Saturday, August 31, 2013

Summer Birthday

Happy Long Weekend! I am here to share my card for the new Stamp and Create With Magnolia challenge that started yesterday.  The theme this time around is

Summer Birthday

 and Lacey is offering one lucky participant a chance to win.


For my card I decided to colour up Sweet Pea Tilda. I've done something a little different and I have coloured her up twice, cutting out the main part of the image and layering it over the other coloured image to give it some dimension.  I really like the effect this created and will be doing this again.
I dug through my stash of papers to find some that worked with my coloured image and then I have gone with a garden theme adding lots of butterflies and a few flowers to accent the image.
I hope that we will see your beautiful Birthday creations this time around.
Have a great weekend and happy crafting!

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Any Sentiment
Anything Goes - In the Garden, add Some Butterflies
Midweek Magnolias - Once Upon a Time


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Frog Prince

As promised I am back with a second card for today. This one is for the challenge at Charisma Cardz where the theme this week is more than one fold.

For my card I have used a stamp that is an oldie but a goodie to make a tri-shutter card that would be suitable for a bride to be. This was my first time making one of these but I have admired the way that they look so I figured it was time to give it a go. 
As always we have some fantastic sponsors...


  Krista has very kindly offered to sponsor this week one winner with a $10 Gift Certificateto her wonderful Etsy shop of some very beautiful Digi's!

the winner 3 digital images of their choice from The Stamping Chef store


So what are you waiting for, go start folding.


Q for Quick

Good evening! I have two posts for you today. The first is for the ABC Christmas Challenge that started yesterday but I was not home to get the post together. The theme for tis challenge is
Q for Quick
We are sponsored by the wonderful

Prize offered to 1 lucky winner is : 2 Shape EZ templates or your choice.

For my card I decided that I would get inky. I embossed the Hero Arts snowflake background and the started layering inks. First using spray inks through a mask and the using distress inks with blending foam to blend it all in a bit and really make the snowflakes pop. The sentiment was stamped and embossed with holographic embossing poder so it would sparkle and a few simple pearls finish it all off. All done in under 30 minutes, I need to make more quick cards like this.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

All Stitched Up for Christmas

Hi again, I am back with a second post tonight and another new card to share. This one is for the new challenge at Charisma Cardz where the theme this week is Stitching.

For my card I have used an image that I have coloured a while back. The papers are some random goodies that were in my scraps and matched the image. While I do sometimes enjoy pulling out the sewing machine and sewing the layers together, for this card my stitching has been done using a fine tipped black marker.
Hopefully you will opt to have a go with this challenge. As always we have some fantastic sponsors...


One lucky winner will receive 4 stamps or 1 stamp set.

Marker Pop
Marker Pop are a new sponsor of ours!! They are generously offering a $10 voucher for their online shop, be sure to pay them a visit!!
Have a great evening and Happy Crafting!

P is for Penguins

Hi there! I didn't make it back to post a card this weekend but I did get a few made that I will be sharing with you tonight. The first is for the ABC Christmas Challenge where we have a new challenge that started yesterday. The theme this time around is 
Things that Start With P
We have two wonderful sponsors for this challenge:

Stamp and
For my card I have chosen one of the older stamps in my collection for . This adorable little penguin pair from Motivet which I believe is still available as a digi. I've coloured them up to match with some fun winter papers that I have had in my stash for quite a while now. I've even added a few polka dots to their scarves to jazz them up a bit. After assembling my card, I dug through my stash again to find some embellishments and was able to come up with some pearls and a poinsettia that matched.

What do you have in your collection that starts with P? I hope that you will join us and show us what you find.

Friday, August 2, 2013

A Royal Summer Birthday

Good Morning. Here in Canada, it is the Friday before a long holiday weekend and I must say that I am certainly looking forward to it. The weatherman says that it will be sunny and not too hot which means that it is just perfect.
Today is also the start of a new challenge at Stamp and Create with Magnolia. This time around, the theme is
Summer Royalty
Princess, Prince, Queen, Jester images. 
If you don't have a "royal" image, you can use Royalty colors: Red, Purple, Gold, Dark Blue

Stamp and Create carries a wide range of Magnolia stamps at some of the lowest prices!
For my card I have coloured Jester Tilda which is currently available in the shop. I coloured her up in Royal colours of red and purple with touches of gold and did not give much thought to paper until I was done.  Fortunately a few weeks ago I had picked up the Soleil paper pad from Basic Grey which matched the image perfectly.
As I was going for a Royal feel I thought that this card should be properly embellished. Lots of flowers and a diecut frame for the mat added just he detail that I was looking for. A simple sentiment on a little banner finished it all off.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope to have some time to be back again with something else to show you over the weekend. Until then have a great day!
I would like to enter my card in the following additional challenges: