June 25, 2017

Crafty Christmas Collaboration with Jessica Frost-Ballas



Hello Friends! I am so excited today to finally tell you that I am joining my friend Jessica Frost-Ballas, All the Sparkle, in her 2017 Crafty Christmas Collaboration! I am so honoured to have been asked by Jessica to join her. This is such a brilliant idea that she came up with so that she could work on her Christmas card stash for the coming holiday season. Basically we each exchange some Christmas crafty goodies and then on the 25th of the month we each will post what we made with the goodies we received as well as the goodies we sent.

Jessica is having both a giveaway and a challenge on her blog, see HERE for all the details on how you have a chance! You don't want to miss out on the opportunity to win the $25 gift certificate for Birch Press Design or the $100 Simon Says Stamp gift certificate!



Here is what Jessica sent for me to play with:


I made two cards with the goodies she sent to me. I Copic coloured the scarves and nose on these adorable snowman and added a bit of shading.

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This is the kit that I sent to Jessica...



I chose to use the three trees cut from a Distress Oxide background and put them on to a white panel I watercoloured with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. Then I adhered the panel to a silver sparkle mat.

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If you haven't been there yet head over to Jessica's blog to see what she created with the same products.  Thank you Jessica, it was fun collaborating with you!


June 24, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #62

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Happy Weekend!
It's my turn to host over at Inspired By All the Little Things.



This week I chose a photo with a fun and vibrant colour palette that says summer to me. I don't know what the weather has been like in your part of the world but in mine these umbrellas have been needed.

 I started off with my go to background these days of smooshed Distress Oxide Inks--Cracked Pistachio for the ground and Broken China for the sky. I decided to go with the colours from the Inspiration for my card so I stamped a bunch of butterflies using them, 12 to be exact. Then I arranged them onto the upper part of my background like the umbrellas were in the photo and added a sentiment.

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We are taking a summer break at Inspired By All the Little Things so this is our last challenge until September. I hope you find some time to play along with us. Head over to see the challenge and to see who is have as my guest this week!

June 23, 2017

Coffee Lover's Summer Blog Hop

Today is the beginning of the Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!
SugarPea Designs is both a Super Sponsor and a participant.
I am participating along with the team at SugarPea Designs.

I used newly released SugarPea Design's The Perfect Blend for my card today. I started with the wood stump patterned paper from the Happy Camper Collection Paper Pad, stamped a sentiment and the cocoa branch from the set and coloured it with Copic markers. Really clean and simple design.


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Enjoy the Blog Hop!