Archive for Anniversary/Wedding

Simply Create Too – Challenge #129 – Wedding July 7-28, 2017


It is that popular wedding season again. We are challenging you to make a wedding card(s) this month. I actually made two different cards, pus a thank you card for the minister.

Card 1 – I used a digi stamp by A Day for Daisies called, “Wedding Veil.” I started by colouring the images with my Copics. It is really hard to notice, but I added some clear Wink of Stella to the Veil. I cut it out into an oval using my oval dies from MFT. I also cut a large Flourish using another die by MFT. I used a very pretty printed vellum as my background and layered the image and flourish. For the finally touch I added some gemstones.


For Card 2: I used a fun digi from Tiddley Inks called, “You and Me.” I decided to stay fairly neutral so I gray tones with skin and hair colours only. I cut thr image and background oval using my oval dies from MFT. Again I layered coloured vellum over a printed card stock. I used 4 gems to hid to glue dots I used to secure the corners.

bride and groom

Card 3: I made to be given to the minister after the ceremony. I included a small envelop and a slot to hold it inside the card for the donation to the church. For this card I relied on the beauty of the card stock. I cut it to suit the 5×7 card format, mini envelop, slot, and card envelop. The Thank you die is from IO.


Please join us!

Simply Create Too – JANUARY #123- New Beginnings (baby, marriage, etc.)

With the New Year, we have a new Design Team logo created by our fabulous leader Angie! simple-create-too-logo-for-dt

For the first challenge for SCT I used a wonderful digis stamp by Tiddly Inks called, “You and Me.” I coloured the image using Copic Markers. The papers and love sticker were from my stash.The flowers were created with my 2 part punches by Nellie Snellen.

young-loveOur challenge runs from January 6th until the 27th. (Note that our challenges run monthly vs every 2 weeks). Please join us!


Love is in the Air!

loveI made this special anniversary card for a very special young couple. Happy Anniversary Heather and Mat.

I started off by using Distress inks to form a “sunset” background. Next using some new dies from Impression Obsession – Couple Sitting & Bench, I created a couple watching the sunset. I used MFT - FRESH CUT GRASS Die-Namics  to ground the image, and the sentiment die cut “love” from Tim Holtz - Sizzix HANDWRITTEN LOVE Thinlits Dies

I entered this card into the following challenges:

Less is More - Colour Challenge Week 218 - Predominantly Black! (The main subject is black)

Get Creative Challenge - Ch. #11- Must Use A Die Cut

Fresh Brewed Designs - The Sky’s The Limit

Creative Knockouts – Use dies or punches

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 292 – 1st of January – Colour Combo

colour 01012015For our challenge this week we have a Shades of Blue” colour challenge. I decided to work a  little bit with watercolours (both Distress Markers and Derwent Inktense Pencils) I ended up with three variations. I used Dove with Branch & Doves with Bow by Pattie’s Creations Digital Images.

Card 1: I made the digi to fit the full size of my A2 card. I printed the Dove on a light weight watercolour paper. I pulled various Distress Markers from Gray to Dark blue. I coloured them on an acrylic block, added water, and painted the dove using an aquabrush. I finished the card by layering it on blue card stock, and added Peace die cut from PI.

dove 1a

Card 2: is a little more ethereal. I used my Derwent Pencils for this card. I started by lightly painting water (no colour) flowing from behind the dove. Next I touched my aquabrush to the pencil then blended the colours to the paper edges. I also added a little colour to the wings and bird’s body. While I added another Peace die cut from PI, I think this card would work well as a Sympathy card.


Card 3 I “painted” the complete background to resemble sky. Again I used Distress markers. I didn’t watercolour the ribbon bow – that was Distress marker straight on dry watercolour paper. I thought this card would make a great Wedding or Anniversary Card. I used three dies from Spellbinders - Labels Thirty-Four, A2 Tranquil Moments, and Gold Labels Thirty-Four. I added a blue ribbon to mimic the one the birds are holding.


DTbadgeThe challenge runs from January 1st until January 7th, 2015. Hope you will join us



Happy Anniversary, You Lovebirds!

One of the first things I ever purchased from Stampin’ Up was their Bird Builder punch. (I also have a number of coordinating stamps). I needed a fast anniversary card, a because the couple is not into “fancy” cards, I decided to keep it simple. I used an embossing folder as the background, a Woodland Branch die from Memory Box, a small heart shaped punch by EK Success, and the Bird Builder punch. The sentiment is from SSS. I made the card from kraft cardstock.


Because I like the “bling”, I also made a  card in white on white, switching out the embossing folder, and adding pearls.


I entered my first card (Kraft) into the House of Cards - October Challenge: Punches & Dies CAS

I entered my second card (White) into Lunagirl Moonbeams - PUT A BIRD ON IT challenge