September 21, 2015

Shabby Clock Music Card

I’ve always loved fancy clocks. The more ornate the better! This makes this stamp/die set one of my faves.

shabby clock card

It’s a bit hard to see but on the right is ivory cardstock with clear embossed script with soft Distress inks added overtop. I love embossed resist! So easy and looks fabulous. The clock die cut was embossed with gold. Although the stamp is only a partial stamp, I managed to use my MISTI tool to stamp the entire thing. Although so much is tucked behind the flowers, you would never know but I thought I’d tell you in case you own this stamp set.

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For the clock hands, I used a red Metallic Krylon marker. I covered the brad in eh same marker. They call it red but it is really more of a very red/pink copper colour. Someone gave it to me, I have no idea if you can still get it.

Enjoy, Rebecca

SU! script, clock-PTI
Ink: Versamark, spun sugar, Victorian velvet, scattered straw Distress, moss-PTI
Paper: vanilla CS-SU!, vintage music paper, DP-My Minds Eye
Accessories: leaf die-Sizzix, other dies-PTI, flowers-Prima, Really Reasonable Ribbon, Michaels, Etsy, lace, ribbon-stash, gold EP-SU!, clear EP-Hero Arts, thread-Gutterman, brad-stash, Krylon metallic red, gold marker

Entered In:

Simon Says Stamp Monday: use stamps
CAS-ual Chic a layered card with music theme
a sketch challenge I missed entering :(

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Pumpkin Treat Box

Hello and I’m glad you are joining me for another week at The Shabby Tea Room! This week, we had a yummy inspiration photo.

tstr damask pumpkin favour

I don’t celebrate Halloween so I made some fall decor instead. I plan to put coffee beans and a faux tea light in there. I took the colours from the photo and decided to use the black plus white and one other colour scheme. I just substituted ivory for the white and dark red for the yellow/orange combo. The cute little treat box is from The Cutting Cafe who is our sponsor this week. It was a breeze to print out and construct; I highly recommend you check them out!

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So, I kinda wish I could have a do over on the glass glitter I added to the burgundy roses. I was a bit too much for such small flowers and while I scraped a lot of excess away, I still regret it. But it wasn’t bad enough to bother wasting the flowers and starting again especially since I attached them with E6000 glue! It’s a fabulous glue for bulky 3-D items but no way are those coming off with out major tearing.

I do hope you will play with us this week! We have fabulous prizes for the top winners. Be sure to visit the blog to see the FABULOUS creations by our awesomely talented designers and leave em some love!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Ink: Archival black-Ranger, Peeled Paint Distress
Paper: vanilla, celery CS-SU!, black CS-PTI
Accessories: roses- Really Reasonable Ribbon, lace-stash (from my wedding favours from almost 18 years ago!), silver gel pen-Pentel, leaf die-Spellbinders, sequins-Theresa Collins and Ellen Hutson, Glass Glitter- Recollections, Art Institute, Glitter Ritz

September 18, 2015

Pastel Hearts for Runway Challenge

I really liked this week’s Runways challenge. The dress reminded me of a mix between Valentine conversation hearts and modern art!

runway challenge pastel hearts

I used a Memory Box die for the trailing hearts border. I filled it in with various pastel cardstock pieces. Then for the pop of bright colour from the dress, I added the red sentiment panel with white embossing.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Entered in:

Runway Challenge 91

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Ink: versamark
Paper: SU!, PTI and hero arts pastel CS, white, red CS-PTI
Accessories: Memory box die. white EP-Hero Arts

Make It Work

I HAD to order on the day this free stamp set was offered. I just LOVE it! Isn't it purdy?

make it work card

I also bought the banner dies I used here. They are so cute! I didn’t use the star and heart banner that accompany the two I used but I love that the two sets play well together!

