Thursday, July 27, 2017

Friendship Warms The Heart!

Oh my gosh friends! How did we get to the last week of July! It is flying by way to fast and for me. Onto the good news. Today is Thursday and over at 4 Crafty Chicks, Lori has a brand new challenge for us.

Girlfriends are awesome and just make our days brighter, are shoulders to lean on and can have treasured memories with. Lori would like us to celebrate Girlfriends for Challenge #361.

Hope you like the summery feel of this card. I wanted to highlight the hearts to tried to make grey/black dresses. The texture is on the black piece of paper and then highlighted with pearls.  

Please come join us to celebrate our girlfriends!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Spring Flower

Thank you for stopping by to see my newest Design Team card for Creative Knockouts. We have a wonderful sponsor this week, that I would love to say thank you too. It was a blast to color up this image. 

We are on Challenge #203 Sew It Up - Real or Faux Stitching. I decided to do real stitching on my card on the right-hand top and bottom. I do believe my sewing skills need some practice. (Hee Hee).
I colored the image with Copic markers and stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches (thank you, Lori). The flowers were deep in my stash.

Prize: 3 Images
We are loving our summer holidays so far, one of my favorite time of year. It is so nice to have a break from the busy school year. Don't get me wrong we are still very busy but it is a different kind of busy.  

My fellow DT's have amazing inspiration for you to see, so please come and join us for this fun challenge.

Have an amazing day :)

Blue Christmas

4 Crafty Chicks has a brand new challenge today, and I am the hostess. I keep seeing all these posting on Facebook saying there are only so many weekends until Christmas which I stick my head in the sand. So I was thinking we should make a Christmas creation but it has to be BLUE for Challenge #360. 

Challenge #360 - Blue Christmas
My card is made using Bo Bunny pattern paper, Stampin' Up paper (Night of Navy and Whisper White) and gems stones. 

Thank you for poppin' in to see my work today.



Thursday, July 13, 2017

Celebrate Keepin Cool In The Pool!


Thank you for stopping in to see my latest DT creation for 4 Crafty Chicks. Our hostess today is our one and only Nance. Nance would like us to create a Summer Celebrations for Challenge #359

I am so excited to celebrate keepin' cool in the pool or hot tub (which isn't too hot).

A clean and simple design this week. My image and sentiment are from two retired stamps sets from Craftin' Desert Diva. It was colored with Copics Markers. My pattern paper is from Doodlebug and the purple is from Stampin Up. 

Please come and join us for a fun filled new challenge.



Thursday, July 6, 2017

Dance As If .....

Happy Thursday! 4 Crafty Chicks has a brand new challenge for you. Leanne is our wonderful hostess and has a super fun Challenge for you. Welcome to our new Guest Designer Caroline from Caroline's Scrapfun for the month of July. 
Challenge #358 - Stamping - NO DIGI's

This challenge was so much fun. I broke out two retired stamp sets, one from Stampin Up and one from Verve. I used Green and Chocolate brown ink. I used circle punches, a D'vine Swirl by cuttlebug and two unbranded dies. The pattern paper is unknown. The layout of this card is an old Mojo Monday Sketches. 

Come on over and join us for this fun challenge of breaking out your stamps.

Thanks for joining for my second post today!

Summer Lovin'


Good, good morning! We have been enjoying our first week of holidays. The weather has been beautiful so far but very hot. 

We would love for you to join us at Creative Knockouts for Challenge #201 - Summer Fun.  My card above is made with my favorite new little bear. Summer fun means so much to me but spending time by the water is always the best. My image was colored using copic markers and the waves I tried to hand draw. They need some work but it was fun trying it. My stamps are retired from Craftin' Desert Divas. The paper is from Doodlebug and Stampin' Up. 

OUR SPONSOR FOR THIS WEEK IS CTMH  ($25 Gift Pack) Thank you so much!

Thank for stopping by, please come and join us at Creative Knockouts.




Saturday, July 1, 2017

I Love My Puppy!

Hello! Happy Canada Day! We have been celebrating all weekend that Canada is 150 years old. It is a great weekend as our daughter is done school and my hubby is on holidays! One of my favorite time of the year. 

Today, I have a brand new card to share with you for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. We are on Challenge #61 and you have two weeks to play our Anything Goes Challenge. The image I used is below with a link to it. It was so much fun to color it up. 


** Sponsor 1 **
 
Prize ~ 2 Images

** Sponsor 2 **
Prize ~ £6.75 voucher

Come and join us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, we would love to see your creativity.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Dare to Dream


Good morning! School's out for summer :)  Let the fun begin. I am super excited our holidays to begin.

