Sunday, December 7, 2014

Snow Covered... and goodbye.

Sadly, today is my last post for Catherine and Cathy Create.  These two very busy ladies (and extremely talented to boot) are saying good bye to their joint blog.  If you want to still follow them make sure you visit In the Cat Cave and Catherine Loves Stamps to stay in touch.

Today's challenge is all about winter and snow. Personally I love snowy cards, but I'm not of lover of Winter.  I think I should have been born in Florida!

Here's my card...

Here are the details:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Brushed Silver
Stamps: White Christmas, Holiday Home
Ink: Momento Black, SU Markers
Tools: Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Holiday Home Framelits, Deco Labels Framelits
DSP: All is Calm
Accessories: Frosted Sequins, Rhinestones (coloured with Blendabilities)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Delightful DSP

Today's challenge over at Catherine and Cathy Create is all about using Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I love using (and hoarding lol) DSP and hate to part with it when it retires!

This card uses several designs of DSP from one package called All is Calm.  Here's my Card:

Also used on this card:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon,
Stamps: Endless Wishes
Accessories: Lost Lagoon Ribbon
Tools: Stars Framelits, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

You Made My Day!

That's exactly how I felt when I got the email from Holly asking me to be quest designer for Sunday Stamps for the month of October.  If you visited me a couple of weeks ago you know my first card was for their sketch challenge; today they have a colour challenge.
The Stampin' Up! colours are Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie & Tempting Turquoise.

I've been trying some new techniques lately so I can share them with my stamp club.  For this card I used the baby wipe technique.  If you are not familiar with it you can see it here.

Here's my card...

Here are the details:

Stamps: Four Feathers, And Many More, Gorgeous Grunge
Cardstock: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie.
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise.
Tools: Feathers Framelits.
Accessories: Linen Thread.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Boo to you!!

I've been working on Christmas cards lately.  I have a large order that I just completed and I am getting ready for a market next Saturday, but I took some time out to think Halloween with the latest challenge from Catherine and Cathy Create.  It's a colour challenge inspired by this picture.

So often Halloween colours are orange and black, this challenge is to use purple and green.

Here's my Card...

Here are the details:
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Basic Black
DSP: Cast a Spell (ret.)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Stamps: Good Greetings, Dracula is one from my stash.
Tools: Spider Web EF.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Blooming Birthday

I am so thrilled to be a guest designer for Sunday Stamps this month.
They alternate between sketch and colour challenges and each challenge runs for two weeks.  If you haven't done so already, you should definitely check them out.  A big thanks to Holly and her team for inviting to join them for October!

This week my stamp club order arrived so I had a few new things to play with and one of them I decided to use for this sketch challenge:

Here's my card...

I've been eyeing all the beautiful cards made with the Flower Patch stamp set and have lots of  ideas to try!  Here are the details on this card:

Stamps: Flower Patch
DSP: All Bloom
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar
Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White
Tools: Flower Faire Framelits
Accessories: Basic Pearls

Come back on October 19th to see the Sunday Stamps colour challenge.

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Fun With Masks

No, this is not a Halloween post; it is a post about masks used for stamping.  The challenge today at Catherine and Cathy Create is to make your own mask. So I decided to make my first Christmas Card of the season and use the Wonderful Wreath Framelits to make a mask.

I then used the mask and a sponge to create the sentiment for my card.  I used some spray adhesive on back to help the small pieces stay in place.

Here's my card:


Cardstock: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon,
DSP: All is Calm
Ink: Lost Lagoon
Tools: Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Stampin' Sponges
Accessories: Frosted Sequins, Silver Ribbon

Before I close I must say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my beautiful, smart, wonderful daughter! XOXO!

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Primary Colours

Back to school is fast approaching so the challenge today at Catherine and Cathy Create is to create a card using primary colours.  I had to do a set of birthday cards for a Mom and her 7 year old Son who share a birthday so I decided to use the same colours on both cards; red, yellow and blue.

