June 24, 2016

Summer Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop


What a fun blog hop! Have you entered a card yet? If not, hurry up as there are only a couple hours left to go!

coffee summer hop 16

I went with a shabby card, of course! The papers are all Webster’s Pages and I loved the one with the sweet vintage cups on it. I added lots of fun shabyb details like twine, flowers, die-cut flowers, ribbon and lace. Finally I finished it off with a perfect sentiment! I need get well cards quite a lot.

I hope you enjoy the hop! Enjoy, Rebecca

Entered in: Retro Sketches 219, Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


June 22, 2016

Create Together with Marcie Sharp!

Create Together is an informal challenge between blogging buddies! I’m playing along with Marcie Sharp today. Rather than a photo as inspiration we decided on the theme of summer beach!

beach shaker

I used some fun Summer Stories papers from last summer’s Simon Says Stamp card kit. The papers are all from that kit except the kraft card stock. The photo frame die is by SSS and the flip flop die is from PTI. The glitter epoxy dots are by MME; the sequins are by Lucy’s Little Things.

beach shaker2

I wanted this card to loosely reflect the boardwalk found at many large seaside locations; well it kinda morphed in that direction, then I ran with it to take it further. The kraft area obviously represents the sand which was stamped with an old SU! stamp with Distress inks. Then you have the boardwalk itself, the sand of course overlaps, and the bottle caps represent the shops on the boardwalk. The striped paper in behind the shaker reminds me of old changing booths from the Edwardian era! Before putting on the shaker, I sprayed the background with gold shimmer spray.

To make it more exciting, I’ve not seen Marcie’s card and she hasn’t seen mine! I hope you’ll go take a look at her card HERE. I’m sure it’s gorgeous! I can’t wait!!

Thanks Marci for this awesomely fun challenge. I could make beachy, summery cards all year!

Enjoy, Rebecca

June 19, 2016

Welcome Neighbour Card

Some new people moved in across the street last weekend. So I decided to use this week’s Crazy 4 Challenges sketch to make them a welcome card.

welcome neighbourhood

This card is very heavy into stamping with no embellishments at all! Very weird for me! It’s a bit plain but since I don’t know them, I wasn’t sure what else to add! All of the stamps and paper are PTI, I used a variety of inks.


I tried to do a stenciled roof but since I didn’t have the right stencil, my work around attempt flopped. So I went with the awesome Newsprint stamps. They really look like a newspaper!

I hope you and my neighbours like the card. Go check out the design team post on the blog and join us for some fun!

Enjoy, Rebecca

June 10, 2016

Camping Father Card

Our challenge this week at Crazy 4 Challenges is to make a masculine card! I found this fun image on Graphics Fairy and went to work!

camping dad

The image was just black and white, printed on coated photo paper. I wasn’t sure if Copics would be ok with the coating so I decided to airbrush it. I used a variety of sized and shapes of Post It tape and washi for the masking. If you look closely, it is far from perfect but I like the way it turned out. In the end, I took a risk with using the Copics direct to paper on the sky and mountains and while they won’t blend, they seemed none the worse for wear, Whew! I thought this sentiment from PTI was perfect for an outdoorsy card. The hardware is very old from SU! and the papers are also old from Basic Grey.

I hope you take the plunge and try a masculine card! A lot of people are nervous to make manly cards because so many wonderful things we love like flowers and bling are off the table! Think about stripes, diamond or argyle patterns and natural colours. It doesn’t have to be for a man, a boy card or even a baby boy card would also work!

Enjoy, Rebecca

June 04, 2016

Watercolour Bouquet Kindness Card

I am branching out from card making and stepping into watercolour and calligraphy. I’m certainly not giving up card making but I think these other two skills will enhance my cards!

wtclr bouquet kindness

This bouquet comes after quite a few failed attempts since I took the Online Card Classes Intermediate Watercolour. I’ve been following some great videos on Instagram by quite a few artists who are so amazing. I am so grateful to them for the time they take to make these videos! It’s a much better painting than any other one I’ve attempted. I’ve learned to work in layers which really helps. And that I have to work looser and less structured because every time I fall back to that, my work looks like an 8 yo painted it!

This card is for the Crazy 4 Challenges for this week to make a floral card. Yesterday was a PA Day and set me behind posting this last night. Sorry for that! The stamp set it by Altenew, stamped in Versamark and very carefully embossed with black powder. I have to get a good black pigment pad so I can emboss with clear powder instead. I think I’m the only person left in the crafting world who doesn’t have a black Versafine ink pad!

Enjoy, Rebecca