Monday, 15 January 2018

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC152 - KATH'S "ALL ABOUT OCCASIONS" CHALLENGE

 
 
Hi Everyone!    The Hostess this week is Kath and the Challenge is "All about Occasions".   There are so many Occasions for us during the year and it is so nice to make a Special card for that person or couple.   My card will be sent to a Special Couple for their Anniversary.   Don't you just love Red & Black together!    I had a special piece of red dsp with stars and streamers, so I used the Star Blast Edglits to compliment the paper.
 
   Closer View:
Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Card Stock:  Basic Black, Misc. Red dsp
Stamp Sets:  Birthday Blast, Colorful Seasons
Ink:  Real Red
Misc.:  Champayne Flutes, Decorative Labels (Spellbinders), Star Blast Edglits, Corner Rounder
 
Thank you so much for stopping by.  Check out WWC 152 and the Design Team's beautiful cards.  They truly give us inspiration and ideas for our cards.  Take care Everyone!   Spring is coming....my husband saw a Robin today!   I don't know what it is eating....how it find a worm under 2 feet of snow!   LOL!


Sunday, 14 January 2018

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #272 (GLASSES)

 
Hi Everyone! This is my first challenge this year for Merry Monday and looking forward to making lots of cards for my stash. 
I do the inside of the card and also package it with an envelope.   This way all I have to do is get my label machine going with all the addresses.    I just love this Challenge site as it gives me inspiration and ideas for my cards.    Don't forget to check out the great ideas and cards from the Design Team.  The Hostess for this challenge is Leanne and her theme is glasses.    My card is either a Christmas toast or for New year's.    Lots of glitter of course!   Hope you like it.
 
 
 
Closer View:
 
Inside View:
 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Silver Glimmer Paper
Stamp Set:  Happy Hour
Inks:  Black Memento, Versamark
Misc.:  Silver E.P., Corner Punch, Decorative Labels (Spellbinders), Star Blast Edgelits, Champayne Flutes, Silver Sequins
 
Well, that's it for my card for the Challenge.   It was lots of fun creating this card.   Until next time, Happy Stamping!
Heather :)
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
    
 

Friday, 5 January 2018

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC151 - CHARLOTTE'S FEMININE "ANYTHING GOES" CHALLENGE- WATERCOOLER ROCKER!!!!!

 
 YEH!  I AM A WATERCOOLER ROCKER!   WHAT A WAY TO START THE YEAR OF CHALLENGES.    THANK YOU KATH FOR CHOOSING MY CARD AND YOUR WONDERFUL COMMENTS.
 
 



 
Happy New Year Everyone!    I wish a Happy, Healthy 2018 for Everyone! 
 
The Hostess this week is Charlotte and it is "Feminine Anything Goes" challenge.    My card for the challenge is a Mermaid holding up a tiny seahorse and saying "Hello" to it.    The cardstock is Calypso Coral and Pool Party.   I just love this combo.   I hope you can see Wink of Stella - clear on her tail.    
 
   Closer View:
 
 
 
Inside View:
 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Watercolor paper
Stamp Sets:  By the Tide, Tiny Tags, Mermaid (Stampendous)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Pale Pink (Copic), Various Markers
Misc.:  Seaside Textured Impressions, Corner Rounder, Ovals Collection Framelits, Fancy Frost Sequins, Wink of Stells - clear
 
I am glad to be back in the Challenge's.  I love the challenge and also the inspiration from the Design Team.   Each week they present so many beautiful cards.  Don't forget to click under each Design Team Member's name and you will go to their site and see how they made their card.   
Welcome Helen Finlay!  Looking forward to checking out your site and your cards.
 Have a great week Everyone!   Heather :) 

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

CHRISTMAS CARDS AND MEMORIES OF 2017

I am posting some Christmas Memories of Beautiful cards and  projects. 
These cards are made by Special Ladies who come on Monday nights and we make cards, gossip, and laugh a lot.   They give me inspiration and quite often we will make special items or try different techniques.    

  
Betty Lee
 
Laurel
Phyllis
 
 
Penny - outside view (My wonderful Sister)
 
Inside View
 
My cards to these ladies :
 

Front of Calendar
Back of Calendar
Side View
 
The following is a Tree I made for outside.   It is made from an inverted Tomato Cage, filled with tiny lights and covered with gold mesh fabric.   It doesn't look like much in daylight, but when it is dark out - it looks spectacular!    I saw this idea in one of the Craft Fairs last fall and loved it.    They were selling them for a lot of money and I thought "I can make that for a lot less" and I did.   My cost was under $20.00.   I used white pipe cleaners (bought at the Dollar Store) to tie the lights and also to tie the Gold Mesh to the Tomato Cage.    Just make sure your plug-in for the lights is at the bottom.     I found the idea on Pinterest under Tomato Cage Christmas Trees.
 
Daytime
 
 

 
At Night
 
Such a difference!   
 
