Saturday, 17 March 2018


Hello Everyone!  
My card is for birthday's young and old.   I have used those cheerful Party Panda's.   I just love this stamp set.   I have used Woodland Textures and gave my Panda's cheerful little hats and added a Honeycomb embellishment instead of a balloon.   The symbol is Joy and I know they are spreading lots of Joy in the woods.  Don't you!
 Closer View:
Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:  Party Pandas, Symbols of Solitude (2007), Colorful Seasons (Inside Verse)
Card Stock:  Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Ink:  Mint Macaron, Tuxedo Black
Misc.:  Woodland Textures E.F., Dobber, Holiday Hats Dies, Honeycomb Embellishments****
****If I am mailing the card, I only open one side and I put a little note inside, saying to take the protective paper off the sticky part and then stick down that portion of the Honeycomb.  Otherwise, both sides are stuck down.
Take some time and check out the great cards that the Design Team have put together and I know you will find lots of inspiration and ideas from each of their cards.    Go to WWC161 and get inspired!
Happy Spring!   I know it is next week and we have been very fortunate in some beautiful days in the last week.   The snow banks are melting and you can now park on the street in front of our house.    Yeh!!!     Take care everyone and until next time Happy Stamping.    Heather :)


Well, here we are again!   Another Challenge for our stash, and this one is an Inspiration Challenge - and a "Yummy" looking challenge.   The Hostess this week is Kim from the Design Team.
My card is all about a House Mouse, who is totally into Hot Chocolate, I mean literally soaking and loving it.   I used the Swirly Snowflakes Dies to enhance the edge of the card and Snowflake Sentiments inside.   I had lots of small candy canes to show on the card as well.   Nothing like a peppermint candy cane with your hot chocolate.
A View of the Edge:
Closer View:
Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:  Lip Smakin' Relaxin (House Mouse), Snowflake Sentiments
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Retired Striped dsp, Whisper White
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Black Memento, Various Marker's
Misc.:  Cherry Cobbler Ribbon, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Swirly Snowflakes Dies
A fun card to make and a card that brings smiles to everyone!   I just bought the Swirly Snowflakes Die and Stamp Set and I sure love it.   It will be used a lot in the coming months.    Well, that is it for sure to check out the Design Team's beautiful cards and get inspired to make your own.    
Happy St Patrick's day Everyone......Officially Spring next week.   Yeh!    Until next time, Happy Stamping!     Heather   :)

Saturday, 10 March 2018


Yippee!   My card was an Honorable Mention for this Challenge.    Thank You Ladies for selecting my creation!

Hello Everyone!    Kelly is our Hostess this week and she has picked the inspiration photo shown above.   Lots of goodies in the picture.   My inspiration came from all the green and gold and the hanging stars.
  Closer View:
Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set:  Snowflake Sentiments
Cardstock:  Garden Green, Gold Foil, Retired dsp from Christmas
Ink:  Mossy Meadow, Versamark
Misc.:  Card Front Builder Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Mini Treat Bag Die, Gold Embossing Powder
So there you have it.....Another card for my Christmas stash.    Have a wonderful week Everyone!    Heather :)

Friday, 9 March 2018


This challenge is a favorite of mine too!    Love those feminine cards that our Design Team has created.   Check them all out for inspiration and ideas.   My favorite was Heidi's and it so happens that Heidi is our Hostess this week.    I felt like I was walking into a "Parisian cafĂ©".   Very European!   
I love Vintage and my cards were created for a friend who also loves Vintage.    I used lots of retired dsp and did some fussy cutting to create a montage of items.  I made two cards and am going to send one to my Mom......Just Because.
Card 1
Card 2
Closer View of Card 1&2

Inside View:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Attic Boutique, Fan Fair
Stamp Set:  Vintage Verses
Ink:  Dapper Denim
Misc.:  Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Label punch
And that is it for this week!   Hope you enjoyed my card and don't forget to link up your card to WWC 160.  Take care and hopefully Spring will visit us soon!    Heather :)


Thursday, 1 March 2018


Hi Everyone!    Christmas cards again, I love it!   Take some time and look at all the Design Team's Christmas cards.   They are all different and each one will inspire you to make your own.   Marsha is the Hostess for this Challenge and has created a beautiful Poinsettia card.   I also wanted to welcome Tenia Nelson to the group of Watercooler Artists.   I know she will inspire us with her cards.
Marsha inspired me to make a Poinsettia card and enter it for this challenge and also in the Merry Monday challenge as well.
I embossed the poinsettia in Gold on Vellum and then fussy cut it out.  The background is Whisper White card stock and used the Bough's and Berries E.F.   I then layered it underneath with Gold Foil on top of Whisper White.    I used a trick that my sister told me with the layer of gold foil ---- I  used the Holly die cut in the middle of the foil and cut out the Holly leaves --- and that way I was utilizing the empty space under the embossing layer.   
Closer View:
Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Winter Frost dsp. Gold Foil
Stamp Set:  Joyful Christmas
Ink:  VersaMark
Misc.:  Bough's & Berries E.F., Gold Embossing Powder, Holly Flourish Die Cut, Corner Rounder, Gold Embellishments
Technique:  Embossing on Vellum
Isn't the Gold and White beautiful?    I love that combination.    Don't forget to check out all the Design Team's cards on WWC159 get inspired, and Link up your card for this Challenge.
This card has also been entered on: Merry Monday #279
Have a great week Everyone!   It is now March 1st and I heard a
little birdie tell me Spring is on its way!   Yeh!   I have never seen so much snow here in the Okanagan.      Heather :)

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Hi Everyone!  
I always love the Masculine Challenge the most, because who doesn't need more Masculine cards.   A big welcome to Helen Finlay one of the new Design Team Artists.  Check out her card - I just love those little racoons peering through the window.  So Cute! 
The card I made for this Challenge looks like it could be used for Valentine's day, but it was made for my husband's birthday next week.  The little plane is soaring through all those clouds and pulling love hearts as well.

Closer View:
Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:  All Aboard (Technique Tuesday), Blooming Love, You are Loved
Card Stock:  Night of Navy, Specialty Glossy White, Cherry Cobbler
Ink:  Night of Navy, Raspberry Ripple, Island Indigo, Assorted Marker's
Misc.:  Cloudy Day E.F., Heart's Delight Die Cut, Heart's Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Dobber, Island Indigo Twine, Dimensionals
I embossed the Specialty paper first and then used a dobber and added Island Indigo ink throughout the clouds.   The paper has stars in the background and hopefully you can see this effect in my pictures.   Don't forget to check out the cards and techniques from the Design Team on WWC158.   Lots of talent and inspiration.   Have fun!  See you next time!   Heather :)

Thursday, 15 February 2018


Wow!  What a lot of lovely cards created by the Design Team.   The Hostess this week is Heidi, and I just love her card (Inside and Out).   
My card is all about birthday's.  These cards are in three different colors.   I embossed on the Whisper White and then stamped to create a faded old flower look.   Added touches were Wink of Stella and silver or gold embellishments.  

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set:  Heartfelt Blooms
Cardstock:  Fresh Fig, Berry Blast, Emerald Envy
Ink:  Fresh Fig, Berry Blast, Emerald Envy
Misc.:  Gold, Metallic, and Rich Razzleberry Ribbons, Silver and Gold Embellishments, Clear and Gold Wink of Stella
So there you are:- Three beautiful cards for the Feminine birthdays coming up.   Take care Everyone - until next time - Heather :)
Don't forget to create a card and link it up to WWC157.