Sunday, 31 May 2015


Merry Monday #160 (Newsprint)

I hope I am not late for this week's challenge.  It was my birthday last Thursday, and I had a week of birthday celebrations.  So, my time spend on cards was very minimal.  I found this challenge very interesting.  I embossed on newsprint dsp and was delighted the way it came out.

A closer look

Inside card
As you can see it turned out quite good.
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla
DSP: Timeless Portrait
Image:  Crafty Secrets
Stamp set:  Christmas Collage
Framelits:  Holiday Ornaments
Miscellaneous:  E.P. Cherry Cobbler, Ribbon - Cherry Cobbler, Dimensionals, Ink Chalk - Sahara Sand, Recycled Ornaments from an old Christmas card.
That's it for now, until the next challenge.  Have a great week everyone.  Hope you leave a comment or two.  I do love them!
Heather  :)

Friday, 22 May 2015

MERRY MONDAY #159 (Non-Evergreen Trees)

Merry Monday #159  Non-Evergreen Trees

There is nothing more beautiful than seeing trees and their bare branches in the winter time.   Especially with fresh snow or ice crystals.

I used another favorite stamp set for my creation.

A closer view:
Another view:


Cardstock:  Basic Black, Christmas DSP, Colored Paint Chip
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Sahara Sand - chalk ink
Stamp Sets:  Lovely as a tree, Holiday Home
Misc.:  Scallop punch, oval punches, ribbon, embellishment, dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by my blog.   Have a great week!
Heather :)

Tuesday, 19 May 2015


#3 Card in a box - Men's Card - My Husband's Birthday Card

This is another card in a box that I did.  It is for a man that loves to fish, and my husband sure does.

Side view

Top view

He really loved it.  Last year it was Western, lots of cowboy hats, buckaroos, boots and horses.  That is what is great about this card style is adapting it to the person's interests..

Bye again, Thanks for stopping by.  Heather :)

Monday, 18 May 2015


#2 Screen card

Our niece, Claire, was 18 in March and I wanted to make her a special Birthday card.
She is a very talented young lady and is totally involved in Circus West in Vancouver.  Her passion and dream is to be in the Cirque du Soleil one day.  She just played "Dorothy" in the show "Circus of Oz", earlier this month and was fantastic.   Well done, Claire!

The Screen card is a favorite of mine.  Once you have decided on the colors of the card stock and the embellishments, the card will take about and hour start to finish.  I also made a special envelope.


 Envelope with ribbon

Our friends, "Larry and Carol", also had an anniversary around the same time.  This card was the same design, but in different colours and I also made an envelope for the card as well. 

Thank you for visiting my post today.  Have a great Spring and will be back in a few days.  Heather  :)


I have several cards that I have made in the past couple of months, and I want to share some with you.  I do love participating in the challenges, but also am going to take a break for a couple of weeks.   I will be posting other projects in the next few days. 
I am also behind in my yard work and sewing and my craft room looks like a bomb hit it.  So...........I must get caught up!

#1 - Card in a Box - A Special Birthday Card for a daughter - 50 years young!

This is a card in a box with the envelope.  I decided to make it very feminine with lots of pink.

A closer look

Another view from the top


The  folded card with the envelope underneath

The envelope with the card inside.  The card was being hand delivered by the ladies mother.

The daughter loved it!

Friday, 8 May 2015


Merry Monday #157 (Embossing)

Embossing is one of my favorite things to do on a card.  Whether dry or heat, the image on the card always seem to pop out and look beautiful.
A closer look
Inside look
This was a 15 minute card, once I had decided the colors and the design.
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding
Embossing Powder:  Wild Wasabi
Embossing Folder:  Northern Flurry
Ink:  Versa Mark, Old Olive
Stamp Set:  Welcome Christmas
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.  Have a great week.  Heather :)

Saturday, 2 May 2015

THE CARD CONCEPT #34 (Pretty Paper Packaging)


This challenge really intrigued me as I loved the colours used on the designer cards.  I made 10 assorted cards like this for any occasion.  It could also be a Mother's Day card.  It brings me many memories of having tea with my Mom.  She makes the best tea (she is 93), and always says that tea is best served and drank in a good china cup.   This card is for you Mom! 
  I say "Shabby Chic" is my style.   Mom loves lace and flowers.  What more can I say.
Closer Look
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Old Olive,
Dsp:  Tea for Two, Walk in the Park
Stamp Set:  Tea Shoppe,
Ink:  Olive Green, Chalk Ink (Green, Pansy)
Misc:  Deco Labels Dies, White E. P. Beautiful Wings Embosslets,
Vanilla Flower Trim (colored with Midnight Muse) , Lace Trim , Dimensionals. Scissors, Heat gun
Thank you for stopping by.............Remember Mother's Day is May 10th.    Heather :)