Monday, July 31, 2017

Christmas card using nuvo glitter paste

Hello again...

I know its still July but I normally start making my christmas cards right about now. This card is really an adorable one using stencil, dies, glitter paints, dylusion paints and embossing powder.

The first thing I did was to create the background. I used a deep blue paper from a paper pack I had in stock for a few years now - the cover of the paper pack could not be found so I unfortunately cannot tell you the brand. However, using the 6 x 6 stencil from the crafters workshop called ' Aspen trees', I spread blue topaz nuvo glimmer paste over the stencil and allowed it to dry.

In the meantime I worked on the horse. The horse was really fun to do. On white scrap cardstock , I applied dylusions slate grey acrylic paint with a piece of paper towel in an upward motion. I then die cut the horse from echo park paper company out of the smeared acrylic pattern I created on the cardstock and tied a ribbon around its neck.

Using the fence die from avery elle I cut out the fence using silver metallic cardstock. Then I put the card together.

To do so, I embossed the greeting onto the bottom of white cardstock, I then glued the glimmer background to the top. The fence was adhered with double sided tape. The horse was also adhered with double sided tape but the tape was layered twice.

Hope you like this fun card. Here it is again.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Big wheels keep on turning Fabulous Friday at Tiddly Inks

Well its 'Fab Friday' at Tiddly Inks and everyone has been busy making their fantastic designs and there are fantastic designs to look out for on the Tiddly Inks Blog. This is my submission.

Renee H using 'big wheels keep on turning'

The image used here is from Tiddly Inks collection 'big wheels keep on turning'. Its a very 'happy go lucky' stamp. I enjoyed colouring the image using pastel colours, neutral brown and a spot of red on the seat from my fav 'go to' paints Kuretake Watercolors.

I mainly used paper and cardstock to add dimension to the card with a bit of fringe on the end with a punch I've had in my stash for years and of course ribbons to add the the 'wow' element to the card. I almost forgot Tim Holts artsy stencil to add some dots to simulate movement of the image.

Hope you like the card. Here it is again....

Renee H using 'big wheels keep on turning'

Monday, July 17, 2017

New Molly Digi stamps from Tiddly Inks

Oh its been a bit of a whirlwind since I joined the design team for Tiddly Inks...but its been fun, creative, friendly, awesome.....and I can go on. Ive got a few cards to share with you over the next couple of days....

Today I want to share with you, one of the new Molly stamps available at Tiddly Inks. One of the things I love about my tiddly digi stamps is how easily I can play with them just like a normal physical stamp.

This goodie, the new molly stamp, 'molly color my world' is available at their store at

Now the first thing I do with my digi files is to download and print my image. I started by first making the background using diecuts of clouds from impression obsession which I glued together and used it as a mask. Using ranger's distress inks I distressed a bit of the area above the mask for the formation of clouds and sky.

Then I die cut the rainbow from my favorite things die-namics out of different coloured cardstocks to make the rainbow stack. I painted the image of 'Molly' using the paint on my palette...... and just added grass to the bottom of the page from Avery Elle dies. To complete the card I stamped the sentiment from stampendous 'Daisy Thanks'

Hope you like the card...Here it is again...

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Faux Pattern Repeat Floral and Nautical Themed Cards

Hi there everyone

Today I have two very simple cards to share with you. As you can tell I love clean and simple designed cards but on occasion I do like to add more pizazz, bling and style.

My first card is what I call 'Faux Pattern Repeat'

For this card, I wanted the foreground to look like a continuation of the background so I went through my stash to find stamps that looked fairly similar to the patterned paper that I wanted to use for the background. The stamps I selected were from the Alte new Mini Blossoms set.

Using distress inks in peacock feathers, vintage photo, spiced marmalade, mowed lawn and pickled raspberry, I stamped the faux floral repeat pattern in a semi circular shape on a piece of diecut watercolour paper. Then I added the sentiment 'Just Because' in black India ink to tone down the colours somewhat.

Putting together the card after that was quite simple.


My second card was also a very simple card in a nautical theme. I guess because I live on an island, its just a lovely one for me...never mind my nearest beach is like 2hrs away, driving.

I decided to use 2 frames to surround the main focus of the card- the lighthouse and the greeting.

The lighthouse die is from the poppystamps Seaside Lighthouse set. I die cut the shape out of two adhesive backed strips- yellow and white- which I had for many years. I cut strips out of the white lighthouse shape and superimposed them on to the yellow as stripes. Thats how I got the yellow and white look of the lighthouse. This could have been done in other ways such as diecutting the lighthouse out of white cardstock and adding yellow stripes with paint or marker or simply finding yellow and white striped paper and diecutting the light house, but I found my way gave it more dimension.

The frames were cut using lawn fawn's large stitched rectangular stackables.
The yellow rectangular frame was then stamped and embossed in white with inkadinkado clear stamps. The sun which was stamped with scattered straw and spiced marmalade distress inks was also from the inkadinkado set.
Here are the two cards again.

Hope you enjoyed them!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Celebrating 4th July with TiddlyInks

Hi there everyone and welcome back...

Today I've got a pretty exciting card to show you using Tiddlyinks stamp 'Patriotic Wryn'.

July 4th is not a holiday here though...we celebrate our Independence in August- August 31 to be exact with military parades and lots of fireworks. However, because I've got friends and family in the US, I thought I would celebrate it with this beautiful card.

My first thought was to gather papers in navy blue and red and while I was going through my stash I found this sought of dizzy looking navy blue and white paper which I added to the mix.

I love to paint my images so I placed 'Patriotic Wryn' on my crafting table and proceeded to paint her, keeping in mind my colour scheme - red, navy blue and white. As usual I start off using paint already on my palette and added colours as I went along. For the shadows on her dress I used navy blue paint and then added red paint all over it after it was dry. Now I knew she wouldnt be complete unless I added some bling...after all it is a celebration with sparklers and fireworks so I added rhinestones and glitter to the sparklers and the flag.....

I really love using glitter!

To put the card together, I layered the white cardstock on decorated paper and then on red cardstock. I also layered the navy blue and white paper on the navy cardstock. I added two ribbons to make it less masculine.

I then die cut 'July 4th' from red and blue cardstock using sizzix thinlits 'abc' dies and there you have it....

Hope you like this card and please leave me a comment!

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you next time.............