Give Thanks

Give Thanks When we Give Thanks we think of Thanksgiving Day which is a national holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, and around the same part of the year in other places. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in… Read more »

This week’s Quick and Easy card is Easy Eastern Palace. It does require some use of the Big Shot, however I suggest if you’re making one card make a few and just change the sentiments as you stamp. Easy Eastern Palace Can you see the embossed image on the Fresh Fig card? It’s made with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Folder. I I’m sure you have many tamps with sentiments on them so make a few of the medallions in… Read more »

Holiday Friday As promised, I will bring you a holiday project each Friday for the remainder of 2017. So Holiday Friday this week is a card my class attendees will be making tomorrow in class. It uses the Carols Of Christmas Bundle. So here’s today’s card and it is Christmas themed for my first Holiday Friday post: This one is fairly easy but does require some scoring which can be done either with your Stampin’ Trimmer (give the cutting mat 1/4… Read more »

My post is a little later today as I did two posts yesterday. Here’s a Painted Harvest Easy treat bag for you to make for your FREE download today. Now, remember this is just an idea and you could use it with any Designer Series Paper (DSP) and stamp set. Take the idea and make it your own in a short while. It makes a lovely ‘little’ gift for a friend or colleague. Painted Harvest Easy  This is a wonderfully versatile… Read more »

Today I’m continuing with the masculine theme and bringing you Birthday Wood Textures. I’ve used the Wood Textures DSP Stack to create this card and then added the sentiment as an embellishment. Birthday Wood Textures INSTRUCTIONS: Cut your A4 card in half to gain a card base and then score and fold in the centre. Sponge around the front of your card using a sponge and your chosen ink. Cut your DSP 0.5cm smaller on each side Measure the long side… Read more »

WatercolorSeasons

Today I have a change of pace and am heading back to a watercolor technique with Thinking Watercolor. This is a very easy technique which doesn’t require many supplies and could be used for any type of card. Thinking Watercolor I will be making a video tutorial on this technique soon so you will be able to see how easy it is to do. Here’s how to make the card: Cut A4 card (Bermuda Bay) in 1/2 then score at 10.5cm… Read more »

Masculine Gift Bag This post shows you how to make a Masculine Gift Bag using the Gift Bag Punch Board. Now, it does use some retired product which can easily be swapped for current product. Current product is listed below under Products. INSTRUCTIONS: Instead of using a button, try punching a circle with a 1/2″ Circle Punch from dark card stock and then using your Paper Piercing Tool to pierce to holes and then threading the Linen Thread through the… Read more »

Freshly Brewed with Chocolate

Freshly Brewed with Chocolate The Latte Girls are bringing you Freshly Brewed with Chocolate today, so make sure you visit all the blogs in the hop. It’s winter so chocolate is comforting, well any time, it doesn’t need to be winter. I love a good hot Belgian Milk Chocolate in winter to warm me up. What do you like? How about a bit of a selection like the ones I’ve used in this card? Wouldn’t you love a card like… Read more »

You've Got Style

You’ve Got Style Remember the Glossy Faux Watercoloring technique where I dropped ink onto the card and used a Stampin’ Spritzer with alcohol in it? Well here’s the second piece of card front made combined with You’ve Got Style. You’ll need to watch the video to see how the background was created. The ribbon bits were scraps from other projects and they matched and fitted perfectly on this card. I’v coloured the image with a Blender Pen and Watercolor Pencils…. Read more »

Birthday Delivery Watercolored

Birthday Delivery Watercolored Birthday Delivery Watercolored. This post features yet another card from my Watercolor Pencil Class recently where we used Shimmery White Card, Birthday delivery Photopolymer Stamp Set, Basic Black Archival Ink and a Blender Pen. The ladies just coloured some images in on Shimmery White card and took them home to complete cards as they wished. I chose to complete mine as a class sample. The Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens really do make this type of colouring… Read more »