Monday, October 20, 2014

Merry Monday 131:


Good morning all!

This week at Merry Monday, Lori has chosen the theme of using non-traditional colours for your card!




A walk in the park for me - I love anything non-traditional.  My Christmas tree will be decorated in purple, lime green, hot pink, and teal - looks so pretty!!!  Then again, I have always been a little bit different =)

I started with some of my favourite Reverse Confetti cuts and banner stamp (I seem to start every card this way), Crate Paper Bundled Up papers, and stamped a Paper Smooches sentiment in Onyx Black VersaFine.  I finished off the card with Doodlebug enamel dots.

2014 Christmas Card Count = 45



As always, don't forget to check out the rest of my teamies' super fantastic creations at Merry Monday and enjoy the rest of your week!  Cheers!

Looking for more inspiration?  Come visit our Pinterest group:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations



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Sunday, October 19, 2014

10.19.14:


Good evening all - it was rather a relaxing weekend with time spent in my craft room (my favourite kind of time!)

Yesterday I made a fun little shaker card and decided to do the some today.

I again started with some of my favourite Reverse Confetti cuts and banner stamp (can't wait until the November new releases!!!), Crate Paper Bundled Up papers, stamped a Paper Smooches sentiment in Onyx Black VersaFine, and filled my vellum shaker with Darice sequins.  I finished my tag off with American Crafts twine and Celebrate It! jingle bells.


2014 Christmas Card Count = 44




I created this card for the following challenges:

Tag You're It! (inspiration photos)


The Paper Players



Enjoy your Sunday!!  Cheers!


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Saturday, October 18, 2014

10.18.14:


Good evening all!  I have to keep this short and sweet as I have a date with my husband, so I must blog and run!!

I started with some of my favourite Reverse Confetti cuts and banner stamp, Doodlebug Santa Express paper, stamped a Paper Smooches sentiment in Onyx Black VersaFine, and finished it off with some Freckled Fawn, Doodlebug and Studio Calico enamel dots.

I knew the MFT Die-Namics LLD Notepad would be the perfect complement to the sketch, filled it with Darice sequins, and added some vellum for the window.


2014 Christmas Card Count = 43




I created this card for the following challenges:

Addicted to CAS


Freshly Made Sketches


Enjoy your weekend - cheers!


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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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Good morning all!  I hope you all stuffed your faces with turkey on this Canadian Thanksgiving weekend =)  It was such a seasonal warm weekend - absolutely gorgeous!

With all this warm weather, it certainly doesn't feel like Autumn.  I was inspired by the sunshine while making this card.

I started with with inking Avery Elle So Happy in Imperial Purple VersaFine, Memento Elderberry, Baby Blue and Indigo VersaColor, and Hero Arts Field Greens.  I also stamped the So Happy sentiment in Onyx Black VersaFine.  I finished it off with a Simply Tags:  Everday from Avery ElleAmerican Crafts twine, and Darice sequins.






I created this card for the following challenges:
Tag You're It! (inspiration photo)



AEIHeartU



Enjoy your Tuesday - cheers!!!

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Merry Monday 130:

Good morning all!  Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all my Canadian friends.  

This week at Merry Monday, LeAnne has chosen the theme of "Silent Night" for your card!




I chose a vintage image (unfortunately not linked on Pinterest), if anyone is interested, I can email you the image =)

I used Graphic 45's 12 Days of Christmas paper and added a KaiserCraft rub-on with a Reverse Confetti cut and banner stamp.  I finished it off with Memory Box Star of Wonder dies and stitching.  Bingo bango - done!

2014 Christmas Card Count = 42



As always, don't forget to check out the rest of my teamies' super fantastic creations at Merry Monday and enjoy the rest of your week!  Cheers!

Looking for more inspiration?  Come visit our Pinterest group:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations






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Thursday, October 9, 2014

CTS Guest Designer:



Good morning all!  I have been so excited to share my news with you all, I was the winner at CAS(E) this Sketch #90 (with this lil number)!!!  Which in it's self is pretty darn exciting, but as a winner, I was asked to be a guest designer for this week's sketch - skwwwweeeeee!

Isn't N@ Ali's CTS #96 super fantastic!?!?!?!?!?



I started with some of my favourite watercolour paper by Strathmore (140lbs - so nice and heavy!!).  Now of course I didn't do a watercolour technique, but I just love using this paper for any paper crafting.  I paired it was some Doodlebug Santa Express paper, added Paper Smooches sentiment in Onyx Black VersaFine, and finished it off with American Crafts twine, Studio Calico enamel dots, and Doodlebug Beetle Black sequins.  Oh, and I can't forget the Double Edge Scallop Reverse Confetti Cut border and my little cork arrows (which I punched out with a friends punch, but can't remember the name of the punch)!


2014 Christmas Card Count = 41




Don't forget to see all the talented peeps over at CAS(E) this Sketch! Always inspirational!!


Have a great day - cheers!!!



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Monday, October 6, 2014

Merry Monday 129:



Good morning all!

This week at Merry Monday, Kristie has chosen a theme of using neon on your card!


I must admit, I rather excited for this challenge as I love neon - takes me back to my childhood.  I remember wearing one neon blue sock and one neon pink sock and thinking I was the coolest thing ever =)

I started with inking Avery Elle Winter Wreath set with Hero Arts Neon Green and Neon Pink inks, then added a Reverse Confetti So Stripey border in the Neon Pink ink, and finished off with some sequins.

2014 Christmas Card Count = 40



As always, don't forget to check out the rest of my teamies super fantastic creations at Merry Monday and enjoy the rest of your week!  Cheers!






