Saturday, 23 September 2017

Good Cheer

Here is a card I made today using both sides of the fabulous Charcoal colour from Close To My Heart. With the new CTMH cardstock you get the colour on the one side and then a lightened version on the flip side! The darker grey of the card outline and the teacup is the actual colour of charcoal. I was excited to see another sketch from Viva la Verve and took out some of my stash to play along. I finally was able to cut into my favourite Lawn Fawn plaids and popped up my tag and teacup to play along with the "pop it up" challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I am also linking up with the Merry Monday challenge to add a tag to your card.
Paper - Charcoal, White Daisy cardstock; White glitter paper (CTMH); Perfectly Plaid for Fall (Lawn Fawn);
Ink - Charcoal; Stamps - Holiday Treats, Coffee Helps, Sweet Scallop Tag (Verve);
Dies - Sweet Scallop Tag Die, Cup of Cheer (Verve); Snowflake Confetti (Taylored Expressions).

Snowman Blueprint Tags

Charcoal just may be my new favourite colour from the new Close To My Heart release this year! I set out to make more tags from the awesome Tim Holtz Christmas Blueprint set and this is what I came up with! You can see my snowflake tags here.
Paper - Charcoal cardstock; Silver foil paper (CTMH);
Stamps - Christmas Blueprint (Tim Holtz);
Dies - Snowflakes (CTMH);
Ribbon - White Burlap (CTMH). 

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Christmas Cheer

No matter how many times I see it, the movie Elf is a must see for me every holiday season.
I love the quote from Will Ferrell, "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear," and hope to get that as a stamp one day. For now, I thought I would create this card to play along with the Merry Monday challenge of creating a card based on your favourite Christmas movie and made it "clean and simple" to play along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. To achieve this I used the layout over at Freshly Made Sketches.
Paper - Silver & Gold paper collection; White, Gold glitter paper (CTMH);
Dies - Snowflakes (CTMH); Wet Paint Holiday die (PTI);
Stamps - Wet Paint Holiday Stamp set (PTI);
Embossing Powder - Silver (CTMH).

Friday, 15 September 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017

Hooray it's the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! I've been planning this card this week and came across the perfect sentiment to add to it just released from Verve! This is my first blended background with my distress inks and I am quite pleased with how it turned out.
Paper - White Daisy, Chocolate cardstock (CTMH); Perfectly Plaid for Fall (Lawn Fawn);
Stamps - Coffee Please Digital Stamp (Verve);
Dies - Coffee Love (SSS); Noted: Scalloped A1 Die Collection (Papertrey Ink);
Ink - Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Peacock Feathers, Walnut Stain (Tim Holtz Distress Ink).

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Joy Tags

I had the perfect stamp to play along with this week's Merry Monday challenge and hope to be playing along frequently this fall now that they are back!
Paper - Poppy, Kraft cardstock (CTMH);
Stamps - Holiday Jingle (CTMH);
Ink - Desert Sand ink; White, Silver embossing powder (CTMH);
Dies - Stitched Dress Up Tags (SSS); Flourished Tag (Verve).

Friday, 8 September 2017

Sidewalks Dressed in Holiday Style

Do you ever have a vision of what you want a card to look like but you just can't make it happen on paper? Well that definitely happened to me this week! I played and played with this idea and am finally happy with the result! I wanted to play along with Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday challenge for the first time and was excited to pull out this set I've had for a few years to play along with the "small images on repeat" challenge this week. I am also linking up with the "stamp it" challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Paper - Kraft, White Daisy cardstock (CTMH); 
Stamps - City Scene, City Scene Christmas Sentiments (PTI);
Ink - Charcoal, Cranberry, Sweet Leaf, Cocoa (CTMH); Hybrid Key Lime (SSS);
Dies - City Scene Die Collection (PTI); 3 Sided Scallop (SSS);
Embellishments - Black Metallic Twine, Gold Glitter pen (CTMH).

Monday, 4 September 2017

Fall Flowers

I really quite liked both the sketch and the inspiration photo colours over at Fusion and decided to use them to make our niece's birthday card.
Paper - Kraft, Colonial White, Black, Sea Glass cardstock (CTMH); 
Stamps - Card Word Puzzle (CTMH); 
Embossing Folder - Wood Slats (CTMH);
Embellishments - Just Blooms Floret Paper Flowers, Liquid Glass (CTMH); Clear gumdrops (YNS); twine.