Friday, 11 August 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGES WWC131 - KATH'S "ALL ABOUT BIRTHDAYS" CHALLENGE

 
 
 
Wow!  Another fun challenge for birthdays.    There is no restriction as to type of birthday card.   Your card could be for a woman, a man, a girl, a boy, or a small child.   My card is for those adults who like to relax and what better place than at the beach. 

Kath is our Hostess this week and she has created a beautiful inspirational card.  Check out the other ladies on the Design Team for more inspiration to create your own and link it to the challenge on  WWC 131.   
 
I just love this new stamp set and die cut - "Colourful Seasons and Seasonal Layers".   When I first looked at it - I missed the little drink glasses and they are just perfect to create a scene of totally relaxing on the beach.   It makes a perfect scene for a "Birthday" card.  


Closer View:


Inside View:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Color Theory dsp, Perfectly Artistic dsp
Stamp Sets:  Swirly Bird, Colourful Seasons, Happy Hour
Ink:  Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Midnight Muse, Basic Black
Thinlits Dies:  Swirly Scribbles, Seasonal Layers
Misc.:  Stickers

I had lots of fun with this card and loved the idea of changing up the Adirondack chair by making a side table to hold the drinks.  I got this idea from Pinterest.    Don't forget to go to  WWC 131 and check out the Design Team's creations.

Have a great week and Happy Stamping!   Heather  :)


 
 
 


Monday, 7 August 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC130 - GAIL'S FEMININE "ANYTHING GOES" CHALLENGE

 
 
 
Hello Everyone!   This week's challenge is a Feminine one and the Hostess this week is Gail with a beautiful card with gorgeous colors.   Her theme is "Anything Goes" with a feminine touch.  
This week I created a card using a "Timeless" stamp and die set called "Lady with Hat".   I could not resist buying this one, because I do love to create nostalgic cards. 
 
Here she is:
  
Closer View:
 
 
Inside View:
 
 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Calypso Coral
Stamp Sets:  Lady with Hat, Beautiful You
Ink:  Crumb Cake
Misc.:  Lovely Lace E.F., Lady with Hat Framelit, Ovals Collection Framelits, Pool Party E.P., Versa Mark, Dobber's, Clear Wink of Stella, Jewel, Corner Punch, Dimensionals
 
The colors - Pool Party and Calypso Coral look great together and  the multiple layers enhanced the "Lady" perfectly.   I added a jewel for her ear, and Wahoo  - the card was finished.  For more inspiration go to  WWC130, where you will see all the lovely "Feminine" cards that the Design Team has displayed for you.   Don't forget to have "Fun" and if you have a moment leave a comment regarding my card challenge.    Take care until next time - Heather :)  





Sunday, 30 July 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGES - WWC129 - LIBBY'S "ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS" CHALLENGE

 
 Wahoo!   I am a WATERCOOLER ROCKER!    Thank you Design Team and especially JUDY for choosing my card!     I really appreciated all your comments.   I love the challenges and they encourage me to improve.    Thank You all again!   I am very proud to display my badge!


 
 
Yahoo!   Another Christmas card for my stash.   Thank you to the Design Team for the inspirational cards that you created for this challenge.   I loved all of them!    Libby is the Hostess this week and she started off with a beautiful card in red and green.
 
Of course for my card I had to use some glitter and mixed it up with some non-traditional colors.   I have seen pink Christmas trees, so I am not too far off track.   I used one of my "House Mouse" stamp sets and it is called "Christmas Tale".    This stamp set is so sweet with Mom and little one reading by candlelight.   I even made envelope liners and used a strip of the dsp inside the card.  
 
 
Closer View:
 


 
 
Inside View:
 
 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Emerald Envy, Sahara Sand, Sweek Sugarplum Glitter Paper, Whisper White, Envelope Liner paper
Stamp Sets:  Christmas Tale, Merry Mice
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum, Tip Top Taupe, Various Colored Markers
Misc.:  Decorative Labels (Spellbinders), Holly Flourish Die (Elizabeth Dies), Envelop Liners Framelits Dies, Bunch of Banner's Framelits Dies, Aqua Pen, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals
 
These little Mice create such feelings of happiness and joy!
 
