Make It Crafty Sparkle Challenge

New colouring challenge over at Make It Crafty. This months challenge was to colour something and make it look sparkly… Not an easy feat, but i like the out come.

Image: Make it Crafty
Stamp: Amy R
Media: Distress ink, Copics, Sakura gel pens, SSS Ink
Card Stock: Neenah 110 Solar White

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Make it Craft – glow

New colour challenge over at Make it Crafty … all about the glow. Had lots of fun colouring this scene with a mix of copics and distress inks… very happy with the outcome.

Colour Throwdown #433

Had a bit of time this weekend so I thought I would check out the Colour Throwdown Challenge blog to see what the swatches were this week.
A very simple palette of just blue, green and white, so I figured I would try out water colouring again, this time using distress inks.

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Here is the final card I came up with.

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Supplies used:

Stamps: Penny Black – Elegance & Hero Arts – Many Everyday Messages
Ink: Versa Mark and Versa Fine
Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp – Detail White
Paper: Recollections
Card Stock: Neenah 110Lb Solor white & Strathmore 140lb Cold Press Water colour paper
Medium: Tim Holt’s Distress Inks – Chipped Sapphire, Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron & Black Soot

Colour Throw Down Challenge

I had a little bit of free time this weekend, so I thought it was a good time to make a card, and what better place to get inspiration then the Colour Throw Down Challenge blog.

The current challenge colours are:

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Decided to try my had at water colouring… first time for every thing, it was a lot of fun to try, and i really like the end result. Tho the “mint” wash in the back ground is kinda hard to see.

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Supplies used:

Stamps: Wild Rose Studio – Bear on Flower & Hero Arts – Many Everyday Messages
Ink: Versa Mark and Versa Fine
Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp – Detail White
Paper: Lawn Fawn – Lets Polka In The Dark
Card Stock: Neenah 110Lb Solor white & Strathmore 140lb Cold Press Water colour paper
Medium: Revees Water Colour

Tia Celebrates

Another image from Make It Crafty, I just loved colouring this Tia Celebrates image. Decided to crop off her bottom half for this card, but i wanted to keep the cute bow.

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Products Used:
Image: Make It Crafty
Stamp: AmyR (retired)
Paper: EchoPark; Holly Jolly Christmas (retired) & Neenah; solar white
Medium: Copic Markers
Other: Wink of Stella & Sakura white gelly roll pen

Coconut flour banana muffins

Coconut flours, and all those other gf flours seem to be all the rage these days.. I have never tried baking with any of them, but since i had an extremely ripe banana on my counter, i thought id give it a try.

These muffins are best enjoyed warm.

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup 
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon 
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Splash of vanilla
  • Chopped pecans – optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees & line/spray a muffin tin.

Mix together all ingredients except for pecans.

Fill muffin tins 2/3 full with batter and top with pecan pieces.

Bake for 20 to 25 mins.

Angel Card

Its that time of year again, where I find myself way behind on the Christmas cards that I need to make and send out to all my friends and family. I saw this beautiful angel image over at Make It Crafty, and I knew she had to be coloured up.

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Image: Make It Crafty
Paper: Neenah Solar White
Mediums: Copic Markers, Prisma Colour Pencils, Distress Inks
Stencil: Falling Snow by Simon Says Stamp
Other: Perfect Pearls, White Gel Pen & Wink of Stella

Ai Christmas Prep Challenge

Thought I would join in the fun over at Art Impressions Blog, and play along with their Christmas prep challenge. Worked out well, since i recently received the Ai Holy Jolly set in the mail, and it gave me a good excuse to ink it on up!

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Products used:
Stamp: Art Impressions
Paper: Neenah Solar White & Doodle Bug; Here Comes Santa Claus
Medium: Copic markers
Ink: Simon Says Stamp; Intense black
Dies: Memory Box; Whispering Pine Landscape
Other: White & Black gelly roll pens, Wink of Stella and Glossy accents

The Wonderful Wonton: Taco Cups

A week or so ago, I posted about how awesome and versatile wonton wrappers are, and how they always make it in to my grocery buggy. That being said, I thought it would be a good idea to post a few wonton wrapper recipes over the coming weeks to prove just how wonderful they really are.

Taco Cups are a fun and crispy alternative to taco shells. Easy to prepare, and each cup is only 20 calories (obviously, this doesn’t include the filling)

Preheat oven to 350°F
Spray a regular sized muffin tin with cooking spray and place one wonton inside the cup, pressing sides into muffin tin, to make a “cup” shape. Give each an additional spritz of the cooking spray.
Cook for 8-10 mins until lightly starting to brown, removed and allow to cool for a few minutes.

Now that you have your cute little cups, fill them with whatever taco-ish ingredients you like… I did the typical seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomato, green onion, salsa and a dollop of sour cream.

Yum!