Monday, June 30, 2014

A new challenge at Craft Your Passion

I created this lovely card for the latest challenge at Craft Your Passion

It's an easy-peasy challenge as you just have to have a ribbon somewhere on your creation.

My image is called  FLORENCE by ArtbyMiran
and you can find it here 

Check out the blog and play along with us.  I'd love to see your creations.


Dress B02, B05, BG09
Hair E13, E25, E37
Skin - Alyce's Skin colours from Kit and Clowder
E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20

I'm pleased with how the dress turned out but will be doing a much better job soon once I get at the latest class at  Kit and Clowder  CLOTHING.  I've just signed up and I can't wait to get at the lessons.  I've already improved immensely from taking the Skin and Hair class (and I'm only part-way through).  I can't say enough about Alyce Keegan and her classes at Kit and Clowder. Hope to see you on the Facebook page sometime or in the chat in the classrooms. 

Anything Goes at Fitztown...

Here's a lovely brand new image from Fitztown which you can find here.

I created this card for the latest challenge at Fitztown
Challenge #42 - Anything Goes

Colours used
Skin - Kit and Clowder's basic skin colours (E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20)
Dress & Flowers: RV63, RV66, RV89  
Shoe/gloves: W1
Background:  Light blue chalk with a wee bit of pinky/burgundy chalk

Who can't play along with such a simple theme as Anything Goes?  
Hope to see you over there with your great creations !!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Krop - Challenge #5 - use 2 images on your creation

This card was created for the 5th challenge for the Kraftin' Kimmie Krop last weekend.

I used two wonderful images from the set SMARTY PANTS.  The challenge was to use two images on one creation, to I put this together by masking the girl in the desk, then stamped the boy.  It was fun to create this card and I'm pleased with how my hair turned out on these images even though I'm struggling to get fine flicks happening !!  I'm loving my Skin and Hair class at Kit and Clowder and have learned so much and improved in my colouring.

Kraftin' Kimmie Krop - Challenge #4 - All things shimmery

This next challenge at the Kraftin' Kimmie Krop last weekend is challenge #4 - all things shimmery.  I used one of my all-time favourite images for this, and just matted it with a shimmery paper.  I hope this counts in the "all things shimmery" guidelines !!

I also popped the world up off the image by stamping it a second time and colouring it in.  I think this looks really cute on the card, although it didn't photograph as well as I would have liked it to.

I really need help with my pleats/dress, but I'm going to be starting the Clothing class at Kit and Clowder this week, so I will definitely be trying this image again once I get some lessons under my belt.

Kraftin' Kimmie Krop - Challenge #3 - Use unconventional colours

This is the 3rd challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie's Krop last weekend.  This challenge was fun because it was to use unconventional colours, so I decided to do a funky haircolour.  I also carried over the same image from Challenge #2, and did the paper-pieced dress/skirt again too.

Don't you just love her crazy haircolour?  It was done with B00, BG09

I had a lot of fun with this creation.  The image is called LOLA LOLLIPOP and can be found here.

Kraftin' Kimmie Krop - Challenge #2 - Paper Piecing

Here's another card I created for the 2nd challenge of the Kraftin' Kimmie Krop!

This time we had to do paper piecing on our creation. 
I used this cute polka dot paper to piece the skirt.  Don't ya just love polka dots?  I know I do !!

I used this lovely image called Lola Lollipop which can be found here.

Kraftin' Kimmie Krop Challenge #1 - Fussy Cutting

I created this card for one of the five challenges at Kraftin' Kimmie last weekend for the Krop.

This challenge was to do/use fussy cutting on your creation with a Kraftin' Kimmie image.

I used this great image from the set called YOU'RE FANG-TASTIC by Kraftin' Kimmie artistCheryl Alger.

I love how cute this little guy is and he reminds me of my son.
I will be sending this card along to Kards for Kids, Hospital for Sick Children.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Another Colour Competition happening now...

Hey everyone, there's another exciting colour competition going on at Kit and Clowder.

This time the image is from The East Wind and you can grab her here at half-price.

I'm working on colouring mine up now and will have it posted by the end of the weekend.  I hope you'll pop over and grab the image and have some fun colouring her up and sharing her, for a chance to win !!

Friday, June 27, 2014

A simple Happy Brithday card

It's very CAS (Clean and Simple) but fits the bill for the requirement of no embellishments
 (choking hazards), and besides who doesn't love bakers and/or cupcakes !! 

