Thursday, October 28, 2010


It has been a few days now since I shared my last  card with you. I had been intending to post more this week but things have been a little crazy and time is just flying by. There never seems to be enough hours in a day and somehow it is already the end of the week, .

I had so much fun with Antoinette the other week that I decided to give it another go . This time I have used my Copics and coloured her in more traditional Christmas colours. Over on the Kraftin Kimmie Challenge Blog, they have provided a great sketch which I have used to assemble my card.

The papers that I have used are from a MME stack called Countdown to Christmas.  I am really enjoying working with this paper line as there are so many papers that go so nicely together. It makes it really easy to co-ordinate everything. For embellishment, I have used my bow-easy and some ribbon that was left over from last Christmas. I also punched a few snowflakes that I have layered for dimension and a tiny cute tag on which I stamped a little sentiment.

I hope to have a few more cards to share with you over the weekend. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you will come again soon.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Exciting News

I have been walking around on cloud 9 all day.  What is the reason for my happiness? I will tell you in a moment. First I would like to take a moment and say thank you for all of the lovely comments that you have been leaving on my blog posts over the last few days.I really do love hearing from each and every one of you.

Now for the news ... I have been selected to join the Design Team over at the ABC Christmas Challenge Blog. I am super excited at the thought of working with this great group of ladies. The fact that Christmas is my favourite holiday of the year makes this a perfect fit for me. I would also like to extend my congratulations to Delphine and Dorte who were also chosen to become new members of the team and to the two guest designers Tanja and Paula who will be joining us in some of the upcoming challenges.

ABC Christmas is a bi-weekly challenge where each challenge is inspired by a different letter of the alphabet. If you would like to join me in this adventure be sure to pop over and visit. Right now there is a great sketch challenge going on for V is for Vertical. I hope to see you there.


Monday, October 25, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Welcome to the Magnolia-Licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop. If you have made your way here from Nadyne, you are on the right track.  If you have just stopped by to visit be sure to start from the beginning as you won't want to miss any of the lovely creations that we have to share with you today.

 It would be fair to say that this card came about as a series of happy accidents. Back in the summer I came across a card on a blog (I wish that I could find it again to share with you) and decided to try and copy the background paper. It was done using an emboss resist technique that I had just learned how to do. The paper turned out great, almost the same as the one that I was copying but it sat on my desk unused for months until one day a glittery snowflake happened to land on it and an idea started to form.

Once I had the idea, this card came together pretty quick.  I chose to work with one of my favourite Magnolias, Tilda and Edwin Skating, Diana has this stamp in stock over at the Magnolia-Licious store. They have been coloured using Copics and given an icy sparkle using stickles. A few more punched snowflakes and a shimmery ribbon was all it took to make this icy winter wonderland come to life.

I hope that you have enjoyed your little visit here and I hope that you will come back soon. Now be sure to hop over to Tanja's blog and see the wonderful creation that she is sure to have to share with you.

This card has also been entered into the Challenge at Fussy and Fancy Friday.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

V is for Vertical

This week the theme over at the ABC Christmas Blog is V is for Vertical. They have provided 2 great sketches to work with and have challenged us to use as many items beginning with V that we can think of. Let me tell you that I had to go through the dictionary for this one.

For my card I have chosen to work with this VERY cute digital image from Prairie Fairy Designs called Mistletoe Kisses. Gillian here has perched herself under the mistletoe and is waiting patiently to give someone a great big smooch. 

For my card I have used one of the 2 Vertical sketches provided.  To add to the VERTICAL theme, I have opted to make this an easel card. I selected a couple of VIBRANT Christmas papers from a new paper pad that I picked up this week. To complete my card I have added a simple Christmas VERSE and a few simple VARICOLOURED snowflakes that I have punched using my Spellbinders and a Martha Stewart punch.

I hope that you will all pay a visit to the ABC Christmas blog to see all of the lovely V creations.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Peace, Love and Joy

Oh Skip to my Lou it's Christmas. I had the opportunity to go to Scrapfest in Oshawa this weekend. I've loaded up on lots of crafty goodies that I will put to good use in the next coming months.

 The first purchase that I had to use was Annette, a great stamp by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. To make this even more fun, they have a great challenge going on over on their blog to make a Christmas Card using non-traditional colours.

