5.25.2015

Merry Monday 160:


Good morning all!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  It has been hot, hot, hot here.  

This week at Merry Monday, Karren has chosen the theme of using NEWSPRINT on your Christmas card:



I went CAS on this card by using Pink Paislee Merry & Bright paper and Reverse Confetti's Triple Chevies Confetti Cuts.The word die is from Avery Elle's Simply Said: Happy Elle-ments with a So Happy sentiment stamped in Versafine Onyx BlackLastly I added a few Doodlebug Beetle Black enamel dots. 


As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations

Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!

5.21.2015

FUSION {Wedding Bells}:


Happy Thursday all!  I hope you have been enjoying your week.  I apologize for not being around much - we have been spending a lot of time outside building fences, planting trees etc.  I love to give everything 100% of my attention and I feel like my crafting has been thrown to the back burner.  Hmmmm - need to change that, and soon!!!

We have a new FUSION challenge for you - enjoy and have fun!!!!!





PROCEDURES:
1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
5. Please read the other considerations on the Our Rules Page before playing along
.




So I chose to do both, well sort of again.  My LO is loosely based on the sketch but when I put it all together the sentiment didn't want to fit nicely so I had to revamp it a bit.

I decided to bring out the watercolour paints again (I feel so "artsy" painting!).  I stamped and masked Clearly Besotted Fresh Flowers and heated with Stampendous! Opaque White embossing powder.  The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Dandelion Dreams stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.




Don't forget you can check out the rest of the team's creations.  Just click on their names below:






5.18.2015

Merry Monday 159:

Good morning all!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  It's Victoria Day here which means a long weekend Monday (my favourite kind of long weekends!).  We have been spending a lot of time outdoors building this, and planting that.  Hopefully by next Summer we can just simply enjoy our new build yard.  But in the meantime, it sure has been fun landscaping =)

This week at Merry Monday, Debbie has chosen the theme of using a NON-EVERGREEN on your Christmas card:



I must admit, I have ONE non-evergreen tree stamp.  So it was a no-brainer to me where my card was headed.

I did however want to create a watercolour effect so that is exactly what I did.  I painted directly on my Hero Arts Winter Trees stamp, spritz it with a bit more water, and viola!  Done!

I added a Avery Elle Winter Wreath sentiment (in watercolour as well), American Crafts twine, and some sequins.



As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations

Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!






5.11.2015

Merry Monday 158:


Good morning all!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  We bought a 20 foot tree and managed to get it into the ground yesterday - so excited that our new build yard is coming together!!!  I can't wait to see birds in our trees (we are bird lovers) =)


This week at Merry Monday, I have chosen the theme of using a STENCIL on your Christmas card:




I must tell you a secret.  I struggled IMMENSELY with this challenge.  And this is MY challenge.  I love using stencils.  I must have put too much pressure on myself as this was my THIRD attempt at a card.


I started with some texture with My Favorite Things Diagonal Stripes and Ranger Texture paste.  The die is from Avery Elle's Simply Said: Happy Elle-ments with a So Happy sentiment stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.  I added some Reverse Confetti's North Pole Wishes Confetti Cuts and lastly some sequins and gems.



As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations

Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!


5.10.2015

With Sympathy Watercolour:


Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms, including furbaby moms, aunts, godmothers, and all the ladies out there!  You all make the world a better place =)

Today I am sharing a card with you which includes a bit of watercolouring (one of my new favourites).  There is something about painting that is so relaxing.

I stamped Clearly Besotted Fresh Flowers and heated with Stampendous! Opaque White embossing powder. I then painted the image with watercolours and spritzed with water after to created a "messy" look with the colours bleeding together.  The sentiment is from Revere Confetti's Petals 'N Posies stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.   Lastly I added a couple Doodlebug Beetle Black enamel dots. 



I created this card for the following challenge:




Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.  Cheers to you all!!!






5.07.2015

Fusion {French Twist}:

Happy Thursday all!  I hope you have been enjoying your week.  Nothing really exciting happening on my end, but I must say, they week as flown by (again!)

We have a new FUSION challenge for you - enjoy and have fun!!!!!



PROCEDURES:
1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
5. Please read the other considerations on the Our Rules Page before playing along
.




So I chose to do both, well sort of.  My LO is loosely based on the sketch and now that I look at the inspiration photo, it is loosely based on that as well.  (Note to self, follow more closely next time!)

I decided to bring out the watercolour paints on this one and also dust off an old, old, old Stampendous! Jumbo cling (discontinued) and heated with Stampendous! Opaque White embossing powder.  The sentiment is from Avery Elle's So Happy set stamped in Versafine Onyx Black

I had so much fun with this card and want to make more painted watercolour cards!!




Don't forget you can check out the rest of the team's creations.  Just click on their names below:





Enjoy your Thursday - cheers all!!

5.04.2015

Merry Monday 157:


Good morning all!  Here we are in May already, almost time to start planting trees and building a fence.  Can't wait to have our own yard soon!!!

This week at Merry Monday, Bonnie has chosen the theme of wet or dry EMBOSSING on your Christmas card:


Welcome back Katie - can't wait to see your fabbie creations again!!

