The Perfect Blend

Ya, it’s still cold and snowy here.  Sigh.  I’ve about had it with winter.  One of the down falls of living in Calgary, it’s winter for like 9 months out of the year it seems!

Today I have a fun card for the Kraftin Kimmie Challenge!  It’s been awhile since I’ve used my KK stamps so I thought it was time.

The theme is glitter!  There is also a sketch on the blog that I used as well.  You can find the deets on their challenge here.

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The stamp is from Kraftin Kimmie called One Cup at A time.  I think I bought this one about a year and a half ago, because I wanted to start doing all these coffee inspired cards and then I kinda just forgot about it! I’m glad I brought it out again, and it definitely has been getting a work out.   I paired it with the Stampin Up coffee papers (I’m trying to use these up now, so you’ll be seeing a lot of coffee cards in the next few days).  This was a pinterest inspired card, which I altered a bit to fit the sketch.  I used a square of glittered cardstock for the challenge in a coffee brown color (again, something else that I’ve not been utilizing enough).  I also added a few Nuevo dots for a bit of texture. I also used the Stampin Up Hardwood stamp to ink onto one of the banners ( I actually had to crack this one open as I’d not even used it since I bought it last year) as well as the stampin up banners framelits.  I hope you like it, and don’t forget to play along in their challenge!

Also entered into these challenges:

 

Create & Makes:Create & Makes: Anything Goes

Retro Rubber challenge: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps & More: Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes (optional Spring Flowers)

 

 

 

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White Christmas

I know, no one wants to hear about Christmas at the beginning of April.  Don’t worry I hope to have some fun spring like projects for you as the month progresses.  In the meantime, our newest challenge is up at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and our theme is all white.  It’s ok to have a smidgen of of color but try to make it as much white as possible!

Here’s my card this month.  I got this gorgeous white snowflake in a swap that I have been dying to use.  I paired it with a snowfall embossing folder and the peace die from the Stampin Up Christmas Greetings thinlits.  I actually cut out about 5 of them and glued them together to give them a bit of dimension and texture.  To finish it off, I added some Nuvo dots.  I hope you like it, and please play along with us this month, to win our great prize!

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A sprig of spring

Hey everyone!

I hope things are a little less white where you are, then it is here.  We have snow today!  It’s hard to believe that it is Easter weekend when it looks so much like Christmas!

For my Color Crazy Craft Challenge this week (sponsored by Polkadoodles) I went with some spring colors!

I’ve used Polkadoodles Crocus, the Darling Buds.  I colored her simply with some copics and just used a few pieces of DP from my stash.  I added a bit of Wink of Stella to her dress and the flowers in her hair.  The stamp is just one from my stash and the resin flower is just from Michaels.

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I hope you will play along with us on the blog – dont’ forget, you must have a colored image on your project in order to play along and win the sponsored prize!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

A scrappy Card

Hey there, just wanted to show you a quick card that I made with some of the scraps from the layout for SCT.  I love using up scraps..I will try to make as many cards as I can with whatever papers I have left over!  Right down to the last scrap! LOL

This one was also fun, because I got to play with some of my embossing folders again…another tool that I’ve not used in awhile!

 

I hope you like it!

dav

Cup of Thanks

Hey you! Thanks for stopping by!  Today I’ve got a fun card for you for my guest spot on the Color Crazy Challenge Blog.  I’m using an image from Lemon Shortbread called Hot Cuppa Girl.   I just colored her with some basic markers.  I wasn’t really going for any shading or definition.  My DP is just random sheets from swaps that I have done recently.  I paired it with a sentiment from the Cup of Tea set from My Favorite Things.  A few Nuvo dots to finish it off and voila!  I hope you like it and be sure to stop by the blog and see what the rest of the DT has created for you!

 

dav

Flowers for You

Hello everyone!  Sorry I’ve not been on much, lots going on behind the scenes in my house that I’ve had to deal with.

Today is a new challenge on the Color Crazy Challenge Blog on which I am pleased to be a guest designer.

Our challenge this week is sponsored by Creatful Heart Stamps

I used the poppy digi stamp for my card this week, but I really wanted to play around with colors so I added some blue to the red (yes in my world poppies are blue!).  I just used some DP that I’ve had in my stash, little bits and pieces that I’ve received from swaps.  I’ve added some Wink of Stella to give a bit of sparkle to the flowers and then some Nuvo drops.  The sentiment is from Your Next Stamp.

I hope you like it and feel free to play along.  Don’t forget to stop by the blog and see what the rest of the DT has created for you!

dav

Confetti

Hello my darlings!  It’s my challenge up on the Use Your Stuff blog today.  It’s all about weather!  We are looking to see what your weather related projects are this week, it could be a layout or card about weather, some weather embellishments, like clouds, raindrops, sunshine or yes, even snow.

Today I am using a stamp & sentiment from Kraftin Kimmie called  Look for Rainbows.  I have had this for a bit and finally cracked it open.  It’s such a cute little stamp!  I colored her with my copics and then I used some fun cloud DP from Little Yellow Bicycle called The Escape.  A titch of cord and some bling to finish it off.  I also gave the umbrella a kiss of Wink of Stella.

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I hope you will play along with us on the blog today! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!