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!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Recipe Time

Good Morning! No we are not cooking today but over at the ABC Christmas Challenge we do have a recipe of sorts for you to enjoy. Today is the start of a new challenge and this time the theme is
R for Recipe
3 Papers, 2 Ribbons, 1 Image.
We have two wonderful sponsors who are joining us to offer prize to some of our lucky participants



Saturated Canary

Prize: 2 Digi images from her lovely Shop.

For my card I have chosen to use Christmas Angel. I have coloured her up in some rather bright colours to go with this background that I have put together using a selection of MME papers that were in my stash. To use up some ribbons I have assembled a little ribbon flower using two different ribbons and a brad.


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:

Thursday, July 25, 2013

O' Christmas Tree

Good evening. I have two post to share with you tonight. The first is for the new challenge over on the ABC Christmas Blog where our new theme that started yesterday is

O Christmas Tree
Our fab sponsor this time is: Bugaboo Stamps
 One lucky Random winner will win 7 Digi images for their choice
This is the card that just did not want to come together, funny as when I look at it now it seems simple enough. The image is from a Hero Arts set that I had picked up last holiday season. It has been embossed in white and then I have used Perfect Pearls to add some colour, up close it has a gorgeous shimmer.
The problem was the layout of the card, this image is quite large and really stood out on its own so I didn't want anything too fussy but when I was trying to pair it up it just kept fading into the bold papers. Finally I have found a layout that works and I have added just some dimensional glitter to decorate the tree and finish it all off.
I hope that you will join us for our challenge. I look forward to seeing your beautiful Christmas Trees.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

No Embellishments

Good Evening, I hope that you have been having a wonderful summer.  I completely forgot to post my card on my blog last week so I am here with a little reminder about the current ABC Christmas Challenge. Not to worry if you haven't got a card made yet as you still have one more week to join us.
The theme of the challenge is
'N is for NO Embellishments'
You can go CAS if you like...but just make sure you keep well away from all of the 'frilly' stuff...that means:
No gems or pearls
No ribbon or lace
No brads or flowers
No charms or twine
No beads or dew drops
No pins or card candi
No buttons or bells!
Or anything else you can think of!

But you CAN use glitter, Stickles, flocking etc
Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is

Please visit the store and browse Stamp Fairy’s wonderful images.  We hope Stamp Fairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity.

 Stamp Fairy are offering a prize of $10 to the Stampfairy digi stamp store:
For my card, I opted to just have a play and get inky. I dug into my Hero Arts stamps to find a couple that I had not played with before and started inking them up. 
The background was done with Distress inks and water on watercolor paper to get that soft subtle look and then I have used a darker distress ink and some sparkle embossing powder to stamp the snowflake on top. It is hard to see in the photo but this card really shimmers in the light.
I may need to make a series of these as this one is really pretty and it will be so great to pop in the mail.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Lets Get Wet at Stamp and Create with Magnolia

Good evening, I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend. I have just come home from the city after having gone with my mom to see the musical production of Cats. I had always wanted to see this one and it was wonderful. If you get the chance to see it I would recommend that you go.

Tonight I am here to share with you the card that I have made for the current challenge at
Stamp and Create with Magnolia which started yesterday. The theme this go around is
Lets Get Wet
 For my card I have used Pearl Tilda which Lacey currently has in stock in the store. I have masked her with the oyster shell and then coloured her up to match the watery blues of a card base that I had put together some time ago.
 These two images combined make up a rather large image and they easily became the focal point of the card which allowed me to keep the embellishments to a minimum. I have added only a simple shimmery bow and a resin corner which reminded me of the surf to finish it all off.
I do hope that you will join us with your own watery creations. There have been so many wonderful watery Magnolia images and I look forward to seeing what you create.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Summer Bright

Good Morning, I am back with a second card to share today.  This should have been posted last week but by the time that I realized that I forgot to publish it, it just made more sense to wait for today and publish it as a midway reminder.
The current challenge over at Stamp and Create with Magnolia is
Summer Bright
Summer themed image with bright colors
What is a Summer themed image?:
Flowers, Butterflies, Sports, Vacation, Sunshine/Outdoors, Father's Day, water/beach, Birthdays. Colors are Bright and Vibrant

For my card I chose to use Tilda Loves Flowers which Lacey currently has available in the store.
She has been coloured in some of my favorite bright colours to match this card base that I had put together some time ago.  More bright summer flowers and a butterfly diecut finish it all off.
You still have one week to join us for the challenge. I do hope that you will play along. I look forward to seeing your cheerful and bright creations.
See you there and Have a Great Day!

Digi Stamps Only

Good Morning, I am running a day late but I am here to tell you all about this week's challenge at Charisma Cardz. The theme this week is

Digi Samps Only
As always we have some great prizes

All That Scraps have generously donated 2 Prizes this time! two winners will each receive One Stamp set or 4 single CC Designs stamps of their choice!.


One lucky winner from our second sponsor this week will receive 5 digis of their choice from the fabulous Pink Cat Studio!!
For my card I have used an adorable digi from Saturated Canary. I have coloured her up with Copics and then dug through my stash of papers to find some that matched. As the image is quite large it really takes centre stage but I have accented with a swirl and some matching punched flowers to finish it off.
I hope that you will join us this week. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ugly Christmas Sweater

Good Morning,today is the start of a new  ABC Christmas Challenge. Our theme this time around is
L for Give us a Laugh or Less is More

If you go with the Give us a laugh you can use a funny image or sentiment...
1st Prize is 2 Digi images from her lovely Shop.Saturated Canary

For my card, I have used one of Krista's wonderful images, they are so much fun to colour. I have paired her with some papers from MME that reminded me of those ugly Christmas sweaters and I have finished it all off with a bow and a sentiment that comes with the image.
I hope that you will join us for the fun, can't wait to see what you create.