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Fun with Embroidery Hoop Dies! – Lawn Fawn

Hello friends! For Today’s card, I decided to have some fun with a die set I have not played around with yet since getting – and that’s the Lawn Fawn Embroidery Hoops! I was a little intimidated at first (as I have never tried out embroidery before) so I decided to use them in a way that does not involve stitching!

After die-cutting all the elements I needed for the embroidery hoops I used Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide and Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso Inks to give the hoops a more wood-like appearance.

Once the hoops were all glued together, I used the following Ohuhu alcohol markers to colour the mice from the Lawn Fawn Sew Very Mice Stamp Set:

  • Greys: CGII00, CG2, CGII04
  • Pinks: R22, R23
  • Yellows: Y1, Y2, Y3
  • Greens: GY2, GY3, GY4
  • Browns:Y9, Y11, BR1

To create the background, I used the inner part of the embroidery hoop as a stencil. I used Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, and Twisted Citron to match the bright colours of the dress and embroidery projects the mice are working on.

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes


Products Used

  • Lawn Fawn Sew Very Mice Stamp Set and Lawn Cuts
  • Lawn Fawn Embroidery Hoop Lawn Cuts
  • Lawn Fawn Jet Black Premium Ink Pad
  • Ohuhu Alcohol Markers
  • Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide
  • Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide
  • Twisted Citron Distress Oxide
  • Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Ground Espresso Distress Ink
  • Silver Foil Cardstock Recollections
for settings

Simple, Two-Tone Card – Penguin Palace

Hello friends! Today’s card is my submission for Penguin Palace challenge #26 – summer moodboard!

I love the beachy colours of this challenge and just knew I had to participate! I decided to use the recently released My Favourite Chapter digi stamp featuring this adorable dinosaur to complete my submission!

I coloured my little dinosaur friends using the following Ohuhu alcohol markers to match the colours of the challenge:

  • Blues: B290, PB9, PB11
  • Yellows: Y230, Y270, YR1

To create the soft gradient in the background, I used Simon Hurley’s Remember Me Ink.

I then chose a matching colour of cardstock from Neenah Astrobright to complete the card.

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


Products Used

  • Penguin Palace My Favourite Chapter Digi Stamp
  • Ohuhu Markers
  • Simon Hurley Remember Me Ink
  • Neenah Astrobright Cardstock
  • Bearly Art Glue
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Old-fashioned Brick Building – CR #169

Hello friends! Today’s card is my submission for episode #169 of Craft Roulette, which has the following parameters:

I had a lot of fun creating this card and experimenting with some styles and techniques I have not used before!

Once I die-cut the window from my card front using the Spellbinders The Sweet Shoppe cutting dies, I started by creating the brick building using Distress Oxides/Inks and the HoneyBee Stamps Perfect Brick Stencil. I also added some brown paint onto the bricks for a more “old-fashioned” look. I used the following Oxides/Inks for the brick wall:

  • Frayed Burlap
  • Vintage Photo
  • Ground Espresso
  • Candied Apple

The black window was distressed using silver paint along with Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink to create rust.

As for the awning (also from The Sweet Shoppe cutting dies set), I used the Star Six stencil from Ciao Bella Paper with Frayed Burlap, Black Soot, Mowed Lawn, and Ground Espresso Distress Oxides/Inks.

The wooden window box (along with the wooden sign with a sentiment from Sizzix) were created using – you guessed it – more Distress Oxides/Inks as well as brown paint! I used the following colours for the wood:

  • Frayed Burlap
  • Vintage Photo
  • Ground Espresso

I used these Copics to colour the dog from the Mama Elephant Puppy Play set:

  • Browns: E15, E18
  • Pinks: R20, R22

The plants were die-cut from various colours of Neenah Astrobright Cardstock and Recollections Cardstock using the Sizzix Garden Shed Die Set designed by Sophie Guilar.

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


Products Used

  • Spellbinders The Sweet Shoppe Cutting Dies by Tina Smith
  • Sizzix Gaden Shed Thinlits by Sophie Guilar
  • Sizzix Good Vibes #3 by Pete Hughes
  • Honey Bee Stamps Perfect Brick Stencil
  • Ciao Bella Paper Star Six Stencil
  • Mama Elephant Puppy Play Stamp and Die Set
  • Copic Sketch Markers
  • Black Soot Distress Oxide
  • Lost Shadow Distress Oxide
  • Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Ground Espresso Distress Ink
  • Candied Apple Distress Oxide
  • Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide
  • Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink
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Simple Red, White, and Blue Scene – CIC #572

Hello friends! Today I’m so excited to announce that I will be joining the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge team! A ‘sweet’ challenge blog where we use cupcakes to inspire our creations!

For this week’s new challenge, the theme is red, white, and blue.

