CMCC#48 – You are my favorite

Any occasion, Cards

Better late than never…right? I’ve been sick as a dog but loved the challenge colours over at the Colour Me…! challenge blog this week and couldn’t wait to play along.

The CMCC#48 is to create a project with two shades of purple (plum, and aubergine), a pink, and a teal. Love it, right?!

It was so refreshing to do a non-holiday project! Here’s what I came up with:


The stamp set (Favorite Flowers), and the enamel embellishments (My Mind’s Eye, Now & Then), were both from my Simon Says Stamp June card kit. I stamped the flowers and leaves using pigment inks from my Color Box Petal Point (Enchantment set) and then used VersaFine Onyx Black for the flower and leaf detail. I used a thin black marker to draw the stems to keep with the stamp set’s sketchy feel.

I adhered a scrap of teal patterned paper to my A2 cardbase and then popped up the front panel with some foam tape.

That’s it for today! Thank you so much for dropping by. Don’t forget to stop by again soon to catch up on my Twelve days of Christmas series.  Have a great week!


Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Three, Merry Christmas

Cards, Holiday Card

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…


A Christmas present card,

a Christmas tree card,

and a set of holiday caaards.

I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut a snowy background stencil from a plastic sheet and used Dreamweaver pearly embossing paste to create the card’s background texture.

I stamped the greeting using the Merry Christmas stamp from the SSS Be Joyful set with VersaFine Onyx Black ink onto a strip of vellum cut into a banner.

I cut a small notch at the fold of my A2 card (110lb white) so that I could thread the red ribbon and finished it with a bow.

Thanks for checking out day three! Check back soon for day four.


Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Two, Be Joyful

Cards, Holiday Card, Non traditional

Welcome back to my twelve days of Christmas feature!

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

ZedSquared-Christmas2014-2a Christmas tree card,

And a set of holiday caaards.

The second project in this series also uses the stamp set and embellishments from the SSS November Card Kit.

Here is a tone-on-tone version I tried as well:


Stay tuned for day three of the twelve days of Christmas feature.

Thanks for dropping by!


Twelve Days of Christmas: Day One, Peace and Love

Cards, Holiday Card, Non traditional

It’s the first post of my twelve days of Christmas feature! Over the next few weeks, I will be posting twelve holiday projects.

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…


…a set of holidays caaards.

I made this petite holiday note set using many supplies from the Simon Says Stamp November card kit.

The 3X3″ cards have a pearly white snow embossed background and a little glitter from the gold bow embellishments.

Stay tuned for day two. Thanks for dropping by!


CMCC#47 – Winter Bird House

Cards, Challenges, Holiday Card, Non traditional

Well, it’s official: winter is here! I live right next to Georgian Bay so we always get snow a little earlier than many but since it started last Thursday, the snow hasn’t stopped coming down. My small town has already transformed into a majestic winter wonderland.

I was so excited when I saw the challenge colours over at the Colour Me…! challenge blog this week: warm brown, grey, and red tones.

I love browns and greys (my two favourite colours!) so the challenge was right up my alley. Here is the project I created:


As I pretty much always do, I started my card in Silhouette Studio. I traced a free clipart tree and created the frame and mat. I had the birdhouse cut file from a project I did earlier in the summer, but it was a free file from Birds Cards.

I used piece of My Mind’s Eye scripty patterned paper for the frame, a piece of Recollections cardstock for the terracotta birdhouse and frame mat, and SSS Dark Chocolate cardstock for the trees. I also used a piece of Bazzill vellum over top of one tree to soften the background.

Using my Zig 2-Way glue pen, I sparingly applied a light touch of glue along the birdhouse roof and in some spots on the front tree. Next I sprinkled on some snowy glitter that I got at my local dollar store. I set those aside to dry while I assembled the rest of the card.

I cut my cream cardbase to an A2 size (11 x 4¼”, scored at 5½) and another panel to the same size as the frame, 5¼ x 4″. Using Ranger Multi-Medium glue, I adhered the background tree to the cream panel and then with little drops of glue around the edges (where the frame would eventually cover) I adhered the vellum. I used the same glue to assemble the frame with its mat.

Once the snow was dry, I adhered down the front tree over top of the vellum, leaving the branches to stick up a bit, and used a piece of grey bakers twine to hang the birdhouse and bring in the last challenge colour. For some extra dimension, I used clear foam squares behind the birdhouse .

Finally, I used more clear foam squares to adhere the frame to the cream panel, and then my tape runner to adhere the panel to my cardbase.

I used the Winter Sparrows stamp set from Lawn Fawn to add my sentiment (‘Season’s Tweetings’) to the inside of the card.

Thank you so much for dropping by! Stay tuned for a Twelve Days of Christmas feature coming up on my blog. Have a great weekend!