Nov 10, 2016

Snow Day.. Noel..


Hi there, today is the last day to grab yourself the complete set of super cute and super adorable
22 SNOW DAY
 stamps for brilliant price of $90.00 from..
 Purple Onion Designs designed by Stacey Yacula.

 For my card today I used cut out a heart shape from paper to create a stencil to which I added Distress Ink.
I used the Singing Bear "Noel", coloured him with Copics- fussy cut him out and then stamped the sentiment.
I created this card to show that even though the stamp set is called Snow Day the images can be used all thru the year.. as in my Birthday card above..

Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 3, 2016

POD slide away..


On my card today I used the adorable sliding Penguin called JINGLE who is one of the latest stamps from the
Snow day Collection...
 designed by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs.
I made a slider card with Distressed Ink Background and used a Stencil for the stars.
I
 Pop on over to the Purple Onion Designs Blog to see all the fabulous cards.
 All stamps available from Purple Onion Designs

Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 1, 2016

Snow Day at Purple Onion Designs..




Hi There and Welcome to the NEW stamp release for PURPLE ONION DESIGNS called.
SNOW DAY
 designed by Stacey Yacula.
There are 22 new stamps in this collection and there sure is some very super cute, adorable images.
The complete collection will be $90.00 and is available at this wonderful price until Thursday 10th November.

 Todays card features the singing penguin.. called Mistletoe and I also used the Holly Branch- aren't these just the cutest stamps. 
I thought to colour multiple images in rainbow colours for something different
I fussy cut each one out and then added to a kraft card base that I splattered with white paint.

You really need to pop on over to the blog to see some brilliant cards featuring these Fabulous stamps.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Oct 23, 2016

merriest season

These super adorable images are from Purple Onion Designs
I used Garden Bushes and Cora and Thomas - Skating Bunnies.
I chose untraditional colours for my very first Xmas card collection.
I coloured all the images with copics and did a little fussy cutting.
My background is Distress Inks.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Oct 12, 2016

for you....


This delightful bear called SAM is from Purple Onion Designs.
I coloured Sam with Copics and fussy cut him out.

The balloon's are a stencil and sponged with Distress Inks.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Oct 2, 2016

happy day....




 
 Hi todays card features the sweet little Willa - Walking Bunny and Doodle Foliage Set
I used Distress inks to create a soft background and Copics to colour the images.
 
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Sep 30, 2016

hello..


Sharing some very sweet images from Purple Onion Designs
The little deer is called Meadow and the  mouse is Oliver- Garden mouse, I think he looks pretty dapper with hat.
The sun is from Daily Weather Stamp Set
Coloured with my Copics.
The hello is a Die from MFT.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Sep 17, 2016

Fiesta...


Hi again.. this is my 3rd and final entry into the..
Today I used the fabulous New "Llama Love" stamp and coordinating "Die-namics".. these have to be the cutest animals with such  fantastic sentiments.
I went all bright and cheery creating a Zentangle look Llama using stamps from the following..
London Mouse- Ferris Wheel - ( on the bottom of one leg)
Stay Tuned- Diamond,
Sweet Safari- Leaf and 
 Trendy Triangles - spots -  stripes and grid triangle shapes.
After stamping all the images in Tuxedo Black Ink I then coloured them all with my Copics.
The frame is from Blueprints #29.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Sep 15, 2016

your invited...

 




 Hi, another card today for the..
Today I used the "Cup of Tea Stamps" and "Tea Party" Die-namics.
 
I created the saucers for the cups from the "Oval Shadow Dies" and used the older "Rainbow"
Die-namics to create my rainbow of water coming from the spout of the tea pot.
The background was created using black embossing paste thru the "Checkerboard Stencil" and cut out with the "Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-namics".
The green cup was created  using the Large Pinstripe Background stamp  and the Tea Pot was with the large Dots Background Stamp with White embossing Powder.
The little Diamonds on the orange cup was a stamp from the "Stayed Tuned" Stamp set. 
 
