February 13, 2016

Doodlebug Valentine

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Another Valentine card, sometimes it is fun to make a card just using patterned paper. I don't use patterned paper that often and when I do in small doses but I see it and I have to get it. I guess I am a hoarder, anyone else--lol? So I made a conscious effort to make a card with Doodlebug's 6 x x6 Sweet Things paper. The sheet with the sentiment using words from John Legend's All of Me just said 'use me'. I have a couple treats to get together for Valentine's day on Saturday, but just one more for this year.

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Reading week this week for my kids. We picked up Brooklyn yesterday from school, blizzard and all, and Ben is coming home today. Normally they would drive home together, but she finished on Thursday and Ben had presentations Friday night and wouldn't be coming home until Saturday. Since she was sick most of the week and still is, we went and got her. We ended up with another foot of snow on top of the foot we already had. We are certainly getting our share of snow here, growing up and living near Lake Ontario we didn't usually have as much snow. Here in Muskoka it is pretty normal, Sometimes I feel like we are living in a snow globe.

Have a fabulous weekend!



February 11, 2016

Merry Monday #191 and MFT Stamps Sketch Challenge #267

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Back on the wagon with Christmas Cards again!
I was going to colour this Santa for the Merry Monday Challenge, but the week escaped me and I decided to colour it and use it for this week's Merry Monday Chalkboard Challenge #191!

I went old school with my chalkboard and did it on some Papertrey Ink Pinfeather cardstock because the chalkboard I remember from school were green. Do you remember that? I started by white embossing my sentiment and then I stamped the stars, snowflakes and sponged the edges with white ink. I used the sketch from this week's MFT Stamps Wednesday Sketch Challenge #267.


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February 10, 2016

Create Together with Marcie Sharp

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My friend Marcie Sharp, Sharp Designs, has started a great new feature on her blog called Create Together. Marcie is a very talented card designer and you can see her gorgeous creations over on her blog.  Basically Create Together is a creative collaboration of card designers. We each created an unfinished card based on the same inspiration photo and then mailed it to one another. The task, once received, was to complete the card however we wanted. Then on the same day 3(today) we each post our completed card! Now how fun is that!




Here is the inspiration photo we used...



Isn't that the coolest watch?

The unfinished card that Marcie sent to me had beautiful flowers stamped in the colours found on the watch band, a small strip of gold washi tape along the bottom and gold spray ink spritzed on the card base. It looked perfect as she sent it but up for the challenge I added some of my own twist to finish it off. 

I sponged some pink Distress Ink to the top left and bottom right of the card base. Then I stamped my sentiment in pink to thge top right. Finally I die cut and gold matte embossed a butterfly, bent the wings and adhered with some foam tape for dimension. I hope Marcie likes the completed card.


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Thanks you Marcie for thinking up this brilliant idea! I hope we can do it again. Pop over to Marcie's blog to see what she did with this unfinished card I sent to her.

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February 9, 2016

CCC #184 and 30 Day Coloring Challenge - Day 9

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It's time for this weeks new Cue Card at CASology.
This week our cue is:




I can't seem to stop watercolouring lately, I love how random it is. For someone who likes to be in control, that is actually pretty funny. I watercoloured a panel with my Gansai watercolours and then when the panel was dry I die cut my heart and popped it up on my card base that had a Wonky Stitched mat adhered to it.


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This is also for Day 9 of Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge at The Daily Marker.com!




Head over to CASology to see what the rest of the Design Team created this week. Hope to see you play along with us.