Wednesday, March 19, 2014

F for Friend

Good morning! I hope that you are having a good week. I am here this morning to tell you about the new ABC Christmas Challenge that starts today. The theme is
F go Family or Friends

Our Sponsor for this challenge is 
Prize - a $10.00 Gift Certificate for Sweet Stamp Store 

For my card I've used one of my favorite stamps from Whiff of Joy. The little cuties have been colored up in traditional Christmas colours and accented with glitter for some holiday sparkle. My goal this year is to make most of my Christmas cards flat enough to go in the mail so I have kept the layout simple and used only a few enamel dots as accents.

I hope that you will be inspired to join us with your own creation. I look forward to seeing what you make. 
Have a Great Day and Happy Crafting!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Happy Birthday To You

Good Day, I hope that you have had a wonderful weekend. I am running a few days late with this post.  A new challenge started on Friday over on the Stamp and Create with Magnolia blog. The theme this time around is a nice easy one...

Stamp and Create carries a wide range of Magnolia stamps at some of the lowest prices!
For my card, I have opted to work with Tilda Going Bananas. I have coloured her up in soft shades of purple to match some papers and embellishments from my stash. Added a little sentiment on a banner to finish it all off.
I hope that you will join us this week with your own Birthday creations. I look forward to seeing them all.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

D for DieCuts

Good Morning! It has been a long time since I have been by here. 
Things just seem to be getting in the way of blogging. I am working to turn that around though and I spent a portion of the weekend just colouring up some images to use on cards in the coming weeks so with luck I will be around some. 
The card that I have to share today is for the new ABC Christmas Challenge. Our theme this time around is
D for DieCuts
a nice easy one.
Our generous sponsor is
  and they have offered up a great prize of 5 Digital Images of the Winner's Choice.

As I mentioned, I have been colouring up a number of images and I have opted to focus on some images that have not seen a lot of used. I figure that I should probably try to use them a bit more often. The  lovebirds that I have used for this card are a fun image from Lili of the Valley.  I think that I have only used this image once before though I am not sure why that is.
After coloring it up in mostly neutrals with a fun splash of holiday bright, I dug through my stash and found these great Basic Grey papers. Keeping the layout simple, I have created a fun accent using some snowflake dies that I have layered up and embellished with a pearl gemstone. The sentiment has been stamped on a banner cut using the Tattered Banners die from Tim Holtz.
I hope that you will join us, I know that you all have some great diecut ideas to share and I look forward to seeing them.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

B for Bare Essentials

Good Morning!  It is so cold here, they are predicting temperatures of -30C again for today so bundle up and stay warm.  
I had a wonderful time playing in my craft room this weekend and I have a new card this morning for new challenge starting over at ABC Christmas Challenge. The theme this go round is
B for Bare Essentials
(we want to see just the bare minimum of embellishments on your creations)
Care2stamp is our wonderful sponsor joining us this week and they are offering
a fabulous prize of a $15 Gift code to spend in the shop.
CAS is not my usual style and I often have difficulties with it but thanks to some bold pattern paper and this wonderful image from Kraftin Kimmie I have been able to pull it off this time around.
No embellishments means that this card is ready for the mail. I may even have to try this again!
I hope that you will join in on the fun, it is never too early to start getting ready for the holidays.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Anything Winter

Good morning and Happy New Year. I am not off to a good start with blogging this year but I plan to get back on track. The first card that I have to share with you is for the current challenge over at Stamp and Create with Magnolia. The challenge theme is Anything Winter, a nice easy one.

Challenge #26:
Anything Winter 


Stamp and Create carries a wide range of Magnolia stamps at some of the lowest prices!
And now let's see what the amazing Design Team has created for you this week...

Part of my focus this year is to create more cards that will go in the mail so I've kept the layout nice and simple. This card features Tilda with Snowheart and I have coloured her up nice and bright and paired her with some papers fro MME. A bit of twine and a dimensional flower sticker finish it all off.

You still have one more week to enter. I do hope you will show us your own winter creations. 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Y for You Make It

Wow, Christmas is only 10 days away and if you are like me you still have so much to do.
If you are still trying to get in some last minute Christmas crafting then you will want to stop by the ABC Christmas Challenge. Our current challenge theme is

Y for You Make it.

