From My Hut to yours….

Hey lovelies…phew it is a HOT one here today !!! The furbabies are all laid out in front of the fans, and I am tempted to join them….I really do not do well with the heat and it is a running joke that I should live in the North Pole because I love the cold weather, I know I am weird.
Anyway onto today’s card.
I have used a stamp set today that the second I saw it I just had to buy it. It is by My Favorite Things and is called Tiki Party and I thought it looked like such a fun stamp set. 
It has so many fun little elements. It also has a co-ordinating die set, which I don’t have yet but I do plan to get. 
I knew I wanted to create a totem pole kinda theme with the two wooden mask/men and I used a tutorial over on the Spectrum Noir blog for colouring wood, The tutorial can be found here.   
I wanted some dimension and to create a little scene type card so I die cut some green cardstock using large stitched rectangle die (all supplies are listed and linked below) and then die cut a large oval aperture in the centre. 
I then took some Hero Arts Lime Green Shadow ink and stamped the large leaf all over the green card to give a tone on tone look. I used the Hang Loose Sentiment on the front of the card and heat embossed it using some fine detail white embossing powder.
For the background of the card I took some sky blue cardstock and adhered that to a A2 cardbase. 
I added some cloud diecuts which I cut from Vellum and Neenah Solar White. 
The Grass was also diecut and I lifted the “blades” slightly for more dimension. 
I then adhered the green panel using some foam adhesive. 
For the Totem I cut the body area off the the top “totem” and then  coloured him using my Spectrum Noir Markers. I left the lower “totem” whole and coloured him in the same way. I then adhered them both using some foam tape. 
For the inside of the card I used a circle Mask and stamped the same leaf pattern but this time I second, sometimes third generation stamped them to give them a slightly lighter look.I then took the hut and one of the palm trees and stamped them in the lower corner with Simon Says Stamp Cobblestone Inkpad and coloured them using my Spectrum Noir Markers. 
I was going to leave the center area blank for a hand written message, but to be honest I just couldn’t resist this sentiment so to finish the card off I stamped that using Simon Says Stamp Fern Green Ink pad. 
I had SO much fun with this stamp set, so it is definitely one I’d recommend if you don’t already have it. 
I hope you are all having a great weekend. 
Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting 
I am going to be entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Make a Scene

Supplies used

Penguins in Paradise Shaker

Hey lovelies, I hope you all had a nice weekend with plenty of crafting. 
I got a few crafting projects done and also some family time, so all in all it was a good weekend. 
I have a fun card to share today, I have also created a video tutorial for this card over on the Spectrum Noir Blog it shows a simple way to colour black and white objects using your Ice Grey Spectrum Noir Markers, so head on over to the blog to check that out if you get chance. 
I honestly cannot help smiling whenever I see this little dude and although the set comes with lots of sentiments I thought this one best suit this cool penguin…lets be honest he is pretty dam cool…that face !!
I wasn’t going to make a shaker card, but you guys all know me and sequins by now I just have to try and add them somewhere so a shaker seemed perfect for that. 
The sequins were in the Simon Says Stamp May card kit along with the paper & card used, but I also added some extra sequins I had from Pretty Pink Posh and some really old ones in my stash. 
I added some Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle to his rubber ring and then added some glossy accents on top, as well as his beak and feet just to finish him off.
I do have the matching die set, but decided to fussy cut him as I didn’t want the white around the edge.
When I do another card with this guy I might do some paper piecing on his rubber ring, or maybe add some stripes. I also want to do another shaker with one of the other penguins in this set but with one of the Pretty Pink Posh Storybook dies…if you haven’t checked them out then do, although be warned you will probably be like me and want them all !!!
Thing I love most about this card was other than the the colouring nothing else was really planned and I honestly had SO much fun creating it. 
I do hope it makes you smile as much as it had me. 
I hope you all have a great day, thank you for stopping by. 
Happy Crafting 
Supplies list