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Baboo's Owl - Stamping Bella

Baboo's%20Owl[1]Okay so how cute is Baboo from Stamping Bella...I'm thinkin' pretty cute!

I stamped Baboo on Prism White with Momento Tuxedo Black ink & coloured with Copic's.  Baboo is cute out with Nesties along with both mat's.  The cardstock is SU Bermuda Bay & Summer Sun.  I found the patterned paper a while back...can't remember where...I knew I should have written that down but it does match perfectly with this image.

I added some ultra fine glitter, white organza and and SU Rhinestone brad to finish off this card.

As I often do the sentiment was left off so the card could be used for a variety of occasion's.

I will be away for the I will see you back on Monday with a new card....yep I'm still stamping while I'm travlin'.


Surfafella - Stamping Bella (SC239)

SurfafellaThis a card I created for this week's challenge on Splitcoast SC239.

Istamped Surfafella with Momento Tuxedo Black & stamped on Prism White.  I cut Surfefella out with my nesties along with his matching mat which is SU Pacific Point cardstock & coloured with my Copic's.

The double sided patterned paper is Reminisce the Pool Fun line.  I used Yo Yo Yellow for the patterned paper mat's.  The base of the card is SU Pacific Point standard A2 size.

I decided to leave the wording off this card as I thought he could be used for an Anniversary card for the totally cool surfer husband, a BD card for dad or the every cool teenage BD.

Hope you enjoy today's card!


Tyler the Jock - Stamping Bella

Tyler%20the%20Jock[1]I hope everyone enjoyed the Royal Blog Tour..I know that I did.  I have saved my cards from the Tour in the right hand side bar under Stampin' Up! Blog Tour just in case you want to check them out.

Today I thought I would post my Tyler the Jock from Stamping Bella he's just adorable.  I'm still working through my Kaiser Craft patterned paper the Extreme series.  I will have series of 3 cards posting over the weekend which are all masculine cards, a surfer, a tool dude & a BBQ dude...when the dudes card come to me I run with it because it just doesn't happen that often.

Now for Tyler here...I used SU Summer Sun cardstock it works perfect with this series of patterned paper.  I also added a bit of SU Basic Gray.  Tyler is coloured with Copics but you can easily colour him with your SU markers...almost every colour of Copic I used has a pretty close match with an SU marker...for instance Bermuda Bay would work perfect on the hat, shoes and pants.  I also used my nesties for Tyler and mat.

Hope you like Tyler as much as I do!  Have a wonderful day & I will see you tomorrow with a new post!


Royal Blog Tour

Welcome to thy castle, the first on the Crushed Curry Path, which is one of four paths thee can take. By royal decree, thee have been given three days in which to enjoy 80 different castles prepared especially for thou enjoyment. Along the way, thee will find important clues; thee will want to inscribe on thee parchment each of the 20 clues scattered among the castles on the four paths. When thou carriage has taken thee along all four paths, and thee have gathered the 20 clues among the paths, thee must return to the Royal Blog Tour Home Castle. There thee will be asked to return the clues to the Royal Blog Tour High Queen. If thee return all the clues to the Queen correctly, thou name will be entered by the Castle Scribe. After the Royal Blog Tour has ended, the scribe will record thou name into a royal drawing for a Big Shot Die Cut Machine! Look carefully through each castle where thou coach arrives as the clues can be found only in certain castles. Once thee have traveled all the paths, bid thou coachman to return to the Royal Blog Home Castle. The Queen awaits thou answers there!

Welcome to the Crushed Curry Path of the Royal Blog Tour.
Ye are currently at Castle Number 1.