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Sep 14, 2016

take life...



Hi there... MFT are once again hosting there second annual card contest for..
My card is influenced on the White Rabbit from Alice In Wonderland.
I used.. "Snuggle Bunnies" for the Rabbit.
I created the Hat using the cup from "All Heart" - I cut off the Handle and fussy cut it out and then used one of the "Oval Shadows" Die-namics for the base of the hat.
The clock is also from the stamp set "All Heart"
along with....
"Trees In the Forest" - "Tree-mendous" - "Stitched Basic Edges" - "Stitched Rectangle" " Homespun Stitched Lines Die-namics
*NB... After re- reading the rules I re did the sentiment on my card and tried to be a little creative.. I used a sentiment from "Stay Cool". I replaced the word sip with the word Day from "Label Maker Sentiments"...
I used a gold chain from my stash.
Background inking was with various MFT Inks.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Sep 9, 2016

laugh with...


 Hey there.. These little bunnies are from MFT and are super, super cute. After colouring the images with my copics and using the coordinating dies to cut them out I glued them down to my background that's was coloured with Distress and cut out with a Mama Elephant Frame Die.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Aug 21, 2016

giddy up


Hi, I fell in love with the super cute Rowdy Raccoons from Mama Elephant.
I used Distress inks to colour the balloons and the Background.
Raccoons were coloured with copics.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Aug 11, 2016

say what!

 Sharing a card using this fab dog stamp from Stamping Bella, coloured with copics and background created using Distress ink and a brick stencil.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Jul 29, 2016

POD...oh happy day


Hi there, a little bit of distress ink colouring on my background was all I needed to showcase these cuties from...
"Cora and Thomas" - skating bunnies.
I coloured the bunnies with copic markers and fussy cut them out.
The sentiment.. " Oh Happy Day"  was embossed with white and then coloured using the same DI as the background.


Have you seen that there is a sale over at Purple Onion Designs..
Time to grab those stamps you have had your eye on...

Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Jul 26, 2016

celebrating kindness


Hi there, today we are celebrating 10K followers for..
 Julia Altermann from 'Just One More Card'

Julia creates the most fabulous cards as well as such useful and fabulous videos, sharing with us a wealth of information and colouring techniques.

Julia chose the topic of  "Celebrating Kindness",
 because its about giving a BIG, BIG THANKYOU to everyone who has been so supportive over the past few years on Blogger/Wordpress and of course Instagram... this is to celebrate all the awesome people in our crafty community who are so generous with taking the time to comment, encourage, send cards and just be wonderful.


So on to my card...
I used a digital image from Bloobel Stamps called Boingy Rabbit.
  I created the background using Altenew "Daisy" Stamp and Altenew Inks for the Background,
and I used an MFT Stitched Rectangle Die to cut it out.
 The sentiment is from WPlus 9 and is called "That is All"
I coloured Boingy Rabbit with Copic Markers.

 Lets us celebrate and share love and kindness to everyone no matter how different we are, but how our passion for all things crafty encourages us all.

Here is the blog list for you to hop along with...
Just One More Card ... Julia
**What's in it for all you readers**
Anyone can be a winner!
Everyone who leaves a  comment by July 31 midnight enters into the drawing, and the winners will be announced August 1 on Just One More Card .
There will be a total of 13 prizes up for grabs.

- A $15 gift card to Altenew
- A $100 gift card to CAS-ual Fridays
- A $25 gift card to Concord & 9th
- A $20 gift card to Gerda Steiner Designs
- A $30 gift card to Kit & Clowder
- A $25 gift card to My Favorite Things
- A $25 gift card to Purple Onion Designs
- A $30 gift card to Pretty Pink Posh
- A custom prize package from Seven Hills Crafts
- A $40 gift card to Simon Says Stamp
- Three custom prize packages from Stabilo
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Jul 23, 2016

POD.. hugs and kisses..

Hi there, I used..
"Garden Trees" and "Petal" from..
 Purple Onion Designs for my card today.
I used Distress Inks thru a stencil for my background and copic coloured Petal.

