A new (favorite) technique !

For day 2 of the Spring Card Class 2022 with Kristina and Jennifer, I learned a new technique called Joseph’s Coat which is pretty cool. It when you create an inked up card panel, and then stencil over it in black ink. How cool is this!!

I created my rainbow background panel using inks from Your Next Stamp, Lawn Fawn and The Stamp Market. The star stencil I used was distressed stars from Plaid Crafts which I used with black Memento Ink. I heat embossed a sentiment from Stampin Up for the focal point and then just a few clear enamel dots.

This card was based on the Cathy Zielske example for the class. I’m pretty sure I’m going to chalk this up as a new favorite because it is just so easy and makes such an impact on your project. I love the effect!

Thanks for stopping by.

Entered into these challenges:

Alphabet Challenge: E is for embossing

Creative Inspiration: Masculine

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: Anything Goes

Seize the Birthday: Favorite Technique

Pretty in Pink

Happy Friday! So glad for the weekend.  It’s a long weekend here in Canada but since I’m working and DH is on call, it’s not really a celebration for us.

It does mean that we are celebrating a new challenge at Creative Corner Challenges this week.  Our challenge for you~ Inspired by a Song~.  This is one of my favorite challenges…..I chose a song that is also one of my favorite movies as well PRETTY IN PINK


I’m such a sucker for 80’s flicks!

Here is the card that I created for the challenge this week.


DP-stash (no idea who it is by as I’ve been trying to use up stray pieces)

Image: our wonderful sponsor Bugaboo! 

Ink & Stickles: Tim Holtz (both are spun sugar)

Die: spellbinders

Ribbon: from my stash

Eyelets: from my stash

Make sure you stop by the blog and play along as well as check out the other great creations this week.

entered into these challenges:

Sparkles Forum Challenge: monochromatic

The Craft Garden (recipe: use 4 of the suggestions…I used ribbon, patterned paper, the color pink and white background)

The Stamp Spot: monthly challenge is Feminine Creations

Crafting for all Seasons: Think Pink

Crafts & Me: use a digi

Just add Flowers

That’s our theme this week for the Crazy Challenge! Flowers are everywhere, DP, embellishments, brads, etc so this should be a really easy challenge. Make sure you check out all the details as well as the Design Team inspiration pieces for you this week here.

And here’s my card for this week’s challenge.

I’ve had this image FOREVER so I finally decided to use it. I just colored with my copics, added some DP from my stash and a border I cut out using one of my fun punches. The big flower was from Walmart in the wedding section and I just spritzed it with a little glimmer mist. The smaller ones just from my stash. A few brads and a bit of bling and we are done! I hope you like it.

Entered into the following Challenges:

Corrosive Challenge: Pastel Colors

Crafty Pad: Flowers

I Did It Creations: Anything Goes

Paper Sundaes: Spring Blossoms

Allsorts: Blooming Blossoms

Crafty Calendar Challenge: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Frosted Designs: Bling

Sparkles Challenge: Spring

Creative Stamp Friends: Swirls (My bling in the flowers is a swirl)

Tuesday Throwdown: Florals

Thursday Goings ON

Wow..Thursdays are such a busy day for me!  Here is what’s going on.  There is an embossing challenge going on right now on the Sarah Hurley Challenge blog.  Great sponsor Handy Hippo is providing some embossing folders as a prize..I’d love to win these.  So make sure you stop by!

Over on the Lollipop Crafts challenge blog, it’s our sponsor spotlight!  This week we are sponsored by DZ Doodles and the DT has some cute projects to share with you this week.

Here’s what my card looks like this week

And last but not least..it’s challenge day over at AIF and wow..the DT has some gorgeous projects this week for our Things with Wings challenge!  You don’t want to miss out so make sure you check it out.

My card was entered into the following challenges:

charizma cards: die cuts

digi doodle shop’s best: anything goes

southern girls challenge: flowers

the paper shelter: spring fling

scrapbook sisters: spring flowers

by the cute and girly: springtime

anything goes challenge: die cuts

house of gilli: pastel colors with bling

lexi’s creations: easter

A Vintage Christmas

I did this card as part of a card tag on the Scrapshotz forum and wanted to share it.  I was quite pleased with how it turned out.

I used some scrap DP that I still have in my stash (I really need to clean it out at one point and just get rid of it..LOL)I added some ribbon from my stash as well as the flowers.  I went over the flowers with some walnut stain distress stickles for a vintagy look.  The sentiment was from a set that I bought and I wish I remember who made it but I took it out of the packaging and just put it all into my big Christmas box…I distressed all the edges and gave it a once over with some Walnut Stain distress ink.  A couple of shiny brads and we are done.  I hope you like it.

I’ve entered it into the following challenges:

My Grafico: anything goes

Paper Cutz Challenge: anything goes

There’s Magic in the Air: anything goes

Ohh La La: Christmas Song (We wish you a Merry Christmas)

Paper Playtime: Inspired by a Christmas Song (we wish you a merry christmas)

Scrappy Frogs: Christmas

Ellephantastic Challenge: Red & Green

Tuesday Throwdown : embellish it

Craft Your Days Away: Texture

A Crafty Little Place: Anything Goes

The Crazy Challenge: On the Go

More than Favors: Christmas

Artful Inkables: Punches and Diecuts

Just us Girls: use a 3d embellishement

Caardvarks: Holiday die cuts

Paper Issues: holiday hook up

ABC Christmas Challenge: Y is for Yuletide

Creative Belli: R embellishments

Ribbon Pull challenge

So on the Drunken Stamper’s blog today, the challenge was to go to your ribbon stash, close your eyes, pick a ribbon and create a card around it..no matter how fugly the ribbon is.  No do-overs, no best 2 out of 3, what you pick is what you get.  So I let Neil pick my ribbon.  I made him close his eyes and pick…and somehow, he managed to pick ugly ribbon..**sigh**  I’ve had this ribbon in my stash forever (I guess it’s good that it is gone now).  So here it is, my creation.  Just a simple card.  I used an image that was sent to me by a facebook group for Image swaps.  I colored it with my copics (Y13, Y17, G24, E74).  The background was just stamped with an old See Dee’s stamp I had with some More Mustard ink from Stampin Up.  A little brad in the centres, a little pop dot and a button and we are good to go.  Enjoy!

Ribbon Pull Challenge