Sunday, July 1, 2018

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day eh!

This is Faery Ink's, Destiny BBQ Pool Party - Canada version.  You can find her here.  She comes with a US version AND a British version (as well as "plain" tube top) - what a bonus!! 

Coloured with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
Crafter's Companion Luxury Cardstock in red (love that shine and glitter)
Crafter's Companion, Sheena "Sparkle" word die (ya... it's a "Christmas" die lol from last year)
Crafter's Companion, Gemini "Warm Blanket" EF
Have a safe and HAPPY Canada Day!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A past colouring re-visited

Every once in awhile it's a neat idea to colour something you've previously done to see how your colouring techniques may have changed.  I was reminded of this the other day (altho' I don't remember who might have mentioned it) and thought I'd go through my images to see what might "call to me".

I've been playing with copics for just over 4 years now and thought I'd pull one from about that time.  One of the first images I bought was "Shelley Mermaid" by Sylvia Zet.  Partly because I'd "vowed" to buy things when I see my name spelled "correctly" lol (you know, those "tourist-y" items like pens, pads, magnets etc).  For some reason, I'm seldom parted with my money heehee.

I bought Shelley Mermaid directly from Sylvia Zet but you can still get this image as a stamp from Whimsy Stamps here.

So here is Shelley Mermaid coloured "now" (June 2018) and the original one on the right from October 2014.  Both coloured with Copics.

I'd like to enter this in the Whimsy Inspirations Challenge 107 "Anything Goes" as the rules say it doesn't have to be a card... yeah, as I don't want to part with this one yet either. 

Thanks for looking!


Friday, May 4, 2018

Say it isn't so!

If you have spent ANY time on my blog, then you know how much I LOVE me some Bloobels!  

It's with much sadness that I announce that Bloobel Stamps is closing it's doors at the end of the month.  Lisa is another one of my very favourite digital stamp artists who has chosen to retire.  I'm beginning to get a complex lol.  I still have lots to collect and colour so I'm sure you'll see me post some more goodies.

We have 'til the end of May (yes, I said "we" as their are still a few that I don't have and I NEED) to add to our collections.  And if you've just discovered these quirky fun images, then you'll be especially delighted as you can collect them for $1 each if you buy more than $5.00 (and try to buy just one lol... they're like Lays chips... you can't eat/have just one!).

So I'll leave you with a little eye candy from my vast (and it will be growing before month's end) collection of Bloobel goodness.

I can't possibly link all that I have just posted, but if you need a name, drop me a line.  I have lots and lots more at different stages of progess but I won't taunt you with them... for now.

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Hershey Kiss Bow TIE!

Seriously, does this girl never rest?!  Another uber-cute design from the talented Brenda Quintana of QbeesQuest.

This week it's a Bow Tie.  Perfect for Father's Day, Birthdays, showers, prom, weddings... the sky and your imagination are the limit.  The solid colour cardstock can easily be switched out for patterned paper to suit the occasion.


I immediately saw Weddings and Proms and knew I had to pair this with the Hershey Kiss Dress tutorial from a couple of years ago (I've used the large dress pattern).

The cardstock is all Stampin' Up and the paper is a retired Specialty Paper called Irresistibly Yours.

What will you create with the Bow Tie?

Thanks for looking!


Friday, April 13, 2018

Crafter's Companion Sneak Peeks

Crafter's Companion and Sara will be back on HSN May 2 with new products to amaze you.

Here I've used the new Sheena Sparkle Pens, Hot & Spicy collection and the Crafter's Companion Clear Daisy Blossom.  The detail on this stamp (and other must-haves in this collection) is amazing for an acrylic stamp and the sentiments are stunning!  I'm in love.

I started playing with a half sheet of Spectrum Noir UltraSmooth cardstock, the Sparkle Pens and a little glycerin.  I swirled and sponged my way across that paper.  Then decided to continue with a Bokeh effect and pulled out some white craft ink.  Then I went back in with the Sparkle Pens (after the craft ink had mostly dried), glycerin and a sponge, and my homemade circle template, and played and played.  Let that dry and then obsessed how to showcase this subtle glitter and colour.

The "coming soon" acrylic Bloomin' Wonderful Collection, Clear Daisy Bloom!  It stamped like a dream on my panel.  Then I mounted that onto some black cardstock and onto my A2 (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") cardbase.

Aside from the drying time needed (and you could speed it up with a heat gun), this was a fun and easy make and would be perfect for any occasion - Mother's day, birthdays, "just 'cause", sympathy...

Join us in our Facebook Fan group - Fans of Crafter's Companion on HSN for more sneak peeks and inspiration.  And if you could possibly need more enticement than sneak peeks and inspiration and fun, friendly atmosphere... we're also beginning the countdown to the May 2 HSN debut with daily give-aways!

Also, don't forget, Rebekah issued a challenge and created an event to "Create a Background".  It runs all of April and we're only halfway through (hint, hint).  This is an easy background you could re-create with any of your Crafter's Companion colouring mediums.  Why not play along?

Thanks for looking!  Hope to see you in the group.


Thursday, April 5, 2018

April Challenge

We're beginning our monthly challenges in the Fans of Crafter's Companion on HSN facebook group with the challenge to create a "fun and unique" background.

You can find the challenge information here

Here is my "inspiration only" entry.

I've created a "faux embossed" background.

Supplies (all Crafter's Companion):
Die'Sire Ribbon Threading "Glamour" die
Black & Gold Collection "Royal Bow" die
Black & Gold Collection "Love" die
Luxury Cardstock - Gold Matte Mirror card
Shimmering Cardstock - Pearl Ivory

I hope you will join us in our group and also consider entering our monthly challenge.


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Easy Sparkly Background

Just a quick CAS card from me today.  Took out my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers and some glycerin, masked my cardstock and created a narrow gradiated panel of subtle sparkle.

Supplies Used (Crafter's Companion):
Sheena 'A Little Bit Sketchy', Winter Trees stamp set
Love is All You Need stamp set
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers - Moonstone, Moonlight, Soft Jade
Spectrum Noir Black ArtLiner
Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth cardstock

Thanks for looking!