Saturday, 25 February 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #236


Merry Monday #236 {Stockings!}http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/



Hi Everyone!   This is a great challenge to participate in and you wind up with a lot of Christmas cards pre-made.   I finish the inside of the card and then pre-package with an envelope and then all I have to do is add the address.   My card this week is all about Stockings!   The  dsp has been retired.  It has a lot of "Old Olive" and the red's go beautifully with my base card of "Blackberry Bliss".   The Oval makes the card look dimensional with the stockings hanging on the mantel. 
 
 
 
 
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Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Blackberry Bliss,
Retired dsp
Ink:  Emerald Envy
Stampset:  More Merry Messages
Misc.: Dimensionals, Red Ribbon (Mantel), Oval Collection Framelits
 
My camera is not showing the great colors on this card.   Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great week ahead!  
See you next time!   Heather :)




Wednesday, 22 February 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC 107 - PENNY'S MASCULINE CHALLENGE: STYLE - ANYTHING GOES



Hi Everyone!   
Our Hostess this week is Penny.   Her challenge this week is for a Masculine Card and the Style is Anything Goes.  Check out WWC107 for the gorgeous cards created by all the Watercooler Artists.  

My masculine card this week shows a train and an airplane travelling through the country side.  I used that beautiful stamp set "Lovely as a Tree".   It is so timeless and always shows beautifully.  Close your eyes and you can imagine the whistle of the train and the airplane engine as it goes through the valley.


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Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Stamp Sets:  Lovely as a Tree, All Aboard
Ink:  Basic Black, Mossy Meadow
Misc.: Modern Mosiac E.F., Gold embellishment (on Propeller), Ovals Collection Framelits

Now it is your turn.   Join us by linking up your creation to WWC107.  The Challenge will close on Monday, February 27 at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

Friday, 17 February 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE - #235 (SNOWMEN)

Welcome to another challenge at Merry Monday! This is the challenge all about Christmas cards and getting a head start on the Christmas season


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Our hostess this week is Linda and I love the theme she has picked.   What is more wonderful that seeing lots of Snowmen.   They bring smiles to many faces and joy to children of all ages.
Today I have used an "oldie" stamp set - Holiday Lineup.   As you can see they are a joyful group.


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Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pool Party
Stampsets:  Holiday Lineup, Snowmuch Fun
Ink:  Various Marker's, Black Versamark
Dsp:  Retired - Winter Frost
Misc.:  Scallop Punch, Corner Rounder, Softly falling E.F

Well, that's it for another week.   Have Fun and Happy Stamping!    Heather :)

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC106 - HEIDI'S CLEAN & SIMPLE - SPARKLE



Hi Everyone!   Another week has passed and more snow than you can imagine.   Let's hope this is the last of Mother Nature's Storms.

Our Hostess this week is Heidi, and her challenge is Clean and Simple - Theme:  CAS with SPARKLE!  So get out your thinking caps, and create a clean and simple card but add some Sparkle to it as well.   So check out WWC106 for our talented Artists inspirational cards and link up for the Challenge.   We also show the "Simply Stamping"  rules and how to post your project.

This week I used the "Hey Chick" stamp set.  My little chick was colored with Hello Honey and I then added Glitter for my sparkle.  Mother Hen is a combination of Baked Brown Sugar and Watermelon Wonder, blended together and then applied to the image.  
 
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Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White
Stamp Sets:  Hey Chick, Friendly Words- You mean the world...
Ink:  Stazon Black
Markers:  Baked Brown Sugar, Watermelon Wonder, Hello Honey
Misc.:  Chicken Wire E.F., Ovals Collection Framelits, Glitter, Dobber, Aqua Painter
 
I hope my card has inspired you today.   Go to WWC106, for more details on the Challenge and then link up your own creation!   Have fun creating!    Have a great week!    Heather :)
  
 



Thursday, 9 February 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #234 - (CLEAN and SIMPLE)

WELCOME TO ANOTHER CHALLENGE AT MERRY MONDAY!  THIS IS THE CHALLENGE ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS CARDS AND GETTING A HEAD START ON THE CHRISTMAS SEASON.

