Thursday, April 8, 2021

A Spring Caterpillar...

 Good morning everyone!

Today I have a very bright spring card to share with you :)
It features a cute caterpillar from Whipper Snapper and I found this sketch on Pinterest for my layout inspiration. It's stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Copics and I added a little detailing with a white Posca Pen. The paper is from Doodlebug Design and I used several different dies to cut everything out. 

Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
 613 Avenue Create- ATG + Optional- In the Garden
Clever Dexter- Anything Goes
Dare 2B ArtzyBright Colors  
Incy Wincy DesignsBorders and/or Bright Colors
Try It On TuesdayHello Spring 

Friday, April 2, 2021

Vintage Easter Cards

Hello everyone and happy Friday! 

I wanted to pop in real quick today and share some vintage Easter cards...
They feature really sweet images and papers from Authentique- Best of Springtime collection. I used several different die cuts and all of the edges were distress with Antique Linen ink.
That's all for now- thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the Easter weekend! 
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafting Happiness- Bunnies or Anything Goes
Cutie PieBunnies & Blooms: Easter or Spring
 MAWTT- Animals/Birds
Shopping Our Stash- Here Comes Peter Cottontail: anything Easter
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Easter/Spring
Sisterhood of Crafters- Easter/Spring

Friday, March 26, 2021

somebunny loves you...

Good morning everyone! 

Today I'm sharing a couple of Easter cards that I made with my new Tim Holtz/Sizzix Carrot Bunny Dies! I think these bunnies are so cute!! 

The background on my first card was created with Lindy's Magicals. I used a Lawn Fawn die for the grass and part of an Impression Obsession die for the tulips. I sponged several different colors of Distress Oxide inks onto a heavy watercolor cardstock and then cut out all of the pieces... some were so small!  
The background on my second card was created with Distress Oxide inks. Once dry, I stamped the script and postage stamp using a Stampendous stamp set. I used a Simon Says Stamp die for the sentiment and a Cuttlebug die for the flowers.
Here's what the inside looks like on my second card- Stamping Bella and Tim Holtz stamps were used.
These cards took a bit of time to assemble but they were so fun to make! :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your weekend! 
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Aud SentimentsAnimal + Sentiment 
C.R.A.F.T.Spring/Easter
Crafter's Cafe- Seasons
Cutie Pie- Bunnies & Blooms- Easter or Spring
Happy Little Stampers- Anything Goes with Dies
Simon Says Stamp- Spring/Easter Mood Board
Sisterhood of Crafters- Easter/Spring

Friday, March 19, 2021

Create your own Sunshine

Hello everyone... today I have a very bright art journal page to share with you!

It features a cute image from Vera Lane Studio, she's colored with Copics and the sentiment is computer generated. I created a watercolor wash background with Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Inks. I used a Simon Says Stamp stencil for the grass and a MFT stencil with Stickles Moon Dust Glitter Gel for the sun rays.    
Here's a close up of the image and some of the sparkle :)
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have wonderful weekend! 
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Art-Journal-JourneyShelia's 'A Single Flower' theme
Clever Dexter- Watercolour Background
Happy Little Stampers- Anything Goes with Stencils
SheepSki DesignsGirls, Girls, Girls
Try It On TuesdayUse a Stencil or Two

Monday, March 15, 2021

welcome Little One...

Good morning everyone!

Today is the start of a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly and our theme is Babies...  
I decided to do something a little different this time and create a inky background instead of using DP. I used Victorian Velvet and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks- I really like these two colors together :) The cute giraffe is from Vera Lane Studio and it's colored with Copics. I used a Pink & Main die for the stitched rectangle, a MFT die for the sun, a Lawn Fawn die for the grass and a Avery Elle die for the clouds.

 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:
2 Crafty Critter CraziesAnything Goes with a Critter
Craft RocketUse Dies and/or Spring
Pearly Sparkles- Must use a Digi
Time Out- Different (I don't usually create a inky background for a baby card)

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Top o' the mornin' to ya

Good morning everyone! 

I have a quick post today to share a fun St. Patrick's Day card...
This cute Leprechaun is a pre-colored image from my PrintMaster program- it printed out very light so I darkened it with Copic markers :) The sentiment is computer generated and the papers are from The Paper Studio. I used My Favorite Things dies for the stitched circle, fishtail flag and four-leaf clover, the stitched rounded rectangle is from Pink & Main. 

That's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafty Gals Corner- Make it Green!
Cuttlebug Mania- Use Green on Your Project (I used my Cuttlebug to cut my dies)
Ike's World- monochrome
Paper Funday- Anything Goes/option- green
Simon Says Stamp- a Bit O' Green
 Simon Says Stamp MondaySomething Green

Monday, March 1, 2021

Snow-one like you!

Good morning everyone! 

It's time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas and this month we want to see your CAS cards!
      My card features the adorable Frozen Fellowship stamp set from Newton's Nook! It's stamped in Archival ink onto mixed media paper and colored with a Moonstone Spectrum Noir Glitter pen. I used a Sizzix/Tim Holtz die for the double stitched rectangle and a MFT die for the small rectangle and there you have it... a very CAS card!

 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 the comments you leave!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas- Anything Christmas
Cut It Up- Black & White with a pop of color + dies
Merry Little ChristmasAnything Goes Christmas
Sisterhood of CraftersAnything Goes
WaterCooler Wednesday- All Occasions

Monday, February 22, 2021

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a nice weekend!

Today I have another Art Journal page to share with you :) 

 My background was created by using a smooshing technique with acetate, Victorian Velvet & Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Inks. Once dry- I splattered gold acrylic paint and then heat embossed the sentiment & zigzag stitches with gold powder. I used Tim Holtz Measured stencil and MFT Confetti stencil with Stickles Moon Dust Glitter Gel.
These stylish ladies are from the 'Simplicity Vintage' stamp set from Inkadinkado. I picked this stamp set up in the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby for $2.50 what a deal! They were stamped with Ranger Coffee ink, cut out and then colored with Copics and glitter/metallic pens. 
And here's a close up of the sentiment.
Well, that's it for today... thanks so much for stopping by!
Take care, Tammy

Challenges I would like to enter:
Allsorts- Anything Goes + option: Add a Number
Art-Journal-JourneyValerie's Heavy Metal theme
Creative Artiste- Anything Mixed Media Goes
Get Creative- Anything Goes w/optional use red or pink
Simon Says Stamp- Favorite Technique (ink smooshing with acetate)
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Anything but a Card