Wednesday, 29 March 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC112 - ANYTHING GOES

 
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Hello Stamper's!   Welcome to another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week there is no "Hostess" as it is the 5th Wednesday of the month and the Challenge is  "Anything Goes".   This time it is all of the Watercooler Artists that will pick the lucky winner.   So get inspired by the cards we submit and get ready to post your inspiration.  The challenge number is WWC112.

I am still in the Easter mode and making cards and my card is a Z-Fold Box Card.   Sounds complicated doesn't it!   Well it isn't, this was so easy to assemble and put together.   You can find the Tutorial on www.splitcoaststampers.com  and again, the instructions are easy to follow.    Check out my card:

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Aren't these the cutest?   I fussy cut my bunnies, eggs, and chicks from some old Easter paper.   Pasted lots of grass (grass, by the way, is from Sushi meals) washed of course, but it was perfect for my little guys to hide in.   And of course the Sentiment fits right in.
My grandchildren are going to love this card.

Supplies Used;
Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Whisper White, Various dsp
Ink:  Basic Black
Stamp Set:  Hoppy, A Good Egg
Misc.:  Clouds (Up & Away Thinlits), Oval Punch's 3/4 x 15/16" and 2 x 13/8", Grass - Sushi container, Silver Glitter, Dimensionals
Technique:   Z-FOLD BOX CARD

So, don't forget to join us and post your creation on our blog:
WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE - WWC112.
You will find the linkz at the bottom of the page and you have until Monday April 3rd at 5:00 pm MST to post your creation!   Have fun creating!    Until next time Happy Stamping!  Heather :)




Thursday, 23 March 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #240 (BELLS)


Merry Monday #240 - (Bells)



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Hi there, well another week has flown by and time for another challenge.  This week it is Colleen's Challenge - Create a Christmas Card with Bell(s) on it.

Again, I could find no stamp set with a bell on it on a die cut, so I improvised and went through my old Christmas card stash and I found one!

 
 
Closer View:
 


Inside View:


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Garden Green,
Image:   Recycled image from a Christmas Card
Misc.:  Bough & Berries E.F., "Happy" Memory Box, Lots of Glitter, Glue

I used lots of "Glitter" on the Bells and Ribbon and it made the image "Pop".    Have a great week Everyone and Happy Stamping!
Heather :)

SPRING COMES TO VERNON! PUSSY WILLOWS AND GARDEN ORNAMENTS!

Yes, Spring has finally arrived in Vernon!  I captured these little guys two weeks ago in my back yard.  
 

We had lots of snow this year, but most of it has gone now.  

We cut our Pussy Willows and the Corkscrew Willow last weekend and as always they are stunning!  These are all For Sale in bunches or individual branches.

Here are a few pictures...........click on the photo to enlarge!

The above photo is showing the large ones and they are from 5'-7' tall.  

 
 
Closer Look:
 
 
 

 
 
Corkscrew Willow and they are up to 7' tall.
 
 
 
 
These are the smaller Pussy Willows.   They are from 3'-5' tall.
 
 

Close Up of the smaller branches.

They are so beautiful! 
Heather :)

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC 111 - MARSHA'S MASCULINE CHALLENGE-


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Hello Everyone!   Welcome to another challenge at Watercooler Wednesday!   Our Hostess this week is Marsha.    This means that the only requirement is that it must be a Masculine Card.   We have lots of ideas and inspiration from each of the Team Artist's and I hope you check them out. 

My card is made for a friend and his birthday is a Special one.   He will be 75 this month, so I decided it had to be a WOW card.   I made a box card and filled it with lots of balloons and glitter.   I hope he likes it!  


Sides One:
 
Side Two:


Front View:

Side View:

Closer View:

Back of Card:
So, I think you will agree with me...it is a definite WOW to the person who opens it up.   Takes a little bit of time to assemble, but worth it.    You can find the Tutorial for this on www.splitcoaststampers.com and it is called Box Card Tutorial.   Very easy instructions to follow and lots of fun putting it together.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Glitter Paper (Blue, Silver)
DSP:  Lost & Found - Portobello Road - My Mind's Eye
Stamp Set:  Bring on the Cake
Ink:  Basic Black, Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum
Misc.:  Star Blast Edglits, Little Numbers Thinlits, Stars Framelits Dies,  Balloon Punches (Small & Large), Up & Away Thinlits Dies, Strips of Acetate.
Technique:  BOX CARD

So, let's see your card inspiration. Remember there are lots of ideas on WWC 111.  Have lots of fun creating and don't forget to use the link-up to share your project. 

This Linky will close on Monday, March 27 at 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.   Bye for now.   Heather :)

Friday, 17 March 2017

MERRY MONDAYI CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #239 -COLOR CHALLENGE

Merry Monday #239 (Color Challenge)

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Hi Everyone!
I love color challenges!   The Hostess for this one is Marsha and she has chosen three colors:-  Copper or Bronze, Gold, and Turquoise.   I found the Copper and Gold were very close in color, so had to really think about my design.  The Label Framelit is the Gold and the bow from Wonder Wreath's Dies is the Copper.  


