Monday, May 30, 2011


I've been feeling bad, soooo many fantastic entries last week with us at Kaboodle Doodles but Blogger has been giving me serious problems and I've been unable to comment. Frustrating, but it appears to be working now. Just in time for a new challenge. Kinda a tricky one - SHOW YOUR COLOURS. Use only your country's colours on your project. I'm Canadian eh so I've used red and white. I spent a lot of time thinking about how I was gonna put this card together, so once I got started it all just fell together.

As it has a rather CAS style I added some dimensions to all the petals for effect. Also, the "notepaper" look was made using a hole punch and scissors but I have seen punches that are similar.

Our sponsor is the Paper Shelter. They are full of fantastic digis and the winner will get a $10 coupon to spend at their online store.
Also for these challeges -
Stamptacular Sunday. BOYS OR BUGS.
Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Happy Birthday.

A little while ago the DT over at City Crafter asked if I'd make a surprise birthday card for Kirsty (DT and creator) of their fun little blog. I was thrilled.
I've noticed that she leans more towards the vintage style so wanted to reflect that in my card. After some trial and error - vintage is not my norm - I'm happy with how this turned out.
So HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kirsty!!!! Have a fantastic day.

Also for these challenges -
Paper-Crafting Journey. ANYTHING GOES.
Claudia and Company. GIRL'S BIRTHDAY.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Aim High.

Did everyone have a good weekend? It's still going for me, here in Canada we have a long weekend. Hubby's home, and no school for the kids. It's great. And the weather has been fantastic. So although it doesn't feel like a Monday, today is the start of our newest challenge at Kaboodle Doodles. The challenge is use DISTRESSING. Easy peasy. The sponser is The Crafty Pad and they're offering the winner 2 free images. I used one of their digis for my card.

For these challenges -
Crafts and Me. ANYTHING GOES.
The Paper Variety. USE STARS.
Paper Sundaes. POP IT UP.
Simon Says Stamps. SPARKLE AND SHINE.

Finding Time.

I knew exactly what I wanted to do for this card. I'm glad I was able to get the time to finish it, but I don't have much time left for this post!! We have a busy day planned, so quickly, it's a pull-out card that was inspired by the SPOTS AND STRIPES challenge at City Crafter.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011


I've been looking forward to the Chevrons challenge at Moxie Fab World and had a rough idea of what I wanted to do with it. Then I altered my plans to fit in with 2 of my other fav challenges. City Crafter asks for spots and stripes. A fun challenge and I have another card all planned out in my head for this one. Fingers crossed I get the time to make it. Also for Lawnscaping. They wanna see polka dots.

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, May 16, 2011

Tic Tac Toe.

Hi everyone, hope your weekend was good. Mine was pretty casual, nothing very exciting to report. Wasn't that rough when Blogger went down?!! I felt so cut off without it.
So today begins our new challenge at Kaboodle Doodles. We have a tic tac toe board for you to draw inspiration from.

The sponser is Digital Delights and the winner will receive $10 to spend.
On to my card.

I went with the bottom row of digi/lace/flower and I was not at all impressed with how this card turned out. The problem is that I am not very good at colouring. Then I attempted the skunk image and made a mess of it. Not saying anything unsavoury about the digi, it's great and that wasn't the problem. It's like the expression " it's not you, it's me. " I was going to bin the whole thing but really didn't mind the rest of the card. This is what I turned it into.

That's better and I am now 1 step closer to having convinced myself that I need to take the Copic plunge.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Lots Of Layers.

That's our theme this week at Kaboodle Doodles. LOTS OF LAYERS. Really, that's an easy one! The sponser is Stamp Fairy and they have tons of fun images to choose from.
I used their sun digi and lots of bright papers. I think I'll send this card to Mother Nature as a thank you for the warm and beautiful weekend ;)

The red behind the sun and the little heart are felt. I like how this card turned out, it behaved and all fell nicely into place.

Hope you'll play along,
also for these challenges -
Craft Emma. FAV COLOUR COMBO. Tricky as I have a few, depending on the time of year, but I LOVE bright, colourful cards the most.
The Ribbon Reel. For their first ever challenge!
Thanks for looking,

Friday, May 6, 2011


I'm exhausted. Today feels like it's been 10 days long. This morning I had to do some shopping, then made lunch for me and the kids. (I love watching Family Feud during lunch.) Then vaccuuming, dishes, mopping, cleaned my daughter's room and organized her closet, dinner, baths, and I lost a game of Scrabble on Facebook to my brother. That never happens! I know it's Friday night, but hubby is out for a boys gaming night (Portal, most likely) and I think I'm just gonna go to bed with a book.
But first, my card that I made for The Paper Variety. The challenge this week is USE PAINT/INK/DYES ON YOUR PROJECT. Basically they just wanna see some mess, here's mine.

Have a good weekend,

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

All Stamped Card.

Super quick, I've got the little fellas running around me. I've had this card idea for awhile now but didn't know what colours I wanted to use. Then City Crafter made this combo their challenge and I went for it.

I'm also entering this card at Lawnscaping. Their challenge this week is PARTY TIME!


Monday, May 2, 2011

"B" Inspired.

What a weekend. Saturday was beautiful, then Sunday went straight back to gloom. My daughter came home with a note from school on Friday asking her to bring in a pic of the two of us together, probably for a Mother's Day gift she'll be making. We decided to go down to Niagara Falls and enjoy the one nice day and get a photo of us there.

And here's one of all the kids.

And yesterday my daughter lost another tooth. That's 2 in 2 weeks, now she has only 1 loose one left. She's making a killing from the tooth fairy.
On to our new Kaboodle Doodles challenge. EMBELLISHMENTS BEGINNING WITH B. You know, buttons, bling, brads, etc... The winner will get 5 free stamps from Di's Digis!! And of course we'll be picking a Top 3 so looking forward to checking out all the work.

I like this card, but not the pics. Like I said, nothing but gloom here. I struggled to get some good lighting.

For these challenges -
Sparkles Forum. ANYTHING GOES.
Frosted Designs. SPOTS AND STRIPES.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

It's Only Words.

I welcome May with open arms and a HUGE thank you to those who played along last month at Just Tracy's Crafts! Congrats to the winners, and this month we've another fun challenge......... IT'S ONLY WORDS. Show us your projects that use a sentiment as the focal point. (Small images are allowed.)
Just Tracy's is also the sponser and will give-away 2 sentiment stamps to the winner.
I made my own personal challenge with this card also, use only my old supplies that I never seem to get around to. The sentiment is a rub-on I've had for quite awhile and the papers and ribbons are all from my scrap drawer.
I rolled some paper and stuck in a piece of cord for the candles. In retrospect I wish I'd used a different paper so it would stand out more but I can't change it now, they're glued solid.

For these challenges -
Crafts 4 Eternity. ANYTHING GOES.
Do You Stack Up. MAKE IT POP.
Moving Along With the Times. ANYTHING GOES.
Thanks for looking,