September 25, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #258

Good Morning, we have a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. Colleen is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Add a penguin to your Christmas card.

I created a smaller card for this challenge 3" by 4", I has this adorable little panel of critters but the larger card size made them look to small.

I was working with scraps again, I guess I should clean up my desk a bit ;). I lined of the designer paper right to the edge of the card base, I layered the center panel and popped it up with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment and finished with a blend of sequins and gems.

Supplies: White card stock, Designer Paper - Doodlebug, Lawn Fawn - Frosties, sequins, gems.

Stop by the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge blog to see all the fabulous cards created by the Design Team.


September 21, 2017

Fall Colours

Fall is one of my favorite seasons, I love the beautiful colours and the crispness in the air. It is no surprise to me that I also love creating autumn cards.

I saw this cute image floating around the interwebs for a while and I am in full agreement.

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I have not been playing in my craft room much as of late, the draw of all the fall releases for craft supplies is a full on hazard. Just say no, does not work very well. It is almost a relief if a product is sold out ;).  That being said it has reminded me that I have so many stunning stamp to use.

The new is fabulous but I have also enjoyed digging through my stash of the old. This card is a blend of that.

Supplies: Cream and gray cardstock, Designer Paper - Prima, TPC Sudio - Autumn Harvest, gems.


September 18, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #257

Good Morning, welcome to a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. Sue is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Add a decorated tag to your card using texture, bling and die cuts.

Well holy cow, that is quite the request :) I was up for the challenge - how about you?

I was feeling just a little bit country when I created this card, I think it was the music :).  I still had some scraps from a piece of Sleigh Bells Ring by My Mind's eye on my craft table and it worked out just fine.

I die-cut simple layers with my stitched rectangles. I used a die cut for the tag as well and I heat embossed the sentiment to add a little texture to my card. I finished the tag off with a small piece of DP along the bottom. Twine and sequins finished the project, there is some added dimension with foam tape under the tag as well.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper-My Mind's Eye, Simon Says and Lawn Fawn die cuts, KaiserCraft - Yuletide, twine, sequins.

Be sure to stop by the Merry Monday Challenge blog, joining the fun and play along. The Design Team has some get inspiration posted.

Have an amazing day,

September 16, 2017

Happiest of Days..

A big wonderful shout out to my big sister HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARB. I found these bright and cheery papers at the top of my stash and though they would do nicely for a birthday celebration.

I used layers for my card, and of course my stitched die cuts. I added in these pretty flowers with some sequins scattered about. I finished with a popped up sentiment.

My sister is coming to visit me in only a couple short weeks and I am so excited. I am hoping we get lots of quality time in the craft room.

Supplies: White card stock, Designer Paper - Pebbles, My Favorite Things - Birthday Sentiments, Impression Obsession and Simon Says stamps dies cuts,

On another note, I am an Apple fan.. just a wee one. I am all excited, today is release day for the new iWatch. Perhaps a little early birthday gift for me ;).

Cheers all, have a fabulous day.

September 11, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #256

Good Morning all, welcome to a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. I am your hostess this week, my inspiration for this challenge is to Create a Christmas card based on your favorite holiday movie.

The Grinch is not actually one of my favorite movies but it is my husbands. I love the old style movies Rudolph (1964), Frosty the Snowman(1969) and Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town! (1970). I grew up in a pretty small town in the interior of BC and we had two TV channels and come the holiday season these wonderful animated movies played every year. I think they still do and I still end of watching at least parts of them.

Anyhoo, the Grinch won the lottery for the card though and this is what I came up with.

I found this fun image on Pinterest, the sentiment is also from the interwebs as I don't think the movie lines are any big secret :). I added some snowy texture to the background then added some foam tape to the back of the sentiment. I finished with some twine.

Supplies: White and red cardstock, Image and Sentiment - Pinterest, twine.

Our all-star line up of designers, guest and regular is stellar so make sure you stop by the Merry Monday blog to see all the wonderful cards that are always an inspiration. We would love for you to play along.


September 4, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #255

Welcome back to the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge, we took at little break for summer but are so excited to get back at it. Are you ready to get all those Christmas card ready, the holiday season is right around the corner.

Marcia is getting us back on track with her challenge this week, Create a Christmas card with the word Joy on it.

I picked this fun paper up with past spring in a sale bin, a whole little set of great papers, a very large gold doily and some die cut sentiment and tags. I used lots of layers and foam tape and finished with some fine gold twine and black dots with gold sparkles.

Supplies: White card stock, Designer Paper and die cuts - Kaisercraft, dots, twine.

Come play along with us for the Merry Monday challenge, the design team has some beautiful inspiration on the challenge blog.

Thanks for visiting,