Saturday, 25 November 2017

Hello!


I am following A Blog Named Hero's current challenge to copy a designer. I used an old Hero Arts set called Happy Day Animals, and changed the colours from red/black to yellow/grey, to make this sweet and easy card.

Here are the designers I was inspired by:


In retrospect, the original red/black definitely has more oomph!


I am submitting this to:
A Blog Named Hero - Copy a Designer
Word Art Wednesday #310-311
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper November 2017 Challenge
Send A Smile 4 Kids - AG
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday


Thank you as always for stopping by!

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Monday, 4 September 2017

Balloon shaker card

Hello there! I think happy days are days filled with rainbows and ballons. Don't you agree? :)



This shaker card is filled with Taylored Expressions' Little Bits - Balloons. I used the Taylored Expressions 9th birthday sketch (Happy birthday TE!):


One thing I need to remember is that scraps maketh scraps. I set out to use up some scraps and I really feel that I ended up with... more!

I have been building a stash of cards to send to Send A Smile 4 Kids Canada. This will be added to the pile and sent off shortly.

I am submitting this to:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #298-299
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Challenge #397 Rainbow colours
Taylored Expressions 9th birthday sketch challenge

Thank you as always for stopping by! 

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Sweater weather!

Happy September! Up here in Canada, there is definitely a fall breeze about already.


I had fun using the inlaid die-cut technique on this card with the SSS coffee cup die. One thing I've learned – don't throw out any of those little die-cut pieces until the card is done! You never know if you may need it...


I used the Coffee Loving Cardmakers' Sunday Sip and Sketch, and the current YNS colour challenge:



I am submitting this to:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #298-299
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday
YNS Color Challenge #72
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - September
Coffee Loving Cardmakers Sunday Sip & Share (oops, too late to linkie...)

Thank you as always for stopping by! 

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Happy holidays

Hello! There's (still) 130 days until Christmas 😁


I quite like this Christmas card. I randomly stamped snowflakes to create a background, and used the YNS Christmas Chickies paired with a sentiment from Lawn Fawn Winter Penguin. For some pizazz, I created a tiny wire coil behind the chickie, but it's a bit on the short side to be wobbling much.

Again, I was inspired by an old Mojo Monday sketch and the current YNS colour challenge:



I am submitting this to:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Add a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday #296-297
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday
YNS Color Challenge #70
CHNC Challenge 346 - AG Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -August
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Anything Goes

Thank you as always for stopping by! 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Baptism card

"Adult" card continued :)

Baptism card:


I was inspired by an old Mojo Monday sketch and the current YNS colour challenge:



I am submitting this to:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Add a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday #296-297
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday 
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August 2017 Challenge
YNS Color Challenge #70 (yellow, brown and grey)

Baby card

Hello! Catching up on posting some "adult" cards: One for a friend's new baby, and the other for my brother who is getting baptised (next post).

Baby card:


As based on the Viva la Verve sketch (welcome back!):

I am submitting this to:
Word Art Wednesday #296-297
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday 
Viva La Verve - August
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August 2017 Challenge


Thank you as always for stopping by!

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Warm wishes

 Hello!

The inspiration for this card came from the Coffee Loving Cardmakers' Sunday Sip and Share:
I embossed snowflakes where the large circles are in the sketch, and falling snow where the small circles are, but they appear much more subtle than I would like, and I'm not sure that they even show up in the photo. Ah well. Live and learn!

The chickie is from the ever-adorable Your Next Stamp Christmas Chickie, and I created the sentiment using the Concord and 9th Perfectly Penned set. This letter set is completely amazeballs. It's so forgiving and I want to stamp it literally everywhere

This card is for Christina Hor's Cards for Little Hearts card drive - there's still time!


I am submitting this to:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - For a child (This card is being sent to a card drive for kids)
Word Art Wednesday #294-295
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday 
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August 2017 Challenge
CHNC Challenge 346 - AG Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -August
Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Sunday Sip and Share
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Anything Goes


Thank you as always for stopping by!

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Holiday wishes


I feel card makers sometimes skip seasons altogether. Last week, I was in full summer mode for the coffee lovers blog hop; now, I am diving back into Christmas cards! This card is for Christina Hor's Cards for Little Hearts card drive.


The patterned paper with the adorable reindeer is from Michaels. The sentiment is from Hero Arts' Layering Christmas Tree. Overall, a pretty easy-peasy card.

I am submitting this to:
SSS Monday Challenge - Red White and / or Blue  (red)
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday 
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper July 2017 Challenge
CHNC Challenge 340 - AG Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - July
YNS Sketch Challenge #67












Thank you as always for stopping by!

Friday, 30 June 2017

Card #7

And... squeezing in one last submission (card #7) to the 2017 summer coffee lovers blog hop! It's been a crazy fun ride! Thank you for all of your comments - I appreciate every one of them.

Inspired by:


I am submitting this to:
2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday
Little Red Wagon - Challenge #400, three of a kind (three vertical paper strips)

Thank you as always for stopping by! 

Books and coffee

Today is the last day for the 2017 summer coffee lovers blog hop; what is more summery than a stack of books waiting to be read?


Inspired by this old Mojo Monday sketch (which apparently was one of Julee's original sketches!):

The image is from Blackberry Jelly's little workshop. Love the clean lines. I did some digital masking to shorten the book stack.

I am submitting this to:
2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday 
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper June 2017 Challenge
DL.ART June linky challenge
Little Red Wagon - Challenge #400, three of a kind (three banners)

Thank you as always for stopping by! 

