Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #140


The last challenge of the year and I am feeling festive!  I decided to make a Happy New Year card and this weeks challenge from AHSC was perfect to get the creative mojo going.

I created this card using only November's Stamp of the Month "Cheers, 2016!" (S1511), and shimmer trim in a variety of colours. I used Sapphire, Poppy and Canary inks for my stamping and finished off my card with a few enamel stars, clear sparkles and the glitter gems from the Blue Dots assortment.  As you can see my festive card came together quickly.
Thank you for stopping by and I truly appreciate your comments!  I hope you get inspired and decide to come play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Happy Crafting and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Cross Canada Blog Hop... December!

Welcome to our December blog hop featuring “Where We Create”. If you need ideas about how to organize your supplies and your workspace, or if you just want to see our crafty spaces, this hop is for you. We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers.... by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada, then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at My Creations with Michelle. If you came from Janet of Jan's Works of Heart, then you are in the right place! 

When we were house hunting a few years ago, one of the items on my wish list was a good size room for me to have a creative space where I could hold workshops.  Well... I got my wish! As you can see, I have lots of room for storage, and recently my wonderful husband came home and asked me if I could use a huge table?
My paper, stamps, and display wall

My main desk is actually a large door that we repurposed, and all my creative tools are in this corner of the room

View of that gigantic table that, as you can see, allows me to layout lots of projects in between workshops.
I am the last stop on this trip across Canada but if you are still completing the circle then you are headed all the way back to Halifax, Nova Scotia to visit with Michelle at My Creations with Michelle.


Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative in whatever space you have available to you! We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring Creating With Watercolours. Mark January 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Happy Crafting!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #138

It is the last week of school before winter break, and our schedule is just nuts!  I keep reminding myself "just a few more days till winter break"! I love our little school, and we are so glad that our son gets to participate in wonderful memory making activities but why does it all have to happen this week??
Moving on! As always a super cute sketch from AHSC.  I was in a sparkly, glittery mood and it became this card.  I still had the Sparkle and Shine paper packet (retired) on my desk, so I decided to use the houndstooth pattern paper as it has a silver shine to it and the border edge is from the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
Other Products I used on this card are:
Teal Glitter Paper which I cut with the Scallop Border Punch
- My sentiment is from the Make It Merry (D1617) stamp set, and I stamped it in Sapphire and Peacock Ink (new colours!). I fussy cut the "Merry" out and pieced it onto the base. 
- The fancy shaped base is from the Artbooking Cricut Collection.  
- Using my Silver Metallics Marker, I carefully edged the base and also freehand drew the border around the outside edge.  I then took a dark blue fine tipped marker and freehand the second line.

A few bitty sparkles and my sparkly card is complete!  Thank you for stopping by and I sincerely appreciate your comments.  I hope you get inspired and play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #136


Love this week's sketch from AHSC and initially I had planned to follow the sketch very closely but as you can see it changed a little as I created.  I am currently trying to use up some of my stash and I reached into my Christmas Papers and pulled out "Sparkle and Shine".  I love this paper packet and as I played I wanted to incorporate the  "Home for the Holidays" zip strip and then the trees seemed like a good idea...
Other products I used for this card:
- Silver Foil Tape
- Juniper Cardstock and Ink for stamping
- Festive Trees (B1493) Stamp Set. This is a hostess rewards stamp and only available until the end of December... as me how you can get yours!
- White Enamel Stars and a Red Enamel Heart
- Silver Marker!  I haven't used this product before and LOVE! I coloured in the dots on my center tree and did a little accent on my heart tree. Great way to add a little sparkle. Why haven't I played with the Metallic Markers before?!?  Silly me!

Thank you for stopping by and I truly appreciate your comments. I hope you have been inspired and decide to come play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

Happy Crafting!