Monday, April 14, 2014

Merry Monday 104:

Welcome to another week at Merry Monday, where we all get a head start on our Christmas cards.

This week, Karen has chosen the theme of slate, kraft, white/cream colours on your card.



I inked up my new sentiment stamp, knowing it would be perfect for this challenge!  I kept my card rather clean and simple.

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Inkadinkado Spirit of Christmas
Inks: Memento Gray Flannel
Papers:  GCD Studio Charleston
Cardstock: DCWV, Bazzill
Bits/Bobs: Studio Calico sequins, Darcie sequins
Tools: EK Success Corner punch


Don't forget to check out the rest of my teamies super fantastic creations at Merry Monday.

Thanks for the visit - cheers!



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Saturday, April 12, 2014

04.12.14:


Hi all - I spent the day cleaning and organizing my craft room as it is cold and dreary out.

 Ooooohhhhhh, I love this feather stamp!!  Can I use it on everything!?!?!?  I finished it off with some fussy cutting, and bingo-bango - done!

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Inkadinkado Feather, Studio G sentiment
Inks: Memento Bamboo Leaves, Gray Flannel, Brillance Platinum Planet
Cardstock:  Bazzill
Bits/Bobs: Darcie sequins
Tools: EK Success Corner punch


I created this card for the following challenges:
 Seize the Sketch
Seize the Birthday with optional topping of "white on white"








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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

04.09.14:


Hi all!  I do hope you have been enjoying your week, hard to believe it's half over already!


I had bough some ink sprays a while back and decided to give them a go.  Uhm, wow - I had ink EVERYWHERE.  I also used about 10 pieces of cardstock as it literally looked like I took a bottle of ink and dumped it by accident.

 I was finally happy with this piece and went with it.  Practice, practice, practice!

Card Ingredients:
Stamps:  Stampendous! Jumbo Peony, Stampendous! sentment
Inks:   Memento Galaxy Gold, Ranger Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise and Melted Chocolate Ink Spray, Colorbox Frost White
Cardstock:  Recollections
Bits/Bobs:  Lawn Fawn Peace Joy Love sequins, Stampendous! White embossing powder
Tools:  heat gun


I created this card for the following challenges:
 The Paper Players - three of something
Less is More - turquoise




Thanks for the visit - cheers!!
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Monday, April 7, 2014

Merry Monday #103:


Merry Monday all!!  What a gorgeous weekend it was, Spring has finally come for a visit (and will hopefully stay awhile).  I was able to open my craftroom window a smidge to let in some fresh air - yummy!


Even my lil helper, Pixie Girl, found a patch of sunshine in the craftroom:



Welcome to another week at Merry Monday, where we all get a head start on our Christmas cards.
This week, Kathie has has chosen the theme of using a snowman on your card:



I decided to go vintage again as this lil snowman was calling my name.  Look at those little chubby cheeks :)
I had to carefully place my Christmas tag, as this vintage image comes with a New Year's sentiment.  I figure the recipient won't be standing on their head so *shouldn't* won't be seen ;)


Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Old Design Shop snowman, KaiserCraft Christmas Card rub-on sentiment, KaiserCraft Believe (background)
Inks:  Tim Holtz Old Paper
Papers:  Authentique Joyous, Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas
Cardstock: Recollections
Bits/Bobs:  Gelly Roll white pen, Recollections gems, Wild Orchid flowers
Tools:  Oval and Labels 18 Nesties, Making Memories edge distresser


Don't forget to check out the rest of my teamies super fantastic creations at Merry Monday.
Thanks for the visit - cheers!



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Monday, March 31, 2014

Merry Monday #102

 Merry Monday all!!  I have been under the weather for over a week now, but I am finally feeling back to normal.  I've been missing my craft room and can't wait to be spending a bit more time in it :)

Welcome to another week at Merry Monday, where we all get a head start on our Christmas cards.


This week, Debbie has chosen the theme of using mistletoe on your card.




