Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Card Concept #52 & Simon Says Stamp {Happy 2nd Year Anniversary & some Prizes to be Won}

I am so excited to announce that today marks the 52nd challenge over at The Card Concept  and that we are celebrating our 2nd Year Anniversary!!! To celebrate with my wonderful design team, I made a a card!

I am in love with this new Reverse Confetti Rose Stamp set! I stamped the roses in black in and then watercoloured them with my Zig Markers and a water pen. Then I gold embossed the sentiment. I couldn't help but to link up at the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.


I was inspired by the neutral colours, the french script and the elegant images. I tried to create a card in the Classy & Elegant style.

I hope you will stop by the Card Concept and play along! The challenge is open until noon on April 11th! There are some prizes up for grabs too!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

SugarPea Designs {SugarSketch #47}

Today we have a brand new sketch up over at SugarPea Designs! It is a FUN and simple sketch! I HAD to use my Coffee themed stamps and dies from SugarPea Designs once again!

I used the sentiment from Special Delivery and the SugarCut Dies from Coffee Cups to Go. I wanted something soft and pink! 

Come and join us! You are welcome to play along with all the sketches or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $75 gift certificate to our store!!!

Cute & Coffee {SRM Stickers & Jane's Doodles}

Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing a cute and simple card project on the SRM Blog. I hope you will stop by to see what I created.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Viva la Verve & Power Poppy

Today marks the final day of my Spring Break! Did I get loads accomplished? Nope! But I did rest and nurtured my soul! I feel SO good compared to the start of the break! That has to count for something!

Today I played along (finally) with the first Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge for March! I loved the layout and decided to use a new Power Poppy digital stamp I picked up! I am SUCH a floral lover. 

I coloured the image with my Copic markers and matched it with a sentiment from SugarPea Designs. everything is matted with black paper to make my coral blooms pop! 

The Challenge #66 {Masculine Inspiration Challenge}

Hello and Welcome to Week Four at The Challenge! This week is our Masculine Inspiration Challenge and we have a Nautical theme for you! We hope you are inspired to play along!

Are you looking for last week's winner? Please CLICK HERE.

Each week we have a fun challenge for your to try!!! We do a different style of challenge each week! We like to mix things up and keep them fresh!

Here is the monthly rotation:
Week 1-Sketch
Week 2-Colours
Week 3-Photo Inspiration
Week 4-Masculine Photo Inspiration
Week 5-Wild Card (a surprise!)

For my card, I decided to get our a new Darice (NBUS) embossing folder and finally put it to good use. I also had some Project Life cards with a nautical theme I wanted to use. I matched it with a sentiment from Verve's Strong Anchor set. A simple card for today's challenge!

The design team have created some inspiration to get you in the crafting mood! Come and join us! Our weekly winner will be our next Guest Designer! So come and join the fun!

(Featured Designer)

The Challenge GD 4

Caroline (Guest)

The Challenge Weekly Winners

Thank you for joining us last week at The Challenge and for playing along with our Inspiration Challenge! The team and I have have chosen the winners! We really all weigh in and voting is always tough!!! The work that gets linked up each week is so inspiring!

Congratulations, Christine.

Watercolour Wonders

We all fell in love with Christine's gorgeous card! SO bold and fresh and her colour choices captured the essence of the inspiration photo perfectly!

I hope you will join us as our next Guest Designer for The Challenge! Please email Kim Heggins at kim heggins @ (no spaces)

(In numerical linked up order)

Altenew striped florals

We will be back in one hour with our next challenge! 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Coffee Lover's Hop & CAS(E) this Sketch

Tonight I was inspired to make one more card for the Coffee Lovers Spring Hop! I pulled out the Jane's Doodles set called Coffee Time and watercoloured one of the little mugs in the set. 

I used the great sketch again over at  CAS(E) this Sketch. I wanted to keep my design clean and very simple. 

I am a coffee-loving-cardmaker!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

CTD #385 & CTS #165 {Beautiful}

Thursday already? Where does the time go? My Spring Break is slowly fading away and so I wanted to spend some more time in my craft room. Hubby is out riding his bike. Although I should be prepping supper or scrubbing some pots, my craft room beckoned...and so I went in search of some inspiration!

I stumbled upon the current Color Throwdown Challenge #385. This is one of the first challenges I ever did as a blogging and it still is a favourite of mine. I loved the teal, aqua and gold combo! I used Mermaid's Lagoon & Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink to watercolor my roses. The sentiment is gold embossed.

Then I wanted to play with a sketch and I remembered the great sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch. I remembered it with the sentiment on the stripe going across...oh well! I hope they can see how I was inspired!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

VLV, Tag You're It & SSS {You Make Me Happy}

Spring Break has been wonderful but it has zoomed it always does! Tonight I managed to get crafty. My inspiration came from the project over at Tag You're ItI absolutely loved the neutral colours with the pops of red! I was thinking about using butterflies but then I remembered the Rain or Shine Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp.  I have a great rain stamp set from Verve and I remembered their Viva la Verve CAS sketch for this week! So I switched out the circle for a tag and I was on my way! 

I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the card to mimic the "wheat" on the inspiration tag and to also make the sketch requirements.

I hope you can see how I was inspired. I added the twine for some texture and also to match the twine in the Tag inspiration.

  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog