Sunday, December 21, 2014

Thanks, You're a Star:

Hi all!  Can you believe Christmas is just around the corner????  Time flies!!  I hope you are almost done the hustle and bustle of the season and take some time to relax soon.

I have made all my Christmas cards for the year so I am sharing a non-holiday card (shocking I know).

I started with Simon Says Stamp! Chevron stencil and Ranger Texture Paste.  I added some Reverse Confetti Confetti Cuts (Love Note, Tag Me, Pretty Panels Stars).  My sentiment is from Paper Smooches Many Thanks collection stamped in Smokey Grey VersaFine.  I finished it off with Studio Calico enamel dots and American Crafts twine.








I created this card for the following challenges:
The Card Concept
(using a clean and layered style, I was inspired by those pretty little stars)

retrosketches



Photobucket

Monday, December 15, 2014

Merry Monday 139:


Good morning all!   It's been another busy week and I didn't spend any time in the craft room (enter sad face here).

This week at Merry Monday, Karren has would like us to make a winter themed card.



This is our last challenge of the year - hasn't it just flown by???  Hopefully you will have a nice big stock of Christmas cards by now and can relax a bit.

started by using Reverse Confetti Seasonal Sentiments with Stampendous! Pirate Gold embossing powder.  I added Reverse Confetti Double Edge Scalloped Border and Let It Snow Confetti Cuts and finished it all off with some stitching and American Crafts twine.









I created this card for the following challenges
:
little red wagon - so flaky (use snowflakes)

Reverse Confetti's Sketch For You to Try


The Paper Players - fancy Christmas



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

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


Photobucket

Monday, December 8, 2014

Merry Monday 138:



Good morning all!   It's been a crazy week and I didn't spend any time in the craft room :(  It's hard to believe Christmas is just a few short weeks away!!!!!  Oh I am so excited!!!!

This week at Merry Monday, Debbie has chosen the theme of using gold, silver, white, and one other colour on your card.


My fourth colour is, as you can see, red.  

I had lots of fun on this one using Reverse Confetti Confetti Cuts (Double Edge Scallop Border, Tag Me, Office Edges).  I then embossed Inkadinkado Spirit of Christmas (discontinued) sentiment with Stampendous! Pirate Gold embossing powder.  To finish it off I added some stitching, Darice sequins, and American Crafts twine.





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



Photobucket

Monday, December 1, 2014

Merry Monday 137:


Good morning all!   What a super fantastic weekend I had.  I Christmas decorated all weekend and crafted, need I say more ;)

We bought a new tree this year as since we down-sized houses, our 12 foot tree just didn't fit anymore.

As promised, here is my non-traditional coloured tree.  It's full of purple, pink, green and teal goodness!!!  Though the other day I overheard an elderly lady (while looking at The Festival of Trees) ask her friend why anyone would put pink on their tree.  The answer is simple really, it's my favourite colour =)


And a day time close-up of all that glittery goodness!  And yes, I LOVE a full tree =)



This week at Merry Monday, I have chosen the theme of using a bird on your Christmas card.


In contrast to my Christmas tree, I went with a CAS bird card.  I started with My Favorite Things Diagonal Stripes stencil and sponged with Stampin' Up! Pomegranate (retired) ink.  I then added some birds from Wplus9 Love Birds and Paper Smooches sentiments in Onyx Black VersaFine. I finished it off with some Doodlebug and MME enamel dots





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

Photobucket

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Snowy Season's Greetings:



Hi all!  I have been making so many cards for challenges, but time seems to slip away and the challenge is long over.  So I thought I better put this post together quickly so I could play along =)

I started with some Doodlebug Santa Express and this super fun sentiment is Paper Smooches Christmas Words 2 Wise Dies.  I added Reverse Confetti Double Edge Scalloped Border and Let It Snow Confetti Cuts and finished it all off with some stitching and Doodlebug and MME enamel dots







I created this card for the following challenge:
Freshly Made Sketches



Photobucket

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tis the Season:


Hi all!  I hope you have been enjoying your week so far!  It's been snowing here quite a bit and roads are rather nasty - so do take care out there!

