Monday, September 29, 2014

Bonus Glitter card

I was supposed to be making a get well soon card for my 99 year Great Uncle Bob who is recovering from getting a pacemaker put in, yeah, well I'm pretty sure THIS card is not going to cut it! ;) Bob's wife, Jerry may end up getting it.
I had someone come in this week and ask for clarification on the glitter and tape over pattern paper technique so I made up this bird in the oval panel while showing her. I decided to make it into a card instead of trashing it.
The bird panel had Be Creative tape put on it then I carefully added Glitter Ritz cool highlight glitter just to the bird oval. I left the rest sticky. I quickly flipped the panel over to remove the extra glitter then I changed things up a bit and added some Be Creative sugar beads to the rest of the panel. I tried to get a photo of this but the texture and glitter differences are best seen in real life.

I finished up the card as shown using the Sizzix bird cage die, Kaisercraft pearls and rhinestones and Bobunny flowers. The pattern papers are all by BoBunny from the Madeleine collection. I love these papers! Hope the week has started well for everyone. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Going batty!

Hope you have enjoyed Glitter Ritz week and perhaps some of these posts have inspired you to get out your Glitter Ritz and maybe pick up a few more colors, you can never have enough you know. I am still finding glitter on my face and it has been a week since I finished these cards! Oh well always ready for a party!
This card is my favourite and not just because I am sooooo loving Halloween this year. This card was, again, done with the burnished velvet technique and a Memory Box die called Harvest Moon. Microfine Glitter Ritz colors used: real teal, black, pumpkin spice and yellow.
Once I was finished the panel I cut out some bats (Memory Box bunch of bats die) with white cardstock and Be Creative tape and put black glitter on them as well. I finished up the card by cutting a Memory Box Picket Fence die and added a sentiment sticker from Authentique.
Thank you to every who stopped by the blog this week. If you are in the Nanaimo (BC) area stop by to see all these cards and more in person.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Twas the night before Christmas

Another quick card today featuring glitter! I used the new Graphic 45 Twas the Night before Christmas papers and stickers for this card. I took the Santa sticker and put some Be Creative tape over the top and some Glitter Ritz warm highlight over top to give it a bit more jazz. Layered everything up as shown and added a bit of May Arts ribbon and voila done!
Just a reminder if you have a Crafty Capers secret envelope NOW is the time to redeem them. The final day to bring them in is Wednesday Oct 1.

Friday, September 26, 2014

My leaping deer

This leaping deer stamp by Penny Black has been a favourite of mine for years. I think I have had it for 10 or 11 years and cannot bear to part with it I absolutely love it! I figure enough time has gone by that I can reuse on my cards this year without anyone noticing. This image was glittered using Stampendous' Stamp and Bond embossing powder, Memento Luxe Peanut Brittle and Glitter Ritz (microfine) Champagne glitter. You may have noticed that I seem to be using the Memento Luxe Peanut Brittle ink for lots of stamping this week the primary reason for that is a nice gold color that matches Glitter Ritz Champagne glitter very well and also it was on my desk and I was a bit rushed last week and did not want to take the time to root through my inks for another color! I will give you a couple of quick tips on using Stamp and Bond power - 1. use an ink color similar to your glitter color so if some of the glitter does not stick you are not missing any noticable parts of your image and 2. don't overcook your powder - once it turns clear it is done - stop! (really, stop!). I hand cut out the deer however Penny Black has released a leaping deer die I have the die on order and I am first in line for it when it arrives at the store! I finished up this card with a Darice snowflake fram embossing folder, May Arts ribbon and some Quickie Glue pen and more Champagne glitter around the edge of the card. I have given you a close up of the deer so you can see all it's sparkly goodness! Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

We interrupt glitter week...

for this exciting announcement! Impression Obsession stamps arrived today along with some Memory Box dies and Elizabeth Craft Peel Offs as well! Here are some of the new stamps and dies available now! We shall start with Peel Offs:

This die was featured on this blog a few days ago. It is back in stock!

