Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Birthday Balloons!

Hi everyone!

I'm back with a very simple birthday card today.  I saw this idea on Pinterest and I liked it for its plain and simple design and its quickness, lol!!

I made this card a while back for my son's girlfriend.  The colours and theme of the card are based on the USA flag as her gift was the screenplay 'Hamilton'.  

It was very quick and easy to put together, with the help of my MS balloon and bow punches.  Finished it off with some sequins and stamped the sentiment.

Some challenges I'm entering:-

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Something in the Air

Thanks for stopping in and saying hi.  Off to get ready for work.  Until next time ... happy crafting!!

Danielle x

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Happy New Year!

Hello folks!

Belated Christmas & New Year wishes to you all!  I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday season and whilst we did, we had our fair share of stressful events!  My father fell & fractured his tibia just before Christmas, leaving him needing surgery to put two screws in his leg.  Living on the other side of the world is hugely stressful at times like these, especially with aging parents.  And then, New Years Eve our hot water tank burst and flooded our basement!  Thankfully my husband caught it early and damage was minimal but you can imagine the mess & clean up!  Ugh!  Thank goodness we're in a new year!!  LOL

Anyways, onto my card which I have to show you today.  I've been making some fun "spinner" cards and this is one of them.  It's also a new set of stamps of MFT and they are so darn cute!  When you pull the front kitty with the tab happy birthday fully appears and reveals itself.  These are such fun cards to make!

I coloured the kitties with Prisma pencils, fussy cut them and created the scene using MS grass border punch and distressed ink for the sky & clouds.

Hope you enjoyed your visit here today.  Please let me know you've stopped by with a comment and I will in turn try and visit you back!

Card challenges I'm entering:-

Cute Card Thursday - What's New?
Bizzy Becs Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps - New Something
Allsorts Challenge - Something New

That's for all today!  Thanks again for visiting!

Until next time ... happy crafting!

Danielle xo

Monday, November 28, 2016

Christmas Tilda with Wreath

Hi folks!

Well, after a day of well-earned rest yesterday I am pleased to report my craft fair was very successful on Saturday!  I had very good sales and lots of interest so I'm very happy!

So here's a Tilda card that I've made.  She is a real cutie!  I coloured with copics.  I used some corner embellishments to add a vintage feel to the card.

I am adding this card into the following challenges:-

Craft your Passion Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog - "Need a little Christmas"
Allsorts Challenge - Anything Christmas
Moving Along with the Times - Anything Goes with Christmas

Thanks for stopping in today, always great to see you here!  Until next time ... happy crafting!!

Danielle x

Friday, November 25, 2016

Alpine Tilda scene

Hello again!

I have so much fun making these adorable pop-up box cards!  This is the first wintery/christmas one I've made and I used the lovely Ski Tilda to create an Alpine scene.

The paper is Tim Holtz and the trees are a die cut (large & small sizes).  The big snowflake is one I embellished myself using Gesso and then sparkles. Tilda is coloured with copics and fussy cut out.

The wooden words were from the $1.50 bin at Michaels.  I just love them and the look the wood adds to the whole finished look.

Thanks for stopping in today and taking a peek!  Today is my finishing-up day for my craft fair tomorrow!  Still got lots to do but I'm off to yoga first to get my "zen" on!!  Have a wonderful day everyone!  Until next time .... happy crafting!!


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Wow ... it's been a while!

Good morning folks!

It seems, once again, I have rather neglected my blog lately!!  Life gets busy and unfortunately it's always my blog that gets put on the back burner!! I hope you are all keeping well!

I have been a busy bee in my craft room as I have signed up to do a craft fair this Saturday!  I have not done one in many many years so we'll see how it goes!  With that, I have many cards and fun Christmas items to show you all.

We'll start with this cute Tilda shaker card!  I have been having lots of fun with shaker & spinner cards recently - anything that moves & shakes is always extra fun!!  I love this card and it uses a couple of new items that I added to my craft room recently - the snowflake die from Memory Box and the scalloped frame die from MFT.

Tilda is coloured with copics, fussy cut and mounted on dimensionals.  The shaker items are a mix of beads and sequins.

We are already getting snow here so winter is definitely under way!  Well, I'm using my last couple of days to prep hastily for my craft fair!  If you're in the Ottawa area and want to come the fair is at the Johnny Leroux Arena in Stittsville from 10-4 on Saturday November 26th!

Until next time .... happy crafting!!

Danielle x

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Tilda's Dragon


My crafting time has taken a bit of a dive recently ... loss of mojo, together with lots of hours working and finally some nice Spring weather!  Hopefully I can get back on track soon!!

Well, it is a day late but here is my card for this weeks challenge over at Simply Create Too blog which is "Ladies Only".  Create a card with either a girl/woman image on it or a card that is specifically feminine.  Ideal with Mother's Day coming up!

I had this sweet Tilda & Dragon image already coloured up in my stash so I decided to make a simple card out of it.  I still have a couple of thank you cards to send out after our European vacation and I though this would make a sweet one.  Image is coloured with copics, paper is K&Co, MS picket fence border punch and SU sentiment.

