Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Muse: Christmas Visions 2

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Squeaking in with a last minute card for Muse: Christmas Visions 2!

This past weekend was the Victoria Day long weekend here in Canada and DD and I decided at the last minute to go up to the cottage when she finished work on Sunday.  It was lovely to get up to the lake, but man were the mosquito's huge! Good news it seems we have escaped the blackflies this year but the mosquitoes are hungry. My poor little Sam got a mosquito bite right on his eyelid, so a bath before bed and then cuddled into a blanket on my bed and he fell right asleep.

We just got home a couple of hours ago and I had a moment to sit down and make a card.  This is Chriss's inspiration:



...and this is what I did. My Papertrey Ink Pinecones & Pine saw ink for the very first time ever! I think it is time to take a good look at what I already have.


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As hard as it is to come home after a few days at the lake I was thrilled to come home to my lilac in bloom and the annuals have taken root.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

CCC #147

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Happy Tuesday and it's time for a new Cue Card at CASology!
This week our cue is:



I used Essentials by Ellen Bold Blooms and You Rock stamps and dies for my one layer design. The flowers and leaves were watercoloured  in soft pastel shades for a soft romantic look. 


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Have a look at what the rest of the Design Team has created to inspire you...

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Sandie and RetroSketches #165

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Happy Birthday Sandie!

Today is Sandie Munro's birthday (London Days) and Kylie (Addicted to CAS) is hosting a birthday linky party for her!  Sandie is such a sweetheart and bloggie friend. We connected online a couple years ago when we were both new to blogging.  Sandie I hope that you have a fabulous day today and that you enjoy your linky party.  Have cupcake for me please!



The link up for Sandie's party is HERE on the Addicted to CAS blog and runs until the end of May!

Here is my card for Sandie and I used today's new sketch for RetroSketches!
This week's sketch is based on THIS card that I create for the last Coffee Lover's Bloghop.
This time I put a birthday spin on it using the sign from Papertrey Ink's RetroStyle Birthday stamps and dies along with some fun patterned paper.

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Hope that you join Sandie's linky party and that you play along at RetroSkethes this week!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Totally Tassel

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It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!





We have a wonderful returning sponsor, Newton's Nook, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Totally Tassel!  A randomly selected participant in this challenge will receive a $30 gift certificate to use at Newton's Nook while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!




To make the tassels on my graduation caps gold, I covered just the tassels with VersaMark and dipped them into gold embossing powder. To add dimension and to create a barrier between the gold embossed patterned paper and the die cuts I first adhered the caps with foam tape and then I adhered three die cuts together for the sentiment. Adding dimension makes your images and/or sentiments stand out when your background is similar in colour to your elements.


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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Card Concept #35

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It's time for a new challenge at The Card Concept!



I was inspired by the soft colours of the inspiration and the ribbon swirled iced cupcakes, so I translated them into the scribbled flowers using Ellen Hutson's Bold Blooms and keeping the placement on my card base and mimicking the grey with my mat. The sentiment is from Avery Elle. I used a black marker to make the "..." which was very brave. The whole card was done, I felt it needed it and I am not the steadiest hand drawing or writing, but I did it--yay me.  ;)

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I am also submitting this card to the Ellen Hutson Mix It Up Challenge...







Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Muse: Christmas Visions #1

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Excited to play along with the new Muse: Christmas Visions Challenge #1.



Sweet Kimberly Wiener is the Muse this challenge and  here is her gorgeous card:



Here is how I was inspired by it:

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CCC #146

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Happy Tuesday and it's time for a new Cue Card at CASology!
This week our cue is:



A sentiment on it's own can stand alone in CAS design. I white embossed this fabulous stamp from Serendipity Stamps! 

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Have a look at what the rest of the Design Team has created to inspire you...






Guest Designer: Loll

I hope all Mom's had a wonderful Mother's Day. My sweet girl always goes out of her way to make sure the day is so special, especilly with her father away.  This year she came home from work and surprised me with this...