Monday, July 28, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge...Thanks

I needed to get some cards done to have on hand 
and when I found these sketches I knew they would be perfect.
They are easy to use and like I said before the cards just make 

Here is my version..
I used Botanical Tea paper (LOVE IT)
Added Twilight Blue cardstock from CTMH.
The Thanks stamp is from my stash.
Love this double layer butterfly

Tsunami Rose Designs- Ambrosia

Today I made a Birthday card with gorgeous digital paper from Tsunami Rose.
I used Ambrosia 6x6 digital paper..
I also used Grunge Board.. love it!!!

I knew as soon as I saw this paper it would be the center
of the center stair step card.
Along with the rosettes and the butterfly border this paper
is so pretty and vintage.. I just love it.
I think this paper would make a beautiful wedding card.
Here are the links to the shop...

Have a great Monday.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hi... Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Happy Friday!
Today I had to make a card for a friend that loves flowers
and bright colours. I picked this paper I had in my stash as I 
knew she would love it.
I used a sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
as I really love their sketches The cards almost make themselves.
This week's sketch #65 is another great sketch...

I added some bling and some Stickles to my flower.
The Hi is from a CTMH stamp set.
I also coloured the flower with CTMH markers.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sin City Stamps - New Design Team Member

Today I am excited to announce I am a New Designer
for SinCity Stamps.
They have amazing stamps...
and masks for those stamps...
and die cuts..
and chipboard books and pieces...

I am so excited to show you some of the wonderful items
in the store...

My first project is the first Wednesday of August 
so you can see some wonderful goodies..
A little hint is
I LOVE the die cut butterflies.....

You can find SinCity Stamps here....
and to see some wonderful projects the blog is here....

Have a great Thursday!

Product Spotlight for Pinque Peacock

I have many favourite products with Pinque Peacock.
Today I  have chosen to spotlight  EMBOSSING FOLDERS.
Embossing folders are one of my first scrapbooking loves.
From the minute I first saw them used I have been collecting them. (and using them!!)
I love the versatility of each embossing folder.

Here are some of the embossing folders Jessica sells in the store.

The Witches Boot... good for Halloween (or Christmas as Elves Boots) 

Bamboo (love the possibilities )

Fall Leaf (its gorgeous)


Basket weave (one of my favourites)

There are so many ...
Honeycomb, Heart Background, Antique Keys, Clock.)
The embossing folders also come in various sizes... 4.25x 5.75 and 5x7.
Here are a few card from our DT Gals with some more examples...

Witches Boot by Laura 

Rulers by Donna K..

Chevron by Miranda

You really should check out all the selection at Pinque Peacock...
I could have a post a mile long with pictures but you have to 
see for yourself.. and the prices are great too!!!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

PP Farewell Card

Happy Monday!
Today I am posting My Favourite Things for Pinque Peacock.
On this card I used a gorgeous button from Pinque Peacock.
I just love these fabric covered buttons made by Jessica!!!
 I also used some 3 Girl Jam ribbon that came with my June Crafty Kit Club Kit.

I made my own texture paste..
I made a small amount and it worked great.
I used my daisy stencil.
I also used gesso on all the edges. 
For the small circles on the bottom right corner and the
top left corner  I used gesso and the other end of a sponge dauber.
The paper is from Botanical Tea. 
I also used a die cut made from chipboard
painted with gesso and then sprayed with mist.
The farewell is computer generated.

Make sure you come and join the Pinque Peacock Challenge Blog
Summer is the theme this month...

I am entering this card in the following challenge..
1. Cardabilities - Sketch 103
I turned it around a bit...

Monday, July 14, 2014

TR - Grunge Board Friend Card

My project today is for Tsunami Rose Designs.
As I tell you every time I do a post for this Design Team
I have to mention how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE
Daisy's Digital Papers..
Today I am using Grunge Planks
I was thinking I would do a male birthday card  BUT
then as it was printing I knew I had to add lace and flowers..
The lace is from my stash as are the flowers..
I also added pearls.
I had this butterfly in my stash too so I had to add it..
Hope you like the finished card.

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Baby Card

Happy Monday to all!!!
Monday's are not my favourite day and it's a rainy day here 
so I figure it's a good reason to craft!!!
And that makes the day so much better!
Here is a baby card I made.
I found some sketches and they are amazing.
I knew I had to use this sketch for my baby card.
This sketch is from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
I have used three sketches now to make cards I had to make
and they almost made themselves.
When I saw this sketch I knew it would be the baby card I needed.

Some older paper from stash... and a couple of mini white brads
and some twine I had in my stash.
The saying is computer generated.

I am entering this in the following challenges...

2. Come And Get It Challenge - Summer Colours

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Get Well Card - Baby Card

Get Well - Baby Cards

Here are two cards I made today.
The first one is a Get Well card..
I used an Atlantic Hearts Sketch. #63

Here is my card... 

Flowers are from my stash.
The leaf is from my petaloo flowers.
I used my favourite flourish.
The get well is computer generated on a spellbinders die.
Paper is from the Botanical Tea collection. 

I absolutely loved this sketch and the card was so easy to make
I used another sketch from earlier.

I made a baby card.
I used Sketch #60 from  Atlantic Hearts Challenges.
Here is that sketch.

Is's a CAS card.  I just love the colours.
The baby is an older CTMH stamp.
I added the sweet pea.
I love the dimension the "skittles" add to the card.

I have a few more cards to make and I know I will
be going back and checking out older challenges.
These sketches made the cards fun and easy to make.

Challenges Entered

Friday, July 4, 2014

Pinque Peacock - Summer Challenge - Wedding Wreath

Today I am doing a Summer Challenge for the Pinque Peacock Challenge Blog.
I love love love Summer.
When I think of Summer I think of weddings..
A friend of mine, her niece is getting married and she is doing 
a lot of the decorations and  the thank you's and 
she also did all the invites. I helped her with ideas and 
I made this special wreath for the wedding. 
My friend helped as she made one of the burlap flowers and 
she held the glue gun when I was arranging the wreath.
( those are her words)

We got a lot of different burlap..
I also used tulle, and some lace from my stash.
The words are wooden (also from Mike's)
The tulle looks blue in the pictures but it is white.
I also wrapped twine around the side of the wreath.
Lori had a picture of what she wanted the wreath to look like.
(The wreath was a buck at the thrift store)
The burlap splendid swirls are from Pinque Peacock... I am in love with these..

The swirl is the bottom "flower"
The next flower is from Mike's (from the 1.50 bin)
and I added a burlap center.
I made the two white burlap flowers.. 
They don't look anything like the tutorial but I like them on here.
The next flower is the burlap flower I made...
it's so easy...tutorial here...
There is two burlap flowers on each side of that from Mike's.
The next flower is also a purchased flower.
The one closest to the top is the one my friend Lori made.
We were both so pleased when we made the flowers.
I added three bits of lace here and there.
The theme for the wedding is country so this wreath
will be perfect for the wedding.
Here are two close ups of the wreath.

I challenge you ... I want to see your Summer projects!

Challenges Entered
1. Crafty Girls Challenge - ATG  21
2. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Anniversary/Weddings