Stencilled Fun – Day 1


I’m currently enjoying my first ever online card making class, Stencilled, from Online Card Classes. This morning I had a chance to try out a couple of the techniques from Day 1 – misting and inking stencils. First I used the Tim Holtz Bubble stencil and spritzed it with Mister Huey’s Bazinga blue. After leaving it for a couple of minutes to dry I positioned the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil over the top and used a piece of stamping sponge to apply ink directly from a Stampin Up Daffodil Delight ink pad. I like the control that inking with a sponge provides ;). I felt the panel needed a third colour so this time spritzed Mister Huey Sea Foam closer to the panel to get the splotchy look.


The sentiment is from the fabulous Neat and Tangled Everyday Circles set which arrived in the mail this week – love it! The little arrow was from left over die cuts from the Avery Elle Chevron Bits dies. The top of the white panel was punched with a retired Stampin Up notebook punch.

Hopefully I’ll have more stencilled cards to share later!

Stencils: Tim Holtz Bubble, Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow
Ink: Studio Calico Mister Huey’s Bazinga, Sea Foam, Stampin Up Daffodil Delight, Hero Arts Hero Hues Black
Stamps: Neat and Tangled Everyday Circles
Card: Stampin Up Whisper White, Coastal Cabana

Thanks for looking!
Deanne W

Monkeying around


Here’s a very simple interactive card I made using Avery Elle’s adorable Funky Monkey set. I stamped the vine image twice to create a longer vine that could run the full height of the main panel, then coloured it and trimmed it out. I stamped and cut out the monkey image and attached his raised arm to the vine with a brad so that he can swing from the branch (using dimensional foam adhesive on the vine gives enough clearance for the little monkey to swing properly :)).


I love the little envelope from the Avery Elle Air Mail set – it has a couple of little sayings that fit on the letter – so cute!  The background on the card has some wavy hills cut using Mama Elephant’s Landscape Trio dies and some little mushrooms and clouds I had left over from some Lawn Fawn cards I did last week.

This week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is “A” so I’m entering this card as it uses two Avery Elle sets.


Stamps: Avery Elle Funky Monkey, Avery Elle Air Mail, Lawn Fawn Critters in the Woods
Ink: Stampin up Chocolate Chip (monkey), Memento Rich Cocoa (vine), Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Black, Copic markers
Paper: Stampin Up Whisper White, Lawn Fawn Into the Woods
Dies: Mama Elephant Landscape Trio

Thanks for looking!





I managed to sneak in a bit of card making tonight while dinner was on the stove ;). This adorable dinosaur image is from the Paper Smooches set Little Fella. I coloured him quickly with Copics, cut him out and placed him on a tag which I decorated with two yellow bands of Crushed Curry card stock. I stamped the pair of stars from the same Little Fella set in the middle and heat embossed the sentiment in white on the black matt layer. I’m entering this card in the Paper Smooches Sparks Picture Perfect Challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog Anything Goes challenge.

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Stamps: Paper Smooches Little Fella
Die: Lawn Fawn Tag You’re It
Ink: Copic Sketch markers, SU Basic Grey, Versamark
Cardstock: Express It, SU Whisper White, Basic Black and Crushed Curry
Other: The Twinery twine, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

Thanks for looking!
Deanne W

Something New Simon Says Stamp Challenge


One of the stamp sets new to my stash is Mama Elephant’s Confetti set. I love the greetings in this one, and thought I’d combine it with some die cut buttons from a My Favorite Things die to make a simple card. I often don’t know how to best use really graphic patterned paper, but love how this diagonal stripe makes a striking border for the white panel. And doesn’t the Lawn Fawn Pink Lemonade twine look cute on the buttons :).


I’m entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog competition for this week.

Thanks for looking!