Friday, March 31, 2017

Crazy 4 Challenges Design Debut!

If you are coming to my corner of the blogging world for the first time! - hello !

My name is Amber and I am very excited to be joining the Crazy 4 Challenges Design Team!

Today I am sharing the design I created for the theme this week - "Rainbows".

Now, I thought long and hard about what I was going to create - but I decided to go with something clean and simple watercoloring! Check it out!

Here's the details:
Stamp: (SU) Work of Art
Die:(SU) Butterfly thinlets
Ink: (SU) Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Cucumber Crush, Island Indigo
Paper: (SU) Kraft, Vellum (Canson) Watercolor paper
Adhesive pearls, Linen thread

I used my Aqua painter to create all that gorgeous color - it's subtle and soft but I love how it turned out!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and leave some love in the comments below so I know you dropped by! See you next week!

Love, Peace n Ink 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thank You Kindly!

It is FINALLY Sunday Funday! 
I have been having some very busy days at the office lately - and my mojo was taking a hit - all work and no play makes me SAD!

I always look forward to the Can You Case It challenge - every week we play with some fabulous colours or sketches - and this week our sketch definately inspired me!

I love this sketch so much!
I may even get inky and design another card this week just for fun, using this sketch!

Here are all the fun details!

Stamp/die: (Memory Box) Watching the World Bloom
Ink: (SU) Black Archival, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizazz 
Paper: (SU) Whisper White, Vellum (Crate Paper) Open Book
Linen Thread
The other Design Team members have created some AMAZING projects this week  using our sketch - so be sure to head over to Can You Case It Facebook challenge and check them out and add your creative flair! 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Love, Peace n' Ink

Monday, March 20, 2017

AHSC # 204

Is it Monday already?
It is time to show you what I created with the sketch challenge over at Atlantic Hearts!

I had so much fun playing with my Zigs and watercoloring!

This stamp is very special to me - it is one of my favourite images of all time, from Unity Stamp Company, and my very awesome and awesomely talented friend Crystal sent it to me to brighten my day! I absolutely love it!


Stamps: (Unity) Image-Kit of The Month Jan 2017, Sentiment-Beginnings & Growth
Ink: Black Archival
Paper: (CTMH) Seafoam CS, Kraft CS
(CTMH) Oh, Deer! Patterned paper
Watercolor paper

And - from the crafting vault... I present ...Brads! (remember those?? haha)

Looking for more inspiration?
Be sure to check out our other Design Team projects!

Thanks for visiting me!
Love, Peace n Ink

Sunday, March 19, 2017

I'm Here For You-CYCI #150

Hello friends!

This week has been very busy, to say the least - and I feel like I have been just counting the days till the weekend! But now that it has arrived I am actually even busier, as today I am helping to organize a Trade Show at a hall down the street - I really wish I had a 3-day weekend!

Our Can You Case It challenge this week is a wonderful and unique color combo - courtesy of Kevin! 

I honestly struggled with visualizing these colors together and dreaming up a design - but I came up with something I was happy with - and here are all the ingredients ;)

Stamps: (SU) Weather Together, Awesomely Artistic
Ink: (SU) Dapper Denim, Sahara Sand, (TH Distress) Shabby Shutters, Versamark
Paper:(SU) Dapper Denim CS, Vellum, Watercolor paper, (Spellbinder) Copper Sheet
Tools: Woodgrain embossing folder, Copper embossing powder, Aqua painters

I LOVE my Aqua painters - because they allow such control when adding color just where you need it - and painting those delicate flowers was a lot of fun with it!

Now it is your turn to get inky and join us! Head over to our challenge page!

Thanks for stopping by - and, be sure to leave me some love to let me know you dropped in! 

Love, Peace n' Ink 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays-A Fresh Start

Hello, everyone!

I am SO in love with colouring right now! I am very far behind on the whole *newest thing* that is trending -BUT ...  anytime I get some "play-time" I just want to pull out all of my goodies that get ignored - and my Zigs are one of them! I used them for this design I created for the CAS-ual Fridays "Over The Edge" challenge today!


Stamp: Image & sentiment (Unity) Hello New Life 
Ink: Black Archival
Paper: (Simon Says Stamp) White
Zig Real Brush Markers: Haze Blue, Green Shadow, English Lavender, Lilac, Yellow Green, Mid Green, Light Green
Tools: (MFT) Wonky Stitched Rectangles, (SU) Stitched Circles
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ebony Black

I just wanted to spotlight all that fun spring color! I hope you like it!
 CAS-ual Fridays

Be sure to leave some love to let me know you popped in!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Love, Peace n' Ink 

Sunday, March 12, 2017


Happy Sunday! 

