Friday, July 1, 2022

Technique Junkies New Release for July 2022

 It's new release time !!!

at Technique Junkies !!!!

Whoo Hoo check it out.

My first make I am sharing

(and yes more to come during the month)

is my wrap around card - if you have not

made one - do it - so much fun !!!

First I start by making circles with my daubers with random colours

and sizes all across the card

Once to my liking is done - I stamp with my versafine onyx black all the images

Makes for such a cool looking card !!! 


Next one I am sharing is the new campfire stamp

This was stamped on some very thin wood I had -

then I masked it and spattered some yellow and red

paint.  Sponged the edges with walnut stain.

then layered onto another piece of the wood - punched

a couple of holes for the twine

This will look real good hanging on the tree at the farm where all can read.....and be ready to be toasted LOL.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Moose on the Loose !!

 Hiddy Ho !

Welcome to my blog today where I am sharing a

card I made using  the 

Floral Moose from Technique Junkies

Background was made with my Nuance powders

Stamped the Moose on with Archival black

did some foliage at the bottom.

The Moose was then masked and using a saying from 

the Inside out sayings 

' Don't ever be afraid of loving strange things. Those are the things that make our weird little hearts happy'

Added a couple of blings - and

Ta Da we are done !

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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Sea the Ocean

 Hello my crafty friends !!

Thanks for popping by today 

I am sharing a make using my 

Technique Junkies 

stamp Sea Urchins and Ocean Soul

I stamped the urchins onto white cardstock and proceeded

to colour them in with soft colours.

Then I spritzed the whole thing with my Shimmering Bliss

(not sure if you can see it in the pic)

But looks great!!!!

The saying is sponged with distress ink

and spritzed with water.

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Friday, June 24, 2022

Christmas card

 Hiddy Ho !

Thanks for stopping by

today I am sharing a Christmas Card

I made using Crafty Individuals stamp

CI 254

Embossed white onto silver paper

The embossed silver all around the edges.

Lots of layering and ribbon to finish it off.

Never too late to get my Christmas card stash started.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Ocean time - Technique Junkies


And to the ocean we go !!!

With Technique Junkies new stamps

Sitting and listening to the waves is so soothing

this Big Wave stamp has it rolling in which

matched well with the Ocean Soul stamp

Next up is a card I made with Vellum layers

  • I stamped the second layer with staz on ink using the 
  • Find my Soul stamp
  • The top layer I embossed the
  • Sea Frame in white

A wee bit of ribbon on top (to hide the tape )

ripped the bottom of the vellum for more texture.

I really like the look of this one !!!

(one of my favs)

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Thanks so much for stopping by

Friday, June 17, 2022

New Release at Crafty Individuals

 Thanks for stopping by today

Crafty Individuals has some new stamps

out you need to check out!!

I made this card using the new

Wren stamp CI 604 and

Simply Sentiments CI 605

Alcohol ink background

The Wren is fussy cut she is trying to 

take flight out of the Cage die cut 

I used CI 493 flowers for background

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Monday, June 13, 2022

Crafty Individuals - Tag

 This new Goose from 

Crafty Individuals  (CI 603)

is so fun to work with.

Made this tag and I also used 

CI 493 for the background foliage/flowers

Goose has been fussy cut out - and 

so is the smaller Goose tag.

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and check out their awesome selection

of stamps!!!

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Some fun cards

 Hi There - thanks

for popping by...

This technique I hadn't done for awhile

and don't know why as I always luv the

results !!!  here are three completed

Tons of sponging and masking.

Used lots of different stamps. ...

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Crafty Individuals - new release

 Hey Thanks for popping by

my blog today.

Crafty Individuals has some new

releases.  Here is one of my 

makes with the new CI 602

Spring colours ...  Layer the poppy in behind

and layered the B is for bird.

Can't see it but some sparkle on the crocuses

and poppy centers.

Used CI 493 (masking off the bird)

to add the wild flowers and fern.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

A little something - Technique Junkies

Welcome to my blog today !!
Had so much fun making these with 

new stamp
 Deep Sea Collage 

I used the Collage stamp like a masterboard
and got this set of the bookmark and ATC

With the ATC I fussy cut the fish out after
it was coloured in
then used one of the sayings from
Lessons from the Ocean

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Saturday, June 4, 2022

Crafty Individuals new release

Welcome to my blog today !!!

I am sharing a make using 

Crafty Individuals 

new stamp A is for Apple

First I stamped CI 601 This great image of the bird

pecking at the apple - then I masked it and stamped

CI 309 (music) on the 

Silvery background.

The bird was restamped and fussy cut out

layered on top.  Lightly coloured in the apples.

Some silver threads and lace and torn background

paper to added to this card.

CI 605 Simply Sentiments I used the 

Enjoy your Day

Be sure to check out the new releases - 

they are awesome !!


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Technique Junkies new release

Oh my Gosh !! !  

check it out !!!

Technique Junkies new releases 

This First card using this beautiful

Deep Sea Collage

I embossed with white onto white cardstock

then using distress inks to colour in.