I used this cute Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp 

I'm entering it in the current challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie (Anything Goes)

A magical substance...

If you know me, you know I LOVE my COFFEE !!  Sooo I was very excited to create a coffee-themed card for the latest challenge at Brown Sugar !!

Here's a cute card I made for the latest challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog.

I had some fun while creating this card thinking about how true the sentiment is.  You can find this image (Stella Peeker - Magical Substance) and sentiment at Bugaboo Stamps (right here)...and also check out the FREEBIE Friday they have going on each week.  I do love Bugaboo !!

Hope to see all your wonderful and colourful creations at the Brown Sugar Challenge Blog.

Design Day at Fitztown

It's my turn to showcase something I created or designed for the latest challenge at Fitztown.

I created this lovely scallop circle card using the wonderful image FAE 37 which can be found here.

The challenge at Fitztown is a SHAPED CARD, so this is what I created.

I had a lot of fun colouring it up and think it makes a beautiful card on the scalloped card base.

I wanted to share with you how you can create a shaped card and have it STAND on it's own without ruining the integrity of the shape.  I learned this awhile back at an online card class I took.

1. cut two of your shapes out of cardstock
2. cut one of your shapes out of patterned or coloured paper and attach to one of the white bases
3. score the remaining base about 1/2 inch from the top (in a straight line)

4. add a strong adhesive to the scored portion only

5. carefully line your card up so that it is going to stand properly on a table (i.e. don't let the image be crooked or it will not stand properly)

Now your card is done and stands with the base backing of the card with the bend in, and your front image is intact.

I hope you enjoyed this little tip and will play along with us this week in our Shaped Card challenge.  

I look forward to seeing what you create.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Grats !!

I created this card for one of my dear friends daughter who is moving from Grade 5 into a new school for Grade 6 !!  She loves teal so I used that as the main colour on my card and decided to use the STAR embossing folder to acknowledge what a STAR she is!  I hope she likes it.

I'm entering this in the current challenge at Meljen's Designs - #215 - Texture

Monday, June 23, 2014

Teacher Thank You Card

Here's a card I created for one of my son's two teachers to thank them for making Grade 2 such a wonderful experience for him.

He asked me not to make it too fussy with flowers and stuff, so I've kept it pretty clean and simple.

It uses a lovely Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp called SMARTY PANTS which can be found here.

I followed the sketch provided by Sassy Chery's Challenge Blog (with a little bit of creative license)  I hope it still counts as an entry in the challenge even though it's not exactly the same as the sketch.

I'm entering it in the following challenges:

Birthday Pug for you...

This cute little birthday card was made for the latest challenge at Craft Your Passion !!

It's for the latest challnege #219 - Bold and Beautiful
Use bold, bright, beautiful colours !!

This cute image is called BIRTHDAY PUG from 2Cute Ink and can be found here.

I must admit I do have a difficult time being random, so putting those little sequins down probably took as long as colouring and creating the card !! LOL

I hope you'll pop over to Craft Your Passion and play along with us this week. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


I created this cute card to honour a friend who just got her Driver's License !!  I'm sooo happy for her and wanted to congratulate her.  What better way to do that than with this lovely Kraftin' Kimmie Stamped Image from the Going Places set.  I'm sure she'll love it.

Monday, June 16, 2014

It's's here...the Clothing Class at Kit and Clowder...

Can you tell I'm EXCITED ?? !! 

Of course I am !!  What's not be excited about...check out this link for more information...I'm signing up tonight !!

Baseball anyone...

Here's a super cute card I created for the latest challenge at Fitztown Challenge Blog

It uses the image called SPORTS 14 which can be found here.

Fitztown Challenge #40 - Masculine Theme

I hope you'll pop over and play along with us this week.  What a great theme.

You're so Sweet

I created this cute card for the latest challenge at Craft Your Passion !!
Challenge #218 - 3 or more Embellishments
This is a pretty easy challenge to play along with, so come on over to CYP and join us!!

I used this lovely image "There's a Fairy in my Tea" from The Paper Shelter which can be found here.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you create this week !! 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Kit and Clowder 2000 Followers celebration...

