Friday, December 31, 2010

Favourites of the Year - Round 3

Welcome back to round 3 of my favourite cards from this year.

I want to thank all these magnificent crafters for bringing beauty, happiness and inspiration into our worlds with their small pieces of art. Thank you ladies!

Wow, amazing distressing by Natasha

Love these shiny leaves, also by Natasha

Such a pretty softness to this card by Nicky

Fabulous design by Pia

Another gorgeous card by Pia

Love the contrast of colours on this card by popsicletoes

A true beauty by Suzz

Tami's winter scene is wonderful

Gorgeous card by Tomo

Trinh's leaf card is just wonderful

Fantastic use of leaf stamps by Vanessa

Love the fresh and happy feel of this card by Virginia

I hope you enjoyed visiting my favourites of the year and I hope they will inspire you to create beautiful crafty projects!

Happy New Year everyone!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Favourites of the Year - Round 2

Welcome back to round 2 of my favourite cards from this year.

I want to thank all these magnificent crafters for bringing beauty, happiness and inspiration into our worlds with their small pieces of art. Thank you ladies!

Love the subtle shimmer of this leaf card by Joy

Simple and beautiful by Karen

Love this colourful tree by Kathy

Pure elegance by Kryssi

Lin's winter scene is perfect

Sophisticated elegance by Lucy

Love this flock of butterflies by Mabel

Gorgeous vellum flower by Marisol

Also by Marisol, the same flower but stamped on wood paper

Fabulous design by Mariana

Fantastic colours on this beauty by Mariette

Michelle creates amazing things with the help of a brayer

Please stop by for our final round tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Favourites of the Year - Round 1

Last year I decided to pick my ten favourite cards from the previous year and of course I wanted to do that again this year. The problem. Ten is too few! There were so many projects that made my heart sing and made me smile that I decided to not worry about the number count and just show you my top picks.

I want to thank all these magnificent crafters for bringing beauty, happiness and inspiration into our worlds with their small pieces of art. Thank you ladies!

Gorgeous dragonflies by Aga

A simple beauty by Alice

Love this peacock by Alice

Barb's layered ferns and bold red flowers are beautiful

Perfect distressing by Carole

Love the ferns on this, also by Carole

Heather's multitude of colourful butterflies and wavy sewing are perfection

Fabulous design by Isha

The background colours by Jennifer are magnificent against the black images

Jenny's mass of butterflies are amazing

Jill's red background looks fabulous against the ferns

Another red beauty by Jill

The background is so soft and pretty on this card by Joy

Please stop by tomorrow to see round two!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Embossed Snowflake

This is my second post for today. Keep scrolling down to see my Wednesday Wonders.

I didn't have a chance to use this beautiful snowflake from BoBunny yet so I wanted to make a quick card and show it off. I love how the snowflake looks embossed in Turquoise Tapestry embossing powder, so pretty. The background is Hero Arts Woodgrain stamp and  I used Kassie's Brocade from Cuttlebug to emboss the red cardstock.

I probably won't be posting again before Christmas so I would like to wish everyone all the best during the holidays. Merry Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wow Wednesday!

So sorry I haven't been posting lately but the holiday season is so busy! I have a short list of a few fabulous cards I've spotted lately.

Gorgeous background on this card here by Agata.

Such a simple and charming card here and the pom pom ribbon is a perfect touch.

Fantastic design by Jennifer here.

Cristina made a gorgeous glittery card here and love the little pops of red.

Beautiful card here using Glimmer Mist.

The card here just makes me happy. Love the sunny colours and wonderful texture.

Simple and beautiful design here.

I hope these beauties give you some inspiration!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Another Tiffany Doodles Winner!

I have drawn another name for the digi image Birdies Housework because judkajudi already has this image. Thanks Judy for letting me know. The new winner is.....

Josephine Cox

Congratulations Josephine!
Please email me so I can send the digi to you.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tiffany Doodles Digi Winner

Thanks to everyone who stopped by and left a comment, it was very much appreciated. The winner of the Birdies Housework image is.........


Congratulations Judy!
Please contact me with an email address so I can send out the digi to you!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hero Arts Blog Hop

Mark your calendars for Friday, December 10th for a fantastic Blog Hop showcasing NEW stamps from the Hero Arts 2011 catalog. You don't want to miss it! For more info click here.

Wow Wednesday!

If you are here for the Tiffany Doodles Blog Hop and Christmas Challenge click here.

