Monday, 18 March 2013

Use Your Stash Blog Hop - Something old with something new

Hi and welcome to my small part of the Use Your Stash - Something Old with Something New blog hop! Whew! That was a mouthful! If you came from Cherri Hardcastle's blog, you are on the right track!

I love blog hops and this one is no exception! When I saw that we were to do something old with something new this month, I immediately thought of the My Creations Star from Close to my Heart, but when I got mine out, I found it has been crushed! Rats! I will try to squish it back into some sort of shape and use it another time. So for this month, I created an Easter card using some old cardstock (Lucy) with our new(ish) silver Shimmer Trim!


I stamped the peep from the My Peeps stamp set on the tag in Slate dye ink and left it as is. I left the space at the top of the tag for a personal greeting. On the other tag, I used Sweet Leaf and Slate inks. I distressed the edges of the tags with Creme Brulee, then coloured the eggs on the front with various colours of our new alcohol pens and stamped the peep with Blush ink.

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. To see more fantastic creations, hop on over to Wendy Kessler's blog!

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Thanks and see you next month!

Friday, 15 March 2013

Cross Canada Blog Hop - March

Hi and welcome to my contribution to the Cross Canada Blog Hop for March. You should be coming from Terry-Ann's blog, but if you are lost, you can find the list and get back on track at Michelle's blog.

I love this new display tray and wanted to highlight pictures from Dallas last July with the new Chantilly paper as well as some from the Stella pack. I think it turned out pretty good.

 If you were at convention last summer you will recognize the stamps set! It is the Stars Shine Bright set we received at the banquet!
 I added some bling to the hat and the spur on the boots, and used rock and roll stamping on the boots. I inked them with Goldrush dye ink first and then rolled them in the Cocoa dye ink. I love how it looks! The hat is stamped in Cocoa dye ink, and he sentiment is stamped in Black pigment ink on Slate cardstock.

 I didn`t want the star to be plain so I used five different colours of pigment ink and had some fun! The colours are Sunset, Goldrush, Honey, Ruby and Barn Red. The brad is perfect for it!
 You can see the little sparkle on the spur. It is the middle shade in the Brown and Tan set. I also added one to the hat on the left. Love bling!!!!

Materials used:
My Creations Hinged Display Tray
Chantilly and Stella papers
Slate and Colonial White cardstock
Stars Shine Bright stamp set
Cocoa and Goldrush dye inks
Ruby, Barn Red, Honey, Goldrush, Sunset and Black pigment inks
Sparkles Assortment Brown and Tan

Now hop on over to Chantal's blog for another beautiful project!

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Monday, 4 March 2013

Linky Party - Anything Goes

I have never taken part in a linky before so this was really cool! I like that the theme is Anything Goes because it let me really think about what I wanted to do. We were invited to a birthday this weekend for a friend of ours so I decided to make a birthday card! I also wanted to use the Buzz & Bumble paper and this is what I came up with.

I distressed all of the paper and stamped the words and the bee with Cocoa, and the bee path with Whisper. Bumble bees do have a rather erratic flight path, so I decided to do the lettering the same. After I had taken the pictures, I added three of the brown sparkles from the Buss & Bumble WOTG to the Sunset zipstrip piece to add a little bling.

This card was so much fun to make! I hope you like it! Please leave me a comment as I love to read them!