Another Memory Box die

An IO stamp

Cardinal in Tree cling stamp

Whitetail cling stamp

Long time Crafty Capers shopper will remember this bird from the Lantzville days!

A gorgeous rose stamp from IO

New Shorebirds die 

A cute die for those who don't want to admit summer is over and are still wearing your flip flops!

Squirrel! (die set)
Stop by soon for best selection.

Christmas is coming

3 months today until Christmas! Crazy! Now might be a good time get started on your cards if you have not already. I have made a good start now just need to keep the momentum up which gets me every year!
This card done with the newer Memory Box die Clairmont ornaments and the burnished velvet technique. I used the Glitter Ritz colors (microfine) fire red, bronze, champagne, moss green and warm highlight. I also added touches of glitter around my sentiment (Penny Black, stamped with Memento Luxe Peanut Brittle) using my Sakura Quickie Glue pen and glitter strips with my 5mm Be Creative tape. I mounted my ornamnts on a piece of Graphic 45 paper cut out with a Spellbinder die. I used an Elizabeth Craft embossing folder on my background.
Thank you for stopping by. Our Glitter Ritz week is not yet over so be sure to keep stopping by.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Classy and Elegant

(also quick and dirty!). This card is super easy but looks like a million dollars!
I began with a white cardstock panel and cut out the Memory Box Dazzling Snowflake die (it cuts out holes in the shape of a snowflake not an actual snowflake) then I put a big piece of Be Creative tape on the back side of the die cut. I added Gliter Ritz (Microfine) Champagne glitter to the tape through the holes of the white cut out.
I added 5mm strips of Be Creative tape to the top and bottom of the white cardstock on the good side then added champagne glitter to those as well.
I mounted the glittery cardstock to my main cardstock leaving a space at the bottom for my Hero Arts sentiment stamped with Memento Luxe Peanut Brittle ink.
I cut a bunch of these out during my demo so managed to get quite a few Christmas cards started - yeah me! :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Glitter Ritz Day 2!

Happy Tuesday everyone. Hope your week has started off well.
Today I am showing off another card I made during last weekend's Glitter Ritz demo. The ornament has been done in glitter using the burnished velvet technique. I used 2 Memory Box dies Traditional Ornament and the, brand new, Holly Bouquet die. I used the Glitter Ritz colors: moss green, merlot, regal red (ultra fine, the other colors are microfine) and champagne. The pine die is the new Memory Box Forest Pine Branch. The designer paper is from Teresa Collins' Tinsel and Co line. The sentiment is by Penny Black, ribbon by May Arts. Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for another sample.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Glitter Ritz Week!

I did a demo at the store over the weekend and made up a bunch of samples so I will be sharing them over the next 7 days. Here is Glitter Ritz sample day 1.
This card was done with some leaf Peel Offs and Warm Highlight Glitter Ritz. The leaf images were colored with Distress markers then cut out. I used BoBunny pattern paper and a Hero Arts sentiment. I used a strip of 5mm Be Creative tape at the top of the card with some Grasshopper green Glitter Ritz to finish off the card.
Stop by tomorrow for another glitter sample.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Memory Box has some new designs out today!

and wouldn't you know it Crafty Capers has them in stock NOW! Here are some of the brand new designs:
New Andover Ornament die

Forest Pine Branch

Whirligig Circle die

Portia Ornament die (has a matching solid ornament die as well)

Pillar Candle trio die

Snowy Tree die
 I am hoping to get a bit of time today so I can incorporate some of the new dies in my glitter demo tomorrow!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Glitter Demo on Saturday!

Just a reminder that Crafty Capers's free September demo is happening this Saturday 10:00 - 12:30. The topic is glitter! Now who does not like that - especially this time of year?

