Friday, March 21, 2014

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner :)

Hi Everyone!

I am back to quickly announce who the winner of my first giveaway is...


Message me with your info and I will send your package out. :) Thanks to everyone who has been watching my videos and checking out my blog. Your comments mean a lot to me!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Giveaway Time!

Hello Again!

I am excited to bring you my first ever GIVEAWAY! Can you tell I am excited? This is something that I have wanted to do for awhile and have finally got around to putting it together. I am using Rafflecopter to make it easier for me moderate and you to enter. You can get up to four entries, by following the steps on the Rafflecopter Widget.

I did some shopping in my stash, and put together a nice little prize pack for you to win. I showed some of the things that one winner will get in my latest video.

This is open to Canada and US only. In the future I am hoping to do another giveaway for something like an gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp, so I can do a "World Wide" contest. But because I am paying to ship this prize, I am limiting it to North America. :) The giveaway will open Friday March 14/14 at 12:00am and close Friday March 21/14 at 12:00am. I will announce the winner shortly after.

Hope you all are as excited as I am! Looking forward to who will be the recipient of this prize!

Have a good day! :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

2 New Cards, 2 New Challenges

Hi everyone!

I am here to share two new cards that I have made. I had fun playing with washi tape and watercolouring this week. Here is the first card:

Stamps: TGF Fairy Anya, Pink Cat Studios Enchanted Lily (Sentiment)
Ink: Archival Ink (Jet Black), Distress Ink (Tattered Rose)
Papers: watercolour paper
Cardstock: Bazzill (unsure of colour)
Colouring Medium: watercolour pencils, Distress Ink
Embellishments: washi tape (various colours and brands), Stickles, Gelly Roll Pen in Clear Star

I made this card for the bi-weekly challenge hosted by the lovely ladies over at the Sugar and Spice Crafty Challenge blog. They are just starting up so head on over and show them a little love and play along with you want to! The theme for this week is rainbow. I wanted to actually use my washi tape, so I decided to use it as the main background. You can see where I incorporated my bit of rainbow in the Fairy Anya's wings and the washi background. I also wanted the fairy image to sparkle, cause well fairies are sparkly right? So I used my Gelly Roll Pen in Star Dust and my Stickles to accomplish this. I had fun creating this card and am looking forward to participating in future challenges on this blog!

The second card is an entry to the current C.C. Designs challenge. The challenge was to create a shaped card or a masculine card. I opted to create a shaped card. Now my card only has a scalloped shaped edge, so I hope that counts.

Stamps: C.C. Designs Ice Cream Birgitta
Ink: Archival Ink (Jet Black), Distress Ink (Tattered Rose)
Papers: watercolour paper
Cardstock: Bazzill (unsure of colour)
Colouring Medium: watercolour pencils, Distress Ink, Gelly Roll Glaze Pen
Embellishments: washi tape (various colours and brands)

I used washi tape as the background again, cause I was on a roll. Because my card base was white, I needed to put something behind my image, so I die cut a scalloped circle in a bright sunny orange to make it pop. I again stamped in Archival Ink on watercolour paper. I then watercoloured the image with Distress Inks and watercolour pencils. To finish is off I doodled around the edge of the card. I think this card turned out bright and sunny!

Thanks for stopping by. I have something special planned for a little later this week, make sure to stop back here or my YouTube channel to find out more! :)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Haul, Card Share and more!

I recently got the little package of goodies that I ordered from Simon Says Stamp. They had a coupon code for $5 off and I took advantage, I see it as getting $1.99 shipping to Canada when they have these. I shared the things I bought in my most recent video, along with the newest card that I made and my daughter makes a special guest appearance. ;) I also share the latest coupon code for March to get $5 off your order till the end of the month.

Here is some closer pictures of the card I created. I made it for the latest "Wonderful Wednesday Challenge" on the Kraftin Kimmie Challenge Blog. I really love their stamps. They are fun to colour, because of all the details on them. 

I used my Strawberry Pirate stamp. I stamped her on watercolour paper with Archival Ink. I then watercoloured her with my Distress Inks and my watercolour pencils. I have been loving this method of colouring lately. I love my Copics, but don't have very many, so it makes it harder to colour and blend images. I then fussy cut her out and used some paper from an older American Crafts 6x6 paper pad to create the background. I was inspired by one of Amy R, Prairie Paper & Ink on YouTube cards that she created using paper to make a sunburst on her card. I didn't make a sun burst, I just put the pieces diagonally. I then used one of my new dies to cut out the lacy circles behind her and doodled around the edge to finish it off. The inside I used the pirate flag that comes with the Strawberry Pirate and used my Lawn Fawn "Jessie's ABCs" to create the sentiment on the inside. I used Bazzill Cardstock again for the base. 

One of my goals is to slowly create a stock pile of cards, so that when I need one, I am not scrambling at the last minute to make one (which is the norm for me ha ha). This will make my life a little easier.

On the Bryar front, I have been getting in the cloth diapers I am buying for her. I am very exciting to go this route, 1- because of the amount I will save on diapers and garbage tags (we have to pay $2.50 per bag of garbage to have it picked up on garbage day). 2- because it is better for the environment and 3- because the diapers are so cute and colourful! I have been buying mine in gently used condition because the brand that fits Bryar's skinny legs and tush best are expensive. I am hoping once I get into the swing of things and figure it out more, I can share my cloth diaper experience with you all. :)