Sunday, August 23, 2015

Hello Little Baby!


Hello there!

It's been a rainy overcast weekend so I've managed time at my craft desk which has been very productive!

An old school friend of mine has just had a baby boy after trying for more than 12 years!  I am so thrilled for her that they are now finally a family after welcoming a beautiful baby boy!  So, of course a baby card was in order to send over to the UK to offer my congratulations!

These adorable stamps from PWCO have proven to be an absolute essential staple to my stamp collection, especially for making adorable baby cards!  This giraffe is one of my favourites for sure.  I stamped it first on the white then again on the yellow cardstock and cut it out, glueing it on top.  The rest of the card is CASed from a project I saw on Pinterest.  The papers, ribbon, button & sentiment are all from my stash.  I used a Darice embossing folder for the bottom panel.  Sentiment is from SU!

Some challenges I am entering:-

One Stitch at a Time Challenge - Anything Goes with 4 Legged Friends
Inspiration Destination Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Buttons & Bows
Just Add Ink - Card for Male
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Bingo (Ribbon/Lace / Blue / Buttons)

Thanks for visiting me over at my blog!  I always love seeing you here and if have left me a comment, I thank you with much gratitude and will hop on over and take a peek at your lovely blog!  That's all from me for now so until next time .... happy crafting!!

Hugs, Danielle x

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Bouquet of Heartfelt wishes ...


Happy Wednesday folks!

I had a quiet day and felt the need the colour yesterday so I sat and coloured in this Tiddly Inks beauty!

This is the first time she is being inked up.  I am absolutely loving my new Tiddly Inks rubber - I think I want them all!!  LOL  This was such a delight to colour with my copic markers and I had fun with the grass too!  The heart flowers are also part of this stamp set.  To finish off the card I used the die cut word and added some sequins.

Challenges I'm entering:-

Tiddly Inks Challenge - Have Heart
Papertake Weekly Challenge - To Die For (use a die cut)
Craft your Passion Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Share your Favourite Colour (Teal blue)

That's all I have for today.  Thanks for your visit and as always, I love to read your comments so please leave one to let me know you stopped by!  I'm off now to go and do some back to school supply shopping with my boys, much to their dismay!  Have a great day and until next time ... happy crafting!!

Hugs, Danielle x

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A simple Happy Birthday!


Hello all!

After a super busy weekend I'm now getting a chance to post this card which was gifted to a friend a while ago.  Had a fab time visiting the Boston Science Museum with the family and we got to visit the Pixar Animation Exhibit which was superb.  My kids loved seeing the computer technical stuff behind the animated movies.  

So this card is a pretty simple male birthday - sometimes I really enjoy making male cards as they don't require any "fluff" or embellishments!  Clean and simple is the way to go and at times that works just perfectly for me!!

I pulled out the cuttlebug happy birthday embossing folder for this one and kept the rest of the card pretty simple with the sentiment and three punched out stars.  I love the colour combo of teal & brown.  A simple bow tied with twine adds the finishing touch.

Thanks for popping by today - I do hope you're able to leave a comment to let me know you stopped in!  It's another scorcher here today so pool time will be on the agenda later!  Hope you're having a fab day wherever you are and until next time .... happy crafting!!

Hugs, Danielle x

Friday, August 14, 2015

Simply Create Too ...


Happy Friday folks!

Today is another challenge over at Simply Create Too and it's Anything Goes!  I have made this sweet card which includes a mini envelope on it for attaching a gift card.

I'm not usually a yellow person but I do like this colour combo and the embossed yellow cardstock is so beautiful that I had to use it!  The black & white panel is made up of strips of decorated fabric tape with strips of bling down each end to add some sparkle!  The crochet flower and pearl brad are from my stash and the sentiment is SU!.

Other challenges I'm entering:-

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Spots & Stripes

Another beautiful day here which I'm looking forward to spending with friends.  The weekend is set to be gorgeous too so full-on activities with the kids - Boston Science Museum and the beach!!  Yippee!!

Have a wonderful Friday everyone and thanks for stopping in.  Thank you for all your lovely comments - each and every one is so appreciated!  Until next time ... happy crafting!

Hugs,
Danielle x

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

O Christmas Tree!



Hello!

It's a rainy day here in Massachusetts so I decided to make a christmas card and get ahead on building up my stash for the holidays!

I love this tree stamp by Sunshine Designs (it's an older one) that I have in my stash.  I coloured up the image with my copic markers and added stickles and sequins for some sparkle.  The background paper is from Echo Park Home for the Holidays - I loved how the argyle pattern mimicked the pattern on the middle tree!  Sentiment is from my stash.

Challenges I'm entering:-

Winter Wonderland - Christmas songs/carols "O Christmas Tree"
Craft your Passion Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Moving along with the Times - Snow in Summertime

Thanks for your visit today and I hope you're able to leave a comment so I know you've stopped by!   Until next time ... happy crafting!!

Hugs, Danielle x

Monday, August 10, 2015

Because nice matters ...


Happy hello folks!

This is one of my new Tiddly Inks stamps which hadn't been inked up yet so I had fun with this one. I just love her - such a cute and wonderfully tender image!

