Colour Me…! #56 – Merci Tag, Thank You Card

Cards, Challenges, Thank You Cards

Welcome! It’s a very colourful challenge this week over at the Colour Me…! challenge blog.


I was really excited to put my Basic Grey, Grand Bazzar, patterned paper to good use. I received this paper in the October Simon Says Stamp card kit and hadn’t used it at all! The bold patterns and vivid colours are just perfect for this week’s challenge of teal, purple, orange, and yellow.


I live in a small Franco-Ontarian town so I like to keep a stash of cards with greetings in French, just in case!

I cut the tag and merci sentiment, as well as the two stitched background panels, using my Silhouette Portrait machine.

Using my paper trimmer, I cut the Grand Bazzar patterned paper into strips of various widths. I adhered the strips to the top layer of my tag and used my scissors to trim the edges.

In order to give the sentiment a little extra dimension, I adhered three layers together (two white, and the top purple).

I assembled the back panel layers as well as the tag using my permanent glue runner. Before I used foam tape to adhere everything to the kraft cardbase, I finished the tag with a bit of brown ribbon and some twine.

Once everything was adhered to the cardbase, I added a few sequins to finish off the card.


I hope I’ve inspired you to play along with the challenge this week. It’s so much fun to see all the submissions and creative colourful designs. Hope to see you here again soon!



Easy Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids using Lawn Fawn

Cards, Love note, Non traditional

Welcome! Today’s post is a DOUBLE FEATURE! Some family members asked me to create some Valentine’s for their kids so I thought I’d share these quick and easy cards using two stamp sets from Lawn Fawn: Bee Mine, and You’re a Hoot. These cards are really easy, quick and fun to make.

Ok, so let’s dig in:




I’m going to play along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday, Have a Heart challenge–

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you’re having a great weekend. Until next time,



Colour Me…! #55 – Lawn Fawn Year Two Birthday Card

Birthday Cards, Cards, Challenges, Masculine, Masculine Card

Welcome! Before I jump in, I want to take a sec to sincerely thank everyone who has been leaving me comments, subscribing to my YouTube channel, liking my Facebook page and just encouraging my efforts. I’m really new to the crafty scene and it just means so much to me when readers take the time to support my efforts. THANK YOU!!

Okay, so this week the Colour Me…! challenge stumped me! The colours are yellow, orange, and green. For some reason, the warm autumn colours just weren’t getting my juices flowing so I had to give this one a good think.


The idea for my card finally came to me while I was Googling hats for my little schnauzer, Zoë (one half of z²), whose delicate ears freeze when she goes outside during winter. The challenge colours are subtly incorporated into the clean and simple design. This card comes complete with it’s own video–


Slow and steady wins the race! I used the adorable Lawn Fawn Year Two set for all of the stamping. I’ve mentioned before that I am a novice colourer so I will use any excuse to practice. I stamped the turtles in VersaFine Onyx Black ink and then used my colour pencils and blending solution to colour them in.

I stamped the party hats onto the turtles after I finished colouring and then paper pieced the triangle hat part using orange and yellow paper.

To finish the card, I used Versamark ink to stamp the ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment onto some slate cardstock and then heat embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum powder.

I adhered the slate strip directly onto my 110# white A2 (4¼ x 5½”) cardbase using permanent tape runner and then used foam tape to adhere down the top panels.


I hope I’ve inspired you to play along with the challenge this week! Make sure to check out the other design team members and keep the inspiration flowing–

& January guest designer, Tenia Nelson 

Until next time!



Colour Me…! #54 – Thankful Anchor

Any occasion, Cards, Challenges, Masculine Card, Non traditional

Welcome to another week at Colour Me…! I was blown away with the talent of the submissions for last week’s challenge and can’t wait to see what you come up with for this one! This week’s combo gave me nautical vibes so I just ran with it. The challenge is to create a card using only red and blue.

CMCC54My card this week comes complete with it’s own video–

I created an 4Bar card (4 7/8 x 3 1/2″) with a simple striped watercolor background.

I cut out the anchor shape using my Silhouette Portait cutting machine and dry embossed it with a dot embossing folder. I wanted to add some extra dimension and detail so I used a blue marker to colour some pearls the right blue before adhering them onto my card.



Make sure to check out the rest of the design team. They are chock-full of inspiration.

& January guest designer, Tenia Nelson 

Thanks for dropping by! I hope I’ve inspired you to play along on this week’s Colour Me…! challenge. I’m on Facebook now so you can hit me up there for the x² lastest updates and more!



Simon Says Stamp: Sending Happy Thoughts – Valentine’s Day Card

Cards, Challenges, Love note

Welcome! I’ve had lots of crafty mojo recently so I decided to play along with the Virginia’s View, clean slate challenge. I’ve been lurking this challenge for a while and finally got up the nerve to play along.

I pulled some supplies from the July 2014 Simon Says card kit to create my simple Valentine’s day card.



Thanks so much for dropping by! Hope to see you here again soon.




**Update** I am so honored that this card was selected as one of the TOP 10 cards for the Virginia’s View Challenge**