Tuesday, November 29, 2011

ColourQ #113

It's time for another ColourQ Tuesday!
We are getting out of the Fall-ish colours and into the fabulous Winter & Christmas colours. Fun times!!
I love this monochromatic blue colour combo.
So pretty and wintery, there are so many ways to go with this.
I love the look of these snowflakes, they are from a Close To My Heart set. I found some blue seam binding and an opportunity to FINALLY use my PTI little tags set of stamps and dies. The card still seemed a bit empty to me so I added some rhinestones to get a little shine.

The design team has some amazing stuff to share with you so please head on over to the ColourQ blog to check it out.

Come have some fun with this beautiful colour scheme and play aong with us. I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Bows & Berries Blog Hop

Happy Monday!!
Today is not only a Bows & Berries challenge day, but we have a super fun blog hop planned for you.
And not only a super fun blog hop, but there are deals and prizes available too.

You should be arriving to my blog from the fabulous Jocelyn's. If not please head to the Bows & Berries blog, to start the hop.

The challenge this week is to use the adorable November freebie that Robin put out, toasty gingerbread man.

I adjusted the size, printed him out, and coloured him in with my Copics. Super cute right?
Robin puts out a free digi every month, and has put out the December one a little early so you can play along with it as well.

We would love for you to play along, and join us for the blog hop.

Not only are there prizes for the challenge winners, but for commenting on each of the blogs along the hop as well. Robin will be giving out free digis, with the grand prize being a whopping 10 free digis! WOW!!

So here's how it is done......
As always you have 2 weeks to play along and/or complete the blog hop.

To be eligible for the hop prizes, simply leave a comment on each blog as you hop along. Robin will choose not only a winner from each blog, to win 2 free digis, but a random winner from all blogs to win the grand Prize of 10 FREE DIGIS!! What a great early Christmas gift huh?

The other way to win is to grab a digi, either the November or December freebie, whip up a creation to link up and share.

Also as a bonus little thank you for her followers, Robin is offering up a great deal of 50% off at her store, Bows & Berries Digi Shop. Just type in GIFT50 upon checkout to receive the 50% off.

This is our last challenge of the year, so we hope to see you playing along.
Good Luck!!

The next stop on the Blog Hop is Robin, the artist herself!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

playing in paradise #43 duct tape what??

I am super excited because this is my first time ever hosting a challenge and I wanted to make sure it was a good one!
My challenge to you is to find stuff around your home to use.
Anything from tin foil, to paperclips, to tissue paper, to duct tape. Anything you can find (maybe not already in your craft space!!) to somehow incorporate into your card.

Like always, you are playing along to win a fabulous prize courtesy of Scrapbooker's Paradise.

Here's my sample using some fancy duct tape I found at Michael's. LOVE it!!
I thought it would make a perfect mug. I mean who wouldn't love a zebra print coffee mug! :)

Hop on over to the Scrapbooker's Paradise blog to check out all the deets, and also to the rest of the design team to give them a little love.
You have until noon on December 1st to play along. We would love it if you did!
Also please give a warm welcome to our newest design team member, the fabulous Laurel Seabrook.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope everyone had a great week. And a most Happy (belated!) Thanksgiving to my fabulous American friends!!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

ColourQ #112

Yippee! It's ColourQ Tuesday!
This week's colours are so rich and fall-like. It makes me yearn for Fall again!!
We just finished up a couple of days of -20 degrees here in Calgary. Although not officially winter, I think we can say it's here. :)
I wanted to have a little bit of fun with my seeing stars PTI die set, and so this card was born. The brown "ribbon" is actually a handle from a reusable bag I got that's bottom fell out. I couldn't just let that fabulous handle go to waste, now could I!!
The COlourQ DT has som fabulous samples for you to drool over this week (as usual!) so head on over to the ColourQ blog to check them out. Then get your craft on and join us.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great Tuesday. :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Playing in Paradise #42

Yay! It's Friday!
I have a super fun challenge to share with you today. It's Nancy's turn to host the challenge and she decided on a round card.
I love a good challenge, and a round card, for me, is a great one!! I find the shape hard to work with.
If any part of this looks familiar that's because for another card I recently made, I couldn't decide between these two frames. This one was the leftover, and inspired me to make this card. Actually all of the pieces are leftovers!