There's so much going on at Kit and Clowder to celebrate 2000's a summary of all that's happening so far this weekend...who know's there could be more things going on over the next few hours so be sure to check back !!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Tiddly Inks new release at Kit and Clowder

I created this journal for myself!!  I just love this new Tiddly Inks Image BEARY SWEET

I used the basic skin colours from Kit and Clowder's Hair and Skin Class
E000, E00, E11, E21, E04 and R20

For the dress I used R83, R85

For the hair I used E23, E33, E37

I gave this journal a bit of a shabby chic look and even made a bookmark to hold my place in it using the Japanese symbols for LOVE, LUCK and HAPPY from the new BEARY SWEET SAYING. image.

I hope you'll head over to Tiddly Inks to see all that they have to offer, and pop over to Kit and Clowder to see all the wonderful things going on there (Great Classes, challenges and a wonderful array of cards from card-markers/colourists of all skill levels).

There's also a sale on right now at Tiddly Inks...just sayin'

Just an FYI there's also a cool contest going on for people taking the Skin and Hair Class (post a pic of a before and after image for a chance to win a great prize...check out the deails here)

and another chance to win at Kit and Clowder...

Here's another chance to win this weekend at Kit and Clowder !

Thank you to Aurora Wings

Another chance to win with Kit and Clowder...

Here'e another chance to win at Kit and Clowder...please pop on over, join the group, share the post, make a comment and check out Little Darlings !!

Good luck.

Friday, June 13, 2014

There's a party at Kit and Clowder...

Come on over and join the party at Kit and Clowder !!

Alyce Keegan and Kit and Clowder has reached 2000 followers and there's a big party this weekend !!
I'm so proud to be part of this wonderful group as a Guest Designer and also as a student of Alyce's Skin and Hair Class !! 

I hope you'll pop over and check it out for a chance to win a prize...isn't this "Alyce our Copic Fairy" image so gosh-darn cute??  You can check out all the other great images at The Stamping Chef by clicking here.

I'm gonna get her coloured up over the weekend, so watch for my blog post of this!!

It's summer time and the icecream is cold's finally starting to feel like Summertime here in Southern Ontario...hope it is wherever you are too.

I created this COOL card (pardon the pun) for the latest challenge 

This week the challenge is Summer and we are sponsored 

Don't you just love this image and how versatile it is for a birthday card, a Hello card, or a just because card.

I hope you'll pop over to the Brown Sugar Challenge Blog and play along with us this week.

It's Friday and another DT Day for me at Fitztown

I created this card using my new favourite colour PURPLE !  That's the theme this week at Fitztown 

Challenge #39 - Use your Favourite Colour

If you know me, you know PINK is my favourite colour, but I've been leaning towards a love of PURPLE lately, so I decided to create this card using purples with a touch of pink too.

I used the wonderful image FAE11 for my card.  Don't you just love her?

I hope you'll pop over to the Fitztown Challenge Blog and play along this week.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Father's Day card made by my son Thomas

This card was made by my son Thomas, using the FREEBIE image from Meljen's Designs last weekend, and also one of mine and my son's favourite Meljen's image - a mustache !!

I am entering Thomas' card in the latest challenge at Meljen's Designs.

Monday, June 9, 2014

A cute little fireman for you...

I created this cute card that could also be used as a Father's Day card/

It's for the latest challenge at Craft Your Passion

Challenge #217 - Father's Day or For the Boys
Our sponsor this week is Just Some Lines

This image is called O' Little Fireman and can be found here.

I hope you'll pop over and play along with us.  Even if you don't choose to make a Father's Day card, you can play along by making a card "for the boys"...which I know is something we all can use in our card stash!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Hearts for you...

I'm cutting it very close to the wire to enter this card in the Dies and Punches challenge at Lacy Sunshine.

I hope this card counts as I did use my Big Shot to emboss the white part of the card.

I used the cutest image "Abigal Heart Wishes" from Lacy Sunshine !

You can check out the challenge at Lacy Sunshine here.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Shabby Chic at Kit and Clowder

Here's a Shabby Chic Card I created using the image 

It's for the latest challenge at Kit and Clowder.

We are also sponsored by Live and Love Crafts this month, 
who specialize in everything Shabby Chic and Vintage !!

I coloured this image up in some of my favourite colours (pink and purple) 
and really had some fun adding all the shabby chic elements
(lace, pearls, flowers, and distressing the edges).

Anyone who knows me, knows this is WAY out of my Clean and Simple comfort-zone!!

I'm pleased with how this turned out !!  

My colouring is improving thanks to the Skin and Hair Class at Kit and Clowder.  

Please pop over to the website to find out more about classes by clicking here.