January 30, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #233

Welcome to a new Merry Monday Christmas card Challenge, Debbie is our hostess this week her challenge is to Make a Christmas card with FIVE of something on it.

I chose snowflakes for my five something and I used a little emboss resist. I heat embossed the snowflakes on some watercolor paper then added background colour with Distress Inks. I used my Gansai Tambi Starry Colors set to add flicks of white gold all over the background.

I  did the same with the round circle but added a sentiment in black and popped it up with foam tape. I then heat embossed another sentiment in white on a scrape of blue. I finished with some gems.

Supplies: White and blue card stock, Simon Says Stamps - Circle Saying Holiday, punch, gems.

Be sure to take a peak at all the fabulous inspiration on the Merry Monday Challenge blog.

Thanks for vistingNina

January 24, 2017

Muse Challenge #200

Good Evening, a quick post tonight. I am playing along with the current Muse Challenge.

This is the inspiration card by Jenni Murray, its is darling.

I started with some flowers but I just could not bring it together. So I started over and this one was pretty quick to create using the Jenny's card like a sketch.

I love this paper, it is a older pad and I will be sad when I have used up all the scraps which are all that are left.

I die cut the hearts and fussy cut the sentiment and the frame is from a stitched die cut. I put all the elements together tossing in some foam tape here and there.

Supplies: White card stock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, Simon Says Stamp - Stitched die cuts.


January 23, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #232

Welcome to a new Merry Monday Challenge, Deanne is our hostess this week and she has an inspiration image for this weeks challenge.

I created a CAS card for this week's challenge and why not when there are some mighty cute papers out there that take care of all the work. I added some DP to a black card stock layers. The little panel is from one of the pages, I finished with some sequins.

Supplies: White and Black card stock, Designer Paper - American Crafts, sequins.

Be sure to take a peak at all the wonderful inspiration on the Merry Monday Challenge blog.


January 22, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #271

Good Morning and Happy Sunday, I had a little time in my craft room yesterday. I was not feeling overly creative but was determined to at least make one card. So I decided to play along with Freshly Made Sketches.
I had a handful of new craft items sitting on my desk and I made sure to pull them out. I started with some new 6x6 papers from Gina K Designers for the background.

I also had new dies cuts and stamps from Simon Says Stamps featuring love. I added some layers, white, red cardstock under the vellum and added some foam tape to the hearts. I heat embossed the sentiment and added a good layer of Stickles to the mini heart. I finished by trying out Nuvo Crystal Drops. I figured I did not to bad for a first time use.

Supplies: White and red cardstock, Designer Paper - Gina K Design, Simons Says Stamps - Die cuts and stamps, Nuvo Crystal Drops, Stickles.

Have a great day, I am starting of my day with a little crafting then off to a local health show.


January 16, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #231

Good Morning and Merry Monday, its time for a new challenge. This week our hostess is Colleen and the challenge is to Make a Christmas card with a reindeer on it.

My idea for this card started out simple enough but as I created the card a different idea formed in my head. I started with the Santa and Reindeer die cut and added some snowy DP in behind.

I used my misty to add the sentiment to the bottom of the white panel, then added some snowy texture with an embossing folder.

I created a bottom panel that had a different snowflake DP then finished by adding some Wink of Stella to Sleigh scene die cut.

Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper - Carta Bella, Penny Black - Yuletide Wishes.

Be sure to stop by the Merry Monday Challenge blog to play along.

Thanks for stopping by,

January 14, 2017


Well so far not so good on playing along with challenges, second week of January and I have not yet broken the spell I seem to be under of 'not enough craft time'.

This very CAS card was a two session effort.. don't get me started on that ;).

I picked up these adorable papers around Christmas time, I am not very good at cute cards and so I thought that these papers would help me out. These two adorable little guys were the first choice.

I used my stitched squares to but out a segment of a 6 x 6 piece of DP. I added a thin green layer of card stock underneath then added the sentiment and some sequins.

Supplies: White and green card stock, Designer Paper - Wild Rose Studio , Hero Arts - Many Everyday Messages, Sequins.

Thanks for visiting,

January 9, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #230

Merry Monday and welcome to a new Merry Monday Challenge, this week Marcia is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Make a Christmas card with the word Noel and/or a Scandinavian feel to it.

I managed to accomplish both, I have a love for Pion Designer paper which are made in Sweden. I love the beautiful designs. I purchased a few new Penny Black stamps set around Christmas that have some wonderful sentiments.

I used stitched die cuts to outline this stunning ornament with a choosy cabin. I added a number of random sentiments. I finished by using some Wink of Stella to add a little shimmer to the snow.

Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Designer Paper - Pion, Penny Black - Holiday Snippets.

The Merry Monday Design team had som wonderful cards to share, stop by the challenge blog to take a look.

Thanks for visiting,

January 7, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #269

I promised myself I would do more challenges this year, I love them but last year I only played along once in a while.

So when I saw this fabulous CAS sketch over a Freshly Made Sketches I was determined to play along.

I pulled out some fun designer papers and put this card together for my son's birthday. He has taken an interest in photography lately so I want to add this cute camera image.

I added the sentiment, then a messy gray shadow. I heat embossed the camera and popped it up with foam tape. I stamped the lens on a small scrap then fussy cut it out and covered it in Glossy Accents.

I finished by popping the center panel up with foam tape.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Bo Bunny, Clearly Besotted - Many Mini Messages, Paper Smooches - We totally Click.


January 2, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #229

I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday season. We are back with a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. Sue is our hostess this week and the challenge... Make a Christmas card with angels on it.

I don't have any angel stamps in my stash, and a little laugh for you. I had this little gal coloured and fussy cut out before I realized her arms.. are not wings. Ha. I was not willing to give up so soon. I pulled out a butterfly die cut and created her a set.

I coloured her with my Spica glitter markers then gave her a healthy coat of Wink of Stella to give her otherworldly look. I added a simple sentiment and finished with some sequins.

Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Authentique, The Alley Way Stamps - Toyland and Christmas Magic, Memory Box die cut, sequins.

Head over to the Merry Monday Christmas card blog and see what inspiration the Design Team has created and we would love for you to play along.

Thanks for visiting,

January 1, 2017

Enjoy your day

Happy New Year, I have a quick post for the first one of 2017. I was asked for a Birthday card for early January. Being as it is for a coffee shop owner I could not resist a coffee themed card.

I stamped, die cut and coloured too coffee cups. I used due cuts from the same set for the sleeve and coffee bean.

The background is a piece of scrap that was just the right side. I added a sentiment to another scrap for kraft cardstock.

Supplies: Brown and cream cardstock, DP - Unknown, Taylored Expressions - Joe-to Go, Penny Bkack - Heartfelt.

Thanks for visiting,