Tuesday, July 7, 2020

a little mermaid...

Good morning everyone! 

Today I wanted to share a fun card using a couple of new crafting goodies and a cute mermaid from Bugaboo stamps!  
I made an underwater scene with my new 'Sea Animals' dies from Spellbinders and some Shimmery Goodness medium from The Crafter's Workshop. The background was created with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink, once dry I stenciled some sea like plants using a Simon Says Stamp flora stencil and Mustard Seed Distress Ink. Then I applied my Shimmery Goodness through the My Favorite Things Confetti stencil. I love this medium and it's so shimmery IRL... I can't wait to use it again! 

Well, that's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by!
Take care, Tammy 

Challenges I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug- Anything Goes
Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps- Die Cuts and/or Punches
Crafty Cardmakers- Create your own Background
Daisy Chain- No Design Paper
Dragonfly Dreams- (July) No Patterned Paper
Get Creative- Birthday

Other Supplies used:
Penny Black Stitched Rectangle & My Favorite Things sentiment
Copics & Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Faux sand DP from the Paper Studio
  googly eyes & Glimmer Mist

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

On Christmas Night...

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas and this month we have a recipe for you to follow...
1 image, 2 background papers & 3 pearls, gems or jewels.
My card features one of the stickers from Penny Black's Starry Night sticker sheet and the sentiments are from Tim Holtz Noel Christmas sticker book. I used a Penny Black die for the stitched rectangle, the papers are from the Paper Studio and the lace & pearls are from my stash. And there you have it... another Christmas card done and it was so easy to make because of all of the stickers!! :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful cards. 
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Christmas with the Cuties- Use Two or more Patterned Papers
Fezziwigs Festive Frolics- Anythings Festive

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Time Flies...

Good morning everyone! 

I have a very special Art Journal/Calendar page to share with you today! In less than a week my husband and I will celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary!! :)  WOW I can't believe it's been 30years... time really does fly by! I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful man in my life for all of these years!
  
So for my page this month I wanted to combine our anniversary, the 'Time Flies' theme over at Art-Journal-Journey and lots of mixed media goodies! 
My background was created by using a smooshing technique with acetate, Antique Linen & Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks. I stenciled a few clocks using the TCW time travel stencil, added Tim Holtz Melange Tissue Wrap and then randomly added some Viva glitter paste... very hard to see in the photo. I stamped some faux zig zag stitching and a few postage stamps. I used a couple of dies for the vintage clock & love sentiment and added some TH ephemera pieces. The butterflies were coated with TH Crackle paint and the sentiment & date were computer generated.

Well that's it for now- thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog today!
Take care, Tammy x

Challenges I want to enter:
Art-Journal-JourneyHalle's A Stitch in Time theme
Crafter's Cafe- Things with Wings
Creative Artiste- Anything Mixed Media Goes
Make My Monday - Use Stencils
Moving along with the Times- Things With Wings

Monday, June 15, 2020

A Floral Wedding Card...

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly and this time we want to see your wedding cards.
My card features a beautiful wedding cake from Tiddly Inks... it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. I used three different papers from Lawn Fawn's Spring Fling collection and the flowers were created with My Favorite Things Dies. I used a Tim Holtz die for the stitched rectangle and to finish it up I added some flat silver sequins. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful cards! 
Take care... Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafty Calendar- Flowers
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Sisterhood of Crafters- Here Comes the Bride (Wedding Cards)
Sweet Stampin'- Die Cuts and Punches
Through the Purple Haze- Wedding/Anniversary or Anything Goes 
Inkspirational- Yellow Paint Photo

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Mixed Media Birthday Card...

Good morning everyone!

Today I have a mixed media style of birthday card to share with you... 
It features a couple of Scribble Flowers by Simon Says Stamp... I love this fun stamp set, I've used it several times :) I stamped the flowers in black ink onto watercolor paper, heat embossed with clear powder and colored them with Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry & Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks. The background was created with Distress Oxide Sprays, stencils, Scribble Flowers stamps, Tim Holtz Crazing medium and glitter paste. For the sentiments I used Studio Katia Label stamps.

 Well, that's it for today... thanks so much for stopping by!
Take care, Tammy

Challenges I would like to enterr:
2 Sisters On The Blog- Two or more Circles
Crafty Calendar- Flowers
Daisy Chain- Flowers
Dream Valley- (C10) Summer Colors 
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - In the Summer Garden
Penny Black and More- Favorite Stamps
Stamping Sensations- Make It Colorful

Monday, June 1, 2020

jingle bells...

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas and the theme this month is Bells!
My card features a cute snowman from Bugaboo Stamps... It's colored with Copics, fussy cut out and then I added a few highlights with a white Posca Pen. The background was created with Mermaid Lagoon Oxide ink, modeling paste and Simon Says Stamps Falling Snow Stencil. I used Avery Elle dies for the dotted border & stitch rectangle and the sentiment is an old $1 stamp from Michaels.

I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas- Anything Christmas Goes + optional: Include a Bear
Merry Little ChristmasAnything Goes
My Time to Craft- Use a Stencil
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Make your own Background

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Happy Trails to you Buckaroo...

Good morning everyone! 

Today I wanted to share a really fun masculine birthday card with you! It features one of the images out of the 'Wild West' digi bundle from Vera Lane Studio- Isn't that cowboy cute?! And he was so fun to color! With that huge mustache he kinda reminds me of Tom Selleck or maybe Sam Elliott! LOL! 
Anyway, for background I added some Faded Jeans Distress Ink to the Numeric (Tim Holtz/Sizzix) embossing folder, spritz it with water and ran it through my Cuttlebug machine using a piece of blue cs. I colored the image with Copics, fussy cut it out and then added detailing with a with Posca pen, the sentiment is from The Cat's Pajamas. I used a Pink & Main die for the stitched rounded rectangle, a Lawn Fawn die for the grass and Taylored Expressions dies for the clouds. I cut the succulents out of a dark brown cs using Spellbinders dies and then I added a few 'star' like flowers to the saguaro cactus.

Well that's it for now- thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog today!
Take care, 
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Artsystamper- It's A Guy Thing
Creative Craft Cottage- Make it Masculine
Happy Little Stampers- Always Anything Goes with Dies

Friday, May 15, 2020

Roses for Mom :)

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly and this month we want you to use a rubber or clear stamp- so no digital images this time.  
This is the card that I gave my mom for Mother's Day and it features a very sweet image out of the 'so loved' stamp set from Penny Black! It's stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa onto cream colored cardstock and colored with Copics. I cut the flowers, circles and hearts with My Favorite Things dies and I used a Whimsy Stamps die for the zig zag rectangle. The papers are from MME and Kaisercraft, all edges were distress with Antique Linen Distress ink and the pearls are from my stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful cards! 
Take care and stay well... Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafty Gals Corner- For the Ladies
Penny Black Saturday- ATG w/the option inspired by a song: (The Rose: Bette Midler)
Simply Create Too- Use Flowers
Stamping Sensations- Say it with Flowers
The Paper Funday- Anything Goes/Optional Mother's Day