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.  :)