thank you for your kind words in response to my card in memory of my son. grief and bereavement are difficult topics that are easily avoided, so i really appreciate your taking the time to pop by and comment.
i’m submitting this to kathy’s 30 day colouring challenge, day 24.
happy canada day to my fellow canadians and independence day to my friends south of the border.
this is my first time playing along with CAS-ology and the cue word is FREE; i learned a new philosophy after the loss of my son so the first thing that comes to my mind is free to be – which includes sad, happy, silly, whatever mood i’m in, i’m free to be in it and i won’t apologize for it. i’m also free to express myself politically, artistically, or however i want because i live in a free country, thanks to the many veterans who fought to keep it this way.
i coloured the image with distress ink pads, added black stickles to the ladybug’s dots and yellow stickles to the flower centre. i’m also submitting this to the simply create too #40 challenge to use the colours of your country’s flag, which are red and white and the addicted to CAS challenge of take flight. thanks for popping by.
i made this card for blogging buddy sandra’s rudolph day challenge to make one or more christmas cards on the 25th of every month. i’ve been way too busy lately, so it was nice to make a QAE (quick and easy) card for the occasion. also, happy birthday today to my daughter, our two month early christmas present, and her first bunny that turns 4. thanks for popping by.
i made this for my daughter; she has two sweet and smart bunnies – they come when called by name, respond to certain words like ‘food’ and the older one gives kisses when asked. as adorable as they are, they do require a lot of time and effort, so i support the make mine chocolate! campaign: rabbits should only be adopted if you’re ready for a huge commitment that can last up to 10 years or so! live bunnies aren’t for easter! enjoy chocolate bunnies instead!
i’m submitting this card to the joanna sheen – spring/easter challenge and the cutie pie – think pink with rabbits theme. thanks for popping by.
my daughter asked me to make some more christmas cards for her, but with bunnies on them this time; so i coloured the buns to look like her two adorable bunnies. i coloured with distress inks and markers and put stickles on the branches and ground, which doesn’t show because it’s another gloomy day. anyway, i followed the freshly made sketches #12 and i’m submitting this to the panpastel challenge 10 – animals and the paper sundaes winter wonderland theme. this counts as november’s rudolph day card; my friend sandra makes a christmas card(s) on the 25th of every month – yes, i’m late, but i made up for that by making a set of these. thanks for popping by.
i couldn’t match the dark bunny’s fur; she would be a big dark blob. lol.
i made this for the keep it simple theme at the allsorts challenge and the splitcoaststampers’ free for all challenge to make a card of gratitude for someone who has done a kindness for you and deliver it to them. this card is going to my friend, anne; it’s not to thank her for my early birthday present of penny black stamps, but to say thanks for all the intangible gifts she gives – compassion, patience and humour. take a browse through anne’s gallery and in between all the elegant creations, her funny cards are there, always bringing a smile. thanks anne! no surprise, it’s watercoloured with distress inks. thanks for popping by.
i was inspired by the maple and acorn pattern to make this card for the 300th inspiration challenge, which is my favourite at splitcoaststampers. stef is the hostess with the mostest; she always visits participants and leaves comments, which makes everyone feel welcome to play. i don’t always have the time or mojo, so i was happy i got to have fun today, watercolouring with distress inks and sanding the base. thanks for popping by.
i found the tutorial for this cute memo box back in june and decided it was the perfect project to distract me from my latest tooth extraction, so i finally created one. the image is watercoloured with distress inks and i added some stickles to the dots and the dragonfly. i’m submitting this to the anything but a card theme at the allsorts challenge and the new marianne’s design divas challenge. thanks for popping by.
today’s free for all challenge at splitcoaststampers was easy enough, that i had time to play. you have to use at least two of something, so i watercoloured the peas, used two die cuts, two rows of twine, and a double bow. thanks for popping by.
i needed a thank you card so i opened a cute fruit set from my friend sue for my birthday. this is also the first time i used the letraset aquamarkers i won from the penny black at allsorts challenge in march; very fun to play with – i’ll keep practicing. the ribbon reel challenge is summer fruit and and use two ribbons/lace or twine, at least one brad and to include a summer fruit element. i used two brads; first i coloured a green brad red and inserted it into the white flower brad. i’m also submitting this to the free and easy challenge at allsorts and the summer theme at the secret crafter. thanks for popping by.
the less is more challenge this week is to pick one of 5 squares and leave the rest of the white space alone. my first card is still a work in progress; i really tried to fit the image in the lower right, but it just looked off balance. in my mind’s eye, it would work with a one layer, so in 5 minutes i made this. since i’m so far behind in the monthly christmas card challenge, you might see a lot more like this. thanks for popping by.
i created this for the Ladybug Crafts Ink Going Dotty Challenge and the monthly fan club theme challenge at splitcoaststampers. the image is watercoloured, pierced and stickles were added to the wings. thanks for popping by.
this is one of the cards that i taught in my watercolouring class this afternoon at the papercraft cafe. participants learned how to paint the balloons and the stripes with distress inks; it was a lot of fun. thanks for popping by.
this is my hostess sample for the last VSN mini challenge last night – slimming down, which was to use the colour kraft, no more than 2 layers of card stock and it has to be encouraging. in the spirit of slimming down, this is a scrapling that was put together very quickly, although now i need time to recuperate and catch up with other challenges. thanks for popping by.
the buzz is that the Queen For The Day challenges will now become a part of the ‘regular’ splitcoast challenges! it’s a fun weekly challenge, started by Anne Ryan, that honours stampers who regularly participate in weekly splitcoaststampers’ challenges and leave encouraging comments (more than 3 or 4 words) on other stampers’ cards.
this week’s Queen is Pat, aka Foxy67, and i was inspired by this card in Pat’s gallery. the image is watercoloured and i added stickles wherever i could. thanks for popping by.
i love striped paper and snowmen, so i was inspired to make this card for the moxie fab tuesday trigger. the hat and scarf are paper pieced, while the snowman is watercoloured. i made the striped frame and cut the striped mat with a circle punch. thanks for popping by.
i missed a couple of the flutterby wednesday challenges so it was fun to be able to play again. this week’s theme is window cards and of course mine is very clean and simple. even though it’s crooked in the photo, because it’s somewhat open, the card is straight; i know because my new cutter cuts straight, finally! the butterfly was watercoloured, stickles were added, as well as a border of debossed swiss dots, and two lines were scored. finally, the scallop circle was pierced. thanks for popping by.