Saturday, 2 December 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC #147 - CHARLOTTE'S "ANYIITHING GOES" CHALLENGE


Yeh!   I was one of the challenger's picked for  Rocking the Watercooler!    I am doing the Happy dance Ladies.   Thank You Gail.   



Hi Everyone!
Last week I learned how to make "Fabric Christmas Balls".   There are a lot of beautiful examples on Pinterest, but I learned from a friend on Monday.    There were five of us, and we each brought fabric, ribbon, bits and pieces of Christmas items (holly leaves, flowers, birds, etc.).   The Dollar Store has lots of items in the Christmas section.    We also made it a Christmas social with wine and food of course.   There were lots laughs and fun.   It basically takes around 1 hour to make these.   You do need a glue gun and sticks as you will find lots of glue is essential.   
Start with a Large Styrofoam Ball (5.75" or 14.6 cm.) & a fabric piece 20" wide x 30" long.   Really wrap the ball tightly and gather at the top.   Wrap cord around to tighten, and then wrap some wire around it as well.   This will keep the fabric tight.   Add a ribbon on top also if you are going to hang your ball.   You are now ready to start to glue your items on the top where you have the excess fabric gathered.
Start of project:


More Pictures :





Even a Pinecone:


How about Plaid Fabric?




Here is a close up of the top.   I added a beautiful little bird:

One last picture - a close up of the bird:

These were a lot of fun to make .  I am making one more with the gold fabric and then hanging them at various lengths in my entrance way.  They also look great hanging on knobs on doors. 

Supplies Used:
Large Styrofoam ball, Florist Wire, Hemp cord, Lots of embellishments (I used Christmas flower picks and cut them up), Material 20"x30", Ribbons or Lace, Glue Gun and Glue Sticks. 

Well that is my entry for "Anything Goes", check out the amazing blogs of the Design Team.   There are lots of inspiration and ideas that you will find.   Thank You Charlotte for being Hostess this week.   I loved your card!      Until next time --- have an amazing week.   Heather :) 




Monday, 27 November 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC146 KATH'S "ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS" CHALLENGE

 
 
Well, could not resist not entering this challenge!   I do love Christmas so much and also need more Christmas cards. LOL!   Anyhoo, I was truly inspired by all the beautiful cards from the Design Team and thought I would make one as well.
 
 
I made eleven of these cards for another chapter in Crown Jewels and also one for myself.   I love the Hometown greeting die cut and the endless possibilities.   There are twelve stars - one for each of the ladies in this chapter.     
 
 
Closer View:
 
Inside View:
 
Supplies Used:
Card Stock:  Night of Navy, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper, Daffodil Delight
Ink:  Tuxedo Black
Stamp Set:  Star of Light
Misc.:  Circle Framelits, Hometown Greeting Edgelits, Decorative Label, Timeless Tags (Stars), Glue, Glitter
 
Lots of fun making this card.    Take care Everyone and have fun with all the festivities coming up.   I know I will.   I am finished with the Craft Fairs for the year and now time to decorate my house and relax and get into the Christmas Spirit!    Heather :)





Monday, 6 November 2017

PROJECTS THAT I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON

    This fall I have been busy making items for Craft Fairs.   Usually its been yard work, but that all ended last Wednesday, as we had our first snow fall.   Over a foot of snow and the poor trees had not even lost their leaves!    No raking, but the yards and streets look awful as the leaves have fallen now and are scattered all over the snow.    
    I have been making a lot of items for Craft Fairs and going to them throughout the last few weeks.
    I have also had several orders for cards within the "Crown Jewels of Canada Society".  The "Silver Star Jewels" ordered "Thank You" cards for their individual club.  

Here are some pictures of a card and envelope that I created for them:


Closer View:
 
Inside View:  - They wanted the inside to be blank, but I have made some for another Chapter and used the "Thank You" sentiment from "Million to One" stamp set.

 
 
There are many Chapter's within the Crown Jewels across Canada and each one has their own Chapter name.    The one I belong to is "Glitter Gals" and yes, we wear lots of Glitter.   The Crown Jewels colors are:  Red, White and Purple.    We quite often are confused with "Red Hat Society", but we are not associated with this group.   We are Canadian!  Our group meets once a month for luncheons and also get together at Conventions, once a year,  somewhere across Canada.   Our main objective is to "Have Fun".  Each Chapter has a Queen and Vice Queen and there are no Rules, except to have Fun at our outings.

