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18 Mar 2017

Aloha!


Hello everyone! It's sketch week at Crazy 4 Challenges
this week's sketch was designed by Stamp Owl.


I decided to get out my Hero Arts Pineapple stamp and stamp away. I used Altenew inks for my pineapples.

I made a little fringed tag on which to stamp the sentiment, and adhered a few gold sequins for interest!



I'm challenging you to take a trip over to Crazy 4 Challenges and try out this easy sketch!

11 Mar 2017

Wishing you a Beautiful Day!

Good Morning...I have some exciting news - I am now on the design team with the crazy girls over at Crazy 4 Challenges! There are exciting challenges to come!

Tuesday the 14th March is both Moth-er Day (focusing on Moths) and Learn About Butterflies
Day.  So our challenge this week is for you to include a Butterfly or Moth on your card. Bonus points if you include a flower on your card to celebrate Plant a Flower Day tomorrow (12th March)



Since I didn't include flowers on my card, I don't receive any bonus points this week booo!

I decided to use Papertrey Ink's Life is Beautiful stamp set and dies. I really like how you can use the butterfly dies or double stamp to create the feeling of using a die - a lot of potential for this set!


I added a button to each butterfly tied with some twine - to add a third colour for interest - along with sequins for fun!!

Join us over at Crazy 4 Challenges- won't you?!!

8 Mar 2017

Just a note to say Hello!

Good morning - we have wind warnings out today - crazy weather lately, so I may be ducking for cover at any moment yikes!

Anyway, the Inspired By challenge has a pretty inspiration photo this week - I was a bit wary of it at first, the colours are so muted - but I think I pulled it off!

Here is the inspiration photo:




And using those beautiful shades of greens and greys, I created this.



I used Papertrey Ink's Topiary Trio and Home Made for a combination on this card.

The trees are stamped in Aqua Mist with Ocean Tide "leaves", while the door is stamped with Classic Kraft.  I used Soft Stone for the pots and Smokey Shadow for the sidewalk.


I had a few little gold stickers that I added for the bows.  The door handles were coloured with Spica Gold pen.

Why don't you try out this week's inspiration photo at Inspired By All the Little Things?







7 Mar 2017

Create Together!




I've been forturnate enough to be able to contribute to Marcie Sharp's Create Together post this week.  For those who don't know, Marcie is my multi-talented daughter so I am extremely excited to participate!

This week, the theme is St. Patrick's Day, which conjures up a lot of green and fun!



I chose to bring out Reverse Confetti's Monkey Business along with Whole Lotta Happy focusing on green as my main colour!



My markers are in Florida so I used my Zig Real Brush Markers on this little monkey and his green flag.

I added a few green sequins along with twine to pull together the neutral shades.

I am also entering this card into Crazy 4 Challenges theme this week-which is to base your card on a book - whether it be children's or adult books.

My card is all about Curious George Lol! He's a rascal! Join in on the Crazy 4 Challenges theme this week - won't you?!

2 Mar 2017

Believe!

I received my new Simon Says Stamp word die - Believe - this week and I just love it!

It just so happens that Crazy 4 Challenge has an awesome challenge this week called "Use Your Words". The idea is to make your sentiment the focal point - so I was all in!



I taped off various parts of my white cardstock and sponged some pretty colours to fill half of my card front.  I am not so good at sponging as you can tell - but practice makes perfect!

I die cut the Believe die with black and white polka dot patterned paper and layered the white cardstock on top.  I popped the sentiment up with foam squares.

The rest of the sentiment - you're worth it - is Mama Elephant's Labeled Messages stamped with Versafine Onyx Black - a deep deep black that I love to use!

I added some Your Next Stamp gumdrops - I love the pops of black - just a little bit different!

Hop on over to Crazy 4 Challenges won't you - there is still lots of time!