Kathy is our Challenge Hostess this week and her Challenge is: Create a Christmas Card that is Clean and Simple (CAS)!

http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/

  I like the extra layers and embellishments on a card, so it is hard to settle down and think:  Keep it simple! This card today is clean and simple, and it also turned out quite lovely.  I kept to the basic Night of Navy and Whisper White.   They always look so nice together.   My little Mouse is from the Stamp Set "Merry Mice:, and I just love it.


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Supplies Used:
Card Stock:  Night of Navy, Whisper White
Stamp Sets:  Merry Mice, More Merry Messages
Ink:  Marker's:- Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Blushing Bride, Baked Brown Sugar, Hello Honey, Basic Black
Misc.:  Believe Die, Ovals Collection Framelits, Stitched Shapes - Ovals, Softly Falling E.F., Corner punch, Glitter Sprinkles

Hope you like this card!   Was very easy to make and looks so good.   Thank you for stopping by.....leave me a comment or two!    Have a great week!    Heather :)

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC105 - MARSHAS COLOR INSPIRATION


Thank you for joining us for Watercooler Wednesday Challenge WWC105-Marsh' Color Challenge.  This week Marsha is our Hostess.  She has shown six colors, but you can use 3 of the colors plus a neutral of your choice, if you wish.  Take some time to check out the cards created by the other Watercooler Artist's and create your own card and link it to WWC105-Marsha' Color Challenge.   Don't forget to check out the rules for entering and the date and time to link up your card.   We would love to see your creation! 
 

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 We have had so much snow here in the last few days that all I can think of is soon it will be SPRING!   My card is featuring the stamp set "Flowering Fields".    I gaze at this card and Flashback to Spring and Summer in my back yard. 


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Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Blackberry Bliss, Water Color Paper, Mint Macaron 
DSP:   Flowering Fields
Stamp Sets:  Flowering fields, Dragonfly Dreams, Something to Celebrate
Inks:  Marker's - Blackberry Bliss, flirty flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron
Misc.:  Pink ribbon, EK Punch

So, as you can see, I have used four of the colors and a neutral to complete my card.   I always like to complete the inside of my card too.   It is a nice finishing touch and it is also already to be given to someone special.  

 Thank you for joining us this week and remember to make your card, and then link it to WWC105-Marsha' Color Challenge.  Have fun creating, and see you next week!  Heather :)

Friday, 3 February 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #233

Merry Monday #233 (The Magic # is 5!)

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This challenge is asking for 5 (five) items on a card.   As soon as I saw this challenge, I immediately thought of "Five Golden Rings", from the 12 days of Christmas.

I had to improvise and find a stamp that I could hang 5 rings on.  So I fussy cut out a branch of Mistletoe and then created 5 rings out of Gold Foil paper.   The rings are from the smallest of the circle die and a 5/16 punch.  I then went to the computer to type out the sentiment and the verse inside the card.  So this is my version for the challenge.


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Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Emerald Envy, Gold Foil
Ink:  Emerald Envy, Dapper Denium, Bravo Burgundy
Stamp Set:  Banners for Christmas
Misc.:  Boughs & Berries E.F., Punchs - 5/16", Window, Circle die, Computer - sentiment & Verse

I hope you like my card and my version of "5"!   Thanks for stopping by and I hope you leave me a comment.    Heather :)

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE 104 - KATH'S SKETCH CHALLENGE


Hi Everyone and Welcome to our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!  Today's challenge is a Sketch Challenge from Kathryn Ricks.   For more inspiration and ideas go to WWC104  and check out Kath's design and the beautiful cards from the Design Team. 

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I decided to make a Valentine card based on the above design.   I used that beautiful new DSP "Falling in Love" on Blushing Bride cardstock. 
Because I am a "Glitter Girl", I added lots of glitter to complete my card.  I also like to show the inside of the card too.
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Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
DSP: Falling in Love
Stamp Sets:  Blooming Love, Be my Valentine (Inside)
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum
Misc.: Bunch of Banner's, Embosselits - Fashionable Hearts, Stitched Shapes - Ovals, Corner Punch, Fiskar Heart Punch, Ribbon- Sweet Sugarplum, Glue dots

Hope my card gives you inspiration and ideas and don't forget to link your card up by Monday February 6th, 5:00pm Mountain Time for our challenge on WWC104.  Have lots of fun creating your card.   Thanks for joining our fun Challenge.   Heather  :)