Wednesday, February 1, 2023

February - new stamps release at Technique Junkies !!!!

 It's time again for new stamps from

Technique Junkies !!!!

What what a great array of ones to choose from.

Gotta have it all??

Starting off I am sharing a couple of fridge magnets

I made.

Life is definitely better with a dog!!! I stamped the image

on oval paper - a bit of distress stain with my 

colourful life stencil then I clear embossed it.

The Coffee one I used a previously release background stamp

(writers block)  and BTW if you cannot find your 'ring' stamp for coffee stains - I used the top off my laundry detergent lol.

I had some coffee paper laying around so cut out the circles of those and layered with the rest.  Again lots of stressing of the edges

Also, on my dog magnet - layered with some dog paper/stressed the edges.

It is St. Patricks day this month.
Using the new background stamp - I clear embossed
then sponged ink on top.

I left a portion of the paper with no embossing
and did my rainbow.  Then I embossed and fussy cut out
a buncha shamrocks from this stamp.

Watch for more makes this month with the new stamp release  

Don't forget to apply your discount codes.  And when you buy a stamp not in the new release use my discount code 


for 10% off.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

3 hearts?

 Welcome my crafty friends

Today I am sharing three Valentine cards I made

using new release stamps from Technique Junkies

First up is the 'Open Heart' (#S995) stamp

and using one of the words from the Inside out stamps

all embossed in red - then added the ribbon and flowers

Next up - Pretty in pink?

Kept this one simple - sponged the heart shape onto white cardstock.

Using the Inside Out: Love is in the Air stamp (#SS158)

some bling around the edged.

On the inside - LOL - gotta luv it.

Next up using 'All About Love' (#S979) stamp

on the cut out heart shape  - embossed with white

So thanks again for popping by - be sure to check out

all the New (and old) stamps at Technique Junkies

and of course make sure you use my discount code when 

you shop there  -  TJ10Darlene

New stamps

Sunday, January 22, 2023


 Okay - so when is the last time you sent

or received a post card???  Well today I am sharing

a couple that I have made (and yes - sent out)

first is this one using one of my favourite Technique Junkies

stamp - Field Flowers - I coloured lightly some of the

leaves and flowers.  

Now this next one almost the same - but hey - how about a quick 

Happy Birthday wish???

Sentiment on both cards are of course from TJ

Be sure when you shop at Technique Junkies to use my discount code


(but note the back of the postcard is not TJ stamp)

Last one - **This is not any of Technique Junkies stamp** -

Wanted to send my pen pal, who is 6 YO, a postcard.

this worked perfectly.  I stamped the face then used a stencil

and carefully did the drops all around.

Was thinking this maybe a cool way to send out Christmas greetings this year too....

Thanks for popping by !!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Love You

 Welcome to my blog today

Sharing a couple of makes I did with the

new 'Underneath the Moon' (#SD1219) stamp 

from Technique Junkies

So - working with Kraft paper and using a spotlight

technique these two turned out great!

The larger one I also splattered some paint on the background.

The smaller one - sorta vintage with the tattered lace.

Be sure to check out all the new stamps at

Technique Junkies

and also be sure to use my discount code


Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Moonshine and Love ????



yep - moonshine and love - what a better combo???

Thanks for stopping by as today I am sharing a couple of 

makes from the new releases at Technique Junkies.

First is my Tri Fold card.  Wanted one that was kinda

masculine looking. 

And this is what I came up with.

Nothing like "moonshine in a jar" (#SD1238)

and on the third panel from the new Inside out sayings


Next up is a Black and White one I did using the

'Inside out: Love is in the air" set

Looking all serious and nice...

but open it up - LOL - 

Gotta Love Technique Junkies inside out sayings...

always a surprise.

Thanks for popping by - be sure to use my discount

code TJ10Darlene towards any purchases. 

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Happy New Year !!!

 Well its a New Year !

and lets start it off with a new

stamp release from Technique Junkies

Gotta have it all!!!!

And what a way to star the NY then with friends !!!

This 'Wine Together' was perfect (#SD1209)

BTW -  stamped the words first, blocking out the wine

glasses.  Then I stamped the glasses so I could

emboss with silver.  Some silver embossing on the edges too.

Next up, again sticking the NY theme - what

is better than a persons best friend.

The new Puppy Love background (#S998)

and the Four Paws saying (#SD1215)

Then again with the Puppy Love background

and one of my older stamps 'Dog is a small word" (#SD1156)

           Be sure to use my discount code when shopping 


Saturday, December 31, 2022

My TJ Favs

 Thanks for popping by my blog today and 

Happy New Year to y'all

Today I am picking a few of my fav makes from

being on the design team this year with Technique Junkies

(so hard to choose!!!)

These are just a few !!!!  Scroll through my blog to see alot more from this past year.

And remember to use my discount code when shopping at 

Technique Junkies


Saturday, December 24, 2022

Mix and Match

Welcome to my blog today.

A couple of quick cards I made using three

different Companies stamps.

The one in yellow - embossed the Lavinia stamp

then using an old Stampin up script stamp for background

then sponged some distress ink.

