Monthly Archives: April 2012

Joan’s Gardens Weekly Challenge #14

Hi there ladies,

Tonight I wanted to create a card for this weeks Joan’s Gardens Challenge.  This week Selma wants us to design a “Pot of Flowers” card.

Thanks again to Selma for desigining another great challenge!

The guidelines this week are:

  • Make or use a flower pot
  • Make flowers for flower pot
  • Use some trailing greenery
  • Use any color combination

Well, flowers are my passion, both on my cards and around my house so I really enjoyed this challenge, have a look

I decided to make an insert that could also be used as a book mark

Thank you for having a look and visiting my blog.  Have a great evening


Mojo Monday 236

Hi there ladies,

Time for one more post before I have to get ready for work tomorrow 😦

Why does the week take so long and the weekend go so fast?

Tonight I have created a card for this weeks Mojo Monday Challenge.

With this challenge Teresa has created another fun sketch for us

and here is my take on the sketch:

Thank you for visiting my blog and have a great week,

JustRite Friday Challenge #070 — “Pretty Papers”

Happy Easter Monday everyone,

Well the weekend is almost over so I have to get ready to go back to work 😦

I have been playing this afternoon in my crafting studio in between all the housework that I successfully put off all weekend.  Today I am creating an entry for this weeks JustRite Friday Challenge #070 — “Pretty Papers”.

Sheri gave us the task this week of creating our own designer paper.

I had to think long and hard on this one.  I was determined to use my new JustRite Musical Notes stamp set and the matching background stamp and wanted to give it a vintage look.

So here is what I eventually came up with:

For the background I used the Shabby Music background stamp and then popped out some of the musical notes from the Musical Notes set.  I also created some corner accents from the same set and heat embossed them to give a different feel to the corners.  After this was all finished I distressed the entire background with Photo Linen distressed ink and added the Lace Borders on the edges on the card in heat embossed Silver to finish it off.

Here is the inside:

I also had a little helper for this one but I think I wore her out

Thank you for visiting and have a great week,

Flourishes – Timeless Tuesday #163

Happy Easter everyone,

Well today I woke up to 8 inches of snow 😦

I started to think it was still Winter.  To make my day seem a little brighter I decided to make an entry for this weeks Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge.

Our host this week is Beate and she has given us an easy one this week.  It is her birthday this month so she wanted everyone to make a birthday card.  She does amazing work, check her blog out HERE.

I decided to create a side step card.

Thank you for visiting and have a Happy Easter,

Joan’s Gardens Weekly Challenge #13

Happy Easter everyone.

It is had to believe but yesterday I was raking the lawn and tonight it is snowing!  Did someone leave the freezer door open? LOL

Tonight I am creating a card for one of my most favorite challenges.  It is Joan’s Gardens Weekly Challenge.

As always, Selma came up with a beautiful and fun project.

This weeks challenge is to make a Tri-Shutter Card.

This is the first time I have made one of these but it was a lot of fun!  I will be making these again.

Here is my entry:

Thank you for spending the time to look and have a great Easter weekend,

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 22 – Make a Basket

Hi there again,

This has been a good scraping day!  Had lots of fun playing with my Cheery Lynn Dies.  I just love them 🙂

I am entering the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 22 – Make a Basket Challenge tonight.

The guidelines for this one is quite simple, make a basket and use Cheery Lynn Dies. 

I fired up my trusty Sure-Cuts-A-Lot and created this basket.

The recipe for this one is:

Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish

Cheery Lynn Miniature Rose

Cheery Lynn Medium Rose

Cheery Lynn Large Rose

Cheery Lynn Victorian Romance Flourish

Cheery Lynn Canadian Kaleidoscope Doily

I used the Canadian Kaleidoscope Doily in a frame I created and placed them on each of the 6 sides of the basket.  It took some time but it turned out great.  Also for my flowers I actually used all 3 Rose dies on each flower.  I discovered this by accident one day.  I cut out a bunch of flowers and when I was assembling them I got them mixed up.  The sandwich I used was 3 large, 2 medium and 1 miniature die for each flower.

Thank you for visiting and have a great evening,

The Shabby Tea Room – Week #108 – ‘Homegrown Flowers’

Happy Good Friday everyone,

Today has been a bonus day for me.  It is normally a work day but since it is a holiday here in Canada I got to play in my crafting studio all day!

I am creating a card for this weeks The Shabby Tea Room Challenge.

Lenet has created a wonderful challenge this week.

The challenge is to create a card or project incorporating handmade flowers.  The flowers must be handmade — paper, fabric, felt … anything, but cannot be manufactured.

I have been working on this card all week but every time one of the other ladies enters their lovely card I think my flower is not good enough and start again.

I have a ton of flowers made so it will be easy for future cards! lol

Here is my design:

I decided to use my Sure-Cuts-A-Lot to create a shaped card instead of using the traditional rectangle.  It takes some practice but once you figure it out it’s not so hard at all to make different card shapes.

Thank you for visiting and have a great Easter weekend,

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