Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Color my Heart challenge along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge...

This week on the color my heart color dare we are challenged to use these two colours:  After last weeks challenge to use I think it was five different colours, this was much easier.  (I know I did not post what I did create last week :()  I also used this weeks atlantic hearts challenge sketch 40, already 40 weeks young for a challenge blog, I have enjoyed playing numerous times over the past 40.  This is the sketch we were asked to spark our creativity this week.   

Finally this is what I created, I realized after looking at my photo, that I forgot the bling, but I did intend to use it, just forgot in the rush to get all my cards done.  Oh well, the recipient still loved it, she especially liked the little touch of using my embossing folders on the flap of the envelope to dress it up just a bit. (sorry no photo of that).

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Cross-Canada Blog Hop..

Welcome to our January Blog Hop featuring creations that using products that will be retiring at the end of the month.   To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca. If you came from Michelle of my creations with michelle then you are in the right place! 

The product that is retiring, what a hard choice, so many favourites leaving, but many new favourites coming ;)
I decided to work with the remainders of my Workshops on the Go Frosted Cardmaking kit, I just love this very versatile stamp set that comes with the kit.  I had made all the cards in the kit and had left over B&T duos paper, on Pinterest I pinned these fabulous layouts from Karen vanDalen in The Netherlands and decided to try it for myself with the beautiful photos that I had taken from this past years ice storm.

Karin van Dalen













The above two are my inspiration, this brought back memories of my quilt making days.....
I practiced cuts to get the sizing with scrap paper, then started the cutting, embossing, inking and laying out of my pieces.  I had purchased a 1/4" quilters 6" ruler a little bit ago and it was sitting on my crafting desk, the perfect tool to help with this layout.  I decided to go with the more muted colours for paper so that the photos would shine.  I added some of the leftover silver glitter gems to give a bit of sparkle to the layouts as well.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is L. Hill  of twirlntime.  If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, my creations with michelle, as she has the complete blog list. 

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. Join us again in February when we will be featuring some of our favourite products. We hope you will join us again on February15th, 2014.
Supplies used for my layouts:
Champagne & Whisper cardstock
Frosted B&T duos paper
Workshops on the Go Frosted Cardmaking kit stamp set - D1562
sponging of all edges done in Champagne, lettering done in Cashmere ink.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Atlantic hearts sketch 37 & Color my heart smoothie

Hi again, today's card is for the Atlantic Hearts sketch challenge #37 and the Color my heart dare #76 to use only Smoothie.  I did have another idea for the sketch challenge, but changed my mind when combining it with the colour dare.  So, for the sketch challenge we are challenged to use this sketch: 

As mentioned in the colour challenge we are to use only smoothie....  Here is my creation:

I used the smoothie cardstock for my background and the ink for flowers from the C1494 Card Word Puzzle (soon to be retired), I fussy cut each flower/rose out and then layered them on the background, with the center one popped up with foam tape.  The sentiment, Happy Birthday is from the B1419 Joyful Birthday stamp set, stamped in our white daisy pigment ink.  Check back on Wednesday January 15, 2014 when I will be part of a cross-Canada blog hop.  
Arlene

Monday, January 6, 2014

New Year ....New Challenges

A new year and new challenges...no I did not make any New Years resolutions, but thought it would be nice if I could set myself a schedule for blog posts.  This way my readers can know that I am reliable and regularly posting, instead of the scattering of posts currently.  No promises or plans at this time, but I am thinking....

On to today's card and the challenges that I am filling with it....
Mojo Monday challenges us with a weekly sketch and this is this weeks sketch : 

Color My Heart Color Dare we are challenged to use these colours:                                                                                                                                               
Pacifica, Lagoon and Sky.
A NEW challenge for me using the Fantabulous cricut and use a sentiment...

This is the card I created using all the guidelines for the above challenges, I enjoy being challenged creatively.


Recipe all items used are Close to my Heart, unless stated otherwise:
cardstock : Pacifica, Lagoon and Sky
ink: Pacifica
Cricut cartridge - Close to my Heart Artiste
silver shimmer trim with a Martha Stewart border punch Arch Lattice
blue green sparkles
Cuttlebug border folder
Stamp set: Cricut Artiste collection: Birthday

To purchase any of the supplies used for yourself, check my shopping link on the right hand side ;)