Friday, January 9, 2015

Badass Friends with Flair

Hi folks,


Just thought I would pop in today to share this recent creation with one of my new stamps from Unity Stamp Co - and it so happens that today is also Friends with Flair Friday at Unity! Awesome!


If you've been following my blog for the last year or so, you know that I have taken up running as a form of exercise. It's all because I reconnected with a high school friend after a couple of decades of life going in different directions. She's a runner and encouraged me to join her on a couple of races this past year.


She celebrated a birthday recently and this is the card I made for her.




I know - the sentiment is not very "birthday-ish" but I think it suits her to a T. And that sequined bow? I think it is just perfect if I do say so myself. I love the juxtaposition of the girlie girl bow with the cool sentiment.




card details:
  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches
  • patterned paper: Graphic 45 "Couture"
  • stamp: Unity Stamp Co "Badass Every Day", stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black with a bit of shading added with Copic Markers (E50, E51, E53)
  • embellishments: sequin bow from my stash
  • layout: Mojo Monday 375


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Birthday Wishes Dad

Hi folks,


Well, for once I am ahead of the game for a birthday card for my Dad. His birthday is today and I actually made his card and got it into the mail with the Christmas cards! Woo hoo!



card details:
  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches, black card stock base
  • patterned paper: Authentique "Suave"
  • stamps: CTMH Seaside Greetings (D1609), Hats Off (C1593 - a hostess rewards tamp), You're the Best (C1571)
  • embellishments: CTMH Silver Shimmer Trim
challenges for this card:



As always, thanks for stopping by!

And happy birthday Dad!!!

By the way, if you haven't heard about Anya, Oddies and Others you should stop by and pay them a visit. It's a great place to share all of your card creations! I'm adding this card to the January linkup for others!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy 1st Birthday

Hi folks,

Dearly beloved's youngest niece celebrated her first birthday recently and this is the card that I made for her.




It's kind of nice that our siblings and friends continue to have little ones - so I can keep colouring up cute little images like this for their birthdays.


card details:

  • finished size: 5 x 5 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned paper: Carta Bella "Alphabet Junction"
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm "Alice Bean" coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, E21, E33, E31, E13, R81, R83, R85, R000)
  • sentiment: Verve "Borderline"
  • layout: Sketch Saturday #340
additional challenges for this card:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

A Sweet Anya Happy Birthday

Hi folks,

Just popping in to share a recent birthday card - with actual colouring!




card details:

  • finished size: 5 x 5 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned paper: Carta Bella "Alphabet Junction"
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm "Sweet Anya", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, E21, E23, E25, E27, B91, B93, R81, G20, G21, G24
  • sentiment: Verve "Small Phrases"
  • layout: Sketch n Stash #155
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 29, 2014

My first Base & Bling Necklace

Hi folks,

A friend of mine has a birthday in January and, surprise surprise, I'm actually on top of things getting her birthday present ready and in the post! It actually went out with her Christmas present.

I decided it was high time that I try my hand at the Base & Bling wearable crafts from Close to My Heart.

So here's a photo of the necklace. It's not a great photo but since making this I picked up a jewelry display bust (at Michael's on Boxing Day). Future photos of my jewelry creations will be MUCH nicer.




I paired the necklace with one of the cards from the (now retired) Ivy Lane Card Making Workshop on the Go (also from Close to My Heart).




And I also decorated a little gift card tin to hold the necklace.

Here's the outside:


And a peek inside:



project details:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Baby's First Christmas

Hi folks,


Well, this year I saved some time on my Christmas card making for my nieces and nephews by simply sending the cards I made for them LAST year and didn't send (I know - bad Aunt). But, that meant I still had one card I needed to make since my sister added another little one to our extended family back in June.


This is the card I made for our youngest niece.



card details:
  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base
  • patterned paper: October Afternoon "Holiday Style"
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm - Oliver & Amelia "?????? ", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, E21, E23, E25, R81, R83, R85, G24, G21, T0, T1
  • sentiment: Verve "Ornamental Christmas"
  • layout: Splitcoaststampers Sketch 515

challenges for this card:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Snowhaven Reboot

Hi folks,

I know that, technically, Christmas was two days ago but, since I've been too busy to post the last of this year's Christmas cards, you will have to tolerate me posting them over the next little while.

I promise - there's birthday cards waiting to be posted as well!

Anyways, you may or may not remember my post with the cards I had made with the Snowhaven Card-Making Workshop on the Go from Close To My Heart.

I had said to dearly beloved that it was my plan to make variations of this card for all of our parents. He suggested that the big sentiment panel might stand out more if it was stamped in grey instead of the pale blue glacier. So I did - I used Slate for the panel and Glacier for the snowflakes.


I think he was right. I like this version better. I also added another strip of paper to this one - the black snowflake pattern.

card details:

Challenges for this card:

As always, thanks for taking the time to stop by for a visit, especially at this time of year!