Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Just Saying Hello

Hello everyone,

I'm playing along with the Inspired by All Little Things Challenge today.  

Such a lovely image.  The soft colours are inspiring.

My card today features the Large Peony 1 stamp set from The Ton.  This is the first time I've used this stamp even though I've had it for a while now.  So glad I did. 

Did you know that you can watercolour with the Sakura Gelly Roll pens?  I used the green which is a metallic get pen and the pink is a glitter gel pen.  I blended them with a water brush.  I didn't have to add any glitter as you can see there is enough.  Which is great!

I used SSS intense black in to stamp the sentiment and to finish off the card I added droplets and clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Coralynn   :)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Skipping Stones Design Challenge - Four Embellishments

Hello everyone,

We are back with our monthly Skipping Stones Design Challenge and this time we are adding
4 EMBELLISHMENTS to our cards.

I have to say that this is a sad post for me as this is the last one I do for Skipping Stones Design.  It has been a wonderful opportunity for me as I have met some wonderful DT peeps and Heather is amazing.  Thank you for all the wonderful memories.

For my card today I cut out the top panel from white card stock and taped off the edges where the stitching is.  I wanted to create a small border around the panel.  I then used the Uplifting stamp set along with my coloured pencils and stamped the images in black ink. After applying my colour I used Gamsol for blending.  Gamsol is an oil based odourless mineral spirit that breaks down the pigments in the coloured pencils and blends out all the little marks and makes everything smooth.

I then added my 4 little pearls to the butterflies as my embellishments for this challenge.  I then added some Wink of Stella glitter to the hot air balloon and butterflies.

Don't forget to link up your projects so that we can see your wonderful creations.

Thanks for stopping by.  See you again.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Happy Birthday - to us!!!

Hello everyone,

This is a very exciting post for us as it's our 2nd birthday.  So our challenge this game will be a birthday theme.  

Here are all of our amazing sponsors for our birthday hop. 

There are so many ways to win these super duper prizes.  
One fun way is treasure hunt!  See below for details.

Treasure Hunt Clue!

One way to win is to answer each DT's question we have on our blog and all you have to do is comment with the answer for each of us to win our prize.  

My question to you is:
I love CELEBRATING birthdays because there is always cake and ice cream.  What kind of cake do you like and why? 

Leave your answer in the comment section on this post for a change to win a goodie bag from me!

Now on with my card.

I added a bit of Rose Quartz ink to the lower corner of my card base to start.  Then I die cut the word Happy from Winnie & Walter and the Rose from Paper Smooches out of white card stock.  I added Wink of Stella to the rose and adhered it directly to the base and I popped up the Happy die cut with foam tape.  I stamped the Birthday sentiment in the same Rose Quartz ink from the That is All stamp set from WPlus9. 

Now it's time to go hop along with the other DT members.  You will not be disappointed with all the amazing creations with lots of inspiration.

                        Coralynn - you are here

As always here's how to play along:

Link up your card

Mention us in your post
Display our challenge image

Leave a comment on three other blogs – let’s spread the love people!
Thanks so much for joining us in our 2nd Birthday Celebration!  See you again soon.

Coralynn  :)


Monday, May 16, 2016

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #10

Hello everyone! 

I'm here with the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #10 with Stamping Smiles designs.  

My choice is:  Chevron-Ombre-Vellum

As soon as I say the choices for this challenge I knew exactly what I was going to do.

I took my BG11, BG13 & BG18 and created an ombre effect on a piece of vellum.  I then cut it out with the SSS chevron die and adhered it to my card base.  I found a jar of Ranger Glue and Seal in matte finish at my local craft store and found that it doesn't show up on vellum.  So that's what I used for this card.

I had banner in my stash that I cut out of white card stock and stamped the sentiment in MFT's black liquorice hybrid ink and added it to directly to the card.  I then used my BG18 marker to colour a piece of scrap card stock and cut out the wishing die from SSS. 

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.

Coralynn  :)


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Skipping Stones Design Tip/Technics Hop

Hi everyone!

We are back with our Skipping Stones Design Tip/Technics Hop.

For my card I used the Uplifting stamp set and I thought that this was a tree line but it very well could be clouds.  But it's what ever you want it to be and today I wanted it to be clouds.  

I used my copics to colour in the images and for the clouds I did a technique with a piece of terry cloth tower that I cut a corner out of.  I take my colourless blender solution and I add it to the piece of cloth and I push it onto the paper where the ink is.  After it dries it has the texture of the material and it gave the clouds some interest.  I then added the sentiment with black pigment ink.

I cut out the front panel with a rectangle die that had wonky lines around the edge and popped it up with foam tape onto the card base. 

Then once I was finished adding the panel to the card base and colouring the images, I added the glossy accents to the hot air balloon and called the card done. 

For my tip today is when I get in enamel dots, I got and cut off the top cellophane and leave the top of the paper backing so that I can find the colour easily in my stash.

I open the package from the bottom first and then pull out the product and cut off the top then push it back up and close the bottom up.

This way the colour is at the top and I can pull out the enamel dots out the top!

Here is the DT Line up for this hop.  Be sure to hop along with all the DT members for some great inspiration and great tips or techniques.

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.

Coralynn  :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #9 - Inspiration

Hello everyone,

It's Coralynn and I'm here with some inspiration for our Challenge #9. 

My choice = Flowers - Birthday - Masking Technique

Head over to the Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #9 for my inspiration post.

Thanks for joining me today, see you again soon. 

Coralynn  :)

Sunday, May 8, 2016

AAA Cards Game 64 - Inlaid Die Cutting

Hello everyone,

We are back with AAA Cards Game #64 - Inlaid Die Cutting.  


Our sponsor for this game is the ever awesome


$20 Gift Certificate

Here is my card for the challenge.  

I started with the front panel and used Lemon Chiffon and Pink Cheeks in and did a bit of ink blending.  I then took the SSS small hello die and cut it from the inked portion of the panel.  I then cut out the hello again from white card stock and inlaid that into the coloured part.  I adhered both panels to the card base and added some marshmallow 4 & 6 mm sequins.  

How to Win:
Link up your card
Mention us in your post
Display our challenge image

Leave a comment on three other blogs – let’s spread the love people!

Be sure to join us for our Birthday Party Bloghop.  There is going to be a 
GINORMOUS amount of stuff to win.  

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.


I've added this project to the following challenge:


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Tack-Toe Challenge #9

Hello everyone,

The Social Media Team is back to join Stamping Smiles Designs for another another Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.


Here is the card I created for this challenge.  This is the first card I made with this set and it's so much fun!  I started with an A2 sized card base and die cut the front panel with the WPlus9 Sunshine Layers die and the Pretty Pink Posh window frame die.  I took the inside of the window frame and used some blue distress inks to make the sky and then glued it directly to the card base.  

Then I took the Lawn Fawn Medows grass die and cut out some grass from some patterned paper from my stash.  I popped that along with the front panel with foam tape for dimension.  

I used my copics to colour in the images as well as the scripty happy birthday die and used Wink of Stella to add glitter.  No fairy card is complete without glitter!

Hope to see you play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.

Coralynn  :)