Tim Holtz Snowglobe Christmas Card

Here I go finally posting my Tim Holtz Snowglobe card. I made it some time ago but I am just getting around to posting it.

Tim Holtz Paper Stash

I used the fab Sizzix Tim Holtz Snowglobe #2 set to create this card. This is the first time I put this together and I am very happy how it turned out.

There are many pieces to this but I kind of see it like a puzzle. I just cut out the pieces from different colored pieces of paper. I inked around the edges of some. The one tip I would give is cut out the glow in the windows using bigger pieces. I cut out all those little pieces and glued them in.

The sky background is done with blue and purple Distress Oxide inks. I did some ink smooshing. Shocking I know.

The sentiment is heat embossed.

The background paper behind the globe is from the Tim Holtz Paper Stash pad Christmas/Noel. I inked around the edges.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Snowglobe #2
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • Tim Holtz Paper Stash Christmas/Noel paper pad
  • White Embossing Powder

Rubberstampede Santa Profile

Howdy! I finally got another Christmas card done and I used the sketch from Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers group in Facebook.

Clearly Besotted Say What?

This is a fairly quick card to make. I stamped the Santa and colored it with Copics and a white Wink of Stella pen. A little secret about my card.. I spilled a little water on the Santa after I colored it but it just made it without very much damage.

The sentiment is stamped.

All of the circles were cut out using dies.


  • Rubber Stampede Santa Profile wood block stamp
  • Copic pens
  • Wink of Stella White
  • Clearly Besotted Say What?

Picket Fence Need More Caffeine

Here is another card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers hop.

I created the background using alcohol ink on glossy alcohol ink paper. It is a couple of browns and the Alloy Gilded. I was very pleased how this came out and it looks better in person. I may add another photo…

I stamped and heat embossed the coffee cups.

The sentiment was die cut.

Here are some better photos of that nice alcohol ink. These are much more like the real colors in person.


  • Picket Fence Studios Need More Caffeine stamp set
  • Black embossing powder
  • Karen Burniston Word Set 1 – Greetings die set


Spellbinders Coffee Brewing Christmas

Hello I have another coffee card for you today! This may be a brief post since WordPress is making it difficult to get back to classic editor.


I created another card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers hop.


I created my card using a DCWV paper pad and the Spellbinders Coffee Brewing die set. Such fun coffee making devices. I just die cut the 4 different coffee makers using the paper from the paper pad.

The sentiment is stamped.


  • Spellbinders Coffee Brewing die set
  • DCWV Christmas paper pad
  • Hero Arts Christmas Folks stamp set


Rubbernecker Stamps Preston Coffee Card

Hello! I finally got a coffee card done. I created it for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop.

I created my card using the cute Preston coffee owl stamp from Rubbernecker Stamps. I won 3 coffee owl stamps and this guy hasn’t been used. Time to get that going on.


Spellbinders Stack O' Cups die

The idea just popped in my head to having him balancing on a coffee cup. Who knows where these things come from… ha.  Maybe a little quirky.

For the background I stamped Preston and then I used Distress Oxide ink over a stencil. I wanted to pop up Preston but I needed to stamp him on the background to get his legs, the coffee steam and feathers sticking up on his head. I wasn’t going to hand cut those out.

I stamped Preston on another piece of paper colored him with Copics. I then cut him out by hand and glued him over the stamped image on the background using foam tape.

The coffee cup is die cut and then a die was used to cut out the design on the cup. The cup itself is teal but kind of looks green in the photo. I colored in the design using a Copic pen. The cup was already glued down when I decided to stencil the background so I made a mask to cover the cup while inking over the stencil.

The sentiment is stamped.


  • Rubbernecker Stamps Preston
  • Janes Doodles Coffee Time – sentiment stamp
  • Spellbinders Stack O’ Cups die set
  • Carta Bella Plaid 1 stencil
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • Copic markers

Hero Arts February 2021 My Monthly Hero

Hello… Today I have a card with a gift card pocket on the front. This is for the Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge #20 with a theme of gift card holder. This is a mini slimline card. Kind of odd in the photos it looks like there is a spot on the background in front of the bird but there isn’t.

Hero Arts Long Leaves stencil

I checked in on the Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge with a few hours until it ended. An idea just popped in my head quickly. Not the usual.

I decided to use a tag to make the pocket (card holder) to slip a gift card behind on the front of the card. It is a bit of a tight fit but it works.

For the background I ink blended some Distress Oxide ink on Bristol paper. I laid a stencil over the top and blotted over it with a baby wipe to remove some of the ink. It left a subtle pattern which I think is just right for the card. I had something else going but it was to much!

I die cut a tag and did some ink blending on it to create a sand and sky background. I stamped several of the images from the Hero Arts February 2021 My Monthly Hero kit and colored them with Copics. I then die cut those images and glued them to the scene. This is my first time using this kit and there are so many fun images. I wasn’t going to get it but then did and boy I am happy about that.

I then glued the assembled tag to the card front. I just barely glued the widest edges down the side and a bit at the bottom so I could slip a gift card behind it.

The sentiment is stamped and it is from the kit.