I used Maggie Holmes papers to make this card with the exception of the typewriter paper under the dress; that is stamped with another new product from PTI.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Entered in:

Retro Sketches 181


Fashion Sense-PTI
Ink: Versamark, archival watering can
Paper: Maggie Holmes (crate paper), soft stone. blush CS-PTI, basic grey cs-SU!
Accessories: shabby ribbon-Paper Sweeties, banner dies-PTI, scalloped circle die-Spellbinders, sequins-Lucy’s Cards

September 17, 2015

Hooray Balloon Card

I just got a new order from PTI so I’m having fun making cards with my new products.

hooray balloon shaker

I’ve been wanting to use some awesome sequins I got from Lucy’s Cards (on Etsy) named Frosted Cupcake! SO I had to pull out some pink and brown papers. They are super old but still lovely.

I used two layers of fun foam and old clear packaging to make the shaker. I added a few ivory and brown sequins to the cupcake mixture. The confetti mixture is made using a die that comes with the shaker dies. I just glued them on to the card in what I hoped would be a semi-random pattern.

Enjoy, Rebecca

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Sweet Sunday Sketch



doily-local restaurant, DP-Basic grey bittersweet, blush, chocolate CS-PTI
Accessories: balloon shaker dies-PTI, fun foam-Michaels, sequins-Lucy’s, Ellen Hutson and Pretty Pink Posh

September 11, 2015

Let’s Celebrate–An Acetate Window Card

I always make a card using my Simon Says Stamp card kit when it arrives. Or at least i try to!! This time I wanted to use the acetate windows but I was kind of stumped how to use them.

acetate window celebrate

This window is the prettiest shade of pink too! It looks reddish at first but it’s really lovely against the white cardstock. The balloons are stamped on vellum with Versamark and gold heat embossed. The window was cut with Nestabilites rectangles and I also cut a liner sheet so the acetate would be sandwiched in between the two layers. that way the adhesive won’t show. For the balloons I hid the adhesive behind the gold embossed lines and dots. I used very tiny drops of Matte Medium which has a strong hold even in small quantities.

Enjoy, Rebecca

SSS Kit except:
gold paint pen-Sharpie, gold sequins-Ellen Hutson, gold EP-SU!, Nesties rectangles-Spellbinders

September 07, 2015

Summer’s End Card

I can’t believe the summer is almost over. Only a couple weeks left! Where did it all go? There were so many things I wanted to do and I hate winter with a passion.

summer end card

So this card represents what I’d like to do with the little bit of summer that’s left. Go on a road trip! I’m not sure where but we just bought a new van! YEAH! So I think once we actually pick it up, a driving trip is something we need to try! Armed with iPads and tablets of course!

I was stamping SUMMER randomly around the card when I smudged ink on the VW. So I had to place another stamp and a sticker over top. Does it work?

Enjoy, Rebecca

Entered in:
Crazy for Challenges 302 End of Summer
Sketch Saturday #377

SSS card kit except
Sequins-Theresa Collins, Cards by Lucy and Lawn Fawn, Hibiscus ink, twine-PTI, Simple Stories washi,

Shabby Muffin Tin

I LOVE the papers our sponsor for The Shabby Tea Room gave us this week! They are fabulous. Kuddos to Digital Papers by Janet!

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I looked at the page I had just printed out and I noticed they perfectly matched this muffin tin I thrifted and spray painted. Awesome! So I spent the better part of three days finding little odds and ends to add to this. I finished it with lots of sequins and rhinestones.

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I just love vintage cameras! Especially this type with the accordion sides.

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The camera circles and the tags are the digi papers. You can link to them directly from the links above my project on The Shabby Tea Room or the link above to Janet’s store. Other camera themed die cuts were found on a die cut pack by Maggie Holmes. I’m not sure which collection it’s from.

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Please let me know if you are wondering about a specific product. I’d be here all night if I tried to list everything. I hope you will play along with our challenge this week! I love cameras but you can also be inspired by wreaths, autumn colours or anything else you see in the photo! We love shabby projects but we accept any style! Be sure to visit the blog to see all the fabulous creations and leave the gals some LOVE!

Enjoy, Rebecca