I just happened to have these great papers by Zoe Pearn, they had been released by MME but are also available in digital format over at Sweet Shoppe Designs. I coloured Annette with my Copics in colours that would match the papers and then re sized the papers using Photoshop to fit my card and I love the end result. I have kept the embellishments to the minimum using a simple white poinsettia that I have lightly inked around the edges and layered with some snowflakes and leaves that I have punched from cardstock.

I have had so much fun with Annette that I just may find myself having to get a few more of these stamps. I hope that you will pop over to the Kraftin' Kimmie blog, they have the new October stamps set to be released tomorrow, I can't wait to see the blog hop that their design team has in store for us.

I will also be entering this card into the following challenges.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Better with a Friend

Thanks for stopping by again. I really appreciate all of the lovely comments that you have been leaving on my posts from the last few days. As promised I have something new to share with you all today.

I love this adorable little brother and sister stamp from Magnolia.  I had coloured these little cuties the other day but couldn't decide what I wanted to do with them at that time. Yesterday I happened to set them on some of the Capella paper from Basic Grey and it all just started to come together. I have inked all of the edges with distress ink to help the background blend with the designer papers. The only embellishments that were needed to finish off the card were a sentiment about friendship and a few flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

This card will be entered into the Magnolia challenge that is on now over at the Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge Blog. I hope that you will stop by and take a peek as there are many crafty ladies who have posted their pretty creations as well.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Something's Under the Tree

Okay, so it may be a little early for wrapping Christmas presents and I usually like to get past Halloween before I put up the tree. I was having some fun today in my craft room and the challenge over at ABC Christmas this week is Under the Tree so this is the package that someone will find under my tree this year.

I have once again used my Copics to colour the new Sneaky Tilda from this year's Christmas release. She is a cutie and it is nice that she will be so versatile, I can see her being used on many Birthday cards in the future. I added some Candy Cane Stickles to the bow on her present because Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a little sparkle and shine.

I have matted Tilda using papers from a couple of the Basic Grey Christmas collections. I love that I can purchase some of the papers each year and they often work together so nicely.  The circle mat has been popped up so that I could add some lace from my stash to give the bag some frill. I have added more frills to the top of the bag using some of my Martha Stewart punches.  The Poinsettias have been stickled for some extra sparkle and I have used some rhinestone flowers for the centres to really make them shine. Lastly I created a little tag on which I have stamped and embossed a little sentiment.

I hope that you will all join me and create a little something for under your tree this year. Like I said at the top of this post, I was having fun today so be sure to pop by again tomorrow and see what else I have to share.

I will also be entering this into the following challenges.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Traditional Christmas

Good morning everyone.  Today I wanted to show you a traditional Red and Green Christmas card that I have created for this weeks challenge over at the Totally Tilda Challenge Blog. I decided that this time I would do something a little different, so I have made my first easel card. I really like the look of these cards and with the help of some instructions I have successfully pulled it off.

Tilda with Gifts has been coloured with Copics and Prisma pencils then accented with Stickles to give her a little sparkle. I have cut her out and popped her up in front of a background that I cut using my spellbinders and inked with Distress inks.

The card has been put together using some of the new Basic Grey Jovial collection (I think that this is my favourite Christmas paper ever as the colours are so rich and traditional). The border has been punched using the new Martha Stewart snowflake border punch which is destined to become a favourite of mine. I have stickled around both sentiments for some extra sparkle and added a bow and some Prima poinsettias. To add one last traditional touch I have punched some leaves and added some red pearls to resemble the fresh greens that we hang every year.

I hope that this card has put you all in the Holiday spirit. Have a great day and stop by again soon.

I will also be entering this card into the following challenges.
ABC challenge - E for Easel
Bah Humbug - Christmas Cuties
A Spoonful of Sugar - Sparkle and Shine
Hanna and Friends - Christmas Cards
Anything Goes - Christmas has come Early
City Crafters - Hooray for the Holidays

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tilda Goes to the Pumpkin Patch

Well, it has been a while now since my last blog post. Vacation was great all be it a little wet. I have been having fun the last few nights playing in my craft room and thought that I would share one of my new cards with you all.

I have created this little scene of Tilda at the pumpkin patch by masking together two of the Magnolia pumpkins. I have then popped Tilda up in front of them as if she were posing for her picture. All images have been coloured using Copics in nice bright fall colours.

I have put together the card using some of the Basic Grey Max Whiskers collection. To add a country touch I have used some buttons and felt flowers that I bought with the good intentions of using a few years ago now (glad to finally put them to use).

This card will be entered in the following challenges.