Tim Holtz/Ranger

Featuring Tim Holtz/Ranger products

Botanical Branch

Hi there!

I’m trying to add to my birthday card pile as it always seems to run low!

I created a lot of distress oxide backgrounds a while ago and today I decided to used one of them with the fabulous Pinkfresh Studios Botanical Branch die. I liked the negative so much that I created a second card with silver pearl cardstock.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.

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Frangia Bouquet

Good morning friends!

Today I’m playing along with the March Memory Box challenge where the theme is ‘flower power’.

I pulled out one of my older dies – the Frangia Bouquet from 2013 which I coloured using blended distress inks.

I stencilled some glitter paste on my base card and adhered the die cut once the glitter was dry. The embossed sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

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Stencilled birthday roses

Hello everyone!

I’m back with another challenge entry – this time for the current sketch challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches.

In addition to my dies, I have also been neglecting my stencils due to my wood stamp challenge so as soon as I saw the sketch, I knew it would be perfect for stencilling! I used a Time Holtz stencil plus regular distress inks with a detail blending tool.

The die cut sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.

I’m also entering this into the current Just Us Girls challenge where the theme is ‘birthday’.

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Amazing Mother

Hello everyone!

I am back with my second Crafts-U-Love DT card for February using the two Julie Hickey stamp sets that I received: Family Sentiments* and Floral Fusion*.

Today’s card took a long time to create mainly because I got inky and then had to do a ton of fussy cutting!

I decided that I wanted to create a flowery wreath for a Mother’s Day card. Well actually it can be an ‘Any Day’ mother’s card really! I started off by stamping the sentiment in the centre of my card base and then added a few stamped swirls from the Floral Fusion set.

Then I turned my attention to creating a base panel to use for the flower images.

First, I applied three shades of purple distress oxide ink repeatedly, drying each layer with my heat tool.

As I wanted a bit of shimmer, part way through the process, I added some Cosmic Shimmer ‘Silver Dream’ powder. Ordinarily, I would stop altering the background once I had added a metallic/shimmery powder, but I wanted a little more intensity from the purples so I continued to add more ink!





Eventually I stopped and stamped the smaller outline flower a number of times before fussy cutting them out and arranging them in a circle around the sentiment.


For the leaves, I stamped the larger solid flower image using two shades of regular distress ink and then cut completely around all the petals and slotted them between the flowers.


To finish off the card I added some Nuvo Glitter drops to the centres of each flower.

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Products marked with a ‘*’ were sent to me by Crafts-U-Love for this DT assignment.


Butterfly Bear


Today I’m playing along with the February Penny Black & More challenge where the theme is ‘anything goes’ with the option of tags.

For my take, I pulled out another of my adorable bear stamps – ‘Butterfly Bear’ by Penny Black. After stamping and colouring the image, I cut it out using a Penny Black tag die and added a Clearly Besotted sentiment.

I wanted to add a little something to the background and was delighted to stumble across my old ‘Butterfly Edge’ stamp, also by Penny Black. Originally I was going to stamp this using some pink or purple ink but I kept it simple in the end and used Pumice Stone distress oxide. I’m glad I did, I really like the subtle image it created!

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Orange Flower

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Today I’m playing along with the latest sketch challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches.

I decided to move away from hearts and instead used a beautiful wood-mounted flower stamp from Magenta as my focal point, which I coloured for my Day 16 Colouring for the Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge. I played around with different ideas (leaves, smaller flowers) for the other two images until I came across my fun Hero Arts Quattros set – I liked the contrast between the images and decided on a stamp from that set instead!

I added some controlled ink smooshing and a sentiment from a Karen Burniston die to finish off my card.

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