Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A real classic

Hello all. I can't believe it is the end of May already. Today I made a card for Blank Page Muse challenge
You can see how I made this over on the Blank Page Muse blog.

Saturday, May 26, 2018


Not what you think. Artist Trading Coins.  What fun are they. Here are my first 3 I made. They have stamps from Lost Coast Designs.
Here is a closer look.

 Bee from the Bugz set
ATC background gothic text
Distress Oxide
Sticker word

 Mini crowns set
Mona flying
Nuance powers
washi tape

Nuance Power
Isle of aud animals- giraffe
Wing from butterfly
Word sticker

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Watchful Raven

Hello all I'm here with a Lost Coast Portal blog challenge. Tweet this is what it is called.
I started out with a A2 size white cardstock and grabbed some of my Distress Oxide inks. I did the smooching technique with the inks.
Next I used the Goth Raven stamp and stamped it out on white cardstock. I stamped the branch 2 more times to give the branch longer area to go off the card.  I colored it in with Copic markers. Then I glued a eye to the raven. Why? Because he sees all the other birds flying around him.

 Next I used the flying birds background stamp.  The stamp is very large. So I cut one of the birds from the corner of the stamp so I could have a single stamp.  You can't even tell it is missing when you stamp the whole background. I used that single stamp and stamped around the Goth Raven. Then I glued the raven to the front and there we have the card I made.
I hope to see what you all come up with this  Tweet This Challenge.
You can join here.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Discount Code

Hello all I have a discount code for you for Blank Page Muse
Good till Aug.31.
The only thing this code Summer2018CathyN does not work on is the pre-orders because they are already at a discounted price.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Love You

Here is a card I made with some of the new stamps from Blank Page Muse.

Don't forget I have a discount code for you when you shop at Blank Page Muse.   


       15% off each item in store except Pre-Orders because they are already on sale..

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Do Not Enter

Hello all. I'm here with a Blank Page Muse challenge.  Emboss any way.

I started out with some brown cardstock and I used Tim Holtz 3D embossing woodgrain fades.
Next I used Tim Holtz planks die and cut blanks of wood out from the embossed cardstock.
I then added distress inks around the edges to make them more darker in color.
Here is a closer look at one of them.
I then started working on my background. I took another Tim Holtz embossing fades (brick wall) and some gray cardstock and some distress ink colors and made a background.
Next you start building a boarded up wall/window with your wood embossed planks.  I used mini brads 'nails' to hold the planks in place.

 On a white scrap piece of paper I stamped the corner spider web from Halloween on a shelf set.  It was to bright on this card so I added some gray and black distress ink to it to make it darker. Then I added the spider from that same stamp set to the middle of the web.
 Then on some more scrap white cardstock I stamped Silhouette style bare tree. I fussy cut out some parts of the tree because I wanted it to look like it was getting overgrown with the tree branches growing out from the behind the wood planks.
Lastly I add the Do Not Enter stamp to the front.
Here is the card once again all finished .
Come all the fun for Blank Page Muse here

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Party ATC

There are new stamps over at Blank Page Muse.  Here is a ATC I made with one of the new sets.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Yellow Buddha tag

Hello all over at  Lost Coast Designs Portal blog the challenge is Yellow and Orange. I must say this was a tuff one for me.
 This is what I came up with. A yellow and orange Buddha tag. I started off by painting the tag with a soft yellow and a soft orange. I set aside to dry.
As that was drying I got out a die and cut out some hanging vines from yellow cardstock and I add some orange distress ink to it.
 After the tag was dry I took out  my  Asian Set of stamps. I started stamping the words randomly over the tag in orange and yellow distress ink.
Next I took the bamboo stamp from that set and stamped it on the bottom of the tag with orange distress ink.
Then I stamped the Buddha with orange distress ink again from that same stamp set on the same yellow cardstock that I used for the vine die. Cut out the Buddha and added it to the bottom the I added the vines to the top and that is my yellow and orange tag for this challenge.

I can't wait to see what you come up with for this Challenge.