It's a very simple layout and card but all I seem to have time for these days!

Thanks for stopping in an taking a peek and I hope you can pop over to Simply Create Too blog and join in with this weeks challenge!

I hope you're all enjoying some beautiful Spring sunshine - it is lovely here today and so good to feel and see the sun shining!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Danielle x

Friday, April 1, 2016

When Life is Sweet ...

Good morning folks!

I am back after a wonderful 2 1/2 week vacation in Europe!  We had a spectacular time seeing the sights in Paris, London & Edinburgh, with sunshine to boot!  Lots of family time in the western isles of Scotland followed by a quick stop in Cork and kissing the Blarney Stone!  Still catching up on the jet lag so its nice to be off work until Monday!

Well, I have a card for you today for the Simply Create Too Challenge over on the blog where todays theme is the colour combo of purple/green.  Personally, this is one of my favourite colour combos to work with so it was a fun make!  I decided to use some of my new sentiment stamps and my SU! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  I added some distressing to finish up the card.

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

Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes

That's all for today folks!  Thanks for stopping in and hopefully I'll get a chance to blog hop a little bit later and catch up with you!

Have an amazing Friday and until next time ... happy crafting!!

Danielle x

Friday, March 4, 2016

Spring Flowers!

Good Morning friends!

It's been a crazy few weeks around here with numerous snow storms, snow days, sickness and general business.  Good to say we're all very much looking forward to Spring ... but on a side note happy to say we're heading on a March Break/Easter trip next Saturday to Paris, London, Edinburgh, Isle of Lewis and finishing up in Ireland.  It's going to be a whirlwind tour but we will be seeing family and hopefully some early signs of Spring!!  We're all very excited!

So, onto todays card which is my DT make for our 'Green Only' theme over at Simply Create Too blog for the next week.  I'm enjoying using more dies now on my cards and decided to make this simple and yet effective flower sprig card with a simple "thanks" on it.  The leaf die is from Memory Box and the flower is a small mini punch I picked up in Michaels. I used a small bling in each flower and added some ribbon.  The embossing folder is a relatively new one to my collection - it's so pretty!

Well, that's all today folks!  I hope you are able to pop over to the Simply Create Too blog and join in with todays challenge!

Thanks for coming for a visit here today. I always appreciate your visits and any comments that you leave - thank you!  Until next time .... happy crafting!!

Danielle x

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Big Tease ... sexy card warning!!

Hello again!

I've been filling in a couple of Valentines Day card orders for my pop-up boxes and wanted to share with you on my blog!

I am loving making these boxes and I used the very sexy "The Big Teese" Slinky Tart digi image for this one! Isn't she just fabulous!!  She is coloured in with copic markers and fussy cut out.  I stayed with the classic colour combo of red, black & white for this one.

The addition of the feathers was inspirational on my part (haha)!  I love the showgirl feel it brings to the card and also a lot of fun dimension!

A different angle to show the different sides of the box.  You can also see I added a lips cut out to the pop-ups.

 For final touches I added some pearls & bling to give it lots of pizzazz!  I hope you love it!

Some challenges I'm entering it into:-

Craft your Passion Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - 'Love is in the Air'
Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - 'Have a Heart'

That's all for now folks - thanks for stopping in today!  I always love to see you here and appreciate the time you take to leave a comment!  Until next time ... happy crafting!!

Hugs, Danielle x

Friday, February 5, 2016

Happy {heart} day!

Hi there!

How did a month go by so fast??  Between work, family and other commitments it hasn't left me much time for blogging!  I have done a bit of crafting and am filling some orders so I will try and get them blogged soon!

Aside from that, today I have my Valentine project for Simply Create Too where todays challenge is "Love or Valentines".  I recently purchased this fabulous pop-up box die cut kit from Spellbinders and am just loving it!  This cutie is a Tiddly Inks image which I coloured up with copics and fussy cut out.  Papers, flowers and additional embellishments are all from my stash.

Another angle of the card shows a snippet of the Memory Box curly tree die adhered to the back!  I LOVE this die - super cute!

The sentiment stamps were a recent purchase from the $1.50 bin at Michaels!  I love those finds!

A final shot from above seeing the pop-up box from another angle.  This beauty got sold and have orders for more so I'll be busy this coming week.  Can't wait to show you the next one I've made!

Well I hope you're able to pop over to Simply Create Too and join in with the valentine/love creative challenge!  We are also doing a DT call so if you think you'd like to join the team upload your creation and give it a shot - we'd love to have you!

Some other challenges I'm entering my pop-up box into:-

Brown Sugar Challenge - Valentine/Love
Cute Card Thursday - In the Pink
Simon Says Stamp - Have a Heart
Craft your Passion Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge - Hearts
Tiddly Inks Challenge  - Love

Have a wonderful day my creative friends and until next time ... happy crafting!!

Danielle x


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