Head on over to the Scrapbookers Paradise blog to check out the rest of the design team's inspiration. Be sure to also check out their blogs too!
You have until noon on November 24th to join in the fun. You could win a fabulous prize courtesy of Scrapbookers Paradise and the chance to be a guest designer!
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

ColourQ #111

It's ColourQ Tuesday!!
I have a very autumnal colour combo to share with you today, and since we got a pretty nice snowfall today I wasn't feeling overly like fall when i got home to create this week's card!

Such a pretty colour combo though huh? And that wreath is so fun, I love the dried fruit!!
I chose to try and conjure up a little bit of my inner Maile Belles. She always makes the most amazing cards and uses her PTI dies to make frames, so that's what I did.
I had some yummy seam binding I have wanted to try and use, in what I think is pretty close to Rich Razzleberry. (a very difficult colour to find & match for me!) I also used my PTI sets, Background Basics: dots, With Sympathy (butterfly), and Peaceful Gardens (grass & sentiment).

I hope that you will find a little bit of time to check out what Arielle and the rest of the ColourQ Royal Court have created for you to feast your eyes upon this week. And that you will be inspired to play along, and link up your creation on the ColourQ blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous Tuesday. :)

Monday, November 14, 2011


How are things?
I've been so disconnected from things lately.

This is such a fun and fabulous time of year!I LOOOOVE Christmas!
And this week for the Bows & Berries challenge, we were to make a tag using one of the fabulous digi images.
I chose to use warm penguin. Isn't he adorable? I love his cute little smile!

I also used some Echo Park paper, my PTI tag sale die, and the L'il Inker cloud die.
You too can play along, just create a tag and link up your creation on the Bows & Berries blog. Robin offers up a free digi every month, so feel free to grab it and play along using it.  You have two weeks to join in the fun, and could win yourself a free digi from her store!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

ColourQ #110

Hey guys! I hope that everyone had a fabulous weekend.
I had a great day out with the girls on Saturday, ending with our roller derby awards ball, then enjoyed a nice quite Sunday with my husband ending with a fabulous dinner with friends.
Well, let's get to why you are here! I have a gorgeous colour combo to share today.
I LOVE these colours together!
I kinda stuck to the food theme with my card!
I came across my PTI apple dies and realized I had the perfect felt colours to match the scheme this week. I decided the apples needed a little something more, so I used the hearts the result from cutting out the circle from the "love lives here" PTI die set. Once I had the apples, I had to figure out a sentiment. I remembered the sentiment from one of the first Paper Smooches sets. And there you have it!

Stop by the ColourQ blog to feast your eyes on the gorgeousness that Arielle and the Royal Court have prepared for you. Then link up your own yummy creations.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous day. :)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Playing in Paradise #40

It's Friday!! Yay!!
Which means its the weekend, and time change weekend at that. I love getting an extra hour of sleep. :)
It also means I have another Playing in Paradise Challenge to share with you.
This week's host is Merlie!
I can honestly say this was a challenge. I have never attempted an easel card before. I googled easel card, and there are a ton of images, and many tutorials to choose from. Thank goodness!
Here's my first try

I came across this fabulous Basic Grey paper in one of my 6x6 pads and just had to use it. It's so very pink, and so not me!

A close up shows the inside.

We would love it if you would join us and play along! You have until noon on Thursday Nov, 10th to link up your creation at the Scrapbooker's Paradise blog. The prize this week is Pink Paislee Vintage Vogue and a Mini EZ Runner.
For more inspiration check out the fabulous design team's easel cards. You are sure to be inspired.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend. :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

ColourQ #109

Yikes! Tuesday snuck up on me. :)
It's time for another ColourQ colour combo.
An interesting set of colours, for sure. So very many strong colours that could take center stage. I of course went with the vanilla as the base and used the other colours to accent.
I had some fun with my PTI impression plates and dies for this one! I also decided it had been a while since I used their felt.
 I love their felt!

Head on over to the ColourQ blog to admire the wonders that the rest of the Royal Court have come up with. Such a great variety!
Then join us and link up your own fabulous creation.

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

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