Friday, April 17, 2015

With Heartfelt Sympathy

Hello everyone,

I really liked the colour combination from the Fusion Card Challenge for this week so I thought I would do up a card and video.  I have the Paper Smooches Graceful Butterflies and I wanted to try out my new Ranger Blue Ribbon dye ink.  I do have to say that I'm not sure about the formulation of this ink for solid stamping as I didn't fin that it covered that well with this particular stamp but this was the first time I used it.  I do love the colour and will try different things with it.  I know May Flaum did a review of a few colours, click here for it and they do seam like they will be fun to use in mixed media.

Here is my video.  Hope you like it.  If you do, let me know by giving me a thumbs up and subscribe!  

Graceful Butterflies - SSS
Hero Arts Pale Tomato Ink - SSS
Ranger Blue Ribbon dye ink - SSS
Versafine Onyx Black ink - Michaels

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.

Coralynn :)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hello Birthday

Hello everyone!

I'm back with another birthday card.  This is the occasion that I use the most and I think most of us do.  I put this set from The Alley Way Stamps on my desk and the whale kept looking at me just wanting me to make a card with him.

So I did, and here it is!

I used the TAWS Sea Mates and stamped out the whale with Memento Onyx black ink and coloured him in with copics.  I used the Wink of Stella glitter pen to add some sparkle.

I cut out the back panel from a MME 6x6 paper pad and used Evergreen Bough distress ink and went around the edges to make it pop a bit.  I used the MFT Stitched diagonal rectangles for the second panel and stamped the sentiment in Memento as well.   I took the little bubble stamp from the WPlus9 Bubble Talk and used it to create a background on the Lawn Fawn Scalloped circles die cut and I used Hero Arts Tide Pool ink.  I also used the Tide Pool for the little squirt on top of the whale.

I took the stitched circle die from the Stitched Banner die set and cut out the circle as well as the wave from the same patterned paper as the first panel and I used the same distress too. 

And once again, I used the Marshmallow 4mm & 6mm sequins to finish off the card.  I hoarded those sequins for so long I had to finally start using them.  

WPlus9 Bubble Talk stamp set- Butterfly Reflections Ink
Sea Mates Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Marshmallow 4mm & 6mm Sequins - PPP
MFT Stitched Diagonal Rectangles  Dies- SSS
Lawn Fawn Scalloped Circles - SSS
Lawn Fawn Stitched Banner Die - SSS
Happy Bubble stamp set- SSS
Hero Arts Tide Pook ink - SSS
MME Cut & Paste Flair - Home Sense

Oh, and I did make a video for this card and if all goes well I should have it up soon.  :)

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.

Coralynn  :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #103 - Dimension

Hello everyone!

I'm here today to share a card for the latest Lawnscaping Challenge and it's all about dimension.

I decided to finally use my Film strip die from Pretty Pink Posh and if you look closely you'll also see the new Picket Fence die as well.  When I was putting the card together it looked to white so I took my SSS Khaki ink and rubbed the pad along the die cut to make woodgrain marks so it looked more realistic.  I cut several film strips to give dimension to the card and as usual I end up getting ink where it shouldn't be so I cut out another one and added it to the top.  Another epic save!  Whoot whoot!


I absolutely love the Lawn Fawn's Gleeful Garden and I can't get enough of those mushrooms!  I covered the much room, flower buds and sunflower with Wink of Stella clear glitter pen and then with glossy accents to give it more depth.  

I coloured a scrap piece of card stock with a couple of red Copics and then used the Lawn Fawn's Happy Birthday Border die and cut it out.  I finished the card off with some Pretty Pink Posh and Lawn Fawn sequins

Lawn Fawn Gleeful Gardens stamps and die - Butterfly Reflections Ink
Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Border die - SSS
Khaki ink - SSS
Stitched Film Strip die - Pretty Pink Posh
Picket Fence die - Pretty Pink Posh
Marshmallow 4mm & 6mm sequins - Pretty Pink Posh

R20, R22, R35 - Mushroom, flower bud, sentiment die cut
YG93, YG95 - greenery
Y13, Y17, Y19 - Sunflower, flower bud
E23, E25 - sunflower centre

Thanks so much or stopping by, see you again soon!!

Coralynn :)

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Thanks - Card

Hello everyone,

Today I have a card that will hopefully brighten your day!

I started out with the Stitched Duo 3 dies and cut this out before I cut apart the inside squares so that I would have them exactly centred.  I used the Dear Lizzy 6x6 patterned paper for the base, this is such a pretty paper pad.

Then I used the Picket Fence die in the background as well as the Grassy Borders die and cut that out from the green polka dots in the Let's Polka, mon amie 6x6 petite paper pack.   The background sky is from the Pint-sized patterns 12x12 paper pack.  

The sequins are the 4mm & 6mm Spring Mix as well as the new little flowers.  I coloured in the mushrooms with my copics and used Wink of Stella to add some shimmer though you can't see it in the pictures.  I cut out some clouds using the Spring Showers dies out of white card stock and added them to the background.  I stamped the sentiment out of Memento Onyx and it actually said "many thanks" but I did some selective stamping and left out the many.

I used the some ribbon from my stash and added a bow to the top.  I then added on a paper clip that I made with the same ribbon and thought the recipient could used it for either in a favourite book or in a planner.


Stitched Duo 3 dies - Pretty Pink Posh
Spring Mix - Pretty Pink Posh
Spring Flowers - Pretty Pink Posh
Picket Fence - Pretty Pink Posh
Lawn Fawn's Gleeful Garden - Butterfly Reflections Ink
Pint-sized Patterned Paper 6x6 - Butterfly Reflections Ink
Let's Polka, mon amie 6x6 paper pack - Butterfly Reflections Ink
Lawn Fawn's Grassy Borders dies - SSS
Clearly Besotted, Sentiment Type - SSS
Lawn Fawn Spring Showers - SSS 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  See you again soon!!

Coralynn  :)

Monday, April 6, 2015

Hello - Sorry you're having a ruff day!

 Hello everyone!

I'm back with another card.

I love this set from My Favorite Things.  We are both dog and cat lovers so when these sets came out I just have to have them.  But I had to pace myself so I picked up the "You make my tail wag" that I picked up from Butterfly Reflections Ink first, then I'll pick up the kitty one in my next haul.

I started out with some 110# white card stock and I used the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 3 dies but instead of the squares,  I used a circle die from SSS as I wanted to have the stitching around the negative part as well.  So I went ahead and cut those out and then I used the Lawn Fawn Interlocking backdrops stamps and with the chevrons in with Fog ink for some interest.

I then took the small Hello die and cut that out of grey card stock about four times to give it some dimension and glued that one with Tombow Mono and let it hang off the circle just a bit.

I cut and stamped the puppy and coloured him with my copics, E23 & E25 and used a bit of C1 to colour in the white parts along with N4, N6 & N8 for his nose.   I took a piece of Amarican Crafts black twine, Marshmallow sequins and black enamel dots along with some black shimmer mist from Tattered Angel.

On the inside I added the rest of the puppy and grounded him with some C3 and 0.  I have to say that I am not great at grounding my images, but I know I'll get is with a bit more practice.  I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo black ink and called it done.

Card stock, copics, twine, Tombow Mono, Shimmer mist, Memento ink - Michaels
You make my tail wag, stamps and dies - Butterfly Reflections Ink