Thursday, 27 April 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #245 (USE KRAFT)

Happy Crafters!    This week's Challenge is to use Kraft card stock on your Christmas cards.   The Hostess is Lori and the Challenge is #245 - Use Kraft.
 
 
 
For my card I used Crumb Cake which is pretty close to "Kraft". 
I used a little green for background and then white on the Crumb Cake to display the Verse.  The stamp set (O Tannenbaum) has been around for some time and always stamps up so nice.
 
Closer View:
Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink:  Versa Mark - Black, Watercolor pencils (Inside)
Stamp Set:  O Tannenbaum
Misc.: Star embellishment, Glue dots
 
Well, that's it for another week and another Christmas Card for my Stash.    Have a great week and Happy Stamping!   Heather :)

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC116 - KATH'S MASCULINE CHALLENGE - ANYTHING GOES



   http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.ca/2017/04/wwc116-kaths-masculine-anything-goes.html

For the last few weeks I have been a Temporary Watercooler Artist and it has been lots of fun and very inspirational for me.  I now know what goes on behind the scenes, and the time and patience that is put into each Challenge.    After this challenge, I will be on the other side and looking at all the creative work from the Artist Team and coming up with my card to meet the challenge.   
      To all the Ladies on the Design Team - 'THANK YOU', it has been an honor.

Now , let's get to this week's Challenge ----Kath is our Hostess this week and her Challenge at Watercooler Wednesday WWC116  is  Masculine with the Style  of "Anything Goes".   So, take some time and look at all the cards from the Watercooler Artist's, and be inspired by their creative skills.      
 
Here is my card and I hope it gives you some ideas.

 
Closer Views:
 
 
 

 


Inside View:
 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Well Worn (Retired dsp), misc. Light brown
Ink:  Basic Black, Watercolor Pencils
Stamp Sets;  Nailed It, Tool Man (Art Impressions)
Misc.:  Build It Framelits Dies, Tools E.F. (Crafts too), Blender Pens, Dimensionals
 
I hope you like my little "Tool Man" and that my card will give you  inspiration to create your own card at Watercooler Wednesday WWC116.   Don't forget to link your challenge before Monday, May 1st at 5:00pm MST.   Thanks for stopping by, Heather :)
 



Friday, 21 April 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #244 (WREATH)- HONORABLE MENTION

WooHoo! My card was an Honorable Mention for the Merry Mondayi Christmas Challenge #244!    :)  I am proudly displaying my badge of Honor today!

 

 
 
Hello Stampers!   Another week, and another challenge.  This week  Linda is our Host.   The Challenge is to create a card with a wreath on it.  I used the colors Whisper White combined with Bermuda Bay.   Then used some Glimmer paper and punched out Snowflakes.   I love the colors and the extra sparkle from the Snowflakes.   Hope you like it.
 

 
Inside View:
 
 
 
Closer View:
 
 
Supplies Used:
 
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Bermuda Bay and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Basic Black
Stamp Set:  Wonderous Wreath
Misc.:  Wonderous Wreath Framelits Dies, Softly Falling E.F., Small and Medium Snowflake punch, Glue Dots
 
So, that's it for my card.   Some fussy time  arranging the snowflakes, but other than that, an easy card to put together.   Have fun creating your wreath.    See you soon!   Heather :)




Wednesday, 19 April 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC115 - GAIL'S CLEAN & SIMPLE "SPRING" THEME


 
Hi Everyone!   Welcome to another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge WWC115.  Gail is our Hostess this week and she has chosen a Clean & Simple -  "Spring" Theme.  Please join us for the Challenge and show US what you can do with this theme.  Check out the wonderful cards that our Design Team has created.  We want to see what you can do and don't forget to link up your creation.
 
My card was made with a favorite Easter Stamp set - "Easter Blossoms".   It is definately "Spring-like".  I hope you like it and are inspired by it. 
 
 
 
 
 
Closer View: 
 
Inside View:
 
 
Supplies Used:
 
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Falling in Love DSP
Stamp Sets: Delicate Details, Easter Blossoms
Ink:  Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Flirty Flamingo
Misc.:  Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies - Circles, Silver Glitter
 
 
I love the new "Delicate Details".   It stamps beautifully and can be used so many ways.  Come join us on Watercooler Wednesday Challenge WWC115  and lets see what you can do.   You will need to link your challenge card by Monday April 24th at 5:00 pm MST. 
Thank you for stopping by and see you next week!
Heather :) 





Thursday, 13 April 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #243 (CREATE A SCENE)

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/2017/04/merry-monday-243-create-scene.html



Hi Stampers!  Another week for a challenge and this week Kathy is the Hostess and her challenge is :  Create a Christmas Card with a Christmas Scene.

This week I decided to made a "Screen Card" with a re-cycled card front that I didn't want to throw away.   The scene on this card was so beautiful and serene.   It felt like you could just walk in and pet the deer.   The Screen Card inspiration came from
http:/ www.stampinwithkatherine.blogspot.com  Her instructions for this technique are perfect.

