Friday, October 29, 2010

Winter Wonderland - Have a Mousey Christmas!

Good Friday Morning all!

Wow - another week ending and the end of October to boot!  It's challenge day at Winter Wonderland again and the lovely Lynsey is hosting this week with the theme 'A Mousey Christmas'.  There are so many cute critters out there to play with for this theme so why don't you join us and add another Christmas card to your growing pile.  Remember, there is also a fab prize from Whimsy Stamps up for grabs this week too!

I have made this sweet 'Wiper' card with these lovely Penny Black mice hanging in their stockings ... aren't they so darn cute!  On my card they're fine .... I just hope I would never find them for real in my stocking!!!  LOL  I have coloured the image with Distress Inks and added some sparkly highlights with my Sakura gel pen (hard to see in the pic).

Paper is from my stash and I used the MS Pine Needles border punch.  I stayed with very traditional Christmas colours on this card!  The 'wiper' comes into play when you pull the card to the side .... the wiper pops up with the message!  It's super easy to make and makes for a fun and different card!

I hope you can pop over to the challenge blog and check out the rest of the DT's mousey creations - they really are super cute!  Thanks for popping by - I hope the mice didn't scare you away, eeek!  I hope you all enjoy a wonderful Friday and have fun getting ready for Halloween!  I'm driving my middle son, Joel, off to Cub Camp tonight for the weekend .... I hope it doesn't get too cold!!!  brrrr

Danielle x

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tissue Box Cover


I have my last posting for my 'Free for All' days at PaperWorksCo for the month of October.  This Tissue Box Cover has recently been up at SCS and I decided to give the tutorial a go.  This was SO much fun and absolutely dead easy!

I used this gorgeous RAM image from the Winter release - 'Flaky Friends' and coloured it up with my copics!  Each of the four panels is embossed with the cuttlebug snowflake folder and sponged over with Pine Needles distress ink.  I used the MS Icicle border punch around the lid to add some extra detail.  The paper is from Cosmo Cricket 'Jolly by Golly' collection available at PaperWorksCo.  I added a button and twine for a finishing touch next to the main image.  The sentiment comes together with the image when purchased .... you should check out the rest of RAM's Winter release stamps here.

I punched some MS snowflakes out and added adhesive pearls to the lid.  I used a nesties label 4 to cut out the aperture for the tissues.

I can't wait to have this out with my christmas decorations in the house!  Isn't it a wonderful way to fancy up a dull, boring box of tissues .... and goodness knows we need tissues at this time of year!!  I think I can see myself making quite a few of these as little gifts .... just imagine all the seasonal opportunities you could make with this box!

Thanks for stopping in again, it really is so great to see you here!  I feel like I'm finally slowing down a little and managing to get caught up.  I am doing lots of DT work behind the scenes though as I leave for  the  UK on November 11th .... I'm going home to celebrate my 40th birthday!

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful day .... it's blowing a hoolie here so don't plan on going very far!

Danielle x

Monday, October 25, 2010

A Hanglar card!

Good morning friends!

I hope you are all well on this Monday morning.  I had a quiet relaxing weekend and got to craft lots with my mom!  The dreary weather is definitely setting in now and there's nothing better than sitting and crafting to your hearts content while it rains outside!

My dear brother gave me two Hanglar stamps for my upcoming birthday and this is one of them!  I'm so excited to actually own some of this rubber!  I coloured the image up with my copics and die cut it out using a Nellie Snellen die.  I've followed this weeks sketch over at Friday Sketchers.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts with some added stickles and I used a fab TH ticket.  I also used a new EK Success fern punch which I found at Heather's Stamping the other day.  The pearl pin is from my stash and so is my dp.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'm having another relaxing day today and hope to get some more crafting done!  I might actually get some time to blog hop and catch up on some commenting too!  I appreciate you visiting and can't thank you enough for all the beautiful comments you leave!  Hope you all enjoy a safe and lovely day!

Danielle x

Friday, October 22, 2010

Winter Wonderland - A Recipe to Follow...

Good morning friends!

