Saturday, 19 December 2020

Pine Boughs

 So, I decided to make a couple of cards that didn't have any kind of  colouring on them.  I thought I would save myself some time.....Ha Ha, jokes on me! While I love how this card turned out it certainly took me longer than most of the cards I have coloured this year! (& there was glitter everywhere 😁) I used my lovely new Altenew classic pine stencils, pine needles Distress ink, Memento rich cocoa & Adirondack caramel inks. After inking the pine cones & boughs I used the caramel to ink the white space in between. Next I used a Versamark ink pad & tapped it over the whole thing & then heat embossed it with Stardust embossing powder. It was then adhered to chocolate brown CS, some bronze ribbon was wrapped around it & then adhered to a Kraft card base. The Merry Christmas is a Hero Arts stamp. 

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas & a happy, healthy 2021!

Challenges I am entering:

1. Crimbo Crackers Ch.#222.....ATG

2. Crafty Gals Corner Ch. #214.....Tis the Season

3. Fezziwig Festive Frolics Ch.#26.....last minute makes

4. Crafty Catz Ch.#532.....ATG with option something new 

5. Creative Crafting Uncles Ch.#12.....Christmas

6. Love to Craft Ch. #53.....ATG

7. Sparkles Christmas Ch.#119.....non traditional Christmas colours

8. Allsorts Ch. #603/4.....Sparkle & shine

9. Crafty Calendar..December.....Christmas

10. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Ch. #521.....ATG/option.....use the word Christmas 

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Beary Merry Christmas


Wishing you a "Beary Merry Christmas"! The image I have used today is from Di's Digital Stamps & is coloured with copic markers. It doesn't show very well in the picture but I "textured" his fur by putting blender solution on a rough face cloth & dabbing it over the surface. I've added stickles to the brim & pom pom on his hat.  The DP is "sleigh ride" by Bo Bunny & the snowflakes are a Recollections punch & I used a Spectrum Noir glitter pen on them. And that's it for another clean & simple card from me.

Challenges I am entering:

1. Dream Valley #238.....Christmas

2. Make My Monday #137.....Christmas

3. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies #45

4. Classic Design Ch......ATG

5. Country View Ch.....AT Christmas

6. Crafty Hazelnut's patterned paper Ch.

7. Love to Craft #53.....ATG

8. Love to Scrap #140.....Winter Wonderland

9. Cupcake Inspirations......shades of blue

Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Ho Ho Ho!


I love this jolly looking Santa from All Dressed Up digital stamps.....this is what a Santa should look like! Are you going to be on Santa's good list or his naughty list? 😂 I coloured this jolly fellow with copic markers & you can't really see it in this picture but I outlined the snowflakes on the background with a glaze pen. The DP is from Doodlebug Designs & the snowflakes are a Cuttlebug die made sparkly with a Spectrum Noir glitter pen.

Challenges I am entering:

1. Color My Heart #423.....traditional Christmas colors

2. Winter Wonderland.....ATG

3. 52 Christmas Card Throwdown....use a previous challenge.....July.....Santa

4. Crafty Calendar.....Christmas

5. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas.....ATG

6. CD Sunday Plus #50.....ATG

7. All Dressed Up #111.....ATG

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

 Can't you just hear this little choir singing "We wish you a Merry Christmas" on a clear, frosty evening? The image is called Christmas caroling critters & it is one of many adorable images available at Di's Digital Stamps. I've used copics to colour it & stickles to make the snow "glitter". The DP is Ice Crystals by Craft Smith. The snowflake die is Memory Box "Frostville wreath". 

We have very little snow here at the moment & the temperatures have been really mild. Perfect for getting out for a walk on the trails that run along the river behind our apartment building. There's always lots of deer in the bushes watching us. 


1. Cut It Up #214.....Christmas

2. Aud Sentiments #265....Christmas/winter animals

3. Crafty Creations #416.....ATG

4. Simon Says Stamp with dies

5. Shopping Our Stash #434.....Let It Snow

6. The Holly & the Ivy #84.....AT Christmas

7. Christmas With the Cuties #44.....must be cute

8. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies #45.....ATG with a critter

9. Dies R Us #158.....Christmas

Wednesday, 11 November 2020



This sweet image is from Rachelle Anne Miller digital stamps & is simply called "Snowman" If you haven't seen her images you should visit her site here. I have coloured the image with copic markers & made an easel card with some lovely snowflakes to hold the easel up. I'm not sure about the is from my Christmas scrap pile.

Challenges I am entering:

2. Kraftin' Kimmie.....shaped/easel card
3. Sweet Stampin'.....use red
4. Christmas 24...Ch. 21.....Christmas landscape
6. Creative Craft Cottage.....Christmas/winter
7. Creative Craft Cottage digi creations...Ch.120.....Christmas is on the way
8. The Holly & the Ivy.....Ch.83.....Christmas
9. Try it on Tuesday.....traditional Christmas colours

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Autumn Beauty


The beautiful colours of autumn have left us here in Manitoba & the nip of winter is in the air. This adorable image is from All Dressed Up & was a freebie! How sweet is that?  Coloured with copics, die cuts by Sizzix, the beautiful DP is from Carta Bella & the leaf embelliskment is a Sticko sticker that I stuck on CS & fussy cut to give it some body, sentiment is from Power Poppy. 

Challenges I am entering:

1. Stamping Sensations.....Autumn Glory

2. Di's Digi Ch......Harvest or Halloween


4. Colour Crazy Ch. wk. 42.....ATG

5. Cardz 4 Galz.....Autumn

6. DLArt Ch. #270.....pumpkin

Saturday, 17 October 2020

Summer Breeze

 Today I am using another sweet image from ADU stamps called Summer Breeze. Summer has made a quick exit from my neck of the woods & there is a real nip in the air these days. The snow can't be too far away 😒. Because of COVID this will be the first winter in 12 years that we haven't gone somewhere warm for a few months to get away from the nasty winter weather. We have fairly strict restrictions at the minute so I can't even go & watch my granddaughters play hockey to pass the time! I see a lot of time in the craft room ahead! Anyway, back to my card....the lovely sentiment is from Graciellie Designs; DP is Bo Bunny-Harmony Petals & CS is Bazzill. The flower & leaves are a combination of Sizzix-Bold Flora & Stampin Up.

1. Sweet Stampin.....Girly but no P!*K
2. ADU.....ATG with an ADU image
4. More Than One Score #75.....ATG (Z fold card)
6. Crafty Catz #523.....ATG