Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Halloween!

BOO!  Happy Halloween!
I just realized today that I never showcased the card I made for the Simply B Secret Swap that happened a few weeks back -so decided it fit the theme for today!

We all had to use Pumpkin Patch Betty on a card we were sending to our swap partners.  Here's my easel card.  Sorry, I really don't remember too many details of the materials used!  In fact I can't even find a picture I took so thankfully my swap partner took a good shot for her post!

Hope everyone has a frightfully wonderful day full of treats and not tricks.  See ya soon!

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Sugar's Doggies

Hi everyone!  Today I have a birthday card I made for my soon-to-be sister-in-law.
She's a dog trainer and they have a house with four dogs.

So how perfect was this image from That Crafty Place called Sugar's Doggies?
I loved the image as soon as I saw it, but when I read the story behind it I was very touched.  There was a fire in the Manchester Dog's home, and this image was designed to raise funds.  Fifty percent of each sale is donated to that shelter.  
Thanks for checking in and be sure to pick up that adorable digi.  We all have animal lovers in our lives and it goes toward such a great cause!!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Welcome Amelia!

I'm happy to announce I have a new niece this week, Amelia.  I went to visit her tonight and she's ADORABLE!

This is my favourite image to use on baby cards called Close to My Heart by Saturated Canary.  I've featured a card using her before, and tried her again now that I have a few Kit and Clowder clothing classes under my belt.
I picked out the Chatterbox paper first and matched my Copics to it.  The trick was to pull the reds and greens without it looking like a Christmas card.
Copics used:
Hair: E49, 47, 44, 42
Skin: E000, 00, 21, 11, 04 and R20
Skirt: G40, 43, 46 and then washed over the whole thing with YG21
Wrap: R39, 12, 14, 22, 02
Thanks so much for visiting!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

TSC and Coffin Break

Halloween is getting close so fast!  I feel like all I've done is Halloween cards lately, but this one was a pleasant break from the usual.  She's hot and sassy and was super fun to colour!
This is Coffin Break from The Stamping Chef

As always the challenge is Anything Goes over at The Stamping Chef blog and the current contest ends in a week.  Join in for your chance to win some images!  Also, if you're not already, be sure to be a fan on the Stamping Chef FB page.  Sneak previews of lots of images before they hit the store!

Thanks for checking in and see ya soon!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

JIC and Autumn

Welcome everyone and thanks for stopping by!
Just Inspirational Challenges has started a new Team A challenge and the theme is....

I was lucky enough to work with an awesome Meljen's Designs image and you could win some awesome digis from them!

I used the image Fall Quilt and mixed it with the Simply B image Pumpkin Patch Betty.

Thanks for looking and you have one week to play along and show off your Autumn creations!

Friday, 17 October 2014

Ppinky Dolls Halloween

It's getting close to Halloween!  This is the first year I've ever made Halloween cards, and I'm really enjoying it.

There's a DT call going on at Ppinky Dolls so I thought I'd give it a shot.  There are LOTS of images with animals, and I'm excited for the Kit and Clowder animal class coming soon.  I'm almost done my Skin and Hair class, and have started my clothing class.  I'm LOVING my results so far!

My mom asked for a 1st Halloween card, and I have been eying this super cute Ppinky with flaffy kitten.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 00, 21, 11, 04
Hair: E49, 37, 25
Dress: YR27, 24, 21, 20
Kitten: C09, 07, 05, 03
The title and web flourish were cut with my Silhouette, and the raven stickers are from Jollee's.  
Thanks for looking and see you soon!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Simply Betty Secret Halloween Swap

How fun is this???  This was my first swap and I'll SOOOO be doing it again! If you've stumbled on this post, I participated in a Secret Swap through Simply Betty Stamps.  We were each given a partner (to be kept secret) and sent them a box of Halloween goodies.

 You should be arriving from Vicky's blog who just happened to be my swap partner!  I can't have asked for a better partner than my fellow Canuck!

First off I got not one, but two awesome cards!

And I was spoiled rotten 'cause my box was stuffed with the following goodies....

 some 3D My Mind's Eye stickers

 some Jack-o-lantern dies

 a paper pack (already used on my Simply B Miss Muffet card - lots of glitter pages which I love!), a stamp, and a cute little block which is decorating my desk at work...

some rosettes which I'd previously been dying to order for myself, already used one on my card posted yesterday
and my very favourite these super cool charms.  I used that big spider on my Simply B card too and got SOOOO many compliments on it. 

Thank you for making this experience and AWESOME one, Vicky!!! Up next you're off to see Anita!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Love you for your Brains!