We will be covering burnished velvet, stencils and glitter, glue pens and glitter and dies. We will probably get off topic, as we often do, and cover more than that!
This card is one of my glitter samples.
Products used: TCW 6x6 star stencil, Glitter Ritz Microfine glitter, IO deer die, Penny Black sentiment and Memory Box garden sprig die. Hope to see you all there!
Just a reminder Saturday is the last day to pick up your Secret envelopes. A minimum $10 purchase gets you one!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Carta Bella & Echo Park

Yeah so excited, new Carta Bella Bundled Up papers, stamps and dies arrived this morning plus some more Echo Park winter dies!
If you like to make cute projects these papers and dies are for you (especially for you Lindsay L!)

Look at that cute penguin! So cute!

Hurry in for best selection!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Raining Cats and Dogs!

Oh and Santa is here too! Here are some of the Graphic 45 paper now in stock. We also have the stickers, chipboard, 8x8 paper pads plus rubber stamps! Beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!

New Lawn Fawn stamps!

Our first Lawn Fawn order arrived yesterday. Here are a few snap shots of the stamps and dies we have in stock now. Lawn Fawn is perfect for quick cards - love them!

 We will be working on loads of samples with these new sets so stay tuned for some inspiration! :)

New, New, New!

Oh my so busy around the store. We received 3 orders yesterday so that really kept us hopping. Thank you to everyone who stopped by from out of town and the local gals as well. It seems the opening of the new Nanaimo Cabela's store has produced unexpected sales results for me. Couples are driving into Nanaimo from out of town and while the husband is in Cabelas the wife stops by Crafty Capers. Seems like a win/win to me!
The 3 orders that arrived were: Memory Box & Spellbinder dies, Lawn Fawn stamps and dies & Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs and Twas the Night Before Christmas papers and embellishments.
Just a quick heads up Crafty Capers is open tomorrow 10 am - 5 pm because we have our guest instructor, Jessie Hurley teaching tomorrow!
Here are just a few pictures of the Memory Box arrivals:
Plush Poinsettia Memory Box die

Memory Box Lydia ornament die

Dazzling Snowflake Memory Box die
This is actually a Dee's Die called braided border. I really want to play with this one!
More photos of new arrivals in the next post!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

My blue rowboat

I've been doing a bit of playing with my Stampscapes quite a bit of late. Here is a card I demoed for someone recently. I used the stamps Lakeside Cove, Oak Branch, Row Boat, and Ripples light stamps. I used Adirondack dye inks (blue shades) and Memento Tuxedo ink.
I always love pulling out my Stampscapes stamps it is too bad I don't have as much time to play as I used to. Crafty Capers has a great selection of Stampscapes stamps in stock right now so be sure to stop by to see them all.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Mr & Mrs!

I am off to a wedding today. I have not been to a wedding in about 10 years so this is a big event especially considering it is "western" themed and I have nothing western in my closet and it caused quite a bit of debate among my friends about what was suitable and what was not (I think a dress and cowboy boots is cute - however I was told in no uncertain terms it was NOT for my age!). I did manage to borrow some cute pink cowboy boots for the occasion so did not have to buy any since I am sure I would never wear them again.
Here is the card I made for the couple. The color is quite off it is not as yellow as it appears in this photo. The pattern paper is from the Authentique Faith collection. If you look closely I stamped the bride and groom's names on my background paper. The other bits and pieces are from my stash. The congratulations stamp is by Hero Arts. Thanks everyone for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


I have had to do some sympathy cards this summer (hate doing these ones) however took the time to play with my seldom used Distress Paints to make a background. I used Tim Holtz watercolor paper for the flower panel and put Mowed Lawn, Scattered straw and Tumbled Glass on my craft sheet then sprayed them with water. I dragged the paper through the watery paint until I was happy with the results. Then I decided I was not happy with the results so I took a Memory Box damask stencil and stenciled some designs on the background! LOL
 I stamped the flower image by Penny Black and colored it with Prisma pencils. The sentiment, from Impression Obsession, was heat embossed on a strip of vellum. I made another Distress Paint background on my main cardstock and used a TCW Art Is stencil for that background. Thanks everyone for stopping by and here is hoping I don't have to make any more sympathy cards for a good long while.