A little bit of fussy cutting and an embossed sentiment completed my card..

Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Jul 22, 2016

SALE..so wonderful...


Hi there, I hope you are as excited as I am with the Anniversary Sale over at 
with 25% off all stamps..
There is also a "Sale" category which has discounted stamps. 
These stamps will also receive the additional 25% off sale prices.

My card today is CAS.
 I heat embossed the sentiment.. "You are so Wonderful" and then  used Distress inks to add colour.
I used SUMMER designed by Stacey Yacula.
I just stamped Summer and chose not to colour her in.
 I just gave her a pretty bow for her hair for something different.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Jul 11, 2016

Today...

 
Hi there, MFT's stamp- Snuggle Bunny is just soooo cute.
I teamed the bunny up with Paper Smooches Stitches Die and  WPlus 9 Hello Sunshine Dies. 
I coloured the bunny with Copics and I water coloured the rest including the background.
 
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Jul 1, 2016

U rock..

Love this girl from unity stamps.. fabulous isn't she.
I coloured the image with copics.
To get the texture on the pants I colour these first b4 anything else.
I then use blender solution on a foam pad and pounce this onto a large rubber background stamp. ( I used MFT linen look stamp)
I then place the image face down and place an acrylic block on top for a few seconds.
This bleaches out the colour leaving a great texture/pattern. I found that rubber stamps work my ch better then acrylic/clear stamps.
If you do try this technique I would love to see your card.

Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Jun 16, 2016

Purple Onion Designs






Hi there, sharing a pretty clean and simple card for Purple Onion Designs
I used the cute Willa - walking bunny.
I found in my old stash of stamps a small background stamp on which to place Willa. 

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Jun 3, 2016

MFT Bunnies

A photo posted by Debra James (@jamesee22) on

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May 19, 2016

purple onion designs..


Hi, jus had to share another card using some of the New stamps, designed by  
Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion DesignS
Don't forget the wonderful special going on till the end of May to purchase the complete collection, these are way too cute that buying the whole collection will be very hard to resist- trust me!

Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

May 16, 2016

POD new release....Garden Blooms



 hi, today I get to share with you cards showcasing the gorgeous, fabulous and ohhhh so very super cute...
 "New Release Stamp Collection"
Garden Blooms
designed by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs
 This sweet series of stamps are perfect for Spring and Summer card making and projects.  The stamps are designed to be used with past collections to create endless possibilities.
For a limited time the entire Garden Blooms collection is available at a discounted price.  You can purchase the complete set for $90.00 until Monday, May 30, 2016.  The complete set can be purchased here.

The card above features..
 Elliot - mouse with leaf and Mushroom Trio
I stamped the mushrooms 3 times across my card,  coloured them in shades of the rainbow with my Copics .



 Once again I used the   Mushroom Trio and Oliver - garden mouse with Hat.
I combined the new images with an old favourite Toadstool.
Images were coloured with copic pens.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

May 12, 2016

forever young...

Hands up if you will always be a big kid at heart and you love ice cream - strawberry that is.. me, me, me..
This card could be used for a birthday card for a male  or just about anyone.
Coloured with Copic markers - the strawberry colour is R89, R39, R37, R35 and the deep shadow areas are C7 and C5.

Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

May 5, 2016

lots of Happy...

I shared this recently in Instagram and realised I had forgotten to share it here as well.
I created this card for.. Purple Onion Designs
 using the stamps 
 Summer and Holiday Marquee Sentiment Set
I coloured her with my copics and created a background with distress ink in a masked off area.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Apr 25, 2016

Chibitronics..

   Hi there, 2 posts from me in one day, now that's a new thing for me, lol.
I am trialing adding my card pics using Picassa and my iPhone / iPad rather then always having turn on the big computer that takes ages to warm up.. So far so good just need to work out a few more things!

