April Challenge -- Anything Goes

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sally Swimmer

Happy Weekend everyone!

For Today's post I am sharing with you a card I made using the Art Impression stamp set called "Sally Swimmer". When I first saw this image I burst out laughing! She's quite the character isn't she? I think she is a true child at heart LOL!

The paper is from the Bo Bunny Lemonade collection. I love the bright colours of this collection! I added twine and charms on both of these cards. I'm loving enamel dots right now and the gumdrops from Your Next Stamp are wonderful! The sentiment on the front of the card comes with the Sally Swimmer set!

Here's a look at the inside of my card. The sentiment is another Ai stamp called "Style".

Copics used:
Skin E00, E11, R20, RV25
Tube: Y11, Y13, Y15, YR14, YG23, YG25
Goggles, earrings & flippers: YG21, YG23, YG25
Bathing suit: RV04, RV06, RV09, white Uniball pen polka dots
Sand: E30, E31, E33
Shadow around image: B000

You still have time to enter into our current Challenge for April called "Anything Goes".
We'd love for you to play along and I'd love to see what you come up with!
Happy crafting!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Weekend Warrior

I have a card to share with you today as well as a quick tutorial, but first the card!

This would be a great card for the special man in your life, whether it be for a birthday, anniversary or Father's Day.  The image and sentiment are from the Art Impressions Weekend Warrior set that I have colored with Copics, then mounted it on dp from My Mind's Eye.  The ribbon and brads are from my stash.
Card Recipe
Skin - E01, E11, E13
Shirt/Hat - BG72, BG75, BG78
Pants/Hat - B21, B23, B24, B26
Gloves/Belt - Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Mask, Belt, Tools - W4, W7, W10
Drill - R24, R29, R39
Shadow under hat - C2
Ground - C2
Hat, Boots, Hammer Handle - E21, E23, E25
Background - YG61
Now here's my tutorial and it's for everyone out there who is tried of nozzles on adhesive bottles always being plugged.  All you need to fix the problem is some baby bottle nipples and a small piece of double sided foam tape.  What?!!!

Purchase baby bottle nipples that are silicone ( because the liquid will not stick to it ), will fit small bottles ( not the large size ), and are for 0+months in size.  My first attempt at buying the bottle nipples was wrong, so learn from my mistake and don't buy the brand Nuby Veri Flo Non-Drip kind - they have the wrong tip.  The Gerber brand pictured above is great!

After removing the original lid and cleaning off any old remnants of glue from around the neck of the bottle, tightly wrap one ( or two layers - this will depend of the width of the neck of the bottle - experiment and you will soon figure it out ) of the foam tape around the neck, then press it firmly around the neck.  Next stretch the baby bottle nipple over the tape until it is well seated around the rim, and then press firmly around the neck, sealing the bond between the nipple and the foam tape.
Now you are ready to use your new and improved bottle of adhesive with no plugs.
The other benefit is that you will be able to do thin lines of adhesive, or with more pressure you can thicken the lines.
Once you are done using the bottle just make sure to leave a small drop of the adhesive on the very tip of the bottle, which will dry and seal the hole.
The next time you need to use the bottle just flick off the dried adhesive on the tip and proceed to use.

So easy to do and you will love the result! 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Golf anyone?

Hi Everyone,

Today I just had to jump in and show you a couple of cards from Donna on our High Hopes Design Team.  For those of you who may not know OCS now owns and operates High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  You can find HH on Facebook, we are even on Pinterest.  The HH Team posts daily just like the awesome OCS Team, you can catch the HH Teams by following our blog.  Oh and we even have a Monthly Challenge on the HH side as well....so more chances to win!


Both of these cards are made using Golfer Rudy and they were just to adorable not to share with everyone.

You can get all the details for both cards on Donna's blog HERE.
You can find the image at High Hopes HERE or you can find it at OCS HERE

Wishing you all a day filled with happiness!

Peony Posey

Hi Fellow Crafters,

April, is certainly passing quickly and with it we are definitely into Spring with April Showers which will bring May Flowers.

For my post today here at OCS, I have used the new Peony Posey stamp from IndigoBlu.  I used the Spectrum Noir pencils to colour the flowers and then went over them with the Clear Wink of Stella to add a bit of glitter.  Before cutting the photo corners some Stick It Adhesive was added to the back of the cardstock.  This adhesive is great for dies where glue doesn't work as well.

Supplies used:
You still have some time to enter this month's "Anything Goes" challenge for a chance to win a prize pack from OCS.   For any supplies that you need check out Lora's OCS online and the brick and mortar stores.  New products are arriving daily and the prices are amazing.

Until next time, keep crafting and have some creative fun.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Hello crafty peeps, today I'm keeping it CAS. This type of card is hard for me because I love embellishments, but I really do like how CAS cards look. So heres mine... and instead of using design paper I used embossing paste and stencilled with my new mixed media dies.

Supplies- Uptown Girls Samantha and Sierra Take a Selfie(Stamping Bella), Embossing Paste-White(Studio 490), Gems-Crystal(Forever In Time), Thinlits-Mixed Media Dies(Sizzix)

Spectrum Noir Pencils- Primaries set and Essentials set

Monday, April 20, 2015


Hello again friends, and here is my card for the Anything Goes Challenge here at One Crazy Stamper.  There is wonderful talent over there, so please go and share your love and enter the challenge. I used the fun Wild Rose Studio stamp, used some dies, ribbon, and also my copic markers.  I do hope you get a chance to craft, and till next time have a great day.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Ava Loves To Celebrate!

Hi everyone!

Stamping Bella is another one of my favourite Stamp companies! I love any and all of the Uptown Girls and "Ava Loves To Celebrate" is no exception! I think Ava was one of the first Uptown Girls stamps that I purchased and I have used her many times! Lora carries a lot of Stamping Bella stamps in the OCS online store.

I stamped Ava on Copic friendly paper and coloured her with my Copic Sketch markers. I cut 2 stitched borders and added then to the sides of my layered image. This time paper from Echo Park's Jack and Jill Girl Collection was my choice. I tied some ribbon on the middle of the card and added a bow with a paper rose in the middle. Glitter is a must for Ava and I used clear glitter Wink of Stella on the yellow icing, roses and the bow on the presents.

On the inside I used a sentiment stamp from my "stash" and lightly stamped part of Ava with Memento ink in Angel Pink in the bottom corner.

I also used a concave corner punch on the paper on the inside to add a bit of interest to the sentiment.

Copics used:
Skin: E00, E11, R20
Hair: E31, E33, E35
Dress, shoes & present: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Cake: Y21, Y26, R11, R22, BG10
Presents: Y21, Y26, BG11, BG13, BG15, R20, R21, R22
Bow, roses and ruffle: R20, R21, R22, R24
Ground/ shadow: W0, W1, BG000

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to play along in April's Challenge "Anything Goes" over on the OCS Blog!
 Happy crafting!