Thursday, April 20, 2017

Happy Birthday Flowers

Happy Hello!

Spring and warm temperatures are keeping us busy outside these days. Having a new puppy keeps us hopping too....lol

I've got a couple of cards to share today that I created last week for some challenges.

This first one was the SCS #640 sketch. I found this Splendid Sunflower stamp and die from MFT in a tote on my craft room floor. No idea how it ended up there but I was pleasantly surprised to find it! 
Stamps: Splendid Sunflower
Paper: White, Early Espresso, Barely Banana
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso
Accessories: MFT Sunflower Die, MFT Tag die, Sewing, Grommet, Twine, Dimensionals

This next card was created for the Freshly Made Sketch #283 and the Colour Throwdown #438.
I believe this stamp was a free one from PTI years ago called Botanical Blooms.
Stamps: PTI
Paper: White 
Ink: Cameo Coral, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Black
Accessories: Felt, MFT fence die, MFT Banner dies, Mat pack and paper piercer, Dimensionals

Friday, April 7, 2017

Happy Weekend!

Happy weekend! Yeah!

I always look forward to having a weekend off and only wish the local Farmer's Market was open already. Soon. 

Since I've had a little extra time lately I've found myself downstairs doing a little more stamping. Always fun!

Here are a few cards I created. Info will be listed below as always.
The first card was created for this week's SCS sketch.
Stamps: Sheltering Tree, Reverse Confetti Butterfly Dreams
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, White
Ink: Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Sewing, Dimensionals, Reverse Confetti Butterfly Dies

This next two used the Freshly Made Sketch 281and also the Colour Throwdown 436 from last week.
Stamps: MFT
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, White, Soft Sky, PTI yellow
Ink: Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Botanical Blooms Die, Circle Die, Dimensonals

Stamps: Sweet Cupcake
Paper: White, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, PTI Yellow
Ink: Soft Sky, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Cupcake Cutouts, Circle Dies, Dimensionals

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Crafting time!

ahhhh it feels good to be on vacation this week.

Getting so much done!

I have managed to start a new blanket and made a few cards as well as getting a new puppy :)
Meet Chevy!
He's a Golden Retriever/Bermese Mountain X

Luckily puppies sleep a LOT and I've been able to craft.
I created this card for the Paper Players Sketch and also the SCS colour challenge.
The background was stamped in Versamark and clear embossed using the Happy Birthday sentiment. A quick colour was of Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie was done on some watercolour paper and then I die cut using the dragonflies.
Stamps: Big on Birthdays
Paper: White, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Watercolour Paper
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Circle die, Sewing, Clear EP, Dimensionals

This one was created for the SCS sketch this week.
I'm in love with the cupcake image. So yummy!
Stamps: Sweet Cupcake
Paper: Smoky Slate, White, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flaming, Basic Grey, Smoky Slate
Accessories: Sewing, Mat pack and paper piercer, Dimensionals, Cupcake Cutouts Thinlits

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

My crocheted blankets

Hello!

I had a few emails and a couple of comments from my last post asking about my blankets.
They aren't perfect and I only taught myself how to crochet in February.

It's definitely something I can just sit down and do in the evenings while watching tv.

This is my first one. Which turned out to be quite large. All done in half double crochet.

My next one I just randomly changed colours and is double crocheted. Not quite as wide as my first.

My last one was done super quick. I have it draped over my legs here. 

Thanks for looking! 
I'll be back tomorrow with my SCS sketch card :)

Monday, March 27, 2017

Hope Your Birthday is Sprinkled with Everything Great

Hi!

Since I took up a new hobby(crocheting) I am finding it harder and harder to find a balance between stamping and making blankets lol

I'm still stamping but last week was out of town for work and didn't have a chance to post my SCS sketch card.

Here I've used some new to me goodies.
The fun Cool Treats stamp set and matching dies.
Stamps: Cool Treats
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, White, Watermelon Wonder, Tasty Treats DSP
Ink: Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Versamark
Accessories: Frozen Treats Framelits, Sewing, Dimensionals, Clear EP

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Have a Lovely Birthday

Hello!

This week I went bold with my birthday card for the SC636.

