Saturday, 30 January 2016

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY WWC52

WWC52 - Anything Goes and Design Team Call
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I sure love this new die cut.  I have made many Valentine's cards for friends and family with this beautiful design.  I also made a birthday card for my wonderful sister.  This die cut is so versatile.  I also used my bird builder punch and a dobber to put some shading on the underside and wing of the bird. 


Closer View:


Inside View:


Supplies:
Cardstock:  Watermelon Cooler, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Blushing Bride
Ink:  Strawberry Slush
Stamp Sets:  Short & Sweet, Million & One
Misc:  Blooming Heart Die, Bird Punch, Pearl Embellishments, Dobber

This time I will remember to link this post for the challenge.  Last week I forgot to enter my post on the Star challenge :(  Oh well!
Until next time.....Happy carding! :)

Friday, 29 January 2016

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #189

Merry Monday #189 (One Layer Cards)
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/

Oh what fun this challenge was!   What I like about one layer is that they are very mailable, but also you can make a lot at one time.
My card was made in 15 minutes start to finish.

 


Close up view:


Inside view:


Supplies:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Real Red
Ink:  Black Ink
Stamp Set:  Petite Pairs
Misc:  Snowburst E.F., Precious Ornaments die, Corner Rounder Punch

Very few supplies and still a WOW card for someone special.

Hopefully will be Spring soon, we are having very mild weather right now in Vernon, and have our fingers crossed that the worst weather is behind us.   Have a great week and Happy Stampin'.
Heather :)

Saturday, 23 January 2016

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE - WWC51

WWC51 - Bev's Clean and Simple with Star (s)

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I love clean and simple.   They are fast and easy cards to do, especially if you are making a lot of the same style.  My card today is all in white, but is very striking in its simplicity.  I used Dimensionals under the embossed layer and under the star in the cut out area to pop it out.  I also added Silver Stickles on the word and around the star.
 
 
A closer look:
 
 
Inside look:
 
Supplies:
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Ink: Pistachio  Pudding
Stamp set for inside the card:  Sprinkled Expressions
Misc:  Expressions Thinlits - Love, Stars Framelits Dies,  Lacy Brocade E.F., Dimensionals, White Organza Ribbon, Stickles - Icicle
 
Well, that's it for another week.  Happy Carding!  Heather :)
 

Friday, 22 January 2016

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE # 188

Merry Monday #188 (Hot Bevvies!!)

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When I saw this post, I immediately remembered my little stamp set of House Mouse sitting in a cup of hot chocolate and smacking his lips with marshmallows smeared all over his little mouth.  I stamped another cup and then used dimensionals to make the cup pop out a little more.  I then used some Puffy Ink (Souffle') to make the marshmallows look a little more creamy and pop them out too.


A little closer ....hopefully you can see the marshmallows around his mouth:

 


Inside the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock:  Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake, Silver Foil
Ink:  Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette Marker, Whisper White
Stamp Set:  Lip Smackin Relaxin - House Mouse, Bright & Beautiful
Misc:  Oval's collection, Believe thinlit,  Dimensionals, Puffy Ink (Souffle), Holiday Frame E.F.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog.  Have a great week and Happy Stamping!    Heather :)

Friday, 15 January 2016

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY WWC 50

WWC 50 - Jean's Technique Challenge
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I saw this design a long time ago on a quilt that was hanging in a store and loved it.  It is called "Pinwheel", and this has shown up in a lot of handmade cards.  This took quite a bit of time, because I had not made one in awhile.  Good old "utube" for watching how it is done.  I also used an old favorite in dsp......Attic Boutique for my color choices. 

Outside view:
 

Close Up:
 
 
As you can see it is a little of sync.  I think I had the wrong measurements for my bottom frames. 
 
Inside of card:
 

 
 
Supplies:
Cardstock:  Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
DSP:  Attic Boutique
Ink:  Tangelo Twist
Stamp Sets:  Short & Sweet, Vintage Verses
Misc:  Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Corner Notch, embellishements, dimensionals
 
Thank you for checking out my blog and wishing you a week of Happy Carding!  Heather :)
 
 

 


Thursday, 14 January 2016

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #187

Merry Monday #187 (Plaid)

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This was a good challenge.  I had to search through a lot of my dsp to find something with plaid on it.  I thought well maybe an ornament with plaid showing through with a further layer of plaid behind it, and this is what I came up with.  The closest find was gingham.
 
 
 
 
I added dimensionals under the ornament to pop it out. Found some ribbon and added a gold bow.
 
Another View:
 

 
Inside View:
 
 
Supplies:
Cardstock: Real Red
DSP:  Authentique  "Wonder", Gold Foil
Ink:  Cucumber Crush
Stampset:  Embellished Ornament
Die Cuts: Ornament, bow, corner snowflake,
Misc:  Snowburst E.F., dimesionals
 
Well, that's it for this week.   Happy Carding!  Heather :)
 
 
 

Sunday, 10 January 2016

WATERCOOLER CHALLENGE WWC 49

Watercooler WWC49 - Jackie's Sketch Challenge
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I loved all the cards created by the Watercooler Artists.  They were all showing items from the new Spring Catalogues, and each one created a different look.  Both books have some exciting bundles and stamp sets.  My card was created for one of my grandchildren who will be 8 next week.  Like all boys he loves Lego and all the associated toys that go with it.  I added some humor with the sequin eyes, but after all it is a Robot and would have metal eyes.  I was using Black cardstock for my base card and the pictures turned out a little dark as well.



Close up view:
Look at those eyes....



Inside view:



Supplies:
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Slate Grey
Stamp Set:  Boys Will Be Boys
Ink:  Versa Color Black
Misc:  Boho Chic dsp, Modern Label Punch, Embellishments, Dimensionals

Happy Carding this week! Thanks for stopping by.   Heather :)

Thursday, 7 January 2016

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #186

Merry Monday #186 (White on White)

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We have had a lot of snow in the last 3 days, good for skiers and winter sports.  I am recuperating from 2 hip replacement surgeries and next ski season I plan to be up there.  My ten year old Granddaughter is learning to ski this year and my goal for the end of the year is to ski with her.   What fun that will be!

I love the choice for the challenge this week.  White on white is so gorgeous for cards.  My card is a scenic view looking through a window and seeing a tiny village and a horse and carriage travelling through the snow.  I did use two different whites and lots of glitter throughout the scene.

 A closer view:


Inside view:


Supplies:

Outside of card:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Glossy White
Die Cuts & Edgelits:  Petite Scalloped Ovals, Decorative Labels, Snowflake Corner, Country Landscapes, Sleigh Ride
Misc:  Stickles- Icicle, Recollection Tinsel Glitter, Snowflakes embellishment (Recycled from old Christmas Card), Corner Rounder Punch

Inside of card:
Ink:  Strawberry Slush
Stampset:  Bright & Beautiful
Left over Vellum from Vellum Stack