Friday, September 26, 2014

Dotty Birthday

Today I have a card for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge and it's a Tic Tac Toe Challenge, one of my faves! Here's a peek at the board.

I chose the vertical line of polka dots, twine and die cut.

SSS Flickr Challenge 2 Tic Tac Toe

I made a colourful dotty background with a SSS stencil and Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean.  I die cut the label from the SSS Frames set and embossed the sentiment using SSS Essential Greetings and SSS Happy stamp set in Ranger's Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder.  I finished off with a pink twine bow.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
I'm also entering this for Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. There's still lots of time to play in both challenges!

Wishing you an inky day!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Poppystamps & CardMaker Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to today's Poppystamps and CardMaker Blog Hop.

You should have arrived from Yvonne's blog.  If you've gotten lost along the way and would like to start from the beginning of the hop there is a master list here at the CardMaker blog.

My card uses a Christmas die! Can you guess which one it is?

Cardmaker Hop 1 Sept 19 2014

It's the Poppystamps Small Luxe Poinsettia Background that I used for my flower.

Cardmaker Hop 4 Sept 19 2014

I watercoloured some paper in pastel shades and die cut 3 poinsettia blooms from it.  I layered the flowers, curled the petals and added a sparkly brad.

Cardmaker Hop 2 Sept 19 2014

I thought the flower would be pretty for a wedding or anniversary card so I chose the Claudette Frame as the backdrop because of its simple and elegant design.

Cardmaker Hop 5 Sept 19 2014

With a white embossed sentiment and a few pearls the card is done.

What's a blog hop without some prizes!  Poppystamps will be giving away two dies to one lucky person.  So make sure to leave comments on every blog in the hop!  Here's the prize.

You have until September 26th to leave a comment and the winner will be announced on September 29th on the Poppystamps blog.

Your next stop is Penny.  Click here to check out her lovely creation!

Thanks so much for hopping with us today!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Simon Says Flickr Challenge

Simon Says Stamp has started a new bi-weekly challenge on their Flickr site and it's being run by the fabulous Barb, whom we all adore!

This first challenge is a colour challenge and the rules are pretty simple.  Use at least 3 out of the 5 colours and use at least one Simon Says Stamp exclusive brand product on your project.

I used 6 dies on this project (yikes that seems like a lot) and four of them are by SSS.  One is from Poppystamps and one is from Papertrey Ink.

SSS Butterfly Birthday

I inked up the solid butterfly with Distress Inks and added 2 layers of the overlay die cut in vellum.  I coloured the Birthday die cut with Squeezed Lemonade and the Leafy Sprig die cuts in a couple shades of green Distress Ink and sprayed everything that was inky with Perfect Pearls for a little shimmer.

SSS Butterfly Close-up

Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, September 15, 2014

House Warming Party

Catherine Pooler is having a House Warming Party to celebrate her new website and there's a project challenge with the theme of HOME.

Catherine Pooler House Warming Party

My card uses a lot of watercolouring. The buildings, the heart balloon (both with dies from Paper Smooches) and the sky were all done with watercolour paints.  A great card for a dear friend who lives so very far away.

There's still time to play along with the challenge and there's prizes to win by some fabulous sponsors.  Go check it out here.

Thanks for visiting!

Exciting News!

I have some fun news to share with you today. I am now a member of the Poppystamps Design Team!

Poppystamps is a sister company of Memory Box and both these companies make so many of the fabulous dies you love to use on your projects!

I hope to inspire you with my Poppystamps projects over the next year, I can't wait!  Hop on over the blog to see who else is on the Design Team.

My first project will be this Friday, Sept. 19th for a blog hop in collaboration with CarkMaker Magazine.

Hope to see you then!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Winnie & Walter Sketch

It's time for another card for the Winnie & Walter Shares the Love with Simon Says Stamp Challenge. The day 5 challenge is to make a card based on this sketch.


I flipped the sketch for my card and stamped flowers from the Simon Says Stamp Best Mom Ever set and used Distress Inks to colour them.  The sentiment from W&W The Big, The Bold and the Happy set was embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder.  For one of the paper layers I coloured vellum with Ranger Alcohol Inks in blues, greens and yellows.  It's a great way to add some subtle colour without using patterned paper.

I'm also entering this card for Simon Says Stamptember Stamp-It Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Winnie & Walter 10 Minute Dash

Here's another card for the Winnie & Walter Share the Love Week with Simon Says Stamp.

The challenge for day 2 is to make a card in under 10 minutes!  I can already feel the tension mounting, just thinking about it.

I had a plan for the card and altered it along the way because I was running out of time so I'm not really pleased with the outcome.  But that's what a craft dash is all about!


I used Simon Says Curved Edge Die and the Leanna Butterfly Die along with stamps from W&W The Big, The Bold and You and Big Bang Confetti.

It took me 8 minutes 53 seconds to make my card.  After I stopped the timer I decided to add some Wink of Stella along the red strip of paper and on the butterfly so that probably took me to 10 minutes!

I'm also entering this for Simon Says Stamptember Stamp-It Challenge.  Wow, that's a mouth full!

Thanks for dropping by today!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Winnie & Walter Shares the Love

Hi, I'm back today with a couple of cards for Winnie & Walter's Share the Love Week with Simon Says Stamp. There's a different challenge posted everyday, go check it out here.


My first card is for Day 1 and the Rainbow Challenge.  I got good and inky colouring the die cut trees with some vivid Distress Inks.  The background is stamped with images from the W&W Big Bang Confetti Set in Delicata Golden Glitz and the sentiment is from Simon Says Holiday Hellos set.  I love how this happy card turned out!


My second card is for Day 4 and the One Layer Challenge.  I die cut a balloon out of white card stock using a Simon Says die and inked it up with Hero Arts Inks in Mint Julep, Tide Pool and Ocean.  I gold embossed the stars from the Big Bang Confetti set by W&W.  The sentiments are also W&W from the Big, the Bold and the Happy set.  I think this will be a fun card for one of my young cousins.


Well, that's it from me today.  I'm  hoping I get a chance to make a few more cards for the other challenges.

I'm also entering these cards for the Simon Says Stamptember Stamp-It Challenge.

Thanks for visiting!