Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Snappy Birthday ... celebrating PWCO's 100th sketch!


I have a special posting today as over at PaperWorksCo we have our 100th sketch .. that's right, can you believe we're at #100!!  All of the DT are joining in with todays sketch challenge and we invite you to do the same and get in with a chance to win some PWCO stamps of your choice!

This is the sketch and although I've followed the main sketch I have taken some artistic license and placed it onto a bigger card so I could add in the sentiment and ribbon details.  Now this is a colour combo I haven't tried before and have to say I absolutely LOVE it!  Adding in the turquoise was a last minute decision and I'm so glad I went with it!  I've used Carlos the Crab and coloured with copic markers (R35,37,39,59 B00,01).  I embossed the smaller circles and the dp is from the BG Boxer pad.  Ribbon is seam binding bought from the sewing section in Wal-Mart!  The sentiment is from the 'Aqua Amigos sentiment set' and the tag is a spellbinders.

Well, thanks for stopping in again today!  My apologies for not getting around and commenting too much at the moment ... my schedule is getting busier by the day but I try and pop in to see all the lovely work being posted out there.  I may not be leaving a comment right now but I am admiring!!  :)  

I hope you all enjoy your day!

Danielle x

Monday, September 26, 2011

Embrace your Birthday!

Hi there!

It's Monday again which means I'm showcasing my final card for the September Papercardkit from PaperWorksCo!  I have so enjoyed working with these gorgeous Authentique 'Journey' papers ... the blues and browns have been delicious!  :)

Anyways, I chose this style of card (not sure what it's called) and I used the super sweet RAM 'A Surprise Cheer' image.  All the papers, card stock and embellishments are from the kit.  I coloured with my copic markers (if you want to know what colours I used they are listed over on the PaperWorksCo blog.

Here's a view of the inside back panel of the card which features the sentiment which comes with the stamp.  Again, the papers are from the kit.

Thanks for stopping in today.  I start my job today and although I'm easing in gently with some training I'm really looking forward to it!

I appreciate your visit and thank you for any kind comments you may leave!  I hope you all enjoy the beginning to this week!

Danielle x

Friday, September 23, 2011

Across the Miles ...

Hi there!

I have my Winter Wonderland DT card for you today and am thrilled to bring you a little bit of Tilda goodness!  Wow - these stamps have been a little neglected lately .. what is a girl to do when there is so much gorgeous rubber out there!!

Anyway, I am hosting this weeks challenge and we're looking for cards to 'SEND ACROSS THE MILES'.  With so many families spread across the world these days there is always a need for this type of card at Christmastime.

I kept my card and layout pretty simple and coloured Tilda up with my copic markers.  The white paper is beautifully embossed with snowflakes (I hope you're able to see it).  I used an EK Success deep edge snowflake border punch.  The sentiment is from LOTV (luuuurve these circle sentiments) and I added stickles to the edge of the layered panels.  It adds a super touch of sparkle in real life!

Well, that's all for today folks.  I hope the weekend allows me some inky time ... we're forecast 30oc (with humidex) but with thundershowers ... if it's nice as they say then it'll be hard to stay inside!  We'll be having snow before we know it so I want to enjoy every last drop of warmth and sunshine whilst it's around!

Thanks for stopping in and any comments you may leave.  Be sure to pop on over to the Winter Wonderland blog and check out the rest of the DT's amazing inspiration!  How is your christmas card pile coming along ....?

Danielle x

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Download Diva!

Hi there

A card just for fun today!  I had a very fun crafty date with two girlfriends over the weekend and we got to share our rubber ... so a big thank you to Tanya for letting me ink up this gorgeous 'Download Diva' Kenny K stamp.  I've admired these beauties but had no idea they were so much fun to colour!  Mmmm, thinking I need to treat myself to some new rubber as I want to try out some different colour combos with my copics on these!!

