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Monday, July 31, 2017

WWC129 - Libby's "All About Christmas" Challenge

A quick entry for the challenge this week at the Watercooler Wednesday and it is all about Chrismas: WWC129 - Libby's "All About Christmas" Challenge  which actually feels refreshing on this very gorgeous but hot summer day in Southern Ontario.

Here's the very CAS card I want to submit:


As you can see, it could not be any simpler. A very pretty card I think, and so very easy and quick to make. Don't forget that as of tomorrow August 1st, customers will be able to pre-order the bundle I have used on this card!

And the banner for the challenge: 
Here are some of the details:

Cardstocks:
Card Base:           Real Red  8 1/2” x 5 1/2” scored at 4 1/4”
Front Layer:        Whisper White – 5 ¼” x 4
Inside:                  Whisper White – 5 ¼” x 4
DSP:                      Be Merry DSP – 4” x ½”
 
Stamps Sets, framelits and inks used on card
Stamps:
  • Carols of Christmas          (C 144804)          
 Thinlits:
  • Card Front Builder            (144674)             
Inks:
  • Real Red                            
  • Basic Black
 Other:  Basic Rhinestones

So don't forget to let me know what you think and if you would like to order this bundle during the month of August, you can contact me or go to my online store. Do pay a visit to the Watercooler blog to see what the Watercooler Artists have created for this challenge and scroll down on the page to see all the wonderful entries.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!
 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

WWC128 - Heidi's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Carols of Christmas and the WWC128 - Heidi's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge........ do you think this card works as a masculine card?


This week  it's Heidi's turn to be hosting and she has opted for one of the of the very popular challenges over at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: the Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge.  And as I wanted to play with this brand new set available only to demonstrators in July (and it will be available for  customers as a pre-order in August), I decided to create a masculine card , a Christmas masculine card.  

I used the Card Front Builder thinlits that coordinates with the stamps set, both on the front of the card and inside, sponged some clouds using the clouds mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks, die cut trees and a few deers, and stamped the large sentiment inside together with more deers.

For the trees I was inspired by what another demo (
Karen Bernhardt ) had posted on FB. I too used the Whisper White ink to put some "snow" on the trees but instead of using glitter, I sprinkled white embossing powder and then brushed Wink of Stella over the melted powder.  Here's a close-up of the trees:

Inside I stamped one of the large sentiment from the stamps set and for a 'masculine touch' I also stamped the 3 little deers at the bottom.

Cardstocks:
Card Base:           Tranquil Tide  8 1/2” x 5 1/2” scored at 4 1/4”
Front Layer:        Whisper White – 5 ¼” x 4 – Die cut with Card Front Builder
Inside:                  Whisper White – 5 ¼” x 4 – Die cut with Card Front Builder
Trees:                   Garden Green – sponged with Whisper White, sprinkled with White Embossing powder
Deers:                  Early Espresso – sponged with Whisper White and Wink of Stella
 
Stamps Sets, framelits and inks used on card
 
Stamps:
  • Carols of Christmas          (C 144804)          
 Thinlits:
  • Card Front Builder            (144674)             
Inks:
  • Tranquil Tide                     
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Whisper White
  • Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz (for clouds and background behind trees)
  So what do you think? Do you consider this card to be masculine enough for a guy? I think it could even be a winter birthday card, don't you think?

Don't forget to go check the Watercooler Wednesday blog for great ideas and wonderful samples created by the Watercooler Artists, and have a look at the entries so far! WOW so much inspiration for your masculine projects. 

Thank you for stopping by and please take a few seconds to let me know what you think of my card. And again thank you to Judy for choosing my card as worthy to rock the watercooler last week for her challenge! That was a wonderful  surprise and sure helped to put a smile on my face and make me feel like a 'rockstar'.

 

WWC127 - Judy's "All About Birthdays" Challenge

Update: So proud of displaying this badge! Thank you so much Judy for selecting my card..


I had so much fun with the last Watercooler Wednesday Challenge (and you can see my original entry and my badge! right here) I decided to enter a card for this week too.

This week it is Judy's turn to host and she wants it "All About Birthdays"
If you want to see all the other samples and entries go to their blog: WWC127 - Judy's "All About Birthdays" Challenge
Here is the card I would like to submit for the challenge. It's a fun card that could be for either a boy or a girl.

and here's the inside of the card:


and a little bit of details about the Stampin'Up! products that I have used on this card.

Stamps Sets, framelits and inks used on card
 Stamps:
  • Birthday Delivery              (P 143660)           NEW Annual Catalogue 2017-2018
  • Work of Art                        (W134111)          Annual Catalogue 2017-2018
  • Playful Backgrounds        (P141920)            Annual Catalogue 2017-2018
Framelits:
  • Birthday Friends (143658)              NEW Annual Catalogue 2017-2018
Inks:
  • Pacific Point                      
  • Crumb Cake (or Soft Suede)
  • Soft Sky (for sponging on front panel) and Basic Black (inside)
Ribbon: 
  • Stitched Edge – Pacific Point (144199)       NEW Annual Catalogue 2017-2018

So don't forget to go pay a visit to the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge blog.
And if you come and visit, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my card and all the fabulous products in that Suite.

Have a great day and Happy Stampin'

Monday, July 17, 2017

WWC126 - Fiona's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge - Birthday Girl

Update: My card was chosen as Penny's Choice:  Beautiful use of new In Colours and Birthday sets on side-step card. Inspiring.    Thank you Penny!  Proudly displaying my badge


It has been a long time since I have been able to upload any pictures to my DBWS but it seems, fingers crossed, that a solution has finally been found!!!!

For the challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week, Fiona wanted "us to play with some of our "girlie" stuff, especially the bling and the pretty feminine colours. "

By the way you must visit their blog and see the new banner!!! So cool.

Here's the card I want to enter for this challenge:
 

That little girl is so sweet. This card was part of my class and the ladies really loved it. It is a special fold - side step - and while there were some "measurement challenges" with the first class I finally figured out where I went wrong and able to fix the error for the evening class, thanks to the patience of the afternoon ladies!

Here's the inside of the card:
 
 
Cardstocks:
Card Base:           Fresh Fig  8 1/2” x 5 1/2” scored at 4 1/4”  
Panel 1:                2” x 4” – Powder Pink – embossed with Oh My Stars embossing folder
Steps Panels:      ¾” x 3” Berry Burst – 1” x 3” Powder Pink – 1 7/8” x 3” Lemon Lime Twist
DSP:                      Birthday Memories (to die cut little girl)
Others:                 Scraps Whisper White to die cut cupcake with Cupcake Cutouts framelits
                              Powder Pink on Multipurpose Adhesive sheet (144106) to die cut the word “Sweet”
Inside:                  2” x 4” – Powder Pink panel
                              1 7/8” x 3 – Whisper White panel
                             
 
Stamps Sets, framelits and inks used on card
 
Stamps:   Sweet Cupcake   (P141498)           
 Framelits:
  • Birthday Friends  (143658)              NEW Annual Catalogue 2017-2018
  • Cupcake Cutouts  (141474)              Annual Catalogue 2017-2018
Embossing Folder:  Oh My Stars  (143710)   NEW Annual Catalogue 2017-2018


Thank you so much for stopping by and having a peek at my card. So happy that I was finally able to find the reason why I had not been able to upload any photos lately (issues with some automatic updates! grrr....). I was ready to cancel my subscription!

Let me know what you think of my card. I always love to read your comments and suggestions.  Thanks so much and don't forget to visit the blog and see all the other entries and wonderful work of the Design Team.