Saturday, February 27, 2016

Easter Egg Hunt


I've been having such fun playing with my new Reverse Confetti goodies. Yesterday, I spent some time with my amazingly talented friend, Mandy of Mandy Reedyk Happy Scrappin'. She sat with me and gave me some private watercolour lessons. I love what I can do with my supplies! Thanks so much, Mandy!


I read on the Reverse Confetti blog that crafters can enter multiple projects into the challenge. As it's my goal to create Easter cards for all my uncles and aunties in England this year, I decided to create another card using this month's sketch.


I created the background using my Zig watercolour markers and, after cutting my mat, used the extra green bits to punch some grass using a Fiskars punch. The eggs and basket are all from the Reverse Confetti Hippity Hop set (stamps and die cuts), as is the "happy easter" sentiment. I finished things off with a little bunny stamp from a retired My Craft Spot set.

There's no hockey for us this weekend, so I'm looking forward to more time in my craft room. I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday too!

Friday, February 26, 2016

CAS Birthday Card


My talented Blogger friend, Bobby of Bits and Pieces, is fabulous at clean and simple cards and I'm always thinking that I should make more of them. I've decided that I want to try to improve in this area and figure there's no better way than to jump right into a challenge! This week at CAS-ology, the cue word is distress. I've made this card for the challenge.


I started by measuring a Stampin' Up frame and creating an offset of the oval size for my Silhouette. I also designed the file to cut out the middle portion of the oval in order to end up with a window. I then cut out the oval and embossed it. On watercolour paper, I used Stampin' Up stamps for the flowers and coloured them with Zig markers. I cut the image in order to fit behind the embossed window frame.


For the sentiment, I used a stamp from My Craft Spot and stamped it on a banner cut with a My Craft Spot die. I then embossed it with a distressed Tim Holtz brick wall folder. 

Have a wonderful weekend! I'll be back tomorrow with an Easter card.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Hello! (A summer-themed card)


Hello for the second time this week - and it's only Tuesday! I'm back again with another creation. I just ordered some new supplies from Simon Says Stamp on Sunday and noticed one of their weekly challenges. I decided to play along!


The theme of the challenge is "Shake It Up". Most of my project was created using retired My Craft Spot dies. I did use a stamp for the little bear and coloured her up with some summery colours. I embossed the cloud background and added a little gem to her cup. I was looking out my window when I got home today and wishing that it was summer - so I brought summer to the craft room!!  The idea was to be a picture within a picture - with some creative liberties taken with the bear (and water splashes) hanging out of the actual photo.


In order to meet the "shake" part of the challenge requirements, I added an Action Wobble to my speech bubble. It's much easier to attach an Action Wobble than it is to photograph one in action!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Sweet Happy Easter Card


Greetings from my dusty blog! It's been AGES since I've posted - or even crafted, for that matter. I recently read an article about the need for creative people to take time to be creative and so I've decided to make more time for just such a thing. I have to say that it felt so invigorating to be back in my craft room!

A couple of weeks ago,  Reverse Confetti had a release and I absolutely fell in love with the Hippity Hoppity stamp and cuts sets. I placed my very first Reverse Confetti order and was thrilled with how quickly it made it up to me in Canada! I was able to take time on the weekend to create a card for their latest sketch challenge too!


For my card, I used a sand-coloured cardstock for the base, but otherwise, everything else was made with white cardstock and my alcohol markers! I used Reverse Confetti's Sun and Clouds Cuts set for the sun (I added a circle to the middle) and cloud, which I popped on my embossed cloud background. The adorable (LOVE him!!) bunny, basket, carrots, sentiment and sweet little butterfly are all from Reverse Confetti's Hippity Hoppity stamp set and cut with their co-ordinating Hippity Hoppity dies. The mat, grass and banner were cut using retired dies from My Craft Spot.

I've already been colouring more bunnies - there's a female version too - so I'm sure you'll be seeing more Hippity Hoppity creations from me in the near future!