Saturday, 31 October 2015



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 {:)

Friday, 30 October 2015


 WWC40 - Heidi's Anything goes with Holly

I thought I would create a Vintage card for this challenge.  Not a lot of Holly on the image, but inside the card I put some old dsp, a cardinal sitting on a branch with holly and the verse is appropriate as well.

Closer look:

Inside Look:

Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Dsp:  Authentique Paper Stack, Christmas paper SU
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
Image:  Heart Warming Vintage
Misc:  Dobber, CC Ribbon, Silver Lace Ribbon, Snowflake Embellishment, Silver Stickles,  Lace Punch
Vintage is one of my favorites styles.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!  Heather  {:)

Wednesday, 28 October 2015


Watercooler Wednesday WWC39 ---Winners

My Friend Betty Lee was the Winner of this week's challenge with her beautiful Butterfly card. 

For the runner-up challenge, Deborah Smart and myself were awarded an Honourable Mention Badge.  Congratulations Debra!    I will proudly display my badge.  These challenges are great to participate in and really make you get your thinking cap on to create a great card.

Thank you ladies for all your wonderful comments on my card.
Until next time...........Happy creating!  Heather :)

Monday, 26 October 2015


WWC39 -- Susan's Colour Challenge

So many variations of these four colours, and beautiful cards displayed by our Watercooler Artists.  My card can be used for any occasion. 

Close up view:
I embossed the Dahlia and sprinkled some glitter onto the flower and the butterfly's.

Inside view:


Cardstock:  Basic Grey, Watermelon Wonder, So Saffron, Pool Party
Stamp Sets:  Regarding Dahlias, Celebrate Life
Punches:  Bitty Butterfly, Oval Punch (2x1 3/8)
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party
Misc:  Pool Party Ribbon, Boho Chic E. F., Versamark, Glitter, Pool Party Embossing Powder, Scissors (used to fussy cut flower)

Well, that's it!  Hope you like it!   Until next time, Happy Carding!
Heather :)

Sunday, 25 October 2015


Merry Monday #175 (Frame It!)

I loved all the designer cards, but could not think of a single thing to make.   I then thought of this wonderful die cut that has a frame around the winter scene and this is what I came up with.  The die cut is called "Winter Wonderland".

Here is my finished Card:

This is my first shot of the picture and I had left a light on in the room and it looks like the sun is trying to shine through.  Doesn't it look amazing!

Inside the card:

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Silver Foil Paper
Embossing Folder:  Snowburst
Die Cuts:  Winter Wonder Land, Merry Christmas, Precious Mittens (Inside)
Stamp Set:  More Merry Messages

This was card was made in 1/2 hour.  After I  had figured out what to make..............that took awhile. (Hee, Hee)
Have a great week, and until next time Happy Carding!

Saturday, 17 October 2015


WatercoolerWWC38 - Buffy's Tic-Tac-Toe Inspiration Challenge

Thanks to our Watercooler Artists and their creations this was a cool challenge.  It took quite a while to figure out which way I would go on the Tic-Tac-Toe samples. 

 Gold, Die-Cut, Heat Embossing  

Closer Look:
I did have to use an embossing folder to frame the Gold die cut, as the card looked too flat.  It made an amazing difference because  the die cuts really popped out.

Inside Look:

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Gold
Ink:  Delightful Dijon, Versa Mark,
Stamp Set:  More Merry Messages
Misc.:  Modern Label Punch, Spellbinder's - Decorative Labels, M.B. Candles,  Snowflakes (Inside Card), Gold Embossing Powder, Filigree Frame E.F.
Thanks for visiting my blog and hope you leave a comment or two.  Have a great week and Happy Carding.  Heather :)


Thursday, 15 October 2015


Merry Monday #175  (The Moose is Loose!)

Well, this challenge took a bit of thinking.  I decided to make mine a humorous card, because Christmas is such a fun time of year.   With some fussy cutting of some images from Santa & Co. dsp, the card turned out great!

A closer look:

Inside look:

Card Stock:  Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar
DSP:  Santa & Co.
Ink:  Cucumber Crush (Inside), Baked Brown Sugar
Stamp Set:  More Merryj Messages
Misc:  Birch Trees (Memory Box), Dobber's, Snowburst Embossing Folder, Scissors to fussy cut Santa's and Moose, Circle framelits

My inspiration came from Deanne Kay.  Hope you like it!
Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.
Until next time, Happy Carding!   Heather :)

Wednesday, 14 October 2015


WWC 37 - Jackie's Sketch Challenge

I am so excited that my card was chosen for Jackie's Sketch.  Here is the badge I won, which I am proud to display.  Thank you Ladies for picking my card. 

My winning card:

The challenges are great and I love participating in them.
Happy carding Everyone!   Until next time........Heather :)

Sunday, 11 October 2015


WWC37 - Jackie' Sketch Challenge

I created my card challenge the opposite way, similar to Jackie's sample.  This sketch can be very varied as you can see from all the beautiful cards displayed.    My card is for Christmas and I used the "Go Wild" paper stack with the Boho Embossing Folder. 

A closer look:

Inside look:

Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Mossy Green,
DSP:  Go Wild Stack of paper
Stamp Sets:  Dasher, More Merry Messages
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Mossy Green
Misc:  Gold Stickles, Dimensionals, Bitty Banner Framelits, Circle Framelits, Boho Embossing Folder

I used one of my favorite Stamp Sets (Dasher) and raised up the image with dimensionals.   Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog.   Have a great week and Happy Carding!  Heather :)


Merry Monday #114 (Java Time)

I am late again for this challenge, but thought I would still post it.  I did not have any stamps with a coffee cup, so thought I would use a beautiful tea cup and emboss it to make it Special.  This would be lovely to have a cup of coffee in. 

Here is a closer look:


An Inside look:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe, Glitter Paper
Ink:  Baked brown sugar, Versa Mark, Black Pigment Ink
Stamp Sets:  Tea Shoppe, Heart of Christmas (Inside), Gingerbread Man - Snag'em
Misc:  DSP - Wonder (Authentique) Sugar & Spice Embossing Pwdr., Ribbon, Memory Box Sentiment
Look for the steam rising out of the delicious Java!  I had fun making this card.  It was a challenge for sure, but got some ideas from Pinterest. 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE in Canada and for our Southern friends............Happy Early Thanksgiving!
Thanks for stopping by and until next time Happy Carding!
Heather :)

Sunday, 4 October 2015


WWC36 - Special 3-d Challenge

Hard to follow after looking at the Designer Samples.  Each one was totally stunning.   My 3D challenge card is a Halloween card.  I used a lot of pop-ups, but with my camera images they don't seem to pop out as much.

Here are some closer looks:


And the inside:

Hope you like it!  Have a great week and happy crafting!  Feel free to leave a comment or two.
Heather :) 

Saturday, 3 October 2015



Merry Monday #173 (Colors of the Rainbow)

What beautiful colors!   My challenge card is based on "The stockings were hung by the chimney with care",  

Here is a closer look:


Cardstock:  Whisper White, Daffodill Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Perfect Plum, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive,
Silver Glitter Paper

Misc:  Snowburst embossing folder,  Silver Ribbon,
Memory Box sentiment, Stocking Die Cut

Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by and would love to have a comment or two!   Cheers!  Heather :)