4.16.2015

Nom Nom Thanks:


Hello all!  I finally have a night where I am feeling pretty "with it" so of course I went directly into my craftroom.

I whipped up this simple enough card, but it still seemed to take me longer than usually.  Oh well - I feel so much better creating - it doesn't matter how long it takes =)

I STILL have Spring fever and am itching for nice weather - which again, inspired my card tonight.  

I started with Reverse Confetti's Let's Chill and Tag Me Confetti Cuts. The delicious paper is from Bo Bunny's Lemonade Stand collection.  The sentiment is pieced together from RC's Sweet Thing and Petals 'n Posies (stamped in Versafine Onyx Black).  I finished it all off with American Crafts twine and some stitching.



I created this card for the following challenges:








That's it for me this evening - enjoy the rest of your week and a million thanks for coming to visit my blog =)


4.13.2015

Merry Monday 154:


Hi all!  Happy Monday to you! I am so sorry that I have been rather MIA.  I have been battling a lot of vertigo and sickness and have good days and not so good days.  I am scheduled for an urgent meck MRI and really, really hope they find the cause of my vertigo.  I wouldn't wish this feeling upon my worst enemy.  Good thing I am a "Positive Patty" as that is what gets me through life.  That and smiling.  I love to smile =)

This week at Merry Monday, Nina has chosen the theme of creating a VINTAGE STYLE Christmas card:


I also love vintage and since it's been forever and day since I last crafted up a vintage card, I was super-duper excited for this challenge.  

I used this beautiful Santa image that's been in my stash that I found on Pinterest (unfortunately it wasn't linked).  I tore, distressed the edges, and inked with Hero Arts Gold and Brown Bark inks.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Peace on Earth set stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.  I finished it all off with Wild Orchard mulberry paper flowers and gold crown pins.



As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations

Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!




4.06.2015

Merry Monday 153:

Hi all!  Happy Monday to you! 

This week at Merry Monday, Lori has chosen the theme of using an ANGEL or CHERUB on your Christmas card:


I searched high and low for an angel in my Christmas stash and just couldn't find one, so I stretched it a bit and used a fairy =)

My card is pretty simple.  I coloured C.C. Designs Swiss Pixie Abigail in Prismacolor Premier pencils and blended with Speedball Mona Lisa Odorless Paint Thinner (100% mineral spirits).  The sentiment is part from Paper Smooches Joyful Greetings and Kaisercraft Christmas Sentiments stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.


As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations

Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!


4.05.2015

RC Hey Sweetie:

Hi all!!  I've said it before and I will say it again:  where did the week go???  It's hard to believe Easter weekend is almost over!

I was finally able to pop into the craftroom today and I went straight to a Spring/Summery type card as I am SO VERY itching for some beautiful Spring weather.  Come on Spring - no more snow please!!!

I started with Reverse Confetti's Let's ChillDouble Edge Scallop Border, Office Edges, Tag Me Confetti Cuts.  The sentiment is also from RC's Let's Chill stamped in Versafine Onyx Black. All the bright fun paper is from Bo Bunny's Lemonade Stand (so Summery!).  I added some Freckled Fawn enamel dots, stitching, American Crafts twine, and Studio Calico clothespin.




I created this card for the following challenges:







That's it for me today - enjoy your Sunday.  Happy Easter to you all!!!

3.30.2015

Merry Monday 152:

Secound post of the day (what?!?!) - go here for The Challenge post.

Hi all!  Happy Monday to you!  Another week has gone by and we almost are in April!!  Spring weather is starting to visit and I couldn't be happier =)

This week at Merry Monday, Kristie has chosen the theme of using LIME, TURQUOISE, and WHITE on your Christmas card:


Now if you know me, I would be all over such a challenge.  And I was (and I am!).  LOVE me some non-traditional Christmas colours.

I started with My Favorite Things Herringbone Brick stencil sponged with Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue ink.  I used Reverse Confetti's Tag Me and Circle 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts with Paper Smooches Christmas Words 2 wise die.  I finished it all off with some Celebrate It ribbon and Studio Calico Green and MME Teal enamel dots.





As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations

Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!




Sweet YUMMY Thanks:

Good morning all!!  What a fantastic weekend I had - relax and craft - two of my favourite things!!!

I was lucky enough to win over at The Challenge and now I get to be the guest designer this week!!!

It's The Challenge's One Year Anniversary celebration and Sugar Pea Designs is sponsoring this Anything Goes challenge.  Unfortunately I don't own any Sugar Pea goodies, but now I must go buy some - absolute adorableness!!!!!!





I do have Spring fever and am itching for nice weather - this inspired my card today.  I started with Reverse Confetti's Let's ChillDouble Edge Scallop Border, and Tag Me Confetti Cuts.  I also used MFT's Die-namic Notepad die.  The delicious paper is from Bo Bunny's Lemonade Stand collection.  The sentiment is pieced together from RC's Sweet Thing and Petals 'n Posies (stamped in Versafine Onyx Black).  I finished it all off with American Crafts twine and some stitching.




Enjoy your week my friends - thanks for the visiting and cheers to you all!!!!




3.26.2015

Dressed for Success:


Happy Wednesday Thursday all!  Between being sick and being busy, I just haven't been "around" much - please forgive me!!!!  (Oh dear me, it's not Wednesday - see - told you I'm all mixed up!)

