Friday, October 31, 2014

Make Dozens of Holiday Cards Quick!


So, every year I'm asked whether or not I can make some cute little Christmas cards for my mom to mail out to relatives!!  Every year, I come up with a card that she is happy with that isn't the type of card that is either going to financially break the bank, or take the entire year to make!!! lol

This year I was blessed with designing for the generous and wonderfully easy to work with Jody Stacy!  The owner of Treasured Times Rubber Stamps store who has recently begun working with one of my favorite stamp artists Mi Ran Jung!!  There are some exclusive designs that Jody has made available in rubber from Mi Ran and I've colored up my favorite so far and designed a CAS Holiday card for mum with it!  

I've created a video showing how to design this quick card with loads of tips I've learned along my crafty journey that I hope inspires you to get out some of those tools you forget you have, use up some of that paper that is too large to toss but too small to create an entire project with, and to save money by altering some of your embellishments with the mediums you already have!   Have fun and enjoy your Holiday card making!

My You Tube channel address is below in case the video doesn't upload!!  Stop by any time to check out some terrific tips and tricks on cutting dies, recycling some of your cut papers on some super quick Holiday makes!!  

Reindeer Friends rubber stamp image from Treasured Times Rubber Stamps

For more information on the project ingredients, stop by my blog any time, I'd love a visit!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Treasured Times Stamps "Trixie the Witch"

Hi there,

Here is a card I've made for Halloween using a Treasured Times Stamp "Trixie the Witch".
Now Trixie is a gal that likes lots of colour especially in her hair..

She also loves Hats, here she is with her little 'batty' friends already for Halloween!

Do come over and join us at Treasured Times Stamps!

Materials used,

American Card stock
Bats, Witches Hats, Cobwebs from my Silhouette Cameo 
Copic markers
Star Dust Ranger Stickles
Lace & gems from my stash.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Present for you!

Welcome to the Treasured Times Inspiration Blog!  

Keeley here and today I am here to share another creation with you all. I have used the beautiful image from Mi Ran Jung collection called  Celebrating Your Day.  

I have used Lace, Ribbon, Pearls and I have distressed the edge with a Making Mermories edger tool, the papers are from Graphic 45 Botanical Tea collection.

I have coloured her in with Derwent Inktense Pencils, here is a Colour Palette for your Pinterest Board or just for your information. 

Thank you for stopping by today I do hope you have enjoyed my card, and remember do visit our Facebook Page for more Inspiration!

You can find more of my cards by visiting my blog HERE.



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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Valou - "Merry Christmas" with "Art by Miran"

Hello everybody!

This morning, I come to share my first creation "Inspiration" for "Treaserd Times Rubberstamps"!

It's a Christams' card with a fabulous "Art by Miran's stamp"!

For this card, I used some paper coming from the store " Action ", from some paper " turquoise blue Bazzil Cardstock " and a fall of paper " Inkido ", "Hearts" ( white polka-dot red). The edges of the printed paper are worn out with "Old Distresser".

On the top of the card, I added a die-cut " Snowflakes " realized with a dies " Joy! Craft ".

I used a rubberstamp "Treasered Times Rubberstamps", " Art by Miran ".

I colorized it in the following way:

- Ink " Distress Vintage Photo " and "Distress Tattered Rose" for the skin.
- Ink "Distress Antique Linen" and "Distress Brushed Corduroy" for hair.
- Ink "Distress Festive Berries".
- Ink "Distress Salty Ocena".
- Ink "Distress Shaded Lilac".
- Ink "Distress Pumice Stone".
- Ink "Distress Walnut Stain".
- Ink "Distress Tea Dye".

- Glitter Stickels Diamond.

Under the image, I stuck of the white lace and some ribbon " red Organza ". I realized a knot with a piece of the same ribbon which I decorated with a white "Petaloo's flower".

For the rest of the decoration, I added the following flowers:

- White Rose (30 mm) ( WOC).
- Daisies red ( WOC).
- White Rose (20 mm) ( WOC).
- White Rose (15 mm) ( WOC).
- Red flower.
- Rosebuds ( WOC)
- Red berries.

I thank you for your passage and wish you an excellent day!


Monday, October 27, 2014

Christmas Release Blog Hop Party Scheduled!

Hi everyone! We've been getting ready for our Christmas Blog Hop Party. It's scheduled for November 1st at 10:00 am PDT right here on the blog. We will be releasing 12 new stamps, and we'll be announcing two new stamp illustrators! 
The design team has been very busy creating projects with all the new releases.You don't want to miss this, it's going to be so much fun! 
See you there!
Thursday, October 23, 2014

DT Deni - Lilly Mae Birdkeeper Inspirational Post

Hi Everyone DT Deni here :-)

I have used the lovely Lilly Mae Birdkeeper from Jody Stacy for my Inspirational Post for today. She is available in Red Rubber and also as a clear stamp from the Treasured Times Store.

It is such a beautiful stamp and I was actually a little over whelmed with making this card as I wasn't sure how best to go about it, I ended up colouring the stamp before I even had an idea of how my card was going to look. I decided to go with the soft tones on this one as that's the feeling I got from the image.

We have an Anything Goes Challenge over on our Challenge Blog, we would love for you to come and join in :-)

The image was coloured using Copic Markers purchased from Craft a Lot and Craft Online, both stores are available in Australia.


Copic Markers Used

Dress R81, R83
Bird Cage E23, E25, E27, R81, R83
Bird E11, E13, E15
Hair E37, E39
Skin E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Apron E30, E31, E33, E35
Bonnet R81, R83, E40, E41, E42,E31, E33

Products Used on This Card

Kaisercraft Cardstock
Twiddleybitz Card Base
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Sponge Dauber
La La Land Crafts - Heart Fence Die
La La Land Crafts - Heart Doily
Magnolia Doohickeys - Castle
Butterfly - Australian Simply Cards Magazine Freebie
Pattern Paper is leftovers from my stash
X-Press it Blending Card
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
X-Press it Double Sided Tape
Cutterpillar Pro Trimmer

Thanks for Stopping by,

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A few creations using Tracey Lynn Miller stamps

Hi!! Melissa here with some inspiration using stamps from Tracey Lynn Miller. Creating with these images brightened a cold rainy day!

Emma Sitting Pretty Clear Stamp 

Emma The Skipper Clear Stamp

For more Treasured Times creations or to become a follower I would love to have you follow my blog.  Hope you found a little creative inspiration today!!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Little Girl Big Hat Designed by Jehanne Silva-Freimane.

Hello friends,

This is Melanie Smith from the Treasured Times Inspirational Design Team coming you today. My newest project is using the stamp "Little Girl Big Hat" Clear Stamp. It measures 3.75 inches Tall x 2.25 inches Wide, and is designed by Jehanne Silva-Freimane. You can find her on sale in the Treasured Times Store.

This stamp was such fun to color and design around. I used a small palette of colors from my Copic collection and some adorable designer papers. I added some buttons from my stash along with some beautiful Wild Orchid Craft's paper flowers to complete the card.

For more information on this card or to follow all of my work, I would love for you to stop by my personal blog by clicking HERE. Happy Crafting everyone!

~Melanie Smith~
Sunday, October 19, 2014


Hi everyone!  Audrey from the Inspiration Team here with you today to share my newest creation using one of the amazing stamps available at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps.   Today I decided to go in a different direction while using one of the many awesome Halloween stamps from Treasured Times Rubber Stamps.  I have chosen Blowing Kisses Witch by artist Erica Nicomedi.  The "twist" I decided to go with today is coloring a Halloween related image in non-Halloween colors, so instead I chose fall colors to showcase this delightful image.

I adore this image and it was so much fun to color.  Image is colored with Copics after being stamped on Cryogen White paper using Memento black ink to stamp image.  

I used the following colors to highlight this beautiful image.  I sure hope you like how the coloring turned out!

Hair E31, E35, E57, E79

Skin E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R21

Dress and part of socks YR27, YR24, YR21

Apple R59, R46, R27, YG97, YG95, YG93

Hat, cape, trim on dress and part of socks E59, E19, E08

I chose very fall themed papers from DCWV DP and CS from Bazzill.  Image cut with Lifestyle Crafts die, sentimet from Taylored Expressions is cut with Sizzix die.  Sticker from Jolee's Boutique.

 I sure do hope you like it!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Booh Witch

Hiya all, it is Tracy here 
Halloween is nearly here and I just had to share this card I made using the fab Booh Witch By Erica Nicomedi

I have coloured her using Spectrum Noir Pens...For her skin I have used 

I was going to go for green hair, but decided to go for orange instead. 
Hair- OR1,OR2,OR3
Hat & Cloak - IG10,IG8,IG5,IG4 

And here is the finished card, the rest of the image was coloured using the following colours- 
Purples- LV3,LV2,LV1
Oranges- OR1,OR2,OR3
Background - BG5 & Blender 
The papers were actually some free ones i received with a magazine ! 
I have added some tulle and then stuck some gems and sequins to it to add a little bit of sparkle. 

I hope you all have a great Halloween, stay safe and have fun :) 
Don't forget to share any of your creations with us over on the Facebook Group, we are a friendly bunch and love seeing what you have made. 

Happy Crafting 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Elisabeth Bell Release Party Winners!

Hello everyone! I'd like to thank everyone for participating in our Elisabeth Bell Release party over on Facebook last weekend! It was wonderful getting to know each and every one of you! We had a good time, and we hope that you had alot of fun too!!! Today I'd like to announce the winners that participated in the release party. Congratulations to the following people.

Sandra Tate
Christine Sawvell
Jean Bullock
Theresa Burnham
Kate Edwards
Tania Smith
Lala Craft
Karen Pimblett
Renee Butchart
Kitty FitKitty
Teresa Godines
Iva Youngs
and Miki Greg.

