C.T.S. 207

I am trying out a couple new card challenge sites, and first up is CAS(E) This Sketch: I am getting my card in just under the wire: I spray painted some plastic stars, and because it is so cold and wet here they didn’t set 100%. This didn’t ruin them though, instead it gave them…

CASology 233 – glisten

GLISTEN is the cue card for CASology 233: I loved this as a cue card. It has so many possibilities!  I wish I had thought of stars, but I went with water: I have been hoarding this DoCrafts paper and use it sparingly. I felt the rain drops would work here. I think it’s so…

CTD 426 – grey, red & kraft

The colour combination for Color Throwdown 426 is grey, red and kraft: It’s a versatile and exciting combination. I considered a Valentine’s Day card, but went for something different instead: I hadn’t had a chance to use the bow dies yet, and I wanted to take them for a spin. Pretty cute I think! I…

CASology 232 – cut

The cue card for week 232 at CASology is cut: I have a die cut for a pair of scissors and wracked my brain to come up with an idea to use that, to no avail. Instead, I went with a “girl’s best friend”: I used an embossing folder with a diamond and sentiment then…

SIP 82 – natural elements

Challenge 82 at Stamp Ink Paper is natural elements, a refreshing prompt that makes me think of the warmer seasons to come. I used a wood grain embossing folder for the background panel to start the natural elements right away. I added some twine and some spray inked, die cut feathers. Finally, I kept the…

CASology 231 – forest

The cue card for week 231 at CASology is forest: As previously mentioned, I had already packed away my winter and Christmas supplies so I panicked a bit. The result is a bit of a stretch… I incorporated the colour green and a plant stamp to bring in at least some elements of the traditional…

CYCI 143 – sketch challenge

I am keeping up with my “back to challenges” streak with the three week-long challenge at Can You Case It? I have been meaning to start my Valentine’s Day cards and thought this sketch might get me in the mood. It certainly did, but my cold says that one card is enough for now 😀…

CASology 229 – toast

Hello! Let’s ring in the new year with this two week-long challenge over at CASology. It is very apropos: toast! I admit I actually wished that I had a toast (as in bread) stamp, or even one that says “Cheers”. Alas, I was without either of those. But I did have some gold vellum: I…

DeviantArt Holiday Card 2016

Hello! Just a quick post to share my card for this year’s DeviantArt Holiday Card Project 2016. It is the event’s tenth year! I wanted to keep it not too “Christmas-y” and tried for more of a wintery theme. The inside is stamped with “Happy Holidays”. I used pop dots for the tree die cuts…

Christmas gift tags

I have been making like crazy because it’s crunch time. December 3rd is the Kensington Holiday Craft Fair. I will have at a table at the Kensington Community Centre from 10am – 4pm. This is a small but busy one with consistently great crafts. I am proud to be a part, and hope you can…

Christmas cards – batch #1

Hello! I am sure you have also been keeping busy with holiday makes. These are the first batch I made this year: Lots of die cuts, cut outs and sparkle. I was still getting in to the hang of things with this batch, so I like some more than others. These were an order, and…

October Daily 2016 – results

This year was my first year taking a crack at October Daily (See my previous post here for more details about Serena Bee’s October Daily). I have always enjoyed memory keeping. Keeping a diary as a child led to keeping ticket stubs and photos, then it was amateur smash book-style notebooks and photo albums, which…