Tonight I made time to craft - so that always makes me feel better =)

I used *my* dress pattern (a couple of years ago I drew a dress on heavy cardstock and kept it for a pattern) with Bo Bunny's Lemonade Stand paper and matched it up with Lily Bee Sweet Shoppe paper.  The die is from Avery Elle's Simply Said: Happy Elle-ments with a So Happy sentiment stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.  I finished it all off with American Crafts twine and Lawn Fawn sequins.



A detail shot of my pretty little dress:




I created this card for the following challenges: 

CASolgy


Freshly Made Sketches




Well that is it for me!  My plan this weekend is crafting, crafting, and MORE crafting.  It's good for the heart, soul, and spirit =)  Thanks for the visit and cheers to you all!


3.23.2015

Merry Monday 151:



Hi all!  Happy Monday to you!  It has been a whirlwind of a week.  Busy, busy, busy!  I didn't get to spend any time in the craftroom but we did, however, get buried in a lot of snow.  I suppose that is Spring for you - it's sneaky like that.  And really, where has March gone??  April is next week - crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This week at Merry Monday, Kathy has chosen the theme of using a TREE on your Christmas card:



I thought I would get crafty and bring out my watercolours, which is how I created my sky.  After it dried, I splattered it with more watercolours to make snow (and stars?).  I used my Spellbinders Classic Oval Nestie to frame it and added Reverse Confetti Branch Out Confetti Cuts.  I finished it all off with a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Peace on Earth collection (stamped in Versafine Onyx Black).





As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations

Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!



3.16.2015

Merry Monday 150:


Hi all!  Happy Monday to you - I hope you had a super fantastic weekend.  Can you believe it is mid-March already??  Where has the time gone??!?

This week at Merry Monday, Karren has chosen the theme of using a GIFT on your Christmas card:




Put on your sunglasses folks, it's about to get bright all up in here!!!

I started with some fun bright gift paper from Doodlebug's Santa Express collection.  I then added Reverse Confetti's Big Chevron Pretty Panel Confetti Cut. I turned the Tag Me banner into a tag by cutting off one end and adding a hole (from Tag Me as well).  I thought I was very clever =)

The sentiment is from RC's Tinsel 'N Trim stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.  And lastly I added American Crafts twine and MME Teal enamel dots.





As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations

Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!



3.15.2015

RC You're So Cool:


Good morning all!  I hope you weekend has been filled with sunshine and fresh air =)

Today I am sharing a card that I had so much fun making!!  Fun colours and popsicles??  I'm in!

I started with Reverse Confetti's Let's Chill and Tag Me Confetti Cuts.  The sentiment is also from RC's Let's Chill stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.

The paper is from Bo Bunny's Lemonade Stand which I bought yesterday as I knew it would go perfect with RC's popsicle die cuts and sentiments.  Lastly I added some stitching and Freckled Fawn Dew Drops.




(And yes, I am *mildly* obsessed with Reverse Confetti products.  It's so obvious)



I created this card for the following challenge: 

Freshly Made Sketches





That's it for me for the sunny Sunday.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend - thanks for the visit!!!






3.14.2015

Happy Birthday Flowers:


Hello, hello!  Where has the week gone - for real???  One day it was Monday, and the next it's Saturday?  Crazy!

I never knew really what to do with the overly flowery paper from MME's Honey collection, but I knew it just had to be on my card today. The tags are Reverse Confetti Tag Me Confetti Cuts and Avery Elle's Simply Said: Happy Elle-ments with Simply Said: Happy sentiment stamped in Versafine Onyx Black. I finished it all off with stitching, Freckled Fawn Dew DropsAmerican Crafts twine, and Studio Calico clothespin.

Screams Spring - don't you think??!?





I created this card for the following challenge: 

Fusion




That's it for me today - enjoy your Saturday!  Hopefully you are getting lots of sunshine and Springlike weather.



3.09.2015

Merry Monday 149:


Hi all!  Happy Monday to you - I hope you had a super fantastic weekend.  I did some Spring cleaning and also got to spend some time in my craftroom.

This week at Merry Monday, Debbie has chosen the theme of using monochromatic BLUES on your Christmas card:




Everything you see below are products from Reverse Confetti including Tag MeCircle 'n Scallops, and Circle Garland Confetti Cuts.  The sentiment is from RC's Seasonal Sentiments stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.  I finished it all off with some Doodlebug Winter Sprinkles, American Crafts twine, and Studio Calico clothespin.




As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations

Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!




3.08.2015

RC Thinking of You Posies:


Hello, hello!  Today I am sharing a card that completely reminds me of Spring, which incidentally has been shining down on us with lovely mild temperatures.

Everything you see below on my clean and layered card are products from Reverse Confetti including Tag MeCircle 'n Scallops, Office Edges, Petals 'n Posies, Double Edge Scallop Border, and Beautiful Banners Confetti Cuts.  The RC Petals 'n Posies were stamped in Memento's Angel Pink and Lulu Lavender, and Hero Arts Pastel Green and Pastel Yellow.  The sentiment is from RC's Beautiful Banners stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.  I finished it all off with some Doodlebug Beetle Black SprinklesAmerican Crafts twine, and Studio Calico clothespin.




I created this card for the following challenges: 

The Card Concept



Reverse Confetti March SFYTT





Thanks for visiting - enjoy the rest of your Sunday!!  Cheers!!