Here's my card for the Mom:

Here's my card for her 7 year old son:

Here's the supplies:
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Old Olive
Stamp Sets:  Pictogram Punches, Work of Art
Tools: Stars Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Project Life Journalling Pen (on the flowers)
Accessories: Basic Pearls

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Happy Birthday to Catherine and Cathy Create!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Catherine and Cathy Create!  I can't believe it's been a year.  There has been lots of creativity going on there over the last year; it's been wonderful to be a part of it all.

So to celebrate here's my card...

Paper: Paper Pumpkin
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Silver
Blendabilities: Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight
Stamps: Endless Birthday Wishes
Accessories: Rhinestones (coloured with Blendabilities)

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Thanks, Facebook!

Hello everybody.  We are enjoying a heat wave here in Mount Pearl, high 20's with even higher humidex; I'm lovin' it!!  Today's challenge at Catherine and Cathy Create is about being inspired by social media.  I love Pinterest and Facebook but don't use much else.  This card highlights one of the things I love about Facebook...birthday reminders!

Here's my card...

This card is a bit different from my usual style.  I think I picked up some new mojo at convention.

Stamps: Age Awareness, Gorgeous Grunge, Kinda Eclectic
Ink: Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow
Accessories: Mini Staples, Gold Sequins

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

In the pink!

Hello everybody, it's certainly been a while since I posted.  I've had a lot going on over the last six weeks with family illness.  All is going well now, but it was certainly a stressful time.  I've also recently returned from the Stampin' Up! annual convention in Salt Lake City.  It was a wonderful time and a well needed break.

I'm still unpacking my goodies from convention and looking forward to playing with them all.  We were lucky enough to be able to purchase some items from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue so I came home with a bit more than I had planned. lol!

Today I am playing with a couple of challenges; something I love to do but haven't done much of lately.  The two challenges are a colour challenge from Sunday Stamps (SSC81) and a sketch challenge from The Paper Players  (#206).

Here's my card...

Details - all Stampin' Up!:
Stamps: Bloom With Hope (Hostess Set), Gorgeous Grunge
Cardstock: Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive
Technique: Watercolouring with Aquapainter
Accessories: Very Vanilla Satin ribbon

And because I always make cards two at a time and I sometimes change them up a bit, here is my second card.  This one's square.

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

For My Teacher

School is almost out and kids will be saying good-bye and thank-you to their teachers; this is what came to mind when I saw the challenge "An apple a day" over at Catherine and Cathy Create.

Here's My Card:

I didn't have any stamps with apples so I looked for one in MDS, printed it and cut it out.  The stamp sets are the retired set "Family Reunion" and "Gorgeous Grunge".  The stem and the leaves were cut with the Bird Builder Punch and the notebook paper is a piece of retire DSP from my stash.

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Pack Your Bags!

Interesting that this is the name of the challenge today at Catherine and Cathy Create, as I have just unpacked my bags after three wonderful weeks in Florida.  Also by the time you read this I will be packing my bags to head home after a weekend retreat of card-making and scrapbooking.

I don't really have any stamps that go along with the travel theme so I opened up MDS (My Digital Studio) and had a look at what I had there and this simple card was born.  I usually print my digital card fronts and put them on a card as a layer, making a hybrid card but my printer is out of colour ink so I can only show you the card as it came from MDS.

Here's my card:

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Monday, April 7, 2014

{BABY} - 3 in 1 Challenge!

Well after a dry spell of not playing along with challenges today I used three challenges to come up with one card!  So here we have a combination of The Paper Players Challenge # 190 which is a theme challenge:

Then I added in a colour challenge from Sunday Stamps SSC73:

Then finished off with a sketch by Mojo Monday  MOJO340.  Rather than using the sketch exactly, I would say I used it for inspiration:

and Here's My Card:

Here's the details:
Ink: Basic Black, Basic Grey, Sponging in Pink Pirouette
Markers: Pink Pirouette, Tempting Turquoise, Smokey Slate,
CardStock: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Basic Grey
Stamps: One in a Million, Baby Tees wheel
DSP: Fanfare (retired)
Accessories: White Bakers Twine, Mini Clothespins.

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Blue Skies and Favourite Places

It's time to play along with another challenge for Catherine and Cathy Create.  It seems I don't get much of a chance to post lately, except at challenge time.  Lots on the go!  Today the inspiration is Blue Skies and Yellow Highs.  It just so happened I still had some blue sky DSP from Sunshine and Sprinkles so add in a recent Mojo Monday sketch and away we go!

