Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Foamiran Explosion Box

Last year Pion Design came out with a very interesting collection called "The Witching Hour".  Of course I LOVED it but I know some of you don't celebrate Halloween so I wanted to share how you could use some of these most amazing papers for an everyday project.  I think that the black accents in this collection are also perfect for masculine cards so I love having them in my personal store.  😁😁

I decided to create an explosion box to get a chance to feature the papers and some handmade flowers.  This is a picture heavy post so I hope you enjoy!

I've used apple white Foamiran and inked them with a TH ink cube and some daubers.   OH MY is this ever messy when you twist them but sooooo worth it!  I made the bigger flowers using Whimsy's peony die and die cut the leaves from the leaf die that comes with that set. 

I've added a bow using some wax cord from Prima, which is available in the store in a great selection of various colors.  There are some black and cream colored stamens  in the centers but the bigger black ones are ball and rose shaped bases (see product list below) which aren't in stock right now but are coming.  In order to make them black, I actually dipped them right into a bottle of black distress ink and then let them dry.

Here is a flower I made using Whimsy's lily die, which also has some pieces in it for making a poinsettia.  What a great set to have in your stash!  I added some vintage cream stamens and covered the ends with gold Stickles.

BAM!!!  And here's the center of the box!!!  Ooooooooo so much to look at!

I used a couple of chipboard pieces from Wycinanka and a bronze butterfly and owl.  I even took a die cut from Joy's Circle Floral Hexagon die and cut it in 4 to fit over some of the corners.

I distressed the edges of a Scrapiniec butterfly, cut out a Pion butterfly and added a nib to the top as part of the main feature. 

Here are more Foamiran flowers but this time I used Rosy Owl "Flower Dies 1" and again added a mixture of stamens.  Under the flowers I added some metal leaves for a bit more gold.

Ok so my latest that took me HOURS to finish!  LOL!!  

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Penguin Pumpkin Patch

I CAN'T HELP MYSELF!  I'm addicted to Pion's "Summer Falls into Autumn" papers!!  I think this is the most amount of fall cards I have ever made.  4!  😀  I wish I could say it was more as I love the fall colors and time of year but it goes by so stinkin' fast!  

On Pion's "tags" sheet there are 4 patterned circles so I used each one for this card.  I also added a butterfly from the borders sheet and some Scrapiniec's "Grapevine - Set of Grapes" between layers.  

I've used some flowers from my stash because some of these colors aren't in the store however, I have used many flowers that are available such as the chrysanthemum, magnolia, carnation and cherry blossom.  I die cut a bunch of leaves from Joy's "Autumn Leaves" die, WHICH IS ON SALE, and put them everywhere!  I even used Fantasy's "Small Branches" die and I can see using that one many more times to come.  It's not very visible but I used some "Lace Henrietta" at the bottom but tea dyed it as I didn't want it to be stark white.  I think I'll do that to a few more pieces of lace.  It works very well!

This stamp from Whimsy called "Penguin Pumpkin Patch" is sooooooo stinkin' cute OH MY! 😮  I colored them using my Copics and listed the combo's below.  I see this specific one is out of stock but there are many others and if you're looking for this one still just ask Tracy as she will try her best to get it in for you. 

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Pumpkin - YR12, 14, E15, 18
Feet - Y32, 35, Y38
Hat - R56, 39, 89, W7
Grass - YG91, 93, 95, 97 99, YR24, 27
W00, 1, 3, 5
YG93, 95, 97, 99

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Tiddly Inks

I made a wedding card for a friend but used things that I've just had in my stash for awhile.  The paper and heart die tags are from Magnolia, the heart border die cut is from Joy! and the laces are from Noor! Design UK.  

Isn't this little book cute?!  I had some mini ones in my stash so thought adding "I Do" would be perfect!!  The flowers are mostly from Wild Orchid Crafts and also from my stash. 

Another piece from my stash - hey you know what?  This feels really good to say "from my stash"!  LOL!!!  The wedding cake is a resin piece from Prima.

Well, that's about it for this one.  OMG THE IMAGE!!  ha ha ha!  I'm sure most of you would recognize it but it is a Tiddly Inks image called "Garden Wedding".  Love Kristy's images but I don't get enough time to color everything!  Maybe when I'm retired.  LOL!!

I'm also going to enter my card into a challenge that is going on at Tiddly Inks right now and the category is "Anything Goes" and maybe "Floral" for her bouquet but I might be reaching there.  LOL!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great short week!


Wednesday, October 4, 2017


I have something fun to share at the end of the post so please read it all. 😀

Well here I am again playing with the latest collection from Pion "Summer Falls into Winter".  I love the colors they've used as it's made me get out of my comfort zone and play with something different.  This sweet image is called "Veritas" from Whimsy Stamps and I've colored her with  my copics.

I'ved used some apple colored Foamiran as well as the burgundy to create these pretty flowers with Whimsy's peony die.  I also die cut some flowers from Rosy Owl's Classic leaf die.  In this case, I also used my iron to shape them a bit.

Here is a dragonfly from Wycinanka's Steampunk collection.  I cut one of the butterflies from Pion's SFIA border sheet, added a nib and Fantasy's Pearl Thread and Stamen die.

More flowers I've made and also some leaves that I've imprinted using one of the moulds found in the store.  I also used some vintage heart stamens (white) and then colored the tips using a green copic.

