22 Jul 2017


Today is Hammock Day!! What a wonderful way to for Crazy 4 Challenges this week, we would like you to create a card with the theme of relaxation in mind!

Now for me - relaxation is all about a spa and everything that goes with it!  I recently took my daughter for her birthday to have a pedicure and I am jumping at the chance to have the full treatment!

Sorry about the rotten lighting. I was taking this photo at night because I am such a procrastinator, I didn't make my card until the last minute this week! - and I honestly don't know where those two dots came from at the left....they are not on my card-weird.

I stamped the Spa lady and her mask 3 times-this set is called Spa Day by Essentials by Ellen - and proceeded to watercolour. I made a two toned background and then painted her gooey face :)

The candles were stamped, diecut and watercolored.  I popped them up to make it a bit more pleasing to the eye - my eye mostly.  I added some sparkle to the candles and spa masks because you can never have enough sparkle!!

Thanks for coming around and take a relaxing trip over to Crazy 4 Challenges and enter our weekly challenge!

Leave a note for me if you wish - I don't bite!!

15 Jul 2017

Make your Own Sunshine!

Good morning! It has been raining on and off for days in Southern Ontario and so I thought these images along with the sentiment would be perfect!

Crazy 4 Challenges has a sketch challenge this week - always on the third week of the challenge - and it is quite simple so why don't you join us and link up!

I used my new stamps from Ellen Hutson/Julie Ebersole called All Inside - it's all about that bear for me!  

I die cut, stamped and watercolored the sweet bear and since his little arms are diecut too - you can tuck whatever you need to tuck into his arms!!  There is also a set that compliments All Inside and it is called Bear Ware - that is where the umbrella came from.

I diecut and watercolored the sun and tucked it into his arms, along with the umbrella.  The sentiment is perfect!

The great thing about all this rain? It makes pulling the weeds so much easier! Silver Linings :)

1 Jul 2017

Crazy 4 Challenges - Happy Canada Day!!

Happy Canada Day and it's time for another Crazy 4 Challenges post!

This week our challenge was to create a card with a park theme!  Something that you would see in a park -- swings, trees, animals, children, a pond....

Since we travel to beautiful Florida for the winter, we see trailers in our park!  I think this tag would be great on a bottle of wine or a gift to celebrate a retirement or a new camp site lol!

I stamped the little trailer from Papertrey Ink's Petite Places: Happy Camper Mini Stamp Set all over white cardstock with red ink - since it is Canada Day!

I diecut the word "Hooray" (from Shaker Shapes: Balloon Die) 3 times and adhered them together and then added it to the "patterned paper".

The sentiment (from Hooray Stamp Set) was stamped and embossed onto a strip of black cardstock. The whole things was layered onto a die cut of the Quilted Die tag and then I added a bunch of red and white embroidery thread!

I hope you join in our challenge this week- there are so many things to see in the park in the summer time!

24 Jun 2017

Crazy 4 Challenges - It's all about Water!

Today is Swim a Lap Day!  We want you to include some form of water on your card for our challenge this week......a river, the ocean, a pool, raindrops, bubbles - you can go crazy!

I used a water stamp from Hero Arts and inked it up with all sorts of blues.  I added some sand using kraft cardstock and sponged kraft ink onto my stencil to jazz it up a bit.

I stamped the Lockhart Adirondack chair and flowers with Memento Ink, coloured it haphazardly using Spectra Alcohol Markers and fussy cut it out so I could pop it up onto the "sand".

I die cut the Papertrey Ink hearts and stamped the Reverse Confetti sentiment using black ink.

Why don't you swim over to the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and enter your creation?!  Great fun and fabulous practise!

17 Jun 2017

Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C390

Hey everyone! Since it is the third week of the month for Crazy 4 Challenges, we have a sketch  - quite easy for you (and me-yay!).

I decided to do a bit of watercoloring - just a bit - and water-washed a blue and green background with Zig Real Brush Markers onto Crafter's Companion watercolour cardstock.

After drying with my heat gun - because I'm impatient - I diecut the watrecoloured panel with an MFT stitched rectangle.  I adhered that panel to a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of patterned paper which was adhered to my white card base.

Using Papertrey Ink's Inspired by Prayer stamp set and Prayer die, I crafted my sentiment. A few sporadic clear sequins from Pretty Pink Post and it was finished!

Take a hop over to Crazy 4 Challenges and try out the sketch and link up!