 
 My Thank You Cards to family for the wonderful gifts that my husband and I received.    You know who you are!   
 


 
Well, that is it for now.   A great finish for last year!   I can't wait to participate in the next Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.   Stay Tuned for more.     Thanks for stopping by!  I wish each and everyone a Very Happy, Healthy New Year!  Heather :)






Thursday, 21 December 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC150 - HEIDI'S MASCULINE "ANYTHING GOES" CHALLENGE

 
 
Merry Christmas Everyone!  Happy New Year!   This is a two week challenge and Heidi is the Hostess for a Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge.   
 
My card is a Christmas Card for my Hubby.   I wanted to make it something Special and Masculine as well.   There are not too many Masculine Christmas cards out there.    I started with the Circle Card Thinlits Dies.  I then used  the Woodland Textures E. F.  on Wood Textures dsp, then dragged my basic grey ink pad across the image.   This enhanced the images on the dsp.   The images from "Nature Sings", were then embossed in copper on the dsp.   

Here are some photo's ---  Photo's are not the greatest - the grey is showing pale blue----Had to use my cell phone this time not my camera ):
 

 




One More---Card Closed:
 
 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Smoky Slate, Wood Textures dsp
Ink:  Basic Grey, Versa Mark
Stamp Set:  Nature Sings
Misc.:  Woodland Textures E.F., Copper E.P., Circle Framelits, Circle Card Thinlits Dies, Stitched Shapes - Circles
 
So there you have it - I also added a holder on the back of the card for a gift card to his favorite "Man" store.   

 So, don't forget to check out the amazing cards that the Design Team has created.   I know you will be inspired to make one of your own.   Go to WWC 150 for inspiration and then link up your card for this challenge.
Have a Safe, Happy, Holiday with all your loved ones!
Heather :)
 
 
  

Saturday, 2 December 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC #147 - CHARLOTTE'S "ANYIITHING GOES" CHALLENGE


Yeh!   I was one of the challenger's picked for  Rocking the Watercooler!    I am doing the Happy dance Ladies.   Thank You Gail.   



Hi Everyone!
Last week I learned how to make "Fabric Christmas Balls".   There are a lot of beautiful examples on Pinterest, but I learned from a friend on Monday.    There were five of us, and we each brought fabric, ribbon, bits and pieces of Christmas items (holly leaves, flowers, birds, etc.).   The Dollar Store has lots of items in the Christmas section.    We also made it a Christmas social with wine and food of course.   There were lots laughs and fun.   It basically takes around 1 hour to make these.   You do need a glue gun and sticks as you will find lots of glue is essential.   
Start with a Large Styrofoam Ball (5.75" or 14.6 cm.) & a fabric piece 20" wide x 30" long.   Really wrap the ball tightly and gather at the top.   Wrap cord around to tighten, and then wrap some wire around it as well.   This will keep the fabric tight.   Add a ribbon on top also if you are going to hang your ball.   You are now ready to start to glue your items on the top where you have the excess fabric gathered.
Start of project:


More Pictures :





Even a Pinecone:


How about Plaid Fabric?




Here is a close up of the top.   I added a beautiful little bird:

One last picture - a close up of the bird:

These were a lot of fun to make .  I am making one more with the gold fabric and then hanging them at various lengths in my entrance way.  They also look great hanging on knobs on doors. 

Supplies Used:
Large Styrofoam ball, Florist Wire, Hemp cord, Lots of embellishments (I used Christmas flower picks and cut them up), Material 20"x30", Ribbons or Lace, Glue Gun and Glue Sticks. 

Well that is my entry for "Anything Goes", check out the amazing blogs of the Design Team.   There are lots of inspiration and ideas that you will find.   Thank You Charlotte for being Hostess this week.   I loved your card!      Until next time --- have an amazing week.   Heather :) 




Monday, 27 November 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC146 KATH'S "ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS" CHALLENGE

 
 
Well, could not resist not entering this challenge!   I do love Christmas so much and also need more Christmas cards. LOL!   Anyhoo, I was truly inspired by all the beautiful cards from the Design Team and thought I would make one as well.
 
 
I made eleven of these cards for another chapter in Crown Jewels and also one for myself.   I love the Hometown greeting die cut and the endless possibilities.   There are twelve stars - one for each of the ladies in this chapter.     
 
 
Closer View:
 
Inside View:
 
Supplies Used:
Card Stock:  Night of Navy, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper, Daffodil Delight
Ink:  Tuxedo Black
Stamp Set:  Star of Light
Misc.:  Circle Framelits, Hometown Greeting Edgelits, Decorative Label, Timeless Tags (Stars), Glue, Glitter
 
Lots of fun making this card.    Take care Everyone and have fun with all the festivities coming up.   I know I will.   I am finished with the Craft Fairs for the year and now time to decorate my house and relax and get into the Christmas Spirit!    Heather :)