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I'm entering my card into Whimsy's "Anything Goes" challenge.

E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, R20
G21, 94, 99
R56, 39, 89  (E57 or W7)
T4, 6, 8, 10
E43, 44, 47
E13, 15, 18, 19

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Noor! Design UK September Challenge

YAY!!  A new challenge is up at Noor! Design and it's

Eeeeeeeee I LOVE FALL!!!!  The only thing I hate about it is the weather that follows.  LOL!  I also love making fall cards but it seems to happen so fast that I only get a couple in.  One month of it is already over!  BOOOOO!  😀  So, I got me some new papers and boy have I been using them up!!   I loved them so much I think I've already made 4 cards!!!  Pion's new collection "Summer Falls Into Autumn" is absolutely gorgeous!!  Rich rich colors!!  So for my first one I really wanted to use this beautiful tag and just layer, layer layer.  That's another thing I love about these papers.  There's so many matching pieces that you can use, it's easy!!  

I made this sweet lily using Whimy's Peony die and popped in some super cute 3mm round stamens.  They're quite stiff so they stand up very well all on their own.  I inked the center using Tim Holtz distress ink and then dotted the petals using a TH marker that was the same color.  

And here I added a Scrapiniec "Lily of the Valley Decor" piece for some flourish.

So there you have my first card from the latest Pion collection and more to come so I hope you'll stay tuned!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!!

The products used can be ordered in the Noor! Design U.K. webshop:

Pion Design SFIA October Harvest

Pion Design SFIA Falling Leaves

Pion Design SFIA Borders

Scrapiniec Lilly of the Valley Decors

Whimsy Peony Flower Die

3mm Round Matt Stamens WHITE

Foamiran Apple White

Vintage Seam Binding

Sisal - Natural

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Tilda with Big Poppy

I'm just loving the latest Maja Design collection "Denim and Friends" but I have a feeling I say that about all their papers.  LOL!  So I thought I would use some more of them for this week's card.  I've used a Dutch Doobadoo template called "Shape Art A5 Fantasy" but it's out of stock HOWEVER, there are some great shapes left and they're even on SALE!!!  

I made a bouquet with some WOC flowers and some Foamiran hand crafted flowers using Whimsy's peony die.   I added some white glass and vintage stamens for the center stamen and  I've used a ball and rose shaped wire base that I covered with blue Stickles.  I'm thinking of all the kinds of things you can do with these and my next experiment will be trying to cover them with some Foamiran.  They are sold out right now but soon to be back in stock.

This precious little Magnolia is "Tilda with Big Poppy" ... I hope there are some blue poppies in hindsight.  LOL!  Well in her world there is.  hee hee  I've colored her with my distress inks and had a blunder so had to cut out another piece, color and put over top the mistake.  No way was I colored her all over again!!  LOL!  

Ooooooooo so this piece was fun.  It's from the Scrapiniec Fantasma Frame and Border pack.  I colored it first using a TH cube then covered it with Stardust glitter.  I'm pretty impressed at how it shows in the picture.  YAY!!  Also, luvin the mosses available in the store!!  I attached it using my hot glue gun but I have used regular glue dots in the past.  

I'm off on a wine tour this weekend and I've been on count down for 2 years!  Well....I was suppose to go last year but it didn't work out so I said come rain or shine I'm going no matter what.  So far so good.  😁

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!!


Distress inks used:  Peeled paint, Tumbled glass, Vintage photo, Faded jeans, Pumice stone, Peacock feathers, Antique linen, Tattered rose, Worn lipstick and Gathered twigs

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017


LDRS has put out some super cute images and paired them up with some awesome papers so here I've used some from the "Time for Tea" collection.  There's lots of shades of pinks but also some teal papers as well sooooo....yup!!!  You know what's coming soon!  LOL!!

I've added some Wycinanka wedding hearts after distressing the edges and then Fantasy's "Bunting with hearts" die over top.  Throw on a few Wild Orchid open roses and an "oh so pretty" Alexis button and voila!  One corner completed.  😀  

I'm just loving these adorable and FUN LDRS Polkadoodles images and this one is
"Tea-Riffic".  Again, for this week, I've colored her using my distress inks.  I also added some glitter to the center of the flower, which is something I love doing when I use DI's vs. Copics.

Another flower bouquet using sisal, wax cord, a pearl blossom (biggest pink flower), more WOC flowers and another Fantasy die called "Bazaar" die.  I still can't believe there is stock left on this gorgeous thing!  I used some Foamiran to make a rolled flower then popped a pearl in the center to finish it off.

The Wycinanka "Lace Border" was distressed then I adhered some gorgeous pink Allyce lace.  OH it's so lush!  Added some bark hearts leaving them the way they came this time instead of painting them with gesso and popped on more WOC flowers.  As you will find, there is a great variety of flowers in the store and I think you might need one of every kind for your stash.  😇  DON'T YOU LOVE THE BRONZE TEACUP AND SPOON?!!!!  OMG!  I think I may have squealed when I saw them in real life.  LOL!  Super cute!

There you have it for today! 

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Distress Inks:

Fossilized amber
Picked raspberry
Forest moss
Pumice stone
Worn lipstick
Tattered rose
Walnut stain
Vintage photo
Tea dye
Aged Mahogany

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