I am quite thrilled with how this one has turned out ... the first time I can truly say I'm happy with my black hair copic colouring!  Not sure what the papers are as they were a gift (but thinking BG Lime Rickey).  I went with a modern twist with the ribbon and used staples to adhere them.  I also added a gem to her belly button so it looks like she has it pierced ... not sure how well you can see it!

Anyways, that's all for today folks!  I had a fabulous power walk this morning so I'm going to settle down into my craft room for a little bit after lunch!  Hope you're all having a wonderful day!

Danielle x

Monday, September 19, 2011

Together Forever

Hi there

Welcome to my PaperWorksCo posting today where I get to show off more of this months Papercardkit featuring the gorgeous Authentique 'Journey' papers.

These papers are so elegant they really lend themselves to a wedding card so that is exactly what I've done for todays project.  I've used the beautiful RAM 'A First Kiss' stamp and coloured it with my copics.  Have to say my brown and blue copic markers are definitely getting a workout with these papers, LOL!

I've used a pretty simple layout ... the cream strip of paper is the reverse side of the pretty blue/brown flourish.  All the papers and embellishments, including the sentiment cutout, is from the Papercardkit ... such fantastic value for money at only $11.99!!

Some challenges I'm entering this card in for:-

Critter Sketch Challenge - A Recipe (1 image, 2 dp, 3 embellishments & 1 sentiment)
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Stamp with Fun - Anything Goes

Well, thanks for stopping in today.  It's always great to see you here and receive your lovely comments!  I'm off to enjoy a little more crafty time today ... hope you're having a great day!

Danielle x

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A butterfly flies beside us ...

Hi there,

A quick posting today as I have a fun crafty date planned for this afternoon at my house and I can't wait to get my fingers inky!

This is a card I made last week for a friend who stayed with us for 3 months.  She has now returned to Australia and we miss her very much ... this sentiment is truly how we felt!  It was a very quick card to put together.  The papers are the beautiful MME, border punch and butterfly is from Martha Stewart and bling and doily is from my stash.

Thanks for stopping in.  I appreciate all your visits and your comments so much!  I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful weekend!

Danielle x

Monday, September 12, 2011

Dream Big ...

Hi there!

I have a card made with the September PaperCardKit from PaperWorksCo today.  This kit is fantastic value at only $11.99 and it features the beautiful Authentique 'Journey' papers ... and you can make at least 10 cards!!

This image has to be one of my absolute favourites from PWCO and he's the little mouse from the Cutie Patootie Collection and is called 'Up, Up & Away'.  It always make me think of 'Dream Big ... You will soar into the clouds' so I was excited to see some of the cutout sentiments in the kit had a 'dream' in it.  Well, of course I had to use it with this cutie!  So all the papers, embellishments and sentiment are from the kit.  I coloured the image up with copic markers (E21,23,25,27,33  B21,45,52  T0,1).

I had a super busy weekend so am looking forward to some quiet time in my craft room with the boys back in school today!  I think I may go and grab a coffee and sit down and catch up on some blogging and commenting too ... there never seems to be enough hours in the day!  I start my job in a months time and I'm beginning to wonder how on earth I'm going to fit it all in!!  LOL 

Here are some challenges I'm going to enter this card in for:-

Crafts 4 Eternity - Brown & Blue
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Stamp-n-Doodle - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

That's all for today folks!  Thank you, as always, for stopping in and leaving me some love!  I really do appreciate it.

Danielle x

Friday, September 9, 2011

Santa Claus is Coming to Town ....

Hi there!

It's Friday again and that means it's time for a Winter Wonderland posting!  This week the lovely Miria is hosting our challenge of 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' ... always a fun and popular challenge and one we hope you can join in with too.

I had this lovely Magnolia Santa in my pile of stamped images.  I coloured him up with my copics and kept the card layout pretty straight forward and simple.  Papers are a Bo-Bunny double sided sheet and still one of my favourite christmas papers around!  I added some twine and tied a simple bow and added the Magnolia sentiment.

A slightly different angle of the card

Here's the finished inside of the card.  It's very simple using an EK Success deep border snowflake punch to decorate the top of the card with another twine bow to complement the front.

