Thursday, January 18, 2018

Moving Along with the Times - Challenge

Hi my crafty peeps, It's that time again for another fun challenge over at Moving Along with the Times. The theme is "Clean and Simple".
I have to admit, this one was a bit out of my comfort zone. I'm a gal who loves her glitz and glitter, so having to keep my embellies to a minimum was a bit sketchy. I did manage to add a few sparkles...
The ink is from Tim Holtz Oxide Inks. The colors are Fossilized Amber and Fired Brick.
Even though the card itself is simple, it was a challenge for me. A lesson learned that it's good to step out of your comfort zone every now and again. Happy Crafting!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

World Wide Open Design Team - Challenge #01 - 01/15/18

Hi my crafty peeps, The latest challenge over at World Wide Open Challenge Design Team blog is open. Why not hop on over and enjoy the fun?
Here is my latest bit of inspiration...
I used another amazing image from Julia Spiri, coloring her in with Copic Markers. I've had this cool paper from Graphic 45 in my stash and this digi worked perfectly. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by Julia's store...
Click on the picture below to go directly to the stamp I used.
Finally, why not join Julia's Facebook Group for more fun and great coloring ideas...
This is a wonderful group of talented ladies, so be sure and drop by! Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Moving Along with The Times - Challenge

Hi my crafty peeps, It's time for another challenge over at Moving Along with The Times. This challenge is a fun one because you can create anything BUT a card, so I did a tag.
This is using a Julie Nutting stamp and lots of fun elements. Below is a close up of some of the deets...
On her dress, I used felt for the shawl. I also added snowflake punches, rhinestones and of course, glitter. To give added interest, I sprinkled embossing enamel around the edges of the tag, to give a wintery feel. She was a lot of fun to create, now I just have to think of another project to use her in, lol. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #29 - 12/15/17

Hi my crafty peeps, The latest challenge over at World Wide Open Challenge Design Team blog is open. Why not hop on over and enjoy the fun?
Here is my latest bit of inspiration...
I used another amazing image from Julia Spiri, coloring her in with Copic Markers. I am a fan of the steampunk lifestyle and this little lady was so fun to color. For added dimension, I added a few spokes and gears made from wood.
I also colored in parts of the image with a gold paint pen for some added pizazz!!!
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by Julia's store...
Click on the picture below to go directly to the stamp I used.

Finally, why not join Julia's Facebook Group for more fun and great coloring ideas...
This is a wonderful group of talented ladies, so be sure and drop by! Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Challenge - Moving Along with the Times

Morning my fellow crafters! Today starts a new challenge over at
The theme is Twas the Night Before Christmas, so below is my example. Growing up in Canada and being Canadian, snow played a big part of my life, lol. Christmas time always meant cool winter weather and the world wrapped up in blankets of white.
The dimensional snow is white Flower Soft, but I didn't feel it had enough sparkle, so while the glue was still wet, I added glitter for extra pizzaz!
I stamped the trees using Versamark and white embossing powder. I also sprinkled on Stampendous' Deep Impression White Embossing Enamel to give the effect of falling snow. Just a hint, heat your project from underneath, otherwise the enamel will blow off.
Hope you enjoy the card and don't forget to hop on over and partake in the challenge.
As always, Happy Crafting!
v

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello my crafty peeps, I hope all my American friends have had a happy, safe and wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm posting this card regarding friends, because of the fact that all our family is in Canada (for those of you who don't know, my husband and I are transplanted Canadians), and our friends, who have become our chosen family, were gracious enough to invite us over for Thanksgiving dinner.
The stamped image is from La-La Land Crafts and I colored her in with Copic markers.
The extra stamped images are from other various stamp sets, along with Sizzix dies to match the theme. I ran sacked my stash of scrap paper to create the background and then pop dotted up the image for added dimension. Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #28, Begins 11/15/17

Hi my crafty peeps, The latest challenge over at World Wide Open Challenge Design Team blog is open. Why not hop on over and enjoy the fun?
Here is my latest bit of inspiration...
I used another amazing image from Julia Spiri, coloring her in with Copic Markers. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that was my inspiration. The fall colors, warm chocolate and brown tones, being with family and friends. I pop dotted her up, for added depth and added flowers from Prima for interest.
The flower centers are rivets from a company called Richard Garay. I like them because they are a heavy metal and lay flat, great for when your mailing your cards.
The saying is from paper by Graphic 45, that I put over a circular metal tag. I pop dotted that up also to create interest. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by Julia's store...
Click on the picture below to go directly to the stamp I used.

Finally, why not join Julia's Facebook Group for more fun and great coloring ideas...
This is a wonderful group of talented ladies, so be sure and drop by! Happy Crafting!!