28 March 2021

Something Sweet - alcohol marker, box die


Yummy, yummy for my tummy! Something sweet in a candy box with an adorable troll featuring a stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps, a box die from Tonic Studios, opulent cardstock from Sizzix, and Copic colouring.

25 March 2021

Nature's Kin - mica pigment powders, alcohol marker, 3D embossing, die cutting, easel

My easel card features stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Copic colouring, drops from Nuvo, mica-pigment powders from Nuvo and Cosmic Shimmer, dies from Spellbinders, and embossing folder from Sizzix, and cardstock from Sizzix, DCWV, and Stampin' Up. Whew.

19 March 2021

Cup of Tea - watercolour marker


You're just my cup of tea! my card features a long retired stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie coloured with Zig markers and coupled with a sentiment from another Kraftin' Kimmie set and a die from Scrapbooking Booking Made Simple on Mystical Opulent cardstock from Sizzix.

Inside, I used another Kraftin' Kimmie set for the sentiment, stamped with glue and glitter!

10 March 2021

Sunshine Smile - stencilling with glitter and gilding flake, alcohol marker, embossing


Glittery, gilded sunbeams illuminate my thoughts of you. My card features a stencilled background using loose glitter and gilding flake, Copic marker colouring on the image, and an embossed die-cut sentiment. The stamp set, stencils, inks, and enamel dots are from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, the die and sequins from Simon Says Stamp, the glitter and gilding flake from Nuvo - Tonic Studios, and the embossing powder on the die-cut from Emerald Creek. 

06 March 2021

Sup-sup-supper time: My one pot take on a Beef Plov using an Instant Pot - Rijacki's Plov


During the pandemic lockdown I have had more time to experiment with the Instant Pot we got a couple years ago as a gift from my sweetie's dad. I was fishing about on Google for recipes using chicken in the Instant Pot and stumbled on Beef Plov after a few meanderings. I tweaked it a bit over time and now it's my favourite thing with beef and rice and vegetables. 

My beef plov inspired one pot dish, Rijacki's Plov, ends up being a bit like a beef stew but with rice instead of the broth. The recipe is inexact because I make it with "hmm.. a bit of this, a bit of that, more of that this time, less of this" with lots of options. It's a hearty meal for a chilly day. 

04 March 2021

Coffee on the Green - colour pencil, stencilling


For a bit of March green, I decided to make warm coffee card using a lovely stamp set and stencil from Sweet Sentiment, Drink Coffee and Woodland Mandala. I coloured the image using Prismacolour pencils and used Bundled Sage Distress ink for the stencil. 

Inside, I used one of the cheeky sentiments for a laugh along with some soft stencilling at the bottom, a bit softer than intended 'cause the stencil decided not to stay put. The soft stencilling adds a light detail that doesn't detract from an added handwritten sentiment.