19 Aug 2017

This little piggy says....

....Happy Birthday!!

This week, being the third week at Crazy 4 Challenges, we have a sketch for you!

And here is my take on the sketch!

I love these cute little piggies and their sweet noses!  Reverse Confetti's "Cured" fits the bill for a sweetheart of a piggy stamp set!

I stamped, watercolored and diecut the piggies, the trough and the little banner.  Using dimensional glue dots, I popped up one of the clouds and the trough.

Excuse the lighting.....I don't know why I couldn't get it right this week - ugh!!

Come and oink your way over to Crazy 4 Challenges to try out our sketch! It's fun!

12 Aug 2017

Let the Good Times Roll!

Good Morning!  Crazy 4 Challenges has a monochromatic challenge this week!

Just create a card using only one colour of different shades! Black is also legal :)

I decided to use different shades of gray and I stamped with Reverse Confetti's Rollin'.   I multi stamped the roller skate in black on a diecut circle.

 I popped a lot of up designer paper to give it a little bit of snazz!

Roll on over to  Crazy 4 Challenges and enter their challenge!!

5 Aug 2017

That is All

Good day and welcome to Crazy 4 Challenges! This week our challenge to you is to make a cheerful card!  The sun is shining and the grass is growing and there is a lot to be happy about!

I used Little Inkers die along with some spotted patterned paper from Papertrey Ink for my card.

I diecut and popped up the word "Faith" from Simon Says Stamp and then added the sentiment from WPlus9 - that is all.  I mean really - Faith is all it is about right?!! :)

I added a few sequins and tied some twine around the top - although the twine got shorter and shorter as I trimmed it - dang.

Bring your cheerful self over to Crazy 4 Challenges and enter our challenge!

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 :)