 
Left Side View:
 
 
Right Side View:
 



Back View:
 Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Re-cycled card front
Stamp Set:  More Merry Christmas (Back Side)
Ink:  Cucumber Crush
Misc.:  Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies - Ovals,  E.K.  Lace Punch, Decorative Punch
Technique:  Screen Card - http:/www.stampinwithkatherine.blogspot.com

The Screen Card is so fast and easy to do and very decorative.  I also cut out an Oval area so a note can be left.    Well, another week, another Challenge.   Have some fun, I know I will....Happy Easter Everyone!   See you soon, Heather :)



Wednesday, 12 April 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC114 - PENNY'S COLOR CHALLENGE


http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.ca/2017/04/wwc114-pennys-colour-challenge.html

 
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Hi Everyone!   Welcome to the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge WWC114.   This week our Hostess is Penny.   Her challenge is a Color challenge and the color's are gorgeous!   Check out her beautiful card on her blog and get inspired! 
https://pennytokensstampinspot.blogspot.ca/
My card is using all the colors and I was amazed at how they all go together.   I love these challenges as it makes you create something that you would not normally do - such using these amazing colors together.  So...........get your thinking caps on and come up with a card that inspires other people.  Make sure you visit the other Watercooler Artists and check out their beautiful cards.  
 
Here is my card:

Closer View:
Inside View:
 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Attic Boutique (Retired dsp)
Ink:  Island Indigo (Inside), Calypso Coral, Pool Party,Versamark
Stamp Sets:  Avant-Garden, Delicate Details
Misc.:  Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies - Ovals, Calypso Coral E.P.,
Heat Gun, Scissors for fussy cutting, Corner Rounder Punch, E.K. Lace Punch (Inside)
 
I just love Avant-Garden and the Delicate Details Stamp sets.   They stamp beautifully!   I hope my card gives you lots of inspiration and that you link your card with us on Watercooler Wednesday Challenge WWC114.   Have a great week and keep on Stamping!  Heather :) 
 

Friday, 7 April 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #242 (TWIGS &/or BRANCHES)

#242 - Twigs &/or Branches


http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/2017/04/merry-monday-242-twigs-branches.html

Our Hostess this week is Debbie and she has challenged us with a Christmas card using twigs or branches.   I actually found  some retired dsp with branches and incorporated this into my background behind the oval.   Then I added some twigs and branches and some pinecones.   My branch even has some Christmas lights shining through.

 
 
Closer View:
 

Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Red Foil, Pear Pizzazz, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Retired Christmas dsp
Ink:  Mossy Meadow, Baked Brown Sugar
Stamp Set:  Christmas Pines
Misc.:  Snowburst E.F., Joy Script - M.B., Grove Branch - M.B.,  Light Bulb Branch - M.B., Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies - Ovals,
3/4"x 15/16" Oval Punch

This challenge was a good one!   I had to get my thinking cap on and come up with a card showing branches and twigs.   Fun card to do!    Have a great week everyone!    Heather :)

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC113 - LIBBY'S SKETCH CHALLENGE

 
 
 
 
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Hi Stampers!  Welcome to another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.   The Hostess this week is Libby, and her Challenge 
WWC113 is a Sketch Challenge.    Check out all our Watercooler artists and their beautiful cards.   I am sure these cards will inspire you and get your creative juices flowing.   Above all, we want you to have fun and share your card and your ideas with us on this blog.
 
My inspiration came from looking at this Funky Chicken and using bright colors to go with his lovely top knot and tail feathers.  I added some Googly Eyes and he was all set to strut his stuff.    I did not have any Wasi Tape, so I embossed cardstock and cut them into strips to mount behind the circle with my colorful Chicken.
 
  
 
 
 
Closer View:
 
 
Inside View:
 



 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, Emerald Green,
Peek a boo Peach, Dapper Denium, Flirty Flamingo
Ink:  Basic Black, Marker's - In Colors 2016/2018
Stamp Sets:  Tasty Trucks, Hey Chick
Misc.:  Stitched Shapes Framelits - Circles, Label Punch, Barbed Wire & Chicken Wire E.F. (Cuttlebug), Googly Eyes
 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope my card has given you lots of inspiration.   Don't forget to link up your card.   You have until Monday, April 10th at 5:00pm MST to enter the challenge at WWC113. 

Saturday, 1 April 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #241 - (Red, Green & White)

Merry Monday #241 {Red, Green & White}



http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/2017/03/merry-monday-241-red-green-white.html

Our Hostess this week is Deanne and her Challenge this week is to create a Christmas card in Red, Green, and White.

The card I created is using all three colors and is very CAS.

 
Closer View:
 
 
Inside View:
 



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Red Foil Paper
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Stamp Sets:  Lovely as a Tree (Inside), Warmth & Wonder
Misc.:  Framelits Circles, Embossing Folders - On Point, Falling Snow, Magnificent Pine M.B., Joy Script M.B., Dimensionals, Red Ribbon

As, I said earlier, CAS for sure.   It is always nice to do this challenge and I have a great variety of cards for Christmas.  
Take care, and have fun carding!     Heather :)