Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year

Here is another quick post to wish you all a very Happy New Year! Wishing you all health and happiness.  Here are some quick place cards I made for our New Years Eve supper (well, late supper).

These were fun and easy to make, mostly die cutting.  I used Spellbinders dies for the notebook base and the oval for the names.  The background stamp is an older Hero Arts Confetti woodblock (that I love) also from Hero Arts is the 2017 stamps and the name/letter dies. Lawn Fawn "Cheers" die and the champagne flute is by Papertrey Ink. Enjoy your New Years Eve, please be careful on the roads (we have a storm here but luckily my family all live very close).

Thanks for 2016 and fro taking the time!

Friday, December 30, 2016

CAS-ual Fridays Celebration!

Time for another challenge over at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog! We are Celebrating for this Challenge!

I love using grey and white for a card, I find the color combination classy.  I decided to make a shaker, after all New Years is around the corner and what better then confetti to celebrate! I used StazOn Opaque Cotton White with my Misti for the "Bravo" stamp and the "Exclamations" stamps on the inside panel.  I was able to stamp multiple time thanks to the Misti to get a crisp white sentiment.  For my shaker I used the Fun-Fetti Fri-dies in silver, silver glitter and turquoise glitter papers and added some Lucy's little things Winter Mint sequins.

I wish all of you a very Happy 2017!!!

Join us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog for the chance to win $25 worth of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and, drum roll please... Michelle with double the prize if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps! 

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

A quick post today to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I hope you all have time with family and friends. The holiday season is a wonderful time to reflect and simply be happy. I know that I am enjoying mine tremendously with my loved ones!

This card features Neat and Tangled products and was my husband's Christmas card. It sincerely is the most wonderful time of the year!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!!! 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

My Favorite Things - Polar Bears!

The following project is a card that I made for the daughter of a good friend.  She loves scene cards and these polar bears by MFT fit the bill perfectly!

I used many different companies to build this card. The frame used to die cut the base panel and the subsequent layers is by Avery Elle (Wonky Stitched Rectangle).  The mountains are by Mama Elephant and the snow hill is by Lawn Fawn.  I coloured my bears, the ice and background trees with Copics then put the entire scene together and popped up my bears with foam tape.  I die cut a few MFT hearts and uses Christmas Red Stickles on them. I finished by stamping my sentiment by Papertrey Ink and adding some Pretty Pink Posh sequins!

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Last minute Christmas projects with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

This is the time when many crafters are in the process of completing last minute holiday projects!  I am certainly not the exception! 

I am sharing a tag today that I made for my husband, I usually like to mass produce tags and have them on-hand for any last minute gifts. But, I figured that he should have a special "one and only" tag and the Mistletoe and Holly set by CAS-ual Fridays was perfect!!

I stamped the mistletoe in MFT Black Hybrid Ink and used my trusty Prismacolor Pencils to colour in the image.  The white berries looked ok with the pencil but I added liquid pearl drops to make them a little more dimensional.  I then stamped my sentiment with VersaMark Ink and used Red Glitter embossing powder by Ranger I believe. Put my tag together added some festive ribbon and bells and, of course, Sparkling Clear Sequins by Pretty Pink Posh!

I will be back this week with a few more holiday projects before Christmas!

Thanks for taking the time!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Time for another Cas-ual Friday's Challenge :)

Happy Friday all! One more week of work for me then I am lucky enough to have a two-week break with family and friends. I can't wait to recharge my batteries for 2017!

I always love a new challenge over at CAS-ual Friday's :) My project this week features the fantastic Funny Flakes dies.  I am simply in-love with these dies, the design of the snowflakes is amazing! This is my second project this week featuring them and I will have more between now and Christmas!

The challenge this week is CFC163 - Christmas and Hanukkah 

I made seven of these tags in a variety of colours, I just couldn't stop! Lol I have a picture lower in this post that shows the seven tags.  I used a variety of glitter paper and shiny cardstock for my snowflake dies and I decided to use Kraft to really showcase the design of those dies.  The sentiment is from the fantastic CAS-ual Friday's Snowy Sayings set and I embossed all of the sentiments in white. I put a variety of sequins in the centre of the snowflakes, some twine and voila!

Join us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog for the chance to win $25 worth of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and, drum roll please... Michelle with double the prize if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps! 

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

CAS-ual Friday's Funny Flakes

I have been so enjoying the Funny Flakes die set by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps :) This card is for one of our favourite couples!

I did inlayed die cutting for this one with a mix of red mirrored cardstock and silver glitter cardstock. I really love the effect that is gives the snowflakes :)  The sentiment is a die by Simon Says Stamp, always tough to find french sentiments I love the scale of this one. I topped everything off with sequins!

Thanks for taking the time!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Stamping Bella

I am seriously in love with Prismacolor on Kraft! This stamp is by Stamping Bella, I have always loved these bellas and the design of them has changed slightly over the years - they have more detail now.

This card is for a teenage girl, so I felt that the teal/pool color was the "trendiest" choice... Although I adore the red/pool mix for Christmas.  The sentiment is from CAS-ual Friday's and I die cut it from MFT glitter paper (my favourite glitter paper).

Here is a close-up of the Bella. I finished the card off with a mix of sequins and embellishments.

Thanks for taking the time!

Monday, December 5, 2016

MFT Coffee Cups

This Coffee Cup/Hot Chocolate die set by My Favorite Things was backordered for the whole season last year. My local scrapbook store Scrapbook Centrale was able to get them for me in January lol! I was excited to be able to make a Christmas card with the set this year. This card is for my coffee buddy whom I miss terribly and she lives way too far away for my taste!

I die cut my mugs from gold cardstock with a layer of double sided tape that I applied on top to be able to add glitter to give that muted gold effect.  I coloured white cardstock with Copics for the coffee and die cut my hearts from red cardstock and used some Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs to give the red a little shading. I then used the MFT Diagonal stencil with Nuovo Glitter Embossing Paste (love the stuff!) on the same red cardstock as the hearts (I think it is Simon Says Stamp School House Red) I then die cut the Sending and Hugs (both by Simon Says Stamp in white and gold glitter paper and layered them. The Christmas sentiment is by Papertrey Ink. I finished it all off with Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Going in the mail tomorrow!
Thanks for taking the time!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Casual Friday's Challenge - CFC162

Time for another fun Challenge over at Casual Friday's :)

This challenge is all about Glitter and Snowflakes! I really love the holiday season, I really just don't like the snow that follows in January. Snow from now until January 1 to me would be great then - no more! Lol!

I used the Cas-ual Friday's Snowflake Greetings set for this project. I simply love aqua for winter/holiday themed cards so I turned to my Soft Pool die ink for the Snowflakes and I managed to find some matching glitter paper in my stash for the side of my panel.  I thought adding a shaker window would give it a fun element with matching sequins. The sentiment is silver embossed on vellum also from the Snowflake Greetings stamp set.

Join us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog for the chance to win $25 worth of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and, drum roll please... Michelle with double the prize if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps! 

Thanks so much for taking the time!