Monday, 16 November 2015

Haul Video Stamp TV kit, Amazon and Review of Cheery Lynn Dies

Hi Guys,

I'm back with a haul video for you.  I recently became a Prime member at Amazon Canada and have to say I am loving it!  It is a great option for any of my Canadian friends for some great crafty deals, especially with the exchange rate right now.  I also show you the new Sparkling Christmas Stamp TV kit, wait 'till you see the stamps in this one!  Gorgeous!  Finally, I do a little review of the Allison Ribbon Dies, Gina can't keep them in stock and I now see what all the hype is about!

Here is the video

Gina and her team do great card videos and there are always challenges on the site and tons of helpful information.  You can see it all Here.

I love card kits and most offer great value.  Leave a comment below if you have a favourite or if you have ever purchased a Stamp TV kit.

That's it for me guys, thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, 15 November 2015

Christmas Card and Gina K Callenge

Hi Everyone,

I am still happily making fall cards, one of my favourite seasons for card making, second only to my absolute favourite Christmas!  I made this card for a challenge over at Stamp TV where you had to mask a border.

This is an older set from a stamp tv kit called City of David and remains one of my favourite.  I masked off the area and sponged on Gina K Inks, Ocean Mist and Blue Raspberry.  I used Liquidex white embossing paste over Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil.  I stamped the Wise Men and sentiment with Ocean Mist and then used clear Wink of Stella over them.  The card base is also GK 140lb white.

Have you all started your Christmas cards, if so what is your favourite stamp set, leave a comment and let me know!

That's it for me, thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Bellarific Fridays!

Hey Everyone,

I am late in posting this but I wanted to share my Beffarific Friday entry from last week.  Emily gave us a sketch challnge this time, you can see all of the Bella's and her Sista's entries here.

sketch-20-oct-9 copy

Meet Wanda

She is one of the SenioRita's from Stamping Bella and I have been dying to colour her since I got her....isn't she fabulous!  I wanted the card to be something I could give to a male and although she is backed in Passionate pink from GinaK, I think the Dark Chocolate cardstock from GinaK and the blue background paper from My Minds Eye Stella and Rose collection balance it out.  The Linked hearts are from Paper Smooches and I inlay more of the Dark Chocoalte card stock and then covered them with glossy accents.  I coloured her with my spectrum noirs, I felt like she was just floating so gave her a table to rest her elbows on.

That's it for me today, thank for stopping by!


Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Water Colour Cards

Hi Everyone,

I have been taking the Watercolour for Card Makers over at Online Card Making Classes with Jennifer McGuire, Kristina Werner and company.  If you haven't ever taken their coures, I highly recommend them.  The actual course ends today but you can sign up and take any of the courses at your leisure.

This was the second course and was quite technical, which I loved and they really teach you to step out of your comfort zone!  My first card is a little from Day 1Markers and a little from Day 2 Traditional

Here is my card

I coloured the flower with my peerless watercolours and the background with Fossil distress marker.  All of the paper is GinaK and the rectangle dies are SSS Stiched Rectangles and Mama Elephant Femme Frames.

This beautiful stamp is from GinaK it is from Melanie Muenchinger's Stately Flowers 5 but I was lucky enough to win it!

Next up is a card from Day 2  I really like how the background came out but don't love how I stamped the leaves.  The one cool thing is I learned a new trick, I orginally embossed in black and found it too harsh so re-stamped with versamark and added gold embossing powder on top.  While I don't love the effect on this particlar card, I will definitely do it again.

Card Stock is from Gina K and stamps are GinaK Autumn Wishes Stamp TV Kit...its still available and it's gorgeous!

If you look closely you can see the gold embossing powder
Finally, here is another card from Day 2.  Again, I don't love it, in the end the background is too dark but I had to include it because it was all about fixes.  First off the mason jars and the flowers were not the right perspective.  I originally had stamped the Smaller Paper Smooches flowers by colouring the stamp with distress markers and loved how they came out.  Once I added the bigger flowers from GinaK's Frame and Flowers 1 set it felt much more balanced.  Now remember, I stamped the flowers with no lines but didn't do that with the mason jar and it was way too heavy.  I tried a few things to tone it down inlcuding my Wink of Stella but nothing was working until I used my sakura white jelly roll pen on top and voila!  I loved how that worked and you can still see the bling from the Wink of Stella.  Then I did a big big blooper on the last flower and was devasted but Dawn W for Wplus9 insists you can fix mistakes by repeating them.  Well my bloop, which was beside the dark blue flower was really dark and so fixing it meant creating this dark background.  Last mistake was with the dark background the flowers disappeared so another fix was required!  I outlined all the flowers with the same distress marker,  Gathered Twigs.  Wow, definitely a case of not leaving well enough alone ha ha!  Let me know what you all think ...too dark, I thought about adding in some of the lighter blue to the background but not sure
Here is a close up of the mason jar, I definitely like how it turned out

All card stock is Gina K, Flowers are stamped with distress markers, smaller  stamps Paper Smooches Botanicals 1, Crystal Clear, Gina K Designs Frame and Flowers 1
That's it for me, thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, 13 September 2015

Stamp TV Autumn Wishes Review Video & Card Share

Hi Everyone,

Today's card is using stamps and products from Gina K Designs and I am entering it in the new Stamp TV Autumn Wishes Card kit release challenge.

The Stamp Set is from Melanie Muencher Stately Fowers 9 The card stock is all GinaK, peartart, honey mustard, in the navy, coloued with spectrum noir markers

I also just received my new order so I did a short video so you can see the new Autumn Wishes Card Kit up close.  It is one of the best yet and is fantastic value.  Gina does videos every week using the kit so you can stamp along with her at

That's it for now, thanks for stopping by

Sharon P