I really went with non-traditional colours using red, yellow, and moss green plus I used this sweet lil cutie pie (although my husband says she looks "freaky" - but what does he know)


Again, using one of my favourite embellishments, flowers:

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Vintage Ephemera kissing girl, Simon Says Stamp! Big Holiday Wishes (sentiment), KaiserCraft Tiny Dot (background)
Inks:  Craftsmart Gold and Chocolate Brown, Tim Holtz Old Paper and Frayed Burlap
Papers:  Pink Paislee Snow Village,  MME Vintage Finds
Cardstock: Bazzill, Recollections
Bits/Bobs:  Wild Orchid flowers, Little Yellow Bicycle stick pins
Tools:  Oval and Labels 8 Nesties,


I created this card for the following challenges:  jingle belles - spirit of Christmas past (vintage)


Don't forget to check out the rest of my teamies super fantastic creations at Merry Monday.  The creativity this week is crazy awesome :)

Thanks for the visit - cheers!

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Merry Monday #101

Happy Monday all!

 I know a lot of you are seeing many signs of Spring, but we still have a lot of snow here.  And by a lot of snow, I mean it :)  And it's been cold and dreary again.

This is our backyard facing our garage, as you can see the snow is basically still up to our knees.  Actually that isn't obvious by the photo - but trust me it is :)

(please don't judge, we just moved in before Winter arrived and of course hadn't been able to do anything to our new yard.  Any guesses to what we will be busy with this Summer??)

With that said, welcome to another week at Merry Monday, where we all get a head start on our Christmas cards.

This week, Karren has chosen the theme of using only grey, red, and white:



Perhaps I should have used more grey than what actually made it onto my card, but I wanted to keep this one simple.  I try to challenge myself on a weekly basis of doing different styles.  As you can see, this week I went with CAS :)

And jingle bells, I love jingle bells :)

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Studio G sentiment
Inks: Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Cardstock: Bazzill
Bits/Bobs: Christmas tree ornament, Celebrate It jingle bells, American Crafts jute



Thanks for the visit - cheers!!



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Monday, March 17, 2014

Merry Monday #100


Good morning all!  You know just a few week's ago I was speaking to my husband about making more Christmas cards.  I was determined to make one every week.  If this is your first time visiting my blog, then you may not know this, but I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!
   Then I got an email from Lesley at Merry Monday asking me to join the team, and the rest, as they say, is history :)


So not only is it my Merry Monday debut, but it is also the 100th challenge!!  How awesome is that??!?

For this week's challenge, you can either choose the sketch or colours or both!



I dusted off my Rodney stamp and gave him some life with my Prismacolors.  Rodney makes me giggle - I love the look he's giving those pesky lights!



I used one of my new favourite embellishments, sequins:


Card Ingredients:
Stamps: C.C. Designs Rodney Reindeer Lights, KaiserCraft Christmas Card rub-on sentiment
Inks:  Prismacolour pencils
Papers:  Recollections

Cardstock: Recollections
Bits/Bobs: Darice sequins, Glossy Accents, Gelly Roll white pen
Tools:  blending stumps and mineral spirit


Thanks for visiting.  Cheers!



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Friday, March 14, 2014

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Good Friday morning all!  One of my favourite days of the week!!!!  We have been having Spring-like temperatures and the snow is finally melting.  A far cry from the -50s C we had a few weeks ago.

I am sharing another Christmas card today, I am bound and determined to make many through out the year this time around :)



I used some of my favourite embellishments:  mulberry flowers and jingle bells!



Card Ingredients:
Stamps: The Graphics Fairy
Inks:  Craftsmart Gold and Chocolate Brown, Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap
Papers:  Pink Paislee Snow Village, Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas
Cardstock: Recollection
Bits/Bobs: Celebrate It jingle bells, Wild Orchid flowers, cheese cloth
Tools:  Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties, Making Memories edge distresser


I created this card for the following challenges:  Merry Monday - brown, cream/white, gold and green, Jingle Belles - holiday foliage, Sparkles Christmas - 3 or more embellishments.



Enjoy your weekend and I will be back on Monday with a secret to share ;)  Cheers!!

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

03.04.14


Hello all!!

I know a lot of you are seeing signs of Spring, but around here it has been basically a deep freeze.  On the weekend, I kid you not, it was -51C (for all my American friends that is -60F).  I've heard people make jokes about how cold Canada is, but this time it's true - it is stinking cold here!!!!

Fingers crossed it is supposed to be *real* Springlike weather this coming weekend though - again, fingers crossed :)

With all that said, of course I had to make a Christmas card - what else!?!?!?