I am back today with a card creation for the Can You Case It challenge! 
This week we have a sketch for you!

I created the colourful panel using my Ken Oliver Colorbursts on watercolour paper - I LOVE those shades of green!
Want the rest of the details?

Stamp/Die set: (Simon Says Stamp) Explore Nature 
Ink: Black Archival, Versamark
Paper: Hero Arts Vellum, (SU) Early Espresso cardstock
White embossing powder, clear embossing powder,  candy dots

Use our sketch for inspiration, and join our challenge! You have all week to play along ! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Love, Peace n' Ink 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Brighter Days!

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

I guess I spoke too soon the other day about having mild weather here - we have just dug out of a blizzard that saw 90 km/hr winds and now windchills of -30C. Haha - Mother Nature, you always keep us on our toes!

A snow day gave me time to create!

I decided to break out some awesome Stampin Up supplies since I haven't played with them for awhile!
Here's the details:
Tools: Rose Garden Thinlets, Stitched Circle dies
Stamp: Beautiful You
Ink: Elegant Eggplant 
Paper: Vellum, Smoky Slate, Hello Honey, Whisper White
Embellishments: Linen Thread, Droplets (Pretty Pink Posh) 

I put two awesome challenges together to create this design!

 CAS Colours and Sketches

 Paper Players Challenge #334

Peace, Love n' Ink 
Amber xo 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Seize The Birthday/Atlantic Hearts Sketch

Clean and simple was my plan for this week! 

I am using the sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

I am also playing along with Seize the Birthday this week!

The sketches over at Atlantic Hearts  centre around multiple layers, and I wanted to go for an "almost 1 layer" look! I dug out a Tim Holtz stencil and the NEW Distress Oxide inks in Worn Lipstick - I am going to have ALOT of fun with those now that I got my hands on some!
My sentiment is from Verve's Beautiful Things collection and the pretty little flower is an old SU favorite called Flower Shop. I fussy-cut it after colouring with the oxides and blender pen, and added a bit of Zigs for highlights. I used a bit of fun washi tape for one of those "layers".  Easy-peasey!

I hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Love, Peace n' Ink 
Amber xo  

Sunday, March 5, 2017

CYCI #148

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!
Over here, March came in like a lamb.... and I am really hoping Mother Nature is kind to spring slowly shows up here (we have been known to have 2nd winter here on the Prairies) 
While the weather makes up it's mind, it gives me plenty of time to play in my studio before gardening season starts! 

This week, Can You Case It has another really great color challenge for you  to play along with!
Check out my project!

I finally inked up a stamp set from Altenew called Bamboo Rose  and used my Tim Holtz distress inks and my Aqua Painter to watercolor a bit - I LOVE those flowers! 
I embossed the card base with Stampin Up!'s Petal Burst embossing folder and added some droplets from Pretty Pink Posh to finish off this card! I think it should brighten someone's day!

If you would like to play along with us, be sure to check out our FB group here!

You have plenty of time to make pretty things and add them to our challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!
Love, Peace n' Ink 
Amber xo 

Savvy 7 March Blog Hop-LUCKY!

Do you feel lucky? you?

This month, the Savvy 7 Blog Hop is showcasing projects that centre around the theme "Luck"! 
After all.... St Patrick's Day will be here soon and for many, we celebrate whether we have "the luck of the Irish" or not! You happened to hop over here from Wynne's blog - welcome!

Here's my crafty creation for you!

Now.... I have ALOT of stampin supplies. I mean - ALOT. But lo and behold would you believe I didn't have a single St Patrick'sDay-related stamp?!? How could this be?? 

So, I took to the internet and found this wonderful digi stamp and sentiment from Power Poppy!
I had never heard of this company until my stamping EMERGENCY (haha) and they have beautiful clear polymer stamps as well!
For this project I used the Digital set called Wish You Luck - it is PERFECT for a wedding around this time of year - don't you think?? Seriously - go check out their stuff and make pretty things! 

Thanks for stopping in!  Don't forget to leave some love below to let me know you were here along the hop.... and go check out what our other gals have created for you this month!

Love, Peace n Ink
Amber xo