Friday, 26 May 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC120 - GAIL'S CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE

WWC120 - Gail's Christmas Challenge
 
 
 
 
What a great Challenge!   I am so glad that the Design Team added Christmas card challenges.    Gail is the Hostess for this challenge and her image is just the cutest.   This doesn't mean that you have to do cute doggy cards, just a Christmas Card.   How exciting!    I try and make a Christmas card every week and when the first week in December comes I go through my stash of cards and put the address on the envelope and I am done.   It is a great feeling!   
 
My card is a sweet little snowbird on a branch and looking at all the delicious berries waiting to eat.
 
 
Closer View:
 
 
 
Inside View:
 
 
Supplies Used:
 
Cardstock:  Real Red, Watercolor Paper
Ink:  Primrose Petals
Stamp Sets:  Snowbird on a Branch, Heart of Christmas
Misc.:  Deco Labels Framelits, Corner Rounder Punch, Decorative Labels (Spellbinders), Snowtex, Wink of Stella - Clear, Aqua Pen, Blender pens, Markers
 
 
Can't wait to see other cards created for this challenge.   Have fun everyone!   Happy Stamping!    Heather :)




Thursday, 25 May 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #249 - MISTLETOE

Merry Monday #249 (Mistletoe)

 
 
Hello fellow stampers!   The Hostess for this week's challenge is Colleen.    Her challenge is to create a Christmas Card using Mistletoe.   I thought I would share some information first,  with you on the story of Mistletoe.
 
The legend of mistletoe: 
At one time, mistletoe was placed over door ways for good luck.  It was believed that only happiness could pass beneath the mistletoe, therefore, rivals would embrace and seal their peaceful intensions with a kiss of friendship.
 
 
For my card I used the "Banner's for Christmas" stamp set.   It has a beautiful stamp of mistletoe, and I then added a  strip of glitter and finished the edge off with the "Finishing Touches Edgelits" in dark green.  I hung the mistletoe bunch upside down on the card and finished it off with a beautiful bow, mounted on a small stitched square with the "Joy" die cut. 
 
 
 
 
Closer View:
 
Inside View:
 
 
 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow
Copper glitter paper
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Stamp Sets:  Warmth & Wonder, Banner's for Christmas
Misc.:  Joy Script (M.B.), Finishing Touches Edgelits, Wonderous Wreath Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Square Die, Dimensionals
 
Well, that is it for another week.   Take care, don't work too hard, and most of all have FUN!!!!!   Heather :)
 
 


 




Wednesday, 17 May 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC119 - JUDY'S MASCULINE "ANYTHING GOES" CHALLENGE

         WWC119 - Judy's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

 
http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.ca/2017/05/wwc119-judys-masculine-anything-goes.html

Hi Everyone!   Another stamping challenge, and this time Judy is the Hostess, and her challenge is Masculine with "Anything Goes" theme.

My card this week is a Z-Fold Box Card and it was made with two Masculine guys in mind.    My grandson, Ian, and nephew, Jacob.    Ian will be "9" on the 20th and Jacob will be "22" on the 24th.    Both of these fellows love camping and I thought this would be a good theme to go with.  I used "Always an Adventure".   This stamp set unfortunately will be gone at the end  of this month.     I bought them gift cards and made a pocket at the back of each cards.  

Jacob's Card:

Ian's Card:

  Card Folded and ready for Envelope:
 
Closer View:
 
Side View of Ian's Card:
 
Gift Card Holder:

 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Pacific Point, Garden Green, Perfectly Artistic dsp, Silver Foil, Glimmer paper
Stamp Sets:  Always an Adventure, Bring on the Cake, Stylized Birthday
Inks:  Tip Top Taupe, Sweet Sugar Plum, Poppy Parade, Dapper Denim
Technique:   Z-Fold Box Card
Misc.:  Corner Rounder, Glue Dots, Balloon punches, Imitation grass from Sushi boxes
 
Well, that's it for this week.   Hope I have given you some ideas and inspiration for your challenge.     I am entering early today as I heading  to the coast today and will be visiting family most of the week.    Don't forget to check out the Fabulous cards from the Design Team and leave some love on their blogs.    Take care, Heather :)
 




 

Monday, 15 May 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC118 - PENNY'S "MOM" THEME CHALLENGE

                WWC118 - Penny's "Mom" Theme Challenge
 
 
 
Hello Stamper's, Hope you all had a great Mother's Day!   It is a day for remembering and thanking our Mother's for being so Special and caring.    I thought I would enter this challenge to show how much Penny and I love our Mother.   She turned the Young age of 95 in April and is still going strong.   I call her the Ever Ready Bunny.   She has a fantastic memory.   First, of all, I thought I would share a picture of her and I.  This was taken in April on a walk.   Mom loves flowers and even though her eyesight has failed, she was able to see the brightness of this Magnolia tree that was in bloom.   We had a great walk and time together.
 
