28 Oct 2017

It's Cool to be Kind

Hey everyone, it's time for Crazy 4 Challenges! 

Of course you know that October is Breast Cancer awareness month, so our challenge to you is to make an inspirational card with pink in it - extra points if you mail it out to someone who needs it!

I'm  kind of in love with Concord and 9th turnabout series - last week I used Flowers Turnabout and this week I am using Dotty Turnabout!

I stamped the turnabout in various shades of pink and  purples using my Misti - VITAL for me because I can not stamp anything straight for the life of me haha

I die cut part of my panel and popped it up onto Papertrey Ink's striped cardstock.

I diecut the work KIND from Concord and 9th KIND die and popped it up to hang over the papers - are you with me so far?!  It sounds complicated but it is really simple.

I stamped the sentiment from Kindhearted, and added Your Next Stamp black enamel dots to highlight the word kind.

Try your hand at a pink inspirational card this week and link it up to our blog!

21 Oct 2017

Crazy 4 Challenges-It's Sketch Week!!

It's the third week of Crazy 4 Challenges so that  means it is SKETCH WEEK!! Use this sketch for your creation and enter in our challenge!

Here is this week's sketch:

And here is my take on the sketch:

Using Concord and 9th Flower Turnabout for my background, following the youtube video and instructions from Marcie - geesh I love having a daughter who can give me stamping tips,  I began stamping the flowers.

I used Altenew Ink - Frosty Pink, Cotton Candy, Peach Perfect and Mango Smoothie - I just love the finish of these inks.

Once I had the background inked, I used a stitched square from Your Next Stamp's Stitched Square Die Set and haphazardly die cut squares.

I popped up the negative part of the cut die and adhered the stitched squares to my card base.

I embossed one of the sweet sentiments from Flower Turnabout onto a round diecut vellum and added it to my card.

I finished off with Pretty Pink Posh rose gold sequins - pretty pretty shade!!


16 Oct 2017

Mix It Up Challenge with Ellen Hutson

Ellen Hutson's Mix-it Up Challenge is with Altenew this month!  The idea is to use a stamp set from Ellen Hutson and a stamp set from Altenew - easy as peas and carrots.....

I used the adorable Baker Lady from Ellen Hutson and matching dies, and a sentiment from Altenew's Vintage TeaCup.

My background was made by sponging ink into squares onto watercolored paper.

I then stamped and watercolored my cute little Baker Lady and some of her accessories and arranged them the way I desired.  I popped everything up using dimensional tape.

Do you see the sweet pies? and that rolling pin tucked under her arm?  There are sooooo many options with this stamp set and dies!

I stamped the Altenew sentiment and steam and added some enamel dots.

I'm getting this challenge in - under the wire so gotta go!

14 Oct 2017

It's National Dessert Day!!

This week at Crazy 4 Challenges, we are celebrating DESSERTS!! Yummy! We Canadians have had our fill of food after celebrating our Thanksgiving, but really can you ever have enough sweets?! ...and its National Dessert Day!!!

I used one of Suzy Plantamura's Birthday Notes watercolour sheets from Simon Says Stamp for my dessert!  I watercoloured the image using Zig Real Brush watercolour markers - one of my favourite ways to watercolour.

After die-cutting my main image using Mama Elephant All Prettied Up, I adhered it to my background patterned paper from Lawn Farm Perfectly Plaid 6 x 6 paper pad.

A perfect Dessert for National Dessert Day!!

Link up to Crazy 4 Challenges won't you!

7 Oct 2017


Good Morning! It's my month on the Crazy 4 Challenges website - I have some fun challenges for you this month and I hope you will join us!

We have a Guest Stamper all month - head over to the Crazy 4 Challenges website and check out who is joining us - *hint - she's pretty darn close to me in more ways than one!!

Today is National Cardmaking Day - a day full of crafty experiments or just stamping for fun!

My challenge to you is to - Make a Card!! Such an easy challenge - it's all about having a good time relaxing in your craft area.

Papertrey Ink is the star of my card this week - Using Mini Blooms, I stamped several small flowers in different colours along the bottom half of the card panel.

I die cut the word HUGS from the Papertrey Ink HUGS die set in cardstock and textured vellum and layered it on top of the flowers.  I trimmed the top corner and layered it onto red and kraft cardstock.

Well, that is it for this week - please link up any card you have made this week to our Crazy 4 Challenges link - it's fun!!