3.31.2014

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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3.24.2014

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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3.17.2014

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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3.14.2014

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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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3.04.2014

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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