Here's My Card:

Here's the details:

Cardstock: Whisper White, basic Black
DSP: Sunshine and Sprinkles
Stamp Set: For the Birds
Accessories: Button, Bakers Twine, Brads
Ink: Markers

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Best Ballerina

Today's challenge at Catherine and Cathy Create is called "Digit-a-lize!".  The idea is to use a digit or a digital image...I chose to go with the digital image.  This image is from Bugaboo Digi Stamps; I have lots of their images, just love them!  They have freebies too!  This one is called Bugaboo Brats Ballerina.

Here's My Card:

(I apologize for the photo, the colours are not true.  I usually try to take my photos in the daylight, but was behind schedule so ended up taking the photo tonight.) This is a hybrid card, only the ballerina image is digital, then used as if it were a stamped image.  I printed the image and then watercoloured it with Stampin' Up ink pads. Here are the rest of the details:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Basic Black
Ink: Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit
Tools: Textured Impressions Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Word Bubbles Framelits
Stamp: Just Sayin'
Accessories:  Pink Rhinestones.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Shades of Gold

Today the Challenge at Catherine and Cathy Create is all about the gold!  It's gold-i-licious!!!  So with the Olympics starting today, let's keep thinking G-O-L-D and wish all our Canadian athletes all the best for a safe and successful Olympic games.

Here's my card:

This card features several shades of gold. Here are the details:

Stamps: My Friend, Petit Petals, both SU
Ink: Tsukineko Brilliance - Galaxy Gold, Gold embossing powder by SU
Paper: SU Whisper White, Reflections Gold
Tools:  SU Textured Impression EF and Petit Petals Punch
Washi Tape: SU Watercolour Wonder

So while I was in a "gold" mood I whipped up a wedding card as well.

Here's the details:
Stamps: Chalk Talk by SU, the glass is from Michael's but it is very similar to SU's Embellished Events
Ink: Crumb Cake marker, Gold embossing powder, both SU
Paper: SU Whisper White, Reflections Gold
Embellishments: SU Gold sequin trim
Tools: Chalk Talk Framelits

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Saturday, February 1, 2014


Valentines Day is fast approaching and so today Catherine and Cathy Create is all about "HEARTS".
Here's my card:

This is a clean and simple card, a bit of a departure for me, but I like how it turned out.  I embossed the heart with the Nestabilities Hearts die.  The Stamp set is from Yippee Skippee, stamped in Cherry Cobbler, and the tiny glitter heart was cut with the Owl Builder punch.

Here is a closeup:

While I'm here I thought I'd show you a few more Valentine Cards I case'd.

This one was from our Demo Swap.

This is from a tutorial by SplitCoast Stampers.  Check it out here.  Here is a closeup:

This last one is case'd from Dawn Olchefske her tutorial is here.

Hope you enjoyed them!

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Shake it up!

Well, what a crazy few days it has been here in Newfoundland and Labrador.  Super cold temps, tons of snow and power outages.  Hats off to line crews and other workers who are working around the clock to safely restore power.  Sometimes forgotten are the communications people who are also working around the clock to keep up informed.  A special shout-out to my daughter who is the Sr. Communications Adviser for NL Hydro; she too is working long hours to keep us all in the know.

Our power is back on for now so I thought I'd better get this posted!

Today's challenge at Catherine and Cathy Create is all about Birthday Cards.  We've all been so into Christmas crafting for the last while it is now time to change gears.

This is my take on a card I saw here; a shaker card is sooo much fun!  Here's my card:

Here's another one:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Pool Party (Stars: Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush and Champagne Glimmer Paper)
DSP: Sweet Sorbet (get it in Sale-a-Bration)
Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots (also SAB)
Gold Bakers Twine, Window Sheets, Shaker Frames

Saturday, January 4, 2014


Today the challenge at Catherine and Cathy Create is to "doodle" on card. So I decided to do a little quilling and doodle the stems and grass.

Here's my card:

Here are the details:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Markers: Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi
Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots
Sentiment: Sweet Essentials
Quilling Paper
Basic Pearls