Sunday, 31 July 2016

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC78

Watercooler Wednesday - Jean's "B" Theme Challenge
http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.ca/


Well, another week, another great challenge.  This time it is anything with a "B".   My challenge is "Blue" and "Boats."
My card is nautical blue with some boats sailing around on the oceans. 

Card Closed:


 Card Open:

Closer View:


Sentiments on Back of Card:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Whisper White
DSP:  Nautical Expedition
Ink: Dapper Denim, Cranberry Cobbler
Stamp Sets:  Swirly Bird, Memorable Mum
Misc:  Circle Framelits, Circle Card Thinlits, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Dimensionals

Have a great week everyone, and Thanks for looking!    Heather :)

Saturday, 23 July 2016

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE - WWC77 - WINNER!!!!

Watercooler Wednesday WWC77 - Marsha's Color Challenge
http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.ca/

I am so excited!   I Rocked The Water Cooler Challenge.   Thank you so much Watercooler Artists for voting on my card as the Winner.   I am proudly displaying my winner's badge.

Yeh!




Another great challenge and this time  I am using the "Swirly Scribbles Thinlits."   These die cuts are so easy to use and look fantastic on cards.  My Swirly's are in Sweet Sugarplum, Pink Pirouette, and Mint Macaron.  I then stamped the little bird in Night of Navy and "fussy cut" them out.  My base is Night of Navy with a layer of Very Vanilla embossed with "Birds and Swirls" to give the card some depth.


Closer View:


Inside View:


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette, Sweet Sugarplum
Stamp Sets:  Something to Celebrate, Funny Bones, Swirly Bird
Ink:  Night of Navy
Misc:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Birds & Swirls (Cuttlebug), Dsp (inside card) Perfectly Artistic - Mint Macaron, Modern Label Punch

Have a great week everyone!  Happy Stamping!  Heather :)

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE - WWC77

Watercooler Wednesday WWC77 - Marsha's Color Challenge
http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.ca/



Another great challenge and this time  I am using the "Swirly Scribbles Thinlits."   These die cuts are so easy to use and look fantastic on cards.  My Swirly's are in Sweet Sugarplum, Pink Pirouette, and Mint Macaron.  I then stamped the little bird in Night of Navy and "fussy cut" them out.  My base is Night of Navy with a layer of Very Vanilla embossed with "Birds and Swirls" to give the card some depth.


Closer View:


Inside View:


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette, Sweet Sugarplum
Stamp Sets:  Something to Celebrate, Funny Bones, Swirly Bird
Ink:  Night of Navy
Misc:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Birds & Swirls (Cuttlebug), Dsp (inside card) Perfectly Artistic - Mint Macaron, Modern Label Punch

Have a great week everyone!  Happy Stamping!  Heather :)

Thursday, 21 July 2016

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #208

Merry Monday #208 (Cards for Kids)

http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/


I created this card for the challenge, but was too late to enter it, so I now have a second chance with the "Christmas in Summer Link-Up!"   I really admire Shaker cards and this is my first attempt.  You can call it my proto-type!  LOL!  Lots of mistakes, but that is how you improve.



Closer View:


Inside View:


Supplies Used:

Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler,
DSP:  Mixture of Christmas bits and pieces, Glitter Paper
Misc:  Foam Strips, Sequins, Clear Window Sheets

It was a fun card to make and I know my grandchildren will love it!
Happy Stamping, until next time.............Heather :)
 

Thursday, 14 July 2016

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC76

Watercooler Wednesday WWC76 - Penny's Clean & Simple Butterfly Theme
http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.ca/



These are the rules for clean & simple:

   Either a single layer upon which we stamp or a base with a single layer upon which we stamp. Since we use embellishments for any other type of card, no embellishments or die-cuts or anything except the simplicity of stamping for the "clean & simple".  We will allow heat embossing since, if one decides to use a colour, heat embossing would show better than simple stamping. But no embossing folder embossing. Clean and simple!

I am so glad that the above information was posted.  This clarifies "Clean and Simple" for me.   I used two different stamp sets for my card and once I decided on colors and what butterflies to use ......my card was ready in a short time. 