There are so many beautiful projects out there that I had a hard time narrowing it down but I think you'll agree these are all magnificent!

Michelle never ceases to amaze me and what she can do with an ink pad! Check out this gorgeous scene here.

Simple stamping plus paper piercing equals gorgeous luminaries here.

Wow, Jennifer's background here is amazing!

The gift card holders here by Julee are so festive and the unconventional holiday colours here are so elegant.

Clean and simple design here by Karen.

Simple elegance in red, black and white here.

Jean's design here is so elegant and love the colour palette.

Maureen's card here is a beauty in black and white.

The card here is a simple delight.

Beautiful Christmas card by Amy here.

There's something so charming about the cards here. They make me smile.

Have a great inky day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tiffany Doodles Christmas Challenge and Blog Hop

Here is my first project as Design Team member for Tiffany Doodles. The December challenge is Christmas and runs from Dec. 7-31 with a new challenge starting every month on the 7th!

I had a crazy Dr. Suess kind-of-moment when I combined the two images for this card, Christmas Sleigh and Presents. I used Distress Inks on the gifts and Prismacolors and glitter pens on the sleigh. I put lots of Glossy Accents on the sleigh runner to make it nice and shiny and used Mica Flakes for the snow.

If you're here from the Blog Hop, yippee you're almost at the end of the journey. Only two more blogs left! If you don't know what I'm talking about, there's a Blog Hop that started at Tiffany Doodles. Go check it out!

To win prizes, become a follower of every blog on the list and leave a comment at each blog. The more comments, the more prizes you could win! There will be 3 Grand Prizes of 3 digi images for each winner and every blog will also have a random winner. Check back on Friday at the Tiffany Doodles blog and here to see if you're a lucky winner.

The random winner from my blog will win the Birdies Housework image which I used on this "We've Moved" card.

Now before you head on over to the next blog I just want to remind you of the digi special going on right now, buy 3 get 1 free. Who doesn't love a special! Also, Tiffany is madly working away at a new and improved blog to make your shopping experience so much easier. Keep your eyes peeled for all the great changes! And if you know of anyone who would love to have Tiffany Doodles sponsor a challenge, just click here to find out all the info.

Your next stop on the hop is Willemien's blog. Go check out what wonderful things she's created with her digi images!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Exciting News!

I have some fun news to share with you! I've been asked to join the Tiffany Doodles Design Team! If you aren't familiar with this company, Tiffany Doodles offers wonderful digi images to use in all your paper crafting projects.

There are monthly challenges at TD and a new challenge starts on December 7th and runs through until the end of the month. Drop by on Tuesday and see the amazing creations by all the Designers!  Also on Tuesday, there will be a three day Blog Hop with prizes so don't forget to visit the entire teams blogs and leave lots of comments.

Would you like to meet the 10 other new Designers? Stop by the blog, you may recognize a couple of names.

Wishing you an inky day!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wow Wednesday!

Another group of beautiful inspirations!

Fabulous snowflake CAS card here.

Love the wood background on this charming Christmas scene here.

Here is such a fun advent calendar.

Sharon has made some beautiful sparkling cards here and here using Penny Black stamps.

Jennifer's cards have a great clean and crisp look to them. Check out her holiday cards hereherehere and here. There's a mix of more traditional cards and one done in non-traditional black.

The card by Iwona here is gorgeous and elegant in black and burgundy.

Need some inspiration for gift wrapping? Check out these creative beauties here.

Black and yellow in simple elegance here.

Wonderful Christmas card here and this card here was made by using up the scraps!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Acetate Tag

A holiday tag for the Hero Arts Challenge here. The bottom layer of the tag is Distress Inks overstamped with an image sprayed with Perfect Pearls. It has a subtle shimmer to it. The snowflakes and sentiment are stamped onto acetate with the embossed trees and snow done in mica flakes attached ontop.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wow Wednesday!

Some inspiration to get you through the week!

There's something so wonderful about the card here. Just an overall beauty to it.

Love the tree card here. Carole has such a great eye for layering and mixing elements on a card.

Karen made a bunch of cards here using just one sheet of paper and the flowers on the card here are so charming.

Lots of inky goodness by Nancy here.

Such a pretty card here with all the shades of yellow.

Fabulous design here.  Jennifers use of thread and yarn always amazes me.

Gorgeous and elegant holiday card by Alice here.

Susan is an expert at CAS cards and I love her use of bold colours on the cards here.

