Monday, August 25, 2014

Cutting Edge Blog Hop - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello everyone,

I'm joining the Cutting Edge Blog Hop hosted by Pretty Pink Posh.

There are some wonderful sponsors as you can see.

Now for my card.  I was going through Debbie Hughs blog the other day and I was inspired by one of her cards.  You can see it here.

I used the "Under the Sea" set from the Simon "This is the life" release.  I die cut them from the coordinating die set and coloured them in with my copics.  I wanted the fish to look like it was swimming up and down in the water so one of the fish is pointing up.  I popped up one of the fish with foam dots.

I used the coordinating stencil to do the background and I used my Tim Holtz mini distress inks in Salty Ocean and Broken China.  I used the Pretty Pink Posh new die set "Stitched Duo 2" set and I used both pieces.  I had some embroidery thread and used that in the back.  They to finish it off I used the Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Crystal Clear sequins and the Simon Says Stamp assorted 4mm and I think the itty-bitty ones are 2mm and I used those for the bubbles.  I stamped the sentiment in Versafine onyx black ink.  For the card stock I used the Recollections 110# white card.


Copics (Michaels)
Versafine (Michaels)
Blending tool (SSS) 

Thanks for stopping by.

See you soon!

Coralynn  :)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Spotted and Hearted - August Lawnscaping Challenge Blog

Hi everyone,

I wanted to share with you that I was "Spotted and Hearted" over on the Lawnscaping Blog today and I have to say I as SUPER EXCITED!

This was for a card I posted on my Flickr account which you can find here.  I didn't realize I only posted it to Flickr and I didn't do a blog post for it. Opps!  

Thanks for stopping by.

See you soon 
Coralynn  :)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

OCC Day 11 - Play Day

Hello everyone,

Today is the last day of class and it's time to play.

I was inspired by Laura's card and here is what I did.

I love the gradient colour and I also love my SSS inks.  I stamped the sentiment in Versafine and since it stays wet longer I was able to heat emboss it with clear embossing powder.   I used two different sentiments and used a different part of the stamp from each set.  I used the "wherever you go" from Up and Away - Mama Elephant and "shine" from The Big, the Bold & Fun - Winnie & Walter.  I cut down the card front and popped it up with foam squares onto a A2 size card base.

Simon Says Stamp: Favorite Flowers (SSS)
Winnie & Walter:  The Big, the bold & Fun (SSS)
Judikins Clear embossing powder ( 
Simons Says Stamp Inks:  Sea Glass, Mint, Audrey Blue and Soft Navy.
Hero Arts Shadow ink:  Tide Pool (SSS) 
Versafine Onnyx Black ink (SSS)
Recollections 110# white card stock(Michaels)

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!

Coralynn :)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

OCC Day 9 & 10

Hello everyone,

Today in class we are still using the floral stamps and how to use them in different ways.

Here is the card I made for Day 9.

I loved Jennifer's card and I used the WPlus 9 Spring Blooms Stamp set, WPlus 9 Whole Lotta' Happy  and a mix of Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp inks. When stamping the sentiment it's always a good idea to make sure you have the stamp right side up before heat embossing it (to quote the amazing Julie Ebersole "ask me how I know").

Luck for me it worked out and I had to trim up the bottom as I got red ink on it and I have no idea how it got there!  But again, it worked out.  I gold embossed the sentiment as well as highlights on the leaves.  For that I used my Versamark pen. It works just like a copic but has the VersaMark ink and you can put in the ink in the smallest of places.

WPlus9 Whole Lotta Happy
WPlus9 Spring Blooms 
Hero Arts Forever Green
Hero Arts Sof Vanilla
Hero Arts Pale Tomato
Hero Arts Red Royal
SSS Green Apple
Martha Stewart gold embossing powder

Day 10

I took inspiration from Jean's card.  I used first and second generation stamping to give me the colour variation and you can't see it but I used Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the leaves.  I cut out three little fish by hand as I don't have any fish dies with scrap paper.  I then used clear embossing powder to make them shiny.  I also used a Viva Pealen-Pen in ice white to make the little bubbles.

SSS Green Apple 
SSS Audrey Blue
Judikins clear embossing powder 
Spellbinders standard circles large
Viva Perlen-Pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Cuttle Bug

Thanks for stopping by,  see you soon!

Coralynn :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

OCC Bonus Day

Hello everyone,

Here is my card for today.

I used the Up and Away set from Mama Elephant which I adore!  I used the sweet little bunny and reverse stamped him and made two!

I had a bit of a hard time getting a good impression and had to finally just use a black pen to fill in the lines.  I used my Prismacolour Pencils and Spectrum Noir pencils to colour in the images and I don't have Gamsol so I use Mineral Oil and it seams to work pretty good.


Mama Elephant - Up and Away
Mama Elephant - Note Card die set
Patterned Paper - SSS CK
Martha Stewart - Gold Embossing powder
Prismacolour Pencils
Spectrum Noir Pencils
Recollections Card Stock
Viva Pen - Ice White (dots)

Thanks for stopping by!

Coralynn  :)

OCC Days 7 & 8

Hello everyone,

Today I have a card that I made for Day 8 and I was inspired by Nichol Magouirk's card.

 I die cut the window out with the coordinating die from the You & Me Flags sets from Simon Says Stamp.  For the ink I used SSS Fog, HA Soft Granite, Soft Vanilla & Butter Bar.  For the sequins I used some Pretty Pink Posh Crystal Clear 6 mm and Lawn Fawn Into the woods as well as the Viva pen in Ice White for the dots.