 
 


I having been playing and having fun with Chibitronics..
Once you have worked it out its so easy and you just have to love cards that are
interactive.
If you head on over to my instagram account you will see a video I made.
I used Mama Elephant- boy, Altenew -sketchy city and MFT- rocket and of course the Chibitronics- green led light from the tropical pack. 
The Stamps and Chibitronics are available from Cardsandcraftshop 
I used my copics to colour in the images and Distress Inks for the BG. 

Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Simplicity

Hi there, I recently discovered and fell in love with these quirky digital images from Bloobel Stamps.
Isn't she just fabulous.
I coloured her with my trusty copics using Warm Greys - w1, 3,5,7 and YR27, 24,23,21.
Background is a stencil and distress inks.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day. xxx

Apr 20, 2016

Purple Onion Designs

 Hi, today I'm sharing another card using  Purple Onion Designs 
This little cutie is Willa- walking bunny.
I created a little scene for Willa using Taylored a Expressions Dies.
The BG  was made using strips of fun foam, cut into long strips, mounted onto an acrylic block  and then used as a stamp with Inks.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Apr 11, 2016

Unity Stamps

 This is such a beautiful stamp from Unity Stamps.
Coloured with my copics- sorry but I forgot to keep a list of the colours.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Apr 4, 2016

you....

 Sharing another card today for Purple Onion Designs using 
Puddles - dog and Hush- butterfly?
Images coloured with copics and BG- copics and Distress Inks.
MFT die.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Apr 1, 2016

just for you.. POD

Hi there, today's card for PURPLE ONION DESIGNS is a very clean and simple card.
I used the cute image...
HEARTFELT.. mouse with heart.
I blended 2 distress inks onto watercolour paper and sprinkled on some water droplets.
I coloured Heartfelt with Copic markers, using only my W3, W1and W00 for a very soft barely there colouring.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Mar 24, 2016

MFt Soda Pop

Hi there, a lot of bright distress ink watercolouring combined with these fabulous Soda Pop Dies and co - ordinating Sentiments makes for some cheery cards that I can put into my ( always find it hard to make ) male birthday card stash.. 
These cards were lots of fun to create.



Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Mar 16, 2016

happy birthday.. POD

Hi there.. Today's card features gorgeous stamps from Purple Onion Designs
I used Charlotte - sitting mouse
Blooms and  Sign
I coloured all the images with my Copic Markers, sorry but I didn't keep a list but I can tell you the mouse is coloured using E71, E74, E79 and E00
The sentiment is also from Purple Onion.

The rainbow strip of  paper is MFT Large Background diagonal stripe stamp of which I used Memento ink in various colours.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day. xxx

Mar 13, 2016

how does your garden grow....




  Hi there, I love all things "Altenew"  and this stamp set and matching die available from..
 is on the very top of my list.
 
So many combinations to use these stamps.
I gave the pots a look of copper with my Copic Markers with the following..
 E00, E02, E11, E13, E15, E17.
Added a little patina look with BG11 and G00
 
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Mar 6, 2016

The coolest...



This fabulous girl is a digital Image from Make it Crafty.
Coloured with Copics and the background strip as well as the sentiment is stamps and inks from MFT.

 A few of my lovely followers asked me to share my colours.
I used E99, E97, E95 and E93 along with W7, W5, W3, W1.

Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Mar 1, 2016

Prima Dolls....



 Hi there, I'm sharing a few Prima Doll stamps today. I seem to be sharing more things lately on Instagram and forgetting to share here on my blog, sorry about that. I think it's just because Instagram is so much easier to add your cards to, especially for me as I have to crank up the old computer that just runs sooooooo slow to add them here. 
Anyways enough rambling and onto the cards.
Prima Doll Stamps are quite long for a normal card but by only stamping 2/3 rds of the stamp I'm able to use them on a normal size card.
I coloured the girls  with my Copics and then used Spica Pens dotting in colour to give depth to the colouring.
Sentiments are MFT.
BG is Tim Holtz Cityscapes and Altenew  stamps and Distress Inks.





Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx