Bunny on a Swing Die Cut Card

Claire has a great board for us this week at Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  It is perfect for springtime cards.  I chose the diagonal Die Cuts, Rabbit and Flowers.

This cute bunny is from Spellbinders.  It comes with a die that allows you to make the bunny swing.  I didn't have enough time to try it out this time but be on the look out for another bunny!

That's my card for this week.  Please join us at Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

Products used:

  • Dies: Spellbinders Floating Bunny DOM-March 22; TSOL Mini Slimline Scalloped Rectangles
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up! Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strip
  • Card Stock: Soft Sky and various scraps

Thanks for visiting today!  Follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Bloglovin'

post signature


Double Challenge Tuesday

We have a fifth Tuesday this month and you know what that means - a double challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches!  For my last challenge hosting this month I'm giving you a fun throwback sketch and some bright, retired colors.

I liked this throwback sketch because it is so versatile.  I didn't really have a plan in mind for the colors; I just found them fun.  After considering several ideas I decided to use this rainbow - a stamp set I've had for a bit but not used.  I used a sentiment strip from Simon Says Stamp making this a quick card.  

I hope you'll find the time to join us this week!

Products used:

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up ! Raimbow of Happiness
  • Inks: Watermelon Wonder, Taken with Teal, Pineapple Punch

Thanks for visiting today!  Follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Bloglovin'

post signature


CAS Slimline Cards

Happy Tuesday!  I'm the host at the CAS Colours & Sketches sketch challenge this week and my sketch is a slimline or mini slimline card.  I love this format because it offers lots of possibilities for design.  What I didn't think about was that for a CAS card there's a LOT of real estate there and it can be hard to fill without being overdone or looking like it's just bare.

So I made two cards.  This card is actually my second one.

I recently purchased a layering stencil and die set from Diamond Press and decided to give it a whirl.  It was easy to use although I have one tip.  One the stencils with very thin pieces, tended to move with my blending brush so I had to hold it down.  In the future I'll use either Pixie Spray to hold down the stencil or a sponge dauber to dab on the ink.  That's a bit gentler way to apply.

This is the first card that I made.  I combined it with the color challenge at Splitcoaststampers - Magenta Madness, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral.  I like this card but it just lacks something to me.

I'm actually happy I wasn't thrilled with it because that led me to using the layering stencils.  I need a bit more practice and I only have the one set, but can see some fun possibilities.

Products Used:

  • Card 1: Diamond Press Flutter Stencil/Stamp/Die Kit, Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strip, Cottage Cutz Stitched Slimline Rectangle dies, ink - Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Black
  • Card 2: Stampin' Up! Pierced Blooms Dies, TSOL Slimline Sentiments Dies, Cottage Cutz Stitched Slimline Rectangle dies

Thanks for visiting today!  Follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Bloglovin'

post signature


Eggs for Sale Wobble Card

One of my favorite ways to add fun to a card is with an action wobbler.  This bunny with sign reminded me of the guys who stand on street corners and flip their signs so I added an action wobbler behind him.

The card is for this week's board at Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  The designer, Silke  gave us some great elements for spring!

Everything is colored with Copics.  I used masking to add the eggs to the basket and drew the patterns on the eggs freehand.  I use a Copic Multiliner pen as the ink is Copic marker friendly.

Here is a video of the card in "action"!


Products used:

  • Stamps: The Stamps of Life bunny2stamp, basket2stamp, morebasket2stamp, eggs4Easter
  • Dies: TSOL eggs, bunny, Big Scallop A2 Rectangles
  • Accessories: Spring Dots, ribbon, large action wobbler
  • Copic Markers:  basket E33, E34, E35, E37; bunny W00,W0,W1,W2,W3, R000, R00, R20, E04, N8, N9, N0, N1; eggs RV10, RV13, RV14, YR000, YR01, YR02, V01, V12, V15, G0000, G12, G14, N0, N1, T1

Thanks for visiting today!  Follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Bloglovin'

post signature


Color Challenge Tuesday

It's my second color challenge of March and I've picked one of my favorite combinations - blue and yellow.  Since the challenge is a three color challenge I've used a navy blue and a lighter blue.


This set of Floral Squares dies is one of my favorites.  I've made several cards with it.  All are pretty bold and graphic (easy given the style of the dies.)  This card is simple but does take some measuring.  Everything is centered left to right and I adjusted the placement up and down until I found it visually pleasing.  I marked everything light in pencil before gluing it down.

And now through March 31, 2022 the stamp and die bundle is on sale for 20% off instead of the regular 10%.  Full retail is normally $50; with bundled savings it is $45, but through March 31 it is only $40!

The Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss is also on sale through the end of the month.  If you didn't think you could afford to get into die cutting or have the room for a machine, this is a great way to go.  It is also great for travel!  (Please note that larger dies will not fit in this machine but it is still a great value.  The Floral Squares fit in this machine!)

I hope you'll join us in the challenge this week!

Products used:

Thanks for visiting today!  Follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Bloglovin'

post signature


Fast Track Friends Sketch Challenge

Today is my first sketch challenge of March at CAS Colours & Sketches.  Part of the sketch is using a non-geometric shape as the focal point.  For my card I used this adorable little racer from My Favorite Things.


I colored my image with Copics.  The "checkered flag" side panel is stenciled.  I free hand drew the number 1 on the car front.  I didn't have anyone in mind for this card so I thought number 1 would work for everyone.  This could easily be changed to the recipient's age.

I am also entering this in the NBUS (never-been-used-schtuff) challenge.  I have SO many stamps and supplies that I've never touched after purchasing I think I could craft for 10 years without buying another thing!  My NBUS on this card is the stamp set.  I bought it awhile ago because the theme (racing) was unique and I didn't have anything like it.  And that may be why I haven't used it before - I have no one to give a racing card to.  Now I have some great-nephews; I hope they like cars!

I hope you will join us at CAS Colours & Sketches this week for the sketch challenge!

Products used:

  • Stamps: MFT Fast Track Friends
  • Dies: Cottage Cutz Hills Slimline
  • Stencil: MFT Small Checkerboard
  • Ink: Distress Oxide Black Soot
  • Copic markers: N4, N5, N8, N9, Y13, Y18, Y19, R22, R24, R27, R29, B21, B23, B24, E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, BG0000

Thanks for visiting today!  Follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Bloglovin'

post signature


St Patrick's Day Tag Book

I'm the host this week at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  I hope the board I created inspires your creativity.  My card is a tag book made entirely with dies.  This was a fun, but time consuming card to make.

It is not a difficult card, the manufacturer's YouTube videos showing how to assemble are very thorough.  What took me so much time was choosing the papers.  I think I had every green paper in my stash out to look for good combinations!  Because there is so much green, I needed to make sure I had contrast but also coordination in the shades.

Another thing I learned with this card.  In the video it was shown putting the decorations on the panels after assembling the book, but it was also mentioned that you could decorate BEFORE assembly.  I would highly recommend that as it can be a bit tricky doing it after.  The book does not lay flat so I was trying to glue on a vertical or angled surface and I had to be very careful not to bend the pop-up mechanism.

Here are some additional photos of the book:

I hope you'll find time to join us this week at Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

I am also entering this is Splitcoaststampers Friday Free for All challenge this week - use GREEN!

Products used:

  • Dies: Karen Burniston Tag Book Pop-Up, Good Luck Charms, Happy St. Patrick's Day

Thanks for visiting today!  Follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Bloglovin'


post signature


Watercolor Wash Background for Die Cuts

Happy Tuesday!  I have the pleasure of being the host this month at CAS Colours & Sketches.  I love being the host because I get to choose the colors and make the sketches, but it is also a bit nerve wracking.  After all, when it's my challenge I had better have some thoughts on what to make!  Which I confess is not always the case.

I picked soft spring colors for my first challenge.  I used the re-inkers for the colors to create a wash background for a die cut.


I lightly drew the square outer edge of the die in pencil on a piece of mixed media paper so I would know where to make my wash.  Using my flower as a guide I started with the Flamingo in the lower left and went up from there so my green would serve as a "background" for my flower.

I hope you'll join us this week at CC&S!

Products used:

  • Die: Simon Says Stamp Cosmo Flower Frame
  • Stamp: Stampin' Up! Flowing Flowers

Thanks for visiting today!  Follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Bloglovin'


post signature