Saturday, January 20, 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie Guest Designer Contest

Hello there.  If you follow my blog, Facebook page or Instagram feed you will know that my "go to" stamps have always been Kraftin' Kimmie.  She and her team are having a contest to be a guest designer for the months of February or March.  These are my entries:

Using "BUDS AND BLOOMS":


Images were stamped on water colour paper and embossed with white embossing powder.  Then they were coloured with Tim Holtz distress inks.  

Using "A BREW-TIFUL DAY"


Image was coloured with Copics.  Sentiment is also from the set.

Thanks for dropping by.  Wish me luck!!!!!



Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Round Up Time ~ Little Red Wagon Challenge #429

Hey there.  That time of the week again.  Time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Brenda is our hostess this week and she wants to see ROUND UP TIME!  She's not talking math or cowboys but wants to see round projects. 

This was a hard one for me as square and rectangle are the usual cards I make.  So in order to get a round card I folded a piece of white card stock in half and cut it out along the fold with a circle cutter.  I used three different blues of Tim Holtz distress inks for the sky and then used white watercolour paint and a paint brush to add splatter to look like snow.  Hill is made from Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders.  Image is Kraftin' Kimmie Furry Holiday Wishes coloured with Copics.  Sentiment is Kraftin' Kimmie Winter Whitney


Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration from the other girlfriends and link up a round project of your own.  

Thanks for dropping by.  See you again real soon. Have a wonderful Wednesday.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #5 ~ One Layer Card (Facebook Challenge)
Through the Craft Room Door ~ Anything Goes
CAS Colours & Sketches ~ Challenge #255 Colours
Crafting From the Heart ~ Challenge #190 Always Anything Goes



Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Little Red Wagon Challenge #428 ~ Boy Oh Boy!!

NOTE:  This is my second post for today.  Scroll down for The Merry Christmas Challenge.

Welcome!!  Time of the week again for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess is Jan and she's saying BOY OH BOY!  Now she's not shaking her head in wonder or anger but wants to see your masculine projects.  Projects for boys or men.  Every time this theme comes up I seem to get people who say you can give the same projects to men and women.  While I don't disagree I know the men in my life would not appreciate the colours, flowers and bling that I tend to use on my cards.  So more metal and wood and less bling it is for me.

Stamp is an older one from Stamping Bella and is one I have used before but I really like it for masculine projects.  Paper is Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Chill.  Sentiment is from Michaels $1.50 bin also from a while back.  Stars were in my stash.


And this year I promised myself that I would totally finish my cards so here is the inside:


You know what to do.  Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration from the other girlfriends and then link up a masculine project of your own.  Can't wait to see what you create.

Enjoy the rest of your day!!  Happy Wednesday!



Season's Greetings (MCC#2)

Hello there.  Today is my team's turn to post at 


where the challenge is always ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS with an optional twist.  This week the optional twist is wisemen.

This card is from an on-line class that a local scrapbooking store put on.  I did not get around to doing the three cards this year for Christmas. All 3 are shaker cards and they were fun to do. Supplies were provided in a kit so I do not know their origin.  


It's never too early to start your Christmas projects so why not head on over to The Merry Christmas Challenge blog and link up a Christmas project of your own.  While you are there, make sure you check out what my other design team sisters have made and leave us some love on our blogs.

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a great day!



Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Happy New Year and Little Red Wagon Challenge #427

EDITED TO ADD:  Major technical difficulties prevented this post from being published when it should have.  A big THANK YOU to Kate at Small Bits of Paper for coming to my rescue and posting on the Little Red Wagon blog. Moving onwards.....

Good Morning!!  And Happy New Year!!  I hope that each one of you had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to begin a new year.  May 2018 be your best one yet and may you be blessed with good things. 

I am your hostess this week at Little Red Wagon for our first challenge.  I have chosen the theme "WINTER WONDERLAND" ~ I want to see your projects featuring snow and winter themes.  It seems very appropriate since where I am the temperatures are not rising above -18 Celsius with wind chills in the -30ies.  Winter is here for sure.

My card uses many Lawn Fawn products ~ Perfectly Plaid 6 x 6 paper pad, Small Stitched Rectangle dies, Stitched Hillside Borders dies and Snow Cool stamp set.  The sentiment is one I picked up on sale after Christmas at Michaels when I worked there a few years ago and have never used.  Manufacturer is Momenta.  Bakers twine is Recollections and snowflake charm is from my stash.  Both the falling snow and the sentiment are heat embossed, one with white and the other with detail silver. 


So head on over to the Little Red Wagon blog, check out what the other girlfriends have made and link up a winter project of your own.  You have until Tuesday evening.

Thanks for dropping by.  I did say I would have some changes for the New Year and they are coming so stay tuned.  Have a great day!!!



Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #425 ~ That's A Wrap

Good morning.  A new challenge starts today at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess is Sandy and she's calling it "THAT'S A WRAP".  She wants to see gifts, ribbon or bows on your projects.

I used a retired stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps called Giftwrap Elf and coloured her with Copic markers.  Her ribbon and bow are paper pieced with Lawn Fawn Knit Picky.  All other patterned paper is also from that pad.  Die cuts are Spellbinders Nestabilities and Your Next Stamp.  Embellishments are Your Next Stamp gumdrops in Holly Jolly Sparkly.  Inside sentiment is once again Kraftin' Kimmie Shake It Up.


Inside:


So now that you have wrapped up looking at this project, why not head over to Little Red Wagon and see what the other girlfriends have wrapped up for you and add a project of your own to the link up.

Have a great day.  I am hoping to be back with one more post before Christmas but if life gets in the way I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas with family and friends.  I cherish each one of my faithful followers and readers who come to see what I have created every week. Your comments and visits always make me smile.



Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #424 ~ Holiday Friends

Good Morning.  We are just getting closer and closer to the end of the year and the holidays so quickly.  We begin a new challenge today at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess is Kate and she wants to see holiday friends or critters on your projects.

This card is fairly CAS and actually came to me in the middle of the night.  It did turn out better than the one in my head :))  Stamp and sentiment are from Your Next Stamp Merry Mouse Set One.  The mouse is coloured with Copics and the big turquoise bow is accented with Glossy Accents.  Plaid paper is Lawn Fawn.  Tag is cut from Your Next Stamp Fishtale and Banner Dies.  Ribbon is from my stash.


You know what to do if you want to join us.  Head to the Little Red Wagon blog, check out the other projects by the amazing girlfriends and link up a holiday critter project of your own.  Can't wait to see.

Have a great Wednesday!!!



Merry and Bright (MCC#47)

Hello there.  Welcome to a brand new challenge at


where the theme is ALWAYS CHRISTMAS, ALL THE TIME.  The option for this week is sparkle.

Stamp and sentiment are from Your Next Stamp Merry Mouse Set One. coloured with Copic markers.  Patterned paper is Lawn Fawn Knit Picky.  Gumdrops are also Your Next Stamp.


So head on over to The Merry Christmas Challenge blog and link up a Christmas project of your own.  There's not much time to get them finished for this year :)