Friday, 16 June 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGES - WWC123 - MARSHA'S "FIREWORKS" THEME CHALLENGE

WWC123 - MARSHA'S "FIREWORKS" THEME CHALLENGE
 
 
 
HAPPY 150 CANADA, EH!
 
When I saw the "Fireworks" Theme, I immediately thought of Birthday Blast stamp set and Edgelits.   They were the closest to "Fireworks" for me.    The colors that I used are Real Red and Whisper White - Canadian Colors, eh!  The card is rather thick and if it was being given to someone, I would make a belly band or tie a ribbon around it to keep it closed.  However, I always decorate my entrance way with a few Canada Day items and this card will be displayed on my console.   This theme definitely got my creative juices flowing and after being inspired by all the beautiful cards from the Design Team, I was ready to Create!    
  
Inside View -Top:
 
 
Inside View - Bottom :

 
Top and Bottom View:
 
 


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Real Red, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds 
Glimmer Paper, and Red Glitter Paper
Stamp Sets: Birthday Blast, O'Canada
Inks:  Real Red, Whisper White
Misc.:  Botanical Builders (Flower & Stamen), Star Blast Edglits, Little Numbers Thinlits, Foam Adhesive Tape
 
I know its early, but Happy 150th  Canada!    This is my Canada, and I am proud of it.   Our freedom should not be taken for granted, but appreciated to its fullest.   We have so many new immigrants.... lets welcome and make them proud to live in Canada!
 
I hope you like my card, take care everyone and see you next time!
Heather :) 
 
 




Thursday, 15 June 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #252 (INSPIRATION PHOTO)

Merry Monday #252 - Inspiration Photo
 
 
 
 
This week's Challenge is Hosted by Kathy and her Inspirational Photo.    I don't know about you, but I had a hard time coming up with ideas for this photo.   So, I used the Boughs and Berries embossing folder,  and went from there to create my card.
 
 
Another View of Front:
 
 
Closer View:
 
 
Inside View:
 
 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Garden Green, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Stamp Set:  Christmas Pines
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Misc.:  Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Ovals Collection Framelits, Decorative Label Punch, Silver Metallic Ribbon, Boughs & Berriers E.F.
 
My Ovals are representing the bowls and jars in the photo and I have placed pine boughs, pine cones, and sprigs of berries instead of the fruit.   The embossing folder completes the card.
 
Have a great week everyone!    Heather :)






Friday, 9 June 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGES - WWC122 - LIBBY'S FEMININE "ANYTHING GOES" CHALLENGE - HONORABLE MENTION

WWC122 - Libby's feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge
This week's challenge my card was picked by Heidi for "Honorable Mention".     I am so pleased that my card was recognized for this challenge.   Thank You Ladies of the Design Team!   I will definately display my badge of Honor.   

This week's challenge is a Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge and the Hostess this week is Libby.    Check out the amazing cards by the Watercooler Wednesday Design Team.    The cards they created for us are beautiful and so inspiring.
I used the wonderful "Oh So Succulent" stamp and die set, and I love it!   I made two cards, and they have different sentiments on the front.  They are "perfect" for that Special Feminine person.   Who doesn't like to receive flowers?   These two cards would be perfect to give to all those Special Ladies.




Inside View:


Supplies Used:

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugar Plum, Tip Top Taupe, Falling in Love dsp (Inside card)
Stamp Sets: Oh So Succulent, Delicate Details
Inks:  Sweet Sugar Plum, Flirty Flamingo, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White
Misc.:  Dimensionals, Dobber's, Glue Dots, Succulent Framelits Dies, Window Box Thinlits Dies


The inspiration for my card goes to Olga Cavanaugh of www.craftsbouquet.blogspot.com .   Her gorgeous cards are amazing!  I loved the idea of using the "Window Box Thinlits Dies" for a flower vase.

Have a great week Everyone!   Get out and enjoy our beautiful weather.  Heather :)



Thursday, 8 June 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #251 (MONOCHROMATIC BLUE)

Merry Monday  #251
Monochromatic Blue
 
 
 
 
Hi Everyone!   This week's Hostess is Debbie and her challenge is to create a Monochromatic Blue Christmas Card.
 
I had a lot of blue scraps of paper, so I used them along with the "Winter Wonderland" stamp set and even colored my two little birds in blue. 
 
 
 
Another View:
 

Closer View:
 
Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Pacific Point, Scraps of Blue
Ink:  Brocade Blue, Pacific Point
Stamp Sets:  Winter Wonderland (Penny Black), Warmth & Wonder
Misc.:  Ribbon, Glitter, Glue
 
Have a great week Everyone, and Happy Stamping!    Heather :)
 
 

 


Saturday, 3 June 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC 121 - ANYTHING GOES

WWC121 - ANYTHING GOES
 
 
 
I love "Anything Goes".  It can be anything you want to do for the challenge.   My card today is the "Twist and Pop Up" card.   I have just discovered it and love the effect when someone opens it.   It is definitely a "Wow" card.    I have to give a special "Thanks" to my sister for having the patience for showing this technique to me.   She even made a template for me and once you have made the first one, well , you just want to make more. LOL.
 
Here is the front of the card with the Belly Band holding it shut:
 
 
Inside View:

Close up Views:
 
 
A friend was clearing out her paper stock and I saw this and immediately thought of the "Beautiful You" stamp set.   This was gorgeous paper and blended really well with the Perfectly Artistic DSP.  There was only one sheet and I have enough left for a card front.  Isn't it gorgeous!    
   

 
Supplies Used:
 
Cardstock:  Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Perfectly Artistic DSP, For All Reasons DSP
Ink:  Lost Lagoon
Stamp Sets:  Beautiful You, Stylized Birthday
Misc.: Circle Framelits, Hand Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies- Ovals, Timeless Tags Dies (Butterflies)
Technique:  Twist Pop Up Card
 
These are fun cards to make and fun to give out to those Special people in your life.   For more ideas in this challenge .....check out the Watercooler Artists and see what they have done.    Have a great week and Happy Stamping!
Heather :)
 
 
 
 


Friday, 2 June 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #250 (RUSTIC CHRISTMAS)

                    Merry Monday #250 (Rustic Christmas)


http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/2017/05/merry-monday-250-rustic-christmas.html

Hello Stamper's!   The Hostess this week is Deanne and her challenge is a Christmas card with a Rustic feel to it.  I immediately dug out my Hardwood Stamp and my Swirly Scribbler Dies.   I used Cherry  Cobbler for my base and fussy cut pine branches and then topped it all off with the Burlap ribbon.   I stamped the pine branches with two shades of green and also used white to enhance.    I only bought the stamp set for Christmas Pines and was kicking myself for not buying the die cut.   After fussy cutting the pine branches, I have since added the die cut to my next order.  LOL

 
Closer View:
 
 


Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Olive Green, Garden Green, Copper Foil
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Strawberry Slush
Stamp Sets:  Hardwood, Christmas Pines
Misc.: Believe, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Burlap Ribbon

Well another week and another card for my stash.    Have fun and see you next week.   Happy Stamping!    Heather :)