The Stamps I Use

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Warm Winter Wishes

Hi folks,

The Christmas cards continue - but with a different paper collection! This card features the paper collection "Silver and Gold" and is from the "Joyful Tidings" cardmaking WYW.



I quite like this colour combo and that little bit of bling is just right.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year - Take Two!

Hi folks,

I'm back today to share another Beary Christmas card inspired by the same workshop as yesterday's card.



This is another one that is quick and easy to whip up - and is an easy to mail one. No extra postage required!

Once again, I used the Beary Christmas Cardmaking Stamp set and embellished with some red enamel gems from my stash.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Hi folks,

Yes - I'm still posting Christmas cards even though it's more than two months away yet! Get started early and there isn't a rush closer to Christmas!




This card is another clean and simple one featuring the CTMH Beary Christmas papers. Again, inspired by the cards in a 10 card workshop that uses only one sheet of patterned paper and one sheet of each of three card stock papers.

The original design for this card did not have a sentiment on the front but I thought it needed it. so, I just added the sentiment from the Beary Christmas Card Making Stamp Set in addition to the wreath on the centre panel.

 As always, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Happy Holidays

Hi folks,

Back again today to share another card inspired by the bonus cards from the Beary Christmas Scrapbooking WYW kit from CTMH.



I switched up the background paper - I used the snowy print instead of the light strings - and used red enamel gems as my embellishments instead of the green Beary Christmas dots as I have a LOT of those in my stash.

It works!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Joy

Hi folks,

Just sharing another Christmas card using the Beary Christmas papers from CTMH.




In case you are wondering, I used the Beary Christmas Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts set to make the wreath and sentiment on this card. This card comes together very quickly. It's based on one of the optional cards you can make with the WYW Beary Christmas Scrapbooking Kit.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Happiest Holidays

Hi folks,

I'm back today to share another of the cards from the CTMH Merriest Wishes Cardmaking Workshop Your Way.



This was a fun one to make because - that tree patterned paper is actually custom-created using the stamps that come in the kit! I love it! I used the three different green inks recommended in the kit along with a red ink and - Voila! My own paper!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Merriest Wishes

Hi folks,

As you can tell from my last couple of posts, I've been working my way through the Workshop Your Way Kits in the current Holiday Expressions Idea Book from CTMH.

Today I'm sharing a card from the Merriest Wishes cardmaking WYW Kit.


I quite like the simple but pretty design of this one. Just the right amount of sparkle. The design is not TOO dimensional - making it great for mailing out purposes.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

You're the Best

Hi folks,

I'm back today to share the second card from the CTMH Happy Thoughts cardmaking workshop your way.



Again, even though this workshop uses papers from the Cats & Bats collection, the card is not at all Hallowe'en-y.

The kit instructions recommend using the Basic Tags Thin Cuts. Mine are on the way so I improvised by just cutting my paper appropriately.

I think I'll make another version of the card - using the other side of the orange paper - the black diagonal stripe as I think that would look quite elegant. And maybe swap either the pink or grey cardstock for the glittery bashful or silver paper..

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Thank You Kindly

Hi folks,

Today I'm sharing a thank you card from the CTMH "Kind Thoughts" card making Workshop Your Way.




Hard to believe these papers are from the Hallowe'en themed Cats & Bats Collection! I must say, I quite like how the card-making workshops for the themed paper collections are often not at all related to the season for which they were originally intended.

And, even though the kit recommends the Thin Cuts Scallop Border die, I'm here to tell you that if you have our older scallop border punch in your crafting arsenal then you can still replicate the look as I did above. I JUST ordered my die cut last week so it hasn't arrived yet but I really wanted to make this card so I just pulled out the punch instead!

And, though the kit recommends watercolouring the flower image, I coloured mine with my Copic markers. So - use what you have! If you aren't comfortable with watercolours, use your pencils or your favourite markers!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Happy Happy Birthday - Viva La Verve Oct 2017

Hi folks,

I've had another productive weekend of paper-crafting so I will definitely have some cards to share again this week.

Up first is a card I made for our nephew for his birthday.



This was my first time using the mini acrylic stamps from The Greeting Farm and I am pleased with the result.

card details:


As always, thanks for stopping by!



Friday, October 6, 2017

Yet Another Autumn Birthday Card

Hi folks,

Yes - the cards featuring the CTMH Falling For You collection just keep coming. What can I say? I quite like the colour scheme for this paper pack.


This is another card inspired by a CTMH Home Office card workshop. Clean, simple, easy to make!




As always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Another Autumnal Birthday Card

Hi folks,

Well, it seems that I am still on an autumn themed card streak. Today I have another card to share featuring the CTMH Falling For You paper collection.



A quick and easy make (inspired by a card workshop developed by CTMH home office) - another card for my stash!

As always, thanks for visiting!!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

For You - Falling For You

Hi folks,

I'm back today to share the third card I was inspired to make based on the cards from the Falling For You scrapbooking workshop.




Again, I fussy cut a leaf from the Falling For You papers and switched out the sentiment for one from the Happy Day Cardmaking WYW set.  I also used gold glitter gems and green twine.

Be sure to pop back again tomorrow as I still have cards to share featuring the Falling For You papers if you are looking for more inspiration.

As always, thanks for stopping by.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Falling For You - Happy Birthday

Hi folks,

I'm back again today to share my second card inspired by the optional cards from the CTMH Falling For You Scrapbooking WYW Kit.




I'm always needing birthday cards so I substituted the mini Happy Birthday sentiment for the stamp used on the inspiration card. Instead of stamping and die cutting the leaves, I fussy cut them from one of the Falling For You papers. I also used some of my leftover Ocean sequins. The grey looks great with these papers.

Be sure to stop by again tomorrow to see my third and final card inspired by those from the workshop.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Have a Happy Day!

Hi folks,


I'm back today sharing another Autumnal themed card.

If you have the CTMH Falling For You Scrapbooking Workshop Your  Way Kit you know that there are additional instructions included to make three of each of these three cards in addition to the three double page layouts.




I decided to have a go at making them - with the stamps and embellishments I have on hand since I don't yet have the Falling For You Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle in my collection. Here's what I came up with for the card on the left.

For this card, I used the stamp set from the Happy Day Cardmaking WYW.  See that sunflower? I made the petals using the leaf stamp!




card details:
  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inch, kraft card stock base
  • embellishments: burlap ribbon, gold glitter gems
  • stamped images coloured with Copic Markers
Be sure to pop back tomorrow to see what I did for the second card!