Entered over at Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge #20. The theme is gift card holder.

Also entered over at Die Cut Divas for the March Challenge of make a slimline card.


  • Hero Arts February 2021 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts Nesting Tag dies
  • Hero Arts Long Leaves stencil
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • Copic pens

Simon Says Stamp Cosmos Bloom Background

Howdy! I have some more flowers for you today. Flowers are one of my favorites to create with.

Simon Says Stamp Thank You die

To create my card I started with stamping the flowers on some watercolor paper. I heat embossed using a sparkly copper embossing powder.

I used Hero Arts liquid watercolors to color in the flowers and leaves.

For the sentiment I die cut the background piece from a thick vellum. The sentiment itself is cut from a foil paper.


  • Simon Says Stamp Cosmos Bloom Background
  • Hero Arts watercolors – Indigo, Moss and Dandelion
  • Simon Says Stamp/CZ Design Thank You die set
  • Vellum
  • Judikins Copper Twinkle embossing powder
  • Daiso metallic paper

Hero Arts November 2020 MMH Valentine Card

Hello! Today I have a Valentine card I made for my hubby using the November 2020 Hero Arts kit. One of my very favorites.

Altenew Treble Love Die

I am discovering after several years that my husband might prefer a more clean and simple card so here we go. Not my usual type but I love how this turned out.

For the heart I stamped the leafy circle that comes in the November 2020 kit and then die cut it to a heart shape.

I colored a piece of paper with the same red I used on the heart. I die cut the sentiment out from that.

I stamped the two owls and branch also using the November 2020 kit and die cut them using the dies from the set.

Entered over at Love Handmade Cards in Flickr for the February Challenge.


  • Hero Arts November 2020 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Altenew Treble Love die set
  • Sizzix Basic Shapes Bigz die

Heartfelt Creations Wilderness Retreat Scenes

Howdy! Today I have two cards I created using the Heartfelt Creations Wilderness Retreat Collection. I got several of the sets because my husband and I love the mountains. For these particular cards my husband asked me to make a card with just mountains and the flying bird. When I started I just wasn’t seeing it. So off I went and got carried away creating a much different scene than he was wanting so I reeled it back in and created a second card like the wanted it. Sometimes your tangent has to happen so you can picture the original request. You card makers will probably get that.

Here is what he wanted.

Heartfelt Creations Create a 'scape Backcountry

For the background I did a watercolor wash with mostly blue with a few touches of purple. I used watercolor paper.

The mountains and trees are stamped, die cut from watercolor paper and colored with watercolors.

The bird is stamped, die cut from watercolor paper and also colored with watercolors.

The frame around the scene is die cut with ink blended over it.

When I went off on a tangent this is what I created which lead me to creating the more simple card.

Heartfelt Creations Create a 'scape Trout Lake

A lot of the same things were done with this card. The background is watercolor wash. Everything is painted with watercolors except the fish. I used a metallic pen for that. The mountains are stamped directly on the background. The trees and lake are die cut and all one scene. The bird is also die cut. The frame on this one is not a woodgrain look and just die cut out of brown cardstock. The scene and frame is popped up with foam.


  • Heartfelt Creations Create a ‘scape Backcountry Cling Stamp Set
  • Heartfelt Creations Create a ‘scape Backcountry Die
  • Heartfelt Creations Create a ‘scape Nature Cling Stamp Set
  • Heartfelt Creations Create a ‘scape Nature Die
  • Heartfelt Creations Create a ‘scape Trout Lake Cling Stamp Set
  • Heartfelt Creations Create a ‘scape Trout Lake Die
  • Hero Arts Wood Frame die
  • Gansai Tambi Watercolors
  • Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors

Sizzix Tim Holtz Feathered Friends Birthday Card

Howdy! I am happy to say I think this wraps up my January cards. I have another Tim Holtz bird card for you. I love how this one came out. It may just a bit brighter here in the photo than it is in person.

Sizzix Tim Holtz Wildflowers die set

For the background I used the Tim Holtz woodgrain paper. Below you can see the panel before I added all the die cuts on top. That is probably closer to the real color of it. I ink blended Peacock Feathers and Gathered Twigs on that woodgrain paper. I went over the knots with a Distress Crayon to highlight them. I inked around the edges of the panel also.

I die cut some things from the Wildflowers die set and colored them with Lucky Clover and inked a tad around the edges with a brown. I glued those to the background and over the pot.

I die cut the pot from some woodgrain patterned paper and ended up going over it with ink.  I added a few highlights with a dark brown Distress crayon. The band was also die cut and I used Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Oxide ink on it.

The birds were die cut from watercolor paper. I like using for it’s watercolor properties of course and it also gives some texture. I watercolored the birds using Rusty Hinge & Wild Honey inks for the bigger bird and Milled Lavender & Seedless Preserves for the smaller bird.

I just love how the woodgrain paper looks with whatever color on it and the knots highlighted. So here is a view before it got covered up.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Wildflowers die set
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Potted BigZ die
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Feathered Friends die set
  • Tim Holtz Woodgrain paper
  • Tim Holtz Watercolor paper
  • Distress Inks
  • Distress Crayons