Thursday, 31 August 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGES WWC134 - ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE

 
 
Anything Goes challenge is really, anything that you want to create!   Check out all the wonderful samples that have been created by the Watercooler Artists.
 
My grandchildren are back home in Williams Lake, BC!   They have spent many weeks camping, road trips or staying with relatives, throughout our wild and crazy forest fire season.  They were evacuated from Williams Lake and couldn't return as the air quality has been bad.   To welcome them home I have made a Z-Fold Box Card, with a camping theme.   A friend gave me some camping theme dsp and it worked out perfect for this card.
 
  More Views:
 
 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Tranquil Tide, MCN Design dsp, Various Green
Stamp Set:  Always an Adventure
Inks:  Tip top Taupe, Chocolate Chip, Baked Brown Sugar
Framelits Dies:  Outdoor Adventure
 
A Special card for 2 Special children.  Check out WWC134 for more inspirational ideas from the Design Team.  Take care everyone!    Heather :)



Saturday, 26 August 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGES WWC133 - PENNY'S "ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS" CHALLENGE

 
 
 
 
It's another Christmas Card Challenge and I am loving it!   Penny is our Hostess this week and her challenge is "All about Christmas".   How cool is that?   My card this week is a variety of die cuts and my favorite one is the "Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies".   It is so versatile.   I also used the "Be Merry" dsp matched with the Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler cardstock.   What a great color combination!  A few of the design team ladies used this stamp and die cut and each card is unique and beautiful.  
 
 



 
Closer View:
 

 
Inside View:
 
 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Be Merry dsp, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler (Inside Card)
Stamp Set:  Carols of Christmas (Inside Card)
Die Cuts:  Card Front Builder Thinlits, Sleigh Ride Edgelits, Merry Christmas (Elizabeth Dies), Stitched Happy Holiday Square Frame (M.B.)
 
So, as you can see.....Very easy card to do.   To complete the inside of the card I used the cut out tree images.   Don't forget to check out the blog WWC 133, and join in the fun.   It is a great way to start your Christmas card stash!  The Design Team have displayed some beautiful cards to be inspired by.    Have a great week and above all have fun!    Heather :)



Monday, 21 August 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGEWWC 132 - MARSHA'S MASCUYLINE "ANYTHING GOES" CHALLENGE - I ROCKED THE WATERCOOLER!

Wow!   I did not expect this!    Thank you for making my day, Kath.    I am truly honored.   It is great to be recognized, and by such a great team!        Thank You Everyone!



 
 
 
 
Hello, Everyone!    Well today is the day of the Eclipse and I hope everyone is taking precautions glimpsing it.   It has definitely darkened outside, but here in BC we don't get to see the total effect.    I have a friend who has travelled down to Oregon and can't wait to hear all about it when she returns.   
 
I tried a new technique this weekend and it is so easy to do and looks so good when finished.   It is called "Woodland Faux Illusion", and yes, you use the Woodland Textures folder.  I saw this on u-tube when I was looking for more ways to use this great embossing folder.
 
I started out with a piece of silver foil paper.   First you lightly brush your Black Stazon pad on the silver foil (this gives the foil a rustic look).  Stamp your image with Versamark, then sprinkle on Gold embossing powder, then use the heat gun to emboss the image.  Last step is placing the silver foil in the embossing folder.  You can emboss the trees on your image and emboss again with the embossing powder.   I did not do this because my image became lost in the trees.  LOL!
 
So, I made 3 cards, but am posting just one.  Thought I would show  the other two cards.
 
Card No. 1
 
 
Card No. 2
 
 
 
   Card No. 3   This is the one I am posting:
 
 
 
Inside View:
 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Silver Foil, Shine on Specialty dsp
Stamp Sets:  Walk in the Wild, In Wilderness, Colorful Seasons
Inks:  Chocolate Chip, Stazon - Jet Black, Versamark, Spanish Olive - Chalk Ink
Misc.:  Framelits Squares, Woodland Textures, Gold & Silver Ribbon, Gold E.P., Dimensionals
Technique:  Woodland Faux Illusion  (Found on u-tube)
 
Hope you liked the cards, and I now have 3 more Masculine cards for my stash. Yeh!  Don't forget to check out the Design Team on WWC132 and their wonderful array of cards.    Lots of inspiration can be found on their blogs.     Until next time.....Take care and Happy Stamping!          Heather:) 
 

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 :)