In lieu of Christmas being exactly ONE month away, I thought I would create a Christmas card (big shocker, right?!?!)

As I said before, I received my Christmas order in the mail on Friday from Reverse Confetti (I do hope to someday own everything Jen makes!).  Basically everything goes together and oh so versatile!  If you haven't visited Reverse Confetti yet, I ask that you do, you won't be disappointed!

Unfortunately you can't see all my fun layers with this photo - I dislike photographing white cards, yet I tend to make a lot of them - oh well!






I created this card for the following challenge:

Reverse Confetti - SFYTT




These ingredients can be found at Reverse Confetti






Photobucket

Monday, November 24, 2014

Merry Monday 136:


Good morning all! 

This week at Merry Monday, Bonnie has chosen the theme of using red, green, and white on your card.




I had lots of fun with this card using some of my favourite Reverse Confetti Cuts and stamped a Paper Smooches sentiments in Onyx Black VersaFine.  I finished it off with Studio Calico enamel dots and American Crafts twine.





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



Photobucket

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Peace Love Joy:


Good morning all!!  Well Winter has certainly arrived.  It hasn't stopped snowing since yesterday morning and DH is pretty excited to take out the snowmobile =)

I have spent the whole weekend inside, watching Christmas movies and making Christmas cards.

I received my Christmas order in the mail on Friday from Reverse Confetti and couldn't wait to dig in!!

All the DP is Doodlebug Santa Express and I stamped the sentiment in Onyx Black VersaFine. I also added some Darice sequins, Recollections pearls, and finally some stitching.




I created this card for the following challenge:

Reverse Confetti - SFYTT



 These ingredients can be found at Reverse Confetti






Enjoy your Sunday - cheers!!


Photobucket

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Take Care:


Hi all!!  It is stormy out today which makes it the perfect weather to be crafting.

I am stepping away from Christmas (just for a quick moment) but don't be too worried about me, I have plenty more Christmas cards to make =)

I started with Clearly Besotted Fresh Flowers embossed with Stampendous! White embossing powder on kraft paper.  I coloured it in with some Copics.  The sentiment is from Waltzing Mouse Say It Loud, which I stamp on vellum and also embossed.  Lastly I added American Crafts twine and Doodlebug enamel dots.  (I can not for the life of me remember which pad of paper I took the DP from).






I created this card for the following challenge:
Freshly Made Sketches



Enjoy your weekend - cheers!!!


Photobucket

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Be Jolly:

Hi all!  It's been a crazy week with the Holiday Season coming up quickly.  But I like the hustle and bustle!!  I have my life planned from now until December 19, after that I can relax and really enjoy Christmas.

I started with Paper Smooches Cool Dudes and gave him a fun little polka dot scarf and hat in Doodlebug Santa Express paper (I used the Icon Die to cut him out perfectly).  His little pom pom is a cotton ball from my bathroom that I cut down and shaped into a ball LOL.  I also stamped a Paper Smooches sentiment in Onyx Black VersaFine, added some fun Doodlebug and MME enamel dots, and a Reverse Confetti Tag Me Confetti Cut.





I created this card for the following challenges:

The Challenge (I chose the sketch)


Paper Smooches



Enjoy your Thursday!  Cheers!!


Photobucket

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Let It Snow Sequins:



Hello all!

I usually don't use purple so I decided to challenge myself and well... use purple!

I started with a Reverse Confetti Beautiful Banner stamp and My Favorite Things Snowflake Splendor sentiment in Onyx Black VersaFine.  I also used the MFT Die-Namics LLD Notepadfilled it with Darice and Lawn Fawn snowflake sequins, and added some vellum for the window.   Lastly I added some American Crafts twine and Little Yellow Bicycle stick pins (coloured with Blue Violet Copic).






I created this card for the following challenges:
Curtain Call - (I thought of pins and stitching with this one!)


Sunday Stamps


Addicted to CAS


Photobucket