Friday, October 29, 2010

frames for play date cafe

I had been going through my list of challenges and came across one I hadn't tried before so I gave it a go! Plus the Play Date Cafe colour challenge colours just made me happy! :)
And when I saw that this weeks Splitcoast "ways to use it" challenge was to use frames I had an idea. I have seen this technique where you place buttons underneath a negative die cut space, and I love the way it looks. I was looking through my sihouette library and found this fabulous butterfly and thought I would give it a try.

It took a while to get the buttons just right but I think it was worth it. I had also wanted to put a sentiment somewhere but ended up liking it as it is.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

No i love you s'more!

I have been looking at the current Embellish Magazine Colour Challenge for a few days trying to figure out what I was going to do. Because.....I don't really do vintage well. I'm OK with it, it's just not really my style. Don't get me wrong I love vintage pieces here and there, I'm just not great at designing vintage!
The Mr. Campy line by Cosmo Cricket reminds me of that old pre-movie jingle "Let's all go to the lobby". It totally cracks me up!

Don't you agree? :)

This is the closest thing I could muster to vintage. ;)I based the layout on an old Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge sketch.

Also a first for stamping! Yikes!

All supplies were from the Mr Campy digital set I got from Jessica Sprague's website.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day! :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Thanks for being my friend .... CQC#56

Good morning!'s been a crazy weekend! I do not love moving. I actually like unpacking but not moving! And knowing that we have to do it all again in 2 1/2 months makes it more fun. :)

I made this card for a friend of mine who was my maid of honour and has always gone above and beyond. Her and her fiance have helped us move twice now, and hopefully we will be able to repay the favour soon!

This week's ColourQ colour challenge colours threw me for a bit of a loop! But when I came across my Hero Arts stripes stamp I had to play with it, I had to figure out a way to make the colours work for me!
The stamps are Hero Arts, inks are Close to My Heart and the flower is coloured with copics.
Please stop by the ColourQ blog and check out Arielle and the design team's fabulous inspiration for this week, then please play along.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day. :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Color throwdown and CAS90 combo

Quick post of a card I made using this weeks Color Throwdown colours,
and the Splitcoaststamper's Clean and Simple ways to use it challenge, gingham.

Super simple pre-work card! The sentiment is Hero Arts, the flower is CTMH and the gingham paper is amuse.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day. :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Welcome home!

Good evening! I wanted to share a card I made for the people who bought our house. We are moving this coming weekend and i wanted to leave a little gesture for the people moving in.  They needed an quick possession date because they are getting a puppy and since we can totally relate to that situation (and because we are so grateful that we sold the house in this market!) we got them a puppy toy.  It's one of those fabulous ones that let out kibble as they play with it.

Anyway here is the card, made using this weeks Curtain Call Color Challenge.

The background stamp is Close to My Heart floral elements set, the house is from Unity's July 2010 KOM, the welcome is from a 2006 stampin up set (I have no idea what the name is!) and the stickers are brown felt Thickers by American Crafts.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great night. :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

In honour of breast cancer awareness.....

This week for the ColourQ challenge we are honouring Breast Cancer Awareness month by using a pink colour scheme. This does hit close to home as I know a few women who have been diagnosed and won their battle with it, unfortunately I'm sure we all do. Hopefully more and more battles can continue to be won.

I made this card for one of those fabulous ladies, one of my mom's best friends.

The patterned paper was made using a couple of flowers from Papertrey Ink's With Sympathy set. The sentiment is from my all time favourite Hero Arts sentments set, All Occasion Messages.

I also made a card using the other colour combo Arielle put together.

I made it using a technique I saw recently, using your embossing folders for a sort of letterpress technique. I inked up the back plate of my folder, placed my cardstock inside and ran it through. I did this with my argyle folder and red and orange inks. I then punched out the hearts using a Fiskars punch.

So, please play along with our TWO fabulous colour combos over at ColourQ this week. To make it even sweeter, I believe Arielle is offering a special prize to someone this week who creates and posts a card for each colour combo! Wooohooo!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day. :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Clean & Simple with Color Cue {9}

Good day, or good night! I was on my way to bed and discovered these 2 challenges, one just ending and the other just beginning. So I felt the urgent need to make something, here it is:

I made this combining the past weeks Clean & Simple fall to layout #111,
and Wplus9's Color Cue challenge {9}.