And now to announce the winner of the Elisabeth Bell stamps! 
Congratulations Sharla!!!! 
You've won the entire set of new stamps designed by Elisabeth Bell!

Winners, please email me your mailing address to  Please put winner in the subject line.

Thank you all for participating in our party, we really appreciate it so much! 
I hope that you come back and join us for our next one!

Little Girl Big Hat~KJ

Hello friends!!!!  It's my turn to share with you a sweet little card that I created for today!  I used the SUPER Cute image called Little Girl Big Hat by Jehanne Silva Freimane

I chose to paper piece her hat and dress and the rest of the image was colored with Copics!  The DP I used is from Authentique called Classique:Pretty Collection.

Hope you enjoy this! :)


Saturday, October 11, 2014

DT Deni - Such a Delight

Hi Everyone,

DT Deni here :-)

Today I have an inspirational card for you. I have used a gorgeous image from Christy Hartman called Whimsical Flower.

This is such a beautiful image, I could see my colouring of it before I even started. I was in my head thinking rainbow design, but went with a more suttle colouring theme instead to match some papers I found in my stash, not sure of the name as they were loose on my shelf. The Cardstock is from Kaisercraft.

I have also inked around the edge of the image using Memento Dew Drop - Angel Pink using a Sponge Dauber.

I coloured the image up using Copic Markers purchased from Craft-a-Lot and Craft Online.

I have cut the scallop border edge from My Favorite Things Blueprints 14, I have cut two in the pink and one in the pattern paper and layered them to frame the border die a bit better.

I used Lawn Fawn Get Well Soon stamps for the sentiment, I stamped it using Versafine Onyx Black on X-Press it Blending Cardstock.

I have added some Polly Twine from Whimsy Farm Twine, this is such a lovely quality of twine and I have a few colours now :-).

I added 3 brads on the top left corner to finish my card off.. these are from my stash unsure of the brand.


Copic Markers Used

Flower Y11, Y13, Y15
            V01, V04, V06, V09
             0 Blender
Ladybug R14, R27, R56
               100, Uniball - Signo White Gel Pen

Products Used on this Card

Kaisercraft Cardstock
Whimsy Farm Twine - Polly
My Favorite Things - Blueprints 14
Versafine Onyx Black
Memento Dew Drop - Angel Pink
Sponge Dauber
Brads - Stash
Twiddleybitz Card Base
X-Press it Blending Cardstock
X-Press it Double Sided Tape
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive
Uniball - Signo White Gel Pen

Thanks for Stopping by,

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You can also find this card on my personal blog here and for sale on my Facebook Page here.
Friday, October 10, 2014

Mystery Release Party!!!

Guess Who's at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps?

Hi everyone and welcome to the Elisabeth Bell Mystery Release Party!

Thank you all for joining us today, we hope you have fun, and we really appreciate you being here!

If you've arrived here first, please go to our Facebook party located here.  We are going to be giving away some prizes on Facebook today, so you'll want to go there first.
Once your at the party on Facebook our design team gals will be posting their projects, asking you a question and posting a link to their blog.  Follow that link, comment there and any time after 4:30 EST on the 10th but before the end of the party on the 13th, run over to the Treasured Times blog to place your last comment for your chance to win the
entire set of new Elisabeth Bell release stamps!

Plus you might find that some of our design team members are also giving away some prizes on their blogs. 

Now onto the release. 

We are delighted to have Elisabeth Bell working with us here at Treasured Times!  Not only is she a talented stamp illustrator, but Elisabeth is one of the nicest, sincere, caring people ever! She's a very popular illustrator and we feel very blessed and honored that she is working with us. She has designed some very cute stamps that I'm sure you're going to love!

Here is what you will receive!!!  Get yours while supplies last!!!

Sweet Country Harvest. Colored by design team member Melanie Smith.

Sweet Country Christmas colored by Design Team member Kelli Arkell Hull.

Sweet Flower Buggy colored by DT Member Tammy Louise Cunliffe.

All of these new releases are available in deep etched red rubber mounted to cling cushion and trimmed just like you see here. All of these are available on our website Treasured Times.  

So lets show you the fabulous projects our design team has made with these fabulous images!!!

Our first project is by Keeley Ainsworth.   She used Sweet Country Christmas.

This one was made by Kelli Arkell Hull using Sweet Country Christmas.

This one was made by Melissa Czapor. She used Sweet Flower Buggy.

Tammy Louise Cunliffe created this one using Sweet Country Harvest.

This one was made by Audrey Hippieaud Ernst using Sweet Country Harvest.

Denielle Sargeant's card using Sweet Country Christmas.

Valou Allard's card using Sweet Country Christmas.

And Melanie Smiths card.

Thank you all for joining the party on Facebook and here in blog land! Please don't forget to leave a comment and follow the Treasured Times blog for your chance to 

 plus some other cool prizes I'll be adding to the package!!!
Good luck everyone!