Wednesday, January 16, 2019

I Fancy You

It's time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon and I'm thrilled to be hosting this week! I've chosen the theme "Time Will Tell" and am looking for anything to do with time - clocks, watches, calendars, etc.

I used MFT's Happy Hello to create my card with a little version of Big Ben in the background. With Valentine's Day around the corner, I opted to use the opportunity to create a card for the occasion. As my kids are all born in August, we always celebrate half-birthdays on Valentine's Day so I've got extra incentive to create for that!!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then link up your own "Time Will Tell" projects. I can't wait to see what you make!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019


Mahalo Nui Loa! I had no idea what that meant (although I have heard "Mahalo" before) and fortunately, Brenda translated it for the Girlfriends at Little Red Wagon. "Mahalo Nui Loa!" means "Thank you very much!" in Hawaiian - which is appropriate given that Brenda lives in Hawaii. She's our hostess this week and wants to see thank you cards.

I pulled out a "Thanks" border die that I've only used once before and have had for a few years. I'm going to make an effort this year to use more of my older products instead of buying new. That said, I do have my eye on a few new things too...

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the other Girlfriends' projects - and then link up your own Mahalo Nui Loa! creation!

Saturday, January 5, 2019

You're Snow Cool

Happy New Year!!! Last Wednesday was the start of this year's challenges at Little Red Wagon. Unfortunately, my brain was (and is!) still on holiday and I thought we were starting up again next week. Oops! Anyway, here is my project just a few days late. Sorry everybody!!

Janice is our Hostess and she's calling out, "Hey, Newbie!". Janice would like to see anything new on your projects - new products, new techniques, celebration of something new, etc. I recently saw a card in which torn paper was used with some inking to create snow hills. I decided to try out that technique to make the ski slopes on my card.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to add your "new" creation!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Merry Christmas Wreath

Merry Christmas from everybody at Little Red Wagon! It's our final challenge of 2018 and we're going out with a bang! Heather is our hostess and she's chosen the theme "All Things Christmas". And our extra special news is that we have a prize up for grabs!! Head over to Little Red Wagon for all the details!

I made a card for this week's challenge. I used the new Holiday Wreaths stamp and dies set from Your Next Stamp. I've fallen in love with the tiny birds in this set!! It was fun to colour things up and, although you can't tell from the photo, I went a bit Wink of Stella mad so all the wreath's embellishments have a glittery sparkle to them.

Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, may your holidays be full of peace and joy. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Me and You

This week's Little Red Wagon challenge is hosted by the wonderful Imke! She wants to see black and white with one other colour. My card is nothing at all like my original plan which included a black and white town with a yellow car - but sometimes, that's just how crafting goes!!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the projects created by the rest of the design team - and then pull out your own black and white supplies (with another colour of your choice) to join the fun!

YNS - 12 Days of Christmas

I am so incredibly excited to be joining the Your Next Stamp team this month for their special "12 Days of Christmas" feature! If you haven't been following, be sure to head over to Your Next Stamp as they are giving away a $25.00 YNS gift certificate! To win, all you need to do is leave a comment on each of the 12 Days of Christmas posts on the YNS blog. The more posts you comment on, the greater your odds of winning. One random comment, among all the comments left on the posts, will be selected to win the gift certificate.

Each year, I do rather a lot of baking (and sampling!). I find that fresh, baked goods make a great gift - whether it be tins full of sugary sweetness or little samples added to decorate my packages. 

For my project, I added some fancy shortbread to little baggies and decorated them with some tags using some of my favourite YNS stamps: Holiday Snow Globe. There's such a fun assortment of characters, shapes and little sentiments. To create the actual tags, I used the Cool Tag 4 die set, layering two of the tags before adding some ribbon and little bells to finish things off. 

Please be sure to check out the YNS blog to see my project - and don't forget to leave a comment there for your chance to win a gift certificate!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Happy Pawlidays

I can't believe it's December already! This year has been flying by. I've been so incredibly busy and am looking forward to a break after Christmas. It will be nice to have a week to take things easy for a bit!

I'm thrilled to be hosting at Little Red Wagon this week. I've chosen the theme "Purrs and Wags" which means I'd like to see projects with or for house pets. No matter what your house pet is (or what sort of pet you'd like to have), you're welcome to join the fun! I used a little pup from MFT's Happy Pawlidays stamp set to create my card.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created and then link up your own project. I look forward to seeing your creations!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Hello Bunny

Brenda is our hostess at Little Red Wagon this week and she wants to see our leftovers - stamped images, cuts, gems, papers, ribbons, or anything else that was leftover from a previous creation.

The majority of my leftovers get recycled or thrown out but I did have five previously stamped images and a "hello" speech bubble die cut. I'm not sure what they were leftover from though! I coloured the bunny to coordinate with the "hello", stenciled another die cut and then assembled everything to make a super quick card. I'm thinking I should start keeping more leftovers!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to check out the rest of the Girlfriends' projects - and then put your own leftovers to work for you!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

iPad Cover

No cards are allowed at Little Red Wagon this week! Jan's our hostess and she'd like to see other sorts of creations.

When I purchased a cover/folio for my new work iPad, I thought it was a bit bland so I pulled out some vinyl, designed some word art in Silhouette Studio (based on some artwork that I'd found online) and then cut it out! I'm really happy with the way it turned out and I've had lots of compliments on it too!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the rest of the Girlfriends' creations - and then get creative yourself! With anything but a card, the possibilities are endless!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018


Heather is this week's hostess at Little Red Wagon and she's challenging us to "Remember When". Heather would like us to use products and supplies that we purchased some time ago but have never used.

As soon as I saw the fun little Smiley Happy Alphabet stamps and dies from Your Next Stamp, I was smitten! Lots of ideas but not enough time though! This challenge was just the incentive I needed to put the products to work! My card is a simple one but I like it!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then pull out something that you've had for a while but never used in order to join the fun!