Layered all in white

Next is the blue one - using Technique Junkies stamp 

Field Flowers  (and remember is you shop at TJ use my discount code TJ10Darlene)

The flower stamp is also embossed 

and again the old Stampin up script.

It is fun to mix and match - 

Thanks for popping by !

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Sea Beauty

 Hidee Ho folks !

Thanks for popping by here for a bit of craft therapy

right before Christmas

Today I am sharing my make from Technique Junkies

stamp Deep Sea Collage #S966 and the saying used

is from Lessons from the Ocean #SD1192

So I did a bit of a spotlight card - highlighting the image right down the middle

Using distress inks for colour and my Nuvo glitter gloss pen

for some sparkles

Some fine silver threads under the middle panel

Once lined up and layers done used some Nuvo dream drops

for part of the chain look

Stressed the edges of the black layer - glued on a couple of 

dew drops.  Oh and more silver thread on the last green layer

Anyway - hope you like when I have done with this stamp

(TBH it is one of my favs this year)

And don't forget when you are shopping at

Technique Junkies use my discount code for 10% off

TJ10Darlene (case Sensitive)

Wednesday, December 14, 2022


 Welcome to my blog today where I am sharing

three ATC's I made with Technique Junkies


If you have never made an ATC (artist trading card)before -

you gotta give it a go !!!  Size is 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches

A little piece of art !!!  (same size as baseball/hockey cards)

and yes - you can trade them !


First one on the left I used Bah Humbug stamp #SD1044

and yes I do like to fussy cut out my images.

so they were embossed and coloured and cut

The second card I used Gnome for Christmas #SS126

lastly (this is ssssooo my little sister) 

First Coffee #SD900

Hope you enjoyed - be sure when you are shopping at

Technique Junkies to use my discount code

(case sensitive)  TJ10Darlene

Friday, December 9, 2022

bit of vintage?

 hello hello !

Welcome to my blog today.

sharing a card I made going a bit vintage!

Using a stamp from Technique Junkies

(aged to Perfection #sdx042)

So much fun putting this together !

Remember that TJ has a HUGE blowout sale

be sure to add my discount code too !


Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Touch of Colour.

 Hi my crafty friends !

Thanks for stopping by today - 

Check out the blow out sale at

TJ  on til Dec 18th!!! 

my turn on the Technique Junkies blog with my makes

using some stamps I got awhile back

If you have followed me at all you know I have a love

for photo stamps - and TJ has some great ones.

Keeping my theme on the simple side - did 

black and white with a touch of colour.

First up this Country Church

Used a bit of blue ink on the sky background.

Also my black ink wasn't quite dry which gave it a great look

bit of smudging (maybe a mist) in around the trees

Next is this Summer Barn

Reminds me so much of my SIL and daughters place in Saskatchewan

Stamped on glossy paper - and the only colour used was 

for the red barn.  

Finally - Buddies

Both my kids have an orange cat - so was only natural to go with that lol.....I did use my Nuvo glitter marker on the cat

maybe see a bit here

Hope you enjoyed. 

here are the stamps used today

Remember if you are shopping at Technique Junkies

to use my discount code for a 10% off

TJ10Darlene (case sensitive)

Thursday, December 1, 2022

TJ blowout sale !!!!!

 It's that time of year !!!

Technique Junkies blow out sale

and OMG there are some awesome stamps 

and deals!!!!

AND using my discount code

TJ10Darlene (case sensitive)

may give you additional discounts.  whoo hoo !!!

Now this card I am sharing is a new release

so not on the sale - but you could still get

the 10% off

Check it all out over at

TJ shop

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Black Friday Sale

Be sure to check out the Black Friday Sales
Technique Junkies !!!!

and be sure to use my discount code
TJ10Darlene for more


Tuesday, November 22, 2022

New Years....already????

 Well - it is getting close to a New Year !!!

Where has the time gone - I know alot went into making so many Fab 

cards with Technique Junkies

Today I am sharing two New Years cards I made with the HNY stamp

Firstly, this gold and navy card.

I punched out both sides with the bubbly look.

The Happy New Year is embossed with a gold glittery powder

Also did the edges...then lots of layers with the gold and blue

Some gold thread on the side...and done.

The next card was a quickie

Emobossed in silver onto a greyish cardstock. Then some

confetti looking glitter glued on.  Very quick to make but 

quite festive looking too.

Be sure to check out all the stamps release this month

(and of course past ones!!)

and remember - why not use my discount code for some

savings on your order

TJ10Darlene (case sensitive0

Friday, November 18, 2022

Merry HO HO


Totally forgot to post these earlier on TJ blog

(think I am in trouble LOL)

Anyway - sharing today a couple of Christmas cards I made 

First - using the new Washed stamp for the background

on blue cardstock and embossed in silver

my die cut was perfect - looks like Santa going through a bit

of a storm.

Then the Believe is a must whenever Santa is involved

Next is another Santa from the October release

One is embossed in silver - the other in white

luv them both !!!  Quick and easy to make if you need

some last minute cards too!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

When you are shopping at Technique Junkies

use my discount code for 10% off

TJ10Darlene (case Sensitive)