October 10, 2017

Birch Press - Apple for the Teacher



Have you had a chance to check out the brand new An Apple A Day craft dies over at Birch Press Design? This fun set of three dies is perfect for creating for school themed projects. Today I am going to share with you a fun project creating a card for the hard working teacher in your life.


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I created a video for you to see how I created my apples. I love how there are so many techniques and colouring mediums you can use along with dies and stamps from Birch Press Design!




Visit the Birch Press Design blog for more details.


October 9, 2017

Muse #237



It's Monday and time for another new challenge at Muse!


For Muse this week I inked up the Altenew Sketchy Floral Stamp. When I first looked at the stamp and saw how large it was I was a bit intimidated. However, the large scale floral image is actually quite unique in that you can do so many things with it. You can make cards just by positioning the stamp in different locations on your card front and  it would be brilliant to stamp right on to your scrapbooking projects. For today's Muse I was clear embossed a partial flower image on to Bristol cardstock. Then I coloured only part of the image with ZIG watercolour markers. I added a sentiment from the Essentials by Ellen Make It Beautiful stamp set.


I am excited to see where you go with this design, see you over at Muse!

I am also submitting this to the Essentials by Ellen October Mix It Up Challenge. This month it is mixing Altenew with Ellen Hutson.



October 8, 2017

World Card Making Day 2017

How did you spend your World Card Making Day this year?

Over on the Jillibean Soup Bean Talk blog on Saturday there were 3 challenges and 1 bonus challenge. You can share your work over there in the inLinkz link up and you have until Thursday October 12th to add your link. Head over to the blog to see all the details.


I created a short video for Jillibean Soup to kick off the festivities. You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel.






I created two cards for the sketch challenges.


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October 6, 2017

Tag You`re It Challenge #74

Happy Friday!

There is still time to play along over at Tag You're It!



I just love the cute bathing suit image that Bev used for her tag. So my translation was to create a tag with a little black dress! I used am image from the Hero Arts April Monthly Kit.  A few bright pink enamel dots and some pretty satin ribbon.


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Hope to see you join us.
Have a wonderful weekend!

October 4, 2017

Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights September Challenge

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A very late entry to this month's Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge!
I have had a mondo migraine for the past few days and creating wasn't on my mind. Tonight after spending an hour in our new hot tub that arrived on Tuesday I had a bit of relief, fell asleep and woke up a while later and headed into my studio to create this card. My hubby and I bought a hot tub on our anniversary in August when we went to the nursery to buy some plants and they had a hot tub sale going on in the parking lot. Can you say squirrel!!




For my card I used the Ellen Hutson LLC Mermaid's Tail stamps and dies along with Otter Ware and Distress Oxides for my card. Tried to pull in colours from the inspiration.

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September 30, 2017

Hello Fall - September 2017



It's time for the September edition of the 12 Kits of Occasions!

We had a cold, wet summer where I live and mid August it seemed that fall was in full gear, but this last week we have been having temperatures in the 90's! We didn't have one day that hot all summer. Then I woke up Thursday morning to a perfect fall day, sunny and seasonably cool! So perfect timing to create with the Hello Fall kit that was sent out to the team by designer Marybeth Lopez! It is always so fun to see what each member of the team picks to put into their kits. It give you a glimpse of their creativity and always such a surprise. I am always so excited to see what Marybeth has packed into her kit each year and this year she didn't disappoint! Just the right amounts of gorgeous, co-ordinating patterned papers, stamped images and embellishments. With Canadian Thanksgiving only a week away this gives me the chance to make some more cards for my family. I made four cards with the kit but lots of supplies leftover to make more. In fact two are almost ready to be adhered together...


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All of my cards together...


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Head over to the 12 Kits blog to see what the rest of the team has done with this fabulous fall inspired kit!

I am submitting my cards to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes this week!


Inspired By All the Little Things #66

Happy Weekend!

It is my turn to host this week's challenge at Inspired By All the Little Things. When I chose the inspiration for this week's challenge I was so taken with this beautiful Dahlia. My Dahlia's did wonderfully this year and my last bloom just died off just the other day, either that or an animal trampled over it!  I took a photo of this beauty last weekend...




I chose the Altenew Dahlia Blooms stamp set for my card. Masking and stamping both the large and small flowers and then Copic coloured. I cut the panel with a stitched rectangle and adhered it to a top folding grey card base with foam tape.


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Head over to the Inspired By blog to see who I invited to be my guest this week. You will love her gorgeous card and see what the rest of the team has made for this week's challenge as well!

I am submitting my cards to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes this week!