Sunday, August 28, 2011

A little sprinkling of love with PaperWorksCo!

Hi again!

I'm back for my last 'Anything but a Card' posting for the month of August with PaperWorksCo.  This summer has been a real scorcher and there's nothing better than having a good ol' sprinkling in the garden to cool you off ... so that is what inspired todays little project!

I found this sweet little watering can template over on Splitcoaststampers in the resource section.  Super easy to download and print and even better, print it directly onto your patterned paper and bingo ... you're all set to go!  I used this lovely summery paper from Doodlebug.  I thought this project would be such a sweet favour at a wedding or garden party.

Whilst I haven't used any image I thought it would be perfect to use one of the new wedding sentiments on the front of the can ... isn't it lovely! 

A bit of a bird's eye view on the project ... the flowers are the retro flower punch and the butterfly is the MS punch.  I also used the MS doily border punch to add some detail along the bottom of the can.  I filled this one with some Twizzlers in a cellophane bag and tied it with pink ribbon (but of course you can put anything inside)!

Challenges I'm entering this project in to:-

Totally Gorjuss - 'As you Like It'
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - 'Summer Fun'
Incy Wincy Designs - 'Anything but a Card'
PaperCreationsInk - 'Show us your Flowers'
Dutch-Dare Card Challenges - 'Anything but a Card'

Thanks again for stopping in and checking out today's project - I hope it was worth the visit!  Be sure to pop on over to PaperWorksCo and check out what Janet has done too.  For the month of September I'm lucky enough to be showcasing the PaperCardKit and I can't WAIT ... the papers are delicious!  Enjoy your Sunday!!

Danielle x

Friday, August 26, 2011

Trim a Tree ... with Winter Wonderland!

Hi there!

It's Friday again which means it's time for my Winter Wonderland card for this weeks challenge - which is 'Trim a Tree'.  What a super fun theme this is and so many wonderful images to use!

I have used this gorgeous stamp which is part of the RAM Collection from PaperWorksCo.  You can find it here.  Isn't it just adorable??  I coloured with my copies and used a fabulous christmas paper collection which has some wonderful glittered sheets.  The layout is pretty simple as I wanted the image to take centre stage!  The sentiment comes with the stamp .. how fab is that!  The snowflakes, pearls and ribbon are all from stash.  I used the MS Fir Tree border punch behind the image.

I'm entering this card into some other challenges too:-

Charisma Cardz Challenge - 'Glitter It'
Christmas Card Challenges - 'Glitter'
Christmas Crafting - 'Cute Christmas'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 'Anything Goes'
Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge - 'Robins'
Craft us Crazy - 'Anything Goes'
Moving Along with the Times - 'Birdys'
Divas by Design Challenge - 'Christmas in August'
Tuesday Throwdown - 'Dimension & Texture'
Make it Monday Challenge
Paper Playtime - 'Anything Goes'
Stamps R Us Challenges - 'Anything Goes'
The Crazy Challenge monthly Christmas Challenge - August
Christmas Cards All Year Round - August Challenge (Use 4 products from the list provided)
Paper Crafting Journey - 'Anything Goes'
Aud Sentiments Challenge - 'Anything Goes'
Designed 2 Delight - 'Anything Goes'
Crop Stop - 'Anything Goes'

I am now back home after having had a truly wonderful vacation in Alberta with the family.  I'm still getting myself organized with laundry, groceries etc. but my craft table is begging for some love!  I promise I'll try to get there this weekend!!

Thanks for stopping in ... I really do appreciate your calls into my blog and the comments you leave.  They make my day such a brighter one and I feel so blessed to have every single one of you as a blogging buddy!  Some much needed blogging time will be had in the next few days!  Take care and have a wonderful Friday and fantastic weekend!

Danielle x

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A yummy treat ... peanut free!!

Hi there!

This weeks ABAC post for PaperWorksCo follows on from last week's birthday invitation.  In keeping with the robot theme for Jacob's birthday invites, I created this sweet treat bag holder.  Inside I have added  a couple of peanut-free peanut butter cookies.  Yes, that is contradictory but read on and I'll explain ...

Jacob has severe food allergies, nuts being one of them.  I miss peanut butter terribly, but of course, Jacob has never eaten it so therefore does't know what he's missing!  Anyway, I discovered WOW! Butter in the organic section of the grocery store one day ... a roasted soy product .... which tastes just like peanut butter - WOW definitely describes it!!  LOL   So I thought I would bake some peanut butter cookies using the WOW! Butter instead ... and it worked ... and Jacob LOVES them to boot!

So the motivation behind this treat bag is that many parents who don't have allergies to deal with don't often know of the alternatives out there.  So I thought whilst giving out treats, why don't I take advantage and do a little bit of educating at the same time!  I intend on each child receiving one of these treat bags, which will also include a recipe card inside for the parents ... they are soooo quick and easy to bake!

If you want to the recipe it is included in my post over at the PaperWorksCo blog here or you can request it and I'll email it to you!  Or you can simply take your Peanut Butter cookie recipe and replace the peanut butter with an alternative product!

Wow ... I've rambled on.  Apologies but this is an issue that is of vital importance and obviously one that is close to my heart.  Thanks for listening!!

Back to my project - I've used Alfy Tinheart once again to continue with the theme, same papers and colours.  The treat bag tutorial I found over on SCS and just modified the measurements to fit my treat bag - very easily done!

