September 24, 2016

Inspired by All the Little Things #25


Today I have a card to share with you that I created for this week's Inspired by All the Little Things.  I am the hostess this week and as soon as I saw this photo on Pinterest I knew it would be perfect for this challenge. The garden centres are full of chrysanthemums in all the gorgeous shades of autumn.

Using the photo as inspiration I created a card with these lovely images from Whimsy Stamps Mom's Layered Flowers along with a little help from my ZIG's and both white and gold embossing. I finished it off by painting the flowers with a Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen and finally I splattered some gold Color Shine.




Head over to the Inspired By All the Little Things blog to see who I invited this week to be my guest!

September 23, 2016

Tag You're It #56 - REMINDER

Happy Friday!
Did fall arrive yet where you are?

The leaves were slow to start changing this year but each day there is more and more colour!
I love the warmth of summer but I equally love the warmth of putting on a sweater in the fall!
Thursday I headed up to Sudbury with my parents to visit the kids armed with some home cooking for their freezers, a quick health check and to take them out for lunch. It was my parents first time to Sudbury to see where their grandchildren were going to University and to have a look at campus life. The only downside was that it poured with rain all day!

There is still time to play along at Tag You're It #56!

it is also the first day of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Inspired by Taheerah's simple sentiment and gold ink splatters I created a tag with the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop in mind. Fall says goodbye to the iced caps and frappuccinos of the summer and only leaves room for a warm cuppa and colours like coffee and black.

September 21, 2016

SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge #16

Time for another new Mix It Up challenge at SugarPea Designs! You have all month to play along with us! You are welcome to play along with all the challenges or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $50 gift certificate to the SugarPea store!!!

To play along with us you can use the sketch or the inspiration photo on the right, or mix it up and combine the two. Every week there is a new Mix It Up Challenge on the SugarPea blog, you can play one or all the challenges as many times as you like during the course of the month. At the end of the month one winner is chosen.

The more you enter, the better your chances of winning up to a $50 SPD gift card!

Visit the SugarPea Designs blog for all the details and deadlines and to join the challenges.

For Challenge #16 I used both the sketch and the inspiration. I started by stamping balloons in four shades of pink,then I added a few rose pink balloons similar to the inspiration photo. One balloon was die cut with silver shimmer paper. The scene was created on a soft grey card base which the sentiment was stamped in the bottom right corner. The balloon panel was cut down to size and adhered directly to the base and then the silver balloon was added with some foam tape for dimension. Pink twine was wrapped around the balloon as the string. a few Stickles filled sequins were added to the balloon panel.





All The Things

 Hope to see you play along at SugarPea Designs HERE!
You could be a lucky winner!
You have until September 30th to play along with any of this months challenges!

 Don't forget to visit the rest of the challenge team!

September 20, 2016

CCC #216


It's time for a new cue card at CASology!

This week`s new cue is:

I used this MFT Stamps Peek-a-Boo Wonky Window Frame to showcase this sweet image from Harvest Mouse. I coloured the image with Copic markers and then I masked him and blended some Tumbled Glass and Antique Linen Distress Ink in the background. The front panel was popped up with foam tape.


Copic Markers: W1, R00, B45, YR15, YR18, YG63, YG93

Hop on over to the CASology blog to see what the rest of the team has made to inspire you this week.
Can't wait to see what you make...

Hannelie Bester
Sherrie Mannion
Jacquie Southas
Deidre Payne

Guest: Ohhh Snap

I am also submitting this to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Clean and Simple!

colourQ #360


 Happy Tuesday!

It's time for this week's new colour palette at the colourQ.

I have been wanting to use my MFT Stamps Sensational Stitched Flowers dies since I got them and thought that making them with fall colours was the perfect reason. A bit of dimension between the two bottom layers and some brown ink splatters made a quick and easy card to create.


Head over to the colourQ to see what the rest of the team has created for this week!

I am also submitting this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Clean and Simple!

September 18, 2016

Essentials by Ellen September Pin-SIghts Challenge


I found some time to play with the Essentials by Ellen September Pin-Sights Challenge this weekend. I just love the inspiration this month.

So many directions to go but I was really looking for a reason to finally use my Essentials By Ellen Mondo Peony stamps. I started stamping and white embossing the flowers and leaves onto a piece of Bristol cardstock. The original plan was to watercolour the embossed images with Distress Ink but before I even started my ZIG's were calling my name. I used Light Blue, Cobalt Blue, Pale Green, and Yellow Green ZIG's to colour the images. I added some sequins filled with Silver Stickles and a few Neptune Nuvo Crystal Drops (I see a lot more of those in my shopping cart). I spritzed the entire panel with some Sparkle Sheer Glimmer Spritz to finish it off. I was having some trouble getting a good photo--do you ever find soft blues hard to capture in the lens? I do. So I decided to retake the photos and somehow with all my fussing I managed to smudge the Stickles--ugh! Leson learned make sure everything is dry before you handle your cards!

September 16, 2016

Tag You're It #56

Happy Friday!

There is a new challenge starting today over at Tag You're It!

Check out this fun tag created for us by our Featured Artist Taheerah Atchia!
Hope this inspires you to come and play along!

Have a wonderful weekend!