Saturday, October 29, 2011

Are you ready to blog hop for the PaperWorksCo new release?

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the PaperWorksCo blog hop where you are going to be treated to TWO fabulous new stamp releases.  You should have come by way of Janet's blog but if you're off the path make sure you head back to the PWCO blog here so you don't miss out on all the goodness!  

Firstly, I would like to introduce you to Rocky the Raccoon.  He is part of the Forest Critters Collection ... now this dude is quite the 'love bandit'!  He keeps his feelings masked but I'm sure if you coax him out of the forest he will tell you just how much he loves you!!

Next up is Becky the Bunny!  She comes in all different shades of colour to fit whatever occasion you need her for!  Here she is 'Hopping on by with a Birthday Hi' after having had a blue rinse done at the salon!  Her smile is infectious and she is definitely a 'Be Hoppy' bunny!

Now I get to introduce the 'Barnyard Buddies' and the ever so sweet Dillon the Duck.  Now Dillon will take on every challenge you introduce him to ... baby projects, happy birthday cards, a cheery card ... he is definitely the character who will 'quack you up'!!  He was most obliging with my Diaper Pouch project and of course was more than happy to take centre stage ... he sure does like being the centre of attention!

And last, but by no means least, let me introduce you to Shelley the Sheep.  She really is the considerate one in the barnyard and is always 'thinking of ewe'!  There are of course times when she thinks you're baaaa'd but that really is just her sense of humour coming out to play!

So there you have all the friends that I have had the pleasure of working with this last little while and it has been an absolute pleasure introducing them to you!  I sure hope you had fun on my blog seeing my projects and are enjoying the blog hop so far.  Your next stop is going to be the uber talented Alice so be prepared to be wowed some more!

Should you get lost at any time I've included the order of the blog hop below:-

     - PWCO Blog
     - Corinne
     - Tanya
     - Janet 
    - Danielle ------>  YOU ARE HERE!
     - Alice
     - Steph
     - Bella 
    - Peggy 
    - PWCO Blog 

As this is such a big hop, Peggy has some amazing prizes to give away.  You must also collect a letter along the way from each blog.  My letter is 'T' ... when you get to the finish line all your letters will spell a special word which will entitle you to some fabulous discounts!  

Thanks for hopping with us today and I sure hope you continue to have more fun along the way!  Be sure to leave some comment love aswell as Peggy will be randomly selecting winners from the comments left on each blog. 

Danielle x

Friday, October 28, 2011

Delight in the Little Things!

Hi there

Welcome to my posting today for PaperWorksCo and our last Recipe Friday for the month of October!  Wow - that month sure flew by didn't it!

So today's recipe is" 'Raindrops keep Falling on my Head' - to use an image with rain/puddles and something reflective.

I've chosen to ink up the sweet Abigail C. 'Singing in the Rain' and have used papers from Echo Park 'A Walk in the Park' (Peg has these on a blowout sale right now at fabulous prices).  I've coloured with my copic markers and have used some glossy accents on the rain drops and puddles (the photo doesn't show it well).

I found these small mirror circles in my local Dollar Store and thought they would work well for the 'something reflective' element on the card.  I placed some small buttons on the top to add some extra detail and interest.

I love this simple sentiment ($1.50 from Michaels) - it really reminds us that splashing in puddles ... or even just to enjoy the rain ... is something we should take delight in!

I am off today so am looking forward to enjoying a bit of crafty 'me' time.  Just to remind you too that tomorrow is the PaperWorksCo super blog hop where the DT will be showcasing the double release of stamps. There are some fabulous new images in these two collections - you won't be disappointed!  I hope you'll be able to join us and of course be in with a chance to win some goodies!

Until tomorrow ....

Danielle x

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Adding another candle ...

Hello friends!

I have a quick posting for you today.  This is a card that I was commissioned to make for a lady celebrating her 70th Birthday!  I used this super sweet Sparkles Creation stamp (loaned to me by the lovely Sheena).  I coloured her with my copics and the papers are from a stack by MME.

A view showing the finished inside of the card - isn't that sentiment great!  Again, I'm doing this post on the run today ... will my life ever start to slow down again, LOL!  I do have great news though - my husband returns to the fold permanently next week!  He has been working in Edmonton full-time since May but now has a job back in Ottawa and our family life can hopefully get back to some normality!

I hope you're all having a wonderful day - I'm off out to lunch today to celebrate my BBF's birthday - I believe Chinese is on the menu!  Thanks for stopping in and for any kind comments you should leave!

Danielle x

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sneak Peak for upcoming PaperWorksCo release


Welcome to my sneak peek for the upcoming PaperWorksCo blog hop release on October 29th!  PWCO is releasing TWO new collections of stamps ... that's right ... TWO brand new sets of gorgeous yumminess coming your way!

So here's my little snippet of what's to come next week.  If you haven't checked out the sneak peeks yet be sure to pop over to the PWCO blog here where Peg has listed all the deets!

So don't forget to mark the date on your calendar - Saturday October 29th - it's sure to be an exciting blog hop!

Danielle x

Friday, October 21, 2011

Hello Friend ...

Welcome to my second posting for today ... if you want to check out my Winter Wonderland card, please scroll down.

This weeks 'Recipe Friday' challenge over at PaperWorksCo is a photo inspiration - pop over to the blog and check the photo out!  I hope it inspires you to create a card and join in with the challenge fun.