My "Feature" set for the Royal Blog Tour is "The More the Merrier" this is one of Stampin' Up!'s brand new Level 3 Hostess Set's.  I have created a Christmas card, a Halloween card and a Birthday card just for this tour. Halloween Sig

Now for the particulars on my Halloween card.  I stamped and coloured those cute little pumpkins and did a bit of sponging...I don't like too much white space.  I put some googly eyes on two of the pumpkin's...I kinda dig those.  I went all the way around the white and brown with a distressing tool to rough it up a bit & then all the way around with a glue pen, I then put brown glitter from the Supernova Collection on.  I also put glitter around the tab punch to spruce it up a bit.  The patterned paper is Pumpkin Pie, with Chocolate Chip & Pumpkin Pie card stock.  I taped the two pieces of patterned paper together on the back and then added some glitter up the middle to give it even more sparkle.  A bit of 1/4" grosgrain & a jewel brad (which I coloured to match) and it's all done.

I know it's Summer time here in Ontario but it's also a great time to get a head start on all those Christmas cards.

Snowman Sig  Taken with Teal is one of my favourite colours and one I haven't used a lot this year. I used the new Holiday Lounge patterned paper from SU on this card, it's just beautiful.  I also used my SU Top Notes Die on this card.  Cut it out once and then put it back through but I turned the first cut piece 90 degrees to get this pattern out of it.  I trimmed the white piece so that I could have a mat. 

It's hard to tell from the picture but there is dazzling diamonds all the way around the outside of the white, and on the bottom for snow as well as in various places on the snowmen.

I didn't have the proper colour button so I coloured one to match and added dazzling diamonds to it as well.

I cut a piece of 1/4" grosgrain in half so it would fit through the button wholes.

This is a very simple but I think pretty card for Christmas.

I had originally created this card for a Splitcoast challenge but then realized it was the set I would be using for this amazing I held off posting it.

The More The Merrier Cupcakes SigI just can't tell you how much I love this year's in colours...I have to stop myself sometimes because I want to do all my cards with these colours.

These cupcakes are all on a one line stamp so I inked each cupcake individually and stamped and punched them out. 

This is a 5 x 5 square card.  I coloured all the "cakes" in used some Liquid Applique on them.  I coloured my flowers in as well I coloured the brads to match.  The ribbon is Crushed Curry polka dot from SU.

You can click on any of the pictures for a more close of view of the card.

I hope you enjoy the balance of the Royal Blog Tour, thanks for stopping by!!!



Once this path hath reached its end, thy royal coach will travel back to the Royal Blog Tour - Home Castle where more paths await thee!


Extreme Surfboard - Stampin' Up!

Extreme Snowboard I made a couple very quick & easy cards using Extreme Surfboard...  

I stamped the Surfboard dude on Kaiser Craft patterned paper from the Extreme Set & embossed in white.  I mounted this on Whisper White & Dusty Durango.

The ribbon is the Polka Dot Dusty Durango by SU but I reversed it because I didn't think the polka dots would work that well on a guy card.  I added 3 white square brads & stippled around the edges of the white.

Extreme Snowboard 2 I made the second card using the same Kaiser Craft paper but I took advantage of the surfer due and used him as well.

I stamped the Surfboarder on White using Blue Bayou and cut him out & mounted with dimensionals.  The Happy Birthday sentiment on both cards is from Teeny Tiny Wishes Stampin' Up of course...LOL.  I did add a couple extra layers on both cards that were not called for on the sketch's about stretching it a bit right!!  The mat on the second card is Soft Sky.

I did a bit of stippling on the Happy Birthday on this second card as well but in Summer Sun & Blue Bayou.

See you again soon with a new post!



Missmatch Ketto by Stamping Bella

Missmatch%20Keto[1] This image is from Stamping Bella she is called Missmatch Ketto...I just love her..she reminds me so much of my full of life and a total fashionesta...oh and a princess ta' boot!

I stamped Ketto on Prism White & coloured with my Copic's of course.  The patterned paper is Die Cuts with a View...sparkly type.  The cardstock is SU...I'm totally lovin' the brights at the moment...Only Orange & Green Galore used here.

The nesties made there way onto this card again along with Super Fine Glitter.  I again did not have the proper colour yellow ribbon..imagine that 1000 spools of ribbon on hand at least & I can't match a I used the same yellow Copic and my air compressor to die a matching organza...I'm lovin' it.

