Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Potted Paper "Climbing Orchid"

Hello stampers!

Sorry for the long hiatus from crafting, my husband and I have been caring for my father in our home since the beginning of the year.  Sadly, we lost him a couple of weeks ago and I haven't felt up to crafting. 

I thought for my first post since his passing, an orchid flower would be fitting to share. I know I've shared many samples using the {Climbing Orchid} stamp set... I told you before that I loved it! You can view my project below. 


I fell in love with the samples in the annual catalogue for this set, especially the one that I based my project on. I am an avid crafter so I had a bunch of clay pots on hand, and grabbed some pruning snips and cut a twig that would be perfect for this project from one of my shrubs.



I coloured the flower petals and leaves with an aquapainter and ink refills. I used Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango and Old Olive for the leaves. I used hot glue to attach the orchids and leaves to the stem. I put a bit of oasis foam to put in the pot.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

May Flowers in September

Hello stampers!

I hope you've all had a good week. I have a fun floral card to share today featuring the {May Flowers Thinlits Dies}. I used Berry Burst cardstock to die cut the largest flower, which sort of resembles a dahlia to me. I adhered them to a piece of {Colour Theory Designer Series Paper}. 


I added a couple of diecut leaves cut from {Copper Foil Sheets} and added a "Thank you" sentiment. 


For a final detail and some added interest, I watered down some Tombow Multi-purpose Liquid glue and flicked it onto my card front. I then added some {Copper Emboss Powder} and heat set it and voila! Pretty copper splatters. I hope you like my card, if you have any questions, please let me know. Have a great day!! 



Monday, September 4, 2017

Eastern Beauty... makes me smile

Hello stampers,

It's hard to believe that we are into September already. And that the first day of school for many is tomorrow. Well, onto my project for today. I decided to pull out the {Eastern Beauty} stamp set and "play". I used a variety of images and had so much fun just letting the stamps go to town [so to speak]. I focused on the newest in colours, berry burst, lemon lime twist, tranquil tide, fresh fig and powder pink. 


I used one of the coordinating thinlits inside the larger floral image. To finish off I added a few {iridescent sequins}. I hope you like it, have a good evening.  


Friday, August 25, 2017

A Window Box of Orchids

Hello stampers!

Orchids again? I know!! I just love it sooooo much, I couldn't help myself. I bought the {Window Box Thinlits} months ago and didn't have much time to "play" with it since I became my Dad's caregiver. I used the orchids to finish the top of the box, although the box is gorgeous all on it's own. This box came together pretty quick - for the box you need to die cut two pieces to form the box. I cut an extra piece with Vellum to make an opaque window where the "cut outs" on the top of the box. This box is definitely stunning! 


I stamped a could of the orchid images, one for a large orchid and one for a small one using Perfect Plum and Sweet Sugarplum card stock and inks. I decided it needed a bit more colour so I added some Emerald Envy leaves. 


I put some chocolates inside to show you just how big this box is. I could have stuffed a few more kisses in the box. I'd say it could house around 20 kisses or other candies of equivalent size. I hope you like this box, I can't wait to make some more beauties with this fab set of thinlits.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Lift me up: Multi-coloured tone-on-tone

Hello stampers!

Amidst all the excitement of the upcoming Holiday catalogue we often forget about the fabulous stamp sets available in the Annual Catalogue, which itself is only a few months old. One set that I was happy to see in this years' catalogue is {Life Me Up} that was carried over from this years Occasions catalogue.


I do try to give some inky love to my older sets since I adore them. I had a bunch of scraps of card stock lying on my desk from another project and a light bulb went off and this card was envisioned. I stamped on all the colours, I used Soft Sky, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Daffodil Delight and Peekaboo Peach. 


After all the scraps of paper were stamped with the coordinating colour, I had them match up so they looked like a puzzle. I'm pleased with how it turned out, just like I'd envisioned. I decided to add some bling with iridescent sequins and some silver glimmer paper. I hope you like my card, have a good one!!

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