We have an easy challenge for you over at 4 Crafty Chicks. Nance is our hostess this week and being as we have 5 Thursdays in the month of June our challenge is Anything Goes! The above card was made using Gina Marie Designs Ship die, Stampin Up ink (Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie), Memento Tuxedo Black, and Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps.

For some reason, this die cut was making me think of Peter Pan tonight. Sometimes we just need that reminder not to forget about our dreams.

Please join us for this easier challenge.



Thursday, June 22, 2017

Toolshed Ted

Good morning to you! The weather has been crazy this week and at times, I think that my house might have flown across the country it has been so strong.

Happy new challenge Thursday over at Creative Knockouts. Our challenge is For The Boys. I would love to thank our sponsor from Dr. Digi House of Stamps for letting me high lite Toolshed Ted. 

My card above was made for my dad for Father's Day. He loves working in his garden and growing the biggest veggies possible. The image just made me giggle and thought it was perfect for him. I used My Favorite Things stitched rectangle dies, Verve Stamp, Stampin' Up pattern/paper stock, paper piercing tool, and Copic Markers.

Come on over and join us this week at Creative Knockouts.

Thanks for joining me today!

Have an amazing day :)

Sunflowers


Good morning! I do believe that Thursday should be marked as happy dancing day! What also makes today a great day is we have another challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks and Lori is our hostess. Her wonderful challenge is for us to create using Sunflowers. I love all of the different kinds of sunflowers, the colors are so rich and just bring such joy.

My card above is colored with Copic Markers. The Thinking of You stamp is from your Next Stamp, the digi image is from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps, the circle dies are from Spellbinders, the paper and punch are from Stampin Up, and the embossing folder is from cuttle bug.

Come and join us for this wonderful challenge. The girls have amazing inspiration for you.

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Summer Fun Activities!


I love this month as it means that Summer holidays is not too far off. Nothing better than spending time with the kids when school is done.

4 Crafty Chicks has a brand new hostess this week and I am the hostess. For Challenge #355 please create something using Summer Fun Activities!

My image is colored using Copic Marker, Craftin' Desert Diva's stamps. Dies My Favorite Things square stitches, Stampin Up Chevron folder. Flowers are unknown.

The stamped image above is so cute! I love the bears and these ones make me smile. Makes me want to be at the beach.

Come join us!

Have an amazing day!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Butterfly & Flowers


It is a wonderful day for a brand new challenge at Creative Knockouts.  The challenge this week is #197-Washi Tape Wonders. Thank you so much to Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps for letting me highlight Butterfly & Flower.  The image above was colored with Copic Markers. The stitched oval dies are from My Favorite Things, the circle dies are from Spellbinders. The sentiment is from Your Next Stamp. The washi tape I used is from Stampin' Up the glitter and the Birthday Bash Washi Sheets (pattern sheet). The embossing folder is Cable Knit Dynamic. The flowers and pearls are unknown brands.

Prize: $10 gift certificate for digis
http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/categories/Digital-Stamps/
It is another busy week ahead and the countdown until school is finished is on its way.  This weekend we will be visiting the rest of our family and then watching our eldest son Tristan Bull riding at our hometown rodeo. We will get to see Robin, Summer, Emery and our parents. Another fabby weekend even if it is raining.

Please come and join us at Creative Knockouts our fun filled challenge.

Have an amazing day!


With Sympathy!


It is a pleasure to share a brand new card with you. Nance is our hostess at 4 Crafty Chicks for Challenge #354. Nance would like us to use a Triple Mat Technique to make a With Sympathy Card.

I am trying this technique for the first time so what a great challenge. It took me a bit to find what stamp to use to make it. It is amazing to see so many stunning cards using this technique. I am very sorry about my picture it is blurry once again. Another tutorial, I will have to find (hee hee). It has been a long time since I have actually stamped without my Misti, that it took several practices to get something decent. 

My card was made using Stampin' Up punches, Sweetbriar Rose and Teeny Tiny Wishes. The image was colored using Copic Markers. The paper is also from Stampin' Up.

Please join us for this fun-filled challenge. Looking for more inspiration my fellow chicks, have stunning creations.

Thank you!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Tea Cup Pansies


Welcome back to my blog. I am excited to share my card for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. We are Challenge #59 where there are two wonderful sponsors. The image you see on my card is called Tea Cup Pansies and it is from Fred She Said Designs. Thank you so much for the wonderful image.

** Sponsor 1 **
Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate

** Sponsor 2 **
Prize ~ 1 Image
The card above is CAS and colored with Copic Markers. The die is from Gina Marie.

Come and join us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Thank you so much for poppin in. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Happy Birthday!


