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.


Now remember - if you order stamps from 

Technique Junkies be sure to quote

TJ10Darlene (Case Sensitive) 

for your 10% off !!!


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



Remember - if you order stamps quote discount code

TJ10Darlene  (case Sensitive)
and you can get 10% off !!!

Here is the Stamp set used.
Have fun !


ALSO ! Don't forget to check out my other teamies
makes at the 

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Cheesecake????

 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.

If you order stamps quote discount code
TJ10Darlene  (case Sensitive)
and you can get 10% off !!!

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!
And remember ..

If you order stamps quote discount code
TJ10Darlene  (case Sensitive)
and you can get 10% off !!!


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 !!!
Be sure to check out Crafty Indiviuals
for lots of craft ideas and stamps and product !!

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

Monday, April 4, 2022

Collage card - Crafty Individuals DT

 Hello Hello !!!!

Thanks for popping by to see my

new make with a couple of the new stamps from

Crafty Individuals

The Circle is the Focus

The Circle is coloured with alcohol inks

Stamped the flowers (CI-422) onto acetate

and layered

Then with the Butterflies and Bees stamp

(CI-597)

I embossed one of the butterflies in gold

and fussy cut out to layer on top


From there I proceeded to put together a small 

collage with bits laying around the craftroom

Do pop over to

Crafty Individuals 

and check out 

the blog




Sunday, April 3, 2022

F is for Flower - Crafty Individuals DT

 Yes it is!!

F is for Flower by

Crafty Individuals 

One of their new stamps!!

is one of their many beautiful flower stamps


This one I made with light colours

(almost pastel looking)

I used my TomBow pens to colour the stamp

then of course onto white cardstock

The nice thing as using your pens is you can

put whatever colour you want for each area


I then embossed the larger flower - fussy cut out

brad in the middle to attach -

which gives this card some depth

Not sure if you can see - but a bit of sparkle in the middle

also and on the buds up the stem

Look for CI-598 when you are shopping

at Crafty Individuals




Saturday, April 2, 2022

Touch of Colour - Crafty Individuals DT

 Thanks for popping by my blog today!!

I am new to the Crafty Individuals Design team

This card I kept simple with a black and white theme
I stamped the background with black ink using
CI 422 stamp

The oval was stamped with CI -385 then coloured
then added some glossy accent where the colour is
Layered onto black cardstock
roughed the edges a bit around the oval

(pops it a bit)


Makes for a nice simple card
handy for any occasion



Oh , almost forgot - this card size
is a slimline
which is typically 3 1/2" by 8 1/2"



check out the stamps at
Crafty Individuals shop for a ton of selection




Friday, April 1, 2022

L is for Lily - Crafty Individuals DT

 I Love Lilys

So using this new stamp from

Crafty Individuals was so much fun.


I made this step card using the new CI-599

Lily.

I embossed the image onto some paper I had

hanging around the house for awhile which made

a nice background and great for colouring with my TomBow pens.



I used some Nuvo drops for the little buds

tough of sparkle of course

The edges were sponged with some walnut distress ink

For the side panels - punched out a buncha flowers and 

added the Nuno drops on the middle

Touch a lace at the bottom - and layer 

everything on ...TaDa....

I was quite 'chuffed' as to how it turned out

Be sure to check out the new stamps at

Crafty Individuals shop






Saturday, March 26, 2022

Dogs life...

My son was looking for a card for a friend of his
who recently lost his pet

Today I chose the Let's roll stamp from

The imaged is inked with staz on black
and stamped onto glossy paper
The truck is coloured in with my 
TomBow pen



 The saying I typed and printed off to use
Everything is layered (of course)
and some edges ruffed up. (get it - ruffed)

Bit of raffia around the image for more texture


Thanks for stopping by !!

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Getting older !!!

Hi There my crafty friends

Today is a quick card I made using some images

laying around my craft room ...

(I know we all have them)


I fussy cut this old curmudgeon  out 

(he was already coloured in when I found it)

He is from Art Impressions

Just LUV their characters

There is a couple of silver threads above his head but really

can't see in this photo.

