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Monday, 10 November 2014


I am taking a break from making Christmas cards and ornaments to share my card for the YNS Sketch and Colour Challenge #1

You can choose to use the sketch or the colours from the photo - I chose to use the sketch. 

I wanted to keep the colours for this card a little more on the masculine side so I can use it for one of my nephews birthdays. 

Here is the sketch

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Krash - Your Next Stamp
Sentiment: Krash - Your Next Stamp
Patterned Paper: Creative Imaginations - red bandanna
Paper Pizazz - Denim
Gumdrops: Red, Brown, Blue Glitter - Your Next Stamp
Silver gel pen, cardstock and a brown markers (stitching) 
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Markers: TN6, TN8, EB8, IG6, IG9, TB8, TB9, TN5, TN7

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great night!

Saturday, 8 November 2014


There is no better feeling then when you are picturing something in your head and when you actually sit down to do it, it turns out exactly like you pictured it! 

I have something different for you today - I made some Christmas Ornaments instead of a card. 

Each ornament has a copy of the image on either side, both coloured exactly the same.

I am entering my ornaments into the challenge at Whimsy Stamps - Whimsy Challenge 77 - Two or More Images. 

I am also entering Challenge #6 at Not Just Cards Challenges.

They are extremely difficult to photograph so I apologize in advance for the lack of quality photos. Hopefully you get the idea.......I have left the photo extra large so you can see them :)

 For the ornament on the left I used a digital stamp called Christmas Gift Horse from Crissy's Digi's at Whimsy Stamps.

The middle ornament is a digital stamp - Wee Stamp freebie from Sylvia Zet - thank you Sylvia - so Cute!!!! 

For the ornament on the right I used a digital stamp called Horsey Holidays from Crissy's Digi's at Whimsy Stamps.

The ornaments are plastic photo ornaments I found at a dollar store. 

All are coloured with Spectrum Noir Markers (sorry, no list this time) and decorated with items from my stash and Celebrate it ribbon. 

I hope you enjoy my post today. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 1 November 2014

ShowCASe Your Style - Challenge #1

Whimsy Stamps has started a new challenge blog called ShowCASe Your Style - I have made that a link so you can go take a look!  

Challenge #1 is a Tic Tac Toe Challenge - I have included the tic tac toe "card" under my photo. 

I chose to go on the diagonal with twine, red and sparkle. 

I used a stamp from the Notables 9 - Holidays from the Whimsy Stamps October New Release and can be found here in the Whimsy Store

For this one, I fussy cut the sentiment but I really should invest in the dies that go with these stamps - my cuticle scissors will thank me! It is hard to see in the photo but the flourish sticker I used and the clear dots have a "rainbow" glitter to them - my sparkle part of this challenge. 

I'm definitely trying something new today - I put down the markers - GASP!

Card Recipe
Stamp: Notables 9 - Holidays - Whimsy Stamps
Sticker: Little Yellow Bicycle 
Pop Dots: Forever In Time
Twine: American Crafts 
Glitter Dots: Your Next Stamp
Enamel Dots: Your Next Stamp
Cardstock - from my stash

I hope you have enjoyed my first ever  CAS card! 

Comments and thoughts are always welcome!

Seasons Greetings

Practice makes perfect as they say......I'm a long way from perfect but I am practicing. 

Today, hubby is out of the house, puppy is mellow so I have time to "play" for a bit and get a couple cards that have been bouncing around in my head for a couple weeks out! Yay me!

Today I worked with Christmas Robin by Time 4 Tea Designs which was part of the October New Release at Whimsy Stamps - she can be found here in the Whimsy Store.

I tried something different by not including the full background die cut for this one and added some hand piercing on the image edge. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Christmas Robin by Time 4 Tea Designs
Patterned Paper: Woodland Winter - Bo Bunny
Die Cuts: Floral Ovals - Spellbinders, Creative Time Dies
Glitter Dots: Your Next Stamp
Ink: Creamy Caramel - Stampin' Up
Sentiment: Mini Clear Stamps - Kaiserdraft
Snowflakes: Mary Punch 
Spectrum Noir Markers: Bird - DR1, DR5, DR7, Hair - EB3, EB5, EB7, Skin - FS2, FS3, TN2, Jeans- TB8, TB9, BT9, Shoes - IG6, IG9, Shirt - GB4, GB6, GB8, Hat - GB1, GB4 

Thanks for stopping by! Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated!