Sunday, 27 December 2015

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGES WWC 48 - HONORABLE MENTION

WWC48 - Heidi's "Anything goes -- with Snow"

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Thank you again Ladies for the Honorable Mention for this challenge.  I really appreciate the inspiration and the wonderful comments you leave me.  Again, I proudly display the Badge.




Goodbye to Buffy and Susan our talented Watercooler Artists.  Your cards were beautiful and full of inspiration.  We will miss you both in the challenges.

I thought I would make a card with snowflakes.  This card is a little different as I used a circle punch on each upper corner.  It is a vertical card with a ribbon on top.  My camera is not that great, but hopefully you can see the design on top.   I also used some recycled acetate from an old Christmas card.  It had a couple of snowflakes on it, and I added some more.

 

The white frame is mounted on Night of Navy card stock.




An inside look:

Supplies:

Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink:   Tip Top Taupe
Stamp Set:  More Merry Messages
Misc:  Corner punch, MB Beloved Snowflakes & Snowflake corner, silver ribbon, acetate paper, retired dsp

Happy Holidays!  Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Happy stamping!   Heather :)


Thursday, 24 December 2015

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #185 HONORABLE MENTION BADGE

MERRY MONDAY #185 (Boots!)  HONORABLE MENTION!
My card was one of the Honorable Mention cards for this challenge.  I am so Happy and will proudly display my Badge.

Thank You Design Team!  I have been entering your challenge for a year, and have submitted many designs for your challenges.  I have totally improved and it all has to do with the inspirations from your challenges and the many positive comments.     Heather :)


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Seeing this is the last challenge for this year, I thought I would create a card and post it.  I have really enjoyed all the challenges this year and it was so nice to have a stash ready made to sent out.  I also finished the inside of the cards and had an envelope to go with it.  All I had to do was print out my address's and mail them out. 

This card is made from die cuts and is so elegant looking!


Closer view:


Inside view:


Supplies:

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Card size:  5 1/2 x 5 1/2
Misc:  Christmas Boot die cut, Corner Snowflakes die cut, Sentiment die cut, Snow Falling Softly E.F. 

I used the larger card size as two boots looked better than one.  The die cuts are from Tattered Lace and Memory Box.  The embossing folder is Stampin' Up.  It was a very fast, easy card to make.

Many Thanks to all the creative designers throughout the year.  I had lots of inspiration and enjoyed the challenges each week

Thanks for stopping by my blog!   Have a Merry Christmas and Many Happy returns in the New Year!  PEACE, LOVE & JOY to ALL!           
Happy Stamping............ Heather :)

Sunday, 20 December 2015

WATERCOOLER CHALLENGES - WWC47- HONORABLE MENTION

WWC47 - Marsha's Color Inspiration Challenge 

Thank you again for the Honorable Mention for my posting in this Challenge. 
 



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The photo and color swatch for our challenge are from Design Seeds.  This is a beautiful inspiration from Marsha for this week' challenge.  I used most of  the colors on my card, but could not fit in the water droplets in my scene.  In my scenic view of the trees there is a beautiful full moon which makes the trees shimmer and glow in the moonlight. This was accomplished using Versa Mark and Clear Embossing Powder.

 

Close Up:


 Inside View:


Supplies:

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Pool Party, Night of Navy
Ink:  Pool Party, Smokey Slate
Stampsets:  Scenic Season, More Merry Messages
Misc:  Versa Mark, Heat gun, Clear E.P., Swiss Dots E.F., Oval Framelits, Corner Rounder, Dobber, Dimensionals

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love if you left a comment of two.   Have a great week!     Heather :)





Thursday, 17 December 2015

LAURA'S 10TH BIRTHDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2015

Laura's 10th Birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAURA!  
Even though it was yesterday, I thought I would post the Birthday card that I made for her.  She really loves Owls, so using the Owl Punch, I created a Special Card for her.


Close up view:


Laura loves Magic as well, so Grandpa Ken and I sent her two Magic kits.  We talked to her last night and she already had done some magic tricks.   Lots of love going out to you............We will see you soon.   Love, Grandma Heather

LAURA'S 10TH BIRTHDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2015

Laura's 10th Birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAURA!  
Even though it was yesterday, I thought I would post the Birthday card that I made for her.  She really loves Owls, so using the Owl Punch, I created a Special Card for her.


Close up view:


Laura loves Magic as well, so Grandpa Ken and I sent her two Magic kits.  We talked to her last night and she already had done some magic tricks.   Lots of love going out to you............We will see you soon.   Love, Grandma Heather

Saturday, 12 December 2015

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY - WWC46 --RUNNER-UP

WWC 46 Jean's Masculine CAS Challenge

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THANK YOU so much for selecting my card as the Runner-up in this challenge, and yes, I will proudly show my badge.  
 






You can never have too many Masculine cards.  I borrowed this stamp set from one of my Monday Night Ladies and stamped off some copies for future use.   This CAS card says it all for those riders on the road.