Hi Everyone!
So lots of fun stuff happening over at Simply B blog!  First I'm SUPER excited to announce I won with my Miss Muffet card I posted a few days ago.  Thanks everyone for their encouragement!

Today they're having a DT call and to enter you had to make a "mummy" card of sorts.   I have been DYING to be part of this team (pun intended!). Now, not being a big fan of all things dead, I temporarily forgot mummys and zombies are not the same thing.  DUH!  So I purchased Zombie Bday Betty to work with.  However I liked her the best 'cause she's the prettiest!  haha

In the end it all worked out well.  I coloured her with Copics, cut the card out with my Silhouette, added a sentiment,...and voila!  Here is "Love you for your Brains"!

Check out the Simply B blog to see the awesome things everyone else came up with, and wish me luck once again!
Copics used:
Skin - YG91, 93, 95, 97, 99
Hair - W03, 05, 09
Brains - R02,05,37, T08
Dress:C05, 07, 09

JIC and Art by Miran

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends!  Hope everyone got some extra crafting time in this long weekend!
I decided to join in with Team B at Just Inspirational Challenges.  This week the theme is...
And our sponsor is the awesome...
so you can see why I was eager to join in!  LOVE those images.  
I decided to work with the very pretty and vintage looking Bashful Belinda.  
Copics used:
Skin: E000, 00, 21, 11, 04 R20
Hair: E49, 47, 44, 42
Dress: R81, 83, 85, 89

Please join us and play along - there are some great prizes to be won!!

Saturday, 11 October 2014

SBS challenge - Betty Miss Muffet

There's a new challenge on the Simply Betty Stamps fb page -and the prize is TOO good to resist. So, even thought it involved my nemesis - the dreaded spider - I had to participate!

Anyone who knows me knows I'm not really a Halloween girl....far too squeemish and girly for that....but thanks to the recent SBS swap I had some great materials to work with!  (check back on the 15th for full details of the awesomeness my swap partner sent!).

So here is my take on using Betty Miss Muffet.

Copics used: E000, 00, 21, 11, 04 R20
Hair: E49, 47, 44, 42
Dress: YR20, 21, 24, 27  C03, 05, 07, 09
Tuffet: YR27, E21, 09, 19 R56, 59

The tree was cut with my Silhouette. 
Thanks for looking and wish me luck!!

I'm entering the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - create a scene
QKR Stampede - Delightfully Frightful
Simply Create Too - Halloween
Crafting for all Seasons - Too Cute to Spook
Divas by Design - Orange and Black
ABC Challenge - U is for "Unique"
Copic challenge blog - Halloween
Ladybug Crafts - Halloween
Sarah Hurley 365 - Halloween
Mema's Crafts - Tic Tac Toe (die cut tree, bling spider, digi)

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

TSC and Suzette

Good morning!  Hope everyone is having a craft filled week, especially since there's a new challenge starting at The Stamping Chef. It's Anything Goes so you have no reason to skip it!

This week I veered away from the usual cheeky images I'm drawn to and chose the very pretty and innocent Suzette.  The expression on her face can be read many ways, making her perfect for anything from a Birthday card to a Sympathy one; or anything in between!
Copics used:
Skin E000, 00, 21, 11, 04 R20 and R22 on the lips
Hair: E49, 47, 44, 42
I kept the card simple to feature the beautiful angel face on this girl, and cut some butterflies with my Silhouette. 
Please visit the fb site too and share what you're up to - we love to see your work!!

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

JIC and Teenagers

Welcome to Team A's turn at Just Inspirational Challenges.

This week our sponsor is the very funky Kenny K!
And our theme is...

I used this fun and saucy image "Oh no you didn't!"

There's something I love about the expression on her face - it captures the title of the image perfectly!!!  
Thanks for looking and be sure to enter our challenge - you have a week!

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

JIC for October

Sigh - how did it get to be October?  Time is going by quickly.  Although fall is not my favourite season I do like how I get so much more time to craft and try new techniques!

This month at Just Inspirational Challenges you have a chance to try out some new techniques!  Our theme is...
Create your own paper

and our sponsors are


I used the really pretty Zuri image Dafne.  She's one of my favourite images in the shop - she has such innocence.  
Copics used:
Skin - E000, 00, 11, 04 R20
Clothing: B91, 93, 95, 97, 99, W01, 03, 05 C00, 01, 03, 05, 07, 10
Hair: E42, 44, 47
Chimney - R56, 59, 89

I made the card by using a wooden stamp from a Stampin' Up set.  I used Versa Mark and gold embossing powder.  The sentiment is also from the same Stampin' Up set.  

You have a chance to win some great images from our sponsors, and a whole month to come up with your makes - so please don't forget to join us!  Looking forward to seeing your papers!