Monday 27 October 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #79

Hello all!  

This week was a rough one for Canadians.  The loss of two soldiers was a big deal and I felt called to use this week's sketch to create something to honor those who lost their lives protecting our country.

Here was the sketch:
Here is my creation:

Inside of card:

I used all Close to My Heart supplies. The stamp set is a retired set called "Strong and Free":

Colors used were Black and Cranberry.  My daughters and I will be dropping this card off at our local RCMP office with some treats this week to thank them for all they do for us!

I hope you will come and play along with us this week!

Until next time,


Friday 24 October 2014

BOO! I'ts almost that time....


It's getting to be that time of year - leaves are falling, colors are changing and the Halloween/Fall Decor starts to appear!

I was feeling a little crafty this morning, so I decided to play around a bit with a frame and the Scaredy Cat Paperpack from Close to My Heart.

I took a simple frame from the craft store and applied the patterned paper with Bonding Memories glue.  Next, I sanded the edges smooth with a sanding block and applied Sunset Ink with a sponge.  I used a retired stamp set called "Wicked" and stamped the witch, cat and witch hat with Black ink  I fussy cut them out and sponged the edges with Thistle ink.  Notice on the witch, I colored her socks with our new Twin Touch(TM) Shinhan(TM) markers. 

I also stamped "Have a Wicked Halloween" in Thistle ink directly onto the paper covered frame. 

I finished it off with a few black rhinestones I had in my stash.  I think it turned out great!

Until next time,


Supplies Used (all CTMH unless indicated)
Scaredy Cat Paperpack
Colonial White Paper
"Wicked" Stamp Set
Inks: Sunset, Thistle & Black
Twin Touch(TM) Shinhan(TM) Markers in Peony Purple and Leaf Green
Bonding Memories Adhesive
Pop-up Foam Tape
Black Rhinestones (non-CTMH - from my stash) 
Non-Stick Mircrotip Scissors

Monday 20 October 2014

Sparkle n Sprinkle Challenge Card!

Hello all!

I decided to take a jump and try my hand at playing with Digi-Stamps!  I purchased 2 sets from SparkleNSprinkle and got busy!

I colored the image with Watercolor pencils from Close to My Heart.  I then added some sparkle on the acorns with some Dazzling Diamonds loose glitter.

I sure had fun and can't wait to play around some more!

Have a great day!


Tuesday 14 October 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #77


I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving Weekend (well, my Canadian friends anyways!).  The turkey is done and it's time to start thinking about the next big holiday - Christmas!

This week's challenge was a great sketch - I am going to use this layout again!

Here was our sketch:

Here is what I came up with:

I played with a retired paper pack from Close to My Heart and the new textured cardstock!  Colors used were primarily Ruby and Juniper (CTMH).

I embellished the inside as well.

I hope you enjoy this card and will come and play along with us!


Thursday 9 October 2014

Creative Corner Challenges - Anything Goes


This week we were given a digi-stamp to work with.  Coloring is soooo but my strong point, but I gave it my best shot!   The theme is "Anything Goes".

Here is my creation:

It's actually a small page cut with the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge from Close to My Heart.  I colored the image with various alcohol markers (I have some Copic, some ShinHan and some Close to My Heart and I embellished the page with various things from my stash.

I hope you enjoy and will play along!