I chose to do some heat embossing starting with Avery Elle's Joy To The World heated with Stampendous! Opaque White embossing powder.  I used some Doodlebug Santa Express paper scraps with Reverse Confetti's Class Act Confetti Cuts;  added some stitching and MME Red and Freckled Fawn enamel dots.


As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations

Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!

4.27.2015

Merry Monday 165:

Good morning all!  What a weekend, we had 1/2 foot of snow hit us in less than 24 hours.  We went from sandals and shorts to winter boots and mitts.  Crazy Spring weather =)  It will all be gone soon as nice weather is back in the forcast.

This week at Merry Monday, Wendy has chosen the theme of using pinecones, greens and "believe" on your Christmas card:


With this challenge being very traditional, I tried to make a CAS version that was non-traditional in style too.  I thought I would challenge myself =)  In the end, I am quite happy how my CAS card turned out.

I started by adding some texture with Tim Holtz Woodgrain stencil with Bo Bunny Gold glitter paste.  Next I embossed Paper Smooches Joyful Greeting sentiment in Stampendous! Gold embossing powder.  I stamped the Avery Elle Winter Wreath's pinecones in Memento Rich Cocoa and the greens in Memento Cottage Ivy.  I finished it all off with a Reverse Confetti Tag Me banner and a Teresa Collins sequin.



As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations

Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!


4.26.2015

Controlled Chaos Thanks:

Hi all!  I hope your weekend has been warm and sunny!  We have had a icky Spring storm that brought in A LOT of snow.

This was in less than 24 hours - wet and heavy snow - yuck!!!


I am trying to think of a positive thing about all that snow, but nothing comes to mind :S

Oh wait, that means that I had lots of time in my craftroom - that's positive right???

I almost threw out the card below but was happy that I saw some potential in it.  I accidentally smeared the black splotches when I was doing the paste, but was able to cover up the "oopsies" - so all was well!!

I started with sponging Hero Arts Pastel Green with My Favorite Things Small Checkerboard stencil.  I then used some cheapy Michaels watercolours and "splotched" with a paintbrush.  Next I wanted to add some texture with My Favorite Things Diagonal Stripes and Ranger Texture paste.  I added a Paper Smooches Thanks Wise Die with some black foam that I got at my local dollar store (score!) and felt it needed just a bit more, so I also added an Altenew Label Love stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.  Lastly I added a couple Doodlebug Beetle Black enamel dots.



I created this card for the following challenges:


(use white and one other colour)



Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  Cheers to you all!!




4.23.2015

Fusion {Vintage Floral}:

Happy Thursday all!  I hope you have been enjoying your week so far!  It's been another crazy week, we are packing, moving and doing renovations at my work.  Between that and everything else, I am looking forward to the weekend =)

On a super fantastic positive note, Lesley from Fusion asked me if I would like to join their team.  Of course I said yes, I'd be crazy not too =)


PROCEDURES:
1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
5. Please read the other considerations on the Our Rules Page before playing along
.


So I chose to do both - I LOVE sketches, for real, they are my favourite kind of challenges =)

I started with paper from MME's Honey collection and layered it up with Reverse Confetti's Class Act and Circle 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts.  The sentiment, RC's Love Blooms, is stamped in Versafine Onyx Black  I finished it all off with American Crafts twine and Studio Calico clothespin.  Lastly I sprinkled a few Doodlebug Beetle Black Sprinkles and Freckled Fawn enamel dots.



Don't forget you can check out the rest of the team's creations.  Just click on their names below:




Enjoy your Thursday!  And thanks for the visit - cheers!!



4.20.2015

Merry Monday 155:


Good morning all!  Happy Monday to you!  Where has the time flown?  Technically we can see it's May next week - MAY!!!?!?!?  How crazy is that??

This week at Merry Monday, Sue has chosen the theme of using a puppy and/or kitty on your Christmas card:



I couldn't find anything in my stash with a kitty or puppy.  I finally found some kitties on Etsy and this little guy COMPLETELY CRACKED ME UP!!!  And just like me, I like my cards to be quirky too!!  He came in a set and I can't wait to use the others too!

I then added Reverse Confetti's Big Chevron Pretty Panel Confetti Cut. I turned the Tag Me banner into a tag by cutting off one end and adding a hole (from Tag Me as well).

The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.  And lastly I added stitching, American Crafts twine, and MME Red and Doodlebug Beetle Black enamel dots.



As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations

Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!


4.19.2015

NEON Thanks:


Hello, hello!!  I hope you have been enjoying your weekend.  I have been feeling quite a bit better and have been enjoying some time in the craftroom.

Today I am sharing a very CAS card that came together lickitty-split.  Don't you just love when that happens??

I started by adding some texture with Tim Holtz Woodgrain stencil with Ranger Texture paste.  I added a Paper Smooches Thanks Wise Die with some neon foam that I got at my local dollar store (I know!).  I finished it all off with somFreckled Fawn enamel dots.



I made this card for the following challenge:




Enjoy your Sunday!!  Thanks for the visit!!!!!!!!!!!!!