I'm back with my card for todays Winter Wonderland challenge which is hosted by the lovely Kate.  She has challenged us to follow a recipe this week - 2 papers, 1 ribbon, 1 snowflake and a charm.

I've been wanting to colour up these gorgeous LOTV James Bear images (very kindly stamped for me by Christine - thanks sweetie!).  Believe it or not I actually put down my copics for this project and picked up my Prismas!  I just love the soft finish it gives the image.  My papers are from Cosmo Cricket and I used the sketch layout this week from Papertake Weekly so I'll be entering my card in there.  Snowflake is punched using the MS punch with a gorgeous pearlised snowflake to adorn the top.  The charm is from stash (Bunny-Zoe's if I recall) and I stickled the snowflakes.

Great to see you here again .... thank you for your continued visits and support, it is truly appreciated!  I hope you're able to pop over to Winter Wonderland and join in the challenge fun - we have a wonderful prize up for grabs from Simon says Stamp!

Danielle x

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Leafing Around .....

Hi there!

I hope you're all keeping well and I'm so happy to see you here - thanks for stopping by for a visit! 

It's my 'Free for All' posting again today for PaperWorksCo and I was determined to find my scrapbooking mojo for todays project.  We've had such gorgeous Fall weather that I've had lots of photo opportunities with my littlest dude, Jacob, out and about on the trails, in the leaves and feeding the chickadees.  So I knew I wanted to use this gorgeous Fall RAM image 'Autumn Leaves'.  Doesn't it look perfect on this layout!

I coloured the image with my copics and die cut it using my nesties.  The birdie border is from the Cosmo Cricket Earth Love range.  I cut the title out using the Alphalicious cartridge on my cricut and the leaves are from my stash.

I will be back again tomorrow with my scheduled DT card for Winter Wonderland.  My mom and I had a fabulous cardmaking day last Sunday at Sheena's house using Close to my Heart products (wow - are they ever fabulous!!).  I have yet to show you the dozen christmas cards we made!  Yep, my christmas card pile is looking quite voluminous!  :)

I feel awful that I just haven't had time to blog hop too much again this week but I will try and find some time in the next few days.  I have some girls coming over tonight for a skin care party and tomorrow I'm off out to an Oktoberfest night and hubby flies out to Germany for a week .... phew, I'm exhausted just listing off what I'm doing!!!  Thank goodness my mom is still around!!  :)

Take care all and a million thanks for the beautiful comments you leave!

Danielle x

Sunday, October 17, 2010

New winter images from PWCO ...

Hi there!

Friday night saw the winter release of the new RAM images from PaperWorksCo ... and what a fabulous release it was!  Wow - the DT sure did some amazing work with all the new gorgeous images.

So, here is my first one 'SEASON OF JOY' - look at all that amazing detail!  It certainly took a while to colour in but soooo worth it!  Coloured with copics and then some flower soft added to the mantel for extra detail.

This next image 'A LITTLE HAUL OF CHEER' is so super cute.  What I love about this is that the child can be coloured to be either a boy or a girl - isn't that great!  Again, this image was coloured with copics and glamour dust was added for lots of sparkle.  The card design is a 'Peek-a-Boo' style which I made following this tutorial.  It's really quite easy and very effective .... when you open the card another image slides over in the punched circle cut-out - so cute! 

Peggy has a fabulous price on all these stamps right now and of course a special deal on the 'Want it All' package!  So head on over to PaperWorksCo and go check out those deals .... your Christmas cards will love you for it!! LOL

We had a super fun day out yesterday at La Fleche in Quebec.  We discovered the cave although I had to leave as my father was struggling with the terrain and my 5yr old was a little scared. Ah well, will have to try it again another day ... but I did see some bats which were super cool!  And then we did the Kids Adventure Park which was a blast.  Here's a little family snap although Jacob is not wish us as he was too small to participate.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'm off on an all-day cardmaking session with my mom.  We are signed up to make a dozen Christmas cards!  Should be lots of fun!  I'll try and do some blog catch-up later!

