Sunday, 28 February 2016


Watercooler Wednesday WWC56 Anything Goes!

For this challenge I thought of the Card in a Box to make for some  Special people in my life.  They are both Pisces and I love the "By the Tide" stamp set, so this theme was perfect to use.  I made two of these (one for my husband and one for our niece)   I also am posting a card made for someone turning "90" on March 1st.

Closer View:
I used Champayne Mist and Wink of Stella on the Sea Fans, Sea horses and shells to make them sparkle.


Cardstock:  Mint Macaron, Watercolor Wonder 
DSP:  Perfectly Artistic
Stamp Set:  By the Tide, Bring on the Cake
Ink:  Basic Black
Misc:  Dobber, acetate, Champagne Mist, Wink of Stella (gold), Baker's Twine

 These Special cards are fun to make and really "Wow" anyone who receives them.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy carding this week.  Until next time..........Heather :)

Friday, 26 February 2016


Merry Monday #193 (Bells)

Well, this was challenging trying to find something with a bell on it.   I finally found one of my first stamp sets with a Christmas Cat and hanging around her neck was a BELL!   I bought this stamp the first Christmas after I adopted my cat (Jellicoe).  It was so like her.  She is now 17, but not as frisky.  On the card I actually glued a tiny bell and then used the sentiment of "jingle all the way".  I thought it was appropriate to finish the card with.   I also fussy cut the hat and used dimensionals to pop it out.

Close up:

Inside view:

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Sets:  Jingle Bells, Jingle all the Way, O'Tannebaum
Misc:  Snowburst E.F., Oval Framelits, Dobber, Small bell, Cherry Cobbler Marker, Dimensionals, Souffle Puffy Ink.

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Carding!  Heather :)

Sunday, 21 February 2016


Watercooler Challenge WWC55 - Jean's Colour Challenge

Thank you ladies for an Honorable Mention for my little House Mouse card!  I really appreciate the comments from your team and will proudly display my badge. 

Beautiful colour's, beautiful ring.  I have always loved the South-west colour's. There is also some amazing creations from the Watercooler Artist's.  I thought I would create an Easter card and use my favorite little fellow the "House Mouse".   He is seen juggling Easter Eggs and the stamp set is aptly named ..."Don't crack under Pressure".  I added Crystal Effects to the eggs and also popped them out with dimensionals.  Don't you want to "tickle" his tummy?  I also went hunting for Easter verses on the Internet.

Close up:

Inside Card:

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Mint Macaron, Silver, Tempting Turquoise
Ink:  Marker's - Crisp Cantaloupe, Tip Top Taupe, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Perfect Plum, Mint Macaron, Basic Black
Stamp Sets:  Don't Crack Under the Pressure (House Mouse)
Misc:  Easter verse from Internet, Crystal Effects, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week Everyone!  Heather :)

Saturday, 20 February 2016


Merry Monday #192 (Berries)

I have this stamp set that I have never used.   How familiar is that statement?  Anyway, my card shows a beautiful little bird sitting on a branch with some berries.  My inspiration came from Colleen Foelker.  I used some beautiful Spellbinder Die cuts and changed it up a bit.  Thanks Colleen for the inspiration!

Closer View:

Inside View:

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Real Red, Watercolor Paper
Ink:   Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Baked Brown Sugar, Tip Top Taupe
Stamp Sets:  Snowbird on a branch, Petite Pairs, A Cardinal Christmas
Misc;  Aqua Painter, Souffle' (Puffy Ink), Spellbinders Decorative Labels

       Thank you for stopping by.  My little bird is waiting for Spring, and for our area it is right around the corner.  I can feel it.  Our Pussy Willows are ready to pop and I have little crocus' almost ready to pop out of the ground.   Yeh!  
        I really appreciate comments.  Have a great week!  Heather <3

Tuesday, 16 February 2016


Valentine Cards Created for 2016

Thought I would post the different Valentine cards that were made for February.  I know, a little late to post, but thought they would inspire others for next year.


Card for my Husband  Outside and Inside the card.

Flowers from my Husband!

All of the above cards were created by the Blooming Hearts Thinlits die and Stamp set.  It can also be used for anytime throughout the year for other events. 

Saturday, 13 February 2016


WWC54 - Marsha's Bouncing Brayer Technique Challenge

Welcome to the New Watercooler Artists!  I know you will be with us a short time, but I am looking forward to your creations and your challenges.
Wow!  When is the last time you used your brayer!  I had to look for it, but you know what, once I started using it for this challenge, I got really excited!  It was a fun technique and one that I will use a lot in the future.  For my card I thought I would use a sea scape like Deborah's.  I stamped an extra Sea Shell and cut it out, then used dimensionals to "pop" it out.

 Closer look:



Inside look:

Cardstock:  Whisper White  DSP:  Perfectly Artistic
Ink:  Lost Lagoon, Coastal Cabana, Mint Macaron (Bouncing Brayer Technique colors), Basic Black
Stamp Sets: By the Tide, Butterfly Basics
Misc:  Fancy Fan E.F., Brayer, 2 1 3/8" Punch, Die cut from Rose Garden, dimensionals 

What a great challenge Marsha!  It is a great technique and was so easy to do.  Have a great week everyone and Happy Carding!  Heather :) 

Thursday, 11 February 2016


Merry Monday #191 (Chalkboard)

This is a really neat challenge.   I did not have any chalkboard stamp sets or paper, so I looked at the designers and how they came up with their cards.   I used a retired stamp set, but still very beautiful and embossed in white and then used white pastels to  smear it up a little to look like a chalkboard.  I then added a beautiful ribbon and a silver embellishment to complete the card.

Close up:


Cardstock:  Basic Black, Real Red
Stamp Set:  Christmas Collage
Misc:  Versamark, White Embossing Pwdr., White Pastel, Red Ribbon, Heat Tool, Silver leaf

Have a good week everyone..............Spring is coming soon!
Happy Stamping and carding!         Heather :)

Monday, 8 February 2016


WWC53 - Heidi's Sketch Challenge

Another great challenge!  I thought I would use the in-colours for my card and also that  great little "chick" from Honeycomb Happiness.   He is definitely welcoming in Spring looking so cheerful.  I also added the butterflies and painted on champayne mist to make them sparkle!

Closer look:

Inside Look:

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder
Ink:  Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist (beak and feet), Lost Lagoon (chick's eyes)
DSP: Birthday Bouquet
Stamp Sets:  Honeycomb Happiness, Funny Bones Sentiment - Inside card
Misc:  Black Ink, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Balloon Punch, Aqua Painter, Champayne Mist (on butterfly wings)

Have great week everyone and Happy Carding!  Tonight is the first get together with friends for carding making and I am looking forward to it.  We get together on Monday nights and share ideas, talk a lot, and laugh a lot.    Heather :)

Friday, 5 February 2016


Merry Monday #190 (Santa)

I have lots of pictures of Santa, but no stamp sets.  I used this picture of Santa looking through the window and winking.

Closer View:  Check out that wink!

Inside view:
Cardstock:  Real Red, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Ink:  Primrose Petals
Stamp Set:  Berry Merry
Misc:  Woodgrain E.F., Hearth & Home Die Cut, Merry Christmas Die cut

Today we our Winter Carnival started with a Hot Air Balloon race from one end of the city to the other.  At one time there were over 15 Hot air balloons in the air.  One went right over our house.  I did take a picture, but it was a cloudy day and the beautiful colors are hard to see.  
Have a great weekend Everyone!  Happy carding!   
Heather :)