MUM love you

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
How is it already May?! Time seems to be flying by even though it's pretty much the same thing day in and day out. I still feel blessed to be working from home and as safe as possible from all that's going on around me. The temperatures have been cold and wet - and I've got the pool opening booked in two weeks and a camping weekend in three!! (I've learned that my camping trailer/caravan will be delayed another month or two at a minimum so I'll still be tenting!) Hopefully, the temperatures start to rise soon.

Jan is our hostess at Little Red Wagon this week and she's simply calling "Hers!" Any feminine-type project will fit the bill. 

With Mother's Day coming up this Sunday in Canada, I decided to create a card for my beautiful Mum. I've been so fortunate to have been raised by such a wonderful woman who lives kindness and grace in all she does. Sometimes, I hear people say that I remind them of my mum and I can't think of a higher compliment! I strive to be like her and give thanks for the example she has been to me and for me. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the rest of the projects made by the Girlfriends - and then create your own "Hers!" craft to join in this week's challenge!


I'm also linking up my card at this week's Simon Says Stamp challenge: Feminine

Thinking of You

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
It's Chrissy's turn to host our latest Little Red Wagon challenge and she's chosen the theme "Smell the Roses"- or any sort of flower. We were actually supposed to use spring flowers or use flowers to celebrate spring in some way but, unfortunately, I did not read carefully enough until I went to post my card. Fortunately, the Little Red Wagon Girlfriends are amazing people as when I explained the situation and indicated that I would make a card tomorrow (which is now today by the time this post is published!), I was encouraged to post my creation. In fact, Brenda, who hails from Hawaii, let me know that all kinds of flowers bloom all year round in Hawaii - so I'll just say this is a Hawaiian spring card! I'm actually not even sure what sort of flowers these are on my card. Perhaps they are also blooming in other parts of the world this spring!!

The stamp used to create my flowers is called "Fine-Lined Floral". I heat embossed the stamped image and then sponged shades of blue over top. I then took some of the darkest blue and went over parts of the flowers and also stamped the "you" before splashing drops of the same colour over the inked portion of the mat. I used navy cardstock for the back mat as well as the sentiment strip. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to "Smell the Roses" and all the other flowers there. We'd love to have you join our challenge too!


I will be linking up my card in this week's Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

Sending You a Bunch of Good Wishes

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
The past few weeks have been incredibly busy here. Work has been stressful with end-of-term and our department has been especially busy as we support students with disabilities as they try to navigate online learning during a trying time. It's exhausting yet fulfilling. I've not had much time for myself (and for you with my blog visits!) but am hoping that will start to change soon. Exams will be done by the end of the week and that should make a difference.

It's Imke's turn to host our challenge at Little Red Wagon this week and she's looking for mystical creatures. Think gnomes and fairies, yeti and unicorns. 

I decided to go with a fairy for my card and I'm glad I did as this card works well for a birthday and I have need of a birthday card to give later this week!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of of the Girlfriends have created and then link up your own mystical project to join the fun!

Together is a Beautiful Place to Be

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Happy Wednesday! It's finally starting to feel like spring around here. We had some beautiful weather last week and our spring flowers are popping up. Some of my daffodils have already bloomed. Daffs are my favourite so I'm always thrilled to see their yellow heads dancing in my gardens! 

I'm happy to be hosting this week's Little Red Wagon Challenge. Moving along with my Classic 80s challenge themes this year, I've chosen "In the Air Tonight". I'm looking for anything airborne - from kites to birds to planes to balloons - and more!

I opted to use a couple of hot air balloons from MFTs In Paris stamp set. I did some masking to layer the balloons and to ink a stencilled cloud background (although it's difficult to see the clouds). I used my Zig watercoloured markers too. I haven't used those in a bit. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then link up your own "In the Air Tonight" projects. I'm looking forward to seeing what you make! 

You Rock

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Brenda is our hostess at Little Red Wagon this week and she's calling out "Monsters!". She'd like us to either use monsters on our project or monstrous images, etc. (e.g., large flowers, huge sentiment, big die cuts, etc.).

I went with an actual monster. I'm not overly impressed with this card - but I think it's the monster I don't really like. Perhaps that's actually a good thing!!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created and then link up your own monster creation!
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