I used one of the sweet 'Tinheart Family' robot images and went with a soft colour scheme (I seem to recall I used this colour combo on my last card - I guess it is a favourite of mine)!!  I coloured with copic sketch markers (RV000, 00, 10 and BG10,11)  The papers are a mix of Echo Park and Doodlebug.  The flowers are a mini punch and the pearls are from stash.  I created squares with the paper and did a patchwork quilt effect and zigzag sewed it all together - I love the finished effect - and it looks so much nicer in real life too!  The sentiment is Studio G ($1.50 from Michaels).

Well, that's all for today folks.  Again, many thanks for stopping in for a visit and leaving a comment - I really hope I find time in my schedule to do some blog hopping and leave some much needed love with you all!

Danielle x

A Vintage Christmas


Welcome to my Friday Winter Wonderland DT posting where the lovely Kate is hosting this weeks challenge 'A Vintage Christmas'.  I love doing vintage and the few Tim Holtz stamps that I have are always the perfect choice for these projects.

My papers are Graphic 45 and I distressed the edges very lightly.  I added a pearl swirl, a little lace and a poinsettia for some detail  The card is very simple but I like the finished result.  At the moment simple equates to quick and easy right now which is what I need whilst I still juggle my time between family, work and craft time!

I hope you're able to hop on over to the Winter Wonderland blog and get a chance to join in with our vintage themed challenge this week.  It's a little scary to see just how close to Christmas we are!  How is your pile of christmas cards coming along?

Well, thanks for popping in today at my blog and paying me a visit - I always truly appreciate it!  If you have the time please pop back for my 'Recipe Friday' challenge with PaperWorksCo!

I hope you're all having a wonderful Friday and a great start to a relaxing weekend ahead!

Danielle x

Friday, October 14, 2011

Recipe Friday challenge with PaperWorksCo

Hi there!

Welcome to my Friday Recipe Challenge card posting for PaperWorksCo!    I'm afraid I'm writing this post on the run today as I need to be at work soon ... I've been having a bit of a hard time trying to find 'crafting' time now that my job is on the go!  I'm sure I'll find a routine soon enough ... please just be patient with me until I figure it out!!  :)

Anyways, todays recipe is 'You Float my Boat' - the deets are over on the PWCO blog so be sure to check them out and join in with the challenge.  I've coloured up this cutie patootie 'Swimmingly Yours' image with my copics.  I used a texturizing technique for the water - so cool!  The rest of the card is pretty simple and I kept to a fun light colour palette. 

Thanks for stopping in today - I hope you like!  And my sincere gratitude and thanks to you should you leave me a comment - they are always so much appreciated!

Enjoy your Friday and have a fabulous start to the weekend!

Danielle x

Friday, October 7, 2011

Colours of Fall for Winter Wonderland

Hi there!

I have my Winter Wonderland DT card for you today and our lovely teamie Linda has posted the challenge this week of 'Colours of Autumn/Fall'.    There are always so many gorgeous colours surrounding us at this time of year so you shouldn't be too hard set to find inspiration ... and of course there are the other DT members cards too!!

So I've used this super sweet LOTV teddy bear and coloured him in using my copic sketch markers.  I was inspired by the two colours of the dp and then carried on adding in some yellows and golds and a bit of orange.  The paper doily, ribbon and sentiment finish off the card.

I hope you like it and it inspires you to join us at Winter Wonderland this week and add another Christmas card to your pile!  This will be a quick post today as my boys have the day off from school.  It is Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend and we look set for a stunning 4 day period of 25oc and full-on sunshine - woohoo!!  I can see some hiking in the beautiful Gatineau Hills coming on!  My hubby is back in town too for the long weekend so we have lots to be thankful for!

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful start to your weekend whatever your plans are!  Thanks for stopping in - it's always so great to see you here!

Danielle x

Monday, October 3, 2011

Oh Joy! Make your Own Photo Frame!

Hi there!

Sorry I'm late with my PaperWorksCo post .. well, in fact, if truth be told, I totally messed up!  I was scheduled in to do 'Recipe Fridays' and for some reason I had 'Anything but a Card' Sundays in my head ... yes, a major oops!  I guess we all have minor hiccups now and again, right?  My schedule has been so hectic recently what with starting a new job etc. no wonder I had a brain fart, LOL!!

Anyways, you will get to see an 'ABAC' project from me today and it's this ... a handmade photo frame.  This has to be one of the easiest and cheapest gifts to make.  The plain wooden frame was a $1 from Michaels and the JOY sentiment (which is also wood and covered in material) was $1.50 from Michaels too - bargains eh!  I measured each of the side panels and cut a corresponding piece of paper, glued it down and sandpapered the edges.  The image is RAM's 'Flaky Friends' from PaperWorksCo and coloured with copic markers.  I trimmed the image out and glued it down.  The final addition of a little red bow finishes off the frame.  And that's it ... and handmade christmas picture frame for under $3!

I plan on making some more of these ... I think they'll make such sweet christmas gifts.  That's all for today folks ... I'm out of the my regular schedule at the moment so I'm not sure how much blog time I'll get but I'll try and catch up!  It is Canadian Thanksgiving this coming weekend and then after that I'm back in at the Physiotherapy Clinic again (my new job) with probably more regular hours coming my way.  Will keep you posted!  In the meantime, hope you all have a wonderful day and a fabulous start to the week!

Danielle x


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