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Tea bag pull tab card

This is my card #5 to the 2017 summer coffee lovers blog hop - a personal record!


Where's the coffee / tea, you ask?
 

Under the top layer, I hid a Stash tea bag that is attached to a pull tab. I thought this would be a fun and interactive take on the clean design (which is a CASE of this card).

I used two layers of foam tape in a C-shape around the tea bag to form the slider area, and taped the tab to the tea bag. Happy day and enjoy!


I am submitting this to:
2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #288-289 - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday 
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Challenge #387, Circles 
DL.ART June linky challenge

Thank you as always for stopping by!

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

White on white

This is my card #4 for the 2017 summer coffee lovers blog hop, which ties my previous personal record.


This is my first time to play at Addicted to CAS! This week's code word is "white on white", which speaks "summer" to me; I guess I'm thinking of wearing white in the summer? 😁

I covered the SSS falling hearts stencil with embossing paste, die-cut the window, and embossed a Cuttlebug small teacup on acetate to fill the space. Behind the window, I've clear embossed "thank you" six times (like this card).



I recently got the MFT rectangle peek-a-boo window die-namics and I may be slightly in love with it, as it's made an appearance in three out of my last four cards.

I am submitting this to:
2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
SSS Monday Challenge - Stencil it 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #288-289 - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday
DL.ART June linky challenge
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #207
Addicted to CAS Challenge #114













Thank you as always for stopping by!

Sunday, 25 June 2017

2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop #3

The week-long coffee lovers blog hop has the effect of pushing me to work faster on cards! Sometimes, it takes me a week (or more!) to put a card together because I hum and haw on this piece of paper versus that shade of colour. Now, it's a card a day; I do hope it's not at the expense of quality...

Here is my card #3 to the hop. I was thinking along the lines of tea sippin' while watching a beautiful sunset:


This card features the Verve digi Rise and Shine, which Julee released during the 2017 spring CLBH. I love it! "Sending you a cup of happiness" (from YNS' Cup of Happiness) is what I've put on the inside.

I used a recent Mojo Monday sketch. I'm going to miss those sketches...



I am submitting this to:
2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Use patterned paper (the watercolour wash paper) 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #288-289 - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday
DL.ART June linky challenge

Thank you as always for stopping by!

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Coffee cup thank you

I am on a duo-card swing! After the night and day cards yesterday, today's theme is hot and cold:


The "warm tones" card is for the 2017 summer coffee lovers blog hop, but I thought it would be cool (heh) to contrast with a "cool tones" card. Not sure if the colours are coming through, but the "warm" card uses a patterned paper that gradates from red to orange to yellow, and the "cool" card goes from purple to blues.

The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's So Much To Say. The coffee cup is a digi from Blackberry Jelly's digital stamps. Thank you! Finished with glossy accents and the SSS falling hearts stencil.


I am submitting this to:
2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Use patterned paper
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #288-289 - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday
DL.ART June linky challenge
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #207
YNS Sketch Challenge #67












Thank you as always for stopping by!

Friday, 23 June 2017

Meet... Brentwood!

The 2017 summer coffee lovers blog hop is ON!! Woot! This is my third hop and I am preparing myself for a week of crafting frenzy :)

Card #1:

Meet Brentwood! I love it when stamp characters have names. This digi is from jessicalynnoriginal. Thank you! It's my first time to colour Brentwood and he is just the sweetest. Here, he is having a staycation and drinking coffee all day and all night long.

Funny story about this card: I showed it to my husband and he particularly liked the morning version because he says Brentwood, being nocturnal, would definitely need coffee in the morning to stay awake :)

I know the hop is hopping like crazy, so I won't keep you. Thank you as always for stopping by!

I am submitting this to:
2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Use patterned paper
SSS Monday Challenge - Let's take a vacation (staycation!)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #288-289 - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday
DL.ART June linky challenge
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #207

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Christmas chickies

This card is for the last Mojo Monday. I only discovered Mojo Monday this year, and I haven't participated in many challenges, but I always appreciate the sketches because they helped me learn so many variations on balanced layouts. Thank you Julee! I look in the archived sketches often!


Those cute chickies are from Your Next Stamps' Christmas Chickies, and the sentiment is from Hero Arts' Layering Christmas Tree. Layout and colours inspired by:




I am submitting this to:
Mojo Monday #500
YNS Colour Challenge #66
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Emboss it (Clear embossing on the background snowflakes and sentiment)
SSS Monday Challenge - Touchy feely (liquid applique on the toques and tulle for the horizontal strip)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #286-287 - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday
CHNC Challenge 338 - AG Christmas (I didn't finish this card in time for last week's challenge, which was non-traditional Christmas colours...)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - June
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - June (the background is a piece of watercolour designer paper)


Thank you as always for stopping by!


Sunday, 28 May 2017

Side step card - cup of happiness



This is my first side step card (side-step card? side step-card? My inner grammar police is still thinking about it), idea as inspired by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers' Caseing DT link-up party #13. I've used basically all the stamps in the YNS Cup of Happiness set! 


The white is a shimmery cardstock; my apologies for the brightness of the photos. Some of the marshmallow dudes are on foam dots, and some are layered twice for varying depths. There is some acetate behind the back ladder so that it looks above the fold.

I am submitting this to:
Color throwdown #444 (green, grey, white)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #284-285 - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday (Anything Goes)
Dare 2B Artzy - Girly (it's a girl cup; look at those eyelashes! 😁)
Coffee Loving Cardmakers CASEing DT Link Up Party #13












Thank you as always for stopping by!

Saturday, 20 May 2017