Thursday, 30 August 2018

Your Next Stamp Sketch Challenge

Summer is winding down, at least vacation time and I was able to wrap up my time away with friends at my favorite trailer resort Happy Hills. All of my favorite things rolled into a few days, golfing, swimming, golf cart riding, game playing, eating, scrapping and most of all laughing. We managed to squeeze in two challenges. Making two cards doesn't sound that ambitious but we were busy gals.

We both decided to play along with Your Next Stamp Challenge 96 since we do love us a good stamp challenge and we enjoy supporting a local Canadian company. Here's my card....
Here's the Sketch....
I know, I know. I followed it pretty closely but I like how it turned out. I used transparent dew drops for the bubbles and Wink of Stellad the little Fella although its hard to see. Happy to get another challenge done for the busy month of August.

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Just Us Girls Colour Challenge

I was asked to make some bee themed cards (imagine that?). If you don't know, the theme of the last fundraiser was bees but of course, I had to ask Keri to borrow a new stamp from Stampin Up that she had that I have never used.
It fit right in with the Just Us Girls Colour Challenge this week, Light Green, Yellow and Aqua. Here's my card:
The Thanks looks yellow but its really light green. I used Copic markers and there is Wink of Stella on the bee wings and glossy accents on his eyeballs.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

July Swap card

Note to self: Don't leave too long a time between exchanging cards and posting them. You tend to forget what the cards were.

This month I was working on sympathy cards and Keri liked what I was doing so she requested that that be my swap card. I was lucky enough to get a great deal on this Altenew stamp set through a pre- garage sale sale. I just love the Iris motif and I would never have been able to purchase them at full price. So I've tried to get my money's worth and have made 20 cards so far. I loved them in purple and I loved them in yellow.
I also used the background die from Lawn Fawn for the first time. It was pricey too but I think I will find lots of uses for it. The negative is that you have to poke out the tiny holes but I was able to pass the time just fine doing that and catching up on Big Brother.
Keri used this charming set from Newton's Nook called Holding Happiness. Balloons are perfect for the Happy Birthday theme...
How cute is that?
I sent out 5 cards yesterday. I love it when I get to share some of my homemade love.