9.28.2015

Merry Monday 173:


Good morning all!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  

This week at Merry Monday, Kristie has chosen the theme of using RAINBOW colours on your Christmas card:





I had so much fun with this challenge!!



As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

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


Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!






9.27.2015

Merry Everything:


Happy Sunday all!  Today I am playing with my new stamp set from My Favorite Things.  I bought this set because of little Rudolph here.  He is just TOO CUTE for words!!

I don't know about you guys, but I am itching for the Christmas season!!



Ingredients:
Cardstock - Stampin' Up! Whisper White
Dies - MFT Die-namics Blueprints 20, MFT Die-namics Blueprints 13
Stamps - My Favorite Things Jingle All The Way

Inks - Versafine Onyx Black
Others - 
 Prismacolor Premier pencils, Speedball Mona Lisa Odorless Paint Thinner (100% mineral spirits)


I created this card for the following challenges:


Happy Little Stampers


















One Layer Christmas

















Can You Case It















Thanks for the visit and enjoy the rest of your weekend!!  Cheers!





9.26.2015

One:


Happy Saturday all! I was really struggling this week with crafting - my creativity bone had left me!



Ingredients:
Cardstock - Stampin' Up! Tempting TurquoiseStampin' Up! Tangerine Tango, Stampin' Up! Old Olive
Dies - MFT Die-namics Blueprints 20, MFT Die-namics Blueprints 13, Reverse Confetti Oh My Stars Confetti Cuts
My Favorite Things Stitched Snow Drifts
Stamps - Reverse Confetti Shine From Within

Paper - Graphic 45 Mother Goose
Inks - Versafine Onyx Black
Others - 
Doodlebug Beetle Black Sprinkles



I created this card for the following challenges:


Colour Me...!















Freshly Made Sketches














Enjoy the rest of your weekend - cheers all!

9.23.2015

Card Concept 40:


Good morning all!  

We have another super fun challenge for you at The Card Concept:


Our Rules
  1. Use the Challenge to create a card.
  2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for the different styles summary.
  3. Explain in your post which style you used.
  4. Link up your blog post, not your whole blog.
  5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!

This challenge will end on Monday, November 5th at Noon (PST).


Seriously though, how adorable is that inspiration photo!  My inspiration came from that cutie pie owl and all that wood grain =)


Ingredients:
Dies - My Favorite Things Die-namics Horizontal Stitched StripsMy Favorite Things De-namics Cross-Stitch Rectangle STAX
 My Favorite Things Die-namics Cross-Stitch Circle STAX 
Stamps - Reverse Confetti In A Big Way 
Papers - MME Wood (retired?), 
MME Vintage Finds (retired?)
Inks - Versafine Onyx BlackCraftsmart Gold and Chocolate
Others - 
 American Crafts twine, Studio Calico clothespin

Come play along at The Card Concept and show us your style!


Clean & Simple

Clean & Graphic
Shannon McComb

Clean & Layered
Shabby Chic
Freestyle Collage
Classy & Elegant



9.21.2015

Merry Monday 172:


Good morning all!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  Another rather boring weekend around here, just the way I like!

This week at Merry Monday, Katie has chosen the theme of using WATERCOLOURS on your Christmas card:



I was sitting at my desk trying come up with an idea, when I noticed a discarded watercolour that I had intentionally painted for another card.  I was rather displeased with it and was going to throw it in the trash.  Good thing I didn't as it was perfect for this creation, all I had to do was add the stamp and a border.  Done.


Ingredients:
Cardstock - Stampin' Up! Mint Macaron, Canson XL Watercolor paper
Dies - 
My Favorite Things De-Namics Blueprints 2, My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 21
Stamps - Stampendous Oh Christmas Tree
Inks - 
Versafine Onyx Black, Stampin' Up! Mint Macaron, Stampin' Up! Tempting Turquoise
Others -  Doodlebug Beetle Black Sprinkles




As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

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


Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!



9.17.2015

Fusion - Peacock Dynasty:


Happy Thursday all!

We have a fantastic new FUSION challenge for you - enjoy and have fun!!!!! 


PROCEDURES:

1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
5. Please read the other considerations on the Our Rules Page before playing along.


I was inspired by the sketch as I tried a yellow and blue version prior to this card is it just didn't work out.  So I went with a bright version instead =)


Ingredients:
Cardstock - Stampin' Up! Daffodil DelightStampin' Up! Pink PirouetteMy Favorite Things Steel Grey
Dies - My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 20, MFT Die-namics Blueprints 13, MFT Vertical Stitched Strips, Wplus9 Love Birds, Reverse Confetti Fresh 'n Fruity Confetti Cuts (I used the leaf for the wing), 
Reverse Confetti Double Edge Scallop Border
Stamps - Reverse Confetti Posted Note Sentiments
Inks - VersaMark Watermark

Paper - adorable but I don't know who makes it??!
Others - 
Stampendous! Opaque White embossing powder, Freckled Fawn Neon Dew Drops


Don't forget you can check out the rest of the team's creations.  Just click on their names below:





9.14.2015

Merry Monday 171:


Good morning all!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  

This week at Merry Monday, Kathy has chosen the theme of making the SENTIMENT the star of your Christmas card:




Well apparently I struggled on this one.  I had a grand vision in my head that just didn't work out.  Booooooo!


Ingredients:
Dies - My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 20, MFT Die-namics Blueprints 13, 
My Favorite Things De-Namics Cross-Stitch Rectangle STAX, Paper Smooches Christmas Words 2 Wise Die
Stamps - Avery Elle Simply Said: Happy
Inks - VersaMark Watermark

Paper - Doodlebug Frosty Friends
Others -  American Crafts twineStudio Calico clothespin




As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

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


Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!






9.13.2015

Sparkle Love:


Happy Sunday all!  As I have said before, I have been spending all weekend in the craft room.  I need a little crafting R and R.  Please feel free to skip my blabbing, it seemed to have gotten a bit out of control =)

I would like to say that the card I am sharing with you was a snap to put together.  But I started this about five hours ago. I knew I wanted something a bit unique and also make my background so I pulled out all of my My Favorite Things goodies and started racking my brain.  

I came up with placing all my little stitched squares together on an angle.  I had planned to leave everything pristine white as I felt I could easily ruin it (it took a while to place everything!).  But alas, I grabbed some ink and a paint brush and thought to myself...  hmmmm, what to do.  

Unfortunately I dropped that same inked paint brush onto the beautiful white paper and watched it roll down the whole front of the card.  I nearly had a heart attack.  The good news is that I only got ink on the hearts.  So I saw that as some kind of sign and I watercoloured the hearts.



Ingredients:
Cardstock - Stampin' Up! Pool Party, Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo, Canson XL Watercolor paper
Dies - My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 20, My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 13, 
My Favorite Things Die-namics Horizontal Stitched Strips
Stamps - My Favorite Things DC You Were Meant To Sparkle
Inks - 
Stampin' Up! Melon MamboStampin' Up! Daffodil Delight, Stampin' Up! Pool Party, Stampin' Up! Pink PirouetteVersafine Onyx Black
Others - Stampendous! Kaleidoscope embossing powder, Doodlebug Winter Glossy Sprinkles



I created this card for the following challenges:


My Favorite Things
















MFT Color Challenge







Thanks for the visit and enjoy the rest of your Sunday!!  Cheers all!