Archive for Anniversary/Wedding

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

Royal “Purple” Wedding

I normally make cards, simply for the enjoyment. Every now and then I get a special request from a friend to make a special something-something. My friend, T-Max, has a friend getting married aboard and can’t attend, but wants a super special card to congratulate the hapy couple. Their wedding colour is royal purple. I used Man & Bride, and sentiment from PI, and various Spellbinder dies. I added ribbon, pearls, and a hatpin to complete the look. After a little planning, this is the final card I made.



I entered my card into Glitter n Sparkles Challenge – Add purple and The Cutie Pie Challenge – Love and Marriage