Don't forget to check out the Design Team's wonderful creations at WWC129 and then have Fun creating your own card and linking it to the challenge.    Have a wonderful week and Happy Carding!
Heather  :)
 




Friday, 21 July 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGEWWC128 - HEIDI'S MASCULINE "ANYTHING GOES' CHALLENGE

WWC128 - Heidi's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge
 
 
 
 
Hi Everyone!    One never has enough Masculine cards!    My card for this challenge is using the "Woodland Texture and the technique of Faux Illusion.   There is a video of this technique on U Tube, under "Woodland Faux Illusion".   After stamping my images and embossing, I used my brayer and pulled in some colors and Walla!  A card that any man would love to receive!
 
 
Closer View:
 
 
 
Inside View:
 
 
 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Stamp Sets:  Guy Greetings, Colorful Seasons (inside card)
Ink:  Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzaz, Pool Party, Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Misc.:  Woodland Textures, Dobber, Brayer, Brads
Technique:  Woodland Faux Illusion
 
 
    Don't forget to check out the amazing cards that the Design Team Ladies display for us at WWC128  Have a great week!
Heather :)
 
 


Saturday, 15 July 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC127 - JUDY'S "ALL ABOUT BIRTHDAYS" CHALLENGE

WWC 127 - Judy's "All About Birthdays" Challenge
 
 
 
       I don't know about you, but I have a lot of birthdays throughout the summer months, so this was a great opportunity to create some.   This card is for my son in Williams Lake.     His family has gone to Prince George to stay out of the horrible smoky conditions, and he has stayed behind to look after the Regional District's phone and computer systems throughout the District.   He is also manning the phone lines in the Emergency Control Centre.   He is safe and is on evacuation Alert.    I am very proud of him for his courage and dedication.   His birthday is next week and I wanted to do a Special card for him.
        He loves his Harley and is always looking for an excuse to take off for a ride.    This was the inspiration for my card.     It is a retired Motorcycle stamp set that  I had borrowed from a friend and stamped off some images for future use.    Hope you like it.      
 
 
 
 
Closer View:
 
 
 
Inside View:
 

 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Shine on Specialty dsp, Whisper White, Silver Foil
Stamp Sets:  Time of Year, Colorful Season's
Inks:  Baked Brown Sugar, Wink of Stella - Gold
Misc.:  Vines Street E.F.,  Versamark, Silver E.P., Dimensionals, Bunch of Banner's Framelits Dies, Urban Underground Embellishments
 
Don't forget to check out the wonderful cards that the Design Team have created.   They are so bright and cheerful and so creative!
 
Please keep all our wonderful firefighter's and volunteers safe throughout this day and the day's to come.   They are doing an awesome job keeping the fire's contained.
 
Until next time, keep safe!  Heather :)
 






Sunday, 9 July 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGES - WWC126 - FIONA'S FEMININE "ANYTHING GOES"

                 WWC126 - Fiona's Feminine Challenge
http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.ca/2017/07/wwc126-fionas-feminine-anything-goes.html

 
Have a good look at the new banner.   It is in black and white and still includes the namesake Watercooler.  It is really cool and refreshing.    Also take a look on the right margin for changes to the weekly challenges. 
 
Fiona is the Hostess leading the way with her beautifully crafted Feminine card.   Check out the other Team Artists as well.    Again, they inspire us with their creations!
 
 
For my card, I have used Dragonfly Dreams.   I really  love the stamp set and dies.    I kept to the colors from the Spring Catalogue as it reflected a "Feminine" look for the challenge.   I embossed the sentiment in Gold on a band of Vellum and then mounted the vellum onto Detailed Floral Die cut.   This was then mounted onto the DSP "Falling in love".   
Unfortunately there was a lot of glare bouncing off the gold embossing for a good picture view.     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Closer View of Dragonfly
 
 
 
 The top wings are vellum and then embossed with Iridescent Ice and then glued onto a golden wings of the dragonfly die cut..

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Sahara Sand, Falling in Love dsp, Gold Foil paper, Vellum
Stamp Set:  Dragonfly Dreams
Thinlits Dies:  Detailed Dragonfly, Detailed Floral 
Misc.:  Heat Gun, Versamark, Iridescent Ice E.P., Gold E. P.

Well, that's it for this week.  Happy Stamping and don't forget to check out the Design Team for their wonderful inspiration.  :)






 



 


Friday, 16 June 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGES - WWC123 - MARSHA'S "FIREWORKS" THEME CHALLENGE

WWC123 - MARSHA'S "FIREWORKS" THEME CHALLENGE
 
 
 
HAPPY 150 CANADA, EH!
 
