Colour Me Challenge #66 – CAS Thanks a Bunch Card using Lawn Fawn

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Welcome! It’s Wednesday already, so that means it’s time for another Colour Me challenge post. This week the challenge is to create a project using blue, yellow, and neutral.


I created a clean and simple (CAS) card using Lawn Fawn’s Critters in the Jungle stamp set. Make sure to watch the video tutorial to see how I made it.



Thanks so much for dropping by this week. Make sure to visit the other designers for more inspiration–


Until next time,



Colour Me…! #59 – Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn, You are Pawesome

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Welcome! I had so much fun creating my card for this week’s Colour Me…! challenge. The day I created the card, I woke up to -40º C temperatures (yikes!) so I was so ready to create a project using spring colours. This week the challenge is to create a project using teal, yellow, and red.


I grabbed some new stamp sets and incorporated a few different techniques for my card. I’m a novice colourer, so a few months ago I purchased a pack of Bic Mark-It alcohol markers to practice and learn how to colour and blend with markers. I don’t use them that often, but was pleasantly surprised with how well they blended together on this project.


Thank you so much for dropping by! Make sure to check out the other design team blogs for some awesome (or pawesome?!) inspiration–

& February’s fab guest designer, Cornelia W

 Hope to see you back here soon!



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

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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!



The Friday Mashup Challenge: FM177

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This week the Friday Mashup Challenge put me right into the fall spirit. The weather near Georgian Bay has been cool all weekend and there is no break in sight. I don’t mind though, I’m cozy inside with my pups, Zip & Zoë (Z²).

Ok, so the FM177 challenge this week was to create a project that followed a sketch, or to create a project with ‘leaves’, or mashup both challenges into one project.

To play along, I decided to do the Friday challenge, Mashup style, and created a project that followed the sketch and incorporated leaves. Here it is:

My FM177 card

My FM177 card

To make this card, I started in Silhouette Studio and created the leaf stencil, the stitched circle, and the leaves. With my Silhouette Portrait I cut the leaves out of Cotman 140lb watercolour paper and the stencil from a scrap of cardstock.

I cut a piece of 120lb white cardstock to 4″ x 5¼” to use as the background. I temporarily adhered my stencil to the background and covered the edges with Post-It tape before I used a makeup sponge to sponge on Gathered Twigs Distress Ink (yes, my one and only). To add just a touch of sparkle and dimension, I smushed on some bronze ink then removed the stencil. Before I put my sponge away, I sponged the edges of the white background and the vellum circle with my Distress Ink.

I used my Staedtler watercolour pencils to paint my leaves. After giving them plenty of time to dry, I used a balled up piece of wax paper and the Gathered Twigs ink to dab on some speckles. Once the ink was dry, I used my bone folder to score some vein lines onto the leaves.

I adhered the vellum circle over top of the stenciled leaves using tiny drops of Tombow Mono liquid glue on the white areas of the background. I tied a small bow with twine and then adhered the leaves and bow using Tombow Mono liquid glue directly over the vellum. To add a bit more dimension, I curled the edges of the leaves with the help of my trusty bone folder.

Using SSS Lipstick Red ink, I stamped the Thankful sentiment from the SSS Favorite Flowers set.

I mounted the whole card on a red-brown A2 card and called it a day.

Thank you so much for dropping by! Have a great week!