Monday, 24 October 2016

Jeepers Creepers

It's Jeepers Creepers at Heart 2 Heart Challenges this week.  Create your project using the cute Jeepers Creepers paper package from CTMH.

I don't have little ones at home so I had to think a bit outside the box for this challenge.  This is what I came up with.

The Picture My Life cards provide a great jumping off point, and this little monster just seemed perfect to wish someone a Happy Birthday.

I backed the PML card with another zig zag card pattern and finally with slate cardstock.

Complements and embellishments in black glitter and googly eyes finish off the card.

I hope you'll join us at Heart 2 Heart this week, simply follow the link.



Friday, 21 October 2016

Nurse Charlotte

I took my mom to her first scrapbook store during one of our outings.  She said she'd wait in the car, and then changed her mind and said she'd look to see what the store might have.  First, she was surprised to see her "quilting" tools in the scrapbook store.   She wandered around and came across a stamp that she said I simply must buy.  So, not one to argue with mom, I did.
This was the image she insisted I purchase, who I called Nurse Charlotte.  This cute nurse came with a sentiment that said "this won't hurt a bit".  My sister, Judy is a nurse and has taken care of my mom post surgeries, so mom has a love of nurses!!!

I've coloured the image with copic markers, cutting out and popping up with foam tape.  I used retired Charlotte papers (CTMH)  and organza ribbon (CTMH)  from my stash.  The edges of the paper are distressed with whisper ink. (CTMH)

By the way, I'm not taking mom into any more scrapbook stores - she's expensive to get out the store!!!



Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Watercolour with Atlantic Heart

The sketch for this week at Atlantic Hearts Challenge is right up my alley.  I've said before how I like clean & simple and Michelle has perfected that style with this sketch.

I was asked to create several sympathy cards and found inspiration in a retired stamp set called Beautiful Things.

This set just makes me feel calm and balanced in its' simplicity.

I used the watercolour glacier  paper from Whimsy fundamental paper package, with banners of glacier cardstock, Rustic Home and bronze shimmer trim.

The image is centred on chocolate carstock and popped up with foam tape to give some dimension.

Two brown glitter gems finish off the card.

I stamped the image onto watercolour paper with Memento Grey ink, using watercolour pencil crayons to colour.

I wanted to keep the quiet, calm feeling in this image with the softness of watercolour.

The sentiment So Sorry is also from a retired stamp set called Sincere Expressions.

I hope you'll play along with us at AHSC and add your project by following the link.



Monday, 10 October 2016

Perfect 10 with H2H

Happy Thanksgiving Monday!!  Wow - time has ticked on and fall is upon us.  We have a great fall fair that we make an annual tradition.   No fair visit is complete without a visit to the goats, chickens, and sheep.  I love checking out everyone's entries in the home craft division - the colours and textures are amazing!!!

This week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges we are focusing on "Perfect 10" - the possibilities are endless.

I decided to show you Month 10 from a workshop completed by Brenda Rose which uses the beautiful Whimsy paper fundamentals along with Baby Girl or Baby Boy complements.  Pink or Blue the choice is up to you!!  (like my rhyme?)

This girl layout has a cute giraffe, and gold accents with thistle cardstock complementing the whimsy thistle polka dots.

I love the clean & simple lines of this layout.

The polka dot background is cut with the Artristy cartridge, but if you don't have the cartridge the layout is great with just the mat.

On the boy layout, the polka dots are continued with the border stamped in whisper.  This time the complements are silver glitter, with seaglass glitter highlights.

I am in love with the cuddly lion and funky monkey!!!

Canary is the cute complementary colour on this layout.

Show us your Perfect 10 and link up your projects by following this link.



Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Get Better Soon with AHSC

Michelle has another great sketch for us this week at Atlantic Hearts Challenge.

This sketch fits my design style to a "T" - simple, clean lines, with a rule of three.

I soon discovered, however, that sometimes the sketches which don't "challenge" are the most difficult.

So, I went to my favourites from this season - - Rustic Home and Seaglass.

I turned the sketch sideways and used the Get Better stamp set for my sentiment.

The Rustic Home crocheted ribbon worked perfectly with the Seaglass glitter paper and barnboard patterned paper.

I pulled out some slate brads from my stash to weigh down the lighter colour and texture.

On the inside of my card I stamped "and until then keep a safe distance!" with the coffee mug stamped on the same geometric patterned paper.

I'm sure whoever I send this paper cup of goodness to will feel better right away!!!

I hope you'll play with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch this week.  

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Monday, 26 September 2016

Adventure with Heart2Heart

Let's go on an adventure with Heart2Heart Challenges this week!!!  So, instead of using paper from the new Adventure fundamental paper package, I decided to go on a different adventure.

I'm in love with this stamp set - Nature's Wish.  It is one of my new favourites for sure!!!

This was so fun to create and combines the old with the new. The frame is a die-cut I've had for some time but really haven't used.

My husband sighted a moose in our front yard and hence the inspiration for my "window".  It's cut from champagne cardstock, sponged with cocoa ink.  I've popped up from the background with foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment "Enjoy the Adventure" using cocoa ink from a retired stamp set.

The background scene was created with first,second and third generation fern ink using the evergreen tree image, sponging the water colour with crystal blue and pacifica inks.

The deer I stamped and coloured with my shin han markers, and then stamped again overtop with Memento dark brown ink, fussy cutting it out and placing next to the water.

I used some retired patterned paper centered on cocoa cardstock.  For a final touch I added some burlap ribbon from the Rustic Home ribbon pack.

I hope you'll join in the adventure this week.   Share your project by click on the link



Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Pumpkin Time with AHSC

The September Stamp of the Month has so many cute images and sentiments I knew I wanted to ink that baby up.  Michelle's sketch for this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge gave me the perfect opportunity.

The leaves, and pumpkin have coordinating images from the Artbooking cricut cartridge.

I turned the sketch to horizontal for my card, and used goldrush grid paper from the enchantment paper fundamentals on cocoa cardstock base.

The pumpkin was cut with colonial white and stamped with goldrush ink.  I cut another pumpkin in fern and inked with new england ivy ink.  I wanted to add some dimension to my pumpkin so I added some cocoa and new england ivy inks and embossed the lines of pumpkin before adhering to the base with foam tape.   The leaves were cut from fern cardstock, inked with new england ivy, pomegranate and goldrush inks   The sentiment is stamped with cocoa ink.

I hope you'll play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week.  Link up your project by following this link 



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I am a wife, proud mom of 2, mother-in-law, Close to My Heart Consultant, and amateur photographer. I love paper crafting whether it is scrapbooking, cards, or 3-D items, and enjoy enabling - uh I mean teaching, others.