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 :)
 


Thursday, 31 August 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGES WWC134 - ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE

 
 
Anything Goes challenge is really, anything that you want to create!   Check out all the wonderful samples that have been created by the Watercooler Artists.
 
My grandchildren are back home in Williams Lake, BC!   They have spent many weeks camping, road trips or staying with relatives, throughout our wild and crazy forest fire season.  They were evacuated from Williams Lake and couldn't return as the air quality has been bad.   To welcome them home I have made a Z-Fold Box Card, with a camping theme.   A friend gave me some camping theme dsp and it worked out perfect for this card.
 
  More Views:
 
 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Tranquil Tide, MCN Design dsp, Various Green
Stamp Set:  Always an Adventure
Inks:  Tip top Taupe, Chocolate Chip, Baked Brown Sugar
Framelits Dies:  Outdoor Adventure
 
A Special card for 2 Special children.  Check out WWC134 for more inspirational ideas from the Design Team.  Take care everyone!    Heather :)



Saturday, 26 August 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGES WWC133 - PENNY'S "ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS" CHALLENGE

 
 
 
 
It's another Christmas Card Challenge and I am loving it!   Penny is our Hostess this week and her challenge is "All about Christmas".   How cool is that?   My card this week is a variety of die cuts and my favorite one is the "Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies".   It is so versatile.   I also used the "Be Merry" dsp matched with the Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler cardstock.   What a great color combination!  A few of the design team ladies used this stamp and die cut and each card is unique and beautiful.  
 
 



 
Closer View:
 

 
Inside View:
 
 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Be Merry dsp, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler (Inside Card)
Stamp Set:  Carols of Christmas (Inside Card)
Die Cuts:  Card Front Builder Thinlits, Sleigh Ride Edgelits, Merry Christmas (Elizabeth Dies), Stitched Happy Holiday Square Frame (M.B.)
 
So, as you can see.....Very easy card to do.   To complete the inside of the card I used the cut out tree images.   Don't forget to check out the blog WWC 133, and join in the fun.   It is a great way to start your Christmas card stash!  The Design Team have displayed some beautiful cards to be inspired by.    Have a great week and above all have fun!    Heather :)



Monday, 21 August 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGEWWC 132 - MARSHA'S MASCUYLINE "ANYTHING GOES" CHALLENGE - I ROCKED THE WATERCOOLER!

Wow!   I did not expect this!    Thank you for making my day, Kath.    I am truly honored.   It is great to be recognized, and by such a great team!        Thank You Everyone!



 
 
 
 
Hello, Everyone!    Well today is the day of the Eclipse and I hope everyone is taking precautions glimpsing it.   It has definitely darkened outside, but here in BC we don't get to see the total effect.    I have a friend who has travelled down to Oregon and can't wait to hear all about it when she returns.   
 
I tried a new technique this weekend and it is so easy to do and looks so good when finished.   It is called "Woodland Faux Illusion", and yes, you use the Woodland Textures folder.  I saw this on u-tube when I was looking for more ways to use this great embossing folder.
 
I started out with a piece of silver foil paper.   First you lightly brush your Black Stazon pad on the silver foil (this gives the foil a rustic look).  Stamp your image with Versamark, then sprinkle on Gold embossing powder, then use the heat gun to emboss the image.  Last step is placing the silver foil in the embossing folder.  You can emboss the trees on your image and emboss again with the embossing powder.   I did not do this because my image became lost in the trees.  LOL!
 
So, I made 3 cards, but am posting just one.  Thought I would show  the other two cards.
 
Card No. 1
 
 
Card No. 2
 
 
 
   Card No. 3   This is the one I am posting:
 
 
 
Inside View:
 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Silver Foil, Shine on Specialty dsp
Stamp Sets:  Walk in the Wild, In Wilderness, Colorful Seasons
Inks:  Chocolate Chip, Stazon - Jet Black, Versamark, Spanish Olive - Chalk Ink
Misc.:  Framelits Squares, Woodland Textures, Gold & Silver Ribbon, Gold E.P., Dimensionals
Technique:  Woodland Faux Illusion  (Found on u-tube)
 
Hope you liked the cards, and I now have 3 more Masculine cards for my stash. Yeh!  Don't forget to check out the Design Team on WWC132 and their wonderful array of cards.    Lots of inspiration can be found on their blogs.     Until next time.....Take care and Happy Stamping!          Heather:) 
 

Friday, 11 August 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGES WWC131 - KATH'S "ALL ABOUT BIRTHDAYS" CHALLENGE

 
 
 
Wow!  Another fun challenge for birthdays.    There is no restriction as to type of birthday card.   Your card could be for a woman, a man, a girl, a boy, or a small child.   My card is for those adults who like to relax and what better place than at the beach. 

Kath is our Hostess this week and she has created a beautiful inspirational card.  Check out the other ladies on the Design Team for more inspiration to create your own and link it to the challenge on  WWC 131.   
 
I just love this new stamp set and die cut - "Colourful Seasons and Seasonal Layers".   When I first looked at it - I missed the little drink glasses and they are just perfect to create a scene of totally relaxing on the beach.   It makes a perfect scene for a "Birthday" card.  


Closer View:


Inside View:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Color Theory dsp, Perfectly Artistic dsp
Stamp Sets:  Swirly Bird, Colourful Seasons, Happy Hour
Ink:  Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Midnight Muse, Basic Black
Thinlits Dies:  Swirly Scribbles, Seasonal Layers
Misc.:  Stickers

I had lots of fun with this card and loved the idea of changing up the Adirondack chair by making a side table to hold the drinks.  I got this idea from Pinterest.    Don't forget to go to  WWC 131 and check out the Design Team's creations.

Have a great week and Happy Stamping!   Heather  :)