Monday, November 30, 2015

Merry Christmas Houses

Hi there! I had a great weekend of card making and got so many things done! I have about 30 cards to make and so far, I'm at 20 so I really gotta get moving... Or, gluing... Or... Cutting... 

Anyway, I played along with the current MFT colour challenge and created a little scene: 

Once again I pulled out my MFT London Mouse set and made it Christmasy.. What a little glitter can do, right? 
I made a mask for each of the three houses and strategically stamped the houses on top of each other. It's so much fun when you lift the mask! 

I used Gansai Tambi watercolours to messily colour them in and added glitter. I love it! 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Let It Snow

One of my favorite things about watercolours is that leftovers are so pretty! 
A long time ago I made this card and I mopped up the extra colours with watercolour paper and voilà, I have the makings of a whole new card! 

For the sentiment I stamped the words in Versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. 
This stamp is now gone but there are lots of other great deals at Technique Tuesday's Progressive Sale, where retiring stamps are now 60% off!
Happy shopping! 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

An "Intense" Card

Don't you love husbands? 
They give such helpful and constructive comments.
When asked about today's card husband said "Intense." 


Ok. There's a lot of stuff on it, but I was playing with this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch and I couldn't stop! 
Most of the products are Simple Stories except for the deer which is a Tim Holtz stamp I love to use. 

Anyway. I'm decorating my sad little Chinese Christmas tree tonight and longing for hugs from my son... Only three weeks till I get to go home!!

(Sad little Christmas tree...) 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Platinum Shimmer Shaker Card

Hi there! I have a post up at the Twinery Blog with a card on which I used my favourite Twinery product: Platinum Shimmer Twine. It seriously goes with everything and especially around the winter holidays I reach for it all. the. time. Here's my card:


 The Platinum Shimmer Twine was the perfect accent to pair with the glitter patterned paper and the sequins in the snowglobe. Just for fun, here's a side-view of the snow-globe. It's so fun to create shaker cards, isn't it?! 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Merry Christmas Mice

I played along with Virginia Lu's current challenge: All About Texture!
Check out this card... I've been wanting to make this stamp set Christmasy since I saw it: 

The texture (liquid appliqué) is the best part of this card! The mice with the snow on top of their hats are so cute. 
Thanks for stopping by today. 
Stamp sets: MFT London Mouse, Lawn Fawn Joy To The Woods
The Twinery: Maraschino Stripe
Tim Holtz: holly 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Merry & Bright Shaker

Just popping in to share a card that took me WAY too much time to execute considering I had a plan before I started, lol... I guess I was just being to finicky with the details. Anyway, I saw this die cut and I wanted to try to make it a shaker card, it worked out well, I think! 

The colour combo was from a MFT challenge and at the end of it all I realized I didn't use any MFT! I'm such an idiot sometimes... 

But I hope you like it! I have a couple more ideas for this die...

Merry & Bright: Memory Box
Snowflakes: Lawn Fawn
Patterned papers: Simple Stories
Card stock:Bazzill

Thursday, November 5, 2015

25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi there! I'm so happy about today's blog post because I'm playing along with Tracey McNeely and the Technique Tuesday DT for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags
I am a lover of Christmas tags and I already have a bunch made for this year's gifts, so today's post was a most welcome assignment!

Here's my tag: 

So cute, right?? I used one of  the images and sentiment from HOHOHO. It's great for all you colourers out there!

For the background of the tag I used a stencil and some white modelling paste. At first you would think black is a little harsh for Christmas, but it's a great base on which to put lots of bright colours!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Bird Crazy Thanks

It's time for another challenge with my girls at the Naughty or Nice challenge, and this month's theme is "Monochromatic Thanks". 
When I started making this card I was like, ok, monochromatic.. I can do this, and I grabbed my stamps, my copics, and then promptly forgot the monochromatic part, hahaha.. That's so like me. 
So the image doesn't 100% follow the rules, but I think that's okay. 

So this card isn't exactly Naughty, but I think using Bird Crazy images gets a few points... They are just so funny-looking that you can't take them seriously.. 

Here's the sentiment on the inside:

I used my General's Chalk Pencil in black to add the shading on the outside and certain areas on the inside of the image to add depth. The tie is popped up on foam to make it stand out and look super-awkward. 

Stop by the Naughty Or Nice blog for more info on the challenge! 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Stash Your Stash Blog Hop

Hi guys! I'm here today with a few of my pals from The Twinery team to show you how we Stash our Stash. I used to have the most beautiful collection of twine on the spools but then I had the bright idea of moving my life half-way around the world!! I had to majorly downsize all of my craft stuff so a new solution had to materialize... That's what I'm sharing with you today! 

Everything is stored in this cute little purple tub. 

I have a few spools of my most-used twine (kraft, platinum and gold shimmer) and the rest of my shimmer and NEW! twine on top. 

And then.... My pretty, pretty twine:

Each bundle is about 50 yards so it's enough to keep me well-stocked for the year. During the summer I go home to Canada and restock!

Each designer participating in the hop will be giving away a Striped Twine Sampler ($18 value). 

To enter, hoppers need to comment on each post along the hop. (And since each designer is giving away a Striped Twine Sampler, each post is another chance to win!)
Comments will close at midnight (EST) on Tuesday, November 3rd.
Winners will be posted on The Twinery blog on Thursday, November 5th.

ALSO - just for the hop there is a special discount!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Season Of Joy

Hi there! Just popping in to share a card... A Christmas card!
10 weekends til Christmas!!! 
I'm excited... Can you tell? 

To make the trees have that watercolor look I inked the stamp then lightly misted it with water before stamping. 

All of the images/sentiments come from the Season of Joy stamp set. 
Season of Joy clear stamp set from

Thanks for stopping by!