December 31, 2013

colourQ #222


Happy Tuesday!
It is time for this week's new colourQ and the last colourQ for 2013!

That being said my card is a celebration card to ring in the New Year!

Wishing each and every one of you a very Happy New Year and all the best in 2014!


Drop in to the colourQ today to see what the rest of the team has for your inspiration.  We hope you come and play with us this week. 

Cardstock:  True black,  White (Papertrey Ink)
Specialty Paper: gold glitter (Recollections)
Stamps:  Happy hour (Sweet Stamp Shop)
Ink: Smokey Shadow (Papertrey Ink) VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Dies: Stitched Mats, Stitched Stars, Starry Sky (Lil' Inker)
other:  gold embossing powder

December 30, 2013

The 12 Kits of Occasions - December

Happy New Year!

It's time for the December 12 Kits of Occasion's post! New Mama Jessica is our hostess this month and what an incredible kit she sent out! Full of fantastic papers, die cuts and images. I could have just kept on going, but I know I will want to CASE the other girls, I always do.  Jessica is offering a giveaway this month.  She has a set of the Christmas Word Dies from Paper Smooches.  All you need to do is leave a comment on any or all the blogs for your chance!  Also don't forget to take at look at who will be Sharron's Guest Designer for January!

I have taken a bit of a blogging break this week and focused on family. It has been busy with one having strep throat and the other needing clothes suitable for the arctic to head back to school with and hubby off work for three weeks. I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year! Wishing you all good health and happiness in 2014!

Now on to the fun stuff!

Love this Winter Bunny, a hazard of the 12 Kits is that you usually end up shopping after you get your kit. I know that this bunny and die are coming home to me. I topped the snowbank, the scarf and the bunnies ear with my Wink of Stella brush. 


This card is based on CAS(E) this Sketch #58.


This card is based on Freshley Made Sketches #117!




Lined up on the window ledge.

Pop on over to The 12 Kits of Occasions blog so that you can go around and see what the rest of the team has done with this kit! We have a guest this month and a giveaway so go have a look.

All the supplies are listed on the 12 Kits blog HERE!

December 24, 2013

CASology #76, CFC124, 10 Min Craft Dash #32


It is time for a new Cue Card at CASology!

What a better party than New Years Eve!

Some gold embossed fireworks and some die cut numbers brought this one in at 9 minutes 26 seconds.  I lost a lot of time lining the numbers up--LOL. I am also submitting this to  CFC124 and to the 10 Minute Craft Dash #32.


Head on over to CASology today to learn what the 'cue card' means to you, how you can play along and see the all the cards created by the Design Team to inspire you.

I can't wait to see what PARTY means to you!

Wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas!
I hope that you have a holiday filled with the warmth and love of family.

Cardstock: White, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Happy Hour (Sweet Stamp Shop)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark (Tsukineko)
dies: By the Numbers (Papertrey Ink) Stitched Rectangle (Lil' Inker)
other: gold embossing powder

December 23, 2013

A Final Tag and the Ice Storm


After 15 ½ hours without hydro from the ice storm. We have power again and the furnace is running, it was getting mighty chilly in the house.  I have some photos at the end of the post of the view out the back and front. We just got home from picking Ben up at the bus terminal. So happy to have my boy home for the holidays!

A final tag to share, this one is a wine bottle tag perfect for the last minute hostess gift! So excited to use my new Bright Season stamp and die. The Waltzingmouse Bright Season die has target holes which make for perfect placement of the die over the stamped image.  The die alone has embossed detail so you could use it on its own or stamp and die cut as I did here.  I cut both and had a tough time choosing.  I think I was in a stamping mood, so the stamped die cut won.







Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps:  Bright Season (Waltzingmouse)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Real Red, Pear Pizzaz (Stampin' Up) Harvest Gold (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Bright Season (Waltzingmouse) Wine Bottle Tag (Papertrey Ink) Tag Punch (Martha Stewart)
other:  red ribbon

December 21, 2013

Want to be a 12 Kits Guest Designer?

Want to be a guest designer for The 12 Kits Of Occasions?

Sharron is the hostess who is putting together and sending out the kits for January.
She has put together one extra kit that could be for you!
She would send you the kit for you to create projects to share along with us on the last day of January.
Sound like fun?
Head over to the 12 Kits blog to enter. 
The winner will be announced on this month's reveal, December 31st!

December 19, 2013

Merry Monday #88 and Fusion #1


Playing along with this week's Merry Monday which is to create a card with an animal of some kind and the brand new and improved Fusion Card Challenge.  The perfect opportunity to break out my brand new Christmas Folk Art Additions stamps set and dies which were a lovely birthday gift! I hope that you are enjoying your week and the anticipation of the holidays. It is the last day of classes for my daughter today and my son writes his last exam on Saturday and is coming home on Monday.


Cardstock: Rustic White (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps:  Folk Art Christmas Additions (Waltzingmouse)
Ink: Real Red (Stampin' Up) Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Folk Art Christmas Additions (Waltzingmouse) Stitched Mats (Lil' Inkers)
other:  foam dots

December 18, 2013

Gift for Teachers

Trying to get it all done this week. I am taking a bit of a step back so that I can finish up some Design Team projects before the holidays and having everyone home.  My daughter spent some time with me in my craft room tonight to make decorations for her teachers.  I showed her photos of the Stampin' Up Festive Flurries snowflake and we made our own version of it using Papertrey Ink Fancy Flakes dies, some glitter paper and some foam dots.



Cardstock:  White, Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: silver glitter
Dies: Fancy Flakes (Papertrey Ink)
other:  foam dots

December 17, 2013

CASology #75


It is time for a new Cue Card at CASology!

I wasn't sure which way I was going to go with this weeks cue word.  There are so many thing you could do.  I paired some images from PTI Knit Bits with a sentiment from On Ice for my card.  I am also submitting this card to this week Seize the Birthday challenge with a winter topping.


Head on over to CASology today to learn what the 'cue card' means to you, how you can play along and see the all the cards created by the Design Team to inspire you.

I can't wait to see what KNIT means to you!

Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Knit Bits, On Ice (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Autumn Rose (Papertrey Ink) Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
other: twine, ribbon, white embossing powder

colourQ #220 and CAS(E) this Sketch #57


Happy Tuesday!
It is time for this week's new colourQ!

What a gorgeous collection of colours, for me it said make a birthday card.  I used my Lil' Inker Modern Mehndi stamps and dies to create a trio of flowers and leaves in this week's colours. I combined it with this week's CAS(E) this sketch #57. Love the way the colours pop off the white!


Drop in to the colourQ today to see what the rest of the team has for your inspiration.  We hope you come and play with us this week. 

Cardstock:  Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Summer Starfruit (Stampin' Up) White (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps:  Modern Mehndi (Lil' Inker)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Dies: Modern Mehndi, On the Diagonal (Lil' Inker)
other:  foam dots

December 16, 2013

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Winner and another Tag

Happy Monday and here is the winner of the Tag Kit from the 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  From Day 19:

cm said...
I'm nearly speechless with how beautiful today's tags are (as are the others, but these are especially captivating!). Virginia's are darling, and yours: gorgeous! Where, oh where, did you find that amazing paper? And the Lil' Inkers Holly Jolly dies are going on my list immediately! Going back to gaze and admire for a while longer...

Congrats Carol, send an email to with your mailing info and I will get your kit out to you ASAP!

I have a few more tags to share with you this week that didn't make it in for the 25 days.


Cardstock:  Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Jingle All the Way (Technique Tuesday)
Dies: Tag Me (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tuskineko)
other: red saddle stitch ribbon, jingle bell, red and white twine

December 15, 2013

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Sweet Snowflakes


photo credit:

We have a fabulous new sponsor, Uniko Studio, for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge:  Sweet Snowflakes challenge!

The LEAD of this challenge will receive a gift certificate to use at Uniko Studio!

You won't want to miss what the special guests and crew have whipped up using Uniko Studio's Stunning Snowflakes stamp set!

Sweet Snowflakes Designers

Beverley Brown, Uniko Studio

My sentiment is embossed with silver detail embossing powder on a Stitched Mat and the three sizes of the same snowflake is stamped in pink, grey and light grey. I added a few iridescent sequins to add some more sparkle.

detail, which shows the embossing:


I am also linking this up to CAS-ual  Fridays Let it Snow challenge #123.

and this week's Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Let it Snow

Head on over to the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge and join us for the Sweet Snowflakes!

Cardstock:  White(Papertrey Ink) Ballet Slippers Pink (WPlus9)
Stamps: Stunning Snowflakes (Uniko Studio)
Dies: Stitched Mats (Lil' Inkers)
Ink: Memento London Fog, Versamark (Tuskineko) Sweet Blush, Soft Stone (Papertrey Ink)
other: silver embossing powder, sequins