Drunken Stampers Challenge #5

Happy Saturday!  Wahoo, I am so excited today and not just because it is the weekend!  This week at the Drunken Stampers we have a special treat for you,  my good friend Sparkle popped by the DS lounge to play along and help inspire us!  Pop on by to to check out the amazing card she made for us!  You won’t be disapointed!

 This weeks challenge is to use glitter and lace on your cards!  Now, I love, love, love my glitter and I think I own every single colour of Glitter Ritz glitter, but trying to decide what I wanted to do with it this week was  tougher than I expected!   I am still trying to get glitter off of me and everything else, including the dog!  LOL

Paper: Bazzill  Stamps: The Greeting Farm  Ink: Amuse, Copic markers  Accessories: Be Creative (Sookwang) tape, Glitter Ritz glitter, Stickles, Liquid pearls, Lace, Flower, Button.

I look forward to seeing all the wonderful glitter and lace creations this week over at the Drunken Stampers!

I hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!


Sparkly Seasons Greetings

Happy Saturday!  Well, I did get a chance to play, and you might say that the weather here inspired this card!  We ended up with 7″ of snow and it is now -12 Celsius and windy out there!


To make the base I used some retired CTMH double sided sticker paper on white cardstock.  I then punched out a ton of snowflakes on sticker backing paper, if you want to do this technique always save this stuff!  I then layered on the flakes in a random pattern, once I was happy I used the backing sheet and brayer to make sure that everything was firmly in place.  I then added my first layer of glitter, the darkest colour and burnished.  To do the snowflakes I used very fine tipped tweezers to lift them.  I then added the next colour, burnished and repeated until done with the lightest colour.  I stenciled a snowflake onto the tag and embossed the sentiment.

Paper: CTMH  Ink:CTMH, Versamark  Stamp: Penny Black  Other: Glitter Ritz glitter, Dollar store glitter, satin ribbon, snowflake punches, glittery ep.

We are going to put up the Christmas tree this afternoon, once that is done I may play a little bit more!  Have a great day, thanks for stopping by!

Life is in the little things ~ CSAD


100_1959Good morning!  I am so happy that I am finally able to post this card, it is my favourite card out of all of the ones that I have made for Susan over at ~Card Sketch a Day~.  I made this way back in September, you can tell just because I was able to take the picture outside on the deck!  I don’t think I will be able to do that again for a few long, cold and snowy months! 

I started by putting terrific tape down on a brown base and then added brown glitter and burnished it.  I then stamped the flourishes onto the green cardstock and traced them all with the Sakura glue pen.  Once that had dried and added the green glitter and burnished before mounting it onto the brown base with pop dots, it is hard to see that in this picture.  I stamped the Verve sentiment and embossed with glittery embossing powder and then mounted it onto green card stock and glittered the edge of it with some more brown glitter!  I finished the card with Prima flowers and a few Pretties for the centers.

Paper:Bazzill Stamp: Verve, CTMH Ink:Memento, Versamark Other:Sakura glue pen, Glitter Ritz glitter, Peggy’s pretties, Terrific tape, Prima flowers, pop dots.

 I hope that you like this card as much as I do, it really is one of my all time faves!  I hope you have a great Tuesday and as always, Thanks for stopping by!

Glitter, Glitter everywhere!

But so much fun to play with!  I really like these two colours to play with right now, especially in glitter.

Today was a dull and rainy day, perfect for creating!  I have more to show you, but I will save some for another day. 

Paper: Bazzill  Stamp: CTMH – Thoughtful scripts  Ink: CTMH – Cocoa  Other:Terrific tape; Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter – bronze & ice blue; CB – swiss dots; EK success flower punch.

Christmas in July ~ a sneek peek

This will be one of my Christmas cards for this year, I’m still not sure on what sentiment to use and how to finish the card, but I wanted to share what I have so far.  I am not a big mass producer of cards, I get bored if I have to make more than 8 of any given design (I’m sure that Spike will confirm this!)  Given the work involved I think even that may be a stretch on this one!  It is basic as far as techniques go but, all combined it takes a while. 

I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits (OMS) (one of my favourites right now).  I then added the glitter along the veins of the leaves and petals; filled in the centres with yellow stickles, and used terrific tape and Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter to make a burnished velvet frame for the image (My other fave!!).  Finally, I cut out all the white spaces with a craft knife and matted the image.

I will be back later to add the materials I used, once I have all of the glitter cleaned up!