Closer View:


Inside View:


Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Whisper White
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo
Stamp Sets:  Garden Collage, Butterfly Basics

As you can see, not many supplies were used, but that is what "clean and simple" is all about.   The design team gave  me lots of inspiration for my card.  Thanks Ladies!  Until next time...Happy stamping!  Heather :)

 
 
 
 

Saturday, 9 July 2016

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC75 - HONORABLE MENTION

Watercooler Challenge WWC75 - Deborah's Sketch Challenge
http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.ca/

Thank you for the Honorable Mention.  I am also sharing it with Maria Vanderform, and her beautiful card.  I am proudly displaying my badge today.






My card this week is a combination of black, white and gold.  The rose from the stamp set "Lotus Blossom", was stamped first in black, and then with versamark and embossed in gold.  I then layered it up with "Gold Soiree Specialty dsp", and with black card bases, and then topped the card off with gold brads. 


Closer View:

 
 
Inside View:
 


 Supplies Used:
Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Soiree Specialty dsp
Ink:  Basic Black, Versamark
Stamp Set:  Lotus Blossom, May a Rainbow...sentiment
Misc:  Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Brads

This again, was a fun challenge!  Lots of inspiration from the Watercooler Artists.  Until next time, Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Stamping!   Heather :)

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

A WEEKEND WITH MY GRANDDAUGHTER!

Canada Day Weekend with Laura

This year's Canada Day was extra Special as my granddaughter "Laura", stayed with us for 3 days.  We loved every minute of her visit with us.  Thursday was her first day with us and we went shopping for groceries.  She was a big help at the grocery store and when we brought the groceries into the house and up the stairs.  We also met Grandpa where he works and he bought lunch for us at the Golf Course where he works. 
On Canada Day we went to the Armstrong festivities and celebrated with a great big piece of Canada Cake.  We had a lot of fun! 
Yesterday, we went to Kelowna and met Laura's parents and Ian (her brother) at the Old Spagetti Factory for a wonderful lunch.  It was a wonderful stay and we were sad to see Laura go.  They are staying in Peachland and will be on the way home to Williams lake on Sunday. 

Needless to say, we did not ignore my Craft Room.  We had so much fun, and it was great to teach Laura about stamping.  She made a card for her Mother's birthday, and two Thank You cards as well.  This was a very special time for me and hopefully for Laura.  I am now hoping there will be many more times that she will visit us and stay over. 

You are a very Special Girl and we love you so much!

Here are pictures of the cards she created!

Closer View:
Inside and Envelope:


Thank You Cards Created by Laura:


 
 
 
 
 
Laura used this stamp set for both of the cards.  She loved this stamp set.  She is a natural for crafting, has a good eye and creative skills.  She chose the colors and dsp for her cards.  We used the big shot to cut the dies and use an embossing folder to create these two cards.  Of course, Grandma send her home with some craft paper, stamps and stamp pads.  Until next time sweetheart, Happy Crafting!     Love, Grandma Heather

Sunday, 3 July 2016

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE - WWC74 HONORABLE MENTION

Watercooler Wednesday WWC74 - Marsha's Tag Challenge
Thank you so much for the Honorable Mention!  I am happily sharing it with Lynn Starzl. 



http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.ca/



For this challenge, we need to create a Tag!   It can be a tag itself, or featured on a card, or it can be a tag attached to something.  My creation is an envelope with tags.  It is on the large size, so I created a special envelope to send it in.  This could also be displayed on a wall or desk.  
Closer View:


 
With Mailing Envelope:

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Perfectly Artistic DSP, Blushing Bride DSP
Ink:  Versamark, White Embossing Powder
Stampset:  Chalk Talk
Misc: Chalk Talk Framelits, Scalloped Tag Topper, Circle Punch, Oval Punch, Butterflies Thinlits. Pool Party Ribbon, Whisper White Ribbon, Envelope Punch Board

This was a fun challenge.  Thanks for stopping by.  Looking forward to the next challenge and more inspiration.  Happy Stamping!   Heather :)

Friday, 1 July 2016

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #211

Merry  Monday #211 (Blue, Gold, White/Silver)

http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/



These are my favorite colors for a Christmas Card.   I love how they all go together.  I found a perfect image in silver, white and pale blue and then made a beautiful gold frame to complete my card.


Closer View:


Inside View:


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink:  Night of Navy
Stamp Set:  More Merry Messages
Misc;  Ornament Image, Decorative Punch

Thank You for stopping by.  I do love comments and feedback.  Have a great summer everyone!  I have really enjoyed being part of the challenges.   Happy Stamping!   Heather :)