Agata used Glossy Accents as a resist on the beauty here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Singing in the Food Court

This post has nothing to do with crafting but check out the video here to see a choir surprise eaters in a mall food court. It will make you smile and feel good!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wow Wednesday!

I spent Saturday in Montreal taking classes with the fabulous Jennifer McGuire. It was three classes jam-packed with techniques and lots of inky fun! Unfortunately my pics did not turn out but it was so great to meet Jennifer, she's such a sweetie!

Now here's some links to gorgeous papercrafts found around the web.

What a wonderful design on this lovely holiday card! Fantastic job Teresa!

Unconventional colours on this elegant card.

This card is simple yet striking.

How fun are the houses here and here! Both use a Sizzix die.

The colours are amazing on the card here.

Fabulous collection of Christmas cards using Penny Black stamps here.

The elegant card here makes me think of Tiffany's.

One final beauty here. The red flower is gorgeous Joy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wow Wednesday!

Some links to gorgeous papercrafts found around the web.

Michelle can do wonders with ink and a brayer. This card here would be perfect for the guy in your life.

I love the look of letterpress. The holiday gift tags here are simple and beautiful. There's something about letterpress that makes me want to run my hands across it.

This winter scene here is perfect. It makes me think of a cold and crisp winters day when the snow sparkles like thousands of little stars.

Such a charming and simple design on the card here.

Really cool card designs with yarn or string here and here.

Elegant bag by Mariana here.

The birdhouse here is amazing.

This is not a papercraft but the purses here are stunning. The designs and colours are sure to inspire you in your cardmaking.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thinking Inking Snowflakes

I finally had a chance to play using techniques from Jennifer's Thinking Inking here. It's so much fun to get all inky!

Both cards were white embossed on watercolour paper and Alcohol Inks were applied ontop. They both have a soft shimmer to them from using Pearl and Silver Mixatives.

My fave is this first one. It's so pretty in person with the shimmery background, the glittered snowflake and the sparkly Stickles. The camera really doesn't do it justice.

Wishing everyone a sparkly day!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wow Wednesdays!

There are so many talented people out there crafting away in their little corner of the world. They have amazing and beautiful creations and I thought I would share with you some of the ones that have caught my eye. I hope they give you inspiration and I know they will bring a smile to your face!

This one I just laid eyes on a few minutes ago. The exquisite elegance of this card is amazing. Lucy has such a knack making the simple look extraordinary. Take a peek here.

And now at the opposite side of elegance is this cute and charming card by Ayana. Love the happy little critters on this card here.

Love the big butterfly on this card here. It's so delicate and fits with the background wonderfully.

The card here has an image stamped on paper-thin wood. Fabulous!

Pia is a very clever stamper and the Christmas card she made here is amazing!

A real leaf was stamped and embossed on this card here. Fantastic idea!

I'm really liking the colours on this card here, here, here and here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Happy Holidays

Another card for the Hero Arts monthly challenge here. This is a simple card without a lot of bulk, great for sending out in the mail during the holidays.

The trees were embossed using blue pigment ink and clear embossing powder. I added Stickles to the stars and I really like the texture from the Flower Soft for the snow.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Holiday Ornament

This card was made for the monthly challenge of Holiday Cardmaking at Hero Arts. Check it out here.

Lots of embossing on this card with the Swirly Frame and Ornament. The background is from a HA digi kit here. It has the definition of Merry, Happy and Joy on it. Perfect background for all your holiday cards.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Embellish Magazine

I was seeing so many beautiful cards made for Embellish Magazines Color Challenge (plus background stamping) that I decided to make one for the challenge too.

This colour combo is not one that I would think to put together but I loved playing with it.

I used alcohol inks to colour some glossy cardstock and white embossed the flower on this. I clear embossed the background on the black paper and used the Cuttlebug to emboss the white card base.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Clean & Simple

A card for the Caardvarks Clean & Simple challenge. The tree and sentiment are both embossed on vellum which is overlayed onto cardstock that is stamped with a handwriting stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Falling Leaves

I love the colours of fall and have a tiny obsession with all things leafy so a leafy card for the Hero Arts Everything Autumn challenge and the Caardvarks Clean & Simple Challenge is a perfect fit.

I stamped the leaves and sentiment on cream coloured vellum and overlayed this onto cardstock stamped with a blue flourish background and added some ribbon. I wanted to keep it simple so the colourful beauty of the leaves is the focus.

Thanks for stopping by!