Card Ingredients:
Stamps:  KaiserCraft Christmas Card rub-on sentiments
Papers:  Authentique Joyous Collection
Cardstock: Bazzill
Bits/Bobs: random buttons, random star chipboard (I've had it forever!)
Tools: sewing machine


I created this card for the following challenges: Merry Monday - stitching and buttons (country charm), Jingle Belles - sketch




Stay warm and thanks for visiting.  Cheers!


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Thursday, February 27, 2014

02.27.14


Good morning all!  It's hard to believe that February is just about done.  It was our coldest February on record in the past 20 years and I am happy to see it go!

I suppose with it being absolutely freezing outside, it gives me more chances to hang out in my warm and cozy craft room :)

For my card today, I actually had to go routing through my Christmas tree stash to find the perfect embellishment for this card - the snowflake!!!

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Little Yellow Bicycle Words
Inks: Memento Teal Zeal
Papers:  Doodlebug Home for the Holidays
Cardstock:  Recollections
Bits/Bobs: Celebrate It tree ornament, Lawn Fawn Into the Woods sequins, BasicGrey button, American Crafts jute
Tools: EK Success Corner punch


I created this card for the following challenges:  Unscripted Sketches - sketch, Merry Monday - Aqua, Silver/Grey, White







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Sunday, February 23, 2014

02.23.14


Don't forget to proofread when building a sentiment!

Yep, that is my tip for all of you.  I used JustRite Just the Right Words and stamped a lovely sentiment for a really awesome person.  Unfortunately I did not take my own advice and when finished assembling my card, this is what I noticed:

NO!

NO!

NOOOOOOO!


*I can tell you with certainty that I wasn't very pleased with myself*

Not only did I work on this card for the better part of the afternoon, but my husband wanted to see it (twice) as it is for him to give.  Neither of us even noticed :(

I couldn't take it apart and restamp so I had to add a little "you" stamp. 
Awkward looking - oh so sad :(

Card Ingredients:
Stamps:  JustRite Just the Right Words
Inks: Stampin' Up! Purely Pomegrenate
Papers:  Fancy Pants Beloved, BasicGrey Fresh Cuts

Cardstock: Bazzill, Recollections
Bits/Bobs: Recollections gems, Celebrate It ribbon and lace, Wild Orchid flowers, random paper doily
Tools: Lacey Squares and Squares Nesties, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, sewing machine


I created this card for the following challenges:  Wild Orchid Challenge - "It's a Stitch Up", JustRite Friday Challenge - cheerful Spring colour palette, Fussy and Fancy - sketch


Have a fantastic week and don't forget to proofread ;)

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Monday, February 17, 2014

02.17.14


I don't want to tell you how long this card took me to make.  Yikers, it's a good thing it was a long weekend here, because seriously this was an all day card.

I dusted off my Prismacolor pencils, stamped my roses and did some colouring, which I do believe has been months!  Going from a couple of times per week to a couple of months in between, I was feeling a little rusty but in the end I am happy I took the time today to create this card.

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: JustRite Birthday Vintage Labels Four, What Defines Us (no longer available through JustRite)
Inks:  Colorbox Frost White, Versafine Onyx Black, Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid, Prismacolour pencils (Crimson Lake, Magenta, Rose, Dark Green, Limepeel)
Papers:  GCD Studio Charleston
Cardstock:  Bazzill
Bits/Bobs:  Recollections gems, random seam binding ribbon, button and pin, Stampendous! White embossing powder
Tools:  heat embossing gun, sewing machine, JustRite Vintage Labels Four


I created this card for the following challenges: JustRite Friday Challenge - use a flower or butterfly, ABC Challenge - F is for flowers, Corrosive Challenge - stitching


Have a super fantastic week!!

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

02.08.14


Happy Saturday all!

I missed out on making a Christmas card last week so I plunked myself down today and went to work!


Card Ingredients:
Stamps/Image: Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive 365
Inks:  Craftsmart Gold and Chocolate Brown
Papers:  We R Memory Keepers, MME
Cardstock: Bazzill, Recollections
Bits/Bobs:  Wild Orchid flowers, Wild Orchid Crown pins, Recollections gems, cheese cloth
Tools: Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties, Making Memories edge distresser


I created this card for the following challenges:  Merry Monday - stockings, Winter Wonderland - no stamping



Enjoy your weekend!!  Cheers!

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