don't know for sure, but it's okay.  Here is what I did:

I stamped the image onto which cougar card stock using black memento. I used my prismacolour pencils to colour and blended with gamsol.  After cutting out the image I left the die in place and sponged some light purple around the edges.  Not sure of the colour I used because I just used one of my sponges that I used with purple ink.

For my ribbon, it started out to be white, so I using my V15 copic marker to colour it to match the lilacs and cardstock.  Added some glitter to the flowers to finish this off.

stamp - Power Poppy - Lilac time
ink- black memento, prismacolour pencils - canary yellow, deco yellow, sunburst yellow, chartreuce, olive green, dark green, limepee, lavender, dahlia purple, tuscan red, imperial violeet, peacock blue, sky blue light, peach beige, french grey 20%, french grey 30%, warm grey 50%, warm grey 70%, sandbar brown, caribbean blue,
paper - cougar white, K & C - celeste, purple, scrap plaid
dies - spellbinder - labels 22
misc - glitter, white silk ribbon - coloured using copic V15

Thanks for stopping by, till next time.....


Monday, June 15, 2015


Happy Monday!  Just popping in for a quick post.

As I mentioned in my last post I was going to reveal my 'secret' today.  I can't hold it in any more - I am a   "DIRTY DOZEN" gal! How exciting is that!

I received a private email from SCS a few weeks back.  At first when I saw the email I thought someone was asking a question about one of my cards I posted. As I was reading the email I couldn't believe what I was reading - Lydia asking me to join the Dirty Dozen team - WHAT? Me??.  I re-read the email again thinking maybe I read it wrong.  Nope.. I read it right.  So of course right away I emailed Lydia back and told her I would love to join the team.

So as of today, I'm officially a Dirty Girl for 6 months.!  It still hasn't sunk in yet though - hehe!  I'm just so honored and thrilled to be on this team among so many talented ladies past and present.  I hope you will get a chance to pop over to the Dirty Dozen gallery and have a peak.

Have a wonderful day!


Friday, June 12, 2015

For Dad

Hi everyone.  I never thought Friday was going to get here.  It's been a hectic week, both at work and at home.  I've been working on something, which is a 'secret' for right now, you will have to come back on Monday, and I will reveal.

With Father's Day not so far away, I figured I best be working on some cards.  A few weeks ago I went through a zip lock bag of images that I have started and not finished over the years.  Well I came across this one, background was created and the wheat was stamped.  Hmmm... this could work for a Father's day card, so I went to work to complete it. 

To tell you the truth, I don't even remember doing this image, I know it's a Hero Arts wheat stamp, but as far as inks and stencil I couldn't tell you what I used.  

I added some gold krylon around the image edges, then layered it onto some black c/s.  I pulled out some burnt orange/terracotta colour cardstock to layer the image on then onto some SU river rock for my card base.

I used a Verve set to stamp DAD then cut it out using a spellbinders tag set, left the die in place and sponged some antique linen.  Tied some gold cording to the tag then adhered it to the back of the image.

Thanks for the visit.  Have a wonderful weekend. I'll see you on Monday.


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Hello friend

I was so excited to receive my order from Power Poppy earlier this week, I couldn't wait to colour up one of the new images.

I ended up choosing one of the images in the set called Simply Camellias.

I stamped the image on cougar white 100lb card stock using black memento.  I then coloured the image using prismacolour pencils and blended with gamsol.

My good friend Nancy surprised me one day at work  by sending over a 6x6 paper pad from Prima called Butterfly collection.  OMG if you know me I love paper and especially since this is 'nature' based. The papers are to die for in this collection.  I knew I wanted to use it with this image.  After colouring I cut it our using a circle die using the out of the box technique so I could allow the leave to spill outside of the circle edge.  I layered this onto a new die set called circle delight, and delightful this is!.  For the scalloped edge on the prima paper I used scallop borders two.

To finish off I added the sentiment stamped in black versafine, silk taupe bow, glitter on the flower and  a tiny wooded heart.  I just love how this all came together.  The colours are a bit softer in real - so pretty.

stamp - Power Poppy - simply camellias
ink - black memento, black versafine, prismacolour - pink rose PC1018, deco peach PC1013, deco pink PC1014, pink PC929, magenta PC930, carmine red PC926, deco yellow PC1011, limepeel PC1005, kelly green PC1096, kelp green PC1090, peacock blue PC1027, warm grey 30% PC1052, warm grey 50% PC1054, warm grey 70% PC1056, dark umber PC947
dies - spellbinders - circle, circle delight, scallop borders two
paper - Prima - butterfly collection, bazzill light taupe, white, pink
misc - glitter, calico studio wooded heart, silk ribbon, bow maker

I can see some more Power Poppy stamps coming into my collection next week.  Have you seen the sneak peaks for the release on Monday? Oh my goodness, they are gorgeous.  Marcella has done it again!

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend.  So glad tomorrow is friday! :)