Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Happy 50th - Chalkboard Art

Today is my husband's 50th birthday. I used the 'Chalkboard Art' technique to make his card.
Betsy Veldman does such a great tutorial here.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas is Coming

Over at A Passion for Papertrey blog the latest challenge is a Christmas one.
I made a little gift box using the PTI pillow box die and made a matching mini card.
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

PTI Blog Hop - November 2012

This month's challenge at PTI is to use "cover art" as your inspiration. I chose the "Great Expectations" cover from Nichole's image for my inspiration.
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Sunday, November 18, 2012

WMS Blog Party - November 2012

The theme for this month's WMS blog hop is GRATITUDE.
I saw a tutorial for an Autumn Wreath here and I really wanted to try it, so I adapted the size to fit the card. I embossed the front panel with a Cuttlebug EP (Pinking Stitch) and the sentiment is from the WMS Say it with Style set.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

MIM #90 - Focal Point


This week's MIM is to create a sentiment focal point using stamps and dies. I used a sentiment from Holiday Lights and a variety of dies in order to create the focal point on my card.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

PTI Blog Hop - October 2012

This month's challenge for the PTI blog hop is to create a card or tag using non-traditional colours. I chose to work with the above colour combo.
The Mat Stack frame has been stamped in Scarlet Jewel and the button is from my SJ button collection. The 'Christmas Cheer' tag has been stamped in Dark Chocolate. SAM_0444

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

WMS Blog Party - October 2012

I chose to make a birthday card using the colours black, purple and orange as we do not celebrate
I only have WMS frames and sentiments stamps...no images yet.
The sentiment, from Fancy Phrases, was embossed in white. I used the polka dot background from Off Beat Backgrounds on the orange frame and I stamped the dotted circle frame from Vintage Circles on the inside of the die cut round window.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

MIM #86 - The Inside Edition

This week's MIM technique is to stamp on the inside of the card

Here is my card:

This is the inside of the card:

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

CFC #73 - For the Girls

This week's challenge at Casual Fridays is to create a Clean And Simple card that celebrates
the women in your life.

Saw a tutorial for this "sun ray" technique and had to try it out. I really enjoyed going through my stash and mixing and matching papers.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Card Making Day - 2012

It is really great to have a special day to celebrate our wonderful hobby. To celebrate this day, there is a tour around blogland with so many inspirational card makers. The links to the blogs can be found here.
I would like to thank each and every papercrafter for sharing your wonderful ideas. You all provide so much inspiration and that's what keeps me going even when the mojo is missing.
This card is a Thank You to all of you, you really do make me smile.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

RS #31 and MIM #85

I combined the Retro Sketches sketch with the Make it Mondays challenge, which was to use a glittered tab.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

CFC #72 - Toot Your Own Horn

This week's challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is to create a project inspired by your blog header.
I used a pumpkin on last week's card so I decided to use the colours from my blog header as this week's inspiration.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

PTI Blog Hop - Fabric and Felt Wrap Challenge

I made a Christmas gift bag using non-traditional colours as I used bits and pieces that I had lying around.
I used the Favor It 3 die to cut my bag from dark brown felt. I then used fabric glue to assemble it. Just had to decorate the little bag with a poinsettia...love, love poinsettias. Made a tag using Little Labels to finish it off.

Monday, September 24, 2012

CFC #71 - Autumn

This week's challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is to create a CAS project inspired by Autumn.

So glad I could use my favourite pumpkin stamp from Hero Arts for this card.
Although we are in Spring mode in this part of the world, it's always easy to be inspired by Autumn. I love Fall colours and it just happens to be my favourite season.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

CFC #69 and Retro Sketches #28

This week's challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is to create a CAS project using embossing. Dry, heat or a combination of the two. I chose to use a combination of both. I used a 'pinstripe' embossing folder for the embossing on the side panel and I heat embossed the sentiment.
I really love this week's sketch at Retro Sketches and so I decided to join in the fun here too!
My card was totally inspired by the card on this post by Maile Belles.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Card for Claire

Claire from Waltzingmouse Stamps is such a kind, caring and dedicated lady. It is time to show our love and appreciation for her and all she does. Nerina has a link up on her blog for anyone who wants to show Claire some love.
Here is my very CAS card:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

CFC #66

This week's challenge is to create a project featuring something you might see in or at the ocean.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

CFC #65 - Square Cards

This week's challenge at CASual Fridays is to create a clean and simple square card.
I so seldom make square cards as I don't have any square envelopes to put them in. Anyhow, here is my contribution to the challenge:


Take your Pick

We had such an exciting week with unexpected snowfalls throughout the country. I only got to experience a few flurries that sadly didn't last too long.
I'm already looking forward to warmer weather and just had to use my "new to me" Flipping Out dies which arrived with my latest PTI order. I'm entering this card in A Passion for Papertrey's latest challenge.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

SAF Limited Supply Challenge

These were the supplies we could use:

  • STAMPS: Natural Beauties only (or another floral set as a substitute if needed)
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse
  • RIBBON: Hawaiian Shores Bitty Dot
  • BUTTONS: Simply Chartreuse

  • My supplies were really very limited for this challenge. I don't have any Simply Chartreuse supplies or HS Bitty Dot ribbon.

    SAF Ribbon Techniques Challenge

    I chose to use Erin's technique as I also love working with twill ribbon.

    Stamp-a-faire 2012

    I have really been looking forward to this day. Unfortunately I don't have any stamping buddies to meet with so I will be working alone but enjoying all the fun online. It would be fun to try and Skype some online buddies though. Wishing all Stamp-a-faire participants a wonderful day.

    Friday, July 20, 2012

    PTI Princesses Challenge - Embossing

    Just going to get straight to the point, LOL!
    The challenge is to add an embossed panel on your card and try to use mostly white.
    My mojo has been missing most of the year so it was good to blog again. Hope you play along I would love to see your take on this challenge.

    Friday, May 25, 2012

    PTI Blog Hop - May 2012

    I don't have a brighter green CS in my stash so I went with Spring Moss instead. I used stamps from PTI's Damask Designs and the checked BG stamp is from Waltzingmouse Stamps. The dies I used are Take Three and Pinking shears border die. The technique I used was "Decreasing Apertures" - MIM #26. My inspiration came from this card.