Sunday, March 18, 2018

Summer Days Layout - Simple Stories

As much as I love to make cards - 
my first creative passion has always been layouts.

One snowy day last week I sat all afternoon
& made layouts.  Here is one.

I used Simple Stories Summer Days 

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 This is a park close to our house.
It is beautiful & can be very warm from the dark rocks or 
very cold from the swift flowing river.

 I love the simple colours and design of this line.
I also have the ephemera pack.
I really like these pieces, 
it makes finishing a layout so easily. 
 I have always likes enamel dots.
They add just that right pop of colour 
& interest to layouts.

Thanks for stopping by to see my nice sunny layout!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Christmas card for the week

Happy Friday all - 

I am back with my Christmas card for the week - 
It is pretty plain but it is done - non the less!!

I still have the Sketch N Scrap sketch on 
my desk, I think it subliminally was in my brain as 
the card looks more along the lines of the sketch
& less on what I was planning on making...

Again it is complete & in the done pile!!

Here is thier sketch 

and you can play along with them HERE

Here is my card

i did have teh flag going all the way across the bottom
 just like the sketch but it just didn't soot it, 
so I gave it a little snip & tada ...

Thanks for popping by - Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

MFT Colour Challenge

I am back to share a colour challenge from MFT card Challenges

You can play along HERE 

They have new sketched and colour challenges 
for you play along with, 
when you link up you have a chance to win 
a gift certificate from MFT!!!!

here is the colour swatch for this week :

I am going to stay with my son's billet family for a few days - 
so I wanted to make a card - here is what I came up with.

 It has been along time since I made a shaker card & 
I had so much fun - Only problem was I added finer glitter 
when filling the shake - DO NOT do this - 
I worled so hard on my background and you can barely see it!!

In the shaker i added 3 coloured shells,
 6 pink sequence & 6 blue sequence & 
fine glitter - ughhh.
You can see a bit of the long green seaweed, 
 the pink enmity & a school of fish if you look closely.

Here is my cute mermaid.
I had stickles on her before I added the glitter to the shaker.  
I little to much glitter altogether??
The ink blue ocean was my blue for the challenge - now she is.
Her hair is the yellow.

Here are my cute clown fish & sea turtle,
they make up my orange & green for the challenge.

Here is a close up of my sentiment.
It is from another set of stamps, 
but it works perfectly  for what I need. 

Thanks for stopping by - 
please feel free to leave a comment, 
they are always appreciated.

MFT Space Explorer Card for Challenge

Hello all - well I have a cute card to load 
for the MFT Card Sketch Challenge - 
You can find their sketched and play along here :

Here is the Sketch for this week 

This week I used the MFT BB Space Explorer  Stamp set.

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I chose this set because as I was flipping through 
my sets with the sketch in mind - the planets instantly became
the circle embellishments!

Here is my card for the challenge

I really like the way this turned out - 
The astronaut has grey wink of Stella on his suit, 
just to jazz him up as this will be a card for my son.

His face shield is crystal effects for it super shinny.
I tried to take a photo with a bit of glare so you could see it.
The photo below really shows this.
He also has some on his chest patch.

The planets all have a little wink of stella as well,
just enough to make them a little more interesting. 
It doesn't stand out a ton but you can see it in the moon craters above.

If you have seen my cards before you know 
I break out the pop dots and get 
some serious elevation on some items.
I love the feel they give the card.

 The background I inked with my distress inks,
 Peacock Feather, Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint, 
Blueprint Sketch & Chipped Sapphire.
Once I had a blended background, I misted it with
the Mini pulverizader spray bottle.
It has a nice fine mist.

The little window on the rocket is also 
crystal effects.  I love the cord that 
supplies the astronaut oxygen and ties 
him to the shim.
I twisted it  - so it strands up a bit.

Well that's my card for today!! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 12, 2018

A Perfect Winter Layout

This last week I finally got a few layouts done - 
I worked on them on a Winter Snowy day so it seamed 
like a good day to use Echo Park 
A Perfect Winter.

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 These photos were taken 2 years ago in Kenora, 
we were there for the Branch Play offs.
The Kings vs The Thistles.

 I added these acrylic snowflakes all over the 
layout in groupings, to give it dimension & sparkle.

Here is the layout sketch I used as a jumping point.
The layout was part of a challenge on a FB group I am in.

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Thanks for stopping by to see my layout!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Little Red Wagon & Sketch N Scrap - Challenge Combination

Hello all - here is a quick card 
I created for the Little Red Wagon Challenge - 
this week the challenge is to use Speech Bubbles,
with the Sketch form Sketch N Scrap

You can visit them here to play along 

I also need to make a thank you card 
( I have some made but ....) for a crafty friend.

I mixed the two together with my new stamp set Hog Heraven.

Here is what I used for my card:
MFT Hog Heaven & Lawn Fawn Love Letters

Image result for MFT Hog Heaven Image result for Lawn Fawn love letters

And for paper I used all scraps and inked the sky & grass
with distress inks Peacock Feather &  Mowed Grass.

 I fussy cut right on the line - I didn't buy the dies yet.

The Skrtch had a very buys background so I thought I would use up 
some busy scraps - with pink to match the pig.

 As always I love to pop everything up.
I like to use different brands of pop dots as they all have different heights,
I love that!  it gives the card more dimension - 
which you cant always see in photos.

After I loaded photos I went back with a Sharpie fine red marker
and wrote MEANS above the sentiment.

I thought this made that card that much cuter!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Papercraft Business - Papercraft Challenge Easter Pop-Up Card

I came across a a new great challenge Blog.

You can find it here:

Here is the current Challeneg
Our March challenge theme is:
Anything Goes (Optional: Easter – For an extra entry to WIN the prize).

For this challenge I used the following Lawn Fawn products:

Image result for lawn fawn chirpy chirp chirp  Image result for lawn fawn stinkin cute stamp & Die  
Image result for lawn fawn Stitched hill  Image result for lawn fawn puffy cloud

Here is my Creation - Sorry Its so Picture heavy - 
but it was hard to get great pictures.

This Card has a pop-up element to it & 
most of the design is on the inside.

  The card has lot of detail on the inside, 
The outside is embossed with some glitter, 
with a band & an egg to close the band.

When you slide the band off, 
and open the what seams to be plain card,
A scene pops up inside.

The hills are layered, with shimmery eggs 
tucked in among them.

On the bottom of the card has an Easter sentiment.
It's cute just like the sweet little chicks.

There is a little chick hiding behind a hill.

Another little chick is busy painting shimmery eggs.

The last little chicky is carrying his Easter basket.

The scene is finished off with fluffy clouds,
a butterfly in the breeze, and
flowers growing on the hills.

This is a view that shows the layers of the card. 

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