We want to see you make your own embellishments!
We can't wait to see what you come up with!
Our Sponsor this week is :

Gerda is generously offering a lucky participant a chance to win

There is also a 50% sale on this month so grab a bargain while they're half price!
My card this week feature James bear and some really bright and cheerful papers. 
I started off trying to keep this one nice and flat but then I decided that my homemade
embellishment would be a snowflake rosette.  No way is this card going in the mail now
although I do love the look that the dimension adds.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Winter Wishes for a Friend

Hello there, it has been quite some time since my last post.  I know that I had mentioned that I had the good intentions of getting back to some more regular blogging but that all went awry when I decided to try turning curling into a full contact sport (full contact with the ice that is) and I messed up my wrist and hand pretty good. After giving it lots of rest I am back on the mend and I am happy to be getting back into my craft room.
Today marks the start of a new ABC Christmas Challenge and this time it is my turn to host. 
The theme that has been chosen is
W for Winter Wishes
which means that you need to use a winter wishes sentiment on your creation.
And an awesome prize of 

 Prize is 2 Digi images from her lovely Etsy Shop.
Saturated Canary
For my card I've used one of Krista's older images that were sold through Sugar Nellie, I think that this might be the first time that I have coloured her up but she has been in my stash for a while now. I have matched her to some fun holiday papers from MME and added some simple embellishments as accents. To finish it all of I have added a little holiday sentiment and this card is now all ready to pop in the mail for the holidays.  
I hope that you will join us with your own gorgeous creations.  I do look forward to seeing what make.
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Tilda in Halloween Colours

Hello, I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend. 
It has been a long time since my last post.  I was away on vacation and then sick with a doozy of a cold that I picked up while I was away. Work is crazy and I am running behind again with my blog posting but I am going to try to get caught up and stay that way.

My first post is for the Stamp and Create with Magnolia change that started on Friday. The theme for this go around is to use Halloween colors. Halloween is not usually a holiday that I would make cards for so I had to dig a little deeper for this one. I ended up deciding to use Jester Tilda and I have masked her with a fall pumpkin.
I ran into a coloring hiccup when my orange marked died in the middle of the pumpkin but after a quick trip to Michael's I was back in business. Rather than trying to find pattern papers to match this bold image I opted to go another route and I have used cardstock and embossing with some background stamps to create the papers for my card.
I hope that you will join in the fun. I look forward to seeing your Halloween creations.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Bear and a Sketch

Good Morning, it is the middle of the week and that means that we are slowly getting closer to the weekend. It also means that today it is time to start a new ABC Christmas Challenge. Our theme this go around is

S for Stockings or a Sketch
(if you choose sketch just find one and create a Christmas project with it)

For this challenge we are proudly sponsored by the lovely Meljen :-)

Meljen's Designs

Meljen will give one lucky entrant 4 fabulous images of the winners choice!

For my card I have coloured up this sweet little image of James Bear, he is one of my favs and I while I was colouring one image I figured I might as well colour another so you will be seeing this image again sometime soon.
The sketch that I have followed is from Sunday Sketch & Stamp.

Its a great one with lots of layers. As there is so much going on with all the pattern from the papers, I have added only a sentiment to finish it off. Easy as pie and this card is all ready to be popped in the mail come the holidays.

I would also like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Hip to Be Square


Saturday, September 7, 2013

A New Arrival

Hello! I hope that you are all having a wonderful weekend.  I am running a few days late with this post but over on the Charisma Cardz Challenge there is a new theme this week and that theme is Fancy Flourishes.
For my card this week I have used this adorable new Magnolia stamp which has been coloured with Copics.  I've pulled out the fancy dies this week and layered on some flowers and lace as well. This card is a sweet and girly as it gets and it will be perfect the next time a new baby girl arrives.
As always we have some fantastic sponsors for this challenge.
Melissa from PINK CAT STUDIO!!!

  One lucky participant will win 5 Digital Stamps of there choice.

Our Brand New Sponsor Bugaboo are giving this week's winner...
I do hope that you will join us with your own creations.
Have a great weekend!