June 25, 2016

Inspired By All the Little Things #21

A new challenge starts today at Inspired By All the Little Things!

I am the hostess this week with a fun summertime photo that I found on Pinterest for the challenge inspiration. There are so many directions you can go with this one remember it is about how the photo inspires you. Is it the colours, the scene, the theme, certain elements? For me my starting point was the colours that I saw when I looked at it, so I started by sponging a blue background based on the water and I sponged a tiny bit of pink into a few of the lighter areas which I picked up from the tablecloth. The panel was spritzed with water for interest.  I chose the flowers as my focal point again grabbing the colours from the bouquet on the table.

I hope you are inspired to play along with us.
Head over to the Inspired By blog to see who is my guest this week and to see the fabulous creations done by the challenge team!

June 24, 2016

TYI #50

Another busy week has passed by and yay it's Friday!

Summer seems to be in full swing--it has certainly been hot enough. The humidity broke on Thursday but as the weekend progresses we will be right back into it again.  I love the sunshine but we actually could use a little rain here, we have barely seen more than a few quick showers in the past month.

On to today's post! We are on to our 50th challenge at Tag You're It!
This is the end of Term Four and there are some exciting new changes as we roll into Term Five in July!

I hope you get a chance to play along with us using a tiny canvas. Remember there are lots of possibilities see 'How to Play Along' on the challenge blog.

Here is how I was inspired by Kelly's cute tag...


Head over to Tag You're It to see what the rest of the team made for this challenge!
Have a wonderful weekend!

June 21, 2016

CCC #203


it's time for a new cue card at CASology!

This week`s new cue is:

I used two new to me stamp sets from Stamplorations for my card--Groovy Shoes and Strong Women. Strong Women I won from designer Becca Cruger when the set was first released. I first die cut my panel, then I stamped the sentiment, the image and coloured the shoes. I cut a piece of glitter paper to mat the panel with only a 1/8" border. The panel was popped up with foam tape for a bit of dimension.

Now my daughter and I agreed to disagree whether this works as a card of congratulations or not. I see it as congratulations I hope you celebrate by dancing like no one is watching or maybe if you were congratulating someone on a new job that they will flourish in their new position. My daughter gave me the okay with a question mark--ha ha ha! What do you think?


Hannelie Bester
Sherrie Mannion
Jacquie Southas
Deidre Payne

Guest: Angela

We hope that you play along with us this week. Head over to the CASology blog if you haven't been yet to see what the rest of the team has for today.

colourQ #347


Happy Tuesday!
It's time for a new colour palette at the colourQ!

Another card for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop using the colourQ colours! 

I watercoloured my Ellen Hutson frappucino's--one with a Zig and one with Altenew Peach Perfect ink. My coffee beans are chocolate chip and my sentiments are Memento London Fog.  Clean and simple.

 Hope to see you play along with us again this week!

June 20, 2016

Muse #171

Happy Monday!
It's time for this week's challenge over at Muse.

I am the hostess this week and I created a card using Spring Flowers by Simon Says Stamp and my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. First I stamped and embossed the images in white using watercolour paper, then I coloured the images with my Zig's. Once it was dry I stamped my sentiment and die cut a panel using  a MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle. I splattered some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on to my panel for interest then the entire panel was popped up with foam tape on to the card base.

I hope to see you come over and play along with us at Muse this week, I can't wait to see how you are inspired.

June 17, 2016

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop '16


It's here again, the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop summer edition!
All the activity starts today Friday June 17th 6:00 am PST and runs until Friday, June 24th!

I am thinking about meeting a friend for coffee outside in the summertime. I created my background panel with Canson watercolor paper that I watercoloured with Antique Linen Distress Ink and then when the panel was almost dry I splattered a bit more watercolour over it. Once dry I cut out with an MFT Wonky Stitched rectangle die and adhered it to the kraft base with foam tape. Then I used Essentials by Ellen Oh Frappe stamps and designer dies as well as an old Fresh Squeezed Stamp set 'cool beans' image to complete the rest of my scene. The sentiment was embossing in gold. My card ended up having to take a detour mid assembly as it didn't work out exactly as I had planned. So I guess that means making another card later this week.


Happy Hopping!