Sunday, August 30, 2020

Put a bird on it

Hey all! I'm just popping in with a quick post
to share a card I made for the almost over

I got out my cardinal die and went to work making this card:

This is the inside:

I love it when the patterned paper does all the work. LOL!
A couple branch dies, (which I went over with a white pen
to make it look like there was snow on them), and a simple
sentiment was all I needed to finish this card.
That's it for now. I'm off to enter this one.
Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful day!

Stamps: Hero Arts - Color Layering Christmas Trees, Merry Christmas Message
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa
DP: Creative Imaginations - Winter Woodland
CS: Thunderbolt; scraps
Accessories: GC; Poppystamps - Shasta Twigs dies; Taylored Expressions - Layer It Cardinal die; MISTI; Sakura - white Gelly Roll pen; WOS pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares, adhesive sheets; Ranger - MMM

Saturday, August 22, 2020


Hello snarky peeps! It's time again for another challenge at the
This fortnight it's all about the OCEAN!
One of my favorite places, the ocean, so I was inspired
to paint an underwater scene on canvas:

Get your favorite beverage, here come the process pics:
 Started by doodling a mermaid then re-drawing onto my canvas.
Everything is painted except the added metallic markers
doodled on the fish, lashes and the Stickles/Nuvo Glitter Drops:


I added dots and highlights to her body/tail using green metallic paint:

At this point, I forgot to continue to take process pictures. LOL!
I added rose gold metallic highlights to her hair, stenciled the
fish, used white paint to add the sentiment, doodled the fish with
metallic markers, added Stardust Stickles to her top and Nuvo Glitter
Drops for the air bubbles. There is two coats of DuraClear satin varnish
to seal my painting.


This came out so much better than I thought it would.
(even though the lettering is on a slight slant. Not
too shabby, considering I totally free styled it. LOL!)

One thing that I added a week or two after making this
(last month) was this tiny flower sticker to her hair.

Not so much snark on this, but perhaps a bit of sass!
I hope that you'll join us for our Ocean challenge at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! I look forward to seeing
your make on this in our gallery. For more fun ideas, simply
visit the blogs of my Sisters to see what they came up with,
and leave some commenting love while there. :)
 Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Substrate: 9" x 12" Premiere' by Nicole canvas
DecoArt Media Gesso
Loew Cornell paint brushes
General's Pastel Chalk pencil - beige
DecoArt Americana Acrylic paints: black, white, natural buff, warm beige, cotton candy, coral blush, Irish moss, holly green, tangerine, dragon fruit, cadmium yellow, citron green, sour apple, kelly green, bluegrass green, desert turquoise, sapphire, ultra blue deep
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics: festive green, rose gold
StencilGirl: Mermaid stencil
foam applicator
Ranger: Stardust Stickles
Nuvo Glitter Drops: white blizzard
Spectrum Noir Metallic markers: jade green, blue topaz, green citrine, aged copper
DecoArt DuraClear satin varnish
Sandylion - dimensional flower sticker

Tuesday, August 18, 2020


Hello and welcome crafty friends!
The new challenge has started at
This fortnight we are doing a complete reversal of our
previous challenge, and want you to pile it on!
Think lots of layers, embellishments, flowers, stickers, twine,
buttons, etc. You get the drift. The more
stuff, the better!
Here's my take on the challenge:

and the inside:

I have many layers on this card, as each element also has a matte
under it. Then I added rhinestones for more stuff, and 
because, sparkly!

I hope that you find some time to play along in our
Pile It On challenge at Shopping Our Stash! We'd love to
see your creations in our gallery. For more fabulous
projects, do check out what my teammies have
made for your viewing pleasure.

Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at Mojo Monday #543 

Stamps: STAMPlorations - A Snarky Birthday to You
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Echo Park - Happy Days & Dots and Stripes
CS: Neenah; Bazzill
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; MISTI; Gemini; Honey Bee - Deckle Edge die; SB - Sm standard circle nestie; Nicole - rhinestones
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

Saturday, August 8, 2020


Welcome snarky peeps!
It's time for the new challenge at the
I'm your hostess this month, (totally random) and this fortnight's
challenge is V for Vulgarity.
Now, if you are not up for some swear words, or if the
kids are around, you might not want to go any further.
You've been warned.

Here's my card:

As if I wouldn't use my favorite swear word for this challenge. LOL!
This was a labor of love, as the F U words are two separate stamps.
That I stamped repeatedly. A lot. Then to glam it up, I did a bit
of Frantage heat embossing around the edges.

I hope that you'll play along in our vulgarity challenge at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. There are some very diverse ways my Sisters
interpreted this challenge, so do yourself a favor and
visit them to see their amazing creations!
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

Stamps: Paper Issues - Oh Hell No sentiments & Ahh Real Birthday sentiments; So Suzy Stamps - More Fingers
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versamark; Brilliance - Galaxy Gold
CS: Taylored Expressions; Darice
Accessories: MISTI; Gemini; TE - Frayed Edge dies; Stampendous - champagne EP; heat gun
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares

Tuesday, August 4, 2020


Good morning and happy Tuesday to you!
There's a fun new challenge starting today at 
which stands for "Keep It Simple Sister/Clean And Simple".
You know me, I like my layers, so this is about as CAS
as I can get:

This came together within 10 minutes, after first sitting at my desk for
at least an hour, trying to figure out what I should do. (some straightening
up in my craft room, and the guest bedroom, may have happened
whilst pondering this challenge. LOL!)
Luckily, I had colored this image last year and so that was my
jumping off point. A couple shades of pink card stock and a
simple sentiment, and this card was done.

I hope that you find some time in the next two weeks to link up
your CAS creations in the Shopping Our Stash gallery. We'd
love to see them! Need more ideas? Simply visit the blogs of my
teammies to see their amazing creations!
Thanks for visiting, I hope you have a great day!

Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. - flower from the December 2012 KOM; Hero Arts - Wish Big Peek-A-Boo Parts
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Taylored Expressions; Thunderbolt; scrap
Accessories: PrismaColor pencils; Gemini; MFT - zig zag square dies; WOS pen; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares

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