Closer View:

Inside View:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Tempting Turquoise, Copper Foil, Gold Glimmer paper
Stamp Set:  Peaceful Season
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise Marker
Misc:, Framelits - Labels Collection, WonderWreath Framelits Dies
 Well, another Christmas Card for my stash and the challenge was great as well!    Will see you soon!   Happy Stamping and creating!
Heather :)


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE #110 - HEATHER'S "EASTER BUNNY" CLEAN & SIMPLE CHALLENGE


Wahoo!   It is my turn to Host the Watercooler Wednesday Challenges WWC-110 this week.   I have chosen "Easter Bunny" for the theme.  Remember, it is a clean and simple challenge as well.

The rules for clean and simple are:  show lots of open space, use minimal layers, die cuts, and minimal embellishments.

Have lots of fun and wait until you see what the wonderful creations from the Design Team.    Check out each of their cards and be inspired by their creativity! 

So.......my card is all about the "Bunny".   This is a really cute stamp that I purchased a long time ago.  I don't have too many Easter stamps, but this one I just love.    Look at his face!   Too cute for words.   I think he is up to something! 
I always love to finish the inside of the card, and I found the perfect verse.   I added some "Glitter Eggs" and that completed my card.  I hope you will be inspired.  


Closer View:


Inside View:
 
 Inside Sentiment:
 
 


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Assorted Watercolor Pencils, Blushing Bride
Stamp Set:  "Hoppy" (A Muse Artstamp), Sentiment from Internet
Misc.;  E.F. Framed Tulips, Small Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Dobber, Blender Pen, Stitched Square Die Cut

Now it is your turn.  You can join us by linking up your creation with the InLinkz at the bottom of Watercooler Wednesday Challenges WWC110.    Remember the most important Rule:   Have Fun!      Heather :)

Thursday, 9 March 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE - #238

Merry Monday #238 - (Light Posts)












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Hi Everyone!  Another week has flown by and time to enter another challenge.   I had to improvise this week, as I had no lamp post stamps or die cuts.   My card this week has a Light Post, and it is in the background of this beautiful image I found.   I used some retired dsp that matched the colors of the lady's hat and the petticoat and then mounted this onto Basic Black cardstock.  Isn't this a beautiful scene? 


Closer View:

Inside View:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla   DSP:  Retired dsp
Stampset:  Heart of Christmas
Ink:  Primrose Petals
Misc.:  Corner Rounder, M.B Die - Merry Christmas

Well, that's it for another week!   Take care everyone and Remember............Spring is coming!   LOL!      Heather :)

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC109-HEIDI'S COLOUR CHALLENGE


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Hello Everyone!   Welcome to Watercooler Wednesday WWC 109.   Our Hostess this week is Heidi and her challenge is a Colour Challenge.   Heidi has chosen the beautiful colours of Island Indigo, Pool Party, Very Vanilla and Basic Black for your creation.   Check out all the Watercooler Artists and their beautiful cards.   I know you will be inspired by what you see. 

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My card has all the beautiful colours shown above.   I tried to make vellum flowers, but my vellum was too thick and it did not work out very well.   I then switched to cardstock and completed my card.  I hope you like my version and will be inspired by it.  I used Wink of Stella (Gold) for the centres of my flowers.

 
 

Closer View:

Inside View:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Island Indigo
Ink:  Pool Party, Island Indigo
Stamp Sets:  Secret Garden, Rain Dance (Inside Card)
Misc.: Victorian E.F., Scallop Punch, Secret Garden Framelit Die, Wink of Stella (Gold)

Now it is your turn.   You can join us by linking up your creation with the InLinkz at the bottom on the challenge page.  This Linky will close on Monday, March 13th at 5:00pm Mountain Standard Time.
Now....... let's see what you can do on  Watercooler Challenge WWC 109.     Until next time, have a Fun week!    Heather :)

Friday, 3 March 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #237 (SHIMMER and SPARKLE)

Merry Monday #237 (Shimmer and Sparkle)





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This week's Hostess is Nina and her Challenge is for a Christmas Card with a shimmer or sparkle on it!

I love shimmer and sparkle and I have done my best with the following card.  For some reason I thought Green Shimmer would work and how about showing a pair of mittens!   Well when I finished, I had to laugh, because all this card needed was a leprechaun peeking out behind the mittens and an Irish sentiment on the front.  LOL!  Anyway, the Red and Green brings it back to colors for Christmas.

Closer View:
Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Cucumber Crush, Green Glimmer paper
Ink:  Cucumber Crush
Stamp Set:  More Merry Messages
Misc.:  Holiday Frame E.F., Memory Box - Precious Mittens and Sentiment - Merry Christmas

Well, that's another Christmas Card for my growing stash!   Hope you liked it!   Until next time - Have fun making cards and inspiring others to this great craft!   Heather :)