Using a quote from the 

Lessons from the Ocean stamp

added a bit of cheesecloth that I tattered

and inked to give it a more 'sea' look

This next card of the

Pier Sunset

kept it sort of a sepia/vintage look

lightly stamped the saying on the left side

with the Lessons from the Ocean

Monday, May 30, 2022

Christmas Already !!!

I know !

Call me crazy - but have started

working on my Christmas cards

This one today made with 

Crafty Individuals

Craft Materials | Arts and Craft Materials | Crafty Individuals

stamps # CI 254 and CI 309

Haven't done 'vintage' style in 

awhile - was nice to get back into it

here is the layout before finishing

Never glue or tape things down til I know it is

what I want

Definitely pop over to 

Crafty Individuals for some awesome stamps.

Stamps used.

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Cats and Flowers - oh my - Technique Junkies

 Hello hello !  on my blog today I am sharing two cards I made for the

Technique Junkies DT

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First one is the 'Cat Lady'

using the Purrfect stamp

I cut an oval out of cardstock and placed

the Cat Lady in behind after I coloured her

splattered a bit of paint (of course masked the image)

Layered the saying which has some raffia 

layered behind.

Just remember - we are ALL PURRFECT in our own way.

Next up is the new Magnolia Branch

Did this as a slim line card - which is 3 1/2 x 8 1/2

Using my pencil crayons to colour in and added some

Shimmering Bliss on the flowers for some sparkle

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Thursday, May 26, 2022


 Welcome to my blog today 

Today I am sharing a card I made using
People Characters.

I LUV them !!

This was fairly simple with stamping and 
layering my cardstock.

Yep - Girls just wanna have fun !!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Dads !! - Technique Junkies

 Welcome to my blog today !!!

So excited to share another 

Fathers Day card I made for 

Technique Junkies DT.

This one is for those who are lucky enough

to have TWO Dads!!!

It is hard to find a card to celebrate their day.

For this card - I fussy cut out the two

stud muffins LOL - added the wishes stamp.

(added the 's')

Then layers etc 

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see what my team mates have made !!!

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Fun Stamps ! - Technique Junkies

 Hi There - thanks for stopping by ~~~

Today I am sharing a couple of cards using 

Techniques Junkies new stamps 

Beautiful Boho and No Woman to Hear

First with the Boho background stamp

Embossed on white with white embossing powder

using a couple of different colours of distress inks

sponged the background

then splat with some water drops.

((The saying is TJ from a previous release))

Next ' Is he still wrong?? '

The saying is stamped and embossed on vellum.

(be careful not to burn your paper)

then overlayed on a trees die cut.

Simple but effective.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Fathers day card - Technique Junkies DT

 Oh My gosh - luv this stamp set from

Technique Junkies

Made this triple stepper card for Fathers Day

The Dad is fussy cut out.

And - you can't really see it but the tree and 

branches are all spritzed with some

iridescent Shimmering Bliss

Just adds a little 'bling' to a guy card lol

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Here is the Stamp set used.
Have fun !

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makes at the 

Thursday, May 5, 2022


 Oh ya - cheesecake anytime !!!

Thanks for popping by today.

Sharing a couple of cards I made with my

Art Impressions stamps.

I can relate to these so well ahhahahaa.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Technique Junkies May 2022 new Release

Wowza !! this is exciting...
today I start with the Design Team at 
And here are a couple of my first makes with their new stamps !! 

This first one I used this background stamp (so many possibilities here) and inked it to look like the Dad and Son are sitting on the dock at the lake.

The Dad and Son are fussy cut out and lightly painted then mounted with some foam dots.

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And my second make I am sharing today are these
beautiful sunflowers.
Coloured the flower and fussy cut out
to overlay on a black and white stamped background.
A few layers and gold thread on one and ribbon
on the other.

Great card for any occasion.

Stayed tuned - more makes coming later in the month!
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Monday, April 18, 2022

fun Card

 Hey thanks for stopping by 

Today I am sharing a fun card I made using on of the

Art Impressions stamps

He is stamped and coloured in on cardstock

Then I masked him to use my stencil all around

with some distress ink.

All layered  and with the perfect saying !!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Spanner Panel card with Crafty Individuals

 Thanks for popping by my blog today !!

This share today is a spanner card I made using 
CI 185  and CI 597

We have three panels here...front one with acetate

All my backgrounds made with alcohol inks

Was a fun make !!!
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Friday, April 8, 2022

Some Fun !!!

Thanks for dropping into my blog today !!

Thought I would share some fun cards I made recently.

Art Impressions has some great ones !!! 

Lots of colouring and layering and fussy cutting..

But so worth it in the end

The 3 on the bottom are small slim line cards

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Dreaming of summer days

 Todays blog post

is using two new stamps from

Crafty Individuals

CI 597 Butterflies and bees

CI 600 P is for Passion

Always a work in progress

this pic show me trying to figure out my layout

The butterflies and flowers are all fussy cut out

Also - all embossed then coloured in

(before fussy cutting of course)

So the final look is this....

(notice the flowers are a diff colour-pink didn't work for me)

Makes my anxious to have summer here!

Flowers and butterflies

warm breezes....everything growing

Thank you so much for stopping by

and be sure to check out the 

shop at Crafty Individuals