Not a lot of sales at the Craft Fairs --- a lot of people looking, but not buying.    They are fun to participate in and you get to see what is out there, and also meet a lot of super Vendor's.   

I am now getting ready for another Craft Fair on November 12, and November 19 and then on to getting ready for Christmas.  It will be on us before we know it.  

Hope to be back participating in the Challenges soon!    Have a great week everyone!   Stay warm!   Heather :)

Saturday, 28 October 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE - #262 (GIFTS)

 
This is a lovely challenge and the Hostess who has suggested it is Linda.    I have just received this stamp set from my sister, Penny, and thought it would make a wonderful entry for this challenge.   It is so cute and I hope it brings a smile to your face.  It is a "House Mouse" stamp set called "Holiday Havarti".   How wonderful to receive a "gift" from your friend.
 
Closer View:
 
Inside View:
 
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:  Holiday Havarti, Star of Light, Christmas Pines
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Be Merry dsp, Watercolor Paper, Green Glimmer Paper
Inks:  Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Marker's a combination of Bright's and Subtles
Misc.:  Aqua brush, Corner Rounder, Ovals Framelits
 
  I have also entered this card into: Watercooler Wednesday - Charlotte's "All about Christmas" Challenge WWC142 .
 
Thanks for stopping by.   Have a very "Happy Halloween"!  Heather :)


 
 


WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC 142 - CHARLOTTE'S "ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS" CHALLENGE

 
 
What a wonderful challenge Charlotte!    The Design Team has a lot of beautiful inspirational cards for you to be inspired by, and don't forget to click on their names under the cards for more information on how they made their card.
 
 My card features my favorite little mouse and the stamp set is "Holiday Havarti".   It has a little mouse giving the "friendly cat" a present of Havarti cheese.   Thanks to my sister, Penny, for this wonderful stamp set.   She knows how much I love the "House Mouse" stamps.
 
 
Closer View:
 
 
Inside View:
 


 
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:   Holiday Havarti, Christmas Pines, Star of light
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Be Merry dsp, Watercolor Paper, Green glitter paper
Ink:  Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Combination of Bright's & Subtle's Markers
Misc.:  Ovals Framelits, Corner Punch
 
I hope my card brought a smile to your face.   Take care and see you soon!    Don't forget to link your card to WWC 142 
Until next time Happy Halloween!  Have Fun!            Heather :)
 
This card was also entered in:
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge
Merry Monday -#262 Gifts
 
 

Sunday, 8 October 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #259 (CHRISTMAS TREES)

 
Hello Everyone!  This week the Hostess is Deanne and her challenge is Christmas trees.    I agree totally with her regarding trees, whether they are big or small or what color they are --- a Christmas favorite of mine too!    My inspiration came from a card posted on Pinterest.   I was looking for ideas on my new Woodland Embossing folder and I came across this idea!     I embossed on Basic Black card stock and then dragged my Whisper White ink pad down the trees and ended up with a beautiful image in ghostly grey.   I am going to use this technique for Halloween backgrounds.   What do you think?
 
 
Closer View:
 
 
Inside View:
 
Two cards - one with Basic Black and one with Slade Grey CS
 
As you can see both are stunning.
 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Glitter Paper, Copper Foil
Stamp Sets:  Peaceful Season, Star of Light (inside verse)
Inks:  Whisper White, Black Memento, Versamark
Misc.:  Copper E.P., Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies, Woodland Textures E.F., Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

So there you have it.  Until next time ......Happy Stamping!   And another card to add to my stash.  LOL!  Heather :)





Friday, 6 October 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC139 - KATHY'S FEMININE "ANYTHING GOES" CHALLENGE

 
 
 
This week's challenge is Feminine "Anything Goes" and Kath is our Hostess.   Check out her blog and see her gorgeous card.    You can visit her site by going to WWC 139 and clicking on her name under her card.   There are some wonderful card ideas and samples to give you more inspiration.   
 
First of all, I want to give "Thanks" to Tracy Elsom for giving me inspiration for my card.  Have you ever seen an idea that is so simple and tried it?  Well, I did.     The idea from Tracy was to stamp an image (from Beautiful You), and then cover the dress and hat with glue.    Then sprinkle very heavily with glitter.   Let it dry thoroughly.     Then you wind up with a beautiful image with glitter.    My card is made with Diamond Dust and layered with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.   Very easy!
 