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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Hi all!  Can you believe it's the last day of September?  Where on Earth did it go???  The days are certainly getting shorter and chillier, soon the snow will start falling.  And snow means...  Christmas!!!

The concept of my Christmas card is rather simple:  I used CC Designs Bell Cutters with gold paper and a Paper Smooches embossed sentiment.  
Making sure my little bells were lined up was the hardest part and probably took me way too long but I wanted them just right =)

2014 Christmas Card Count = 38



I created this card for the following challenge:

The Paper Players



Enjoy the rest of your week - cheers!!


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Monday, September 29, 2014

Merry Monday 128:


Good morning all!  I hope your weekend was enjoyable.  Autumn is definitely here!

This week at Merry Monday, Katie has chosen a theme of stripes, polka dots (or both!) for your card!


I have been dying to dust off my Prismacolor pencils, so I did just that!

I inked up my CC Designs Meoples Noel stamp in Onyx Black VersaFine, coloured with Prismacolor pencils and mineral oil, added some old stash Echo Park paper and American Crafts twine.

I made a card like this a couple of years ago and happened to come across it, and decided to CASE myself =)
2014 Christmas Card Count = 38



As always, don't forget to check out the rest of my teamies super fantastic creations at Merry Monday and enjoy the rest of your week!  Cheers!




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Thursday, September 25, 2014

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Hi all!  I thought in lieu of Christmas being exactly three months away (heehee) I would celebrate the occasion with, you guessed it, a Christmas card =)

I started (my clean and layered card) with some of my favourite Reverse Confetti cuts and banner stamp, Doodlebug paper, stamped a Paper Smooches sentiment in Onyx Black VersaFine, and finished it off with some Freckled Fawn and Studio Calico enamel dots.

I was actually going to make an Autumn card with The Card Concept's colour challenge, but thought I would take it a step further and make a Christmas card.  I wasn't sure how bright yellow would look on a Christmas card, but I think I made it work =)


2014 Christmas Card Count = 37




I created this card for the following challenges:


The Card Concept - (clean and layered)


Freshly Made Sketches


Enjoy your week!  Cheers!


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Monday, September 22, 2014

Merry Monday 127:


Good morning all!  I hope your weekend was enjoyable - what a gorgeous couple of days!!


This week at Merry Monday, Kathy has chosen a BINGO theme for your card!



I chose sparkle, ribbon/twine, button/brad
and
sparkle, die cut, red (you of course only have to chose one row).

Unfortunately my beautiful gold shiny trim on the right of my tag looks black (but it's gold, I promise!)

I started with some of my favourite Reverse Confetti cuts with Authentique Joyous papers to make the tag, stamped a Hot Off the Press sentiment in Onyx Black VersaFine, and finished off with some Lawn Fawn sequins.

2014 Christmas Card Count = 36



As always, don't forget to check out the rest of my teamies super fantastic creations at Merry Monday.






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Monday, September 15, 2014

Merry Monday 126:



Good morning all!  I am still missing being in my craft room - there have been so many real life things that have been keeping me busy these past few months.  I am off work for a week so hopefully I will find time to enjoy a bit more crafting.


This week at Merry Monday, Karren has chosen the theme of making the sentiment the star of your card.




I went with a real simple style and the card came together lickity-split!  I used a Anna Griffin vellum sticker, framed it with cardstock, used a bit of Authentique Joyous paper, and added a few Doodlebug sequins to finish it off.

2014 Christmas Card Count = 35



As always, don't forget to check out the rest of my teamies super fantastic creations at Merry Monday.




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Saturday, September 13, 2014

09.13.14:


Hi all!  I was able to sneak away into my craft room today.  I hate to blog and run, but it is another busy day around here.

I am looking forward to some soon-to-be down time as I'm feeling like a stranger in BlogLand and can't wait to spend more time creating.

Today I am sharing a CAS card with lots of fun colour!!  I started with some of my new Reverse Confetti cuts, finished with a super fun Paper Smooches Many Thanks sentiment and Studio Calico enamel dots.







I created this card for the following challenges:
Color Throwdown



Freshly Made Sketches

Enjoy the rest of your weekend - cheers!!!


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Monday, September 8, 2014

Merry Monday 125:



Good morning all!  I haven't gotten a chance to spend as much time in my craft room this past week as we are trying to get as much done in our yard before the snow starts flying.  It is supposed to get grossly cold this coming week.


This week at Merry Monday, Debbie has chosen the theme of using some type of transportation/vehicle on your card.



I will admit I struggled with this theme.  My first attempt was complete, I took one look at it, and thought - hate it! LOL

So this is my secound attempt and I think it works:  a simple vintage card.

2014 Christmas Card Count = 34 (otherwise I forget)



As always, don't forget to check out the rest of my teamies super fantastic creations at Merry Monday.


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Monday, September 1, 2014

Merry Monday 124:


Good morning all!!  Happy Labour Day!  I hope you have been enjoying your long weekend.  If you don't have a long weekend, well I hope you are just enjoying your Monday =)

This week at Merry Monday, I have chosen the theme of using a gift/present on your card.


I have been trying to challenge myself with different styles of cards.  Today is shabby/vintage.

I saw this little girl vintage image and knew I just had to use it for this challenge (no link, but email me if you would like this image).  I inked, distressed, and tore all the paper edges;  this takes rather a lot of time, but worth it in the end!  I added some Wild Orchid flowers and gold crown pins, and finished it off with a Paper Smooches sentiment.

2014 Christmas Card Count =33 (otherwise I forget)





I would like to add this card to the following challenge:
jingle belles - Baby, it's GOLD outside (use gold)



As always, don't forget to check out the rest of my teamies super fantastic creations at Merry Monday.


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