Here are some challenges I'm entering this in for:-

Craft us Crazy - 'Anything Goes'
One Stop Craft Challenges - 'Bold & Bright'
Craft your Passion - 'Anything but a Card'
Cards for Men - 'Anything Goes'
Ai Factory Challenge - 'Anything Goes'
Creative Craft World - 'For a Child'
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge - 'Bag it or Tag it'
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - 'Babies or Little ones'
Paper Playtime - 'Anything Goes'
Crafty Ann's Challenge - Scallops or Fancy Borders'
Sparkles Forum Challenges - 'One for the Boys'
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'No Sentiment'

Thanks for stopping in today and be sure to pop on over to the PWCO blog and check out what my other DT gal, Janet, has on offer today too!  I appreciate your visits immensely and of course any comments that you so kindly leave.  We only have 2 days left here in Edmonton before we return to Ottawa.  We've had a fantastic time but I must admit to craving a bit of craft time ... I just hope Mr Mojo will be waiting for me on my return!

Enjoy your Sunday everyone!

Danielle x

Sunday, August 14, 2011

You're Invited .....

Here's my posting for my 'Anything but a Card' Sunday challenge at PaperWorksCo.   I can't believe we're already in the middle of August and it made me realise that Jacob's birthday is coming up at the beginning of September.  So, to get myself ready and be prepared I thought I would start getting some birthday invites made.  Not quite sure what plans we have for this birthday but these robots are perfect for any little boys birthday party, don't you think?

 I pulled out this super cute Alfy Tinheart robot stamp, some Cogsmo paper from Cosmo Cricket and an invitation stamp from my stash.  The border punch is from EK Success.  Alfy Tinheart is coloured with copics and cut out.  The red ribbon is from my stash.  Copic colours used are:- B91,93,95,97 T0,1,3  R24,29

Challenges I'm entering this card into:-

Allsorts Challenge - 'Anything but a Card'
One Stitch at a Time - 'Anything Goes'
365 Cards - '30 minutes or less'
Crafty Purple Frog Challenges - 'Anything but a Card'

I hope you're able to check out the ABAC posting at PaperWorksCo as my other DT colleague, Janet, also joins me this month with some fabulous projects.

Thanks for stopping in today - your visits are always hugely appreciated as are any comments that you may leave.

Danielle x

Friday, August 12, 2011

Winter Wonderland - Light it Up!


Welcome to my Winter Wonderland challenge card for this week ... I hope Mr Blogger is playing nicely as I should be camping with the dinosaurs in Alberta's Badlands when this is scheduled!

This week the theme over at WW is 'Light it Up' ... to use christmas lights somewhere on your card.  I love the combo of red cardstock with Kraft - throw in some gingham ribbon and it's a fab combo!  The image is coloured with copics and the stamp is an old one from my stash.  Now I'm not a huge fan of 'Happy Holidays' but it's certainly useful to have as some people do like that sentiment more than other christmas ones. 

I hope you're able to hop on over to the Winter Wonderland blog and join in with the challenge this week.  As always, there are fabulous prizes up for grabs and this week is no exception.

Other challenges I'm entering this card into:-

Craft Your Passion Challenges - 'Your Favourite Season'
Sir Stampalot Challenges - 'Whatever you Fancy'
Cute Card Thursday - 'Clean & Simple'

I thought I would share a family picture with you of our recent time in the Rockies.  It it truly a spectacular place and if you ever get the chance to go then make sure you do!  This picture was taken as we entered Jasper National Park from the north end.

Well, that's all folks.  Thanks for stopping in and once again, taking the time to leave such kind and thoughtful comments - they really are appreciated.

Danielle x

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Stop ... and smell the roses!

Hi there

Sorry this posting is late today but I'm on vacation and have been sightseeing through the gorgeous Rocky Mountains!  Wow - they are something to behold!

Anyways, I have a free moment to do my PaperWorksCo 'Anything But a Card' posting for the Sundays throughout August.  I have some real treats in store for you and it starts off with this Tealight Holder Card.  I followed a great tutorial off youtube (the link is over on the PWCO posting so be sure to check it out)!!

I have coloured a sweet RAM image with copics and the paper is Bo Bunny 'Love Bandit' collection.  This gorgeous double-sided paper is perfect for projects like this.  I have embossed the acetate sheet which covers the tealights as it gives the project a more professional finished look!

The sentiment is a $1.50 stamp from Michaels which I stamped on one of the Spellbinders fancy tags.  The rose and leaves (MS Rose leaf punch) are the final touch.

Here you can see the fully coloured image which I used a nesties circle and created a tag to pop into the pocket.

Thanks for stopping in today and seeing my project.  PaperWorksCo has begun a new month of challenges for August so you need to participate if you want to receive free stamps (or the Papercardkit)!

Challenges I am also entering this project into are:-

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Colour Create Challenge - Pink, Green & White
Mark's Finest Papers - Anything but a standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"
Craft us Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything but a Card
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Don't be Square
AiFactory Challenges - August Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenges - Anything Goes
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Free Theme
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Simply Handmade

Phew!  That's some list of challenges!!  Please come back again next Sunday for my next 'ABAC' project ... there won't be any other projects for at least a couple more weeks until I return home!

Danielle x


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