 
Closer View:
 
 
 
Inside View:

 
 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Berry Burst, Perfectly Artistic dsp, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Inks:  Versa Mark
Stamp Set:  Beautiful You
Misc.:  Diamond Dust (Twin Klets), Ovals Collection Framlits, Iridescent Ice E.P.
Technique:   Making faux glitter  (use chunky glitter)
 
Well, that's all for this week.   Have fun and check out the all the wonderful cards that the Design Team have made.   Have a great week and see you next week!     Heather :) 
 

 





Friday, 29 September 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGES WWC138 - MARSHA'S "ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS" CHALLENGE

 
 
This week's challenge is "All about Christmas" and our hostess is Marsha.    Check out all the Design Team's wonderful Christmas cards they have created.   There are lots of inspiration, so don't forget to click on the link at the bottom of the blog to enter your creation.
 
 
We can all use smiles in our life and my card was created with that in mind.    Picture a group of snowmen looking in your window -- smiling and waving at you.     Priceless!  Whenever I am going through my Christmas stamps I always smile at the "Holiday Lineup" stamp set.   It always gets me in the mood to make Christmas cards.    So......
 
Closer View:
 
Inside View:

 
 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Real Red, Whisper White, Garden Green, Be Merry dsp
Stamp Set:  Holiday Lineup
Misc.:  Various Markers, Hearth & Home Framelits Dies. Merry Christmas Die Cut
 
Aren't these guys cute?  A fast and easy card to make too!    So make sure you enter this challenge at  WWC 138-  lots of great ideas and you will end up with another Christmas card for your stash!   Until next time --- Have a great week!   Heather :)

 
 
 

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC 137 - PENNY'S MASCULINE "ANYTHING GOES" CHALLENGE

 
 
 
First of all, I want to send a "Warm Welcome" to Charlotte Ehrukainen.    I love the card you did for this Challenge.    My card for this week is for a Special boy who will be "9" this Saturday.   His name is Rocco and he is my nephew.    His favorite game is Soccer and that is what my card to him is all about.   He wanted "cash" for a present, so I attached a pocket on the back with the cash.
 
Front View:
 
 
 


 
Card Closed


 
 
Supplies Used:   
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Whisper White, Travel Journal dsp  Misc.:          Circles Framelits,    Circle Card Thinlits Dies,
Star Framelits Dies, Computer Downloads  
 
Well, that is my card for this week's challenge.    Be sure to check out the Design Team and their wonderful cards they have created.   You will see lots of inspiration on  WWC137.  See you next time and Happy Stamping!     Heather :)                               
                                   
 
 

 


Friday, 15 September 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC 136 - GAIL'S "ALL ABOUT BIRTHDAYS" CHALLENGE

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First of all I wish to say "Goodbye" to Fiona and to wish her well.   She was a valuable asset to the Design Team and gave lots of inspiration to fellow crafters.   
 
This month I have 7 birthday's, so another Birthday card works out perfectly.   I used a new embossing folder for the background "Texture Fades" by Tim Holtz and it gives my card a lot of depth. 
 
  You can get some terrific ideas for those birthday cards you need all year long just by clicking on the names of the Artists.    They have created some beautiful cards, and given us lots of inspiration.
 
 
 
Closer View:
 
 
Inside View:
 
 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Mossy Meadow, Whisper White
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Misc.:  Petite Scalloped Ovals Small, Tim Holtz Texture Fades E.F., Holly Flourish (Elizabeth Dies), Jewel, Flower Embellishment
 
 
Thank you for stopping by.   I hope you liked my card and it gave you some inspiration to create your own.   Don't forget to link it up.   This was a very easy card to create.
 
Until next time...........enjoy each day!   Heather :)



Wednesday, 6 September 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC 135 - JUDY'S FEMININE "ANYTHING GOES" CHALLENGE



I am stepping in this week as "Guest Artist" for Libby.   She has had a lot of challenges to face in the past couple of weeks because of the Hurricane in her area.   Let's sent her a bouquet of hugs and warm wishes!    The Challenge this week is Judy's Feminine "Anything Goes" for WWC135.   Check out all the Design Team's wonderful creations and be inspired to link it up for the Challenge.

My card is for those Special People in our lives who always make other people feel special and happy.   It is a feminine birthday card with a bouquet of flowers.
Closer Views:

 

  


 

Inside View:

Supplies Used:
 
Stamp Set:  Avant-Garden
Cardstock:  Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Falling in Love dsp
Ink:  Versamark
Misc.:  Mason Jar (io dies), E.P.  White, Pool Party, Dimensionals, Raffi, Label Punch
 
 
It was a fun card to make....lots of fussy cutting!   Don't forget to check out WWC135, and link up your creation!  Heather :)