Danielle x

Friday, October 15, 2010

Winter Wonderland .... Give it a Vintage look.

Hi everyone!

It's Friday again which means another Winter Wonderland challenge.  The lovely Janet is host this week with the theme 'Give it a Vintage Look'.  Oh, I love it .... a wonderful opportunity to get out my distressing inks and tool.  And I treated myself to some of the Tim Holtz's christmas stamps! 

I stamped this image with Rich Cocoa and distressed all the edges and added some Tea Dye ink to enhance the distressing.  The paper is Graphic 45 which I absolutely adore - wow, they do such an amazing range of vintage papers don't they!  The pearly snowflakes are a recent purchase from a local craft store and I just couldn't resist them (oh boy, that seems to happen a lot!).  The 'flower' was a strip of cardstock which I distressed then spritzed with water and just twisted round into a circle.  I flattened it out and glued it together and added a pearl for the center - an easy handmade distressed flower!  Lace & pearls are from my stash.  The ticket is also Tim Holtz.

Terri's Delicious Doodles is sponsoring another fabulous prize for this weeks challenge.  I hope you're able to join in and add another Christmas card to your growing pile!!  These weeks sure are counting down fast!

Thanks for stopping in again today - I truly appreciate your visits and comments!  I have a busy weekend coming up with the family including zip lining tomorrow and a crafty card-making day all day Sunday with my mom!!

I'll be back later to post more details about PaperWorksCo new RAM stamp release party tonight ... CAN'T WAIT!!!

Danielle x

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Colouring in Grays


Welcome to my Thursday 'Free for All' posting for PaperWorksCo.  I had initially done my first copic colouring in grays video tutorial but for some reason couldn't get it to compress into a small enough file to blog.  :(

So instead, I have the finished image 'Happy Owl-O-Ween' coloured in grays and made into a card.  I used all the tones of cool grays C1,3,5,7,9 to colour in this image.  I'm really happy with the way it turned out too!

I used a pale cream yellow cardstock embossed with the cuttlebug circles folder to mimic the moon.  The rest of the layout is pretty simple and the main image was die cut using a Nellie Snellen die.

Thanks for stopping by today ... once again I feel like I'm chasing my tail and have not had any time to do some blog commenting.  I do apologise and hope I can catch up with you all soon.

Hope you all have a great day!

Danielle x

Monday, October 11, 2010

A sneaky peek for you ....

Hi All,

Just wanted to pop on quickly and show you a sneaky peek of the upcoming Winter release by Rachelle Anne Miller at PaperWorksCo.  This Friday is the exciting release party over at PaperWorksCo and I sure hope you'll be able to join us.  I'll post more details about this towards the end of the week.

In the meantime, be sure to pop over to the blog where Peggy has the list of all the DT members providing sneak peeks on their blogs this week.

As a little game, if anyone wishes to leave a guess of what they think this image is when you comment I will do a draw after the release, next Saturday October 16th.  It will be a surprise candy.  Should you wish to spread the word on your blog that would be awesome too!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Danielle x

Sunday, October 10, 2010

PaperWorksCo new RAM Winter Release .... and a Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi there!

Firstly I want to wish all my fellow Canadian bloggers a very Happy Thanksgiving.  I hope you all enjoy a wonderful Turkey day and are thankful for all the many blessings that are in your life.

Peggy at PaperWorksCo has a new and upcoming release of winter images from Rachelle Anne Miller.  Sneak peeks begin today on the DT's personal blogs, a list of which you can find here.  This is a very exciting release with some fabulous images so I hope you can mark October 15th down on your calendar to join us for the release party.  You know Peggy, there won't be a party without lots of celebrating .... and that means lots of FREE stamps!!! 

Until then .... stay safe, keep healthy and get those fingers inky!!!

Danielle x

Friday, October 8, 2010

Winter Wonderland - Jesus is the Reason for the Season

Hello friends!

Welcome to another Winter Wonderland challenge today where I'm hosting this weeks theme of 'Jesus is the Reason for the Season'.

