December 1, 2022

Color Hues #54

Hi friend, Happy November! We have a colours for the Color Hues Color Challenge #54! A little twist for December, we are running this challenge for the entire month--you can post up to he 28th!

I started with a panel of navy cardstock and I ink blended Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide ink around the sides and top of my panel. Then I die cut the Simple Church die from Birch Press Designs from cream cardstock and attached it to my blue panel I cut with the largest of the Small Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies. The sentiment from the Greetery was gold embossed on the panel which was attached to a white card base. I think the white card base makes the navy and cream really pop.

A closer look...

Since this is typically the busiest time of the year you have a month to play along with this challenge, I would love to see you over at the Color Hues! Head on over to see what my fabulous teammates have made to inspire you!

November 16, 2022

Color Hues #53

 It's time for a new color duo at the Color Hues Color Challenge #53!

I played with the Concord & 9th Boughs & Holly Stencil set. This holiday card was so much fun to make!

I used Catherine Pooler inks to stencil this wreath in the challenge colours! I used Garden Party, Grass Skirt, Deck the Halls and Rockin' Red.

The sentiment was heat embossed using Wow Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder.

The panel was cut with the largest Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Stackable dies and it was attached to a white card base with foam tape..

This stencil set was so easy to use and the completed wreath has so much dimension!

Please head over to the Colour Hues to see what my fabulous teammates have made for this challenge!

November 15, 2022

Playing Cards with Michele

I am so excited today to be Playing Cards with my good friend Michele Ferguson over on her blog I Card Everyone!

I had the pleasure of meeting Michele in November 2014 when she came to Toronto to visit and play cards with me, for both of our birthdays! Since then Michele and I have been close friends and we actually met once again for lunch in Toronto! I'm excited to have another chance to meet my funny and ever so talented friend once again. I hope that I'll be gifted once again with a jar of her homemade pepper jelly made from her very own garden!

 In honor of our own November birthdays, we are both using the following parameters...
  • Make a birthday card
  • Add flowers
  • Colored anyway you choose
  • But absolutely NO NUMBERS ALLOWED, because as Michele said to me we are all still only 29! lol

I used the Altenew Golden Days stencil set for my flower and I ink blended using all four layers of the stencil with Catherine Pooler inks--Do-Si-Do, Coral Cabana, Samba and a little Grass Skirt for the flower centre.

Once the ink was dry I cut the panel with the largest of the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle dies. Then I splattered some Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolour on to the panel and then finished it off with a gold foiled sentiment from the Pink Fresh Perfect Sentiments Hot Foil die.

Now it's time to head over to visit Michele and I am sure she has something fabulous waiting for you to see!

Thank you Michele, it was so fun to play cards with you today!

Thanks for stopping by!

November 2, 2022

Woodblock Wednesday

I was so excited when Amy Tsuruta said she was going to host Woodblock Wednesday. Such a fun idea to get those stamps out of storage and ink them up. As soon as I opening the box I have them stored in I fell right down the rabbit hole! Oh how I loved those stamps that were relegated to a shoe box.

I inked up trees from an old Hero Arts Set, Small Holiday Trees. I did a little ink blending on the rubber surfaces and then I lined the trees together face up so they would be straight. Then I took a deep breath and lay my white papers over top and gently pressed down over the whole stamp. The sentiment, Handwritten Holiday Message, is also from Hero Arts.

The stamps I used:

Thank you so much for stopping in today!

November 1, 2022

Color Hues #52

Happy November!

It's time for a new color duo at the Color Hues Color Challenge #52!

Teammate Hannelie chose our colours and at first I was a bit stumped of what to do but then I grabbed the new PinkFresh Swirl Background stencil and created a fun background using all five stencils with only two colours!


I used Catherine Pool Catching Rays and Aquatini ink from the Party Collection. Creating the pinwheel was easy with this set. Each stencil is a double, meaning that you can create both sides of each band at the same time. I created the pinwheel and then using the 5th stencil I was able to create another thin band beside each band. I may need a bit more practice with the stencils to get that crisp white line beside each band but I was happy with the way it turned out.

I ink blended a small piece of cardstock with Catching Rays and white embossed my Happy Birthday sentiment from the Spellbinders Shopping Bags stamp set. I cut it out with a circle punch and added it to the centre of the swirl panel with foam tape.

I trimmed the panel down to 5 1/4" x 4" and adhered it to a white card base.

Please head over to the Colour Hues and see the wonderful creations that my teammates have made. They amaze and inspire me every single time.

I can't wait to see what you create, thank for stopping in!

October 18, 2022

Sympathy Cards

 Hi there crafty friends!

Typically I will say how fast time is going, but honestly 2022 can't come to a close quick enough for me. Sadly I have had to make quite a few sympathy cards these last few months. This year has been one of loss both young and old, sickness and tragedy. 

I tend to go back to cards I previously created and either use the same elements or recreate them with a different spin.

Today I'm sharing a couple cards using products that are older but still perfect for making sympathy cards!

The first one uses a now retired set from Papertrey Ink Turning a New Leaf.

My second card I created using Stitched Leaves from Lawn Fawn.

Thanks for shopping by today!

October 16, 2022

Color Hues #51

It's time for a new color duo at the Color Hues Color Challenge #51!

I was looking through my own Pinterest boards and I spotted a card I made in 2015 for the Curtain Call! I decided to challenge myself to case my own card and using Ardyth's LIMES technique! 

LIST: Colours (yellow, russet, grey) Techniques (die cutting, inkblending)
ELEMENTS: Three pumpkins, 4 1/4" square card, one layer card, foam tape dimension, sentiment stamped on card base
INCLUDE: Three pumpkins, 4 1/4" square card, foam tape for dimension
MODIFY: Pumpkins stamped on patterned paper
EXCLUDE: cardstock
SPIN: kraft mat, white scalloped mat, leaves on the ground

So fun to stamp on patterned paper!

Please head over to the Colour Hues to see what my amazing teammates have made with the challenge colours!

Thanks so much for stopping in today!