When I saw the "Fireworks" Theme, I immediately thought of Birthday Blast stamp set and Edgelits.   They were the closest to "Fireworks" for me.    The colors that I used are Real Red and Whisper White - Canadian Colors, eh!  The card is rather thick and if it was being given to someone, I would make a belly band or tie a ribbon around it to keep it closed.  However, I always decorate my entrance way with a few Canada Day items and this card will be displayed on my console.   This theme definitely got my creative juices flowing and after being inspired by all the beautiful cards from the Design Team, I was ready to Create!    
  
Inside View -Top:
 
 
Inside View - Bottom :

 
Top and Bottom View:
 
 


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Real Red, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds 
Glimmer Paper, and Red Glitter Paper
Stamp Sets: Birthday Blast, O'Canada
Inks:  Real Red, Whisper White
Misc.:  Botanical Builders (Flower & Stamen), Star Blast Edglits, Little Numbers Thinlits, Foam Adhesive Tape
 
I know its early, but Happy 150th  Canada!    This is my Canada, and I am proud of it.   Our freedom should not be taken for granted, but appreciated to its fullest.   We have so many new immigrants.... lets welcome and make them proud to live in Canada!
 
I hope you like my card, take care everyone and see you next time!
Heather :) 
 
 




Thursday, 15 June 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #252 (INSPIRATION PHOTO)

Merry Monday #252 - Inspiration Photo
 
 
 
 
This week's Challenge is Hosted by Kathy and her Inspirational Photo.    I don't know about you, but I had a hard time coming up with ideas for this photo.   So, I used the Boughs and Berries embossing folder,  and went from there to create my card.
 
 
Another View of Front:
 
 
Closer View:
 
 
Inside View:
 
 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Garden Green, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Stamp Set:  Christmas Pines
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Misc.:  Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Ovals Collection Framelits, Decorative Label Punch, Silver Metallic Ribbon, Boughs & Berriers E.F.
 
My Ovals are representing the bowls and jars in the photo and I have placed pine boughs, pine cones, and sprigs of berries instead of the fruit.   The embossing folder completes the card.
 
Have a great week everyone!    Heather :)






Friday, 9 June 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGES - WWC122 - LIBBY'S FEMININE "ANYTHING GOES" CHALLENGE - HONORABLE MENTION

WWC122 - Libby's feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge
This week's challenge my card was picked by Heidi for "Honorable Mention".     I am so pleased that my card was recognized for this challenge.   Thank You Ladies of the Design Team!   I will definately display my badge of Honor.   

This week's challenge is a Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge and the Hostess this week is Libby.    Check out the amazing cards by the Watercooler Wednesday Design Team.    The cards they created for us are beautiful and so inspiring.
I used the wonderful "Oh So Succulent" stamp and die set, and I love it!   I made two cards, and they have different sentiments on the front.  They are "perfect" for that Special Feminine person.   Who doesn't like to receive flowers?   These two cards would be perfect to give to all those Special Ladies.




Inside View:


Supplies Used:

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugar Plum, Tip Top Taupe, Falling in Love dsp (Inside card)
Stamp Sets: Oh So Succulent, Delicate Details
Inks:  Sweet Sugar Plum, Flirty Flamingo, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White
Misc.:  Dimensionals, Dobber's, Glue Dots, Succulent Framelits Dies, Window Box Thinlits Dies


The inspiration for my card goes to Olga Cavanaugh of www.craftsbouquet.blogspot.com .   Her gorgeous cards are amazing!  I loved the idea of using the "Window Box Thinlits Dies" for a flower vase.

Have a great week Everyone!   Get out and enjoy our beautiful weather.  Heather :)



Thursday, 8 June 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #251 (MONOCHROMATIC BLUE)

Merry Monday  #251
Monochromatic Blue
 
 
 
 
Hi Everyone!   This week's Hostess is Debbie and her challenge is to create a Monochromatic Blue Christmas Card.
 
I had a lot of blue scraps of paper, so I used them along with the "Winter Wonderland" stamp set and even colored my two little birds in blue. 
 
 
 
Another View:
 

Closer View:
 
Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Pacific Point, Scraps of Blue
Ink:  Brocade Blue, Pacific Point
Stamp Sets:  Winter Wonderland (Penny Black), Warmth & Wonder
Misc.:  Ribbon, Glitter, Glue
 
Have a great week Everyone, and Happy Stamping!    Heather :)