I added a few rhinestones to the salutation for more bling.  I also did some outlining with my Sakura Stardust pen to add some sparkle to the image itself.

See ya' tomorrow with another post!


Tilda - SC237 & CC228

TildaI have had this image from Magnolia Rubberstamps since April...this is the first time she has seen any ink...shame on me!  This is actually two images.  I stamped Tilda first on Prism White with Momento Tuxedo Black ink & then created a quick mask for the bottom portion of her so that I could stamp the wood log for her to sit on.  Very easy & quite effective.

I coloured with Copic's...I just love the Rosie little cheeks...I used E02.

I did this up for Splitcoaststampers Colour Challenge #228 and Sketch Challenge #237.  I had not participated in a challenge for a while so I thought this one would be great.  I admit to being a bit out of my comfort zone with these colours which were:  Really Rust, Pretty In Pink & Not Quite Navy.  Don't get me wrong I like them all....but my first thought was...are they kidding all those together...well I ended up pleased with the result.

I used a couple Nesties, my SU Eyelet Punch, white organza ribbon & a Sakura Stardust pen for a tiny bit of bling.  I also stamped SU Petite Backgrounds on the Pretty in Pink cardstock because I thought it was too plain.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Stamping Bella.

Enjoy your day....back tomorrow with a new post!



Bitty Bloom by Stamping Bella

Bitty%20Bloom[1] I love the this Bitty Bloom by Stamping Bella she is just so innocent, totally reminds me of my darling daughter...when she's sleeping of course.  This card layout is similar to a few others I have created lately, I made several in different colours & decided to use them all up before they went it the pile "to never be seen again".  

I inked up Bitty Bloom with Momento Tuxedo Black, stamped on Prism White and coloured with my Copics.  The cardstock is SU Barely Banana & Bashful Blue, the patterned paper is Die Cuts with a View.  I used some Ultra Fine Glitter again.  I outlined the image and coloured in the hat with a Sakura Stardust pen, it's kind of hard to tell from the pic.

I added some 1/4" Barely Banana ribbon with a few stick on rhinestones from the Dollar Store.

Again I have left off the wording...I have a big habit of doing that...this is for the "just in case" situation...I'm always ready when I need the card I forgot to make! LOL!

Hope you like today's card!


Animal Stories

Tall%20Tales%20Sig[1]This card features Stampin' Up!'s new Animal Stories stamp set and new Designer Series Paper Tall Tales.

The base of the card is Chocolate Chip with an Always Artichoke mat & Tall Tales DSP for the second mat.  I sewed around the edge for a little extra punch.

The 2nd layer was cut out using my Nesties with Barely Banana cardstock & DSP for the additional mat.

I stamped both the images on Whisper White & cut them out...easy cutting ladies!

I decided to keep the wording simple on this card so it could be used for a "Birthday" card or perhaps a "New Baby" card. 

I also added some Barely Banana brads & 5/8" grosgrain ribbon....I must say I'm pretty happy with my bow on this laughing here...I'm always impressed with my self when I have a pretty bow!!

Hope you enjoy today's card!


Patricia Birthday Cake from Stamping Bella

Patricia Birthday CakeI had previously made this card in different colours but sold the cards before I got a chance to post now I have made a few more.

This is an image from Stamping Bella called Patricia Birthday Cake.

I started with some patterned paper from Die Cuts With a View, Lovely Lilac & Green Galore cardstock from SU.  I stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black on Prism White & coloured with my copics.  I added Liquid Applique to the cake for some fluff.  I didn't have just the right colour of ribbon to match so I died my own using white organza & Copics.  I also died the flowers they were originally cream.  One benefit to having the Copics and the compressor is you can MAKE IT MATCH!!

For a final touch I added some Ultra Fine Glitter to the patterned paper for dazzle.

Hope you like today's card!