Well thanks for stopping by !

Monday, March 14, 2022

Grandsons birthday card

 Well another year !
Our guy is now 3

Had fun making this card with the image


Cut a circle right center on my 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch card
then layer in black / then some paper

When you open the card 
he is right inside ...


A bit of fun to make

Thanks for popping by !!!!

Saturday, March 5, 2022

the years

 Hi there - 

welcome to my blog today

Working on a coupla quick cards

to use for some upcoming birthdays.


This first one I am sharing 
will Just  keep it quick and simple - found this saying laying around.
did a few  layers.

The background I made about a year ago - !!  time to use it..  
(so much around to use LOL)

and on 5 1/2 square card it is ready to go !!!

Thanks for popping by ...


Saturday, February 26, 2022

Daylight Dreams

 Good Day my Crafty Friends !!!

Thanks for stopping by - today I am sharing a 

mini slimline card I made using my 

Crafty Individuals stamp #CI-287

The mini slim line card is 3 " x 6 "


This stamp has three different trees side by side

so what I did was mask off the other two

stamped the same tree 3 times

onto cardstock with my archival black 

coloured in the backgrounds in diff colours

(my Andy Warhol take)

then added a bit of shimmer on the trees -

some thin gold threads top and bottom



Layered and sponged edges and roughed up edges

to finish it up.


Be sure to check out everything wonderful over at

Crafty Individuals !!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Tag it

 Welcome to my blog

I haven't done a tag in a long time

Theme was 'winter'

But for some reason Old Man Winter

was not here to help and I ended up with this !!! 


Thinking of spring I guess hahaaahaa

The stamped saying is from a Frida Kahlo stamp

I have from Lost Coast Designs.

Thanks for stopping by !

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Throwback Thursday

 HI there !!

Thanks for popping by today.

Sharing a card I made awhile back using my

stamp #121 from Crafty Individuals.



All done in purples and mauves - 

lots of layers.

popped up the image a bit so the ribbon

could tie through nicely.

(can't remember where that background stamp is from)

also did this braided card with same image


Be sure to check out Crafty Individuals !!!

While there check out the blog too.....

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Crafty Individuals Design Team

Well some great news to share today !!

I am joining the Crafty Individuals team !!  whoo hoo

So sharing a few makes I have made to start me off...

I love this Salty Kisses stamp  CI 459 (reminds me of my grandson)

I incorporated that stamp with an older background one.  

The little guy is embossed with black then coloured him in then, of course,

fussy cut out.  Lots of layers for this 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card.

On the bottom added a bit of Raffia paper.




Next I used the 'Of the Sea' stamp

Lots going on here !!!!  I stamped my image on cardstock then coloured.

Then stamped same image on Acetate to overlay - what that did is pop the image.


Then I took some cheesecloth and spritzed some greens and blues for colour

and framed the ship image




Final result !!!
Added a saying at the bottom to finish it off.




 Well last one to share and as it is getting close to Valentines day !!

A card I made using 

Crafty Individuals winning Hare stamp

Using my tombow pens I inked the Hares, then spritzed with water

(always careful not too much water)

and stamped onto the heart cut out

Then I stamped extra hearts and fussy cut them out

(oh they are tiny lol)

All hearts covered in some stickle for some sparkle

and ink sponging around the edges



Of course needed a saying...so chose this from a booklet I have

Bit of ribbon round the middle and tada.

Background paper is also from Crafty Individuals paper products



BTW - Size of the card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches

Hope you enjoyed my first three makes for Crafty Individuals !!!
Stayed tuned for a lot more !!!



Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Valentine Card

 Valentines Day is fast approaching

My DIL needed a card so came up with this 

one.  She has two orange cats

Juno and Bastien

So thought this fitting.



The cat stamp is from Lost Coast Designs

I embossed in black and coloured him in.

Then I Fussy cut him out. (that was fun)

I also stamped him on my cardstock as it is so

hard to cut out whiskers - so this helped show them.

Then sprinkled a few hearts around - bit of red

sponging on the edges - and tada!!