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

Totally Gorjuss - Sketch
Charisma Cardz - Inspired by a song (Santa Claus is coming to Town)
Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge - Santa
Stamp Something - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping in today and taking a peek at my project!  Although the boys have returned to school this week it has been emotionally tiring for them ... especially my little guy Jacob who just started full-time school!  He has come home every evening totally exhausted and cried before falling asleep saying he doesn't want to go back to school ... he'd much rather stay home and watch a movie on the couch with his mommy!  I'm sure after the weekend and a good rest he'll be ready to start another week and hopefully each day will just get easier for him.

I hope I can get some more inky time in this weekend ... it definitely helps me recharge my batteries!  Have a great one and I hope to be back to a more regular blogging schedule once things settle down a bit next week!

Danielle x

Monday, September 5, 2011

Together is the best place ...

Hi folks!

I am delighted to bring you the PaperWorksCo Papercardkit for the month of September! Peggy has on offer the gorgeous Authentique's Journey Collection ... and let me tell you the paper in this kit is nothing short of stunning!

So to show off my first project I went with a shabby chic look and coloured up RAM's 'Whoo Loves You' stamp.  I used my copies and kept to the tones of Toner Greys for a monotone look.  I just coloured in the girly owl's flower blue for a little pop of colour.

I distressed the edges with my distressing tool, inked up the edges and got out the sewing machine.  The sentiment is one of the bonus cutouts that come with the kit.  I used the MS doily border punch and finished up with some embellishments from the kit.

Here's a slightly different angle to show you the design of the card.  Peggy's papercardkits are amazing value for money at only $11.99 - enough card stock and papers to make a dozen cards!  

Some challenges I'm entering this card into:-

Ooh-La-La Creations Challenges - Anniversary
Paper Creations Ink - Vintage/Distressed Look
Pile it On - "B" is for ... (blue, buttons, bow)
The Crafty Pad - Blue & Brown

Thanks for stopping in today - we're enjoying a Bank Holiday Monday today here in Canada - the last day of summer holidays before the kids head back to school tomorrow!  I've absolutely loved this summer and am sad to see it end but it IS time for the kids to go back to school ...  LOL!!

Enjoy your Monday and hope it's a wonderful start to the week for you!  Thank you for any comments you leave - I appreciate every single one of them!

Danielle x

Friday, September 2, 2011

Abracadabra ... it's your Birthday!

Hi there!

Well, today I have a card to show you which I made for my son's birthday which is today.  Jacob turns 6 and I just adore these LOTV boy images ... absolutely perfect for little boys birthdays!!

The image is coloured with copies and the papers are Echo Park 'Little Boy'.  I followed the sketch for this card over on Papertake Weekly this weekly.  I added the metal charm on the twine - it's hard to see but it says celebrate.  The metal star is from my stash and the little blue stars are a punch which I then covered in Stickles.  I wanted them placed over the wand so it looks like he's creating sparks with his magic spells!  LOL  The bottom red panel is embossed with a new embossing folder ... loving these big flat polka dots!!  I used a nesties label die cut (4 I think) for the main image panel. 

Here's a picture of the finished inside of the card  I kept it pretty simple but I love the star punched border popping through the red panel.  The sentiment is a cheap Studio G find from Michaels.

Some challenges I'm entering this card into:-

Papertake Weekly - sketch
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Birthdays
Crafts and Me Challenges - Add a Charm
Crafty Creations Challenges - Dies n Punches
Cute Card Thursday - A Pinch and a Punch

Can't stop and chat too much today as we have a fun-filled day ahead for Jacob.  It's looking like it's going to be a gorgeous day (they're calling for 29oc) so we'll be heading into the pool after a birthday lunch out with friends!  And his Daddy arrives on the plane tonight for the long weekend and beginning of school - yay!

I hope you all enjoy this wonderful Labour Day weekend and that the sun keeps shining for you wherever you may be.  Thanks for stopping in - your visit truly is always much appreciated!  



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