Happy Thursday! Today is 4 Crafty Chicks day and there is a brand new challenge for you. Our hostess this week is Leanne.  Happy Birthday is our Challenge this week for #353. I would like to say a huge welcome to Alicia from Golden Goddess Designs. She is our Guest Designer for the month of June.

So many birthdays coming up in the next few months. It never hurts to have cards made up ahead of time. The dies are Unbranded. The paper/oval punch is from Stampin Up and the stamp is from Verve. This is one card that what I had in my head did not transpire on the page. Sometimes it can be frustrating but still hoping you find it inspiring.


Please come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.

Have a truly amazing day!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Beautiful Blocks - Faith



Happy Thursday! I am back to share my DT creation with you for Creative Knockouts. Challenge #195 this week is Embossing. Our wonderful sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps and I would like to thank them for letting me use Beautiful Blocks - Faith

Prize: 4 images
https://bugaboostamps.com/
Copic Markers were used to color my image. The embossing folder is Cuttlebug and the papers are from Stampin Up.

It is another busy week here but honestly, it is making time go by fast, just not as much time in my craft room. It is really hard to believe that there is only 1 month left of school for our daughter. It seems like this school year has been put on warp speed. 

Please come and join us for our fun challenge.

Happy Father's Day



Good morning! I have to say yesterday was a wet, windy, crazy day of driving for appointments.  The best part of it was getting to see our grandson, kids, and mom/dad. It was a quick visit but any amount of snuggle time is great. Today is full of appointments too and this weekend will be busy with company.

We are on the last Thursday of May at 4 Crafty Chicks and our wonderful hostess is Lori. Lori would like us to make a FATHER'S DAY creation for Challenge #352.

The card above has been made with Stampin Up papers and embossing folder. The image is colored with Copic Markers and highlight an Unbranded die. The white scalloped edges is a Gina Marie die, the rectangle is MFT and the Happy Father's Day is an Unbranded Die.

 My fellow Chicks Leanne, Nance, and Lori have amazing inspiration to share with you.  Please come on over and join us.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wedding


Hello, Hello, Hello! Today is 4 Crafty Chicks day but before I get to the details of our brand new challenge there is some spectacular news to share with you! Rob and I have become grandparents last Thursday to our very first grand baby. Our son Robin and his girlfriend Summer had a precious little baby boy! We are over the moon and well I am busting at the seems with being able to love and adore Emery.

4 Crafty Chicks are on challenge #351 and it is me who is the hostess. Today is my 21st wedding Anniversary and it has me thinking about weddings. Wedding season is around the corner and with love in the air, I thought it would be fun do something with Weddings.

Challenge #351 - WEDDING

My card above is made using unbranded dies and Stampin Up paper. I did use Wink of Stella on the Swans, wish I get it so you can see it better.

My fellow chicks have outdone themselves in the Hen House again. Be sure to hop on over to see their beautiful creations and then show us what you got.

Thank you for stopping by and sharing in my newest creation.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Primrose, The Darling Buds


It is so amazing that we are already on the second week of May. We are excitedly waiting for our first grandbaby to arrive. Giddy with joy I am, it is like waiting for a gift. Since this weekend is Mother's Day, I would like to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day. To other's who are Aunties who are just as special, Happy Aunties Day!

Creative Knockouts has a brand new challenge today. We would like you to use your FAVORITE EMBELLISHMENT for Challenge #193. Our sponsor for this week is Polkadoodles and I would like to say a huge thank you for letting me us Primrose, The Darling Buds image to color.
I had so much fun coloring the above image with my Copic Markers. My go to embellishments are pearls, pearls and pearls. I love them. I used Cajun Craze, More, Mustard and Indie Chic "Citron".

Prize: $6.75 voucher or 3 digis
http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/
Please come and join us at Creative Knockouts, we would love to see what your favorite embellishments are.

Thank you for stopping by and looking at my newest card.

Have an amazing day and may you make someone smile today.

Celebrate Women



Happy, Happy, Happy Thursday friends! We have had some beautiful weather this past week. Seeing the sun sure makes me smile! May is flying by so fast, not sure where it is going but it always leads to a silver lining even on the toughest days.

I am here sharing my card for 4 Crafty Chicks. Our one and only Nance is our hostess this week for Challenge #350. Nance wants us to Celebrate Women this week. What a fun challenge. It is a blast working with such wonderfully talented ladies each week. My hat is off to the chicks in the Hen house. I celebrate you this week too :)

My card was made in  honor of my mom. Mother's Day is just around the corner and I would love to wish my mom a very Happy Mother's Day! I used Indie chic pattern paper, Stamp is Messages for Mom (SU), the butterfly die and punch are also from (SU).

Please come and join us for this weeks fun filled challenge.

Have a beautiful and amazing day!