I coloured her up with my copics and am really pleased with how she turned out. I used the dot technique on her wings (first time I'm really trying this) and was quite happy with the result!  I followed a pretty simple sketch and just finished the card off with a beautiful flower & sentiment.

Challenges I'm entering in:-

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft your Passion Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Bizzy Becs Store Challenge - August - Anything Goes
Tiddly Inks Challenge - Paws for Thought (Animal image)
The Ribbon Girl Challenge - Any Image challenge

That's all for now!  Off to enjoy the rest of this gorgeous sunny day!  Until next time ... happy crafting!

Hugs, Danielle x

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Oceans of good wishes ...



Happy Sunday!

I found some time to craft this week - yippee!!  When the weather is so nice outside I find it difficult to sit at my craft desk ... I would much rather be out in the sunshine as summer always flies by so fast!!

Sooo, today I have this sweet Tilda for you.  She is exactly where I love to be - at the beach!!  Collecting sea shells and seaglass is something I absolutely love to do so I loved colouring up this little beauty!  I coloured up with copic markers.

I kept the card layout pretty simple.  I love the cloud paper from Magnolia and I embossed the bottom panel of kraft cardstock.  I added a simple white ribbon across the join and the sentiment is one from my stash which I thought worked perfectly with the image.

Some challenges I'm entering:-

Allsorts Challenge - Inspired by Summer
The Ribbon Girl Challenge - Anything Goes with an Image
Creative Moments - Challenge #74 Anything Goes/Summer Fun
Stamp & Create - August Challenge - One for the Girls
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Paradise of Magnolia - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by - always so lovely to see you pop in and please leave a comment to let me know you've paid a visit!  Have a great week and until next time ... happy crafting!!

Hugs, Danielle x

Friday, July 31, 2015

Sending a Birthday Text!


Happy Friday Folks!

I want to share this card with you today.  It is my son's 17th Birthday today and this is the card I made for him.  As any typical guy his age, they live on their phones and constantly text, LOL!  I love this Mo Manning image and it was the first time I've inked this up!

Image is coloured with copic markers.  Male cards are always pretty simple as there really isn't too much one can do to "dress up" the card!  Paper is from BG Wander 6x6 pack, sentiment is Verve and the adhesive dots are Michaels.  I actually really love how this turned out and my son loved it too, especially what was inside it ($100 gift card)!!!

I'm off to take my dog for a run before the heat of the day sets in!  Then this afternoon will be spent enjoying some pool time with the kids.  It's going to be a hot weekend so we'll be heading off to the beach too - can't wait!!

Have a fabulous Friday everyone and thanks for stopping by!  Always great to see you here!  Have a fantastic weekend and until next time ... happy crafting!!

Hugs,
Danielle x

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Wedding Wishes



Hi there!

So I get to share with you the wedding card that I made for our friends whose wedding we attended in Ottawa back in June.  One of the many reasons I love making cards is that I am able to custom create my cards to any colour or theme that I wish.  For this, I used their wedding colours and added a burlap/lace border which they used as table runners at their reception.  

The stamp, which I absolutely adore, is a Tiddly Inks and coloured up with copic markers.  I created the sky & grass which reflected their outdoor wedding.


I decided to use an easel design as I wanted to incorporate flowers & a sentiment and this allowed me to do it perfectly!  I finished off by adding some twine and sequins - the shabby chic touch complete!


I custom made their envelope too using the SU! Envelope punch board.  I made a bellyband using the burlap/lace ribbon.  The sentiment is from SU!.

Some challenges I'm entering:-

Papertake Weekly - Product Theme (use lace)
Craft Your Passion Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge - Anything Goes/Bing (lace, image, sentiment)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping in and taking a peek today.  Always love seeing you here!  It has been very hot these last few days so I'm taking advantage and being poolside.  Summer days always seem to go by so very quickly so I like to make the most of them whilst we can!

Until next time ... happy crafting!

Hugs,
Danielle x

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I'm back from Canada ... normal service to resume!!



Hi there!

My family and I went for a visit and wedding to Ottawa back in June.  We had a wonderful time, but with my eldest son returning to live there and finish off his final year of high school, we ended up having to stay on for an additional 3.5 weeks for him to complete a math course at summer school!  He successfully completed it and we are now back in Boston for the remainder of the summer!  He will return in a months time ... so lots of changes coming up for us as we stay in Boston and he embarks on a new life back in Ottawa.  I am very excited for him as this is something he desperately wants to do and hey, at some point one has to cut those apron strings!!  Lol!  I am extremely proud of him for taking such a huge step in his young life at 17!

Anyways, here is my card (sorry it's late) for the current Simply Create Too challenge "For a precious child".  I used a "new to me" stamp by Verve and created the moon using an embossed circle punched out.  The stars, paper, vellum, ribbon & sequins are all from my stash.


Here's the finished inside of the card too.  This was sent to a friend who recently had their first little baby boy.

I hope you get a chance to stop by and play in the latest challenge.  Thanks for stopping in today - your visits and comments are always greatly appreciated!  I have a lot of blog hopping and commenting to catch up on!  Have a wonderful day friends .... and happy crafting!  Until next time!

Hugs,
Danielle x

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