October 17, 2016

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #218

Merry Monday, we have a new challenge for you this morning. I am the hostess this week and the challenge is to Create a Christmas card using plaid.

There are so many great plaid papers and stamps out there right now, I can't wait to see what you all create.

I used lots of layers on my card, and a fabulous double sided paper that had wonderful plaid

Supplies: White cardstock, gold paper,  Designer Paper - Photoplay, sentiment - Woodware, sequins.

Be sure to stop my the Merry Monday blog to see what the design team had created.

Thanks for stopping by,

October 15, 2016

The Challenge #82

I live in a beautiful place, sometimes though when you get all caught up in life you can loose that sense of wonderful of the things that surround you. A couple of weeks ago my sister came for her annual Oct visit. We traversed my island, as well as getting lots of crafty time tp play.

My sister is full of adventure and talked me into staying up in Parkville overnight, Tigh-na-mara Resort holds a special place in my heart so I was able to coerce her into staying there. We did not time it quite right because the tide was in, but we still walked  a couple of beaches and enjoyed a on the go breakfast watching the waves.

So along with this pretty inspiration photo I also have our up island adventures to inspire me for this weeks The Challenge.

I love these soft pretty papers by Pion, my card has lots of layers. The bottom layer is a view of the ocean, hidden behind the panels are tiny little boats on the horizon. I added a panel of light woodgrain, I added two tags, one popped up with foam tape.

I added some clear dew drops on top for shimmer sequins for the tops of the tags, and used some rustic twine with a whale tail charm. I finished with a popped up sentiment.

So.. don't forget the simple things, sometimes they bring you the greatest joy.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Pion, Technique Tuesday - Love Bug Jar, charm, twine, sequins and dew drops.

The Challenge design team samples are amazing, take a look and play along.


October 10, 2016

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #217

Good morning and Merry Monday, we have a new challenge for you this morning. Lori's challenge this week is the Create a Christmas card with a vintage/retro theme.

I found this wonderful paper on my travels last week with my sister. I love how this card turned out. I used stitched die cuts to precision cut this section from a 12 x 12 page, I then created a larger panel from the opposite side of the paper. I added a vintage style sentiment and finished with some moonshine sequins.

I am not sure if this is a little elf or little girl, but with the lantern I love this vintage scene. I popped the layers with foam tape to add some dimension.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Pion, Cornish Heritage Farms - Vintage Christmas, sequins,

Be sure to stop my the Merry Monday blog to see what the design team had created.


October 8, 2016

The Challenge #81

Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all my Canadian visitors, I hope you are getting some quality family and friends time.

Sometimes you just need a paper hug, good morning all and welcome to a new The Challenge. This week we have a colour challenge.

I started with the sentiment that I heat embossed in gold on vellum. This picture does not do it justice. I used a blend of stitched die cuts from MFT and SSS and finishing with some gold sequins.

Supplies: White and turquoise card stock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, vellum, Hot off the Press - Heartfelt greetings, Simon Says Stamps and My Favorite Things die cuts, sequins.

The Challenge blog has some wonderful inspiration created by the design team, so be sure to stop by and take a look. We hope you can play along.

Thanks for visiting,

October 7, 2016

Freshly Made Sketch #257

I'm back :), I am using some fun bright scraps for my card as I play along with Freshly Made Sketches.
What a great sketch, it worked perfectly with all these scraps, I layered with yellow card stock bases for the panels. I die cut the flowers and added foam tape to create dimension. I popped up the sentiment as well and finished with a gem.

Supplies: White, yellow, blue and pink card stock, Designer Paper - Simple Stories, Clearly Besotted - Mini Message, gem


Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

Goodness this week just melted away. My sister and I have had some fun adventures, had lots of crafty time, watched movies and consumed way too much junk food. I will be sad when I drop her off tomorrow.

We had one heck of a wind storm last night, there is power out all over the island. It is still quite blustery out right now but I hope it moves on before we have to get the ferry tomorrow.

Anyhooo, I played along with Seize the Birthday, which is an anything goes. As we were digging through all my supplies I came across this fun paper.

I used simple layers with foam tape in between, I also ran a piece of vellum through the crimper to give it some texture. I gave the sentiment a ombre look and then heat embossed it with some clear embossing powder.

I finished with some white twine and a double bow.

Supplies: White and blue cardstock, Designer Paper - Gasic Grey, vellum, Hot off the Press - Birthday Cheer, twine.

Thanks for stopping by,

October 5, 2016

Wild Card - Day 1

I though it would be fun to check our Online Card Classes. The class I am taking currently is Wild Card.

For day one it was about shapes, openings and 3D. I may have taken the easy way and created and front closing gate card.

I have my scrap bin out so that I can clean it up a bit, it is way too full. I found this fun bright paper that just called to me. I have been loving the prints that Kaiser Craft has been putting out lately.

I stamped my sentiment with Onyx Black, using my Misti to get nice solid colour. I then layered the sentiment panel that is popped up with foam tape. I could not resist this adorable happy little sunshine, I colours it with my Zig markers then covered it in Glossy Accents. I finished the card with some sequins.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Kaiser Craft, Simon Says Stamps - Uplifting Thoughts, sequins.

Tell me what you think :),

October 3, 2016

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #216

I hope that you enjoyed your weekend, we have a new Merry Monday Christmas Card challenge for you this morning. Linda is asking us to create a Christmas Card with an Elf on it.

I found this little dude in my stash and decided to see if I could colour him up. I found some fun papers for the background and added a thin green border, I added a strip along the middle as well. The elf is fussy cut and popped up with foam tape. I added some sparkle to his hat and shoes and a little bit of silver to his belt buckle. I finished with a  sentiment on a black flag.

Supplies: White and green cardstock, Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye, The Alley Way Stamps - Toyland, Kaiser Craft - Christmas.

Join in the fun, head over to the Merry Monday blog and play along.


October 1, 2016

The Challenge #80

Good Morning, happy Saturday and welcome to a new The Challenge over on Lesley's blog. This week is a sketch challenge. Let's see what you can create.
I love fall, it is one of my most favorite seasons. This paper pack have so many wonderful Autumn colours and patterns. I used my distress inks to do a little ink blending for my squirrel and popped it up with foam tape. I added some twine in behind. I heat embossed the sentiment then added some fussy cut leaves. I finished with some white enamel dots.

If you have not already done so, stop by The Challenge and see what fabulous inspiration the Design Team has created.

Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, Sweet Stamp Shop - Squirrel, Just Rite - Shabby Chic Autumn Leaves, twine and dots.

Thanks for visiting,

September 26, 2016

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #215

Merry Monday one and all, we have a new Merry Monday Christmas card challenge this morning.
This week Kristie challenges us to use dark & light pink with gray or silver on our Christmas card.
I have been playing around with Distress inks the past little while and being as I sometimes struggle with colour challenges so I though I would try some ink blending for this challenge.

I heat embossed a music background in platinum. I die cut these stitched snowflakes but left them pieced into the paper and added colour to them using 4 different shades of pink. I created the matching platinum dots by melting embossing power and dropping it onto my craft mat. I heat embossed the sentiment onto black cardstock and popped up. I finished with a thin edge of pink around the center panel.

Supplies: White and Back Card Stock, Stampendous - Music Score, Verve - Christmas in the Air, Lawn Fawn - Stitched Snowflake.
Head over to the Merry Monday blog to take a look at the Challenge and play along.
Thanks for stopping by,