The stamps I used are from a Unity KOM and the polariod shape was cut from my Sihouette.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

BOO! CQC #54

So we are sort of in the middle of a move, caught in limbo really, sold the old house and waiting for our new one to be built. In the meantime we have moved to a townhouse which gave me an opportunity to revamp/reorganize my craft space. In doing so I have rediscovered my old sewing machine, which has now been designated to paper only. And I couldn't wait to use it!

This week Arielle has come up with a fabulous colour combo that screams Halloween and I wasn't going to mess with that theme! I found this patterned paper in my pile, it is from Basic Grey's Eerie line, and decided it was a perfect backdrop for my little monster.

I hope that you all play along this week, check out all the inspiration on the ColourQ blog.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.  :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

CASE study challenge #9

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! Surprisingly, we are enjoying "summer" finally in my neck of the woods. I thought for sure we were in for a very LONG winter. :)

I found a fabulous new (to me!) challenge site, CASE study challenge blog and had geared myself up to start making Christmas cards given the weather we had been experiencing, so despite the gorgeous weather I went ahead and made one anyway.

Our CASE was to be from this card by Barbara Anders.
I LOVE Papertrey felt! It is so soft and easy to work with. Their die shape was a little too big for my card so I cut out a shape with my Silhouette then traced it onto the felt and cut it out. The background panel with the border was also cut from my Silhouette by modifying one of the border designs. The patterned paper is by Scenic Route.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great rest of your weekend! :)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

two baby cards

Hello and happy Thursday! Just a quick post of a couple of baby cards I made. I was going through my craft room, packing it actually, and found a little jar of tiny clothespins and just had to use them.

Unfortunately I have no idea what company makes these clear stamps but it is such a cute baby set. And I love the way copics look on kraft paper. The background patterned paper on both were from my scrap bin. I didn't have any tiny pink ribbon but I did have white so I coloured it with the copic marker I used to colour the elephant. Great way to match ribbon!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

colourQ challenge #53

Good morning! I wanted to share some exciting news. I have been invited to be on the ColourQ royal design team! I admit when I found out, I went screaming up stairs to tell my DH and have been on a bit of a high ever since. :) I am so honoured.

Now this is a group of fabulous, talented and super sweet ladies. I'm sure many of you know this already but every week Arielle (check out her blog too, she works some layout magic!) comes up with a brilliant colour combination and via colourQ gives crafters some fabulous inspiration.

This weeks colour challenge is so bright and cheerful, and for some reason made me think beach/ocean. So that is somewhat where my card ended up.

I also have a large group of pregnant coworkers that I will need cards for so.....!

Please take some time to check out all the design team's blogs for some fabulous inspiration, then play along! Check out the ColourQ blog for all the details.

Have a fantastic day! Thanks for stopping by.

Paper - Papertrey Ink Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, Terracotta Tile, Basic White and Ripe Avacado
Ink - Distress Ink faded jeans, CTMH white daisy
Stamps - Papertrey Ink Background Basics: Retro, Welcome Baby(???)
Ribbon - Papertrey Ink Terracotta Tile Grosgrain
Other - Silhouette SD cutter (boat set)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Embellish magazine challenge.....take 2!

Howdy! I'm soooo glad tomorrow is Friday!
I thought I would take another crack at the Embellish Magazine colour challenge. You can see my first attempt here.
It was so unbelievably gorgeous out today (we have actually had sun for 4 days in a row! SHOCKING!) that I actually took the picture in natural sunlight! I even managed to get a few sun spots in there too.
I was blog-creeping and found this beautiful card by Deanna Woodland and really wanted to try making those stars. The tutorial can be found here on Heidi Van Laar's blog. 

The stars were made by stamping one of my PTI Retro Backgrounds stamps in Sunny Yellow CTMH ink on white cardstock. I then cut out various sizes using my silhouette, to which I have recently become reaquainted!

The grey polka dotted paper is from a digi kit I found on 2peas.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
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