I first started by creating a scene fit for a rainy day. I used Lost Shadow Distress Oxide and the Lawn Fawn Cloudy Stencil for the sky. Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans Distress Oxide, along with Simon Hurely’s Scene Maker stencil for the grass. To go over the top of my outdoor scene, I attached a panel of cardstock with a circle cut-out using foam tape.

I stamped an image from the Hello Bluebird Rain or Shine Stamp set and coloured it using the following Ohuhu alcohol markers:

  • Reds: R8, R2, R1, RV260, RV270
  • Blues: B2250, B250, B220
  • Greys:CG2, CGII00

I used the coordinating die set to die-cut some clouds that would go along with the scene.

I chose a sentiment from the Hello Bluebird Big Hugs Woodland Stamp set to match the theme of this card.

Be sure to check out the amazing inspiration from the rest of the Design Sweeties for challenge #572 and to submit a red, white, and blue card for a chance to be featured as a Sweet Pick!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


Products Used

  • Hello Blue Rain or Shine Stamp Set + Dies
  • Lawn Fawn Cloudy Stencil
  • Simon Hurley Scene Maker Stencil and Mask
  • Salty Ocean Distress Oxide
  • Faded Jeans Distress Oxide
  • Lost Shadow Distress Oxide
  • Ohuhu Alcohol Markers
  • Bearly Art Glue
  • Foam Tape
for settings

One Die and Stamp Three Ways! – Sizzix

Hi friends! Today I am participating in a hop over on Instagram called Create it Three Ways, a monthly hop where we choose a category (I chose a same stamp and die) and create three different cards! The theme for this month is “summer” and I had a lot of fun creating this set of three summer floral cards in tropical colours!

I created all three cards using the Sizzix Bouquet Thinlits Die by Tim Holtz and a sentiment from the Sizzix Good Vibes #3 Stamp set by Pete Hughes and three tropical distress oxides: Twisted Citron, Pickled Raspberry, and Squeezed Lemonade.

For my first card, I placed the die-cut panel on another panel that I had ink blended a gradient of Twisted Citron going dark to light.

For this card, I used the die-cut panel as a stencil, blending a gradient of the three distress oxides onto a card front.

For my last card, I trimmed down the panel I used as a stencil and adhered it to my card base.

I don’y usually make many cards featuring the same products all at once so I had a lot of creating this set of three summer cards!

Be sure to check out the hop on Instagram so that you can hop along and see all the other amazing cards from some amazing crafters!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


Products Used

  • Sizzix Bouquet Thinlits Die by Tim Holtz
  • Sizzix Good Vibes #3 Stamp set by Pete Hughes
  • Twisted Citron Distress Oxide
  • Pickled Raspberry Distress Oxide
  • Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide
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Paper Piecing a Thank You Card – Sizzix

Hi friends! This card is my submission for episode #167 of Craft Roulette! Here were the parameters:

Using the Sizzix Bird Scene Thinlits die set designed by Jenna Rushforth and the Sizzix Funky Floral #1 Thinlits die set designed by Tim Holtz, I die-cut a bird and a bunch of flowers in farmer’s market colours to fit the theme of the challenge. Before assembling the flowers, I used Distress Oxides/Inks on the edges of the flowers and leaves to add some more colour/interest. I used the following Distress Oxides/Inks:

  • Ground Espresso
  • Vintage Photo
  • Black Soot
  • Frayed Burlap
  • Mowed Lawn
  • Faded Jeans
  • Spiced Marmalade
  • Candied Apple

After assembling all the bird and flowers, I die-cut a thank you sentiment from the Sizzix Celebration Words: Script Thinlits Dies designed by Tim Holtz.

Once ready, I attached my card front onto a black cardstock panel which was then attached to A2 card base.

I had a lot of fun putting this card together. Whenever I do a card with no colouring and little to no stamping, it reminds how much die-cutting and paper piecing can be!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


Challenges Entered

Craft Roulette – Episode #167

Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with Dies

Critter Crazy Challenges – Anything Goes with a Featured Critter


Products Used

  • Sizzix Bird Scene Thinlits die set designed by Jenna Rushforth
  • Sizzix Funky Floral #1 Thinlits die set designed by Tim Holtz
  • Sizzix Celebration Words: Script Thinlits Dies designed by Tim Holtz
  • Distress Oxides/Inks
  • Bearly Art Glue
  • Black Fine Point Sharpie
  • Neenah Astrobright Cardstock
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Simple, Stencil Fun! – Newton’s Nook

Today I’m sharing my card for Newton’s Nook Inky Paws challenge #199, which is rainbow theme! Who doesn’t love a good rainbow?

Using the Newton’s Nook Bold Blooms Stencil, I used a rainbow of Distress Oxides to create a simple, bright and fun card front. I used the following oxides:

  • Saltwater Taffy
  • Spiced Marmalade
  • Squeezed Lemonade
  • Twisted Citron
  • Broken China
  • Shaded Lilac

After the ink blending, I then stamped a sentiment from the Blooming Botanicals stamp set.

To finish, I attached my card front to a black piece of cardstock to act as the frame and then attached this to an A2 card base.

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


Challenges Entered:

Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge #199 – Rainbow Theme


Products Used

  • Newton’s Nook Bold Blooms Stencil
  • Newton’s Nook Blooming Botanicals Stamp Set
  • Distress Oxides
  • Blending Brushes
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Simple Splattered Card with Embossing Powder! – WOW! Embossing Powder & Simon Says Stamp

Hello friends! Today’s card features embossing powder – something I love but don’t use enough!

Using the Simon Says Stamp Best Year Yet Stamp Set, I stamped a sentiment and used WOW! Embossing Black Magic Powder to emboss the sentiment.

I then splattered a card front using black and metallic gold acrylic paint and a Royal & Langnickel fan brush to match the black and gold of the embossing powder. Once the paint was dry, I stamped some “sparkles” from the Best Year Yet stamp set in black and added a few spots of sparkles using Gold Stickles.

To finish, I used foam tape to elevate the sentiment and attached the card front to an A2 card base.

This card was a really simple one to make but I love how it turned out! The sparkles and paint splatters goes perfectly with the Black Magic embossing powder.

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


Products Used

  • Simon Says Stamp Best Year Stamp Set
  • WOW! Black Magic Embossing Powder
  • Sizzix Clear Embossing Ink
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • Heat Tool
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Gold Metallic Acrylic Paint
  • Royal & Langnickel Fan Brush
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Rainbow London Scene – Penguin Palace

Hi friends! Today’s card is my submission for Craft Roulette episode #166, which has the following parameters:

I had some trouble deciding what I wanted to make for my submission – I went through several ideas but none of them were quite working. However, when I finally knew what I was going to do, I was excited to get started!

Using the In Love with London digital stamp set from Penguin Palace, I print the bear and bus (along with a sentiment) and coloured them using the following Ohuhu alcohol markers:

Bear: E240, E220, E210, PB4, PB3, PB2, R8, R2, R1, Y2, Y1, Y3, RV270, RV260, 120

Bus: R8, R2, R1, Y3, Y030, CGII08, CGII07, CG2, CGIIOO

I also cut a bunch of pieces of cardstock to be able to make a scene for the bear and the bus.

I used the following Distress Oxides/Inks along with Honey Bee Perfect Bricks stencil to add bricks to both the rainbow buildings and the sidewalks:

  • Candied Apple
  • Spiced Marmalade
  • Mustard Seed
  • Twisted Citron
  • Broken China
  • Wilted Violet
  • Lost Shadow

As for the shimmer, I used Violet Studio Glitter Gel Pens to add shimmery colour coordinated door knobs on every door of the rainbow buildings.

To finish I glued everything down using Bearly Art Glue and attached it to an A2 card base.

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


Products Used

  • Penguin Palace In Love with London Digital Stamp Set
  • Honey Bee Perfect Bricks Stencil
  • Distress Oxides/Inks
  • Blending Brushes
  • Ohuhu Alcohol Markers
  • Neenah Astrobright Cardstock
  • Recollections Cardstock
  • Violet Studio Glitter Gel Pens
  • Bearly Art Glue
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Simple, Rainbow Fun! – Heffy Doodle

Hi friends and happy pride month! Using the Heffy Doodle Just a Note stamp set (something I have had for a while but never used), I made a simple rainbow card – because who doesn’t love a good rainbow?!

I stamped a ton of pencils (18 to be exact) and a notepad using Lawn Fawn Premium Jet Black Ink onto a piece of 110 LB Hammermill cardstock and coloured the pencils using the following Ohuhu alcohol markers:

Red Pencil: R8, R2, R1

Orange Pencil: Y10, YR3, Y4

Yellow Pencil: Y2, Y1, Y3

Green Pencil: G2, G190, G170

Blue Pencil: PB6, PB8, PB7

Purple Pencil: P5, P4, P3

All: YR250, Y120, 120

Once all coloured, I cut the pencils and notepad using Fiskars 6” Spring Assisted scissors and began to position the pencils in a circle. Once ready, I used Glad Press’N Seal to pick up the pencils and place them on a card front using Bearly Art Glue. To finish, I used foam tape to elevate the notepad and attached the card front to an A2 card base.

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time

Sasha J


Products Used

  • Heffy Doodle Just a Note Stamp Set
  • Lawn Fawn Jet Black Premium Ink Pad
  • Ohuhu Alcohol Markers
  • Fiskars 6” Spring Assisted Scissors
  • Bearly Art Glue
  • 110 LB Hammermil Cardstock
  • Glad Press’N Seal
  • Foam Tape
  • Tape Runner