 Close Up:

 
Inside View:

 
                                                                                      
Supplies:
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Stamp Sets:  Friendly Words, Motorcycle
Misc.:  Dsp. Nautical Expedition, dobber, dimensionals

Thanks for visiting my blog and have a Happy Week!
Heather :)

Sunday, 6 December 2015

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGES - WWC 45

WWC 45 - Susans Sketch Challenge



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This was an easy sketch and I checked out the range of interpretations from the Watercooler Artists.  My inspiration is similar to Jackie Susnik.  I used my Northern Flurry EF as my background and used a cute little snowman to show some different shapes in the design.  This was an easy, fast card. 

Close Up:


Inside View:


Supplies:

Die Cuts:  Bundled Snowman (Poppy Stamps), Believe (M.B.), Labels Collection - Framelits
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Silver Foil Sheets,
Misc.:  Dimensionals, Silver Ribbon, Dsp - unknown

Thanks for stopping by.  I hoped you like my creation and leave a comment or two.  Heather :)


Tuesday, 24 November 2015

A VISIT WITH MY GRANDDAUGHTER

A SPECIAL VISIT WITH MY GRANDDAUGHTER 

My granddaughter "Laura" was visiting earlier in November and loves to make crafts.  She especially loves Owls right now and wanted to know if I had any Owl punches and could she make some cards with me.  Well, let me tell you, it was a Special two hours that I spent with her.   So I showed her the Owl punch and away we went.  We ended up making six cards.  She is using them for her birthday as invitation for six of her friends.  

Here are the Bookmarks she made:



Inside of a card:


For some reason there were no pictures of the outside of the card.
This Owl is from Sizzix and was on the front of the card too.
"Thank You Laura" for a wonderful time!  You are a natural for card making and choosing colors.   Laura will be 10 in December.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog.   

Sunday, 22 November 2015

WATERCOOLER CHALLENGES - WWC43 HONOURABLE MENTION

Thanks Ladies, I really appreciate the feedback and enjoying the feedback from you.


WWC43 - Kath's Color Challenge

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Colors of Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, and Crushed Curry

A beautiful array of colors.   I love the Lotus Blossom Stamp Set and thought I would use it for my inspiration of the four colors above.

 
Closer View:
 


Inside View:


Supplies:

Cardstock:  Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist and Crushed Curry.
Stamp Set:  Lotus Blossom
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist
Misc.:  Circle die cuts, Boho Chic E.F., Modern Label Punch

Thanks for stopping by.   Have a great week.  I will be having my second hip operation on Tuesday.....may be off for a week or two.
Happy carding!  Heather :)

Saturday, 21 November 2015

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #180

Merry Monday #180 (Use a Reindeer)

 

I loved  this challenge.  Who does not have a Reindeer?  My Reindeer is from Tattered Lace and I love him.  I popped a Red jewel on his nose, and made it look like he is in a snow storm. 


A closer look:



Inside Look:

Supplies:
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Whisper White
DSP:  Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum stack
Misc:  Softly Falling E.F., M.B. sentiments, Tattered Lace Reindeer, Circle dies

This was an easy card to do and I love the Vellum Stack.
Until next time, Happy Carding!  Heather :)


WATERCOOLER CHALLENGES WWC42 -NOTE OF THANKS

WWC42

A Note of Thanks

Our thanks to Heather Hopson for entering her beautiful card in last week's Watercooler Wednesday challenge.  Her creative take on Bev's Photo Inspiration was truly inspired.
 
Thank you to everyone who stopped by and left comments.  I really appreciated them.  I also wanted to Thank the team for the special comments.   I was the only one who participated in this challenge and was very disappointed.  Come on everyone, let's get out creative juices flowing and make it more challenging.
 
Happy carding..............Heather :)
 
 
 
 

Saturday, 14 November 2015

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY WWC 42

WWC 42 - Bev's Photo Inspiration Challenge



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Wow, this challenge took a lot of thought.  There were so many shapes, colors and individual objects to work into a card.  My inspiration came mostly from the picture hanging on the wall.  In my imagination I could see someone flying a kite in a beautiful blue sky with lots of clouds.  My card has the clouds, house windows representing the shapes on the couch and the column lamps, a silver butterfly kite and some lamp posts representing the ceiling fixture.  I also used five colors: black, blue, white, green and pink on the doors. 


Inside card:


Supplies:

Cardstock:  Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Silver Foil
Ink:  Basic Black, Lucky Limeade, Blushing Bride Marker
Stamp Sets:  Holiday Home, Moving Forward, Funny Bones Sentiment
Misc:  Cloudy Day E.F., Holiday Home Die Cut, Embossits Beautiful Wings

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week and Happy Carding!
Heather :)


Sunday, 8 November 2015

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY WWC 41

WWC 41 - Jackie's Sketch Challenge


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Another beautiful sunny day in Vernon with a temperature of 5 above. Sounds like more snow on Silver Star Mountain. I won't be skiing this year because of my hip operations, but next year should be out there enjoying the snow sports. 

The design team displayed some lovely cards.  I thought I would keep to the Christmas card theme and here is my interpretation of the sketch above.  He is a cheery little guy with a Santa hat on.



 
Closer view shows little crystals on his hat:
 
 
 
Inside view:

Saturday, 31 October 2015

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  

Well the spooks and goblins are here with us again!   Hope
everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween.  Watch for those little ones who are so excited getting all that Candy!

I thought I would post a couple of cards.  I made about 17 cards this year, down from last year's. 

 
 
 


 

 


Have fun!   Heather {:)