Archive for December 25, 2014

Wishing Everyone the Bestest of the Holidays

Wishing everyone the Best of the Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

Gnomes silver

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 291 – 25th of December – Anything Goes

DTbadgeThe the latest challenge of 2014, the CRAFT Challenge is Anything Goes! I decided to forego the Holiday Season and make a birthday card. I used a sentiment from Sassy Studio Designs called SentiMints – Birthday Cake and a penguin from Bugaboo Stamps called Birthday Penguin – Cake. Please be sure to check out other great stamps from our sponsors!

bday bird

For my card, I started with:

Printed the sentiment and image
Cut and layered the sentiment
Coloured the penguin with Copic markers, then fussy cut him out
Embossed the background using Spellbinder – Numbers and Letters
Assembled A2 card
Added 3 gems to finish it off.

This challenges run from December 25th – December 31st. Hope you will join us!


Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge – Sketch #87

I am so excited to make a non Christmas card today. I am getting a little low on Birthday cards so I designed my birthday bears card on Sketch 87 from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I used a wonderful little trio stamps called Posy Trio from Lili of the Valley Stamps. They are located in the UK but the shipping costs were reasonable and I got my stamps within a week. I coloured the bears with Copics. For the background, I used a Happy Birthday embossing folder from Crafter’s Companion. The tag and stamp are from SSS.

Sketch 87 Page 7c 12-22-2014

birthday bears2


Splitcoast Stampers “Featured Stamper of the Week”


I just found out I am this week’s featured stamper of the week at Splitcoast Stampers. They highlighted my gallery and base a weekly challenge inspired by my cards. I am so honoured! For more information check their blog at

silly birds2


Christmas Baking Part 2 – Kraft vs White

I decided to try to make this card in a pencil coloured, kraft card stock version vs a Copic coloured white card stock one. Both cards are similar yet have a completely different feel. I used 2 stamps from Whimsey Doodle – Ginger and Cup, and Cocoa with Friends. The sentiment is from SSS. I used a snowflake embossing folder, twine and plaid paper for the background.

gingie kraft

gingie white

AAA Card Challenge – Plaid

Words 2 Scrap By Challenge #12: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!

Creative Moments – Challenge 58 Anything Goes/Non Traditional Christmas Colours

Crafts 4 Eternity R#207 Hot Chocolate

Jingle Belles Rock – Anything Goes

Just Add Ink #245 Inspiration  (Kraft and subdued colours)

If you give a Crafter a Cookie - gingerbread

 UPDATE: I won at If you give a Crafter a Cookie - gingerbread

bagde-top cookie

and Top 3 at Crafts 4 Eternity R#207 Hot Chocolate