Whilst I absolutely adore snowmen and santas I always make cards that, for me, reflect the true reason of Christmas - Jesus.  And this gorgeous image fell through my letterbox this past week from a very sweet and wonderful blogging friend (you know who you are)!  It is a perfect fit for this weeks theme so I didn't have to think twice about pulling out my copics and get my colouring under way.  The sketch is from this weeks Sketch Saturday so I'll also be entering my card in there.  Stamp Something has a theme of 'Something Punchy' so my card can be entered in there too.

You may also notice the circle die is new too (thanks to my mom - she brought me some beautiful Nellie Snellen die cuts - aren't I lucky??).  I had to cut this one in half to make it work around this image but I like how it's turned out.

Well, I hope you're able to join in the fun at Winter Wonderland this week - the challenge is being hosted by I Did It Creations so a fab prize is up for grabs! 

It is Thanksgiving here in Canada this weekend so today I'm taking a down day with my family as the boys have a 4 day weekend and we're going to relax.  On Sunday we'll be hosting a dinner for 13 people which is going to be a lot of fun but I need a quiet day to get myself ready, haha!!!

Enjoy your Friday everyone and I have my cup of coffee in hand ready to go and do some well-needed blog hopping!!

Danielle x

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Happy Owl-O-Ween!


Welcome to my PaperWorksCo posting - you will be seeing me every Thursday during the month of October for a 'Free for All' post.

With Halloween just around the corner I had this idea of using this gorgeous Rachelle Anne Miller image within the context of a luminaria.  I found the luminaria tutorial over at SCS here and I altered some of the measurements to adapt it to this project.  The circles were cut out using nesties and the image is coloured with copics and cut out.  I adhered vellum behind the circle to mimic the moon.  I placed the image over the 'moon'.  I used the MS fence punch in orange cardstock and cut one for each of the four panels.  The remaining 3 panels have a teeny tiny bat which my mother painstakingly cut out for me!!

A side view of the luminaria.  I also created the 'roof' myself as I wanted to finish the luminaria off with a bird house effect.  It was also the perfect spot to place the sentiment!

Here's the finished luminaria in the dark with the battery-operated tealight candle placed inside - doesn't it look fabulous!  My boys were so excited to see this finished project so I know this will definitely be lighting up our dinner table until Halloween!

All papers and the RAM image are available from PaperWorksCo - be sure to pop over and check out Peggy's store.  I believe she also has copics on special right now at 15% off making them only CAN$5.50 - WOW! - what a bargain!!  Hurry on over ... those prices won't last for long!!

Well, thanks for stopping by today and paying me a visit.  I apologise for being a really slack blogger lately - it's difficult to spend time blog hopping and commenting when I have visitors here.  I am looking through my favourite blogs when I get a chance but please bear with me if I'm not as frequent a visitor as I should be!  Hopefully normal service will resume soon, hee hee!  With that said, I really do appreciate every comment that is left and thank you for your continued support and appreciation of my blog!  You guys are the best!

Danielle x

Friday, October 1, 2010

Winter Wonderland - A Male Card

Hi there!

Thanks for stopping in at my blog today ... it's great to see you here!  I have my DT card for the Winter Wonderland challenge to show you.  Lynsey is hosting this week and has challenged us all to create a christmas card for a male.  Mmm, this one got me thinking!!!

I decided to pull my Cricut out and found this adorable toy soldier on the Joys of the Season cartridge.  What a great image for a little boys card don't you think?  The papers are Bo Bunny and I used the MS zigzag border punch.  The sentiment is SU!

I hope you're able to pop over to the Winter Wonderland blog and join in our challenge this week.  We're being sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop and you could win $10 to spend in their store!  Besides, remember you'll be adding to your christmas card stash too!

This is a quick posting as I'm busy with my family visiting right now. We're having a fabulous time catching up and spending quality time together. The boys are loving having their grandparents and uncle here - it's such a special time! So please accept my apologies if I seem very absent around blogland at the moment!

Thanks once again for your visit today and I really appreciate any comments that you may leave!  Have a fantastic Friday and start to the weekend!

Danielle x


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