Friday, June 19, 2015

Vintage Shabby Chic - a Simply Create Too challenge

Hi there folks!

Happy Friday and welcome to my first posting as DT member for Simply Create Too challenge blog!  I am excited today to be showing you my vintage/shabby chic creation for today's challenge.  I hope you are able to pop on over and join in!

I used an adorable set of stamps from Maya Road for this card - aren't those birds just the cutest!  I added gesso around the edges of the card and papers to give some extra shabby chic style!  The embellishments are all from my stash.

I hope you enjoy my card today and if you are feeling vintage/shabby chic creative be sure to link up your card to the Simply Create challenge here.

Thanks for stopping in today.  I'm heading up to Canada today for the next two weeks - the boys finish up school and we have a wedding to attend next weekend!  I get to hang out with my girlfriends for the next couple of weeks - so excited!!

Until next time ... happy crafting!!

Danielle x

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Teacher Thank You!

Happy Wednesday folks!

It's that time of year again when teacher cards & gifts are needed.  With only one son left in Elementary school the number of teacher gifts/cards is minimal.  Jacob's teacher loves coffee (who doesn't!!) so I bought a gift card loaded with caffeine!  I always try to buy/make the teachers something that they will use and appreciate.  

The card design is pretty straight forward.  I don't have any of the typical teacher type stamps so I went simple with my card and haven't used an image.  The coffee stamps are from a Fiskars set and the sentiment on the tag is from Verve.  Papers are all from my scrap pile (great way to use up those pesky scraps)!!  Buttons and twine finish off the card.  I also inked up all the edges with some brown ink to add interest.

I have a few more things to get done before we head up to Canada on Friday for a couple of weeks.  The boys finish up school for the summer on Friday - good thing as they have already "checked out" and are ready for summer vacation to begin!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-

Craft your Passion Challenges - Always Anything Goes #266
Inspiration Destination Challenge - Always Anything Goes #38
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Scribble & Scrap Challenge - Always Anything Goes

That's all for today folks!  Hope you have a fab day and thanks for stopping by - always appreciate your visits!  Until next time ... happy crafting!

Danielle x

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Friends are the Flowers of Life

Hello there!

Apologies for my little mini disappearing act!!  I have picked up my crochet hook again and was busy having loads of fun with that last week!  I made my first baby beanie hat & flowers and now I'm working on a baby blanket.  I'm teaching myself so it's a slow & steady process.  I am loving it though.

Anyways, some friends are off to pastures new so this is a card I made for them.  Her favourite colours are red & black and I used a gorgeous new stamp, recently added to my collection, from Tiddly Inks.  She is adorable and so easy to colour with my copics.  The rest of the card just fell into place quite nicely.  The sentiment comes with the stamp.  DP is from MME Reds, absolutely love it! The swirl in a die cut and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:-

Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge - Seeing Spots
Scribble & Scrap Challenge & Blog - Always Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping in today.  Always lovely to see you and I appreciate your visits very much.  Until next time ... happy crafting!

Hugs, Danielle x


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