Thanks for stopping by!
See you soon.

Coralynn :)

OCC Day 5 & 6

Hello everyone,

Today I have a card for Day 6 and I was inspired by Debbie's card.  Since I don't have the stamp set they use in class, I improvised.

I had a piece of wood paper ( think that's what it is) that came in one of the Simon Says Stamp card kid so I thought I would use that to stamp on.  It wasn't the best thing to heat emboss as the wood did buckle a bit.  I used my copics to colour in the leaves of the Lawn Fawn Botanicals stamp set.  I die cut the hello out of a second piece of wood paper that I was using as a test and coloured that with my copics as well to darken it so there would be a contrast and would be seen.  t used the Lawn Fawn stitched journaling die but I did some partial die cutting as I made the wood panel thinner than the actual die.   The patterned paper is also from a CK from Simon (apologize I don't have the month as I take the kits apart as soon as they come in) and used the Lawn Fawn sequins from Into the Woods as well as May Arts twine that also came in a kit.

Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling die
Lawn Fawn Blissful Botanicals
SSSCK - wood paper, May Arts twine & patterned paper
Ranger White embossing powder
SSS small Hello die
Lawn Fawn Into the Woods sequins

Thanks for stopping by!

See you soon with another card

Coralynn :)

Friday, August 8, 2014

Online Card Classes - Stretch Your Stamps 2 - Day 3 & 4

Hello everyone!

I am participating in another Online Card Class and I am excited to get crafting.  It has been a bit of a challenge getting started as some of my stamps haven't arrived yet but that's ok, they (crossing fingers) should be here today.

I am starting with Day 3 & 4 and we are using the Milo's ABCs from Lawn Fawn.  I was just looking for a reason to by this alphabet set!  (Like I really need one)

So here is what I came up with.  My inspiration came from Julie Ebersole and mixed it up just a little.
These were so easy to do I kept going and I made up a few of them to have on hand.

I used Recollections black card stock ( I have a ton of it so I have to start using it up) and I stamped it on the Recollections 110# white card stock with Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp inks.  I used black gems to tie in the black sentiment.

SSS - Audrey Blue
SSS - See Glass
HA - Butter Bar
HA - Soft Vanilla
SSS - Apple Green
HA - Forever Green
HA - Pumpkin pie
SSS - Doll Pink
SSS - Cotton Candy

LF - Milo's ABCs

Thanks for stopping by!
Coralynn :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Camp Scrap 2014

Hey again!

Here is something I did up last week for camp.   May had given us some guidelines but I found myself focusing on the requirements, 1,2,3,4 of any combination such as 1 stamp, 2 colours, 3 embellishments and so on.  I was so worried about getting the numbers right that I kind of through that to the side and just finished my project.  I did get some of the numbers on there but I'm not sure what they would be!

I like where this was going and I may try some of the elements on this canvas on a new project in the future.  I used cotton twine, a button, embossing paste, chipboard hearts and some stickers (bottom left corner) that came in one of my SSS card kits from last year.  I used Ranger cranberry alcohol ink and I did five spots of that colour.  I also layers some die cuts from a previous project and then covered it all with Gesso (Artist Loft - Michaels)  

Thanks for stopping by!
See you soon,
Coralynn :)

Honourable Gnome in the Lawnscaping Challenge #86 Watercolouring

Hello everyone,

I know I have been away from my blog for a while and I apologize for that, but I have been enjoying freedom crafting!  I am a slow crafter and sometimes I work for an hour or two just on a background and then find a way to make a card or project with it a couple of days later.  That's why I like challenges as they make me pull up my socks and speed it up a bit.  LoL!!!

I am SUPER EXCITED to share that I was chosen as an Honourable Gnome over on the Lawnscaping Challenge Watercolouring.

My daughter and I had made a card and we had lots of lovely comments about them.  She was elated with excitement as this is the first time someone commented on one of her cards.  Which I am VERY proud of her.

You can see the post here for that challenge.

As for me, I was away on vacation to the US and I was tickled with all the Tim Holts products that JoAnn's had (well compared to what I have here.  Our Michaels does have a lot of product but it takes a long time for them to get in the new stuff).  Mind you I was a bit disappointed with the lack of stamps but hey, something is better than nothing!  Here is a picture of what I picked up.  It helped that there was already 30% off (I missed the 50% by a day) and that I had a coupon for an extra 25%.

I am also participating in the latest Online Card Class - Stretch Your Stamps 2!
I am waiting for some stamps to arrive for that class so I haven't started posting my projects yet.  
And yes, that would be the stamp that starts off the class!  Hehehe!  Oh well, it should be here tomorrow.

I have also been playing with new products from the Simon Says Stamp latest release "This is the life" so I am having lots of fun with those and will posting some of those soon.  

This is the last week for Camp Scrap 2014 and I have to say, I am truly grateful to May for showing me that it all doesn't have to be planned or perfect and that has helped me in my creative process.  I don't worry as much when I do work on a background for two hours and nothing comes out of it.  I also enjoyed watching May go through her process when she would just "create".  She cracks me up and I love the messy freedom that she goes through.  Thanks May!  

Well that is it for me.  Sorry for the ton of updates and info, I promise to spread it out a bit more next time!

Thanks for stopping by!

See you soon.

Coralynn  :)