 
 
Last week's challenge card I mailed to Mom, so the card this week is similar with the colors, but has a lovely butterfly on the front.   The verse inside has been changed to "Happy Birthday". 
 
 
 
Closer View:
 

Inside View:
 
 
Supplies Used:
 
Cardstock:  Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Falling in Love dsp
Ink:  Tip Top Taupe, Basic Black
Sentiment:  Internet
Misc.:  Victorian E.F., Princess Butterfly (Poppy Stamps), Stamen from Moonlight Butterfly M.B., Bunch of Banners, Ovals Collection, Dimensionals, Glitter, Glue
 
So as you can see - Similar, but different.   The Butterfly die did not have a stamen, so I borrowed one from another die cut.   LOL.    Take care everyone, and if you have time, leave a comment of two.   They make my day!    Heather :)


 
 
 
 
 


Friday, 12 May 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #247 (NON-BLACK SILHOUETTES)

Merry Monday #247 (non-black silhouettes)

http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/2017/05/merry-monday-247-non-black-silouettes.html

 
Hello, fellow stampers!   This week the Hostess is Sue, and  the challenge is to create a Christmas card with a non-black silhouette, using colour or embossing powders.
 
For my card I have chosen a lovely die cut "Winter Wonderland Scene", by Cottage Cutz.   I added yellow to light up all the windows and added some glitter on the pathways, and two little birds to brighten the scene. 

 
Closer View:
 
 
 
Inside View:
 

 Supplies Used:
 
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Blue dsp with stars
Stamp Sets:  More Merry Messages 
Ink:  Dapper Denium
Misc.:  Winter Wonderland Scene Die Cut (Cottage Cutz), Birch Trees & Birds, Glitter, Glue Dots 
 
Well, that's it for another week and also another card for my stash.   Hope you like my card.  Feel free to leave a comment or two.   Heather :)
 


Sunday, 7 May 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY WWC 117 - HEIDI'S FEMININE "ANYTHING GOES" CHALLENGE

WWC117 - Heidi's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.ca/
First of all, I want to "Thank" everyone on the Design Team for having me as a Guest Designer the last few months.  Second, I want to "Welcome" Judy Markowitz and Fiona Whitehead to the Team.   You have shared your creativity and inspiration with us over the past weeks. 
The new line-up for the challenges is great.  I could not help myself for entering this challenge.   How could I not?  My garden can wait....besides it is raining again!   My card is very Feminine, I think every lady loves shoes.   It is a Mother's Day card.   Our mother's favorite color is pale blue and this card was created with this in mind.  I used Soft Sky for the layers and Blushing Bride to pop out the shoe image.  Each layer has dimensionals.  Unfortunately my photo's do not show off the colors that well.
 
 
Closer View:

 
Inside View:
 
 
Supplies Used:
Card Stock:  Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Misc.:  Victorian E.F. (Cuttlebug), Ovals Collection, High Heel Glam (Tattered Lace), Corner Rounder Punch, Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones
That's it for this week's Challenge.    Take care and Happy Stamping and Happy Spring!  Heather :)
 


 
 

Saturday, 6 May 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #246 (THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS)

The Night Before Christmas - #246

 
Hello, Stampers!    This week's Hostess is Nina and her challenge is to create a card using the "Night Before Christmas".   What a theme!   I love that poem "Twas the night.......".  It brings back lots of memories of my childhood and also my son's.    My card this week is a little mouse who has eaten all of Santa's cookies and is so stuffed and can't move.  But in his note to Santa - he still is "Thanking Santa for all the presents".   It is a House Mouse stamp set and is adorable.   Hope you like my card:
 
 
Inside View:
 
 

 
Inside View:
 
 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Retired Christmas dsp, Whisper White
Ink:  Versamark Black, Watercolor Pencils
Stamp Sets:  Dear Santa:  I ate your cookies, Merry Mice (Sentiment)
Misc.:  Blender Pens, Corner Rounder Punch, Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies, Deco Labels Framelits, Glue, Glitter
 
Well, there it is!   One little stuffed mouse who ate all the cookies, and is feeling sleepy.  Until next time have a great week, and Happy stamping!  Heather :)