I can remember a time I couldn't create a card without pattern paper and now I rarely reach for it.
Partly because I don't have as much access to paper here. No scrapbook stores :(

I do have a new SU! order due in on Thursday and there is some paper coming! Yeah!
Can't wait to get busy this weekend.

Anyway, here is my card created as a sample for SCS.
I used my favourite Reverse Confetti butterflies and dies!
Stamps: Reverse Confetti, MFT
Paper: White, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Black
Accessories: Sewing, White Brads, Paper Piercer, Reverse Confetti Butterfly Dies, Dimensionals

Monday, March 6, 2017

Happy Birthday FMS277

Hello 😄

Since I still had trees on my mind I decided to pull out this SU! set to create a quick CAS card for the Freshly Made Sketch #277.

As I've said before, I'm making a birthday card for all my employees this year(which is well over 200). Sometimes it means a quick and simple card as time isn't always on our side these days.

This sketch was perfect for it!


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Out on a Limb

Happy Wednesday!!!

Today I'm sharing my card that was created for the Splitcoast Sketch #634.
It was a fantastic sketch that allowed me to pull out an old favourite from MFT.

Out on a Limb and matching die was a go to fave of mine several years ago.
So many possibilities with the circles or leaves. 
I'll have to create another card shortly using the leaves.



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Happy Birthday

Happy happy Wednesday!

I'm off today so it makes it extra happy 😊

I'm hoping to get some stamping done this morning then get busy working on a blanket I'm crocheting.

Here are a few cards I created lately.
This one was for last week's SCS sketch.
Stamps: Reverse Confetti
Paper: Soft Sky, White, Watercolour Paper
Ink: Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Pistachio Pudding, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Reverse Confetti Dies, Dimensionals, Waterbrush
This one is for this current week's sketch that is live today!

Stamps: Big on Birthdays
Paper: White, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Temp Turquoise, Lucky Limeade
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Temp Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Black
Accessories: SU Balloon punch, MFT banner die, Sugarpea Designs circle dies, Sewing, Twine, Dimensionals
This one was made for a Colour Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketch Challenge.

Stamps: Special Reason
Paper: White, Temp Turquoise, Black
Ink: White Craft, Temp Turquoise, Tangelo Twist, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Stylish Stems Framelits, Paper piercer, Embossing Folder, Perfect Accents, Copics, Dimensionals

This one was created for the Colour Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketch last week.

Stamps: Special Reason
Paper: White, Crumb Cake, Choc Chip, Mint Macaron
Ink: Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana
Accessories: Stylish Stems Framelits, Dies, Dimensionals

Friday, February 17, 2017

Back in the saddle!

Hello!

I'm back. Sorry!
I'll definitely be posting at least once a week now.
I was asked to join the Splitcoast sketch crew for the next several months so I'll have a card to share each Wednesday!
Plus this year I'm making a birthday card for every colleague at work. With over 220 people in the store that's a LOT of crafting time for me. We are two months in and I've made several already! It's a fabulous feeling to give and to see their faces that something unique was made for them :)

Here are a few from this year. Details below each card.
Stamps: Reverse Confetti
Paper: White, Soft Sky
Ink: So Saffron, Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum
Accessories: Reverse Confetti Butterfly Dies, Sewing, Dimensionals
Keywords: Reverse Confetti
Stamps: Reverse Confetti
Paper: Sweet Sugarplum, White, Soft Sky, Pistachio Pudding
Ink: Soft Sky, Pistachio Pudding, Sweet Sugarplum
Accessories: Reverse Confetti Dies
Stamps: Special Reason from SU
Paper: Black, White, So Saffron, Marina Mist
Ink: Black, So Saffron, Marina Mist
Accessories: Stylish Stems Framelits, Sewing, Dimensionals
Stamps: High Tide from SU
Paper: White, Black, Marina Mist
Ink: Black, Marina Mist, So Saffron, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Dimensionals
Stamps: Special Reason from SU
Paper: White, Black, Pool Party
Ink: Pool Party, black, Vellum
Accessories: Stylish Stems Framelits, Taylored Expressions Quatrefoil Cutting plate, Circle Die, Dimensionals, Sponges

Thanks for stopping by!