Sunday, 28 May 2017

Coming Up Roses

Today I set out to make a few Anniversary cards that I will need in the next little bit. I decided to use the lovely layout over at Freshly Made Sketches. I specifically chose the beautiful Live Beautifullyonly available until the end of the month, and am linking up with the Color My Heart Color Dare and the "coming up roses" challenge over at Heart2Heart.
Paper - Live Beautifully (CTMH); Distressed Watercolor Paper (Tim Holtz);
Stamps - Big Hug (CTMH); Embossing Powder - Princess Gold (CTMH);
Dies - Stitched Rectangles (MFT);
Embellishments - Burlap Flowers (Recollections); No Worries sequins assortment (CTMH).



Monday, 22 May 2017

Blossoms

It's that beautiful time of year when the blossoms are out and things are starting to fill in. I was inspired to get out my Art Impressions watercolour tree set while sitting out in the sunshine this weekend. I decided to colour right onto my stamp with my Tombow and Marvy markers and then use a brush pen to blend it out a bit. I am linking up with the Art Impressions "stripes and dots" challenge and used the sketch over at Mojo Monday. I am also linking up with the ribbon challenge over at Heart2Heart. I loved the inspiration photo for this week over at Inspired By All The Little Things which just screams spring to me, and although these flowers aren't tulips, I just love the pink colours :).
Paper - Live Beautifully; Uptown Fundamentals (CTMH); Distressed watercolour paper (Tim Holtz);
Stamp - WC Tree set (Ai); Dies - Stitched Rectangles (MFT); Ribbon - Burlap, White burlap (CTMH);
Markers - 761, 126 (Tombow); No. 18 dark brown (Marvy).

Here is a close-up of one of the other trees I created:


Sunday, 21 May 2017

Birthday Perscription

It was a beautiful sunny day today and what better to do than sit on the deck with some watercolour projects! I took out this Nurse set that I got from my Aunt to make some birthday cards for my two nurse sister-in-laws. One birthday is in the spring and one is in the fall but I thought I may as well make them at the same time. I just love those Lawn Fawn plaids and luckily I had both sets to fit my needs! I am linking up with the Art Impressions "dots and stripes" challenge. I added "a bit of sparkle" to my cards with some embellishments to link up with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and used the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.
Paper - Rainbow Plaid (Lawn Fawn); Island Blue cardstock (SSS);
Stamps - Proud Nurse set (Ai); Dies - Stitched Rectangles (MFT);
Colour - Tombow markers; Embellishments - Sparkle dots (CTMH).

Here is the fall version. My Marvy marker didn't seem to want to blend as well on this nurse's outfit, but it could have been because I was out in the hot sun, too!
Paper - Perfectly Plaid for Fall (Lawn Fawn); Dark Chocolate cardstock (SSS);
Stamps - Proud Nurse set (Ai); Dies - Stitched Rectangles (MFT);
Colour - Tombow and Marvy markers; Embellishments - Gold Sequins (CTMH).

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Live Beautifully

Here is the Mother's Day card I came up with this year using the lovely Close To My Heart Live Beautifully paper collection to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month. I am linking up with the Heart2Heart challenge of "coming up roses" and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, "going dotty".
All supplies are Close To My Heart:
Paper - Live Beautifully paper collection; White Daisy cardstock;
Stamps - Mother's Day Workshop on the Go; Embossing Powder - Princess Gold;
Embellishments - White Burlap ribbon; Cashmere twine.

Here is a little bag I made from the same paper collection to put a small jar of jam in for my mom.
Soon after this picture was taken, my bag had been set on the floor and this little guy got it. Luckily there wasn't too much damage so it could be salvaged! He's lucky he's so cute ;)

Monday, 17 April 2017

Spring Colours

I was so excited to make this card today with my new Lawn Fawn plaids - don't you just love them, too?! I made this card for my mother-in-law using some of her favourite colours and love how bright and cheery it turned out. I used the sketch over at Mojo Monday and the spring colour inspiration over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I thought I would also link up with the "What a Wonderful World" challenge over at Heart2Heart because I find these colours so cheery and make me excited about spring! I also made a matching tag to go with the card.
Paper - Rainbow Plaid (Lawn Fawn); Kraft (CTMH); Royal Purple cardstock (SSS);
Stamps - Simply Amazing (Verve); 
Embellishments - Paper Flowers (CTMH); Jute ribbon (CTMH); Clear Gumdrops (YNS).

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Rain, rain, stay away

Hooray I got back in my craft room today! I have been finishing up my 9th out of 10 Masters courses and this sweet little guy, named Axe, just joined our family, too, so it has been busy!
Although today was a beautiful day, we have been having many dreary days lately so I really connected with this week's Inspired By All The Little Things. Plus I love black and white! I also decided to use the sketch only over at Fusion.
Paper - Happy Times, Uptown Fundamentals; Black cardstock (CTMH); Rose Quartz (Prima);
Stamps - Simply Amazing (Verve); Dies - Amazing Adjectives Word Die Set (Verve);
Embellishments - Crème Brûlée twine (CTMH).

Friday, 24 March 2017

Coffee Lovers Spring Blog Hop 2017

I am excited to have a Coffee Lovers Blog Hop happen on one of my breaks so that I can easily play along! It was a challenge deciding which of my coffee stamps to incorporate, as I seem to have acquired quite a few now, but I settled on using some die cuts to play along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and used the layout at Freshly Made Sketches. I decided to second generation stamp my steam coming out of the cups to achieve more of a lightness. I hope to play along with the hop some more if I can find time - I love making these cards :). Cheers to spring!
Paper - White cardstock (SSS); Cream and Sugar (Doodlebug);
  Ink - Cocoa, Bamboo (CTMH); Paradise Teal Archival Ink (Ranger);
Stamps - Coffee Helps, Better With You (Verve);
Dies - Cup 4 All Seasons (Verve); Stitched Rectangles (Memory Box);