About Me

Crafting is my zen, it helps me relax and unwind.

My craft room has been deemed my dungeon.

I have been married for 20+ years and have two boys and one cat named Nibs.

Born and raised Canadian.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Border Time at Creative Knockouts

It's time for another challenge at Creative Knockouts and Border Time is the theme!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Di's Digi Stamps and the lucky winner will receive $6 voucher.

It's hard to believe the holiday season is almost upon us, to get a head start on some Christmas cards, I decided to work with the Snuggle Muffs.  I colored her up with Copic Markers, added some glossy accents, stickles and a few sparkly embellies. 

The paper is part of the Polar Pals collection by Doodlebug Design, I love the colors and the adorable designs.

Make sure you check out the amazingly creative creations from our Design Team then it's your turn to start creating!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Winter Wonderland Challenge - Holly or Ivy

I'm thrilled to be a new member of the Winter Wonderland Design Team!  Our challenge to you this month is to incorporate Holly or Ivy into your creation!

Our sponsor for this challenge is SheepSki Designs.  The winner will receive 3 images of their choice!

The image below is Snowman Selfie and I loved working with the image.  This selfie is much better than the selfies I try to take with my family, usually only my eye is captured and everyone's heads are cut out of the image - I blame it on my short arms!

I used Copic Markers to color the image and followed up with a white gel pen to add some dimension.  When I use this image again, I am going to use my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a hashtag, will have to think of a funny caption....

The background papers have been in my stash for a long time, it's called Jolly by Golly: Play Day by Cosmo Cricket.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will join us and link up your Holly/Ivy creations!  Don't forget to stop in and see what our Design Team has created!

Prize:  3 images

Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Anything Goes Christmas #455
SheepSki Design Challenges - Christmas is Coming #32
Cards 4 Galz - Something Begins with S #108
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Winter #534
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas/Holidays #606

Monday, October 28, 2019

Christmas with the Cuties Challenge!

I am super excited to announce that I am now a member of the fab Design Team over at Christmas with the Cuties!  

Our challenge this month is "Personalize It".  Show us who your card is for, maybe your son, daughter, hubby, niece, neighbour ... make it special by personalizing their card (remember it must be cute!).

Our sponsor for this challenge is Di's Digi Stamps and this sweet image is Deliver Wendy.  

With my Copic Markers I colored her up to match the background papers, added some clouds in the background and decided not to make a snowy path for her to walk on as I thought it would be too much white.   I used my stash of sentiment stamps from Stampin Up! to create the Sweet Daughter tag.

I didn't realize how low my stash of Christmas/Winter embellies has become so I used a couple of buttons and ribbon to finish the card off.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing what you create!  Remember to stop in and see what the design team has in store for you!

Prize:  Gift Voucher

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Make your own background #461
Aud Sentiments - For a child #238

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Embossing Challenge at Creative Knockouts

It's time for another fab challenge at Creative Knockouts!  Our theme for this challenge is EMBOSSING ... any kind of embossing!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Fabrika Fantasy and the lucky winner will receive 3 images of their choice!

I chose to work with Little Witch for this challenge since it's soooo close to Halloween!

Not only do you receive black and white .jpg and .png files, you also receive colored images in both .jpg and .png.  I decided to play with the color files for this challenge.  

I placed the image in front of some Halloween subway art and printed it off.  I used scissors to cut around the image and and printed the October 31 sentiment and used distressed ink to give it an old vibe.

I used a chevron embossing folder on the black layer and attached the image and sentiment with foam squares.  To finish it off, I added some ribbon and a couple of Halloween embellies.

Here is another version of the colored image paired with digital Halloween paper.  There are so many things you can do with these images!

Have some fun and start creating, I'm looking forward to seeing your design!

Make sure you check out the amazingly creative creations from our Design Team and remember to leave them some love!

Prize:  3 images

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Anything Goes with Autumn/Halloween Twist at Creatalicious Challenges

It's challenge time over at Creatalicious Challenges, Anything Goes with optional Autumn/Halloween twist!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Cute as a Button and the lucky winner will receive two digi's of their choice!

This image by Cute as a Button is Having an Apple. Apologies for the poor picture quality, I was having issues (grrr).

This little autumn gem was colored with Copic Markers to match the background papers (Forever Fall by Bo Bunny).  I added some colorful fabric leaves along the border and cardboard enjoy sentiment.

Now it's your turn to show us your Autumn inspirations.  Make sure you check out the Design Team's creations!