Happy Birthday

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Happy Wednesday! I can hardly believe that we'll be turning the calendar to December in two days. This year has flown! With the exception of some baking (which I've already started) and a few small items, I'm done my shopping. Wrapping is another story altogether... A number of years ago, I switched to using reusable cloth Christmas bags for wrapping and that helps the process. 

I'm hosting this week's Little Red Wagon challenge and, continuing my Queen-inspired themes, I'm using Bohemian Rhapsody this time. Just like the song combines a number of styles, I'm looking for creations that combine a number of elements. The sky is the limit!

As some of you know, I gave my sister the nickname of Kami years ago - which is a twist on camel. We were holidaying in Egypt and I kept handing Jo (Kami!!) my things so I could take photos. At one point, she was laden down with a number of my things and asked me if I thought that she was my camel. Hence, the name Kami which is still used to this day. Anyway, I always look for camel-themed items for birthdays and Christmas. Cards are easier given that I am a cardmaker! 

I've combined a number of different elements and techniques here - rounded corners, stamping, colouring, paper piecing (those little party hats - one for the camel's head and one for her hump!), die cutting, shadowing/layering, crimping, embossing, pop dot dimensionals and sequins. I had fun making this card as it reminds me a bit of some of my earlier creations back from when I first started making cards. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see all the elements used my the Design Team - and then have fun as you make your own "Bohemian Rhapsody" creation! 

Sprinkled with Happiness

Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Happy Wednesday! It's Brenda's turn to host at Little Red Wagon and she must be hungry as she's selected "Let's Eat!" as our theme for the week. 

My little niece is having a birthday soon so I decided to make a card for her with a yummy cupcake as the highlight. The sentiment, frame (die) and cupcake are from My Favorite Things and the sweet little mice from Reverse Confetti. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the rest of the delicious "Let's Eat!" projects - and then join in on the fun by linking up a creation of your own! 


Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Jan is this week's hostess at Little Red Wagon and she's selected "Home Sweet Home" as the challenge. As long as your project (card, layout, tag, decor item, etc.) has a home (house, bird's nest, bee hive, lion's den, etc.,) on it somewhere, we'd love for you to join us! 

I've got lots of homes on my Christmas card that showcases the town of Bethlehem from thousands of years ago. I really like how the sky turned out. I blended two different blues (Faded Jeans and Stormy Sky), splashed a little water and then sprayed some glitter fabric spray. At first, I thought, "Oh dear..." but then I got a tissue and smeared it around and LOVED the look. I decided to use my white gel pen for some extra stars and was even happier. I wish the photo showed it off a bit better. My daughter had donated the glitter fabric spray to my craft stash once she was done using it to make a Halloween costume and I was pleased to show her the card.

I used silver cardstock for the star and "joy" sentiment. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see all the homes there - and then join us for this week's challenge! 

Thank You (and Thinking of You)

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Chrissy is back hosting our challenge at Little Red Wagon and she's giving us the opportunity to make thank you cards with her "Thanks a lot!" theme. 

I needed both a thank you card and a thinking of you card so used the same design for both. I did a bit of extra background colour on the thank you card but they're otherwise pretty much the same. I purchased the sunflower stamp from a Canadian Company, Ecstasy Crafts, and assumed the stamp was from a Canadian company due to their maple leaf logo, but it turns out that Woodware Craft (the stamp company who produced the sunflower stamp) is UK-based. 

Head over to Little Red Wagon for some inspiration and then use this week's theme to add to your thank you card stash! 

Let's Do Coffee

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Jan is our fabulous hostess for this week's Little Red Wagon challenge and she's looking for projects including "Hot, hot drinks!" As we've had snow this week in Central Ontario, Canada, the timing couldn't be better. 

I used an image from My Favorite Things along with a sentiment from Mark's Finest. Even though I'm not a coffee drinker, I do love to join my friends "for coffee". 

You can find more inspiration on the Little Red Wagon blog. We'd love to have you join along in this week's fun too!
Former Design Team Member at My Craft Spot (2011-2015)
My Craft Spot

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