Friday, January 17, 2020

Love for Australia

Happy Friday Everyone! I am just adding this post to let you know about the  "Love For Australia Set" digital stamps designed by Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps. It is a set of 5 animal images and 1 coordinating sentiment sheet.

All proceeds from the sale of this digital stamp set will benefit WIRES - Emergency Fund for Wildlife. This set is only available for a limited time. When you purchase you are helping the animals suffering from the bush fires consuming Australia.

I have created a couple of cards already using this adorable set. Here is the sweet Koala bear:



I used Copic Markers: W00, W1, W3, W5, O, E33, E41, E42, E43, E44, YG11, YG13, YG17, B00, B000



I used the Rounded Rectangles Die set to cut out the image as well as to create two colorful mats using the Giraffe Paper Pack.  I added a few colored enamel dots from the It’s a Party set.


Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will consider purchasing this wonderful set. All proceeds will benefit Australian Wildlife.

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Monday, January 13, 2020

Happy BEAR-LATED Birthday

Happy Monday everyone! We have been away on a beach holiday and that is the reason I have been MIA.  I had wanted to get some posts pre-scheduled but the post Christmas period was full of packing away all things Christmas while at the same time packing us for all things beach!! We had an amazing time and I am feeling quite relaxed and happy!

Today I wanted to share a wee belated birthday card with you.  I used one of the sweet bears in the Bearing Gifts Clear Stamp Set.  I stamped him using Memento London Fog ink and then softly colored him up using Copic Markers (C1, C3, C00, 0, RV00).  I also stamped and colored up the stack of presents.  Both images were then fussy-cut.




I created the background, I used paper from the 6x6 Giraffe paper pack to create two mats.  I die cut the papers using dies from theWavy Pierced Rectangle die set.  I love the delicated detail around the edges!!



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Year–Thank You

Happy Wednesday, Happy New Year and Happy New Decade!!! Wishing you all the very best in this brand new year!

It is the beginning of a new year and a new month and so I have a new card to share with you from Whimsy Stamps new January release.  I have to admit that I am a wee bit smitten with these ever so cute giraffe from the Giraffe Smiles Clear Stamp Set and the fact that there are coordinating dies in the Giraffe Smiles Die set makes using this set a dream!


I colored up the images using Copic Markers.  I used: YR31, TR23, TR24, E47, E44 as well as a Black Polychromos pencil for the hooves and the eyes and nostrils.



I created a slim-line card and used the fabulous Slimline Waves die to create this gorgeous stitched frame.  I used paper from the 6x6 Giraffe Paper pack to create a fun background and finally, added my sweet giraffes into the framed compartments.  The sentiment is also from the same set as the giraffes and was stamped using some Versafine Black Onyx ink; which is my favorite to use for sentiments as it stamps so crisply and cleanly!


Happy New Year my lovelies and thank you for stopping by today!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Season’s Greetings

Happy Tuesday and Happy Christmas Eve! I wish all of you a wonderful Christmas! I will be taking some days off to fully be present during this festive time.  I do have one last holiday card to share with you.


I used the Christmas Postcard Clear Stamp set for this card.I stamped each component with different colors of ink and colored n the pinecones with copic markers and polychromos pencils.  I tried to create the feel of a vintage postcard! I sponged the edges with some ink to create even more of a vintage feel.


I created a 6x6’ cardbase and added some old patterned paper from my stash that had the same color palette as my postcard.  I slipped a doily underneath and then tied some twine onto one side.  I wanted to create the feel of some old, much loved postcards held together with some string!




Thanks for stopping by! I truly appreciated your support. I will be back in the New Year!
Hugs Jeanette xxo


Friday, December 20, 2019

Snow Couple's Season's Greetings

Happy Friday!  Christmas is right around the corner but I thought I would stop by here and  share a simple festive card with you!


A quick and easy card to whip up if you need another card in a hurry! I used light blue card-stock to create an A2 sized card. I then lightly sponged the top portion of the card with some Blueprint Sketch Distress oxide to create a quick sky.  I used white card-stock and the Mountain Majesty Die Set as well as one of the dies in the Stitched Border Die Trio to create the background.

The sweet image is a digital image named Snow Couple.  I was able to size it to fit right into my little scene.  I colored it up with various copic markers before fussy cutting it out.





Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful holiday season. I hope that you enjoy every minute of it!




Hugs Jeanette


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Whimsy Tombow Collaboration Day #3




All week long Whimsy Stamps and Tombow will be joining forces to bring you some amazing inspiration combining products from these great companies! Be sure to visit both companies’ blogs each day this week to see all of the incredible projects the designers have created AND to enter the giveaways!


Tombow's Dual Brush Water-based markers were one of my very first craft purchases many years ago and I really enjoy using them when I water-color my images.  The colors are so very vivid!  They have a new product: ABT Pro Alchohol based pens.  They also have dual brushes and are available in color-way sets of 5 markers that are meant to blend together!




In this project, I have use the water-based Tombow Markers as well as the Purple Toned ABT Pro markersto color in this Stained Glass Ornaments image.  I first embossed the rubber stamp used some gold embossing powder onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  Then, I spent a lovely pocket of time water-coloring each of the ornaments.  Once completed and dry, I added some details with a gold gel pen.  I trimmed down my paper, added it to an A2-sized card-base with a gold card-stock mat.


To create the sentiment I used more of the gold card-stock and die-cut it using the Christmas Large Word Die. It was the perfect way to finish off this card!





To enter to win the $25 gift certificate from Whimsy Stamps, simply leave a comment on each of the collaboration posts on the Whimsy blog. All comments must be left by midnight EST on Friday, December 13th. One commenter will be randomly-selected and announced on the Whimsy blog on Saturday, December 14th.
Don’t forget to visit the Tombow blog each day, also, for more inspiration and for a chance to win an amazing prize package from Tombow!


Thanks for stopping by today! Have a good one!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Peaceful Village

Happy Sunday! I hope you had a fun week-end.  There are so many wonderful Christmas events around town and I love the festive atmosphere of this time of the year. Enjoy!!!!

Today’s card is so simple and elegant and yes, peaceful.  I am such a fan of this new Mountain Magesty Die set.  I have only used the village portion for this card but there are also mountain dies if you wish to add those as a backdrop!  I have some ideas about using these on some tags.  Hopefully I will get them done and be able to share them with you here on the blog.



After die-cutting the village, I die-cut it with one of the dies in the Pierced and Stitched Circles die set.  I then used the same circle die to cut a circle in a 4” x 5.25” piece of card-stock.  I love how you end up with two sets of detail – dots and stitches! Perfection!


Finally, a little gold embossing using the word “Peace” found in the Very Mice Christmas Mice Clear Stamp set.




There you have it my lovelies! A sweet and simple card that can be quickly made in time for Chrismas!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

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