October 25, 2016

CCC #221


It's time for a new cue card at CASology!

This week`s new cue is:

I used this sweet little Paper Smooches band aid as the star of the show. I paired it up with a kraft base on a white zig zag stitched square that is popped up.


Hop on over to the CASology blog to see what the rest of the team has made to inspire you this week.
Can't wait to see what you make...

Hannelie Bester
Sherrie Mannion
Jacquie Southas
Deidre Payne

Guest: Petra

October 24, 2016

Christmas Critters


I don't know about you but I always have the best intentions in January to get going on my Christmas cards. I usually start off good and then as soon as the nice weather kicks in I start falling off the band wagon.

When I was away in Kansas last week I managed to make a set of 8 Christmas cards done using the new Papertrey Ink Christmas Critters stamps and dies. It kind of became the joke because I stamped out 8 sets of the two different mice in the set with their sweaters and scarves, but when I went to die cut them I realized there was a separate stamp for their ears and the way I had stamped them on the card stock their ears were either going off the card stock or through the tail of the other mouse! So back to the beginning and I started over again! 

I used Altenew inks for my cards--Morning Frost, Ruby Red and Arctic. I always stamp before I die cut so I stamped the bodies and their clothes first, then I die cut them before I stamped their ears. I did that because the chance of my stamping their ears in the right place to line up with the die were near impossible.


October 22, 2016

Inspired by All the Little Things #29


Today I have a card to share with you that I created for this week's Inspired by All the Little Things.  I am the hostess this week and I thought this would be the perfect photo for a fall inspiration. The leaves look just like the leaves blanketing my front lawn this week.

 I created my leaves by first sponging a white panel with Distress Inks--Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Dried Marigold and Mustard Seed. I flicked some water onto the panel and left it to dry. I primarily use Bristol Smooth paper when I am using Distress Inks, the inks blend so smoothly and it takes the water splatters perfectly.  I set the panel aside to dry and prepared the card base, stamped and embossed the SugarPea Designs sentiment in gold. Once the panel was dry I die cut the Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves and adhered them to the base with adhesive foam tape.  Finally I added a few Pretty Pink Posh water drops.




Head over to the Inspired By All the Little Things blog to see who I invited this week to be my guest! I hope to see you come and play along.

October 21, 2016

Tag You're It #58 - REMINDER

Happy Friday!

There is still time to play along at Tag You're It for challenge #58. We have Leigh Penner as our Featured Artist this time and she created the most beautiful tag.

I wanted to create my tag using a darker colour like Leigh did so I used kraft cardstock. Leigh's tag was cut from patterned paper so I white embossed my images to replicate the look. The stamp set is Autumn Abundance by Papertrey Ink. My Hero Arts/Stamptember Happy Thanksgiving sentiment was cut from green cardstock and then I added a few enamel dots in yellow and red.

Thanks Leigh for the inspiration.


I just got home on Thursday afternoon after being away for just over a week. I got to go away on a crafty getaway to Wichita, Kansas! Spending 5 days crafting with some amazing ladies was so much fun and Laurie Willison and Amy Kolling were the perfect hostesses! We were so lucky to have beautiful weather. My trip started with a hiccup  as I had to get my car towed the evening before my flight, fortunately I was almost into the city so family was able to pick me up. My car was finally ready on Wednesday afternoon so today I was happy to be back home again.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

October 19, 2016

SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge #19

Time for another new Mix It Up challenge at SugarPea Designs!You have all month to play along with us! You are welcome to play along with all the challenges or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $50 gift certificate to the SugarPea store!!!

To play along with us you can use the sketch or the inspiration photo on the right, or mix it up and combine the two. Every week there is a new Mix It Up Challenge on the SugarPea blog, you can play one or all the challenges as many times as you like during the course of the month. At the end of the month one winner is chosen.

The more you enter, the better your chances of winning up to a $50 SPD gift card!

Visit the SugarPea Designs blog for all the details and deadlines and to join the challenges.

Today I used both the photo inspiration and the sketch.


 Hope we see you play along at SugarPea Designs HERE!
You could be a lucky winner!
You have until October 31st to play along with any of this months challenges!

 Don't forget to visit the rest of the challenge team!

October 18, 2016

CCC #220

It's time for a new cue card at CASology!

This week`s new cue is:

I was so excited to finally receive this Neat & Tangled Perfect Blend stamp set! Even more excited to see that I could use it for this week's CASology challenge! I created this card by stamping the coffee cup image on to watercolour paper and then watercolouring  the cup and saucer with Distress Ink. The sentiment was embossed with gold embossing powder. I die cut a square that was 3 1/4" and adhered it to the card base.

Hop on over to the CASology blog to see what the rest of the team has made to inspire you this week.
Can't wait to see what you make...

Hannelie Bester
Sherrie Mannion
Jacquie Southas
Deidre Payne

Guest: Asa

Now who would have imaged that Addicted to CAS would have the same code word as CASology! It was bound to happen sometime!  I am also submitting this over to Challenge #99 there. ;)